On Sunday, December 20th, the Columbus Grove Girls’ Basketball Team will host a showcase for players in grades 5-8 and host an Alumni game in which previous players will go up against this year’s high school team. This is the second year for the Showcase/Alumni Game and we hope you will be able to join us for this occasion. The purpose of this event is to bring together ALL members of the Columbus Grove Girls’ Basketball Program: Past, Present, and Future; we hope you will consider joining us. Family and Friends are invited to watch the games.
Doors open at 2:30pm, and detailed information including a schedule for the day can be found here. If you have any questions, contact Coach Brian Schroeder at (419) 202-0016 or via email.
On Sunday, November 1, the CBS television show 60 Minutes reported a story on the heroin epidemic in the state of Ohio, entitled Heroin in the Heartland. To view the entire clip, please click here. 7-12 students at Columbus Grove attended an assembly on Friday, October 23 regarding the dangers of drug use. This assembly was coordinated by Columbus Grove Police Chief Nick Gilgenbach and Police Chief Hardy from Continental. This assembly will take place at every school district in Putnam County. An evening program, targeted for parents, is being planned. We will let you know when the details of this evening program are finalized.
At the July 2015 Columbus Grove Board of Education meeting, policy was approved to begin random student drug testing for students in grades 7-12. Students eligible for random drug testing are those who participate in an activity that is deemed a privilege. By law, students who do not participate in any extra-curricular activities are not eligible for random drug testing. Participation in extra-curricular activities at Columbus Grove, both competitive and non-competitive (E.g. Student Council, Leo Club, NHS, etc.), meets the requirements for being eligible for random testing. Click here to review this policy. Please click here to find frequently asked questions regarding random student drug testing. If you have any questions, please contact the superintendent’s office at 659-2639.
A benefit recently added to our Microsoft software school agreement provides all CG students with FREE copies of Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows, Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac, and Office for mobile devices to use at home. For information on how to sign in and obtain the software, click here.
Did you know that nearly 35% of the students who attend Columbus Grove Schools qualify for the Federal Government’s Free/Reduced Lunch Program? Research shows that children living with hunger insecurity are more likely to be negatively impacted in terms of cognitive and physical growth as well as fighting infection. According to the National Hunger Study, families in poverty are many times forced into having to choose between food and other basic necessities, such as rent, utilities and medical care.
To address the challenges these families face, a new community program entitled Bless a Bulldog will help serve our needy children in Columbus Grove Schools. This program will supply these children with two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners on the weekends. The first target date for food distribution is Friday, February 14th. Please click here to learn more about this program.
The Columbus Alumni Association and Columbus Grove Schools have partnered to start a brick paver project on the east side of the new school building. Click here to see drawings of this project. This project will allow Columbus Grove community members and alumni to purchase a personalized brick to be placed in this area to honor individuals or significant events in Columbus Grove Local Schools' storied history. Bricks are on sale for just $50 for a 4" by 8" brick. Click here for an order form. This project will start in July. These bricks will make a perfect gift to commemorate a CG alumnus, faculty member, student accomplishment, or historical event in our district's history!
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.