TWHS Weekly News

February 3, 2023

Weekly Calendar

Monday, February 6th:

Tuesday, February 7th:

  • Regular Bell Schedule

Wednesday, February 8th:

  • Homeroom Bell Schedule
  • Parent/Teacher Conference 3:45 pm - 7:25 pm
  • BirdieLight Presentation on the Dangers of Fentanyl , WKHS 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 9th:
  • Regular Bell Schedule
  • WorBots (Robotics Club) Fundraiser at City Barbeque

Friday, February 10th:

  • Regular Bell Schedule
  • SENIORS: LAST day to order your Cap and Gown

Dear Cardinal Family,

I hate surprises...usually.


This week I had multiple surprises, and I loved every second!


I don't typically judge athletic contests by the score. As much as that matters to most, I am always more concerned about a well-run program where everyone is safe and student behavior remains within our cultural norms. The most stressful events involve hot rivalries and large crowds. The basketball games last Saturday were mostly cordial between our student sections, ran very smoothly, and, if you're a Cardinals fan, produced very pleasant outcomes. Obviously, our student athletes put in countless hours to prepare for the contest, but it is also a ton of administrative work behind the scenes to host cross-town rivalries. I was pleasantly surprised by how seamlessly those games went.


I also had the pleasure of attending the TWHS Cardinal Jazz and Cardinal Swing concert at the McConnell Arts Center Thursday night. It was my first time, and I was shocked by how great both groups played. I know we have talented kids here, but they were outstanding. Ryan Alexis and Derek Scoles are the directors and always impress us with their work. The reason I was surprised is because I happen to know they only met after school for an hour a couple times a week. They sounded way better than that.


To top it off, I had multiple occasions this week where parents stopped me in public to talk about a staff member. I never really know how that conversation is going to go, but it's always refreshing to hear about all the great work people are doing in our schools. It's work I know is happening, but people don't typically reach out to me when things are going well. So, I'll take that kind of surprise any time.


Just a heads-up, the second half of next week is likely going to be busier with traffic near the new field house as they plan to pour a lot of concrete. I am hoping for more pleasant surprises hearing about how smoothly it went!


Have a great weekend and Go Cards!



Sincerely,


Pete Scully

Principal

Thomas Worthington HS

**New Announcements This Week**

  • ATENTION SENIORS: LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YOUR CAP & GOWN (DEADLINE is February 10th)
  • Senior Meeting Information
  • Buy a Senior Ad or Senior Baby Ad
  • Supporting Healthy Relationships Presentation

  • January Cardinals of the Month

  • Yearbook Sale

  • Explore a Career in Medicine

  • WorBots (Robotics Club) Fundraiser at City Barbeque

**ATTENTION SENIORS**

Seniors: LAST Chance to Order Your Cap & Gown

Deadline extended to order all things Senior. Please place any orders by FEBRUARY 10th. This Is the last day to order. Be prepared for graduation day and order your Cap, Gown & Tassel. You can also order Announcements, Stationery and Class Rings. Orders may be placed online at buckeyescholastic.com. See the website for details.


Please note, the color of the gowns has changed this year. Therefore, you will not be able to borrow one from a sibling or a friend. You will have to order a new one.


If your child does not plan on attending graduation, please let me know as soon as possible so we may plan accordingly.


Order your cap & gown


ORDER DEADLINE FEBRUARY 10, 2023

** ACADEMIC UPDATES**

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What Teachers and Staff are Saying

See what the teachers and staff are saying about the TWHS January Cardinals of the Month.

The 3Rs - Cardinal Expectations at TWHS

There are three general behavior expectations at Thomas Worthington High School: build Relationships, show Respect, and be Responsible.


We define build Relationships as “to cultivate belonging”. It is our goal that 100% of our students feel connected to at least one adult that they trust enough to go to when they really need it. From our morning greeting as each student enters the building, to each teacher connecting with each student, to our Wednesday homeroom lessons, we strive to create an environment that is so welcoming - all are inspired to learn.


We define show Respect as “use appropriate language”. We work towards being mindful of the words we speak and the immense power they have on ourselves and others. We learn that the words we say, along with the time, setting, and location have an impact on others.


We define be Responsible as “to attend and be on time to class”. We are intentional about the value of showing up, being on time, and being present for ourselves and others.

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2023-2024 College Credit Plus Information

Students & Families-


Are you interested in taking a College Credit Plus Course that TWHS has to offer? If so, the application process for CCP students for the 2023-2024 school year is now open.


Please review the videos below to learn more about College Credit Plus:


1) General Overview of College Credit Plus created by OSU Director, Michele Brown


2) Worthington City Schools overview of opportunities WCS students have


Students will need to stop by the School Counseling Office and pick up the "Intent to Participate" form to be considered for the program. The Intent to Participate form is due to Mr. Quart by April 1st, 2023 in the School Counseling Office.


If you have any questions about the program, reach out to Mr. Quart at dquart@wscloud.org in the School Counseling Office.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Wednesday, February 8th and Thursday, February 16th

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, February 8th from 3:45 - 7:25 pm and again on Thursday, February 16th from 4:30 - 8:10 pm. Families can request to meet in person, via ZOOM or by phone with teachers when scheduling their conferences. Online scheduling is now open . Please CLICK HERE for more information about scheduling parent/teacher conferences with your student’s teachers.

2023 - 2024 Course Registration

On Wednesday, February 1, our students registered for their 2023-24 classes during second period. If your student missed this opportunity, it needs to be completed asap. Here is the necessary information to help do that:


If your student has any further questions, please contact their assigned school counselor:

Felicha Smith (students with last name A-D) fsmith@wscloud.org

Kelly Swearingen (students with last name E-K) kswearingen@wscloud.org

Celeste Preisse (students with last name L-M) cpreisse@wscloud.org

David Quart (students with last name N-R) dquart@wscloud.org

Stephanie Burns (students with last name R-Z) sburns@wscloud.org

"Make More" - STEM Program at TWHS

https://youtu.be/PYMfF9rE0x0

Science Day Information

This year’s K-12 Science Day will be held on Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at Thomas Worthington High School. Science Day has grown to include a number of different options for students. The events planned for the 2023 science day include: Science Fair, Invention Convention, Design Challenge, and a Cubing Competition. To sign up to volunteer or judge, register students to participate, or learn more, visit the Science Day website (www.worthington.k12.oh.us/ScienceDay).

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DACC Program Spotlights - Senior Only Programs

Join a DACC admissions representative and our talented Program Instructors for an informational overview session and lab tour of the unique one year, senior-only program. Attendees will learn how DACC students graduate with confidence, earn industry credentials and college credits, gain professional contacts, create an impressive resume, and get actual experience that employers and colleges value.


Please note: pre-registration is required. See full list of tours and register here.



Don’t miss any opportunities to explore. Join our Explore Newsletter to receive monthly resources to learn more about DACC’s high school options.

Winter Formal Information

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Classroom School Fees and Outstanding Balances

Parents/guardians, please check your child’s current balance for any outstanding fees. Classroom fee for grades 9-12 is $65. Senior fee is $35. All fees and outstanding balances are to be paid via the online payment system, www.MyPaymentsPlus.com.


For questions regarding an outstanding balance, please contact:


Academics/Activities: Megan Roberts

mroberts@wscloud.org or call 614-450-6272

Athletic fees/uniforms: Liz Lee

elee@wscloud.org or call 614-450-6285

Textbooks: Kathie Volpe

kvolpe@wscloud.org or call 614-450-6261

Library books/Chromebooks: Lori Poleway

LPoleway@wscloud.org or call 614-450-6278

Ohio Math League Competition Dates

The Ohio Math League Competition dates are below. All students are welcome to compete free of charge. Materials needed include a graphing calculator and a pencil/pen. Questions may be directed to Mr. Dosky in Room 227.


This is a state-wide event and there are a total of 6 competitions that are held once each month starting in October and ending in March. For a list of competition dates, please click HERE. Each high school competes and we take the top 5 scores to represent our team score. A perfect team score would be a 30 and a perfect individual score would be a 6. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the contest each month.

Friday Flock Talk

Our ComTech students produce a weekly edition of student news titled Flock Talk. It is released every Friday for the students and the staff. Here is this week's edition.

Season 2, Episode 17_020323

Yearbook Sale February 13-17

What goes best with chocolate and flowers? A Yearbook. Use the coupon code "VDAY" for $5 off your yearbook for a limited time. Deal runs February 13-17 for the lowest price.


Click HERE for more information and to place your order.

Cardinal Yearbook Website

Check out our brand new website for The Cardinal Yearbook! Go to https://www.twhsyearbook.com/ for all of your information.

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Senior Meeting: Class of 2023

Attached below you will find important information shared with Seniors during their Senior meeting.


Senior Meeting: February 1, 2023


Frequently Asked Questions

Buy A Senior Ad!

Send a special message to your senior! Show how much you care by surprising your senior with a personalized note and photos in their yearbook. Senior ad page examples


Deadline: Wednesday, May 25th, 2023


Questions? Contact: service@buckeyescholastic.com


  • ⅛ page senior ad: $40
  • ¼ page senior ad: $75
  • ½ page senior ad page: $125


Use either link below to purchase a baby ad or a regular ad.


https://shop.yearbookmarket.com/thomasworthington


https://www.twhsyearbook.com/purchase-an-ad

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** SCHOOL COMMUNITY CONNECTION**

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WorBots City Barbeque Fundraiser

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WorBots, the first Robotics team with students from both TWHS and WKHS, is hosting a Dine Out fundraiser at City Barbeque on Gemini Place in Columbus on Thursday, February 9th. This event will be from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm. For more information see the link below.


WorBots Dine Out Fundraiser


Check out Worbots on Twitter


https://twitter.com/worbots4145/status/1620939498367352833?s=20&t=qPJNxOsK1vNqDHIQdFsMrA


https://twitter.com/worbots4145/status/1614301577946218501?s=20&t=qPJNxOsK1vNqDHIQdFsMrA

Donations Needed for TWHS 2023 Conference Night Dinner for Teachers and Staff

PTSO will be providing dinner to our teachers and staff during Parent/Teacher Conferences on February 16th. We need your help to make this a success. Please consider donating by using the link below to sign up.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054AA8A728A7F85-twhs

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**ATHLETICS & CO-CURRICULAR**

TWHS Clubs and Activities

Interested in joining a club at TWHS. Check out the list above.

TWHS Spirit Wear Store is Open

Do you need spirit wear or athletic gear with the new TWHS logo? Please visit the link below to order! 15% off everything for a limited time with the code SAVE15.


Thomas Worthington Athletic Gear

Order today!

TWHS Car Magnets - New Logo Available!!

Big news! TWHS car magnets with the new logo are now available! There are a limited number of car magnets available with the vintage logo while supplies last. Plus, three new activities were added to the magnet options including DHS, NHS and Ski & Ride!


Please use this form to request the magnet type and quantity for your order: https://bit.ly/twhsmagnets or contact the TWHS Lady Cards Softball Program for more information. Thank you for your support!

**FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE**

Parent, Is your Child 16 or Older?

Ohio Law (ORC 3313.671) requires all 12th grade students receive two (2) doses of the Meningococcal vaccine. The second dose must be received after the student's 16th birthday. Proof of this vaccination is due to the school prior to senior year. Once the vaccine is received please send proof of vaccination or an updated immunization record to jfrank@wscloud.org or fax to 614-450-6393 or drop it off in the office.


  • Worthington United Methodist Church walk in vaccine clinic:1st Wednesday of each month 1 pm - 4pm, 600 High St. Worthington

When to Keep Your Child at Home / Guidelines From our Health Office

When to Keep Your Child Home: Your child is too ill to go to school if he or she has any of the following symptoms:


  • Temperature above 100 degrees F by mouth (see below)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours (see below)
  • Shortness of breath or has increase in wheezing during normal activity
  • Has a cough that interrupts normal activity
  • Pain from an earache, headache, sore throat or recent injury.
  • Has yellow or green drainage from nose or eye(s)
  • Rash over body or localized to one area of the body
  • Fatigue and needs rest (common with flu-like symptoms)

Students who are sent home with a fever 100 degrees or higher must remain at home until the student is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication. In most cases this means that students will miss the following school day. Please understand that fevers can reoccur within a 24 hour time period and this policy is in the best interest for all students.


Students who are sent home due to vomiting or diarrhea must also stay home for 24 hours to ensure that these symptoms are gone before returning to school.


Please keep your student home when they are sick. It is in the best interest of your student to stay home when they are ill and helps to protect a healthy environment at school for staff and other students.

J. Frank MSE, BSN, RN LSN

Thomas Worthington High School

ph: 614-450-6215 fax: 614-450-6393

**PTSO HAPPENINGS**

Join the PTSO!

Our PTSO needs your support! Please consider joining our organization and help our parent volunteers with fun activities for students and staff, supplies for teachers and scholarships for seniors at the end of each year. To join, fill out this online membership form or print and mail the PTSO Membership form.

PTSO Meeting Dates Set for 2022-23 – Please Join Us!

All PTSO meetings are on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the TWHS Principal's conference room (Room 127). Everyone is welcome - please join us! The meeting dates this year are:


March 21st

May 16th

Attendance Office Procedures for TWHS Students

Please notify the Attendance Office if you know your student will be absent from school. Call or email ahead to pre-excuse for appointments and ask your student to pick up a pass in the Attendance Office ahead of time – we prefer not to interrupt classes by calling rooms.


TWHS Attendance Procedures


Call the 24-hour recorded line to leave a message at

614-450-6291, or you may send an email to twhsattend@wscloud.org.

Attendance Philosophy & Procedure

Important information regarding your child's absence from school.

Before and After School Guidelines for TWHS Students

Your support in following these guidelines for dropping off and picking up students is greatly appreciated. The safety of our students is our number one priority.


Before and After School Guidelines


Reminder: The gate located next to the tennis courts on Evening Street is closed during school hours.

TWHS School Calendar

Click on TWHS School Calendar to access the TWHS website calendar


February 8th: Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:45 pm - 7:10 pm

February 8th: BirdieLight Presentation on the Dangers of Fentanyl, WKHS 7:30 pm

February 9th: WorBots Dine Out Fundraiser at City Barbeque

February 13th: Board of Education Meeting, WEC 6:30 pm

February 14th: Ohio Math League Competition 3:30 pm

February 16th: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30 pm-8:10 pm

February 17th & 18th: Seussical the Musical 8pm

February 19th: Seussical the Musical 2:00 pm

February 20th: NO SCHOOL

February 22nd: Band Concert 7:30 pm

February 22nd: Supporting Healthy Relationships Presentation, WEC 6:30 pm

February 23rd: Black History Month Show 7:00 pm

February 24th: Black History Month Show

February 24th: 2A/2B Bell Schedule

February 27th: Board of Education Meeting, WEC 6:30 pm

February 28th: Orchestra Concert 7:00 pm

Thomas Worthington High School

ATTENDANCE POLICY

twhsattend@wscloud.org

(614)450-6291


Principal, Pete Scully

(614)450-6206

Assistant Principal (A-D), Emilie Greenwald

(614)450-6261

Assistant Principal (E-K), Todd Keenan

(614)450-6284

Assistant Principal (L-R), Adrienne Carr

(614)450-6284

Assistant Principal (S-Z), Brett Shaffer

(614)450-6292

Dean of Students, Scott Gordon

(614)450-6261

Athletic Director, Molly Feesler

(614)450-6288

School Counseling Chair, David Quart

(614)450-6296

Registrar, Kate Flom


Special Education Key Communicator, Meredith Murphy

mmurphy@wscloud.org



Website: https://www.worthington.k12.oh.us/Page/9

Location: 300 West Dublin Granville Road, Worthington, OH, USA

Phone: (614)450-6200

Twitter: @TWHS_cardinals