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Beaver Local Schools February Board Meeting Video

#blyoumatter In between our inclement weather happenings during the month of January we have had many happenings here at Beaver Local.  It has been a month featuring collaborative learning, and a number of record breaking performances.  Our February Board video highlights the happenings here at Beaver Local.


Winter Homecoming Tickets will be on sale Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in the cafeteria during lunches A and C.  Cost of tickets will be $15 for a couple and $8 for singles.

Senior Pictures

Senior Portrait Pictures are now being accepted. They must be emailed in JPEG format to blhs.yearbook@beaverlocal.org.
We will NOT be accepting pictures after March 1st. NO HORIZONTAL SHOTS ACCEPTED.

Requirements are:
1. All pictures must be submitted in JPEG format.
2.  Resolution of the picture must be at least 300 dpi or higher.
3. No cell phone picture accepted because they do not work.
4. No horizontal shots accepted.  
5.  If you are unable to submit your photo digitally, then a non-returnable photo can be sent to Mrs. Hendricks in rm H206 by your child.
6. Email address:  blhs.yearbook@beaverlocal.org
Be sure to include your child's name.

Senior Class Trip

The next deposit for the Senior Class trip is due to Mr. Colaizzi in room 203 by Friday February 1st.

Students who Inspire Us Students Who Inspire US


#blyoumatter Thanks to Mr. Riccardo, Kaden, and Cameron for their work on “Students Who Inspire Us” as we reflect on the positives this holiday season. There are so many students who inspire us everyday but here are a few that were captured as we offer thanks during the holidays.

December Board Meeting Highlights December Board Video

Here are a few of the many highlights from November and early December.  We have had our Veterans Day Celebration, Breakfast with Santa, Elementary Light Up Night, Literacy Night, many great learning and leadership activities along with the Kick off of Winter Sports.  These are just a few of the great happenings over the past month here at Beaver Local.

Designer Bag Bingo - Scholarship Fundraiser
Beaver Local November Board Meeting Highlights November Board Meeting Video

Check out what was going on during the month of October here at Beaver Local.  

Interview with Superintendent Lowe - 2018 Levy Renewal
2018 Renewal Levy Information
Beaver Local October Board Video October Board Meeting Video

Here are some highlights from September and early October showcasing learning, Breakfast with Someone Special, athletics, the return of a very special young lady and more here at Beaver Local.

Beaver Local September Video Beaver Local September Board Video

Here is the month that was from the beginning of school through the months of August and September

Summer 2018 EOC Tutoring/Testing Schedule

Please review these dates!

June Board Video June Board Meeting

Highlights from May here at Beaver Local.  It was an exciting month leading into summer break.

May Board Meeting Video

Lots of great happenings during the month of April at Beaver Local.

Class of 2018 Movie Class of 2018 Video

This movie was created by some members of the Class of 2018 to share some of their thank you's, advice, and best memories of high school here at Beaver Local.

Senior Week Activities

Senior Scholarship Awards: May 23 (by invitation only)


Senior Awards:  May 24 @ 7 PM (attendance mandatory)


Graduation:  May 25 @ 7:00 PM

Seniors will receive 6 tickets each for Graduation




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April Board Video April Board Meeting Highlights

March was another busy month here at Beaver Local.  We had MakerSpace for students in grades 4,5,6.  We also had National Honor Society Inducations, spring sports kicking off, the first games played at the Coomunity Fields,  and a variety of great learning activities going on here at Beaver Local.  

Tips for Parents Tips for Parents

These are some suggested tips to help manage challenging situations with students as well as suggestions on how to manage social media and uncomfortable situations which you may encounter.

Young People across America are taking note and finding a voice.  Students are focused on the balance in their lives between personal liberties and public safety.  Tough questions are being asked by parents and students. It is a time of reflection of not only what we can do in schools but how do we work to make the world a safer place.  

Our district leaders have a strong partnership with local law enforcement, and are actively engaged in conversations about how to provide the safest environment possible.  We partner with parents, health care professionals, and community organizations to provide support to families while also increasing the dialogue between home and school about issues affecting parents and families.  There are no easy answers, no single tool we can purchase. In today's world, it also requires we listen and are knowledgeable about what goes on with students in regards to social media. As we know, we didn't grow up in that world, so we must work to have conversations about the importance of being proactive, knowing who your friends are on those platforms, and being aware of what is happening in their lives.  It takes a village in today's world for us to raise and keep young people safe.

  • Log into your child’s social media accounts, photostream and text messages.  Your children have no expectation of privacy from their parents – be proactive and make it a priority.  In almost every tragedy, there were warning signs. Follow your children’s posts and sign-up for alerts.  Follow your children’s friends ….. Intentionally know what is happening in their lives.

March Board Meeting Video March Board Meeting Video

#blyoumatter The last month featured a District DI Competition here at Beaver Local, Right to Read activities with students reading over 8000 books, Maker space, the march to the State Wrestling Tournament, and our Life skills students producing blankets for the Akron’s Children Hospital NICU unit along with a variety of other great activities.

Beaver Local February Board Highlights Beaver Local February Meeting Highlights

#blyoumatter Here are some of the highlights from January here at Beaver Local Schools. Lots of great learning activities from academics to music, along with sports success. We also had students create and build their own games which was fun for all involved. Congrats to our tournament and spelling bee winners, thanks for all your hard work.

February HS and MS Lunch Menu February Lunch  Menu

February HS and MS Lunch Menu

Blizzard Bag Information Blizzard Bag Information

1. Blizzard bags will be due two weeks from the day assigned in this case,  They will be due February 13th for the district.  All assignments must be completed. 
2. Blizzard bag assignments are meant to replace one “period” of instruction. Therefore, students will not be asked to do extensive projects.  An assignment is meant to take the place of approximately 45 minutes of instruction.
3. Paper copies will be provided for all who are unable to print blizzard bags.  Paper copies will be provided upon returning to school following the day of the assigned blizzard bag. Many teachers will use digital platforms for students to complete their blizzard bag assignments however some will use paper copies. Thus they will be provided on Wednesday January 31st if needed for our first blizzard bag.
4. Elementary students are to complete one unified arts assignment per blizzard bag. 
5. Student attendance will be credited for the day based upon their completion of the blizzard bags.  The Ohio Department of Education permits this for attendance purposes as part of the transition between days attended and hours attended.

January Board Meeting Video Highlights January Board Meeting Video Highlights

It was a great month that featured many holiday activities, and fun learning experiences for students.  We had a staff luncheon prior to break for the holidays, and winter sports are in full swing.  Students enjoyed themed days such as Pajama day, Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, and Elf Day.  Many of our studenidteso talents were also showcased in performances during the holidays.  

January Middle School and High School Lunch Menus Please check out the Beaver Local High School and Middle School Lunch menus for the month of January

Please check out the Beaver Local High School and Middle School Lunch menus for the month of January

Beaver Local Schools Closed for inclement weather Thursday December 14 Snow Day Video

Beaver Local Schools Closed for inclement weather Thursday December 14.  Thanks to these 8th graders for taking time to have a little fun!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

This Friday December 15 will be Ugly Christmas Sweater Day here at Beaver Local Schools

December Board Meeting Video Highlights December Board Meeting Month in Review

It was a great month that featured many differing activities here at Beaver Local.  Those have included Veteran's Day to honor our community veterans, Breakfast with Santa to benefit NHS, start of winter sports, Thanksgiving and many different learning activities for our students.  We also had a great day of professional development with our staff on waiver day and we were grateful to the students who came in to help demonstrate how they are using a variety of tech devices in their learning here at Beaver Local.

Beaver Local High School Facebook
Picture Day

HS Picture Day  October 12, 2017







                Wednesday March 15, 2017

2 Hour Delay

MARCH 1, 2017

March 1, 2017

Senior Yearbook Pictures

Seniors must submit their photo to the yearbook staff by Friday, March 3rd. Please make sure to include your name and phone number in case we need to get in touch with you. There are two ways this can be done:

1. Submit your photo digitally. Email your photo to blhs.yearbook@beaverlocal.org. Your photo must be in jpeg format. Your photo must also be in a vertical position.

2. Submit a printed photo. You may turn in a wallet size photo in an envelope to Mrs. Hendricks in Room 206 or leave it in the office with Mrs. Murray. Your photo must be cropped in a vertical position.

Beaver Local Blog!

December 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

                  January 2

Christmas Break


Report Cards are going home today November 10th with students!




Red Ribbon Week


          OCTOBER 24TH - 28TH



              Picture Retake and Club Pictures

                           November 1


SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Senior Class 2016 Information

1. Next Gateway deposit of $25 is due February 26 to Mr. Colaizzi.

2. Cap and Gown orders will be distributed March 11 during lunch in the cafeteria.  Any remaining balance must be paid by cash or money order.  No personal checks will be accepted or you can pay your balance online.

3. Senior picture for the yearbook is due to Mrs. Hendricks by March 1.  No horizontal pictures will be accepted.  You may email them to blhs.yearbook@beaverlocal.org

4. Senior group picture will be taken in the gym Tuesday, March 22.  Be in the gym no later than 7:25.

Escape to Rio Winter Homecoming
Beaver Local Schools Mission Statement


Promote Learning Through Innovation

Core Values:

To PREPARE our students for a lifetime of individual accomplishments and community leadership.

To CULTIVATE a love of learning and seeking out knowledge while nurturing different learning styles.

To EDUCATE our children in an environment of equality and respect for diversity.

To INSPIRE and empower all children to develop in his/her fullest potential.

To DEMONSTRATE the role of a compassionate and comitted citizen.

Santa's Little Helpers Santa's Little Helpers

Come have your presents wrapped by The English Honors Club.
English Honor students will wrap your presents today, December 15 from 3 - 6 in the high school cafeteria for a donation. All proceeds will go to their spring field trip to California. Can't make it today? No problem. Members will be at the Calcutta JC Penney's from 12 - 4 on Saturday, December 19 to help with your wrapping.

New Members Inducted New Members Inducted

Congratulations to the newest members of National Honor Society. Front row: Kiarra Bradley, Ashlyn Milhoan, Maggie Shemasek, Allysha Campbell, Alexandra Eisenhart, Jordan Simpson, Brianna Sullivan

Sit and Sew
Sit and Sew 
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Beaver Local Schools K-12 Campus
Room H136
Veteran's Day Ceremony Veteran's Day Ceremony

Beaver Local High School History Club and AP Government Club will be hosting the Veteran's Day Ceremony in the high school gymnasium on November 11, 2015 at 8:45 A.M. Breakfast will be served for veterans before the ceremony at 8:00 A.M.  If any veteran is interested in attending the breakfast please RSVP to Lori Motry at 330-386-8700, ext 22362 or Kelly Jones at ext 22361.  

Pictured above club officers:  Ella Polen, Secretary; Laurel Meredith, Treasure; Sara Cole, PR; Alexis Ballerstein, President and Emma Shemasek, Vice President.

Superheros Save the Day Superheros Save the Day

Thursday's Theme: Superhero Day 
Winners: Senior Brianna Sullivan, Junior Drew McCoy, Sophomores Olivia Brant and Sydney Vorhees, Freshman Addison Guildoo

Spirit Week Dress Like a Movie Character Spirit Week Dress Like a Movie Character

Wednesday's Theme: Dress like a movie character day

Winners:Group Seniors Ashlyn Milhoan, Connor McKenzie, Rachel Smith, Alleah Fair, Samantha Kendall, Madison Muscari, Dara Puthuff; Couple Juniors Trey Trucksis and Dean McPeak; Single Sophomore Audrey Edgell

SADD Sponsers Student Assembly SADD Sponsors Student Assembly

BLHS SADD Organization sponsored an assembly Thursday, October 29, featuring guest speakers from local law enforcement and the Columbiana County Prosecutor's office. State Trooper Craig Monte discussed the issue of driving under the influence and showed real life footage of accidents.  St. Clair Township officer Sgt. Brian McKenzie also spoke to the students on importance of safe driving.  County Prosecutor John Gamble discussed the laws and consequences of illegal drugs and drug use.  Guest speaker Johnny Speece spoke to the students about his drug use and the consequences as well as the importance of good life choices.

Class Color Day Class Color Day

Today, students participated in Spirit Week by wearing the chosen class color.  Those that participated gathered in the ampitheater for a group picture.  A winner was chosen from each class as the best dressed:

Freshman Carly Klein, yellow

Sophomore Colton Keyes, blue

Junior Nathan Kline, green 

Senior Taylor Eastham, pink

Spirit Week Commences Spirit Week Commences

Students start the week  wearing camoflauge attire to rally support and show school spirit.  Today's winner was Ayson Moody.

Junior Class Updates Spagetti Dinner

The Junior Class has been very busy the past few months. They have been working extremely hard to fundraise over $20,000 for the 2016 Prom. These fundraisers include a pasta dinner October 23 at 6 P.M. Anyone wishing to donate any type of dessert is welcome and can drop off the donation at the high school on October 23.  On November 6th, the Junior Class  will be holding the annual Girls Powderpuff Game. Juniors and Seniors will clash on the gridiron at Fighting Beavers Stadium at 6:00 P.M. Admission is $1 for students and $2 for adults. November 8th will be The Beautiful Baby Contest  held here at the school. Donations of any baby items are also welcome. Any questions or information about any of these fundraisers please see Lori McCoy and follow the Junior Class on Facebook.

Picture Retake

Picture Retake and High School Club Pictures will be November 3, 2015

Spirit Bus Canceled

Due to lack of interest, Varsity B Club has canceled the spirit bus to this week's game.

Serving up the wins Serving up the wins

Winning streak continues!

2015 Fall Homecoming Court 2015 Fall Homecoming Court
Welcome Back

First day of school is August 31, 2015

Senior Activities

Levers in Mr. Stuby's Class


Mr Stuby's 7th period Physical Science class engaged in a lab exercise finding the mechanical advantage of levers.This is just a small segment of a larger unit involving Force, Energy, Work, Power, and Machines.

2015-2016 BLHS Class Schedule

Click 'READ MORE' thumbnails to enlarge schedule...

Band Fruit Sale: Starting Oct. 27th


(click the icon above to order online NOW)

Help support our Beaver Local Band (grades 6-12) through the purchasing of high quality fruit from Indian River Groves in Florida.  The fundraiser will be used for new band polo shirts, new sheet music, band fees, and a band trip to New York City.  All profit from sales go directly to each student accounts.

There are two ways to order:

  1. Cash and Carry delivery from any member of the band (grades 6-12).  This fruit order will be truck delivered to the high school for pick-up in early December (TBA).  Oct. 27th – Nov. 13th.
  2. Website ordered.  Patrons will click on the link below and then click on a specific band member (grades 6-12).  Ordering this way will include a direct delivery from the grove.  Oct. 27th- Nov. 17th.  To order online (now), click the icon above.
What A Machine!



Freshman Sydni Worth constructed this pulley system as part of a Physical Science Lab. Students were seeking to find Mechanical Advantage. This intricate (and tedious to construct and very creative) setup has a theoretical M.A. of 10. Sydni's experimental measurements and calculations indicated a real M.A. of  9.4.  SIMPLY AWESOME !  Great work Sydni!
OGT Week Class Schedule

OGT Week is March 10-March 14th.  Current 10th graders and students who have not passed all sections of the OGT will test in the mornings.

Studetns who have passed ALL parts will come in on a 2-hour delay.  On Friday only, 9th graders will come in on the 2-hour delay.

9th Graders will have practice OGTs Monday-Thursday (Friday 2 hour delay)

Monday-Reading, Tuesday-Math, Wednesday-Writing, Thursday-Science, Friday-Social Studies.

Click for the Adjusted Bell Schedule Each Day.

Information on Scheduling Meetings Held

Beaver Local High School Held several meetings on Friday during the school day centered-around general information for upcoming scheduling.  Students were provided an quick overview as well as a 'Schedule Interest' form due Friday March 7th.  The 'Schedule Interest' will allow for the building of the Master Schedule.

The Handbook can be downloaded by clicking the following link: \2014-2015 Scheduling Handbook

Red Cross Blood Drive



Senior Picture Submission info


The Future (in Spanish)

Mrs. Schreffler's Spanish 3 students created horoscopes for their fellow classmates incorporating the Spanish Future Tense. Students enjoyed reading about the futures that other students had predicted for them.  Click for a larger group photo.  Great Work!


Joe Houk Nominated USNA

Beaver Local Senior Joe Houk has been Nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy by Congressman Bill Johnson.  Earning admission to the Naval Academy is highly admirable goal for Joe's future plans.  Good luck to Joe as he is a fine representative out BLHS.  Go Navy!


Festival Cultural de Navidad

Mrs. Rhodes Spanish class conducted their annual Festival Cultural de Navidad, Dec. 19, 2013.  Students prepared Hispanic holiday foods, performed Posadas which are reenacted each year in Hispanic countries, and made decorations teaching about Navidad.  They also sang Christmas songs in Spanish.  Students had a great time bringing this event to life!

Santa Delivers to the Wrestling Team

Santa (aka Coach Williams) came to drop off a special delivery to the team in the form of their New 'Choices' shirt.


Tae-Bo in Gym Classes

Mr. Pappas and his physical education classes are getting fit with the help of some speakers, a projector, and a whole lot of shakin’. The classes, in dimmed light, stretch and bend to the demanding workout of a 200 inch Tae-Bo workout video.  Through a wide variety of activities, Mr. Pappas has been expanding the experiences in his physical education classes.  Love it or hate it, his classes get a nice smattering of cardiovascular opportunities.    

Stromping the Weather Vanes

On Monday, Dec. 16th, Mrs. Stromp's science class was studying wind power and wind direction, and decided to design their own wind vanes. After designing and building their wind vanes, they used the fan on the register to see if their weather vane would work.  Getting hands-on really helped to create a greater understanding of the power of wind.  Great work Mrs. Stromp! 
Health Class Drug Study

Students in Mrs. Sylvies' health class have spent some quality class time getting to know the specific dangers of illegal drugs.  In the age of abuse and addiction, the class was quick to research net-based data and websites in order to group and present this life-saving info.

Physics and Friction and Coefficients

BLHS physics students study coefficients of static and kinetic friction by pulling boxes of their favorite things. They calculate normal forces and forces of friction on a variety of surfaces to determine coefficients of friction.  Go science!


Mrs. Zirillo's Students' Christmas Cards for Soldiers

Noel McCoy's idea to send Christmas cards to soldiers took off in Mrs. Zirillo"s room as classmates wrote their holiday wishes and grafefulness to those who serve our great country.  The activity was befitting after Thanksgiving break and students were eager to chip in this worthwhile cause.  The cards were mailed in time to arrive for Christmas.

If you would like to send a card to a soldier for Christmas the address is as follows:  Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD, 20791-5456.
Have you taken the ACT yet?

Are you interested in taking the ACT test (one of two national tests used to gain entrance into colleges and universities)?  Mrs. Rettos, Beaver Local High School Guidance counselor, has some information you might want to check out.  The window for the next test cycle is closing.  Willing students must register by January 10th 2014 in order to test on February 8th 2014....click for more info.

Carrie Harris Food Drive Until Dec. 18th

Two years ago this week, on December 11th, Beaver Local lost someone we all really cared about. Her name was Carie Harris, and she was a science teacher in our school. Two years ago this week, on December 11th, Beaver Local lost someone we all really cared about. Her name was Carie Harris, and she was a science teacher in our school. 

ASVAB Test Opportunity

BLHS will be providing willing students with an opportunity to take the ASVAB test Febraury 4th 2014 )at 7:45am) at the high school.  Regardless of your life goals and/or path, this standarized test will provide you with appitiude idenification as well as reflection points.  The test is free and on a volunteer basis.  Results will NOT be sent to recruiters automatically (only upon student request during post-test).  Please mark your calendars for the ASVAB (2/4/14 at 7:45am).  See Mrs. Rettos with any questions (bethanne.rettos@beaverlocal.org)

BLHS Food Drive

The BLHS National Honor Society recently conducted a food drive for the Thanksgiving holiday. Over 600 perishable foods were collected in total. Thanks to all who supported the service project and helped families in need!

(Pictured: Hannah Cochran (co-president) & Hallie Brooks (secretary)).

Davonte Gist's Visual Metaphor in Mrs. Jones' class

Davonte Gist created a visual metaphor to describe the expansion of the voting rights in the United States Constitution.

HS Band Surprises Mr. Newman for B-Day

Members of the HS band surprised Mr. Newman moments after the ringing of the end-of-the-day bell (Nov. 22nd).  With a cheer and some laugther, teacher and students rejoiced together with jovial birthday songs and even a special B-Day cake and other treats (and whatnot).

Mrs. Dolence and the No Cakewalk Cake Week

In what has come to be a tradition at Beaver Local High School, Students in Mrs. Dolence's Food and Nutrition class learned the art and science of cake decoration during the week of Nov.18th- Nov. 22nd 2014.  Students have to merge many skills in order to complete the activity. Mrs. Dolence's farewell year of teaching gives students one more chance to design a cake.  

Mr. Voorhees and Windmills

Mr. Voorhees' students are currently studying renewable and non-renewable resources in their Earth Science classes at Beaver Local High School.  Wind is one of the renewable resource discussed during this unit.  In a current lab, students are testing the efficiency of various windmill designs.  Based on several aspects, students get hands-on with science.  The students were also challenged to see who could lift the most mass while simulating wind with a hair dryer.

HS Phys Ed and Sports Literature Team Up

High School teachers, Jay Pappas and Leslie Gabbert are combining their classes (Phys Ed and Sports Literature) for a six week project allowing students to generate their own curriculum through research and collaboration.

Physics Catapults



BLHS physics students launch golf balls as part of their study of projectile motion. Each team constructed a catapult that fits into a 30 x30 x30 cm box and contains no metal hinges or rods. Teams competed for precision hurling as well as distance. The devices they constructed will be entered in the Physics Olympics at YSU this spring.

Record 59 Goals for DeShawn (D) Parker



Senior DeShawn Parker earned the distinction of making 59 goals this season.  The amazing 59 goals puts DeShawn in the all-time top 4 record books for all of Ohio.

Art and English Cross-Curricular Experience

The two classes partnered and shared to make a tangible representation to the art and culture of mask-making. Click for more.

The Student/Superintendent Advisory Board



Students from grades 9 through 12 met with Mr. Polen, Superintendent of Beaver Local Schools, as part of a new collaborative known as The Student/Superintendent Advisory Board.  The goal of the board is to provide a student voice in various district decisions.    

Meet the Candidate BL School Board

Meet the School Board Candidates Forum

Oct. 22nd from 7pm-8pm

Fall Homecoming Dance

Homecoming Dance
Sat. Sept. 28th (7-10 PM)
Beaver Local HS Gymnasium
sponsored by Beaver Local Band Boosters and Band Council

Free College Application Event @ BLHS

Are you a graduating senior wanting help with completing an application or wanting three free college applications?

Come to BLHS Room 1 on October 3, 2013 from 9 am - 11:30am and Mrs. Rettos will be there along with College Representatives to help you complete 3 free college applications!  Free is good.  Come on out to the free college application day at BLHS.  Email (bethanne.rettos@BeaverLocal.org) or call Mrs. Rettos (GC) for more info: Phone:  330-386-8700, ext. 22303

See you there!  Click "Read More" below to see all participating colleges.

High School Twitter

Beaver Local High School keeping you informed.

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High School Lockers

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2015 Fall Homecoming Pep Rally 2015 Fall Homecoming Pep Rally

Beaver Local Student Spirit Unites

BLHS and Meeting the Big Wigs
All Beaver Local Government classes are currently studying Congress and researching members of the Ohio Congressional Delegation along with members of the House Leadership team in Washington, D.C.  
The Beaver Local AP Government & Politics class was excited to get the opportunity to meet our own Congressman Bill Johnson, as well as U.S. House Speaker John Boehner during a campaign stop in November.  

Junior Kristi Kline Advances to Districts


Congrats to Junior Kristi Kline for winning four matches at sectionals.  Kristi will compete at Districts Oct. 9th at Ohio University in Athens Ohio. Good luck Kristi!  You make BLHS proud!

Girls Golf Advances Girls Golf Advances

Congratulations to the Beaver Local Girls Golf Team.  They are advancing to the district play-offs.

NHS Pepperoni Rolls orders/Reading


NHS is currently selling Pepperoni Rolls from Mary's Pizza for $3.50 to fund our community service projects this school year. Orders will be taken from now until next Friday, September 25. We are also going to taking part in a Literacy Awareness Campaign at Lepper Library all year reading to youth.

Record Food Donations


Mrs. Ash returned from maternity leave during second period today to celebrate with her class of dedicated freshmen, who collected over 500 items for the BLHS Carie Harris Memorial Food Drive in December.

Chandler Hoppel Crowned Fall Homecoming Queen


Chandler Hoppel crowned Fall Homecoming Queen. Click Below for more info.

The Writing is On the Wall
No white boards? No problem!  Students in Mrs. English and Mr. Flint's classroom found a creative way to solve a problem.  Sometimes graffiti is a good thing!  (no worries as dry erase markers were used)
Photo Galleries Added...Check them out!

New photos added in the photo gallery section.  Click see more

Trip to Columbiana County Career Center: Cutting Edge Manufacturing

With the help of BLHS' Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Rettos, students were able to participate in"Cutting Edge Manufacturing", which is the title of a new OH-PENN grant based program that ninth and tenth graders from the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center partner schools attended.  Students learned about jobs in the manufacturing industry by hearing from national best-selling author, Arel Moodie, about what it takes to be successful in today's job market.  Students visited manufacturing labs to meet business owners and participated in activities related to the manufacturing industry.  

Beaver Local HS newspaper goes Digital

Forget the old black and white paper...Beaver Local Newspaper went digital!


Dia De Los Meurtos
While studying Hispanic culture, students in Ms. Schreffler's class experienced Día de Los Muertos by constructing altars to honor loved ones and inspirational figures.
2013-2014 Homecoming Court

Beaver Local High School Fall Homecoming Court Announced

BLHS Bulletin Board

Thanks to Mrs. Chan and Mrs. Hoppel, students and staff who are now able to follow BLHS students in the local newspapers.  Next time you're in the high school, stop down at the board (by the media center) and see who has made the news! 

Smith Oil Company Donation Program Smith Oil Company Donation Program

Smith Oil is holding a contest which started August 1 and ends October 31, 2013.  The winning school's athletic department will win $2500.  All schools will receive 1% of their total receipts donated to their school and this will continue throughout the year.  All receipts can be dropped off to our drop box located at the high school or turned into any office. All Smith Oil purchases are counted towards the promotion.  Smith's Oil now accepts checks and credit cards.

Halloween Dance Saturday Oct. 25th

YSU and College in High School

Youngstown State University held their YSU Resource and College in High School Orientation on September 23, 2014. Mrs. Rettos and Mrs. Hendricks attended along with students. At orientation, students met with Shanna Blinn, Program Coordinator.  After students learned about the Maag Library, The Writing Center, and E-tutoring Sessions, they toured the buildings and facilities on campus.

Consider College Fest @ (EGCC)

On September 30th, Mrs. Rettos took students to the Consider College Fest (CCF) which was combined with the Jefferson County College Fair (JCCF) at East Gateway Community College (EGCC).  After students viewed program showcases and spoke with representatives from over 70 colleges and universities, they ate lunch and played games.

Art Vs. Plow

The Art II and Art III students at Beaver Local High School are working on a design to paint on a snow plow that will be hard at work later this snowy season.  Keep a look out for the painted Plows as the snow is scraped from our roads this winter.  Check out what finished design in October.  Pictures will be posted in Mrs. Nicora’s  Art II and Art III Galleries on the school website.   

The Band Vs. The Beatles

The Fab Four is the ticket this year for the BLHS band (and we're glad about it).  With 66 musical masters in the ranks, Mr. Newman taps into six popular Beatles songs.  With a little help from his friends, Newman is confident that our band’s interpretation of some iconic songs will get everyone’s toes tapping.