Thank you for visiting Archbold Area Schools’ website. We hope that through this experience you are able to get a sample of our wonderful facilities, technology, and varied educational offerings. Our pride in our school system and our community is reflected by our staff and students in all that we do. We strive daily to meet our district mission - Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow.
I am proud to be the Superintendent of this school system, we have excellent teachers and outstanding students. We will make it our goal to get better each day as we chase greatness!
Aaron M. Rex
We are now officially in the last 9 weeks of the school year and in hopes that the weather will begin to warm up for our spring events! Our teams have already started their seasons, but mother nature has made it difficult to get the games in as scheduled. Great job to the cast and crew who took part in the musical Wizard of Oz! It was an outstanding performance and we received a lot of positive feedback. Keep in mind that our senior citizen luncheon will take place on April 27. This event is always well attended and it is a nice time for our students and community members.
Our 8th graders have their Washington DC trip coming up in a few weeks. This trip is always one of the highlights of the year for those students. In addition, our band will be performing at the Mud Hens game on April 29, and finally we would love for you to sign up for our 5K that will take place on May 26 at AHS.
Testing has been going well thus far for our young people. We are fortunate to have enough technology to test multiple grade levels at once and this brings less disruption to the school day. I want to thank all of our staff members for their work in preparing the students for these state mandated tests. I know that our young people will continue to do well because of their dedication to excellence and our teacher's drive to help them be successful.
If you should have any questions about anything going on in the district please feel free to contact me at the central office.
Have a great rest of the school year and Go Streaks!
"Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow"
Earlier this year the State of Ohio released school grade cards for the 2016-2017 school year. At Archbold Area Schools we consider the grade card to be only one measure of what we do. We do so much more for our students and our community! I want to thank our teachers for their hard work in preparing our students for the state tests, and also our students for their efforts. I look forward to continuing to Prepare the Leaders of Tomorrow this school year!
I have summarized the results below:
Other interesting facts:
If you have any questions about the grade card or how we prepare our students for these tests, please let me know.
In the spring of 2017 our district carried out a WiFi project to supply internet connectivity on all of our school buses. Our goal was and still is to provide students the ability to complete homework and access the internet on their way home from school, during field trips, and traveling to extra-curriculars.
We are pleased to partner with Kenn-Feld Group to provide a shuttle service at all of our home sporting events and performances. In the past we have heard from our public that it is difficult for our handicapped and elderly population to walk from the lot to the school entrances. Due to these concerns we will have a four person gator at all home events to help make sure that all of our guests can come and support their children, grandchildren and the Bluestreaks!
This is the seond year that our two propane buses have been in operation. By purchasing propane buses we save the district money in fuel costs (propane sells for about $1.00 per gallon and we receive a .50 rebate for each gallon from the IRS), and they create less pollution that goes into our air. The initial cost of a propane bus is very comparable to that of a diesel school bus and we have been very happy with their operation thus far.
We are entering year five of operation for our wind turbine and this is the prime operating time for the 298 foot, 750 kW machine. Starting in November through March we see the most wind and this helps to create power for our high school and elementary buildings. Although we may complain about the cold wind and wind chill, these strong breezes help to bring thousands of dollars in savings to our school district.