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You'll Flip for These Pancakes

Don’t miss the high school Pancake Dinner, scheduled for Friday, February 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. This fun event is for kids of all ages. Katie’s Cakes can flip a pancake right onto your plate from ten yards away! Katie’s Pancakes will provide everything you need for a gourmet pancake meal: all-you-can-eat pancakes, gourmet coffee, sausage, orange juice, milk, butter, and syrup. YUM!

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Hoops for a Cause

Put on your pink and come out to the girls basketball game on Monday, February 8 to help support efforts to find a cure for cancer and support people who need treatment.  Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the UT Center for Health & Successful Living. The Green Bears will be taking on Swanton, with the jv game at 6:00 p.m. and the varsity game scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. 

Lambie’s Legacy, a local non profit, will match proceeds raised up to $1,000.00. Lambie's Legacy is a local foundation that supports local charities, such as The Victory Center, Komen of NWO, Promedica Breast Care, and UT Center for Health & Successful Living. Lambie’s Legacy brings people together to support organizations that promote health awareness and cancer research in the hope of giving people more time to share the extraordinary moments of everyday life. Nicole LeBoutillier, President of Lambie's Legacy, will speak at halftime of the varsity game. Donations at the door are welcome.

OHES Fifth Graders Honored by TMA

OHES fifth graders were chosen by the Toledo Museum of Art as "Best Class" for their exemplary knowledge, participation, and behavior. Ottawa Hills was the ONLY elementary class chosen from thousands of students touring this past fall.

Seven docents shared their thoughts on the winning class:

“The students are so engaged in the art and eager to answer questions and can share their own relevant experiences and other knowledge to improve the tour experience for everyone. They are respectful of each other and listen to their classmates as well as the docent. Their enthusiasm is unsurpassed.”

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"Girls on the Run" Registration Begins

Girls on the Run is a life-changing character development program for girls in third, fourth, and fifth grades that uses the power of running to teach every girl about her limitless potential and the importance of being healthy and active.

The after-school program combines training to participate in a 5k running event with self-esteem enhancing workouts and a community service project. Teams of 8 to 15 girls meet twice per week for ninety minutes. The goal of the ten-week curriculum is to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual, and physical development. To learn more about the program, click here for the flyer or visit the Girls On The Run website.

Ottawa Hills' program is headed up by Village resident Julie Lee. The program can only accept the first 15 girls who register online. Registration opens on Tuesday, February 9 at 9:00 p.m. sharp! To register and to view the practice schedule, click here beginning the 9th at 9:00 p.m.

Choraliers Will Serenade Your Sweetheart

The Ottawa Hills High School Choraliers will surprise your sweetheart on Thursday, February 11, with a Valentine serenade! For $50, this talented musical group will entertain your special someone with two musical selections accompanied by flowers and candy. All proceeds raised will be donated by the group to the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio. For every $10 donated, a family’s night in the house is covered.

The Choraliers will travel around town between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Contact Jenny Seifried at tseifried@bex.net or by calling 419-902-3958 to reserve a spot. Contact Jenny early as the day quickly fills up!

2016 OHSAA Girls Basketball Division III District Tournament

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College Credit Plus Information and Counseling Night

Ottawa Hills Schools will host its College Credit Plus Information and Counseling Meeting on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the high school library.  This program will be followed by CCP information breakout sessions with the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, and Owens Community College at 7:30 pm.  For a student to participate in CCP, the state of Ohio requires students and parents to attend an annual information and counseling session hosted by the school district.  Also required is an Intent to Participate form by April 1, 2016. We invite you to join us on February 18th to learn more about the CCP dual credit program at Ottawa Hills and meet the requirements of the State of Ohio. Check our district website, as well as the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Higher Education websites, for more information.  Questions may be directed to Rosalice Manlove, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Curriculum Guide for the 2016-2017 School Year

The scheduling process for next school year will be underway over the next few weeks for the Junior/Senior High School.  Students will meet with their counselors to make their course selections based on the Junior/Senior High School Curriculum Guide and teacher recommendations for the 2016-2017 school year.  The curriculum guide includes information about new course offerings and opportunities for our students, new graduation requirements aligned with state assessments, as well as exciting new opportunities through the College Credit Plus (CCP) program.  Students and parents are encouraged to read the new Curriculum Guide prior to the scheduling process.  A copy of the 2016-2017 Curriculum Guide has been posted on the Parent, Student, and Staff Tabs of the district website. You may also access the Curriculum Guide here.

Nominate an O.H. Teacher for Sun Federal Credit Union's Extraordinary Teacher Award

Sun Federal Credit Union is sponsoring an "Extraordinary Teacher of the Year" award and they're inviting you to make nominations.

To be eligible for nomination, a teacher/educator must be employed at Oregon City Schools, Ottawa Hills Local School District, Washington Local Schools or Anthony Wayne Schools.

This includes classroom teachers and certified teaching professionals who provide direct instruction to students, Grades K - 12, in a classroom setting, such as a reading specialist, speech therapist, learning support teacher, librarian, etc.

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First Lego League is Heading to States

The "Aisle of Misfit Toys" will advance to the state competition for First Lego League with a 4th place finish in the regional competition at BGSU on January 9 against nineteen other teams. Not only did the team advance to the state competition, but they also won a special award for the best project presentation and implementation with their battery recycling project.

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Attention 2016-17 Kindergarteners

If your child will be five years old by August 1, and planning to start kindergarten at Ottawa Hills Elementary in the fall of 2016, please call the school office (419-536-8329) as soon as possible with your student information. Once your name is on file, you will receive mailings about kindergarten registration, orientation meetings, and kindergarten screening.

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Ottawa Hills is a Recipient of the AP College Board 6th Annual Honor Roll

Ottawa Hills Local Schools is one of 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

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Green Bear Ball Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for this year's Green Bear Ball, to be held on Saturday, March 19. Tickets are available through the Ball's Ticket Ambassadors: Carrie Julius, Mary Yark, Joy Perozek, Clare Hylant, Maara Fink, Hal Burke, Nasiba Mian, Jeni Carter, Heather Allen, Erica Silk, Sandy Hupp, Carey Stout, Libbey Call-Best, Allison Johnson, Jenn Muse, Jennifer Griffin, Lauri Cooper, Lisa Werner, Nancy Kabat, Shelley Jamieson, Val Timmerman, Heather Thurston, and Rupali Chandar.

Tickets are $80 per person until February 19, at which time they increase to $90 per person.


Elementary Land Lab Pavers Available for Purchase

You can get a head start on supporting the Green Bear Ball by purchasing a paver that will be included in the entrance to the land lab that will be located on the elementary school grounds. It’s a unique way to include your family name in our school’s landscape for decades to come. It’s a perfect way to honor or memorialize someone special. Purchasing a paver becomes an ideal gift for a family member or friend. A limited number of pavers will be available. They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

You also have the opportunity to fund one of six beautiful 72-inch garden benches that will be located in the lab. A gold-plated plaque will be placed on the bench with the inscription of your choice.

To access the order form for the pavers and for more information on funding a garden bench, click here.