Welcome to the BHS Express

A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School

February 17, 2023

Andrea Conner, BHS Principal

Hello Bulldog Families.

We are certainly moving through the third quarter with only three weeks left! March 9 is the last day, so please encourage your student to check grades and make sure all work is completed. As March and April approaches, students often struggle staying focused with the beautiful weather, so it’s always a good idea to encourage them to remain diligent in their schoolwork.

Take a few minutes and scan the upcoming important dates to see which apply to you and/or your student. We have a lot happening throughout the next few months, so it’s important to help your student stay organized.

You will also notice that we have a link below to sign up for our final Parent/Teacher Conferences on March 7. These are scheduled from 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to offer some options for our families who are traveling home from work.

We've also been communicating about our March 14 State-Funded ACT test for our juniors. I’ve linked in an article for you to review that covers the importance of demonstrating success on college readiness tests. What Exactly is College Readiness and Why Does It Matter?

Monday, February 20 is Presidents Day and school will not be in session. We will see everyone back on Tuesday, February 21. Have a wonderful three-day weekend.

In service to our Bulldogs.

Andrea Conner, High School Principal




Matt Buis, BHS Assistant Principal

Matt Buis, High School Assistant Principal




  • March 4, 2023: Batavia Band Boosters Quarter Auction. Batavia Band Boosters Quarter Auction
  • March 7, 2023: Please sign up for our final Parent/Teacher Conferences for this school year. They will run from 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Please sign up via this link: March 7 Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Ups
  • If you have a student who is currently in 11th grade, BHS will be administering the state-administered ACT on March 14. This testing session is free for all families. In preparation, our teachers will be working with our 11th grade students to help them get ready for this important assessment. Research shows that the more times students take the assessment, the more comfortable they become with the test and score higher. Please click on this link to review national ACT testing dates and timelines: 2022-2023 National ACT Testing Dates. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s counselor.
  • 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


  • February 20, 2023: NO SCHOOL-Presidents Day
  • February 21, 2023: Spanish II/AP Spanish Field Trip
  • February 21, 2023: Senior Caps and Gowns delivery at 7:30 a.m. Balance due.
  • March 4, 2023: Band Boosters Quarter Auction: Doors open at 5:00 p.m. See Flyer Above
  • March 7, 2023: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30
  • March 9, 2023: Last day of 3rd Quarter
  • March 9, 2023: BPA State Competition
  • 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
  • March 14, 2023: Freshmen College Visit Field Trip (more info to come)
  • March 14, 2023: Sophomores take practice ACT (more info to come)
  • March 14, 2023: Seniors service learning and CPR/AED (more info to come)
  • March 22, 2023: Local Scholarship Interview Day for Seniors
  • 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: 7:30 p.m.: Live webinar for families of 10th and 11th grade students concerning 10th grade Practice ACT results and 11th ACT testing planning timelines. Link will be coming soon.
  • 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


    • CCP Information Meeting
      • Unable to attend the meeting and would like information? Contact your students counselor via email to receive information.

    • BHS Hope Squad Clothing Drive
      • BHS and BMS Hope Squads are working together to coordinate a clothing/shoe drive for Give Like A Mother (GLAM). Please remind your child to bring in clean, gently worn clothing and shoes (gym shoes are the most needed item). Socks and underwear must be new and in the package. This drive will go from Feb. 13-24. The grade level with the most donations will win a prize. Thank you for your support and generosity!


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