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A newsletter for Walnut Hills High School

Principal's Message

March 25, 2022

Dear Walnut Hills High School Families:

I am so proud of our students in grades 7, 8, and 10 who took the End-of-Course state tests in English Language Arts this week. We appreciate all of their efforts to show what they have learned and look forward to successful results.

And just like that, it is now 4th quarter and Spring Break. We hope that you enjoy the week ahead and whatever plans you have made for it. We wish you safe travels if you are traveling and hope you have a chance to relax with family and friends.

When we come back from break, it is always exciting - and extra busy - with all of the end of the year culminating experiences and activities. I especially cannot wait to celebrate with the Class of 2022!


John Chambers

Sursum ad Summum


Congratulations to this year's initiates to the National Cum Laude academic society. These students are recognized for their academic excellence in classes at Walnut Hills. It is a long list, and we are proud of all students for their accomplishments!

Elise Allen, Evelyn Astafiev-Holmes, Maya Balachandran, Meron Belachew, Julia Berman, Luke Berninger, Quinton Brown, Kiley Carlson, Justin Chan, Blaise Colberg Harding, Sophia Cotton-Riker, Ruth Debono, Bron Dietz, Katherine DiPaola, Emory Domke, Megan Dorr, Val Dreith, Katherine Dumont, Rosemary Ellsworth, Maxwell Fairman, John Fox, Catherine Frost, Eleanor Frost, Lucia Galvin, Rezvan Ghezae, Isabella Gillotti, Mia Gorman, Catherine Green, Hannah Griffin, Prakriti Gupta, Leyla Guven, Farhan Haque, Parker Harmon, Isabel Hastings, Alton Headworth, Henry Hoskins, Katherine Hurst, Gianna Hysell, Lucia Johns, Grace Kaufman, Liam Kelley, Husna Khan, Arin Kolshorn, Paige Latto, Nathan Laube, Ainsley Lauer, Aubrey Lauer, Benjamin Liu, Sophia Liu, Samuel Martin, Jack McDaniel, Emma McGaughey, Kelsey McSherry, Sabrina McSherry, Liam Melley, Claire Meng, William Menz, Liam Murphy, Daniel Murray, Owen Murray, Meredith Ogonek, Sarah Ottley, Corina Phalen, Maxwell Poynter, Ibrahim Rafi, Lauryn Raisch, John Reed, Sydney Robinson, Luis Rodas-Morales, Ellery Schade, Gwendolyn Schumann, Simone Sears, Jordan Sedgwick, Laney Shiff, Henry Simon, Isaac Smiley, Katherine Smith, Ava Stallmeyer, William Stoffregen, Mary Sullivan, Ky Tan, Olivia Timmers, Liza Vologzhanin, Nicholas Walro, Emma Weber, Jack Weinrich, Morgan White, Anna Wong, Phoebe Wright, Jacob Zimmerman, Lily Zink

Credit Recovery/Summer School and Summer Scholars 2022

Credit Recovery/Summer School

Important note: Walnut’s traditional credit recovery will continue as it has in prior years. Credit recovery will run from June 1, 2022 through June 28, 2022. The program is free, and students will be provided breakfast at 7:30 and lunch at 11:00.

The first session is from 8:00-11:00 and the second session is from 11:30-2:30. If your student is required to take a credit recovery course, you will be contacted by a school counselor and provided with additional information at that time. Click here to register your student if you already know that your student has failed a course this year.

Transportation: If you indicate that your student needs transportation, his/her current Metro pass will remain valid until June 30th. No additional passes will need to be obtained. Metro routes will not be altered for Credit Recovery or Summer Scholars, so please use the Metro app to find the route or routes that your student will need to ride to make it to Walnut.

Summer Scholars

The Summer Scholars Program is an enrichment opportunity that does not grant students any credits towards graduation, but it allows students to experience opportunities that they may not have access to during the school year. The program will run for approximately four weeks beginning June 1, 2022 through June 28, 2022. The program is free, and students will be provided breakfast at 7:30 and lunch at 11:00.

There are two sessions each day. The first session is from 11:30-1:00 and the second session is from 1:00-2:30. Click here to select the enrichment courses that your student is interested in experiencing. Most classes will be offered multiple times throughout the month of June, and they will have the same content in each session that is offered. The only exceptions are Film Techniques and Analysis A and B, and Creative Writing: Your Voice, Your Words. Click here for a description of the enrichment opportunities that will be offered. Click here to register your student for Summer Scholar sessions.

In most cases, students will participate in a selected enrichment activity for 5 days and then transition into their next selected session on the 6th day. The exception is week four of the program where students will only have four days to participate in their selected enrichment sessions.

4th Quarter Conferences

Conferences for 4th Quarter will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 5. Please contact your child's teachers if you think it would be helpful to discuss his/her progress.
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Upcoming Dates


26 SAT Testing

28-April 1 Spring Break


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, 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

Counseling Corner

Subject Selections for the 22-23 School Year: Parents, thanks for making the optioning process run smoothly this year. Students have submitted changes, and counselors will work to amend requests. Schedules will be available in Power School in August.

Rising juniors and seniors interested in becoming doctors, nurses or health professionals, check out the TAP Health Summer Academy- please click here: https://bit.ly/taphealth2022

Remote only,click here: https://bit.ly/taphealthremote

For volunteer opportunities in the health fields: our Student Resource Guide!

P & G and UC Engineering are offering the following opportunities:

  • Science Fair Registration: The Science Fair is a poster competition in which students in Junior (5th – 8th grades) and Senior (9th – 12th grades) divisions present an independent research project. Each contestant or team of contestants (2-3 students) in the Science Fair should demonstrate their ability to conduct a research project in one of the following subject areas: physical sciences (physics & chemistry), engineering & mathematics, life sciences or consumer science. STEM professionals and subject matter experts will judge posters and abstracts.
  • Science Bowl Registration: The Science Bowl is an event in which Junior (5th – 8th grades) and Senior (9th – 12th grades) teams, comprised of 3-4 students and a teacher/adult as a team coach, compete in a fast-paced question and answer format elimination quiz bowl. Challenge competition questions are based on an overall understanding of physical sciences (physics & chemistry), life sciences, earth sciences, engineering.

GE Engineering is offering the following program:

The GE Next Engineers: Engineering Summer Camp registration is now open for 8th and 9th grade students. Cincinnati Public Schools will have exclusive access to the application until March 25th. Students can register for a GE Engineering Summer Camp by using THIS LINK or visiting by bit.ly/GEcamps22. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 29th, 2022. Register ASAP because space is limited to 50 students.


Classics Trip - Fundraising Opportunity

Salvete Omnes! ALL students who want to participate in a FUTURE Classics Field Trip to Italy (for which you will need to have completed at least one Classics elective --any 4th+ year of Latin, Archaeology, or Ancient & Medieval History-- and at least grade 10) may participate in FUNDRAISING!! We have TWO fundraisers going right now:

  • BENKEN FLORIST & GREENHOUSE (gift certificates, $25 gets you $5) and
  • EPICURE ("meal solutions," $25 gets you $10)
All orders are due Monday April 4! See linked handouts, or stop in to see Mrs Ligon in 2114 or Mrs Brogden in 2115.

Spring Fling - for freshmen and sophomores!

Parents of 9th & 10th graders: please consider helping out student congress by signing up to bring food/drinks to the dance. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! Sign up here!
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Lunch Location Reminders

Reminder about lunch locations: on an "inside" day, students in grades 7-8 eat in the junior high gym, 9-10 in the cafeteria, and 11-12 in the Arcade/Arcade Extension. Lunch will be outside on any day when there is no precipitation with temperatures above 50 degrees. On an outside day, students in all grades can choose to eat in the cafeteria or on the Plaza/Triangle Courtyard. The Forum is never used for lunch; during the school day students can only gather in the Forum if accompanied by a teacher.

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!


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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Memorable Moments of the Week

Culture Fair and Talent Showcase

On Wednesday, March 23, we celebrated the diversity and culture of Walnut Hills HIgh School with a Culture Fair in Blair Circle. The Talent Showcase, hosted by the Black Culture Club, followed in the Auditorium. The performances were outstanding all-around!

Choir Competition!

In early March, the Junior Choir, Freshman Choir, Men's Ensemble, Women's Ensemble, and Senior Ensemble (all of the WHHS Choirs except for Beginning Choir) competed at the Ohio Music Educators Large Group Adjudicated Event. All five groups earned an overall superior rating from the judges, and four of them earned unanimous superior ratings from all three judges.

Beyond that, we were the only school in our district with a Junior High choir that competed, and we were the only school with two AA level choirs competing (the highest level a choir can go). We now move on to the State Level competition held at the end of April.