A newsletter for Walnut Hills High School
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.
Sursum ad Summum
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.
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.
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!
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
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:
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.
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