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Annual Spring Blood Drive

On Wednesday, March 18, Ottawa Hills students and villagers gave "the gift of life" by donating 19 pints of blood to the American Red Cross program. Their selfless efforts will save more than 60 lives. The Volunteer Focus seniors and juniors were

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Sixth Graders Pair Up With Sophomores

Organized by guidance counselor Darcy Browne and assistant principal Jackie Patterson, current sixth grade girls were invited over to the junior/senior high school for a special lunch with girls from the sophomore class. Each sixth grade girl was paired with a “big sis” as a way to welcome our girls to the junior

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Berschback Brings Expertise to Ottawa Hills

On Monday, March 16, Jay Berschback, village resident and WTVG meteorologist, visited and shared his expertise and insight with teacher Nicole Silvers' seventh grade science classes as the culminating activity during a unit on weather. Mr. Berschback discussed weather forecasting,

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Sunshine and Song Help Usher In Spring

Vocal music director Donna Wipfli assembled her junior and senior high choirs for the annual spring concert. Mrs. Wipfli chose mostly from American music to highlight themes of love, the beauty of nature, spiritual awakening, perseverance, and self-improvement.

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Bands Are at Their Best

Instrumental music teacher Michael Leeds predicted the concert would be the best ever. For those who have watched the program develop during his tenure, no one would disagree. Both the junior and senior high school bands are playing more complex and technically

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O.H. Takes Part in Mid-American Model United Nations

From March 10 to March 14, 30 Ottawa Hills High School students joined over 600 students from 22 high schools to participate in the Mid-American Model United Nations simulation

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O.H. Choraliers Take On the Big Apple

“Music puts everything you wish you could say
into words and melody.
Music takes the moments you’ll never forget
and makes them permanent.”
-Stephen Gomez
Not all education takes place in the classroom. At Ottawa Hills, we provide valuable educational experiences for our students within the walls of our school

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P/T Conferences- April 9, 12:30-3:15 & 4:30-7:45 pm

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, April 9. Appointments will be available from 12:30-3:15 and from 4:30-7:45. School for the Junior/Senior High students will be dismised at 11:10 am on Thursday. Email Teresa at TLeinweber@OHSchools.org the time of day you prefer, the list of teachers you would like to meet and your child(ren)'s names.

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National History Day – District Competition

In the District 1 competition of National History Day, five OHHS sophomores presented their year-long research project on the theme Leadership and Legacy in History. This year’s entries included documentaries, websites, and an exhibit. Bowling Green State University history professors and graduate students judged

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Strong Showing at the Science Fair

Several Honors Biology students spent Saturday, March 14 competing at the Northwest Ohio District Science Day at the University of Toledo. Santiago Garcia-Mata and Urvish Patel earned an excellent rating and also won the Governor’s Thomas

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American Legion Announces Americanism Awards

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

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State Qualifiers for the Power of the Pen

On Wednesday, March 11, The Power of the Pen team competed at the Regional Tournament held at Lourdes University. There were over 175 competitors from 30 schools in Northwest Ohio. The team included: Priya Bhatt, Deepta Paramasamy, Zoe Behnfeldt, Neha Kazmi, Maya Chandar-Kouba, Sarah Abdouni,

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Student Art Gallery Features Artists from Ottawa Hills High School

Select students from Studio Art and Advanced Placement Studio Art classes at Ottawa Hills High School were invited to display their work at Franklin Park Mall in a new gallery space adjacent to the new Apple Store. Art teacher Steve Wipfli shares, "We truly appreciate the exposure that this exhibit gives our Studio Art

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Grease Tickets on Sale

So now it’s time to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as ‘bad boy’ Danny and ‘the girl next door’ Sandy fall in love all over again. Grease is the original High School Musical, featuring unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re the One That I Want,

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Choraliers Take a Bite of the Big Apple

Led by vocal music director Donna Tozer-Wipfli, the Choraliers traveled to New York City last week for special performances at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. The students attended a Collegiate Choral Clinic with Michael Ciavaglia, Associate Conductor at the New

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Adduci Wins Romantic Idol

On Friday, March 6, 2015, the entire student body gathered in the auditorium to watch finalists compete in the annual Romantic Idol competition. James Kinkaid’s sophomore English students recited poetry from the Romantic period of Western literature. It was Dominic Adduci’s recitation of Walt Whitman’s Oh Captain! My

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TAAC Championship 2015 - Runners up!

Congratulations to the Green Bears Quiz Team on their impressive 7-1 performance at the TAAC Quiz Bowl Championship on March 7. The team of Kathleen Johnson, Adam Wright, Quinn Wright, Kirsten Cousins, Waverly Hart, Nathan Card, Will Koury, and Steven Randall made an impressive bid to unseat three-time defending champ Maumee Valley. However, after an early lead,

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Ottawa Hills to be Honored by OHSAA and OIAAA With Inaugural "Award of Excellence"

There are over 850 member high schools of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), and this year, four of those schools are being recognized in a very special way. Ottawa Hills is one of them.

Four Ohio high school athletic departments have been selected to receive the first annual “Award of Excellence” recognition in 2015.  The award, a collaboration between the OHSAA and the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic

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Girls' Stellar Season Closes; Boys Win Against Calvert

The girls' basketball team saw their outstanding season come to an end with a 48-40 overtime loss to Evergreen in district semi-final action last night. Coach Mercer and his team close out

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"Romantic Idol" Held on March 6

The annual Romantic Idol competition has been underway in Mr. Kinkaid’s Sophomore World Literature Class, culminating in the finals held on March 6. Each sophomore chose a poem by one of eight major Romantic writers to memorize and perform. For weeks, seventy-six students performed in Round I, and 36 made it to Round II. Students voted to determine the top 8 contestants who battled it out for the coveted title of Romantic Idol XIII. The competition took place March 6 in the high school auditorium.

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O.H. Dance Team Brings Home the Hardware

The Ottawa Hills High School Dance Team finished as the State Runner-Up in the Jazz Category at the State Competition held at The Ohio State University last weekend. The Dance Team entered routines in Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Pom. For each performance, they were evaluated for their stage presence,

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Stunning Artwork from Photo II Students

Photography II students have been exploring photography in both technical and handmade modes. Students learned about their camera's macro (closeup) function and looked for textures in nature. Their goal was to look beyond the object and seek out more abstract pattern, color, and texture.  Then students

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Junior High and High School Science Olympiad Teams Heading to States

The Ottawa Hills High School Science Olympiad team qualified for the state competition for the third straight year with their fourth place finish this weekend at the Regional competition held at BGSU. Top finishers and medalists for the team were

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Seniors Examine The Tempest

Mrs. Schoenberger's English IV classes went to The Valentine Theatre on Monday, March 2 to see the National Players out of Washington D.C. perform The Tempest. The students have been studying colonial literature (Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart)

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