District News

The Spring Edition of District Insight is Now Available

If you missed the District Insight publication handed out as a recent insert of the Early Bird, you can find it by clicking on the link below. 

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Good Samaritan North Fields Dedication Rescheduled

Come join us in dedicating our new softball and baseball complex known as Good Samaritan North Fields on  Friday, May 2 @ 4:30.  This is a change from the original dedication scheduled on Thursday, April 17 .  Prior to the games, a short ceremony will take place to recognize contributions that made the construction possible.

District Announces Make-Up Day Plan

Amended substitute House Bill 416, recently signed by Governor Kasich, gives schools an additional four calamity days, but only after they have used four of their own scheduled contingency days.

Arcanum-Butler has missed a total of 10 days to this point.  Three of the four required contingency days have been made up by utilizing two blizzard bag days and by having students attend school on President’s Day.  House Bill 416 permits days 10-13 to count as additional calamity days.  Therefore, the district must make-up only one additional day based on HB 416 requirements.  

Because the district previously submitted a plan for utilizing three blizzard bags, we will use the third blizzard bag as our last required contingency day.  Students will be assigned the blizzard bag on April 21 and be given two weeks to complete the required assignments. 

Though blizzard bag #3 had previously been distributed to all students, teachers may find it necessary to adjust the assignments to make those assignments relevant for a particular class.  Those changes will be communicated ahead of time to all students.  If you have any questions about the assignments, please direct those questions to the teacher and/or appropriate building level principal.

As a reminder, the last day of school will be May 29.  We appreciate your time and patience during this “extreme” year and look forward to warmer weather! 

Destination Imagination Teams Headed to State!

On March 15, Arcanum Elementary sent four teams to compete at the regional Destination Imagination tournament in Piqua. Destination Imagination is a team problem solving program where teams use their creativity, critical thinking skills and their own special talents to solve a team challenge.   Two of the teams placed first and will now advance to state level competition.

One of the teams advancing to state participated in The Tension Builds Challenge.  The team is managed by Tammy Smith and includes team members Jorie McDermott, Ezekiel Wright, Brennen Troutwine, Willie Brehm, Isabella Smith, Karr Stump, and Ethan Reiman.

The other team advancing to state participated in the Going to Extremes Challenge.  The team is managed by Elizabeth Pizter and includes team members Chad Pitzer, Ian Baker, Dan Albright, Jenson Whittaker, Tyler Huber, and Ryan Delk.

Alumni Banquet Scheduled

The Arcanum Alumni Association and the Arcanum Class of 1989 Cordially invite you to attend the 112th annual Arcanum High School Alumni Banquet and Scholarship presentation. It will be held in the school cafetorium on
April 26, 2014 with dinner at 6:30 pm, All Arcanum alumni, the current senior class,faculty and staff are encouraged to attend!
For more information contact Melissa Wright at

OAA Testing Updates

Due to the significant number of missed instructional days caused by the severe winter weather this year for Ohio school districts, the Ohio Department of Education has permitted districts to move OAA testing back a week.  The following are updates for OAA testing in grades 3-8 for Arcanum-Butler Schools.

  • Monday, April 28 - 3rd and 4th grade reading
  • Tuesday, April 29 - 5th and 6th grade reading
  • Wednesday, April 30 - 7th and 8th grade reading
  • Thursday, May 1 - 3rd and 4th grade math
  • Friday, May 2 - 5th and 6th grade math
  • Monday, May 5 - 7th and 8th grade math
  • Tuesday, May 6 - 5th and 8th grade science

If you have any questions about testing days, please contact the appropriate school office.

Additionally, the district will be assisting ODE with pilot testing for future PARCC assessments.  Students in grades 4 and 11 will be participating in an on-line reading version on March 25, 27 and April 1.  Students in the 8th grade taking Algebra I will be taking a pencil and paper version on May 15 and 16.


Mrs. Clevenger named Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to fourth grade teacher Brooke Clevenger on being named the 2014 Arcanum-Butler Teacher of the Year!

District Continuous Improvement Plan Updated

The Arcanum-Butler Local School District Leadership Team or DLT recently completed "progress checks" aimed at monitoring the district's progress towards meeting the goals of the Continuous Improvement Plan.  To view those progress checks, visit the CIP page and click the link for each goal located on the right side of the page.

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