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2018-2019 Mid Year Report

Arcanum-Butler Mid Year Report

Submitted by John Stephens, Superintendent

School Calendar Reminder

Arcanum-Butler has a planned 2-hour early dismissal on Friday, January 18 and No School on Monday, January 21.

Please note: In the event of a 2-hour delay on Friday, the early dismissal will be cancelled and students will be dismissed at their normal time.

2019 Arcanum Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Chosen

   On Saturday, January 19, 2019, three new members will be inducted into the Arcanum Athletic Hall of Fame.  Richard O’Dell, Class of 1957, Shawn Hein, Class of 1988, and John Stephens, Class of 1994, are this year’s honorees.

School Resource Officer John Wilt Officer John Wilt New SRO

Starting in 2019 Arcanum-Butler Local Schools will welcome new School Resource Officer, John Wilt.  Wilt replaces former Arcanum Police Department and School Resource Officer Jeramy Hyden who left his position with the police department to pursue a different career path. 

Multi-Purpose Fundraising Tops $1 Million

On behalf of the Arcanum-Butler Board of Education, Fundraising Committee, Staff and Students, I want to sincerely thank our partners, businesses, friends and neighbors for helping us reach our goal of raising $1 million for the multi-purpose building.  I am humbled by the generosity and support from the many supporters of this project.

The A-B Board of Education in working with Garmann-Miller Architects, will soon be hiring a General Contractor and begin the planning stages for work on the building.  As weather permits, the project will start early this spring!

While, we have reached our goal, it's not too late to donate!  All donors will be honored on our donor wall in the new building.  Information can be found on our website or contact us at school!

With Sincere Appreciation,

John Stephens


Horse Parade Christmas Fun in Arcanum
2018-2019 Calamity Day Plan

For the 2018-2019 school year, the Arcanum-Butler Local School District will continue to use calamity days in the event of school cancellations.  If the district uses all five (5) calamity days, blizzard bags will again be used.  Once all three (3) blizzard bag days are used, the district will utilize make-up days as noted on the district calendar. 

(Continue reading to view the letter sent home with students)

Thanksgiving Break

Reminder:  There is no school November 21 - November 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

Two Hour Delay Plan for 11/15/18

Reminders regarding plan today due to two-hour delay!

High School Senior Meeting/photo session will occur starting at 9:40.

The sophomore field trip to Sinclair will occur with the students leaving at 9:45 and returning closer to 2 pm.

Juniors going on job shadow visits will need to check their email accounts for information regarding visits to employers.

6th Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon

Attention Senior Citizens of the Arcanum-Butler Local School District!
You are invited to the 6th Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, December 5 at 1:30 pm. This luncheon is free to all senior citizens of the Arcanum community. Guest will be provided a delicious lunch and entertainment from Arcanum-Butler students. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Arcanum HS Secretary Kim Hollinger at 692-5174 Ext. 1337 by December 3, 2018. Please share this information with family, friends, and neighbors!

Christmas Luncheon 2018

Band Performs at State Band Scores A Superior Rating

The AHS Marching Band recently competed at the State competition held at Welcome Stadium.  The band earned a score of 1 - Superior for the second straight year!  Congratulations to Director Heather Marsh and the band for an outstanding marching band season.  Special thanks to the Arcanum Music Boosters for their support all season long.

AHS Accepting the Award AHS Honored for Serve Arcanum

Arcanum High School was recognized for the annual Serve Arcanum by Keep Ohio Beautiful.  Nominated by Keep Darke County Beautiful, AHS was presented the 7-12 School Award at a luncheon in Columbus on November 7.

No School Reminder

Reminder:  No School on Friday, November 9


Arcanum-Butler Bus Involved in Minor Accident

At approximately 3:55 pm this afternoon an Arcanum-Butler school bus was involved in a fender/bender accident at the corner of Alternate 49 South and Hollansburg-Sampson Rd.  The students and the driver were not injured.  Additionally, there were no reported injuries of the driver and passengers of the other vehicle.

A One-Call message was sent to parents with students who ride the bus.  Students were transported onto another district bus for transportation to their homes.  Parents of the students riding the bus at the time were called by school administration to be notified of the accident.  The accident is currently under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff's Office.  

We appreciate the actions taken by the bus driver to maintain safety for the riders and the cooperation of our transportation department and additional driver who quickly assisted in transporting the students home.

Early Release and No School Reminders

Wednesday, September 26:  2-hour early release for teacher Professional Development

Monday, October 8:  No School for teacher Professional Development


AM   8:45 - 10:45

PM  11:15 - 1:15

ODE Releases State Report Card Grades

The Ohio Department of Education recently released report cards for Ohio's School Districts.  The report card is intended to give you a picture of how our district and buildings are performing using letter grades A-F to grade various measures under six broad categories:  Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Graduation Rate, Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers and Prepared for Success.  The 2017-2018 State Report Card marks the first year that districts will receive an overall, final grade.

Summary of Report Card Components and Grades:


Bus Driver Shortage Impacts Routing

Due to a shortage in substitute bus drivers, routing may be delayed at times during the school year.  If your son/daughter rides a bus, please review the letter.  Letters were also sent home with students.

Driver Shortage Parent Letter

Bus Driver Shortage

Arcanum Athletic Boosters Annual Golf Outing

The Arcanum Athletic Boosters Golf Outing will take place Sunday, September 16 @ Stillwater Valley Golf Course with a 1:30 shotgun start.  Cost:  $55 per player, includes golf and food.  Registrations must be received no later than September 12.  Please click here for a registration form.

Join the Boosters for a fun afternoon supporting our student athletes and athletic programs!

2018-2019 New Staff Members Arcanum-Butler Welcomes New Staff

Arcanum-Butler Local Schools welcomed new staff members for the 2018-2019 School Year with a breakfast and orientation on Wednesday, August 22.   

Front Row:  Emily Walters - HS Language Arts, Olivia Subler - Bus Driver, Lisa Johnting - Preschool Aide

Back Row:  Eric Wolfe - EL Physical Education, Jacie Holman - MS Math, Angie McMurry - HS Science, Macey O'Dell - Special Education Aide


2018-2019 Transportation Information

Please note the following updates for 2018-2019 busing.


#1 Sherry Wolfe           #6 Jodi Turner          #8 Olivia Subler     #9 Diane Denlinger

#12 Chris Dickey          #15 Julia Rhoades   #19 Gerald Miller   #21 Robin Oda

#5 Diana Banta (CTC)

Click the link provided for routes

Questions?  Contact Steve Christ, Transportation Supervisor at 692-5174 ext. 1329


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