The Galion City Schools will be on a 2-hour delay, Friday, January 27, 2023. Be safe, Tigers!
Building a snowman, wearing pajamas all day - however you decide to spend it, share a photo of your snow day with us in the comments below!
Good morning, Tigers! The Galion City Schools will be CLOSED today, January 25, 2023. Have a safe and wonderful snow day!
The Galion City Schools will be on a 2-hour delay, Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Please remember on delay days that breakfast will not be served and AM ROAR will not be in session. Stay safe, Tigers!
Our ROAR program at the Galion Intermediate School continues to use Active Floor educational games for academic support in Math and ELA (examples of educational games include grade level vocabulary words and meanings, verb tense matching games, math word problems and multiplication practices). However, we also use Active Floor games for our weekly Playground Play sessions, especially during winter months when the weather might prevent our ROAR staff from taking our students out to our school playground. During those times, our students can still get some physical activity though Active Floor games such as Air Hockey, Soccer, Simon Says, Bike Race, and Splatter Space.
The Galion City Schools will be on a 2-hour delay today, Monday January 23, 2023.
We are so proud of our spellers! Ayla, Addison, Nakian, Clara Mae and Ramon - congratulations on all of your hard work to prepare for this contest! Addison placed in the top 15 at the bee and qualified for the Tri-County Spelling at Mid-Ohio ESC on February 9, at 6:30 pm. Best of luck in the next round, Addison!
At January’s meeting, the Board of Education honored four students who have consistently demonstrated the Profile of a Tiger trait, Empathetic. Being empathetic is more than simply agreeing with someone—it’s about understanding and respecting their point of view, even if you don’t necessarily share it. It involves putting oneself in another person’s shoes to gain insight into their feelings and being supportive despite differences. These exemplary learners: Avery - 2nd grade; Rylee - 4th grade; Gavin - 6th grade and Sommar - 12th grade, were recognized for demonstrating this essential life skill! Good work, Tigers!
Today we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his unwavering dedication towards justice, equality, and peace in our society.
Galion City Schools is proud to announce the installation of the cutting-edge Centegix Education Crisis Alert System! This revolutionary system allows staff to rapidly alert administrators and first responders in an emergency. We are proud to be the first among Ohio school districts to implement this technology, providing additional safety for our students as they return to the classroom.
As we embark on a new school year, Galion Tigers remain committed to upholding the Profile of a Tiger—our roadmap for success. This set of values is purposeful: they guide us within the district walls and beyond them to produce successful graduates ready for their next steps. This month, we are emphasizing the importance of empathy in and out of the classroom with all Galion students. We strive to foster these essential traits not only this month but every single day throughout their education journey. Let’s explore what it means to be empathetic together! Galion Tigers are compassionate. They strive to comprehend and respect the perspectives of those around them while still showing support even when they don’t entirely agree with the other party. These individuals seek to put themselves in someone else’s shoes and show empathy for all views expressed.
January kicks off School Board Appreciation Month! This month is an opportunity to recognize the important work our school board has done and will continue to do. President Grant Garverick, Vice President Mike Mateer, Laura Johnson, Dennis Long, and Melissa Miller—thank you for your commitment and dedication to our schools and students.
We are back for day two following winter break! As we begin the spring semester, we are looking forward to what 2023 will bring.
Happy New Year, Tigers!
#TBT to warmer weather! Over the summer, the GPS and GIS special education teams hosted a picnic for students and their families to enjoy the newly established inclusive playground. It is safe to say it was a hit!
Don’t forget classes resume on Jan. 3, 2023.
In an effort to highlight the positive actions of our students, Galion Intermediate School teachers have been challenged to make 100 positive phone calls. Each time a positive phone call is made, they write their name on the grid. Once the grid is filled, the grade level teachers with the most squares will receive a free lunch!
The Board recognized four students who have consistently demonstrated the Profile of a Tiger trait, Involved, throughout the month of December. The Involved trait calls for students to display a passion for the community's success through active engagement in service opportunities and for them to seek ways to participate in school-related activities to develop a sense of Galion Pride. The students recognized are Korbin - Kindergarten; Paul - 5th grade; Rhiley - 8th grade and Wyatt - 11th grade. Way to go, Tigers!
The GIS Student Lighthouse Team hosted a holiday door decorating contest! Six local business owners judged the student-led design projects, offering the winning classroom a sweet surprise (a Jean's Day in January)! Door Decorations were judged on multiple different criteria: creativity, incorporation of holiday themes, neatness of design and detail, evidence of time, effort, and teamwork, the use of a variety of elements and best use of space. There were many impressive designs; however, Mrs. Jaime Valentine's class took the win! Mrs. Laurie Smith's class won second place, and Mrs. Kim Garver's class placed third in the contest. Congratulations to all participants!
In November, Galion High School launched a before-and after-school program called “ROAR” (an acronym that stands for Resources, Opportunities, Achievement and Readiness), which focuses on providing academic support in Math and Language Arts. In addition, through ROAR, high school students can participate in Galion’s existing work-study programs and the newly established Carpentry Skills Program. Recently, high school students participating in the Carpentry Skills Program worked together with students in the high school woodworking class to design and construct checkerboards and carved boxes to hold the checkers. The finished products are being loaned to the middle school ROAR students for use in their Logic Games sessions during the remainder of this year’s program.