TWHS Weekly News

May 5, 2023

Weekly Calendar

Monday, May 8th:

Tuesday, May 9th :

Wednesday, May 10th:

Thursday, May11th:Friday, May 12th:

Saturday, May 13th:

  • Cardinal Theatre Production of Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike 8:00 pm

Dear Cardinal Family,

"Are you guys getting cows?"

If you've driven (or maybe crawled thanks to the bridge closure) down 161 lately, you've likely noticed our construction fencing. There have been a few minor changes in the plan that are temporary, but the fencing helps designate and secure the construction site. It will soon be loaded with heavy equipment and materials. We have a couple of major preliminary projects on the cusp: installing sewer lines and rerouting fiber optic lines. They will also be uncovering utilities that will be tapped for the new building. Get ready for a lot of digging.

On Thursday, some passersby were perplexed by the wooden fencing. No, we're not adding livestock to our front yard, although it is eerily reminiscent of driving west on 161 by the old OSU farm. The wooden fencing is actually tree protection. Under our site plan, there is semi-permanent, protective fencing and a robust fertilization plan for all trees that will remain on the front lawn. (For the record, there will be significantly more trees added back when the site is finished.) The exaggerated footprint of the fence prevents heavy equipment from compacting soil around the tree roots and also blocks equipment from accidentally backing into trees. I'm new to all of these procedures, but they sound like fairly standard practice to protect healthy, mature trees during this massive and very disruptive process.

So, for those of you who were predicting a new agricultural science program at TWHS, we will have to save that conversation for another day.

Have a great weekend and Go Cards!


Pete Scully


Thomas Worthington HS

**New and Important Announcements**

  • SENIORS: Complete Survey for Final Transcripts
  • April Cardinals of the Month
  • Cheer Tryouts and Parent Information Meeting
  • 2023 Cross Country Parent/Athlete Meeting

**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.)

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What Teachers and Staff are Saying

See what the teachers and staff are saying about the TWHS April Cardinals of the Month.

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

Cross Country Parent/Athlete Meeting

May 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm

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Cheer Tryouts and Parent Information Meeting

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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.

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Flock Talk Friday

Our ComTech students produce a weekly edition of student news titled Flock Talk. It is released every Friday for the students and the staff. Here is this week's edition.
Season 2, Episode 29_05.12.23

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,

For questions regarding an outstanding balance, please contact:

Academics/Activities: Megan Roberts or call 614-450-6272

Athletic fees/uniforms: Liz Lee or call 614-450-6285

Textbooks: Kathie Volpe or call 614-450-6261

Library books/Chromebooks: Lori Poleway or call 614-450-6278

Yearbook Sale! May 8 - 12

Time is running out! Say congratulations to the end of the year with a Yearbook! Use the coupon code "CONGRATS" for $5 off your yearbook for a limited time. Deal runs May 8-12.

Click HERE for more information and to place your order.

Cardinal Yearbook Website

Check out our brand new website for The Cardinal Yearbook! Go to for all of your information.

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Important Announcements for Seniors!

  • Last day of classes for Seniors will be 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.

  • Senior textbook and Chromebook return from 05/15-05/17/2023. Students should bring their books to Mrs. Volpe in the Central Office for textbook check-in. Please remind them that all books need to be returned and should not be left in a classroom or with a teacher with the expectation that the book(s) will be returned. Chromebooks should be returned to Mrs. Poleway in the Library.

  • Senior Send-Off will be immediately following commencement practice at the Flats. Come enjoy FREE ice cream, FREE BIBIBOP and Super Games.

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 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!

You do not need a ticket to attend the graduation ceremony and there is no limit to the number of guests that may attend. The seating is first come and doors will open at 11:30 am.

Senior Send-Off/ Senior Tea Information

You’re Invited to the Class of 2022 Wilson Hill Senior Send-off

When: Tuesday, May 9th at 2:45 pm

Where: Wilson Hill Library

Enjoy refreshments while sharing memories with your friends and former teachers.

You are invited to the Slate Hill Elementary Class of 2023 Senior Tea!

When: Wednesday, May 10th 2023 at 3:30 P.M.

Where: Slate Hill Elementary Library

7625 Alta View Blvd.

Worthington, OH 43085


*Call -614-450-5000


Worthington Park Elementary Senior Send-Off

When: Monday, May 15, 2023 at 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Where: Library

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.

Evening Street Tea

When: Tuesday, May 9th from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: Evening Street Pavillion

Please RSVP to Heather Wilson at Heather@tootlelaw or 614-214-9909

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A T T E N T I O N :: Class of 2023.

The Flock Talk Crew needs your pictures or short videos (~3 seconds) for our Senior Send Off video. These can be informal or formal images, hi-res, landscape-orientation preferred. These school-appropriate images should include current seniors - we want to include the entire class - besties, sporting groups, individual, extra-curricular events, in school, out of school, etc. So grab your camera phone and snap a pic of your clique then upload to our Google Drive link or email to by May 10, 2023. Thanks!

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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:

  • 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.

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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!


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 Hurry before the next storm rolls in!

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TWHS Clubs and Activities

Interested in joining a club at TWHS. Check out the list above.

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.

Thomas Worthington Athletic Gear

Order today!

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:

Car magnet sales are a fundraiser for the TWHS Softball Program.


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)

Vaccine Consent Form


School Nurse

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 or fax to 614-450-6393 or drop it off in the office.

  • Worthington United Methodist Church walk in vaccine clinic:1st Wednesday of each month 1 pm - 4pm, 600 High St. Worthington


PTSO Meeting Dates Set for 2022-23 – Please Join Us!

All PTSO meetings are on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the TWHS Principal's conference room (Room 127). Everyone is welcome - please join us! There is only one more meeting for the year.

May 16th

TWHS School Calendar

Click on TWHS School Calendar to access the TWHS website calendar

May 8th: Board of Education Meeting, WEC 7:30 pm

May 10th: Choir Concert 7:30 pm

May 11th: Orchestra Concert 7:00 pm

May 12th & 13th: Cardinal Theatre Production of Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike 8:00 pm

May 16th: PTSO Meeting 7:00 pm

May 17th: SENIORS: Last Day of Classes

May 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


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

Phone: (614)450-6200

Twitter: @TWHS_cardinals