North College Hill City School District

High School Announcements



Attention Trojan Community,

The North College Hill High School Band went to see Les Miserable this past Tuesday April 2, 2019.  Mr. Behr, our new Band Director, provided our students an opportunity to participate in something they never have before-seeing a  musical live.   As stated by Mr. Behr, "When you're sitting in the theater seats and the lights go down with the orchestra striking up the overture, you know you're in for a treat.  The kids had an amazing time.  Some were even brought to tears by the performances. I take them because we are a band family and I want them to have life changing experiences as a family." (see attached picture below) 


Attention Trojan Community,

This past weekend six NCH DECA students traveled to Columbus, OH for the 75th annual Ohio DECA Career Development Conference to compete for a spot at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL next month. While we did not come home with any hardware or advance anyone to Florida this year, it was a very successful trip.  This small group of leaders, which included Cori Beam, Christian Easton, J’Quari Penman, Timothy Smith, Mya Stewart, and Alexsis Freeman encouraged each other, looked out for one another, and demonstrated professionalism and leadership at all times. I can’t tell you how proud I am of these students for the entire trip, but especially in the face of defeat. Winning is easy, but when you try and do not reach your goal yet still handle it with dignity you are a true leader and someone who will attain success in the future. In addition, for the first time in the thirteen-year history of the NCH DECA program we had a freshman (Alexsis) compete, and for the second straight year we had two sophomore students (Mya & Tim) make it to Columbus.  These students gained valuable experience, which will help them lead our DECA chapter to even greater accomplishments in the future. Our upperclassmen (Cori, Christian, & J’Quari) really took the younger students under their wings and displayed the type of leadership that will help shape and grow our program moving forward. Finally, the students showed such grateful hearts and were so thankful for the opportunity that DECA and this trip afforded them.  No, we may not have won any trophies or medals, but in my mind, we were 100 percent successful!  -Mr. Dershem, NCH DECA Advisor

A big thank you to Mr. Dershem who facilitated the whole trip and experience for our NCH students (see pictures below).



March 7, 2019

Dear Trojan Parents and Students,

To earn a high school diploma in Ohio, you must complete the courses and requirements set forth by the state.   You must earn at least (18) points on seven end-of-course state tests. Each test score earns you up to five graduation points.  You must have a minimum of four points in math, four points in English, and six points across science and social students.

Since you have not yet met the requirements of the end-of-course test, you have an opportunity to test again beginning on Wednesday April 3, 2019.  Below you will find a check next to the test and date in which you are expected to test.  Please make sure you are in school by 8:15am since we will begin testing after announcements.  Remember that this is a requirement to graduate and the more opportunities you take in participating in the exam, the chances of you earning your points increase.

________________ Wednesday April 3 ELA I Retakes                

________________ Thursday April 4 ELA II Retakes

________________ Tuesday April 9 ELA I Part I

________________ Wednesday April 10 ELA I Part II

________________ Thursday April 11 ELA II Part I

________________ Friday April 12 ELA II Part II

________________ Tuesday April 16 American Government Retakes

________________ Wednesday April 17 American Government

________________ Monday April 22 American History Retakes

________________ Tuesday April 23 American History

________________ Thursday April 25 Biology Retakes

________________ Friday April 26 Biology

________________ Monday April 29 Algebra I Retakes

________________ Tuesday April 30 Algebra I

________________ Thursday May 2 Geometry Retakes

________________ Friday May 3 Geometry

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Buchholzer. Please take every opportunity to prepare yourself.  Here are some suggested tools to utilize, you can either get on ODE’s website ( and take some practice quizzes or email Ms. Danielle Moore ( to set up a remediation Apex account.  Make sure to include which class you want to practice in when you email Ms. Moore.


Mr. Reisbord, Principal               Ms. Buchholzer, Assistant Principal


Good afternoon Trojan Community!
Coach Minor and the NCH Boys Basketball program were recently recognized by channel 12. Watch the link to see our very own Coach Minor in action. We are so proud of Coach Minor and the team for all they have accomplished this season. Go Trojans!



Several North College Hill DECA students enjoyed another year of success at the annual District 5 DECA Competition today.  Over 375 students from Harrison, Hamilton-Badin, Ross, Colerain, Northwest, and North College Hill High School tested their skills in various business situations.  Congratulations go out to the following NCH students who brought home awards:
Seniors, Cori Beam & Christian Easton – 2nd place in Buying & Merchandising Team.
Sophomore, Tim Smith – 3rd place in Food Marketing.
Junior, J’Quari Penman – 4th place in Human Resources Management.
Several others narrowly missed making it on stage, including: Mya Stewart, Mekhia Jones, Breanna Craig, and Alexsis Freeman.

Cori, Christian, Tim, and J’Quari will all be competing at the state competition March 15th & 16th in Columbus with a chance to advance to the International DECA competition in Orlando, Florida in April. A special thanks to Mr. Dershem for organizing this competition for our NCH students.



Congratulation Goes Out to NCH Student Tim Smith
Tim Smith was named Athlete of the Week by the Cincinnati Enquirer
Wrestling:  Timothy Smith, North College Hill – He went 4-0 at the East Clinton team duels Jan. 18 with three wins by pin and one by decision, 16-10.
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