Eagle Flyer

A newsletter for Walnut Hills High School

Principal's Message

December 3, 2021

Dear Walnut Hills High School Families:


I hope that you, your family and loved ones enjoyed a great Thanksgiving. I think a lot of us regard Thanksgiving as one of their favorite holidays because it brings together family and friends and allows us to think about what we most value without a lot of other distractions. I want you to know that I am incredibly grateful for our students, faculty, parents, and alumni - and especially, how we work together to provide our students with outstanding opportunities here at Walnut Hills High School.


Now, here we are in December, and the holiday season is in full swing. The end of the first semester is only weeks away, but there is a lot that happens in the weeks ahead. The students will be preparing for exams in their classes, something that has not happened since December 2019. That means that all of our students are a little out of practice with semester exams, and many of our students will be experiencing them for the first time. I know that I don't have to tell you that the exam period can be one of additional stress for students. All kids are different and react to stress in different ways, but please be aware that your child may need a little more understanding - and perhaps a little more structure with healthy sleep and study schedules - as they take on these challenges.


Additional information about the exam schedule and permission slip for late arrival/early dismissal is below. This is also an exciting time of year as our students showcase their talents in the fine arts and winter athletic seasons. If you need a break from the holiday busy-ness, please come join us for a game or performance.


Sincerely,


John Chambers

Sursum ad Summum

Upcoming Dates

December

2-5 One Acts, Black Box

4 SAT testing

6 Steel Band Concert, 7 pm Auditorium

7 Beginning Band Concert, 7 pm Auditorium

8 Intermediate Band, Jr. Band, Symphonic and Wind Ensemble Concert, 7 pm Auditorium

10 Senior High Choir Concert, 6 pm and 8 pm, Auditorium

11 ACT Testing

13-17 Exam Week

16 LSDMC Meeting, 6 pm virtual

20-31 Winter Break, Classes resume on Monday, January 3, 2022


Please note that there is no school for students on Monday, January 10, due to a staff Professional Development day.

Exam Information

Here is the exam schedule for the week of semester exams, December 13-17.


Students of all grades are permitted to take advantage of late arrival/early dismissal during their study hall with parent permission. The form is here and must be submitted to the grade level offices by Friday, December 10.


WHHS math teacher Mr. Stefanou and his students have developed a tool to help students calculate their semester grades: http://stefanou.net/gradecalc/

There are two ways that students can use this application:

1. Students enter their S1 grade, projected S2 grade, pick a desired grade from the drop down and click Calculate Exam to see how well they need to do on the exam to get that grade.

2. Enter their S1, S2, and exam grade, then click Calculate Grade to find the semester grade.

Announcements

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.


Please give generously. Thank you. Here are more details and how to donate!

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One Acts Festival

The Walnut Hills High School Theatre Department is proud to announce the return of our student-directed ONE ACTS FESTIVAL, playing December 2-5, 2021! This festival features four one act plays (two junior high, and two senior high):

Junior High One Acts

Oz

By Don Zolidis, Directed by Clare Graff and Nate Caudill

The Internet is distract- OH LOOK A KITTEN!

By Ian McWethy, Directed by Oran Wilkins and Katie Berich


Senior High One Acts

Home of Overgrown Weeds

By Ava Wallace (current WHHS student!), Directed by Avery Frank

The Night Witches

By Rachel Bublitz, Directed by Sophia Rooksberry


Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students. Due to COVID 19 protocols, there are no door sales- all tickets must be purchased online prior to the show. Service fees apply, and seating is limited.


Festival Line Up:

Junior High One Acts:

Thursday, December 2 @ 7 p.m.- SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 4 @ 2 p.m.- SOLD OUT

ADDED PERFORMANCE Sunday, December 5 @ 2 p.m. -Tickets on sale to public starting 12/2


Senior High One Acts:

Friday, December 3 @ 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 4 @ 7 p.m.


To purchase tickets, please visit: https://sites.google.com/view/whhstheatredepartment/tickets

For complete cast and crew lists, please visit:

https://sites.google.com/view/whhstheatredepartment/current-season/one-act-festival

DINE AND DONATE: SUPPORT OUR CLASSICS ITALY TRIP!

Mod Pizza Fundraisers for Walnut Hills Classics Italy Trip!

We get 20% of all orders when you mention our fundraiser!

December 13: Link for dine-in and sharing on social media; GR211230W is the code for online ordering

YEARBOOK SENIOR RECOGNITION ADS AVAILABLE NOW

Celebrate your senior by purchasing a SENIOR recognition or baby ad. You can create your ad to look just the way you want. Click here to start designing your ad now.

Early bird pricing ends 12/21/20, and all ads must be purchased by 2/10/21.

Get yours before space runs out.

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

Stay Informed!

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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