Metro Update: January 13 ,2014

Changes to After School Building Access

Parents and Guardians:

Beginning February 11th, all students will need to leave the Metro School building, including the front lobby, by 4:00 p.m. For the duration of January term, the front lobby will remain open until 5:00pm for students who must wait for transportation home. Once Spring Semester begins, the school and lobby will close at 4:00pm. If you are in need of new after school transportation arrangements to fit your work schedule, you may connect with current carpool groups through Mrs. Burgett. In addition, Metro clubs will not meet during January. Since coursework is condensed to a 5-week term, all scheduled afterschool hours will be dedicated to tutoring.  Club offerings will resume during Spring Term.

Career Shadowing Day On February 10, Metro will host Career Shadowing day. This is NOT “Take Your Child to Work Day” but an opportunity for students to explore a career they are interested in by spending time with a professional on the job.All high school students will be required to secure a shadowing placement for the day (those with college classes will be exempt). Parents are asked to help students network to find a person to shadow. A form must be submitted by Jan. 31 with the name of the person/ company they will visit (form will be emailed to students). Middle school students will participate in a Career Fair at Metro. Students will complete an interest survey to help match them with professionals who will be here to present.

OSU Youth Summit

The OSU College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences invites high school students to apply for the 2014 Youth Summit on the Environment. The event will be Saturday, January 25 from 8:30am-4:30pm at the Olentangy River Wetland Park (352 W. Dodridge Street just north of campus). There is no cost to attend, but students must be available to participate for the entire day. Applicants should have a strong interest in leadership development and environmental sustainability. Applications are due by Wednesday and are available at the Metro front desk.

ROX Club Info Meeting

ROX (Ruling Our Experiences) is an evidence-based program designed to equip girls with the knowledge and skills to live healthy, independent, productive and violence-free lives. The group is for 9th & 10th grade girls and will meet once a week after school during spring semester. ROX will be led by Ms. Mechling, our school counselor, and Ms. Reinoehl, OSU counseling intern. All interested 9th/10th grade girls are invited to an informational meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 12-12:30pmIf you feel your daughter would benefit from ROX, contact Ms. Reinoehl at

“We Are STEM” at Columbus State

Metro High School students interested in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) or medical careers are invited to attend the 2014 “We Are STEM” event Friday, February 28 from 7:30am-1:30pm at Columbus State Community College. For more details see Ms. Mechling in the counselor’s office.

Economics Class Seeks Judges for Presentation

The Middle School Economics class is showcasing their products/services and business plans in a “Shark Tank” style presentation on Feb. 6 & 7.  We are in need of business minded adults to evaluate presentations, provide feedback and rate our products/services. If you would like to help, please contact Mrs. Oaks (

Metrobots Win Safety Video Award

The Metrobots have been named by Underwriter’s Laboratories as the winners of the 2014 Safety Animation video competition. The team will be presented with a trophy at the FIRST Robotics Competition and the video will be shown at FRC events all season. The winning video will soon be featured on the FRC Safety Webpage http://( Parents: If your student is on the robotics team/class or in Design and you have not been receiving weekly emails from the team, please email so you can be added to the contact group to receive the schedule and other important news.


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