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Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation to Host Alumni Reception in Chicago

While we celebrate our 2016 Homecoming here in Ottawa Hills on Friday, October 7, a group of O.H. alumni will be gathering in Chicago for a special event of their own. And you are invited to join them.
The Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation is delighted to host its second alumni reunion with a gathering in Chicago. The event is being held in conjunction with our homecoming and is being tabbed “Homecoming Without Coming Home.
Ottawa Hills alumni are invited to come together on Friday, October 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the beautiful and historic Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago. The evening will feature special guests, former teacher and coach Norm Niedermeier and English teacher and Creative Arts Director Darrin Broadway.

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Activities Calendar Available

You can download and print a school-year calendar by clicking here. The calendar lists important school events throughout the year and also provides A, B, C, D days for the junior/senior high school. If you would like to access the calendar by month, click on the Calendar tab on the home page menu bar.

Members of the Class of 1981

Ottawa Hills alumna Carol Schendel Shelby organized a small reunion for members of the class of 1981. The alumni were given complimentary tickets to the football game from athletic director Tim Erickson and Director of Alumni Relations Erica Silk. They posed for a picture during the first quarter of the Evergreen game when the Green Bears were up 20-0.  After the game they headed over to Fusion to catch up and continue the fun. Pictured from left to right are Katy Kincade, Carol Schendel Shelby, Julie Fruchtman, Tiscia Eicher, Linda Stewart Dionyssiou, Monique Navarre, and Betsy Brown Rumpf.

Celebrating Student Success on Twitter





Get the most current school news by following superintendent Dr. Miller @drksmiller, principal Ben McMurray @OHHSprincipal, assistant principal Jackie Patterson @OHHSAPrincipal, athletic director Tim Erickson @GreenBearSports , Band Director Michael Leeds and the instrumental music program @GreenBearBand, STEM Teacher Patty Dowd @OH_STEM, Ottawa Hills Theater and Creative Director Darrin Broadway @darrinOHTheater, and the best of school spirit at @OHSpiritNews.

Get a Fall Sports Schedule Here!

Would you like a one-stop resource that displays all fall sports schedules? Click here to access the 2016 schedule for all junior high and high school Green Bear teams. Many thanks to Becky Hauck for creating this document.

Girl Leadership Summit: #Be the Force is October 16

Girls ages 11 to 17, parents, and mentors from Ottawa Hills and the greater Toledo area are invited to "a powerful day of personal unplugged stories told, confidence and strength gained, and inspiration discovered at an event called #BeTheForce, A #TotalPackgeGirl Experience." The event has been organized by Village resident Kristi Hoffman, CEO and Founder of Total Package Global, along with media sponsors WTOL-TV and The Blade. 

#BeTheForce will be held Sunday, October 16, from 1-4 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle.

The goal of the event is to exemplify in “real life” what it means to lead with confidence, to face fear and adversity, to be strong, to #BeTheForce in our world. Everyone has a story and the line-up to tell those stories includes:  Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey, President of BGSU; Dr. Sharon Gaber, President of UT; Maya Ramirez, Winner, Project Runway Junior; Jamaia McKinley, award-winning singer; Allie Clifton, Fox News reporter/Cleveland Cavaliers sideline reporter; Karen Marquardt, Assistant Chief, Toledo Fire and Rescue;  Alexa Smith - STEM Bioengineering undergraduate student at UT;  Bill Geha, counselor and founder of the PEACE project; Emma Carpenter, a brain cancer survivor; and many more amazing individuals. 

For more information and to register for this event, visit http://totalpackagegirl.com/Leadership2016/.

District Ushers in New Era with Director of Development and Alumni Relations

We welcome district resident and OH alumnus (’89) Erica Silk as the district’s first Director of Development and Alumni Relations. Erica will assume her new duties September 6. As the Director of Development, Erica will be responsible for designing and executing a comprehensive fund development strategy, including the following core initiatives: Annual Fund, Major/Capital Gifts, Donor Stewardship, Planned Gifts and Alumni Relations. She will serve as Executive Director of the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation. Erica is pictured here with Foundation President George Lathrop.

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Consider Designating Your United Way Contribution to OH21

Consider supporting OH21 by designating all or part of your United Way pledge to this important school support organization. The tremendous United Way support that is generated from Village residents allows the members of OH21 to focus on providing drug and alcohol prevention programming without having to divert precious time and energy on fundraising events.

You may contribute to United Way individually or through your employer. If you are filling out a paper pledge card, there is an option near the bottom to “designate” a portion or all of your pledge to an agency. Simply write in “OH21”.

If you are donating online through your workplace, there should be an option to designate your pledge. If you have any problems, please call United Way Donor Services at 419-254-4667 or email them at donor.services@unitedwaytoledo.org. Thank you for your support of OH21 and drug and alcohol prevention programming at Ottawa Hills Schools.

OH Special Education Program Receives Thumbs Up from Ohio Dept. of Education

The Ottawa Hills Special Education Program once again “Meets Requirements” for the district's performance on the Ohio Department of Education’s nine compliance measures for district special education programs. Annually, ODE compiles and analyzes data in a variety of areas. Districts are rated as “meets requirements” or in “noncompliance” in each area. The nine compliance measures are the following: 1) Disproportionality in discipline rates; 2) Disproportionality in special education; 3) Disproportionality in specific disability categories; 4) Initial evaluation timelines; 5) Early childhood transition; 6) Secondary transition planning; 7) Timely correction of noncompliance; 8) Submission of valid and reliable data; and 9) IDEA audit findings. We are pleased to make this announcement and congratulate the hard work of the special education students and staff.

Shown above are elementary intervention specialists Megan McKean and Carole Sendi and jr./sr. high school intervention specialists Sharon Abendroth, Kathy Benecke, and Jasa George. Questions regarding the compliance report can be directed to Director of Student Services Tracy Hertz at thertz@ohschools.org.