High School Highlights
Weekly Updates from Big Walnut High School
March 12, 2021
There are only two weeks until Spring Break! Students and teachers will work hard during these first few weeks of 4th quarter to get as much learning in as possible! Third quarter grade cards will be available through PowerSchool on Monday, March 15 at 8:00am. There are a lot of celebrations and a lot of important information in this week's newsletter. Please read through it carefully and see what pertains to your family.
The scheduling process for students for next school year is now complete. Students and families will be able to review course requests in PowerSchool the week before Spring Break.
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 7:00 and 3:15.
Important Announcements Concerning Prom and Graduation
The following information went out in an all-call this week. In case you missed it, please see below:
This week, we received clarification that the State of Ohio will allow dancing at prom with masks worn. We are working on additional details, but we are planning to have prom on Saturday, April 24, at Villa Milano. Since we will have capacity restrictions, only BWHS students will be permitted to attend. However, please understand that this is a fluid situation and will be contingent on Franklin County regulations.
Graduation Rain Date:
We are planning to hold a graduation ceremony, in our stadium, on Saturday, May 22, at 7:30. Due to COVID restrictions and protocol, an indoor ceremony is not an option for this year. Therefore, we will have a rain date for Sunday, May 23. The time is not determined yet and will be dependent on weather conditions.
April is the Month of the Military Child
Our community is dedicated to supporting local heroes and this includes our local businesses, schools and residents. The Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. In an effort to better support students of military members in our community, Big Walnut Local Schools works to identify and inform teachers of the military-connected students in their classrooms and the special considerations and resources they should receive.
This year Big Walnut Apparel has teamed up with Big Walnut Local Schools to show support of our military families. This fundraiser (click this link) helps support that initiative. You can purchase a shirt or yard sign to show your support. There are also sponsorship options for the t-shirt and flat donation options available.
Thank you for your support! Be sure to wear your shirt on April 15th!!!
BWHS Theatre Will Showcase Three Spring Plays
Seniors--Do you have your cap and gown?
World Language Honor Society Inductions
La Société Honoraire de Français
Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into the French Honor Society this year:
Gilbert Abshire; Jacqueline Bird; Danielle Clark; Didier Davis; Edouard Edwards; Etienne Fisher; Anne Hamilton; Jacques Hartzler; Claire Heller; Colette Kroninger; Emily Kuhar; Lilas Lang; Audrey LaVrar; Louis Lehman; Philippe Limon; Pierre Logue; Sabine Luchsinger; Gabriel McKelvey; Yasmin Moore; Madeleine Shackson; Gisèle Slone; Yvette Smith; Henri Stambaugh; Marcel Welker
Gisèle Slone, Henri Stambaugh, Pierre Logue, Danielle Clark, Gabriel McKelvey
Back row: Étienne Fisher, Didier Davis, Jacques Hartzler, Edouard Edwards, Marcel Welker, Philippe Limon
Front row: Sabine Luchsinger, Yvette Smith, Anne Hamilton, Claire Heller, Luc Zappia, Colette Kroninger, Yvonne Wilt
Delta Epsilon Phi (German Honor Society)
Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into the German Honor Society this year:
Andreas Currens; Philip Drewyor; Peter Ghering; Cornelia Hamilton; Otto McClain; David Montgomery; Thomas Rush; Christian Salloum
Spanish Honor Society (San Martín Chapter) Inductees
William Acree; Emily Barnett; Noah Belknap; Charlotte Bender; Celia Car; Sophia Chang; Allison Clark; Michael Conrad; Cooper Bishop; Aubrey Burke; Samuel Clawson; Eli Cole; Annabelle Colvin; Eli Couser; Amanda Craley; Porter Diol; Christina Dole; Isabella Dolfi; Kylee Edwards; Graham Federer; Sydney Fortney; Gladys Garcia; Sarah Gardner; Nicholas Garee; Sophie Gorringe; Charlotte Green; Logan Greiser; Garrett Hartsook; Rosemary Hartzler; Chloe Henriot; Isabella Hernandez; Kaylyn Huber; Jillian Judy; Emma Kelly; Jeevan Konduru; Quinn Kuhlman; Kiera LaVrar; Jordyn Lokey; Abigail Lust; Addison May; Audrey Mayer; Molly McLane; Luke Medley; Landon Metzger; Adrianna Nagy; Bryce Nash; Autumn Newman; Teagan Ng; Nicholas Pentello; Zahara Rahi; Keelia Ryan; Ella Saathoff; Josh Shick; Cayden Smith; Nathaniel Snead; Hannah Smith; Sophia Spangler; Megan Stevens; Aidan Stewart; Matt St. John; Lexi Stooksbury; Zachary Wecker; Hatteras Welker; Adam Wilhelm; Morgan Yaeger; Andrés Borcila
Honors Biology Students with their Reebob Babies
Congrats to Senior Kaelyn Lortz
Congratulations to senior Kaelyn Lortz who placed FIRST in the state Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE held virtually on March 6. Kaelyn won at the district level to become one of ten finalists who participated. In this event, Kaelyn drew a topic at random and had thirty minutes to write and prepare speech that was between four and six minutes in length. At the conclusion, she answered oral questions about the topic from judges. Kaelyn’s state winning speech was on the question, “How has biotechnology improved lives?”
Kaelyn will have the opportunity to represent Ohio in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking Leadership Development Event as part of the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in October where she will compete against state winners from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
Looking for a Summer Job???
Updates from the School Counseling Office
The School Counseling website is updated daily with new scholarship opportunities for our students as we hear about them. Please bookmark this link and check back often!
- Informational video sponsored by the Ohio Association of Financial Aid Administrators
- PDF from the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators.
Considering DACC for Next Year?
The Delaware Area Career Center has compiled all of their virtual exploration resources in one comprehensive, easy-to-access elective scheduling guide. Click here to access. Please remember, even though the priority deadline has passed, applications will still be accepted until programs are full.
Meghan Vituccio (A-G)
Jeanne Collett (H-O)
Tammi Jordan (P-Z)
Cindi Strahler, Administrative Assistant
Upcoming Events at BWHS...
March 15: Third Quarter Grade Cards go Live in Powerschool
March 18: BWLSD Board of Education Meeting @ 6:30pm
March 18-20: BWHS Theatre Presents Rumors
March 23: Accuplacer Testing for CCP (2021-2022) @ 2:30pm
March 25-27: BWHS Theatre Presents Steel Magnolias
March 29-April 2: Spring Break
April 5: NO SCHOOL-Conference Exchange Day
April 12: Academic Boosters (PTO) @ 6:30pm