This Week @ BHS February 18, 2024

This Week @BHS

  • Monday - NO School - Teacher PD Day
  • Tuesday - Students Return to Class
  • Wednesday - EDGE Prep day
  • Thursday - EDGE Day
  • Friday - EDGE Day / Bye Bye Birdie Opens 7:30 pm/ G&B DH Basketball v Highlands 6/730 pm
  • Saturday - Bye Bye Birdie 7:30 pm

New February Beechwood District Newsletter

Upcoming Items to note:

2/23-24, 29, March 1 & 2 - Musical Bye Bye Birdie

3/12 ACT for Sophomores and Juniors

3/26 - EDGE Showcase

4/1 - 4/5 - Spring Break

4/19 Jr/Sr Prom - Hotel Covington

5/20 Senior Honors Night

5/24 - Last Day of School and Graduation 2024!

Students Walking to School:

Please do not walk accross Beechwood Road and through traffic. Use the crosswalk at the corner of Beechwood and Page Road

Reminder: This is held at Boone County High School this year. 

Attendance Information 23-24 **

All FORMS you may need throughout the school year are located under the FORMS tab on the Beechwood Independent Schools website.

Please go in and pay posted student fees through Infinite Campus. If you have any questions please contact natalie.whalen@beechwood.kyschools.us

Counseling / College Information

Scheduling Window for the 24-25 School Year:

February 16th - March 1st

Any questions, please contact your student’s counselor:

Juniors Parents & Guardians

Below are presentation links from the Feb 8th Junior Parent Meeting. Reach out to your student’s Counselor if you have any questions!

"BHS Junior Scheduling & College Info" Presentation

"College Financial Aid" Presentation

"College Applications and College Visits" Presentation

Vocational School Application

Applications are now open for Vocational School through the Boone County Area Technology Center (BCATC). Students in 10th grade and 11th grade may apply. You can pick up your application in the high school office. Applications are due no later than noon on February 23 to the main office. Email or see Ms. Minton with specific application questions, or talk with your assigned counselor for general v-school questions.

Scholarship Information

Seniors! Now is the time to be looking for Outside Scholarships to help pay for College. Check out the Scholarship Bulletin below!

Grief Support: If your student is struggling with grief, reach out to their BHS Counselor for support options.

SUMMER CAMP APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!

We have 10 new camps for students to choose from and all are FREE and include lunch. We are thrilled to be partnering with Gateway for 8 of these camps, as well as Enzweiler/BIA and Duke Energy for the remaining two!

You can download each of the flyers here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MhewhX240IT3CbHQ4RQ2042Njn653WFB?usp=sharing

You can see all camp info and application links at: https://navigoprep.com/students-2/

Automotive Tech Career Camp (Fort Wright Gateway Campus)

Biological Sciences Career Camp (Edgewood Gateway Campus)

Computer Information Tech Career Camp (Covington TIE Gateway Campus)

Computerized Manufacturing & Machining Career Camp (Boone Gateway Campus)

Education Career Camp (Covington TIE Gateway Campus)

Healthcare Career Camp (Edgewood Gateway Campus)

Leadership & Energy Careers- for women (Duke Energy- Kellogg Ave, Cinti)

Manufacturing & Engineering Tech Career Camp (Boone Gateway Campus)

Skilled Trades Career Camp (Erlanger and Covington- different weeks)

Welding Career Camp (Boone Gateway Campus)

Also Check out these Summer Programs!

Summer Programs are a great way to explore careers, meet new people, and even get early college experience. Check out this list of local and national Summer Programs!

Academic Update!

ACT Prep Sessions: 3 - 4 PM, Monday - Friday in February

ACT Test day for Sophomores and Juniors

Wednesday Early Release Days

Next Early Release Day: Wednesday March 13th

We will dismiss 7th - 12th grades at 1:08 PM (after lunch). This will allow teachers and staff to embed professional development, department collaboration, assessment literacy, curriculum development, and teacher learning. The following WEDNESDAYS will be early release:

Early Release Days: Mar 13, April 10, May 15

AP Exam Schedule in May:
  • 6th - AP Chemistry Exam (12 pm)
  • 7th - AP Human Geography (8 am) and AP Seminar and AP Statistics (12pm)
  • 8th - AP English Literature (8 am) and AP Computer Science A (12 pm)
  • 9th - AP Environmental Science (8 am)
  • 10th - AP U.S. History (8 am) and AP Art and Design Portfolio Due
  • 13th - AP Calculus AB & BC (8 am) AP Pre-Calculus (12 pm)
  • 14th - AP English Language (8 am)
  • 15th - AP World History (8 am) and Computer Science Principles & Music Theory (12 pm)
  • 16th- AP Spanish (8 am) and AP Biology (12pm)
  • 17th- AP Physics (8 am)

Athletics Update

Attention Alumni, current Coaches, and former Coaches:

We have a surplus of trophies that have been in storage for many years, and we would like the opportunity to give those back to those who won them. Our successes have led to an abundance of trophies, which is great. However, we have so many, we can’t display everything.

An Important Note: All district, region, and state runners-up and championship trophies will be kept and displayed at the school.

If you are interested in taking home any of these trophies then please come to the Beechwood Cafeteria on Saturday, March 9th from 9:00-Noon.

All surplus trophies will be free of charge, and first come first serve. We will be accepting donations that you can make towards the athletic department. 100% of the donations will go towards the purchase of new district, region, and state championship signs that will be hung in our newly renovated gymnasium.

We will also be giving away the Conference Team Championship Pictures that are currently hanging in the Varsity Gym Hallway. These pictures will be kept digitally for display, but the actual plaques will be given away. The varsity gym hallway and locker rooms will be undergoing a major renovation this Spring and Summer so we want to take care of this before that begins.

Home Games This week

Senior Night Celebrations this week:
  • Thursday: The Cheerleaders and Swimmers will be honored on Thursday at the Girls Basketball Game vs. St. Henry. All will be honored at half time.
Hoops For A Cause - February 23rd - V. Highlands

This year the Beechwood High School Boys & Girls Basketball programs are teaming up to host a benefit for CHNK Behavioral Health. Often, after the holiday season the need for basic items is greater for the children. We will host a Hoops For A Cause benefit game on February 23, double header!

We will have basket raffles, split the pot and a designated donation bin for items requested by the Children’s Home! We ask that each grade level, from each program, come together and donate 1-2 baskets. A parent from each grade level is welcome to take charge, collect money & put their basket together if it makes it easier. In an effort to not have multiple of the same, please send us your basket theme in advance. We will ask that baskets be brought in by Feb. 20th so we can properly label & organize prior to the event!

CHNK has an Amazon Wishlist. We will share that link as well if you would like to purchase anything from there directly. A donation bin will be provided the night of the game, any items brought in prior, please give them to your coach! Brand new, in package, socks, underwear, packs of shirts, etc. have been asked for as well.

If you have any questions please conact Coach Whitney- 859-380-1745. Let’s come together to support our neighbors down the street!

2023-2024 Varsity Basketball Schedules

Students 16 years or Older!

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK IN A FUN AND EXCITING ATMOSPHERE.. WHERE YOU CAN HEAR THE ROAR OF THE CROWD CHEERING AFTER ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE CINCINNATI REDS PLAYERS HITS A GRAND SLAM WHILE YOU ARE WORKING? WE HAVE A GREAT, FLEXIBLE WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR YOU TO EARN $$ THIS SUMMER!

FOR THOSE OF YOU 16 YEARS ARE OLDER WHO ARE THINKING ABOUT A JOB THIS SUMMER, WE HAVE GREAT SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT GREAT AMERICAN BALL PARK!

Event details: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 4pm-6pm

Great American Ball Park at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Enter through the main gate by the team shop and Hall of Fame)

We will be hiring for: • Club Attendants • Game Day Catering • Concessions • Culinary • Warehouse • Supervisors • Retail • Management & More!

For more opportunities, visit -

https://careers.delawarenorth.com/search-results?keywords=cincinnati

Proud Sponsor and Support of Beechwood Athletics

Construction Update:

Rotunda taking shape!
Check it out!

Exciting expansion update! Our new BioMedical lab will feature a virtual dissection table & hospital setup, giving students real-world BioMedical science experience for preparing our Tigers for college & beyond!

When Beechwood opens its doors to the new auditorium, our performing arts students will be able to showcase their talents in front of more than 500 people at a time. As part of the Learning Reimagined capital campaign, you can name seats within the auditorium! Whether you want to honor current Beechwood students, recognize alumni, or display your family's names, this is your chance!

Seats are categorized into $300, $400, and $500 levels and can be purchased through this link: https://our.show/beechwood/seatnaming

We will follow up in late winter/early spring to ensure we have the correct name(s).

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Layton at stephanie.layton@beechwood.kyschools.us.

*Naming seats does not guarantee that you have those seats reserved for any upcoming performances.

Thank you for your continued support of Beechwood students!

Beechwood Administration

Updated Photos
The Rotunda block set.

Arts Update

Congratulations All - State Choir

This week 23 Beechwood Singing Tigers, the largest group in Beechwood history, participated in the KMEA All-State Choir event in Louisville, Kentucky. Students went through a rigorous audition process in order to be accepted into these elite groups made up of the best 6th-12th grade vocalists in the state. Students rehearsed together for many hours under the direction of skilled guest conductors before performing a concert at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. High School students also has the amazing opportunity to take part in a treasured tradition of performing the Star Spangled Banner each evening in the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

When asked about their experience, students said:

“It made me take big risks. It’s given me the opportunity to grow as a vocalist as well as a person and be able to understand the time and dedication it takes to get to create beautiful music”.

”All-state has allowed me to really open myself up to what music can bring out in people. It’s so refreshing to be around others who are just as passionate about choir as I am. It’s so great to meet new people and make friends”.

“All-state is great because you get to be around people who are all working towards the same goal. It’s great that there’s no competition, we all already made it, so we are really just working as a team to put together a fantastic concert”.

The following students prerfomed in All-State Choir this past week in Louisville. These kids had to go through a very rigorous audition process and this is the highest number we’ve ever had be accepted from Beechwood!

6th Grade: Sloane Bailey, Eliot Foss, Lilith Reeves, Millie Waggoner

7th Grade: Emma Danks, Quinn Lee, Rose Nienaber, Charlotte Wilke

8th Grade: Claire Ankrum, Liesel Nader, Ellie Stebing, Piper Stiles

9th Grade: Issac McGlasson, Maren Platt, Coen Yap

11th Grade: Hudson Farney, Will Hiner

12th Grade: Emma Hetzel, Andres Moctezuma, Emma Sperber, Lindsey Thurber, Sophie Williams

Congratulations to these All State Band students that performed on Saturday 2/10:

George Kaiser, Julian Sandberg, and Jack Izor

This year the Beechwood Band program was represented at KMEA all-state band in Louisville by George Kaiser, Julian Sandberg, and Jack Izor. The students earned placement in the all-state bands by competing in two rounds of competition against the finest high school musicians in the state. At the event the students rehearsed for three and a half days with world-class conductors and educators. The concert band was conducted by Dr. Erica Neidlinger, professor of music at DePaul University. The symphonic band was conducted by Colonel Michael Colburn, retired director of the President's Own United States Marine Band. The event was capped off with performances at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

SBDM Report

The next SBDM meeting: March 6, 2024 at 4:00 pm in the Fieldhouse Viewing Room.

Februay 7th, 2024 SBDM meeting "unapproved minutes".

  • Good News:
  • B4B
  • SOM/TOM Feb Respect
  • Bowling, Swim/Dive, Archery, Forensics: The bowling team finished 4th and did a great job. The swim team had regionals on Saturday and is awaiting KHSAA updates on who advances. Chris Konerman was awarded regional coach of the year.
  • Forensics team had a successful competition last weekend, and Ms. Seifert was named regional coach of the year.
  • Archery team members have been doing well too.
  • KMEA - Band and Choir All State for HS/MS: They will rehearse and perform in Louisville this week.
  • Old Business:
  • Parent and family engagement - 1st Reading. Council members were advised to review it so it can be discussed at the next meeting.
  • New Business :
  • Council reviewed the SBDM Monthly Agenda for the Month of January.
  • Policy Review* - Policies Per Bylaws was shared with the council.
  • Program of Studies Review: The council reviewed course proposals/changes overview by department. Dual credit opportunities in the business department were discussed. The Beechwood EDGE minors, and course of study for each, were reviewed.
  • Committee Report:
  • Approval of the Minutes: Culture and Climate Committee January Meeting
  • Budget Report - SBDM Budget and Activities Budget were shared with the council.
  • Principal’s Report :
  • Joint Session with the Board - feedback was requested from council members. Idea were shared about breaking into groups in the future, and requesting feedback from the board.
  • Impact Survey results are publicly available now, and results were reviewed with the council. The results have been shared with teachers this week in PLC meetings, and feedback is being gathered. Feedback was given by the SBDM student representative and a parent representative to gain insight from their perspectives. Mr. Yanke shared what he discussed with the student council to improve school spirit.
  • CERT/ACT classwork and study sessions information was shared.
  • APEX Credit Recovery: students who failed a course for the first semester are working on credit recovery.
  • Important upcoming dates were shared

All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are posted outside of the HS office and on our WEBSITE.

Board of Education

There will be a Special Board Meeting on Monday March 4th at 4:30 pm

Next regular meeting: Tuesday April 8th

6-7 pm in the High School Cafeteria

What is the "Blueprint for Excellence"?

PTSA Board Positions

Are you interested in getting involved and making an impact across Beechwood? A position on the PTSA Board could be for you! Elections for the positions of PTSA President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary will be held in May 2024. Email beechwood.ptsa@beechwood.kyschools.us to learn more.

Tiger Trail 5K Registration is live! Register before February 1st to lock in last year's entry fee of $25. Price increases to $30 on February 1.

Do you own a business or know someone who does? Please consider sponsoring this year's Tiger Trail. Email:

beechwood.ptsa@beechwood.kyschools.us for more information and sponsorship levels.

Athletic Boosters

What are the Boosters Are All About? Click on the link below to find out more.

Beechwoodathleticboosters.com

Follow on Twitter: @BHSAthleticBoosters

We Are Learners, We are Leaders

Internship Spotlight

Tigers Anchored In Excellence

(Left) Mac Wigger and Elijah Egan

Mac Wigger doing an internship rotation where he shared his love of military reenactment with Mr. Murphy's class.

MIddle School Formal 2024

Congratulations to the following students for creating artworks that were selected be displayed at the Cincinnati Art Museum as part of their 10 x 10 Teen Art Expo. Allie Broering (top left), Malia Driskell (top right), Carter Ritter (bottom left), Emma Hetzel (bottom right). Artworks will be displayed in the Great Hall at the Cincinnati Art Museum from March 26-31, 2024.