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In partnership with our community, Ottawa Hills Local Schools will challenge and inspire each student to realize his or her unique potential; to embrace learning as a lifelong process; and to become an active, responsible citizen.


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Exploring Changes

Students learning about weathering, erosion, and other types of changes to earth materials

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Jump Rope for Heart

Student jumping rope in the gymBeginning the week of February 13 through February 17, students jumped into fitness with Jump Rope for Heart. Jump Rope for Heart is a nation-wide school fitness and education program that teaches the value of cardiovascular fitness and good eating habits while raising funds for heart disease research. Our students' efforts will help those who have heart disease while teaching the importance of
an active, healthy lifestyle.

Volunteers Make Valentine's Day Sweet

Students pictured with candy

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Second Grade Mystery Readers

Mystery Reader Carla Miller tells of first memories of readingThe second grade classes have welcomed their first Mystery Reader to the classroom. Mystery Readers are parents, relatives, or any other special people who send in clues to the classroom and then surprise the students with a read-aloud. Mystery Readers send in five clues about themselves, but their true identities are not revealed until they arrive at school to read to the class.

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Globetrotting Across North America

Students sitting on the Giant Map, learning about different locationsFor the past two weeks, Ottawa Hills students had the opportunity to be globetrotters while exploring National Geographic’s Giant Map of North America. Students enjoyed playing many exciting games while learning about North America’s landforms, countries, major cities, andlandmarks. Popular activities were Simon Says, A Tale of Twenty Cities, People of the Move, and To What Degree. Students were able to learn about the geography of North America with their homerooms, social studies classes, and even Spanish classes.

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Nominate an OH Teacher for "Extraordinary Teacher of the Year"

Extraordinary Teacher of the Year logoSun Federal Credit Union is sponsoring an "Extraordinary Teacher of the Year" award and they're inviting you to make nominations. A high school senior from the school district that makes the most nominations will receive a $2,000 scholarship!

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Acting Out! Spring 2017

Acting Out Header: Actor Training for Grades 4 through 8.  Artistic Director Darrin BroadwayThe Ottawa Hills Music and Theatre Association proudly presents Acting Out!, an actor training program for students in grades 4 through 8 with Darrin Broadway, Artistic Director. Young actors will focus on tone, pitch, rate, volume, facial expressions, and eye contact. Theatre games and creative play will foster expressive speaking. Specifics include acting and movement, audition tips, vocal performance, technical theatre, and expressive speaking. Scheduled to begin the weekend of March 3-4, all classes will take place at the high school from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Click here to obtain a registration form due Wednesday, March 1. Tuition is $180 per child, with a family discount of $30 off per additional family member participants.

OHES Book Fair Makes Many Happy Campers

Book Fair inside the Elementary LMCThe OHES Spring Book Fair was held during the week of January 30 - February 3. Book fair week is always a busy and exciting week for our students. Not only do we spend the week celebrating and enriching literacy in our community, but we also help to enrich our library’s collection of books.  All together, our students, staff, and community members purchased $11,124.93 worth of books and book-related items. Our library gets a percentage of these sales in cash and Scholastic dollars to purchase books for our library. Thank you for the support, Ottawa Hills! 

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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!

Math Camp is a Hit

Students gather around a table solving equations

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KidEscape Program Coming to OHES

OH 21 LogoMark your calendar for Friday, February 24, when OH21 brings the KidEscape program to Ottawa Hills Elementary School. KidEscape has an engaging program that:
● Complements existing child safety or "stranger" topics;
● Answers what to do when kids can't "run, yell and tell;”
● Teaches kids how to respond in unexpected situations;
● Overcomes new tricks clever predators try out on kids;
● Avoids boredom with fun drills and entertaining stories;
● Provides practice time to get kids moving, laughing, and learning

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