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Monday, November 27th Make-up MAP Test

Today's Make-up MAP reading password is 2873. The Math password is 9025. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your mygovs gmail account for session names. Call 513-695-2924 with any questions.

Tuesday November 28th Make-up MAP Test

Today's Make-up MAP Reading password is 6293. The Math password is 5851. There is only a 10:00 session. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your student mygovs gmail account for your session name. Call-513-695-2924 with questions.

Monday, November 20th Make-up MAP Testing

Today's MAP Reading password is 2266. The Math Password is 3313. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your mygovs gmail account for your Session Name. Call 513-695-2924 for help.

Thanksgiving Break Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Break for GOVS students will take place from 11/22-11/24.  Students are not responsible for completing units or hours on those dates, although breaks are often a good time to work ahead or catch up if necessary.  In addition, the GOVS office will be closed at 10:30am on 11/21 through the following weekend. Have a wonderful holiday!

Monday, November 13th Make-up MAP Test

Today's Make-up MAP password for Reading is 2074. The password for Math is 7594. Visit https://www.test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your mygovs student gmail account for your test session name. Call 513-695-2924 with any questions.

Wednesday MAP Make-up Test

There is a 10:00 a.m. Make-up MAP session today. The Reading password is 7733. The Math password is 4567. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your mygovs.com student gmail account for your session name. Call 513-695-2924.

Tuesday MAP Make-ups

Today's Make-up MAP Reading password is 6395. The Math password is 8144. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your mygovs student gmail account to find your session name. Call 513-695-2924 with any questions.

Monday, November 6th Make-up MAP Testing

Today's MAP Make-up Reading password is 6740. The Math password is 2846. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access test. Find the session name in your mygovs student gmail account. Call 513-695-2924 for with any questions.

 

Thursday, November 2nd, Make-up MAP Test

Today's Make-up Reading password is 7530. The Math password is 8480. Visit https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Check your student mygovs gmail account for session names. Call 513-695-2924 for questions.

All others disregard.

Tuesday, October 31st Make-up MAP Test

Today's Make-up MAP password for Reading is 1785. The Math password is 9867. Visit http://test.mapnwea.org to access the tests. Check your mygovs gmail account for the sessions. Call 513-695-2924 for help.

All others disregard.

Monday, October 30th Make-up MAP test

Today, Monday October 30th Make-up Reading password is 6422. The Math password is 4427. 10:00 and 1:00 sessions available. Visit http://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Go to your mygovs gmail account or your VLA message to see the session names. Call 513-695-2924 for help.

All others disregard.

Thursday, October 26 MAP Make-up

Today, Thursday October 26th Make-up MAP password for Reading is 6326. The Math password is 4766. Those that need to test visit https://test.mapnwea.org to test. Check your student mygovs gmail account for the session codes and further instuructions.

All others disregard.

Monday, October 23 Make-up MAP Test

Today, Monday October 23rd, Make-up MAP Reading Password is 7133. The Math Password is 3186.

All others disregard.

 

Link to test site:  https://test.mapnwea.org/

Wednesday MAP Make-up Test

Today, Wednesday October 18th's Reading password is 1310. The Math password is 7602.

All others disregard.

Tuesday MAP Make-ups

The passwords for MAP makeup for today, Tuesday, October 17th are 2105 for Reading and 1386 for Math.

All others disregard.

 

Today's MAP Testers

Today, Monday Oct. 16th's MAP testers, your Reading password is 9670. Your Math password is 5732.

All others, disregard.

Mason College Fair College Fair

Greater Ohio Virtual School students and familes are welcome to participate in a local college fair with over 170 different college and university representatives in attendance.  Learn more about programs, entrance requirements, the application process, etc.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

WHERE: Mason High School 

HOURS: Event Time 6:00-8:00 pm

ADDRESS: 6100 Mason-Montgomery Rd, Mason, Ohio 45040

 

MAP Testing

All students, grades 9-12, will be MAP testing October 2nd -6th . Please visit our website and use your student ID to find your test date and time. All-call messages are being sent with your student ID, please check.

Go to www.mygovs.com.  Go to Resources > Test Schedule, then type in your Student ID.

Attention! Technical Difficulties Fixed! Technical Difficulties

We have been experiencing issues with VLA this morning and students have not been able to log on and access their classes.  Those issues have been resolved and VLA should be running normally.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

Important Information Concerning the New GOVS Attendance Policy AND Tracking of Off-Line Hours! Logging Hours

We hope you all have had a fun and relaxing summer and are ready to start the 2017-2018 school year.  In order to prepare for the school year, we wanted to take the time to inform our returning students of some major changes at the Greater Ohio Virtual School.  This article contains detailed information on three major changes that will impact the 2017-2018 school year and beyond. 

Welcome Back Packet 2017-2018 Welcome Back

Welcome Back Packets for the 2017-2018 School Year were recently mailed to each returning student.  Those packets were due on Monday, July 24th.  If you haven't turned in your packet, please do so ASAP!  If you did not receive the packet via mail you can click on the link below to access a PDF.

 

welcome back packet 2017-2018.pdf 

GOVS Office Hours for 6/15 & 6/16 Attention!

The Greater Ohio Virtual School Office will be operating on a slightly different schedule for the next two days.    

Thursday, June 15th 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Friday, June 16th 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

 

Meet Graduate Parris Murray

Parris Murray
Parris Murray came to us in our first class of 7th graders! We our proud of our GOVS program and following Parris through to graduation. Great job Parris and congratulations to all of our graduates!

131 Students Graduate From the Greater Ohio Virtual School! Graduation 2017

On Thursday, June 1st the Greater Ohio Virtual School held its annual graduation ceremony at the Urbancrest Baptist Church in Lebanon, Ohio.  

Greater Ohio Virtual School Summer Office Hours Summer Office Hours
GRADUATION INFORMATION FOR SENIORS! 2017 Graduation

As we approach the end of the 2016-2017 school year, we would like to share some important information.

May Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Forms! Don't Forget

Hello GOVS students! It is time to submit your FINAL Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Forms! Remember, you should have 1 log for each class that you have done outside work. So if you completed work while not logged into VLA in 5 different classes you would be submitting 5 different logs! If you didn't do any outside work for a particular class then don't submit the log for that class! Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning the Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Log! Take a look at these questions if you are still unsure about what these forms are and how to submit them!

 

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! 

Top Ten Final Incentive Plan Winners! Congratulations!

Students who have fulfilled the weekly lesson completion requirement of 5 lessons per week for the entire year Have been placed into a raffle for a $100 gift card to Target. Here are our top ten winners! Thanks for all your hard work throughout the year!

Taylor Brunner
Savannah Bales
Brady Gillum
Kayleigh Deffinger
Nathan Elliott
Whitney Whitley
Alexis Wheelen
Haylee Gibson
Alexandra Swayne
Devin Dickey

 

 

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!  

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 16th-21st, during which time students may log on (any time during the week) to get information from numerous colleges.  Go to the "students" tab at www.collegefairsonline.com  to register ASAP and choose the Mid-Western fair option.

Congratulations to our 2017 Summer Graduates! Summer graduates Mallory Lafayette and Sydney Austin

On Thursday, August 24th, six Greater Ohio Virtual School students received their diplomas after meeting all requirements for graduation.  These students join the 132 students who graduated in June to bring the class of 2017 to a total of 138 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! 

Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award Recipient  Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award Winner Dylan McGrath with his Mom, Dad, Grandfather, GOVS Guidance Counselor Loren Wall, and GOVS Executive Director Shawn Lenney

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

Winter Break Schedule! Holidays

Just a reminder!  There will be no class on December 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, and January 1st and 2nd.  The Greater Ohio Virtual School OFFICE will close at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 21st and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3rd.  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Enjoy and have a safe holiday season!

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

Tuesday MAP Make-ups

The Reading password for Tuesday October 24th is 8515. The Math password is 9604.

Use the link https://test.mapnwea.org to access the test. Students that have not tested should check your mygovs gmail account for your session code.

All others disregard.

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!

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

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

 

 

One Miami Admission Days Flyer

Miami University and its regional campuses will be hosting two upcoming events for students to explore their opportunities for attaining a Miami degree.  Students will meet with admission representatives from Miami's Oxford, Hamilton, and Middletown campuses and learn more about admission requirements and next steps for applying to each campus.  Prospective high school, non-traditional, and transfer students and their families are welcome to attend. Attendees will also receive an application fee waiver.
 

Need Help With Math? Check out the New GOVS Math Lab! GOVS Mathlab

GOVS Mathlab

Mathlab is a drop-in assistance program offered to GOVS mathematics students. Mathlab hours will be each Tuesday and Thursday, from 2:00 – 4:00, on the GOVS campus. (Please check the calendar for holiday building closures.)

 

 

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

Have You Heard About the New Work Study Program at GOVS? Work Study

A new Work Study program has been implemented at the Greater Ohio Virtual School.  Students who are working a full or part time job can now receive elective credit for that job along with hours that can be counted toward their weekly attendance totals. 

Vocational School Information-Attn: 10th Grade Students School

Interested in attending a vocational school next year?  Find information on local vocational school tours, open houses and applications.  

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

September 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 September! Great Job GOVS students!

7th- Ashley Jenkins

8th- Katy Deffinger

9th- Chase Deaton

10th- Alexis Wheelen

11th- Logan Deatherage

12th- Shaunda Simmons

 

 

 

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.

November Incentive 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. Six winers will be selected each month.  Here are the winners for November! Great Job GOVS students!

Lydia Angel

Matthew Kennard

Jerald Bradbury

Devin Dickey

Kelton Williams

Jody Ingram

Congratulations!  

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 Nominated for Excellence in Education Award Gems of Excellence

The Greater Ohio Virtual School has been nominated by the Mason-Deerfield Chamber of Commerce for the Excellence in Education Award.  This award is part of the Gems of Excellence program held each year to recognize the contributions schools and other businesses make to the local community.  Click on the link below to read more about the nominees and additional information on the Gems of Excellence Program.  Congratulations to the entire Greater Ohio Virtual School Staff!

http://www.gemsofexcellence.com/meet-education

 

Greater Ohio Virtual School Students co-author/illustrate Book! Book authored and written by GOVS students!

 Last year, Greater Ohio Virtual School student Taylor Brunner won a contest sponsored by the Spangler Candy Company.   Entrants were challenged to create a positive, family-friendly message reflecting the designer’s response to the question, “How does Spangler Candy help make Bryan OH the Sweetest Town in America?”