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 2019-2020 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 an EDUCATOR on our TEAM  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
mshields@archboldschools.org

Secretary: Robin Wyse 
rwyse@archboldschools.org

                           
           

Parent Teacher Conferences

All scheduling for Parent-Teacher Conferences this year will be done online.  Please click on the link below and follow the instructions to schedule a time to meet with your child's teacher.  Scheduling will begin on October 25, 2019.

Schedule Parent-Teacher Conferences

Scholastic GO!

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AMS Book Fair

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

 

  • Monday, November 18 : 8 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday, November 19 : 8 am – 3 pm
  • Wednesday, November 20 : 8 am – 3 pm
  • Thursday, November 21 : 8 am  – 8 pm
  • Friday, November 22 : 8 am – 3 pm
  • Monday, November 25 : 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 with

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

 

Special Family Events will be held on :

·      Thursday, November 21 from 3 pm – 8 pm

·      Monday, November 25 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 personal collection.

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

Upcoming Dates

10/15- NWOAL JH Volleyball Championships

10/18- Last Day of Quarter 1 Grading Period

10/25- Grade Cards Home/ On-line Parent Teacher Conference Scheduling Begins

11/11- AMS Veteran's Day Celebration

11/14- All County Music Performance at Pettisville

11/18-25- AMS Book Fair

11/21- Parent - Teacher Conferences 4-8 PM

11/25- Parent - Teacher Conferences 4-8 PM

11/26- Parent - Teacher Conferences 8AM- 12PM

11/26- 12/1- No School, Thanksgiving Break

12/10- Band Christmas Concert, 7PM @ AHS

12/15- Winter Choral Concert, 2:30PM @AHS

12/20- Last Day Q2

12/21 - 1/5- No School, Christmas Break

 

Welcome to the New School Year!

8th Grade Trip

Our 6th annual 8th grade trip to Washington DC will be April 30 - May 2, 2020. Registration is on-line at https://portal.brightsparktravel.com using TOUR WEB CODE: TKBEJXL. Brochures are available in the AMS Office

2019- 2020 AMS Supply Lists

Incoming 7th Graders- Booster Vaccination Requirements!

A reminder that Ohio law now requires that students entering the 7th grade must have a booster vaccine against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis. Law requires that students without a documented booster be excluded from school. Additionally, due to recent changes in Ohio Law, a vaccine to prevent Meningitis is also required. Your child probably has not had this vaccination.  For additional information, visit www.archbold.k12.oh.us.  Click on the “District” menu, choose “Medical Information".

Special "School Shot" clinics will be held at Fulton County Health Department. Thursday, April 25 and Thursday, May 9. Please call 419-337-0915 for information, an appointment and to ensure they are contracted with your insurance provider.

 

Security

  • 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.
 

Lockers

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 $2.75 for regular lunch and $3.00 for basket meals for students for the 2018-19 school year. Breakfast prices will be $1.50. Extra milk will be sold for $.50. For student balances, contact Jenna Stuckey via email. (jstuckey@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.
 

2019 Spring Test Scores

2019 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 2018 Ohio State tests.

 

  ELA               Math              Science        Social Studies
5th Grade

AMS 89/ State 70

AMS 83/ State 62

AMS 82/ State 68 NA
6th Grade AMS 71/ State 59

AMS 90/ State 58

NA NA
7th Grade AMS 83/ State 63

AMS 80/ State 58

NA NA
8th Grade AMS 72/ State 54

AMS 92/ State 53

AMS 89/ State 67 NA