Superintendent's Message


Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.  I am excited to start my 5th year as the Superintendent of Arcanum-Butler Local Schools and look forward to providing service and leadership to the Arcanum-Butler Local School District.  The mission of our district is to provide a caring and safe environment where students are challenged to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.  To do so, we must continue to work as a community to provide the necessary support and encouragement for all of our students.

Arcanum-Butler Local Schools encourages our students and staff to embrace The Trojan Way.  We believe that taking pride in all that we do and striving for excellence will continue to place our district at the top of the county and region in academic performance, and prepare our students intellectually, socially and emotionally. 

Over the last several years, the district engaged in a remediation project to repair issues related to our roof and masonry.  During this time, the goal of the Board of Education and Administration was to complete repairs to make sure that our building was safe, functioned properly, and remains a source of pride for our community.  I am very pleased to say that we finally have the finished product that our students, staff and community deserve.  Your patience and support during this time was greatly appreciated.

The Board of Education, Administration and District Leadership Team will continue to provide leadership and support district initiatives through the Continuous Improvement Plan or CIP.  Goals and action plans will be developed for on-going professional development and monitoring of progress.   The CIP can be accessed here on our district website. 

On behalf of the district, I want to thank you for your continued support of our students and invite you stay connected and informed throughout the year.  The Arcanum-Butler School District continues to be an outstanding place for students to learn and grow!



John N. Stephens



October 2016 District Insight

April 2016 District Insight



Mr. John Stephens is a 1994 graduate of Arcanum High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Bluffton University in 1998. He completed his Masters of Science degree in School Leadership from the University of Dayton where he also completed the principal and superintendent licensure programs.

After teaching in the Vandalia-Butler School system for eight years, he returned to Arcanum to serve as elementary principal for six years. Mr. Stephens began serving the district as the Superintendent in 2012.

Mr. Stephens, wife Mary and sons Luke and Drew live south of Arcanum.



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