The Family "Celebration" Chronicle
A Message From The Principal
Greetings Margaretta Families,
I must say it has been an unusual past two weeks with delays and cancellations. I know the staff and myself are hoping the bad weather is behind us and we can get into a routine with our academics. Despite the weather there have been many great things happening in both our middle and high school. There is a lot of positive energy as we head into our second semester.
We have partnered with the Erie County Business Advisory Council to host student Boot Camps for our high school students to explore potential career opportunities throughout our region. Earlier in the year seven students attended an Advance Manufacturing Boot Camp and had the opportunity to explore O.E. Meyer and Norwalk Concrete Industries. On February 8th, we will be sending ten students on a Healthcare Boot Camp and they will have the opportunity to tour Firelands Health and Providence Care Centers. Future camps will include careers in the fields of Manufacture/Information Technology and Hospitality/Tourism. Our YouScience data is utilized to target students who have an aptitude and/or interest in these fields.
Teachers are continuing their learning with adolescent reading specialist, Rachel Daniels, from the Mid Ohio Educational Service Center. Rachel has already spent several days in our district discussing best evidence based instructional practices with our teachers. Teachers meet in interdisciplinary groups to share and discuss strategies such as explicit vocabulary instruction, morphology, before/during/after reading strategies, writing, discourse and much more. Recently, teachers had the opportunity to conduct peer observations. Small groups of teachers observed their peers implementing various strategies within their classrooms. Time was then provided to discuss these observations and to develop non-negotiable best practice instructional strategies that all teachers should be implementing in all classrooms.
Recently, our high school students had the opportunity to share their artistic talents with their families and community members. Students in Mrs. Skinner's high school art classes expressed an interest in being able to showcase their work. The worked collaboratively with Mrs. Skinner to host their first art show on January 13th. They are excited to make this and ongoing tradition each year. Also, showcasing the talents of our students will be the production of Almost, Maine. Our amazing first year teacher, Ms. Zust, and her students have been working on this production over the past several weeks. Show dates and times are Friday, February 2nd at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 3rd at 2:00 PM in room 102. Admission is free. We hope to see you there supporting the talents of our young actors and production crew.
I am here to serve our students, families, teachers and school staff. My door is always open. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at 419.684.5351 or at email@example.com.
Dr. Jennifer Theis
Main Office Information
If any senior needs to get their picture taken for the yearbook, Lifetouch will be here February 1st from 7:30am-10:30am.
Spring pictures are Tuesday, February 13, 2024.
The Sadies Dance will be February 18th 2024 from 7pm - 10pm in the Gymnasium. Red & Black Formal Attire. Admission is $10.00. Tickets and Guest Forms will be in the Main Office from February 7th - February 16th. All school and lunch fees must be paid to purchase a ticket.
Attendance reminders: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-684-5351 to report your child’s absence. Dr. Notes can be emailed to email@example.com or dropped off in student services.
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with our Guidance Website. This can be accessed by following these steps;
Go to the Margaretta website at margarettaschooldistrict.com
You will see six categories on the top of the page, go to the tab titled Parents & Students.
Hover over this and you will see a drop-down box.
Go to the drop-down titled Guidance.
There is a lot of great information on this page that we feel you can benefit from.
Scholarships are actively going out. Mrs. Bohn emails every senior the scholarships. Additionally Scholarships are listed on the daily announcements. Students can stop by The Student Service Office and check out the scholarship wall. If students and/or parents have questions they can call and/or email Mrs. Bohn or Mrs. Lott.
Mrs. Bohn - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Lott - email@example.com
In a few weeks Mrs.Lott will be going into the classrooms to begin the scheduling process with students. Students will be encouraged to complete their four year plan and review it with parents. A parent signature is required. If you have questions regarding this please contact Mrs. Lott or Mrs. Bohn. If you prefer to make an appointment this is also welcomed. Upon completion of this please sign and return to The Student Service Office.
At this time we ask that all students fill out a schedule even if they desire to attend EHOVE for next year. Once acceptance has been determined schedules can be adjusted.
On February 8th, students will be given the opportunity to attend a Health Career Boot Camp sponsored by The Erie County Business Advisory. There will be an additional Boot Camp for Manufacturing offered on February 22nd. If you believe your child will benefit from this experience please let us know and we will sign them up to attend.
There are two different upcoming college fairs hosted by NACAC - National College Fair. The first fair is on February 3rd from 1:00 pm - 4:00 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. The additional college fair will be February 10th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland. This is a great opportunity for students to connect face to face with representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities. If students are interested in attending these free opportunities they can sign up at Nacacnet.org.
On February 27th The ACT will be administered to the whole junior class (both MHS & EHOVE) at MHS in the Gymnasium. Dr.Thies, Mrs.Bohn, and Mrs. Lott will be conducting pre test sessions with students to prepare them for the process.
Any male student that is interested in Attending Buckeye Boys State please sign up in The Student Services Office.
EHOVE applications were due January 19th. Applications have been processed through our office. Students will be notified from EHOVE in early March. The EHOVE counselor will be scheduling a visit at MHS to meet with all potential students regarding schedules. Students will be notified with further details.
Spring Ohio State Testing Dates
Below are the dates for the Ohio State Tests (OST) students are required to take. More detailed information regarding these tests will be provided through Final Forms and will be posted on the district website.
Wednesday, April 10th - ELA Part 1
Thursday, April 11th - ELA Part 2
Wednesday, April 17th - Math, Algebra 1, Geometry Part 1
Thursday, April 18th - Math, Algebra 1, Geometry Part 2
Wednesday, April 24th - Science 8, Biology, American History Part 1
Thursday, April 25th - Science 8, Biology, American History Part 2
Wednesday, May 1st - Government Part 1
Thursday, May 2nd - Government Part 2
February 1 - Lifetouch Senior Picture Retake Day
February 2 - School Play 7:00 p.m. in Room 102
February 3 - School Play 2:00 p.m. in Room 102
February 5 - MARMO Meeting 6:00 p.m.
February 5 - Athletic Boosters Meeting 7:00 p.m.
February 10 - HS Solo & Ensemble Contest 8:00 a.m.
February 13 - Spring Pictures
February 18 - Winter Formal 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
February 19 - President’s Day ~ No School
February 19 - Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
February 23 - 8th Grade to Cleveland Orchestra
February 26 - Senior Trip to Top Golf
February 27 - ACT Testing for Juniors