Welcome to the BHS Express

A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School

October 28, 2022

Andrea Conner, BHS Principal


Hello Bulldog Families.


Thank you to the many families who made the time to attend conferences and meet with your student’s teachers! We know that a collaborative effort between home and school leads to better results for our students. If you did not have the opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers, please do not hesitate to reach out if you would like to schedule a time to connect with them.


Even though most of our fall sports’ teams have wrapped up their seasons, Batavia High School was not at rest! The powder puff football games and volleyball matches were this week with several people in attendance to enjoy the fun! It’s rewarding to see our students involved in their school and enjoying the friendly competition.


Batavia High School Boys’ Cross Country has one runner competing at the regional level tomorrow. David Flandermeyer, BHS Sophomore, will be running at the Division II Regional Cross Country Meet. Everyone at BHS will be rooting for you tomorrow, David, and wish you much success at the race!


Enjoy the weekend, and we look forward to working with your students next week.


In service to our Bulldogs.


Andrea Conner, High School Principal

@AConnerNews

@batavia_hs

#EveryBulldogEveryDay

Matt Buis, BHS Assistant Principal

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Sophomore David Flandermeyer will be competing at the Regional Cross Country Meet on Saturday

Hope Week Fun

Student Shout Out

BHS Hope Squad hosts Hope Week


This week’s student shout out goes to our entire BHS Hope Squad! These students organized and ran Hope Week, which included distributing lifesavers at lunch and organizing an egg hunt. On Friday, students were awarded prizes in a costume contest for the best individual, duo/trio, and teacher.


Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program for students. Student members are trained to identify at-risk students, provide friendship, and seek help from an adult. BHS is proud of these students and their dedication to providing support to peers in need.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING


  • If your student needs support to be successful in classes, please contact the teacher for help. As a reminder, students in high school must earn “credits” by passing classes. These “credits” are required for high school graduation.
  • 2022 Yearbooks Distribution Information:
    • Beginning October 28, current students can pick up their yearbooks during 5th bell study hall or immediately after school (2:20-2:30).
    • October 28: First Pickup @ Batavia High School - Room 111 during 5D (12:12-12:42)
    • November 11: Second Pickup @ High School - Room 111 during 5D (12:12-12:42)
    • After/during November: Ship out the rest of the yearbooks
    • Substitutes will be allowed to pick up books for others provided they have written confirmation (an email from the graduate or an email to Mr. Mills from the graduate) or verbal confirmation (graduate indicates approval over the phone during pickup)

UPCOMING IMPORTANT UPDATES


  • October 29, 2022: Bulldog Arts & Crafts Festival 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Batavia Elementary School.

  • November 1, 2022: NHS Blood Drive during the school day

  • November 5, 2022: Batavia Rotary Spaghetti Dinner - 4:30-7:30 at Batavia Elementary School

  • November 5, 2022: Donkey Basketball at Batavia High School

  • November 8, 2022: Election Day. No School for Students

  • November 18, 2022: Senior Portrait Makeup Day

  • November 22, 2022: Last day before Thanksgiving break

  • November 28, 2022: Student first day after Thanksgiving break

  • December 7, 2022: HS Choir Concert at Batavia Elementary - 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

  • December 12, 2022: HS Band Concert at Batavia High School - 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

INFORMATION FROM THE BHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

Check out the Batavia High School Guidance Counselor website.

https://www.bataviaschools.org/o/bhs/page/guidance


Your Guidance Counselors are:

Felicia Grooms

9th - 12th Grade Counselor A-L

(513) 732-2341 ext: 7037

grooms_f@bataviaschools.org

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

(513) 732-2341 ext: 7036

poling_b@bataviaschools.org


A few scholarship pointers….
    • Remember, students have to enter to win. Everyone is busy and applying for scholarships is time consuming, but keep these tips in mind:
    • If you spend an hour filling out 10 scholarship applications and you get ONE for $1,000, that is an excellent hourly rate!
    • Keep copies of your essays on your computer, flash drive, google drive. You may be able to use them on several applications. Be sure to proofread. You do not want to send an essay for one scholarship with the name of a different scholarship in it.
    • Be sure to follow all instructions carefully, complete the applications neatly, and be sure to send them at least a week before the printed deadline.
    • Ask a parent, teacher, counselor, or another trusted adult to review the scholarship application before you send it. You want it to be as perfect as possible. They may catch something you have missed or need to correct.
    • Keep a copy of every scholarship application you send. Keep organized files for future reference.
    • Apply for as many scholarships as you can! We hear each year about the “millions of dollars worth of unclaimed scholarships.” Guess why? NOBODY APPLIES FOR THEM!
    • Make your part-time job this year to apply for scholarships. It is an investment that will pay!
    • This scholarship list has been shared with all students in the class of 2023 and is updated monthly. Please ensure any senior checks-in regularly for new opportunities! For some scholarship eligibility, you are required to have submitted the FAFSA, here is the link to begin the FAFSA application process: Roles | FAFSA Application | Federal Student Aid

      Any senior student that is in the process of applying to colleges must remember to complete a transcript request in Naviance. Here is a link that explains how student go about adding this request: Naviance Transcript Request

      Check in with Mrs. Grooms or Mrs. Poling if you have any questions about this process, we are here to help!


INFORMATION FROM THE BATAVIA ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

Mark Pierson, Athletic Director

pierson_ma@bataviaschools.org


Tim Young, Assistant Athletic Director

young_t@bataviaschools.org


Link to Athletic Website:

https://bataviaathletics.com/

IMPORTANT LINKS

BATAVIA ATHLETCS

Click here for the official website of Batavia Athletics

BATAVIA HIGH SCHOOL

Click here for the official website of Batavia High School

BHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

Click here for information from the BHS Guidance Department

BATAVIA HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE CONTACTS

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