School Announcements


Friday, May 27, 2022

Today is International Graduation Rehearsal Day for BHS Seniors!

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage MonthVera Wang was born in New York City to Chinese parents. Wang was hired to be an editor at Vogue immediately upon graduation from Sarah Lawrence College, making her the youngest editor at that magazine. Wang has made gowns for public figures such as Ariana Grande, Chelsea Clinton, Alica Keys, and Michelle Obama.


  1. 1703 – Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.

  2. 1919 – The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.

  3. 1930 – The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest human-made structure at the time, opens to the public.

  4. 1933 – The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"

  5. 1937 – In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.

  6. 1967 – Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.

  7. 2016 – Barack Obama is the first president of the United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet Hibakusha.


  1. Join Bexley's ESAC and the Environmental Club for a litter pickup from 4-5pm on Saturday, May 28. We will be meeting at the LIFE Church parking lot off of Main and materials will be provided. Hope to see you there!

  2. This is a reminder to staff & students NOT to prop doors open. Propping doors open is a breach of security. Thanks for your attention and compliance! 

  3. Get published! If you have creative work to share: writing, comics, art, poetry, nonfiction. song lyrics, college admission essays, etc., we will publish it in the Lamplight, Bexley High School's creative arts magazine. Free samples are outside Mr. Hemmelgarn’s room from previous years. Submit as many items as you would like to Mr. Hemmelgarn. The magazine will be published by the end of the school year.

  4. Book Club’s summer reading selection–Daisy Jones and the Six–is available for check out in your friendly neighborhood high school library!

  5. FUTURE APUSH students:  Summer Reading is ready for you. If you’re hungry for it, look at the buffet of books you have to choose from. Click HERE to access the 2022-2023 summer reading. Contact DKO if you have any questions.

  6. Future AP Lit students: Please check out your summer reading assignment! 

  7. Have the past two years of covid been stressful for you? Some researchers from Children's Hospital would like to hear about your experience on Tuesday, June 7th.  They’ll provide you with a free lunch too. If you’re interested, email Mr. Shapiro at [email protected]

  8. Bexley is a predominantly white school with about 82% of us identifying as white. Have you ever really wondered what the environment feels like for the non-white students in the building? As part of the Student Leadership Research Collaborative, we did surveys and interviews to find out. When we asked non-white BHS students, using a scale of 1-5, “As a minority in Bexley how comfortable are you in the school's environment?” about 70% of the students answered with a 3 or below. In response to the question, “As a minority in Bexley how respected do you feel?” about 60% of the students answered with a 3 or below. And for the question, “As a minority in Bexley do you feel like your voice is heard?” about 61% of the students answered with a 3 or below. If you would like to know more about how we are planning to help make all BHS feel more welcomed and valued, check out our poster in the library entrance. If you want to get “hands on” involved, contact us through email or in person.

  9. Hi there! My name is Sophia Nascimento, a 9th grader who is a part of Bexley Womens Lead. In the past few weeks we have dipped into an advocacy project, regarding women's sport coverage. We hope to use our research to spread awareness. Here are some of the biggest research points we found from the article "Coverage of Women's Sports in Four Daily Newspapers": 

  • Stories focusing exclusively on men’s sports outnumbered stories addressing only women’s sports by a ratio of 23 to 1

  •  Even when all men’s baseball and football stories were eliminated from the total number of men’s stories, men’s stories still outnumbered women’s stories by an 8.7 to 1 margin

  •  Women-only sports stories accounted for 3.5 percent of all stories; men’s stories made up 81 percent of the total

  • Student section at girls’ school sports is often small



  1. Austin Flamm, Bexley tennis: Fought off 10 match points to bet Columbus Academy’s Jacob Khvalsky 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (6-2) to secure a 3-2 win in the Central/Southeast district championship. Flamm also joined teammate Stefan Schiff to win the Division II district doubles title to advance to the state tournament.  Vote for Austin for Dispatch Athlete of the Week:

  1. There is a meeting TODAY after school in the cafeteria for all boys soccer players or those interested in playing next year. This meeting will talk about upcoming summer plans and training so make sure to attend. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

  2. Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine will be hosting their annual Student Athletic Training Workshop June 8th-10th.  If you are interested, please see Gail Swisher or Alycia Kingcade, your school Athletic Trainers, or visit  for more information.  Registration ends TODAY.

Happy Birthday this weekend to Jaila Coleman, Kirkwood Williams, Stella Burger, Carl LaVerdiere, and Nina Paine!

Have a Roaring Day, Lions!