THE BUCKEYE HIGH SCHOOL BLAST

Information & Events Taking Place February 4 - February 18

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EOC Testing Schedule

Every spring, schools across the State of Ohio participate in End of Course Exams (EOC's). These exams are required to be taken by students who must earn a total of 18 points on seven end-of-course exams in the areas of English Language Arts I, English Language Arts II, Algebra I, Geometry, United States Government, and Biology in order to earn a Ohio High School diploma. Information regarding how the 18 points can be earned and additional information regarding the EOCs and graduation requirements can be found here.



In order to deliver a testing environment that minimizes student stress and anxiety and promote achievement on the exams, Buckeye High School will be running an adjusted school bell schedule the day of scheduled exams. The adjusted schedule will duplicate our two-hour delay schedule that is run once monthly during the school year on teacher professional development days. Regularly provided school transportation to and from Buckeye High School will run at their regularly scheduled times as will shuttles to and from MCCC. Below are our scheduled testing dates and expected student arrival times for those students not testing.




April 9- Students in grades 9, 10 and 11 will report to school at their normal time for EOC exams and the SAT. Students in grade 12 will be granted a career shadow or college visitation opportunity and are excused from school.


ELA I Part 1 and Part 2 - Students in Grade 9

ELA II Part 1 and Part 2 - Students in Grade 10

SAT- Students in Grade 11



Monday, April 22- All students in grades 9-11 will arrive to school at the regularly scheduled time to complete Part 1 of their scheduled EOC assessment. Seniors will be placed on a two hour delay schedule and must report to school by 9:20 am.


Bio Part 1- Students in Grade 9

US History Part 1- Students in Grade 10

US Gov Part 1- Students in Grade 11


Tuesday, April 23- All students in grades 9-11 will arrive to school at the regularly scheduled time to complete Part 2 of their scheduled EOC assessment. Seniors will be placed on a two hour delay schedule and must report to school by 9:20 am


Bio Part 2- Students in Grade 9

US History Part 2- Students in Grade 10

US Gov Part 2- Students in Grade 11



Wednesday, April 24- All students in grades 9-10 will arrive to school at the regularly scheduled time to complete Part 1 of their scheduled EOC assessment. Juniors and Seniors will be placed on a two hour delay schedule and must report to school by 9:20 am


Algebra Part 1- Students in Grade 9

Geometry Part 1- Students in Grade 10


Wednesday, April 26- All students in grades 9-10 will arrive to school at the regularly scheduled time to complete Part 2 of their scheduled EOC assessment. Juniors and Seniors will be placed on a two hour delay schedule and must report to school by 9:20 am



Algebra Part 2- Students in Grade 9

Geometry Part 2- Students in Grade 10

Parent Conferences

Parent teacher conferences are scheduled Tuesday, February 5th from 3:15 until 6:45 pm. Please use the link below to schedule a meeting with your child's teacher(s) as needed. If you need assistance with the scheduling program please contact Mrs. Yvvone Inman in the Main Office or at yinman@buckeyeschools.org.


Parent Teacher Conferences scheduled for January 30th, that were canceled due to weather, have been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 20th from 3:15 pm until 6:45 pm. Please be aware If you had a conference scheduled conference for January 30th, you will need to reschedule your meeting for the February 20th date. Please click the link below to schedule your Parent Teacher Conference with the teachers you wish to meet with!


PARENT CONFERENCE SCHEDULE LINK


Mrs. Amy-Doty will also be available in our Cafe on Wednesday, the 20th to answer any questions families may have about technology and technology use here at Buckeye High School.

Mock Trial Team

Congratulations to the Buckeye High School Mock Trial team as they have qualified for the Regional competition in the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education. The team will be competing for an opportunity to participate in the State Finals conducted at the Ohio Statehouse!


The Mock Trial program is designed to get students involved in a simulated court proceeding in a hands on experience. Students participate in an unscripted simulated experience that is judged by professionals in the legal field. Students learn about our legal system, court proceedings, and the judicial system as a whole. Please take a moment to view a video produced by BuckTv about our Mock Trial team!

https://youtu.be/fJGYYOdP59w

RESCHEDULED PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE NIGHT WILL BE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th!

65th Annual Scholastic Art Awards

Buckeye High School was well represented at the Northeast Central Ohio Division Scholastic Art Awards held at Kent State University Stark Campus from January 14th through January 30th. The exhibition features more than 400 pieces of artwork from middle and high school students, representing districts in Stark, Summit, Portage, Wayne, Tuscarawas and Medina counties.


Students and their art teachers, Mr. Adam Zbydnowski and Mr. Ben Lutman, worked together to identify pieces to be submitted and judged as part of the national Scholastic Art Award program.


Buckeye High School Student, Sarah Burkett was selected as only one of five artists to receive the prestigious American Vision Award. The American Vision Award is selected from only Gold Key recipients in a special adjudication process and selected as "best of show" pieces. Congratulations to Sarah on this significant honor. Her award winning piece can be viewed below.


Additional recipients from Buckeye High School include:


Sarah Burkett-American Vision Award, 2 Gold Key Awards, & 4 Honorable Mentions

Aidan Dalton- Two Gold Key Awards & 6 Honorable Mentions

Julia Grady- Honorable Mention

August Heath- Honorable Mention

AnGe Lao- Honorable Mention

Savanna Miller- Honorable Mention

Alexanrda Ponomarenko- Gold Key Award & 4 Honorable Mentions

Ashley Powell- Silver Key Award and Honorable Mention

Joudi Saadeh- 2 Silver Key Awards

Ellen Schley- Silver Key Award and Honorable Mention

Megan Tesar- Honorable Mention

Dylan Thoryk- 2 Honorable Mentions

Anthony Yatsko- Gold Key Award

Gina Zappala- Honorable Mention

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Reminder: Buckeye Local Schools Will Have a 2 Hour Delay on Wednesday, February 13th

Electives Fair

On Friday, February 1st we hosted our first "Electives Fair". The Electives Fair was held in order to share with students the course offerings that will be available to them in the 2019-2020 school year and to interact with staff members who will be teaching those classes. Students from grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 were invited to the Electives Fair in order to gain valuable information and insight into the courses that will most interest them and prepare them for their academic future.


Buckeye High School is beginning a three year process of taking a deeper look into the current elective course offerings presently available to students. We are going to be focusing in on developing courses that engage students and prepare them to excel in a highly competitive society. During the 2019-2020 school year, we will again promote all course offerings but will add the additional opportunity for students to engage in the discussion of what courses they wish to see offered at Buckeye High School in order to make their high school learning experience engaging while promoting a higher level of ownership. At the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year, school administration in conjunction with our students and teachers, will look to see where we can modify our course offerings to meet the changing needs of our students.


Take a look at some of the great interactions students and staff had together at the Electives Fair in the photo gallery below!

Scheduling Information

The class registration process for the 2019-2020 school year has begun! During the next several weeks students will be required to review our course registration guide and to participate in class assemblies to review the scheduling process. Students will learn about graduation requirements both from the State of Ohio and our local graduation requirements. Students will also be eligible to meet with their school counselor in order to review their course selections and their current transcript needs. The course registration booklet is available here for your review!


Please view the graphic below for important scheduling information events that will take place over the next week!

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CCP Night

The Buckeye High School Guidance Department has rescheduled our College Credit Plus (CCP) Informational Night to Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Please note that the start time has been changed to 7:00 p.m. The CCP Night presentation will be held in the High School Auditorium. Representatives from area universities such as the University of Akron, Cuyahoga Community College, and Lorain Community College will be on hand to share their programming and to answer questions of students and parents. If your child is interested in taking CCP Courses, you are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Guidance Department at 330-722-8257.

Student Morning Drop Off

The morning at Buckeye High School can be hectic. We respectfully ask all parents and students to be mindful of the morning driving conditions and those staff members and pedestrian students who are entering walkways as they attempt to enter Buckeye High School in the morning. Hundreds of both student and parent cars, enter our parking lots at both the Junior High and High School in a very short window of time. The dark mornings add some complexity to this drop off as well by reducing visibility. While we have armed our staff with glow sticks to help identify them and make them most visible we still have had some close calls this school year. Please be mindful of those directing traffic and pedestrian traffic in the morning drop-off especially. Please follow their directions as they stop and wave on car traffic. The parking lot supervisors are in communication with one another and these communications are made to best help the flow of traffic and to protect both pedestrians and drivers.
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Buckeye Period Relaunched!

Starting on Monday, February 4th Buckeye Period will be adjusted to better meet the needs of our students. Teachers had been meeting two times weekly to plan for professional learning and to coordinate department business. However, our staff wanted to examine ways in which they could gain more time with students in order to help them acquire the learning intended from their courses. In an effort to meet our students needs and staff desire to spend more time teaching their students we have eliminated one day of meetings for the teachers in order to provide them additional time to interact, intervene and/or enrich their students. Teachers will now gain an additional Buckeye Period a week in which they can spend working with students in their classrooms. If you think your child may benefit from more time in the classroom with a particular teacher please reach out to them to discuss how you can get your child signed up for Buckeye Period.


Teachers will also be requiring students to attend Buckeye Period for various reasons. If your child is requested to attend a Buckeye Period, it will be treated as a regular class and if the student does not attend school discipline for a class cut will be applied. If your child has been requested to attend Buckeye Period by their teacher and you have questions as to why please contact them to discuss their placement.

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Atheltic Update

It has been another successful winter athletic season at 3084 Columbia Rd. All programs have been experiencing a high level of success. Our Girls Varsity Basketball team was awarded the #2 seed as they enter tournament season with a current record of 14-3. The girls will play February 21st at home to begin tournament play. The girls head into the final two weeks of the season with a one game lead in the PAC.


Our Boys Varsity basketball team also is in first place in the PAC as we head into the final three weeks of the season with a 3 game lead over Keystone. Boys seeding information for the OHSAA tournament will be available next Sunday, February 10th.


Wrestling has also continued their successful program tradition this year. At current the Boys lead the PAC with a two match lead over Wellington. This Saturday, February 9th, Buckeye will be the host site for the PAC Wrestling Championship. Several of our athletes have the potential to win their weight class and earn a conference championship!


Gymnastics has had a great start to their first season as a school sponsored varsity sport. The young team has competed well against some of the best gymnastics programs in the state! The OHSAA gymnastics tournament will be held at West Geauga starting February 16th. We wish the Lady Bucks well!


The Boys Varsity Bowling team came in 2nd place for Division 2 in the North Shore Bowling Conference this past weekend. The Girls Varsity team finished 6th place for Division 1 in the North Shore Bowling Conference this past weekend as well. The team has three more regular season matches before Sectional play begins!

MCCC First Chance Night

The Medina County Career Center (MCCC) First Chance Application Night II is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6 from 6p to 8p.

Students will have an opportunity to tour the campus, meet teachers, and learn more about academic offerings and career-technical programs. The online application will be available through our website beginning February 7, 2019.


While the MCCC accepts applications on a rolling basis, students are encouraged to apply during the first round priority enrollment period of January 31 through February 8, 2019. Students considering enrolling in an MCCC program are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible as space is limited.

Attention Parents of Graduating Seniors!

Parents of graduating Seniors please take a moment to fill out this important Google Form related to graduation. The form only takes a few seconds to fill out and will help us to ensure that your child's commencement event goes off without a hitch! Thank you for taking the time to fill out this important information survey.

Buckeye Alumni Spotlight: Samantha Ponomarenko

Congratulations to Buckeye High School Graduate, Samantha Ponomarenko, for her selection as the keynote speaker for the 20th annual "Sister-to-Sister" program being held March 10th at Medina Hospital. Samantha will also be a presenter at the program titled, "Confidence is Key" for the program aimed at young girls ages 11-14. Samantha is a currently a Kent State University Sophomore.


During her time at Buckeye High School Samantha was a co-founder and active member of the Blanket Buddies program that is still active today here at Buckeye High School. Blanket Buddies exits to provide blankets and personal hygiene products to those who children who are entering foster care or visiting the Medina County Children's Center.

Yearbook Order Form Now Available

Buckeye High School families now is the time to order your 2019 school yearbook provided by Jostens. Yearbooks can be ordered for the base price of $65.00 dollars. Please click on the link below to access the Jostens website and to order your Buckeye High School yearbook! Do not miss this opportunity to help your family remember this special time as every school tradition, every friend and every major school event is captured for all-time!


Please note that a link to our Yearbook order form is also available on our school homepage on the right hand margin menu!


YEARBOOK ORDER FORM

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Please be aware that this year BHS staff is working to making our school calendar even more informative than ever before. New building secretary, Mrs. Maxwell, is diligently working towards compiling accurate and extensive event dates for all BHS events including clubs, athletic contests, and community events. We encourage you to use our building Google Calendar located on the right-hand margin of our school website for the extensive events list. If there are events not listed that you may have questions about please do not hesitate to contact us in the Main Office for assistance.