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 attained a 4.0 GPA or better, they will receive a RED card.
If students receive a 3.5 to a 3.99 GPA, 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.
The cards are given to the students in an envelope that has food coupons from:
MCDONALD’S OF WAYNESBURG AND SUBWAY OF MAGNOLIA.
Another form of encouragement is the DRAWINGS held at the end of each semester where there is a give away of 76 GIFT CERTIFICATES.
Drawing gifts come in many different forms such as GIFT CERTIFICATES and GIFT CARDS TO Taggart's, Jukebox Pizza, West End Pizza, Subway, Amazon, iTunes, Best Buy and Bell Stores.
LUNCH WITH THE PRINCIPALS
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 cardholders.
SV ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT AND THE ACADEMIC BOOSTER CLUB team up for three free entrances to any athletic event of their choice by issuing a punch card.
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 top seniors (Cum Laude) are recognized. We also have another drawing where 50 lucky students receive gift certificates to various local establishments. The Boosters give a scholarship to a senior attending the social and a scholarship to a VIP student in memory of Pam Sewell who was an important part of the Academic Booster Club.
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....................Frame 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 lunchtime, 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 through 100% 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 - over 29 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.