Oak Hills High School News

2017

Friday Email

Posted on: March 8, 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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Parochial registration: 2-21-18

Posted on: December 20, 2017

Who:  Who: Any students from other schools who live in the Oak Hills Local School District. Please note, OHLSD does not have open enrollment.What: New high school student enrollment  When:  February 21, 2018 from 3:30 - 6:00

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Person of interest identified in social media threat

Posted on: December 19, 2017

A note from the desk of Mr. Hunt: I'd like to provide an update related to last Friday's social media threat. Investigators continue to track leads and have identified a person of interest. As the investigation is ongoing, we are limited in the information

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CCR Meetings

Posted on: December 19, 2017

Sign-ups for Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior College and Career Readiness (CCR) meetings have begun! CCR meetings provide an opportunity for you to meet as a student-parent-teacher team to discuss your child’s future plans and goals as well as specific

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Social media threat update

Posted on: December 15, 2017

As a follow-up to Mr. Hunt’s message last night, our top priority continues to be the safety and security of our students and staff.  We are still working with the Green Township Police and Hamilton County Sheriff's Departments in regard to the

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Safety precaution

Posted on: December 14, 2017

This evening we were made aware of a threat to our high school via social media. We immediately contacted our local law enforcement officials and they are investigating the incident.  We believe this to be a false threat, but the district takes

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Perfect Attendance

Posted on: December 14, 2017

At Oak Hills High School, we like to recognize students who have good attendance. At the end of each month, we draw names from a list of students who have perfect attendance for that month. Four students from each grade level are then recognized and

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Oak Hills InteresTED!

Posted on: December 14, 2017

InteresTED??This new TEDEd Club at OHHS starts in January 2018 The effect of laughter on someone who’s sad. The danger and excitement of dirt biking. The reason human beings need so much sleep. The thought of infinity. These are just a few of the

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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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1st Quarter Honor Roll

Posted on: December 6, 2017

Congratulations to our 1st quarter honor roll students! Highest Honors High

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Charlotte Jansen receiving award

Charlotte Jansen of Diamond Oaks receives Western Hills Community Service Club award and scholarship

Posted on: December 4, 2017

Diamond Oaks senior Charlotte Jansen was honored by the Western Hills Community Service Club as Student of the Month for November. Jansen, an Equine Science and Management student from Oak Hills, was honored at a November 30 breakfast. Jansen was presented

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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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Girl Rising: OHHS artwork featured

Posted on: December 1, 2017

Girl Rising recently selected OHHS Art and Design teacher Jamie Schorsch's and drawing and printmaking students to be featured on their new website's Educators Portal. The new site includes case studies and snapshots that highlight the work

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Can you help?

Posted on: December 1, 2017

Oak Hills High School has partnered with the Oak Hills Alumni & Educational Foundation to allow you to contribute to our Feed a Highlander program. Your donation helsps us to provide financial support to students who are unable to purchase lunch at Oak

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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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OHHS students who attend the symphony.

Field trip to Cincinnati Symphony Orchesra

Posted on: December 1, 2017

This is the 27th consecutive year students from Mr. Klotz's  classes attended a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concert at Music Hall. The students were able to experience a world-class orchestra's performance and apply lessons learned in their

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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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OHHS student who went to the field trip

Student field trip to the justice center

Posted on: November 30, 2017

The Legal Issues class, lead by teacher James Wandsnider, took a field trip downtown to the justice center on November 2, 2017. They were able to tour the facility and better understand what life behind bars would be like. They also visited the Jury

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New band logo

Highlanders selected for prestigious Honor Band

Posted on: November 30, 2017

Please join us in congratulating the following OHHS students for being selected for the prestigious Ohio Music Educators Association District 14 High School Honor Band this year: Seniors: Brianna Rhoton (flute), Toby Boehringer (percussion), Joe Gourley

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OHHS student singing

Join us for some musical holiday cheer

Posted on: November 30, 2017

Spread holiday cheer! Come to a concert! Holiday Concerts, all 7 pm, all free, OHHS Ione Holt Auditorium  Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Orchestra Concert Monday, Dec. 11 - Choir Concert Wednesday Wednesday, Dec. 13 - Band

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Students who attended the conference.

Women in IT Conference

Posted on: November 29, 2017

Four Oak Hills students including Peyton Beck, Jordan Asman, Jasmine Owens and Chloe Motz attended the Women in IT Conference at XU on Friday, November 17, 2017.   They learned more about Big Data and careers in Data Science from female

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Elf Jr.

Posted on: November 28, 2017

Oak​ ​Hills​ ​High​ ​School​ ​Musical​ ​Theatre​ ​Ensemble, With​ ​a​ ​generous​ ​donation​ ​from​ ​the Oak​ ​Hills​ ​Alumni​ ​and​ ​Educational​ ​Foundation,​ ​Proudly​

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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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Beautiful scenery

Hiking Club

Posted on: November 10, 2017

Hiking Club was created with the sole intention to bring students outdoors and to appreciate nature. The club is unique in that anyone can participate as most of the events will take place on the weekends when school is not in session. Hiking Club

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Fall Highlander Award Winners

Student-athlete Highlander award winners

Posted on: November 9, 2017

 Congratulations to our Highlander Award Winners for the 2017 Fall Season which were presented to our varsity student athletes on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Fall Awards Program! The Highlander Award is not an MVP Award in the

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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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OHHS students reading to Dulles students

Turkeys and Tangram

Posted on: November 8, 2017

An Honors Geometry classes, taught by Kimberly Brassfield, participated in a CEEMS project.  Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Math and Science is a program through the University of Cincinnati with the purpose to bring engineering design to math and

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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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Oak Hills holds annual Veterans Day assembly

Posted on: November 3, 2017

Today, Oak Hills High School held their annual Veterans Day assembly in honor of all who have served in the military. Students applauded and held up signs as the veterans entered the gym to the music of the Oak Hills band. Student-created videos honored the

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Painting of glass bottles

Art Recognition

Posted on: October 31, 2017

"Selections 2017" is a biennial exhibition and awards gala, hosted since 1983, that spotlights artworks created by talented area junior and senior high school students as selected by their art teachers. Congratulations to the 2017 OHHS Art and Design students

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GMC Athletes

GMC Athletes - 2017

Posted on: October 31, 2017

Congratulations to the Highlander Athletes who have been named GMC Athletes of the Week during the Fall Sports season! Your hard work, determination, and outstanding performances have been recognized by the Highlander and GMC communities! Ally Albertz Jr

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Highlander drumline in competition

Highlander marching band places 4th in competition

Posted on: October 30, 2017

The Oak Hills High School Marching Highlanders finished fourth in their class and sixth overall out of 25 bands at the 2017 Colerain Band Invitational on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The 140-member ensemble displayed their finest performance of the

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Paris Trip for OHHS

Paris, France for OHHS

Posted on: October 30, 2017
Perfect Attendance Winners

September perfect attendance winners

Posted on: October 30, 2017

For the month of September, we had a total of 580 students who had perfect attendance. The 16 students who received prizes for the month of September include the following: Freshmen Class of 2201: Brooke Auel, Claudia Cliffe, Abby Schmidt, and Heather

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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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Picture of veterans at OHHS assembly

Veterans day assembly

Posted on: October 25, 2017

All Veterans are invited to join us in Thanking You for your service to our great nation! What: A student-led Veterans Day presentation to express our thanks and gratitude to Veterans for their dedication,  sacrifice and service to our

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Kromme and Brijawi

Students serve community through Project Oak Hills

Posted on: October 25, 2017

On July 15, 2017 over 50 students in the Oak Hills High School National Honor Society (NHS) gathered in the high school commons for the first Project Oak Hills event. Students arrived early Saturday morning with purchased lunch items and proceeded to make

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Romeo and Juliet

Posted on: October 25, 2017

Oak Hills High School Drama club proudly presents William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, November 2, 3, and 4, 2017 at Oak Hills High School, Ione Holt auditorium, at 7 p.m.  All seats are $10.00. For tickets please contact us at

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Trick or Treat

Posted on: October 25, 2017

This year's Trick-or-Treat So Kids Can Eat Food Drive has been extended to November 6th.  Please drop off any nonperishable canned goods to the scene shop at Oak Hills High School by November 6. These donations will be going to the Anderson ferry

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Support the Feed A Highlander Program at Dewey's Pizza

Dewey's Pizza and Feed a Highlander

Posted on: October 25, 2017

Eat Pizza To Raise Funds! All students, families and friends of Oak Hills High School "Feed a Highlander" program are invited to dine on Tuesday, November 7th at Dewey's Pizza.  Join us at the Dewey's Pizza at 5649 Harrison Avenue - Green Township. 

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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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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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Cincinnati teachers pose with German exchange teachers

OHLSD teachers going global

Posted on: October 3, 2017

Two Oak Hills staff members participated in the Munich Sister City Association's Teacher Exchange program this year. Diane Unkrich, a speech therapist at Delshire Elementary School, and Marisa Groh, an Intervention Specialist at Oak Hills High School, hosted

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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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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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5th graders at SPG present check to Matthew 25 Ministries

Highlanders helping hurricane victims

Posted on: September 28, 2017

Springmyer Elementary School The Springmyer Caring and Sharing Club, lead by librarian Brenda Burman collected financial aid donations for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas and Hurricane Irma victims in Florida.  The collection ran from Sept. 5 - Sept.

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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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Photos of students at football game for American Heart Association

Highlanders raise money for the American Heart Association

Posted on: September 25, 2017

Great job, Highlanders! $3,680 raised for the American Heart Association through penny wars and tshirt

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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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2 male National Merit Finalists

Congratulations, National Merit Finalists!

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Congratulations to our two Oak Hills National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists: Dylan Roach Neil Robertson Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National

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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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OH marching band in fall competition

Posted on: September 18, 2017

The Oak Hills High School Marching Highlanders are proud to announce their entrance into competitive marching this fall. Their first of two competitions will be the "Taylor Band Premiere" on Saturday, 9/23, at Taylor High School. OHHS will be one of 13 bands

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red stage curtain and the words 'Showtime' over it

OHHS announces 2017-18 show lineup

Posted on: September 13, 2017

Oak Hills High School has announced their theatrical performance show line up for the 2017-18 school year. All seats are $10. Reserve tickets by emailing [email protected] Romeo & JulietNovember 2-4, 7 p.m. Elf Jr., the musicalDecember 15

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Support the American Heart Association

Posted on: September 8, 2017

Highlanders...support the American Heart Association by donating your pennies during homeroom! Fundraiser is being organized by the NHS now through 9/15. Winning homeroom wins free breakfast from First Watch - Harrison Green! The goal is

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OHHS girls volleyball team photo

Highlander volleyball stars

Posted on: September 8, 2017

Our OHHS girls volleyball team has a reason to be focused this season. Check out the great article about our student manager Audrey Hobstetter and the rest of the team!

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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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Senior CCR meeting registration open now

Posted on: September 6, 2017

Sign ups for Senior College and Career Readiness (CCR) meetings have begun!  The senior year CCR meeting is the most important and the format will be completely different than what you have experienced in the past. Senior CCR meetings provide an

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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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PSAT: October 14

Posted on: September 1, 2017

Oak Hills High School will be offering the PSAT on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The test is open to all OHHS sophomore and junior students. Registration will begin Wednesday, September 6 and will end on Wednesday, September 20. Registration will be

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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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Art & design students receive High Merit awards

Posted on: August 31, 2017

Congratulations to the OHHS Art and Design students whose art works were selected as High Merit pieces for the spring 2017 Celebrating Art competition and publication! Having a High Merit award means the art was an exceptional piece. Out of thousands of

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The group visiting the ruins of the Main Cathedral in Antigua Guatemala

OHHS students travel to Guatemala

Posted on: August 30, 2017

OHHS teacher Chris Gibfried took a group of students to Antigua, Guatemala this summer. Students spent two and a half weeks with host families and attended school. On several days the group took field trips around Guatemala. They visited a chocolate factory,

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Fleming shows off her awards at nationals

Oak Hills dancer finishes first at Nationals

Posted on: August 23, 2017

Kami Fleming is a senior at Oak Hills and she dances at Emerge Dance Academy. She has been dancing since she was three years old and this summer she competed in the Kids Artistic Revue National Championship in Toledo, Ohio from June 27 to July 3. Fleming

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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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Jamie Schorsch holding baby llama

OHHS teachers and students travel abroad this summer

Posted on: August 11, 2017

On June 7, 2017, 18 fearless travelers joined OHHS Art and Design teacher Jamie Schorsch and photography teacher Steve Groh, on a 12-day excursion to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands to explore the landscape, experience the culture and live life

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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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Front page of Highlander newsletter

Back-to-school news

Posted on: July 31, 2017

Click here for the back-to-school issue of The Highlander, complete with all of your current school news.

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Oak Hills teachers at UC training program

Teachers go back to school over the summer

Posted on: July 31, 2017

Oak Hills School District was well represented in the CEEMS (Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Mathematics and Science) Program at the University of Cincinnati these past two summers. Teachers from Oak Hills High School and our three middle schools worked to

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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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4 Oak Hills National Merit Finalists

Congratulations Casey Schablein - National Merit Scholar!

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Congratulations Casey Schablein, on being awarded a 2017 National Merit Scholarships! #highlanderstrong Pictured here are our four national merit finalists-->Andrew Evans, Abigail Coogan, William Oyler and Casey. Casey is pictured on the far right. Read

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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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image of former OHLSD interns and information on how to apply

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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red sign that says 'keep calm and welcome to high school'

Freshman Frenzy

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Follow this link>>>Freshman Frenzy to register now for 7/26/17 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. event at the High School.  $25 registration includes t-shirt and pizza.  All proceeds benefit the Class of 2021.  Contact Kelly Rogers

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Students in Bumpe, Sierra Leone with their solar lanterns

Students raise money to donate solar lanterns

Posted on: June 8, 2017

Last June, five students from Oak Hills High School, Makayla Conners, Daniel Weber, Jacob Berkemeier, Karli Limpert and Madeleine Nemeth, traveled to Cleveland and experienced a life changing experience. They met students from two other schools, Jackson High

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Register for high school bus service by July 10

Posted on: June 1, 2017

Students at OHHS are not eligible for Oak Hills school bus transportation. If you would like yellow bus service for the 2017-2018 school year, please complete this registration form and return it by July 10, 2017. Paul’s Bus Service routing is

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John Stoddard accepts awward

John Stoddard honored by local club

Posted on: May 25, 2017
Tags: Academics

The Western Hills Community Service Club held a special breakfast on May 25 in honor of John Stoddard for his 17 years of dedication and hard work with the Oak Hills Local School District. He will be missed greatly and we wish him the best in his new position as Superintendent at Berkshire Local Schools.

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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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OHHS freshmen seated in the auditorium

2017 World History Day

Posted on: May 12, 2017

The fifth annual World History Day concluded Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Oak Hills High School.  Oak Hills’ freshmen history students concluded a three-week unit on international topics of importance. Each student was introduced to a short snapshot of

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girl lying in field reading a book

AP English summer reading assignment

Posted on: May 8, 2017

All AP English classes have a summer assignment this year. Any student who signed up for AP Seminar, AP English Literature, or AP English Language for the 2017-18 school year will need to complete the assignment by the first day of school. Please click on

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headshot of Keith Kaiser

Keith Kaiser wins Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

Posted on: May 8, 2017

Oak Hills High School senior Keith Kaiser has been awarded the prestigious Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship to attend Miami University in the fall.  After five years of work as a caddie at Western Hills Country Club, Keith was named a finalist in the

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Photo of Jessica Morgan with French flag

Jessica Morgan earns bronze medal two years in a row!

Posted on: May 8, 2017

Felicitations! Congratulations to junior Jessica Morgan who ranked bronze for the second year in a row in the National French Exam!  Other students who received honorable mention are: Elizabeth Rehkamp, Grace Devoid, Abigail Dollries, Logan Herr and Natalia Lopez. #highlanderstrong

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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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A visit from Evans J.R. Revere

Posted on: May 5, 2017

Oak Hills High School welcomed Evans J.R. Revere on Thursday, April 27, 2017.  Mr. Revere is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He is also Senior Advisor with the Albright Stonebridge

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Annie Smith & Matthew Murphy hold up their scholarship checks at the zoo

Highlanders win contest to protect our watershed

Posted on: May 5, 2017

The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District puts on a contest each year for students attending Hamilton County Schools. The students propose and implement a project that is designed to help improve and/or protect our watershed. This year, 100

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bulletin board with tacks and post it notes spelling thank you

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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2017 Congressional Art Competition Exhibition & Awards

Posted on: April 28, 2017

​Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high

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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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OHHS students in green tshirts who participated in grim reaper day

Grim Reaper day at OHHS

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017 is Grim Reaper Day at Oak Hills High School. This day is a tradition that was started by the senior class of 2014 and is being continued by this year's senior class. This day is intended to bring awareness to the risks and fatalities

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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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Members of the 2017 prom court in the Oak Hills High School courtyard

2017 Prom court!

Posted on: April 18, 2017

Congratulations to members of the 2017 Prom Court: Paige Rudy and Spencer Clingerman Megan Kappen and Brett Kron Holly Ahrman and Dominic Breen Erica Wessel and Isaac Holmes Gabi Lepof and Luke Rudy Yasmine Garadah and Kyle Montag Jesica Schloemer and

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Photo of high honors high school graduates in cap and gown

Highest Honors graduates

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Congratulations to our Highlanders who will be graduating with honors in May!

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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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OHHS students raise $29,750 for charity in 8th annual Walk Oak Hills

Posted on: April 7, 2017
Tags: Highlanderstrong

For the eighth year in a row, the students of Oak Hills High School participated in a walk to raise money and awareness for local charities. On Friday, April 7 they presented a $4,250 check to seven local charities including: Anderson Ferry Food

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OHHS student athletes sign letters of intent

Posted on: April 6, 2017

Oak Hills Athletics is proud to announce our largest collegiate signing class to date with 27 student-athletes.  Congratulations to our student-athletes and their families! Thank you to Coach Rolfes and Derek Ellis for filming the ceremony.  Sam

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Calligraphy pen and the words Congratulations

Administrative Moves

Posted on: April 5, 2017

We are pleased to announce the following recommendations that were approved at the April 3, 2017 school board meeting. These changes will take effect for 2017-18 school year. Congratulations! Dan Beckenhaupt - Director of Human ResourcesAmy Brennan -

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After Prom flyer with ticket information, price and contact details

After Prom 2017 tickets on sale

Posted on: April 5, 2017
Tags: Afterprom

OHHS After Prom tickets are on sale for all juniors and seniors in the Commons during lunch from April 3 through April 21 and online at http://www.ohhspta.org/after-prom.  The cost is $20 per ticket.

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3rd quarter Honor Roll

Posted on: April 3, 2017

Congratulations to our third quarter honor roll students! Highest honors High

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3 painted rain barrels at Oak Hills High School

Rain barrels are complete

Posted on: April 1, 2017

OHHS students design and pain rain barrels for auction at Cincinnati Zoo The Rain Barrel Art Project was created to promote the use of rain barrels throughout the Ohio River Valley through a creative and educational medium. The project is now in its fifth

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Majorettes in uniform at Oak Hills High Schools

Join the Oak Hills Twirling Team!

Posted on: March 30, 2017

The Oak Hills Majorettes are excited to invite you to be a part of our team for the 2017-18 season! Previous baton experience is not required, but smiles and good work ethic are. Grab a friend and plan to attend our parent/information meeting and practice

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Katie Hunter

Katie Hunter named GMC boys swimming coach of the year

Posted on: March 3, 2017
Tags: Highlanderstrong

On February 8, 2017, the Oak Hills High School swim coach and school counselor, Katie Hunter, was named GMC Boys Coach of the Year for swimming. Hunter is also a 2001 Oak Hills graduate. After facing a tough league with only a few year round- swimmers, Hunter

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Jared Cox

Jared Cox receives $500 scholarship

Posted on: February 16, 2017
Tags: Highlanderstrong, Chooseoakhills

Oak Hills High School senior Jared Cox received a $500 scholarship from the Western Hills Community Service Club this morning. As he accepted his award, he laughed, apologizing for his bleached hair, but it’s a swim team tradition before

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 Highlander career and job expo

Highlander career and job expo: 3/21

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Click here to register now. As a well-respected member of our community, you are cordially invited to attend our Highlander Job & Career Expo on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 9:00  to 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hills High School in

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Let your voice be heard: Ohio graduation requirements

Let your voice be heard: Ohio graduation requirements

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Dear Highlander parents, Last month, a small committee hand-selected by the Ohio Department of Education gathered in Columbus to determine what to do because nearly a third of Ohio’s Class of 2018 students are at risk of not graduating. The committee

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OHHS students earn 3rd place at Academic Worldquest

Posted on: February 8, 2017
Tags: Highlanderstrong

On January 21, eight students from Oak Hills High School participated in the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council Academic Worldquest. Academic Worldquest is a fun and challenging international knowledge competition, where students compete in teams of

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Girl Rising: the social narrative project

Posted on: February 6, 2017

According to the Girl Rising, educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. Girl Rising uses storytelling to inspire action that gets girls into classrooms worldwide. Drawing and

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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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VSA Ohio

Congratulations to our artists

Posted on: February 3, 2017

Congratulations to the Oak Hills High School students whose artwork was selected for the VSA Ohio 21st Annual Accessible Expressions Ohio Traveling Exhibition: Sophia Hater (10), Donny Heil (11) and Mahogany Wright (10). VSA Ohio is a

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cards of kindnes

Community outreach through visual arts

Posted on: February 2, 2017

National Art Honor Society and Art club created cards of kindness for the staff and students of Withrow High School and Hebrew Union College in response to the recent hate crimes at both schools. Studio Art AP student and Scholastic Art Award winners

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The 2017 “Save Local Waters” rain barrel project design selections

The 2017 “Save Local Waters” rain barrel project design selections

Posted on: February 1, 2017

This Rain Barrel Art Project was created to promote the use of rain barrels throughout the Ohio River Valley area through a creative and educational medium. Rain barrels continue to grow in popularity across the country. However, one of their biggest

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Oak Hills Athletics

OHLSD donates $10,594 to the Pink Ribbon Girls

Posted on: January 30, 2017

Oak Hills Athletics representatives from the fall teams who sponsored Games for the Cause presented the donation check of $10,594 to the Pink Ribbon Girls organization at the boys basketball game vs. Mason on January 27.   Our donation to

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Parochial registration

Parochial registration: 2/15

Posted on: January 30, 2017

OHHS is hosting parochial registration on Wednesday, February 15 from 4 – 6:00 p.m. in the main lobby of the high school.

Click here for a complete list of items to bring. We look forward to having you as a Highlander!

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Honor Roll

Second quarter honor roll

Posted on: January 16, 2017
Tags: Highlanderstrong

Congratulations to the second quarter honor roll students at Oak Hills. Click below to see the list of our honor roll Highlanders! #highlanderstrong HonorsHigh honorsHighest

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Mock Trial team

Mock Trial team advances to Regionals!

Posted on: January 9, 2017
Tags: Highlanderstrong

Congratulations to the Oak Hills High School Mock Trial Team, Team Highlander, who are advancing to Regionals in February! The team competed at the Miami University Invitational in December and the University of Cincinnati invitational in

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