Eagle Flyer

A newsletter for Walnut Hills High School

Principal's Message

September 3, 2021

Dear Walnut Hills High School Families,


As we head into the Labor Day weekend, I want to thank all of our parents for your fantastic support as we began this school year. I am particularly appreciative for everything that you have been doing to support our students with the changes in transportation and the overall adjustment to the new school year.


I would also like to thank our hard working and caring faculty and staff who have made a huge difference to our students. Their commitment is outstanding and our kids are the beneficiaries. Thank you for being part of a school community that provides rich and engaging, well-rounded experiences for our kids.


In closing I want to wish you a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend, and I look forward to seeing everyone bright and early on Tuesday morning.


Thank you,


John Chambers

Go Eagles!

Upcoming Dates

September

6 Labor Day - NO SCHOOL!

11 ACT testing

13-17 Midterm Week

14 WHIP General Meeting, 7 pm Conference Room

25 Junior/Senior Homecoming Dance

27 Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!

30 Conference Night, 5-8 pm

Announcements

Senior Portraits - Due by September 30

Class of 2022, it is time to finalize plans for how to take and submit senior portraits. Please review this information sheet for all that you need to know and three photo options.


Some other important dates for our senior class:

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The Spirit Shop, located in the cafeteria, is open for students on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, 10 am-1:20 pm.
Please note that the school is not equipped to manage telehealth appointments that students may have during the school day. Parents and students should handle those as any other appointment that is unavoidable to schedule outside of the school day; please see this document for additional attendance guidance. Due to privacy reasons, telehealth appointments must take place off of school grounds.
If you are interested in WHHS Swim Team and want to receive all email communications regarding pre-season training and tryouts, you must declare your interest in swim team in Final Forms (https://cps-oh.finalforms.com). Then you will be on the email list. If you need help setting up an account, you can contact Coach Tammy Smith at walnuthillsswimming@gmail.com. For questions about the junior high or high school swim team, check out our FAQ's on our team website: https://www.teamunify.com/team/whhs/page/about/custom-page
Want to be part of the rewarding work of Walnut Woods? Walnut Woods is a newly designated Cincinnati Park located right outside our school's front doors, between Sulsar Avenue and Victory Parkway. Students have been working hard to make this 10 acres of woodlot into a habitat restoration area and accessible land lab for WHHS. We hope that our neighbors in the Evanston community will find joy in using the new trail system as well! Here are all the details about how to help. The next volunteer day is September 18.
Reminder for students who drive and park on campus: student parking is ONLY in Sulsar, Lot C, Lower Lot D, and Lot E (South Field).

covid protocols and medical room updates for families - fall 2021

This information was sent earlier in the week in a special edition of the Eagle Flyer.

Counselor's Corner

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 September 7:

September 7: 5:00 pm - 5:45pm Ball State University

6:00 pm - 6:45pm Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

September 8: 5:00 pm - 5:45pm College for Creative Studies

6:00 pm - 6:45pm University of Louisville

September 9: 5:00 pm - 5:45pm Vanderbilt University

6:00 pm - 6:45pm Soka University of America


SENIORS! Please watch the Senior College Forum to learn everything you need to know about Walnut's college applicaiton process. The Senior College Forum was emailed to you and your parents. You can also find it on the front page of your Naviance account or at on Walnut's website on the bottom of the counseling page. Senior Counselors will host a live Q and A about the college application process on September 8th at 6:30. Please watch your email for the link or you can access it in the Senior Newsletter we sent on 9/1.


SENIORS! Please save the date for Walnut's Financial Aid Night on September 15th from 6:30-8:00 pm. This is a live virtual meeting. Representatives from Local colleges will discuss the FAFSA, financial aid, and much more.

STUDENT WELLNESS

important survey - please complete!

Walnut Hills High School, in partnership with 1N5, would like to know what topics would be most helpful for parent information sessions. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DMTW88M

MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF THE WEEK

We held our annual Club Fair today at all lunches, and it was AWESOME! There are so many ways to get involved in our school. We hope all students choose at least one club or activity. Updates and announcements about club activities are posted on the Student Body page on Schoology.
Eagles Read! Our librarians have launched a new program to encourage all Eagles to enjoy reading: faculty book recommendations! Students can now learn about what their teachers are reading and why.
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