TWHS Weekly News

October 23, 2021

Weekly Calendar

Monday, October 25: Regular Bell Schedule

  • Regular Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 26: Regular Bell Schedule

  • PSAT/NMSQT Test Day 8:00 am

Wednesday, October 27: Homeroom Bell Schedule

Thursday, October 28: Regular Bell Schedule

Friday, October 29: Regular Bell Schedule

Dear Cardinal Family,

Relationships matter.


This week, I was reminded how important relationships and partnerships are for our success. When we work together and support each other, there is a tremendous impact on our kids, our school, and our community.


I think the hardest part about returning to school after the disruption of the pandemic has been the re-establishment of relationships, routines, and partnerships. Patience seems thinner than it used to be. Frustration can be quicker to reach, and emotions are still raw. Let's face it. It's not going to get easier quickly. I completely understand grieving the things we have lost and deeply missing the things that aren't quite back yet.


But it's not all doom and gloom. I've seen the power of re-engaging, being creative, and working together. When we focus on a common goal, putting our talents and time together, we can make things happen!


The buzz of conversation is back in our hallways and lunchrooms--at least more than we've had in the last year and a half. With that comes the ups and downs that occur in all relationships. Our families are back in the building for sports, conferences, meetings, and other administrative needs. As we re-engage, we are re-learning how to interact with each other. That seems almost crazy to write, but I think we've all experienced it on some level.


Successfully (re)building relationships requires some grace, some patience, and a commitment to keep trying. I know we are better when we work together. We are stronger. And we are better equipped to help kids grow and learn.


It's been a lot of fun reconnecting. I look forward to continuing that process as the year moves forward.


Have a great weekend!


Go Cards!



Sincerely,


Pete Scully

Principal

TWHS

**New Announcements This Week**

  • Panorama Student Survey Letter
  • Pre-Act for grades 9 - 11 November 16
  • TWHS Student Council Coat Drive
  • Cardinal Theatre Production Of A Voice of My Own
  • Please Review the Attendance Philosophy and Procedure

** ACADEMIC UPDATES**

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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!

Pre-ACT (Practice ACT test) will be held on November 16, 7:30-12pm

Mark your Calendars! Registration for the Pre-ACT will be opening up soon!


Pre-ACT empowers students with a unique ACT test practice experience. Scores provide valuable insights into students' predicted performance on the ACT and help inform important high school course decisions. Pre-ACT reporting includes both academic and career indicators, which are designed to identify strengths and areas of improvement, providing a complete view of students' college and career readiness.


The Pre-ACT will be held on Tuesday, November 16th from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Auxiliary gym at TWHS and will be open to grades 9-11. Information on how to register will be sent out next week and the cost of the test will be $14.00. Please make sure to check your email regularly for important registration information!


TWHS Counseling Department

1st Nine Weeks Grades Due October 20 at 12:00 pm

Your child’s 1st nine weeks grades can be accessed through Infinite Campus and report cards can be generated from the “Report” menu. If you wish to receive a printed copy of your student’s report card for the 1st Nine Week grading period, please contact Penni Dow at 614-450-6296 or at pdow@wscloud.org or Kate Weber at 614-450-6304 or at kweber@wscloud.org.

Explore DACC

If you haven't had the chance to connect with DACC yet this fall, there are many upcoming opportunities for you to explore and learn more including small group family tours, virtual admission sessions and two virtual coffee chats. Read below to learn more and to register.

Don’t miss any opportunities to explore. Join our Explore Newsletter to receive monthly resources to learn more about DACC’s high school options.


DACC Small Group Family Tours:

Join an admissions representative for a group tour of DACC’s campus and select high school programs. Each after-school group tour is tailored to a specific career area. Attendees will learn key details about DACC's unique and engaging curriculum for high school students.


Please note: Prospective Student Tours are held for sophomore students and their families after the school day (2:00-4:00 p.m.). DACC Program Instructors may or may not be present during the visit.


See full list of tours and scheduled programs here.



Upcoming DACC Info Sessions:

RSVP by clicking the link below. Join representatives from DACC to find out how taking DACC courses in high school can help your child earn college credits & industry credentials and graduate with confidence!

See full list of Virtual Admissions Sessions & Coffee Chats here.

Panorama Survey for Students

Dear TWHS Families:


We thank you and your family for being our valued partners as we work together to educate the children in our district. As you may already be aware, building our well-being and social-emotional learning skills is an important goal for our school this year and every year. Over the next few weeks, students will participate in several exercises to better understand these concepts and to reflect on how they perceive these skills in themselves.


As we have done for the last four years, we will be asking for your child to reflect on his/her own mindsets and approaches to learning via an online survey. The survey shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes to complete and will be administered on November 10th and 17th in homeroom.


We are partnering with Panorama Education, a third-party vendor, to support us in administering these surveys. The survey content will ask students in grades 3-12 to self-reflect on School Safety, Teacher-Student Relationships, Sense of Belonging, Rigorous Expectations, and Self-Efficacy. Additionally, our students in grades 6-12 will also be asked to self-reflect on two additional topics; Diversity and Inclusion and Cultural Awareness.


Student voice matters to us and their responses will provide invaluable insights into their experiences and how we can improve and adapt our instruction to meet their needs. If a student doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether.


If you have any questions about the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) survey, please don’t hesitate to contact us in the office at 614-450-6200.


Respectfully,

Mr. Pete Scully

Seniors and Parents/Guardians Sign up for Naviance Now!

Naviance is a college planning tool for students to request transcripts to be sent to colleges, conduct college searches, and request letters of recommendations. Please make sure you have your email linked to Naviance as the School Counselors will send you emails about college rep visits, scholarships, deadlines, and more! Click Naviance 101 Video presentation or this document for step-by-step directions and more information about using Naviance.

Submit Your Senior Picture!

Senior Pictures must be submitted by Monday, January 31st, 2022


Submit your senior picture at Senior Photo Submission for the yearbook by January 31st, 2022.


Directions to submit your senior picture:

  • Your photo must be VERTICAL and in COLOR or BLACK AND WHITE
  • Your photo needs to be at least 300 DPI and 3” tall
  • Only school-related props are allowed in portraits. No animals or pets (sorry!). Make sure your photo follows the TWHS dress code. No “selfie-styles.”
  • Senior Photo Submission (it must be a *jpeg or .png)


No late photos will be accepted.

Class of '22: Important Dates for Ordering Cap & Gown

Parents of the Class of 2022: Production and shipping times are slowing down the supply of our caps and gowns for the Class of 2022, so it would be extremely helpful if orders could be placed early rather than waiting until the last minute. ORDER YOUR CAP & GOWN NOW


**The final deadline to submit orders is January 31, 2022 to ensure delivery of your student's cap & gown in the spring.**

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: service@buckeyescholastic.com


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.

ORDER YOUR 2021-2022 YEARBOOK NOW!

Don't forget to order your 2021-2022 yearbooks!

Click HERE for more information.

** SCHOOL COMMUNITY CONNECTION**

TWHS Student Council Coat Drive October 18th - October 28th

TWHS Student Council will be holding a Coat Drive October 18th - 28th. Please donate new or gently used coats. You may send coats in with your student or drop them off in the main office.

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Community Calendar Feedback

The Worthington School District is seeking feedback on proposed calendars for the 2022 - 2023 & 2023 - 2024 school year. Please vote below.

Veteran's Day Celebration Thursday, November 11th

Veterans day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. Thomas Worthington High School is committed to making that day special for veterans and providing a platform to tell their stories. If you want to volunteer to be part of the Veterans Day student Committee, sign up through the digital weekly newsletter, scan the QR code on flyers throughout the building, or stop in Central office.


Thanks,

Mr. Shaffer

Assistant Principal

bshaffer@wscloud.org

614-450-6292

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 twhsattend@wscloud.org.

Attendance Philosophy & Procedure

Important information regarding your child's absence from school.

Cardinal Theatre Production of A Voice of My Own

November 11, 12, & 13

Cardinal Theatre


Covering a broad spectrum from Sappho to writers of the present day, the play points up not only the triumphs of women in literature, but also the discouragement, derision and disbelief to which they were too often subjected. Spanning twenty-six centuries, the play evokes the words and feelings of women who were frequently obliged to hide behind anonymity or male names in order to practice their art, and from whom fantastic strength of character and indomitability were required. That they succeeded so brilliantly in their efforts is not only a tribute to these talented women in particular but, in a more general sense, to the irrepressible spirit of the entire “other half” of humanity, whose voice would not be denied.


**Tickets will go on sale November 8th**

Master Facilities Plan Follow Up Survey

We need your feedback!


The community-led task force is considering five possible options for the next phase of the Master Facilities Plan.


Please watch the presentation, review the options and take the survey at: www.worthington.k12.oh.us/mfp2 OR use the QR code provided.

PTSO Membership 2021-2022

The PTSO represents the parents, teachers, and students of Thomas Worthington High School. We aspire to support our school's mission of supporting the education of students by fostering relationships among the school, parents, students and teachers.


There are many opportunities for parent(s) and guardian(s) to become involved at TWHS through our PTSO. Applications can be filled out online by going to the PTSO tab on the Thomas Worthington web site or by clicking HERE

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 2021-22 meeting schedule is: November 16, January 18, March 15 and May 17.

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.

**FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE**

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


J. Frank MSE, BSN, RN LSN

Thomas Worthington High School

ph: 614-450-6215 fax: 614-450-6393

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.

FREE Meal Service Available for ALL TWHS Students for the 2021-2022 School Year

Students at TWHS will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch service. Students will be provided a traditional meal service with modified menu selections. If you have questions, please contact the Worthington Schools Food Service Department HERE.

TWHS School Calendar

Click on TWHS School Calendar to access the TWHS website calendar


October 23: TWHS Marching Band Preview of Champions

October 23: ACT Test Day 8:00 am

October 25: Regular Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm

October 26: PSAT/NMSQT Testing Day

November 2: No School - Election Day

November 3: Marching Band Last Blast 7:00 pm

November 3: Worthington Cares Speaker Series 6- 8 pm - WKHS

November 9: Staff Meeting 3:15 pm

November 10: Regular Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm

November 11: Veteran's Day Celebration

November 11: Cardinal Theatre Production of A Voice of My Own 8:00 pm

November 12: Cardinal Theatre Production of A Voice of My Own 8:00 pm

November 13: Cardinal Theatre Production of A Voice of My Own 8:00 pm

November 16: Pre-ACT 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

November 16: PTSO Meeting 7:30 pm

November 22: Regular Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm

November 24-26: No School - Thanksgiving Break

Thomas Worthington High School

ATTENDANCE OFFICE

twhsattend@wscloud.org

(614)450-6291


Principal, Pete Scully

(614)450-6206

Assistant Principal (A-D), Emilie Greenwald

(614)450-6261

Assistant Principal (E-K), Todd Keenan

(614)450-6284

Assistant Principal (L-Q), Adrienne Carr

(614)450-6284

Assistant Principal (R-Z), Brett Shaffer

(614)450-6292

Dean of Students, Scott Gordon

(614)450-6261

Athletic Director, Molly Feesler

(614)450-6288

School Counseling Chair, David Quart

(614)450-6296

Registrar, Kate Weber



Website: https://www.worthington.k12.oh.us/Page/9

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

Phone: (614)450-6200

Twitter: @TWHS_cardinals