Metro Update: February 24, 2014

Participation Needed for OSU Study

Metro Parents,

Educational researchers from the OSU College of Education & Human Ecology are conducting a study of factors that influence student success at Metro. Researchers have visited classrooms to explain the study and distribute permission forms to students. Participation from middle and high school students is vital, so please ask your child for the yellow and green forms they received, review the information and sign/return page 4 if you are willing to allow your child to participate in the study. Students will be asked to give their responses to two surveys regarding their Metro experience. Thank you in advance for your consideration in allowing your student to assist us with this important educational study.


Dr. Lynley Adnerman and Dr. Shirley Yu

The Ohio State University

OGT Schedule Feb. 24-28

Metro high school students will be on delayed start time this week to allow us to administer the Ohio Graduation Test to 10th graders. Schedules and reporting times will be as follows:

Middle School: Students will remain on a regular class schedule.

High School: All 10th grade students (and 11th/12th graders needing to re-test) must be in testing rooms by 8:00am SHARP each day. All other students must be in quiet study rooms during testing or may wait to report at 11:00am.

High School testing and class schedule for this week:

8:00-10:50: OGT Testing (quiet study room available for non-testers)1

0:50-11:20 Lunch (delayed arrival time for non-testers)11:20-12:07

1st Period12:08-12:55

2nd Period12:56-1:43

3rd Period1:43-2:30

4th PeriodFriday classes will be shortened to allow for Advisory from 2:00-2:30.

Design Learning Center to Remain on Regular Schedule

Design and Calculus 1151 students will follow their normally scheduled classes during OGT week. The shuttle to Dublin will leave Metro by 7:20 am and return by 10:45 am.

Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday

Join us this Thursday for our spring Red Cross blood drive. The Red Cross mobile unit will be here from 11am-5pm; appointments are still available between 3:00-4:45pm. Visit or email Ms. Hogue to schedule an appointment. Parents and friends of Metro are welcome to participate

Art & Ecology Workshop at COSI

“From Pollution, Art”

COSI invites you to a lecture and hands-on workshop on Wednesday, April 23 (6:30-7:30pm) on how toxic pollution can become art. Join John Sabraw, artist and Associate Professor of Art at Ohio University, to learn about his work to harvest toxic coal sludge from Ohio mines and transform it into paint and artwork. Following the lecture, participants may stay for a hands-on workshop to create art using Sabraw’s paints. Fees apply. For details, visit¬†

STEM Rox the Box Tickets Available

Get your tickets now for the 2014 STEM Rox the Box show at the Shadowbox theater. The show will be Monday, March 3 at 7pm and will feature students from area STEM programs, including Metro, performing alongside the Shadowbox team. General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students/senior citizens. For more show and ticket information, see the flyer at the following link:



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