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First, Third, Fourth Graders Get Breakfast

In her written report to the Archbold School Board, Dorothy Lambert, elementary principal, said students in three classes were treated to a breakfast.

The board was presented with principal reports during its Monday Dec. 18 meeting.

As part of the Fulton County Christmas Cheer program, which gathers food and other items for the needy, the elementary school held a canned food drive. The class that brought in the most items received the breakfast.

Jamie Zagarella’s first graders tied with Kristin Shields’ third grade class for first place.

Zach Gericke’s fourth grade class was close behind.

The elementary school collected 2,400 items for Christmas Cheer.

Also in her report, Lambert commended second grade students for their performance of “Elflandia,” a Christmas musical, on Thursday, Dec. 14.

“The students worked hard to prepare for the show, and as usual, they did a wonderful job!” Lambert said.

She added the second grade traveled to Fairlawn Haven, Friday, Dec. 15, where they sang for the residents.

Middle School

Matt Shields, middle school principal, told the board in his written report the AMS student council, working with Kevin “Scoop” Miller, physical education teacher, held a canned food drive.

In all, 3003 items and $450 were donated to Christmas Cheer.

A contest to design banners for streetlight posts around the village was sponsored by the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce. AACC officials worked with Breanna Daugherty’s art class for the contest.

The winner and runner-up for spring and summer banners were Alexa Martinez and Sydney Becher. Fallwinter winners were Tommi Bok and Allie Bickel.

Shields told the board state standards for mathematics discourage bypassing eighth grade math to send eighth grade students directly into Algebra I.

To answer that concern, a team of math teachers working with Michelle Bagrowski, curriculum director, have started working on an advanced seventh grade math curriculum that would combine the seventh- and eighth-grade curriculums into one year.

The program will be introduced to parents this spring. Plans are to offer the class during 2018-19.

High School

Sophomores visited the Four County Career Center, Friday, Dec. 8, said Royal Short, high school principal.

They were given a tour of the facility and had a chance to visit several labs. The visit was followed with a resumé workshop.

Students in Michele Gladieux’s business class participated in the third annual job interview competition.

Volunteers from human resources departments in the community acted as judges. A spring competition is planned for March.

The high school quiz season has started. Short said there are 18 students on the team. In their first match, on Dec. 3, the team placed fourth.

Short said school officials are considering the idea of again offering college-level courses in the high school.

Short said officials are toying with the idea of offering English Composition I and Composition II. If there isn’t sufficient interest, the classes will not be offered.

Another option: offer Comp I and Literature I, followed by Comp II and Literature II.

Also, Short said Jonathan Fether, science teacher, is looking into adding a robotics class.

The next meeting is Monday, Jan. 8, 5 pm, in the AHS media center.

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