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A newsletter for Walnut Hills High School

Principal's Message

April 8, 2022

Dear Walnut Hills High School Families:


It was great to have the students back in the building after our Spring Break! We know that there are busy weeks ahead, and we are all here to help the students have a strong end to the year.


Please be aware that we will administer the End-of-Course state testing in Math, Social Studies and Science during the week of April 18. Students will follow the a block schedule similar to the one used for the first semester exams on Monday, April 18-Thursday, April 21. Be on the lookout for an email from our testing coordinator. That correspondence will explain exactly who is testing and when. Students are permitted to arrive late or leave early for any bell when they have lunch or study hall as long as they submit a parent permission slip, which will be linked in that email. At the end of a week of testing, we look forward to celebrating the Chalk Drawings and Earth Day on Friday, April 22.


Parents, thank you for all of the ways that you support our students. We particularly need your help during the testing week to make certain that students are present and ready for testing.


Sincerely,


John Chambers

Sursum ad Summum

Upcoming Dates

April

8 Twilight Ball for 7th and 8th graders, 7-9 pm Junior High Gym

9 Senior Prom, 9 pm-midnight

12 Hoxworth Blood Drive; WHIP General Meeting, 7 pm virtual

18-22 Midterm Week of 4th Quarter, End-of-Course Testing Week

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

All students:

Credit Recovery and Scholars Summer School Sign Up now open: If your student failed two or less courses, they need to attend remedial summer school in order to continue at Walnut for the 22-23 school year. Please go to http://walnuthillseagles.com for the summer programs information and sign up, which is located on the front page. You will need to fill the Google doc out for each separate course. Credit recovery summer school is free this year.


If you are looking for enrichment courses for your child, use the same link to sign up for a Summer Scholars. Please be aware that the deadline to sign up for the Summer Scholars enrichment courses is Sunday, April 10, at 11:59 pm.


Attention Seniors:

End of Year Information Sessions will be held on April 19th from 8-3 in the auditorium, There will be 8 sessions, so you can come during lunch or study hall. This is mandatory!


College Visits:

Virtual College visits are being hosted on select dates throughout April and May this year. Visits are held 5-5:45pm and 6-6:45pm 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 April 11:

April 11: 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Villanova University


April 12: 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm University of St. Thomas (MN)


April 13: 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Miami University, Oxford


April 14: 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Texas A & M University-College Station

whhs association needs your involvement!

The WHHS Association has 2 important campaigns in the next 2 weeks, and we need your participation!

Staff Appreciation!

Please support our Faculty and Staff Appreciation Initiative!

It’s that time of year when we would like to take a moment to thank the faculty and staff of WHHS for all that they do to educate and enrich the lives of our students. Did you know that money used to support our end of year staff appreciation event comes directly from the Legacy of Excellence (LOE) annual fund? The LOE isn't just for supporting extracurricular activities, music, athletics, and the arts at WHHS. In addition to those and other projects, the LOE also helps WHHS show our gratitude and support for faculty and staff. However, we can't do it without support from our WHHS families!


Every donation to LOE made between April 10 - April 17 will go directly towards supporting our staff appreciation initiatives. If you are able to help support this call to action, please contribute by clicking this Donor Box link instead of submitting a check so that we can more quickly and easily allocate these funds directly to the teacher and staff appreciation effort. Thank you!

walnutfest 2022

WalnutFest Online Auction opens today, April 4th at noon and closes next Friday the 15th at 3PM. Check out the items and baskets available by clicking this WalnutFest link.


We have a variety of baskets packed with everything from a fire pit to a French press and all include WHHS athletic camp admission. Other items include a basket of wine, an oil painting of Walnut Hills High School, and Premium seats for 2022 WHHS graduation as well as a variety of services. Given the ongoing construction plans at WHHS, a premium parking spots are sure to be popular. Bid today!

Announcements

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)
The order deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 12! 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!


We are also in need of parent volunteers/chaperones for the Spring Fling. Sign up here to volunteer/chaperone!

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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:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zg72VBV3LC9j9Vqo5ufM7HctEZUVsu7lKSRzM6UvK0M/edit?usp=drivesdk

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!

STUDENT WELLNESS

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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