METRO WEEKLY UPDATES

family updates

May 16, 2022

Clubs & Office Hours

This will be the last week of clubs and teacher office hours. There will be no after school activities next week unless arranged directly with a teacher.

2022-23 Bus Registration

If you live in the Groveport, Hilliard or South-Western districts and plan to use bus transportation to Metro next school year, register with your district before the end of May. Click here for instructions. If you currently use a Columbus City school bus and will ride next year from the same address, you do not have to register again.

Student Fees

Please check your student's PowerSchool account and arrange to pay any outstanding fee balance before the end of May. Payment can be made at school (cash or check) or you can pay with a card from home using PaySchools. Find instructions here: Student Fees

Library Summer Reading Challenge

Reading during summer break helps keep skills strong for the start of the next school year. Sign up for the Columbus Library's Summer Reading Challenge and earn rewards while enjoying your favorite books. Visit columbuslibrary.org/summerreading for details.

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

  • MAP testing: Students will take the Science MAP test Tuesday in science class and the Language Usage test Thursday in social studies class. Students who were absent for the Math or Reading test will be pulled for make-ups this week and next week.

  • HS Course Exams: Students taking Algebra 1 or English 9 with middle school teachers will take their final exams May 24 & May 25 in the morning.

  • 8th Grade Party: 8th graders will have a jeans day and modified schedule May 25 to celebrate the end of middle school with a party at Fred Beekman Park. Snack & drink donations are needed; use the 8th Grade Party Sign up link if you can help!

  • Metro Games: M.S. Metro Games (field day) will be the afternoon of May 27. Student may dress down (Wellness dress code or jeans) and their chosen Advisory color. Parent volunteers are needed for set up, clean up and to run stations. Email email Mr. Behan (behan@themetroschool.org) if you can help.

  • Mighty Metro Masters: Congratulations to this week's Mighty Metro Masters, students recognized by staff for going above and beyond in following the Metro Habits: Arber H, Mumtaz J, Aliah I, Zoe H, Chris H, Iman A, Ian D, Desmond D, Zaiden L, Zamir L, Grace B, Tina Marie T, Lauryn W.

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

  • Final Exams & Metro Games: High school final exams will be May 26 & 27; click here for the schedule). There will be a modified schedule May 31 for Metro Games (field day) in the afternoon.

  • End of Year Presentations: Please reach out to your child's Advisor if you have not scheduled their end of year Roundtable or Gateway. Available times are on June 1 or June 2.

May 9, 2022

Asynchronous Assignment May 9

Thanks to all parents for your help getting students back home as we dealt with an unexpected power outage this morning. Today has been changed to an asynchronous day. Students should check their Advisor’s Schoology page (or an email from their Advisor) for an assignment that is due by 2:30pm. Attendance will be taken based on submission of the assignment

Teacher Appreciation 

Special thanks to Metro's PTSA and all the parents who helped make Teacher Appreciation Week special! Your time and donations were greatly appreciated.

Safety Reminder for H.S. Families

Metro is a closed campus. Students are only permitted to leave the buildling during the day if they are taking college classes off-campus, attending an internship/capstone, or participating in Wellness class. Students are not permitted to leave the building and return except for those reasons. 

End of Year Dates

  • May 13: Scheduled Virtual Day; classes begin at 8am

  • May 26 & 27: High School Final Exams

  • May 30: Memorial Day, No School

  • May 31: Last regular day & last day for district buses

  • June 1 & 2: End of year Roundtables & Gateways by appointment

  • June 3: Teacher Work Day; No Students

  • June 4: Metro Graduation (tickets required)

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

  • MAP Testing: Their will be a modified schedule for MAP testing May 10 (Reading) and May 12 (Math). Language Usage and Science tests will take place in classes next week. 

  • Clubs & Office Hours: Next week will be the last meeting of middle school clubs and the last round of office hours. There will be no after school activities starting the week of May 23.

  • Roundtables: You should receive an email from your student's Advisor to sign up for their Roundtable on June 1 OR June 2. Students may only present earlier if they (or their Advisor) are attending the 8th Grade Washington DC trip. 

  • 8th Grade Trip Meeting Tomorrow: There will be a mandatory meeting May 10 at 6pm for students going on the 8th grade trip and their parents. The meeting is in person at Metro and will cover all trip details. Contact Mr. Kennedy if you have any questions (kennedy.3@themetroschool.org).

  • Mighty Metro Masters: Congratulations to this week's Mighty Metro Masters, students recognized by staff for going above and beyond in following the Metro Habits: Ishwak A, Daniel M.

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

  • Junior/Senior Prom: The 2022 Junior/Senior Prom is this Friday at the Columbus Convention Center. Tickets are on sale through Wednesday and are $30/person. Students bringing a non-Metro date must have a guest form on file by Tuesday. Friday is a virtual day, which will give students sufficient time to prepare for prom. Students must engage in virtual day classes to be admitted to prom in the evening.

  • Final Exams & Metro Games: Metro Games are back! In order to make time for our end of year field day, the high school final exam schedule will be changed to May 26 & 27 (click here for the exam schedule). There will be a modified schedule May 31 with Metro Games in the afternoon.

  • End of Year Presentations: End of year Roundtables & Gateways will be June 1 & 2. Please schedule your child’s presentation with their Advisor if you have not done so already.

  • Summer Program: Rising juniors & seniors interested in careers in education are invited to participate in Project R.O.O.T. (Reaching Our Own Through Teaching) this summer. The program will be June 13-15 on OSU's campus and will engage participants in panel discussions, college classes, campus tours, networking activities, and workshops on funding college. If interested, apply here: go.osu.edu/rootsummer  or visit their website at https://u.osu.edu/rootsummer/.

May 2, 2022

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2 - 6 is our annual Staff Appreciation Week. This is a great opportunity to reach out to your child's teachers with a kind word by email or by sending them a written note. Encourage your child to do the same!

PTSA Meeting May 5

The next meeting of the PTSA will be Thursday, May 5 at 6:30pm. Families can attend in person or online (click here for the Zoom link). The agenda will include end of year activities and election of a new treasurer. Email ptsametro@gmail.com with any questions.

Summer Opportunities

Looking for a summer camp for your child? The school counselors have put together a Summer Activity Guide with information on summer options.

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

  • Mighty Metro Masters: Congratulations to this week's Mighty Metro Masters, students recognized by staff for going above and beyond in following the Metro Habits: Sierra J, Kobe E, Avelea B, Kezia B, Tessa H, Payton S, Madison S, Josey P, Sachiko S, Ashton M, Rahma K, Isaac M, Stefany G, Nasra M.

  • MAP Testing: Middle school students will have a modified schedule May 10 for the Reading MAP test and May 12 for the Math test. Language Usage and Science tests will take place in class the following week. 

  • Roundtables: Be on the lookout for an email from your student's Advisor to schedule an end of year Roundtable June 1 OR June 2. Students may only present before those dates if they (or their Advisor) will be going on the 8th grade Washington DC trip. 

  • Summer School: M.S. Summer School invitations will be sent out this week to families of students who should attend. Email Ms. Brown (brown@themetroschool.org) if you have any questions.

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

  • Prom May 13: Metro's Junior/Senior Prom is May 13 at the Columbus Convention Center. Tickets go on sale this week for $25/person. Please buy early; tickets will be $30 next week. Students intending to bring a guest who is a non-Metro student must have a guest form on file by May 9; forms are available from Ms. Demarest or the front desk. Click here for ticket/guest form details.

  • End of Year Presentations: You should receive information from your child's Advisor to schedule an end of year Roundtable or Gateway for your student. Be sure to select a day/time that at least one parent/guardian can attend.

  • End of Year Dates: High school final exams are scheduled for May 26 & 27. On May 31, the high school will have a special schedule with Metro Games (our version of field day) in the afternoon.

April 25, 2022

Carwash Fundraiser April 28

The high school Dance Committee is hosting a car wash at Metro this Thursday from 3pm-5pm. Bring your vehicle for a $10 wash and support students as they raise money for prom!

Teacher Appreciation Week Donations

Metro’s PTSA is making plans to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6 and they would love your help! Donations of food items and gift cards are being collected this week. If you'd like to participate, please sign up here: Teacher Appreciation Week

PTSA Meeting May 5

The next meeting of the PTSA will be Thursday, May 5 at 6:30pm. Families may attend in person at Metro or from home on Zoom. The agenda will include election of a new treasurer. If you are interested in serving on the PTSA board, please email ptsametro@gmail.com for information. 

Reminder: Calendar Change

Monday, May 2 will be an asynchronous day. Students will work on assignments “offline” and will not need to report for virtual or in-person classes. Tuesday, May 3 will be a regular school day.

Students Place at National Event 

Congratulations to Metro fencers Aaron Buergenthal and Tierna Oxenreider on their performance at the North American Cup and Division 1 National Championship last weekend. Among their accomplishments, Aaron received the bronze medal in the Division 2 competition.

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

  • Principal’s Update: Click here for a Middle School update from Mrs. Anthony.

  • Make-Up Testing: Students who were absent for a state test last week will be pulled from class for make-up testing this week.

  • Assembly April 27: This Wednesday, “It’s Time2!” founder Dr. Brian Ceccarelli will be speaking to students about mental health, anti-bullying, and teen suicide. Please see the It's Time 2 flyer for details and submit the Opt-Out form if you want your child to sit out of the presentation.

  • Mighty Metro Masters: Congratulations to this week's Mighty Metro Masters, students recognized by staff for going above and beyond in following the Metro Habits: Mounia M, Karol M-V., Elliot R, Rym A, Grace E, Nelson W, Zainab F, Emmy H, Maggie B, Josiah F, Daniel M, Hoda M, Jusange B-F.

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

  • State Tests This Week: 4/26 American History & Government, 4/27 Biology, 4/28 Algebra 1 & Geometry. 

  • Prom is May 13: Juniors & Seniors are cordially invited to attend the 2022 Metro Prom, scheduled for the evening of May 13. Tickets will be on sale for $25/person next week, $30/person the week of prom. More details to come!

  • Final Exams & Metro Games: Metro Games are back! In order to make time for the end of year field day, the high school final exam schedule will be changed from what appears on the calendar. Exams will be May 26 & 27 and there will be a modified schedule May 31 with Metro Games in the afternoon. 

April 18, 2022

Calendar Change

The asynchronous day scheduled for May 3 is being moved to May 2. On Monday, May 2, students will NOT report for in person or virtual classes but are to work on assignments from home. Tuesday, May 3 will be a regular school day.

Mental Health Services at Metro

Metro has partnered with the OSU Wexner Medical Center to offer mental health services to students. Michelle Johnson, Mental Health Specialist (MHS), will work with Metro students on site. You can read more here: OSUWMC. In Ohio, students ages 14+ may see a mental health specialist without the need for parent consent. Services are limited to 30 days or six sessions, whichever comes first, and are provided at no cost to families. 

Yearbook Orders

Don’t miss out on the 2021-22 Metro yearbook! Click the links for the MS Yearbook or the HS Yearbook ordering information.

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

  • M.S. State Testing: Middle school students will take the state Math test on Wednesday, April 20; there will be no after-school clubs that day. Eighth graders will take the science test on Thursday, April 21. Please avoid absences on test days.

  • Jeans Day April 25: To celebrate completing state testing, the middle school will have a jeans dress down day April 25. Please remember that sweatpants and ripped jeans are not acceptable. You can review the dress-down policy here.

  • Assembly April 27: On April 27, “It’s Time2!” founder Dr. Brian Ceccarelli will be speaking to students about mental health, anti-bullying, and teen suicide. The presentation uses videos, personal stories and statistics to discuss topics impacting many of our students and families. Please see the It's Time 2 flyer for details (the 4/20 date is incorrect) and submit the Opt-Out form if you want your child to sit out of the presentation.

  • Mighty Metro Masters: Congratulations to this week's Mighty Metro Masters, students recognized by staff for going above and beyond in following the Metro Habits: Baqer A., Nayeli F., Myles S., Noah A., Fareeha N., Jusange B. F.

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

  • Schedule Changes April 19 & 20: On Tuesday, high school students will follow an Advisory schedule instead of the regular schedule. On Wednesday, there will be a modified schedule with Design Challenge presentations in the morning and the Spring Talent Show in the afternoon. 

  • H.S. State Testing: Remaining high school state tests are: 4/26 American History & Government, 4/27 Biology, 4/28 Algebra 1 & Geometry. If you’d like to see your child’s previous state test scores, they can be found in PowerSchool: Accessing OST Scores

  • STEM Rocks the Box: Congratulations to Lea Dukat and Lucy Witt for being selected to participate in Shadowbox Live's STEM Rocks the Box show this year. They will join other STEM students in a special performance at the Shadowbox Live theatre.

  • Summer School: If your child is interested in taking a high school class this summer, be sure to register by April 25 at this link: https://forms.gle/YJuSZedFpc74nhRV7. If you have questions, check the FAQ or email Mrs. Leslie (leslie@themetroschool.org).