TWHS Weekly News
November 12, 2021
Monday, November 15: Regular Bell Schedule
- Winter Guard Clinic 6:30 pm, AUX Gym
Tuesday, November 16: Regular Bell Schedule
- Pre-ACT 7:30 am
- PTSO Meeting 7:30 pm, RM 127
Wednesday, November 17: Homeroom Bell Schedule
- TWHS Softball Dine Out at Chipotle Fundraiser 4 - 8 pm
Thursday, November 18: Regular Bell Schedule
Friday, November 19: Regular Bell Schedule
- Community Coffee with Superintendent Trent Bowers 12 - 1:00 pm
- CPH Vaccine Clinic 3:30 -7:00 pm, AUX Gym
Dear Cardinal Family,
Have you ever thanked a veteran?
We were lucky enough to have many join us for our Veterans Day program. I always appreciate that kids get to hear directly from those who have served. They get to see veterans and hear their firsthand accounts. It's different from simply reading stories. It is impressive, and it is a memorable experience for our kids.
When I thank a veteran, I often get appreciation and a deflection. Veterans immediately seek to acknowledge the many men and women who served alongside them and are surely more worthy of the praise. I used to believe this response was humility at its finest. But I think it's something bigger than that. I think it is an acknowledgement of the power of teamwork, of focused, collective effort and sacrifice.
While we tend to acknowledge individual service to our country, the veteran truly understands that their personal sacrifice was only worth something because of the people around them, working and willing to take the risk and sacrifice, as well. It's a testament to the true strength of our armed forces.
I am always grateful for this annual reminder. It makes me appreciate the freedoms and safety we all have.
Thank you, veterans.
Thomas Worthington High School
**New Announcements This Week**
- Community Coffee with Superintendent Trent Bowers
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Newsletter
- TWHS Softball Dine Out at Chipotle Fundraiser
- Parents - Please Review Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
- Please Review the Attendance Philosophy and Procedure
** ACADEMIC UPDATES**
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.
Recognition of Others
DACC Open House: Thursday, December 2nd 4:30 - 7:30 pm
This is an opportunity for parents and students to learn more about the programs offered through the Delaware Area Career Center. This Open House is appropriate for any current sophomores, and those juniors who are interested in the Pharmacy Tech program (Pharmacy is for seniors only),
To better manage the flow of visitors in the building, this year's open house will be broken down into two sessions, or two "waves" of guests.
Families will be asked to pre-register for one of the two sessions: 4:30-6:00, or 6:00-7:30 p.m.
If you haven't had the chance to connect with DACC yet this fall, there are many upcoming opportunities for you to explore and learn more including small group family tours, virtual admission sessions and two virtual coffee chats. Read below to learn more and to register.
Don’t miss any opportunities to explore. Join our Explore Newsletter to receive monthly resources to learn more about DACC’s high school options.
DACC Small Group Family Tours:
Join an admissions representative for a group tour of DACC’s campus and select high school programs. Each after-school group tour is tailored to a specific career area. Attendees will learn key details about DACC's unique and engaging curriculum for high school students.
Please note: Prospective Student Tours are held for sophomore students and their families after the school day (2:00-4:00 p.m.). DACC Program Instructors may or may not be present during the visit.
- Thursday, November 18 - Group Tour (Health & Science)
- Monday, November 22 - Group Tour (Digital Design & IT)
- Wednesday, December 8 - Group Tour (Transition Programs)
- Monday, December 13 - Group Tour (Public Service)
Upcoming DACC Info Sessions:
RSVP by clicking the link below. Join representatives from DACC to find out how taking DACC courses in high school can help your child earn college credits & industry credentials and graduate with confidence!
Panorama Survey for Students and Families
Both students and families will have the opportunity to complete a Panorama Survey starting November 8th. We are asking families to complete this 20 minute survey to gain a better understanding of you and your families’ needs so that we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of all our students. This survey will help us improve family support, class room experience, school climate, eliminating barriers and building safety. You can find more information about the surveys below.
Information on the student survey
Information on the Family-School Relationship Survey
Seniors and Parents/Guardians Sign up for Naviance Now!
Naviance is a college planning tool for students to request transcripts to be sent to colleges, conduct college searches, and request letters of recommendations. Please make sure you have your email linked to Naviance as the School Counselors will send you emails about college rep visits, scholarships, deadlines, and more! Click Naviance 101 Video presentation or this document for step-by-step directions and more information about using Naviance.
Submit Your Senior Picture!
Senior Pictures must be submitted by Monday, January 31st, 2022
Submit your senior picture at Senior Photo Submission for the yearbook by January 31st, 2022.
Directions to submit your senior picture:
- Your photo must be VERTICAL and in COLOR or BLACK AND WHITE
- Please use a personal computer to submit your photos.
- Only school-related props are allowed in portraits. No animals or pets (sorry!). Make sure your photo follows the TWHS dress code. No “selfie-styles.”
- Senior Photo Submission Files must be named Last Name_First Name (it must be a *jpeg or .png)
No late photos will be accepted.
Class of '22: Important Dates for Ordering Cap & Gown
Parents of the Class of 2022: Production and shipping times are slowing down the supply of our caps and gowns for the Class of 2022, so it would be extremely helpful if orders could be placed early rather than waiting until the last minute. ORDER YOUR CAP & GOWN NOW
**The final deadline to submit orders is January 31, 2022 to ensure delivery of your student's cap & gown in the spring.**
Buy A Senior Ad!
Deadline: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
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.
- Baby photos
- Childhood memories
Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents/guardians of seniors are encouraged to purchase a Senior Ad Page to feature their child in the yearbook. This page can include baby photos, childhood memories, and/or other accomplishments for your child. Click senior ad page examples for ideas.
⅛ page senior ad: $40
¼ page senior ad: $75
½ page senior ad page: $125.
Buy a Senior Baby Ad!
Submit a baby photo for your senior along with a message of congratulations.
Cost: $20 for a 1/8 page ad.
Deadline: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Thank you for your interest in purchasing a baby ad in the 2022 TWHS Cardinal Yearbook! The cost is only $20 and proceeds help us create a quality yearbook that you'll enjoy for years to come.
** SCHOOL COMMUNITY CONNECTION**
Columbus Public Health Vaccine Clinics
Please bring your ID, insurance card, and vaccine card with you if you have them. Parents or guardians must accompany children under 18.
Community Coffee with Superintendent Trent Bowers
Friday, November 19th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
200 East Wilson Bridge Road
Worthington, OH 43085
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Newsletter
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion newsletter highlights some of those efforts and outlines what is in store in the coming year. You can view the newsletter here.
***PLEASE REVIEW*** Before and After School Guidelines for TWHS Students
Your support in following these guidelines is greatly appreciated. The safety of our students is our number one priority.
Reminder: The gate located next to the tennis courts on Evening Street is closed during school hours.
Winter Guard Clinics
For more information attend the Winter Guard Clinics:
Monday, November 15th
TWHS Aux Gym.
For more information contact Sarah Boreman at email@example.com
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.
Call the 24-hour recorded line to leave a message at
614-450-6291, or you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTSO Membership 2021-2022
The PTSO represents the parents, teachers, and students of Thomas Worthington High School. We aspire to support our school's mission of supporting the education of students by fostering relationships among the school, parents, students and teachers.
There are many opportunities for parent(s) and guardian(s) to become involved at TWHS through our PTSO. Applications can be filled out online by going to the PTSO tab on the Thomas Worthington web site or by clicking HERE
PTSO Meeting Dates Set for 2021-22 – Please Join Us!
All PTSO meetings are on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the TWHS Principal's conference room (Room 127). Everyone is welcome - please join us! The 2021-22 meeting schedule is: November 16, January 18, March 15 and May 17.
All 6th-12th grade students in the Worthington School District will be admitted free to home sporting events with a VALID student ID. Adult athletic passes and single game tickets are now available online by going to TWHS Ticket Page. Please note that no tickets will sold at the gate. Tickets must be purchased online.
**FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE**
Covid 19 continues to have a presence in our community. Worthington Schools has adapted its policy for quarantine and removal of ill children to reflect those set by The Columbus Health Department.
As we return to a normal schedule with all students attending school daily it is extremely important to NOT send your student to school if they are sick and not feeling well. A daily health check is required for parents and students to complete each morning prior to school.
If your child develops or reports any of the symptoms listed below during the school day they will be isolated and a parent or guardian will be called for immediate pick up. Follow up with a health care provider will be required for your student to return to school. The COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced to ensure a healthy environment for our students and staff.
Your child needs to be kept home if any of the following symptoms are present.
Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
New or worsened cough
New onset severe headache
Loss of taste or smell
Nasal congestion or runny nose
Vomiting or diarrhea
J. Frank MSE, BSN, RN LSN
Thomas Worthington High School
ph: 614-450-6215 fax: 614-450-6393
FREE Meal Service Available for ALL TWHS Students for the 2021-2022 School Year
Students at TWHS will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch service. Students will be provided a traditional meal service with modified menu selections. If you have questions, please contact the Worthington Schools Food Service Department HERE.
TWHS School Calendar
Click on TWHS School Calendar to access the TWHS website calendar
November 12 & 13: Cardinal Theatre Production of A Voice of My Own 8:00 pm
November 16: Pre-ACT 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
November 16: PTSO Meeting 7:30 pm, RM 127
November 19: Community Coffee with Superintendent Trent Bowers 12pm - 1pm
November 19: CPH Vaccine Clinic 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm, TWHS AUX Gym
November 20: CPH Vaccine Clinic 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Perry Middle School
November 22: Regular Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm, TWHS
November 24-26: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
December 1: Winter Band Concert 7:00 pm
December 10-12: Cardinal Theatre Production 1776
December 13: Regular Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm, TWHS
December 14: Staff Meeting 3:15 pm
December 14: Choir/Orchestra Concert 7:00 pm
December 21: End of 2nd Grading Period
December 22-January 4: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Thomas Worthington High School
Principal, Pete Scully
Assistant Principal (A-D), Emilie Greenwald
Assistant Principal (E-K), Todd Keenan
Assistant Principal (L-Q), Adrienne Carr
Assistant Principal (R-Z), Brett Shaffer
Dean of Students, Scott Gordon
Athletic Director, Molly Feesler
School Counseling Chair, David Quart
Registrar, Kate Weber