Get your favorite popcorn and snacks ready for a special treat, the Groveport Madison Schools Family Movie Night!
As part of our celebration of Black History Month, Groveport Madison Schools has secured the licensing agreements to offer special online showings of two movies: “Akeelah and the Bee” and “Hidden Figures.”
When: Friday, February 19 – 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
To view the movie(s), simply do the following:
- Copy and paste this link: https://digitalcampus.swankmp.net/vs-gmsd379830/passphrase-watchlink/
- Copy and paste the Passphrases (noted below) into the blank
- Click “Submit”
“Akeelah and the Bee” (Rated for all audiences)
Description: Eleven-year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah participates in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from an English professor named Dr. Larabee for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of -- but only if she can overcome her insecurities and her distracting home life. She also must get past Dr. Larabee's demons and a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
“Hidden Figures” (Rated PG)
Description: The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
This is the first time we’ve offered a virtual movie night, and we hope you enjoy it. If so, let us know and we’ll look for additional opportunities in the future.