Welcome to the BHS Express

A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School

September 2, 2022

Andrea Conner, BHS Principal


Hello Bulldog Families.


This week has been a busy one for our student athletes as the athletic fields and the gym were buzzing on Bulldog Place! Watching our students compete in the evenings and engage in learning during the school day is truly rewarding. I was invited to be a participant in the officer’s interview panel for the Business Professionals of America (BPA) program and enjoyed watching our young people present themselves professionally while participating in a structured interview.


I share these experiences because of what we know is a contributing factor to student success in high school. Keeping teenagers engaged in something other than just school is critical. Whether it’s sports, music, organizations or working part-time, high school students feel connected to others and learn critical life skills when they are a part of something bigger than themselves! Find ways to encourage your student to get involved. The rewards are substantial!


As you read through the newsletter, pay special attention to some dates if you have a senior. Our class of 2023 students will be turning in their cap and gown orders on September 9. It was quite fun to watch them attempt to measure their cap sizes! Some students were creative in their attempts while others finally just asked a friend for help!


In our beginning of the year class meetings, we had a special message for the students in the Class of 2023. We shared with them that we would continue to find ways to celebrate them as they will be the last graduating class from the current Batavia High School. This may not seem significant to most as you might say that someone has to be the last class. Here is why this message was important to share with them.


When the building projects began for the new elementary building, the Class of 2023 was slated to be the first fifth grade class. As construction delays continued, this graduating class missed it by one year. This class was also slated to be the first senior class in the new high school. Once again, construction delays occurred and the Class of 2023 will not be in the new building. We promise to make this year special for them and to celebrate all of their contributions to BHS.


Just a quick reminder that there is no school on Monday, September 5, in celebration of Labor Day. Take some time to enjoy family and friends as our summer comes to a close.


In service to our Bulldogs.



Andrea Conner, High School Principal

@AConnerNews

@batavia_hs


#EveryBulldogEveryDay

Matt Buis, BHS Assistant Principal

Dear Parents,


I wanted to take a moment and tell you how proud we are of our Bulldogs after three weeks! Our Students have truly embraced the message we are spreading about being respectful, responsible, and safe toward each other and our staff! We look forward to continuing to have a successful school year! Enjoy the long weekend!


Matt Buis, High School Assistant Principal

@BHS_Buis

@batavia_hs

#EveryBulldogEveryDay

STUDENT SHOUT OUT

Senior Jared Garza awarded the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)

Jared Garza, a senior at Batavia High School, has earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. The National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included in college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service.


Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.


Batavia High School is very proud of Jared and this accomplishment and wish him the best as he begins his college search.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING


  • Dress Code: Please partner with us as we ask your student to adhere to a few dress code guidelines. We are asking that students wear tops that come to the top of their jeans/shorts/skirts so that the midriff is not completely exposed. We are also asking that the tops are school appropriate. We will continue to have individual conversations with students and may reach out to you for assistance if the need arises. Thank you.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT UPDATES


    • Please continue to update information in Final Forms.

    • Parking passes are available to purchase through EZ Pay. They are listed under Activity Fees Tab.

    • September 5, 2022: Labor Day-No School

    • September 9, 2022: Graduate Services Senior Order during lunch (Batavia High School)

    • September 15, 2022: Homecoming Parade: 5:15 p.m. line up; 6:00 p.m. parade begins

    • September 16, 2022: Homecoming Game; 7:00 p.m. kick off; homecoming festivities at half time

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

    • September 20, 2022: School picture day for students in grades 9-11.

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

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

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

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

INFORMATION FROM THE BHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

Check out the Batavia High School Guidance Counselor website.

https://www.bataviaschools.org/o/bhs/page/guidance


Your Guidance Counselors are:

Felicia Grooms

9th - 12th Grade Counselor A-L

(513) 732-2341 ext: 7037

grooms_f@bataviaschools.org

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

(513) 732-2341 ext: 7036

poling_b@bataviaschools.org


  • Coming back to school can be tough for some students! Here is a great article to help us all understand a little bit more about Social Anxiety in kids and teens! Social Anxiety- Child Mind Institute

  • A Special Event for Juniors and Seniors:

  • 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_BudRCe33OujdYvFcg


Have a great week.

Mrs. Grooms and Mrs. Poling

INFORMATION FROM THE BATAVIA ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

Mark Pierson, Athletic Director

pierson_ma@bataviaschools.org


Tim Young, Assistant Athletic Director

young_t@bataviaschools.org


Link to Athletic Website:

https://bataviaathletics.com/

IMPORTANT LINKS

BATAVIA ATHLETCS

Click here for the official website of Batavia Athletics

BATAVIA HIGH SCHOOL

Click here for the official website of Batavia High School

BHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

Click here for information from the BHS Guidance Department

BATAVIA HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE CONTACTS

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