A newsletter for Walnut Hills High School
February 26, 2022
Dear Walnut Hills High School Families:
I hope that you have had a great week! As we look ahead to next week, I want to make certain that all juniors and their parents are aware that Tuesday, March 1, is the district-provided ACT test. All juniors will take the ACT, free-of-charge to them, during the school day while the other grades have regularly scheduled classes. In addition to getting a good night's sleep and eating a healthy breakfast, here are a few other reminders:
Make sure to bring:
A current photo ID
Sharpened #2 pencils with good erasers (no mechanical pencils)
ACT approved calculator – ACT Calculator Policy
Packed snack and lunch including a drink. Students will not be allowed to eat or drink during testing, but they will have breaks when they may snack. Lunch will likely fall AFTER our normal lunch bells. Only clear water (no coffee or sports drinks) may be out during testing. While a hot lunch will be available for students, it is recommended that they pack.
Students should plan to store phones, smart watches, fitbits, etc in their locker as well as their bookbag if possible. Juniors who are testing in the junior high gym should plan to enter through the outside doors. Students must arrive on-time in order to test, and a slightly earlier arrival will help facilitate check-in.
I also am excited to announce the kick-off of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council that was shared with all students in their Eaglette Flyer. Please take time to read through this PowerPoint for background information about this initiative that brings together all stakeholders. Diversity is a key component of a Walnut Hills High School education. We look forward to building on our long history of diversity, equity and inclusion to further enhance the experience for all of our students.
Finally, I want to shout-out the cast, crew and supporters of the Spongebob Musical on an outstanding and entertaining performance. The show featured the incredible dramatic, vocal and musical talents of our students. I could not be more proud of them!
Sursum ad Summum
1 ACT testing for all juniors during the school day
2 Senior High Choir Concert, 7 pm Auditorium
7 Staff Professional Development Day - no school for students!
8 WHIP General Meeting, 7 pm virtual
8-10 Junior High Musical Auditions
11 End of 3rd quarter
12 SAT testing
13 Daylight Savings Time
15 Chamber Orchestra Concert, 7 pm Auditorium
17 LSDMC Meeting, 6 pm virtual; Steel Band Concert, 7 pm Auditorium
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
24 New Student Registration, 7 pm Senior High Gym
28-April 1 Spring Break
Rising Juniors and Seniors- Miami University has a weeklong summer immersive experience for you. Learn more HERE.
Seniors: Please attend How to Read a Financial Award Letter from your college
on Thursday March 10, 2022 from 6pm to 7:30 p.m. This program is being hosted by Walnut's UC Ambassadors. Here is the Zoom link:
Are you interested in becoming Firefighter? Will you be at least 14 years old this summer? If so, you should apply for the City of Cincinnati Fire Cadet Youth Services Program. Click here to view the job description and submit your application. The application is due March 7th and requires that you submit two letters of recommendation. Start your application today to secure your spot.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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!
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:
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