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Coffee & Conversation

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Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast

Pacer Pantry
Located at the Willis Education Center, this pantry provides nutritious food and household items to families in need.  

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January 14, 2019

As we get into the throws of winter and pass the midway point of our school year, it is important that we stay connected. We have so many wonderful things happening at school that I want to share with you. Just as importantly, I need to hear from you. Our next "Coffee & Conversation" will be Friday January 25th at 9:00 am here at Hayes. It gives us an opportunity to sit down together and share insights about the high school experience. It is a chance to update you on new classes for the coming year, fill you in on activities that our students and staff are involved in, and gives you a chance to share your concerns and positive experiences. I have invited our middle school principal, Dan Bartha and his parents as well. It should be a nice collaborative morning.  There is no sign up, just show up!  See you on the 25th!

    Coffee & Conversation
    Friday, January 25th
             9:00 am
       Hayes High School 

Dr. Ric Stranges   

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on January 24th from 3-6:45. If you are interested in meeting with your child's teacher(s) please contact the office 
740-833-1010 for an appointment time.
African American History

February is African American History Month. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a  Talent Festival/Essay project on "What Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream Means to Me, Today."  Delaware City Schools has partnered with the Delaware African American Heritage Council to bring this opportunity to students. African American history will be incorporated into classroom lessons during the month of February as well.
School Fees

Fees are now due. Please check Power School or call 740-833-1010 for your student's balance.  

Reminder to seniors and their parents/guardians: All fees must be paid prior to graduation in order to fully participate. Please see Mrs. Backus with any questions or to set up a payment plan. You may email her at b

ACT Prep Workshop

There will be an ACT Prep workshop on February 5th from 9:30-11:30 in the Homestretch Cafe.
Click  HERE for registration form and details.
Free Vision Exams

The Ohio Optometric Association is coming to Willis February 27-28th to provide free vision exams AND glasses for students who do not have the means to get them. Click HERE for details or contact our school nurse:  
Shasta McKee  740-833-1019

Cap & Gown Orders

The deadline to order a cap and gown directly from Jostens has passed. If your student plans on walking at graduation and has not placed an order, please have the student see Mrs. Backus in the main office as soon as possible. The cost for a cap, gown and tassel is $60.00. You may pay by cash or check made payable to Delaware City Schools.  

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Counseling News   

College Credit Plus

Please join Hayes High School, Buckeye Valley High School, Delaware Area Career Center, and local College Credit Plus colleges/universities for updates to the College Credit Plus program. The meeting will be held Thursday, January 17th, 2019 from 6 - 8 PM in the Hayes High School auditorium. Click HERE for more details.

2019-2020 School Year Scheduling

Beginning January 22, students will begin receiving scheduling information for the 2019-2020 school year. On the evening of January 24 @ 6:30 PM, parents are strongly encouraged to attend scheduling information night in the Library Research Center at Hayes. Counselors will be presenting scheduling info and annual updates to parents.  This is followed by a College Information night for current 10th and 11th graders. If you are curious about scheduling or have questions for counselors, this is a great night to come and learn.

Current students in grade 9, 10 & 11 will begin scheduling in their English classes on February 4 continuing through the end of February. Each teacher schedules on a different day.  Students are required to be prepared for scheduling and have their course requests entered into Powerschool by this day.

Fundraising Events

Please show your support for our school and community at the following events:

Melodies and Marinara - January 19th
Click HERE for details

Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast - February 9th
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