Superintendent Hoover's Summer Message


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2015-2016 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO

Check out the back to school information for the 2015-2016 year throughout the summer. Visit the website for your child's school to read the latest updates and get access to open house dates, forms and supply lists. All information will be included under the Back to School banner included on each school's website.  
Board of Education Approves New Social Studies Adoption
The Groveport Madison Board of Education approved the purchase of a new social studies curriculum for grades K-12 during the June 10, 2015 regular meeting. The purchase of new textbooks will allow teachers across the district to bring more relevant and engaging content to their classrooms and provide lessons closely aligned to the new state standards.  
Seniors Win Scholarship Awards
Graduates are eligible to receive scholarship opportunities each year. Recipients were recognized during the 2015 Evening of Excellence held on May 27. To view a list of scholarship winners, click READ MORE. 
Senior Athletes Commit to Colleges
Eight graduating seniors committed to continuing their sport while attending college next year. Kate Kraft, Emma Tucker, Jordan Spurling, Emilee Downing, Philip Austin, Tony Anderson, Markel Davis and Amanda Arrowood were all recognized during a senior signing ceremony held at Groveport Madison High School on May 27, 2015. To view where the athletes will be going, please click READ MORE. 
Free Summer Lunch Program
The Free Summer Lunch Program will once again be offered by the Center for Groveport Madison Human Needs with the assistance of Groveport Madison Schools.

Nutritional meals will be provided to anyone ages 1-18 years old at four locations this summer. Lunches will be served Mondays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. from June 10 through August 8, 2015. These lunches are available for free to anyone, regardless of income. Paperwork is NOT required and NO personal questions will be asked of recipients.
 
OSU Mentoring Program Helping Students Focus on College
Senior-to-Senior is a mentoring program that begins in a high school student’s junior year. The program was started several years ago and continues to pair a high school student with student from Ohio State University who can help them prepare for the college process.

David Smith, a science teacher at Groveport Madison high school, is involved in placing students into the program. He said students are selected by grade point average and family background.

“We are trying to get kids to go to school who might not otherwise go to school,” said Smith.
 
Vision Program Helping Students' Quality of Life
Over 60 Groveport Madison students from pre-school through grade 12 took part in an iSee event held at the Innovation Center last month. The iSee program provides comprehensive eye examinations and glasses for free to children referred to the program. 
Student Poetry Included in National Publication
When library/technology paraprofessional, Penny Riley received a letter looking for student submissions of poetry, she had no idea it would lead to four Dunloe Elementary students’ works being published. 
Read 180 Program Getting Results
Reading is a fundamental skill that all children need to master to be successful in school and throughout life. Not all children enter school having mastered the literacy skills necessary to keep up with their peers. Groveport Madison has been offering an intervention program at the middle school level called Read 180 which is helping kids advance by more than three or four reading grade levels within just one year.  
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