TWHS Weekly News

April 22, 2022

Weekly Calendar

Monday, April 25:

Tuesday, April 26:

  • Regular Bell Schedule

Wednesday, April 27:

Thursday, April 28:

Friday, April 29:

Dear Cardinal Family,

I remember starting out as a young teacher and then how much my perspective changed when I had children of my own. It's not that I was uncaring or unreasonable; I simply didn't have access to the parent lens yet. Over the years, that viewpoint has been an invaluable way for me to understand the impact of decisions and lived experiences for many of our families and kids.

Now at this point, I'm exactly one month away from seeing my own kid complete four years in the school where I'm principal. To say that experience has added a new lens is an understatement! In fact, I struggle to toggle between Dad and Principal at events where I'm supposed to be soaking in the last experiences before my oldest moves on from high school.

All of the bumps and bruises along the way have been great learning experiences for me and my senior. Nothing has been perfect. There are things I wish went differently. What's strange is that most of the lessons really don't apply to my ninth grader. Maybe the most infuriating thing about parenthood is each kid has their own experiences, own expectations, own bumps and bruises, and own journey. I wish it was easier. Why can't we prescribe the path, and our kid just walks it without complaint or questions? It doesn't work that way.

Every day is a new day. Every year is a new year. I appreciate the parents who wake up every morning and keep trying. And I am thankful for the TWHS staff who always seem to be there to help keep us all moving forward.

I hope you have a great weekend. For us parents of seniors, there aren't too many remaining at TWHS.

Go Cards!


Pete Scully


Thomas Worthington High School

**New Announcements This Week**

  • State-Required Ohio State Tests for Spring 2022
  • Colonial Hills Back to Your Roots Celebration for Seniors
  • TWHS Diamond Club Fundraiser at Pizza Primo
  • Volunteer Opportunities for Senior Send-Off Picnic
  • Worthington Estates Senior Tea


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What The Teachers are Saying

See what the teachers are saying about the TWHS March Cardinals of the Month.

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

Would you like to recognize the positive impact that a staff member or another student has had on your child? The PBIS team would like to give you that opportunity. Please take two minutes to complete this recognition form. Thank you!

State-Required Ohio State Tests for Spring 2022

This spring, Thomas Worthington High School will continue to administer state-required end-of-course assessments to all students enrolled in English ll, Math I, Math II, U.S. History, Biology, and Government. Students who need to re-take specific exams will also be testing. For the students that will be testing, specific test information will be shared with students and their families by email.

We will operate on an altered bell schedule during testing (see below). Students enrolled in tested subjects are required to report to school at their regular time of 7:45 a.m. for testing; we will use a delayed start of school for any student who is not required to test. Lunch will only be served following the testing period, and classes will begin at 12:20 p.m.

Buses will run their regular routes for students involved in testing and a second route three hours later for non-testers.

Students must bring their district issued Chromebook and a charger for testing. Please use this Chromebook prior to the test date to ensure it gets updated. If you have not been assigned a Chromebook, then you will be placed in a testing location with access to a Chromebook.

Testing Bell Schedule

Testing 7:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Classes 12:20 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Brett Shaffer ( or Lou Thomas (

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Wireless Change for Personal Devices

Staff and students at the high schools will have a new wireless network option to connect their personal devices starting Monday March 21, 2022. The new wireless network will be “Worth-BYOD.” You will need to download and install a Certificate from Securly for your device to function properly on this new network as well as log in with your district username and password. Detailed instructions can be found at Worthington School WIFI Access with Personal Device. These steps will ensure you have the appropriate Internet filtering level. The previous WorthingtonGuest network is not going away but we will start to adjust the websites it can access to an appropriate “Guest” level starting May 1 2022.

The Weekly Edition of Flock Talk

Our ComTech students produce a weekly edition of student news titled Flock Talk. It is released every Friday for the students and the staff. Here is Flock Talk for this week.
FLOCK TALK 4.22.22

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,

For questions regarding an outstanding balance, please contact:

Academics/Activities: Megan Roberts at or call 614-450-6272

Athletic fees/uniforms: Liz Lee at

or call 614-450-6285

Textbooks: Kathie Volpe at

or call 614-450-6261

Library books/Chromebooks: Lori Poleway at or call 614-450-6278

Important Announcements for Seniors!

  • Last day of classes for Seniors will be Wednesday, May 18th
  • MANDATORY commencement practice is Friday, May 20th at 9:00 am. Please report to the AUX gym.
  • Senior Send-Off will be immediately following commencement practice at the Flats. Come enjoy FREE ice cream, FREE BIBIBOP and maybe take a chance at the mechanical bull.

TWHS Senior Send-Off Volunteer Opportunity

Please help support the 2022 TWHS Seniors as they celebrate the end of their education at TWHS. This year the class will be attending a Senior Send-Off at the Flats from 10:30 - 1:30 to participate in games and treats prior to graduation weekend. Your help would be greatly appreciated to provide them with drinks and snacks plus assistance with the serving of these items. NOTE: food and drinks may be dropped off at the main office. Please join us in celebrating their success!

Thomas Worthington High School PTSO

Senior Send-Off Sign up Genius

Attention Seniors: Diploma Presenters for Graduation

Every year, each graduate is given the opportunity to choose a diploma presenter who has been influential in his/her life. The special person that each senior selects must be a current or former Worthington City School's employee. The person you select will be invited to present your diploma to you at Commencement on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

The Google Form to request a presenter was due on Friday, April 8, 2022.

If you do not request a guest presenter, a member of the Worthington Board of Education will present your diploma. Please see Mrs. Wilson, Room 198, or email her at, with any questions concerning this process.

Graduation Caps and Gown Pick Up

The ordering window for graduation caps and gowns officially closed on January 31. If your student is planning to participate in the Thomas Worthington High School commencement ceremony on May 22, please contact Buckeye Scholastic as soon as possible to make arrangements for a late order. Any student who did not pick up their cap & gown on the scheduled dates may now pick them up in the main/attendance office. Please see Mrs. Forman.

Please contact Kim Forman at if your senior is NOT participating in the ceremony so their name can be removed from the list.

Attention Seniors: All Outstanding Fees and Fines Must Be Cleared ASAP

All final student fees/fines must be cleared in order for a senior to receive a diploma at the Commencement Ceremony, receive a final grade card by mail, and for final transcript requests to be processed. All unpaid fees and fines (which include the $65 Instructional fee, $35 Senior fee, library books, textbooks, athletic and activity participation fees, missing athletic uniforms or gear) must be settled and paid in full as soon as possible.

For questions regarding an outstanding balance, please contact:

Academics/Activities: Megan Roberts , Finance Office, at or call 450-6272

Athletic fees/uniforms: Liz Lee, Attendance Office at or call 450-6207

Textbooks: Kathie Volpe, Central Office, at or call 450-6261

Library books: Lori Poleway at or call 450-6278

Order Your TWHS Graduation Yard Banner Today!

The TWHS Band Boosters will again host a Graduation Banner sale.

Graduation banners are now available to order online until May 4th, 2022. You can place your order at

Graduation Banners will be ready for pick up on May 9th from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm 300 W. Dublin Granville Rd. Worthington, OH at Door 16. Email Addi McElroy with questions at The TWHS Boosters will receive a donation from each banner sold. Thank you for your support!

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**Elementary School Senior Send-Off Information**

Evening Street Class of 2022 Reunion

Monday, May 16th

3:15 pm - 4:15 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Nye at (614)507-7575

(call or text) or email at

Worthington Park Send-Off Reception

Worthington Park Library

Monday, May 16th

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Slate Hill Senior Tea

Wednesday, May 18th

3:30 pm Slate Hill Library

RSVP Mrs. Endicott

Wilson Hill Senior Send-Off

Thursday, May 19th

2:45 pm Wilson Hill Library

Back to Your Roots Colonial Hills

Colonial Hills Library

Wednesday, May 4th 2:45 - 4:00 pm

RSVP Mrs. Bruns

Worthington Estates Senior Tea

Monday, May 16th

3:00 -pm - 4:00 pm

Order your Yearbooks!

It is not too late to order your yearbook for this year! Get your orders in now.

Click HERE for more information and to place your order.

Buy A Senior Ad!

Deadline: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

Purchase & Submit Ad

Send a special message to your senior! Show how much you care by surprising your senior with a personalized note and photos in their yearbook.

  • Baby photos
  • Childhood memories
  • Accomplishments

Questions? Contact:

Parents/guardians of seniors are encouraged to purchase a Senior Ad Page to feature their child in the yearbook. This page can include baby photos, childhood memories, and/or other accomplishments for your child. Click senior ad page examples for ideas.

⅛ page senior ad: $40

¼ page senior ad: $75

½ page senior ad page: $125.

Buy a Senior Baby Ad!

Submit a baby photo for your senior along with a message of congratulations.

Cost: $20 for a 1/8 page ad.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

Click here to purchase and submit your baby ad!

Thank you for your interest in purchasing a baby ad in the 2022 TWHS Cardinal Yearbook! The cost is only $20 and proceeds help us create a quality yearbook that you'll enjoy for years to come.


Special Education Parent Workshop

This workshop recognizes the important roles that siblings play within their families and acknowledges the struggles that sometimes arise when a sibling has special needs. This workshop is meant to provide parents with information and resources to support siblings and their families.

Dr. Jamie Hall and Valerie Cook will be presenting at this in person event at the WEC

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 ( Please reach out to her if you have questions or topics to discuss


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.

Thomas Worthington Athletic Gear

Order today!

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2022 Junior/Senior Prom Information

The TWHS Junior Class invites all upperclassmen (juniors/seniors) and their guests to attend this year’s prom: A Red Carpet Gala. Prom will be held at KEMBA Live! from 8-11 pm on Saturday, May 7th.

Parking Info

Address: 405 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

KEMBA Live! is located in the arena district across the street from the McConnell Garage. You may purchase parking the day of or in advance via Arena District Parking.

Tickets will be sold ONLINE only starting on April 22nd and ending on May 7th. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Early Bird: $35 (4/22-4/24)

  • Pre-Sale: $40 (4/25-5/6)

  • Day of Prom: $45 (5/7)


Tickets do not go on sale until April 22nd

All students are required to bring their student ID and are expected to review and adhere to the TWHS School Dance Guidelines. Guidelines are located on page 16 of the Worthington City Schools High School Handbook. Additionally, all non-TWHS guests must complete a guest form in order to attend. Hard copies of the guest form can be found in the central office. All guest forms must be turned into Mrs. Volpe in the central office by 3:05 pm on Friday, May 6th. Non-TWHS guests will NOT be admitted to prom without a completed guest form.

LASTLY, any student with outstanding attendance discipline will NOT be able to attend prom. All issues must be resolved by contacting John Baker ( prior to prom.

To enter prom, you must show your QR code ticket (emailed to your account) or you may download it to the Hometown Fan app.


Refunds will NOT be issued unless very EXCEPTIONAL circumstances arise on the day of prom. If you have any questions about your ticket, please contact the junior class adviser: Lindsey VanFossen (

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Touchdown Golf Classic at Bent Tree Golf Club

Get some fresh air! Register to play in the TWHS Football Program's first-ever Touchdown Golf Classic. The Touchdown Classic will be held in the afternoon of Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Bent Tree Golf Club in Sunbury, Ohio. To learn more, check out our event flyer.

Sign up now to golf and/or sponsor.The early bird rate for foursomes expires April 15th.

Want to register a foursome, but don't know the names of your other golfers yet? We can help! Contact Jennifer Rhoads at or at 614-937-2192 (mobile).

TWHS Band Boosters Mattress Sale Sunday, April 24th

If you or someone you know is looking to replace a bed in your home, now is the time. Thomas Worthington Band is excited to announce they will be hosting a one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Sunday, April 24th, from 10am - 4pm. There will be 26 different styles of beds on display for customers to try. The brand name mattresses are made to order, have full factory warranties, are available in all sizes, and are priced below retail. In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows, sheets and even adjustable power bases!! Delivery and financing are available.


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TWHS Car Magnets

You can still purchase your TWHS Car Magnets for $6.00 (cash or check). A wide variety of magnets are offered. Please contact the TWHS Lady Cards Softball Program.

Athletic Passes

All 6th-12th grade students in the Worthington School District will be admitted free to home sporting events with a VALID student ID. Adult athletic passes and single game tickets are now available online by going to TWHS Ticket Page. Please note that no tickets will sold at the gate. Tickets must be purchased online.

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

Attendance Philosophy & Procedure

Important information regarding your child's absence from school.

***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.


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.

Please go to Ohio Department of Health's website or contact Julie Frank, TWHS School Nurse, at if you have questions. BEAT THE SUMMER RUSH AND HAVE YOUR CHILD IMMUNIZED NOW!

COVID Guidelines

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.

Daily Home COVID-19 "Before School" Screening

Guidance for Daily Home Screening

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

  • Sore throat

  • Nasal congestion or runny nose

  • Vomiting or diarrhea


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

April 24: TWHS Band Booster Mattress Sale 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

April 25: Regular Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm, WEC

April 27, 28 & 29: OSTs Spring Testing Math l & Math ll Parts 1&2, Biology 1 & 2, Am. History Parts 1 & 2, Am. Government Parts 1 & 2

April 27: Special Education Parent Workshop 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm, WEC

May 4: Band Awards Concert 7:00 pm

May 6: Cardinal Day

May 7: Junior/Senior Prom, 8:00 pm, Kemba Live!

May 9: Regular Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm, WEC

May 10: Staff Meeting 3:15

May 11: Choir Concert 7:00 pm

May 12: Orchestra Awards Concert

May 14 & 15: Cardinal Theatre Production of Urinetown

May 17: PTSO Meeting 7:30 pm, RM 127

May 18: Last Day of School for Seniors

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 Picnic 12:00 pm, Mirolo

May 22: Class of 2022 Graduation 4:00 pm, Greater Columbus Convention Center

May 25: Last Day of 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


Location: 300 West Dublin Granville Road, Worthington, OH, USA

Phone: (614)450-6200

Twitter: @TWHS_cardinals