By: Sara Wolf On February 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School experienced loss beyond what can be expressed with words. They experienced the horrific situation that sits atop a student and staff member’s list of fears, arguably the worst scenario to take place within school walls: a school shooting. Fourteen students and three staff members lost their lives to bullets fired by former Stoneman Douglas … Continue reading BHS Safety Protocols: How We Keep Students Safe
By: Sara Wolf In mid-February, Bellbrook teacher and track coach Charlie O’Dell presented BHS students with the opportunity to lift at 6 a.m. before their school day begins. Though the option may sound unappealing to many, after a month, 20 students have been coming consistently on Monday and Thursday mornings to enjoy the feeling of accomplishing something first thing in the morning. Most athletes that … Continue reading Why are students coming to school at six in the morning?
By: Sara Wolf As scheduling occurs within the next few weeks at BHS, many students are facing the same questions: Do I take AP courses? How many should I take? Which classes would be best for me? If you’ve found yourself wrestling with any of these questions, there are plenty of ways to make a decision that will leave you more comfortable with the schedule … Continue reading Scheduling: Which AP Classes to Take?
By: Sara Wolf On February 5, only 5 days before Senior Night, Ethan Savey had to say goodbye to his dad who had to leave for a year-long deployment in Korea. Though Savey was heartbroken that his dad and greatest mentor couldn’t walk with him to be recognized for his athletic accomplishments, Savey’s mom, brother, sister, teammates, and community came around him to celebrate him … Continue reading Senior Athlete Highlight: Ethan Savey – Senior Night with a Piece Missing
By: Sara Wolf The fact that current Friday nights aren’t occupied with football games doesn’t mean that the football team isn’t putting in work and making improvements for when the season does come. “The team has been putting together the best offseason ever and we are working on the little things,” says 2018 senior Keion Driscoll. Jeff Jenkins, entering into his second season as Bellbrook’s … Continue reading Bellbrook Football: An offseason look at 2017
By: Sara Wolf Mother’s Day is around the corner – May 14 – and Father’s Day is just behind on June 18. To make sure you’re not the kid who doesn’t do anything as a thank you, here’s a list of gift ideas for Mom or Dad. If all else fails, make sure to give them your extra time and attention on their day – … Continue reading DON’T FORGET: Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
By: Sara Wolf The end of the year is so close and distractions are everywhere. Adjusted schedules, school and graduation events, weekend plans and better weather pull anyone’s mind away from the school work still left to do. As close as we are and as sad as it is, there’s still school and exams left for the most of us. Count down the days until … Continue reading 5 tips to finish the school year strong
By: Sara Wolf We all know that not-as-popular national holidays exist thanks to the tons of instagram posts on National Siblings Day (April 10) or National Pets Day (April 11), but exactly how many somewhat random holidays are there? Here’s a list summing up a few holidays throughout the year that you may not have known about, thanks to holidayscalendar.com! January 14 – National Dress … Continue reading 24 Holidays You Didn’t Know Existed
By: Sara Wolf As of March 20, it’s officially springtime. Whether or not Ohio decides to let it feel like it, spring is, as always, unpredictable. If you’re out of ideas on how to pass the cold, warm, rainy and sunny spring-ish time between now and summer, here are a few events happening in Bellbrook this spring and other ideas to help you to be better … Continue reading Spring in Bellbrook: What to do?
By: Sara Wolf Here we are, against the difficult, slow-moving, brick wall part of the school year–when the days seem to go by slower than they usually do, and the only thing getting students by is the thought of spring and summer breaks not too far away. As students stress and focus on testing, quarters ending and beginning, and all of their responsibilities in general, … Continue reading How to have a better week