• Parent/Teacher Conferences Oct. 5

  • Homecoming Dance Sep. 23, 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

  • No School Sept. 29 - Professional Development Day

  • Homecoming Game Sep. 22 at 7:00 p.m.

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Helping hurricane victims

Helping hurricane victims

Claire Myers and Kirsten Thomas

September 21, 2017


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With time moving along, it seems that the hurricanes and their effects are long gone. But the truth of the matter is, those hit by Harvey and Irma are far from recovered. By taking an hour of your time and heading to Matthew 25 Ministries, you can make a big impact in the recovery for these individuals...

‘Hollywood is racist’

‘Hollywood is racist’

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


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After actress Chloe Bennet complimented actor Ed Skrein’s refusal to be part of Hollywood’s whitewashing ordeal, she faced backlash over her own last name. The “Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D” star, born as Chloe Wang, took her father’s first name, Bennet, to help further her acting career. “Chan...

High School Nation comes to SHS

High School Nation comes to SHS

Sydney Evans, Leaflet Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2017


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  The rumor that began spreading around SHS on Tues. Sept. 19 about the actor Drake Bell coming to the school next Monday and set the school abuzz with excitement has been confirmed.   On Mon. Sept. 25, High School Nation invites SHS to an interactive assembly for the final two hours of the school da...

Irma affects SHS students

Irma affects SHS students

September 18, 2017


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Concern for coast mounts as two storms swirl in the Atlantic

Concern for coast mounts as two storms swirl in the Atlantic

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2017


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  Harvey and Irma are certainly not the end of the U.S.’s volatile hurricane season this year. Two other dangerous and strengthening storms that could potentially hit the states are currently swirling in the Atlantic Ocean.   Hurricane Jose, which was previously downgraded to a tropical stor...

Forests going up in flames

Forests going up in flames

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

September 17, 2017


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As hurricanes destroy the Southeast, around 1.5 million acres are on fire in the Northwest since the beginning of the Montana fire. Much of the burning land is National Forests and in Lola Peak. Many wildfires are burning in the Northwest with ones still burning which started naturally in mid-July an...

Fiona stars in zoo

Fiona stars in zoo

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Taking the world by storm is eight month old hippo Fiona. Born premature on January 24, the Cincinnati Zoo has struck gold with Fiona. Making her way through fame from “The Today Show” to CBS, Fiona is a major attraction at the zoo. After videos went viral of Fiona, opportunities opened up...

Congratulations to 2017 National Merit Semifinalists!

Congratulations to 2017 National Merit Semifinalists!

September 13, 2017


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Every September, the students scoring in the top one percent on the PSAT are recognized as National Merit Semifinalists. These students are representative of each state. This year the cut off score for the Semifinalists was 219. This was the highest it has ever been for Ohio students. The National Merit Sc...

Irma continues breaking records

Irma continues breaking records

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2017


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First storm in recorded history to maintain top winds of 185 mph for 37 hours straight. “[It’s the] longest any cyclone around the globe has maintained that intensity on record. The previous record was [Typhoon] Haiyan in the [Northwest] Pacific at 24 hours,” tweeted Phil Klotzbach, mete...

‘Most catastrophic storm ever seen before’

‘Most catastrophic storm ever seen before’

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2017


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  After wreaking devastation in the Caribbean and forcing one of the largest evacuations in American history, Hurricane Irma roared ashore on Cudjoe Key, FL at 9:10 a.m. on Sun., Sept. 10.   The eye of the Category 4 storm wrecked havoc on the lower Florida Keys, with maximum sustained wind...

‘Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.’ – Albert Einstein

‘Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.’ – Albert Einstein

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2017


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  “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks,” said the naturalist John Muir.   On August 20, students in Mr. Ron Hochstrasser’s Field Biology and Mr. James Smanik’s AP Biology classes learned more than they expected to during their field trip to the Little Miami River.  ...

Open House occurs tonight

Open House occurs tonight

September 6, 2017


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Tonight is SHS's Open House. It will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The first portion will be an Activity Fair, where parents will have the opportunity to walk around the different booths and learn more about all the clubs and activities that occur after school. This part will take place during the...

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