Archbold elementary and middle schools held open houses, Monday, Aug. 18, to jump-start the new school year. Top left: Keaton Brodbeck, a kindergartener, and his mom, Tara, practice writing his name. Top right: Aaron and Toni Babcock help son Mason learn his way around Mrs. Thiel’s first grade classroom. Bottom left: Travis Jaramillo, a seventh grader, puts a notebook into his new locker. Bottom center: Mrs. Schmucker, fifth grade teacher, hugs Matthew Sevey, left, and Grant Rupp, two of her students last year.
Bottom right: Antonio Cruz plays with a hand puppet in Mrs. Meyers’ classroom. He’s a kindergartener. – photos by Mary Huber