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Tickets Now on Sale for The Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz PosterOttawa Hills is anticipating a visit to the Emerald City and everything Wizard of Oz in January 2017! Join us for this fantastic musical production featuring OH residents of all ages. Performance times are:

Friday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 29, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 29, 7:00 p.m.

Over 150 student performers from grades 4 through 8 will entertain capacity crowds. A legion of parents and high school student mentors are providing leadership, back-stage and technical assistance, make-up, props, costumes, ticket sales support, publicity, and everything else it takes to create a magical, fun-filled, theatre experience.

Get your tickets now! You can go to Ticketracker to order online or visit the OH Schools Music & Theatre Association web page for ticket ordering instructions.

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Elementary Chess Makes History

Elementary students posing with 1st place trophy

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Help us "Knock Out Brain Cancer"

Man wearing Knock Out Brain Cancer T-shirtThe school and community will unite to “Fight Hard Live Hard:  Knock Out Brain Cancer” at the Friday, January 27 basketball game when Ottawa Hills hostsGibsonburg. Proceeds from this event will be going to fund research for pediatric brain cancer, including an organization called “Catching Up with Jack.” Jack is Coach Lindsey’s great nephew who passed away from pediatric brain cancer. You can visit the "Catching Up with Jack" website here.  
T-shirts will be sold by the cheerleaders and basketball team members next week for $10 each. The t-shirt design is shown here. A collection for will be taken up at the game along with various other activities. 50/50 raffle ticket sales proceeds will go toward the cause. Those who would like more information or would like to make a donation to support the cause can contact Drew Hoffman, who is chairing the school committee, at dhoffman20@ohschools.org. For those who would like to give to this worthy
cause, they may write a check to “Jack Finesse Charitable Giving Fund.” 

This fund is for organizations and causes directly committed to finding a cure for pediatric brain tumors as well as supporting local families affected by this awful disease.

Happy Camper Book Fair Coming to OHES

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Student Council Presidents Laud Board Members

Student council members posing with board members

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Lego League Robotics Team Wins Championship

Robotics team posing with first place trophyOttawa Hills' First Lego League robotics team, The Aisle of Misfit Toys, came in first place overall and became the Grand Champions at the Northwest Ohio Regional FLL tournament at BGSU on Saturday, January 14. The team competed against the top 23 teams of fourth through eighth grade students throughout the northwest Ohio region who qualified at district competitions last month.  All of these teams were judged not only on their Robot Design and performance in the Robot Challenge, but also on a project and teamwork.

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Help Our Lunch Bunch Program Win $500

8 girls sitting in a circle for lunch bunchEarlier this year, our Lunch Bunch program was up for a prize of $500 provided by the BCSN/Frontpath Health Coalition Give Back program. We didn’t quite have enough votes to win the month’s challenge in November, but this month, our Lunch Bunch program is eligible again to win the prize money.

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BGSU Sponsoring Math Camp for 5th and 6th Graders

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Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience math in a whole new way.  With a maximum of 60 students accepted, this camp is expected to fill up quickly. This event will take place on February 4 from 9:00-4:00 in the elementary school new gym for $15 per student. Please complete the registration form (which you can access here) with payment to the elementary office to reserve your spot.  Lunch, snacks and beverages are provided for all participants. 

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Registration Nearing for 2017-2018 Kindergartners

Picture of the Kindergarten ClassIf your child will be five years old by August 1, and starting kindergarten at Ottawa Hills Elementary in the fall of 2017, 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.

Flippin' Flapjacks Benefit After Prom 2017

Picture of bears flipping pancakesOn Friday, February 3, the After Prom Committee is sponsoring the annual pancake dinner. Proceeds from the event help to fund after prom, a parent chaperoned evening of fun, food, games, and prizes in a drug- and alcohol-free environment. The dinner will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 a the door. The price includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee, milk, and orange juice.

For tickets, contact any OHHS junior or Tracy Boice at 419-265-3447 or by emailing tboice@bex.net. Click here to see an event flyer.

Board Reorganizes for 2017

Picture of the Board for 2017Ottawa Hills Board of Education members held their 2017 organizational meeting yesterday, January 4, in the elementary library/media center.
Brad Johnson was re-elected President of the Board while Corey Hupp was chosen to continue as the Board Vice President.
Meetings for 2017 were set, with regular Board meetings taking place the third Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Special board meetings, when needed, will be held the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the elementary library/media center.

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