Welcome to the BHS Express

A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School

February 24, 2023

Andrea Conner, BHS Principal

Hello Bulldog Families.

So goes the weather in Ohio! Students are in shorts one day and go back to hoodies the next! It certainly is a frustrating time of year as most of us are excited about the sunshine and warmer days. Warmer weather can prove challenging for students of all ages, so thank you for helping us keep your students focused and on task. Summer will be here before we know it!

There is a lot of information linked into this newsletter. March 14 is a busy day at BHS as our awesome staff has organized some very exciting options for all of our students. Please click on that link in the “notes” section below to better understand what your student(s) will be doing that day. Also, the Parent/Teacher Conference link is below. Please sign up for a conference on March 7. Your student's teachers always enjoy connecting with you concerning your student(s) progress.

Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions and have a wonderful weekend.

In service to our Bulldogs.

Andrea Conner, High School Principal




Matt Buis, BHS Assistant Principal

Matt Buis, High School Assistant Principal



Student Shout Out

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Connor McElfresh, Tim Collett, Garvin Newberry, Henry Gipson

BHS Juniors Go Above and Beyond Every Day

Batavia High School juniors Connor McElfresh, Tim Collett, Garvin Newberry, and Henry Gipson may have agreed to become sixth period library aides to relieve the pressure of a crowded study hall, but their dedication to Batavia High School has evolved as they have demonstrated what it means to be proud of their school.

These students come into the library after lunch every day and make sure the tables are cleaned, chairs are organized and everything is back in its place in preparation for use throughout the rest of the afternoon and into the next day. In fact, they are not afraid to ask other students to take care of their surroundings.

This may not seem like a big deal to most people but when every available space in the building is in constant use, finding time to clean and straighten feels like a never-ending task. These young people represent some of the best at Batavia High School and truly demonstrate what it means when we say #EveryBulldogEveryDay.


  • Please support our junior class during their fundraiser that runs through Monday, February 27. Please click on this link to place your order online: http://fundraise.biz/46703
  • March 4, 2023: Batavia Band Boosters Quarter Auction. Batavia Band Boosters Quarter Auction
  • March 7, 2023: Please sign up for our final Parent/Teacher Conferences for this school year. They will run from 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Please sign up via this link: March 7 Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Ups
  • We have a very rich day planned for all of our BHS students on March 14, 2023! This day is designated as the state-funded ACT Testing Day for our juniors, so our dedicated teachers have been working together to plan valuable experiences for our freshmen, sophomores and our seniors. Click on this link to review what your student(s) will be doing on March 14. BHS March 14 Grade-Level Activities
  • All students who must take either prescription or over-the-counter medications at school must have proper documentation on file in the high school clinic. Students may not carry their own medications or take them throughout the school day without following proper procedures. If you have questions, please call the high school at 513-732-2341 and ask for the school nurse.
  • The following link contains information that was reviewed at the 8th Grade High School Scheduling Meeting that was held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Review this information to stay informed about your student's high school scheduling experience. Class of 2027 Scheduling Presentation


  • March 4, 2023: Band Boosters Quarter Auction: Doors open at 5:00 p.m. See Flyer Above
  • March 7, 2023: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30
  • March 9, 2023: Last day of 3rd Quarter
  • March 9, 2023: Engineering Field Trip
  • March 9, 2023: BPA State Competition
  • March 10, 2023: NO SCHOOL for students. Staff PD/Work Day
  • March 10, 2023: BPA State Competition
  • March 13, 2023: First day of 4th Quarter
  • March 14, 2023: Juniors take state-funded ACT test and CPR/AED (details noted above)
  • March 14, 2023: Freshmen College Visit Field Trip (details noted above)
  • March 14, 2023: Sophomores take practice ACT (details noted above)
  • March 14, 2023: Seniors service learning and CPR/AED (details noted above)
  • March 22, 2023: Local Scholarship Interview Day for Seniors
  • March 28, 2023: ELA II Part I EOC test (Students not taking assessment arrive by 9:30 a.m. Students who must ride the bus will have a study hall.)
  • March 29, 2023: ELA II Part II EOC test (Students not taking assessment arrive by 9:30 a.m. Students who must ride the bus will have a study hall.)
  • March 29, 2023: 7:00 p.m.: Live webinar for families of 10th and 11th grade students concerning college-readiness testing. Reference the flyer above.
  • April 3-10, 2023: Spring Break


Check out the Batavia High School Guidance Counselor website.


Your Guidance Counselors are:

Felicia Grooms

9th - 12th Grade Counselor A-L

(513) 732-2341 ext: 7037


Beth Poling
9th - 12th Grade Counselor M-Z

(513) 732-2341 ext: 7036


    • Batavia Local Scholarship Application for BHS Seniors
      • Local Scholarship applications have been distributed or emailed to all students in the class of 2023. These are scholarships that are for BHS students from our Alumni Association, local businesses and community members. Please encourage your students to complete and submit this application if they plan on attending any type of post-secondary training or schooling that requires tuition or payment; college, technical school, trade school, etc. Completed applications and essays are due to the guidance office by 2:30 on Wednesday March 15. Any student that submits an application will be required to participate in the interview day on March 22. Scholarship awards will be presented at Senior awards night on May 11. Good luck to all students!

    • BHS Hope Squad Clothing Drive
      • A huge thank you to all of the students and families that brought in items for our BHS clothing and shoe drive. A lot of very needed items were collected and will be delivered to GLAM (Give Like A Mother) next week. Your generosity is very appreciated!


Mark Pierson, Athletic Director


Tim Young, Assistant Athletic Director


Link to Athletic Website:




Click here for the official website of Batavia Athletics


Click here for the official website of Batavia High School


Click here for information from the BHS Guidance Department


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