• Band Concert Dec.12, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

  • Choir Concert Dec. 7, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

  • Orchestra Concert at Junior High Dec. 6, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

  • No School Nov. 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break

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Forests going up in flames

Forests going up in flames

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

September 17, 2017


Filed under National/International

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


Filed under Local

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


Filed under School, Showcase

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


Filed under National/International

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


Filed under National/International, Showcase

  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


Filed under School

  “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


Filed under School

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...

Catastrophe strikes

Catastrophe strikes

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2017


Filed under National/International, Showcase

At 9:45 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey made landfall just northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas as a Category 4 hurricane. It came packed with torrential rain and 130 mph winds. At least five deaths and more than a dozen injuries were reported by Sunday. The hurricane also left behind heavy bu...

August update from Principal Doug Mader

August update from Principal Doug Mader

Jenna Bao, Associate Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under School, Showcase

Q: What are you excited for this year/new things you would like to point things out? A: I think that the thing I am most excited about is the current student body and the leaders that have been here for four years. The culture is becoming one of respect and student centered-ness, and you can tell that...

Awe-sun eclipse

Awe-sun eclipse

Adhiti Chundur, Print Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2017


Filed under School

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Strange animals!

Strange animals!

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief

August 18, 2017


Filed under National/International, Showcase

It is the highlight of the year! The Great American Eclipse will be taking place on August 21, with the best views in ten different cities across the country. But humans will not be the only ones affected by the solar eclipse. According to scientific studies, animals will be acting strangely as...

First day fun

First day fun

Adhiti Chundur, Print Editor-in-Chief

August 16, 2017


Filed under School, Showcase

Students participate in various activities to build team spirit

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