Welcome to the BHS Express

A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School

March 9, 2023

Andrea Conner, BHS Principal

Hello Bulldog Families.

Receiving The BHS Express on a Thursday may feel a little off, but we’re pushing it out because today was a little like a Friday for our students! Remember, our students have NO SCHOOL tomorrow. It is a professional learning day/work day for our staff members.

This week has been a busy one for only four days! We wrapped up the third quarter, wished our BPA students good luck at their state competition, and held a celebratory send off for our state-bound AQT students and our state-bound boys and girls wrestlers. Be sure to watch the video linked into this newsletter to catch a glimpse of our student athletes and our band.

I know it’s difficult to believe, but we will begin our fourth and final quarter on Monday, March 13. We look forward to welcoming back our students after their three-day weekend!

In service to our Bulldogs.

Andrea Conner, High School Principal




Matt Buis, BHS Assistant Principal

Matt Buis, High School Assistant Principal



BHS Celebrates Our State-Bound Academic Quiz Team and our Wrestlers

AQT and Wrestlers Send Off

Engineering Students Tour The Warbird Museum


  • We have a very rich day planned for all of our BHS students on March 14, 2023! This day is designated as the state-funded ACT Testing Day for our juniors, so our dedicated teachers have been working together to plan valuable experiences for our freshmen, sophomores and our seniors. Click on this link to review what your student(s) will be doing on March 14. BHS March 14 Grade-Level Activities
  • All students who must take either prescription or over-the-counter medications at school must have proper documentation on file in the high school clinic. Students may not carry their own medications or take them throughout the school day without following proper procedures. If you have questions, please call the high school at 513-732-2341 and ask for the school nurse.
  • The following link contains information that was reviewed at the 8th Grade High School Scheduling Meeting that was held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Review this information to stay informed about your student's high school scheduling experience. Class of 2027 Scheduling Presentation


  • March 10, 2023: NO SCHOOL for students. Staff PD/Work Day
  • March 10, 2023: BPA State Competition
  • March 13, 2023: First day of 4th Quarter
  • March 14, 2023: Juniors take state-funded ACT test and CPR/AED (details noted above)
  • March 14, 2023: Freshmen College Visit Field Trip (details noted above)
  • March 14, 2023: Sophomores take LEAP ACT Diagnostic Test (details noted above)
  • March 14, 2023: Seniors service learning and CPR/AED (details noted above)
  • March 22, 2023: Local Scholarship Interview Day for Seniors
  • March 23-25, 2023: Spring Musical at 7:00 p.m. at Batavia Elementary School
  • March 26, 2023: Spring Musical at 2:00 p.m. at Batavia Elementary School
  • March 28, 2023: ELA II Part I EOC test (Students not taking assessment arrive by 9:30 a.m. Students who must ride the bus will have a study hall.)
  • March 29, 2023: ELA II Part II EOC test (Students not taking assessment arrive by 9:30 a.m. Students who must ride the bus will have a study hall.)
  • March 29, 2023: 7:00 p.m.: Live webinar for families of 10th and 11th grade students concerning college-readiness testing. Reference the flyer above.
  • April 3-10, 2023: Spring Break


Check out the Batavia High School Guidance Counselor website.


Your Guidance Counselors are:

Felicia Grooms

9th - 12th Grade Counselor A-L

(513) 732-2341 ext: 7037


Beth Poling
9th - 12th Grade Counselor M-Z

(513) 732-2341 ext: 7036


    • Batavia Local Scholarship Application for BHS Seniors
      • Local Scholarship applications have been distributed or emailed to all students in the class of 2023. These are scholarships that are for BHS students from our Alumni Association, local businesses and community members. Please encourage your students to complete and submit this application if they plan on attending any type of post-secondary training or schooling that requires tuition or payment; college, technical school, trade school, etc. Completed applications and essays are due to the guidance office by 2:30 on Wednesday March 15. Any student that submits an application will be required to participate in the interview day on March 22. Scholarship awards will be presented at Senior awards night on May 11. Good luck to all students!

    • Great Oaks Decision Letters
      • Any student that applied to Great Oaks by the February 7th priority deadline will be receiving a decision letter in the mail at some point in the next two weeks. The first round of letters were being mailed out by Great Oaks today, so look for those and any additional information from Great Oaks. If you or your child have questions, please follow up with Mrs. Grooms or Mrs. Poling.

    • ACT Tuesday 3/14/23 for All Juniors
      • Please ensure your child is well rested and prepared to take the ACT on Tuesday 3/14. They have been given a variety of resources to study for this test and it is a very important component of the college application process! We want all students next week to feel confident and be ready to test!

    • CCP Intent forms due April 1 in the Guidance Office
      • Hence, to meet this deadline intent forms must be submitted to the Guidance office prior to Spring Break.


Mark Pierson, Athletic Director


Tim Young, Assistant Athletic Director


Link to Athletic Website:




Click here for the official website of Batavia Athletics


Click here for the official website of Batavia High School


Click here for information from the BHS Guidance Department


Andrea Conner, Principal

513-732-2341, ext. 7051

Matt Buis, Assistant Principal

513-732-2341, ext. 7052

Melissa Anstaett, Administrative Assistant

513-732-2341, ext. 7055

Edie Strine, Administrative Assistant

513-732-2341, ext. 7054

If your student is absent, call

513-732-2341 and leave a message on the attendance line