THE BUCKEYE HIGH SCHOOL BLAST
Information & Events Taking Place February 4 - February 18
EOC Testing Schedule
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 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!
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
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!
RESCHEDULED PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE NIGHT WILL BE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th!
65th Annual Scholastic Art Awards
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
Reminder: Buckeye Local Schools Will Have a 2 Hour Delay on Wednesday, February 13th
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!
Please view the graphic below for important scheduling information events that will take place over the next week!
Student Morning Drop Off
Buckeye Period Relaunched!
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.
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!
Buckeye Alumni Spotlight: Samantha Ponomarenko
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!