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A newsletter for Walnut Hills High School

Principal's Message

October 15, 2021

Dear Walnut Hills High School Families:

As a parent of two daughters myself, I know that nothing is more important than the safety and wellness of our children. Nothing. To that end, I want to share some information about how we are going to handle communications about lockdown/in situations moving forward.

This Wednesday we were on a lock-in due to an incident occurring in our neighborhood. A lock-in means that all students and staff must remain inside the building. We continue classes as usual, but everyone has to pass classes inside of the building. When a lock-in or lockdown occurs, our immediate attention is focused on the safety of our students and staff. We will send a robocall and email to parents notifying you that we are in a lockdown/in situation just as soon as we possibly can. We will send another notification when the lockdown/in has ended.

We need your assistance to make certain that we maintain the utmost safety during lockdown procedures:

  • Please do not call the school as we must keep all lines of communication open.

  • It is imperative that you do NOT come to campus. Doing so could potentially prevent police and emergency vehicles from accessing the campus. If we are in an evolving situation, you could unknowingly be putting yourself in harm’s way.

  • Be aware that a lockdown/in means that no one can enter or exit the building. We are not able to release students to parents in these situations.

  • If you are aware that your child will be arriving to campus during a lockdown/in, please contact him/her to make arrangements to leave campus and return home or another designated location.

It is challenging to even have to think about these situations, but we know that we must do so to make certain that we take good care of all who are on campus. This change in communication will augment the safety protocols that are already in place.


John Chambers

Sursum ad Summum

Upcoming Dates


15 End of 1st Quarter

19 Hoxworth Blood Drive

21 LSDMC, 6 pm Conference Room

22 Junior High Boogie Bash, 7-8:30 pm Junior High Gym

23 ACT Testing, Walnut Woods Volunteer Day, 9am-noon

27 WHHS Association, 7 pm Recital Hall


2 Election Day - NO SCHOOL!

4 Fall Art Show, Forum

6 ACT Testing

7 Daylight Savings Time begins

8-12 Midterm Week, Quarter 2

9 WHIP General Meeting, 7 pm virtual

11 Veteran's Day - No school!

11-13 Fall Play, Blackbox

important reminder

Please be certain to make arrangements for your child to leave campus immediately after the school day ends. By 3:15 pm, all students who are after school should be at their Help Night, activity or practice. Please pick up students as soon as their activity concludes. We are not equipped to provide after-school care for students who are here waiting on rides home and will be contacting parents of students who are on campus after 3:30 pm without a purpose. Thank you for your help with this matter.


Congratulations to our National Merit Commended Students!

CONGRATULATIONS Class of 2022 National Merit Commended Students: Aidan Adkins, Meron Belachew, Quinton Brown, Emory Domke, Margaret Flanders, Dogen Foster, Mia Gorman, Sophie Hammons, Isabel Hastings, Henry Hoskins, Lucia Johns, Nathan Laube, Liam Murphy, Elyse Sennett, Mary Sullivan, Evan Taylor, Marcus Vilski, Liza Vologzhanin, and Kiran Wijesooriya.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Legacy of Excellence

Please Donate to 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 LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE.

Legacy of Excellence an annual parent fund-raising campaign that provides significant support to programs at Walnut Hills including: Athletics, Academics, Music, the College Information Center, Textbooks, Grade Level Activities and Clubs. Without your generosity, our students would lack critical resources.

We need YOU to help Walnut Hills reach its Legacy of Excellence 2020/21 campaign goal of

$120,000. Your gift is an investment in your child’s education and helps Walnut Hills continue to deliver the highest level of academic excellence as the #1 public high school in Ohio.

Giving is easy! Here’s how you can donate.

We are grateful to you for helping to support our committed team of faculty and staff. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Picture Retakes are Ready!

Event Code: FE81021
Also Needed: Powerschool Unique Student ID


Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day,
and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!
Click on the button below to get started.




  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay

Important Information for All AP students - response required!

Please take time to read this information in its entirety and respond to the Parent Survey.

Live Theatre Returns!

After a full season of virtual offerings last year, the Walnut Hills High School Theatre Department is eager to welcome back live audiences with Eugene Ionesco’s classic of the Absurdist Theatre, Rhinoceros. The show runs November 11-13, 2021 at 7 p.m. with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 13. Read the full press release here.

WHHS Sustainability Program

Students and Parents, support your WHHS Sustainability Program!

Volunteering with the WHHS Sustainability Program's Flying Pig / Queen Bee Green Team during the 2021 Flying Pig Marathon / Queen Bee Half Marathon weekend helps the marathon maintain its Green Certification and advances the Sustainability Program's efforts at Walnut Hills High School.

  • We are scheduled for two shifts, 7:00am to 11:30am and 11am to 3:30pm, on Saturday, October 30th at Smale Riverfront Park. You may sign up for one or both shifts.
  • Click here for additional information and how to register.
The Spirit Shop, located in the cafeteria, is open for students on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, 10 am-1:20 pm.

Counselor's Corner

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College Visits This Week!

College Visits:

College visits are being hosted virtually this year throughout the months of September and October. Visits are held 5-5:45pm and 6-6:45pm most evenings Monday-Thursday. Students are able to access the meet codes by logging into Naviance through Clever. Upcoming College visits are accessible on the home screen of Naviance in the bottom right corner. The following schools will be visiting virtually the week of October 18:

October 18: 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Bucknell Univeristy

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Mount Saint Joseph University

October 19: 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Trinity College

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Dickinson College

October 20: 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Saint John’s College

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Kenyon College

October 21: 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm University of Maryland-College Park

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Marquette University

Stay Informed!