TWHS Weekly News
May 12, 2023
Monday, May 15th:
Tuesday, May 16th :
- Regular Bell Schedule
- PTSO Meeting 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 17th:
- Homeroom Bell Schedule
- Vaccine Clinic 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- SENIORS LAST DAY
- Regular Bell Schedule
- Local Scholarship Ceremony 8:00 am
- MANDATORY Graduation Practice 10:15 am, Auditorium
- Senior Picnic 12:00 pm
- Baccalaureate Ceremony 7:00 pm
Dear Cardinal Family,
Imagine sitting in class, a meeting, maybe even a job interview or anything requiring a modicum of focus, while a large backhoe rips up sidewalks outside your window. The result for me has been a mouth-gaping stare. The work this week has been so dramatic, we are getting all kinds of questions. My favorite one so far is, "What's all the construction at the high school about?"
Dr. Bowers put out a blog post answering the basic questions we've been receiving, and it's a good reminder that we need to continue communicating every step of the way.
After years of planning, we're obviously excited to see progress. Workers are in the "site preparation" phase. Their goals are to get adequate stormwater drainage in place, move any necessary utilities to keep all occupied parts of the building fully operational, and have materials on site to start demolition and construction of the new main academic building. You'll see it begin to happen this summer with a planned occupancy of Fall 2024.
As usual, thanks for your patience and kindness.
Have a great weekend and Go Cards!
Thomas Worthington HS
**New and Important Announcements**
- SENIORS: Complete Survey for Final Transcripts
- TWHS Construction Update - Please Read
- Final Exam Schedule
- Donations for Senior Send Off
- MANDATORY Student - Athlete Fall Meeting
- WEA Scholarship Fund
**TWHS Construction Update**
On Monday morning, we will have an altered parent drop-off plan as seen HERE. Staff and signs will direct you, but we ask for your patience. We expect this disruption to last three days as there will be a crane blocking access to the back loop. The crane is necessary to set roof trusses on the new fieldhouse building.
**Reminder - Door 16 is the Main Visitor Entrance**
The main visitor entrance has moved to Door 16 (back, center of the building). Doors 1 and 2, along with most of the south side of the building, will only be accessible to construction vehicles and emergency vehicles. All visitors must enter through Door 16. It is our normal location for student drop-off and pick-up before and after school by car. This procedure will not change, although there is designated visitor parking and the entrance will be staffed throughout the day. (Here is a map of the property if you need it.)
**Final Exam Schedule**
Buses will operate on the normal schedule during exam week; except on Wednesday, when there will be two bus runs home: an early run at 12:40 p.m. and a second run at the regular time of 3:20. Lunch will be served on Wednesday from 12:40 to 1 :25 p.m. Students who have arranged to take makeup exams Wednesday afternoon will be able to eat lunch and take the later bus, if needed.
You will receive additional information regarding the exam schedule next week.
Donations Needed for Senior Send Off
Please help support the 2023 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 on May 19th from 11:30 - 3:00 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.
WEA Scholarship Fund
Please consider purchasing NEW "Just a Kid From Worthington" t-shirts to support our WEA Scholarship Fund. The WEA funds (2) $1,500 awards to dependents of WEA Members. This year the winners are Reilly Casey (Joyce Casey) and Lincoln Glaros (Lauren Glaros).
These super soft t-shirts are available in youth and adult sizes for presale only. The online shop closes on Friday 5/26.
You can pay a little extra to have your order sent directly to your home over the summer, or you can select to hold it for pick up and Jen Goebbel will get your order to you free of charge.
Thank you for supporting the WEA Scholarship Fund for our graduating seniors!
** ACADEMIC UPDATES**
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.
Flock Talk Friday
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, www.MyPaymentsPlus.com.
For questions regarding an outstanding balance, please contact:
Academics/Activities: Megan Roberts
email@example.com or call 614-450-6272
Athletic fees/uniforms: Liz Lee
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-450-6285
Textbooks: Kathie Volpe
email@example.com or call 614-450-6261
Library books/Chromebooks: Lori Poleway
LPoleway@wscloud.org or call 614-450-6278
Yearbook Sale! May 22 - 24
Seniors! Get free shipping on your yearbook when use the coupon code "GRADUATION" for $10 off. This is the only time we will run this deal so get it while you can!
Click HERE for more information and to place your order.
Important Announcements for Seniors!
- Last day of classes for Seniors will be Wednesday, May 17th
- Senior Exams: Seniors will be taking their final exams on Tuesday, May 16th and Wednesday, May 17th.
- MANDATORY commencement practice is Friday, May 19th at 10:15 am. Please report to the AUDITORIUM. You must attend practice in order to walk on the day of graduation. Please contact Mrs. Forman if you are unable to attend practice. You MUST have a valid excuse for missing.
- Textbook Return: Students should return all textbooks their classroom teachers by Wednesday, May 17th.
- Senior Send-Off will be immediately following commencement practice at the Flats. Come enjoy FREE ice cream, FREE BIBIBOP and Super Games.
Graduation Lives Stream
2023 Senior Survey - Please Complete!
Dear Class of 2023,
Please complete this brief survey so the TWHS School Counseling Department can get your final transcript sent to the college you will be attending this fall. If you do not complete the survey, we will not know where to send your transcript! Colleges may withhold your financial aid, or delay your course registration if they don't have your final transcript stating you graduated.
Additionally, as a reminder to all students who took College Credit Plus classes and will be moving on to college in the fall, you will need to request your transcripts directly from Columbus State and/or Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) in order for your new college to be able to evaluate your transcript and award you credits for completed classes. You will be able to request for your transcripts to be sent electronically. Please visit the appropriate college website below to make the request:
Columbus State Community College (Ex: Comp 1, Comp 2, Intro to Psych, Intro to Soc.)
Central Ohio Technical College (Ex: Math 150, Chem 100, Math 200, Math 210, Etc.)
Good luck, Seniors! We wish you nothing but the best!
Your TW School Counselors
Graduation Cap and Gown Orders Available for Pick-up on April 24 & 25
If you have not picked up your cap & gown, please see Mrs. Forman in the main office.
Please contact Kim Forman at firstname.lastname@example.org if your senior is NOT participating in the ceremony so their name can be removed from the list.
No Tickets Needed to Attend the Graduation Ceremony!
Senior Send-off Information
Worthington Park Elementary Senior Send-Off
When: Monday, May 15, 2023 at 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
We would like to honor you on your upcoming graduation and celebrate your accomplishments at the reception for former students from
Worthington Park Elementary
Please call (614) 450-5500 if you have any questions.
Buy A Senior 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. Senior ad page examples
Deadline: Wednesday, May 25th, 2023
Questions? Contact: email@example.com
- ⅛ page senior ad: $40
- ¼ page senior ad: $75
- ½ page senior ad page: $125
Use either link below to purchase a baby ad or a regular ad.
** SCHOOL COMMUNITY CONNECTION**
Thomas Worthington Bowling “Summer Fun” Raffle
The Thomas Worthington Bowling team is raffling off a “Summer Fun” prize package. Buying an entry into the raffle gives you a chance to win 1 of 3 prize packages packed with activities. We have some awesome prizes that will help create some amazing summer memories with the total of all prizes valued at almost $1800!!
Our team has doubled in size over the last few years and your support will help us meet the demands of our growth. Our expenses every year include equipment, lane fees, tournaments, senior night and our banquet. This year, we are hoping to purchase new uniforms and this fundraiser will help with that as well.
The winners will be notified at the end of the raffle on May 21st. Local pick up only.
Thank you for supporting our team!
**ATHLETICS & CO-CURRICULAR**
Cheer Tryouts and Parent Information Meeting
Sports Physical Schedule for May/June 2023
TWHS Track and Field Fundraiser
Who loves sitting out in the rain watching their favorite athlete compete? Make it more bearable with a Red Light Duty Rain Poncho or a Navy Blue Auto-Open 44¨ Folding Umbrella both with the Cardinal Logo! The Track & Field team would love to support you, supporting your athletes! Purchase at https://twhstrack.square.site. Hurry before the next storm rolls in!
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! Score 20% off of $100 for a limited time with the code EXTRA20.
TWHS Car Magnets - Vintage Logo at Reduced Price
We have a limited number of TWHS car magnets remaining with the vintage logo - now at a reduced price! Please scan the QR code below or use this link to order new or vintage logo car magnets: https://bit.ly/twhsmagnets.
Car magnet sales are a fundraiser for the TWHS Softball Program.
**FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE**
Spring Teen Vaccine Clinic
Columbus Public Health (CPH) is partnering with Thomas Worthington High School to offer Spring Teen Vaccine clinic. Students in grades 9-12 can get FREE vaccines at school from 9-12noon on May 17th, 2023. Parents do not need to be present. A signed consent form is all that is required. Consent forms can be picked up in the health office, the main office, and it is also attached HERE.
Consent forms must be signed and returned to the health office by April 28, 2023.
Required School Vaccine-
Meningococcal: Required to start senior year!
- A dose is required on/after 16 years of age. Proof of this vaccine is required by the State of Ohio to be submitted to school prior to 12th grade. All students age 16 and up are eligible to receive this vaccine regardless of grade level. We hope you take advantage of this free vaccine clinic to conveniently meet this requirement.
Other vaccines available:
- Tdap - one dose required at 11 years old and older
- Covid - Primary series and bivalent boosters
- Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV)
J. Frank MSE, BSN, RN LSN
Thomas Worthington High School
ph: 614-450-6215 fax: 614-450-6393
Parent, Is your Child 16 or Older?
Ohio Law (ORC 3313.671) requires all 12th grade students receive two (2) doses of the Meningococcal vaccine. The second dose must be received after the student's 16th birthday. Proof of this vaccination is due to the school prior to senior year. Once the vaccine is received please send proof of vaccination or an updated immunization record to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 614-450-6393 or drop it off in the office.
- Visit: www.columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/immunization-program
- Health Department walk in hours: 240 Parsons Ave. Mon. 8 am - 4pm, Tues. 10 am - 6 pm, Wed. 8 am - 11 am, Thurs./Fri. 8 am - 4 pm
- Worthington United Methodist Church walk in vaccine clinic:1st Wednesday of each month 1 pm - 4pm, 600 High St. Worthington
TWHS School Calendar
Click on TWHS School Calendar to access the TWHS website calendar
May 16th: PTSO Meeting 7:00 pm
May 17th: SENIORS: Last Day of ClassesMay 17th: Spring Vaccine Clinic 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 19th: Local Scholarship Ceremony 8:00 am - 10:00 am
May 19th: MANDATORY Graduation Practice 10:15 am
May 19th: Senior Picnic 12:00 pm
May 19th: Baccalaureate Ceremony 7:00 pm
May 21st: Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony 12:00 pm
May 22nd: Board of Education Meeting, WEC 7:30 pm
May 24th: Last Day of Classes 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-R), Adrienne Carr
Assistant Principal (S-Z), Brett Shaffer
Dean of Students, Scott Gordon
Athletic Director, Molly Feesler
School Counseling Chair, David Quart
Registrar, Kate Flom
Special Education Key Communicator, Meredith Murphy