Middle School Calendar

Message from the Principal

Thank you for visiting the Archbold Middle School website!  I hope you find this resource helpful.  AMS is a special place for students to learn and grow.  We have a strong COMMUNITY of students and staff for the 2016-2017 school year!  It is inspiring to visit the classrooms and be involved in the challenging and motivating lessons that our students are engaged in every day.  No matter the specific role a TEAM member plays; from cook, to teacher, to custodian, all are committed to providing every student with an extremely positive school experience.

- Matt Shields, AMS Principal


AMS Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • Monday, November 13:  8 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday, November 14:  8 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday, November 15:   8 am – 3 pm
  • Thursday, November 16:  8 am  – 8pm
  • Friday, November 17:   8 am – 3 pm
  • Monday, November 20: 8 am – 8 pm

We invite you to our school to share in this celebration of books and reading.

Our AMS Media Center receives 50% of our total sales in book profit. Therefore, not only does the Book Fair encourage reading among our students, it also provides our AMS Media Center with many new books and library resources.

Our book fair provides a wide variety of books specifically selected to appeal to middle school interests. Students will discover books that are entertaining, inspirational, and a resource for dealing withemerging emotions.  In addition, our fair will have bestsellers that adults will find interesting and useful.


Special Family Events will be held on :

  • Tuesday, November 14 from 3 pm – 6 pm.
  • Thursday, November 16 from 3 pm – 8 pm. 
  • Monday, November 20 from 3 pm – 8 pm.

For each book purchased during the Family Night Events, you win a spin on our “AMS Wheel of Fortune” for prizes!!

Come browse and find books that can help your child stay connected with reading. If for some reason you are not able to attend the fair in person, we encourage you to discuss the book fair with your child to determine what books he or she may want to add to their wish list.


Upcoming Dates

9/29- Picture Re-Takes & Mid-Term Reports sent home

10/3- AMS Cookie Dough/ Magazine Closes- Money and Order Forms Due

10/6- Grandparents’/Retirees Day for 5th Grade: 19th annual Grandparents’ Day will be held on Friday, Oct 6.  Registration material will be sent home after the start of school.  The festivities will begin at 8:30 and will end at approximately 10:15.

10/12- 2 Hour Delay For District In-Service/ AMS Pep Rally

10/15- Fall Choral Concert, 2:30 PM

10/19- Fundraiser Prize Day Events

10/20- Last Day Quarter 1; JH Band at Varsity FB Game

10/27- First Quarter Grades Home

11/2- Cookie Dough Delivery

11/10- AMS Veteran's Day program

11/13- Begin AMS Book Fair

11/15- JH All-County Music Festival at Fayette

11/17- Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4-8 PM

11/20- Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4-8 PM

11/21- Parent Teacher Conferences, 8-12 PM

12/7- 2 Hour Delay for Teacher In-Service

12/10- Choral Christmas Concert at AHS, 2:30 PM

12/18- Band Christmas Concert at AHS, 7PM

12/20- Last Day, Q2

12/21- Begin Christmas Break

1/3-  First Day Q2

8th Grade Trip: Our 4th annual 8th grade trip to Washington DC will be May 3-6, 2018. Registration is on-line at https://mytour.brightsparktravel.com using TOUR WEB CODE: 6780232. For more information contact Mr. Shields or Mr. Lambert.

Principal: Matt Shields            Secretary: Robin Wyse 
mshields@archboldschools.org      rwyse@archboldschools.org


  • Guests and visitors must sign in at the office and pick up a visitor’s pass to wear each time you are in the building.
  • All outside doors to the building will be locked during school hours.
  • Visitors during school hours should enter through the Main (Stryker Street) entrance. Use the call button on the right side of the entry and someone will “buzz” you in.
  • Handicapped visitors should use the East (Gym) entrance. Use the call button located near the handicap accessible door.
  • After school hours the Main (Stryker Street) entrance will be open until 4:30                    

Electronic Equipment

Games, musical devices , and cell phones should not be brought to school. School personnel may confiscate these items. Other electronic devices that serve an academic purpose may be used during the school day if specified by the Principal.


It is recommended that students bring a lock for their locker to secure valuable items when not in use. A copy of the combination must be left with the office.

Cafeteria Prices & Balances

Lunch prices will be $2.70 for regular lunch and $3.00 for basket meals for students for the 2015-16 school year. Breakfast prices will be $1.50. Extra milk will be sold for $.50. For student balances, contact Sarah Nafziger via email. (snafziger@archboldschools.org)

Daily Announcements

Daily announcements for the middle school are available on the web, or parents can receive the daily announcements via email.  If interested, please send an email to Mrs. Wyse with your student's name and grade.

Middle School Announcements

Pick Up and Drop Off

Please use the north side "drop off" or "pick up" zone on the north side of the building before and after school. This will help to enhance a steady flow of traffic for middle school parents and staff.

Student Dress Code

 Click here to see student dress code.

2017 Spring Test Scores

2017 Ohio State Tests- % Proficient

AMS students scored a much higher percentage of students achieving "proficiency" than the state average on all areas of the Spring 2017 Ohio State tests.


  ELA               Math              Science        Social Studies
5th Grade

AMS 81/ State 67

AMS 79/ State 61

AMS 79/ State 68 NA
6th Grade AMS 69/ State 60

AMS 89/ State 60

NA AMS 70/ State 63
7th Grade AMS 78/ State 59

AMS 75/ State 55

8th Grade AMS 69/ State 50

AMS 83/ State 54

AMS 80/ State 65 NA


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