THE BUCKEYE HIGH SCHOOL BLAST

Information & Events Taking Place October 22nd-November 2nd

Staying Up to Date About Buckeye High School

In our continuing effort to keep parents and all students informed of events at Buckeye High School, we have added a link to the High School website for daily announcements. Parents and students can read up on current events at the school. In the coming weeks, these announcements will be recorded as they are read live by our CCP Speech class as instructed by Mrs. Carolyn Constance.


We have also linked the website to our High School Cafeteria Slide Show. Each week, the slides are updated with student happenings, meetings, athletic events and accomplishments by our student body. This has been made possible by the great work of our building secretary, Mrs. Maxwell, and from assistance from Kyle Kerns in our technology department. If you have questions as to what is taking place please do not hesitate to check out what is going on each week on our high school homepage. Simply access our school webpage and check out the scrolling announcements at the top of the page. This is a great way for parents and students who may be off campus in MCCC or CCP courses to stay up to date with Buckeye High School. A screenshot of what you will see is included below!

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Report Cards and School Fees

It is hard to believe that our first academic quarter is already behind us! Please be aware that report cards will be printed and mailed home at the end of the week of October 22nd. Please note that included in your child's report card will be the school fees for the first semester. Please note that these fees help to cover the costs of materials that are utilized in the instruction of the course. If you have questions regarding the fees that are applied for the first semester please do not hesitate to contact our school guidance office regarding your child's academic schedule.


Please also be aware that your child's EOC scores (End of Course Exams) from the 2017-2018 school year will also be included in this mailing. Please reference these scores and the accompanying letter for an explanation regarding your child's points earned for graduation. Please note that current state law requires students to earn a total of 18 points (four each in the areas of Math and English Language Arts) over 7 tested subject areas to earn a high school diploma. If after reviewing your child's scores you still have questions please contact your child's school counselor to discuss their current status.

FFA Spotlight

Good Luck to our FFA Students and Mr. Norris as they will be traveling to Indianapolis, IN for the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo October 24th-October 27th. Students will be touring several educational places, take part in the National FFA Quiz, visit colleges and discover their individual potential!


Please also enjoy st a BuckTV spotlight on our FFA program to learn about some of our students and the great things they learning and doing. If your child might be interested in participating in FFA courses in the future please encourage them to see Mr. Norris in Room 704 for more information.

https://youtu.be/TO3oMrgY77A

Veterans Day Breakfast

Our National Honor Society will be hosting a Veterans Day breakfast on Saturday, November 10th in the High School cafeteria from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. All veterans will eat free and be recognized for their bravery and military service to our nation. All proceeds will benefit the Fisher House in Cleveland.

Rally Towels

Interested in showing your Buckeye Spirit at future school events? Our National Honor Society is here to help! NHS will be selling Buckeye Rally Towels (pictured in the newsletter) for the very low cost of $5.00 each! If you are interested in purchasing a towel or two please see Mr. Harris or any NHS member to purchase one. Ge them while supplies last!

Buckeye Boys Varsity Soccer to Play in District Semi-Final vs. Bay High School

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 7pm

29230 Wolf Road

Bay Village, OH

The Buckeye Boys Varsity Soccer team will be traveling to Bay Village for a right to earn a trip to the District Finals on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm. The boys have had a successful season and would love to see a large turnout from Buck Nation as we play future Great Lakes Conference foe Bay Village. We hope to see you there!

Marching Band to Compete in State Finals

Good luck to our Marching Bucks as they will travel to Brunswick on Saturday, November 2nd starting at 2:30 pm to perform in the State Marching Band Finals! The Marching Bucks have had a very successful competition season earning several first overall ratings in class at tournaments throughout the area. In addition, the band has played live on Cleveland Fox 8 for Kicking it With Kenny and most recently as part of Cavs home opener. Best of luck to the Marching Band as they look to rock the house in Brunswick on November 2nd.


To learn more about the event check out the OMEA State Finals Guidebook or download their State FInals App for up to date information!

Halloween at Buckeye High School

Halloween is fast approaching and will be here before we know it! In an effort to promote school spirit and to help grow our great school culture students and staff will be permitted to wear costumes to BHS on Halloween Wednesday, October 31st. However, students must be mindful of the following guidelines:


  1. Please do not bring/wear masks as we need to be able to identify students at all times!
  2. Please, no face paint!
  3. Costume themes or ideas must be school appropriate and not serve as a disruption to the educational environment.
  4. No weapons, fake or otherwise!
  5. All costumes MUST MEET school guidelines set forth in the Student Code of Conduct. All dress code rules listed in the handbook apply to the costumes being worn. If you have questions about your outfit please seek out permission BEFORE wearing it to school.

Congratulations to Girls Varsity Soccer and Varsity Volleyball on Successful Seasons

Congratulations to our fall girls varsity sports teams for their successful campaigns this season. Our Girls Varsity Soccer team had an undefeated regular season winning the PAC Championship, earning the 1st seed in our District for the OHSAA State Tournament, and climbing to as high as the 4th ranked team in the State of Ohio in the coaches poll. Unfortunately, the season ended a bit earlier than hoped for as the girls were defeated by Padua 2-0 in the second round. Congratulations girls on a tremendous season and we know you will be back next year with another strong team!


Our Varsity Volleyball program also had a successful season as they battled through adversity and injuries. The Bucks ended the season earning a share of the PAC Championship and entered OHSAA State Tournament play on a hot streak. The Bucks were able to take out Brookside in a 3 set sweep in the opening round before falling to Holy Name in a close contest in the Sectional Finals. Thank you for your great effort and dedication this past season!

CONGRATULATIONS VARSITY FOOTBALL ON QUALIFYING FOR STATE PLAYOFFS! TICKET INFORMATION WILL BE SHARED AS SOON AS SEEDING AND GAME LOCATION IS FINALIZED!

Guest Speaker Spotlight

One of the many great things about Buckeye High School is the consistent effort staff makes to bring in guest speakers designed to get students thinking about career and college readiness. We have been host to several dynamic guests this year with careers in a variety of fields including the trades, legal professions, and even a published author. We are excited to again be hosting a speaker that we hope will engage and excite students as they connect their learning to real-world applications. This Wednesday, October 24th, Dave Binkley will be hosting Becky Hartman in his classroom for students in his CCP Chemistry classes and for those students in our STEM Club.


Ms. Hartman will be speaking to students about the University of Akron's College of Engineering, and the available engineering programs that are available to students enrolled at UA and the potential careers available after earning a degree from the program. The presentation is designed to be interactive with students with personal introductions, class lab demos, an engineering quiz competition, and student-led Q and A session. Special thanks to Mr. Binkley for setting up this great visit for some of our Buckeye High School students.

Buck Tv FALL ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Our crew at Buck TV have continued their work producing their fall athlete spotlight series. Please enjoy some more insights and introduction to our fall Buck athletes! Please enjoy the second and third editions of this fun production and the continued great work from Buck TV!
https://youtu.be/_5ByKhqx4is

Jostens Orders

Additional order forms for cap, gown and announcements are available for pick up at the Main Office. Order forms can be completed and turned in to the Main Office if your student will be unable to deliver to the Josten's representative. We will advise you when the representative will be in the building and when the last date to order will be.


You can also order the items of your choice on line at Jostens web site. In the top of the page, search for Buckeye High School, Medina Ohio,


www.jostens.com

Picture Retake Day

Not happy with your child's school pictures from earlier this fall? Lifetouch, our photo provider, will be offering a retake opportunity for those students and families interested in the BHS auditorium on Tuesday, October 23rd. If you have questions regarding the process please contact the Buckeye High School Main Office for Assistance!

StopIt App

We would like to remind all parents and students of Buckeye High School that our school has once again enrolled with STOPit! STOPit is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying and cyber abuse, consisting of an app and a back-end incident management system for school administrators.

Our students will have access to the STOPit mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features.

  • “Report” can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts anonymously.

  • “Get Help” can be used to engage in anonymous two-way communication with school contacts. More information and resources about STOPit can be found online at stopitsolutions.com.

  • The specific access code that should be used in order to report an incident to the Buckeye High School staff is: Bucks1

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Please be aware that this year BHS staff is working to making our school calendar even more informative than ever before. New building secretary, Mrs. Maxwell, is diligently working towards compiling accurate and extensive event dates for all BHS events including clubs, athletic contests, and community events. We encourage you to use our building Google Calendar located on the right-hand margin of our school website for the extensive events list. If there are events not listed that you may have questions about please do not hesitate to contact