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Thanks to the talent and hard work of our students and staff, M-GSD is proud to share the videos being produced here in Bulldog Nation. The videos highlight all of the exciting things taking place daily. From scholarships and awards, athletics to fine arts; if it's happening, you'll find it here, at DAWG HOUSE BROADCASTING. CLICK HERE and be sure to share!
Health and Accident Insurance pdf Waiver of Insurance - please sign & return.The Monroe-Gregg School District does not provide any type of health or accident insurance for injuries incurred by your child at school or while participating in school sports and/or extracurricular activities. Student insurance can be purchased through K & K Insurance Group. pdf Click here for pdf student insurance enrollment form. pdf
pdf Vacination Requirements: Please click here to view the Indiana 2018-19 Required and Recommended School Immunization Schedule.
Attention 7th & 8th grade students and parents
The deadline to apply for a 21st Century Scholarship is June 30th. This is a great opportunity for many, please take the time to view the video and complete an application. 21st Century ScholarBulldog Blessings (Food Pantry) in memory of former student Meredith KnieperBulldog Blessings is a partnership with Gleaner Food Bank, Morgan County Community Foundation, and the leadership of Monroe-Gregg School District parent, Vicki Hendricks. The food pantry will be open the third Saturday of each month from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. Enter through door #3 of Monrovia High School.Committed to AcademicsA strategic plan was developed in 2013 to address needs in technology, increase focus on safety, do a better job in communications, be financially solvent, effective and efficient, plus improve and upgrade our facilities. At the center of the plan is academics, including performing and fine arts. In three years we have made great strides toward improvement in all pieces of the strategic plan. A few examples of our commitment to academic programs and opportunities follow:
The following courses have been added:
4 Advanced Placement Courses ( MHS named to College AP Honor Roll)
Keyboarding reinstated at MES
The following programs/opportunities have been added:
Summer School reinstated
Read Up this fall at MES
The Crossing for alternative education
Indiana Education License PlatesIf you purchase a "Read On" plate AND designate Monroe-Gregg School District or Monrovia Schools as your preferred school or foundation, the BMV will donate $25.00 to Monroe-Gregg Schools.
The Monroe Gregg School board was recently contacted by the Hadley Family of Monrovia to gauge interest in perhaps purchasing 17 acres to the immediate east of the campus. Superintendent Dr. Kirk Freeman and Board Attorney Steve Harris received approval from the Board to contract with Holloway and Associates to survey the land and also received permission to seek two appraisals-both moves are required by state law.
Among the items approved in the personnel report was a pay increase for Director of Finance and Corporation Treasurer Kelli Dillon to 61-thousand dollars per year. Dillon received additional sick days as-well. Middle School Principal Becki McPherson will attend the Morgan County Leadership Academy and Anna Dunn was hired as a Temporary Middle School Math Teacher.
Dr. Freeman also presented to the Board a recommendation that students in the graduation cohort from 2019 to 2022 be awarded the opportunity to satisfy graduation requirements with the newly amended State Graduation Pathways.
Those Pathways include:
- Passing the GQE
- Not passing the GQE but receiving a waiver from the GQU
- Successfully completing a graduation pathway
- Unsuccessfully completing the pathway but receiving a waiver.
The measure was approved unanimously and Dr. Freeman commended High School Principal Mike Springer for his efforts.
The slate of officers installed for 2019 include Tom Kennedy President, Jack Elliott Vice President and Celina Clements Treasurer. Those officers hold the same spot on the Board of finance as well. Kelli Dillon was approved as Treasurer with Christy Carter to serve as Deputy Treasurer. Steve Harris will continue as School Corporation legal counsel.
The Board of Finance learned the Corporation earned 5,405.69 on investments in 2018. The cash balance sits at 7.3 million dollars. Dillon requested she be able to survey area banks to seek out a better interest rate expressing concern in a decline in interest gained recently. That request was approved.
All three buildings will take part in the AmeriGas program. The propane provider will ask customers to submit their receipts to all buildings and AmeriGas will donate 2-cents for every gallon sold up to a total of $2,000.
Lastly, the Monrovia Festival donated 500 dollars to Monrovia Elementary School; High School Assistant Principal Kyle Swafford and Middle School Principal Becky McPherson were commended for their safety efforts after recent state mandated safety audits; A recent Coaches –v- Cancer event at Speedway High School featuring the Boys Varsity Basketball team raised $1,800.00 for the family of Beech Grove Athletic Director and Boys Basketball Coach Matt English who lost his battle with brain cancer in December. Finally, Perry McCubbins, Brett Everett, John Hawkins, Randy Cross and Brian Clayton were commended for their snow removal efforts during the weekend storm.
By: Mark Jaynes
Winter Weather is upon us. There will be early mornings when decisions must be made about whether or not to cancel or delay the start of school. It is rarely an easy decision and is one that is made with a great deal of thought. The Superintendent and the Board of Education hope that school can be open every day; however, to ensure student safety, school may need to be delayed or closed some days, during the school year, due to dangerous weather and road conditions. The safety of our students is always a top priority.
School closings or delays will be announced to parents through our Skylert notification system. The automated message system will send out voice messages to the numbers that are listed in our Skyward Student Data Management System. Please keep us informed of any changes to your contact information. This can be done by contacting the school that your child attends.
Information on school closings due to inclement weather will be announced on the following media outlets:
WCBK 102.3 WISH (CW) Channel 8 WIBC 1070 AM WXIN (FOX) Channel 59 TPI 99.5 FM WTHR (NBC) Channel 13 SPIRIT 95.1 FM WTTV (CBS) Channel 4 WFMS 96.5 FM WRTV (ABC) Channel 6
- pdf Civil Rights - Nondiscrimination Statement
- pdf M-GSD Wellness Policy
- pdf Wellness Policy Evaluation
- pdf Alcohol & Drug Free Policy
- pdf Immunization Schedule
School & Student Safety
Monroe-Gregg School District is pleased to announce the continued enhancement of a safe and secure learning environment for our students, parents, and staff. The district has added new camera surveillance and campus security throughout the district. We believe in today’s ever changing environment, it is best to be proactive when meeting the safety challenges, needs, and concerns of our community.
School Bus Safety - The Danger Zone
What is the "danger zone"? It is the area surrounding the bus where children are hard to see. We want your children to be safe when they travel to and from school. Please help us by::
- If your student misses the bus at their regular stop, do not follow the bus to the next stop and let your child walk/run beside the bus to get on. The driver cannot see the student in the danger zone, especially if it is dark and could possibly hit them as they pull away from the stop. Take your student to school.
- Make children stay at least 10 feet away from the bus until they begin to enter. Children will be able to see the driver and the driver can see them.
- If children must cross the street to the bus they should cross the street 10 feet (five giant steps) in front of the bus where they can see the driver and the driver can see them.
- Warn the children that, if they drop something, they should never pick it up. Instead, they should tell the driver and follow the driver's instructions. If they bend over to pick up a dropped object, they might not be seen by the driver and could be hurt if the driver pulls away from the stop.
- Remind children to look to the right before they step off the bus. Car drivers in a hurry sometimes try to sneak by the bus on the right hand side.
- Teach your child to secure loose drawstrings and other objects that may get caught in the handrail or door of the bus as they are exiting.
- If you meet your child at the bus stop after school, wait on the side where the child will be dropped off, not across the street. Children can be so excited at seeing you after school that they may dash across the street and forget the safety rules.