Student athletes see many benefits

By Emma DeWeese Playing a sport in high-school results in improved physical and mental health and better performance in the classroom. Senior Sam Barhorst states that football has taught him “problem solving, dealing with adversity, leadership, teamwork, and communication.” Dr. Cindy Gellner, a pediatrician, recommends that children play sports to experience healthy social interactions that will set them up for success. She claims playing a … Continue reading Student athletes see many benefits

BHS students reflect on their school experience and mental health

By: Audrey Cable Mental health is a regular conversation among experts and students alike. According to the CDC, 20% of students seriously considered suicide while 9% of students actually attempted to commit suicide during the pandemic. People wonder what schools can do to help improve the mental health of its students rather than impact it negatively. Senior Eve Jamilkowski stated that she would want students to … Continue reading BHS students reflect on their school experience and mental health

Bellbrook theatre will perform “Peter and the Starcatcher”

by Jayla Fields Bellbrook High school’s theatre students are working hard to put together Peter and the Starcatcher, a play about Peter Pan’s origins based on a book series. They will perform it at the end of November. Peter and the Starcatcher is a Tony-decorated play that tells the story of how an orphan becomes Peter Pan. This play was based on Dave Barry and … Continue reading Bellbrook theatre will perform “Peter and the Starcatcher”

New bus routes creating confusion for some

by Claire Webster Buses have returned to all of the schools in the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools community with some major changes, causing confusion within the school district. Buses have also now returned to the high school thanks to passing the levy, which causes many changes in the school district. Each of the schools have now changed the time they start and finish, so the bus drivers … Continue reading New bus routes creating confusion for some

There’s More to the Yellow and Purple Shirts

by Grace Krane You may have noticed the increased number of yellow and purple shirts moving throughout the Bellbrook community lately. The growing number of people in these eye-catching shirts can be attributed to the district-wide program, Supportive Peers.  Supportive Peers started in the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek schools at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year by a few Bellbrook teachers, including Mrs. Rivero, a math teacher … Continue reading There’s More to the Yellow and Purple Shirts

Mr. Basinger and Mrs. Hensley Retiring from Bellbrook High School

By: Rachel Holbrook As we reach the end of the 21-22 school year, two of our amazing teachers, Mr. Basinger and Mrs. Hensley, will be retiring. They have made a lasting impact on Bellbrook Students and have taught us so much. Mr. Basinger has been teaching for 34 years with 25 at Bellbrook. He has also been coaching for 21 years at Bellbrook and 30 … Continue reading Mr. Basinger and Mrs. Hensley Retiring from Bellbrook High School

Bellbrook’s Drone Teams win national competition

By: Reagan Morrow In April, Bellbrook’s Drone teams, Monkey Brains and Hog Flyers, went to Florida for the 2022 Drones in School – MultiGP STEM Alliance National Race. Each team got to bring something home. Monkey Brain — with members Anthony Jiovani, Isaac Lefeld, Kevin Pray, Harrison Shupe, Lucas Smallwood, Ayden Volmer, Colton Warren — won the overall competition and best video. Hog Flyers — … Continue reading Bellbrook’s Drone Teams win national competition

Bellbrook Hosts SWBL Track Meet

By: Kirsten Thomas Wednesday and Saturday, May 11 and 14, Bellbrook hosted the SWBL meet. The league was split into two divisions this year. Bellbrook girls finished third in their division and the boys got second.  The East divisions include Bellbrook, Oakwood, Franklin, Monroe, and Waynesville. The West division is made up of Brookville, Carlisle, Eaton, Madison, and Valley View.  The meet on Saturday started … Continue reading Bellbrook Hosts SWBL Track Meet

Bellbrook seniors share post-secondary plans

By: Angelique Taylor  Seniors Sav Higley and Ally Lewis, 2022 class president, share what they will be doing after graduation. Sav Higley plans to attend Miami University and looks forward to the undergraduate research opportunities and networking. She wants to work for the government doing wildlife biology. She said, “I love animals and didn’t want to be a veterinarian. I enjoy specifically ecology.” She thinks Miami … Continue reading Bellbrook seniors share post-secondary plans