TWHS Weekly News

March 24, 2023

Weekly Calendar

Monday, March 27th:

Tuesday, March 28th:

  • Regular Bell Schedule

Wednesday, March 29th:

Thursday, March 30th:
  • Regular Bell Schedule
Friday, March 31:
  • Regular Bell Schedule
  • SENIORS: Local Scholarship Deadline

Dear Cardinal Family,

Gold, Silver or Bronze?

Last night, we held a ceremony to honor our highest academic achievers here at Thomas Worthington. Our Academic Honors Program was created in 1960 by Lois Morrow, then school board president, and Bill Lane, principal of Worthington High School (or Thomas before Worthington had two high schools). Their goal was to honor kids who are consistently doing the work at a high level.

Every time I sat down to organize my thoughts for a brief speech, I came back to the same theme: Small habits, consistently applied, build up to a large collection of great work. It's really simple to understand but much more difficult to implement. So, when we have students persistently succeeding, it's critical for us to pause, reflect, and recognize them.

In the auditorium Thursday night, it became obvious that these students have helpers. A network of teachers, caring adults, family, friends, and the community as a whole support them on their journey.

One such group that's often quietly behind the scenes is our TWHS PTSO. They exist to support our teachers and students in a variety of ways. I've included a link here with a brief explanation of their work and a simple ask for a donation. It is an all-volunteer group, and 100% of the proceeds go back into supporting TWHS kids and staff.

We are lucky to have incredible families and our community. Every time we host an academic awards event, I marvel at the packed house and cheers from family and friends. Your support is critical to our mission here, and we greatly appreciate it.

Have a great weekend and Go Cards!


Pete Scully


Thomas Worthington HS

**New Announcements This Week**

  • State-Required Ohio State Tests for Spring 2023

  • Tree Removal at TWHS

  • Governor DeWine's Ohio Student Safety Advisory Council
  • Columbus Public Health Spring Teen Vaccine Clinic
  • TWHS Science Olympiad
  • Ohio Governor's Youth Art Competition - State Results
  • TWHS Boy's Lacrosse Annual Mulch Sale
  • The Worthington Job Fair


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What Teachers and Staff are Saying

See what the teachers and staff are saying about the TWHS February 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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State-Required Ohio State Tests for Spring 2023

Dear Thomas Worthington High School Families,

The week of April 17th, Thomas Worthington High School will administer state-required end-of-course assessments to all students enrolled or needing to retake English Language Arts II (English 10), Math I, Math II, Biology, U.S. History, and U.S. Government.

In order to provide focused time and attention to students who are testing, we will be on an altered bell schedule on the specific testing days only. Students enrolled in tested subjects are required to report to school at their regular time of 8:40 a.m. for testing; we will use a delayed start of school for any student who is not testing. Lunch will be served following the testing period, and classes will begin at 12:25 p.m. If your child is testing on at least one of these days, test-specific information will be shared with students and their families in a few weeks.

Buses will run their regular morning routes for students involved in testing and a second route 90 minutes ( 1 hour 30 minutes) later for non-testers. All buses will run on a regular schedule for dismissal.

Linworth, Academy, Rockbridge, and full-day DACC students will take their tests at their respective schools. Half-day DACC and TWHS students will take their tests at Thomas Worthington High School.

April 17th - 21st Testing Schedule Calendar


Testing 8:40 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Lunch (all students) 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Classes 12:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

For more information about graduation requirements from the Ohio Department of Education, please click HERE. If you have additional questions about graduation requirements, please contact your child’s school counselor or me at 614-450-6292.


Brett Shaffer, Assistant Principal

State Testing Schedule

Spring Teen Vaccine Clinic

Dear TWHS/Linworth/DACC/Worthington Academy Parents/Guardians:

Columbus Public Health (CPH) is partnering with Thomas Worthington High School to offer Spring Teen Vaccine clinic. Students in grades 9-12 can get FREE vaccines at school from 9-12noon on May 17th, 2023. Parents do not need to be present. A signed consent form is all that is required. Consent forms can be picked up in the health office, the main office, and it is also attached HERE.

Consent forms must be signed and returned to the health office by April 28, 2023.

Required School Vaccine-


  • Attention 11th graders: Proof of this vaccine is required by the State of Ohio to be submitted to school prior to 12 th grade. A dose given on or after age 16 is required. We hope you take advantage of this free vaccine clinic to conveniently meet this requirement.
  • Students age 16 or older, regardless of grade level are eligible to receive this vaccine and it will count towards the senior year requirement.

Other vaccines available:

  • Tdap
  • Covid (initial and bivalent)
  • HPV

Vaccine Consent Form


School Nurse

Thomas Worthington High School

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

TWHS Science Olympiad

Saturday March 18th was the Central Ohio Science Olympiad competition! TWHS placed 11th and walked away with medals in 6 different events!

Our team has been working hard all year studying in the following categories designed for college level learners: Anatomy, Cell Biology, Chem Lab, Codebusters, Disease Detectives, Dynamic Planet, Environmental Chem, Fermi Questions, Forensics, Forestry, Green Generation, Remote Sensing, Rocks and Minerals, and Write It Do It.

They have also been developing skills in these build events: "Bridges", "Detector Building", "Flight", "It's About Time", "Scrambler", "Trajectory" and "WIFI Lab".

Rocks and Minerals: 3rd place: Mckayla Thompson and Abby Findlay

Green Generation: 1st place: Suvam Konar and Abby Findlay

Chemistry Lab: 6th place: Ella Strutz and Brian He

Astronomy: 4th place: Annie Pei and Ella Strutz

Write it do it: 1st place: Eleni Fischer and Ellie Keener

Fermi Questions: 5th place: Brian He and Suvam Konar

Linh Ohm and Mike Joyce

TWHS Science Olympiad

TWHS Science Olympiad

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Ohio Governors Art Competition - State Results

The following students were selected for State Exhibition for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition:

Casey Harden

Greta James

Sage Jeffers

Scout Richardson

Student work will be on exhibit for public viewing at the James A. Rhodes Office Tower downtown April 23rd thur May 18th weekdays only 8am - 5pm. The Awards Ceremony will take place Sunday April 23rd.

The regional winners will be exhibited at our very own McConnell Arts Center (just a short walk away!) That exhibit will be open for public viewing March 24th - April 29th. Awards ceremony will take place April 29th. Reminder - exhibiting regional students: Greta James, Scout Richardson, Sophie Whitesel, Greta Yugovich, Layna Hughes, Draven Burdock, and Adam Sterling.

Governor DeWine's Ohio Student Safety Advisory Council

Hey, sophomores....are you interested in having your voice heard regarding school safety?

Consider applying to be a member of Governor DeWine's Ohio Student Safety Advisory Council.

Applications are now being accepted for the Ohio School Safety Center's 2023-2024 Student Safety Advisory Council.

Ohio Student Safety Advisory Council

Application Period Open

Applications are now open for the Ohio School Safety Center's 2023-2024 Student Safety Advisory Council.

Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) created the Council last year to encourage students to identify school safety concerns and develop solutions to address them.

At least four students from each of Ohio's four school safety zones will be selected. The deadline to apply for the 2023-2024 Council is April 14, 2023.


These members will also act as a sounding board for the Governor’s Ohio School Safety Working Group and OSSC on student marketing campaigns and projects to ensure a student voice is represented.

Deadline to apply is April 14, 2023 – 11:59 p.m.

Candidates selected to move forward with the process may be asked to attend a virtual interview. The OSSC plans to announce the student council member selections by the end of May. Use the link below to download the application. Visit our website for more student information.

Apply Now

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 in the School Counseling Office.

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,

For questions regarding an outstanding balance, please contact:

Academics/Activities: Megan Roberts or call 614-450-6272

Athletic fees/uniforms: Liz Lee or call 614-450-6285

Textbooks: Kathie Volpe or call 614-450-6261

Library books/Chromebooks: Lori Poleway or call 614-450-6278

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 23_032423

Yearbook Sale!

Yearbook sale March 27th - 31st. Use the coupon code "SPRING" got $5 off your yearbook.

Don't miss out! Order your yearbook now.

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 for all of your information.

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Local Scholarship Applications for Seniors Now Available

Local scholarships worth over $50,000 are now posted on the TWHS website under the School Counseling tab. Click local scholarships to review the list of scholarships and complete applications. Generally, (though not all) applications are due by Friday, March 31st. Respectfully, late applications will not be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Preisse ( or Mrs. Swearingen ( in the School Counseling office!

SENIORS: Order your Graduation Banner

It is time to order your graduation banners!

  • Choose from 3 different designs
  • Order now through May 4th
  • Pick up: May 8th at TWHS door 16
  • Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

*Orders placed after this date may not be guaranteed with school delivery and will need to be picked up at Signmaster (758 Radio Dr. Lewis Center) or set for home delivery.

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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:

  • 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.

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Tree Removal at TWHS

You may have noticed that site work has begun at TWHS. In preparation for construction to begin, we have started tree removal. Trees that are in the footprint of the new building, the new roads, or in the way of construction equipment will be removed by April 1. This letter explains what is happening and why. This work will certainly change the look of the property and building. This is temporary and the result will be a property with more intentional plantings and more net trees.

Thank you for your understanding.

The Worthington Job Fair

Attention Students 16 and Older: Are you looking for a part-time or full-time job over the summer or next year? We have an awesome opportunity for you! On Friday, April 14, we are going to host our annual Job Fair at the Worthington Education Center from 9:30-11:30 AM.

We will have a wide variety of employers there including: Atlas Butler, Chic Fil A, Columbus Zoo, State Farm and more. You will have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews as well.

Stop by the School Counseling Office for a permission slip if you need transportation for this event. We expect you to dress professionally, and be ready to interview with potential future employers. If you have any additional questions, stop by the School Counseling Office!

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TWHS Boy's Lacrosse Annual Mulch Sale

The TWHS Boy's Lacrosse team has kicked off their annual mulch sale. You can order mulch now through March 31st.

Two ways to order:

1. Make purchase online using a credit card: OR

2. Make purchase by completing the form and writing out a check. If you select this option, please mail it to the address on the form (by March 31st).

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Thomas Worthington PTSO "Un-fundraiser"

Every year, the TWHS PTSO does traditional fundraisers to help support the school with activities, services, and program needs that are not covered by the district school budget. This year we are offering one simple way to support TWHS! No Gimmicks! Nothing to Sell or Buy! Simply DONATE! 100% of your Donation will go to the TWHS PTSO!

Did you know; TWHS PTSO spends around $7,500 per year to support our students and staff? Your tax-deductible donation will help us provide our TWHS Students and Staff with services such as:

Staff Mini Grants, Science Fair ,Cookies and Cram, Baccalaureate, Senior Scholarships, Senior Awards Banquet, Scholarship Breakfast, Staff of the Year Awards, Staff Appreciation Events, Conference Week Meals for Staff, AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!

We have made it really easy! Paypal your donation to: or Venmo to: @Thomas-WorthingtonPTSO by March 31, 2023. Share with your family and friends! $10 per student is all it takes. Questions can be sent to

Details and QR Codes are in the attached file. We appreciate your support of the staff and students at TWHS! Go Cards!

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TWHS Orchestra Fundraiser

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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! Score 15% off of $100 for a limited time with the code SAVE15.

Thomas Worthington Athletic Gear

Order today!

TWHS Car Magnets - Vintage Logo at Reduced Price

We have a limited number of TWHS car magnets remaining with the vintage logo - now at a reduced price! Please scan the QR code below or use this link to order new or vintage logo car magnets:

Car magnet sales are a fundraiser for the TWHS Softball Program.


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 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


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:

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

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

March 24th: Cardinal Theatre Production of Alice in Wonderland 7:00 pm

March 25th: Cardinal Theatre Production of Alice in Wonderland 7:00 pm

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

March 29th: Choir/Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm

April 3rd - 7th: SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

April 10th: Classes Resume

April 10th: Board of Education Meeting, WEC 7:30 pm

April 12th: TWHS Talent Show 7:00 pm

April 13th: TWHS Talent Show 11:00 am

April 14th: Worthington Schools Job Fair, WEC 9:30 am - 11:00 am

April 17th - April 21st: OH State Testing

April 19th: TWHS Orchestra Dine-out Fundraiser at Pies and Pints 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

April 24th: Board of Education Meeting, WEC 7:30 pm

April 24th: SENIORS - Pick up your cap and gown, Library 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

April 25th: SENIORS - Pick up your cap and gown, Library 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Thomas Worthington High School



Principal, Pete Scully


Assistant Principal (A-D), Emilie Greenwald


Assistant Principal (E-K), Todd Keenan


Assistant Principal (L-R), Adrienne Carr


Assistant Principal (S-Z), Brett Shaffer


Dean of Students, Scott Gordon


Athletic Director, Molly Feesler


School Counseling Chair, David Quart


Registrar, Kate Flom

Special Education Key Communicator, Meredith Murphy


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

Phone: (614)450-6200

Twitter: @TWHS_cardinals