Welcome to the BHS Express

A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School

December 2, 2022

Andrea Conner, BHS Principal


Hello Bulldog Families.


It was a pleasure welcoming back all of our high school students from their Thanksgiving breaks. Some entered ready to go while others were struggling with the adjustment back to an earlier morning. We were happy to see them and made sure we let them know how much we missed them!


We have two weeks of regular classes with an adjusted exam schedule on December 19-21, 2022. Please take note of this schedule below. All students will be dismissed early on Wednesday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m. Drivers, car riders, and bus riders will be dismissed at this time.


Please take a few minutes to check your student’s progress book account. We are in the final stretch, and this is the time to encourage them to work with their teacher to make up any missing work.


Thank you for supporting our PTO Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser. The gift cards will be arriving within the next few weeks just in time for gift giving!


We also have a Toys for Tots collection box in our high school office. Feel free to drop off any unwrapped toys.


Have a great weekend. We can’t wait to see your students on Monday!


In service to our Bulldogs.


Andrea Conner, High School Principal

@AConnerNews

@batavia_hs

#EveryBulldogEveryDay

Matt Buis, BHS Assistant Principal

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Thank you Batavia Community for your Support

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING


  • As the weather is starting to fluctuate outside, so does the high school building. Please make sure your student is dressing in layers as we can’t guarantee consistent temperatures throughout. We are seeing an increase in students carrying blankets. Please encourage your students to keep them at home and wear a hoodie or sweatshirt.

  • 2022 Yearbooks Distribution Information:

  • After/during November: Ship out the rest of the yearbooks
    • Substitutes will be allowed to pick up books for others provided they have written confirmation (an email from the graduate or an email to Mr. Mills from the graduate) or verbal confirmation (graduate indicates approval over the phone during pickup)

  • The First Semester Exam Schedule is linked here: First Semester Exam Schedule There will be NO late arrivals or early dismissals on Monday and Tuesday. The only day students are permitted to leave early is Wednesday. Remember, this does not apply to CCP students. All BHS students will be dismissed on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

  • There is a Toys for Tots drop box in the BHS office. Please review the attached flier for information: Toys for Tots

UPCOMING IMPORTANT UPDATES


  • End of Course for Retakes:
    • December 5, 2022: Biology Part 1
    • December 6, 2022: Biology Part 2
    • December 7, 2022: Algebra I Part 1
    • December 8, 2022: Algebra 1 Part 2
    • December 9, 2022: EOC Retakes Make ups
    • December 12, 2022: EOC Retakes Make ups
    • December 13, 2022: EOC Government
    • December 14-16, 2022: Any remaining make ups
  • December 7, 2022: HS Choir Concert at Batavia Elementary - 7:00 p.m.
  • December 8, 2022: BHS Job Fair during lunches, organized by Ms. Kelley. BHS Job Fair BPA, in collaboration with the Clermont County Chamber, will be hosting another job fair in the Spring.
  • December 12, 2022: HS Band Concert at Batavia High School - 7:00 p.m.
  • December 19-21, 2022: High School Exam Schedule. First Semester Exam Schedule
  • December 22 - January 2, 2023: Winter Break
  • January 3, 2023: First Day of Quarter 3
  • January 7, 2023: U.C. Mock Trial Invitational
  • January 13, 2023: Sophomore visit to Live Oaks
  • January 14, 2023: OSU Mock Trial Invitational
  • January 16, 2023: No School: MLK Holiday
  • January 21, 2023: BPA Regional Competition
  • January 25, 2023: BPA Region 13 Conference and Awards

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


  • Hope Squad sponsors Therapy Pets before Exams in December
    • We know that semester exams and the Holidays can be stressful. Volunteers from Pets Partners of Greater Cincinnati will be here at BHS in December!
    • Students will have an opportunity to spend time with with the therapy pets, their handlers and learn their stories
    • More details will be announced at school in early December
  • Great Oaks Career Centers
  • Great Oaks specializes in career and technical education for both high school students and adults. At four campuses, Great Oaks high school students prepare for careers and college, with over 30 career programs available. Great Oaks will visit BHS to present to our 10th grade students on December 14th. In January, 10th grade students will go for a visit to Live Oaks or Scarlet Oaks, depending on the program of interest. Online applications need to be submitted by February 7, 2023 for priority consideration. Additional information about Great Oaks and program options can be found at this link: Great Oaks Career Centers

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