• 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

My name is Allyson (Ally) Bonhaus and I am a junior at SHS. This is my third year on staff. I hold the positions of feature chief, opinion columnist, and a special projects group member.
Last year and this year as the feature chief I along with the other staff help decide the articles and format those three pages in The Leaf.
Also, each month I turn in a column for the opinion section, which I really enjoy getting my voice out in; I find writing the column to be a lot of fun as well as informative because of the research I do for it.
The special projects group helps generate ideas about what The Leaf’s cover story should be each month. It is so fun to work with all these incredible people on staff! I cannot wait for what these next years on the journalism staff entail.
Now, a little more about me is that I love writing in all forms. I write poetry and short stories, so I am taking Advanced Creative Writing and the club. This is evident in the books in my head, which are “On Writing” by Stephen King and “Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott (both of which I obviously enjoyed).
More about me is that I’m a part of Book Club and Mock Trial.
This summer I went to a law camp sponsored by Stanford University with Envision, culminating in a mock trial. This was a blast and it was rewarding to see my effort pay off with my friends in the courtroom.
Now, in my spare time I read and write, and I am trying to do more yoga and running.
During the school day I help out with the students in PAES Work Study System, which simulates workplaces like being a cashier. It is so fun working with these students and seeing them progress.
I also am a member of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).
Some of my favorite classes are APUSH and journalism.
So, I am looking forward to a great year with our award winning staff!

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

May 24, 2018
Girls lacrosse faces old rival (Story)
May 23, 2018
Ohio plants idea to legalize marijuana (Story)
May 22, 2018
Why do we go to school? (Story)
May 18, 2018
Seniors receive recognition, scholarships (Story)
May 16, 2018
Staff shakes up school culture (Story/Media)
May 10, 2018
Adaptive PE takes on field day (Story)
May 09, 2018
Future teachers adapt games for peers (Story/Media)
May 07, 2018
U.S debates voting age ()
May 04, 2018
Pulsera bracelets help world community (Story)
May 01, 2018
April 2018 Columns: Remembering Columbine, paper books (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
Set up for AfterProm lights up SHS (Story/Media)
Apr 24, 2018
Temple Grandin (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
Volunteers serve ‘InReturn’ (Story)
Apr 18, 2018
Sia Sindhwani, 9 (Story/Media)
Apr 12, 2018
Anniversary of Columbine highlights concerns about school safety (Story/Media)
Apr 11, 2018
Gerald Franklin (Story)
Apr 11, 2018
What internal temperatures are dangerous for humans? (Story)
Apr 09, 2018
Young scientists take on competitions (Story)
Apr 04, 2018
Scholars receive nominations (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Administration reflects on walkout (Story/Media)
Mar 26, 2018
March 2018 Columns: Advocating for DACA recipients’ integration, improvement of book-to-movie adaptations (Story)
Mar 25, 2018
When students speak (Story)
Mar 21, 2018
Grief calls for action (Story/Media)
Mar 16, 2018
Banzhaf soars through competition (Story/Media)
Mar 14, 2018
‘Enough is enough’ (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2018
The ‘F’ Word (Story/Media)
Mar 09, 2018
February 2018 Columns: How journalists, ‘Wonder’ change lives (Story)
Mar 09, 2018
Simran Bhola, 11 (Story/Media)
Mar 08, 2018
Students sign up for fairly odd dance (Story)
Mar 05, 2018
Mr. and Mrs. Sycamore supports survivor (Story)
Mar 02, 2018
Sabrina Pasterski (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
Students fight to make schools safe (Story)
Feb 15, 2018
Mallory Comerford, 11 (Story)
Feb 15, 2018
Bayard Rustin (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Students save lives (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
The Clouds We Carry (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
Ella Baker (Story)
Feb 11, 2018
President Donald Trump’s visit to Blue Ash leaves mark on area (Story/Media)
Feb 09, 2018
Students take on French (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Students gather to share political views (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
January 2018 Columns: Taking action to combat sexism, looking at TV locations that exist in real life (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
Society faces feminism (Media)
Jan 19, 2018
People demand equality (Story/Media)
Jan 18, 2018
Preparing for adulthood (Story)
Jan 11, 2018
Actors push for reform (Story)
Dec 21, 2017
2017 Year In Review (Story)
Dec 19, 2017
December 2017 Columns: Stigma around rape victims, Netflix versus Hulu (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
Polls determine Republican majority strength (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
Students check off this season (Story)
Dec 05, 2017
Heroes of SHS (Story)
Dec 01, 2017
November 2017 Columns: Expanding scope by accepting disabilities, recognizing other holidays (Story)
Nov 28, 2017
Staff help students communicate (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Writers form community (Story/Media)
Nov 09, 2017
October 2017 Columns: Benefits, consequences of attending board meetings, watching horror movies (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
Women demand voices be heard (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Future lawyers get ready for season (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Students gear up for college research (Story)
Oct 19, 2017
Student promotes healthy options (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
September 2017 Columns: Looking at issue over Confederate statues, new movies, TV shows (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
Soccer kicks into gear (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
Writers chase time (Story/Media)
Sep 21, 2017
Students revive school spirit (Story)
Sep 17, 2017
Forests going up in flames (Story)
Sep 15, 2017
Students translate out of class (Story/Media)
Sep 05, 2017
August 2017 Column: Opioid epidemic rages as debates over use of Naloxone continue (Story)
Aug 24, 2017
Golfers swing into year (Story)
May 25, 2017
May 2017 Columns: Reflecting on necessity of passes, track season wrap-up (Story)
May 12, 2017
Academic Fair (Story)
May 12, 2017
Students drink up caffeine on weekends (Story/Media)
Apr 28, 2017
April 2017 Columns: Airline overbooking, winning streak (Story)
Apr 26, 2017
How much do I know about SHS? (Story)
Apr 24, 2017
Latin Club represents at Ohio Junior Classical League (Story/Media)
Apr 19, 2017
Students take stage (Story)
Mar 13, 2017
Students sleep through mornings (Story/Media)
Mar 10, 2017
Rita Levi-Montalcini (Story)
Mar 09, 2017
Madeleine Albright (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
Writing through class (Story/Media)
Feb 27, 2017
Human shirts (Story)
Feb 10, 2017
Stretching through afternoons (Story/Media)
Feb 09, 2017
Ella Fitzgerald (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
Latin students seize their days (Story/Media)
Feb 03, 2017
Amelia Boynton (Story)
Jan 10, 2017
Both genders fighting for equality (Story)
Dec 16, 2016
Attorneys objecting through mock trial (Story/Media)
Dec 12, 2016
Flipping the pages (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
Testing for allergies (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
Tracking the right books (Story)
Nov 22, 2016
Homecoming creates memories (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
Busting out Caesar (Story/Media)
Nov 11, 2016
Taking the classroom around the world (Story/Media)
Nov 04, 2016
Jamming to music (Story/Media)
Nov 03, 2016
Heads pounding through headaches (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
Heading into school time (Story/Media)
Oct 21, 2016
Busting out earbuds between bells (Story/Media)
Oct 12, 2016
Taking technology to classrooms (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2016
Writing through stress (Story/Media)
Sep 15, 2016
Calling all students for Latin Club (Story)
May 26, 2016
Students sing the night away with Cabaret (Story)
May 25, 2016
Taking to sea (Story)
May 04, 2016
Favorites for reading about past (Story)
Apr 20, 2016
Here come the new freshman (Story/Media)
Apr 25, 2016
Thou villainous malmsey-nosed minnow (Story)
Apr 13, 2016
Why ban ‘Hunger Games?’ (Story)
Apr 08, 2016
April brings rain, rhymes (Story/Media)
Mar 30, 2016
Going to court (Story)
Mar 30, 2016
Irena Sendler (Story)
Mar 07, 2016
Margaret Hamilton (Story)
Mar 03, 2016
Honoring the famous author (Story)
Feb 15, 2016
Executing prison policies (Story)
Feb 10, 2016
Where can I find the beasts? (Story)
Feb 02, 2016
Why should you travel? (Story/Media)
Feb 02, 2016
W.E.B. Du Bois (Story/Media)
Jan 27, 2016
“Facilis descensus Averno” (Story)
Jan 13, 2016
Freshman explore their history (Story)
Dec 11, 2015
What does Latin Club do? (Story)
Dec 10, 2015
Students share opinions on ACE Bell (Story/Media)
Dec 09, 2015
Is the “Lord of the Flies” still the Lord? (Story)
Dec 01, 2015
Looking ahead at new books (Story/Media)
Nov 30, 2015
Flying over break (Story)
Nov 10, 2015
Q & A with freshmen Dylan Whittemore (Story/Media)
Oct 30, 2015
Author continues to write in debut series (Story/Media)
Oct 26, 2015
David Arnold speaks out to readers (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
How Learning Communities will shape the future of SHS (Story/Media)
Oct 21, 2015
Older books coming out with new covers (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
Walking to End Alzheimer’s at Sawyer Point (Story)
Sep 23, 2015
Is the ACE Bell really working for students and teachers? (Story)
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio