Welcome to the BHS Express

A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School

November 11, 2022

Andrea Conner, BHS Principal

Hello Bulldog Families.

On this Veterans Day, Batavia High School students and staff wish to thank all who have served. In honor of our Veterans, we dressed in red, white and blue and heard some important facts about our military throughout the entire school day. Thank you to our high school social studies department for helping us recognize those who have served on this important day.

We are only a week and a half away from our Thanksgiving break. Please check your student’s grades and encourage them to work with their teachers if they need any help.

While spending some time in classrooms throughout the past few weeks, I’m noticing that many of our students have been working really hard! I’ve seen students take on some challenging labs in science classes as well as working through some tough math problems. I continue to enjoy watching all of them grow both academically and socially, and I am honored to be their principal.

Stay warm this weekend, and enjoy a little down time. We can’t wait to see everyone back on Monday.

In service to our Bulldogs.

Andrea Conner, High School Principal




Matt Buis, BHS Assistant Principal

Student Shout Out

Junior Alayna Barton Earns Two Gold Medals at the World Karate Tournament

This week, our student shout out goes to junior Alayna Barton. Alayna has just returned from the World Karate Tournament held in Whales and the U.K. Alayna brought home two Gold Medals, one in the individual competition and one in team fighting.

Alayna has been training in martial arts since the age of 5 and is the perfect example of true Bulldog grit. She participated in this tournament with a fractured ankle she received during this volleyball season. Her perseverance and determination is truly admirable.

Congratulations, Alayna, on this amazing accomplishment. Batavia High School is proud of you.

Batavia High School Honors our Veterans

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  • As the weather is starting to fluctuate outside, so does the high school building. Please make sure your student is dressing in layers as we can’t guarantee consistent temperatures throughout. We are seeing an increase in students carrying blankets. Please encourage your students to keep them at home and wear a hoodie or sweatshirt.

  • 2022 Yearbooks Distribution Information:

    • November 11: Second Pickup @ High School - Room 111 during 5D (12:12-12:42)

    • After/during November: Ship out the rest of the yearbooks

    • Substitutes will be allowed to pick up books for others provided they have written confirmation (an email from the graduate or an email to Mr. Mills from the graduate) or verbal confirmation (graduate indicates approval over the phone during pickup)


  • November 9 - 30, 2022: PTO Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser; students in the winning 5th period receive an ice cream party
  • November 18, 2022: Senior Portrait Makeup Day - 8:00 a.m.
  • November 22, 2022: Last day before Thanksgiving break
  • November 28, 2022: Student first day after Thanksgiving break
  • December 7, 2022: HS Choir Concert at Batavia Elementary - 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
  • December 12, 2022: HS Band Concert at Batavia High School - 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • December 22 - January 2, 2023: Winter Break
  • January 3, 2023: First Day of Quarter 3


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


A few scholarship pointers….
    • Remember, students have to enter to win. Everyone is busy and applying for scholarships is time consuming, but keep these tips in mind:
    • If you spend an hour filling out 10 scholarship applications and you get ONE for $1,000, that is an excellent hourly rate!
    • Keep copies of your essays on your computer, flash drive, google drive. You may be able to use them on several applications. Be sure to proofread. You do not want to send an essay for one scholarship with the name of a different scholarship in it.
    • Be sure to follow all instructions carefully, complete the applications neatly, and be sure to send them at least a week before the printed deadline.
    • Ask a parent, teacher, counselor, or another trusted adult to review the scholarship application before you send it. You want it to be as perfect as possible. They may catch something you have missed or need to correct.
    • Keep a copy of every scholarship application you send. Keep organized files for future reference.
    • Apply for as many scholarships as you can! We hear each year about the “millions of dollars worth of unclaimed scholarships.” Guess why? NOBODY APPLIES FOR THEM!
    • Make your part-time job this year to apply for scholarships. It is an investment that will pay!
    • This scholarship list has been shared with all students in the class of 2023 and is updated monthly. Please ensure any senior checks-in regularly for new opportunities! For some scholarship eligibility, you are required to have submitted the FAFSA, here is the link to begin the FAFSA application process: Roles | FAFSA Application | Federal Student Aid

      Any senior student that is in the process of applying to colleges must remember to complete a transcript request in Naviance. Here is a link that explains how student go about adding this request: Naviance Transcript Request

      Check in with Mrs. Grooms or Mrs. Poling if you have any questions about this process, we are here to help!


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