Eagle Flyer

A newsletter for Walnut Hills High School

Principal's Message

March 11, 2022

Dear Walnut Hills High School Families:


It came up in a meeting this week that Monday is the two year anniversary of the first Covid-related shutdown of schools. Our students, teachers, family, and school community have weathered numerous challenges since that infamous day. There are many reflections to be made about the extraordinary times that followed. I am most grateful that we now have our students and staff together and on-campus at Walnut Hills High School.


Today marks the last day of the third quarter. We are heading into the homestretch of school. I really look forward to this year's fourth quarter because (fingers-crossed) we can have our first (relatively!) normal final quarter in a couple of years. I hope the entire quarter is a celebration and appreciation for all of the things that makes the end of the year so rewarding and exciting: celebrating our seniors, wrapping up AP courses with the AP exams, seeing culminating projects some to life, enjoying the final competitions and performances of our athletic teams and fine arts groups, attending fun social events like Prom and Twilight Ball, and holding Commencement for the Class of 2022. There is a lot to look forward to!


Thank you, parents, for all of the ways that you support our students to finish the year in a strong way.


Sincerely,


John Chambers

Sursum ad Summum

Upcoming Dates

March

11 End of 3rd quarter

12 SAT testing - CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER!

13 Daylight Savings Time

15 Chamber Orchestra Concert, 7 pm Auditorium

17 LSDMC Meeting, 6 pm virtual; Steel Band Concert, 7 pm Auditorium

19 Walnut Woods Volunteer Day, 9 am-noon

22-24 ELA EOC testing for students in grades 7, 8, 10 (bells 1-2, 7-8)

23 WHHS Association Meeting, 7 pm Recital Hall: see below for Speaker Series info!

24 New Student Registration, 7 pm Senior High Gym

28-April 1 Spring Break


April

2 ACT Testing

4 School resumes

5 Conference Night, 5-8 pm

7 Community Reading Night, 6-9 pm; Senior Ensemble Bach Magnificat Performance, 7 pm Auditorium

8 Twilight Ball for 7th and 8th graders, 7-9 pm Junior High Gym

9 Senior Prom

12 Hoxwoth Blood Drive; WHIP General Meeting, 7 pm virtual

18-22 Midterm Week of 4th Quarter

21 Spring Art Show, Forum; LSDMC, 6 pm virtual

21-23 Lend Me a Tenor, Blackbox Theatre

23 Walnut Wood Volunteer Day, 9 am-noon

27 Senior and Chamber Orchestra, 7 pm Auditorium; WHHS Association Meeting, 7 pm Recital Hall

29 High School Band Concert, 7 pm Auditorium

Counseling Corner

All Walnut students 7-11! On Monday, March 14th, your first bell teachers will have the summary of the classes that you optioned for during the optioning process. This is your last opportunity to request course changes for the 22-23 school year. If you've changed your mind about a class, please reflect that on the summary list and turn it into the Counseling Office in room 2203 by March 25, 2022. If you have late arrival, you can pick up your summary of request form from the Counseling Office. If you are missing advanced classes, you most likely weren't approved or didn't apply for the class. If you have no classes, you didn't submit your request before the February 4th deadline. Your counselor will (or may already have) choose classes for you.


Attention Juniors and Seniors: We have three resources for free prom dresses. Act now! You can also volunteer and get some hours.

In Norwood this weekend

Cinderella's Closet and Kenzie's Closet.


Summer classes (Health, PE, Economics and Government) are available through the Alumni Association. Please see the WHHS website, under the Alumni tab. Please direct all questions to the Alumni Association regarding registration and costs.


FOUR REASONS TO HOST AN AFS EXCHANGE STUDENT!

1) They give your family a new world perspective. 2) They become like family while attending Walnut Hills High School 3) They’re good students, world ambassadors, eager to share in American life. 4) They come with medical insurance, spending money and an adventurer’s attitude.

This is a sample of the many available students! Athletic 17-year-old Joao from Brazil is into sports, science, scouting, and Marvel comics. Florian from Germany, age 17, practices martial arts, gymnastics, plays trumpet, enjoys camping. Elisabeth from Denmark, age 15, plays clarinet in a youth orchestra, enjoys running, playing board games, movies and baking. To learn about hosting an AFS exchange student from nearly anywhere in the world, please email Barb McManus or call 513-608-2781. See other available students at https://www.afsusa.org/host-family/our-students/


FROM THE COLLEGE INFORMATION CENTER:


10th Grade PSAT Review
Tuesday, March 15 during lunch (Writing and Language & Reading)
Thursday, March 17 during lunch (Math)

Students, PLEASE RSVP by completing this form; you must be logged in to your CPS account. Once your registration is confirmed, it will be listed here.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR TEST BOOKLET AND A PRINTED COPY OF YOUR SCORE REPORT (see instructions here for printing your score report from your College Board account).


9th Grade PSAT Review

Tuesday, March 22 during lunch (Writing and Language & Reading)

Thursday, March 24 during lunch (Math)

Students, PLEASE RSVP by completing this form; you must be logged in to your CPS account. Once your registration is confirmed, it will be listed here.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR TEST BOOKLET AND A PRINTED COPY OF YOUR SCORE REPORT (see instructions here for printing your score report from your College Board account).

Announcements

Outside Lunch!

Starting on Monday, March 14, students will have the option to eat outside on any day without precipitation and temperatures 50 degrees or above. We will review the revised outside eating locations with the students on Monday. Please remind students to dress accordingly.

After-School Tutoring Program

The Student Success Center is now starting our after-school tutoring program and are looking for students who are interested in being tutored after school as well as students who are interested in being a tutor. The after school tutoring program will run everyday from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Tutors and students being tutored are welcome to come as many days as they would like!


While this program is a “drop-in” tutoring program in which students are welcome to come by any time, in order to ensure the best learning experience possible, we recommend letting us know in advance which days you are interested in having a tutor. You are welcome to stop by the Student Success Center, room 2701, or email us at ssctutoring2022@gmail.com .


If you are interested in becoming an after school tutor, please let us know ASAP! We are looking for students with at least a 3.0 GPA and preferably has at least a 3.5 GPA in whichever subject(s) you are interested in being a tutor in. Please stop by the Student Success Center or send us an email and let us know which days you are available to tutor and which subject(s) you are able to tutor!


We look forward to seeing you at our after school tutoring program!

Walnut Woods Volunteer Days

Please review this flyer for information about how to volunteer to support this exciting local conservation effort right here at Walnut Hills. There are several spring volunteer days on the schedule. This is a great way to leave a legacy while doing community service.

Class of 2023: senior portrait information!

Senior portraits for the Class of 2023 must be submitted by 9/30/2022. Portraits must be on a blue background. If a senior doesn't submit a photo, we use their school pictures.

Please review this document for all of the details:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zg72VBV3LC9j9Vqo5ufM7HctEZUVsu7lKSRzM6UvK0M/edit?usp=drivesdk

Free summer program at UC: Biology Meets Engineering

Here is a great opportunity for rising juniors and seniors with an interest in STEM programs. Check out the Biology Meets Engineering Program flyer. If you would like to explore the connection between animals and robots, this one is for you!
The Spirit Shop, located in the cafeteria, is open for students on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, 10 am-1:20 pm.

Stay Informed!

STUDENT WELLNESS

mental health and wellness speaker series

Our WHHS Association and IN5 are excited to partner for this year's Mental Health and Wellness Speaker Series. Please see the flyer below and use this link for the live Zoom links.
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