Arcanum News:Barga named Teacher of the Year


Sharon Barga was named “Teacher of the Year” at AB Schools for the 2015-16 school year. Mrs. Barga has taught 7 years, all of which have been in Arcanum-Butler Local Schools. Her first year she served as the gifted intervention specialist and the last 6 has been in kindergarten. Mrs. Barga received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green in Early Childhood and has a Master’s Degree from Walden in Elementary Reading and Mathematics K-6. Mrs. Barga and husband Chris live in Versailles with daughters Makayla and Madison. Congrats!

The Arcanum-Butler Local School District would like to thank the Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust for the generous grant of $1000 to increase technology access for students. The district will use the funds to purchase two iPads for elementary classrooms, along with Osmo gaming accessories. Osmo is a software and hardware kit that helps students learn math, language arts, and social studies skills through activities on the iPad using manipulatives and the iPad camera. The system will be piloted in first grade classrooms.

The Arcanum Early Learning Center will be hosting a preschool parent meeting for the 2016-17 school year on Tuesday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m.

Congrats to Brandon Kinney and Brandon Riffell for their 1st place finish at the District Science Fair!

Vendor spots are filling up for the 2016 Old Fashioned Days. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the festival this year, please contact Sara Baker at 937-459-8409. OFD will be May 21, 22, and 23rd this year.

Kindergarten screenings at AB Schools will be held March 14 through March 24; sign-up for a 2-hour screening if you have a child who is five years of age on or before August 1st by calling 692-5174 option 4. Questions, please call the elementary office Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Don’t forget – “Trivia with Todd Moore” at the Arcanum VFW is open to the public on March 12 starting at 7 p.m. There will be a Taco & Nacho bar from 6 to 8 p.m. food is $7.00 per person, come join the fun, put a team together and play trivia for FREE.

Reservations for the Arcanum Trojan Homecoming Event on April 16th will be accepted until the deadline, April 2, 2016. Please consider supporting the Arcanum Alumni Scholarship Fund to further the education of a member of our current senior class. The scholarships are funded by local businesses and the alumni base. Donations and reservations are accepted by Terri (Warner) Bailey, 6009 Grubbs-Rex Road, Arcanum,

Ohio 45304. If you have any questions, please contact Terri at 937/467-3856 or via email at [email protected].

The 4th annual Serve Arcanum Day will be held on May 6th. This project involves the students of Arcanum High School (assisted by teachers and community members) going out into the community to serve the citizens through a variety of service projects. When asked why they are doing this – high school Principal Jason Stephan responded with this statement, “The goal of Arcanum High School is to provide the best experience possible for our students through love, service, and care. This is The Trojan Way. When our students graduate, we want them to have a service oriented mind. We want the students of our high school to want to help make our world a better place through purposeful acts of kindness. We also want to give something back to the community that shows such strong support for our school. So let us show you how The Trojan Way CAN makes a difference.” If you have any questions, please contact the AHS Principal Jason Stephan at 937/692-5174 or email him at [email protected].

Another reminder – Support our athletes! The 2nd Annual Monte Carlo Night hosted by the Arcanum Athletic Boosters has changed the date of their event for this year because of Easter and Spring Break. The new date for the event is Saturday, March 19 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Stillwater Valley Golf Club, 9235 Seibt Road, Versailles, Ohio. Tickets are $10 and available from Karin Baker at 937/604-5752 or Tish Rademachir at 937/417-5253.

Don’t forget to show your support on the 1.0 mill library support levy for the Arcanum Public Library on the upcoming primary March 15 ballot. The levy will be on the ballot for voters within the Arcanum Butler Local School District; it will also be continuous, so it will remain in place unless it needs to be changed through a future ballot measure. Please direct any questions or comments with one of the levy co-chairmans: Marilyn Walden at 692-8484 or Paul Myers at 692-8115.

“March is a month of considerable frustration – it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away.” ~Thalassa Cruso

by Vickie Rhodehamel

Arcanum News

Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at [email protected]. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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