THE BUCKEYE HIGH SCHOOL BLAST

Information & Events Taking Place February 18th - March 3rd

BUCKEYE HIGH SCHOOL EVENT CALENDAR

Please be aware that we work diligently 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.


BUCKEYE HIGH SCHOOL EVENT CALENDAR

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Scheduling Information

Attention students and parents in grades 9-11! class registration process for the 2019-2020 school year has begun! The counselors have met with your student during Buckeye period on Monday and Tuesday to begin scheduling for the 2019-2020 school year. Students will have until Wednesday, February 20th to complete their forms and input their requests. If a student is interested in taking AP or Advanced classes they need to meet with their current teachers to sign off on their scheduling form.


If a student is interested in taking CCP classes next year (either at Buckeye or at a College Campus) they need to fill out the appropriate CCP forms which are available in the guidance office. The intent to participate and authorization forms are due to the guidance office by April 1st. These forms must be turned in by new CCP participants as well as current CCP participants in order to be eligible for participation in CCP for the 19-20 school year.


New CCP students need to follow the admission procedures of the college they are planning on taking classes with. If a student is planning on taking a dual enrollment course at Buckeye their 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade year, they need to request the Tri-C course along with their other course requests on their scheduling form and then take the Accuplacer test (if necessary) on Feb 26th or 27th at Buckeye High School. Students will be eligible to take the Accuplacer test at with Tri-C when they come to Buckeye on Feb 26th or 27th if they they have followed the necessary steps to apply and have turned in the appropriate participation forms by February 20th. If a students does not meet this deadline, they cannot test at Buckeye but they can do so at the Tri-C testing center. Students must have the application process and testing completed by June 1st in order to take the Tri-C courses at Buckeye High School.


If you have any questions about scheduling, AP, or CCP, please contact your counselor. Schedule change requests will be accepted until the end of the school year.

Please also remember the next AP night will be during the February 20th Parent/Teacher conferences at 6:00 PM in the band room. This is a great chance to hear directly from the AP teachers about their programs and ask any questions you may have!


Buckeye School Counselors Scheduling Resources Webpage



course registration booklet is available here for your review!

Parent Conferences

Our final parent conference evening of the school year is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 20th. Please use the Parent Conference Schedule Link below to schedule a conference If you need assistance with the scheduling program please contact Mrs. Yvvone Inman in the Main Office or at yinman@buckeyeschools.org.



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.

Buckeye High School Musical Presents: Mamma Mia!

Tickets for Mamma Mia will go on sale Friday, February 22nd. Show dates for the production of Mama Mia will be:


Thursday, March 14th starting at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 15th starting at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 16th starting at 1:00 and 7:30 p.m.


Prices for all performances are $10.00 dollars for adults. Students and senior citizen ticket prices are $8.00! Tickets can be purchased online (password option will be removed on Friday, Feb 22nd) or in the Buckeye High School Main Office using the order form available for download below. If purchasing tickets in person please be aware that only cash or check will be accepted.

Charging Chromebooks

Parents please remind your child to charge their Chromebook regularly at home! In recent weeks we have had many students reporting to school with their Chromebook not charged enough to conduct class learning activities. Students are able to get a loaner device from the media center when this occurs, but only so many loaner devices are available for students!


Please work with your child to ensure that they are charging their device each evening so that it can be used for the duration of the school year! Your child's teachers will greatly appreciate your help!

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Upbeat Brings Some Valentine Enjoyment to Buckeye High School

Upbeat helped make the week of Valentine's Day a little bit more festive with their incredible talents! The group performed singing telegrams that were purchased by students, parents and staff for those special Bucks in our lives. Special thanks to Upbeat for helping to make the halls a bit more bright this week and to Mrs. Haberkorn for her direction of the group!
https://youtu.be/970uRBXaAnw

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

Staff Spotlight: Mr. Dave Binkley

Buckeye High School science teacher, Mr. Dave Binkley, has been hard at work outside of the classroom sharing his passion for technology integration with other educators in Ohio! Mr. Binkley recently was asked to present at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference in Columbus last week. Mr. Binkley led sessions for his colleagues from across the state about his use of Mastery Learning through the use of Google Forms in the classroom. Mr. Binkley will also be presenting at the Northeast Ohio Tech Conference in March at the conferences ten year anniversary. Along with presenting at these conferences Mr. Binkley is able to attend sessions to learn more about tech integration and how he can further develop his own skills to help impact instruction through the use of technology in our own classrooms in Buckeye. Thank you to Mr. Binkley for taking a lead on tech-integration at Buckeye High School and for representing our district throughout the state!

Medina County Spring Leadership Ball: Peanut Butter Drive

Please join in supporting Buckeye High School students Culley Emerson, Emily Kretschmer, and Elizabeth Whetstone in their efforts to collect peanut butter as a part of the Medina County Spring Leadership Ball. The ball is held each year to recognize graduating senior women from around the county that have been outstanding in their community. The event is conducted in partnership with Feeding Medina County.


The three Buckeye representatives are requesting that donated jars of peanut butter be sent in in the form of 16 oz. jar so that distribution can be most manageable. Cully, Emily and Elizabeth are hoping that you may support their worth while drive and will be collecting peanut butter and personal hygiene products from February 19 to March 1st. Congratulations to these fine young women and best of luck to them with their peanut butter drive and their candidacy for court at the Spring Leadership Ball.

Buckeye High School Gymnastics

Congratulations to our varsity gymnastics team who recently completed their team schedule for the 2018-2019 season. This was the first year the team competed as a school sponsored sport after having competed the past several years as a varsity club team. Please take a moment to watch a video production as produced by the crew at BuckTv on what it meant to the squad to become and official school sponsored team!
https://youtu.be/WFlxK2k9Uuc

FFA Week is Here!

National FFA week is a time for FFA members to host activities that raise awareness about the role that FFA plays in the development of agriculture’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural education. National FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, George Washington’s birthday. This year, the week kicks off on Feb. 16 and culminates on Feb. 23.


The National FFA Board of Directors designated the week-long tradition, which began in 1948, in recognition of George Washington’s legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. A group of young farmers founded FFA in 1928, influencing generations that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting - it involves science, business and more. The organization’s mission is to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population.

Today, FFA continues to help the next generation meet new agricultural challenges, develop unique talents and explore a broad range of career pathways. Today’s FFA members are tomorrow’s future biologists, chemists, veterinarians, engineers and entrepreneurs.

To help celebrate FFA Week the Buckeye High School chapter will be running a spirit week, Themes for the week are:


Tuesday Feb.19 - PJ Day

Wednesday Feb. 20- Dress Like a Farmer

Thursday Feb. 21- FFA Wear or Blue and Gold

Friday Feb. 22- Camo


FFA History


The Smith Hughes Act in 1917 brought Agriculture Education to life in the secondary education. In 1928 the Future Farmers of America was founded in Kansas City, Missouri. At this time in history only male students were allowed to enroll in the class and also were only allowed to be in the school’s FFA chapter. In 1957 the Buckeye FFA chapter was founded. It wouldn’t be until 12 years later that the FFA allowed women to be members in 1969. We are celebrating 50 years of women in our organization! In 1988 Future Farmers of America changed its name to the National FFA Organization, to help meet the needs of the ever rapidly changing agriculture industry.


Fun FFA Facts


  • Colors: National Blue and Corn Gold
  • President Jimmy Carter and Famous Country Music star Tim McGraw were in FFA
  • FFA has roughly 700,000 members across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
  • Japan has an equivalent organization to FFA know as FFJ
  • Fredericktown, Ohio is the home of the FFA Jacket. The jacket is made by Universal Lettering in Van Wert, Ohio

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.

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.

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