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Pat Kreke feels like he is coming home.

The 1975 Badin High School graduate and BHS Hall of Famer was announced Friday as the new boys head basketball coach at the school.

Basketball coach Pat Kreke

“It’s such a comfortable fit,” said Kreke, who has spent the last two years on the Ram sideline as an assistant coach for the retiring Gerry Weisgerber. “It’s like being able to come home. I can’t wait to get started and continue the Badin basketball tradition.”

Read more about Coach Kreke HERE

Two more One Act plays will wrap up the Badin High School drama season on Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24.

“Our Place” and “A Virtual Whodunnit” will be staged at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. While the shows are live on-stage in Badin’s Little Theatre, there will be no live audience because of the pandemic. The plays will be livestreamed online at www.youtube.com/BadinRams

“These are two good shows that our students have enjoyed preparing,” Badin drama director Sarah Cline said.

Find out more HERE

Anitra Brockman will certainly know her way around Mulcahey Gym at Badin High School.

Brockman, starting her third year as the boys head volleyball coach at BHS, has been named to direct the Badin girls volleyball program as well, Athletic Director Geoff Melzer announced on Friday.

“I’m really excited,” said Brockman of her girls volleyball appointment. “There’s so much talent here and we’re just going to continue to strive for excellence.”

Brockman takes over for retiring head coach Amy Horsley, who stepped down after eight years at the helm, having made the Badin girls volleyball program one to be reckoned with in Southwest Ohio.

Over her eight seasons, Horsley’s teams won 109 games, went to the district finals six times, and reached the Division II regionals for the first time since 2005 this past season, finishing 21-6 after bowing in the Sweet 16 match.

More information HERE

Current version of the 2021-2022 School calendar can be found HERE!

National Honor Society officers at Badin High School, who helped facilitate this year's NHS induction ceremony, include seniors Eli Pappas (treasurer), Kennedy Jarvis (president), Tracy Fields (secretary), Logan Hage (vice president) and Tate Brandabur (academics and service chair). Badin inducted 52 students into its National Honor Society chapter at the event in the school's Mulcahey Gym on Wednesday evening, March 10.

Badin High School inducted 52 students into its National Honor Society chapter during its annual evening ceremony on Wednesday, March 10, in the school’s Mulcahey Gym.

The ceremony had been delayed from the fall because of the pandemic, but students and two members from each family were able to be involved in the rescheduled event.

“These students show ongoing excellence in the classroom and we were very pleased to get this important event on the calendar,” Badin Principal Brian Pendergest said. “The performance of these talented students at Badin really goes well beyond academic excellence. They are well-rounded members of Badin High who contribute to the fabric of the school all across the board.”

More information including a list of inducted student HERE!

Award winning trio with Mrs. Sarah Daniels

Badin High School senior Madeleine “Maddie” Thompson has won the top award – “Best of Show” -- in the prestigious annual “Tomorrow’s Artists Today” competition at the Middletown Arts Center.

“I’m really excited,” said Thompson, the daughter of Matt and Sara Thompson of Hamilton and a graduate of Queen of Peace School. “I couldn’t have done it without the Badin Art Department, and especially without Mrs. (Sarah) Daniels. I love going to class every day.”

Much more about Maddie and other show winners HERE!

Ten Badin High School student-athletes were recognized at a Signing Reception Friday morning, Feb. 12

Ten Badin High School student-athletes were recognized at a Signing Reception Friday morning, Feb. 12, in Mulcahey Gym, including one Division I athlete and four football players.

“This is a talented group who will continue the tradition of outstanding college athletes from Badin High School,” Athletic Director Geoff Melzer said. “Eight different sports are represented, which is another example of what a well-rounded athletic program we have at Badin.”

Read about all these athletes HERE!

Cheating in the science class will have significant consequences if the students can’t get to the bottom of it in the one-act ensemble drama, “Cheaters,” set for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22 and 23, at Badin High School.

The performance will be live on the Little Theatre stage at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, available for an audience through a live-stream. It can be seen by by going online at https://www.youtube.com/BadinRams

Read more HERE!

All smiles under her mask, Badin High senior Grace Meehan reacts after being offered the St. Mary's Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship to Marian University in Indianapolis. Also enjoying the moment in Badin's St. Basil's Chapel were guidance counselor Brion Treadway, Marian University representative Jen Waning, and Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest.

It was a Monday, but it was suddenly a happy Monday for Badin High School senior Grace Meehan when she walked into the school’s chapel and saw nearly her entire family standing there.

Also there – Mrs. Jen Waning, the local representative for Marian University in Indianapolis.

It meant good news, as it always does when Waning makes an appearance at Badin. Grace Meehan was being awarded a full tuition scholarship, the St. Mary’s Scholarship, to attend Marian, a Catholic school with some 2,800 undergraduates.

You'll find the whole story HERE!

A few Canned Food Drive Participants

For the third consecutive year, Badin High School donations topped five figures in the annual Canned Food Drive as students overcame the pandemic to step up on behalf of holiday food needs in the community.

Badin students donated a total of 10,286 food items in the late November drive, led by the juniors with more than 18 cans per student.

“We’re thrilled with the total,” said Mrs. Erin Keating, Student Council moderator whose organization oversees the annual drive. “Obviously the virus created some issues since we couldn’t go directly into the various neighborhoods. But we had several parish drop locations that garnered more than 1,000 cans in one day, and our community was very generous, as it always is.”

More about the Canned Food Drive HERE

Five Badin student-athletes, November 2020

Badin High School honored five student-athletes who will play in college on Wednesday, Nov. 11, during an afternoon Signing Day ceremony in the school’s Mulcahey Gym.

“We really enjoy doing these,” said Geoff Melzer, Badin’s athletic director. “The coronavirus has had an impact on the world around us, but it has not had an impact on the quality and effort of these Badin student-athletes. They represent the best of what Badin athletics are all about.”

Read more about the five student-athletes HERE

A strong ensemble cast is lined up to perform “Poe-Dunked” via live-stream on the stage at Badin High School on Friday night, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

“This is a comedic version of various Edgar Allan Poe tales,” said Sarah Cline, drama director at BHS. “It’s hard to believe that Poe can be turned into a comedy, but if you tune in, you will see that writer Burton Bumgarner has done just that.”

The audience will see the play by going online at www.youtube.com/BadinRams.

More info HERE

College Board honors Badin's Bella Williams

Badin High School senior Isabella Williams has been named an African American Scholar by the College Board National Recognition Program. She scored in the top 2.5 percent of students who took the PSAT merit scholarship test in the fall of 2019 and identify as African American, Hispanic American, Indigenous peoples or attend school in a rural community. She's here with Badin assistant principal Mr. Patrick Keating (left) and principal Mr. Brian Pendergest (right). Learn nore about Isabella HERE

National Merit 'Commended Student' Hage

Badin High School senior Logan Hage has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Hage scored in the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 scholarship competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in the fall of their junior year.

“I was excited!”said Hage, a graduate of St. Gabriel Consolidated School in Glendale. “When I got my score, I talked to some of the previous winners (from 2019) and I knew I was close.” Read more HERE

Sarah Daniels, 2020 Badi's Educator of the Year

Sarah Daniels had no plans to be a teacher. But, as she puts it, teaching found her. Daniels, now in her 10th year teaching Art at Badin High School, has been named the school’s Educator of the Year in the 18th annual Harry T. Wilks “Hamilton Celebrates Education” program, sponsored by the Hamilton Community Foundation.

"I didn’t even want to be a teacher,” said Daniels, a graduate of Monroe High School and the Design, Art and Architecture program at the University of Cincinnati. “Maybe a stand-up comic,” she says with her typical dry wit, “or an art director at an ad agency. Comedy's loss is Badin's gain - learn more about our outstanding educator HERE

Homecoming Social(-ly Distanced) Festivities schedule HERE.

Supply List will be found HERE and the Student Guide is HERE.

Will Giffen, National AP Scholar

2020 graduate Will Giffen has been named a National AP Scholar, leading another large group of BHS students in outstanding performances on Advanced Placement exams given in May.

Giffen, a co-valedictorian in the Class of 2020, is the son of Michael and Marie Giffen of Liberty Township and a graduate of Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School. He will attend Washington University in St. Louis and major in Mathematics and Computer Science.

“Will Giffen was an outstanding student at Badin and really made the most of his high school experience,” Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest said. “He was a terrific representative of Badin throughout his career here, just as I’m sure he will continue to be during his college days in St. Louis and beyond. We’re very proud of him.”

Read more about Giffen and all of Badin's AP Scholars HERE!

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! We wish you all the best as you continue on your journey!


Stephen T. Badin Award winner

Nathan Schuster was awarded the Stephen T. Badin medal, the highest honor given to a member of the senior class at Badin High, at the conclusion of the Baccalaureate Mass on Wednesday, June 10, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Liberty Township.

The medal is given to the senior who is voted by the faculty as the most outstanding member of the class “by every measure” of his or her high school career. Senior medals were presented at the socially-distanced Baccalaureate this year, since that was the final time the senior class would be together.

Information about all Senior award winners can be found HERE!

Badin High School has announced plans for a Baccalaureate Mass as well as a revised graduation schedule.

“We have looked carefully the last several weeks for the opportunity to do something more traditional for our senior class,” Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest said. “We are pleased with the adjustments we have been able to make so that the Class of 2020 has a more normal experience as they conclude their memorable years at Badin High School.”

Details can be found HERE!

Numerous students were honored with prestigious “named” scholarships during a ceremony in St. Basil’s Chapel at Badin High School on Tuesday evening, May 26.

“We truly appreciate the support we receive from so many who have created scholarship opportunities for our students,” Badin Principal Brian Pendergest said. “They have translated their love of Badin into financial benefit for our students, and their commitment has a significant impact year-in and year-out.”

More about the winners can be found HERE!

Badin High School presented major academic awards in a socially distanced program held in St. Basil’s Chapel at the school on Tuesday, May 19.

“These students made a difference in so many areas and we were proud to recognize them, as we do each year,” BHS Principal Brian Pendergest said. “Most of them were able to be at Badin in-person and we held the program in a safe and appropriate manner. We were glad to do that and honor them as they deserved.”

The valedictorians of Badin’s Class of 2020 are Will Giffen, who will attend Washington University of St. Louis; Adam Salek (University of Notre Dame), Sophie Tischler (Louisiana State University) and Nathan Hogan (University of Leeds).

More about the academic award winners can be found HERE!

Badin High School has earned the Emerald Award from the United Nations Association of the USA and InnerView, organizations devoted to the value of community service and sustainable world goals. Badin received the award for the 2019-20 school year after its students participated in some 3,000 service activities and earned more than 12,000 hours of service to the community.

“As a Catholic school, service and faith life are critical to our mission,” said Mrs. Megan Halverson, the Christian Service director at Badin. “Our students care about the community and are proud to step up and make a difference in the world around them.”

Read more about the award winners and the services they provided HERE!

May is Awards Month at Badin High School, and though the virus pandemic may have put a damper on in-person activities, it didn’t keep BHS seniors from garnering a lot of success.

Sixty-two students were awarded college scholarships from the Hamilton Community Foundation.

“Receiving a scholarship from the Hamilton Community Foundation is quite a feather in a student’s cap,” Badin Principal Brian Pendergest said. “The application process is significant and the competition is quite talented across the area. This is a big number for our students and I know they will take advantage of these opportunities.”

Award winners and more HERE!

Nine more student-athletes from the Badin High School Class of 2020 have committed to play college sports.

"The coronavirus has eliminated spring sports," Badin Athletic Director Geoff Melzer said, "but it has not eliminated the opportunities for these young men and women to pursue their dreams of college athletics. When the time comes, when the fields of play re-open, these student-athletes will continue the tradition of athletic talent from Badin High School. More information HERE!

Badin High School will celebrate “Senior Month” as the school honors the members of the Class of 2020 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is such an important time for the seniors, even as we deal with this unprecedented time in our lives,” Badin Principal Brian Pendergest said. “Our administrative team worked hard to come up with some creative ideas that will make this a special memory for the Class of 2020. Our seniors didn’t ask for this, but they have done a tremendous job dealing with it.”

The highlight of the month will be the “Senior Parade” on Wednesday, May 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Find out more about this event, and others scheduled, HERE!

As Badin High School wraps up four weeks of online school this week heading into Easter break on Good Friday, Principal Brian Pendergest said he was pleased with the efforts of all concerned.

“None of us have ever been in a situation like this,” Pendergest noted. “Our faculty and students are taking it seriously and working hard under these unusual circumstances to continue with our important fourth quarter curriculum.”

Plans have been upended all over the country because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more about Badin's action plans (and some highlights!) HERE

Good Morning Badin Students,

I hope that this finds you healthy and well on this feast day of St. Patrick.

Attached you will find a video and the handout Mr. Pendergest sent you over the weekend. The video and handout reviews expectations for academic work for the next few weeks - be sure to watch it and read the accompanying handout.

* Announcement Video Here

* Remote Learning Guidnce for Students

I know that the next few weeks are going to be tough in many ways. If you need anything at all, please reach out and let us know. We love and care for each of you and believe that we are a family.


Mr. Patrick Keating
Assistant Principal for Professional Growth
Testing Coordinator

Patient, flexible and understanding were three keys words from Badin High School Principal Brian Pendergest as the school held a Professional Development session Friday morning in advance of being out of the building for three weeks.

"This is an unprecedented situation, but we are still working,” Pendergest said. Details of plans discussed can be found HERE

Badin Boys Swim Team goes to State!

The 200 medley relay team of Jack Proctor, Adam Sherman, Luke Paxton and Brode Gibson finished third, the 400 freestyle relay team of Luke Paxton, Adam Sherman, Brandon Burke, and Jack Proctor finished fifth. Special congratulations to state runner up Adam Sherman in the 100 breaststroke and state champion Luke Paxton in the 200 freestyle. The boy’s team finished fourth overall. Watch Luke win the 200 Free state title HERE

Seven more Badin student-athletes headed for the college sports ranks

Seven outstanding Badin High School student-athletes were honored today as they signed their commitments to play college sports during a recognition ceremony in Mulcahey Gym.

Two inked Division I letters of intent, while two more will play football, two will play baseball and one is headed to the women’s softball ranks.

“Badin High School student-athletes are sought-after at the next level,” Badin Athletic Director Geoff Melzer said. “These students have excellent skills, but they also understand the value of effort and commitment. They’ve been dedicated to their sport for many years, and they are well aware of the expectations that come with playing in college. We are certainly confident that they will meet those expectations.” Read more about all these athletes HERE

Badin’s Runtz earns ‘Best of Show’ award at ‘Tomorrow’s Artists’ show in Middletown

Badin High school senior Regan Runtz was honored with the “Best of Show” award at the annual “Tomorrow’s Artists Today” competition sponsored by the Middletown Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 1. Runtz’s piece, a pastel drawing entitled “Geometric”, was voted the best artwork out of the more than 130 pieces of art displayed, representing student art from 11 different high schools.

“Regan is a talented artist and it’s wonderful to see her recognized for her hard work,” said BHS art teacher Sarah Daniels. “She is always teachable, open to new ideas and techniques. She has developed her skills and focused on her strengths. This recognition is well deserved.” More HERE

Badin’s Kateri Wielgos earns San Damiano Scholarship nodBadin's Academic Team wins over St. Ursula 59-34 in their last meet of the year on Feb 4. Congratulations seniors Adam Salek, Caitlin Savage, Emma Wesner, and Will Giffen.


Badin High’s Sarvak offered prestigious Marian scholarship

Badin High senior Samantha Sarvak couldn’t have thought of a better way to start Catholic Schools Week on Monday. Sam wasn’t sure why she had been called to her counselor’s office … or why he was walking her into the school’s St. Basil’s Chapel. But when she saw Marian University representatives Elizabeth Ortlepp and Jen Waning on hand to greet her, her eyes lit up. Read the rest of her story HERE


The Catholic Schools Week agenda is linked HERE


Attention Parents of current 11 graders - information on Ohio Immuniztion requirements can be found HERE

Badin’s Kateri Wielgos earns San Damiano Scholarship nodKateri Wielgos conceded that she was tired on Friday, but the Badin High School senior perked up in a hurry when she walked into the school’s St. Basil’s Chapel at 2 o’clock. There to greet her were her parents and two representatives of Marian University in Indianapolis – on hand to award her the prestigious San Damiano faith leadership scholarship.

More about this talented recipient HERE

Boo-grams mean blankets at Badin High


When Badin High School sophomore Stephanie Hartkemeyer was in the midst of working with a children’s group making blankets, she was reminded of another opportunity – making blankets for military veterans. She thought it was a good idea, and started considering fundraising opportunities to get the material.

Enter her friend, fellow Badin sophomore Elizabeth Kreimer, and Elizabeth’s mother, Corrine. For the result of the resulting collaboration CLICK HERE

Badin launches new Health & Wellness Initiative. For complete information CLICK HERE

A total of 17 educators will be recognized when the annual Harry T. Wilks “Hamilton Celebrates Education” event is celebrated for the 17th year on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Hamilton.

“When making their selection,” Braswell explained, “the schools were asked to consider the daily impact their educator had on students and the community, examples of innovation and going above and beyond the call of duty, and the educator’s overall leadership.” See all the honorees, including Badin's own, here HERE

National Merit Commended StudentsFive Badin High School seniors were named "Commended Students" in the annual National Merit Scholarship competition. From left are Jack Feenstra, Will Giffen, Megan Siefert, Max Smith and Nathan Hogan. They finished in the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students who took the PSAT in the fall of 2018. Congratulations to them!

Two Badin High School graduates were named AP Scholars in another excellent showing by BHS students on Advanced Placement exams given in May.

Cullen Gantenberg and Simon Hoppa were honored with the national recognition, which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of those exams. Read more about all 33 Badin students who were recognized for their performance on the AP exams, HERE

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“Serving God, Serving Others” is the unofficial motto of Badin High School, and BHS students lived up to that attitude in a substantial fashion during the 2018-19 school year.

“We have made a concerted effort to make service an intentional part of what we do, and our students have truly embraced the opportunities,” said Mrs. Megan Halverson, Badin’s director of Christian Service. “We are excited for our students to see the difference they can make in the world around them today so that helping attitude stays with them as adults.”

Major faith and service leadership awards were given to Badin students; learn more about tese winners and other awards given HERE

$100000 Club membersStudents in the Class of 2019 were recognized for receiving nearly $17.5 in academic scholarship offers to college during the school’s 13th annual Academic Signing Day on Wednesday, May 22.

“As a high school that focuses on college opportunity for our students, we also are concerned with their ability to pay for that opportunity,” BHS Principal Brian Pendergest said. “Our students search far and wide for scholarship dollars, have earned these offers through their hard work, and now will take advantage of them in their college experience.” Read the entire release HERE

Badin students accept Academic AwardsBadin High School students were out in force for numerous honors during the school’s 39th Academic Awards Night on Tuesday, May 21, in Mulcahey Gym.

“Our students take their academic commitments seriously, and it’s always a pleasure to honor their success,” Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest said. “All of these special awards are well deserved for our students. They obviously care about making a difference during their Badin experience.”

More about this story and a list of all winners can be found HERE

Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises highlight this week for Badin High School, which will celebrate its 53rd graduating class Thursday and Friday nights.

Baccalaureate Mass is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, at Sacred Heart Church in Fairfield. Graduation will take place at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Liberty Township on Friday, May 31. Both events begin at 7:30 p.m.

More information can be found HERE

Information is now available for the 2019 Badin College Essay Workshop for Badin students entering junior or senior year. Morning and Afternoon Sessions will be available August 1-2, 2019.

The challenge for many students on the college search is writing the college application essay, most of which are personal essays. College admission boards use these essays to find out more about you beyond your grades and test scores to determine if you fit their vision of a student who would succeed at their school.

The goal of this two-day workshop is for you to produce a polished essay that not only shows who you are and what contributions you can make to an academic community but also one that avoids potential missteps.

More information and registration can be found HERE

Teresa Heinrich honored by the American Chemical SocietyTeresa Heinrich is not big on awards, but she got a big one nonetheless Wednesday night, April 24, when the Badin High School teacher was named a Greater Cincinnati High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year by the Cincinnati Local Section of the American Chemical Society.

“I teach because I love teaching and working with high school students,” said Heinrich, who has been teaching chemistry at Badin since 1980, “but it is an honor to be recognized. And to be recognized by a chemistry group makes it that much more meaningful.” Read more about Teresa Heirich and this award HERE

Blood drive at Badin is ‘Bat Appreciation Day’More than 100 Badin High School students, faculty and alumni donated blood at Badin’s annual Blood Drive, an outstanding effort facilitated by the Community Blood Center in the school’s Pfirman Family Activity Center on Wednesday, April 17. “I’m just always very impressed with the way our students respond so generously to the annual Blood Drive,” said Mrs. Kay Collins, chair of the BHS Science Department and organizer of the drive through her Physiology II class. “They know it’s very important and so many are more than willing to step up and make a difference.” Badin filled all 124 donor slots, with 58 first-time donors involved and 102 total donations ultimately received from the Badin family. Read more HERE

Six athletes set for induction into Badin High Hall of FameSix athletes are slated to be inducted into the Badin High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 27, in what should be another outstanding program, according to Dean Wright, chair of the school’s HOF committee.

“This is a celebration of some quality people,” Wright said. “They made such a great contribution to athletics, and have gone on to make a difference in the world around them. We truly enjoy the opportunity to recognize their accomplishments.” Read the entire release HERE

Ten Badin student-athletes celebrated at signing receptionBadin High School athletes scored a “Perfect 10” today as 10 students were recognized during a Signing Reception in the Pfirman Family Activity Center. That brings to 15 the number of members of Badin’s Class of 2019 who will continue their athletic careers in college. The 10 students celebrated will be playing five sports – football (3), baseball (2), women’s soccer (2), women’s volleyball (2) and women’s swimming (1) – and brought their talents to Badin from eight different junior high schools. “These seniors have played an important role in the success of Badin High School athletics, just as they are going to do at their colleges of choice,” said Geoff Melzer, Badin athletic director. “They are talented athletes, great representatives of the school, and epitomize the term student-athlete. They have bright futures ahead of them.” Individual athletes information and more HERE

Badin’s Josh Mears named principal at Queen of PeaceWhen Badin High Social Studies teacher Josh Mears was singing with the guitar group at Queen of Peace parish a few years ago, he had no idea what the future held. Mears has been named the principal at Queen of Peace School in Millville effective July 1. He will replace Tina Conners, who is retiring.

“I’m really, really excited,” Mears said. “It’s a great community and a great school. The people out there do some really good things. I’m excited to be a part of it.” Mears, 40, has been a part of the Badin faculty for 16 years following his undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee. He has a master’s degree from Wright State and a principal’s certificate from Xavier University. He’s a graduate of Alter High School in Kettering, where as a track athlete he won back-to-back Ohio state titles in the 800-meter run. Read more about Mears HERE

Martin named new head coach of Badin girls’ soccer programJoe Martin is well aware that the Badin High girls’ soccer program has a strong tradition, and he’s looking forward to adding to that tradition. Martin, 55, was introduced to the team as the new head coach of the Rams on Wednesday afternoon. “Badin girls’ soccer has been a great program in the past and I look to add to what has been done,” he said. “Everything we talk about is legacy. What type of legacy do the current players want to leave for the younger girls?” Read more about Badin's newest coach HERE

Summer Camps headerFill your summer with fun!
Badin offers a variety of athletic and academic camps, including a HSPT Prep Class. Register online for all Badin Summer Camps! Online registration closes two days prior to camp. Athletic camps will accept walk-up registrations, but camp give-aways/t-shirts are NOT guaranteed. We highly encourage pre-registration! Camp descriptions and everything you need to know HERE

Kindness and affection trump greed and dishonesty in “The Curious Savage”, a winning comedy that will take the stage at Badin High School March 21-24. Sophomore Hannah Riecke stars as Mrs. Ethel Savage, a widow who has been left $10 million by her late husband and seeks to make the best use of it, despite the devious efforts of her step-children, who would rather have the money for themselves.

“The Curious Savage” will be presented in Badin’s Little Theatre Thursday through Saturday nights, March 21-23, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain. There is a matinee on Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door. Badin students are admitted free through their Student Activity Fee. For more information, contact Badin at (513) 863-3993 or click HERE

Cullen Gantenberg named National Merit Scholarship finalistCullen Gantenberg is moving on in a few short months, but not before leaving a notable legacy at Badin High School. “I’ve enjoyed it,” said Gantenberg, a senior who has been named a finalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program. “All the relationships I have developed here have been crucial to my development as a person. I wouldn’t trade my Badin experience for anything else.” Gantenberg has more to share HERE

DECA students ready for stateThe beat rolled on at Badin High School as more than 60 marketing education students will head for the DECA Career Development Conference in Columbus March 15-16 after finishing strong during district level competition in early February. More about their accomplishments HERE

Joe DeAngelo Joe DeAngelo had a positive impact on nearly every student who has ever walked the halls of Badin High School, and the school will not be the same without him.

DeAngelo, a Marketing Education teacher who had taught at Badin for 52 of the 53 years the school has been open, died Sunday morning at Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital. Though he had been out of school in recent weeks battling a heart ailment, his death was unexpected. He was 74-years-old. More about Mr. DeAngelo and his tenure at Badin HERE

Exhibition artwork

Badin High School is looking for a new head coach for its girls’ soccer program, and if the next hire is anything like the previous hire, it will be a home run. Todd Berkely met with his team Friday afternoon and announced that he would be stepping aside after six outstanding seasons guiding the Badin girls’ soccer program. Those six seasons included two state championships, five district titles, a league title, and numerous players moving on to the college soccer ranks. “That was an extremely difficult meeting to have, because high school sports is all about the kids,” Berkely said. “But I know the girls’ soccer program will be in good hands moving forward because the Badin administration does a great job making sure they bring in the right people.” More about Coach Berkley's time at Badin HERE.

The Badin RamPride Tuition Raffle is a consolidation of many fundraisers in an effort to reduce the amount of fundraising required by students and parents. See important information about turn-in dates, prizes, student rewards and more HERE

Local employers are looking for reliable workers, and they know Badin students make great candidates! We now have a new page on our site for the posting of available employement oportunities, linked from the Students home page and also found HERE. Check it out!

Congratulations to Malia Berkely '16 and the Florida State Seminoles! Congratulations to Malia Berkely '16 and the Florida State Seminoles! The Seminoles won the NCAA Division I women's national soccer championship today with a 1-0 triumph over North Carolina in Cary, NC. Malia was named to the all-tournament team, as the center back helped FSU convert two shutouts in the Final Four. The red-shirt sophomore was a two-time Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year and helped Badin win back-to-back state titles in 2013 and 2014. #BadinProud
2018 NHS Inductees

Badin High School inducted 58 students into its National Honor Society chapter during its annual evening ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Badin’s Mulcahey Gym. “These students do an outstanding job in the classroom,” Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest said. “But they are also very well-rounded, and their performance all across the board helps make Badin an outstanding place to go to school.” National Honor Society recognizes students who excel in academics, character, service and leadership. Tuesday’s event added 22 seniors and 36 juniors to Badin’s NHS chapter. That brings the current National Honor Society membership at Badin to 98 students, with 40 members of the Class of 2019 being tapped last year.

More inforation HERE

Exhibition artwork Congratulations to the following Art III, IV and AP students who have had their artwork juried into the 10th annual Xavier University Biennial Exhibition/Competition: Kellina Brannen, Chase Hopewell, Isabelle Munafo, Kaitlyn Robinson and Regan Runtz. The opening reception is Friday, November 2, 5-8 pm in the Xavier Gallery of the A.B. Cohen Building. The artworks will be on display through November 21. See artists' work HERE.
Students with collected gift cards Badin collected over $850 in gift cards slated for the flood victims of St. Mark's Catholic Elementary in Wilmington, NC. Thanks to all who donated!
Sara Daniels was honored to receive the grant from '71 Badin graduate Greg Wilkens Badin Art Studio received a grant from the Walter Family and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for their work creating two rain barrels which raised money for Save Local Waters. Art teacher Mrs. Sara Daniels was honored to receive the grant from '71 Badin graduate Greg Wilkens and his staff who are committed to saving local waters.
National Merit Scholarship semifinalist Cullen Gantenberg Cullen Gantenberg calls himself a passionate student … and it shows. Gantenberg, a senior at Badin High School, has been named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, one of less than one percent of American high school seniors to earn that prestigious designation. “I’m very passionate toward what I’m learning about,” said Gantenberg, the son of Nicholas and Julie Gantenberg of Liberty Township and a graduate of Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School. “It takes a lot of work outside of school to be a successful student. It goes beyond the scope of just rote learning.” More HERE
David Gretz named Badin’s ‘Educator of the Year’ David Gretz has seen the technology program go from zero-to-60 during his tenure at Badin High School, and he has been in the driver’s seat for all of it. Gretz, now in his 18 th year teaching technology at Badin, is the school’s Educator of the Year recipient in the annual Harry T. Wilks “Hamilton Celebrates Education” awards event for 2018. “It is extremely rewarding and gratifying to work with the people I work with and teach the students I teach,” Gretz said. “They are enthusiastic learners and I’m really lucky to teach students who see technology as important in their lives.” Read more HERE.
Cynamon Trokhan (Badin board member) - Hamilton Heritage Award and Kym McCaughey ‘79 - Small Business Person of the Year Award Cynamon Trokhan (Badin board member) - Hamilton Heritage Award and Kym McCaughey ‘79 - Small Business Person of the Year Award, were recently recognized by the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce for their impact in the Hamilton area.
May Students of the MonthKenny Pendergest was awarded the Stephen T. Badin medal, the highest honor given to a Badin High School student, at the graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 1, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Liberty Township. The medal is given to the senior who is voted by the faculty as the most outstanding member of the graduating class in all aspects of his or her high school career. More info HERE

Badin High School is pleased to announce its sports medicine partnership with Mercy Health Cincinnati. “This is a very important partnership and Mercy Health will provide an excellent affiliation for our student-athletes,” said Badin Principal Brian Pendergest. “In providing our students with a wide array of innovative health and wellness services, Mercy Health is going the distance to make a difference for our athletic efforts.” Read more HERE

Badin High School will graduate 117 seniors during its annual commencement exercises on Friday, June 1, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Liberty Township. “It’s been another excellent year and these students have a lot to be proud of,” said Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest. “This is the culmination of their experience at Badin High School, but the beginning of much success over the rest of their lives.” More info HERE.

Junior Book Award WinnersValedictorians in Badin High School's Class of 2018 are Andrew Abata and Jacob Waggoner. Abata will attend Miami University and major in Biochemistry as a pre-med degree. Waggoner will attend the University of Alabama and major in Management Information Systems. They will be among the student speakers at Badin's graduation on Friday, June 1, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Liberty Township. More award winners HERE.
Junior Book Award Winners Among the major award winners among juniors at the annual Badin High School Academic Awards Night were, from left, Grace Larkin (George Washington Alumni book award), Cullen Gantenberg (Bausch and Lomb award for science), Emily Maher (Brown University book award), Allison Hammerle (Mayerson Foundation Service Learning book award), and Christopher Hetterich (University of Rochester Xerox Award for technology).
Academic Signing ceremony Badin High hosted its 12th annual Academic Signing ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, with 57 members of the Class of 2018 being part of the $100,000 Club -- they were offered $100,000 or more in academic scholarships for college. The 57 students will be attending 28 schools in six states. Badin's class of 117 seniors have been offered more than $21 million in academic scholarship dollars. More info HERE.
Red Cord recipients 13 Badin seniors received Red Cords at graduation for having given blood at least three times during their high school career!

Athletic Signing Day Six more Badin seniors signed to play college athletics on May 22, bringing the total for the Class of 2018 to 19.
S​igning today were:
Jared Berger, baseball, Marian University
Tyler Hargrove, baseball, Marian University
Ben Hongell, swimming, Wittenberg University
Lizzie Kolde, women's volleyball, DePauw University
Lavassa Martin, football, Thomas More College
Nathan Wagner, men's volleyball, Mount St. Joseph University
This makes 19 student-athletes from Badin High School who will be playing college sports next year ... the largest number in the dozen or so years that we have been tracking it. Get the whole story HERE

Six athletes are slated to be inducted into the Badin High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 12, in what should be another outstanding program, according to Dean Wright, chair of the school’s HOF committee. “These are not just outstanding athletes, but outstanding people, too,” Wright said. “It’s always an enjoyable and rewarding evening as we recognize the year’s recipients. They are proud of what they accomplished, and so are we.” More about the event HERE.

Shared Harvest participants National Lima Bean Respect Day had a special meaning at Badin High School this year, since the date coincided with the school’s annual Blood Drive. Lima beans are a great source of protein and iron and offer good preparation for a healthy blood donation; and Badin’s drive on Friday, April 20, ultimately saw 86 blood donations from students, faculty and staff. More info HERE.
Shared Harvest participants "Meet.Serve.Grow." (Badin Service), met at Shared Harvest on April 23 to put together backpack bags for children in need. We have so much to learn about hunger in our community, and so much to give to make it better. Thanks to all Badin students who attended. If you couldn't make it this time, check for the next time we meet to make a difference. See Mrs. Halverson for more information..
App Challenge winners Seniors Nick Eyl, Jon Moran and Jacob Waggoner are in Washington DC this week for the 8th Congressional House of Code. The three of them were recognized by Congressman Warren Davidson in the fall for their winning app in the 8th Congressional District App Challenge..

2018-2019 School Calendar Published - click HERE for printable copy; or open School Events Calendar tab below.

A new era will dawn at Badin High School when Mrs. Sarah Cline stages the musical “Back to the ‘80s”, a musical romp through that “totally awesome” decade. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 12-14, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in Badin’s Little Theatre. “It’s very exciting and the students are looking forward to a great show,” said Cline, who is in her first year directing the Badin drama program. “This is a fun show with great music that students and adults are well familiar with.” Read more HERE

Rudy! There will be a third member of the Badin High School guidance department starting this week … and she will belong to the whole school. Rudy, a black multigenerational Australian labradoodle therapy dog, will be a welcome presence at Badin as she becomes a valuable member of the Badin Family. “We’re very excited,” said Badin guidance counselor Mrs. Angie Bucheit, whose family will provide a home for Rudy when she is not at Badin. "This is an innovative idea to meet the needs of the students." You can read all about Rudy HERE.
DECA students to AtlantaNine Badin High School students will be on the road in April for the annual DECA International Career Development Conference. The marketing education event is set for the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from Saturday through Tuesday, April 21-24. More info about their trip HERE.
Congratulations to senior Chloe Mallory, who is a finalist for the Anthony Munoz Straight A Scholarship!
Badin Rain Barrels Badin Studio Artists who came together as a team to create these awesome Rain Barrels which will be exhibited at the Cincinnati Zoo April 1-19. The Rain Barrels will be auctioned online April 9-19 to raise funding for SAVELOCALWATERS! On April 19, there will be a "Party for the Planet;" the finale auction and artist's reception. An Ohio River Valley Rain Barrel Art Project: Saving Rain for a Sunny Day!.

Jake Waggoner named National Merit Finalist Badin High School senior Jacob Waggoner has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

“I’m excited for the possibilities it will bring me in college,” Waggoner said, “and really, I’m excited for college in general.” Read the rest of Jake's story HERE

3 commit to play footballThree student-athletes in the Class of 2018 at Badin High School made official commitments today to play college football next season. Seniors Dallas Krause, Chase Luckett and Kegen Rogers will take their gridiron talents to the next level. “These young men were difference-makers on the football field for Badin, and they will do the same for their college of choice,” Badin Athletic Director Geoff Melzer said. “Badin is well known for playing outstanding football, and this trio has helped add to that positive reputation of Ram toughness during their careers.” Read more of the story HERE
Showcase WinnersCongratulations to Badin Artists Regan Runtz, Sara Schneider, Jalon Smith, Will Stewart and Grace Tincher who had their work juried into the GCL (Greater Catholic League) "Imagine Our Spirit" Exhibit. The exhibit will showcase student artwork from 12 Catholic High Schools. The opening reception is Sunday, March 18, 1-4 at the Flats Gallery. The Flats Gallery is located at 3028 Price Avenue in the Incline Arts District of East Price Hill. Full exhibition dates and hours are Sat 3/17 & Sun 3/18 (1-4 PM); Sat 3/24 & Sun 3/25 (1-4 PM).
Showcase WinnersIt’s hard to win a TechOlympics competition without the tech, but when you’re six students from Badin High School … you improvise, and win anyway. “Sometimes it’s not the tech that counts,” said Mr. David Gretz, who teaches Badin’s upper level tech courses, “but how you deliver the information and how well you know the material.” The Badin students captured the TechOlympics Showcase at the Millennium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati over the weekend of Feb. 24-25. That’s the premier event in the annual tech competition that brings hundreds of high school students from Southwest Ohio to the Queen City. Read more HERE
St Bowlers Badin has a 4x800 relay team in the state indoor track meet at the Spire Institute in Geneva. From left are Simon Hoppa, Aidan Drake, Andy Moore, Mike Rand, Jacob Waggoner and Coach Aaron Fleckenstein.
Relay team members Senior bowlers Jared Berger and Stephanie O'Neil will represent Badin in the state bowling this weekend at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl. O'Neil is just the third girl and Berger the first boy to go to state for Badin!
Badin Artists Congratulations to Badin High artists who received awards for their outstanding artwork in the Middletown Arts Center's annual "Tomorrow's Artists Today" competition. Senior Maddie Maccio received a second place in the drawing category, senior Will Stewart was second in the painting category, and senior Grace Barrington earned a first place in the paining category. They're here with art teacher Mrs. Sarah Daniels. Honorable mention nods went to juniors Chelsea Andorn and Isabelle Munafo in painting; senior Emma Wethington and sophomore Caitlin Savage in drawing; and sophomore Elizabeth Hurst in mixed-media. The students submitted excellent work for the competition, which will be shown through March 1,.
Archdiocese Catholic Schools Week Mass at St. Peter in Chains CathedralBadin students attend Archdiocese Catholic Schools Week Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. The Archbishop's message was in part: '...the youth are an important and vital part of our Church,' and he he urges all of them 'to participate and continue to make a difference in the Church today.'
Badin High School will celebrate the 45th annual Catholic Schools Week beginning Jan. 29 as an opportunity to emphasize the value of Catholic education.
“This year’s theme of Learn, Serve, Lead and Succeed is one that we certainly encourage our students to take to heart,” Badin Principal Brian Pendergest said. “Those four words sum up the goals we have for our students. There is great value in being involved in Catholic education, and we appreciate the chance to celebrate that.” Read more about CSW activities at Badin, HERE.
Bowling w. Father Ed The Girls Bowling Team is undefeated so far this season and Claire Steins '18 bowled a high of 223 in the last game against Roger Bacon! Thanks Father Ed for stopping by the lanes to support the teams!
Noelker awarded Congratulations to Badin High senior Andrew Noelker, who was awarded a San Damiano Scholarship to Marian University. Noelker, who has already committed to play baseball at the Catholic school in Indianapolis, will now be a part of its faith-based leadership program through the prestigious San Damiano program.

Three Badin High School seniors were recognized by U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson on Monday morning during a surprise technology assembly at the Catholic school in Hamilton.

Nick Eyl, Jon Moran and Jacob Waggoner were honored for having won an 8th Congressional District contest to create a useful iPhone app.

The Badin trio created a service app that gives users the chance to make a difference in their community through local service opportunities, through supporting local businesses, and also to get in direct contact with their local, state and federal elected government officials.

Read more HERE

Girls who excel in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, attended this morning's STEAM Breakfast at the YWCA Hamilton with Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, renowned author, artist and engineer. Dr. Mazloomi shared her story of working as an aerospace engineer as a woman of color, and later, transitioning to a career in the arts. The STEAM Breakfast is one of many programs of the One City One Book community reading program in the city of Hamilton, and focuses on themes presented in the book, Hidden Figures.