High School Highlights
Weekly Updates from Big Walnut High School
January 29, 2021
Happy Friday! Please remember that Monday, February 1, is a professional development day for teachers and there will be no school for students.
Our final round of (virtual) parent-teacher conferences will be THIS Thursday, February 4. If you would like to meet with any of your child's teachers, please feel free to call the main office, or reach out to the teacher directly through email (email@example.com).
Also on that night, we will host our annual Educational Options night, virtually! Please see the flyer below for more information. The link for this will go live on Thursday, February 4. This night is geared towards our 9-11 graders and their parents to help them learn about College Credit Plus and all the High School options they have for the 2021-2022 school year.
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.
ACT Review Course Offered in February
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.
Scheduling Information for 2021-2022
Buckeye Boys and Buckeye Girls State Now Accepting Applications
Attention Families of Juniors:
Every summer, the American Legion sponsors Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State for high school juniors. These week-long events are designed as a mock government simulation for students who are interested in politics, government, current events, etc. Selected students will spend a week on a college campus (at no cost to you) and participate in a simulation to see how government and politics work at a first-hand level. This experience would look great on college applications and resumes. If you think you might be interested, or just want more information, please see the links below. The application deadline is February 4, 2021.
Buckeye Boys State will be held at Miami University from Sunday, June 13, 2021, to Sunday afternoon, June 20, 2021. Click here to learn more.
Buckeye Girls State will be held at Mount Union from Sunday, June 13, 2021 to Saturday afternoon, June 19, 2021. Click here to learn more.
To download the application, click here. Return applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to American Legion Post 457, P. O. Box 173, Sunbury, OH, 43074 by February 4, 2021.
Seniors--It's Scholarship Season
Additionally, the Delaware County Foundation sponsors a number of scholarship opportunities for seniors. Click here for more information about these local scholarships.
Finally, the School Counseling website is updated daily with new scholarship opportunities for our students as we hear about them. Please bookmark this link and check back often!
College Credit Plus Information
College Presentation on CCP
On Monday, February 2 there is a live online question and answer opportunity by Columbus State Community College, Kenyon College, The Ohio State University, and Otterbein University. These four colleges have created a YouTube video on CCP. They will also be available for a Question & Answer session. See the attached flier for more information and the links to the video and the Q&A sessions. *Please note, Franklin University has been added to this event.
Big Walnut Education Options Night
On Thursday, February 4 Big Walnut will hold a Virtual Educational Options Night. There will be videos and information available on College Credit Plus at Big Walnut and all the Big Walnut High School options available to students. This virtual opportunity will be very important to help students prepare for the 2021-22 school year. More information and the links on this night will be messaged out as the date approaches so mark your calendars for the evening of February 4th. Plan to spend a little bit of time to help your high schooler make good choices for the next academic year and their future.
Considering DACC for 2021-2022?
As the scheduling season approaches for next school year, we encourage you to make informed decisions about your student's schedule. We know that choosing to apply for a DACC program is a big decision. To help support you and your student navigate through high school scheduling, we've compiled all of DACC's virtual exploration resources in one comprehensive, easy-to-access elective scheduling guide. Click here to access:
- Instructor Overview Videos
- Program Fact Sheets
- HS/College Credits
- School Fees
- Virtual DACC Campus Tour
- and more!
*Even though the priority deadline has passed,
applications will still be accepted until programs are full.
CSCC Virtual Open House Options
Women in Math Essay Contest
Have your students ever wondered what being a mathematician is like? This is their opportunity to find out! The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) annual essay contest is open for submissions. To participate, students need to interview a woman mathematician and write a biographical essay about her. Click here for more information.
Categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 and Undergraduate.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2021
*If your students want to interview women mathematicians from Ohio, The Ohio State University can help pair them with one! Contact email@example.com if you are interested. Your students also can interview someone they know or someone they find on the internet or social media.
"Teens and University students are at higher risk for a violent encounter. One of the greatest assets you can have to leading a healthy and happy life is knowing how to protect yourself so you can live the life of your dreams." (from prettyloaded.org)
ACT Given on February 23
Last week, five of our agricultural science students participated in the state Agricultural Biotechnology Career Development Event. Nearly 250 students from more than 25 schools across Ohio participated. The results are in, and we are happy to share that our team has placed first at the state level!
Individuals participating included:
Kyle Lortz - 1st place individual
Jillian Salmon - 2nd place individual
Lily Asbridge - 3rd place individual
Chris Dible - 5th place individual
Sophie Marvin - 9th place individual
In this event, students demonstrate knowledge of the biotechnology industry through a general knowledge test, identification of common laboratory equipment, applying understanding of laboratory procedures, and evaluating and troubleshooting laboratory safety situations. Faculty from Central State University designed the activities for this event. Congratulations to all these students!
Updates from the School Counseling Office
Scheduling for 2021-2022:
Scheduling for current Juniors has started! Please make sure your student has read through the scheduling information and is ready to make course selections for next year. Additionally, please note that our counselors will be meeting with students to help them with the scheduling process for most of the day. Please be patient with them in returning phone calls and emails as this may take them a little longer during this time.
For those of you considering college for next year, February 1 is another big application deadline for schools and for the FAFSA! Please check all the schools you are interested in and be sure to submit your applications. Transcript requests and letters of recommendation requests should be submitted through Naviance. If you need any assistance or have any questions, please contact your school counselor.
For students who took the Pre-ACT earlier this year, scores were distributed this week. Please make sure your student takes time to look over this valuable information.
- Informational video sponsored by the Ohio Association of Financial Aid Administrators
- 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...
February 1: NO SCHOOL-Staff Professional Development
February 1: Academic Boosters (PTO) @ 6:30pm
February 4: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences
February 4: Virtual Educational Options Night
February 8: Application Day for CCP (2021-2022) in the IC
February 8: Virtual 8th Grade Orientation
February 10: ACT Review Session in the IC (8:00am-2:00pm)
February 15: NO SCHOOL-Presidents' Day
February 16: Application Day for CCP (2021-2022) in the IC
February 23: ACT for Juniors
February 25: Accuplacer Testing for CCP (2021-2022) @ 2:30pm