Eagle Flyer

A newsletter for Walnut Hills High School

Principal's Message

April 23, 2022

Dear Walnut Hills High School Families:

I think a lot of people will agree that the Friday’s Chalk Drawings and Earth Jam are one of Walnut Hills High School’s favorite traditions. The students and teachers did an excellent job focusing on the End of Course tests on Monday through Thursday. Friday was the perfect day - and perfect weather - to celebrate the talents of our students and enjoy some time together as a school community. It was a great week to be an Eagle!

Chalk Drawings and Earth Jam also signal that we are heading into the last part of the school year. Last week was the midterm of the 4th quarter. There are four weeks before final exams! In the first two weeks of May, 1,060 students will be taking 2,320 AP exams in 33 subject areas. These numbers speak to the strength of our exemplary AP program. All students will be wrapping up their learning and participating in culminating activities. Thank you, parents and guardians, for all that you do to help us encourage the students to finish strong. If there is anything that we can do to help, please reach out to your child's teachers, counselor, or grade level administrator.


John Chambers

Sursum ad Summum

Upcoming Dates


21-23 Lend Me a Tenor, Blackbox Theatre

23 Walnut Wood Volunteer Day, 9 am-noon, Spring Fling, 8-10:30 pm Junior High Gym

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

29 High School Band Concert, 7 pm Auditorium

30 Jazz Band Concert, 7 pm Recital Hall


2-13 AP Testing

3 Junior High Choir Concert, 7 pm Auditorium

7 SAT Testing

10 WHIP General Meeting, 7 pm Conference Room

12 Summer Job Fair, all lunches

14 Walnut Wood Volunteer Day, 9am-noon

19 LSDMC, 6 pm virtual

26 Last day of school for students!, Commencement Exercises for Class of 2022, 6:30 pm Fifth Third Arena

AP Exam Schedule

Students will take AP exams during the first two weeks of May. Here is the link to the schedule.

Please note: students who are taking an AP exam only need to report to school for the testing period; they will be excused from their other classes on any day that they are taking an AP exam. No permission slip is required.

Counseling Corner

Attention Seniors: Plan to attend the Graduation check-in meeting on Monday, April 25, 2022 in the auditorium. Counselors will be in the auditorium during bells 1 -4. Plan to stop in during a study hall or lunch. Counselors will step you through the end-of-year process including, updating Naviance, updating your 3E, and submitting your future plans form.

The Counseling Department at Walnut Hills High School would like to invite your participation in the third annual Comprehensive Counseling Program Survey. This survey is designed to assess the facilitation and delivery of the counseling program. It is also designed to identify gaps in the current programming to ensure the needs of all our students and their families are met. Identifying information, such as name and email is completely voluntary and will not be attached to responses. All responses are due by May 6, 2022.

  • We invite parents and guardians to participate HERE
  • We invite students to participate HERE

The 2022 National Recognition Program application opened on April 15. Eligible sophomores and juniors received an email from College Board inviting them to apply. If you meet the eligibility criteria listed on the website but didn't receive an invitation on April 15, you may self-nominate through the website.

  • Students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher, take the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, or AP® Exams, and identify as African American, Hispanic, Indigenous, or attend school in a rural or small town may be eligible for national recognition. Students must identify with at least one of the four groups listed to be eligible.
  • The application deadline is Wednesday, June 15, at 11:59 p.m. ET. This application is free of charge.

Summer Opportunities:

This summer the Ohio Society of CPAs (accountants) will be holding a summer camp program at three different locations throughout Ohio -- Kent State University, University of Toledo and Cincinnati State Community & Technical College. Each event will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and all are completely free for students to attend. Please see the attached flyer.

The Students Learning About Speech & Hearing Summer Program is funded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and it aims to expose high school students from under-represented minority backgrounds to the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. This program is completely free for the students. Student participants will attend the 4-session program from 9:00-12:00 on the first four Wednesdays in June. For more information, follow this link.

Application Link: https://redcap.link/slashsp


Junior Book Awards

Each spring we recognize high-achieving juniors with the Junior Book Awards. Over 127 juniors were nominated to receive one of the 33 sponsored books this year. Here is the complete list of the 2022 Book Award Recipients.

National Latin Exam

Our Classics students did an excellent job on the National Latin Exam that they took in March 2022. Of the 300 exams, over 100 of them earned an award at some level. Many of our students earned the distinction of a medal; here is the complete list of medal winners.

16 Gold / Summa cum Laude;

24 Silver Maxima cum Laude;

32 Magna cum Laude;

29 cum Laude.

Chalk Drawing Winners

Check out the link to the Chalk Drawing winners. All teams produced some amazing art! Many thanks to Mrs. Elizabeth Lloyd, art teacher, for organizing the Chalk Drawings and to Mr. Mark Hermann, assistant athletic director, for organizing Earth Jam.

CPS City-Wide Art Show

There are 20 Walnut student artists have their work currently on display at the CPS Ed Center,until May 7th. Next time you stop by the Ed Center look for their amazing pieces!

CPS City Wide Art Show video


Lend Me a Tenor

After an amazing previous performance in the Rick Steiner Blackbox Theatre with Rhinoceros, the Walnut Hills High School Theatre Department is eager to welcome back audiences with Ken Ludwig’s hilarious screwball comedy, Lend Me a Tenor. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap romp is guaranteed to make audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

The show runs April 21st-23rd, 2022 at 7 p.m. with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 23rd. Here is the full press release for additional information and ticket purchasing.

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:


The Spirit Shop, located in the cafeteria, is open for students on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, 10 am-1:20 pm.

Stay Informed!

Grades 7-9 Information Google Site

Grades 10-2 Information Google Site

Reporting Absences and Dismissals

WHHS Association Mailing List

Our community communicates using a system called Constant Contact, so join our mailing list using the link above and get up-to-date information about what's happening at Walnut Hills!


Memorable Moments

2022 Guest Poets

The Walnut Hills Alumni Foundation funded a 3-week Guest Poets mini-unit that allowed Mr. Riordan's AP English students to read, annotate, discuss, question, and even karaoke the poetry of three contemporary poets who then visited his classroom to illuminate them with the answer to that age-old question: Is that what the poet REALLY meant? After grilling each poet about this word choice and that image connotation and the other structural implication, what they discovered can be summed up in one student’s reflection: “Sometimes, the poet has not even understood all the meanings that they put into their own poetry!” Check out this link for photos, reflections, and poetry.

Bowling Lab

AP Physics C students took the physics lab to the bowling alley this week. In preparation for their May exam, they analyzed the energy, collisions and rotational kinematics inherent in the sport.