Welcome to the BHS Express
A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School
March 31, 2023
Andrea Conner, BHS Principal
Hello Bulldog Families.
It’s always a great feeling for students the Friday before Spring Break. The halls are just a bit louder and everyone is counting down the minutes for the 2:20 bell! We certainly wish everyone a restful break and encourage our young people to put down the technology from time-to-time. It will do wonders for them!
We also want to compliment our sophomores who took the English II End of Course Assessment this week. They came prepared and were focused throughout both parts of this graduation-mandated assessment. Thank you, families, for your part in supporting your students and encouraging them to do their best! I’m super proud of our English teachers who’ve been strategically working to prepare our students for this assessment.
Notice some of the important items in this newsletter. We will have a very full April and May upon our return from break, so we will try our best to pack a lot of information in our “upcoming important dates” section.
Also, I wanted to let you know that most of our staff will be on spring break April 3-10. Please understand that if you reach out, the response may be delayed as we are trying to give employees a much needed break. I also want to mention that the next BHS Express will be sent out on Friday, April 14.
We are happy to wish our students a wonderful break but will certainly miss them. Stay safe and enjoy some time with one another.
In service to our Bulldogs.
Andrea Conner, High School Principal
Student Shout Out
Senior Ayla Brasfield Earns Third Place in Writing Competition
UC-Clermont’s East Fork Journal of the Arts holds an annual high school writing competition for all area schools. Ayla Brasfield, Batavia High School senior, placed third in this competition, receiving a reward of $200, as well as having her original story published in both the upcoming spring issue of the magazine and the journal's website (eastfork.us). Ayla is a talented student who stands out at BHS. Congratulations, Ayla. We are proud of your accomplishment!
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING
- If you are a parent of a current eighth grade student, please review the attached letter with details concerning high school scheduling. We are excited to help support the Class of 2027 during the scheduling process! 8th Grade Parent Scheduling Letter 23-24
- 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
- Attention senior parents: Please check with your student to see if they’ve ordered their senior T shirt. Here is a link to order the shirt: https://www.imagemarket.com/Classof2023Shirts Shirt sales end tonight, March 31st by 11:59 p.m.
- If you are interested in exploring the option of hosting a foreign exchange student who will be attending BHS during the 2023-2024 school year, please refer to the following flyer: Hosting Foreign Exchange Student
UPCOMING IMPORTANT UPDATES
April 3-10, 2023: Spring Break
April 11, 2023: First day back from Spring Break
April 12, 2023: Geometry EOC Test. (ALL students report to school at regular time.)
April 13, 2023: Government EOC Test. (All students report to school at regular time.)
April 18, 2023: US History EOC Test (All students report to school at regular time.)
April 19, 2023: Biology EOC Test (All students report to school at regular time.)
April 22, 2023: Prom
April 25, 2023: Algebra 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.)
April 26, 2023: Algebra 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.)
May 1, 2023: AP Tests: AP Chemistry, AP Government, AP Spanish Literature
May 2, 2023: AP Tests: AP Psychology, AP Environmental Science
May 2, 2023: District Art Show at BHS, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
May 2, 2023: High School Band Concert at BHS, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
May 3, 2023: AP Test: AP English Literature
May 5, 2023: AP Test: AP US History
May 8, 2023: AP Tests: AP Calculus, AP Computer Science Principles
May 9, 2023: AP Test: AP English Language
May 10, 2023: AP Tests: AP Biology, AP Spanish Language
May 11, 2023: AP Tests: AP Physics, AP World History
May 11, 2023: Senior Awards Night 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
INFORMATION FROM THE BHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
Check out the Batavia High School Guidance Counselor website.
Your Guidance Counselors are:
9th - 12th Grade Counselor A-L
(513) 732-2341 ext: 7037
(513) 732-2341 ext: 7036
End of Course Testing
End of course testing has begun and will continue for three more weeks after we return from spring break. To meet graduation requirements in the state of Ohio, a student must take end of course tests in 6 courses; Algebra I, English 10, Biology, US History, Government and Geometry. These tests are extremely important and students should be well rested and prepared to test.
Managing the Teen years can be overwhelming!
Child Mind Institute has some really great youtube videos that discuss hot topics like Emotions/Feelings, Self Injury, Anxiety, Social Media and more! Check it out!
BATAVIA HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE CONTACTS
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