Welcome to the BHS Express

A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School

January 27, 2023

Andrea Conner, BHS Principal

Hello Bulldog Families.

We wrapped up another busy week at BHS with our students competing in BPA Competitions, competing in Mock Trial, and touring Scarlet Oaks Career Center. Our student body is busy and plugged into the many opportunities within their school. Today, we sported our Bengals gear in anticipation of another win!

In this newsletter, you will find some student shout outs about our Scholastic Art winners and BPA state-bound students as well as several other important dates listed. Don’t forget the required CCP meeting, parent-teacher conferences, and the parent information scheduling event. The graduation requirements have again changed beginning with the Class of 2023, so please come to hear how we are helping your current 8th-11th grade student get ready for the high school scheduling season.

We often find that when students enter high school, families begin to disengage from their child’s learning. While it’s important to allow high school students the opportunity to develop independence, it’s also critical to set them up for success as they are transitioning into adulthood. For your reference, here is an article about things you can do to help your high school student succeed: 10 Ways to Help Your Teen Succeed in High School.

Thank you for working with us to provide another successful week at BHS.

In service to our Bulldogs.

Andrea Conner, High School Principal




Matt Buis, BHS Assistant Principal

Matt Buis, High School Assistant Principal



Student Shout Outs

Morgan Hall and Jay Willmann Earn Scholastic Art Awards

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Morgan Hall (11th grade) and Jay Willmann (11th grade) recently entered the Regional Competition of the Scholastics Art and Writing Contest, a very competitive competition in our tri-state area. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the nation's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship program for creative teens. Last year, more than 260,000 works of art and writing were submitted by teens from U.S. territories, Canada, and every state in the nation. Works by 40,000 teens received regional recognition, and nearly 2,000 works earned national awards. Morgan received an honorable mention for her ceramics piece and a silver award for her paper cut artwork. Jay received TWO GOLD KEYS, which means both of his works will travel to New York to be part of the National competition in March. The students will be installing their artwork at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in early February, where it will remain on display through February 17th.

Batavia High School’s BPA Chapter Will Send 47 Students to State in March

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Batavia High School’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) Chapter attended the regional competition on Wednesday, January 25 at UC Clermont. Several students were recognized in the top six for their events and 47 students are moving on to state competition in March.

The following students qualified for state: Aerianna King and Luke Maxfied for Banking and Finance; Logan Slaughter for Economic Research Individual; Nidhi Patel and Nathan Kulbe for Personal Financial Management; Abdus Rehmani and Lily Boerger for Fundamental Word; Zander Butcher and Ryley Hare for Intermediate Word; Cienna Koeppe and Landynn Schubert for Basic Office Systems; Brandon Royse for Advanced Office Systems; Breana Rivero for Fundamental Spreadsheets; Emma Brock and Derek Richardson for Legal Office Procedures; Rachel Noschang, Tori South and Linnea Winkler for Administrative Support Team; Brent Mullis for Administrative Support Research; Tate Bein and Sydnie Pelle for Business Law and Ethics; Zach Cope, Dominic Hannah, Connor McElfresh and Jess Roller for Podcast Production Team; David Flandermeyer for Entrepreneurship; Lucas Filla, Avery Hauck and Trevor Ranly for Small Business Management; Aidan Duh for Interview Skills; Cy Gibson for Advanced Interview; Cameron Tho for Extemporaneous Speech; Colton Roberts for Human Resource Management; Keith Bell for Ethics and Professionalism; Sami Reardon for Prepared Speech; Alex Collier for Presentation Management Individual; Samantha Auth, Kyla Sauter, Emily Steiner, Morgan Tepe for Presentation Management Team; Julia Wolfe and Paige Collier for CD-10-CM Medical Diagnostic Coding; Paula Lugo-Salgado and Isaac Bell for Health Insurance Billing; Sophia Hartman and Presley Fletcher for Health Administrative Procedures; and Hailey Slaughter for Health Leadership/Special Topics.


  • Review the attached flier about the new club at BHS. Hopeful Hands will hold their first meeting on January 30. Your student may want to come check out this new group! Hopeful Hands
  • If your student is interested in enrolling in a College Credit Plus (CCP) course next school year, you and your student are required to attend the CCP Informational Meeting on February 6, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. Please mark this important date on your calendar if your student plans to take any CCP courses during the 2023-2024 school year.
  • February 8, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. is our Parent/Teacher Conference night. Please sign up using this link: February 8 Parent/Teacher Sign Up
  • February 8, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. is our Parent Scheduling Information night.
  • If you have a student who is currently in 11th grade, BHS will be administering the state-administered ACT on March 14. This testing session is free for all families. In preparation, our teachers will be working with our 11th grade students to help them get ready for this important assessment. Research shows that the more times students take the assessment, the more comfortable they become with the test and score higher. Please click on this link to review national ACT testing dates and timelines: 2022-2023 National ACT Testing Dates. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s counselor.


  • February 6, 2023: College Credit Plus Information Night. 6:00 p.m.
  • February 8, 2023: Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00-6:30
  • February 8, 2023: Parent Information Scheduling Night 6:00-7:00
  • February 20, 2023: NO SCHOOL-Presidents Day
  • February 21, 2023: Spanish III/AP Spanish Field Trip
  • March 7, 2023: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30
  • March 9, 2023: Last day of 3rd Quarter
  • March 10, 2023: NO SCHOOL for students. Staff PD/Work Day
  • March 13, 2023: First day of 4th Quarter
  • March 14, 2023: Juniors take state-funded ACT test
  • March 22, 2023: Local Scholarship Interview Day for Seniors
  • March 28, 2023: ELA II 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.)
  • March 29, 2023: ELA II 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.)
  • April 3-10, 2023: Spring Break


Check out the Batavia High School Guidance Counselor website.


Your Guidance Counselors are:

Felicia Grooms

9th - 12th Grade Counselor A-L

(513) 732-2341 ext: 7037


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

(513) 732-2341 ext: 7036


  • CCP Information Meeting
    • College Credit Plus (CCP) is Ohio’s dual enrollment program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to enhance students’ career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families. If you are interested in participating in CCP or are currently participating in CCP, you must attend our annual information session at BHS on Feb. 6th at 6:00 p.m.

  • Great Oaks Career Centers
    • Great Oaks specializes in career and technical education for both high school students and adults. Any student that plans to attend Live Oaks or Scarlet Oaks in the 23-24 school year needs to have the online application submitted by February 7, 2023 for priority consideration. Additional information about Great Oaks and program options can be found at this link: Great Oaks Career Centers

  • Parent Information Scheduling Night
    • Batavia High School will be hosting a Parent Information Scheduling Night on Feb 8th from 6-7pm. We will be discussing graduation requirements, graduation planning, and scheduling for the 23-24 school year. We will have break out sessions by grade level in order to help inform you of the specific expectations and requirements for your child’s grade level.


Mark Pierson, Athletic Director


Tim Young, Assistant Athletic Director


Link to Athletic Website:




Click here for the official website of Batavia Athletics


Click here for the official website of Batavia High School


Click here for information from the BHS Guidance Department


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