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BWHS

Need a poster board or index cards for a project? Need some lip balm or Kleenex to help battle that cold? Well then stop by the Eagle’s Nest. We have just what you need and more. Also, check out the cool stickers from Mrs. Maxson’s print shop. Open 4th and 5th periods for lunch and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays before school.

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Registration for the PSAT in now open! See Mrs. Strahler in the counseling office to sign up.

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.

Attention upperclassmen: If you are interested in being a teen leader for this year’s Challenge Days please sign up on the forms outside of Stooks’ room. See Stooks with any questions.

Harrison Street

It was a short but sweet week at Harrison Street this week! Not much out of the ordinary… just great times with friends and great learning in the classrooms!

“We admire the courage and compassion of our fellow citizens… on Patriots Day and always“ -unknown

Classroom Happenings at HSE:

• Preschoolers talked about their family by drawing a picture of their family and making a house out of popsicle sticks.

• Kindergarteners starting working in their reading workshop rotations, started learning their kindergarten sight words (ask them what they are! Hint, hint I & if ), and practiced with numbers and letter in a variety of ways

• 1st graders started their workshop rotations (ask them what song they “march to” when they need to go to the next center), continued learning about the oceans- specifically viper fish and walrus, and read Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day which lead to a discussion about being “crabby” to continue with the ocean them.

• 2nd graders worked hard to review math skills such as counting by 2’s, money, and clock reading, read Henry and Mudge, practiced with vocabulary from the story, and also wrote about their wishes.

• 3rd graders worked in interactive notebooks to practice rounding and did various activities during language arts to sharpen their skills while finishing up a close reading passage in guided reading groups.

• 4th graders started thinking about their Genius Hour projects (ask them about their topic!), worked in groups to research historic Native American tribes and show their learning in google slides, and read Scholastic News where they voted if fidget spinners should or should not be banned (ask them their opinion!).

With a grateful heart:

• We want to thank Natalie Siclair, our STEM teacher, and Melanie Albertson, our art teacher, for offering an Eagle Extension Club this fall. Check out the info below for sign up information.

Some Reminders and FYI:

• Fall Eagle Extensions will be running from October 2nd until November 17th. Please click this link to be go to the Academic Achievement website to register (our PDF is on the right side). HSE Eagle Extensions

• Each week the high school students have spirit day Fridays for the football games. If you choose, please feel free to have your child dress this way for our Eagle Pride Friday.

• Our October PTO Meeting has been changed will be on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7 p.m. instead of October 10th.

• Big Walnut is committed to preparing students for life after graduation. Please fill out this brief form to give your input. This will become part of a vital component in directing our evolving college and career preparation for students. Thank you for taking time to assist our planning process. If you have questions related to college and career readiness, please feel free to contact Penny Sturtevant, Career and College Readiness Coordinator at (740) 965-7753 or pennysturtevant@bwls.net. College and Career Survey

• Please click this link to fill out a form if you want your child’s information shared. HSE Student Directory 2017-2018

• 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. Thank you in advance for your time and support of this program. https://tinyurl.com/bwmilitaryconnectedstudents

• Don’t forget to send in your Kroger receipts after you sign up for HSE to receive rewards. We will pull a couple of them so kids can partake in a Popsicle Party with the principal.

•Save the date for the Big Nut Strut on October 1st. If you register by 9/8… you get a custom bib and free t-shirt. If you register by 9/16… you get a free t-shirt. Information will be coming home soon.

TIp of the Week:

Pretty simple this week! If you haven’t already done so, please label your child’s things… lunchboxes, water bottles, jackets, book bags, etc. It will help tremendously to find missing items and to help with the overflow of our lost and found table.

HSE

We had a great, short week at HSE! The grand opening of our school store, The Harrison Hut, was a huge success!! It ran really smooth and the kids did a great job shopping. It is our hope that seeing “bigger ticket” items will entice kids to show great behavior to gain a golden eaglet. If you have any little trinkets that you are interested in donating (fun pens, little sports balls, mini candies, erasers, little stuffed animals, bracelets- basically anything from Oriental Trading-ha!), we will gladly take it! Also… if you are interested in having your child be an entrepreneur and donate their time and talents to make things to sell at the store… feel free!

“The greatest happiness is family happiness.“ -unknown

Classroom Happenings at HSE:

Preschoolers talked about germs this week! They practiced washing their hands and met Sneezy Sally, who taught them the importance of using a tissue and coughing into their elbow.

Kindergarteners did all things letters J, K, L, M and numbers 8-10, sorted triangles and circles, and talked about the seasons by reading the book Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree.

1st graders saw how big a blue whale is in real life because Mrs. Moser drew one on the playground! They also measured a shark using the tiles in our school, practiced number formation, and enhanced reading skills by using Lexia and RazKids.

2nd graders compared a contrasted in various ways, started working on time in math, talked about Feelings by reading the book I’m Silly, and also read the book When I Was Young in the Mountains.

3rd graders practiced subtraction with regrouping, let classroom butterflies go into the wild, synonyms and antonyms, some did a math quiz game show,

4th graders worked more on their Genius Hour projects, started their book clubs with Mrs. Truax (ask them what book they are reading!), did choice board activities in math to practice rounding, and worked in groups to research different lands.

With a grateful heart:

We want to thank two of our third grade students, Audrey Coulson and Gabby Connor, for making little tubs of slime to sell in our first run of our school store, The Harrison Hut! It was such a hit and sold out fast!

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!

Check out this State of the Schools Video for our upcoming district event. Save the date for September 25th from 6:30-8:00pm so you can see the great things we are doing!

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

Friday, October 6th- Lego/Eagle Pride Day

TIp of the Week:

Do you have a predictable routine before bedtime each night? Research indicates that pleasant bedtime routines ease the transition from being awake to being asleep by helping children feel more secure and comfortable about what they can expect at the end of every day. To create a bedtime routine that works for your child and that will serve him/her and you for years to come, put together a predictable sequence of events that you can consistently follow in the same order every night. Try to set up some quiet time before you start this routine in order to wind down. The actual routine will evolve and change as your child grows, but the basics remain the same. For example, jammies, brush teeth, book, bed. It’s up to you to decide if you want to make it quick and easy or if you want to allow 20 to 30 minutes for special and exclusive time with your child for reading, snuggling, and being together. You won’t regret putting this in place! It will help your child get quality rest and (hopefully) minimize struggles. Happy snuggling!

Oct 2-6- Homecoming Week

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

Big Walnut High School

College visits are underway! Meet face to face with college reps and learn more about your options. Sign up through Naviance! Please note: Your PowerSchool login is also your Naviance login.

The Big Brothers – Big Sisters organization is looking for volunteers for school-based mentoring. Help with homework, play games, and build relationships with BWI students. See Mrs. Strahler in the counseling office for an application.

Are you interested in being a vet? Vet for a Day participants join veterinary students at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine to experience the busy life of a veterinarian, participate in hands-on activities and tour the Veterinary Medical Center. Sign up online through the school counseling page of the school website.

Blackhawk golf club is looking for a couple of students to wash golf carts. See Mr. Hall if you’re interested.

Dear Souders’ Families

Regular school attendance is vital to a student’s success at school. With that in mind we have been working with local and state officials to encourage regular school attendance. As such, there have been several changes to attendance policies at the state level which affect us at the local level. Those changes are outlined in the attached letter:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XXpkt58sjOw4jtZNGHcM6jxU1c_4nBhVoCQAKQnRwmA/edit

Should you have questions about attendance, please give me a call.

Thanks,

Mr. Cox

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. 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.

https://tinyurl.com/bwmilitaryconnectedstudents

Quote of The Week: “Even if he or she isn’t aware of it. every individual spends an entire lifetime creating and evolving a personal image that others perceive.”

Yvon Chouinard

Dear BWE families,

Wow. What a week! This week was filled with a ton of learning! Small guided reading groups are up in running in the first through fourth grade classrooms. Teachers are on a mission to inspire and guide and our students are on a mission to LEARN! Our Kindergarteners went to the library on Friday and our third graders visited the Myers Inn Museum.

Our Girls on the Run team met on Tuesday and Thursday this week! All of the girls are very excited about this program. A HUGE thanks to Jennifer Pry, Kristen McClane, Kristin Girard, Moira Elliot and Dawn Norris for helping out. The girls are all very lucky to have you as their coaches. The girls will all be participating in a 5K on November 18th.

If you have not already done so and are interested in signing up your child for Eagle Extensions you may click here to register. The fall session will run from October 2nd through November 17th.

HSE

Preschoolers talked about their community, made a map of Sunbury, and created community helper hats.

Kindergarteners learned the letters E, F, G, H, I (ask them to sing the Phonics Dance chant to you!), reviewed shapes, started talking about the weather and seasons and got used to centers/workshop.

1st graders learned about Being Proactive (Happy Habit #1), practiced telling time to the hour and half hour, made a yellow submarine to have in the classroom and to eat (ask them about it!), and talked about bus safety from Deputy Snyder.

2nd graders worked with coins, compared and contrasted stories, wrote personal narratives, read the book My Family, and talked about self esteem.

3rd graders practiced multi-digit addition with regrouping and did a Kahoot to end the week (ask them about it!), wrote personal narratives, read the book Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun (ask them about it!), and had butterflies hatch!

4th graders continued working on their Genius Hour projects, continued learning about erosion and Native American tribes, brushed up on their rounding skills, and played a whole class game in math to end their week of practice.

With a grateful heart:

We want to thank our PTO who approved a purchase of outdoor recess equipment and new swings for our preschool playground! Both are on order and will be put to good use once in the hands of children!

Some Reminders and FYI:

Please view this video for some information about our November Bond Issue. It explains how the collection works.

Are you registered to vote? If not… please do so!

Thanks to all who came to our PTO Meeting on Tuesday. Please click this link to the read the notes and be up to date! September PTO Minutes

Fall Eagle Extensions will be running from October 2nd until November 17th. Please click this link to be go to the Academic Achievement website to register (our PDF is on the right side). Registration closes next week! HSE Eagle Extensions

Check out this State of the Schools Video for our upcoming district event. Save the date for September 25th from 6:30-8:00pm so you can see the great things we are doing!

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

Friday, October 6th- Lego/Eagle Pride Day

Our October PTO Meeting has been changed will be on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7pm instead of October 10th. .

Please complete this College and Career Survey if you have not already done so. It will help us structure future learning for our students.

Please click this link to fill out a form if you want your child’s information shared. HSE Student Directory 2017-2018

Don’t forget to send in your Kroger receipts after you sign up for HSE to receive rewards. We will pull a couple of them so kids can partake in a Popsicle Party with the principal.

TIp of the Week:

Is sleep a priority in your house and is your child getting enough sleep each night? It is vital to a their success!! Make sure to give your child the right amount of sleep by putting them to bed at a good time so that they rise awake and well rested, ready for their day. Research indicates that preschool students (age 3-5) require between 10-13 hours a night and school age children (age 6-13) require 9-11 hours each night.

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

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!

Upcoming Events

October 2: Homecoming Week

October 6: Homecoming Parade & Game

October 11: Mumkin Pick up

BWMS Parent Update

9/15/17

Mid Point of 1st Quarter

Wow, can you believe that today is the mid point of the 1st quarter? We consider these interim periods to be Grade Update Days and we encourage all parents to log into PowerSchool to check the progress of their student’s performance. Also, information about signing up for a conference is posted below. You can sign up to meet with just one teacher or the entire team depending on your preference and availability. Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you need any assistance.

Have a great extended weekend.

Sincerely,

Mr. Josh Frame

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

We look forward to speaking with you. Please find the corresponding BWMS teachers with the conference times available. You can choose to sign up to meet with just one (1) teacher or the whole team depending on your needs. If you are desiring to meet with just one teacher, just go ahead and sign up for a time. If you wish to meet with a team of teachers together, please select all of the teachers at the same conference time. We thank you for partnering with us in Inspire and Guide your student in 2017-18. Please remember to include Co-Teachers when signing up for a time slot.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact the BWMS Office and we can sign you up manually.

October

2-6 Spirit Week

5 Conferences, 4:00-7:30

6 Homecoming

18 End 1st quarter

18 Athletic Awards, 6 pm

Big Walnut High School

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.

Sign-up for Remind

Do you want to be notified of important information from the school counselors and high school administration? If so, then sign up for Remind. This is a system that allows our staff to send reminder texts straight to your phone. We will use this to remind you of upcoming dates and deadlines. We are encouraging both parents and students to sign up for the appropriate Remind(s). (This is different from the Eagle-i communications you may have signed up for.)

To sign-up, text the appropriate code to 81010.

Class of 2018: @d66f8b

Class of 2019: @9f3de

Class of 2020: @bwls2020

Class of 2021 @bwhs2021​

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”!

Support BWHS Athletics When Buying Gas!

Big Walnut Athletics has partnered with the Sunbury Certified Gas Station. $.01 of every dollar sold will benefit Big Walnut Athletics. Thanks to Wizards Wraps for decorating the pump.

Certified Gas Station – Pump # 8

110 East Granville Street

Sunbury, OH 43074

*Proceeds are only from the pump that has the Big Walnut logo.

October 3-6: Homecoming Week

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

October 7: Homecoming Dance 8 pm

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

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!

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

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.

Weekly Updates from Big Walnut High School

September 8, 2017

Happy Friday! It’s hard to believe we already have four weeks under our belt. This means the interim reports for the first quarter will be available in just two weeks. Our first round of parent-teacher conferences will be held at the end of the month. It is never to early to reach out to your son or daughter’s teachers to ensure success!

Consider Joining BWHS Academic Boosters

We need you! Please consider joining the BWHS Academic Boosters (PTO). This organization is dedicated to supporting the academic needs of students at BWHS. They sponsor our Evening of Excellence as well as the academic and leadership boards in the atrium. New members are welcome and the group is eager to hear your ideas and have your support. Please contact Susan LeMaster, Academic Booster president, at susie.lemaster16@gmail.com for more information.

Welcome Aaron Rittgers, Big Walnut Local Schools’ New Strength and Fitness Coach

We are very excited to announce, Aaron Rittgers has been hired as the Strength and Fitness Coach at Big Walnut Local Schools. For the past three years, Aaron has been the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Olentangy Liberty High School and Capital University under the direction of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Prior to his role at Olentangy Liberty High School and Capital University, Aaron interned with The Ohio State University Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning staff. Aaron earned a Bachelor of Arts (Health and Fitness Management) from Capital University in 2012 and is currently working on his Masters of Coaching Education from Ohio University. Aaron is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) earning his certification in 2013. As well, he is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES). Since 2013, Aaron has been a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Aaron’s first day of employment will be Monday, September 11, 2017. Immediately, Aaron will work with our coaches to develop a training mission/vision for our athletes. The work will be extensive and important as a guide to creating training programs that are personalized for each athlete/team. He will provide a great deal of support in preventing student injuries due to improper training techniques or lack of physical development for game preparation. Most schools in the Ohio Capital Conference have similar positions, as we have been researching this position for the last two years. Part of the salary for this position is being provided by the growing revenue stream from our Football Scoreboard Advertising Project, which will be paid in full this fall thanks to our advertising sponsors.

Sign-up for Remind

Do you want to be notified of important information from the school counselors and high school administration? If so, then sign up for Remind. This is a system that allows our staff to send reminder texts straight to your phone. We will use this to remind you of upcoming dates and deadlines. We are encouraging both parents and students to sign up for the appropriate Remind(s). (This is different from the Eagle-i communications you may have signed up for.)

To sign-up, text the appropriate code to 81010.

Class of 2018: @d66f8b

Class of 2019: @9f3de

Class of 2020: @bwls2020

Class of 2021 @bwhs2021​

BWHS Athletes Read for “2nd and 7” Foundation

Last Friday, members of our Varsity Girls’ Basketball and Swimming and Diving Teams read to 2nd graders at BWE as part of a program sponsored by the 2nd and 7 Foundation (https://www.secondandseven.com/). The Foundation was started by three former Ohio State football players – Ryan Miller, Luke Fickell and Mike Vrabel. Their mission is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward.

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.

Art Students Paint for Berkshire Township

Berkshire Township is adding a new park space and our BWHS art students have been hard at work providing some of the painting work for the new learning garden and natural spaces. What a great way for our Golden Eagles to give back to the community!

BWHS Print Service

Did you know BWHS has its own print service? Run by students, under the direction of Art teacher Melissa Maxson, the print service is in its second year! Do you have any printing needs? They would love to help you out!

The BWHS Print Service is a large format print group that specializes in the design and production of graphics and wall art for all types of clients throughout the Sunbury area. At the BWHS Print Service we are always looking for exciting ways to push our knowledge and learning forward to help bring your work into the spotlight. Out-of-the-box thinking has paved the road to amazing results with large wall wraps, beautiful large scale prints and creative design.

Check out our website for more information: https://melissamaxson.wixsite.com/bwhsprintservice

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.

SENIORS: Additional Information About Graduation Requirements

As you know, in order to graduate, a student must earn the required number of credits as well as meet eligibility on one of three pathways (Ohio’s State Tests, Industry Credentials, College and Career Readiness Tests). For the Class of 2018 ONLY, any student not meeting one of these three pathways now has additional options for graduation. To learn more about these alternatives, see the link below.

http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Ohio-Graduation-Requirements/News/Two-additional-graduation-options-available-for-th/GradReq2018.pdf.aspx

FRESHMEN/SOPHOMORE: DACC Coffee Chats

Parents of 6th to 10th graders…

We are once again hosting a series of free coffee chats with the Delaware Area Career Center. Take advantage of this chance to learn about this valuable resource!

The Delaware Area Career Center (DACC) is your district’s “Career Technical Education” center, and they have AMAZING career-focused programs for college-bound kids — Zoo School, Nursing, Engineering, IT, Digital Design and more.

Students can access the programs in their junior and senior years (Engineering starts in sophomore year). That’s why learning about them NOW is really important for early schedule planning!

At this stage for your student, you are starting to consider the options ahead and to plan for college, etc. The DACC offers unbelievable programs for our college-bound kids that you would likely overlook. (I remember vo-tech from my HS days….BOY, has it changed!)

Details about our four coffee chats are below. You do need to RSVP because seats are limited. Feel free to invite a friend to come with you!

College, Careers and Coffee with the Delaware Area Career Center

(all events are from 9:30 to 11:00 am):

October 10 – City of Powell Municipal Building, East Conference Room, 47 Hall Street, Powell, OH 43056

October 12 – Orange Township Hall, 1680 East Orange Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035

BWMS

We look forward to speaking with you. Please find the corresponding BWMS teachers with the conference times available. You can choose to sign up to meet with just one (1) teacher or the whole team depending on your needs. If you are desiring to meet with just one teacher, just go ahead and sign up for a time. If you wish to meet with a team of teachers together, please select all of the teachers at the same conference time. We thank you for partnering with us in Inspire and Guide your student in 2017-18.

Unfortunately, BWMS cannot provide supervision of students until 7:15 AM so we ask that parents arrange drop off schedules accordingly. At that time, all students report to the cafeteria until they are released at the first bell at 7:30 AM.

Parent Drop Off and Pick Up should use Fairlawn Drive. This is for the safety of our students riding the buses coming in from the Cheshire Road entrance. We ask that you pull all the way down to the Orange Cone so we can drop off and pick up as many students as possible.

If your child will be absent, please call the attendance line at 740-965-7786 by 8:30 am on the day of the absence.

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!

October 2: Homecoming Week

October 6: Homecoming Parade & Game

October 11: Mumkin Pick up

Souders

Quote of The Week: How far you go in life depends upon your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in your life, you will have been all of these.

James C. Hunter in The Servant

Athletic Information

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

HSE

“We admire the courage and compassion of our fellow citizens… on Patriots Day and always“ -unknown

Classroom Happenings at HSE:

• Preschoolers talked about their family by drawing a picture of their family and making a house out of popsicle sticks.

• Kindergarteners starting working in their reading workshop rotations, started learning their kindergarten sight words (ask them what they are! Hint, hint I & if ), and practiced with numbers and letter in a variety of ways

• 1st graders started their workshop rotations (ask them what song they “march to” when they need to go to the next center), continued learning about the oceans- specifically viper fish and walrus, and read Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day which lead to a discussion about being “crabby” to continue with the ocean them.

• 2nd graders worked hard to review math skills such as counting by 2’s, money, and clock reading, read Henry and Mudge, practiced with vocabulary from the story, and also wrote about their wishes.

• 3rd graders worked in interactive notebooks to practice rounding and did various activities during language arts to sharpen their skills while finishing up a close reading passage in guided reading groups.

• 4th graders started thinking about their Genius Hour projects (ask them about their topic!), worked in groups to research historic Native American tribes and show their learning in google slides, and read Scholastic News where they voted if fidget spinners should or should not be banned (ask them their opinion!).

With a grateful heart:

• We want to thank Natalie Siclair, our STEM teacher, and Melanie Albertson, our art teacher, for offering an Eagle Extension Club this fall. Check out the info below for sign up information.

Some Reminders and FYI:

• Fall Eagle Extensions will be running from October 2nd until November 17th.

• Our October PTO Meeting has been changed will be on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7 pm instead of October 10th.

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Staff Reports