High School Highlights
Weekly Updates from Big Walnut High School
December 18, 2020
We are so grateful that we have made it through an entire semester of in-person learning at BWHS! Our students have done a fantastic job of adjusting and following our safety protocols, our staff has worked tirelessly to adjust to the new demands of 2020, and our families have exhibited flexibility and understanding along the way. For all of this we are truly thankful!
We have two final days of semester exams next week and then we hope that each of you is able to relax and rejuvenate with your family and loved ones. We look forward to welcoming all of our students back on Tuesday, January 5, 2021!
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.
BWHS Semester Exam Schedule
Does your student ride a bus?
Due to the number of students making changes to their learning option for the second semester, we are in the process of making bus route changes, which may affect your student’s bus pickup and drop-off times beginning on January 5, EVEN IF YOUR CHILD DID NOT MAKE A LEARNING OPTION CHANGE. You will be able to check for any changes through the PowerSchool online system beginning on December 23. Our system will not permit changes in the system prior to December 23 without creating problems for the current routing. It is important for all parents/guardians of students that ride a bus to log on to PowerSchool between December 23-January 4 to be aware of any potential changes. If you have any questions, please contact our transportation office at 740-965-8967.Thank you for your flexibility and understanding!
ACT Review Course Offered Next Semester
Attention Families of Juniors: If you are interested in taking the ACT Review Course prior to the statewide ACT state test in February, please see the attached document and google sign up form. The date for the review course is Wednesday, February 10th from 8:00am - 2:00pm in the Innovation Center at BWHS. The cost is $100 and will be added to your school fees. Please see Mrs. Strahler in the School Counseling Office with any questions.
Tips for Safe Winter Driving--For You and Your Student!
2021 Senior Baby Pictures Wanted for Yearbook
Dear Parents/Guardians of BWHS Seniors,
The time has come to send in your senior student’s adorable baby picture to appear in the 2021 yearbook, arriving this fall. Don’t miss this opportunity to surprise your senior student with a special memento.
This year, submissions will be accepted digitally, via email only. Submissions should include the following:
- senior baby picture, high resolution image, 3 x 5 or larger, portrait/vertical orientation preferred (scanned images should be 300 dpi)
- student’s name as you would like it to appear
- parent/guardian name and contact information in which you can be contacted in case there is an issue with submission
Please attach and include the above items in an email titled “Senior Baby Picture” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that your picture may be cropped or adjusted accordingly to meet the demands of size and space. Secondly, your picture can depict your senior student as a baby, toddler, or small child, but must be free from any inappropriate material. Lastly, taking a picture of a printed, physical photograph, will not be accepted due to issues surrounding quality and resolution.
For additional questions or concerns, please email the yearbook adviser, Christyne Horton, at email@example.com or by phone at 740-965-3766 ext. 1105
Yearbooks on sale now!
Senior Ad space available for purchase
BWHS German Club Spreads Some Holiday Cheer
In an effort to help speed up the notification process to the DGHD, they are asking families to use the self-reporting link below. This information is shared directly with the health department.
If you have a positive case of COVID-19 in your home, please use the link below. In addition, please also notify our district nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Updates from the School Counseling Office
Considering DACC for Next Year?
The DACC Application for the 2021-2022 school year is now live. Don't forget that the priority deadline is January 15th.
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, or check out this PDF from the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators.
Meghan Vituccio (A-G)
Jeanne Collett (H-O)
Tammi Jordan (P-Z)
Cindi Strahler, Administrative Assistant
Upcoming Events at BWHS...
December 21-22: Semester Exams
December 23-January 4: NO SCHOOL-Winter Break
January 5: Students Return
January 18: NO SCHOOL-Martin Luther King Day