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A look back on Batavia’s 2022 homecoming week


A look back on Batavia’s 2022 homecoming week

By Alek Simeunovic Batavia’s 2022 Homecoming celebrations kicked off with “Paint the Town,” a designated day where local shops and businesses had their storefronts decorated by the school’s clubs and sports. The entire Batavia downtown was covered in layers of colorful paint to signal the beginning of this year’s festivities. One of Batavia’s annual homecoming […]

NEWS: BHS Art Mart allows students to explore their creative side


NEWS: BHS Art Mart allows students to explore their creative side

By Amanda Melvin There is a multitude of awesome clubs here at Batavia High School, from ultimate frisbee to book club, but not many like the new art mart. Why is it so unique? The club itself, and the items sold, are made by students, run by students, and sold by students.  Art Mart sells […]

NEWS: Therapy Dogs visit Batavia High School


NEWS: Therapy Dogs visit Batavia High School

By Mary Fornelli and Ava Curran On April 20, the Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club visited Batavia High School with two of their dogs, Cash and Chance. The one-hour visit, from 10:30-11:30, took place in the backroom of the LRC. The ten-minute-long visits consisted of six groups of five students.  According to helpguide.org, petting a […]

News: Students respond to the removal of the mask mandate


News: Students respond to the removal of the mask mandate

By Sophia Jech Mask mandates in schools have been a highly controversial issue lately, especially with our latest change in mask rules at Batavia High School. The removal of our mask mandate has sparked opinions of teachers and parents that have been quite conflicting. In all this mess of opinions, what do students, the largest […]

NEWS: “Handle With Care” notifies teachers when a student has been exposed to trauma


NEWS: “Handle With Care” notifies teachers when a student has been exposed to trauma

By Ellie Carter “Handle With Care” is a collaboration between the Batavia police department and BPS 101 to notify teachers and administrators when a student has been exposed to a traumatic event.  Prolonged exposure to trauma and violence damages children’s ability to focus, behave and learn. It also often leads to academic problems, truancy, being […]

Opinion: Batavia Music Education, Best of Illinois


Opinion: Batavia Music Education, Best of Illinois

By Sophia Jech After winning the “Best Communities for Music Education” award from The NAMM Foundation for the seventh time, Batavia has proven they really are the best for music education. In fact, they have won the award six times in the past seven years! With multiple levels of band, orchestra, and choir as well […]

NEWS: Bayer steps down, replaced by Farwell


NEWS: Bayer steps down, replaced by Farwell

By Emma Stoodley, Paige Blasi, and Faith Borre Boys’ head wrestling coach, Scott Bayer, stepped down from the program on March 22 and will be replaced by longtime assistant Ryan Farwell. Bayer will be taking over the girls’ program as head coach and no longer splitting himself between the two teams.  Bayer said he stepped […]

Students at BHS protest to show support of trans and non-Binary peers in Batavia


Students at BHS protest to show support of trans and non-Binary peers in Batavia

By Cole Conklin On Tues., April 5, a group of students gathered together in front of Batavia High School with cowbells, loudspeakers, and signs. The students were protesting what was viewed as a lack of equity action from the school board.  After an equity statement was promised in February, many students noticed that discrimination problems […]

‘Girl Up’ makes a mark


‘Girl Up’ makes a mark

 By Nicholas Klann and Mackenzie Corcoran During Women’s History Month, Girl Up is doing the most to empower women. Girl Up is a club started by a junior at Batavia High School, Maddie Vaja. The goal of Girl Up is to help empower women and educate them about women’s issues. “Girl Up is meant for […]

Batavia Key Club supply run for Ukraine collects $450


Batavia Key Club supply run for Ukraine collects $450

By Samuel Blazier War continues to rampage Ukraine as they battle against the Russian invasion, but Batavia Key Club members have jumped in to help those who are suffering from this war. Ukrainians are in need of supplies and food, and the Batavia Key Club took note of this. By working with the Red Cross […]