REJOICE! Genoa Area High School is again making musical theater history! We are thrilled to be the first public high school in Northwest Ohio to stage the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act this coming March 23rd through 26th.
Sister Act is based on the 1992 hit film of the same name that starred Whoopie Goldberg. The story follows diva wanna-be Deloris Van Cartier (Marissa Pezzino) as her life takes a surprising turn after she witnesses a murder at the hands of her gangster boyfriend, Curtis Jackson (Aaron Conley) and then hides out in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior (Ana Rofkar), Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Joining Deloris at the convent this March are 50+ talented high school thespians, who include: Macy Campbell (Sister Mary Robert), Annalisa Claus (Sister Mary Patrick), Olivia Shrewsbery (Sister Mary Lazarus), Skylar Jones (Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours) and Cameron Page (Sweaty Eddie).
Sister Act was written by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner (creators of the 80s sitcom Cheers!) featuring additional original music by Tony Award and 8-time Oscar Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid). Menken wanted to inspire his score off of 1970s music, specifically disco and gospel. As a result, the setting was changed from the original in the movie (Reno and San Francisco in the 1990s) to Philadelphia in the 1970s. In the transfer from the West End to Broadway, not only did Whoopie Goldberg herself jump on as as a producer, but the script underwent several revisions.
Sister Act opens Thursday, March 23 and runs through Sunday, March 26 with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's performance at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens and are available from any cast member or by calling Genoa Area Local Schools at 419-855-7741 ext. 21203 (High School Office) or ext. 41204 (Elementary School Office).
Plan to attend the G-Tech Summit on August 8th,
This professional development day hosted by Genoa Area Local Schools is created for educators by educators. This is a day for YOU to have fun and enjoy. Come ready and excited to learn, teach, and dialogue with other educators. You choose what sessions to attend based on your interests. G-Tech Summit is not about devices or products. It’s about inspiring educators with the future so that they can engage and inspire their students to do great things. Sessions are now posted at
Congratulations to State Runner-Ups!
Congratulations to Oscar Sanchez, Dylan D'Emilio, James Limongi Individual State Champs
& Julian Sanchez as State Runner-Up
Governor Kasich’s biennial budget for FY 2018-19 has been introduced as House Bill 49. Initial funding simulations provided by the Governor's office estimates a REDUCTION in funding for our district of just over $288,000 in FY18 and again in FY19 compared to current FY17 State funding levels. Much of the finite details behind the significant financial reductions have not been provided, however, the main overall reasons that have been initially provided for the funding reduction are as follows:
1. Reduction of district student enrollment from FY11 to FY16.
2. Recent local property value increases are set to reduce the percent of funding provided by the State within the State funding formula which affects the calculation of overall funding.
3. The State is proposing a reduction in their funding of the cost of student transportation. Currently, the State funds (reimburses) 50% of transportation costs. This is set to be reduced to 37.5% in FY18 then to 27% in FY19.
Initial analysis of the budget bill shows that 388 of 609 Ohio public school districts are set to have their funding reduced over the two-year budget which includes approximately 83% of the districts that are considered rural, low wealth districts. (Genoa Schools is considered rural/low wealth)
During the budget process, the House of Representatives and then the Senate will make changes to this initial budget proposal, and updated projections reflecting those changes will become available throughout the process. Updates pertaining to our district will be provided as they become known/available.
COMPARE SCHOOL FUNDING- 2010 VERSUS 2018
2980 N. Genoa-Clay Center Rd.
Phone - (419) 855-7741 ext. 21203
Fax - (419) 855-7739
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Phone - (419) 855-7741 ext. 31203
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2820 N. Genoa-Clay Center Rd.
Phone - (419) 855-7741 ext. 41203
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