J.F. Dulles Elementary School News

2017

Want a hippopotamus for Christmas?

Posted on: December 21, 2017

Our OHHS ASL club is spreading holiday cheer through sign language. Watch them perform the classic I want a hippopotamus for Christmas in ASL. #holidayswiththeHighlanders

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We did it!

Dulles Chosen for Awards!

Posted on: December 13, 2017

Two important pieces of great news! First, prior to Thanksgiving, John Foster Dulles Elementary received word that for the second year in a row our school has received the Momentum Award.  This award is granted by the state school board for receiving all

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zoo lake and elephant house

Highlander songs at the zoo's Festival of Lights

Posted on: December 8, 2017

Looking for more holiday cheer? Visit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's #FestivalofLights and you'll hear some familiar voices. Choirs from Delshire Elementary Music, Bridgetown Middle School Music Department and Oak Hills High School have each

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Flyer for Cyclones Game ticket purchase

OHHS band performing at Cyclones game: 1/12/18

Posted on: December 4, 2017

The OHHS band is performing the National Anthem at the Cincinnati Cyclones game on Friday, January 12, 2018 at US Bank Arena. Please consider purchasing a ticket to join them, as a portion of each ticket sale goes directly back to the band's

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Students present check to PRG

OHLSD donates $11,844 to Pink Ribbon Girls

Posted on: December 4, 2017

The Highlanders presented a check for $11,844 to the Pink Ribbon Girls on Saturday, December 2 during the boys basketball home opener, jersey night! The money was raised during the fall Games for the Cause. We are thankful for the Oak Hills community's generosity and support of this wonderful organization. #highlanderstrong

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Listing of district winter concerts

Sounds of the season

Posted on: December 1, 2017

Get in the holiday spirit with the sounds of the winter season! There's something for everyone and you'll leave each performance with a  happy heart, song in your heart and pep in your step.

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Celebrate the holidays with the OH band at Saengerfest

Posted on: December 1, 2017

We'd like to invite you out to a very special event tonight at downtown's beautiful, newly-renovated Memorial Hall OTR (1225 Elm St.), featuring the Oak Hills High School Jazz Lab Band and Ambassador Jazz Band! Both bands will be performing as part

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Mr. Eugene Kramer celebrates 90 years!

Posted on: December 1, 2017

Today we wish Mr. Eugene Kramer a very happy 90th birthday! Mr. Kramer started his education career at Delhi before Oak Hills was even a District. He was the assistant principal at Springmyer Elementary School before becoming J.F. Dulles Elementary's first

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Students holding their photos in OHHS courtyard

19th biannual student photography show

Posted on: November 30, 2017

The 19th Biannual Student Photography Show will have its opening celebration on Friday, December 15 from 7-9 p.m. at Aroma's Java & Gelato. Alumnus Zane Thompson will be performing as the musical guest the night of the party! Feel free to stop by Aroma's

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It's #GivingTuesday support the Oak Hills Alumni & Educational Foundation

Posted on: November 28, 2017

11.28.17: It's #GivingTuesday! Will you support current Highlander students with a gift, in any amount, today to celebrate this global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration? Visit the Oak Hills Alumni & Educational

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Vote for BMS in the Q102 Christmas choir competition

Posted on: November 27, 2017

The Bridgetown Middle School 7th & 8th-grade choir was chosen as one of nine finalists for the Q102 (WKRQ) Christmas Choir Competition! Please VOTE for them to have the chance to be in the top three to win up to $5,000! You can only

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Rapid run rummage sale

RRMS rummage sale, 12/2/17

Posted on: November 20, 2017

Come check out the great deals that will be offered at the Rapid Run DC rummage sale! All proceeds will help fund the 8th grade Washington D.C. trip. The event will be on Saturday, 12/2/17 and will run from 9am-12pm at Rapid Run Middle School. We hope to see you there!

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Anna Caito and her pig making supplies

RRMS student Anna Caito, creates positive change in our community

Posted on: November 20, 2017

Anna Caito selected as a Disney Summer of Service winner to create positive change in her community Anna Caito, an 11-year-old, 6th-grade student at Rapid Run Middle School (Delhi) has been awarded a Disney Summer of Service grant through YSA (Youth Service

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Youth sports update

Posted on: November 20, 2017

The Oak Hills School District, Oak Hills Youth Athletics and Oak Hills Little Highlanders are all excited to be a part of a first for our community...a football program that is aligned from K-12! The official announcement was made on

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Cheri and Lew Chizer with tickets in the ticket booth

Ginny Chizer Box Office is open!

Posted on: November 10, 2017

The auditorium renovation is complete and the cherry on top is the updated lobby and the refreshed box office. On 11-2-17, we welcomed back major donors, the Schoenberger family and the Chizer family to cut the ribbon and officially open the box office for

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Madagascar Jr lead roles in costume

I like to move it, move it at DMS

Posted on: November 9, 2017

Highlanders! Clear your calendars and pack up the kids. Get to DMS tonight or tomorrow for the Delhi Middle School Music Department production of Madagascar, Jr. Tickets are just $5 at the door. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. You will be dancing in your

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View of Munich, Germany

Looking for teachers to travel to Munich, Germany

Posted on: November 8, 2017

Travel to Munich: March 25 - April 5 Since 1991, educators in Munich and Cincinnati have enriched their lives through this educational and cultural exchange. On many exchange days, participants attend school with their partner, gaining insight into

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Athletic Boosters Sports Stag tickets on sale now!

Posted on: November 8, 2017

This year the Oak Hills Athletic Boosters will host The Cincinnati Reds Nasty Boys: Norm Charlton, Randy Myers and Rob Dibble for their annual Sports Stag at the Farm on January 14, 2018. Note: This year's event is on a SUNDAY and moving to the

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Students in stands wearing pink tshirts

Highlanders raise $11,844 for Pink Ribbon Girls

Posted on: November 7, 2017

Wow! We are thrilled to announce that this year's Games for the Cause raised $11,844 for the Pink Ribbon Girls! We are so thankful for all of the fall sports coaches, athletes, parents, families and fans who supported our games. We couldn't have done it

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Walk-a-Thon Winners

Posted on: November 1, 2017

Congratulations to the limo rider and lunch winners, and those who earned extra recess from all the money they raised during the Walk-a-Thon!

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Trunk or Treat!

Posted on: November 1, 2017

Thank you to all our families who decorated their trunks and came out for a fun evening of Trunk or Treat!

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Stacie Kearns and her paiting

Stacie Kearns art selected for new hotel

Posted on: October 27, 2017

Part of Marriott Hotels commitment to community involvement is a program called Save Art! One of the aspects of that program is called the Art of Local. The staff scoured the internet for local artists, and have fallen in love with our very own,

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Share your hair invitation for Pantene Beautiful Lengths event

Ponytails for a Purpose: donate hair for cancer survivors on 1/20

Posted on: October 26, 2017

As part of this year's Teal Out events at Oak Hills High School to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and collect funds for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Gr Cincinnati, we invite you to chop your locks during half-time of the girls varsity basketball

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Oak Hills Craft Fair graphic

Oak Hills Band Association Craft Fair

Posted on: October 20, 2017

Join us from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. for the Oak Hills Band Association craft fair on Saturday, November 18 at Oak Hills High School! Admission is $2.00 at the door. We hope to see you there!

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Queen City Transportation logo

Private transportation option for district residents

Posted on: October 19, 2017

We are happy to report that Queen City Transportation will provide private bus service beginning November 13, 2017 for families who don't qualify for district transportation. In order to receive service, please complete and return this application

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Preschool openings

Posted on: October 18, 2017

Have a child ready for preschool? We have openings! Contact Karen Floyd for an application today at

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school supplies collected for hurricane victims

Bears support hurricane victims

Posted on: October 13, 2017

John Foster Dulles Elementary students from Mrs. Davis, Ms. Sommerkamp, Mrs. Tassone, Mrs. Sroczynski and Mrs. Valerius classes collected school supplies to send to teachers in Texas who had students affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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Mr. Upchurch's daughter, mother and friend accept plaque

Mr. Upchurch remembered at school board meeting

Posted on: October 3, 2017

The Rapid Run Middle School PTA presented a plaque to David Upchurch's family at last night's school board meeting. The plaque will be displayed in his memory near the main office at Rapid Run Middle School. Administrators and staff shared

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Breast Cancer Awareness graphic for mobile mammography van

Mobile mammography unit: November 1 & 2

Posted on: October 3, 2017

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Oak Hills Local School District has partnered with The Jewish Hospital Health Mobile Mammography Van to provide Mammography screening for our staff and community during early November at three of our

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Photos of helicopter and views from the sky

Win a helicopter ride; support the Athletic Boosters

Posted on: October 2, 2017

Support the Oak Hills Athletic Boosters by purchasing a $5 chance to win a 30-minute helicopter ride and tour over Cincinnati and the riverfront. Winner will be selected 10/13/17 and the ride will take place 10/27/17. Winner and a guest will be picked up from

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Emily Winkle and Emily Buckley accept $2,000 check from Big Lots

Big Lots donates $2,000 to Oakdale

Posted on: September 29, 2017

Today the OHLSD was invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Big Lots store on Glenway Avenue (same plaza as before, but new space -->the old Drug Emporium space). As part of the celebration of opening a new store, the company selected

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Emily Amlin and her children in the courtroom

COH teacher Emily Amlin adopts 2 more children

Posted on: September 27, 2017

Judge Ralph Winkler of the Hamilton County Probate Court is pleased to announce that a very special person in our community is growing her family by two children by offering a loving, caring and safe home. Emily Amlin, a third-grade teacher in the Oak Hills

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Oak Hills football field with information about homecoming parade

Homecoming parade is Thursday, September 28

Posted on: September 26, 2017

Homecoming is Friday, September 29 and that means the annual Homecoming parade is this Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. Please make note of the parade route and cheer on our Highlanders as they pass! The parade begins at C.O. Harrison Elementary and

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Cover image of the Quality Profile report

2016-17 Quality Profile published

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Today, the Oak Hills Local School District published their Quality Profile for the 2016-17 school year. You can read it here.

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Southern Gateway Mens Chorus

Southern Gateway Chorus at OHHS

Posted on: September 21, 2017

The world-class men's barbershop chorus, Southern Gateway, will join the Oak Hills High School Men's Ensemble and Varsity Singers for an evening of song in a benefit concert for iHarc (the Ione Holt Auditorium Renovation Campaign). While the renovation

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Charlie Marschall in pink tshirt

Games for the Cause

Posted on: September 19, 2017

It's that time of year and the Oak Hills Highlanders are back with Pink Games for the Cause!  We have a great line-up of games this fall: September 23:     Girls' Volleyball vs. Turpin    10 a.m. Freshman  10 a.m.  JV

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Elementary artists pose for a group picture

Elementary art department student art show

Posted on: September 8, 2017

Student artwork from each of our five elementary schools will be on display at Aroma's for the month of September. Please join us for a reception there on Tuesday, September 12 from 4:30-6:30pm.

We hope to see you there!

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Green Township Police and Hamilton County Sherriff

Thank you!

Posted on: September 6, 2017

Highlanders: We’d like to thank the Oak Hills community, parents and Highlander friends for the outpouring of support shown for all Oak Hills High School students during today’s protest. Thank you to the Green Township Police and Hamilton County

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3rd annual mattress sale at OHHS: 10/15

Posted on: September 6, 2017

Join us on October 15 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at OHHS for the 3rd annual mattress sale benefiting the OHHS Choral Department. Find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1273864212741953/ The sale is open to the public. OHHS open

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Start Talking! ~ free resources

Posted on: September 6, 2017

With a new school year underway, we want to remind parents of the free drug-prevention resources available through the Start Talking program. They promote a variety of resources designed to start the conversation with students about the importance of being

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electronics recycling logo

Community electronics recycling day at MSJU: 9/23

Posted on: September 5, 2017

COMMUNITY ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAYSATURDAY, SEPT. 23, 201710 AM – 2 PMMOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY WEST PARKING LOT5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233 The Environmental Action Committee of Mount St. Joseph University is proud to sponsor a community

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football field image with OH and Elder logo explaining that the game for 9/1 is moved to 9/2.

OH vs Elder football game postponed

Posted on: September 1, 2017

Due to the predicted high winds and rains tonight's varsity football game vs. Elder High School has been cancelled. The Highlanders will play the Panthers tomorrow, 9/2 at 4:30 p.m. at The Pit. The JV game scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled

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We want your old shoes!

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Have you been cleaning out your closets to make way for new school clothes and shoes? We want your gently worn, used or new shoes. From now until September 30 the Oak Hills PTA After Prom is collecting shoes as a fundraiser for their After Prom

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Share your first day photos with us

Posted on: August 14, 2017

We want to see your first day of school photos tomorrow. Before the kids hop on the bus or walk to school, snap a photo and then submit it to us via our app. Simply click the green button on the home screen in the app, under category select 'submit a photo,'

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students with backpacks on giving thumbs up

Right at School registration is open

Posted on: August 11, 2017

With summer winding down, we are hoping students will feel “Right At School” when classes resume on August 15. What better way to do that than by offering busy parents a chance to drop off their kids early and/or pick them up later at

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Female student holding welcome back sign

Welcome back, staff!

Posted on: August 10, 2017

On Thursday, August 10, we welcomed teachers and staff back across the district. Student Council and National Honor Society students at OHHS arrived early to cheer on teachers with cowbells, signs and high fives as they arrived at the high school. The

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Important information regarding OHLSD network access

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Highlander Families, We have been busy this summer updating our network and wireless infrastructure, primarily in our elementary and middle school buildings. The goal of these updates is to bring better connectivity and an overall improved experience for our

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Google logo for Google Education

Oak Hills' Google for success story

Posted on: August 3, 2017

In 2016, the Oak Hills Local School District was selected as one of only a few districts across the country to partner with Google for Education and participate in a case study that highlighted the district's use of Chromebooks and Google tools. At

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Poster about sales tax holiday including images of school supplies

Sales tax holiday: 8/4-8/6/17

Posted on: August 1, 2017

Get your back-to-school shopping done this weekend, tax free! Learn more here: http://www.tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use/SalesTaxHoliday.aspx
The first day of school is August 15, 2017. 

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Invitation for OH alumni photography show

Oak Hills alumni photography show: 8/4

Posted on: July 25, 2017

Ten years ago, Oak Hills alumna Gretta Blankenship opened Aroma's Java and Gelato on Bridgetown Road in Green Township. Gretta and her husband are both proud 1977 graduates. During the summer of that first year in 2007, Oak Hills photography teacher

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Right at School info flyer for back to school bash

Right at School ~ back to school bash

Posted on: July 21, 2017

Attention all Oak Hills Local School District Elementary School families - don't miss Right At School's Back to School Bash in the J.F. Dulles Elementary School gym on Tuesday, July 25 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. There will be free soccer, martial arts and dance

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Now enrolling students for 2017-18

Posted on: July 18, 2017

Don't delay! Call now for an appointment to register your child for the 2017-18 school year. School starts August 15. 513-574-3200.

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Seeking communications & development intern

Posted on: July 18, 2017

We are currently seeking a communications & development intern to help us with events, fundraising, marketing, website content creation, social media and photography. The position begins in August and is 20 hours/week, unpaid. If interested, please

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School supply lists now available

Posted on: July 12, 2017

School supply lists for all buildings are now available. Visit our resources page to find what your child will need on August 15!

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Flyer about Right at School fall offerings

Right at School early fall registration ends 6/15

Posted on: June 8, 2017

Oak Hills families:Early fall registration for Right At School ends NEXT WEEK on Thursday, June 15! Don't miss this opportunity to save money and pay a registration fee of only $15 for your whole family. That's $50 in savings and no tuition is due

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Informational flyer about 2017 free summer feeding program

Summer meals feed good nutrition to our kids for free

Posted on: May 15, 2017
Tags: Summer feeding

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Oak Hills Local School District provides free meals to children during the summer. This summer, meals will be served at Delshire Elementary

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Green Township flyer for the touch a truck event on May 5, 10am-2pm

Green Township touch a truck event: 5/6/17

Posted on: May 5, 2017

Bring the kids and come check out the trucks on Saturday, May 6 from 10am-2pm.

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Movie poster from Moana

Family movie night: 5/13/17

Posted on: May 5, 2017

Join us on Saturday, May 13 at 7pm at OHHS for family movie night. We'll be showing Moana in the auditorium and concessions will be available. Suggested donation is $5 and all proceeds benefit the Oak Hills Robotics team. Hope to see you!

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Our substitute levy passed!

Posted on: May 2, 2017

“On behalf of the Oak Hills Board of Education, staff and students, we are extremely thankful to our community for their continued support,” superintendent Jeff Brandt said. “This outcome would not have been possible without the strong

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Chalk board with the words summer camp written on it

Right at School summer camp registration

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Oak Hills Local School District was proud to be the first school district in the state of Ohio to offer Right At School enrichment programs for their families. Right At School provides exceptional and affordable enrichment programs before, after school and

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Congratulations PTA educators of the year

Posted on: April 27, 2017
Tags: Highlanderstrong, Pta

The PTA organizations across the Oak Hills Local School District have named their recipients for the 2017 Educator of the Year awards. This award honors an eligible staff member who has contributed over and above what their job requires for their school and

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Recycling table at Oak Hills High School

OHLSD observes Earth Day every day!

Posted on: April 25, 2017

TIPP CITY, Ohio, April 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Earth Day may be observed just one day a year, but Energy Optimizers, USA, is helping Oak Hills Local Schools lead the charge on earth- and resource-friendly practices every day by sponsoring the

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Delhi Middle School cheerleaders

Spirit shop open: 4/25/17

Posted on: April 24, 2017

The spirit shop at OHHS will be open tomorrow, 4/25/17 from 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. Graduation signs will be available for $10 and most clothing is 20% off. Come and get some new Highlander gear!

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Members of the Oak Hills' Treasurer's office post for a photo with representative from the Auditor's office

District receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Posted on: April 18, 2017

The Auditor of State Office presented the Oak Hills Local School District the Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction on April 18, 2017.  “Based upon your recently completed financial audit, it gives me great pleasure to inform you that the

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Artwork on display at Western Hills Country Club

Posted on: April 12, 2017

The art filling the walls of Western Hills Country Club is a visual “field day” provided by the fine artists of John Foster Dulles Elementary.  The artwork is representative of the art instruction provided by Mrs. Stacie Kearns and the talent

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Heart Heroes at JFD who raised $75 for more for the American Heart Association

Students raise $10,600 for the AHA

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Please meet our 2017 Heart Heroes. These students raised $75 or more for The American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart at John Foster Dulles Elementary School! Samantha Montag was the top fundraiser this year raising over $300. In total, Dulles

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Flyer for the Western Hills Community Service Club classic car show

Classic car show ~ May 9, 2017 at Harvest Home Park

Posted on: April 10, 2017

Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 7 and the Western Hills Community Service Club's classic car show at Harvest Home Park. The event runs from 9am-3pm and is free to the public. All are welcome. The club supports our very own Highlanders through student scholarships!

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blue and yellow camp tent in the woods

Right at School summer camp registration is open!

Posted on: March 28, 2017
Tags: Right at school, Camp

Our partners, Right At School, are busy preparing for their Medieval Time Spring Break Camp, Summer Camp and another school year at the Oak Hills Local School District elementary Schools. This has been Right At School's first year in the district. It has been

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Preschool Registration

Blast off to preschool ~ register now!

Posted on: February 13, 2017
Tags: Preschool registration

2017-18 OAK HILLS PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION J.F. Dulles and Delshire Preschools Applications available for Oak Hills residents age 3-5 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday AM or PM classes $200 per month tuition with a $60 one time instructional

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Clean Kitchen Awards

6 schools receive Clean Kitchen Awards

Posted on: February 3, 2017
Tags: Clean kitchen award

The Hamilton County Public Health has named the cleanest dining environments in the area to help consumers choose the best places to grab a bite to eat. The Clean Kitchen Award is given quarterly to facilities maintaining the gold standard in food service

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Nominate Now

Call for nominations: Oak Hills Hall of Honor award

Posted on: February 3, 2017
Tags: Hall of honor nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the Hall of Honor award. The Hall of Honor is recognition by the Oak Hills Board of Education. Nominees can be living or deceased and must have spent at least five years working for the betterment of children in the

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Kindergarten Registration

Incoming kindergarten preview night: 2/22

Posted on: January 24, 2017
Tags: Kindergarten registration

Have a child ready to enter kindergarten next year? Join us at any of our elementary schools on February 22 from 6-7 p.m. to meet our principals and kindergarten teachers, tour the building and check out kindergarten classrooms. The evening also includes a

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