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24/7 Wall St. Ranks Ottawa Hills as the #1 School District in Ohio Picture of the Wall St street sign with the numbers 24/7 superimposed above it

The website 24/7 Wall St. recently released its ratings of the top school district in each state. Their rating system placed Ottawa Hills Local Schools as the #1 school district in Ohio.
To determine the best school district in every state, 24/7 Wall St. developed an index based on various measures of child poverty, per-pupil expenditure, graduation rate, teachers per student, the percentage of adults with a bachelor’s degree, preschool enrollment, and AP enrollment.

Ottawa Hills Receives U.S. News and World Report Gold Medal Rating, National Ranking US News and World Report Gold Medal

Ottawa Hills is one of only 19 high schools in Ohio to receive a gold medal rating in the 2018U.S. News and World Report rankings of more than 20,500 public schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Silver medals were awarded to 111 Ohio high schools, while 183 received bronze medals.

UT Holding Football Camp for 2nd through 8th Graders Rocket Football Camp Banner

The University of Toledo announces its 2018 Toledo Rocket Youth Football Camp, running June 18, 19, and 20 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The camp is open to all youth entering 2nd through 8th grades. The camp will give players a solid foundation of fundamentals, introductory skills, and confidence. The goal is that attendees will leave camp with a confidence in themselves and an excitement for the game of football.

Download the Newest Ottawa Hills Schools App App Logo

We have replaced our existing mobile app with a NEW standalone app delivering a more mobile friendly version of our website. Our new standalone mobile app has launched in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Mr. Genzman is Sun Federal Credit Union's "Extraordinary Teacher" Genzman holding the check from Sun Federal Credit Union

This year’s recipient of the Sun Federal Credit Union Extraordinary Teacher of the Year award is junior high math and science teacher Paul Genzman.
Sun Federal Credit Union sponsors this annual recognition for each of its members schools: Oregon City, Ottawa Hills, Washington Local, and Anthony Wayne. The Extraordinary Teacher of the Year award was established to recognize outstanding and dedicated educators in each district.

OH Students Named 2018 "Students of the Year" by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societc "3 Amingos" pictured here

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) first annual Students of the Year campaign exceeded all expectations, with all localhigh school teams raising a combined total of $128,800 to help find cancer cures and support local families facing a blood cancer diagnosis.  The team, "The 3 Amingos," led by Drew Hoffman and John Kight from Ottawa Hills High School and Alex Kasper from St. Francis de Sales High School, won the campaign and were named Students of the Year after raising $84,400 in just seven weeks.

I Make a Difference Breakfast Honors Teachers, Students Students and Teachers pictured for this years I Make a Difference Breakfast

On Friday, April 27, Ottawa Hills teachers Jeremy Nixon and Tony Torio and seniors Randall Johnson and Will Koury were honored at the annual I Make A Difference Breakfastsponsored by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.

OHES Relay Recess Raises Over $5,200 Family pictured at the relay recess

On Monday, May 14, the Ottawa Hills Elementary student council members hosted their first-ever Relay Recess. The Relay Recess is a school version of the Relay for Life events that take place in communities and universities across the nation this time of year to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and its fight against cancer.

WANTED: Seasonal Mower for Ottawa Hills Local Schools

We have an immediate need for a seasonal mower at Ottawa Hills Local Schools. The position pays $10.00/hour and requires the applicant be at least 18 years old. Applicant must also be willing to get an FBI and BCI records check done. We need someone who can mow and do basic yard work for approximately 20 hours per week now through the end of school. After that, the position becomes 40 hours for the summer months. Mowing will be part-time again through the fall. If you are interested or know of someone, please contact Operations Manager Donnie Stevens.

Kevin Hileman Receives All-American Award Hileman pictured with his all american award

Congratulations to Kevin Hileman who was selected as a member of the United Soccer Coaches Association All-American Team for 2017. He is one of 127 individuals (67 boys/60 girls) to receive this honor and one of thirteen players from Ohio. Other honors he received this past season are 1st Team Great Lakes Region, 1st Team All-District and Player of the Year and 1st Team All-TAAC and Player of the Year. Kevin is only the third soccer player at Ottawa Hills to receive All-American status.

Choraliers Receive a Superior Rating Choraliers pictured as a group holding the superior trophy from the state competition

The Choraliers competed at the Ohio Music Education Association State competition on Friday in Medina, Ohio.  The group performed Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus, Kirchner’s arrangement of Wana Baraka, and Jake Runestad’s Please Stay.

Students Can Register Survivor and Caregiver Guests for Their May 14 Relay Recess Relay Recess at the Elementary

Under the leadership of the OHES Student Council, Ottawa Hills Elementary students are preparing to have a Relay Recess on Monday, May 14 to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer.

OHES Wins 15th Annual TPS Chess Tournament OHES Wins 15th Annual TPS Chess Tournament

Ottawa Hills Elementary School students Pranathi Gundabolu, Nick Thompson, and Ruthvik Talla won 1st place in the 15th Annual TPS Chess Tournament in the Grade 2 to 3 Section held at Start High school on Saturday, April 21. Ruthvik Talla was the only kindergarten participant in the 2nd/3rd grade section. Ruthvik won 5th place as an individual and contributed 4 points to the team. Saumya Talla got 2nd place in the 4th-6th grade section with 6 points out of 7. Congratulations to our wonderful OHES students!

OH21 "Chew On This" Series Features "The Broken Brain" -- May 9 at 6:00p.m. Broken Brain Logo

The members of OH21 invite you to join them to watch part of an amazing documentary called  "The Broken Brain" (this section will focus on anxiety and depression). The Broken Brain series was created by Dr. Mark Hyman of the Cleveland Clinic.

Wednesday, May 9 - 6:00pm - 8:00 p.m. High School Auditorium

Please RSVP to Jen Muse at jenmuse72@gmail.com. Dinner will be provided. 

Bella Brandstatter Wins Congressional Art Award Brandstatter winning the Congressional Art Competition

On Saturday, March 2, Representative Bob Latta presented OHHS senior Bella Brandstatter with the top prize in the 5thCongressional Art Competition, a first in our school’s history. Bella’s artwork will hang for one year in Washington D.C. along with artwork by students from around the country. The opening ceremony for the show takes place on June 27 in Washington D.C.  Southwest Airlines generously donated two round trip tickets so that Bella and her parents can attend the show’s opening ceremony. 

smART Show 2018 Celebrates the Role of Texture smART Show 2018 Celebrates the Role of Textures

smART show 2018 will take place on Wednesday, May 2nd, from 6-9:30 p.m. throughout our entire junior/senior high school.  This year’s theme is TEXTURE and we’re exploring it both literally and metaphorically.  Texture in the literal sense celebrates all that can be experienced through touch or visual interpretation of surface quality.

Ottawa Hills' "Straight A" District Report Card Stands Alone for Third Year in a Row Snap shot of our district report card from the Ohio Dept of Edu

A Message from Dr. Kevin S. Miller, Superintendent

Info graphic illustrating Ottawa Hills getting all A's as a district on our report card
In 2015, Ottawa Hills made history by becoming the first and only school district in the state to earn A’s in all categories on its district and building Local Report Cards.
Les Mis Tickets Can Be Purchased Online or in Person Photo of the poster for Les Miserables

Les Mis opens this weekend, running April 27 through 29. This spectacular musical will transport theatergoers into the drama, darkness, humor, and light of what it means to live and love in a time of political and social turbulence in 19th century France.

Mulch Sales Support OH Athletic Programs; Orders Due by April 27 Picture of landscaping with the caption "Beautify your landscaping this spring.  The Ottawa Hills Athletic Boosters offers two types of mulch for sale this spring.  Receive free delivery for orders of 15 bags or more."

Beautify your landscaping while supporting athletic programs at Ottawa Hills by purchasing your mulch from the Ottawa Hills Athletic Boosters. You can choose from dark brown "Eco Smart Hardwood" at $5.50 for a 3-cubic-feet bag or "Ultra Black Hardwood" at $4.75 for a 2-cubic-feet bag.

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