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Grover Hill Elemntary

Grover Hill Elementary

Athletic Boosters Annual Clothing Sale

Visit the following website to place your order.  You can choose to have the items sent home with your student, or gifts may be picked up at Wayne Trace, Payne, or Grover Hill.  

Hurry!  We can only accept orders until November 29 to have them back for distribution before Christmas Break!


First Lady Fran DeWine announced today that the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library Program is now being offered to children in all of Ohio’s 88 counties. 
Kids from birth to age five statewide are now eligible to receive a free book in the mail each month, no matter what county they live in.
When First Lady DeWine started this program with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, only a handful of counties offered the books and 13 percent of Ohio children were enrolled. 
Parents are encouraged to enroll their kids in this free literary program. To sign up, visit Learn more about the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library in the video below. 

Principal's Newsletter


The crisp autumn air and beautiful fall colors are finally here! Friday, October 23rd marked the end of the first grading period! It is hard to believe that we are 25% of the way through the school year already. Grade cards were sent home already, and we held our first quarter rewards party on Monday. Students enjoyed fresh cake donuts, cider, milk, and juice thanks to the generosity of our outstanding Grover Hill Elementary PTO. We have a fantastic PTO here at WTGHE! They just wrapped up their annual fund-raiser, and they ended the event having made nearly $7,000 that they will re-invest in the students and staff here at Grover Hill. Thanks to all of the parents, grandparents, relatives, and community members who supported their Butter Braid sale. Our third grade students completed their 3rd grade reading assessments on Tuesday, October 27th and Wednesday, October 28th. This is the assessment that third grade students must pass in order to be promoted to the fourth grade. When you hear of the “Third Grade Reading Guarantee,” this is the test they are referring to. Any student not passing the fall test will be provided additional reading interventions and will take the test again in the spring. The 1st annual Grover Hill Elementary Costume Caravan is also now in the history book. Students dressed up in their favorite Halloween or character costume and classes had the opportunity to walk around town showing off their outfits. Payne Elementary has done something similar for quite a number of years, and COVID forced us to stray away from our normal costume parade. I think it was so well received that this may be a new annual event here in Grover Hill. As the years pass by, I envision our costume caravan around town growing in size and rivaling the event that Payne holds each year. Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, November 4th from 5:30 to 8:30 and on Thursday, November 5th from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. Teachers have already sent home conference forms with their students and parents were asked to mark what type of conference they wanted. Options this year included a phone conference at a mutually agreeable time, a virtual conference using Google Meet, or a face-to face conference at the school. For those wanting virtual or face-to-face, instructions were sent home so parents could log into our online conference scheduler and schedule the time slot that works best for them. If parents have any questions, please call the school office at 419-399-4100, option #3. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school. Be sure to mark November 4th and 5th on your calendar and sign up for your parent -teacher conference. Remember that due to conferences, there will be no school on Friday, November 6th and there will be no school on Monday, November 9th due to staff development. With COVID cancelling many of our school activities this fall, it seems that there is not much to report on, but I am pleased to say that we are busy learning each day and we feel blessed that we are able to still meet five days a week and in person. As any parent can tell you, there is no at-home learning that can replace what happens here at Grover Hill Elementary every day. Continue to be safe, and we will continue to do our part to make sure our students are safe here at school so in-person learning can continue.

Respectfully, Mark Lange Principal

FREE Breakfast/Lunch

September 9, 2020

Dear Wayne Trace Parents,

We recently received word from the United States Department of Agriculture letting us know that our district has been granted a waiver which will allow us to feed all students breakfast and lunch for free. This waiver will run from September 14, 2020 to December 31, 2020, or until funds are depleted. Our district does benefit from increased student participation in breakfast and lunch, so we are asking all students to please take part in this waiver.

Should you have any questions in regard to this waiver please feel free to contact the central office.

Thank you,
Benjamin A. Winans
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