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It's Time to Submit Your FEBRUARY Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Forms! Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities  Form Directions

Hello GOVS students!  It is time to submit your FEBRUARY Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Forms!  

 

 

Youth Job Fair Wednesday, March 1st! Job Fair
Time To Submit Your Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Forms! Reminder!

If you have filled out any Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Forms over the past few weeks, it is time to find the “Finalize-warning this completes the form all entries are final” icon at the bottom of the form.  Once you click on this button it will send the form to the GOVS office for approval and documentation.  Remember, we will do this at the end of each month so look for another notification around February 28th!  There are a few changes to the form for the month of February.

 

  1. When you click on the Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Link in VLA it will no longer take you to a page with all of the classes listed.  Now, it will take you directly to the form and your class will be listed in a drop down menu.  Everything else will work the same as before.
  2. When you select “Other Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities” on the form, you will now be required to give a brief description of those opportunities. 

 

We will be adjusting the form from month to month in an effort to make it easier to use. We want to stress the importance of taking these forms seriously and completing each form honestly.  The future funding of the Greater Ohio Virtual School depends on our ability to successfully collect both Seat Time AND Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities! 

December Incentive Plan Winners! Great Job!

Students who have fulfilled the weekly lesson completion requirement of 5 lessons per week for the entire month will be placed into a raffle for a $25 gift card to Target. One winner will be selected from each grade 7-12. Here are the winners for December! Great Job GOVS students!

 

7th- Tema’e Clemons

8th- Makayla Hibbs

9th- Erin Dressler

10th- Nathaniel Amend

11th- Chloe Young

12th- Zachary Tyson

Greater Ohio Virtual School Orientation at 9:00 a.m. new student

The Orientation scheduled for today, Thursday, January 5th will still take place at 9:00 a.m. this morning.  

Classes Resume January 3rd Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017!  Classes resume Tuesday, January 3rd.  Please remember to log in to the Virtual Learning Academy for five hours each day this week and complete one lesson per day.  Best of luck during the second half of the year!  

Winter Break Schedule! Holidays

Just a reminder!  Students will need to log on for five hours a day and complete at least one lesson per day on Monday, December 19th, Tuesday, December 20th, and Wednesday, December 21st!!!!  There will be no class on December 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, and January 2nd.  The Greater Ohio Virtual School OFFICE will close at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21st and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd.  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Enjoy and have a safe holiday season!

Congratulations to Our November Incentive Program Winners! 10th Grade Winner Michael Herlinger!

Students who have fulfilled the weekly lesson completion requirement of 5 lessons per week for the entire month will be placed into a raffle for a $25 gift card to Target.  One winner will be selected from each grade 7-12.  Here are the winners for November!  Great Job GOVS students!

7th: Katy Deffinger

8th: Mark Wieters

9th: Shana Whisman

10th: Michael Herlinger *  Pictured 

11th: Brittany Sizemore

12th: Brian Stout

“Time Spent Today” calculator added to Student Home Page! Time Spent Today

In an effort to help students keep track of the new five-hour log in requirement, we have added a helpful calculator to each student homepage.   As a reminder, each student is required to log in and work on his or her classes for a total of five hours per day.  Located near the top of the page, you can now find a “Time Spent Today” icon that will display the total number of accumulated hours and minutes.  Again, this doesn’t have to be 5 consecutive hours per day, as it will automatically keep track and add hours and minutes each time the student logs on and completes work throughout the day.  Additionally, we would like to remind all students to save their progress as they are working, as the program will automatically log students out after 90 minutes of inactivity.  Please remember that this five-hour log in requirement is very important to the funding of our school now and in the future!  

12th Grade Incentive Program Winner Kaitlynn Gay Kaitlynn Gay
10th Grade Incentive Plan Winner Lydia Angel Lydia Angel
Congratulations to our October Incentive Plan Winners! 7th Grade Incentive Winner Ben Hungler

Students who have fulfilled the weekly lesson completion requirement of 5 lessons per week for the entire month will be placed into a raffle for a $25 gift card to Target.  One winner will be selected from each grade 7-12.  Here are the winners for October!  Great Job GOVS students!

7th - Benjamin Hungler
8th - Haylee Gibson
9th - Logan Centers
10th - Lydia Angel
11th - Ethan Rudisell
12th - Kaitlynn Gay

Online College Fair College Fairs Online

You're invited to a free virtual college fair for the Mid-Western United States!  This fair is scheduled for October 24th-29th.  Students can log on any time during this week to get information from many colleges.  There is a question and answer section where students may ask questions and receive answers directly from college reps.  Go to www.collegefairsonline.com to the students tab to register ASAP and choose the Mid-Western fair.

Congratulations to our September Incentive Plan Winners! 9th Grade Winner Logan Centers

Students who have fulfilled the weekly lesson completion requirement of 5 lessons per week for the entire month will be placed into a raffle for a $25 gift card to Target.  One winner will be selected from each grade 7-12.  Here are the winners for September!  Great Job GOVS students!

 

7th ~ Leeanna Bowling

8th ~ Don Bowling

9th ~ Logan Centers

10th~ James Morrow

11th~ Logan McCale

12th~ James Stone

MAP Testing Reminder! reminder

Attention Greater Ohio Virtual School Students in grades 9-12: If you have not completed your MAP test this week, please call the main office 513-695-2924 to schedule a time tomorrow, Friday, September 30th to test.

MAP Testing for GOVS Students Grades 9-12 This Week!

Attention students grades 9-12: MAP testing is scheduled for this week Sept. 26-30. Please reference your letter sent home for your scheduled date and time to test. Call the main office, 513-695-2924 for help

Constitution Day

The U.S Constitution is the oldest living document. Many nations have viewed our Constitution as a framing point for their own nation building document. Constitution day is September 17, 2016. Please go to the link below for some activities and information dealing with one of our national treasures- our Constitution.

http://www.constitutionday.com/

Lebanon College and Career Fair Information

Unsure about your plans after gradution?  This is a great place to start!  All Greater Ohio Virtual students are invited to The Lebanon High School College and Career Fair on Tuesday, September 27th.  

 

Tuesday, September 27th

5:30-7:00 pm

Lebanon High School Gymnasium  

College Fair Information

Greater Ohio Virtual School students are invited to join the seventh annual Mason College Fair this Monday, September 12th.  Families will be able to visit with admissions representatives from over 150 Colleges and Universities from across the country. We hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

When: Monday, Sept. 12 from 6-8PM
Where:  Mason High School Large and Small Commons 

6100 S Mason Montgomery Rd
Mason, OH  45040
(Use front entrance or doors in A, B, and Z Pods)

Click the link below to see a list of participating colleges!  

http://www.masoncomets.org/sites/default/files/College%20Fair%20List%20as%20of%20%208-23-16.pdf  

 

High School Diploma Options

The Ohio Department of Education has developed a video discussing options for earning a high school diploma. Click on the link to review. To enroll with GOVS, go to www.mygovs.com or call 513 695 2924.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgDVZF9DWfk&feature=youtu.be

VOTE! voting badge

The 2016 election takes place on November 8th. Important issues will be decided at national, state and local levels. Click on the link below on for a voter registration form. Print off the form and drop it off in the mail. Voting is a serious and important responsibility of citizenship. You can register 30 days before the election.

http://www.sos.state.oh.us/…/upload/elections/forms/4010.pdf

LEARN TO MAKE A MOVIE!

 

Students will learn the process of making a movie from start to finish. We will be using an iPad as our movie camera to help

students learn to film with a small group. We will teach students the basics of storytelling, camera usage and angles, lighting and editing on iMovie. By the end, every student will have a movie trailer and more to share with the world. All the equipment is provided so come make a movie!

for students in grades 4-6 September 21st, September 28th, October 5th, & October 12th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $80 I Register at www.warrencountyesc.com

Congratulations to our 2016 Summer Graduates!

On Thursday, August 9th, six Greater Ohio Virtual School students received their diplomas after meeting all requirements for graduation.  These students join the 124 students who graduated in June to bring the class of 2016 to a total of 130 graduates.  This is the largest number of graduates in school history!  Congratulations to all of these young adults and best of luck as they enter the next phase of their lives! 

Pathway to Success

Find out how Warren County students can pursue and education and begin a succesful career!

Welcome Back Packet 2016!

The 2016-2017 school year is upon us!  Click the link below to download the 2016 Welcome Back letter, which contains all the important information returning students will need to prepare for the upcoming school year at the Greater Ohio Virtual School!  

http://www.mygovs.com/docs/district/welcomebackpacket2016.pdf

Graduation for Greater Ohio Virtual School Students

On Thursday, June 9th the Greater Ohio Virtual School held its annual graduation ceremony at the Urbancrest Baptist Church in Lebanon, Ohio.  This year, 127 Greater Ohio Virtual School students met the requirements for graduation and earned their diplomas. 

Summer Hours

Beginning Monday, June 13th the Greater Ohio Virtual School will be switching to summer hours.  The office will continue to open at 8:00 a.m. but will close at 3:30 p.m.  This change will last through Friday, July 29th.  Have a fantastic summer!

7th and 8th Grade Incentive Grand Prize Winner, Madison King

Congrats to Madison King for winning the Grand Prize $100 target gift card for the 7th/8th grade incentive program. Great work by all students who have finished strong. What a great year for our Junior High!

Congratulations Zachary Bowling, our 2nd Week 7th and 8th Grade Incentive Winner!

Attention all 7th and 8th Graders. You, too, can be a winner. Each Friday to Friday period, (data collected Friday at 8:00a.m.) students who have finished 5 lessons will be entered into the weekly raffle. This week, Zach has won a $25 gift card to Target, 4 Dayton Dragons Tickets for the game on June 2nd, Free LaRosa’s calzone or small Pizza, and a $10 gas card. Each time a student is entered into a weekly raffle they will, also, be entered to win the grand prize $100 Target card. Finish strong!

Free Online College Fair

CollegeweekLive, in partnership with the Princeton Review, will be hosting an online college fair on May 19th between 10 am and 10pm.  Over 100 colleges will be participating.  Students are invited to pre-register and then log on to the website that day.

Website: http://PrincetonReview.CollegeWeekLive.com

Brochure: http://pq-resources.s3.amazonaws.com/event_material/pdf/CWL-AA_May2016-PrincetonReview.pdf

Congratulations to our First 7th and 8th Grade Incentive Program winner, Sydney Savage!

By submitting 5 lessons during the first week of May, Sydney was entered in a weekly raffle.  As the winning student, she received a $25 gift card to Target, 4 Dayton Dragons Tickets for the game on June 2nd, Free LaRosa’s calzone or small Pizza, and a $10 gas card.   She will also be entered in to a Grand Prize raffle on May 31st, which will be $100 Target gift card!  Data will be tabulated each Friday at 8:00 a.m. on May  13th, 20th, and 27th.  Winners will be announced on the Greater Ohio Virtual School website (www.mygovs.com)  - See more at: http://www.mygovs.com/News/incentive#sthash.nzMwTOaB.dpuf

Bow Tie Tuesday at the Greater Ohio Virtual School and The Warren County Educational Service Center!
7th and 8th Grade Incentive Program

By submitting 5 lessons each week in the month of May, your name will be entered in a weekly raffle.  The weekly winner will receive a $25 gift card to Target, 4 Dayton Dragons Tickets for the game on June 2nd, Free LaRosa’s calzone or small Pizza, and a $10 gas card.   All 7th and 8th grade students who complete 5 lessons each week in the month of May will also be entered in to a Grand Prize raffle on May 31st, which will be $100 Target gift card!  Data will be tabulated each Friday at 8:00 a.m. on May 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.  Winners will be announced on the Greater Ohio Virtual School website (www.mygovs.com

End of the Year Information for ALL GOVS Students

Greetings! As students complete their courses, we look forward to ending another successful school year. In order to complete the school year we have compiled a list of tasks to complete. Please read the list carefully and follow the directions. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office staff for clarification.

Butler/Warren Career Fair Career Fair

The Butler/Warren Career Fair will take place on November 9th from 10am-1pm at the Towne Mall Galleria (3461 Towne Blvd. Franklin, Ohio 45005) with 20 participating employers.  This is a great opportunity to investigate possible careers that would be available now and upon graduation.

Online College Fair CFO

College Fairs Online is hosting an online college fair today and tomorrow.  Representatives from numerous colleges and universities in the Midwest will be available to answer student questions about everything from admission to degree programs.

To register and participate go to: http://www.collegefairsonline.com

Dinner and a Movie "Chasing the Dragon" Dinner and a Movie

A Spotlight on the Heroin Epidemic.
Chasing the Dragon*, produced by the FBI
Thursday, April 6th  Doors open at 5:45, movie begins at 6:30
Warren County ESC Conference Center

* Explicit language and  adult themes.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

GRADUATION INFORMATION FOR SENIORS

 

 In order to qualify for graduation in the 2016 school year you must have met all State and local requirements. You can confirm your status with our School Counselor by contacting the office.  Click for more details!

Location: Urbancrest Baptist Church 

2634 Drake Road 

Lebanon, OH 45036 

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016 

Time: 6 p.m. (Graduates are to arrive at 5:00 p.m. and report to the gymnasium)

Veterans Day Veterans

Our nation has set aside November 11 to honor our brave men and women that have served or currently serving in our military. These heroes have put themselves in harm’s way to preserve our freedoms. We will never forget their dedication to our great nation. Take the time to reach out and thank a veteran for all that they have sacrificed. Click on the links below to learn some interesting facts concerning Veterans Day. 

I fought for you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgYLr_LfhLo

Veteran Day Facts
http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts

History of Veterans Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWD4Oy6fKlo

Top ten celebrity veterans
http://www.military.com/vete…/top-10-celebrity-veterans.html

Veteran Services Warren County Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/Warren-County-Veteran-Service-Off…/

College Credit Plus

College Credit Plus
Free college! Earn college credit in high school that also counts for high school requirements. Program is open to 7th-12th grade students. The College Credit Plus mandatory meeting is February 23rd at 5:30 p.m. at the main office. This includes currently enrolled CCP students as well. Pizza will be provided.
RSVP 513-695-292. Don’t miss this opportunity!

2017 Summer Enrichment Camps at the Warren County Educational Service Center Summer Enrichment Camps

Check out the fantastic summer enrichment opportunities offered to students by the Warren County Educational Service Center.

GOVS students taking the ASVAB

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.  It is offered to American high school students when they are in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.  Best of luck to our GOVS students who are taking a step toward serving our country!

Congrats to Aria Miracle, our 3rd week 7th and 8th grade incentive winner!

Attention all 7th and 8th Graders. You, too, can be a winner. Each Friday to Friday period, (data collected Friday at 8:00a.m.) students who have finished 5 lessons will be entered into the weekly raffle. This week, Aria has won a $25 gift card to Target, 4 Dayton Dragons Tickets for the game on June 2nd, Free LaRosa’s calzone or small Pizza, and a $10 gas card. Each time a student is entered into a weekly raffle they will, also, be entered to win the grand prize $100 Target card. Finish strong!

Greater Ohio Virtual School Mentoring Program!!!! Mentor

In order to support the increasing number of students enrolling with GOVS, a new mentoring program will be starting this week!  Mentoring, which typically involves a one on one supportive relationship between a student and an adult, has been linked with positive outcomes such as improved connection to school and adults, lower dropout rates and higher achievement. 

February Incentive Plan Winners! Great Job!

Students who have fulfilled the weekly lesson completion requirement of 5 lessons per week for the entire month will be placed into a raffle for a $25 gift card to Target. One winner will be selected from each grade 7-12. Here are the winners for February! Great Job GOVS students!

7th- Mahala Merrill

8th- Aaron French

9th- Karly Smith

10th- Jimmie Deel

11th- Tristan Huff

12th- Danyale Pagett

 

 

 

Sinclair Tech Prep Scholarship

Congratulations to Greater Ohio Virtual School student, Georgia Sandlin, for receiving the Sinclair Tech Prep Scholarship!  The purpose of the Sinclair Tech Prep scholarship is to recognize merit and to provide financial support for students pursuing an associate’s degree related to their Tech Prep program at Sinclair College. 

NACAC National College Fair NACAC

The National Association of College Admission Counseling is hosting a national college fair, which is free and open to the public.  Admission representatives from hundreds of college and universities will be available to speak with students one-on-one.

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland:
Saturday, April 1, 2017
1pm-4pm

Greater Columbus Convention Center:
Sunday, April 2, 2017
1pm-4pm

To learn more:http://www.nacacfairs.org
For a list of exhibitors: http://bit.ly/NCFExhibitors
To preregister: http://www.nacacfairs.org/ncfstudentregistration

Greater Ohio Virtual School Student Faith Holt is a HERO!

GOVS student, Faith Holt, and her brother recently helped save a local teenager from a house fire.  Click on the link below to see the story on WLWT Channel 5.  Everyone at the Greater Ohio Virtual School is extremely proud of Faith and her brother for their heroic efforts! 

http://www.wlwt.com/news/lebanon-home-complete-loss-after-catching-fire-officials-say/38989056

Tutoring Changes and NEW Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Form! Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Form Directions

Greetings Greater Ohio Virtual School Parents and Students!  I wanted to take this opportunity to present some information concerning changes that will be taking place during the second half of the school year.  We feel both of the changes detailed below will help provide students with more opportunities for success at the Greater Ohio Virtual School.

Ohio Business Week OBW

Ohio Business Week is a week-long residential business camp hosted by Ohio University in Athens, July 16-22.  The cost is $395 per student, but financial aid is available.  Students receive both a preview of what it is like to attend college and are immersed in entrepreneurial and business learning.

Applications and more information: http://www.ohiobusinessweek.org

Greater Ohio Virtual School Student Wins Contest

The Spangler Candy Company recently announced the winner of its mural design contest. GOVS student Taylor Brunner was the first place award recipient and will have her drawing painted on the outside wall of a building in downtown Bryan, Ohio.  She also received $500 and a year’s supply of Dum Dums for her efforts.  Click on the link below for the full story.  Congratulations Taylor!

http://www.spanglercandy.com/newsroom/2016/04/28/spangler-candy-announces-2016-mural-contest-winners 

Greater Ohio Virtual School is NCAA approved!

Our core courses now count toward the initial eligibility standards for athletes planning to play Division I and II college sports.  

The GOVS APP Has Arrived

Stay in touch with Greater Ohio Virtual School by downloading our new mobile app!  Download on your mobile device today and select yes to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.  You may also visit http://launch.customschoolapp.net/greaterohiovirtualschool/ for more information.  

DOWNLOAD TODAY!!!!!!!!!

Guitar Building Camp June 27th-July 1st

Students will build from a kit and keep their own electric guitar, learning along the way how everyday math and science concepts apply to the guitar. Students will also receive playing instructions.

Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award Recipient

Congratulations to Greater Ohio Virtual School Student Harley Dalton for receiving the Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award.