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District News
MSN Student Recognized for ACT Success
Olivia Moye-Isaly was recognized by the Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC) for earning a high score on the ACT test. Olivia, who is an eighth-grader in the gifted program at Middle School North, took the test last year through the Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS). The program allows students to take internationally recognized tests like the ACT, SAT and PSAT at younger ages than traditionally offered. 
Mass Notification Messages
If you have been in a school or the District Service Center, it is readily apparent that our secretaries and receptionist are managing numerous things at the same time - and we are appreciative for how seriously they take their work. To lessen some of that burden, we are asking for your help, particularly when it comes to responding to mass notification calls.

Very often, parents do not listen to the message; they simply look at the caller I.D. and call the phone number stating, “You just called me.” When you receive a call from the District’s administrative office or our schools, we request that you listen to the complete message before calling the number on the caller I.D. Most often, the message is informational in nature and does not require any immediate action on the part of the parent.

Our secretaries will be forever grateful!
 
Hanover Research Selected to Help Chart District’s Future Direction
Over the course of the past year, the Administration and Board of Education have been discussing various approaches to address aging buildings and overcrowded conditions in our elementary and middle schools. In doing so, it was determined that we also needed to incorporate up-to-date/best practices with respect to issues including grade-level configurations, how to address students’ non-academic needs (physical, mental and emotional health), and align community priorities with the District’s strategic plan. 
End of Grading Period Moving Up by One Day
In the 2017-2018 school calendar, the end of the second nine-week  grading period was to conclude on December 21. With the District’s  holiday break beginning after school dismisses on December 20, we have  shortened the grading period by one day so that the end of the grading  period corresponds with our scheduled break. Grade cards for the second nine-week grading period will go out on January 12.   
Refinancing Construction Bonds to Save Taxpayers $831K
On Nov. 7, 2017, Groveport Madison Schools Treasurer John Walsh along with representatives of Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC, completed the refinancing of a portion of the District’s 2014 School Facilities Construction and Improvement Bonds. The $8,225,708 refinancing will save taxpayers approximately $831,815 in gross debt service over the life of the issue by reducing interest costs from 5.00% to approximately 3.69%.  
2018 Graduation Plans Announced
Graduation for the Class of 2018 will be held on Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m.

With the addition of the new synthetic turf athletic field, we are planning to hold graduation exercises in Cruiser Stadium. Having graduation “at home” was a time-honored tradition for many years at Groveport Madison High School. We are very pleased to rekindle that tradition as we prepare to open the new high school.

To assist in answering questions regarding the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2018, we have developed the following list of Frequently-Asked Questions. We hope this information helps to address any questions or concerns students and/or their families may have regarding this year’s graduation plans.
 
GM Schools Sees Progress Beyond Most Peer Districts for 2nd Year
The Ohio Department of Education has released the 2016-2017 State Report Card for all of Ohio's public and charter school districts, and I am pleased to report that for the second year in row, Groveport Madison's students achieved growth that outpaced the majority of our peer districts in Franklin County. In fact, of the 16 area school districts, only five districts (Bexley, Gahanna-Jefferson, New Albany-Plain Local, Whitehall, and Worthington) had a Value Added score higher than Groveport Madison's. 
Urgent and Important Information for Parents and Students of the Class of 2018
To Parents and students of the class of 2018:   
For students in the class of 2018 ONLY, Ohio has established alternate options for those students who are at-risk of not earning the 18 required end-of-course exam points. These options are only for students in the class of 2018. Curriculum requirements and the minimum 20 credits are not affected or changed in any way by these options.
 
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Upcoming Events
Early Dismissal
Tue Nov 21 2017
Thanksgiving Break
Wed Nov 22 2017
to Fri Nov 24 2017
Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
Wed Nov 22 2017
to Fri Nov 24 2017
2 hour Late Start
Wed Dec 6 2017
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