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Townsend Community School (TCS) is a conversion community school established in 2011 and sponsored by the Margaretta Local School District. The credit-recovery school accomodates at-risk students in grades 9-12, and also offers adults education and college credit plus opportunities. It has a safe and innovative learning environment in a modern facility that allows each student to learn at their own pace.
As the sponsor of Townsend Community School, the Margaretta Local School District provides resources to support TCS. Our relationship with TCS is more like a partnership for an alternative educational delivery system to improve student achievement. Our commitment is to offer "managed growth" to meet the needs to each student by not trading enrollment and funding for individual student success.
SPONSOR MISSION STATEMENT
As a sponsor, the Margaretta Local School Disrict seeks to develop quality sponsoring practices and to sponsor innovative and high-performing community schools that provide choices to Ohio students who are seeking public education learning opportunities in alternative settings.
VALUES AND GOALS
1. Provide quality and proactive monitoring oversight and technical assistance to sponsored schools.
2. Conduct all sponsorship activities pursuant to Ohio law and strive to develop quality practices to further support sponsored schools in fulfilling their sponsorship contract.
3. Develop clear standards for approving new or existing charter schools to the extent that Margaretta Local School District has capacity and personnel available to sponsor additional schools.
4. Develop clear standards for renewing exisiting sponsored schools and only renewing schools that are consistent with Margaretta Local School District's Sponsor Mission Statement.
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2016-2017 IMPORTANT DATES
Now-November: Seniors should be filling out applications for college or a career path of their choice.
September 19 – September 27: Senior Interviews will be conducted with Senior students by Mrs. Lott.
September 29: Senior meeting regarding future decisions students will be making. This meeting is 11th period in the high school cafeteria.
September 24: 9am – 11am. Career and Campus Visit Day at BGSU/Firelands. To resister for this event go to www.fireland.bgsu.edu
October 1: New submission date for the FAFSA; check college(s) website for specific deadline date(s).
October 3: College Fair of Sandusky County at Terra State Community College from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm.
October 6: Jostens cap, gown and announcement assembley for Seniors. This meeting is at 8:30 am in the caferetia.
October 11: EHOVE Manufacturing day at EHOVE (all freshmen will attend during the school day).
October 12: Jostens will be at MHS to assist students with placing their orders during lunch periods.
October 19: PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors.
October 22: ACT registration dead line for the December 10th testing (register at: www.actstudent.org/start)
October 26: Financial Aid Meeting – 5:30 pm Townsend Community Buidling upstairs conference hall.
To: Parents and Guardians of Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Grade Students
Re: College Credit Plus Program (CCP+) – Ohio's dual enrollment program
Ohio Revised code 3365 established a College Credit Plus Program which allows college-ready students in grades seven through twelve, who qualify for college admission (each college will set their own criteria for student eligibility), to take college level courses while in middle or high school. These students will earn college credit and high school graduation credit through the successful completion of college courses. The purpose of the program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and expose students to options beyond the high school classroom. Students may have to take end-of-course (PARCC) exams, depending on the subject area. Once enrolled in a college class, the student can only take 120 total college credit hours up until high school graduation.
Interested students, parents and guardians are encouraged to attend a meeting at Townsend Community School on Tuesday, January 10th at 6:00 p.m. David Janik, Manager of BGSU Firelands College Access Programs, will be presenting important steps that students need to follow in order to enroll in the CCP+ Program. Mrs. Cook will be available at this meeting to assist students in grades 6-8 and Mrs. Lott will be available to assist students in grades 9-11. Students/Parents must notify the school prior to April 1st, 2017 of their intent to participate in the College Credit Plus Program. Students and Parents must sign a form indicating that appropriate counseling was provided and all responsibilities for participation are understood.
Senior Parent Letter - September 15, 2016
Senior Choices - updated September 2016
Junior Parent Letter - September 12, 2016
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Welcome to the Margaretta Local School District! Please continue to visit our website and Facebook page, where over 3,000 parents and community members have reached out to become informed of upcoming activities and events throughout the school year. Communication between our parents and community is an area of focus for our administration and staff. If you need additional details, please contact the building administrator or myself.
As Interim Superintendent, I look forward to leading our employees in offering an excellent education experience for all students. Our district has maintained and an excellent reputation in the area and it our goal to continue building upon your trust in guiding your child through his/her education process.
Thank you for visiting our website! In closing, I look forward to leading our staff and students throughout the 2016-17 school year. Go Polar Bears!
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New Substitute Teachers and Substitute Aides
To begin the employment process as a Substitute Teacher or Substitute Aide for Margaretta Local Schools, please go to www.rachelwixey.com to submit your application. Rachel Wixey & Associates serves as our substitute management provider, responsible for the recruitment and employment of substitute teachers and substitute aides in our district.
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The Margaretta Local School District is located in scenic northwestern Ohio (Erie & Sandusky Counties) along the shores of Lake Erie; and just minutes from Cedar Point. Margaretta Schools is a hub of several villages and townships that comprise the district. A strong community workforce is made up of a mixture of manufacturing, farming and service industries. Residents take great pride in their community and school system. It is an excellent area in which to pursue a career, raise a family and enjoy life on the shores of Ohio's Vacationland.
The Margaretta Local School District serves approximately twelve hundred (1200) students in grades pre-K through 12. It is comprised of two learning facilities: Margaretta Elementary houses the system's primary students in preschool - grade 5. Margaretta Middle/High School provides programs for students in grades 6-8 and 9-12.
The Margaretta Local School District sponsors Townsend Community School (TCS). Townsend provides a high quality education to its students and contributes significantly to Ohio's effort to provide quality education options to at-risk children through a vigorous, creative community-school program that prepares students for the 21st century.
SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Elmer Lippert, President
Paul Schoenegge, Vice President
The Margaretta Local Board of Education welcomes you to its public meeting and expresses its appreciation for your interest in its work and schools. Regular meetings of the Board of Education are held on the third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. and located at the Board of Education Office, 305 South Washington St. Specific dates, agendas and minutes are located on the district website.
The 2016-2017 school year at Margaretta High School proved to be a year of MIGHT, students taking on big tasks and overcoming them. Students have taken on some MIGHTY tasks that are representative of our great school seal. The four core areas of our school seal signify a balanced educational life. By the way, if you are not familiar with our school seal that is displayed in the Gym, Main Office, and now on our new podium designed and built by our very own students, these four core areas include academics, athletics/extra-curricular, fine arts, and leadership.
Our students have shown to be MIGHTY in their academics by earning 636 credit hours of college credit through college credit plus or AP classes. The senior class also earned $515,118 in scholarship money. The future looks bright for our newest graduates as 75% will be attending college, 24% will be entering the workforce, and 1% is entering the military.
Our students have been MIGHTY in athletics through tournament action in several sports including sectional, district, and state championships.
Our students have been MIGHTY in the fine arts by earning their way to state band competition, earning many art awards at the 5-County Art Show and Regional Governor's Show. They have earned numerous state and national FFA awards.
Our students have been extremely MIGHTY with their leadership skills, especially their work within the community. They raised thousands of dollars for Relay for Life, volunteered for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, conducted many activities for our elementary and middle school students, assisted shut-ins within our own community with clean up and home maintenance, helped with beautification efforts at our own school, and planned and participated in anti-drug and anti-bullying workshops.
I am only touching the surface of the MIGHT of our students. It is up to each of us to continue to support our students and one another in these core areas that help lead to success. Strength comes with some failures along the way. It is important to reflect back to our seal to evaluate where we are and where we are going as a school district and as a community. Families, our school district, community, nation, and global economy are all depending on our students to continue to develop and strengthen their four core areas.
As I reflect each day as your middle/high school principal, I am truly honored and blessed. You see, we need each other in this school district and community. That is why it is SO important to never forget WE ARE MARGARETTA!!
by Rod Smith, MHS Principal
"Polar Press" Student Newspaper
The MARGARETTA LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT will deliver an education that supports academic achievement, in a safe environment, that provides the knowledge and skills needed to be college and career ready.