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Superintendent Hoover's March Message


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March is Kindergarten Registration Month
March begins the month for kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents whose children are eligible to begin school in the fall must register in advance at the Central Enrollment Office. 
UPDATE: College Credit Plus Saves Students Time and Money
The parent meeting to learn more about College Credit Plus has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 26. It will be held from 6-7:00 PM at the high school.     Ohio’s new College Credit Plus (CCP) program is an exciting opportunity to assist students in becoming college and career ready. Beginning next school year, students in grades 7-12 will have the ability to explore college-level courses before graduating high school. Students enrolled in CCP courses will receive both high school and college credit upon completion at no cost to the students.  
New PARCC Testing to be Administered Online
Students in grades 4-9 will be taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness College Careers (PARCC) tests in English Language Arts and math during the district’s testing window beginning February 23 through March 20, 2015. Third-graders will be taking the mathematics section of PARCC and will continue to take the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) for reading. 
Students Attend Straight A Day at State House
On February 5, the Ohio Department of Education invited area schools to the State House to showcase the innovative classroom initiatives they developed by utilizing money awarded through the state’s Straight A Fund initiative. 
Quiz Bowl Team to Compete on Brain Game
The buzzer rings before AP English/Literature teacher, Kristin Bohardt, can finish the question. The student answers correctly and the game continues. This is typical practice session for Groveport Madison quiz bowl members who are preparing for an academic competition this week. 
Students use Technology to Showcase Presentation Skills
Students in Aimee Marburger’s 7th grade intervention class created presentations on a topic related to the Holocaust. Each student took a position, either for or against the topic and then created a digital presentation or movie to present their viewpoint. Part of the assignment included asking the audience questions about the information presented. Students were then instructed to fill out a comment sheet for each presenter and provide feedback about something they liked along with one suggestion of something the presenter could work on for future presentations. Click to view student Elijah Inthasoroth’s presentation. 
Literacy Nights Draw Crowds
Over 900 people attended the Groveport Madison School District’s literacy night events held on January 29 and February 5, 2015. Parents and children of preschool-age through third grade packed the high school cafeteria to share a meal and to participate in activities designed to teach parents ways to help their children become better readers. 
Book Club Utilizes Twitter to Engage Students
Gifted intervention teacher Aimee Marburger is utilizing social media as part of her book club discussions to connect with students outside of the classroom. Participants of Marburger’s book club not only meet in person, but also interact online via Twitter chat sessions. 
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