Arcanum High School News

A-Team Shirts Available for Purchase

The Junior Class is once again selling A-Team shirts from now until December 8th.  Please click on the link below for more information.

A-Team t-shirt flyer (pdf version)




Blizzard Bags to be Used for 17-18

For the 2017-2018 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)


No School - November 22-24 Thanksgiving Break

5th Annual Arcanum Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon 5th Annual Arcanum Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon

On Wednesday, December 6 at 1:30 pm is the 5th Annual Arcanum Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon. This event is free and open to all senior citizens of the Arcanum community. The event will take place at the Arcanum-Butler Local Schools Cafetorium. If you plan on attending please RSVP to HS Secretary Mrs. Hollinger at 692-5174 Ext. 1337 by Friday, December 1.
Please share this information with your family, friends, and neighbors.



No School - Friday, November 10, 2017

Attendance Updates - HB410 Excessive Absenteeism

In December, 2016, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 410 that included rules and procedures related to Excessive Absenteeism that further emphasize the importance of school attendance.  A letter will be sent home with all students outlining the major changes and how it impacts your child's attendance.  To view the letter now and updated attendance policy, click here.  For further information and frequently asked questions visit the Ohio Department of Education link here.

There are many legitimate reasons that students miss school, however, regular attendance is a key factor in students' academic success.  The district looks forward to working together to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn and grown while attending school.

Canned Food Drive

Trick or Treat Canned Food Drive Kickoff this Friday!
Once again the National Honor Society will be sponsoring our annual Trick or Treat Canned Food Drive from October 20-29. Each year our goal is to feed the food banks of Arcanum for an entire year! 
To kickoff off the event our generous partner in the Food Drive, Sutton's Super Valu is hosting an Arcanum/MV tailgate party at the store this Friday before the Football game between AHS and MV. If you bring one non-perishable food item to the tailgate, you will receive a dollar off coupon for admission to the game! 
If you aren't able to attend the tailgate, you can still bring an item to the game and get a dollar off admission! 
Let's have a great start to our food drive this Friday night!

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Girls Basketball Program holding annual Arcanum Basketball & Trojan Gear Fundraiser

Now until Oct 29th the Girls Basketball Program will have a web store open through Ernst Sporting Goods. Part of the proceeds from each purchase will support Lady Trojans Basketball.Go to to check out the new apparel. Thanks for supporting the Lady Trojans! 

Third Wave Water Co-Founders- Charles Nick and Taylor Minor Arcanum Graduate to Appear on ABC's Shark Tank

Charles Nick, a 1996 graduate of Arcanum High School will be appearing on the hit ABC show Shark Tank to pitch the company he co-founded, Third Wave Water. Third Wave Water has created a capsule that makes the water you use for your coffee perfect, free of any mineral imperfections. 

After high school, Charles went on to work in the aviation industry and later worked at NASA for five years writing on-orbit maintenance manuals. After returning to Ohio in 2013, Charles continued working in aviation but began the process of working towards his invention. 

The episode will air on Sunday, October 8 at 9:00 pm. Best of luck to Charles and his company! We are proud of your accomplishments! 

Early Release Reminder

The first 2-hour early release for the year will take place on Wednesday, September 27 for the purpose of teacher professional development.

2016-2017 State Report Card Released

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, K-3 Literacy and Prepared for Success.  The 2016-2017 State Report Card marks just the second year of the report card using consistent metrics measures, namely AIR student assessments.  However, the threshold for passage on each indicator increased to 80%, an increase of 5-20% depending on the specific subject content area.  The following reflects the district report card results.

2017-2018 Bus Routes

Please click the link below for bus routes.

2017-2018 routes

2017-2018 New Staff New Staff for 2017-2018

Arcanum-Butler Local Schools welcomed new staff members for the 2017-2018 School Year with a breakfast and orientation on Wednesday, August 23.   

Front Row:  Kristina Quigney - EL Special Education Aide (MD room), Sarah Loxley - EL Special Education Aide, Britney Bolinger - EL Special Education Aide

Middle Row: Pam Todd - Cafeteria, Sharon Holsapple - Cafeteria, Kerri Burns - Preschool Aide, Chey Kramer - Title I Tutor

Back Row:  Kathy Kuhbander - HS Language Arts, Amanda Denlinger - Cafeteria, Lauryn Timmerman - EL Special Education Aide

*Not Pictured - Jason Schondelmyer - EL Physical Education, Amy Byers - Speech Pathologist


Arcanum-Butler Cafeteria Prepares for the New Year
AHS/MVCTC Student Information

Please click here to access important information regarding AHS students that attend the MVCTC. Have a great year at the MVCTC!


Howard Glen Eley Eley Receives Diploma

At the August Board of Education Meeting, Mr. Howard Glen Eley, WWII Veteran, was awarded his HS Diploma. Congratulations on behalf of the Arcanum-Butler Local Schools Board of Education and Administration and thank you for your service!

Freshmen/New Student Orientation

Arcanum High School will host the annual Freshman/New Student and Parent Orientation on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at 7:00 pm in the Cafetorium. All students new to Arcanum High School in grades 9 through 12 and their parents are encouraged to attend this special program. The program will provide information on school procedures, academics, student schedules and activities. Students and parents may tour the building, find lockers and classrooms, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of school staff.

AHS Graduation Information

Graduation Information for the Class of 2017

Friday, June 2- Graduation Breakfast 8 am in the Cafe, Graduation Practice 8:30 am

Graduates must attend graduation practice in order to walk at graduation. 

Sunday, June 4- Graduation Day

Doors Open at 1:00 pm, Seating is first come, first serve. The first two rows of seats are provided for handicap seating and senior citizen seating. 

Graduates must arrive by 1:35 pm and check in at the Elementary gym. 

Graduation begins at 2:00 pm


Early Release Reminder

Students will be dismissed 1 hour early on the last day of school - Wednesday, May 31.



Classified Positions Available for 2017-2018

Click the "Employment" tab for full and part-time positions available for the 2017-2018 school year.


2017 Alumni Scholarship Winners 2017 Alumni Homecoming a Success

Approximately 200 total alumni, present and former school staff, friends and family turned out for the 2017 Homecoming Event that recognized the classes of 1992, 1967 and 2017!  Thank you to the Alumni Committee and Katrina (Smith) Unger Class of '92 for all of your hard work to make the evening a success.  Also, thank you to the AHS Jazz Band for performing. 

Congratulations to the 2017 Arcanum Alumni Scholarship Recipients -Franchesca Hackworth, Brittany Kinney, McKenzie Sharritts, Kalista Harleman, Shelby Horzsa

Congratulations to the 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees - Sandy Finkbine, Dr. Jeremy Mills

District Insight Newsletter Available

The spring edition of the District Insight Newsletter is now available!

Click here to view!

Spring 2017 Edition

Calendar Reminders

Monday, February 20:  No school in observance of President's Day

Wednesday, March 1:  Two-hour early dismissal for teacher professional development


Class of 2021 Scheduling Meeting

Soon, 8th grade students will begin scheduling for their freshman year of high school. To assist in this process, we would like to invite the parents of each eighth grader to an informational meeting about scheduling on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 pm in the cafe. This meeting will detail important information about scheduling as well as answer any questions that you might have. The staff and administration of Arcanum-Butler Local schools want to give our incoming freshman the best chance they can to succeed. Please take advantage of this opportunity and attend this meeting on Thursday, February 16 in the cafe.

Semester Exams

Just a reminder of our exam schedule for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Please be sure to be prepared for your exams! 

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College Credit Plus Meeting

On Monday, January 23 we will have our College Credit Plus meeting at 7:00 pm in the café. This meeting will be for students and their parents interested in obtaining college credit through classes here at our high school or on a college campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Arcanum High School Guidance Counselor Tara Hagan at 692-5174. 

2016-2017 Mid-Year Update

The recent end of the first semester marks a great time to celebrate our district’s successes, reflect on where we have been and where we are headed, and update our plan to continue our “Growth Mindset” for the remainder of the school year.  I want to take this opportunity to thank the students, parents, families, Board of Education members and the entire Arcanum-Butler staff for an outstanding first semester and for supporting Arcanum-Butler Schools!


Please take a few minutes to read about our success and plans for the second semester by clicking the link here.


John N. Stephens




On Saturday, January 21, 2017, three new members will be inducted into the Arcanum Athletic Hall of Fame.  Brenda (Denlinger) Doehrel, Class of 2006, Rex Karns, Class of 1956, and Brooke (Strayer) Hoying, Class of 2006, are this year’s honorees.

Click here for the press release

School Calendar Reminders

No School - Monday, January 16

2-Hour Early Release - Friday, January 20

Early Release Reminder

Arcanum-Buter Local Schools will release students 2 hours early on Wednesday, December 21.

Have a great break!


AHS Band Students Qualify for Honor Bands

Congrats to our AHS Band members who were named to the following honor bands!

Xavier University Honor Band 
Brendin Gillem, clarinet

Ohio State University Honor Band 
Josh Wright, Percussion

Bowling Green Univerity Honor Band 
Samantha Aukerman, Trombone

OMEA District Honor Band 
Shelby Horzsa, Flute
Allison Moore, Oboe
Emma Smith, Clarinet

Brendin Gillem, Clarinet
Chris Manning, Trombone
Michael Scott, Euphonium
Josh Wright, Percussion

Wright State University Honor Band 
Allison Moore, Oboe
Michael Scott, Euphonium

New Elementary Principal, Joni Pechie Pechie Chosen to Lead Arcanum Elementary

The Arcanum-Butler Local School Board appointed Mrs. Joni Pechie as the new principal for Arcanum Elementary School at a special Board meeting held on March 20, 2017.  Mrs. Pechie will assume her new duties in the school district in August for the 2017-18 school year. 


2017-18 High School Supply List

The 2017-18 High School supply list is available using the link below:

2017-18 HS Supply List



2017-18 District Calendar

Please click on the link below for a printable version of the 2017-18 district calendar.

2017-18 District Calendar

Schondelmyer Returns to Arcanum HS Football Program

The Arcanum-Butler Local School Board appointed Mr. Jason Schondelmyer as the new Head Football Coach at the regular Board meeting held on March 9, 2017. 

Alumni Homecoming Event Scheduled

Consider joining fellow AHS Alumni for this year's Homecoming Event.  Mark your calendars for April 22!  Click here for the invitation.

New Progress Book Parent Access URL

Progress Book's Parent Access Module allows parents to check grades of students in the Progress Book gradebook software.  The URL for the Progress Book Parent Access has changed as of June 23, 2017.  Please update any shortcuts or bookmarks that you may have.

New URL -

You will then need to choose Arcanum as your school district.

Transportation Procedural Changes for 2017-2018 School Year

In an effort to improve the safety and efficiency for student bus transportation, the Arcanum-Butler Local School District will be implementing new procedures for the 2017-2018 school year.  The change in procedures is meant to address an increasing issue of requests for daily bus changes and an increasing number of phone calls to our bus drivers or to our offices for non-emergency changes.

To view the letter sent home with grade cards click here:  Parent Transportation Letter

To view the procedural changes and print off a copy of the Transportation Change Request Form, visit the Transportation page on the website or click here:  Busing Procedures          Change Request Form



Blizzard Bags Will Be Used If Needed

Dear Parent/Guardians:



For the 2016-2017 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. 

“I choose to have a career in education not only to educate students academically, but to also educate them about life and to be a positive role model for each and every one of the students I teach.”   –Erin Tegtmeyer  Tegtmeyer is Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to the Arcanum-Butler Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Erin Tegtmeyer!

Summer Office Hours

Summer Office Hours:

Elementary, Middle and High School Offices

          June 5 - June 15
          7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Board of Education

          Open all summer (closed July 3 & 4)
          8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. through June 23
          8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. after June 24

*All registrations and new enrollments may be completed through the Board of Education Office

Arcanum-Butler Schools Announce Opening Information

The first day of school for students in the Arcanum-Butler Local School District is Tuesday, August 29, 2017.  This will be a regular day of school, with all grade levels attending regular sessions.  The school day for grades 5-12 is 7:35 a.m.–2:30 p.m. with breakfast available beginning at 7:20 a.m.  Grades K-4 will attend 8:55 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with breakfast available starting at 8:30 a.m.  MVCTC juniors begin school on August 17 and MVCTC seniors begin on August 18.  The MVCTC bus will depart from the north parking lot at 7:18 a.m.

Serve Arcanum 2017

As we transition to 2017, Arcanum High School looks forward to celebrating our fifth annual Serve Arcanum on Friday, May 5 from 8:30 to 11:30 am. The students of Arcanum High School (assisted by teachers and community members) will go out into the community and serve our citizens through a variety of service projects. This is the fifth year for this outstanding project that helps the citizens of our community. We are soliciting opportunities for our students to assist you, your organization, or your business, with projects that we could help you complete. A few examples of projects that we would be welcome to complete would be lawn care, painting, cleaning, and organization. You provide the job and supplies and we will provide the manpower.

If you are interested in us helping you, please fill out the request form on the attached brochure and mail it to the high school or email High School Principal Jason Stephan at

Over the last four years, Arcanum High School students have completed over 170 different projects to help the people of our school district. Please let us help out again this year to make our town an even better place!

CLICK HERE for Brochure!

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