High School Highlights
Weekly Updates from Big Walnut High School
October 14, 2016
It was a busy week at Big Walnut High School. The PTO/Academic Boosters met on Monday night. Picture retake day was on Tuesday and had many students looking their best. High School staff gathered on Wednesday for professional development on RTI (Response to Intervention) and Naviance (a college admissions platform used by students). Before we knew it, another week was in the books!
As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teachers, school counselor or the administration if you have any questions or concerns. Feel free to contact the main office at 740-965-3766 between the hours of 7:15 and 3:15.
Sign-Up for Eagle-I
To sign-up, go to the district webpage (bwls.net) and click on the Parents/Community tab. The first option is Connect with Eagle-I. Once there, create a new account and you'll be up and running.
BW Yearbook and Newsmagazine Staff
Attendance: Did You Know...
New Research Shows Nearly Half of American Parents Underestimate
the Harm of School Absences
"A student who misses just two days of school each month — 18 days total in the year — is considered to be chronically absent...New research released today by the Ad Council found that an overwhelming majority (86%) of parents understand their child’s school attendance plays a big role in helping them graduate from high school. However, nearly half (49%) of parents believe that it is okay for their children to miss three or more days of school per month – and that they won’t fall behind academically if they do. In reality, missing just two days of school per month makes children more likely to fall behind and less likely to graduate."
To read the full text of this article, click here: http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/new-research-shows-nearly-half-american-parents-underestimate-harm-school-absences
Please help us Inspire and Guide your student. The first step is making sure they are in school.
Call for Veterans!
2016-2017 Yearbook Information
YEARBOOKS FOR SALE: The 2016-2017 Yearbook is now on sale at yearbookordercenter.com! Get yours now to get the early bird price. The last day to purchase a yearbook is December 16, 2016.
Leo Club and Lion's Club Coat Drive
Attention CCP Students:
Spaghetti Dinner NEXT Friday!
Spanish Classes Collecting Donations for Christmas Boxes
Junior Andrew Pohlod Enters Video Contest
Andrew Pohlod has completed his video to be entered into the OSBA (Ohio School Boards Association) Video Contest, with a theme of "Stand Up for Public Schools". Click the link below to watch the very impressive submission. Good luck, Andrew!
FFA Annual Fruit Sale Begins
Updates from the School Counseling Office
Naviance Information for Juniors-
School counselors will continue meeting with the junior class to provide training on Naviance. Naviance is a website, used by our staff and student body, to submit college applications, search for scholarship opportunities and plan for their future. Please see the pictures below of counselors delivering this training to our students.
End of Quarter-
The first term ends on Wednesday, October 19. Please touch base with your student on his or her progress. Grade cards will be available the week of the 24th.
Sophomores Have DACC Presentation-
All sophomores will hear a presentation from the Delaware Area Career Center next week, giving students information on the many opportunities the DACC has to offer. Students will then visit programs of their choosing on November 18.
Contact the school counseling office at 740-965-2243.
Important Events and Dates:
October 19: End of First Term
October 21: Spaghetti Dinner (Junior Class Fundraiser for Prom)
October 23: Powder Puff Game (N.H.S. Fundraiser)
October 25, 26 & 27: Challenge Day
October 27: Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 p.m.
October 31: Jostens Class Meetings (7th period Seniors; 8th period Sophomores)
November 3 & 4: NO SCHOOL-Conference Comp Days