Category Archives: School News

Entrepreneurship class helps BHS students impress investors

By Neal Patel An entrepreneur-like class that gives upperclassman the chance to come up with a business is being offered at Batavia High School. This class even has investors that can put money into the student-owned businesses who impress them

Carrying trash? What’s the real story?

It is true. Students carry trash with them in this very school. Why? It’s actually a week-long lab for AP Environmental Sciences, led by the teacher Mr. Daniel Renz. The idea is that the students carry the trash that they

Q&A- Knautz sings his way to state

Nathan Knautz is a Batavia High School junior. The weekend of January 27, he was invited to the Illinois All-State Choir event in Palos Heights, Ill. People from each of the nine districts were chosen, and Knautz was one of

Basketball team’s lone senior makes impacts

By Katie Cole New school full of unfamiliar faces. New coaches with nearly 30 new plays to learn. Nine new teammates that she has to get to know. New fans screaming at the top of their lungs and eagerly watching

Batavia’s genius hour program is genius!

By Emily Tratar Students prepare for the beginning of class; filing into the room, pulling out books, chatting with friends, snapchatting. When the bell rings, the teacher stands in the front of the room, bursting with energy. The students quiet

How are BHS juniors studying for the SAT?

By Yonglin Zheng The SATs are coming up this April and there’s always a lot of questions about what is the best way to study for the SATs. Last week, The Spectator conducted a poll that asked 100 juniors how

Q&A with Operation Click Committee

By Allison Bleakley Operation Click is a nationwide organization that was created to encourage safe driving for high school students. The Batavia High School Student Council and Office Justin Howe connected with Operation Click this year to promote safe driving

Attention: Calling all future seniors

By Vanessa True For high school seniors, the majority of their senior year is taken up, debating over which college to choose. Senior year is filled with emotional ups and downs when it comes to planning. Students will have discussions

Batavia’s Scholastic Bowl team wins the Upstate Eight Conference

In just its third season, Batavia’s Scholastic Bowl team won the Upstate Eight Conference championship on Feb. 8 to stay unbeaten at 13-0 on the season. Two of the starters, Billy Dremel and Ava Langstaff, compiled the top two scores

BHS has a stroke (of paint that is)

By Emily Tratar Art students have been painting murals around Batavia High School these last few months to bring creativity and positivity to the students day. It was created by a group of students after petitioning for a grant during