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Please Complete Community Survey

On behalf of the Board of Education, Great Lakes Marketing sent out a survey to all community members this week. The survey asks Villagers to respond to a variety of issues, including facility needs. Please take the time to complete the survey and return it no later than March 24. You can also take the survey online at http://OHSchoolSurvey.com.

RSVP Now for April 7 Legacy Luncheon

Brochure for Legacy Luncheon

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Instrumental Music Program says, "Spring It On!"

Instrumental music, directed by Mr. Leeds,  playing at the Spring It On performance

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#Singout! -- Stories Through the Power of Song

#Singout! Performance group photo

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Power of the Pen Competes at Regional Tournament

OH students group shot at the Power of the Pen Regional TournamentMembers of the Power of the Pen team, including Ella Langenderfer, Mattie Wilson, Bazil Frueh, Samantha Bigioni, Lorelei Huber, Ava Porter, and Faith Seo, competed at the Regional Tournament at Lourdes University on Wednesday, March 8.  Approximately 250  students from thirty-five schools competed in three rounds of creative writing.  Faith Seo took 8th place among the field of 7th graders, and the 7th grade team placed 4th. The top 20% of all competitions will travel to the College of Wooster in May to compete in the state tournament. Congratulations to the team and advisor Kristie Stevens on a successful season. Special thanks to Nicole Silvers for volunteering to be a judge. Many thanks to the Ottawa Hills Schools Parent Association for supporting this program.

Success at MAMUN 2017 for OH Model UN Club

2017 Model OH model UN group pictured at BGSU

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American Legion Announces Americanism Awards

American Legion Americanism Award recipients pictured: Nathan Card, Neha Kazmi, Annie Mintun, Will Koury, Renae Goik, and Mazi Omer. Senior Nathan Card qualified for the state-level competition.

The Social Studies Department is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Americanism test. Given annually in conjunction with American Legion Post #553 to students in grades 10 through 12, the questions focus on three levels of government: local, state, and national.

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MathCounts Team Scores High in State Competition

MathCounts team pictured with Mrs. DrabekThe Ottawa Hills junior high MathCounts team earned 7th place out of 33 teams in the state competition last weekend. Ishan Khare placed 22nd out of 203 competitors. According to team advisor Diane Drabek, “This was one of our best showings at states!" Team members include: Ishan Khare, Pram Koirala, Keefer McClure, and Oliver Smirnov. Congratulations to the team on a strong finish to the season.  Many thanks to Diane Drabek for her leadership. The MathCounts Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides engaging math programs to students of all ability levels in order to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem solving. MathCounts is available as a co-curricular activity for our elementary and junior high students. For more information about MathCounts click here.

Strong Showing at District Science Fair

Raphael Garcia-Mata posing in front of his science fair project

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Mrs. Hafemann’s Students Unravel the cheMYSTERY of Light

Mrs. Hafemann's AP chemistry students analyzed the bright line emission

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National History Day District Competition

Group of National Histroty Day participants and Mr. Bobak

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Bazil Frueh Wins Regional Geography Bee

Bazil Frueh picture with his certificate of victory at the Ottawa Hills Geography BeeBazil Frueh placed first in the regional geography bee and moves on as a state semifinalist to compete at the Ohio State Bee to be held on Friday, March 31, 2017. Bazil is currently a seventh grader at Ottawa Hills Junior HS and is a proud member ofBear Pause, Makwa, Power of the Pen, and Junior Chorale. “I entered the geography contest just for fun and because I’ve always enjoyed geography. I absolutely love to learn about different parts of the world.

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Quiz Bowl Team Clinches TAAC Championship

Quiz Bowl Team TAAC Champs

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OHHS Dance Team Brings Home the Hardware

Dance Team pictured at the State competition in Columbus

The Ottawa Hills High School Dance Team had an incredibly successful weekend at the state competition in Columbus. The team finished as state runner-up for pom and placed fourth in jazz. The Dance Team's routines were evaluated for their stage presence, creativity, technique, and overall performance. This was the third straight year the dance team has gone to States and finished in the top three for at least one of the categories. The dance team is coached by Ariel DeMarco and includes Captain Kendall Kropp, Amelia Freuh, Priya Bhatt, Caroline Dayton, Anna Erickson, Gabi Thurston, and Caroline Koury. Congratulations to the team and to coach DeMarco!

Schedule a Round-Table Discussion to Assist Strategic Planning

Ottawa Hills is nearing the end of its five-year strategic plan and will be developing a new plan this spring. To gather community input, Dr. Miller, Superintendent, will hold round-table discussions with Village residents. To host a round-table discussion, gather six to twelve friends and neighbors and schedule a time to meet with Dr. Miller. The deadline for round-table discussions has been extended to April 12. A set of essential questions will be provided for the group ahead of time and will guide the discussion. To schedule a round-table discussion, contact the central office at 419-536-6371.

Turnabout 2017: Let the Good Times Roll

The 2017 court pictured at Turnabout

The Turnabout committee chose Mardi Gras as this year’s theme and created a fun-filled evening of friendship, good music, and dancing.  Senior Will Petro was crowned Turnabout King. Congratulations, Will!  Many thanks to faculty advisor Jessica Temple and Student Council for organizing this year’s Turnabout dance. Special thanks to chaperones Tom McCarthy, Jackie Patterson, Alta Richter, and Ben McMurray. Thanks also to OHPD Chief John Wenzlick and Brad Clay for providing additional security.

Choraliers Participate in OMEA Event

Students pictured at the Large Group Adjudicated Event

At Archbold High School, the Choraliers sang at the Large Group Adjudicated Event sponsored by the Ohio Music Educators Association. After changing into concert dress and warming-up, the Choraliers performed three memorized pieces for a panel of three judges. The pieces were categorized as difficult, or class A repertoire, and the performance was judged on the group’s mastery of intonation, articulation, tone, interpretation, and technique. After the performance they moved to a different room to demonstrate their sight-reading skills. Both the performance and sight-reading were judged on a scale of I (Superior) -V (Poor). The Choraliers’ overall score was II and they received many positive comments from the judges. The students sang with energy, sophistication, and artistry. Bravi Choraliers!

Toledo Jazz Orchestra at Ottawa Hills High School

Picture of trombone played at the TJO program at Ottawa HillsPicture of cello played at the TJO program at Ottawa HillsOn Tuesday, February 28, the OH High School Jazz Band "Green Tonic" joined the Toledo Jazz Orchestra (TJO) for an evening of jazz music to benefit the instrumental music program at Ottawa Hills. The two hour concert included many jazz standards performed by both Green Tonic and the Toledo Jazz Orchestra. Many thanks to OH instrumental music director Michael Leeds and TJO artistic director Ron Kischuk for a wonderful evening. We deeply appreciate the community outreach and partnership. 

The TJO will perform at the Valentine Theater on March 11 and April 22.  Tickets can be purchased by by clicking here. To learn more about the TJO visit their website at http://toledojazz.org.

Rumer Ochoa Wins Romantic Idol

Rumer Ochoa picture for Romantic Idol 17On Friday, March 3, the entire student body gathered in the auditorium to watch finalists compete in the 15th annual Romantic Idol competition. James Kinkaid’s sophomore English students recited poetry from the Romantic period of Western literature. Rumer Ochoa’s recitation of After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes by Emily Dickinson secured her victory as the 2017 Romantic Idol.  Lauren Rownd finished as runner-up and Nolan Paterwich placed third.

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