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OH Students' ACT Scores Outpace State Averages

Graph showing the OH ACT scores compared to the rest of the state of OhioThe latest college readiness report issued by ACT shows that the average scores of Ottawa Hills students in all areas of the ACT are far ahead of state averages. The report reflects the achievement of graduates on the ACT and are an indication of the extent to which they are prepared for college-level work. The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading, and science designed to measure the skills needed for success in first-year college coursework.

Ottawa Hills students scored higher than the state average in each of the tested areas English, +7.1 points; Mathematics, +3.9 points; Reading, +5.2; Science, +4.6. At 27.1, the average composite score for OH students was 5.1 points higher than the state average.  

OH Schools Foundation Makes Camp Possible for Dance Team

Dance team at camp funded by the OHS Foundation

The Ottawa Hills Dance Team participated in a two-day camp last weekend with instructors from the Universal Dance Association (UDA). From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, the team worked on advanced techniques and routines with UDA instructor Brooke Domaleczny.  According to coach Ariel Duhling, “This is the first time the OHDT has participated in any kind of UDA camp, and our hope is to attend an overnight UDA camp next year where we can audition to qualify for the UDA Nationals in Florida!”

The team is currently selling t-shirts for $15 to raise money for a potential trip to Nationals. “We chose the mantra ‘It Takes a Village’ for this year because without the support of our friends, families, and the entire OH community, OHDT could not and would not be as successful as it is! It truly does take a village,” shares Coach Duhling. 

The UDA camp was made possible from funds made available from the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation's newly established athletic fund.

Class of '67 Comes Together for 50th

Class of 67 met for there 50th Reunion

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Attention Class of 2018

Seniors & Senior Parents


Senior Parent
College Information Night


7:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Please join Mrs. Nagy, our new guidance and college counselor, for a Senior Parent College Information Night. Mrs. Nagy will discuss the information that was provided at the College Application Bootcamps, review what high school information is submitted with college admission applications, provide information on financial aid and scholarships, and answer questions about the college application process.

Junior High Students Unplug for Fun

On the Left: Junior high girls hanging out at the Unplugged event.  On the Right: Junior high boys

After school was dismissed on Friday, OHJH students enjoyed an afternoon of corn hole, hot dogs, and fun.  “Unplugged,” is sponsored by OHSPA, Youth 2 Youth, and junior high advisories. Initiatives like “Unplugged” play a special role in providing junior high students with meaningful opportunities to strengthen their relationships with each other and their teachers in a relaxed atmosphere. Such activities also encourage a comfortable transition for seventh graders into the junior high and reinforce eighth graders’ connections to OHJH. Special thanks to Darcy Browne, Sean Mercer, Kathy Benecke, Kristie Stevens, Kelsi Krill, and parent Y2Y advisor Jennifer Sherman for hosting the first of several “Unplugged” nights planned for this year. 

Annual Pumpkin Sale and Decorating Contest

Picture from last years pumpkin sale

OHSPA's annual Pumpkin Sale will be after school at OHES on Wednesday 9/20 and Thursday 9/21, from 2:50-3:30.  For the first time ever, beautiful mums will also be available for purchase AND both pumpkins and mums may be prepaid online!  Pay online at the link below and just pick up at the sale after school, OR pay cash on the spot as in previous years. Pumpkins: $5, Mums: $10.  First come, first served in choice of pumpkin or mum.


After you purchase your pumpkins, be sure to decorate them and enter them in the annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest at the Fall Festival!  Paint, carve, or decorate your pumpkin (must be in good taste).  Pumpkins can be dropped off at the pumpkin bleachers at the Fall Festival on Saturday 9/23, from 11am-1pm.  $1 entry fee.  Prizes will be awarded in new surprise categories!  People's choice voting from 1-2pm, and winners announced at 3:40pm.

** From the JHHS Office **

Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct 5th 12-8pm
Sign up electronically at: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Ottawa_Hills_Jr_Sr_High_School

Picture retakes are Oct 4th.
Forms are available in the HS Office


OHJH Students Rallying

Graphic of Hurricane Harvey from a weather channelFor the next few weeks, Ottawa Hills Junior High students will be collecting toiletries, canned food, pet supplies, diapers, and cleaning materials for those in need from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. This collection also includes school supplies for the children of Houston Schools. Each of the advisory classrooms have a tote in which the students or community may donate. Each week, the teachers will take the items to the International Services of Hope drop-off centers throughout the Toledo Area. The teachers who have drop off bins are Mr. Mercer, Mrs. Stevens, Mr. Genzman, Mrs.Silvers, Mr. Feuerstein, Mr. Neuendorf, Mrs. Drabek and Mr. Kinkaid.

Click here for a list of suggested items or go to the Impact With Hope website for more ideas of items to bring in. This drive will last until September 18 or until there is no longer a need. Thank you for helping OHJH students in their efforts to show compassion.

Any questions can be directed to Darcy Browne at dbrowne@ohschools.org, Kristie Stevens at kstevens@ohschools.org, or Sean Mercer at smercer@ohschools.org.

OH Athletic Department Rolls Out New Fall Sports Program

Cover of our new Athletics programAthletic Administrator Tammy Talmage and secretary Tina Cambal were busy collaborating with Muir graphics over the last few weeks in order to roll out the fall sports program at last Friday night’s football game. The new full color program includes team pictures for all of the fall sports and the marching band, as well as special photos of senior athletes and senior members of the band. Many teachers, administrators, and staff members joined forces to sponsor a full-page good luck ad for the program. Programs are $5 and can purchased at home events or in the athletic office. The program includes a 20% off coupon that can be used to purchase merchandise at the Green Bear Cave, which is open every day during lunch time. Thank you to Athletic Administrator Tammy Talmage and to athletic office secretary Tina Cambal for making the fall sports program possible! 

Lilli Boice ('16) Addresses Arrowhead Staff

Lilli Boice talking to the Arrowhead staff about her journalism major at Northwestern University

Newspaper advisor Karen Schoenberger invited Lilli Boice (OH ’16) to speak to theArrowhead staff last Friday. "I was so happy to be able to come back and tell theArrowhead class about my time as a journalism major at Northwestern University," notes Lilli.  Students asked about the nature of her coursework, special projects, and the journalism program at NU.  Lilli says, “I love doing what I do at NU and I hope I was able to inspire them to at least consider a future in journalism because I have had great experiences and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for the field of journalism.”

Seniors Kick Off College Application Process with Boot Camp

College Application Boot Camp

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Fall Festival, Marketplace, and Car Show - Sunday, September 23 from 11:00 to 5:00pm

Fall Festival Logo

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Peter Pan Jr Auditions - Tuesday, September 26. Grades 4-8 May Audition

Peter Pan Jr. Logo

Audition Packet     Wikispace


2018 Mesasa Staff

Mesasa yearbook staff posing in an "18" symbol on the front lawn

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2017 Focus Art Show Opens at BGSU

Three pictures, Made McCabes piece titled "Betty from the Eighties", Nadine Ayad's piece of jewelry titled "Cultural Roots", and Mrs. Johnson and Many posing in front of her piece.

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7th Graders Take Part in Orientation Activities
Upper classmen posing for a picture with a few 7th graders they are showing the school to Girls posing in front of the gym during 7th grade walk
OHHS Student Council Declares "A Year of Action"

Picture of the OH Student Council Executive Board

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Annual Activities Calendar Available Online

Picture of the Annual Activities Calendar (September)

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Ottawa Hills Named to 7th Annual AP Honor Roll

Picture of AP District Honor Roll AwardOttawa Hills School District has been named to the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll. Only 433 districts nationwide earned this distinction. Inclusion in this honor is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2014 to 2016. Districts on the AP Honor Roll have simultaneously increased access to Advanced Placement coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. Honor Roll Districts defy the expectation that expanding access automatically results in a decline in the percentage of exams earning scores of 3 or better. Congratulations to our staff and students on earning this prestigious honor!