Metro Update: February 17, 2014

OGT Testing Feb. 24-28
Metro high school students will be on delayed start time next week to allow us to administer the Ohio Graduation Test. Testers include all 10th graders and 11th/12th graders needing to retake a section of the OGT. Schedules and reporting times will be as follows:
Middle School: Regular start time and class schedule Monday-Thursday. Friday classes will be shortened to allow for Advisory from 2:00-2:30
High School: All 10th grade students (and 11th/12th graders needing to re-test) must be in testing rooms by 8:00am SHARP. All other students will be offered a quiet study room or may report after testing.
High School testing and class schedule for next week:
8:00-10:50: OGT Testing (quiet study room available for non-testers)
10:50-11:20 Lunch (delayed arrival time for non-testers)
11:20-12:07 1st Period
12:08-1:55 2nd Period
12:56-1:43 3rd Period
1:43-2:30 4th Period
Friday classes will be shortened to allow for Advisory from 2:00-2:30.
MetroThon Friday
MetroThon is our annual school-wide service project. All students create a donation page online to raise funds for pediatric cancer patients at Children’s Hospital. Fundraising ends this Friday with a six-hour dance marathon from 3:30-9:30pm. MetroThon includes snacks, a live DJ, games and a group line dance. Students must raise a minimum of $25 to participate so encourage your family and friends to give toward your child’s donation page this week!
Spirit Week Feb.18-21
We are celebrating Spirit Week in honor of MetroThon. Students can pay $1 per day to participate in the theme of the day. All outfits must be school appropriate. Themes are as follows:
Tuesday 2/18 – Pajama Day 
Wednesday 2/19 – Superhero Day
Thursday 2/20 – Hippie Day 
Friday 2/21 – MetroThon t-shirt day (students who raised $25 or more can wear their MetroThon shirt, jeans and tennis shoes)
See Ms. Rudolph to pay your $1 per day. All money goes to our MetroThon fundraising total.
STEM Expo Day at Metro Feb. 22
Join us this Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9am-1pm as Metro hosts the STEM Expo – a community outreach event for students grades K-8 featuring interactive activities in science, technology, engineering and math. Admission is free but pre-registration is recommended. To register, and include the names and ages of your children. For more event information, visit the following link:
Econ Students Participate in Personal Finance Day
BMI Federal Credit Union is hosting a “Personal Finance Day” for Metro Economics classes on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at their corporate office. Students will participate in the interactive game Finances 101, which simulates the monthly budgeting process, and will work in teams to complete financial scenarios. Student may also apply to open a BMI savings account! For a complete description of activities, visit the following link:
STEM Rox the Box Tickets Available
Each year, Shadowbox invites area STEM school students to audition for an intense performing arts bootcamp. The end result is a one night show called STEM Rox the Box at the Shadowbox Theater. Several Metro students have been selected to participate, so we invite you to purchase tickets to enjoy the show on Monday, March 3 at 7pm. General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. For more show and ticket information, see the flyer at the following link:
Festival of Friends Annual Fundraiser
Save the Date for this year’s Festival of Friends Saturday, April 12! A fun family time is being planned for this year’s Festival of Friends, our PTSO’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  Come and celebrate Metro with our new family format and ticket pricing options. The evening will feature live and silent auctions, heavy hors d’oeuvresa 50/50 raffle, MetroBot demonstrations, Design Challenge winners and more!  Email invitation and registration information coming soon. All money raised directly benefits student programs at Metro.



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