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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the 2018-2019

School Year

Go Greyhounds!

Greyhound Families,

Thank you to the students, staff, and families of Grove City High School for a successful start to the school year.  Over the last several weeks, I have been in many of the classrooms at GCHS and have seen students working collaboratively on a variety of challenging tasks.  In their work, they are demonstrating many of the skills in the Framework for Learning that the South-Western City School District has adopted.  Such skills empower students to be College & Career Ready upon graduation.

October brings many classic fall events.  The PSAT will be October 10th in the Rec Center for junior students. This test provides an opportunity to enter the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Signups are still available in the Main Office. Homecoming is October 12th, with the Homecoming Dance on October 13th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  Students interested in bringing a non-GCHS guest must turn in their completed guest form by October 5th. Forms are available in each office.

The SWCSD Band Showcase is scheduled for October 23rd at Westland High School. I know our band members are excited to participate in this exciting district event.  Athletic tournaments will also start in late October. Dates, times, and locations will be posted on our athletics website once tournament draws are complete.

With the release of the Ohio School Report Cards several weeks ago, we have been reflecting upon the data.  Students are graduating at a higher rate than ever (95% on this report card, an “A”), and we continue to show growth in each of the seven End-of-Course Exams.  We will continue to work both in and out of the classroom to ensure students have the knowledge, skills, and information to be successful on all of the graduation requirements.  Please join us in this effort by ensuring your student is in attendance each day - students who miss “only” an average of 2 days a month are less likely to graduate. Time away from the classroom results in missed learning opportunities.

While the days continue to shorten with the start of fall, there are still lots of great things going on at Grove City High School.  I hope you have the opportunity to join us for a concert, athletic competition, or any of the many other exciting events going on at GCHS in the coming weeks.

With Greyhound Pride,

Bryan O’Shea