Welcome to the BHS Express

A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School

February 10, 2023

Andrea Conner, BHS Principal

Hello Bulldog Families.

We’ve had another full week at BHS with multiple parent meetings while many of our athletic teams hosted their senior night. One Bulldog Place was full of a lot of positive energy!

We held our mandatory College Credit Plus (CCP) meeting on Monday along with an informational scheduling event for families with students in grades 8-11. As we are entering the scheduling season for the 2023-2024 school year, it’s important to remember that students should pick the coursework that is right for them and will fit their potential chosen interest. One common question students and parents ponder surrounds the differences between CCP and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. It’s important to weigh the pros and cons of both options and to go into the scheduling process with all of the important information.

For your reference, please review the following article linked here from the Ohio School Board Association concerning the pros and cons of both CCP and AP. CCP and AP Overview

Be sure to review the important dates in this newsletter to stay informed about what’s happening 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 Out

Freshman Esha Dayal's Work to be Presented during the Teen Art Expo at Cincinnati Art Museum

Freshman Esha Dayal entered artwork into the 10X10 Teen Expo and was accepted! There were more than 370 entries that were reviewed by museum education staff and the 10X10 committee, comprised of teen art enthusiasts. Esha's work is one of 100 pieces that will be displayed at the Great Hall and the Cincinnati Art Museum Tuesday, April 11 through Sunday, April 16. Congratulations, Esha! BHS is proud of your talent!
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BHS Celebrates National School Counseling Week with Mrs. Grooms and Mrs. Poling

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Mrs. Poling, Nurse Summer and Mrs. Grooms Display One of Their Gifts Created by our Talented Nurse!

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  • March 4, 2023: Batavia Band Boosters Quarter Auction. Batavia Band Boosters Quarter Auction
  • 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 15, 2023: Local Scholarship Information Distributed from Guidance

  • February 20, 2023: NO SCHOOL-Presidents Day

  • February 21, 2023: Spanish II/AP Spanish Field Trip

  • March 4, 2023: Band Boosters Quarter Auction: Doors open at 5:00 p.m. See Flyer Above

  • 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 10, 2023: BPA State Competition

  • March 11, 2023: BPA State Competition

  • 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
      • Unable to attend the meeting and would like information? Contact your students counselor via email to receive information.

    • BHS Hope Squad Clothing Drive
      • BHS and BMS Hope Squads are working together to coordinate a clothing/shoe drive for Give Like A Mother (GLAM). Please remind your child to bring in clean, gently worn clothing and shoes (gym shoes are the most needed item). Socks and underwear must be new and in the package. This drive will go from Feb. 13-17. The grade level with the most donations will win a prize. Thank you for your support and generosity!


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