TWHS Weekly News
May 20, 2022
Monday, May 23:
Tuesday, May 24:
- Regular Bell Schedule
Wednesday, May 25:
- Regular Bell Schedule
- Last Day of Class for grades 9-11
Thursday, May 26:
- NO SCHOOL
Friday, May 27:
- NO SCHOOL
Dear Cardinal Family,
That's it. That's it?
What a day! We started the day with our local scholarship ceremony. How fun it was to hear about so many amazing seniors and all the fun plans they have after TWHS! It was a pride-filled moment and a pretty cool way to watch almost $89,000 of local money get handed out to students for their higher education. It speaks volumes about the supportive community we live in and their commitment to our kids. The sponsors of these scholarships are always stunned to learn the stories and accomplishments of our seniors. Committees agonize over the decision of who to award money to because it is sometimes really difficult to differentiate amongst our best.
We also had ALL our seniors back to rehearse for their commencement ceremony this weekend. It felt really cool for them and also really basic. I mean, we're literally practicing skills like lining up in alphabetical order and walking through the hallway. After that, they went down to the Mirolo Center for a senior picnic with inflatables, a mechanical bull, and an ice cream truck.
Meanwhile, in the halls, our freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are acclimating to their eventual move up in grade level.
We're looking forward to this weekend and all the milestones it will bring.
Have a great weekend and Go Cards!
Thomas Worthington HS
**New Announcements This Week**
- Senior Graduation Survey - Final Transcripts
** 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.
Recognition of Others
Senior Graduation Survey - Final Transcript
To ensure your final transcript reaches your final college destination, please complete this BRIEF SURVEY so we know which college you have chosen to attend. Your final transcript will be sent after graduation to reflect your diploma date and second semester grades. This survey should be completed by June 1 and only list ONE college destination. This is MANDATORY for all college-bound seniors.
The Weekly Edition of Flock Talk
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 at email@example.com or call 614-450-6272
Athletic fees/uniforms: Liz Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 614-450-6285
Textbooks: Kathie Volpe at email@example.com
or call 614-450-6261
Library books/Chromebooks: Lori Poleway at LPoleway@wscloud.org or call 614-450-6278
** SCHOOL COMMUNITY CONNECTION**
Cardinal Theatre Production of Urninetown
Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
May 19 & 20 @ 8:00 pm
Special Education Key Communicator
Worthington’s Special Education Key Communicator Committee strives to build positive, productive and collaborative relationships and partnerships amongst the educators and community of families whose children receive special education and related services. We will engage in two-way communication, with the goal being to provide a circle of influence where we can share out and learn from and with each other.
The key communicator will convey information from their building to the committee, as well as information from the committee to their buildings.
The Key Communicator for Thomas Worthington High School is Meredith Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please reach out to her if you have questions or topics to discuss
**ATHLETICS & CO-CURRICULAR**
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! There is an added incentive for ordering $70.
Attendance Office Procedures for TWHS Students
Please notify the Attendance Office if you know your student will be absent from school. Call or email ahead to pre-excuse for appointments and ask your student to pick up a pass in the Attendance Office ahead of time – we prefer not to interrupt classes by calling rooms.
Call the 24-hour recorded line to leave a message at
614-450-6291, or you may send an email to email@example.com.
***PLEASE REVIEW*** Before and After School Guidelines for TWHS Students
Your support in following these guidelines is greatly appreciated. The safety of our students is our number one priority.
Reminder: The gate located next to the tennis courts on Evening Street is closed during school hours.
PTSO Meeting Dates Set for 2021-22 – Please Join Us!
All PTSO meetings are on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the TWHS Principal's conference room (Room 127). Everyone is welcome - please join us! The Final 2021-22 meeting is May 17.
**FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE**
Attention 11th Grade Parents/Guardians: Important Immunization Information for Senior Year
Ohio Law (ORC 3313.671) now requires all 12th grade students to receive two (2) doses of the Meningococcal vaccine. If the first dose was given after the 16th birthday, only one dose is required. Meningococcal vaccine helps protect against meningitis, a bacterial infection that affects the spinal fluid and lining of the brain.
Your child may have already had these immunizations. Please check with your child’s doctor to determine if they have been completed. If they have not, immunizations may be obtained from your doctor, at the health department, or at any urgent care center. Please have your child drop off the updated record in the TWHS Health Office as soon as possible, or it can be faxed directly to TWHS (Fax 614-450-6393). The required immunizations (or a valid exemption) must be obtained prior to the start of the senior year. Ohio law allows schools to exclude students who do not have the appropriate documentation on file.
Covid 19 continues to have a presence in our community. Worthington Schools has adapted its policy for quarantine and removal of ill children to reflect those set by The Columbus Health Department.
As we return to a normal schedule with all students attending school daily it is extremely important to NOT send your student to school if they are sick and not feeling well. A daily health check is required for parents and students to complete each morning prior to school.
If your child develops or reports any of the symptoms listed below during the school day they will be isolated and a parent or guardian will be called for immediate pick up. Follow up with a health care provider will be required for your student to return to school. The COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced to ensure a healthy environment for our students and staff.
Your child needs to be kept home if any of the following symptoms are present.
Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
New or worsened cough
New onset severe headache
Loss of taste or smell
Nasal congestion or runny nose
Vomiting or diarrhea
J. Frank MSE, BSN, RN LSN
Thomas Worthington High School
ph: 614-450-6215 fax: 614-450-6393
TWHS School Calendar
Click on TWHS School Calendar to access the TWHS website calendar
May 19 & 20: Cardinal Theatre production of Urinetown
May 20: Local Scholarship Ceremony 7:30 am
May 20: MANDATORY Commencement Practice 9:00 am
May 20: Senior Send-Off 10:30 am, Mirolo
May 22: Class of 2022 Graduation 4:00 pm, Greater Columbus Convention Center
May 25: Last Dayf School 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-Q), Adrienne Carr
Assistant Principal (R-Z), Brett Shaffer
Dean of Students, Scott Gordon
Athletic Director, Molly Feesler
School Counseling Chair, David Quart
Registrar, Kate Weber
Special Education Key Communicator, Meredith Murphy