BWHS Hurricane Harvey Relief


Staff Reports



Help the students reach their goal

Big Walnut High School students are raising money for hurricane relief. They are halfway to their $5,000 goal. Students are asking the community to help them reach the finish line by Tuesday, October 3rd. If you are able to help, please send donations to the High School (checks can be made out to Big Walnut High School). Please consider supporting our students efforts as you lend a helping hand to those in need.

Weekly Updates from Big Walnut High School

BWHS Students Participate in the State of the Schools

Robotics students provided a demonstration booth for State of the Schools attendees.

American History students model a lesson utilizing their one-to-one Chromebooks.

The culminating activity of the lesson was making a presentation to their “fellow city council members”, soliciting funds for urban renewal.

First Eagle Strong Raffle of the Year

Our first Eagle Strong Prize Patrol came around on Friday to award students who exemplify our 5 core values of excellence, acceptance, goal-driven, leadership and effort.

Homecoming Week!

Fall Homecoming week is October 2-6. Lots will be happening this week and we hope to see you at some (or all) of the festivities!

Student Dress-up Days

Monday: PJ Day

Tuesday: Color Battle (Seniors-Black; Juniors-Red; Sophomores-Grey; Freshmen-Blue)

Wednesday: Aloha (wear your best Hawaiian shirt)

Thursday: Theme Day (Seniors-Jungle; Juniors-Holiday; Sophomores-Candyland; Freshmen-Hollywood)

Friday: Red and Gold Day

Thursday’s Events:

Football Bonfire – Big Walnut HS 7:30 p.m.

Friday’s Events:

Pep Rally

Elementary Pep Rally (weather permitting)

Parade (5:30)

Homecoming Court and Candidates Introduced (6:30)

Game vs Franklin Hts (7:00)

Saturday’s Events:

Homecoming Dance – 8 pm – Big Walnut High School – Gymnasium

BWLSD on the Ballot in November

For more information about the upcoming bond issue for our schools, please read the attached article, “Important BW Ballot Issue Includes Phase-In of Bond Issue”.

Also, please take just a minute to watch this video with some information and updates on our November ballot issue.

For more information, please see the information on our district website.

Yearbooks for Sale!

The 2017-2018 Yearbook is now on sale at www.yearbookordercenter.com! Please order early to get the best price and secure your copy. Last year, we did sell out. The yearbook will be delivered to school in May, and a spring supplement with spring sports, prom, and graduation will be mailed home.

Academic Booster Fundraisers

Our Academic Boosters do an outstanding job of supporting our staff and students at the high school level. This group sponsors our “Evening of Excellence” as well as the student recognition boards in the main hallway. Additionally, they help recognize our staff during “staff appreciation week” in the spring.

Currently, the group is sponsoring two different fundraisers to help with the cost of these things. The first is a pie sale through Der Dutchman. Pies can be ordered through October 31 and will be delivered to the high school the Monday before Thanksgiving. Order forms are available in the high school main office. The second is a raffle that will be conducted at the last home football game on Friday, October 27.

Community Book Study

Big Walnut Local School’s Academic Advisory Council will be leading a community book study of the book, Most Likely to Succeed, by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith. The attached survey will be used to determine the logistics of the book study. Please fill this out if you are interested in more information.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2Z8yb1U7aPJz1Y7YNljRKIyrGcnmPIHsSITVfHpxwGci6gQ/viewform

Upcoming Athletic Highlights

Big Walnut Athletic Wall of Fame

Ceremony Friday, October 13th – Prior to the football game

1st Ever Big Walnut Athletic Wall of Fame Dinner

Saturday, October 14th 6 pm BWMS

Please RSVP: teresapiper@bwls.net

Military Night at the BWHS Football Game

Friday, October 13th

All veterans will be admitted free with an ID or in uniform.

Updates from the School Counseling Office

PSAT Registration Open:

Sophomores and Juniors may now sign up for the PSAT. Registration forms are available in the school counseling office.

College Application Day:

All seniors are invited to stop by the I.C. during their lunch period or study center on Thursday, October 12. Counselors will be available to assist them with their college applications all day.

BW National Art Honor Society Members Participate in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Berkshire Township Born Learning Trail

SENIORS:

For senior information, please be sure to check our senior class website:

http://christinamcdonough.wixsite.com/bwhsseniorclass

You will find important information concerning graduation, forms and a calendar of events for seniors. If you have any questions, please contact senior class advisor, Christina McDonough at christinamcdonough@bwls.net.

Upcoming Events at BWHS

October 3-6: Homecoming Week

October 6: Fall Pep Rally, Homecoming Parade and Football Game

October 7: Homecoming Dance 8:00pm

October 9: Academic Boosters (PTO) Meeting 6:30

October 9 & 10: Senior Portraits 3:00-6:30

October 10: Picture Retakes

October 11: PSAT Test Given (during school)

October 12: Application Day in the I.C.

October 18: End of First Quarter

HSE

It was a fun week at The Street, as always! It included many new things in the classroom and some new things school wide as well! We had our first ever monthly Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time where the whole school stopped what they were doing to read for 15 minutes. We are planning to do this each month to instill a love of reading in our kiddos. Even the adults join! We all enjoyed our first Party Cart visit (holy candy!) where TONS of awards were given out! The Character Crew met in celebration of their nomination as well. Phew!

You can smell the excitement in the air for homecoming! Please read below to know how are spirit days are structured so you can plan your outfits. We will be participating in a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser in support of the high school’s efforts. Kids can bring in any change to donate Monday through Thursday. There will be a bucket right in the front entryway as they walk in each morning. We also hope to see you walking in the parade on Friday night in your best lego or Eagle Pride gear! The more, the louder and the louder, the better!

I hope you have a great weekend! Can you believe September is over… oh my! Time flies!

“Be proud of your hometown. It’s a big part of what makes you the person you are.“ -unknown

Classroom Happenings at HSE:

Preschoolers did all things fall! They talked about the signs of fall, went on a leaf/fall scavenger hunt, and made fall trees with tissue paper.

Kindergarteners worked on color words, sight words, numbers 11-15, letters Nn-Rr, and all things fall including the study of apples, and Johnny Appleseed’s birthday!

1st graders enjoyed learning about Johnny Appleseed, interpreted data from graphs, got personalized words to practice during word work (ask them what their words are!), wrapped up their ocean unit and are now starting to map their way to a culminating treasure hunt (it is SO awesome!).

2nd graders practiced their skill to tell time and then talked about place value (ask them about tens, ones, and hundreds), made Lexia goals, worked with vocabulary from their story When I Was Young in the Mountains, and finished up their unit on friendship and bullying.

3rd graders did centers between both classes to practice addition and subtraction, switched classes for science and social studies (ask them what they are learning in the other class!), read the book Picture Day Perfection (ask them about it!) and summarized it. They also enjoyed their walking field trip to the library!

4th graders presented their Genius Hour projects, started working in Xtra Math to brush up on their math facts, made reading goals, learned about the 40 Book Challenge (ask them about it!), and switched classes for content.

With a grateful heart:

We want to thank Tracy Truax for donating her time and talents to run a student booth at State of the Schools on Monday. Her fourth graders, Holton Forman, Morgan Beener, and Andy Wion, shared their Genius Hour projects and did a great job!

Some Reminders and FYI:

Do you have voting day, Tuesday November 7th, marked on your calendar? We have Bond Issue on the ballot… make sure to get out to mark your choice!

Our Academic Advisory Council is going to be leading a community book study of Most Likely to Succeed. Please click on this link to express your interest and help us determine our next steps. Most Likely to Succeed Community Survey

Please read this article for information about the structure of our November Ballot Issue. BW Ballot Structure

Save the date for November 6th! We will be having a family night at Fun in the Jungle that has discounted prices!

Are you interested in helping make HSE beautiful? Ms. Albertson would LOVE some help to hang art around the building. Let the office or her know if you are available anytime! 🙂

Do you have academic, speech, language, emotional, or social concerns about a preschool age student? If so, please plan on bringing them to our district Child Check on October 13th at Central Office (110 Tippett Court). Call 740-965-7846 for an appointment!

Homecoming Spirit Days 2017:

Monday, October 2nd- PJ Day

Tuesday, October 3rd- Crazy Hat & Sock Day

Wednesday, October 4th- Mismatch Day

Thursday, October 5th- Superhero Day

Harrison Street

Friday, October 6th- Lego/Eagle Pride Day

We have a PTO meeting this Tuesday on October 3rd at 7pm.

TIp of the Week:

Are your mornings crazy? If they are… do you have a strong morning routine that is predictable, easy, and consistent for your kids? First, prep the night before by setting out clothes (with or without their help so it isn’t an argument in the morning). Make sure your kids know all that needs to get accomplished (brush teeth, get dressed, put dirty laundry away, turn off lights, put lunchbox in bookbag, etc.). You can make these things easy to follow by coming up with a song, a quick list that is said over and over again (laundry, clothes, teeth, lights, lunchbox), or by posting a schedule (with our without pictures depending on the need). Either way… think about what your children need to accomplish on their own, come up with the way to help your kids remember it, put it into place, and make it a consistent expectation (no TV or ipad before those things are done!). Cheers to better, calmer mornings for all!

Upcoming Events:

Oct. 1- Big Nut Strut

Oct. 2-6- Hurricane Fundraiser

Oct. 3- PTO Meeting @ 7pm

Oct 2-6- Homecoming Week

Oct. 6- Homecoming Parade @ 5:30pm, Burrer Road

Oct. 9-12- Box Top Collection #1

Oct. 10- Mumkin Pick Up @ 12-7pm

Oct. 10- Fall Festival @ 5:30-7pm

Oct. 12- Fire Safety Day

BWMS Parent Update

Spirit Week is Coming

Special thanks to our Student Council for organizing Spirit Week at BWMS. The students have selected prizes to encourage students and staff to participate.

Monday- PJ day

Tuesday- Hat day

Wednesday- Occupation Day

Thursday- Jersey Day

Friday- Red, White and Blue day with a Pep Rally at the End of the Day!

We had our first successful Parent Teacher Conference this past week at BWMS. Special thanks to our PTO for providing such a great meal for our staff. The next Conference Night is next week. Please be sure to sign up for a time to speak with your child’s teachers.

BWMS Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday October 5th 4:00-7:30.

BWMS Eagles Tackle Cancer at the Pink Out Game

BWMS SOAR Reward for September – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!

Special Thanks to our PTO for providing a Great Meal

ROX for 8th Grade Girls

Big Walnut Schools are proud to announce that we will continue to offer Ruling our Experiences (ROX) to girls in grades 8. ROX is an evidence-based female empowerment program that focuses on leadership skills, assertive communication, body image, social media, internet safety, healthy relationships, and academic success. The course will be offered during the school day, once a week for 20 weeks during lunch.

ROX is facilitated by a trained professional in a small group with 8-10 girls. If you would like your daughter to participate, please fill out the attached permission slip and return by October 9. If we have more than 10 permissions returned, girls will be selected by a lottery system and you will be notified via email or phone call that your daughter has been selected to be a ROX girl. Girls are given the opportunity to participate in ROX at no cost, which is made possible by a grant given by Women Giving Together of the Delaware County Foundation.

If you are interested in your daughter participating in this program, please complete the Permission Form and return to Mrs. Corry Schull.

Community Book Study

Our Academic Advisory Council is going to be leading a community book study of Most Likely to Succeed. We will use the following survey to determine logistics of the book study. Please blast this link on social media and in your newsletters for the next 2 weeks.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2Z8yb1U7aPJz1Y7YNljRKIyrGcnmPIHsSITVfHpxwGci6gQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Upcoming Events

October

1 Big Nut Strut

2-6 Spirit Week

5 Conferences, 4:00-7:30

6 Homecoming Pep Rally

18 End 1st quarter

18 Athletic Awards, 6:00pm

Athletic Updates

Reminder that all athletes should have their final forms complete and hard copy of the physical submitted prior to participation.

All schedules are posted online at bigwalnutathletics.net

Athletic Schedules Below:

Monday, October 02, 2017 VB Westerville Heritage Home 5:00

Monday, October 02, 2017 TN Delaware Dempsey Away 4:30

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 TN Marysville Home 5:00

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 CC Delaware Dempsey Away 5:00

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 7FB Newark Home 5:30

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 VB Delaware Home 5:00

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 8FB Newark Liberty Away 5:30

Thursday, October 05, 2017 VB7 Westerville Heritage Tourney Away TBD

Friday, October 06, 2017 VB7 Westerville Heritage Tourney Away TBD

Friday, October 06, 2017 VB7 Westerville Heritage Tourney Away TBD

Saturday, October 07, 2017 VB8 Newark Volleyball Tourney Away 9:00

Saturday, October 07, 2017 CC Eisenhart Invite – Worthington Away 9:00

Red Ribbon Rally

BWMS Students are invited to the 2017 Delaware County-Wide Red Ribbon Rally on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM in Downtown Delaware

Join us! Have fun! Corn Hole, Hula Hoop, Twister

Learn about the negative effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Great family event!

Call or email Jean Bednar at (740) 369-6811 or jean.bednar@rprdm.org with any questions.

The Red Ribbon Rally is sponsored by: Delaware Drug Free

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BWMS will send out Announcements Periodically throughout the week to keep others informed. As always, we suggest that you follow us on Social Media @BigWalnutMS (Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram) to stay up to date.

BWHS Student Announcements 10-2-2017

ROX

Dear Parents,

Big Walnut Schools are proud to announce that we will continue to offer Ruling our Experiences (ROX) to girls in grades 4, 6, and 8. ROX is an evidence-based female empowerment program that focuses on leadership skills, assertive communication, body image, social media, internet safety, healthy relationships, and academic success. The course will be offered during the school day, once a week for 20 weeks during lunch.

ROX is facilitated by a trained professional in a small group with 8-10 girls. If you would like your daughter to participate, please fill out the attached permission slip and return by October 9. If we have more than 10 permissions returned, girls will be selected by a lottery system and you will be notified via email or phone call that your daughter has been selected to be a ROX girl. Girls are given the opportunity to participate in ROX at no cost, which is made possible by a grant given by Women Giving Together of the Delaware County Foundation.

Sincerely,

The ROX team

Corry Schull, BWMS School Counselor

Molly Fortune, BWIS School Counselor

Megan Duran, BWE/SOU School Psychologist

Ginna Crawford, GRE Instructional Facilitator

Hillary Pulliam, HSE School Psychologist

Megan Truax, District Nurse

Sarah Wytzka, BWIS Assistant Principal

“The world is complicated for girls. Fitting in, body image, pressure, academics, friendships and relationships are all challenging to navigate. Add to this the nuances of technology and social media and it is not surprising that girls are reporting high levels of pressure along side declining levels of self-confidence. ROX is committed to equipping all girls with the skills they need to navigate these challenges.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Walnut Intermediate School is excited to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware County to offer an after school mentor program. A volunteer from Big Walnut High School will be matched with our students providing them with one-on-one assistance and support. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity for your child, please contact our school counselor, Molly Fortune

Community Book Study

Last year, the Big Walnut staff read the book “Most Likely to Succeed” by Tony Wagner. This book presents an urgent call for a re-imagined American education that will equip students for the realities of our 21st-Century society and economy. We used this book as a springboard for our 2020 Vision and for conversation with our staff about what the future of education looks like in Big Walnut.

We would now like to share this book with our community! We are looking to host a coffee-chat style book study around “Most Likely to Succeed”. What does this look like? It would involve meeting with other parents and community members for about an hour 2-3 times this year, in a district school building, and having discussion around the book.

If this is something you might be interested in, please click on the link below and complete the brief form.

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSf2Z8yb1U7aPJz1Y7…/viewform

Youth Basketball Information

Big Walnut Youth Basketball recreational basketball signups are happening right now. The deadline to register is Monday, October 2nd. You can register at www.bwyba.com.

Book Fair

We’re back!!! It is time once again we are asking for your help to make the BWI bookfair a huge success. Last year we were able to buy over $1000 worth of books for the library as well as books for every teacher’s classroom. We would love to do that again but we need your help. Can you spare an hour or two? Our busiest times are in the morning and at lunch time. Take a look at the schedule and see if you could help us for an hour or so. Anything you can do is great!

Parent Portal

Here is a link to access the Parent Portal. This will allow you to see your student’s schedule, grades, and report cards. If you are having difficulties, please call the BWI office at 740-965-7800 for assistance.

Dear BWE families,

Our State of the Schools event was a success on Monday! Thank you for coming to show your support. Our kids that participated did a FANTASTIC job, thank you for allowing your kids to come and show our community what our 2020 vision is all about.

Our Eagle Extensions will be starting next week. We will begin on Tuesday with Energized Eagles, Kind Eagles and Save the Settlers (3rd and 4th grade). Wednesday will be Board Game Fun and Thursday will be Save the Settlers (1st and 2nd grade). Tuesdays will be busy with Girls on the Run and three Eagle Extension activities. The staff member that will be leading the sessions should have reached out regarding pick up locations. Please call the office if you have any questions.

This week is HOMECOMING! Monday is sports day, Tuesday is crazy hat day, Wednesday is appropriate beach day (school appropriate), Thursday is “Get your Cray-on” day and Friday is spirit day! On Friday our school will be going to the high school for a pep rally in the morning, please dress your child for the weather! Friday is the Homecoming Parade and the game! Please send in loose change to school with your kiddo Monday through Thursday next week! We are collecting coins for the victims of the recent hurricanes. We are competing with the rest of the elementary schools.

Families of fourth grade students should have received a letter on Friday regarding our new pilot for standards based grading in 4th grade. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out. Our 4th grade girls will have an opportunity to participate in the ROX (Ruling Our Experience) program. Information and permission forms will be sent home on Monday. Click here for more information!

Enjoy the weekend,

Annie Clark

Big Walnut High School

Leo Club is hosting a Blood Drive on October 3rd from 1-7 pm! If you’re 16 or older, sign-up for a donation appointment at lunch or see Ms. Thomas!

Interested in being a member of Art Society? We will have sign up and due’s collected now through the end of October. The cost to be a member is $10 and can be in cash or check made out to BWLS. Your dues may be brought down to Mrs. Maxson’s room 015 at any time. Our first meeting will be Wednesday October 25th from 2:30-3:00.

Are you planning on bringing a guest to homecoming that does NOT attend BWHS? Don’t forget to get your guest dance form turned into the main office ASAP! If you still need a form they can be found in the main office.

Anyone interesting in bowling this season there will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, 10.11.17 at 6:30 PM in the HS Atrium.

Book Club is meeting today after school in the Innovation Center at 2:30.

In the Know will meet Monday through Thursday this week to prepare for our first match on October 9th.

Athletic Information

https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/3508

2017 Eagle Baseball Golf Outing – Friday, October 13th @ 8:00 AM Royal American Links Golf Course

https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/2094

Big Walnut Athletic Season Pass Information

Big Walnut High School

Student Announcement

If you missed the gymnastics meeting and would like to participate please see Mrs. Piper in the Athletic Office for the information.

The first meeting of the Big Walnut Book Club will be Monday, October 2nd at 2:30 in the Innovation Center. Please join us and help plan our reading for the school year! Staff and students are welcome!

Leo Club is hosting a Blood Drive on October 3rd from 1-7 pm! If you’re 16 or older, sign-up for a donation appointment at lunch or see Ms. Thomas!

This week’s college visits include: Ohio State, The Salon Institute, and Miami University. Don’t miss your chance to meet with a rep from these institutions! Sign up through Naviance!

2017 Eagle Baseball Golf Outing – Friday, October 13th @ 8:00 AM Royal American Links Golf Course

https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/2094

Big Walnut Athletic Season Pass Information

Weekly Updates from Big Walnut High School

September 22, 2017

Fall is here, despite the warm weather we have been having! We are now half-way through the first grading period. Interims were available as of yesterday. Please be sure to check the progress of your son or daughter. Our first round of parent-teacher conferences will be this Wednesday, September 27 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. Please call the main office to schedule one or more appointments. Additionally, you are invited to join our school counselors at 6:00 in the auditorium for a presentation on the FAFSA.

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 7:15 and 3:15.

Staff Members Work in Teams on Waiver Day

Our district staff enjoyed a successful and learning-filled Waiver Day on Monday. All staff in the district gathered in the morning to participate in various different sessions where they could learn new techniques to implement in their classrooms. In the afternoon, high school staff members worked in their Professional Learning Communities to discuss assessment, learning targets, projects and many other topics.

Graduation Points Viewable in PowerSchool

For parents and students in the Class of 2018 and beyond, PowerSchool now allows you to view your graduation points. Using a desktop computer or Chromebook (not the PowerSchool App), search under the tab labelled “Graduation Pathways”. If you have any questions or difficulty with this, please contact the School Counseling Office.

Senior Sessions

Mr. Jados, BWHS Principal, has been conducting exit interviews with each of our seniors. At these “Senior Sessions”, Mr. Jados is talking with students about their future plans as well as interviewing them about their experience at BWHS. At the end of each session, students are invited to sign the wall outside his office. Ask your senior if they have had their “Senior Session”!

Looking Ahead…

Fall Homecoming week is October 2-6. There will be lots of exciting things planned for that week, so be sure to put it on your calendar now! Friday, October 6 will include a pep rally, parade and football game. The week will feature fun dress-up days for students as well.

Updates from the School Counseling Office

Seniors: Counselors are still meeting with seniors one-on-one, to complete a credit check and discuss post-graduation plans. Any parent wishing to join their student is invited to do so. Seniors—if you have not yet scheduled this appointment, please stop by the school counseling office to do so!

College Representatives Visit BWHS:

College representatives from various schools including Bowling Green, University of Cincinnati and Ohio University, as well as MANY others will be visiting BWHS to meet with juniors and seniors about their college plans. Please click on this schedule to see what colleges will be here and when they are coming! Also, continue to check Naviance for additions to this list and also to sign-up for the visits.

SENIORS:

For senior information, please be sure to check our senior class website:

http://christinamcdonough.wixsite.com/bwhsseniorclass

You will find important information concerning graduation, forms and a calendar of events for seniors. If you have any questions, please contact senior class advisor, Christina McDonough at christinamcdonough@bwls.net.

October 3-6: Homecoming Week

October 6: Fall Pep Rally, Homecoming Parade and Football Game

October 7: Homecoming Dance 8:00pm

October 9: Academic Boosters (PTO) Meeting 6:30

October 9 & 10: Senior Portraits 3:00-6:30

October 10: Picture Retakes

October 11: PSAT Test Given (during school)

October 12: Application Day in the I.C.

October 18: End of First Quarter

October 2: Spirit Week/Penny War for Hurricane Victims

October 3: PTO Meeting at 6:30

October 31: Picture Retakes

Dear Souders’ Families,

I often tell students I am looking for leaders and leadership qualities in students. Even though we work with young students, we look to build leadership qualities and confidence in our kids. Our students lead our morning announcements and the safety patrol. Our 3rd and 4th grade students have kindergarten buddies. On Monday, we have students that will be part of State of the Schools. We have many examples of our students as leaders.

If you have heard of unique ways for students to lead, share those ideas with me. I am always looking for opportunities for our kids. Have a safe weekend.

Thanks,

Mr. Cox

Quote of The Week: “It is in our detours that we become developed for our destiny.” Tony Evans

In a 2016 survey, more than 38,000 parents were asked which digital communication tools they prefer to use to communicate with their child’s school:

Type of Communication % of parents

Personal Email 87

Text Message 55

Mobile App 30

Automated Phone Message 23

Facebook 17

Class Blog 5

BWI Weekly Update

Book Fair

We’re back!!! It is time once again we are asking for your help to make the BWI bookfair a huge success. Last year we were able to buy over $1000 worth of books for the library as well as books for every teacher’s classroom. We would love to do that again but we need your help. Can you spare an hour or two? Our busiest times are in the morning and at lunch time. Take a look at the schedule and see if you could help us for an hour or so. Anything you can do is great!

Military Connected Families

In an effort to better support the students of military members in our community, Big Walnut Local Schools is starting an initiative to identify and inform teachers of the military-connected students in their classrooms and the special considerations they should receive. Once students are identified, additional resources and supports available specifically to military connected students will be provided to the student’s teachers. An important part of this program is identifying military connected students within our buildings. If you or another immediate family member serves in the armed forces (active duty, reserve, or national guard) please click on the link below to fill out the Military Connected Student Information Form.

PTO News

Coupon Books

We’re selling KidStuff Coupon Books to raise money for our school! They will be coming home with students August 31st. Books are $25 and we earn 50% profit! Save lots of $$$ with hundreds of coupons for shopping, activities and food! See all 30 editions at http://www.kidstuffcb.com/kidstuff-coupon-book-editions. KidStuff will ship your books to our school!

Parent Portal

Here is a link to access the Parent Portal. This will allow you to see your student’s schedule, grades, and report cards. If you are having difficulties, please call the BWI office at 740-965-7800 for assistance.

GRE Weekly Wrap

Happy Friday! We had an amazing week at GRE. Our new playground equipment from PTO was installed while the teaching staff enjoyed a day of learning on Monday. I am proud to share that many BW staff led Professional Development sessions for others to attend-we have such a great learning community at Big Walnut with outstanding staff!

Next week brings our final week of September. We have a fantastic State of the Schools on Monday evening at BWIS-we hope to see you! We also have a few grade levels leaving GRE for learning opportunities; please make sure you have your slips and medical information complete and current in our office. Call us if you have any questions!

Have a great weekend!

Regards,

Megan Rose Forman

Principal

Go Eagles & Go Bucks!

Mother Goose visited Mrs. Valentik’s class

Mrs. Mix’s class enjoyed a nature walk!

Thank you, PTO, for our new equipment!

Mother Goose visited Mrs. Valentik’s class

Mrs. Mix’s class enjoyed a nature walk!

Thank you, PTO, for our new equipment!

PTO Mumkin Sale

Delivery day is Wednesday, October 11 in the back of GRE in the parking lot near the picnic shelter. Stay tuned on times!

Homecoming!

Homecoming week is just around the corner. Spirit week is October 2-6. The theme for each day is as follows: Monday-PJ Day; Tuesday-Crazy Hats and Socks; Wednesday-Mismatch Day; Thursday-Superhero Day; Friday-Spirit Day.

The high school is hosting elementary students for a pep rally Friday at 9:30. We are also having a penny war against the other elementary schools. The two schools with the highest amount of money raised will have a staff member compete in a joust. Stay tuned for more info!

October 2: Homecoming Week

October 6: Homecoming Parade & Game

October 11: Mumkin Pick up

BWMS Parent Update

Conference Sign Ups

Parent Teacher Conferences can really assist in the learning and development of student academic and social skills at the middle school level. BWMS believes strongly in the importance of partnering with families to provide the very best educational experience for our students. Specifically, we encourage parents to share historical examples of how their child performs best so we can work to implement specific strategies within the classroom. This year parents can sign up to meet with just one or all of the teachers using the online format at signup.com. Please do not hesitate to contact the school with any questions or if you need assistance. The conference availability for Oct 5th have been posted below and we encourage you to fill the spots. Thanks for all of your support!

Sincerely,

Mr. Josh Frame

Important Updates and Reminders

BWMS Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday October 5th 4:00-7:30

October

2-6 Spirit Week

5 Conferences, 4:00-7:30

6 Homecoming

18 End 1st quarter

18 Athletic Awards, 6:00pm

Big Walnut State of the Schools – Monday September 25th

Big Walnut High School

Student Announcement

September 27 2017

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Registration for the PSAT in now open! See Mrs. Strahler in the counseling office to sign up. (Could be read every other day)

The first meeting of the Big Walnut Book Club will be Monday, October 2nd at 2:30 in the Innovation Center. Please join us and help plan our reading for the school year! Staff and students are welcome!

Leo Club is hosting a Blood Drive on October 3rd from 1-7 pm! If you’re 16 or older, sign-up for a donation appointment at lunch or see Ms. Thomas!

Interested in being a member of Art Society? We will have sign up and due’s collected now through the end of October. The cost to be a member is $10 and can be in cash or check made out to BWLS. Your dues may be brought down to Mrs. Maxson’s room 015 at any time. Out first meeting will be Wednesday October 25th from 2:30-3:00.

Athletic Information

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Big Walnut Jr. Cheer Camp – October 1 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM BWHS

https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/3508

2017 Eagle Baseball Golf Outing – Friday, October 13th @ 8:00 AM Royal American Links Golf Course

https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/2094

Big Walnut Athletic Season Pass Information

Upcoming

Important Dates

October 2:

Spirit Week/Penny War for Hurricane Victims

October 3:

PTO Meeting at 6:30

October 6:

Pep Rally at BWHS

October 26:

Harvest Celebrations

October 31:

Picture Retakes

Quote of The Week: The greatest opportunity we have to pay attention to people is by actively listening to them.

James C. Hunter in The Servant

Book Study Sign Up

Last year, the Big Walnut staff read the book “Most Likely to Succeed” by Tony Wagner. This book presents an urgent call for a reimagined American education that will equip students for the realities of our 21st-Century society and economy. We used this book as a springboard for our 2020 Vision.

We would now like to share this book with our community! We are looking to host a coffee-chat style book study around “Most Likely to Succeed.” What does this look like? It would involve meeting with other parents and community members for about an hour 2-3 times this year, in a district school building, and having discussion around the book.

GRE Weekly Wrap

October 2, 2017

Happy Monday! It is hard to believe that October is here! Parent teacher conferences are on the horizon; your child’s teacher will be reaching out to see if you have a preference on day or time. Please take a minute to share any, as your child’s teacher will then be scheduling a conference and sending you a confirmation. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our office if you have any questions.

This week is HOMECOMING week!!!! Super fun 🙂 Please take a minute to check out our themed days for the kiddos, and we hope to see you at the Homecoming parade on Friday!

Megan Rose Forman

Principal

Upcoming

October 2: Eagle extension Make & Create begins.

—Homecoming Week (Mon: PJ Day, Tues: Crazy Hat & Socks day, Wed: Mismatch Day,

Thurs: Superhero Day, Fri: Spirit Day)

October 3: Eagle Extension Fun Fitness Games (Gr.1&2) begins

October 4: Eagle Extension Fun Fitness Games (Gr. 3&4) begins

October 5: Eagle Extension Lavish Legos begins

October 6: Homecoming Parade & Game

October 11: Mumkin Pick up

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Staff Reports