Blanchester High School News

School Opening

Posted on: July 16, 2019 Featured
District News



The following information should help you prepare for the start of what will be an exciting era for Blanchester Schools. If you have difficulty getting in touch with your child’s school, please call the board office at 937-783-3523 and we will try to help.

Blanchester Local Schools will open Thursday, August 15, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year, beginning their 165th year of service to the young people of the district. ALL schools will be in session for a full day the first day. Lunch will be served in each cafeteria and students should be prepared to begin their studies.  The kindergarten students do a staggered start.  Half of the class will begin Thursday August 22rd and NOT attend Friday, August 23rd.   The other half of the class will begin Friday, August 23rd.   All kindergarteners will attend Monday, August 26th.  Your child’s teacher will let you know what day your child starts at your conference.

The following information will answer many questions; however, district residents may call their child’s school or the district office for clarification or further information.


MIDDLE SCHOOL: Grades 6, 7 and 8 – Tuesday, August 13th  - 5:00-6:00 p.m.

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL: Grades 4 and 5 –Tuesday, August  13th  - 5:00-6:00 p.m. 

PUTMAN ELEMENTARY:  Grades PS thru 3rd Tuesday, August 13th  - 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

HIGH SCHOOL:    Grades 9 thru 12 – Tuesday, August 13th – 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


PUTMAN ELEMENTARY, Pre-kindergarten through 3rd grades, Jeri Earley, Principal, 783-2681.

BLANCHESTER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL, 4th and 5th grades, Marci Goodrich, Principal,  783-2040.

BLANCHESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL, 6th through 8th grades, Ryan Briggs, Principal, 783-3642.

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 9th through 12th grades,  Pandy McCarty, Principal; Jason Whitaker, Assistant Principal, 783-2461.


Dean D. Lynch, Superintendent, 937-783-3523. 

Raechel Purdon, Director of Instruction, 937-783-3523. 

Kristin Unversaw, Director of Student Services, 937-783-2681

Barb Prater, Transportation Supervisor, 937-783-3714.

Dave Fangmeyer, Buildings & Grounds Supervisor, 937-783-3523.

Vanessa Swinderman Cafeteria Supervisor, 937-783-1212

Linda Miller, District Nurse,  937-783-2681


Registration of new students starts July 15, 2019 through the BOARD OFFICE, 951 Cherry Street, which will be open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A birth certificate, health records, academic records, parent driver’s license and proof of residency should be presented at the time of registration.


Prices for breakfast are as follows: students - $1.75; ADULTS $2.00 reduced students - .30

Prices for a “Class A” hot lunch are as follows: 

GRADES K thru 5  $3.00

GRADES 6 thru 12$3.25   

BREAKFAST         $1.75





Free and reduced-price lunch forms will be sent home with students on the first day of school. Applications requesting free or reduced-price lunches MUST be returned to the office of the principal before approval can be granted. New applications must be submitted by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019. Specific questions concerning the cafeteria should be addressed to Vanessa Swinderman, Cafeteria Supervisor – 783-1212


School bus routes, stops, and turns have changed very little from last year. Specific questions concerning transportation should be addressed to Barb Prater, Transportation Supervisor – 783-3714.  


Each school charges a fee for materials or workbooks that cannot be used by other children. The class fees for the 2019-2020 school year are Kindergarten through 8th Grade - $20.00, Grades 9 thru 12 – According to schedule of classes.  Specific questions concerning School Fees should be addressed to the building Principal.


LAUREL OAKS student orientation - AUGUST 15, 2019 All students AUGUST 16, 2019

Bus to Laurel Oaks will depart from the high school at approximately 7:45 a.m.

LIVE OAKS student orientation – AUGUST 15, 2019 All Students AUGUST 16, 2019

SCARLET OAKS student orientation - AUGUST 15, 2019 All Students  AUGUST 16, 2019