Welcome to the BHS Express

A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School

August 26, 2022

Andrea Conner, BHS Principal

Hello Bulldog Families.

Schedules have been adjusted, students are settling in, and great things are happening at Batavia High School!

This week, Mr. Buis and I continued to get to know several of your students and have enjoyed our many lunchroom conversations. We have seen student drawings/artwork, have learned about favorite video games, and have discussed a variety of athletic interests with many of our students. It truly is a perfect opportunity to become acquainted with many of them.

We’ve watched classrooms come to life as teachers are settling into their routines, and students are ready to take on some new challenges. In fact, as we were monitoring bus drop off in the gym, we saw multiple students on their Chromebooks working ahead on some assignments at 7:00 a.m.! Pretty cool to see!

Before I close out this welcome, I wanted to share a quick tidbit about a young man I met this week. Due to busing schedules, our high school students unload at 7:00 a.m. and wait in the cafeteria and/or gym until they are permitted to move to their first period class. As you can imagine, it can be pretty crowded. A water bottle was dropped on the gym floor as the bell was ringing and students were exiting the gym. A young man came up to me and asked if he could help our custodian clean it up. It was purely genuine as I do not believe he was involved in spilling it! Sometimes, it’s the little gestures or things that mean so much! We have awesome kids!

Take a moment to read a little about one of our talented sophomores and review some of the notes and upcoming important dates.

In service to our Bulldogs.

Andrea Conner, High School Principal




Matt Buis, BHS Assistant Principal





Batavia sophomore, Russell Jones, is chosen as a Borlaug Scholar

Russell Jones, a sophomore at Batavia High School, was selected to attend the AG DISCOVERY summer camp at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

As part of his participation in the camp, Russell entered an essay competition through the Alabama Youth Institute where he identified solutions to combat world hunger in a developing nation. His essay was selected as an entry into the 2022 World Food Prize Alabama Youth Institute! Russell is one of 200 students nationwide who is considered a 2022 Borlaug Scholar and is selected to move to the next phase of the global scholarship and research program.

To prepare for the upcoming international conference, Russell is tasked with polishing his essay and resubmitting by September 9th.

Congratulations, Russell, on this amazing accomplishment. Your Batavia High School family is proud of you!


  • Students are not permitted to order DoorDash. If parents/guardians wish to bring lunch for their students, they must bring it to the office. We will only allow parents/guardians to bring lunch to their student, not their student’s friends. No siblings or friends of students will be permitted to bring in lunch. Thank you for cooperating as student safety is our primary concern.

  • Morning and Afternoon Drop Off: If you are dropping off or picking up your students, please use the Old 32 entrance and drop them off in the circle in FRONT of the building. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

  • Dress Code: Please partner with us as we ask your student to adhere to a few dress code guidelines. We are asking that students wear tops that come to the top of their jeans/shorts/skirts so that the midriff is not completely exposed. We are also asking that the tops are school appropriate. We will continue to have individual conversations with students and may reach out to you for assistance if the need arises. Thank you.


  • Please continue to update information in Final Forms.

  • Parking passes are available to purchase through EZ Pay. They are listed under Activity Fees Tab.

  • August 29, 2022: Senior Meeting with Graduate Services for Grant Career Center seniors

  • August 30, 2022: Senior Meeting with Graduate Services for students at Batavia High School

  • September 5, 2022: Labor Day-No School

  • September 7, 2022: Vaccine clinic at Batavia Middle School from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • September 9, 2022: Graduate Services Senior Order during lunch (Batavia High School)

  • September 15, 2022: Homecoming Parade

  • September 16, 2022: Homecoming Game

  • September 17, 2022: Homecoming Dance

  • September 20, 2022: School picture day for students in grades 9-11.

  • September 21, 2022: Live Oaks picture day for students in grades 9-12.

  • October 7, 2022: School picture retake/makeup day for students in grades 9-11.

  • October 11, 2022: Senior Meeting with Graduate Services for Live Oaks Career Center seniors

  • October 17, 2022: Senior Meeting with Graduate Services for Scarlet Oaks Career Center seniors

  • October 27, 2022: Grade 12 Senior Portrait Day for students attending Batavia High School.


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


  • Coming back to school can be tough for some students! Here is a great article to help us all understand a little bit more about Social Anxiety in kids and teens! Social Anxiety- Child Mind Institute

  • A Special Event for Juniors and Seniors:

  • In demand, well-paid jobs in Ohio are going unfilled. Teens and families need information about these 21st century career options in emerging technologies and how to gain the skills for these jobs. Ohio Technical Centers provide post-secondary educational opportunities in a wide variety of fields including healthcare, computers, culinary, welding, HVAC, automation, and many more. Join representatives from the Ohio Technical Centers and At The Core for an informative, free webinar on October 13 at 6:30 pm. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2916590175468/WN_WgRB_BudRCe33OujdYvFcg

Have a great week.

Mrs. Grooms and Mrs. Poling


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