TWHS Weekly News
February 10, 2023
Monday, February 13th:
- Regular Bell Schedule
- Board of Education Meeting, WEC 6:30 pm
Tuesday, February 14th:
- Regular Bell Schedule
- Ohio Math League Competition, RM 227 3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 15th:
- Regular Bell Schedule
- Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30 pm - 8:10 pn
Friday, February 17th:
- Regular Bell Schedule
- Seussical the Musical 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 18th:
Sunday, February 19th:
Dear Cardinal Family,
Things are definitely heating up. No, not the 70-degree day this week, even if I've never experienced temps like that in February before. And no, not the dance floor on Saturday night's winter formal, although it seemed like kids had a blast.
No, I'm looking at students and their families. Seniors are catching a glimpse of the finish line! And we're actively trying to remind them the race isn't over. Underclassmen are thinking ahead to all the cool things to come. Parents, if you're anything like me, are trying to manage all the expectations of this busy time of year and--wow, it's a bit exhausting right now!
Construction on the new building is going to begin sooner than you may expect. You'll start seeing the front lawn turn into a major construction zone in April. All of the outside work is beginning early in order to prioritize the first round of demolition as soon as the school year ends. The landscape is about to change in more ways than one.
The keywords for us over the next few years are patience and flexibility. Know that our job is to try to maintain the school experience as much as possible while our school gets its first rebuilding in almost a century.
So, I guess in a lot of ways, things are heating up. We look forward to working together with you to make it as smooth as possible.
Have a great weekend and Go Cards!
Thomas Worthington HS
**New Announcements This Week**
- Seussical the Musical , February 17, 18 and 19
- Attention Juniors: Automotive Maintenance Pre-Apprenticeship Program
- Winter Percussion and Winter Guard Restaurant Night Fundraiser at Cane's
- Job Training Opportunity: Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing Certificate Course
** ACADEMIC UPDATES**
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.
2023-2024 College Credit Plus Information
Students & Families-
Are you interested in taking a College Credit Plus Course that TWHS has to offer? If so, the application process for CCP students for the 2023-2024 school year is now open.
Please review the videos below to learn more about College Credit Plus:
Students will need to stop by the School Counseling Office and pick up the "Intent to Participate" form to be considered for the program. The Intent to Participate form is due to Mr. Quart by April 1st, 2023 in the School Counseling Office.
If you have any questions about the program, reach out to Mr. Quart at firstname.lastname@example.org in the School Counseling Office.
Parent/Teacher Conferences: Wednesday, February 8th and Thursday, February 16th
Science Day Information
This year’s K-12 Science Day will be held on Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at Thomas Worthington High School. Science Day has grown to include a number of different options for students. The events planned for the 2023 science day include: Science Fair, Invention Convention, Design Challenge, and a Cubing Competition. To sign up to volunteer or judge, register students to participate, or learn more, visit the Science Day website (www.worthington.k12.oh.us/ScienceDay).
DACC Program Spotlights - Senior Only Programs
Join a DACC admissions representative and our talented Program Instructors for an informational overview session and lab tour of the unique one year, senior-only program. Attendees will learn how DACC students graduate with confidence, earn industry credentials and college credits, gain professional contacts, create an impressive resume, and get actual experience that employers and colleges value.
Please note: pre-registration is required. See full list of tours and register here.
- Monday, February 13: Healthcare Technician
- Wednesday, February 15: Digital Design Techniques
- Thursday, February 16: Nail Technician
- Thursday, February 23: App Development & Programming Technician
- Tuesday, February 28: Pharmacy Technician
- TBD coming soon!: Facilities Pre-Engineering Technician
Don’t miss any opportunities to explore. Join our Explore Newsletter to receive monthly resources to learn more about DACC’s high school options.
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, www.MyPaymentsPlus.com.
For questions regarding an outstanding balance, please contact:
Academics/Activities: Megan Roberts
email@example.com or call 614-450-6272
Athletic fees/uniforms: Liz Lee
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-450-6285
Textbooks: Kathie Volpe
email@example.com or call 614-450-6261
Library books/Chromebooks: Lori Poleway
LPoleway@wscloud.org or call 614-450-6278
Ohio Math League Competition Dates
The Ohio Math League Competition dates are below. All students are welcome to compete free of charge. Materials needed include a graphing calculator and a pencil/pen. Questions may be directed to Mr. Dosky in Room 227. There are 2 competition dates left:
Tuesday, February 14th at 3:30 pm
Tuesday, March 14th at 3:30 pm
Each high school competes and we take the top 5 scores to represent our team score. A perfect team score would be a 30 and a perfect individual score would be a 6. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the contest each month.
Friday Flock Talk
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.
Yearbook Sale February 13-17
What goes best with chocolate and flowers? A Yearbook. Use the coupon code "VDAY" for $5 off your yearbook for a limited time. Deal runs February 13-17 for the lowest price.
Click HERE for more information and to place your order.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
** SCHOOL COMMUNITY CONNECTION**
Thomas Worthington High School Presents: Seussical the Musical
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
Feb. 17, 18 & 19, 2023
**Tickets can no longer be purchased at the box office the night of the show. You must pre-purchase your ticket online for all performances.**
Attention Juniors: Automotive Maintenance Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Attention Junior Families: Do you have a student who is interested in learning more about automotive maintenance? Are they unsure of what they might be interested in but know they want to work after graduation? Worthington has an exciting new opportunity for them! During the 23-24 school year, we are piloting an internship program with Performance Columbus' Drive Direct location. We have two upcoming opportunities for students to learn more!
On Tuesday, February 14, our Drive Direct reps will be visiting TW in room 127 during lunch periods. Interested juniors can stop down to learn more about the program. Please complete this brief survey so we know to expect your junior there.
Drive Direct is also hosting two open house sessions for interested families. These sessions will be held at Performance University on the second floor of Drive Direct at 2361 Morse Rd. Columbus 43229.
Session 1: Thursday, February 23, 5:30-6:30PM
Session 2: Wednesday, March 8, 6:30-7:30PM
Interested students and parents can sign up today and up until the day before the session they are attending. If you have any questions, please contact TW School Counselor Celeste Preisse (email@example.com).
Donations Needed for TWHS 2023 Conference Night Dinner for Teachers and Staff
**ATHLETICS & CO-CURRICULAR**
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! 15% off everything for a limited time with the code SAVE15.
TWHS Car Magnets - New Logo Available!!
Big news! TWHS car magnets with the new logo are now available! There are a limited number of car magnets available with the vintage logo while supplies last. Plus, three new activities were added to the magnet options including DHS, NHS and Ski & Ride!
Please use this form to request the magnet type and quantity for your order: https://bit.ly/twhsmagnets or contact the TWHS Lady Cards Softball Program for more information. Thank you for your support!
**FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE**
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 614-450-6393 or drop it off in the office.
- Visit: www.columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/immunization-program
- Health Department walk in hours: 240 Parsons Ave. Mon. 8 am - 4pm, Tues. 10 am - 6 pm, Wed. 8 am - 11 am, Thurs./Fri. 8 am - 4 pm
- Worthington United Methodist Church walk in vaccine clinic:1st Wednesday of each month 1 pm - 4pm, 600 High St. Worthington
When to Keep Your Child at Home / Guidelines From our Health Office
When to Keep Your Child Home: Your child is too ill to go to school if he or she has any of the following symptoms:
- Temperature above 100 degrees F by mouth (see below)
- Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours (see below)
- Shortness of breath or has increase in wheezing during normal activity
- Has a cough that interrupts normal activity
- Pain from an earache, headache, sore throat or recent injury.
- Has yellow or green drainage from nose or eye(s)
- Rash over body or localized to one area of the body
- Fatigue and needs rest (common with flu-like symptoms)
Students who are sent home with a fever 100 degrees or higher must remain at home until the student is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication. In most cases this means that students will miss the following school day. Please understand that fevers can reoccur within a 24 hour time period and this policy is in the best interest for all students.
Students who are sent home due to vomiting or diarrhea must also stay home for 24 hours to ensure that these symptoms are gone before returning to school.
Please keep your student home when they are sick. It is in the best interest of your student to stay home when they are ill and helps to protect a healthy environment at school for staff and other students.
J. Frank MSE, BSN, RN LSN
Thomas Worthington High School
ph: 614-450-6215 fax: 614-450-6393
Join the PTSO!
Our PTSO needs your support! Please consider joining our organization and help our parent volunteers with fun activities for students and staff, supplies for teachers and scholarships for seniors at the end of each year. To join, fill out this online membership form or print and mail the PTSO Membership form.
Attendance Office Procedures for TWHS Students
Please notify the Attendance Office if you know your student will be absent from school. Call or email ahead to pre-excuse for appointments and ask your student to pick up a pass in the Attendance Office ahead of time – we prefer not to interrupt classes by calling rooms.
Call the 24-hour recorded line to leave a message at
614-450-6291, or you may send an email to email@example.com.
Before and After School Guidelines for TWHS Students
Your support in following these guidelines for dropping off and picking up students is greatly appreciated. The safety of our students is our number one priority.
Reminder: The gate located next to the tennis courts on Evening Street is closed during school hours.
TWHS School Calendar
Click on TWHS School Calendar to access the TWHS website calendar
February 13th: Board of Education Meeting, WEC 6:30 pm
February 14th: Ohio Math League Competition 3:30 pm
February 16th: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30 pm-8:10 pm
February 17th & 18th: Seussical the Musical 8pm
February 19th: Seussical the Musical 2:00 pm
February 20th: NO SCHOOL-President's Day
February 22nd: Band Concert 7:30 pm
February 22nd: Supporting Healthy Relationships Presentation, WEC 6:30 pm
February 22nd: Winter Percussion and Winter Guard Restaurant Fundraiser
February 23rd: Black History Month Show 7:00 pm
February 24th: Black History Month Show
February 24th: 2A/2B Bell Schedule
February 27th: Board of Education Meeting, WEC 6:30 pm
February 28th: Orchestra Concert 7:00 pm
March 2nd: National Honor Society Induction
March 9th: Last Day of 3rd Quarter
March 10th: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
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