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8th Grade Washington DC Trip

Candy Bar Sales:
For the candy bar sales, please do NOT send in all this change. I had a couple kids bring in $9.00 & $13.00 in quarters, dimes, nickels & pennies. Please take to your bank & turn in bills. A few dollars in quarters in one thing, but not pennies, dimes & nickles. I don't have the time every night to count all this change with everything else going on with the trip.

Sub sandwich Sales:
The meat on the subs are Bologna, Ham & Salami. Comes with lettuce, cheese & sweet & sour on the side. Reminder for collecting money- only 1 check should come in for your students total order from you. Please do NOT have people make checks out to the school for subs. They need to make them to you & you write one check for your child.

Roommates for DC:
If your child has not filled out the form (given out in English class)- they must have them turned in by noon this Friday 12th. Extra forms are in the main office next to DC box. Students who don't turn one in by this Friday at noon, will be put in a group of my choice. No exceptions! Students were given these forms almost 2 weeks ago and they need to be responsible on getting things turned in on time. Thank you for your help & please check with your student to see if they have turned theirs in yet.


Your students will be bring home their order sheet for subs. You will be selling from Jan. 9th-24th. All orders are due in on Wednesday 24th. If your order sheet isn't turned in on Wednesday, it will not be included in the totals and You will NOT get credit for your subs. You will collect your money when you deliver subs.

You will be putting together the subs on Sat. Feb. 3rd in the high school cafeteria. We will start at 9 am until we are finished with all subs. We will use an assembly line style to make them.

Everyone that sells subs is EXPECTED to be there to help put them together!!

It looks like you will make approximately $2.50 per sub.
When you deliver your subs, that's when you will collect your money. We want you to have people make checks payable to you and you send in one check for all your subs. Now if you have all cash, that's fine too. We just want 1 check or all cash for total of order per student.

Any questions, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


When turning in your candy money, please do the same as polar bear cards. Put money in white envelope, with your students name on it, if they want another box of candy, and who their last period teacher is. We will deliver candy last period. We will be sending home information on the sub sales at the end of next week. Any questions, please email Kim Miller or call the school & leave a message.

 

Candy bars are here and will be going home with your child on Jan.3rd. We will have the 8th graders come to the lobby during their lunch time & keep in locker til end of the day. If you would like your child to take more than one case (36), you will need to send in a paper requesting that. They will need to bring this with them when they come to the lobby. Once you bring in your $36.00, you can get more. Your If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If you signed up for financial aid for your student to attend the 8th grade Washington DC trip, you are required to participate in all three fundraisers in order to receive financial aid. We have numerous students who have applied for financial aid and have not sold any cards to date. Card sales have been extended through Friday, November 17.

 

2018 Board Meetings Scheduled

Regular meetings of the Margaretta Board of Education are held on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The 2018 regular meeting schedule is set as follows:

Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

All meetings will be convened at the Margaretta Board of Education Office, 305 South Washington St., Castalia, OH 44824.

Check the website's online District Calendar for exact meeting dates and times.

All meetings of any Board of Education of a school district are declared to be public meetings open to the public at all times with the exception of an executive session, in which specific matters can only be discussed, and the public is excluded; however, no business may be transacted at such executive sessions.

The Margaretta Local Board of Education welcomes you to its meeting and expresses its appreciation for your interest in its work and schools.

Gifted Services

IDENTIFICATION

Students in the Margaretta School District are identified as gifted by the Ohio Department of Education Operating Standards.


WHOLE GRADE TESTING

  • All students are tested for reading and math in grades 2 and 5 using the Terra Nova 3.
  • All students in 2nd and 4th grade are tested for superior cognitive ability by taking the Cognitive Abilities Test.

INDIVIDUAL TESTING

  • Referrals for gifted testing can be submitted from teachers, parents, or students.
  • The district Gifted Instructional Specialist (GIS)/Gifted Coordinator will administer the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and/or the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) to determine gifted identification for those referred.
  • Students scoring in the 95th percentile or greater on the reading, math, science, and/or social studies tests qualify for subject- specific gifted identification in that particular area. *Students scoring 127 or greater on the Cognitive Abilities Test (or the Ottis-Lennon School Ability Test 8 will receive an identification as gifted in Superior Cognitive Thinking skills.
  • The ACT can also be used as an identifying test in the areas of reading and math as indicated by the percentile data chart from the current year.
  • Students can also be identified in creative thinking ability by achieving at least a 112 on the Superior Cognitive assessment and a total of 111 on the Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scale.
  • Visual and performing arts are also identified by the Ohio State Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scale.

TEST RESULT NOTIFICATION

Parents and teachers will be notified of the test results within 30 days after the results are available to the district.


SERVICES OFFERED

The following are services offered for the identified gifted students in the district.

Elementary:

  • Cluster grouping of identified students with the regular classroom teacher with professional development and collaboration from the Gifted Instructional Specialist. *
  • Acceleration in specific subjects or whole grade *

Middle and High School:

  • Cluster grouping *
  • Acceleration in specific subjects *
  • Differentiated curriculum *
  • Honors classes *
  • Advanced Placement Classes *
  • College Credit Plus
  • Mentorships

* The indicated services above are offered through regular classroom teachers who have completed the minimum required hours for professional development in gifted education and collaborate with the Gifted Intervention Specialist in the district.


PROGRAMS OFFERED AS PART OF THE GIFTED CURRICULUM

6th Grade- National History Day Competition

7th-8th Grade- National History Day Competition

8th Grade- Land Use Debate

 

Attaboy performing January 22 at MHS

In support of our "Respect Campaign", we are excited to welcome Attaboy to Margaretta High School on Monday, January 22nd for our students AND community as part of the "You Choose Tour." Attaboy is a band from Fort Wayne, Indiana that has gained national recognition. They have performed for more than 1,000 audiences across the country. While on tour, Attaboy has opened for multiple Grammy Award-winning artists. In addition to winning three international songwriting contests, several of their songs have received national radio airplay, including four singles that landed on The Billboard Top 30 Charts. Now, Attaboy is making appearances on the "You Choose Tour" in schools nationwide.

Attaboy will present their energetic, family fun concert and positive message for all middle and high school students at 9:00 AM on January 22. As a special offering, they will provide their FREE concert for our entire community in the high school gym January 22 at 7:00 PM. All are welcome to come together for an hour of great messages and family entertainment.

Superintendent

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Welcome to the Margaretta Local School District! Please continue to visit our website and Facebook page, where over 3,500 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 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 school year. Go Polar Bears!

Denny Mock

NHS Toy Drive

The Margaretta High School National Honor Society is sponsoring the 15th annual toy drive to benefit Project Share.

We are collecting NEW toys and cash donations now through Monday December 11. All donations will be given to Project Share, a local program helping families within the Margaretta School District have a happy holiday season.

If you would like to help, please send your donation to school with your child. Thank you!

Transportation Information

Courtney Dresser
Transportation Director
cparr@margarettaschooldistrict.com

Don Adams
Head Mechanic
dadams@margarettaschooldistrict.com

Dave Fultz
Assistant Mechanic
dfultz@margarettaschooldistrict.com


 

Margaretta Transportation Department
205 West Lucas Street
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: (419) 684-7714
Fax: (419) 684-9006

District Mission

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.

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