Butler Middle School News

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!


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

AELC

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:

ARCANUM-BUTLER OVERALL GRADE            B


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.

Drivers:

#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

 


Back to School Dates

August 20-23 - Middle School Schedule Pick-up 7:00 - 3:00

August 21 - Kindergarten Open House 6:00 - 7:00 pm

August 27 - PK, 1-12 Open House 6:00 - 7:30 pm, 5th grade orientation @ 6:00 pm in HS gym, HS 1:1 Technology Parent Meeting @ 7:00 pm in HS gym

August 28 - SCHOOL RESUMES


MS Supply Lists for 18-19

Please click here for the MS supply list for 18-19.


Summer Office Hours

The Butler Middle School office will be open this summer Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 3:00pm until Friday, June 22nd. The office will then be closed until August 1st.  


Reminder: Early Dismissal

There will be an early dismissal for students on Wednesday, April 25 for teacher professional development.


AHS Cheerleaders Sponsor 5K Victory Run

Victory Run Logo

The Arcanum High School Cheerleaders are sponsoring the Arcanum High School 5K Victory Run on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 9:00am.   This is a fundraiser for the cheerleaders and will help to defray the cost of camp, uniforms, and competitions for the 2018-2019 school year.  The race will begin at the AHS track, travel through Ivester Park, weave through historical downtown Arcanum, and finish back at the track. Walkers are welcome!  Entrants will have 1hr. and 30 minutes to finish the course. Entry fees are $20.00 with a t-shirt (Registration must be received by May 5th to guarantee a shirt) or $15.00 without a t-shirt.  Awards will be given for the top 3 finishers in each age category for both males and females. Overall awards will also be given for the top male and top female finisher. Registration forms are available at Arcanum-Butler Local School offices and at some area businesses.  You can also register online at www.goodtimesraces.com  We are asking area businesses to sponsor our race.  If your business would like to sponsor us, you can contact the Arcanum High School Cheer Coach, Lauren Brandenburg, at (937) 564-0646.


Spring 2018 Edition of the District Insight Newsletter Now Available

If you missed the District Insight Newsletter as an insert in the Early Bird released on April 7, you can read it by following the link below:

April 2018 District Insight


Reminders

Reminder:  No School on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2

Have a Happy Easter!

 


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