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


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

Book Fair

The Scholastic Spring Book Fair is coming to AMS!

Monday, March 6 … 8 am – 3 pm
Tuesday, March 7… 8 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, March 8 … 8 am – 3 pm
Thursday, March 9 … 8 am – 6 pm
Friday, March 10 … 8 am – 1 pm

You are invited 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 with emerging emotions.  In addition, our fair will have bestsellers that adults will find interesting and useful.

Special Family Night Events will be held on:

Tuesday, March 7  … 3 pm – 6 pm

Thursday, March 9  … 3 pm – 6 pm

For each book purchased during the Family Night Events, you will win a spin on our "AMS Wheel of Fortune"  for prizes.

Parent volunteers needed.  
Please contact Sandy Aeschliman at either 419-446-2726 or email @ saeschliman@archboldschools.org

On behalf of the students and staff of Archbold Middle School, thank you!


Spring 2017 Information

3/17- End 3rd Quarter

3/25- 4/2- Spring Break

4/8- JH Solo and Ensemble

4/26- 4th Q Mid-Terms

5/4-6-  8th Grade Trip to Washington DC

5/8- Band Spring "Pops" Concert at AHS

5/12- JH Large Group Choral Contest at AHS

5/13- NWOAL League Track Meet

5/21- Spring Choral Concert at AHS

5/31- Students' Last Day


2017 State Test Dates

5th Grade: 3/14&15 (ELA); 4/19&20 (Math); 4/26&27 (Science)

6th Grade: 3/20&21 (ELA);  4/24&25 (Math); 5/1&2 (Social Studies)

7th Grade: 3/22&23 (ELA); 4/24&25 (Math)

8th Grade:  3/16&17 (ELA); 4/19&20 (Math); 4/26&27 (Science)

Dress Code Procedures Update: Leggings

As styles change, sometime the wording on our dress code needs to be updated to keep pace. Currently, the most common dress code question relates to females wearing "tights" or "leggings" with a long skirt or sweater. We do not have guidelines relating to this specifically in our current handbook, which has caused some confusion. Therefore we are going to update our dress policy as follows:

Leggings and tights may be worn under a skirt or long shirt/sweater. The long shirt/ sweater must be longer than one’s finger tips when one’s arms are at their side.
Leggings and tights must not be see-through in any way.
Skirts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.


  • 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.

2016 Spring Test Scores

2016 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 2016 Ohio State tests.


  ELA               Math              Science        Social Studies
5th Grade

AMS 73/ State 60

AMS 80/ State 62

AMS 87/ State 67 NA
6th Grade AMS 71/ State 54

AMS 84/ State 56

NA AMS 77/ State 61
7th Grade AMS 63/ State 53

AMS 65/ State 55

8th Grade AMS 61/ State 47

AMS 86/ State 52

AMS 87/ State 64 NA


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