District News

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

Painting Announced Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the Arcanum-Butler Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Andrea Painting!

"Education isn't about just teaching kids to read and write, it is about instilling in them the values and work ethic it takes to make it in the real world.  That is why I chose this profession. I would not be the teacher I am today without the support of my teammates, current and past students, and an administration that puts kids first." - Andrea Painting

 
Arcanum-Butler Plans New Multi-Purpose Building

Arcanum-Butler is excited to announce the construction of a new 18,000 square foot building that will house space for community activities, athletic training, and agricultural education classes! 

Read the Early Bird news release here and the Daily Advocate release here.

More Information:

Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in giving to the Capital Campaign or joining the Fundraiser Dinner?

Dinner Invitation

Donor Levels

Donation Form

 

 

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.

Reminders

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

Have a Happy Easter!

 

Early Dismissal Reminder

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2-hour early dismissal for teacher professional development

2018 AHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
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)

Coalition Panel Coming to Arcanum

The district will be hosting a panel of guests from the Coalition for a Healthy Darke County and a program "Hidden in Plain Sight."

The panel of guests will discuss the current drug epidemic and its effect on school-aged kids. Guests for the evening include:

- Anna Hatic, D.O., Board Certified Internal Medicine, Board Eligible Addiction Medicine
- Darke County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker
- Kelly Harrison, Prevention Specialist, Recovery and Wellness of Midwest Ohio
- Darke County Juvenile Court Judge Jason Aslinger
- Ian Ridgeway, Prevention and Wellness Coordinator, Tri-County Board of Recovery & Mental Health Services

Following the panel discussion, Ian Ridgeway will present "Hidden in Plain Sight". The presentation is centered around a teenager’s bedroom that is set up as part of the event to allow parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers and other adults to explore a mock teenager’s bedroom to see and identify drug paraphernalia and hiding places along with other signs that may indicate alcohol or other drug use by a teen.

When: February 22
Time: 6:00 - 7:30
Location: Cafetorium/Library

The program was made possible by the Darke County Chamber of Commerce and Coaltion for a Healthy Darke County.

No School Reminder

No School on Monday, February 19 - President's Day

Eric Moore Joins A-B Board
First Semester Highlights

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!  The ending of the first semester marks a great time to celebrate our success, reflect on our progress and refocus on our goals and objectives. 

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

Piqua VFW Post Donates U.S. Flag

It had come to the attention of the Piqua VFW Post #4874 that the Arcanum-Butler Local Schools did not have a United States American Flag hanging in their Cafetorium for all to view. On behalf of the of the Piqua, OH VFW Post #4874 and all of its members, Commander Trowbridge, Mr. Whitson and Officer Rickert presented the Arcanum-Butler Local School District with a United States American Flag to proudly display in the Cafetorium. Arcanum-Butler Local Schools would like to thank the Piqua VFW Post for the donation and will proudly display the United States Flag within the school building, showing our continued support for our Troops past, present and future whether they are home or abroad!

January is School Board Recognition Month
Nominations Being Accepted for Distinguished Alumni & Honorary HOF

Arcanum-Butler Local Schools and the Alumni Association will again be honoring our Distinguished Alumni and Honorary Trojans to recognize and honor those individuals who have made a significant impact through achievements, actions and contributions within their communities and professions and serve as exemplary role models for Arcanum students.  The Alumni Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at the Arcanum Alumni Homecoming set for April 21, 2018.  Nomination Forms are available in the alumni section of the website or can be picked up in the Board of Education office. Completed forms are due by February 1.

End of Semester Early Release Reminder

Reminder:  Students will follow a 2-hour early release schedule for Friday, January 19 for scheduled end of the semester teacher professional development.

No School Reminder

Reminder:  No School for Monday, January 15, 2018 - MLK Day

Winter Break Reminder

Christmas Break:  December 21- January 2

*2-hour early dismissal on Dec. 21

School Resumes on Wednesday, January 3

Fall 2017 District Insight Newsletter Published

The fall edition of the District Insight newsletter is now available!  To view the October publication, visit the link to the Superintendent's Page.

Board of Education Seeks Interested Applicants

There is a vacancy on the Arcanum-Butler Local Schools Board of Education effective December 14, 2017, due to the resignation of board member Tracy Fout.  This position is open immediately and the remaining Arcanum-Butler Board members are required to appoint a replacement within 30 days.

The Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill the vacated term through December 31, 2019.  If the appointed candidate wishes to continue service on the school board, he/she will stand for election in the November 2019 general election.

Citizens interested in being considered for appointment to the Arcanum-Butler Board of Education can pick up an application at the Board of Education Office or find an application by following the link below. According to the Ohio School Boards Association, people serving on school boards in Ohio must be at least 18 years old, district residents, and registered voters.

The Board will review all applications and appoint a replacement at the January 11, 2018 regular board meeting.

The Board of Education and its Administration would like to thank Mr. Fout for his service to the Arcanum-Butler Local School district.  Mr. Fout had served on the Board since 2010 with several of those years as the Board Vice-President.  During his tenure, he played an active role in the building remediation project and the return of FFA to Arcanum. 

*Board Application

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.

 

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)

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

2017-18 Elementary Supply List

Please click on the link below for a printable version of the elementary supply list for 2017-18.

2017-18 Elementary Supply List

Reminder

No School - November 22-24 Thanksgiving Break

REMINDER

No School - Friday, November 10, 2017

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.

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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2017-18 District Calendar

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

2017-18 District Calendar

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! 

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

 

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.

2017-2018 Bus Routes

Please click the link below for bus routes.

2017-2018 routes

2017-2018 Butler Middle School Student Supply List

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

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.

2017-18 High School Supply List

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

2017-18 HS Supply List

 

 

Upcoming Butler Middle School Dates and 1:1 Chromebook Information

Important dates, 1:1 Chromebook information and more!

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.

Arcanum-Butler Cafeteria Prepares for the New Year
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!

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

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.

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

Classified Positions Available for 2017-2018

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

 

Early Release Reminder

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

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

 

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