High School Highlights

Weekly Updates from Big Walnut High School

October 23, 2020

Another week is in the books at BWHS and second quarter is underway! Our first quarter grade cards went live on PowerSchool on Thursday. If you have any questions or concerns when looking at your student(s) progress, please feel free to reach out to their teachers or school counselor. Our third round of (virtual) parent-teacher conferences will be Thursday, November 12, from 4:00-7:30.

There are a lot of things happening for all our BWHS students over the coming weeks. Please read through this newsletter carefully to make sure you are up-to-date on everything.

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.

College Application Week

This week, our school counselors were on hand to assist our senior students with their college applications as we kick-off application season. Students were able to sign up for one-on-one appointments with their counselor to discuss next steps, the application process, college essays and more. November 1 is a big deadline for many schools and these appointments helped to get many of our students headed in the right direction. The next college application days will be November 11-13. Our staff dressed in their favorite college gear on Monday to show support for these students.

Eagle Time is Back!

We are excited to announce that we are going to bring Eagle Time back for three weeks during second quarter. On Wednesday, November 18, December 2 and December 9, we will be implementing our Eagle Time adjusted schedule to give our staff and students the flexibility to meet for remediation, reassessment and other conversations about academic progress. This time was beneficial last year for both our students and staff and we are excited to bring back this opportunity to help our students be successful. We are looking to reintroduce Eagle Time on a permanent basis during second semester if this trial run goes well.

Evening of Excellence

In case you missed it, please check out our annual Evening of Excellence, sponsored by our Academic Boosters, done virtually this year. Congratulations to all of these students. We are proud of your hard work!
2021 BWHS Virtual Evening Of Excellence

Drive Thru Community Flu Clinic

In partnership with the DGHD, we are offering a Drive Thru Community Flu Clinic at two Sunbury locations:

BWMS-October 28th 2:30-4:30-located in the back parking lot, near the softball field

BWHS-October 29th 2:30-4:30-located in the lower parking lot, near the tennis courts

Families can pick which site they would like to attend. This is open to our BW community. No drive up appointments will be accepted. You must register by midnight on October 25th. Register at the link below using the code Flu2020.


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Attention Senior Families:

Jostens was here on Monday, October 19 to speak to seniors about caps and gowns and other graduation accessories. If you missed the presentation, or would like more information, click here for a brief video from our Jostens rep, click here for a detailed PDF with more information and links or click here to order. Jostens will return on Friday, October 30 to take orders during lunch periods.
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Attention CCP Families:

The Columbus State Community College Spring 2021 schedule is now posted.

If a student would like to take a College Credit Plus course online or at the CSCC campus during the second semester, they need to make an appointment with Mrs. Sturtevant to get registered. Appointments can be made by emailing Mrs. Sturtevant at pennysturtevant@bwls.net or by seeing Mrs. Strahler in the high school counseling office.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Sturtevant.

Attention Sophomore Families:

Jostens was here on Monday, October 19 to meet with students about purchasing class rings. If you missed the meeting, or would like more information, click here for a short video presentation from our Jostens rep, click here for a detailed PDF and click here for the ordering link. Jostens will return on Friday, October 30 to take orders during lunch periods.
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Virtual College Visits

Click here for a listing of virtual college visits for this year. We will update as we hear of more opportunities, so keep checking back!

Taking Advantage of the Season...

Mrs. Welch's and Mrs. Longshore's students completed a mass, density, volume and measurement lab in Physical Science this week, using pumpkins!

Updates from the School Counseling Office

FAFSA is Open!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on October 1 for students who are planning to pursue postsecondary education. This application should be completed by the college deadline. Want to know more about the College Financial Aid Process including completing FAFSA? Please watch this video sponsored by the Ohio Association of Financial Aid Administrators.

Inquire! Innovate! Invent!

The University of Akron is hosting Inquire! Innovate! Invent through the Women in Engineering Program on November 14, 2020 . Click here for additional information and to register.

Diverse Engineering from the University of Akron:

The University of Akron has a podcast set to release on November 17th entitled Diverse Engineering which features African American and Hispanic Engineers who graduated from The University of Akron sharing their engineering stories.

Virtual College Exploration Events:

College Fairs Online is hosting a number of virtual events throughout the school year. Click here for details.

Virtual College Fair - October 28, 2020 at 6 PM Register here

The Virtual College Exploration for all Ohio Students Session II is October 26-November 13. Click here to see the colleges/ universities participating and to register.

John Carroll University located in University Heights, OH is sponsoring a virtual information session for high school students in our area. Click here to register.

School Counselors:

Meghan Vituccio (A-G)

Jeanne Collett (H-O)

Tammi Jordan (P-Z)

Cindi Strahler, Administrative Assistant


School Counseling Website

Upcoming Events at BWHS...

October 30: Club Picture Day and Senior Portrait Make-up Day

November 6: Underclass Absentee Picture Day

November 9: Academic Boosters (6:30 p.m.)

November 11-13: College Application Days (by appointment only)

November 12: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences (4:00-7:30 p.m.)

November 19: BWLSD Board of Education Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

November 25-27: NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break

November 30: NO SCHOOL-Teacher Professional Development

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