CRU Bid and Bash Winners - Play Hooky Day
Play hooky day with the Cincinnati Reds. Mr. Brannen, Gabby Ferris, Lanie Keipert, and Jenna Connett enjoyed a day at the ballpark this past Wednesday.
Information from the Front Office
2023-2024 School Calendar
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Please click below to view the 9,10, and 11-grade exam schedule:
Underclassman Exam schedule - May 22,23,24 & 25
One of our newer Senior traditions, An Evening En Blanc, is fast approaching, and we could use your support. Whether you have a Freshman or a Senior, it is a school-wide effort to make this evening a success. Click here to read more...
SHDHS Crusader Summer Camps and Activities will be here before we know it! This summer, SHDHS is excited to offer a variety of athletic and fine art activities for your sons and daughters, including:
- Baseball Skills Camp
- Basketball Skills Camp
- Drama Camp
- Soccer Skills Camp
- Visual Arts Camp
- Volleyball Skills Camp
- Tennis Camp
Our coaches, faculty members, and students would love to spend time with your child(ren) this summer, helping them learn valuable skills while having fun. Space for each activity is limited, so please go to the Summer Camp page of our school website (https://shdhs.org/st-henry-district-high-school-summer-camps) to complete the registration form(s) before the allotted spots are filled. Details on all the great opportunities listed above, including exact dates, times, and costs, can also be found via the link above.
Class of 2027
New CRU Yard Signs will be delivered to SHDHS feeder schools. If your son/daughter is not in a feeder school, we will deliver to your home, or you can stop by the front office and pick it up. If you have questions concerning the New CRU signs, please get in touch with Toni Lehan at [email protected].
School Uniforms - Can be purchased where ever you would like. The uniform policy is found on page 42 in the Student Handbook.
2023 Summer Enhancement Math Program for Incoming Freshmen
The Math program is designed to enhance math skills and remediate basic math concepts to better position students for the school year. The program provides support for those needing review for Algebra I. For more information, contact Mandy Finke at [email protected].
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
July 11, July 13
July 18, July 20
July 25, July 27
August 1, August 3
$200.00 per student. Click here to register.
2023 Summer Enhancement English Program for Incoming Freshman
The English summer enhancement program is designed to reinforce students' skills essential for a successful transition into a high-school-level class. To increase comprehension, students will practice critical reading techniques such as close reading, note-taking, and annotating. Additionally, students will incorporate writing tools to effectively communicate, develop and support ideas in an organized and focused manner.
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
July 11, July 13
July 18, July July 20
August 1, August 3
Cost: $175.00 per student. Click here to register.
For more information, contact Angela Hartwig at [email protected].
Crusader of the Week
Mrs. Hasken would like to recognize Ella Tabor for Crusader of the Week for her hard work in AP Spanish this year and throughout all four years of Spanish classes. Ella has grown so much in her knowledge and proficiency of the Spanish language and culture. She is an enthusiastic learner, an active participant, a diligent worker, and an overall kind and compassionate individual. Ella also serves as an admirable leader as President of the Spanish Honor Society, introducing new service ideas and events that have enriched the club. Felicidades Ella!
The Crusader Advanced Band is proud to recommend Henri Verbrugghen for Crusader of the Week. Mr. Payne notes that Henri's quiet leadership has impacted our music program for the last two years. He is the role model every band director desire. Henri lives our pledge daily - reverence, good character, commitment, and excellence. Thank you, Henri, and Congratulations!
AP BIO students spend Saturday morning, 4/22 taking a 3-hour practice exam in preparation for the official AP BIO Exam on May 10. #dedicatedscholars
Spanish I classes "visited" Chile, where we learned about the longest and narrowest country in the world, their traditional music and instruments, and of course, some delicious desserts like alfajores, dulce de leche y volteaditos de limón.
Spanish 1 and 2 classes
We learned that Venezuela is home to the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls, and the second-longest river in South America, the Orinoco. It also has the longest coastline to the Caribbean Sea. Venezuela is the world's fifth-largest oil exporter and has vast untapped reserves of natural gas. We tried some delicious polvorosas, mango-piñada and golfeados.
Senior Religion Classes
The seniors have been giving their Vocation Witness talks in the Chapel, and students pray over each other before giving their talks. With last week's warm weather, we could even go outside for a few discussions.
Pizza Making with the Culinary Club
After a close vote, Culinary Club members chose to make PIZZA for their last official session of the year. Members learned to stretch and form the dough, made a traditional red sauce, and created pizzas with various toppings. Some members chose pan pizzas, while others chose a traditional crust. As we've come to expect, the results were DELICIOUS!
We are grateful to Chefs Summy and Coronado for sharing their time, talent, and knowledge with us. We are also grateful to Mrs. Gonzalez for managing the supplies and logistics. We will gather for a potluck/food celebration in May to officially end our year.
SHDHS Science National Honor Society held its 2023 Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, April 25, in Drees Auditorium. Congratulations to the following students who were inducted: Connor McKinley, Corrine Blackburn, Wendy Daniels, MacKenzie Mac Main, Gabby Pitsic, Anthony Crawford, Annalee Ernst, Jason Bish, and Kelsey Bollman. We also celebrated our eight seniors and wished them luck as they began college: Jack Goodwin, Andrew Goodwin, Samantha Lewis, Sean Ihrig, Sydney Hennessey, Amelia Lynn, Chilota Iloegbuman, and Breanna Riegler. Thanks also to our guest speakers, married alums from the class of 2009, Jacob Bessler, MD, and Bethany Haacke Bessler, RN, who shared their educational and career paths to motivate all our members.
SHDHS National Honor Society Induction
The National Honor Society celebrated its induction on April 19. Sixteen new members were inducted into our chapter of NHS, which requires students to do service outside of the school, tutoring, and projects throughout the school year in addition to keeping high academic achievement at the forefront. Congratulations to those who are new members!
SHDHS Boosters Mulch Delivery
The Boosters would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with the mulch delivery this past weekend. Thank you to everyone who purchased mulch. The money raised from this fundraiser will go towards purchasing new uniforms for our Athletic teams.
Sixteen seniors sign National Letters of Intent.
On Monday, April 24, sixteen senior student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic & academic careers in college. Congratulations to this amazing group of seniors and their families. We cannot wait to watch you compete at the next level!
Join us for Dink DeMayo!
Pickleball is Coming to the SHAC (35 Cavalier Blvd, Florence)
Not sure what "dink" means? It's a pickleball term. If you want to learn how to play the sport sweeping the nation, join us on Thursday, May 11, at the SHAC.
Don Seibert, USA Pickleball Ambassador, will join the Athletic Department to hold clinics at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am.
The clinic costs $10.00 cash and will be accepted at the door on the day of the clinic.
Paddles and balls will be provided.
Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today!
To join us for our first pickleball clinic, please send your name, contact information, and which session you would like to attend to[email protected]
BINGO - July 1
The Athletic Department and the Future Problems Solvers will secure the volunteers for the July 1 Bingo. Twenty volunteers are needed to run this Bingo. Anyone who can volunteer to help with this Bingo, please contact Sue Kolkmeier at [email protected] to sign up. Hours of Bingo will be 10:45 am-4:30 pm. Lunch will be provided.
St. Henry District would like to recognize five deserving students who were accepted to the Governor's Scholars Program and Governor's School for the Arts! Congratulations on all your accomplishments, and we wish you all the best at the GSP and GSA summer programs!
Governor's Scholars Program
Governor's School for the Arts
Senior Parents: This is the final call to send scholarships to counselors and be considered for the Academic Scholarship Signing. Invitations have gone out, and if you believe your senior earned at least half tuition or more to the college they are attending (KEES not considered), please send Mr. Reeves a copy of the scholarship offer.
Summer College Bus Tour
The Counseling Department is planning the 2023 Summer College Bus Tour for rising seniors and juniors (Class of 2024 & 2025). We want to visit universities June 5-7 in Ohio and Indiana. More information will be available the week after spring break. If you have any questions, please contact Billy Sarge at [email protected] or 859.525.5844.
May 20 - Crusader En Blanc (Seniors only) time change
The Crusader en Blanc time has changed from 6-10 to 5–9 pm. Parents are welcome to stay from 5–6 pm. Plan to visit the art gallery for the art show beginning at 4:00 pm.
5/23/23 Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Awards
- Seniors dress up for this occasion and sit with their parents.
- Mass will be held in the SHDHS Drees Homes Auditorium at 6:00 pm.
- The Senior Awards ceremony will begin shortly following Mass.
- Students will receive four tickets per family (senior students do not need a ticket).
- If you need extra tickets, please call the office at 859.525.0255 or email [email protected]. If your family does not need all four tickets, please let the office know so we can open up spots for larger families. Spacing is only limited to Baccalaureate, not Graduation. We will do our best to accommodate larger family needs. Tickets will be given to the students with caps and gowns on May 12.
- Please ensure all scholarship offer information has been submitted to Mr. Chris Reeves at [email protected] ASAP - our students deserve to be recognized for their hard work.
- No caps and gowns for this evening.
- Graduation practice is mandatory and will be held at Thomas More University (TMU) at 10:00 am on 5/25/23.
- Graduation will be held at TMU and begin at 7:00 pm
- There will be no limit on guests attending Graduation.
- After the graduation ceremony, students will proceed out the back doors at floor level. Families will exit at the main entrance where they originally entered.
- Graduation gowns must be turned in before leaving TMU.
For questions, email Toni Lehan at [email protected].
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week: The FEC is starting to plan the upcoming Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week from 5/1 - 5/5. We are looking to organize something special for our excellent teachers/staff each day of the week with an "SHDHS Rocks" theme!
If you are interested in sponsoring or co-sponsoring a day or have a business that would like to sponsor a day, please contact Elaine Stich at [email protected].
Let's plan a Rockin' week of appreciation for our awesome teachers and staff!
Senior Signs - Help Needed: The FEC is looking for several volunteers to put out the Senior Signs on Sunday, April 30, time TBD. The signs will be out for the remainder of May, and Seniors can take them home once school is out. Please get in touch with Elaine Stich at [email protected] if you can help.
Alli Geiger, of Villa Hills, Ky., is a member of the #McConnellScholar Class of 2026. She studies political science and Arabic.
Alli graduated from Saint Henry District High School, where she received a gold medal on the National Latin exam and graduated with summa cum laude honors. At UofL, Alli is a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority and the Arabic debate team.
Ashlyn Schlake (2021 Alum) competed for USA Cheer at the International Cheerleading Union World Championships. The Olympic Committee recently recognized this Union as the governing body of sport cheerleading.
Her team competes in the adaptive abilities unified advanced division. This means her team has people with and without disabilities competing in an advanced routine. They also had the opportunity to debut hip hop in the adaptive abilities division.
Both teams competed as the US Nationals team, beating several countries to take Gold. Ashlyn was named a two-time World Champion.
AT A Glance events
April 29 - Math placement test, 8:00 am
May 4 - Spelling Bee Contest, 4:30 pm
May 7 - End of Year Band Concert, 2:00 pm
May 12 - Senior Caps and Gowns handed out at the end of the day
May 12 - Baccalaureate tickets handed out to the students
May 16 - Academic Signing Ceremony and reception, 11:30 am
May 18 - Spring Choir Concert, 7:00 pm
May 20 - Crusader en Blanc, 5:00 - 9:00 pm
May 23 - Baccalaureate Mass/Awards, 6:00 pm
May 25 - Graduation Practice, 10:00 am
May 25 - Graduation Ceremony, 7:00 pm
2023-2024 School Calendar
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