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Seven Hills Magazine is published on a biannual basis in the spring and fall. The publication is mailed to our alumni, current parents, and friends of the school. Each magazine offers an in-depth look at signature programs in the Seven Hills community. In its pages readers find profiles of innovative programs, engaged learning, and high-achieving alumni.


Lotspeich Fifth-graders Move Up

Lotspeich Year-End Awards

Faculty and Staff Bid Farewell to Retiring Educators

ECC, Lotspeich Students Enjoy End-of-Year Play Days

Seniors Reunite at Lotspeich

Fourth-graders Create Living Biographies

SNAAP Banquet Celebrates Students, Families

Inclusiveness, Kindness, Willingness: Doherty’s Fifth-Graders Move Up

Doherty Year-End Awards

A Trip Down Memory Lane at Doherty

Pre-kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony

What a Day!

SNAAP Banquet Celebrates Students, Families

A Parade for Head of School Carolyn Fox!

Author Maulik Pancholy Speaks to Students

First- and Fifth-grade Buddies Design Garden Stones

Second-graders Host Arcade Day

A Virtual Trip to the Sea

A Day to Fly Away

A Worthy Jaunt

Learning the Foundation of Coding in Pre-K

Cultural Connections—A Virtual RV Trip around the U.S.

Botany 101

Fraction Chefs

Studying Family Culture in Unit III

Cypress Trees for Earth Day

Lower Schools Virtually Welcome Author Don Tate

Fourth-graders Create Blackout Poems

Fifth-graders Study American History with Hands-on Activities

Fourth-graders Learn Code in Project Math

Sixth-graders Share Writing Workshop Work with Second-graders

Lower Schools Virtually Welcome Author Don Tate

Lotspeich Continues to Showcase Changemakers

Kindergarteners Search for Signs of Spring

Fifth-graders Plan Outdoor Classroom

Second-graders Study Rivers

Second-graders Build Pinball Machines

Doherty “Travels” the 50 States for Cultural Connections

Learning about Spring Things

Bound to Write a Story!

Going on an Insect Hunt!

Lotspeich Celebrates Grandperson’s Day Virtually

Seven Hills Parents Share Tuskegee Airmen Presentation with Kindergarteners

Pre-kindergarteners Walk Like Dinosaurs

A Deep Study of Erosion

Putting Spanish Language in Context in Unit I

Becoming Authors in Unit I

They are What They Read

Pre-kindergarteners Celebrate Black History Month with Songs

Fifth-graders Engage in Expedition Simulation

Second-graders Study Scientist Charles Henry Turner

Seven Hills Parent Teaches First-graders About Chinese Lunar New Year

Pre-kindergarteners Enjoy Reading Time with Lotspeich Librarian

Fourth- and Fifth-graders Create Quilt Featuring Famous Black Changemakers

Celebrating Changemakers in Unit II

Zooming into Book Clubs in Unit III

Kindergarten Nature Explorers

Observing Seasonal Change in Pre-kindergarten

Learning Money Values in Unit I

Pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds Students Create Work Inspired by Alma Woodsey Thomas

Pre-kindergarteners Study Animals’ Winter Habits

Third-graders Create Geometry Cartoon Characters

Fourth-graders Study the First Amendment

Out-of-This-World Writing in Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-kindergarteners Use Google Earth to Expand Their Worlds

In Love with Pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds

Doherty Hears from Annual Chemical Dependency Speaker

Unit III Spelling Bee

Animal Classifications

Lessons on Peace

Becoming Authors Around the World

Outdoor Learning in Pre-kindergarten

Fifth-graders Analyze Population, Legislature Demographics in U.S.

Fourth-graders Study the Effects of Climate Change

Third-graders Design Play Structure in Project Math

Pollination Study Culminates with Project

First-graders Begin Global Read Aloud Unit

Second-graders Study Bridges

Second-graders Learn the Dreidel Game

Pre-kindergarteners Enjoy Presentation about Feast of the Seven Fishes

Fourth- and Fifth-grade Hold Annual Spelling Bee

The Science of Sleep

Unit III Uses App to Bring Explorers to Life

Kindergarteners Read Books en Español

Holiday and Learning Fun in Unit I

The Science of Sleep – Creating Conversations

Doherty Campus Holds Food Drive

The Turkey Tango Continues!

Third-graders Write Gratitude Journals

Kindergarteners Count by 5s and 10s

Pre-kindergarteners Share Gratitude with Painting Project

Unit I Poetry Presentation

Pre-kindergarteners Embark on Leaf Hunt

Science Students Plant Pollinator Garden

Second-graders Vote for Buckeye Book Award Nominees

Early Childhood Center Celebrates Election Day

Calculating Curiosities

Public Speaking in Unit III

Doherty Campus Becomes an Open Book

Learning Spanish in Pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds

Number Crunchers

Halloween on Parade!

Pumpkin Math in Pre-kindergarten

Second-graders Learn the Importance of Kindness

First-graders Practice Number Sense

Pete the Cat Visits Pre-K2

Unit I Learns-a-lot

Fall Fun in Kindergarten

Seasonal Book Comes to Life for Pre-kindergarteners

The Seven Hills School Tops Rankings in Cincinnati

A Good Read

Students Honor Sept. 11 Heroes

Pre-kindergarteners Enjoy Discovery Play Outdoors

Self-Portraits in Pre-kindergarten

Third-graders Compare and Contrast Fairy Tale “Cinderella”

First-graders Meet Fifth-grade Buddies

Fourth-grader Shares at Assembly

Kindergarteners Engage in Exciting Story Listening Lesson

Fifth-graders Design Mosaics in Project Math

Lotspeich Library to Safely Circulate Books

Exploding Dots in Project Math

Story Listening with Spanish

Levels of Meaning in Language Arts

A Practical Approach to Science

Pre-kindergarten-for-2-year-olds Learn about the Great Outdoors

Creating Out of the Box

Major Awards at Lotspeich

Fourth-graders Create Living Biographies

Kindergarteners Participate in Story Listening Lesson

Second-graders Write Acrostic Poem

Second-graders Build Cardboard Arcade Games

Students Visit Virtual Kalnow Gym

Doherty Holds Closing Program via Zoom

Doherty Awards

STEM Challenge

Patterning in Pre-kindergarten

Building Language and Literacy

Second-graders Share Autobiographies

Third-graders Study the Solar System

Pre-kindergarteners “Visit” Turtle Hospital

First-graders Take Virtual Field Trip to Connecticut Farm

Becoming Authors in Unit II

Doherty Celebrates with Online Magic Show

Fine Arts and Music Teachers Deliver Joint Lesson for Doherty First-Graders

Fifth-graders Complete Statistical Analysis Project

Third-graders Share Cincinnati History Project

Librarian Teaches Students Importance of Online Safety

Fourth-graders Come Together Virtually During Morning Meetings

First-graders Watch Ducklings Hatch Via Zoom

Pre-kindergartners Enjoy Virtual Band Practice

Pre-kindergarteners Run in Virtual Mini Pig

Decoding the Letter “R” in First Grade

Reading and Gardening Go Hand-in-Hand

Fifth-graders Bake at Home

Spanish Students Hear Story of “Tulita la Patita”

Second- and Third-graders Participate in Remote Learning Book Club

Pre-kindergarteners Share Bird Reports

Physical Education Continues at Lotspeich

A Metropolitan Approach to Vowel Blends

Problem-Solving and Science in Pre-K

Learning about Cause and Effect

A Vibrant (Virtual) Visit of the Cincinnati Reds

A Very Special Story Time

Doherty Pancake Breakfast and Art Auction

Doherty and Lotspeich Fifth-graders Attend Kindness Retreat

Upper School Chinese Students Teach Lower School Students About Lunar New Year

Upper School Chinese Students Teach Lower School Students About Lunar New Year

Doherty and Lotspeich Fifth-graders Attend Kindness Retreat

Second-graders Take Field Trip to Happen Inc. and Toy Lab

Junior U.S. History Students Interview Lotspeich Third-graders

Fifth-graders Meet for Book Club

Lower School STEM Event

First-graders Design New Ways to Snack Healthily

Kindergarteners Share Penguin Presentations

Lotspeich Students Enjoy Bonnie Binkley Assembly

Fourth- and Fifth-graders Take Part in Geography Bee

Lower School STEM Event

An Alaskan Study

Friend-uary in Unit I

Students Celebrate Work of Martin Luther King Jr.

Coding in Pre-kindergarten

Unit I Studies Stars at Drake Planetarium

Practicing Presentational Skills in Unit II

Stories From Out of This World

Discovery of Sound in Pre-kindergarten

First-graders Enjoy a Presentation from Fab Ferments

Fifth-graders “Smash Doodle” in Spanish

Pre-kindergarteners Plant Lettuce Seeds

Kindergarteners Visit the Newport Aquarium

First-graders Study Phonics

Fifth-graders Explore Life in the Middle School

Fourth- and Fifth-graders Participate in Lotspeich Spelling Bee

Second-graders Host a Morning with the Bridges

Kindergarteners Hold Celebration of Lights

Fifth-graders Complete Breakout Box Activity

Parading Ozobots

Gingerbread Holiday Village

ECC Hosts Thanksgiving Grateful Gathering

Everybody Counts!

Fourth-graders Learn About Friendship

Community Service Club Preps Gardens

Fourth-graders Design Pollinators in Makerspace

Fifth-grade Team Places First in Category in Perennial Math Tournament

Thankful for Grandperson’s Day

Thankful for the Turkey Tango!

Fourth-graders Write Scary Stories

Third-graders Take Field Trip to Sunwatch Village

Second-graders Lay “Dead” Words to Rest

Halloween’s Alive at Doherty

Doherty Hosts Halloween Spook-tacular

Unit II Does Sweet Study of States of Matter

Unit III Creates Crosswords in Spanish

Unit II Visits Big Bone Lick State Park

Safety Week

Fifth-graders Create Dye Bath

Lotspeich Halloween Parade a Spooky Good Time

Fifth-graders Meet for Lunchtime Book Club

Pre-kindergarteners Study Weather

First-graders Meet Fifth-grade Buddies

Third-graders Create Keys for Success

Pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds Visits Parky’s Farm

Unit III Visits Glen Helen

First-grade Spanish Class, Doherty Library Partner for Global Read Aloud

Beginnings Students Ride the Bus

Doherty Book Fair

Learning to Hypothesize

Story Listening in Spanish Engages Students in Exciting Lesson

Fourth- and Fifth-graders Create Persuasive Arguments for Class Pet

Kindergarteners Make Hippopotamus Sandwiches

Second-graders Study Bridges

Tunnel Walk

One Book, One School

Pre-kindergarten hiking adventure class

New Chef at Doherty

The Seven Hills School Tops Rankings in Ohio and Cincinnati

Lotspeich Closing Exercises

Seniors Reunite at Lotspeich

Kindergarten and Pre-kindergarten Celebrate the Last Day

Tennis-Baseball Fun for Players, Fans

Students Enjoy Play Day

Fourth-graders Connect the Blocks

Doherty Closing Program

Doherty Awards

Mrs. Guethlein Rocks!

Graduating Seniors Return to Doherty

SNAAP Banquet Celebrates Students

SNAAP Banquet Celebrates Students

Kindergarteners, First-graders Hold Plant Sale

Fifth-graders Take Field Trip to Dearborn, Michigan

May Fete

Fourth-graders Create Living Biographies

Nature Exploring in Kindergarten

Doherty Green Team Honors Former Head Patti Guethlein

Olympic Day at Doherty

Doherty Carnival Fun for All

Doherty Campus Picnic

Second-grade Arcade Day

Third-graders Take Field Trip to COSI

Kindergarteners Work with Eighth-graders to Conduct Experiment

Fourth-graders Take Trip to Camp Kern

Second-graders Hold Bake Sale

Mini Pig

Circle of Fun

A Funny Thing Happened on our Way to the Zoo

Doughnuts with Dad

Integrated Inventions

Unit I Learns about Birds of Prey

Anatomy of a Bumblebee in Pre-K

Doherty Green Team on the Move

Doherty Launches “The Great Kindness Challenge”

Grandpersons’ Day Celebrated at Lotspeich

Third-graders Share Living History

First-graders Prepare Garden Beds

Fourth-graders Learn the History of Newspapers

Fifth-graders Become STEM Superheroes

Kindness Retreat

Dia de Guatemala

Fifth-grade Lesson Explores Types of Chemistry

Fourth-graders Volunteer at Mt. Healthy North Elementary

Cultural Connections Week

Unit III Uses Robotics to Make Mini Golf Course

Kindness Retreat

Hopping Along in Pre-K

Freshman Receives Regional Award for Short Film

Seniors Take Chinese New Year Celebration to Doherty

Cardboard Box Challenge

Doherty Families Enjoy BBQ and Bingo

Unit III Studies Force and Motion

Second-graders Learn About Lunar New Year

First-graders Celebrate 100th Day of School with STEM Challenges

Third-graders Present Plank Houses

Kindergarteners Share Penguin Presentations

Fourth-grader Advances to Regional Spelling Bee

2-year-old Pre-kindergarteners Hold a Teddy Bear Picnic

Community Service Club Volunteers at Matthew 25: Ministries

Third-graders Create Adverb Sandwiches

First-graders Learn About Germs

Fourth-grader Wins Geography Bee

Unit III Peace Poetry Project

Clean Water Study

Unit I Celebrates Chinese New Year

Studying the Solar System

Fourth-graders Partner for Poetry

Kindergarteners Study “The Mitten”

Be the Bee Takes Doherty by Swarm

Postseason Fantasy Football in Unit III

Mental Math in Unit I

Snow Much Fun!

First-graders Collect Postcards from Around the World

Pre-kindergarteners Study Winter, Snow, and Ice

Kindergarteners Check Out First Book of the School Year

Project Math Introduces Students to Games, Prepares for Arcade Day

Fifth-graders Study the Periodic Table

Gingerbread Wonderland

Doherty Participates in Hour of Code

Spelling Bee

Green Team Learns about Local Hydroponics Company

Special Persons Day in Pre-kindergarten!

Hour of Code

Everybody Counts

Kindergarten Holds Celebration of Lights

Second-graders Share a Morning with Bridges

Literacy Strategist Works with Doherty Students

Kindergarteners Create Pumpkin Stories

Unit III Explores the World with Robots

Wiggling World of Worms

Seven Hills Parents Teach Kindergarteners About Hanukkah

Parent Speaks to Second-graders About Bridges

Lower School Students Explore Middle School

Author Drew Daywalt Reads to Doherty Students

Sole Bros. Visit Doherty Campus

Pre-kindergarteners Paint Leaves

Fall Cleanup

Thanksgiving at Lotspeich

“Alice in Neverland” Comes to Seven Hills Thanks to Bonnie Binkley Grant

The Early Childhood Center Votes!

Second-grade Parent Teaches Students About Diwali

Fourth-graders Learn About Space from Seventh-graders

Grandperson’s Day on the Doherty Campus

Halloween on Parade at Lotspeich!

Community Service Club Volunteers at Giving Fields, Holds Recycling Drive

Pre-kindergarteners Collect Leaves

Third-graders Paint Pumpkins in Style of Pacific Northwest Native Americans

Pre-kindergarteners Plant Tower Gardens

Halloween on Parade on the Doherty Campus!

Unit I Maps Ohio

Unit II Studies Plains Native Americans

Strumming Along in Pre-K

Safety Week

Fifth-graders Travel to Glen Helen

Bat Unit Flies Into Kindergarten

Fifth-graders Breakout!

City Sustainability Employee Speaks to Fifth Grade

Nursery Rhyme Characters Parade through Lotspeich

Visualizing What Their Minds See

Doherty Comes Together for Pep Rally

Seven Hills Celebrates Start of School with Assembly

Art, Music, and Spanish Building Dedicated to Former Teacher

Seven Hills Celebrates Start of School with Assembly

Doherty Campus Welcomes New Head of School Tracy Murch

Graduating Seniors Return to Doherty

Students Participate in Yearlong Poetry Postcard Program

Pre-K2 Celebrates Water Day!

Lotspeich Closing Exercises

Major Awards at Lotspeich

Graduating Seniors Return to Lotspeich

Pre-kindergarteners and Kindergarteners Celebrate Last Day of School

Good Apples Club

Students Build a Block

Fourth-graders Create Living Biographies

Gods and Goddesses in Kindergarten

Tennis-Baseball Pits Fifth Grade Against Faculty

Doherty Closing Exercises

Second Grade Opens Arcade to Lotspeich

Fun and Families at May Fete 

Grandpersons’ Day

Kindergarteners and First-graders Hold Plant Sale

Author Sandra Markle Visits Lotspeich

Community Service Club Volunteers 850 Hours

Doherty Carnival

Author Sandra Markle Visits Doherty

Girls on the Run Complete 5K

Butterfly Studies in Pre-Kindergarten for 2-year-olds

It’s All about Probability

Pre-kindergarteners Grow (and Eat) Salads

Fourth-graders Study Simple Machines at Green Acres

May Fete is May 11!

Bonnie Binkley Grant Brings Cat in the Hat to Lotspeich

Doherty Pancake Breakfast and Art Auction Benefits Cooperative for Education

Kindness Retreat

Unit II Transforms Classroom into the Pacific Northwest

Pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds Class Celebrates Black History Month

Unit I Shares Winter Poetry Presentation

Fourth Grade Studies Chemical Reaction

Third-graders Present Plank Houses

Kindergarten Share Penguin Presentations

Sole Brothers Speak to Community Service Club

Sharing the Courage of King

Semester in Review

The Semester in Review, released at the closing of fall semester, compiles highlights from The Buzz. The publication takes a look back at special projects, programs, and accomplishments of our students and faculty during the first half of the year.