Welcome to the BHS Express

A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School

September 9, 2022

Andrea Conner, BHS Principal

Hello Bulldog Families.

Next week will be an exciting week for BHS students as they will be gearing up for all of the Homecoming festivities. We’ve witnessed creative Homecoming dance invites and have watched some of our students share their potential options for dresses. It’s sure to be a fun-filled week!

There are a few items of interest to note below. Please take a moment to read through these and pay attention to the September 14 high school PTO meeting. We are fortunate to have some parents who serve on our PTO and provide many opportunities for both our students and our staff. Please consider joining the PTO and being a part of this supportive group. They are always looking for more members!

This week, I saw something pretty cool. One of our students dropped his entire bag and everything spilled into the hallway. One of our young ladies, who was also in the crowded hallway, took the time to stop and help him collect his belongings. Sometimes, I think we adults can learn a little from some of our younger people. In a world where it feels like everyone is too busy to help each other, this young person noticed and helped someone who needed it.

Enjoy the weekend, and let us know if you have any questions.

In service to our Bulldogs.

Andrea Conner, High School Principal




Matt Buis, BHS Assistant Principal

Dear Parents,

All purchased parking passes have been issued. More are available if your student is interested. Passes must be purchased through EZ Pay and once purchased, students must contact Mr.Buis. Passes must be displayed and visible in the parking lot. Passes will be checked beginning the week of September 19.

Thank you.

Matt Buis, High School Assistant Principal





Senior Linnea Winkler named September Rotary Student of the Month

Senior Linnea Winkler was named September Rotary Student of the Month for Batavia High School. Linnea is a natural student leader who exhibits the highest level of character while exuding amazing positivity. She was assigned the position of President of NHS based upon input from NHS members as well as the entire teaching staff. She is also a leader on the volleyball team where she’s known for keeping her teammates motivated, even when they are behind. She takes her academics seriously, is involved in BPA, and truly represents what it means to be a Bulldog! Congratulations, Linnea, for receiving this recognition and for your positive representation of Batavia High School.


  • If it is necessary for your student to take medication while in school, a parent/guardian must bring the medications to our Nurse’s Office. Please do not send medications with your students or ask them to bring the medication to the office. Thank you for helping us with this matter.

  • Next week is full of wonderful Homecoming Celebrations. Students may participate in the various spirit week activities and are encouraged to attend the parade on Thursday. The game and homecoming festivities will take place on Friday, September 16 and the dance will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the high school. If students are bringing a non-Batavia student as a guest, they must complete a guest form. Announcements have been made all week with details about purchasing tickets and all of the homecoming festivities.

  • Interested in traveling outside the United States? Want to see the Christ the Redeemer statue, Iguazu Falls, dance Tango in Buenos Aires, and see the Colón Theater and a Fiesta Guacha ranch? Come to an informational meeting on Thursday, September 22nd, at 7:00pm in Mr. Scheel's room (room 107 at the high school). Please RSVP here!


  • Please continue to update information in Final Forms.

  • September 14, 2022: Batavia High School PTO Meeting. 7:00 p.m. in the high school library. Any questions, please contact Vanessa Hartman at hartman_v@bataviaschools.org or Melissa Reardon at reardon_m@bataviaschools.org.

  • September 15, 2022: Homecoming Parade: 5:15 p.m. line up; 6:00 p.m. parade begins

  • September 16, 2022: Homecoming Game; 7:00 p.m. kick off; homecoming festivities at half time

  • September 17, 2022: Homecoming Dance: 7:00-10:00 at Batavia High School

  • September 20, 2022: School picture day for students in grades 9-11.

  • September 21, 2022: Live Oaks picture day for students in grades 9-12.

  • September 22, 2022: Travel meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Mr. Scheel’s room. See note above.

  • October 7, 2022: School picture retake/makeup day for students in grades 9-11.

  • October 11, 2022: Senior Meeting with Graduate Services for Live Oaks Career Center seniors

  • October 13, 2022: Speed Mentoring for all seniors

  • October 14, 2022: No School for Students

  • October 17, 2022: No School-Fall Break

  • October 17, 2022: Senior Meeting with Graduate Services for Scarlet Oaks Career Center seniors

  • October 27, 2022: Grade 12 Senior Portrait Day for students attending Batavia High School.


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


  • Coming back to school can be tough for some students! Here is a great article to help us all understand a little bit more about Social Anxiety in kids and teens! Social Anxiety- Child Mind Institute

  • A Special Event for Juniors and Seniors:

  • In demand, well-paid jobs in Ohio are going unfilled. Teens and families need information about these 21st century career options in emerging technologies and how to gain the skills for these jobs. Ohio Technical Centers provide post-secondary educational opportunities in a wide variety of fields including healthcare, computers, culinary, welding, HVAC, automation, and many more. Join representatives from the Ohio Technical Centers and At The Core for an informative, free webinar on October 13 at 6:30 pm. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2916590175468/WN_WgRB_BudRCe33OujdYvFcg

Have a great week.

Mrs. Grooms and Mrs. Poling


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