High School Highlights

Weekly Updates from Big Walnut High School

October 30, 2020

Happy Halloween!

We've had a great week at BWHS and we hope you have too! October is out the door and November is upon us! Have a wonderful weekend with your family! Take some time to rest and relax and don't forget to set your clocks back on Saturday night and enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teachers, school counselor or the administration if you have any questions or concerns. Feel free to contact the main office at 740-965-3766 between the hours of 7:00 and 3:15.

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Eagle Time is Back!

We are excited to announce that we are going to bring Eagle Time back for three weeks during second quarter. On Wednesday, November 18, December 2 and December 9, we will be implementing our Eagle Time adjusted schedule to give our staff and students the flexibility to meet for remediation, reassessment and other conversations about academic progress. This time was beneficial last year for both our students and staff and we are excited to bring back this opportunity to help our students be successful. We are looking to reintroduce Eagle Time on a permanent basis during second semester if this trial run goes well.
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Delaware Area Career Center

Normally this time of year our students and families can visit and explore their elective options at Delaware Area Career Center. DACC is an off-site super elective offered through our high school to give your child college & career exploration opportunities, college credits, industry credentials, and so much more. As much as DACC would like to welcome visitors, virtual is the new reality and safety comes first.

DACC has compiled all new resources on the DACC Explore webpage for future students and families to learn about DACC without ever leaving home including:

  • Coming soon! New 360-degree, interactive virtual tour
  • Video demos/interviews with instructors & students
  • Virtual Admissions office hours
  • Employer and College meet-ups

Virtual Admissions office hours: Join an admissions representative as we bring you key details about DACC's unique and engaging curriculum for high school students. Learn how DACC students graduate with confidence, earn industry credentials and college credits, gain professional contacts, create an impressive resume, and get actual experience that employers and colleges value.

COMING SOON! Explore DACC’s Virtual Campus: The brand-new Google Earth-style, 360-degree virtual tour of DACC launches next month. DACC invites you to be the first of many to “drop-in” and navigate through their building to see the hands-on labs and learning spaces where students maximize their learning.

Interested in learning about DACC? We invite you to sign up for the Prospective Student mailing list for important admission and virtual visit updates this fall!

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Honors Pre-Calculus and the Amazing Race!

Honors Pre-Calculus students participated in the "Amazing Race" as a review activity designed to prepare them for an assessment about polynomial and rational functions. They had to gather data points at each leg of the race to find a quadratic function to model the horizontal distance travelled by a baseball hit at a certain angle.
Virtual College Visits

Click here for a listing of virtual college visits for this year. We will update as we hear of more opportunities, so keep checking back!

Updates from the School Counseling Office

Student BW Emails:

All students should make a point to periodically check their school email. School counselors, as well as teachers, are using this as a way to communicate with students. Please encourage your student(s) to check this account.

Senior Students:

In addition to November 1 being a big college deadline, November 15 is the next big one! Please make sure you are working on your college applications, you are checking into Naviance and checking on deadlines!

FAFSA is Open!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on October 1 for students who are planning to pursue postsecondary education. This application should be completed by the college deadline. Want to know more about the College Financial Aid Process including completing FAFSA? Please watch this video sponsored by the Ohio Association of Financial Aid Administrators.

Inquire! Innovate! Invent!

The University of Akron is hosting Inquire! Innovate! Invent through the Women in Engineering Program on November 14, 2020 . Click here for additional information and to register.

Diverse Engineering from the University of Akron:

The University of Akron has a podcast set to release on November 17th entitled Diverse Engineering which features African American and Hispanic Engineers who graduated from The University of Akron sharing their engineering stories.

Virtual College Exploration Events:

College Fairs Online is hosting a number of virtual events throughout the school year. Click here for details.

The Virtual College Exploration for all Ohio Students Session II is October 26-November 13. Click here to see the colleges/ universities participating and to register.

John Carroll University located in University Heights, OH is sponsoring a virtual information session for high school students in our area. Click here to register.

School Counselors:

Meghan Vituccio (A-G)

Jeanne Collett (H-O)

Tammi Jordan (P-Z)

Cindi Strahler, Administrative Assistant


School Counseling Website

Upcoming Events at BWHS...

November 6: Underclass Absentee Picture Day

November 9: Academic Boosters (6:30 p.m.)

November 11-13: College Application Days (by appointment only)

November 12: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences (4:00-7:30 p.m.)

November 19: BWLSD Board of Education Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

November 25-27: NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break

November 30: NO SCHOOL-Teacher Professional Development

December 1: ASVAB Test @ 8:00 a.m.

December 4: Pre-ACT @ 8:00 a.m.

December 10-11: College Application Days (by appointment only)

December 14: Academic Boosters (6:30 p.m.)

December 17-18, 21-22: Semester Exams

December 23-January 4: NO SCHOOL-Winter Break

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