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Greetings From The Principal’s Desk: 2021-2022

I hope all Withrow High School alumni and your families are doing well. What a year! Our 2021-2022 academic year was very eventful, to say the least. And, our 2022-2023 school year is off to an eventful and great start, as well—with some sense of pre-pandemic normalcy.

As we embark upon another exciting new school year, under the new district leadership of Superintendent Iranetta Wright and her administrative team, we are Getting Back to the Basics—our ABCs. We, as one school and district, will focus on Academics, Behavior, and establishing a Culture of Academic Excellence to ensure our students have equitable access to a world-class education, unleashing the potential of every student. Read More →

Withrow Fine Arts Continue to Flourish

by Christy McTigue Backley ’66

“Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger” is a catchphrase dear to the hearts of Withrow alumni. We all feel it, that warm nostalgia triggered by a name, a song, a photo of our beautiful campus, but few of us act on it. A notable exception is Zach Riggins, class of ’72, photo above. He came away from his 25-year reunion with an inkling of an idea — an idea that percolated over the years and finally grew into a full-fledged plan to return Withrow to its glory days (and rightful position, many would say) as Cincinnati Public Schools’ leader in fine arts.

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Greetings From The Principal’s Desk: Withrow 2020-2021

I hope this letter finds all Withrow High School Alumni and your families doing well. What a year! Our 2020-2021 academic year was very eventful, to say the least. The global COVID-19 pandemic caused us all to truly pause and be thankful for life and our families – there was definitely no playbook for this nor how to educate students during such a crisis.

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Principal’s Message – Withrow 2019 – 2020

Greetings from the Principal’s Desk:

What a year 2020 has been! After a banner Centennial Year, 2020 will forever be remembered as the year of COVID-19 – the year that has greatly impacted, changed and transformed every life on the planet. From wearing masks to social distancing, this pandemic has definitely challenged us all.

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Withrow Students Learn Work and Social Skills Through Tiger Diner

Your donations to the Withrow Alumni Assn help support Tiger Diner, an innovative program with two praiseworthy goals: first, to show appreciation to faculty and staff; and second, to provide 16 students with multiple disabilities the opportunity for job training and preparation.

Once a month, students prepare and serve a delicious lunch. During the week before, all students cook the food and bake the desserts. On the day of Tiger Diner, they set up the tables and get the food ready to serve. Jobs include hostess and wait staff. Since Withrow has three separate lunches, students rotate among jobs.

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