• No school September 3 - Labor Day

  • SBOB Tag Day August 25 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Picture day August 21

  • 12th grade parent meeting August 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The Leaf

Welcome back!

Welcome back!

August 16, 2018


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Welcome back to another great year at SHS! On August 15, all freshman, seniors, and new students were welcomed back for various meetings and activities. The incoming freshman took part in their final Freshman Camp as campers. The freshman also got the chance to walk their schedule and attend 10-minute...

AP Lang students flip the last page

AP Lang students flip the last page

Hannah Lee, Opinion Chief

May 21, 2018


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Every English class has assigned literature to read. For freshmen year, “Romeo and Juliet” comes to mind. Sophomore year, “A Tale of Two Cities”, and junior year, AP English Language and Composition (AP Lang) students are finishing the year out with “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel....

Skyline includes diverse range of staff members

Skyline includes diverse range of staff members

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

May 21, 2018


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Skyline Chili, located at 12000 Lebanon Rd, takes pride in employing those with alternative thinking or working styles. These individuals are able to contribute to the company by taking on numerous responsibilities. “We [give] each individual responsibilities based upon their specific skill level....

Band plays at graduation

Band plays at graduation

Hannah Lee, Opinion Chief

May 18, 2018


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The stands are filled with family and friends of the graduating SHS Class of 2018. However, there is another group of people in all black with shiny instruments in their hands near the right pit of the field house. The graduation band always plays "Pomp and Circumstance" as the graduates walk down ...

Seniors celebrate end of year, exploring the grad party tradition

Seniors celebrate end of year, exploring the grad party tradition

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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You probably have heard about graduation parties or ‘grad parties’ as most students call them. Maybe you have attended one or are going to attend one. But quite a few students are going to have their own once they graduate from high school. So grad parties...are you supposed to bring something...

Students find summer fun in Cincinnati

Students find summer fun in Cincinnati

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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It is not uncommon to hear SHS students complain that Cincinnati is boring. Maybe, at first glance, Cincinnati appears that way; if they look a little bit harder, they may find that The Queen City has a lot to offer. What better time to enjoy this city than during summer? Butler County donut trail...

Seniors walk towards graduation

Seniors walk towards graduation

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


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Graduation is coming. In less than one week, seniors will receive their diplomas that they have been working towards for years. Graduation is an emotional time for many people. Parents, students, siblings, extended family members, good friends are all excited to participate. People are impacted by...

Staff shakes up school culture

Staff shakes up school culture

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

May 16, 2018


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Culture is going to change. It is a fact of life, a good but also terrifying truth. There are times when the change must be forced, or even just given room in order to happen. Some administrators, teachers, and students will be creating room for this growth in the coming months in order to encourage...

Young Journalists

Young Journalists

May 15, 2018


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Sophomores challenge themselves through debates

Sophomores challenge themselves through debates

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


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Petty arguments have worked themselves into daily life at one point or another; however, the ability to critically think around and defend a viewpoint in a formal situation is a skill that necessitates development. Sophomore debates have been a staple at SHS for many years. The debate involves every...

Respect your Mother (Earth)

Respect your Mother (Earth)

Anne Marsh, Creative Projects Director

May 11, 2018


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As Mother’s Day approaches, we all must take a moment to appreciate the one who gave us life and makes each day a little bit brighter: Mother Nature. When you stop by Kroger for a fresh bouquet of flowers or sign a card made from recycled paper on May 13 (you are welcome for the reminder), you are...

Gym classes get lit

Gym classes get lit

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

May 10, 2018


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The Outdoor Recreation gym class is an elective gym credit which covers an array of topics pertaining to wilderness skills. For the past two weeks, the class has been learning about camping. As a way to incorporate the lessons learned in the classroom to real life, the classes have been having a cookout...

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