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2022 Summer Lunch Program

Lima City Schools will once again be offering free lunches this summer from June 6 through August 4 for any child aged 1-18. They will be available through multiple sites in Lima from 11am-12:30pm Mondays through Thursdays. Please see the link at for more information about where the lunches are available.

Regional Track Information and Tickets

Our Varsity Track teams will compete in the Regional Meet at Port Clinton True-Lay Stadium on Wednesday, May 25 and Friday, May 27. All tickets will be sold at and spectators must have a ticket for each day. The address for the stadium is 601 W. Fremont Rd. Port Clinton, OH 43452
On Wednesday field events will begin at 4:00pm and running events will begin at 5:30pm. Tickets will cost $10 until 1:00pm on Wednesday when the price goes up to $12. 
On Friday field events will begin at 5:00pm and running events will begin at 6:30pm. Tickets will cost $10 until 2:00pm on Friday when the price goes up to $12. 
IMPORTANT PARKING NOTE: The Elementary School across the street from the stadium dismisses at 3:15 PM. Parents/Fans of Shot and Discus Competitors should NOT ARRIVE prior to 3:30 PM. If arriving at or after 3:30 PM you will be permitted to park behind our Elementary School right next to Shot and Discus. If you arrive before 3:30 PM, you will have to park in a different lot and have quite a walk to get to Shot and Discus. Click here for the full spectator information including all parking locations and other items. Click here for a map of the stadium and parking.
Good luck to all of our athletes!

Job Posting for Music Director - Instrumental

Please see the job posting at for Music (Band) Director at Columbus Grove Schools. Interested applicants may contact High School Principal Brian Best at 419-659-4309 or 

ACT Test Prep

Columbus Grove Local Schools is offering free ACT prep for current sophomores and juniors.

Option 1 - The Official ACT Self-Paced Course, Powered by Kaplan - on the ACT website. Students can sign up online for this course and the school will reimburse you. The cost is $99 with tax. Sign up on the website.
Option 2 - ACT Prep Workshop - A 2 day workshop at Owens Community College in Findlay. For more information, you can visit the website at Please feel free to call Shelly at 419-305-0816 or email if you have any questions! The cost is $200.

Once you sign up and pay, turn the bill into Mrs. Losh in the guidance office to be reimbursed.

2022-23 Reminders from the Putnam County Health Department

The Putnam County Health Department has shared some reminders with parents of students going into the 7th and 12th grades next year. Please see the flyers posted at and to read about requirements before students can start school in the fall.

Substitute Kitchen Workers

Columbus Grove Schools is looking for substitute cafeteria workers. Applicants must be available weekdays without limited availability. They should be able to work the same day as being called in and must be available early mornings through afternoon. Food service background preferred but not required (use of commercial cooking equipment and be able to prepare bulk food). Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Meet all health requirements mandated by law and pass a background and finger print check. Interested applicants should send their resume to Columbus Grove School c/o Kristen Hertel, Food Service Director 201 W. Cross Street. Columbus Grove, Ohio, 45830 or email to

Band Calendar Sales

The CG Band Boosters are now taking orders for the 60th edition of the Community Birthday Calendar from now through the end of May. You can place your order with any band member, or use the order form here to mail your order. The Band Boosters would like to thank the Community and Businesses for helping to continue this successful fundraiser.

CGHS Alumni Weekend

The Columbus Grove High School Alumni Association will sponsor the annual alumni weekend June 17-18. For more information about the weekend and registration details visit

HSB Class Releases CG Schools/Community Promotional Video

As part of a project for Mr. Schafer’s High School of Business Class, the junior HSB class produced a promotional video for Columbus Grove Schools and the community of Columbus Grove. Go to to view this four-minute video.

ProgressBook App Now Available

There is now an official app to keep up with your grades in ProgressBook. Search for the ProgressBook Parent/Student mobile app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to install. Go to to find out more about installing it or watch a video about it here:

LifeWise Academy Information Available

All students in 5th and 6th grades for the 2021-22 school year will have the opportunity to participate in LifeWise Academy, a Released Time Religious Instruction (RTRI) program that allows students to attend off-site non-denominational Bible-based classes with an emphasis on Character Education. These classes will take place during the academic assistance period on Thursdays in the basement of the St. John’s United Methodist Church. Student registrations for this program have been sent home with all students entering 5th and 6th grade next year. Parents may learn more about this program at If you have any questions, please contact directors Dave and Kristy Nusbaum at

Substitute Bus Drivers Wanted

Columbus Grove Local School is accepting applications for substitute bus drivers.  This position has the potential of becoming a full-time bus driver in the future, if the applicant is interested.  Substitute bus drivers are contacted to drive extracurricular and field trips and occasionally drive a regular morning or afternoon route.  Certification requires the completion of attending a pre-service class, a written and driving test, CDL license, a medical physical exam, drug test, BMV check of driving record, and a background check.  Cost for training will be reimbursed by the district for any individuals who serve as a substitute bus driver for Columbus Grove Local Schools. If you are interested in becoming a bus driver for Columbus Grove School, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 659-2639 for further information.


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