THE BUCKEYE HIGH SCHOOL BLAST

Information & Events Taking Place May 6th-May 20th

BUCKEYE HIGH SCHOOL EVENT CALENDAR

Please be aware that we work diligently towards compiling accurate and extensive event dates for all BHS events including clubs, athletic contests, and community events. We encourage you to use our building Google Calendar located on the right-hand margin of our school website for the extensive events list. If there are events not listed that you may have questions about please do not hesitate to contact us in the Main Office for assistance.


BUCKEYE HIGH SCHOOL EVENT CALENDAR

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Commencement is Here!

It is hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close and that the Class of 2019 will soon receive their diplomas! A reminder to all families of graduating seniors that the graduation ceremony will be taking place on Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Brunswick. Families will receive their tickets for graduation (MUST have ticket to attend graduation) at the mandatory Senior graduation practice being held Friday, May 17th at 9:00 a.m. Questions regarding commencement; please contact Senior Class Advisor, Mrs. Angie Drerup at adrerup@buckeyeschools.org or Principal, Kevin Jakub, at kjakub@buckeyeschools.org.
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FInals Permission Form & Letter

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AP Academic Achievement Recognition!

This week Buckeye High School students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses (AP) began taking their AP Exams. Over 170 exams will be taking by Buckeye High School students in the areas of AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Language, AP Physics, AP Environmental Science, AP Government, AP United States History, AP European History and AP Psychology. To help recognize this amazing effort and dedication by students and staff we have hung some recognition signs (with plans for more improved and permanent recognition areas), handed out some treat bags, and sent a few positive words from staff in the form of a good luck card (thanks for the great designs Mr. Z!). We wish all of our students taking an AP exam the best of luck the next several weeks as they take their exams! For more information on AP courses please select this link!

Supporting Your Child

Many of our students and families have been greatly affected by the loss of one of our Buckeye students this week. As we shared with families we met with on Sunday, we encourage you to have age-appropriate conversations with your children regarding grief and loss. In particular, discussion about suicide can be difficult but necessary to have with those students struggling with how to understand. PDF handouts that the district has distributed to families that provide guidance for parents on holding these difficult conversations and resources for area counseling services are provided in a PDF file below. If you find your child continues to struggle beyond the normal stages of grief or are struggling with anxiety or depressions our counselors are available to assist you and your child Thank you for your ongoing support during this difficult time.



Summer Job Opportunities

Mr. Dave Parish, CBI Coordinator at the High School, has begun to compile a list of employers who are looking for Summer workers. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Mr. Parish at dparish@buckeyeschools.org

Safe Driving Event!

Dear Parent/Guardian:

This past week we hosted "Save a Life Distracted Driving" programming for students in 10-12th grade in order to help provide students with information and education on the dangers of impaired and distracted driving. We will again be working to promote safe driving practices amongst our student population as we approach the summer months . On Tuesday, May 14th beginning at 6:30 am, the Medina County Safe Communities Coalition, the Medina Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Law Enforcement, and Buckeye Schools will be teaching Buckeye High School students about seat belt safety. Students “caught” wearing seat belts during an unannounced inspection will be rewarded with a coupon for a free burger or beverage from a local McDonald’s restaurant. Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers and Coalition members will begin conducting random seat belt checks as students arrive at the school. All students will receive a gift bag of information and give-a-ways.

Citations WILL NOT be given to unbelted drivers.

“Buckle Up for a Burger” is an awareness event held in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Click It or Ticket” seatbelt safety campaign.


Please help make the event successful by NOT sharing this information with students. For questions, please feel free to contact either of us at the information below.


Kevin Jakub, Principal Jessica Miles, MEd, MCHES

Buckeye High School Project Director, Medina County Safe Communities

330-722-8257, ext. 3067 330-662-0517

kjakub@buckeyeschools.org jmiles@medinahealth.org
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Congrtualtions to Elizabeth Whetstone & Sam Oliver for Being Selected as the Medina Kiwanis BHS Students of the Year

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Buckeye High School Gets Facelift

Buckeye High School has recently enjoyed an updating of many of our common space areas and hallways. We have installed new graphics that are consistent with our branding and color themes in an effort to modernize and make more vibrant the school environment. We have plans to continue to update and revitalize many of these spaces in an effort to best take care of our building in a visually aesthetic and affordable manner. We hope that you enjoy the new look!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMlsSoB18f8

Say Hey Day

The crew of Stand By Me was hard at work again trying to Make Buckeye High School a fully inclusive and welcoming place. On May 1st the Stand By Me student leaders organized an event where the theme was simply making an effort to make eye contact and "say hey". It was great seeing so many Bucks wearing a name tag and giving one another a high five in the hallway as opposed to looking at their phone! Thank you Stand By Me for this great event we hope to make a tradition at Buckeye High School!

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our April Students of the Month Junior, Jacque Eierdam, and Senior, Adam Matras! Take a few minutes to watch this short video made by BuckTv to learn about their keys to academic success and their goals for the future. Thank you Adam and Jacque for being some of Buckeye High School's best!
April Students of the Month

Youth for Understanding

Over the past several years Buckeye High School families have been fortunate enough to participate in the Youth for Understanding Intercultural Exchange Program. The students who come to our school benefit from their academic year in America as do our own Buckeye students! If you might be interested in serving as a host family in a coming school year please take a moment to look at the following website for program information and requirements!
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Top 300!

Throughout the year we have shared some of the amazing accomplishments and recognition that Buckeye Artist Sarah Burkett has earned. We are pleased to once again congratulate Sarah on receiving a Top 300 designation at the 2019 Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. This places Sarah in the top 5% of artists this year who submitted pieces as part of the Governor's Award program.
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Wilma J. Bunch Employee Recognition Program

Have a Buckeye School Employee who you think goes above and beyond for the students and community? Take a moment to fill out the Wilma J. Bunch Employee of the Year nomination form available below. The selected recipient will be recognized by the Board of Education for their outstanding achievements and support of our students!

Senior Slideshow

Attention Senior Parents! It is getting down to the wire and our May 19th graduation date is now less than a month away! One of the favorite traditions of the graduation ceremony and closing senior events is the class slideshow. In order to have your child appear in the slideshow we need your help! Please send a baby photo and senior portrait of your child to Mrs. Emily Goodwin at egoodwin@buckeyeschools.org so that they can be embedded into the presentation. If you do not have the ability to send a digital copy in please have your child bring a hard copy of the photo to the Buckeye High School Main Office. Hard copy photos will be scanned and returned to you. Thank you for helping to make your child's gradation day even more memorable by including them in the graduation slideshow!
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