District News

Renewal Levy FAQs

On November 4, voters of the Arcanum-Butler Local School District will be voting on a Renewal Levy.  Below are a list of frequently asked questions and answers to those questions.  For additional information, please contact Superintendent, John Stephens or Treasurer, Matt Huffman at 692-5174.

Successful Weekend for Trojan Athletics

The Arcanum High School Cheerleaders claimed 1st place in the 3rd Annual Booster Club Cheer Competition Sunday at Arcanum High School. The girls impressed the judges with their synchronized moves and high flying acrobatics that placed them at the top.  Congratulations to Coach Goubeaux and the girls on a great performance.  A special thank you to the Arcanum Athletic Boosters for sponsoring the event.

Congratulations to Marcy Bradshaw and Isaac Stephens for advancing to the OHSAA Cross Country Regionals.  Marcy finished 12th and Isaac finished 9th in last Saturday's Districts.  The top 16 runners advanced. Marcy and Isaac will be running at Troy this Saturday Oct. 25.  The girls will race at 130 p.m. and the boys at 11 a.m.  Good Luck Marcy and Isaac and congratulations to all of our runners for a great season!

* For regular athletic updates, please visit the athletic's page on the website.

8th Grade Publications Presents the ARCANUM TIMES

Ms. Lawson's 8th Grade Publications class has just released their first volume of the Arcanum Times.  Please CLICK HERE to read it!

AELC Receives Grant

Recently, the Arcanum Early Learning Center received an $800 grant from the Ruth Elaine Furlong Fund of the Darke County Foundation. 

This fund was established by Keith and Carolyn Furlong of Arcanum in memory of Keith's sister, Ruth Elaine Furlong, who died in 1967 when she was 16. Every year, Keith and Carolyn select one or more organizations to receive a grant from the fund, and this year they selected Arcanum Early Learning Center.

The district would like to thank the Furlongs and the Darke County Foundation for their continued support and generosity.  Thank you also to preschool teacher Mrs. Erin Fout for completing the application.  The grant will be used to purchase indoor/outdoor equipment to enhance the active learning experience. 

Greenville Federal Donates to Arcanum High School Record Board Project

This fall, Arcanum Butler Local Schools placed brand new athletic record boards in the school. These record boards were made possible because of the very generous donation from Greenville Federal. Greenville Federal, home of the Money$aver Mortgage, is the oldest bank headquartered in Darke County. This monetary donation demonstrates Greenville Federal’s pride in being a true local community bank calling Darke County its headquarters and home for the past 131 years.  Investing back to local communities has long been a trademark of Greenville Federal and with this donation, Arcanum students, parents, and alumni will be able see some of the great athletic accomplishments of their student athletes.

Pictured (L-R) Brian Beam, Greenville Federal Marketing Specialist, Jeff Kniese, President & CEO of Greenville Federal, John Stephens, Superintendent of Arcanum, Jason Stephan, Arcanum High School Principal, Brian Sprada, Arcanum Athletic Director


Garden Club Holds Dedication

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Arcanum Garden Club and many contributors, the green space where the old school was located has been turned into a beautiful garden area called Generation Square.  A dedication service was held on October 5.


Renewal Levy on the November Ballot

On November 4th, the Arcanum - Butler Local School District will be asking the voters to approve a .75% income tax RENEWAL for the next 5 years. This is not a request for additional money.  The .75% income tax generates approximately $875,000.00 per year and is necessary to maintain the high level of education students are currently receiving.  The money generated from the income tax is for the specific purpose of general operations of the school district.  General operating funds can only be used for supplies, staff, support staff, equipment, technology, utilities and all other items required in the general operations of the district. 

District Receives High Marks on Report Card

Arcanum-Butler was just 1 out of 3 districts in all of Darke, Montgomery, Miami, Preble and Mercer County to receive all A's and B's on recently released report card measures.

Just as every school building sends home a report card to tell you how well your child is learning, our school district and buildings also receive a Local Report Card each year from the Ohio Department of Education.  The Ohio Department of Education recently released report cards for Ohio's School Districts.  This is the second year of the new report card which is intended to give you a clearer picture of how our district and buildings are performing.  Previous report cards used superlatives such as "Excellent" or "Continuous Improvement" to describe the performance of schools.  The newer reporting system uses letter grades A-F to grade various measures under six broad categories:  Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Graduation Rate, K-3 Literacy and Prepared for Success.

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