THE BUCKEYE HIGH SCHOOL BLAST

Information & Events Taking Place November 25-December 9

Mid-term and Finals Week

It is hard to believe but half of the academic year is almost over! With the end of our first semester, students will begin taking mid-terms for full-year courses and finals for semester-based courses. Please review the schedule below to determine what your child's schedule will be for testing. Please note that students are permitted to leave the building during times they are not testing but MUST HAVE PRIOR PARENTAL PERMISSION. Students must return the signed permission form included below and return it to the Buckeye High School Main Office no later than December 14th. If students do not return the signed form they will not be permitted to leave the building and will be required to report to a supervised study hall here at Buckeye High School. Please be aware that lunch will be available to students daily from 10:40-11:15 a.m. with daily menu options. Please also be aware that students permitted to leave campus, by their parents, during non-scheduled exam times MUST provide their own transportation. Our normal school transportation drop-off and pickup times will run as scheduled.
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Just a reminder to all Sophomore students that your Health class MUST be completed by December 21st in order to earn credit. Please make sure you are working on this!

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Buckeye High School Senior Sam Oliver Earns Academic Recognition

Congratulations to Buckeye High School Senior, Sam Oliver, who has been earning some impressive academic recognition in the past several weeks! Sam has been recognized for his great work inside the classroom, on the athletic fields, and serving his community. These great efforts have earned Sam the distinction of being a Coca-Cola Scholar Semi-finalist. 1,896 high school seniors were selected as Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalists from a pool of 95,715 applications from across the country based on their academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities. The Semifinalists are in the running for 150 college scholarships worth $20,000! Sam and the other Semifinalists will now be asked to complete Phase 2 applications, which include essays, recommendations, and transcripts. An independent selection committee will review the applications and select 250 Regional Finalists by the end of January to participate in online or in-person interviews. 150 CocaCola Scholars will be named in March and come to Atlanta in April for a celebratory banquet and Leadership Development Institute facilitated by program alumni.

Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Heather George

Get to know our very own morning door greater Mrs. George! Mrs. George is often the first face Buckeye Students see as they enter the building. Mrs. George has taken her morning door duty to a whole new level and has helped make school arrival, not just a mundane daily task but a potential adventure. Whether it is "High Five Friday" or "T-Rex Tuesdays" Mrs. George's fun and warm welcome help to start the day off right at Buckeye. Get to know Mrs. George!
https://youtu.be/K7w_y5la5D4

Buckeye High School to Participate in Hour of Code Program

On Wednesday, December 5th, Buckeye High School students will be participating in the worldwide program Hour of Code. As a result of this program we will be running an adjusted schedule for the day and there will be NO BUCKEYE PERIOD. Seniors will need to report to school and be ready for first period classes starting at 7:23 am with our warning bell ringing at 7:20 a.m.


What is Hour of Code? The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.


STEM CLUB

In past editions of The Buckeye Blast, we have shared some information about one of our exciting student clubs, STEM Club as led by Mr. Dave Binkley. This video is a great showcase for the type of work students are doing while participating in STEM Club activities. The STEM Club continues to seek opportunities to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math related activities as they are currently exploring App Design and will again be hosting a guest speaker, Mr. Tom Srail, on Thursday, November 29th who will discuss his career and experiences in the Cyber Security industry. If you or your child are interested in learning how t participate in our STEM Club please contact Mr. Binkley at dbinkley@buckeyeschools.org.
https://youtu.be/5YEAxwqogiY

Staff Spotlight: Meet Mr. King Our Band Director

One of the busiest members of the Buckeye High School faculty is Mr. Greg King. Mr. King has been a music teacher for 25 years and the majority of that time has been spent right here in Buckeye. This year has been a very active year already for the band as they have already performed at a Cavs Game, Kicking it with Kenny from Fox 8 News, numerous football games and band contests. The highlight of the season was most assuredly the band qualifying for the State Marching Marching Band OMEA Finals and earning only the 4th Superior Rating in school history! Spend a few minutes to hear about what staff and students have to say about the man who makes the music happen at Buckeye High School!
https://youtu.be/uvnLaBLTzt4

Parent Technology Evening

Interested in learning about the technology programs available to you in helping understand your child's day at school? Please consider joining Amy Doty, District Technology Integration Specialist, on Thursday, November 20th at 6:30 p.m. at Buckeye Junior High School. Mrs. Doty will be available to teach parents about such technology tools such as ProgressBook and Google Classroom a popular tool used by students and staff with regularity in the Buckeye Local Schools. We hope you can attend!

Project Lead the Way: In-Depth Autopsy Activity

Students in our Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course will have an amazing opportunity on Friday, November 30th to participate in a unique science learning opportunity. Students enrolled in our PLTW Bio-Med Program and our Anatomy course will be able to live stream a live autopsy being conducted a physician from the Ohio State Medical Center via the COSI Science Center for Science and Industry. Students will participate in determing what the causes of death are based on the evidence uncovered in the streamed autopsy. This high engagement lesson will focus on students applying content they have learned in the Bio-Med class and translating it over to a practical career based setting. Thank you to Mr.Bendel and Mrs. Valenti for securing this opportunity for our students and support from MCCC staff as well.
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CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY

Please be aware of an upcoming holiday tradition as Christmas in the Valley is already just a month away! On Saturday, December 8, 2018, Christmas in the Valley will begin starting at noon with a holiday movie screening at the Liverpool Township Community Center. Bring blankets, pillows and your holiday spirit! Chairs and refreshments will be available with the movie beginning promptly at 1:00 p.m. Starting at 6:00 p.m. a Holiday Sing-a-long will take place! Join local community choirs, hosted this year at Zion Lutheran Church, 2233 Abbeyville Rd for this festive holiday concert. Registration for the Reindeer Dash being held the next day will also be open.

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, don't forget to register by 10:00 am for the Reindeer Dash Fun Run/Walk. The Reindeer Dash will be held at Mill Stream Park starting at 11:00 a.m. Prizes awarded for creative costumes and group participation!
Reindeer Dash Fun Run/Walk, Chili Cook-off, Holiday Marketplace, Cookie Decorating, Train display viewing, Shopping, Eating, Sharing Holiday Spirit!

Other fun events being held that weekend include a performance by the Buckeye Marching Band, Chili Cook-off, Holiday Market Place, Cookie Decorating, Model Train Display, Eating, Sharing Holiday Spirit, and of course a visit from Santa Claus! For more information about this great weekend please visit the Valley City website.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Please be aware that this year BHS staff is working to making our school calendar even more informative than ever before. New building secretary, Mrs. Maxwell, is diligently working towards compiling accurate and extensive event dates for all BHS events including clubs, athletic contests, and community events. We encourage you to use our building Google Calendar located on the right-hand margin of our school website for the extensive events list. If there are events not listed that you may have questions about please do not hesitate to contact