JROTC blood drive returns

By Ashtyn Praeter JROTC hosted another blood drive Friday, February 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Bellbrook High School Auxiliary Gym.  The donations go to The Community Blood Center (CBC) headquartered in downtown Dayton and serving the total blood needs of 30 local hospitals in 18 counties throughout Southwestern Ohio and Eastern Indiana.   According to corps leader Lieutenant Colonel Gangaware, JROTC is … Continue reading JROTC blood drive returns

The Winter Formal returns to Bellbrook High School

By Claire Webster This year the winter formal returns to Bellbrook High School for the first time since the school year 2019-2020 thanks to the work of Supportive Peers members.  Supportive Peers, advised by Mrs. Rivero, is one of the many clubs at BHS. It pairs seniors and juniors with other students or peers in the school district with special needs or learning disabilities.  Three … Continue reading The Winter Formal returns to Bellbrook High School

Supportive Peers Hosts “Little Sweetheart Dance”

by Juliana Packard The Supportive Peers organization is hosting a dance for parents and their children. It does not matter what parent or guardian attends, the only thing that matters is that all children are accompanied by an adult.  The event will be on February 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Bell Creek Intermediate gymnasium. All the proceeds will go to the Supportive Peers … Continue reading Supportive Peers Hosts “Little Sweetheart Dance”

Supportive Peers continues to bring people together at holiday event

By: Kirsten Thomas On Saturday, December 10, Bellbrook Supportive Peers hosted its second annual Christmas Spectacular event at the high school. The event drew in dozens of families and smiles.  Volunteers began setting up at 8:30am for the event, which ran from 10am-12pm. Just like last year, Santa and his elves made an appearance in addition to the variety of craft stations and games available for … Continue reading Supportive Peers continues to bring people together at holiday event

Bellbrook’s JROTC to host Holiday Carnival on December 18

by Eve Jamilkowski Air Force JROTC is hosting a family-friendly holiday carnival Sunday starting at 1 p.m. at Bellbrook High School. The inside of the school will be packed with activities for families with young children, not to mention raffles and lots of homemade baked goods to take home.  Organized by corps member senior Cadet Carmen Roland, the carnival will be the first-ever Holiday Carnival … Continue reading Bellbrook’s JROTC to host Holiday Carnival on December 18

Students share thoughts on Bellbrook’s exam exemption rules

By Eve Jamilkowski Midterm exams begin Friday. Lots of confusion and annoyance is circulating in regard to the qualifications for acquiring an exemption card, a ticket that a student can use to exempt one exam of their choosing if they meet various requirements.   Students were notified by email of the current exam exemption policy. Students may earn one exam exemption if they: -Earn an … Continue reading Students share thoughts on Bellbrook’s exam exemption rules

Book bans resurge in American schools and libraries

By: Audrey Cable According to CBS News, more than 1,600 books have been banned across the U.S. in 2022 compared to 2020 when only 273 books were banned. Local boards of education are often in charge of choosing which books are banned in their school libraries. According to the Smithsonian Magazine, “About 41 percent of the banned titles explicitly address LGBTQ themes, making these the … Continue reading Book bans resurge in American schools and libraries

Winter Guard prepares for the season to come

By Claire Webster Rifles fly through the air as flags are twirling in the hands of the panting girls who are determined to win. While the rifles fall gracefully back into the hands of their owners, the flags continue to fly throughout the air.  Their feet hit the tarp as they drop their rifles and flags and grab the other props to complete the ensemble. … Continue reading Winter Guard prepares for the season to come

The Eagle Pride and Diversity Club seeks to include everyone

By: Kirsten Thomas In the past, the GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) club has served as a supportive environment for members and allies LGBTQ+ community. This year it has been rebranded into the Eagle Pride and Diversity Club. The club is still passionate about building relationships and supporting LGBTQ+ students, but now seeks to include other diverse groups through its meetings and activities. The club’s mission is … Continue reading The Eagle Pride and Diversity Club seeks to include everyone

MAP testing does have a point

By: Riley Hodges The common question on student’s minds during the time of testing is “Why?” According to sophomore teacher Ms. Lewis, the Measures of Academic Progress or MAP Growth tests are so that teachers can see if students are struggling and if they need help with their studies. Because they are not graded, students are told that MAP tests don’t affect them but that … Continue reading MAP testing does have a point