TWHS Weekly News
April 21, 2023
Monday, April 24th:
- Regular Bell Schedule
- SENIORS: Please Pick up your Cap & Gown in the Library 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
- Board of Education Meeting, WEC 7:30 pm
Tuesday, April 25th:
- Regular Bell Schedule
- SENIORS: Please Pick up your Cap & Gown in the Library 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 26th:
Dear Cardinal Family,
Driving home yesterday, I felt like many of you driving to school on Wednesday. I decided to avoid the highway and take a shortcut up Olentangy River Road. This was brilliant because I could just cut over Wilson Bridge Road and avoid the potential snarls of rush hour on 315 and 270.
I knew I was in trouble early on in my genius plan. I had completely forgotten the bridge of Wilson Bridge Road was down to one lane. As you might imagine, my shortcut landed me in a big loop that dumped me right back on 315 and 270.
I recognize that during TW's construction, we will be disrupting routines. Whether it's closing down the front door or equipment blocking driveways (coming next week by the field house), we will do our best to communicate and provide clear detours. A new bridge is not nearly as exciting to me as a new school or new field house, but I hope they'll all be valuable additions to the community. As always, I appreciate your patience and your communication when things aren't going as expected.
I hope you have a great weekend and Go Cards!
Thomas Worthington HS
**New and Important Announcements**
- SENIORS: Class of 2023 Senior Send Off Information
- WorBots Food Drive Competition
- Yearbook Club Photo Day
- TWHS Bowling Team "Summer Fun" Raffle
- TWHS Boy's Tennis Team Fundraiser at Piada
**Reminder - Door 16 is the Main Visitor Entrance**
The main visitor entrance has moved to Door 16 (back, center of the building). Doors 1 and 2, along with most of the south side of the building, will only be accessible to construction vehicles and emergency vehicles. All visitors must enter through Door 16. It is our normal location for student drop-off and pick-up before and after school by car. This procedure will not change, although there is designated visitor parking and the entrance will be staffed throughout the day. (Here is a map of the property if you need it.)
WorBots Food Drive Competition
The Worthington Robotics Team is hosting a food drive competition from Monday, April 24th to Friday, April 28th for shampoo, body wash, any canned food, and cereal. We are having classes compete for the most goods donated based on the number of cans, with the winning class receiving Krispy Kreme donuts.
TWHS Boy's Tennis Fundraiser
Order online from Piada at mypiada.com any time from 5/1/23 - 5/7/23 using promo code at checkout: XX7EAL
Also, order in the store on Tuesday, May 2nd and mention Thomas Worthington Tennis to the cashier.
7227 North High St, Worthington 43085
Thomas Worthington Bowling “Summer Fun” Raffle
The Thomas Worthington Bowling team is raffling off a “Summer Fun” prize package. Buying an entry into the raffle gives you a chance to win 1 of 3 prize packages packed with activities. We have some awesome prizes that will help create some amazing summer memories with the total of all prizes valued at almost $1800!!
Our team has doubled in size over the last few years and your support will help us meet the demands of our growth. Our expenses every year include equipment, lane fees, tournaments, senior night and our banquet. This year, we are hoping to purchase new uniforms and this fundraiser will help with that as well.
The winners will be notified at the end of the raffle on May 21st. Local pick up only.
Thank you for supporting our team!
** ACADEMIC UPDATES**
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.
Freshman Mentor Online Applications & Teacher Recommendations Due Friday April 28th at 3:20 pm
Attention Sophomore and Junior Parents/Guardians:
We are now accepting applications for Freshman Mentors for the 2023-2024 school year. Freshman Mentor responsibilities include: easing the transition for all incoming 9th grade students, providing academic and organizational support, and attending a variety of social extracurricular activities to engage with the freshman class.
Students can access the online application now through their respective Schoology pages for the Classes of 2024 and 2025 or by clicking 2023-24 Freshman Mentor Application. Students are also required to get three current teachers to complete online recommendations for them. Both the online application and the teacher recommendations are due by Friday April 28th at 3:20 pm.
Please note current mentors must re-apply for next year. Priority consideration will be given to returning senior mentors and rising juniors. First time senior applicants may be screened through an interview process. Please know that not all applicants will be accepted into the program, so we encourage students to put extra time and thought into their application. If students have any questions, students should contact Mallory Tecklenburg or Alyssa Craft.
Worthington Robotics Team - Cultivating a Culture of STEM
The Worthington Robotics Team (WorBots 4145) is proud to announce they are going to the world championships yet again, continuing their legacy from 2018 and 2019! This team of 36 students from both Thomas Worthington and Worthington Kilbourne High School competed fiercely at three regional competitions across the Midwest, rising to the top at Buckeye Regional and Greater Pittsburgh Regional. They won the prestigious Impact Award, the most coveted award in the FIRST program, celebrating the team’s immense impact by spreading STEM and business opportunities throughout the Worthington community. Their success was not limited to business and outreach only, with their robot Eclipse reaching the semifinals at Greater Pittsburgh Regional. Through these achievements at competition, and their continual support of 3 elementary and 1 middle school team, the WorBots have truly exemplified their motto of “Engage, Inspire, Impact.”
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, www.MyPaymentsPlus.com.
For questions regarding an outstanding balance, please contact:
Academics/Activities: Megan Roberts
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-450-6272
Athletic fees/uniforms: Liz Lee
email@example.com or call 614-450-6285
Textbooks: Kathie Volpe
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-450-6261
Library books/Chromebooks: Lori Poleway
LPoleway@wscloud.org or call 614-450-6278
Flock Talk Friday
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.
Important Announcements for Seniors!
- Last day of classes for Seniors will be Wednesday, May 17th
- MANDATORY commencement practice is Friday, May 19th at 10:15 am. Please report to the AUX gym.
- Senior Send-Off will be immediately following commencement practice at the Flats. Come enjoy FREE ice cream, FREE BIBIBOP and Super Games.
Graduation Cap and Gown Orders Available for Pick-up on April 24 & 25
Cap & Gowns as well as any other graduation items you may have ordered will be available for pick up in the Library on April 24 & 25 between 10:30 a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Please contact class adviser Kim Forman at email@example.com if your senior is NOT participating in the ceremony so their name can be removed from the list.
No Tickets Needed to Attend the Graduation Ceremony!
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.
Senior Send-Off/ Senior Tea Information
You’re Invited to the Class of 2022 Wilson Hill Senior Send-off
When: Tuesday, May 9th 2:45
Where: Wilson Hill Library
Enjoy refreshments while sharing memories with your friends and former teachers.
You are invited to the Slate Hill Elementary Class of 2023 Senior Tea!
When: Wednesday, May 10th 2023 at 3:30 P.M.
Where: Slate Hill Elementary Library
7625 Alta View Blvd.
Worthington, OH 43085
Worthington Park Elementary Senior Send-Off
When: Monday, May 15, 2023 at 2:45 am - 3:30 pm
We would like to honor you on your upcoming graduation and celebrate your accomplishments at the reception for former students from
Worthington Park Elementary
Please call (614) 450-5500 if you have any questions.
Evening Street Tea
When: Tuesday, May 9th from 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Evening Street Pavillion
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
** SCHOOL COMMUNITY CONNECTION**
**ATHLETICS & CO-CURRICULAR**
Sports Physical Schedule for May/June 2023
TWHS Track and Field Fundraiser
Who loves sitting out in the rain watching their favorite athlete compete? Make it more bearable with a Red Light Duty Rain Poncho or a Navy Blue Auto-Open 44¨ Folding Umbrella both with the Cardinal Logo! The Track & Field team would love to support you, supporting your athletes! Purchase at https://twhstrack.square.site. Hurry before the next storm rolls in!
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.
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: https://bit.ly/twhsmagnets.
Car magnet sales are a fundraiser for the TWHS Softball Program.
**FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE**
Spring Teen Vaccine Clinic
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-
Meningococcal: Required to start senior year!
- A dose is required on/after 16 years of age. Proof of this vaccine is required by the State of Ohio to be submitted to school prior to 12th grade. All students age 16 and up are eligible to receive this vaccine regardless of grade level. We hope you take advantage of this free vaccine clinic to conveniently meet this requirement.
Other vaccines available:
- Tdap - one dose required at 11 years old and older
- Covid - Primary series and bivalent boosters
- Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV)
J. Frank MSE, BSN, RN LSN
Thomas Worthington High School
ph: 614-450-6215 fax: 614-450-6393
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 email@example.com or fax to 614-450-6393 or drop it off in the office.
- Visit: www.columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/immunization-program
- Health Department walk in hours: 240 Parsons Ave. Mon. 8 am - 4pm, Tues. 10 am - 6 pm, Wed. 8 am - 11 am, Thurs./Fri. 8 am - 4 pm
- Worthington United Methodist Church walk in vaccine clinic:1st Wednesday of each month 1 pm - 4pm, 600 High St. Worthington
TWHS School Calendar
Click on TWHS School Calendar to access the TWHS website calendar
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
May 1st - 12th - AP Testing
May 2nd: TWHS Men's Tennis Team Fundraiser at Piada
May 3rd: Band Concert 7:00 pm
May 4th & 5th: Cardinal Theatre Production of Noises Off! 8:00 pm
May 6th: Prom at the Bluestone 8:00 pm
May 8th: Board of Education Meeting, WEC 7:30 pm
May 10th: Choir Concert 7:30 pm
May 11th: Orchestra Concert 7:00 pm
May 12th & 13th: Cardinal Theatre Production of Noises Off! 8:00 pm
May 16th: PTSO Meeting 7:00 pm
May 17th: SENIORS: Last Day of ClassesMay 17th: Spring Vaccine Clinic 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 19th: Local Scholarship Ceremony 8:00 am - 10:00 am
May 19th: MANDATORY Graduation Practice 10:15 am
May 19th: Senior Picnic 12:00 pm
May 19th: Baccalaureate Ceremony 7:00 pm
May 21st: Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony 12:00 pm
May 22nd: Board of Education Meeting, WEC 7:30 pm
May 24th: Last Day of Classes for grades 9 - 11
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