Arcanum News: Coming soon…kindergarten, preschool registration


Coming soon at Arcanum Schools…kindergarten and preschool registration.

The district has recently received calls requesting information regarding kindergarten registration for 2017-18. Screening will take place on April 6 and April 7 with registration occurring on April 12 and 13. A parent meeting will be held on March 21 at 7 p.m. for those interested enrolling preschool students in the Arcanum Early Learning Center. Preschool registration will take place on April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Field House. Parents considering open enrollment can view policy JECBB – Admission of Interdistrict Transfer Students on the district’s web page under the Board of Education tab for important guidelines.

The all-conference selections for basketball were announced last week. Congratulations to Brandon Kinney and Wade Meeks for being named to the 2nd team and special mention went to Carter Gray in the boys’ division. In the girls’ division, congrats are in order to Stevie Johnting being named to the first team, Gracie Garno to the second team and special mention to Brittany Kinney. Congrats on showing your Trojan Pride!

More congrats are in order to Zane Brehm and Trey Rush for placing third the in District FFA Ag Power Diagnostics CDE.

The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren will host the Salem Quartet on Sunday at 6 p.m.

The quartet consists of Dave Mittlesteadt, baritone, was born and raised right here in the Miami Valley and graduated from Northmont High School. Dave has always stayed active in church choirs, but this Southern Gospel music and quartet singing is a brand new experience. Herb Peer, bass, was born in South Bend, Indiana. Herb graduated from Bethel College, Indiana and earned a Master’s Degree in education from Indiana University. Herb sang with the concert choir, of which he served as president and with the Envoys quintet at Bethel College, with the One Way Singers in the mid-’70s and with the Atonement quartet for many years at his previous church. He has also sung in various choirs over the years. Dan Garner, our lead, was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. After graduating from High School, he joined the US Air Force and served for 10 years. Dan went on to earn a BA from North Greenville College in Tigerville, South Carolina. As a vocal major he had the opportunity to sing with the college’s choir, barbershop quartet and many ensembles. Dan has served several churches since 1993 as a Music Minister/Worship Pastor and Youth Minister. The fourth member of the group, Dyan Garner, tenor, was born at Chanute AFB in Rantoul, Illinois and as a military brat had the opportunity to live in several states. Dyan has had the opportunity to serve at several churches as a Minister to Youth, Children and Families. Dyan and her husband, Dan, have been singing together in Southern Gospel trios and quartets since 1995.

The public is invited to come and enjoy the music of the Salem Quartet. The church is located at the west edge of Pitsburg at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the concert.

A few years ago, the Arcanum High School Alumni Association reorganized and now has an active, ongoing committee that has been working to revitalize the Alumni spring social event now known as Trojan Alumni Home-Coming. Subcommittees have been working to update the alumni address database, raise scholarship funds for deserving seniors and plan the spring event.

The third annual Trojan Alumni Homecoming will be held April 22. Come enjoy a relaxed, casual evening reminiscing and reconnecting with classmates and friends. Registration for the evening will begin at 5 p.m. in the school cafetorium. At that time, there will be tours available for anyone wishing to see the school, as well as light appetizers. Dinner will be served by Batdorf’s Red Barn Catering beginning at 6:30 p.m. The menu will consist of tossed salad with French or ranch dressing, boneless pork loin, Italian marinated chicken strips, green beans with almonds, red skin potatoes, and dinner roll, followed by chocolate or white cake for dessert. Drinks will include coffee (regular and decaf), sweet ice tea, lemonade, and ice water. Entertainment will be provided by the High School Jazz Band.

To be a part of this special event, reservations must be made by April 1, 2017. Questions, call Nancy Perrin Ady at 937-269-6318. Reservations are currently being mailed, honored classes this year are 1942 (75th year), 1967 (50th year), 1992 (25th year), and the current senior class. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you cannot attend but would like to support the Scholarship Fund please submit it to Nancy Perrin Ady, 108 Sierra Lane, Arcanum, Ohio 45304.

If time allows, plan to come early and visit the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society located at 123 W George St in Arcanum. They will be open that day from 1-4 p.m. At the Historical Society, you can enjoy tours of the beautifully restored house, view the displays, and peruse the reference library as well as the Arcanum School memorabilia. Publications will also be available for sale. For more information, you can visit their website,, or their FaceBook page.

By Vickie Rhodehamel

Arcanum News

Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The 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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