Academic Booster Club
What is it all about:
Rewarding and encouraging academic achievements as well as good attendance.
How do we accomplish this:
With SUPPORT FROM OUR COMMUNITY, we are able to reward our students for their academic achievements in many ways. Such as:
Red & Gray Cards:
If students have missed three days of school or less and have attained a 4.0 GPA or better, they will receive a RED card.
If students receive a 3.5 to a 3.99 GPA and have not missed more than three days, they will receive a GRAY card, and their privileges are the same as the red cardholder’s except they don’t get the library privilege.
Middle school students that earn a 3.5 GPA or better and haven’t missed more than three days receive WHITE cards.
The cards are given to the students in an envelope that has food coupons from
MCDONALD’S OF WAYNESBURG AND CANTON SOUTH AND SUBWAY OF MAGNOLIA.
Another form of encouragement is the DRAWINGS we hold at the end of each nine week grading period. We give away 40 GIFTS (8 each day of the week).
Drawing gifts come in many different forms such as GIFT CERTIFICATES TO TAGGARTS, CROSSROAD’S AND CIBO’S RESTAURANTS,
GIFT CERTIFICATES TO BEST BUY, EMBROID ME, BELL STORES, CROSSROADS PIZZA, MOVIE MONEY, ITUNES,
LUNCH WITH THE PRINCIPAL AND MORE.
The gifts are divided into four categories: 7th & 8th, 9th & 10th, 11th & 12th and VIP (Very Improved Pupil).
To qualify for the VIP category, students, no matter what their GPA is, need to bring their grades up by .50 from the previous grading period.
This category is also divided into grades 7 & 8, 9 & 10 and 11 & 12.
SV Student Council provides us with Free HOMECOMING DANCE ticket for card holders.
SV ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT AND THE ACADEMIC BOOSTER CLUB team up for our week of ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.
Red, gray and white cardholders get free admission to all home sporting events for the week designated by the ABC and the Athlete Department.
We support students taking AP TESTS by helping to offset the costs of the tests.
The Academic Social is the last event of the year to honor high school students. It is held in MAY.
To be invited to the Social, students must have had a 3.2 GPA for the first three grading periods of the school year.
We have an alumni of Sandy Valley as the guest speaker. The Cum Laude seniors are recognized.
Qualifying students will receive their ACADEMIC AWARDS.
Students on the merit roll with a GPA of 3.2 to 3.49 the first three grading periods will receive a certificate.
To receive an award, students must have had a 3.5 GPA for the first three grading periods.
First year award........................Chenille Academic Letter
Second Year Award..............................Framed Certificate
Third Year Award............................Wooden Plaque
Fourth Year Award....................Walnut Inscribed with a 5x7 Picture (provided by student)
(Keep in mind these students have received nothing less than a 3.5 GPA for four years. What an accomplishment!)
We also have an HONORS SOCIAL for our MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS who have gotten a 3.2 GPA or better for the first three grading periods.
During their lunch time, we serve pizza and have lots of DRAWINGS for them as well.
Businesses donate money towards our Senior Signs and Crowl Lumber donates the stakes for each Senior Sign.
Seniors receive them on Senior Day.
The Academic Booster Club is completely supported 100% through donations. All donations goes toward rewarding our students for their academic achievements.
Funding comes from many different sources. including parents, grandparents, SV staff members, and businesses.
Many of these supporters have been there since the beginning - 24 years ago.
If you would like to be on this mailing list, just give us a call or drop us an email, and you will receive a reminder letter each year.
Several families, in lieu of flowers for their loved one who has passed away, ask that donations be made to The Academic Booster Club in his/her memory. Some memorial scholarships are also done through the Academic Booster Club. Also, in INSIDE SANDY VALLEY, we have a letter of support for people in our community who would like to help us continue this program in years to come.
These supporters are called RED & GRAY SUPPORTERS.
To become a RED & GRAY SUPPORTER, please mail or email the following form to:
Sandy Valley High School
Academic Booster Club
5130 State Route 183 NE
Magnolia, OH 44643-9613
REMEMBER, IT TAKES AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO EDUCATE A CHILD.