Welcome to the BHS Express

A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School

September 16, 2022

Andrea Conner, BHS Principal

Hello Bulldog Families.

This week has been filled with a lot of fun and excitement for all of our students as we’ve celebrated spirit week in anticipation of the homecoming game and festivities this evening. Last night’s parade was even more enjoyable for our entire Batavia Community! Thank you to everyone who participated in some way during the event. Also, I would like to extend a special thank you to Melissa Anstaett, Batavia High School Administrative Assistant. She is why our students get to enjoy such an amazing homecoming week. She spends countless hours planning and working with students to provide such an amazing experience.

I know it’s hard to believe, but we are halfway through our first quarter. The quarter will end on October 13, so now is the time to encourage your students to reach out to their teachers if they need any assistance in completing any missing work. The quarter grade will determine eligibility for the second quarter, so please encourage students to take care of any missing assignments.

If we work together, our students will experience success.

This Friday’s newsletter contains some important dates as well as a shout out to a special young man. Please take a little time to read through the section about Carson Combs. He is a young man with the true Bulldog Spirit!

Have a wonderful weekend.

In service to our Bulldogs.

Andrea Conner, High School Principal




Matt Buis, BHS Assistant Principal

Dear Parents,

Homecoming Weekend Update:

We look forward to continuing the homecoming fun this weekend with our students! We have emphasized with students that the school activities this weekend also fall under the student code of conduct expectations. Please take a moment to discuss with your son/daughter the importance of making safe choices this weekend!

Thank you.

Matt Buis, High School Assistant Principal





Sophomore Carson Combs: Special Shout Out from Cross Country

Sophomore Carson Combs received a special complement from an opposing team’s coach at the cross country meet at Mason High School on Saturday, September 10. The coach sent a message to Coach Wells that stated, “I just wanted to take a quick second to commend and thank one of your runners and you for an extremely positive moment from Saturday's meet. I am in my twentieth and final season as a head coach. While we are not very competitive as a program, I try to teach the positive nature of our sport. Every once in a while I catch someone else's program "doing it better" on the course, and Carson Combs did just that during the Varsity race. Carson was running alongside one of our new runners who has been battling shin splints all summer and is not confident at all on the course. This student’s mission on Saturday was to just finish his first 5K. He did that because of Carson. As they approached the finish line area, our runner tried to excel up to finish the race strong and passed Carson. As he did that, Carson could have reacted in multiple ways. He chose to pat our runner on the back and congratulate his effort. Here he is trying to finish the race himself, and he makes the effort to encourage another runner toward the finish line? It gave my assistant coach and I something to smile about all day. In the end, Carson beat our runner to the end, but when I asked about Carson's gesture our runner informed me that he "was doing that all race." That young man embodies what our sport is all about, and I commend you for having a program that fosters that kind of encouragement and positivity. We made sure to thank Carson after the race, but if you could please pass along how much it truly means to us and to our runner what he did, it would be much appreciated.”

We are very proud of Carson and the character he demonstrated on the course. He truly demonstrates what being a Bulldog is really about!

Enjoy Some Photos from Spirit Week and the Parade


    • If it is necessary for your student to take medication while in school, a parent/guardian must bring the medications to our Nurse’s Office. Please do not send medications with your students or ask them to bring the medication to the office. Thank you for helping us with this matter.

    • Interested in traveling outside the United States? Want to see the Christ the Redeemer statue, Iguazu Falls, dance Tango in Buenos Aires, and see the Colón Theater and a Fiesta Guacha ranch? Come to an informational meeting on Thursday, September 22nd, at 7:00pm in Mr. Scheel's room (room 107 at the high school). Please RSVP here!


    • Please continue to update information in Final Forms.

    • September 17, 2022: Homecoming Dance 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Batavia High School

    • September 20, 2022: School picture day for students in grades 9-11. Picture forms are sent home with students through their English classes. Or, you can order them directly online at Batavia High School Fall Portraits Order Form

    • September 21, 2022: Live Oaks picture day for students in grades 9-12.

    • September 22, 2022: Travel meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Mr. Scheel’s room. See note above.

    • October 7, 2022: School picture retake/makeup day for students in grades 9-11.

    • October 7, 2022: BPA Queen Bee Field Trip 8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

    • October 11, 2022: Senior Meeting with Graduate Services for Live Oaks Career Center seniors

    • October 11, 2022: Field trip for Biology, AP Biology, and Environmental Biology students (Ohio River Foundation)

    • October 13, 2022: Speed Mentoring for all seniors

    • October 14, 2022: No School for Students

    • October 17, 2022: No School-Fall Break

    • October 17, 2022: Senior Meeting with Graduate Services for Scarlet Oaks Career Center seniors

    • October 26: Parent/Teacher conferences 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (More information will be provided closer to the date.)

    • October 27, 2022: Grade 12 Senior Portrait Day for students attending Batavia High School.


Check out the Batavia High School Guidance Counselor website.


Your Guidance Counselors are:

Felicia Grooms

9th - 12th Grade Counselor A-L

(513) 732-2341 ext: 7037


Beth Poling
9th - 12th Grade Counselor M-Z

(513) 732-2341 ext: 7036


  • PSAT/NMSQT Information
  • The Test will be held October 12 2022 at BHS at 7:30 am. This test is for College Bound Juniors. Students interested need to sign up in the Guidance Office starting September 26th. More information and details will be available in the next week.
  • A Special Event for Juniors and Seniors about Career Trends and Jobs for after High School
  • In-demand, well-paid jobs in Ohio are going unfilled. Teens and families need information about these 21st century career options in emerging technologies and how to gain the skills for these jobs. Ohio Technical Centers provide post-secondary educational opportunities in a wide variety of fields including healthcare, computers, culinary, welding, HVAC, automation, and many more. Join representatives from the Ohio Technical Centers and At The Core for an informative, free webinar on October 13 at 6:30 pm.
  • Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2916590175468/WN_WgRB_Bud

Have a great week.

Mrs. Grooms and Mrs. Poling


Mark Pierson, Athletic Director


Tim Young, Assistant Athletic Director


Link to Athletic Website:




Click here for the official website of Batavia Athletics


Click here for the official website of Batavia High School


Click here for information from the BHS Guidance Department


Andrea Conner, Principal

513-732-2341, ext. 7051

Matt Buis, Assistant Principal

513-732-2341, ext. 7052

Melissa Anstaett, Administrative Assistant

513-732-2341, ext. 7055

Edie Strine, Administrative Assistant

513-732-2341, ext. 7054

If your student is absent, call

513-732-2341 and leave a message on the attendance line