Galion's Mission

Galion City School District provides an excellent education for the benefit of our students and ultimately our community so we are competitive in our local and global society for today and tomorrow.
BOE Special Meeting

Galion City School District Board of Education will hold a Special Board Meeting Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. at the Administrative Building. The meeting is being held to develop a calamity day contingency plan prior to the August 1, 2014 submission deadline to the Ohio Department of Education. The Board will also transact any other business that it deems necessary.

 
Immunization Reminder
All students entering kindergarten and 7th grade need to make sure their immunization status up to date! Kindergarten students need to have their childhood series of vaccines completed at time of school entry. Students entering the 7th grade need to have their Tdap booster shot. Any(all grades) student who is NOTgoing to get their vaccines or does not have them up to date and will be considered " immunization exempt", needs to have the proper paperwork completed. Please locate the Immunization Recommendations from the Ohio Dept. of Health for Fall 2014 on the Galion City Schools website under the "Forms/Links" tab, then under the "Medical Forms" section. The Immunization Exemption form is also located there. The Galion City Health Dept. offers the following Summer Immunization Clinic Schedule:
For July 2014:Monday July 21, 2014 from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm, & Monday July 28, 2014 from 9:00 am-11:00 am & 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.
 
State Champs

Galion High School's girls 4x100 relay team won the State Title, Div II, at the State Track and Field Meet on Saturday, June 7th. The team members are junior Michaela Slone, junior Clair Erlsten, sophomore Sydney Hunt and senior Laura McElligott. Congratulations girls and Coach Roston!

 
Primary Students Learn Galion Hisotry
Galion Primary Students got a treat Monday as they were visited by historian Marcia Yunker and Gracie the Dog. They learned all about Galion history and how talented dogs can be.  Click here for more information and photos 
Tdap Immunization
Tdap Immunization ~ 
*Attention Parents/Guardians of 6th Graders:
The Galion City Health Department is holding a special school-based Tdap clinic for 6th graders on Monday, May 5, from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm at the Galion Middle School Cafetorium.
 
COMMUNITY MEETING FEEDBACK
Community Meeting with the Superintendent

In late February, community members were invited to a meeting with the Superintendent. At the meeting, community members were asked to list the positive attributes of the Galion City School District and the areas in need of improvement. Listed below are the items that were shared by the community members in attendance. The administration will review the areas in need of improvement and develop action steps to enhance those areas. The next community meeting will take place near the end of the school year. Hope to see you there!
Positive attributes of the Galion City School District:
*Caring Teachers
*Great facilities; clean facilities
*Great Special Education Teachers and Program
*Dress Code
*Great Sports Programs; high participation rate
*Art Club at the Middle School; great outlet.
*Good Breakfast/Lunch Programs; Good Food.
*High number of local scholarships
*Campus format
*Excellent Music Program
*Excellent Drama Program
*Connections Weekend: Highlight Alumni successes; inspiration for our current students
*District embraces technology
*Awesome Library System
*Transportation is still offered.
Areas in Need of Improvement:
*Develop more uses for technology; use more eBooks
*More of a focus on writing skills
*More Community Service projects involving the students
*More consistency with discipline; focus on eliminating bullying
*Better communication: between district and community; between teachers and parents.
*Need a dedicated Performing Arts Building
*Appreciation of staff members (doing a lot since the cutbacks)
*Traffic Patterns; many parents not following the posted rules; creates a dangerous situation for students
*More focus on curriculum and less on state testing; need to focus on creativity
*More focus on teaching life skills (managing money, work ethic, resume-building)
*Consistency with Dress Code monitoring
*Consistency across the district with the use of Progress Book by teachers
 
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Kindergarten Registration ~ Please call 419.468.4010 for an appointment.  Galion Primary School, 478 Portland Way North, Galion, Ohio.  Child must be 5 years old before August 1, 2014.  Complete Details. 
PreSchool Registration 2014-2015

The Galion City Schools preschool program will begin registration for the 2014/15 school year. Our program will promote a “hands on” learning environment that aligns with the Ohio state preschool content standards in the areas of language arts, math, science and social studies.

The Galion City Schools Preschool operates a morning and afternoon program, Monday through Thursday.

Enrollment Registration packets are available at Galion Primary School. Please call 419.468.4010 for additional information.

 
Art Award
The Ohio Art Education Association recognized Linda Wilson as the 2013 recipient of the North Central Region's "Outstanding Art Teacher" award. She has demonstrated a long-term commitment to supporting the visual arts and has impacted arts education in Ohio in a positive way. Linda was nominated for this distinction from the membership of almost 2000 art educators statewide.   
Fire Safety Poster Contest
The following students won the October fire safety poster contest sponsored by the Galion Fire Department. On November 19, they got to ride around the campus on the fire truck! Congratulations to our poster contest winners. A special thank you to Chief Jackson and the Galion Fire Department.  See pictures below...... 
Fire Safety with Galion Fire Department
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