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Board Meeting Time Change

The Margaretta Local Schools' Board of Education regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 19, 2018 START TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 6:00 p.m. This time change allows for the community input on the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school calendars.

Proposed 2018-2019 District Calendar

Proposed 2019-2020 District Calendar

Gifted Services


Students in the Margaretta School District are identified as gifted by the Ohio Department of Education Operating Standards.


  • All students are tested for reading and math in grades 2 and 5 using the Terra Nova 3.
  • All students in 2nd and 4th grade are tested for superior cognitive ability by taking the Cognitive Abilities Test.


  • Referrals for gifted testing can be submitted from teachers, parents, or students.
  • The district Gifted Instructional Specialist (GIS)/Gifted Coordinator will administer the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and/or the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) to determine gifted identification for those referred.
  • Students scoring in the 95th percentile or greater on the reading, math, science, and/or social studies tests qualify for subject- specific gifted identification in that particular area. *Students scoring 127 or greater on the Cognitive Abilities Test (or the Ottis-Lennon School Ability Test 8 will receive an identification as gifted in Superior Cognitive Thinking skills.
  • The ACT can also be used as an identifying test in the areas of reading and math as indicated by the percentile data chart from the current year.
  • Students can also be identified in creative thinking ability by achieving at least a 112 on the Superior Cognitive assessment and a total of 111 on the Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scale.
  • Visual and performing arts are also identified by the Ohio State Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scale.


Parents and teachers will be notified of the test results within 30 days after the results are available to the district.


The following are services offered for the identified gifted students in the district.


  • Cluster grouping of identified students with the regular classroom teacher with professional development and collaboration from the Gifted Instructional Specialist. *
  • Acceleration in specific subjects or whole grade *

Middle and High School:

  • Cluster grouping *
  • Acceleration in specific subjects *
  • Differentiated curriculum *
  • Honors classes *
  • Advanced Placement Classes *
  • College Credit Plus
  • Mentorships

* The indicated services above are offered through regular classroom teachers who have completed the minimum required hours for professional development in gifted education and collaborate with the Gifted Intervention Specialist in the district.


6th Grade- National History Day Competition

7th-8th Grade- National History Day Competition

8th Grade- Land Use Debate


8th Grade Washington DC Trip

If you filled out the financial aid form, remember you are still responsible for half of your child's trip which is $ 321.00. You must do all 3 fundraisers but I have a few who have only sold a few cards, candy bars & subs, not enough totally half of your trip. We hate to have someone not go just because they didn't sell enough but we don't know for sure how much we will receive from this grant. Grant is not issued until after March 1st. If you have any questions on how much your child has sold, you can email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also figure it out yourself- cards you make $ 8.50 per car sold, subs- 2.50 and candy bars are 18.00 per box.

Sub order forms are due in this Wednesday 24th by end of the day. Forms need to go into DC box in Main Office. One check is due for your balance of subs the following week and make check out to Margaretta schools with your childs name in memo!

If you have not turned in your FBI/BCI background check to me, it was due Last Friday 19th. Please get them this week because you are holding up the groups being named. Make sure they(paper work) is sent in to me not the Board office like asked. I want to make sure everyone in accounted for and I will send them over all together.

Candy Bar Sales:
Parents- please make sure when sending in your childs money that the following is on the sealed envelope. Name of student, if you want another box & childs last period teacher. Some of you are not listing this- makes things harder to do!!

Thanks & please check this site weekly for updates!!

Candy Bar Sales:

For the candy bar sales, please do NOT send in all this change. I had a couple kids bring in $9.00 & $13.00 in quarters, dimes, nickels & pennies. Please take to your bank & turn in bills. A few dollars in quarters in one thing, but not pennies, dimes & nickles. I don't have the time every night to count all this change with everything else going on with the trip.

Sub sandwich Sales:
The meat on the subs are Bologna, Ham & Salami. Comes with lettuce, cheese & sweet & sour on the side. Reminder for collecting money- only 1 check should come in for your students total order from you. Please do NOT have people make checks out to the school for subs. They need to make them to you & you write one check for your child.

Roommates for DC:
If your child has not filled out the form (given out in English class)- they must have them turned in by noon this Friday 12th. Extra forms are in the main office next to DC box. Students who don't turn one in by this Friday at noon, will be put in a group of my choice. No exceptions! Students were given these forms almost 2 weeks ago and they need to be responsible on getting things turned in on time. Thank you for your help & please check with your student to see if they have turned theirs in yet.

Your students will be bring home their order sheet for subs. You will be selling from Jan. 9th-24th. All orders are due in on Wednesday 24th. If your order sheet isn't turned in on Wednesday, it will not be included in the totals and You will NOT get credit for your subs. You will collect your money when you deliver subs.

You will be putting together the subs on Sat. Feb. 3rd in the high school cafeteria. We will start at 9 am until we are finished with all subs. We will use an assembly line style to make them.

Everyone that sells subs is EXPECTED to be there to help put them together!!

It looks like you will make approximately $2.50 per sub.
When you deliver your subs, that's when you will collect your money. We want you to have people make checks payable to you and you send in one check for all your subs. Now if you have all cash, that's fine too. We just want 1 check or all cash for total of order per student.

Any questions, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



2018 Board Meetings Scheduled

Regular meetings of the Margaretta Board of Education are held on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The 2018 regular meeting schedule is set as follows:

Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

All meetings will be convened at the Margaretta Board of Education Office, 305 South Washington St., Castalia, OH 44824.

Check the website's online District Calendar for exact meeting dates and times.

All meetings of any Board of Education of a school district are declared to be public meetings open to the public at all times with the exception of an executive session, in which specific matters can only be discussed, and the public is excluded; however, no business may be transacted at such executive sessions.

The Margaretta Local Board of Education welcomes you to its meeting and expresses its appreciation for your interest in its work and schools.


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Welcome to the Margaretta Local School District! Please continue to visit our website and Facebook page, where over 3,500 parents and community members have reached out to become informed of upcoming activities and events throughout the school year. Communication between our parents and community is an area of focus for our administration and staff. If you need additional details, please contact the building administrator or myself.

As Superintendent, I look forward to leading our employees in offering an excellent education experience for all students. Our district has maintained and an excellent reputation in the area and it our goal to continue building upon your trust in guiding your child through his/her education process.

Thank you for visiting our website! In closing, I look forward to leading our staff and students throughout the school year. Go Polar Bears!

Denny Mock

NHS Toy Drive

The Margaretta High School National Honor Society is sponsoring the 15th annual toy drive to benefit Project Share.

We are collecting NEW toys and cash donations now through Monday December 11. All donations will be given to Project Share, a local program helping families within the Margaretta School District have a happy holiday season.

If you would like to help, please send your donation to school with your child. Thank you!

Contact Information

Margaretta Board of Education
Central Office/Registration
305 S. Washington St.
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: 419-684-5322
Fax: 419-684-9003
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Superintendent: Mr. Dennis Mock
Treasurer: Mr. Jude Hammond

Margaretta Elementary School (PS-5)
5906 W. Bogart Rd.
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: 419-684-5357
Fax: 419-684-6049
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
School Hours: 8:04 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Principal: Mrs. Christine Opelt
Asst Principal: Mr Keven Wise
Secretaries: Bonnie Preston, Pam Solze

Margaretta Middle/High School (6-12)
209 Lowell St.
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: 419-684-5351
Fax: 419-684-5632
Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
School Hours: 7:59 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Principal: Mr. Rod Smith
Asst Principal: Mr. Keith Taylor
Asst Principal/Athletics: Mr. Gary Barrett
Secretaries: Chris Bohn, Connie Harkness

Margaretta Transportation Department
205 W. Lucas St.
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: 419-684-7714
Fax: 419-684-6003
Office Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Director: Courtney Parr

District Mission

The MARGARETTA LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT will deliver an education that supports academic achievement, in a safe environment, that provides the knowledge and skills needed to be college and career ready.

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