High School Highlights
Weekly Updates from Big Walnut High School
February 12, 2021
We hope you and your family are staying warm with all of this winter weather we are experiencing! Despite the snow days and delays, things keep marching along at BWHS. This week we sent out our Virtual 8th Grade Orientation for the Class of 2025. This can also be found on our high school website if you have an incoming freshman for next year.
Additionally, we have a few important dates coming up. First, a reminder there is NO SCHOOL THIS MONDAY, due to the Presidents' Day holiday. Second, our juniors will be taking the ACT on Tuesday, February 23. Students in grades 9, 10 and 12 will not report that day. (See information below.)
As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teachers, school counselor or the administration if you have any questions or concerns. Feel free to contact the main office at 740-965-3766 between the hours of 7:00 and 3:15.
ACT Given on February 23
*If we should have a snow day on 2/23, we will follow the same schedule and test on March 9, 2021.
Scheduling Information for 2021-2022
*When meeting with their counselor to schedule, students need to have chosen 5 courses for each semester.
Educational Options Night
Attention Parents of 6th-10th Graders:
Seniors--It's Scholarship Season
Additionally, the Delaware County Foundation sponsors a number of scholarship opportunities for seniors. Click here for more information about these local scholarships.
Finally, the School Counseling website is updated daily with new scholarship opportunities for our students as we hear about them. Please bookmark this link and check back often!
Considering DACC for 2021-2022?
As the scheduling season approaches for next school year, we encourage you to make informed decisions about your student's schedule. We know that choosing to apply for a DACC program is a big decision. To help support you and your student navigate through high school scheduling, we've compiled all of DACC's virtual exploration resources in one comprehensive, easy-to-access elective scheduling guide. Click here to access:
- Instructor Overview Videos
- Program Fact Sheets
- HS/College Credits
- School Fees
- Virtual DACC Campus Tour
- and more!
*Even though the priority deadline has passed,
applications will still be accepted until programs are full.
CSCC Virtual Open House Options--Final Chance on Monday!
Seniors--Do you have your cap and gown?
Parent Resources--Safety Tips for Using a Rideshare Service
Kaelyn placed first in this event and has earned the opportunity to represent our sub-district at the District 6 contest next week. Excellent job, Kaelyn and congratulations on stepping up to conquer one of the country’s biggest fears!
Updates from the School Counseling Office
Scheduling for 2021-2022:
Scheduling for current Juniors has started! Please make sure your student has read through the scheduling information and is ready to make course selections for next year. Additionally, please note that our counselors will be meeting with students to help them with the scheduling process for most of the day. Please be patient with them in returning phone calls and emails as this may take them a little longer during this time.
- Informational video sponsored by the Ohio Association of Financial Aid Administrators
- PDF from the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators.
Meghan Vituccio (A-G)
Jeanne Collett (H-O)
Tammi Jordan (P-Z)
Cindi Strahler, Administrative Assistant
Upcoming Events at BWHS...
February 15: NO SCHOOL-Presidents' Day
February 16: Application Day for CCP (2021-2022) in the IC
February 18: BWLSD Board of Education Meeting @ 6:30pm
February 23: ACT for Juniors
February 25: Accuplacer Testing for CCP (2021-2022) @ 2:30pm
March 4: Application Day for CCP (2021-2022) in the IC
March 5: End of Third Quarter
March 8: Academic Boosters (PTO) Meeting
March 11: Application Day for CCP (2021-2022) in the IC
March 15: Third Quarter Grade Cards go Live in Powerschool
March 18: BWLSD Board of Education Meeting @ 6:30pm
March 23: Accuplacer Testing for CCP (2021-2022) @ 2:30pm
March 29-April 2: Spring Break
April 5: NO SCHOOL-Conference Exchange Day