Our congratulations to the school district for its recent State of Ohio report card grading. The district has been ranked the #1 school district in Central Ohio - 2nd year in a row! We commend the hard work of all who made this possible.
Save the date for the 2015 Gala!
Look forward to our 2015 fundraising Gala to be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Columbus. A beautiful evening of gourmet dining, silent and live auctions, featuring unique items and experiences to bid on, awaits you. Dance to the sounds of the Street Players and visit with old and new friends. All of the money raised goes directly back into our schools and community. Please join us!
For more information, contact the 2015 Gala co-chairs:
Our Gala on February 22, 2014 was a rousing success! Attendance was a new high of over 300 people. Thanks to our Sponsors, Donors and Attendees, we raised over $75,000! Please see the Donor page of this website for the listing of these generous members of our community.
2014 Gala Valedictorian Sponsors and links:
The Arlington Bank Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
2014 Gala Salutatorian Sponsors:
Resource Interactive Woodlands Tavern
2014 Foundation Grants
Due to the aforementioned success of the 2014 gala, the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Education Foundation was able to approve an unprecedented $83,538 in grants at the March 10, 2014 Board of Trustees meeting. A description of the grants awarded, along with the recipient(s) of each grant, is listed as follows:
Stevenson kindergarten teachers, $14,922 to buy 20 iPad Minis and kid friendly classroom furniture. Active kindergarteners now have what they need to use their high levels of energy to aide in the learning process.
Stevenson second-grade teachers, $10,409 to purchase 20 Chromebooks to be shared among classrooms. These Chromebooks will help second-graders more actively engage in learning.
Stevenson third-grade teachers, $11,968 to purchase iPad Minis. These iPad Minis will help third-graders communicate, collaborate, create and critically think.
Fifth-grade language arts and social studies teacher Melissa Davis, $14,173 for Chromebooks, iPad Minis and a projector. This technology will allow fifth-graders to maximize and personalize learning.
Eighth-grade language arts teacher Melissa Miglesz, $9,902 to purchase Chromebooks. The online learning environment will be more consistently accessible to all eighth-graders.
Middle school Science Olympiad coach Leslie Howard, $8,000 to purchase monitors and keyboards for computers that were previously donated to the team. Grandview Science Olympians will now be able to fully utilize 3-D design and print technology.
Intermediate/middle school counselor, $6,500 for the purchase of 50 response clickers. This portable clicker technology will enable guidance counselors to collect real-time data, such as having students indicate when they do not understand certain material. Teachers can then immediately gauge which students need assistance and can shift their instruction to respond appropriately.
High school english teacher Bethany Black, $2,665 for the purchase of an Apple TV and iPad with projector, and High school media specialist Erin Engle, $5,000 to buy e-books and digital audio. High school students will now be able to download audio and written books onto their electronic devices and use iPads and Apple TV to project their ideas as they analyze and critique their writing.
Please see the Grants page of this website for prior year grants awarded by the Education Foundation.
Additionally, five Mirolo scholarships totaling $20,000 were awarded to 2014 GHHS graduates attending The Ohio State University, and additional Mirolo scholarships will be awarded this year. These scholarships are made possible by a Grant from The Mirolo Charitable Foundation.
The next Board of Trustees meeting will be held on January 12, 2015.