Butler Middle School News

Spelling Bee Champs

Congratulations to our annual spelling bee champions!

EL: Grace Psczulkoski, Trinity Schweitzer (runner-up)
MS: Hannah Kendig, Bryson Sharp (runner-up)

Grace and Hannah will participate in the individual county spelling bee competition in January. All four will participate in the team competition.

 


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)


Reminder

No School - November 22-24 Thanksgiving Break


REMINDER

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 https://arcanumbasketball17.itemorder.com/sale to check out the new apparel. Thanks for supporting the Lady Trojans! 


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
Upcoming Butler Middle School Dates and 1:1 Chromebook Information

Important dates, 1:1 Chromebook information and more!


2017-2018 Butler Middle School Student Supply List

CLICK HERE for the Butler Middle School supply list for the 2017-2018 school year.


2017-18 District Calendar

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

2017-18 District Calendar


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 - https://pa.metasolutions.net/district

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

 

 


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


Early Release Reminder

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

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

 


Classified Positions Available for 2017-2018

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

 


District Insight Newsletter Available

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

Click here to view!

Spring 2017 Edition


Boys Youth Basketball Summer Information

Arcanum Boys Basketball is proud to once again host the Future Stars Summer Skills Camp the week of June 19th.  The camp is for all boys going into grades 4-6.  Please CLICK HERE for the informational flyer. 

Arcanum Boys Basketball is also excited to introduce the inagural year for the Arcanum Dribble Club.  The Arcanum Dribble Club is for boys going into grades 1-6 who are serious about improving their ball handling fundamentals.  Please CLICK HERE for more information about being a part of the Arcanum Dribble Club. 


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. 

           


“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!


Butler Middle School Students Compete in Darke County Science Fair

Read the PRESS RELEASE HERE!


7th and 8th Grade Electives List (2017-2018)

CLICK HERE to view the electives list for the 7th and 8th graders for the year 2017-2018.  


Calendar Reminders

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

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

 


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

Superintendent

 


School Calendar Reminders

No School - Monday, January 16

2-Hour Early Release - Friday, January 20


Butler Middle School Diaper Drive

The Butler Middle School Service Club presents the 1st Annual Diaper Drive to support Children's Medical Center.  Please CLICK HERE for more information!


Early Release Reminder

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

Have a great break!

 


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. 


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.


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