High School Highlights

Weekly Updates from Big Walnut High School

January 8, 2021

Welcome Back and Welcome to 2021! We hope you and your student(s) were able to enjoy some relaxation and downtime over our break. Now we are all rejuvenated and ready to start 2021 and second semester Eagle Strong!

*A reminder that second quarter grade cards will go live this Tuesday, January 12, at 8:00 a.m. These can be viewed through PowerSchool.

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.

2021 ACT Review Course Information

ACT Review Sign Up

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 christynehorton@bwls.net.

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 christynehorton@bwls.net or by phone at 740-965-3766 ext. 1105

Yearbooks on sale now!

Senior Ad space available for purchase

DACC Accepting Applications for 2021-2022

Attention Families of Sophomores:

Is your student looking for something different next year? Have you considered the Delaware Area Career Center? DACC has lots of amazing opportunities for our students and it might be just what they are looking for! The DACC Application for the 2021-2022 school year is now live and the priority deadline is January 15th. (Please note, this is for current 10th grade students.) For more information and to take a virtual tour, visit their website at https://www.delawareareacc.org/.

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 outreach@math.osu.edu if you are interested. Your students also can interview someone they know or someone they find on the internet or social media.

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Tips for Safe Winter Driving--For You and Your Student!

Tips For Safe Winter Driving

COVID-19 Notification

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 megantruax@bwls.net. Thank you!

Delaware General Health District COVID-19 Self Reporting

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Updates from the School Counseling Office

Class Meetings for 2021-2022 Scheduling:

During virtual class meetings on Jan 20th, all students will be given a packet with scheduling information. At that time they will need to sit down and come up with at least 5 classes for each semester that they are interested in so that when school counselors meet with them for scheduling they are ready to put in their requests.

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.

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...

January 11: BWHS Academic Boosters @ 6:30 p.m.

January 18: NO SCHOOL-Martin Luther King Day

January 21: BWLSD Board of Education Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

January 26: PSAT

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