A newsletter for Walnut Hills High School
November 13, 2021
Dear Walnut Hills High School Families:
I hope that you have had a great week! It is hard to believe, but this past week was the midterm week of the 2nd quarter. Please take a moment this weekend to check your child's midterm grades and have some conversation about how he or she thinks this year is going so far. Listen for areas of concern as well as areas where there is interest, success and growing confidence. As much as students - and parents too - tend to focus on grades, it is helpful to praise their efforts and reinforce that connection between effort and outcomes.
Things tend to go quickly from here to the end of the second semester. Just a reminder that the semester concludes with semester exams the week of December 13-17. Here is a copy of the exam schedule for planning purposes. Semester exams are 20% of the overall semester grade with quarters 1 and 2 each counting for 40% of the semester grade. Last week the Counseling Department presented "Preparing for Exams" for our junior high students who will be experiencing cumulative exams for the first time. If you missed that presentation, it is linked on the Junior High Google site (see below).
Finally, we are in the middle of an exciting fine arts seasons and so happy that our students can perform again in front of live audiences. This week the senior high play "Rhinoceros" is playing for sold out performances in the Rick Steiner Black Box Theatre. There are so many outstanding opportunities to see and hear our students' talents in the upcoming month. We hope you will be able to join us for a performance!
Sursum ad Summum
16 LSDMC Meeting, 6 pm virtual (note change in date)
17 Jazz Band Concert, 7 pm Auditorium; WHHS Association Meeting, 7 pm virtual, featuring parent Mental Health and Wellness Speakers Series, "Information about Mental Health Issues"
18 Conference Night, 5-8 pm
22 Junior High Choir Concert, 7 pm Auditorium
22-23 Annual Library Book Sale
24 Conference day - NO SCHOOL!
25-26 Thanksgiving holiday - NO SCHOOL!
30 Beginning, Intermediate, and Junior Strings Orchestra Concert, 7 pm Auditorium
2-4 One Acts, 7 pm Black Box
4 SAT testing
6 Steel Band Concert, 7 pm Auditorium
7 Beginning Band Concert, 7 pm Auditorium
8 Intermediate Band, Jr. Band, Symphonic and Wind Ensemble Concert, 7 pm Auditorium
10 Senior High Choir Concert, 7 pm Auditorium
11 ACT Testing
13-17 Exam Week
16 LSDMC Meeting, 6 pm virtual
20-31 Winter Break, Classes resume on Monday, January 3, 2022
Legacy of Excellence
Did you know that ONE-THIRD of our school’s annual discretionary budget is supported by the generosity of Walnut Hills’ parents? Many of the things that make Walnut Hills special, simply won’t happen without YOUR annual support of the Legacy of Excellence (“LOE”) fundraising campaign.
The Legacy of Excellence campaign funds:
• Textbooks and other academic tools to support our students;
• Orchestra and Band Instruments (large instruments -Double Bass, Tuba, etc.);
• College Information Center staff salaries;
• Salaries of WHHS coaches and our year around strength coach;
• Uniforms/Equipment for WHHS Eagles sports teams;
• New Choral Risers and Acoustic Sound Shells for the auditorium stage; and
• Staff Appreciation Gifts.
Can we count YOU to help Walnut Hills reach its Legacy of Excellence 2021/22 campaign goal of $120,000?
DINE AND DONATE: SUPPORT OUR CLASSICS ITALY TRIP!
Mod Pizza Fundraisers for Walnut Hills Classics Italy Trip!
We get 20% of all orders when you mention our fundraiser!
November 29: Link for dine-in and sharing on social media; GR211397W is the code for online ordering
December 6: Link for dine-in and sharing on social media; GR211398W is the code for online ordering
December 13: Link for dine-in and sharing on social media; GR211230W is the code for online ordering
LIBRARY BOOK SALE IS BACK!
After a very long, two-year hiatus, we're very happy to announce that the Annual Library Book Sale is back! For those new to Walnut, here's the scoop: the book sale can only happen thanks to the generous donations of used books we get throughout the year. Those donations can happen any time - so think of us next time you're cleaning out your book shelves. During our book sale, no book costs more than $1 - and we even sell some for as low as 25 cents! It's a great opportunity for you to expand your home collection! We also have other items such as craft kits and board games.
This year's sale will happen during Thanksgiving Week - how appropriate is that? The sale will be Monday and Tuesday, November 22-23. Set up will happen the previous Friday, November 19th.
ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS AND CREW INTERVIEWS FOR THE SPRING SENIOR HIGH THEATRE PRODUCTIONS!
The Spongebob Musical- February 17-19, 2022- WHHS Auditorium
Lend Me a Tenor- April 22-24, 2022- Rick Steiner Black Box Theater
Auditions and Crew Interviews for both shows will be held jointly on Monday, November 15 and Tuesday, November 16
Spongebob callbacks will take place Wednesday, November 17
Tenor callbacks will take place Thursday, November 18
For more information follow the links below for each show:
mental health and wellness speaker series
Student Support Services Flow Chart
Contact information for all Student Support Staff
Where Do I Go? Who Do I Ask? page 1
Have a question? Need to know who to contact? Check here!
Where Do I Go? Who Do I Ask? page 2