MADISON SOUTH ELEMENTARY
Welcome Back! Madison South is off to a good start again this year. We would like to welcome to our staff Mr. Daniel Cichon teaching 5th grade math and science, Mrs. Brittany Farley, who will teach LA and Social Studies in 4th grade, Mrs. Elizabeth Armstrong 2nd grade who is coming to us from Mifflin and Miss Kate Ogden who is our new 6th grade intervention specialist. Doors open at 8:20 and school begins at 8:50 please make sure your student is here on time, but not before as we have no staff on duty until 8:20. We are looking forward to a great new year.
The staff is excited about another year with great kids. The school is continuing the positive behavior plan with Ram Bucks that will earn their way to special events every month. We are also celebrating the wonderful behavior we see every day from our students with a school wide activity for the students that stay on green the whole month. We are looking for parents that would be able to help with this activity, playing games or helping with snacks. If you are interested in helping please send a note to your childís teacher and we will give you a call.
The Ohio Department of Education has instated a Third Grade Guarantee which is designed to ensure that all Ohioís students are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. Schools will give students annual diagnostic tests to determine reading ability and if a student is not on track to read at grade level, the school must create a reading improvement and monitoring plan that ensures that interventions are provided to the student. Students who have not reached grade level reading by the end of third grade will be retained. Please help your student by having them read every night and talk about what they have read. The most effective way to get students reading at grade level is to have them read as much as possible. This includes everything from road signs to chapter books. Thank you in advance for your help with the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
We are looking forward to another great year here at South.