Category Archives: School News

Fast facts on the history of the AP exam

By Emma Kilburg The first AP exams were taken in the 1955-1956 school year when the College Board first launched the program. The AP exam is different for every subject, but the scoring has always been the same. Students receive

News: What will graduation look like for seniors in 2021?

By Emily Newburn On Wed., May 26, the class of 2021 will be able to celebrate their graduation all together, outdoors at Northern Illinois University.  Last year, 2020 graduates had no idea that their graduation wouldn’t be anything close to

NEWS: Batavia prom an opportunity for normalcy for ’21 graduating class

This year, at Batavia High School, it was known that prom would be cancelled for the second year in a row due to the Covid-19 restrictions put into place.  Instead of putting it off again, student council created an event

NEWS: BHS returning to in-building learning

By Hailey Adams With CDC guidelines changing, it accommodates schools to let children go in full time. School schedules and rules have been changed and put in place. With only two months left of school, it is a big change.

Q&A with “The Theory of Relativity” cast member Erin McLauglin

By Emma Kilburg The BHS 2021 musical “The Theory of Relativity,” filmed and made into a movie for the first time ever, will be premiering through a livestream at 7:30 on Fri., April 16 and 23. The cast and crew

Ways to stop procrastinating

By Amanda Schmelder Procrastinating is normal, many people do it. But there are a couple of different ways that might help to stop procrastinating and improve productivity. The first step is to recognize you are procrastinating. Then you can find

NEWS: What do people think about going back to school full time?

By Emma Kilburg Shortly before spring break, the Batavia school district announced that students would be going back to school full time, with an option to stay full remote, and the response was very mixed. Some thought this decision was

News: BPS101 receives federal Covid grant

By Sofia Bellafiore Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Batavia Public Schools was awarded a grant of $1.13m in relief funding. This will be the second funding package to be approved by federal lawmakers, a package that was approved in December

Williams’ lasting legacy at BHS

By Hailey Haddon The social outcast: they’re in every high school movie ever. Adorned with glasses, braces, and occasionally pigtails, the movie industry has invented a personality type. Preston Williams often describes herself as the weird, quirky kid portrayed in

NEWS: Reimbursement from state provides all BHS students with free bagged lunches

By Natalie Zagorski Quest Food Services changed the way they distribute their meals in order to provide meals for BHS students during the pandemic. Quest provides Batavia school district as well as 75 other school districts with locally grown and