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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.  
Longtime Teacher and Coach to Retire
After 31 years in the district, Groveport Madison High School teacher, Steven Cunnigham is closing the math book and hanging up his cleats. At the end of this school year, he will be retiring from both teaching and coaching. “I will miss the people I teach with the most,” he said. “We have really good staff here. There are a lot of really good, young teachers in the district.”  
2015 Champions Day to Feature Fun
Champions’ Day returns the district on Thursday, May 21, 2015. The day is about, “Inspiring kids to believe they can do anything they want to do,” said event organizer, Todd Thomas.

Thomas, who is an adaptive physical education for the district, is the point person behind organization of the event.
 
School Library Spaces Being Reviewed
We believe libraries are very important. Whether schools provide a traditional library space or deliver the services in another way is dependent upon our district's ability to provide adequate classroom spaces for our teachers and students. As enrollment continues to increase, we must become more flexible and creative in how we deliver some of those services. 
Middle School South Recognized for Tolerance Efforts
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program has named Groveport Madison Middle School South as a Mix It Up Model School for its exemplary efforts to foster respect and understanding among its students and throughout its campus during the 2014-15 school year.

Middle School South is among 104 schools to receive the honor.
 
Summer Reading Program Begins in May
Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) 2015 Summer Reading Club will run for nine week this summer and will begin on Saturday, May 30 and run through August 1. This year’s theme is “Be a Hero.” 
Superintendent Announces New Academic Plan
Groveport Madison Schools Board of Education approved a $7.1 million, five-year student achievement plan designed to address the academic needs of students across all grade levels. The plan calls for the addition of 23 new teaching positions and five support personnel. 
John Walsh Hired as GMLSD Treasurer
The Groveport Madison Local Schools Board of Education voted to hire John Walsh as the new treasurer for the district during their regular meeting held on April 8, 2015. Mr. Walsh comes to the district from Northwest Local School near Portsmouth, Ohio. 
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