Bellbrook Volleyball Team is taking SWBL by storm

by Juliana Packard Currently, Bellbrook High School’s varsity volleyball team is the number one team in the South Western Buckeye League. Looking at the whole league’s leaders in specific areas, Bellbrook volleyball players have ranked highly in multiple areas. Junior Sam Pavlak is ranked number two in the SWBL in blocks. Pavlak has 37 blocks so far in the season. Corinne Stamm, a sophomore, has … Continue reading Bellbrook Volleyball Team is taking SWBL by storm

High Schoolers respond to BOE’s Authorization of Active Shooter Response Team

By Grace Krane On September 8, the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Board of Education announced their unanimous decision to implement an Active Shooter Response Committee and Team into Bellbrook’s schools.  This decision came after House Bill 99 was passed by the Ohio Legislature, authorizing school boards to allow staff members to convey weapons in a school safety zone if they have undergone proper training. The volunteer staff members, … Continue reading High Schoolers respond to BOE’s Authorization of Active Shooter Response Team

Peer tutors help students find academic success

By Claire Webster Peer Tutoring is an organization here at Bellbrook High School created by Mrs. Rivero that helps students get extra academic help from their peers during the school day.  How did it start? There are many students here at BHS who go to peer tutoring during their study halls to get the help that they need to achieve better grades. Math teacher Mrs. … Continue reading Peer tutors help students find academic success

Bellbrook Cheerleading start stunting

By Juliana Packard Bellbrook High School varsity cheer teams have started stunting after many years of trying to start. Bellbrook high school senior varsity cheerleader Madi Miller said, “Stunting really gets the crowd going and ready to win the game.” Miller is a senior who does not stunt; however, she enjoys watching the student section’s reaction to the stunts. Miller spoke about how initially she … Continue reading Bellbrook Cheerleading start stunting

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