Phone: (740) 363-4340
Fax: (740) 417-9459
Eileen Burkhardt (formerly Sheppard), Counselor for seniors; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessie Combs, Counselor for all sophomores and juniors; email@example.com
Tammy Cress, Counselor for all freshman; firstname.lastname@example.org
Eileen Sheppard- I am a proud BV graduate and earned my degree in Elementary Education from Ohio Wesleyan University. After teaching for many years I earned my Masters in School Counseling from the University of Dayton. I was lucky enough to spend a few years as an elementary counselor, a few years as the middle school counselor, and now am excited to be at the high school! I have worked at Buckeye Valley since 1999 and hope to add many more years to my career here. I have a grown son, Christopher, who I am very proud of!I love animals (I have many) and nature and am still a science teacher at heart.
Jessie Combs- My background is in psychology. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Ohio Dominican University. Following my undergrad, I went immediately to grad school and earned my Master's in School Counseling from The University of Dayton. I am currently finishing up my Ph.D. Mental health and counseling are my passion! I've been with BVHS for 6 years. I love sports and all things outdoors. My pups (Leila and Zeus) are my world. I am a firm believer that traveling is good for the soul. Music, llamas, and pickles are a must =)
Tammy Cress-I am so grateful to be a school counselor at Buckeye Valley. I am a proud BV graduate and community member. My husband Josh and our 3 children are busy with our love of sports, 4-H and outdoor activities. This is my first year at Buckeye Valley but my 14th year as a school counselor. I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Purdue University and my Master's in School Counseling from Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). We love being a part of the BV family!
At BVHS we support and advocate for ALL students in their academic, social-emotional, and college/career development.
TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS: Click HERE to request a transcript during the school year.
To request a transcript during summer break, send an email to email@example.com with the following information: Name when attending BV, year of graduation, birthdate, and contact information for where to send your transcript.
APPLICATION FOR MINOR WORK PERMIT
SELECTIVE SERVICE REMINDER All 18 year-old men must register with the Selective Service. It’s the law. Register on-line at www.sss.gov
CCP: If you are interested in taking college coursework while still attending BVHS, please carefully read this 2020 CCP INFO. Intent to Participate and Signature forms are due May 1st! Additional information is included in this CCP Presentation.
COLLEGE 101: "Soon to be" Seniors, Click for a PDF Presentation
APPLYING TO COLLEGE: Common App is used by many colleges. Common App allows you to fill out one application and send it to multiple colleges as well as request transcripts and letters of recommendation. When creating your Common App account, be sure you list Mrs. Burkhart at firstname.lastname@example.org as your school counselor. Click HERE for instructions on how to complete your Common App.
You may choose to apply directly to your chosen college. In that case, use the TRANSCRIPT REQUEST form to have your transcript sent directly to the school.
FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid): Many universities require incoming freshmen to complete a FAFSA report to determine how much financial aid they can offer. We encourage all students to complete the FAFSA, regardless of if you think you will qualify for financial assistance. A helpful link is: https://fafsahelpoh.org
Free money for college (scholarships) come in three categories. National, Specific to the College, and Local.
National: Sometimes referred to as "Lottery" scholarships, they are hard to obtain because the applicant pool is so large. However, there may be very specific scholarships (for students with diabetes, as an example) that narrow down the applicant pool. Some good websites are websites are StudentScholarships.org, https://www.unigo.com/, and https://scholarshipbee.com/. Keep in mind, you should NEVER have to pay for a scholarship search service!
Specific to the College: Most colleges and universities will entice high school seniors to apply for scholarships that may only be used if the student decides on that specific college. Frequently check the universities' admission and financial aid webpages for links or information on how to apply for these scholarships
Local: Scholarship information for current seniors gets sent to us at various times throughout the spring and will be added here as we receive it. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AND THIS PAGE FREQUENTLY
OSU/Notre Dame Columbus Foundation Scholarship
Kid Voting Scholarship
IMPORTANT: All Buckeye Valley Juniors will be taking a free ACT in the spring.
Sample ACT test resources are also available for examinees. Here are the links to the three sample test documents (when prompted, enter passcode ODE 2017):
Buckeye Valley is pleased to partner with several area test prep tutors as well as College and Career Consultants. We do not endorse any in particular, but provide the names as a service to our families. Please click here for our list: ACT/SAT Prep and College/Career Consultants
Social Emotional Information
Counseling services that are available to all students include classroom lessons, small group counseling, individual support, and crisis response services. Buckeye Valley also collaborates with Syntero, a community counseling group, to provide school-based clinical counseling for students who need more intensive support. Syntero offers individual, school-based prevention services to Buckeye Valley students. Contact your school counselor for a referral, or parents may contact Syntero directly. For more information click HERE.
All freshman will have access to a Baron Mentor who is a junior or a senior. Mentors will meet with mentees during Baron Time to discuss a variety of topics. Discussions, videos, and activities will focus on helping every freshman have a successful transition to high school.
In order to assess the SEL (Social Emotional Learning) needs of our students, Buckeye Valley administers the Panorama survey. See the parent information letter HERE and sample questions HERE.
Friday food bags are available for families who qualify for Free/Reduced lunch fees. Email your school counselor to get signed up!
If you and your family are in need of hygiene items email Miss Combs and she will get you and your family these necessities.
Childmind.org is a site with resources for parents on MANY topics including mental health and behavior concerns.
Sanford Fit is a resource for parents with information and activities for keeping your family fit and healthy.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Delaware and Morrow County has family resources for anyone dealing with mental health issues.
Recovery and Prevention Resources of Delaware and Morrow Counties provides behavioral health services with a focus on alcohol and drug treatment, intervention, prevention and education.
Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board has links to many resources for Delaware families.
Helpline connects Delaware residents to available resources. NEW! Text "helpline" to 898211 for help via text.
Upperclassmen offer peer tutoring 2 days a week during study halls. Every effort is made to have a peer tutor for underclassmen who request it. Email Ms. Combs with your name and subject that tutoring is being requested.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL STUDENTS
Students must earn a cumulative number of 18 points, using seven end-of-course state tests. To ensure students are well rounded, they must earn a minimum of four points in math, four points in English and six points across the science and social studies disciplines. Buckeye Valley will begin testing students who are taking these classes for the first time in April every year.
Option 1: State Tests
The seven end-of-course exams are:
• Algebra I and Geometry (4 pts combined are required)
• English 9 and English 10 (4 pts combined are required)
• American History and American Government
Option 2: Industry Credential and Workforce Readiness
Students earn 12 points through a State Board of Education-approved, industry-recognized credential or group of credentials in a single career field and achieve a workforce readiness score on the WorkKeys assessment. The state of Ohio will pay one time for those who take the WorkKeys assessment.
Option 3: College Admission Test
Students earn “remediation-free” scores in English language arts and mathematics on a nationally recognized college admission exam. The state of Ohio will pay one time for all 11th grade students in the classes of 2018 and beyond to take the exam free of charge.
Scores that will qualify a student for graduation through this pathway are as follows:
If you have any questions about where your child stands currently, in terms of points or pathways to graduation, please contact your child’s school counselor.
EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR:
Delaware Area Career Center (DACC) In November ALL SOPHOMORES will see a presentation, including a virtual tour, in their English classes. This is now LIVE!! DACC Virtual Tour. For an overview of what DACC offers, click HERE. For frequently asked parent questions, click HERE. For more information about upcoming events please go to www.delawareareacc.org
JROTC- Aerospace and Leadership Elective Course FACT SHEET
SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL STUDENTS
Click here *This is an external link to one of our educational partners; At The Core. The list is very comprehensive!
CREDIT FLEX OVERVIEW & APPLICATIONS:
SUMMER SCHOOL: Click on the link here: BV SUMMER SCHOOL 2020 *Make sure you read the packet carefully. Summer School is NOT permitted for course advancement (NEW CREDIT) except in a few situations.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION WAIVER:
The Buckeye Valley Local School Board of Education has adopted a policy to excuse from the high school physical education requirement each student who, during high school, has participated in interscholastic athletics, marching band, Show Choir, or cheerleading for at least two full seasons or JROTC for two years. Waivers for transfer students will be accepted if the Waiver is shown on the transcript of the previous school. No credit or grades are earned for a PE waiver.
Complete this form
AFTER you have completed TWO qualifying seasons of a sport/activity.