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January Newsletter

January's Middle School Time's is out.  CLICK HERE to read our student-produced paper!


New Athletic Hall of Fame Boards Installed

New Athletic Hall of Fame boards were recently installed just in time for the upcoming 2015 Hall of Fame Induction!

A special thanks to Greenville Federal Bank and Jafe Decorating for funding the project completed by Harlan Graphic Art Services, Inc.  Additional thanks to Athletic Director, Brian Sprada, and High School Principal, Jason Stephan for overseeing the project.

Saturday, January 17th, Arcanum High School will be inducting three new members into their Athletic Hall of Fame.  This year's class includes Ralph E. Harshbarger '49, Jim Fourman '63, and Steve Carroll '81.  Presentations will begin at 5pm in the elementary gymnasium followed by a reception in the high school library.  The inductees will be recognized between the JV and Varsity games.  


Arcanum-Butler Board Takes Action

The Arcanum-Butler Board of Education recently approved two resolutions that would allow the The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC), the State agency responsible for administering State-sponsored school building projects, to perform the necessary work to repair the defective standing seam metal roof and the efflorescence staining on the exterior masonry walls of the District’s K-12 Building.  The K-12 Building was initially part of the OSFC’s Classroom Facilities Assistance Program, and the OSFC has authorized the repair work as part of that same program as an amendment to the original project.  

The problems with the roof and masonry walls arose due to a failure to provide quality work for our building, and we are committed to correcting the problem and holding the responsible parties accountable.  The State Attorney General’s office will pursue the responsible parties for reimbursement of the repair costs. 

The goal of the Board of Education and Administration with this repair work is to make sure that our building and grounds continue to be a source of pride for our community.  It is our commitment to continue to work proactively to correct this problem. We thank you for your patience and support as we work through the issues.  The district will provide updates on the progress of the project.


Second Annual Senior Citizen Holiday Luncheon a Success

Over 100 senior citizens turned out for the 2nd Annual Senior Citizen Christmas Luncheon hosted by Arcanum-Butler Local Schools on Wednesday, December 5.  Following a brief welcome by Superintendent, John Stephens, guests were treated to a grilled cheese sandwich and soup lunch, as well as dessert from Farmer’s Daughter Bakery.  Musical entertainment was provided by Arcanum Elementary fourth graders, a duet from Allison Moore and Matt Todd, and a High School Percussion Ensemble.  The annual luncheon is an opportunity for the district to express appreciation for support, allow seniors to visit the school and share in the Holiday spirit. 


Alumni Hall of Fame Committee Forming - Volunteers Needed!

The Arcanum Alumni Advisory Committee is working to establish a Distinguished Alumni and Honorary Trojan Hall of Fame to recognize and honor those individuals who have made a significant impact through achievements, actions and contribution within their communities and professions and serve as exemplary role models for Arcanum students.

A Selection Committee is being formed consisting of graduates representing the various decades.  If you are interested in serving on the Selection Committee, please contact Superintendent, John Stephens, at john_stephens@darke.k12.oh.us.


Governor Proclaims January as Board Recognition Month

The Arcanum-Butler Local School District is joining with other districts throughout the state to recognize the important contributions school board members make to their communities.

School board members are ordinary people who have an extraordinary dedication to ourpublic schools. It is time we thanked them for their untiring efforts.Too often we forget about the personal sacrifices school board members routinely make.Too often we forget about the important role school board members play in assuring local control over our public schools, control that is in the hands of people we know … people who are our neighbors.  Too often we forget that, in the tradition of a representative democracy, school board members are our connection to influencing how our public schools are governed.

Click "view all" to read Governor Kasich's proclamation.


2014-2015 Calamity Day Clarification

For the 2014-2015 school year, the Arcanum-Butler Local School District will continue to use calamity days as they have in the past in the event of school cancellations.  Some Ohio school districts changed from a minimum number of days to the new minimum number of hours of required attendance for students.  However, the change from days to hours does not apply to collective bargaining agreements executed prior to July 1, 2014, as is the case with our school district.  The district will utilize 5 calamity days and will use make-up days and blizzard bag days as needed.


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