Welcome to the BHS Express

A newsletter keeping you informed about Batavia High School

December 16, 2022

Andrea Conner, BHS Principal

Hello Bulldog Families.

As the high school staff has spent time this week reflecting upon this first semester, we find ourselves complimenting our students on how they’ve remained focused and positive throughout the first half of the 2022-2023 school year. With every student interaction, we strive to model what we expect from them. Thank you, families, for supporting us and for working with us as we continue to make Batavia High School a welcoming and supportive environment for our students. When students feel safe and connected to their school, the academics will come.

You may have noticed that our BHS twitter, as well as many of our high school organizations, use the hashtag Every Bulldog Every Day (#EveryBulldogEveryDay). This hashtag is based upon a book we are reading entitled Culturize, by Jimmy Casas.

In Culturize, Casas notes how when culture is a focus within an organization, other components of that organization begin to fall into place. His mantra, “Every Student, Every Day, Whatever It Takes”, is what our high school staff has decided to adopt as our commitment to our students. This is why we talk with kids. This is why we ask them to maintain respectful, responsible and safe behaviors. This is why our staff comes every day to make a difference in the lives of the young people who walk through our doors.

This is also why we have very clear expectations for our students. We want them to be successful, and we will do “whatever it takes” to help them reach their full potential. We also understand that this is uncomfortable work for the adults and the students within the building. Our goal is to create an environment where our students and staff are proud to be from Batavia High School and will defend it when others try to demonstrate disrespect towards it. Thank you for helping us with this.

This will be the last edition of the BHS Express for December as we are on an exam schedule next week. The next edition will be on January 6, 2023. (We will have to get used to writing a new year all over again!)

We want to wish all of our students and families a safe and healthy Winter Break. Rest up and come back rejuvenated to begin a new semester.

In service to our Bulldogs.

Andrea Conner, High School Principal




Matt Buis, BHS Assistant Principal

Hello, BHS Families.

We wanted to take a quick moment to thank our students for a successful first semester. While we’ve worked hard to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment, we have noticed some behaviors we will be addressing in class meetings upon our return in January.

Please talk with your students about their social media accounts and about how to use them appropriately. Also, please share with them that the school code of conduct explicitly states that recording and sharing of any video within the school is a suspendable offense.

We’ve had a positive first semester and we are certain that with your support, we will move into the new year with a renewed focus on learning.

Have a great Winter Break.

Matt Buis, High School Assistant Principal



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Enjoy Some Photos from the 5th Period Door Decorating Competition

BHS Students Enjoyed Some Time with Therapy Dogs Heading into Exam Week Thanks to Hope Squad

BHS Guitar Class Performs for Third Period Study Hall


Click on the Links to Hear Amazing Sounds from our BHS Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and Jazz Band

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  • The First Semester Exam Schedule is linked here: First Semester Exam Schedule There will be NO late arrivals or early dismissals on Monday and Tuesday. The only day students are permitted to leave early is Wednesday. Remember, this does not apply to CCP students. All BHS students will be dismissed on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Students will report to homerooms on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 to pick up their new schedules for the second semester.


  • December 19-21, 2022: High School Exam Schedule. First Semester Exam Schedule
  • December 22 - January 2, 2023: Winter Break
  • January 3, 2023: First Day of Quarter 3
  • January 7, 2023: U.C. Mock Trial Invitational
  • January 13, 2023: Sophomore visit to Live Oaks
  • January 14, 2023: OSU Mock Trial Invitational
  • January 16, 2023: No School: MLK Holiday
  • January 21, 2023: BPA Regional Competition
  • January 25, 2023: BPA Region 13 Conference and Awards


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

    • College Credit Plus (CCP) is Ohio’s dual enrollment program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to enhance students’ career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families. If you are interested in participating in CCP or are currently participating in CCP, you must attend our annual information session at BHS on Feb. 6th at 6:00 p.m.

  • Great Oaks Career Centers
    • Great Oaks specializes in career and technical education for both high school students and adults. At four campuses, Great Oaks high school students prepare for careers and college, with over 30 career programs available. In January, 10th grade students will go for a visit to Live Oaks or Scarlet Oaks, depending on the program of interest. Online applications need to be submitted by February 7, 2023 for priority consideration. Additional information about Great Oaks and program options can be found at this link: Great Oaks Career Centers
  • How to Change Negative Thinking Patterns
  • Dave Anderson, PhD, explains how negative thinking patterns affect kids’ lives, what are some of the most common negative thinking patterns, and how parents can help.



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