Students from Archbold elementary and middle schools were recognized for spelling success during the Monday, Feb. 27 Archbold Area School Board meeting.
The students placed at the Fulton County Spelling Bee, Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Honored by the school board were Daniel Oyer, third grade, who finished fourth, and Haleigh Wurst, third grade, who finished third.
Drew McCarty, fourth grade, was first, while Sergio Canales, fourth grade, was third.
Isabel Krieger placed first among seventh graders, and Will Collins won the eighth grade competition.
Royal Short, Archbold Middle School principal, said the turnout was great for the middle school quiz team. There were more than 20 students, enough for a varsity and junior varsity team.
Short said the after-school program intervention for fifth graders is underway. Students meet after school for half-hour twice a week for additional help with academic subjects, along with learning better test-taking skills.
Teachers were introduced to a new online professional development tool during a two-hour in-service.
Eighth graders had a chance to tour Northwest State Community College and the Four County Career Center during Career Exploration Day.
Short said the AMS student council held a fundraiser, selling carnations for Valentine’s Day. They raised $135 for the Fulton County Heart Radiothon.
He said no one purchased a carnation for him, and is “still a little upset about it.”
Dorothy Lambert, elementary principal, told the board she had received a check from the Box Tops For Education program.
Families save box tops from certain brands of food and turn them into the school. The school redeems them with the manufacturer, who, in turn, writes a check to the school based on the number of box tops turned in.
Lambert said the money buys computer headphones for students, plus other purchases that will benefit students.
Kindergarten screening is Monday and Tuesday, March 26-27. Appointments will be made during the registration process.
Lambert said every year, the elementary school hosts the Special Olympics basketball tournament and dance. High school students help with the program.
She said this year she received a thank you from the Special Olympics event coordinator, noting that the high school volunteers did an outstanding job.