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Bear Pause Ready to Go Big Time!

Bear Pause pictured in the Junior High HallwayThe staff of the junior high newspaper hope a change in format elevates the Bear Pauseto a higher level. Their plan is to have copies of the Bear Pause printed by the same company that prints theArrowhead for the high school.  With funds raised from a bake sale and the Ottawa Hills Schools Parent Association, the staff plan to have the new Bear Pause out in late February or early March. 

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Swim Team has a Successful Season

Swim team at sectionals

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Hands-On Lab Helps Students Learn about Energy Transformations

Students learning about energy in science class

Working in teams at various energy stations, students in Nicole Silver’s seventh grade science classes have been examining energy transformations. Prior to this unit, students learned about different nonrenewable and renewable energy sources. According to Mrs. Silvers, “Their favorite stations were probably the ones with the generators, radiometer, and bimetallic coins. The students enjoyed getting to change one form of energy into another, and it made an impact that they were able to see the change happen.”  ODE state science standards require students to conduct “investigation, testing, and experimentation to explore energy transfers and transformations.”

Scheduling for Parent/Teacher Conferences Taking Place Now

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences at the jr./sr. high school will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. To schedule a conference with one or more teachers, please contact Paramita Mukherjee by calling 419-534-5376 or by emailing pmukherjee@ohschools.org. The scheduling will close at the end of the day Wednesday, February 22, 2017. After the deadline, parents can contact teachers directly beginning Tuesday, February 28 to schedule conferences.

Dance Team Heads to State

2017 OH Dance Team picture at Regionals

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Signing Ceremony for Two OHHS Athletes

Griffin DeMilt and Paulina Mendez with family gathered as they announced where they are playing sports in college

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"Green Tonic" Joins with Toledo Jazz Orchestra for February 28 Concert

Graphic for the Toledo Jazz Orchestra on February 28th

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First Lego League Team Wins State Title

Aisle of Misfit Toys pictured with there championship trophyOttawa Hills’ First Lego League team, The Aisle of Misfit Toys, won first place in Robot Programming at the state championships at Wright State University last weekend. There were 62 teams competing from across Ohio. The team took titles at the Sylvania district and BGSU regional competitions on the way to their state title.
Team members include:
Front row (l to r): Ketan Tamirisa - 5th grade, Akash Parikh - 5th grade, Kavita Parikh - 8th grade, Pranav Dixit - Sylvania School 6th grader*, Noah Hamilton - 5th grade, Aathma Muruganathan- 5th grade. 
Back row (l to r): Dr. Kamala Tamirisa - Parent Coach, Danielle Sun - 8th grade, Meredith Randall - 8th grade, Elise Denk - 7th grade, Dr. Dhaval Parikh - Parent Coach 
*Our First Lego League program is a parent-directed program, which allows the team to include students from another school.

Congratulations to our team members, and thank you to our parent coaches!

MathCounts Team Heads to States; Ishan Khare Takes Top Spot

Math Counts Team posing for picture after 2nd place finish

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Students Present Research at Science Fair

Students posing in front of science fair projectThe Ottawa Hills High School annual Science Fair was held on Thursday, February 2 in the high school library. Mr. Nixon's honors biology classes displayed various science research projects that they have been working on since October.  Students were judged in areas such as originality and creativity, knowledge achieved, use of scientific method, and clarity of expression. Many thanks to our volunteer judges: retired, former OH teacher Marv Rotondo, BGSU professor Emilio Duran, and UT professors Raphael Garcia-Mata, Silvia Goicoechea, and Ivana de la Serna. 

Congratulations to the following students who earned the highest scores, and will participate in the District Science Day at the University of Toledo on March 11:

Boys Basketball Division 3 Bracket

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Ottawa Hills Named to 7th Annual AP Honor Roll

Picture of AP District Honor Roll AwardOttawa Hills School District has been named to the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll. Only 433 districts nationwide earned this distinction. Inclusion in this honor is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2014 to 2016. Districts on the AP Honor Roll have simultaneously increased access to Advanced Placement coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. Honor Roll Districts defy the expectation that expanding access automatically results in a decline in the percentage of exams earning scores of 3 or better. Congratulations to our staff and students on earning this prestigious honor!

Group Projects:Individual Projects:
Drew Hoffman and Henry McQueenIgnacio Garcia-Mata
Catherine Byrne and Charlotte Mayer-HeckathornKavita Parikh
Deepta Paramasamy and Sarah DavisPriya Bhatt
Jack O’Brien and Scott DavisAbdul Maaieh
Claire Denk and Hannah ShariffSarah Boice
Autumn Richard and Taylor McCaleb