Galion's Mission

Galion City School District provides an excellent education for the benefit of our students and ultimately our community so we are competitive in our local and global society for today and tomorrow.
TECH TUESDAYS
Our Technology Tuesdays continued last night, with a session in MicroSoft Word.  The participants started the evening with some information and "snacks" from our Food Service Department.  Jacki Corona, Food Service Coordinator, was on hand to share information about the lunch program at Galion Schools.  Tuesdays session was beginning Word.  Requests were made to add an additional Tech Tuesday to work with Tables in Word.  This session will be held on May 6, 2014.  Sign up here.  The class is free to Galion residents.  If you have any questions about Tech Tuesdays, please call Lori Dray, Technology Coordinator, at 419.468.3432 ext 11015.
 
Calamity Day Law
Yesterday, Governor Kasich signed the Calamity Day Bill which provided additional calamity days to Ohio school districts. With the signing of the bill, the Galion City School District Contingency Plan goes into effect. The Board of Education acted on the revised contingency plan last Thursday. The contingency plan creates a revised calendar for the Galion City School District. In this revised calendar, the Galion City School District will be making up 2 calamity days at the end of the school year. Therefore, the last day of school for students will be Monday, June 2nd. If we have additional calamity days this spring, the make-up days will be added to the end of the school year. Please mark your calendars accordingly.
Here is the mathematical breakdown of the Galion City School District's Calamity Day Contingency Plan:
16 Calamity Days
5 Calamity Days that do not have to be made up (original state law)
3 Blizzard Bag Days
2 Added School Days (Presidents' Day, April 21st)
4 Additional Calamity Days that do not have to be made up (new provision to state law)
*2 Remaining Make-up Days (May 30th, June 2nd)

*Special Provision for High School Seniors: Seniors at Galion High School will only have to make up one calamity day, due to a special provision in the new law. The new provision states that once seniors participate in their graduation ceremony, they do not have to make up additional calamity days. Therefore, since the Galion Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 30th, our seniors will finish their school careers on the 30th.

If you have any questions about the Galion Contingency Plan, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your attention to this important message!
Mark J. Stefanik
Superintendent
Galion City School District
 
COMMUNITY MEETING FEEDBACK
Community Meeting with the Superintendent

In late February, community members were invited to a meeting with the Superintendent. At the meeting, community members were asked to list the positive attributes of the Galion City School District and the areas in need of improvement. Listed below are the items that were shared by the community members in attendance. The administration will review the areas in need of improvement and develop action steps to enhance those areas. The next community meeting will take place near the end of the school year. Hope to see you there!
Positive attributes of the Galion City School District:
*Caring Teachers
*Great facilities; clean facilities
*Great Special Education Teachers and Program
*Dress Code
*Great Sports Programs; high participation rate
*Art Club at the Middle School; great outlet.
*Good Breakfast/Lunch Programs; Good Food.
*High number of local scholarships
*Campus format
*Excellent Music Program
*Excellent Drama Program
*Connections Weekend: Highlight Alumni successes; inspiration for our current students
*District embraces technology
*Awesome Library System
*Transportation is still offered.
Areas in Need of Improvement:
*Develop more uses for technology; use more eBooks
*More of a focus on writing skills
*More Community Service projects involving the students
*More consistency with discipline; focus on eliminating bullying
*Better communication: between district and community; between teachers and parents.
*Need a dedicated Performing Arts Building
*Appreciation of staff members (doing a lot since the cutbacks)
*Traffic Patterns; many parents not following the posted rules; creates a dangerous situation for students
*More focus on curriculum and less on state testing; need to focus on creativity
*More focus on teaching life skills (managing money, work ethic, resume-building)
*Consistency with Dress Code monitoring
*Consistency across the district with the use of Progress Book by teachers
 
OPEN ENROLLMENT
The Open Enrollment for Galion City Schools will open March 1, 2014 and will close on March 31, 2014.   For online registration, please click here.  Please direct any questions to Kelli Rinehart, 419.468.3432 ext 11005. 
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Kindergarten Registration ~ Please call 419.468.4010 for an appointment.  Galion Primary School, 478 Portland Way North, Galion, Ohio.  Child must be 5 years old before August 1, 2014.  Complete Details. 
Technology Tuesdays
We finally had our first Technology Tuesday!  The weather finally cooperated with us, and we are able to hold our Beginners iPad Class.  We are having our Intermediate iPad Class next Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 6 p.m. in the High School Lab 108.  Sign up here. 
PreSchool Registration 2014-2015

The Galion City Schools preschool program will begin registration for the 2014/15 school year. Our program will promote a “hands on” learning environment that aligns with the Ohio state preschool content standards in the areas of language arts, math, science and social studies.

The Galion City Schools Preschool operates a morning and afternoon program, Monday through Thursday.

Enrollment Registration packets are available at Galion Primary School. Please call 419.468.4010 for additional information.

 
Technology Tuesdays
We are excited to offer a "Technology Tuesday" series for our Galion City School residents.  Please take advantage of these classes.... 
Art Award
The Ohio Art Education Association recognized Linda Wilson as the 2013 recipient of the North Central Region's "Outstanding Art Teacher" award. She has demonstrated a long-term commitment to supporting the visual arts and has impacted arts education in Ohio in a positive way. Linda was nominated for this distinction from the membership of almost 2000 art educators statewide.   
Fire Safety Poster Contest
The following students won the October fire safety poster contest sponsored by the Galion Fire Department. On November 19, they got to ride around the campus on the fire truck! Congratulations to our poster contest winners. A special thank you to Chief Jackson and the Galion Fire Department.  See pictures below...... 
Fire Safety with Galion Fire Department
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District Calendar
Upcoming Events
Coed Track and Field
Tue Apr 22 2014
reading fair
Fri Apr 25 2014
GALION HIGH SCHOOL PROM
Sat Apr 26 2014
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