October 24, 2017

Badin preps for Open House scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 29


Badin High School’s annual Open House is right around the corner … Sunday, Oct. 29, from 1-4 p.m. at the school, 571 New London Road in Hamilton.

“We always enjoy our Open House day,” said Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest. “It’s a chance to show a lot of visitors all the great things that Badin has to offer. Yes, it’s an important recruiting day – but it’s also a day to celebrate the opportunities at Badin.”

It’s a true “Open House,” so visitors can come anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. that afternoon for tours, presentations, activities and refreshments. Tours, led by student Ambassadors, will start from the Pfirman Family Activity Center behind the high school.

“This is a day to ask questions, get answers and see Badin up close and personal,” Pendergest said. “And while it’s typically a day for 7th and 8th graders and their families, we encourage anyone interested in a Badin career to attend.”

All faculty will be on hand to discuss the various departments. Badin has added numerous curriculum enhancements in recent years, particularly in the area of technology and engineering as well as the fine arts. Guests will be able to find out about religious education, Christian service and retreat programs, as well as athletic and extracurricular opportunities.

Badin has a freshman class of 163 students, so back-to-back classes have each brought more than 160 students into the school. Badin currently has 575 students representing 26 zip codes and 35 different junior high schools. With a graduating class of 117 students in 2018, Badin expects to have more than 600 students for the 2018-19 school year.

“Students come from all over, and they come together to become the Badin Family,” Pendergest said. “We’re large enough that we get a lot of attention in a lot of things, and small enough that the students know each other throughout the classes, throughout the school. We pride ourselves on being a close-knit student community.”

Potential students will also have the opportunity Sunday to sign up for the High School Placement Test, which will be given at Badin on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8:30 a.m. Cost of the test is $30, but students can send the scores to up to three schools in the Cincinnati Archdiocese. The same test, for the same fee, will be given at Catholic high schools throughout the Archdiocese on that date.

Contact: Dirk Q. Allen, (513) 863-3993, ext. 120; Dallen@BadinHS.org

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