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Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule

Junior/Senior High
Conferences - Thursday, October 23: 12:30 - 8:15 pm. Students are dismissed at 11:10 for the day.
Friday, October 24 - No school and no conferences.

Elementary School
Conferences - Thursday, October 23: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm. No school for students.
Conferences - Friday, October 24: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. No school for students.

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Green Bear Golf Team Brings Home State Runner-Up Trophy

Congratulations to the 2014 Ottawa Hills High School Golf Team for an outstanding performance in the OHSAA Division III State Golf Championship last Friday and  Saturday. The team competed at the NorthStar Golf Club in Sunbury, Ohio. The boys finished only seven strokes behind Columbus Academy to bring home the state runner-up trophy. The Green Bears shot a team total 642, with Columbus Academy shooting a 635. Columbus Wellington School took third place with a team total of 650.

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Prepare for the Annual O.H. Rummage Sale

It is time again for the annual O.H. Community Rummage Sale! All proceeds benefit the Ottawa Hills High School International Student Exchange Association. This year's Rummage Sale will take place on Saturday, November 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the junior/senior high school multi-purpose room.

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Fresh From the Farm

Students in Julie Visser’s Family and Consumer Science classes have been enjoying fresh and locally grown produce this fall. Most of the vegetables, everything from kale  to pumpkins, come from Andy Keil’s family farm in Swanton. Mr. Keil is thrilled that students at Ottawa Hills are using his produce in the classroom and enjoys the partnership with Mrs. Visser and Ottawa Hills. Although he does not have a roadside stand, he can be found at the Erie Street Market all year, as well as at the seasonal Perrysburg and Westgate Farmers Markets.  

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Boys XC TAAC Champs

The boys’ high school cross country team clinched the TAAC championship at Maumee Bay State Park last Saturday. The team was led by Dominic Adduci's second place finish with a time of 17:44. The junior high boys took runner-up honors. They were paced by first-place finisher, Ed Shimborske (shown here) in a time of 12:19. Caelan Carter was the top runner for the high school girls' team, while Brea Fields and Catherine Byrne were the top junior high girl runners.

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Friday Fun with Youth to Youth

Youth to Youth (Y2Y) teamed up with the junior high staff to create a fun-filled afternoon for junior high students last Friday. Over fifty students participated in the Corn Hole/Hot Dog Event, which took place at the Scout House. Students enjoyed grilled hotdogs, chips, Rice Krispies treats, and drinks. They also took each other on in competitive games of corn hole.

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Junior High Halloween Dance

On Thursday, October 30 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. there will be a Halloween Dance for Ottawa Hills Junior High seventh and eighth graders in the multipurpose room. The cost is $5.00 - snacks and refreshments will be provided. Students are encouraged to come in costumes. Prizes for the best and most original costumes will be awarded. Please email seventh grade class advisor Dan Feuerstein at dfeuerstein@ohschools.org with any questions. Tickets will be sold

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O.H. Earns AdvancED Accreditation

Every public school in the state of Ohio has been granted a charter by the Ohio Department of Education. This charter is ongoing and does not have to be renewed. Basically the continuation of the charter is based upon a school district following the policies, procedures, and laws that are determined by the ODE and the legislators of our state. If a district doesn’t, it loses its charter. And its state funding.  

 
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Save the Date: "Chew On This" Returns November 13

The Ottawa Hills Prevention Advisory Committee's series "Chew on This" will return on Thursday, November 13. The 6:30 dinner and discussion will be held at Shorty's True American Roadhouse and will feature Dr. Bob Forney, Chief Toxicologist at the Lucas County Coroner's office. He will be discussing the  heroin epidemic in Lucas County.

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Quick Thinking From Quiz Bowl Team

The Ottawa Hills Quiz Bowl earned an OAC Regional bid, NAQT National Championship bid, and PACE National Championship bid with a tie for 2nd place at the Fall Kickoff Tournament  held at Tiffin Columbian High School on Saturday, October 4. The team finished with a 7-2 record on the day.

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Johnson, Wu are Commended Students

Ottawa Hills High School proudly announces that Kathleen Johnson and Stephen Wu have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.  We are very proud of the academic accomplishments of these students.  Steven is a member of the Quiz Bowl team and also plays soccer and runs track. Kathleen is a member of the Quiz Bowl team and has been actively involved with our theater program since junior high.

 
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Toledo Museum of Art “Localeyes” Tour Features OH Art Teacher, Steve Wipfli

A new series of tours invites Toledoans to share which works of art in TMA’s collection have inspired them. Dubbed “localeyes," the experience allows artists, professors, musicians and other community members to share the Museum’s impact on them with the public. “So many people have such a deep connection with the Museum,” said Scott Boberg, Manager of Programs and Audience Engagement. “This is about connecting with that.”

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Preparations for Fall Collage Concert

For the last several weeks, choir and band students have been busy preparing for the Fall Collage Concert. Donna Wipfli’s junior high choir students spent part of last week practicing Watu Wote. The song was composed by two American composers, Sally Albrecht and Jay Althouse. The piece is in Swahili and English and translates as: "All the people sing together." 

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Tournament Brackets Posted

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OHSPA Funding Makes a Difference

Our support organizations are part of the heart of our school district, and without them, we simply could not provide the “over and beyond” opportunities and materials that make the educational experience at Ottawa Hills unique. Through the school year, I’ll be highlighting the work of our support organizations, beginning with the Ottawa Hills Schools Parent

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Mark Your Calendar for "Bear Essentials"

Mrs. Zake and Mr. McMurray invite you to attend “Bear Essentials”. These “Bear Essentials” are informational sessions where the District principals meet with parents and other stakeholders to share topics of current interest and provide opportunities for questions and answers. The principals would like

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Golf Team Takes District Title--On to States!

The Ottawa Hills Golf Team continued its winning ways by taking the title at the District golf match at Stone Ridge Golf Course in Bowling Green on October 1. Adding to the team's championship day was team member, Michael Denner, who claimed the individual title by shooting a 71. Rounding out the winning team score of 311 were

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Ottawa Hills Quiz Bowl Team Starts Season

Advisor Tony Torio and his Quiz Bowl team are excited and optimistic about this year’s season. ON, the team headed to the studios of WNWO to tape the first two matches of the Academic Challenge of Northwest Ohio. The matches were on WNWO October 4 at 7:30 p.m. Ottawa Hills faced Toledo Islamic Academy in round one and

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Field Hockey Edged in Finals

At the Maumee Valley Country Day School tournament, the field hockey team played their hearts out and found the chemistry they will need to finish the regular season and head into tournament play. On Friday, September 26, the Green Bears beat Western Reserve 2-1 in overtime.

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Busy Weekend for the OHHS Marching Band

The Ottawa Hills High School Marching Band performed at its first away football game of the season last on September 26 when the Green Bears faced off against Toledo Christian. The band’s performance was well received by spectators from both schools.

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Volley for the Cure

On Thursday, September 25, hundreds of people dressed in pink turned out for the annual Volley for the Cure held at Ottawa Hills High School. The OH Girls JV and Varsity volleyball players wore special uniforms and played with a pink ball to bring awareness about breast cancer and to

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O.H. Students Experience China

With Agora coming up in November, many of our Juniors and Seniors will take advantage of the trips being offered to experience Costa Rica, Paris, London, Rome, Spain, and more. As great as these opportunities are, we’ve been trying to connect students to even more overseas opportunities to expand their awareness of world cultures. 

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Students Exploring "Leadership and Legacy"

English teacher Lauren Hurst and social studies/history teacher Jessica Temple took their students to the downtown library on Wednesday, September 17th to do guided research for their National History Day research projects. Students were able to find books on topics ranging from Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal to Benjamin Franklin and the legacy of the Library Company of Philadelphia.

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Mesasa’s Strong Staff Off to a Great Start

The yearbook staff has started to create the layouts for the 2014-15Mesasa, Ottawa Hills High School's yearbook. They have covered dozens of school events this fall.  According to advisor Lauren Hurst, “Our students rock! We are on a smooth path toward a wonderful book - cover designed, pages assigned and begun.

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Green Bear Football Shuts Out Fremont

It was a great evening on September 19 for OH football as they got on the winning track against Fremont St. Joseph. After months of hard work and a very  tough schedule, the team beat St. Joe 22-0. According to Coach Neuendorf, "The kids played their hearts out!”  Congratulations to Coach Neuendorf, his staff, and our team of dedicated Green Bears.

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OH News Finely Tuned for 2014-15

Kate Hunyor and the OH News Team are bringing live news to our students and staff members each day. Seniors Quinn Wright and Kat Bodziak are this year’s producers. Daniel Intrater along with Austin Stevens covers Green Bear sports through the "Inside Edge." Kelsey Wade is the Tech Director. The rest of the staff includes Leif Gunderson, Julianna Flanner, Lilli Boice, Jack Schall, Kassity Williams, Chris King, and Abbie Wade. 

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Golf Team Takes TAAC and Sectional Titles

The Ottawa Hills golf team continued to dominate the Toledo Area Athletic Conference, bringing home its sixth consecutive Conference Championship. This year's championship was held at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green.  The Green Bears were led by individual TAAC Champion Michael Denner with a 73. Matt Abendroth took runner-up honors with a 74. Matt was also named TAAC Golfer of the year. Justin Judis, Brett Hoffman, and Robby Gilmore were named to the ALL-TAAC 2nd Team while Charlie Sandberg was named Honorable Mention ALL-TAAC to round out the field for the Green Bears.

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O.H. Receives 2013-2014 Local Report Card

The Ohio Department of Education released the Local Report Card (LRC) for the 2013-2014 school year last Friday. The LRC is  primarily based on student performance on the Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests from last school  year. Districts are rated “A through F” in nine categories. Ottawa Hills earned 6 A’s, 1 B, and 1 C. There is one category where we didn’t receive a grade because we don’t have enough students in this category (students who are among the lowest 20% in achievement in the state). Our district’s Local Report Card can be found on the ODE website. You can also do a search for all other districts in the state to compare our report card with area school districts.

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Junior High Goes Unplugged

On Friday, September 12, more than one hundred junior high students took a break from their cell phones and laptops to “unplug” for an evening of socializing, board games, and low-tech fun. This was the first activity night planned by junior high Student Council and the Junior High Advisory Program. Many thanks to faculty chaperones Kristie Stevens, Darcy Browne, Sean Mercer, Kelly Hoffer, Kathy Benecke, and Dan Feuerstein.  Thanks to parent and community chaperones Sue Mather, Julie Boesel, Angela McClure, and OHPD officer Dana Mullins. Thanks to Michelle Sprott and Barry's Bagels for the gift cards and to Lisa Silverman for a great deal on our Vito's Pizza order.

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Parent/Teacher Conferences Have a Different Look

Parent-Teacher Conference dates will look a bit different for the 2014-2015 school year, so parents should take note of the following days and times for conferences at each district building. Our goal was to provide more evening time for parents to meet with teachers and to provide earlier opportunities in the school year for parents to meet with their children's teachers. 

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Migration To Google Calendars

Ottawa Hills Local Schools has migrated its calendars from DynaCal to Google Calendars.  This migration will allow our community to easily integrate and sync with our district events using Google’s Services. Please follow the attached directions if you would like to subscribe to one of our calendars. 

 

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