• Sophomore class parent meeting Sept. 26 6:30 p.m.

  • Variety Show Oct. 6 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

  • No school Sept. 28

  • Fall Conferences 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Oct. 4

The Leaf

Scholars receive nominations

Scholars receive nominations

Allyson Bonhaus and Sydney Weiss

April 4, 2018


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  The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is among the highest honors a high school student may achieve. SHS has four candidates for this prestigious award this year.   Seniors Jenna Bao, David Godar, Stephanie Hong, and Harsimran Makkad are all candidates.   “I am extremely honored to be a candidat...

Mader speaks on school safety

Mader speaks on school safety

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018


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  On Thurs., March 22, Mr. Doug Mader sat down with Convergence Journalism students (i.e. “The Leaf” staffers) for a 45-minute press conference. Considering the current national conversation regarding it, school safety was a pervasive topic during the conference.   “The number one thing to keep schools ...

Administration reflects on walkout

Administration reflects on walkout

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

March 30, 2018


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  On Thurs., March 22, Principal Doug Mader sat down with the sixth bell journalism class to have a press conference with the students. He was asked questions, which he was not given prior to the event, about topics such as school safety and possible building updates.   This gave the student...

‘There will always be evil…’

‘There will always be evil…’

Emily Chien, Media Director

March 29, 2018


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You have heard all the pleas from walkers, or those students who participated in the National School Walkout on March 14, but what about those who chose not to participate? Junior Christine Zou said that she herself could have easily chosen to walk out but decided not to in the end. “I think gun contro...

Ohio University opens campus to prospective journalism students

Ohio University opens campus to prospective journalism students

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

March 28, 2018


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  On Sat., Mar. 24, high school students and their parents across the country were invited to attend Experience Scripps Day at Ohio University (OU) in Athens.   “The Scripps College of Communication serves as the foundation for individuals seeking to blend creativity, knowledge, and practice s...

Ohio government considers action in response to gun violence

Ohio government considers action in response to gun violence

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2018


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  Weeks of student-led rallies, walkouts, and lobbying for gun control have reached an all-time peak in the March for Our Lives in Washington and in cities around the globe, including Cincinnati, with hundreds of thousands of people marching in unity for gun control.   Students have undoubte...

Reform Jews say, ‘Enough’

Reform Jews say, ‘Enough’

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

March 24, 2018


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On Sat., March 24, four SHS students proudly marched in Washington DC for the March for Our Lives. The previous morning, juniors Grace Lefton and Abigail Lefton along with seniors Max Snyder and Leah Schwartz drove to Dayton to catch a bus coming from Indiana headed to the nation's capital. The stu...

Walkout warriors say #enough

Walkout warriors say #enough

Emily Chien and Yvanna Reyes

March 21, 2018


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Am I next? One month after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, hundreds of SHS students participated in the Women’s March Youth Empower National Walkout. The movement brought attention to the need for legislative change and urged Congress to take action to prevent...

U4U delivers Diversity Week

U4U delivers Diversity Week

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

March 19, 2018


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One of the defining characteristics of SHS is its diversity, the opportunity to interact and learn with peers of all ethnicities, religions, and backgrounds. Diversity Week is an annual occasion to celebrate the unique makeup of the student body and bring it to the forefront.   The 2018 Diversity Wee...

L.A.S.T. lobbies Ohio legislators

L.A.S.T. lobbies Ohio legislators

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

March 13, 2018


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   On Wed., Mar. 14, at 10:00 a.m., there will be a nationwide school walkout remembering the 17 victims of the Parkland Florida school shooting aimed at bringing attention to gun violence in schools.    At Sycamore, there will be 17 speakers, one for each victim, who will read a short bio on eac...

Chemistry classes (tie) dye

Chemistry classes (tie) dye

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

March 8, 2018


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On Thurs. March 8, chemistry students are tie dying shirts  in their classes. This yearly tradition is a creative opportunity to learn about the science behind the process. Classes had an informational day on March 7. “Today we did a pre-lab for the tie dye tomorrow, and Mr. Chad Husting talked about the...

Students sign up for fairly odd dance

Students sign up for fairly odd dance

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

March 8, 2018


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Once a year students may find themselves at a ball with someone they probably did not expect to be with: their parent. Odd Couples Ball has students invite their mom or dad to have dinner and a dance together. “Odd Couples is a great experience, and it is just an amazing way to connect with your...

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