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BWLS Superintendent Search Survey

The Big Walnut Local Schools seeks a qualified individual to be the next Superintendent. BWLSD has a strong tradition of "educational excellence" and the board hopes to build upon this foundation. It is the goal of the Big Walnut Board of Education to find the ideal candidate to lead our district and learning community into the future. To date, the board has published the opening in a variety of local and state publications. In addition, members of the Board have met with the administrators and association leadership. The board now turns to you for your feedback on qualities you believe to be important in our next superintendent. 

Board of Education Meeting - 5/19/2022 | 6:30 PM

The Big Walnut Local Schools are streaming the upcoming board meeting, May 19, 2022. The board meeting is slated to begin at 6:30 pm.

Special Board of Education Meeting - 4/27/2022 | 6:30 PM

The Big Walnut Local Schools are streaming the upcoming special board meeting, April 27, 2022. The board meeting is slated to begin at 6:30 pm.

Regular Board of Education Meeting - 4/21/2022 | 6:30 PM

The Big Walnut Local Schools are streaming the upcoming board meeting, April 21, 2022. The board meeting is slated to begin at 6:30 pm.

Message From Angie Hamberg

Dear Big Walnut Families,

I am writing to share that I will be resigning as superintendent at the end of this school year. For the past 13 years, I have been a part of the administrative team at Big Walnut, and I have served as superintendent for the past seven years.  

I am extremely proud of the work we have done during that time to continuously improve our district for our students. From implementing our academic vision, to passing ballot issues and opening buildings, I am grateful to have been part of such impactful work for our students and community.  I have never been a part of a more talented team, and I especially value the student-centered decisions we have made over the years.

I wish you all the best,

Angie Hamberg

Family Update 2/26/2022

Effective Monday, February 28, 2022, our students and drivers will no longer be required to wear facial coverings on school buses. Of course, individuals are certainly still welcome to wear facial coverings if they choose to do so.

Updated Covid-19 Information-DPHD

Dear Families,
Welcome back to school!  Please find attached the updated Covid-19 information from the Delaware Public Health District.  They have made these updates based on changes to CDC guidance.  Please contact District Nurse Megan Truax ([email protected]) with any questions.

Panorama Surveys

Recently we have had some questions come up regarding the Panorama surveys that are currently being administered in our district, and we wanted to provide our Big Walnut families with more information on how we use Panorama.  

GRE School Supply List for 2021-2022

 2021-2022 School Supply List

Take a Look Inside the New BWHS!

As construction continues, take a walk through the new Big Walnut High School. Thank you to parent and community member Joey Thomas for this incredible video!

COVID-19 Reporting

Please also email the Big Walnut District Nurse 
[email protected]

Health And Safety Update | COVID-19

Please see the attached health and safety update from District Nurse Megan Truax. Thanks!
Substitute Teachers

Teaching and Educational Aide Substitutes Needed!

Interested in becoming a classroom substitute? We would love to see many of our community members in our classrooms, helping students in these vital roles. 
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2020-21 Amended Calendar

On July 23, the Board of Education approved an amended calendar for 2020-21 to help us prepare for the unique school year that we are about to begin.

FAQ 2.0

In an effort to provide more information for you to make a decision on in-person or remote learning for your child this year, we have created an additional list of frequently asked questions, which is available.


Follow the link below to see the Big Walnut Reopening Plans and survey link for the fall of 2020.

Reopening Update - 7-10-2020

Thank you so much for your patience as we have been finalizing reopening plans since hearing the governor’s guidance last week.  We are planning to offer two options for families next year-- 100% in-person or 100% remote learning.

Family Update on COVID-19 - April 13, 2020

I hope you are staying healthy and that you enjoyed the holiday with your families.  Today, I want to share information on voting absentee, free wi-fi access within the district, and remote learning grading.

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Virtual Board Meeting - 4/9/2020 | 7:30 am

The Big Walnut Local Schools are hosting a virtual board meeting, Thursday, April 9, 2020. The virtual board meeting is slated to begin at 7:30 am.

Technology Update - 4.6.2020

Based on family feedback during the first week of remote learning, as well as the governor’s extension of the school building closure period until at least May 1, we are revising our technology plan for chromebook distribution.

Technology Update - 4.01.2020

The move to remote learning has included some technology issues for several of us. Some are struggling with reliable internet access at home, and Schoology has been overloaded at certain times, making it difficult to access assignments.

COVID-19 Family Update - 3.30.2020

Thank you for your patience today as many districts across the nation accessed Schoology in unprecedented numbers.  Their team is working diligently to continue to increase capacity as we all adjust to this new normal. When all else fails, have your child read, read, read.

COVID-19 Family Update 3.28.20

I hope you are having a great-- albeit unconventional-- spring break.  I have lots of news today, including how House Bill 197, which was just signed into law yesterday afternoon by Governor DeWine, will impact our students.

COVID-19 Update to Families - 3.24.2020

In reviewing our technology plan for chromebook repairs, we have determined that we will be able to offer hardware repairs at our central office as needed.

COVID-19 Update to Families - 3.22.2020

Due to the Governor’s “stay-at-home order” being announced today, our district technology department will be working from home beginning this Tuesday until at least April 6.

COVID-19 District Update - Technology Support

As we continue to adapt to this situation, I want to update you on our technology support.  As you have probably learned in communication from principals and staff, we will rely on some technology and internet access for students during this remote learning period.

COVID-19 District Update 3.18.2020

As we continue to adapt to this situation, I want to thank the many community volunteers and our awesome food service crew for packing up food for our families in need.

COVID-19 District Update 3.16.2020

I wanted to reach out with some updates and clarifications for you.  I apologize for the length, but I have lots of information to share.
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Closed - 3/16/2020

All Big Walnut Schools are closed Monday, March 16, 2020.

COVID-19 Update - All Call 3.14.2020

While we had initially planned to use this coming Monday, the last day we are permitted to be open, as a last opportunity for staff to meet with students to provide resources and directions for remote learning, we will now be closed to students on Monday.  

COVID-19 Update - All Call 3.13.2020

The following message is an all call sent on March 13, 2020.

Helping Families in Need During Building Closures

We have gotten lots of questions about how we will help our families in need with meals during the building closures. These details are still being finalized, but we will share soon.

COVID-19 Message from Schoology - 3.13.2020

Good morning, I have received a few questions about the potential of making up time in the summer. 


Big Walnut now has a "Digital Backpack" to streamline communication and to help students stay organized. Schoology provides a centralized place for teachers, students, and parents to communicate, access assignments, and receive school and class updates.

COVID-19 Update - All Call 03/12/2020

The following is an update that was sent as an all call to families on 03/12/2020.

COVID-19 Update - All Call 3.10.2020

The following is an all call regarding an update going out to families this evening (3.10.2020)

COVID-19 District Update

The attached letter contains an update on the district's efforts to ensure the health and safety of all students.


The YMCA of Central Ohio is excited about the opportunity to serve Big Walnut families with quality, licensed before and after school programming (Y Club) in the district beginning with the 2018/2019 school year.


301 South Miller Drive
Sunbury, OH 43074

Phone: 740-965-8900
Fax: 740-965-8993
Hours: 8:45am - 3:35pm

Upcoming Events


Field Day

Mon May 23 2022

GRE Variety Show

Tue May 24 2022


Wed May 25 2022

Last Day for Students

Thu May 26 2022