TWHS Weekly News
October 8, 2021
Monday, October 11: Regular Bell Schedule
- Regular Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm, TWHS Auditorium
Tuesday, October 12: Regular Bell Schedule
- Meet the Candidates 2021 7:30 pm via Live Stream
Wednesday, October 13: Homeroom Bell Schedule
- Fall Choir Concert 7:30 pm
- Worthington Schools' Travel Night 7:00 pm via Zoom
Thursday, October 14: Regular Bell Schedule
- End of 1st Grading Period
- Cardinal Theatre Production of Proof 8:00 pm
Friday, October 15: NO SCHOOL
Dear Cardinal Family,
I have a better idea how superintendents feel all winter.
As I hope you already know, Homecoming is an outdoor event this year. I have to admit, I have not been glued to the Weather Channel. I haven't called state troopers to get insight into traffic headaches or roadwork projects. I am not overly worried about windchill. I just keep checking on the chance of rain. Although I'm reluctant to say it, our chances for good weather Saturday night look pretty strong! (I shouldn't have typed that.)
Last weekend was Worthington Kilbourne's Homecoming. I actually felt stress for the WKHS administrative team as it was pouring rain at 5 p.m. Earlier in the day, they had declared their Homecoming would be a go, outside, as planned. I wondered if I would have made that same decision while I watched the downpour outside my window. As luck would have it, the rain was early, and the skies cleared for their dance. But the rainfall rollercoaster gave me a glimpse into my own weather decision-making venture and feedback on things that worked--or didn't--for WKHS.
Here's the good news: Their kids had a blast, and we expect the same with our event here at TWHS. We're looking forward to a fun, safe, enjoyable and rain-free Homecoming!
Please help us make sure kids are making good choices.
Have a great weekend and Go Cards!
**New Announcements This Week**
- Explore DACC
- TWHS Swim Team Preseason Meeting
- 2022 TWHS Girls Lacrosse Kick Off Meeting
- Meet the Candidates 2021
- Special Education Parent Meeting
- Summer of 2023 Travel Information Night
- Yearbook Sale October 11th - 15th
- Community Calendar Feedack
- Please Review the Attendance Philosophy and Procedure
** 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.
Recognition of Others
If you haven't had the chance to connect with DACC yet this fall, there are many upcoming opportunities for you to explore and learn more including small group family tours, virtual admission sessions and two virtual coffee chats. Read below to learn more and to register.
Don’t miss any opportunities to explore. Join our Explore Newsletter to receive monthly resources to learn more about DACC’s high school options.
DACC Small Group Family Tours:
Join an admissions representative for a group tour of DACC’s campus and select high school programs. Each after-school group tour is tailored to a specific career area. Attendees will learn key details about DACC's unique and engaging curriculum for high school students.
Please note: Prospective Student Tours are held for sophomore students and their families after the school day (2:00-4:00 p.m.). DACC Program Instructors may or may not be present during the visit.
- · Monday, October 25 - Group Tour (Automotive)
- · Wednesday, October 27 - Group Tour (Human Services)
- · Thursday, November 4 - Group Tour (Envr. & Animal Science)
- · Monday, November 8 - Group Tour (Engineering)
- · Wednesday, November 10 - Group Tour (Manufacturing)
- · Thursday, November 18 - Group Tour (Health & Science)
- · Monday, November 22 - Group Tour (Digital Design & IT)
- · Wednesday, December 8 - Group Tour (Transition Programs)
- · Monday, December 13 - Group Tour (Public Service)
Upcoming DACC Info Sessions:
RSVP by clicking the link below. Join representatives from DACC to find out how taking DACC courses in high school can help your child earn college credits & industry credentials and graduate with confidence!
Seniors and Parents/Guardians Sign up for Naviance Now!
Naviance is a college planning tool for students to request transcripts to be sent to colleges, conduct college searches, and request letters of recommendations. Please make sure you have your email linked to Naviance as the School Counselors will send you emails about college rep visits, scholarships, deadlines, and more! Click Naviance 101 Video presentation or this document for step-by-step directions and more information about using Naviance.
Submit Your Senior Picture!
Senior Pictures must be submitted by Monday, January 31st, 2022
Submit your senior picture at Senior Photo Submission for the yearbook by January 31st, 2022.
Directions to submit your senior picture:
- Your photo must be VERTICAL and in COLOR or BLACK AND WHITE
- Your photo needs to be at least 300 DPI and 3” tall
- Only school-related props are allowed in portraits. No animals or pets (sorry!). Make sure your photo follows the TWHS dress code. No “selfie-styles.”
- Senior Photo Submission (it must be a *jpeg or .png)
No late photos will be accepted.
Class of '22: Important Dates for Ordering Cap & Gown
SENIORS! Don't forget to order your Cap & Gown. Please CLICK HERE for more information to order your cap/gown/tassel plus other additional products for graduation.
**The final deadline to submit orders is January 31, 2022 to ensure delivery of your student's cap & gown in the spring.**
Buy A Senior Ad!
Deadline: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
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.
- Baby photos
- Childhood memories
Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents/guardians of seniors are encouraged to purchase a Senior Ad Page to feature their child in the yearbook. This page can include baby photos, childhood memories, and/or other accomplishments for your child. Click senior ad page examples for ideas.
⅛ page senior ad: $40
¼ page senior ad: $75
½ page senior ad page: $125.
Buy a Senior Baby Ad!
Submit a baby photo for your senior along with a message of congratulations. It is a 1/8 page ad.
Deadline: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Thank you for your interest in purchasing a baby ad in the 2022 TWHS Cardinal Yearbook! The cost is only $20 and proceeds help us create a quality yearbook that you'll enjoy for years to come.
** SCHOOL COMMUNITY CONNECTION**
2021 TWHS Homecoming Dance: Saturday, October 9th
Tickets will be on sale until 9 pm the day of the dance (Sat., Oct. 9th) Online purchases only.
Worthington Schools' Travel Night
Join us virtually on October 13 to learn about upcoming domestic & international travel opportunities.
TikTok Challenges Impacting Worthington Schools
We have become aware of monthly online challenges that are impacting some of our Worthington schools through an app called TikTok. These challenges encourage students to participate in illegal activities, such as vandalizing school property, stealing items from their building or committing assault.
We will continue to talk with our students about the impact on these challenges to our school environment and one another, but we also ask for your help in explaining the seriousness of these acts. We need all students to understand that vandalism to school facilities or assault will not be tolerated, and students will be disciplined in accordance with our District Handbooks.
We appreciate your partnership in speaking with your child about the importance of respecting school property and others. If your child has information that can help prevent further destruction, please encourage them to report any inappropriate behavior. It is through our collective efforts that we will continue to foster pride in our schools.
Veteran's Day Celebration Thursday, November 11th
Veterans day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. Thomas Worthington High School is committed to making that day special for veterans and providing a platform to tell their stories. If you want to volunteer to be part of the Veterans Day student Committee, sign up through the digital weekly newsletter, scan the QR code on flyers throughout the building, or stop in Central office.
Worthington Schools is Hiring Teacher Substitutes
Do you enjoy working with children?
Do you have at least a Bachelor’s level degree?
Would you like to make $150** to $165* per day working with students?
Worthington would love to have you as a Guest Teacher (substitute) in our district!
Worthington Teacher Substitutes are hired through the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO) via an online application system. You will need current BCI/FBI background checks (can be done in the Worthington HR office) and you will need to apply for a Substitute License through the Ohio Department of Education. Worthington personnel will assist you in this process to assure a smooth and timely activation with the ESCCO.
*Worthington has opportunities for “Permanent Guest Teachers” (PGT’s) who are committed to working Monday through Friday when school is in session. PGT’s are paid $165 per day and guaranteed a substitute assignment each day. The HR office will place you throughout the district to cover for an absence or as an “extra” in a building if all absences are covered. Must be flexible and open to all classrooms and schools.
** Can’t commit to every school day? That works for us, too! “Daily” substitutes work as needed and select their own assignment (school/grade level/subject) and are paid $150 per day.
Choose the option that works for you!
Ready to apply?
Go to this link: https://www.escco.org/Substitutes.aspx
For more information, please contact Jeff Maddox at 614-450-6029 or via email email@example.com.
Master Facilities Plan Follow Up Survey
We need your feedback!
The community-led task force is considering five possible options for the next phase of the Master Facilities Plan.
Please watch the presentation, review the options and take the survey at: www.worthington.k12.oh.us/mfp2 OR use the QR code provided.
Please Review: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cardinal Theatre Production of Proof
October 14, 16 & 17, 2021
Catherine has inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. She has spent years caring for her now-deceased father, and upon his death, she feels left alone to pick up the pieces of her life without him. Caught between a new-found connection with Hal, one of her father’s former students, and the reappearance of her sister, Claire, Catherine finds both her world and her mind growing increasingly unstable. Then Hal discovers a groundbreaking proof among the 103 notebooks Catherine’s father left behind, and Catherine is forced to further question how much of her father’s genius or madness will she inherit. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Auburn’s Proof is a passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love.
**Tickets on sale now**
PTSO Membership 2021-2022
The PTSO represents the parents, teachers, and students of Thomas Worthington High School. We aspire to support our school's mission of supporting the education of students by fostering relationships among the school, parents, students and teachers.
There are many opportunities for parent(s) and guardian(s) to become involved at TWHS through our PTSO. Applications can be filled out online by going to the PTSO tab on the Thomas Worthington web site or by clicking HERE
PTSO Meeting Dates Set for 2021-22 – Please Join Us!
All PTSO meetings are on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the TWHS Principal's conference room (Room 127). Everyone is welcome - please join us! The 2021-22 meeting schedule is: November 16, January 18, March 15 and May 17.
All 6th-12th grade students in the Worthington School District will be admitted free to home sporting events with a VALID student ID. Adult athletic passes and single game tickets are now available online by going to TWHS Ticket Page. Please note that no tickets will sold at the gate. Tickets must be purchased online.
**FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE**
Covid 19 continues to have a presence in our community. Worthington Schools has adapted its policy for quarantine and removal of ill children to reflect those set by The Columbus Health Department.
As we return to a normal schedule with all students attending school daily it is extremely important to NOT send your student to school if they are sick and not feeling well. A daily health check is required for parents and students to complete each morning prior to school.
If your child develops or reports any of the symptoms listed below during the school day they will be isolated and a parent or guardian will be called for immediate pick up. Follow up with a health care provider will be required for your student to return to school. The COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced to ensure a healthy environment for our students and staff.
Your child needs to be kept home if any of the following symptoms are present.
Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
New or worsened cough
New onset severe headache
Loss of taste or smell
Nasal congestion or runny nose
Vomiting or diarrhea
J. Frank MSE, BSN, RN LSN
Thomas Worthington High School
ph: 614-450-6215 fax: 614-450-6393
Columbus Public Health Vaccine Information
Vaccines protect children from serious and preventable diseases – and all K-12 students must be up-to-date on all required vaccines entering the new school year.
Please contact your healthcare provider to make sure that your child is up to date on their vaccinations. If for any reason you cannot get into your doctor on time, Columbus Public Health has an Immunization Clinic at 240 Parsons Ave. where students can receive their vaccines, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Vaccines are offered at Columbus Public Health’s immunization clinic on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary.
Columbus Public Health Immunization Clinic Hours:
Mon: 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Tue: 10 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Wed: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thu/Fri: 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Columbus Public Health may stop seeing new patients before closing hours due to high demand.
In addition to childhood vaccines, Columbus Public Health also offers free COVID-19 vaccines for anyone 12 years of age and older.
Before and After School Guidelines for TWHS Students
FREE Meal Service Available for ALL TWHS Students for the 2021-2022 School Year
Students at TWHS will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch service. Students will be provided a traditional meal service with modified menu selections. If you have questions, please contact the Worthington Schools Food Service Department HERE.
TWHS School Calendar
Click on TWHS School Calendar to access the TWHS website calendar
October 9: Les Eisenhart Invitational 8:00 am
October 9: 2021 TWHS Homecoming Dance 7:30 pm
October 10: Preseason TWHS Swim Team Meeting
12:00 pm Outdoor Shelter at the Pool
October 11: Regular Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm, TWHS Auditorium
October 13: Fall Choir Concert 7:30 pm
October 13 : Summer of 2023 Travel Information Night 7:00 pm via Zoom
October 14: End of the First Grading Period
October 14: Cardinal Theatre Production of Proof 8:00 pm
October 15: NO SCHOOL, Professional Day
October 16: Cardinal Theatre Production of Proof 8:00 pm
October 17: Cardinal Theatre Production of Proof 8:00 pm
October 21: TWHS Girls Lacrosse Preseason Meeting 7:00 pm
October 23: Marching Band Preview of Champions
October 23: ACT Test Day 8:00 am
October 25: Regular Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm
October 26: PSAT/NMSQT Testing Day
November 2: NO SCHOOL, Election Day
Thomas Worthington High School
Principal, Pete Scully
Assistant Principal (A-D), Emilie Greenwald
Assistant Principal (E-K), Todd Keenan
Assistant Principal (L-Q), Adrienne Carr
Assistant Principal (R-Z), Brett Shaffer
Dean of Students, Scott Gordon
Athletic Director, Molly Feesler
School Counseling Chair, David Quart
Registrar, Kate Weber