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Are you Ready to Rock?

Five seniors are embarking on an independent study in applied music technology. Led by Michael Leeds, these students are exploring the art of recording, mixing, and producing music. Keep your eyes and ears open as these musicians record and produce their first album. They will organize and perform a live show and build some instruments along the way, taking a garage band to a new level.  Band members include (l to r) James Steven, Brent Wang, Aidan McMurray, and Wasay Ahmed.  Many thanks to Michael Leeds for helping to create this unique opportunity for our students.

Green Bears Experiencing Success on the Hardwood

The Green Bears sit atop the Toledo Area Athletic Conference with a one game lead over Toledo Christian. The Green Bears defeated them on their home court 47-37, last Friday. This week they were able to hold their standing with a victory over Tiffin Calvert on Tuesday. The team will travel to Cardinal Stritch on Friday. As we enter the home stretch of the season, Coach Lindsay’s squad is playing very hard to bring another conference title home. This would mark Coach Lindsay’s tenth title in his 21 years at the helm of the Green Bears.

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Copper Creations from 2D Discovery

Using the metal tooling skills repoussé and chasing, students in Hannah Lehmann’s 2D Discovery classes transformed simple sheets of copper to create a botanically themed composition.  The copper features a rich patina that helps emphasize the detail of their designs. The artwork featured here was created by freshman Mary Shawaker.  This project, as well as many others, will be featured at the annual smARTshow, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 5. 

2016 OHSAA Girls Basketball Division III District Tournament

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2016 OHSAA Boys Basketball Division III District Tournament

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MathCounts has a Great Showing at UT Competition

The Ottawa Hills Junior High MathCounts team placed third out of eighteen teams on Saturday, January 29 in Nitschke Hall at the University of Toledo. The competition was fierce as the scores of the top three teams were within one point of each other. Coached by math teacher Diane Drabek, the team consists of Warren Goik (6th grade), Sam Lathrop (7th grade), Oliver Smirnov (7th grade), and Ishan Khare (7th grade). Ishan Khare placed first in the countdown round and took third place in the written round. Also to note in the written round, out of 154 total students, Warren Goik placed 22nd, Oliver Smirnov placed 30, Veronica Eichbauer placed 35th, and Keefer McClure placed 36th.

Ishan will advance to the state competition in Columbus on March 12. Congratulations to Ishan and the team. Many thanks to junior/senior high math teacher Diane Drabek and sixth-grade math teacher Heidi Morris for assisting the team.

Curriculum Guide for the 2016-2017 School Year

The scheduling process for next school year will be underway over the next few weeks for the Junior/Senior High School.  Students will meet with their counselors to make their course selections based on the Junior/Senior High School Curriculum Guide and teacher recommendations for the 2016-2017 school year.  The curriculum guide includes information about new course offerings and opportunities for our students, new graduation requirements aligned with state assessments, as well as exciting new opportunities through the College Credit Plus (CCP) program.  Students and parents are encouraged to read the new Curriculum Guide prior to the scheduling process.  A copy of the 2016-2017 Curriculum Guide has been posted on the Parent, Student, and Staff Tabs of the district website. You may also access the Curriculum Guide here.

College Credit Plus Information and Counseling Night

Ottawa Hills Schools will host its College Credit Plus Information and Counseling Meeting on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the high school library.  This program will be followed by CCP information breakout sessions with the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, and Owens Community College at 7:30 pm.  For a student to participate in CCP, the state of Ohio requires students and parents to attend an annual information and counseling session hosted by the school district.  Also required is an Intent to Participate form by April 1, 2016. We invite you to join us on February 18th to learn more about the CCP dual credit program at Ottawa Hills and meet the requirements of the State of Ohio. Check our district website, as well as the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Higher Education websites, for more information.  Questions may be directed to Rosalice Manlove, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Ottawa Hills is a Recipient of the AP College Board 6th Annual Honor Roll

Ottawa Hills Local Schools is one of 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

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