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"You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown" Entertains All

People of all ages enjoyed OHHS theater department’s fall production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. The title character was played by Charlie Moynihan. Sara Eskandari brought Lucy Van Pelt to life while George Mancy took on the role of little brother Linus. Fiona Arnol d played Sally Brown and Luke Dangler overcame a broken leg to successfully bring piano-playing Schroeder to the stage. Robby Gilmore played everyone's favorite dog: Snoopy. The Ensemble was made up of many OHHS and OHJH students who brought color and fun to the production. Every aspect of the show helped bring the comic strip characters to life.

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O.H. Model UN Heads to Michigan

On December 5 and 6 the OH Model UN Club participated in the Canadian-American Security Council Conference at the Radisson Conference Center in Lansing, Michigan. Twenty-six OH students joined over 500 other Mid-Western and Canadian high school students. They represented countries in the present day United Nations Security Council, European Union, NATO, and the UN ECOSOC. Topics included:

 
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Learning About Natural Selection in Mr. Nixon’s Class

OHHS students completed and presented their Rat Island projects over the past two weeks in Mr. Nixon's Biology class. Students were asked to describe how rats adapted to specific environmental conditions on an imaginary island using the process of natural selection.  

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Coach Mercer Creates the Magic for Win #200

Coach Sean Mercer won his 200th basketball game when the Green Bears captured a 60-50 win against the Rossford Bulldogs. Coach Mercer has been the girls’ varsity basketball coach at Ottawa Hills since the  fall of 2001. When interviewed by BCSN, Mr. Mercer said, “I don’t really like the numbers thing. I try to stay away from that stuff as much as possible. To me, it means that I’ve been blessed to be at a good school, where we have had some very good athletes over the years. I’ve had some great players, some playing in college. I think it’s a tribute to them.”

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Creativity and Innovation in Junior High STEM

Using Autodesk Inventor, a computer aided design (CAD) program, Patty Dowd’s junior high STEM class created virtual playgrounds during the Design and Modeling Unit. Prior to using the CAD program, students were required to research appropriate dimensions and meet safety regulations on playground equipment. Following this unit, students will focus on automation and robotics. They will use RobotC software to design, create, and program their own robot.

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Nature’s Nursery Visits Ottawa Hills

Recently, Jeanine Bailey’s high school science classes enjoyed a visit from Julie Ladd, the education outreach coordinator for Nature’s Nursery Center in Whitehouse. Ms. Ladd brought a variety of rescued animals to Ottawa Hills including an opossum, screech owl, box turtle, and a tiger salamander. She shared information about the animals’ habitats, biology, and diets. In addition, she discussed how her organization rescues and rehabilitates animals.

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Hands-On with Plate Tectonics

Junior high science teacher Kelly Hoffer introduced students to the idea of plate tectonics through hands-on labs last week.  Students simulated the three types of plate boundaries with graham crackers, fruit roll-ups, and frosting. Through understanding divergent, convergent, and transform plate boundaries, students are better able to describe natural phenomena like earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis.  According to Mrs. Hoffer, “Students always enjoy the hands-on aspect of lab activities. 

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Challenge Crew

On November 25, several Challenge Crew members volunteered for Kids Unlimited where they provided additional tutoring in reading and math for elementary and middle school students. Challenge Crew members who attended included Katherine O’Neal, Renae Goik, Natalia Cortes, and Yiyi Han. The Challenge Crew students had a wonderful and meaningful experience and plan to continue their partnership with the school.

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Turkey Treats In Time for Thanksgiving

Julie Visser’s Family and Consumer Science classes explored the world of Pinterest. They used the website to get some inspiration for Thanksgiving themed treats during a lab activity designed to help students learn about the science behind fats, oils, and sugars. Students created edible turkey treats from candy corn, peanuts, M&Ms, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

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OSU and UM Rivalry is Alive and Well

Students and staff donned the colors of their favorite team on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving in anticipation of one of the biggest and best rivalries in college football: the Michigan vs. Ohio State game. In the 111th meeting of the rivals, both teams came to win and gave fans an action-packed game. Ohio State beat Michigan 42-28 to give the scarlet and gray another year of bragging rights.

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Students Assist with Outdoor Education

Each year high school students are asked by sixth grade camp advisor Sandy Sterling to apply to be camp counselors and assist with the outdoor education program at Camp Storer. Mrs. Sterling and elementary principal Kori Zake appreciate having the older students mentor the younger students during the experience.

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First Semester Exam Schedule

First Semester Exams are Wednesday, January 14; Thursday, January 15; and Friday, January 16. Click HERE to download the exam schedule. School is dismissed at 2:05 pm on these exam days.

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Boys' Soccer Hands Out End-of-Year Award

The TAAC champion boys' soccer team brought a close to the season by holding its award banquet on November 11 at the Ward Pavilion at Wildwood Metropark. 
Receiving all-league honors in the TAAC were (first team): Luke Dangler, Nick Hauck, and Dan Reilly; (second team): Spencer Bergman, Noah Dewhirst, Garrett Robinson, and Max Seifried; (honorable mention): Yovel Avidor-Reiss, and Josh Joseph. Coach Nate Baer received TAAC Coach of the Year honors.

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ESC of Lake Erie West Recognizes OHHS Students

Ottawa Hills High School students were recognized on November 18 for outstanding achievements in different subject areas by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.  

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O.H. Students Featured at the FOCUS Show

The FOCUS show, an annual juried high school art exhibit opens November 22 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Five Ottawa Hills High School pieces are included in this year’s show running through December 7: two jewelry pieces by Audra Swan (shown here--an OHHS Class of 2014, currently attending Ohio University), a photograph by Emily Davis, a ceramic piece by Robert Dixon and a paper cutout by Sarah Wilmore.

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Matt Abendroth Signs Letter of Intent

On Wednesday, November 12, senior Matt Abendroth signed a National Letter of Intent to play Golf at St. Bonaventure. Matt was part of the 2013 State Championship Team and the 2014 State Runner-Up Team. He was recognized as the 2014 Toledo Area Athletic Conference Player of the Year, First Team All District,

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Yarko Kuk Meets With Arrowhead Staff

Village resident and owner of the Village Voice, Yarko Kuk, has been sharing his journalistic wisdom with the staff of the Arrowhead, OHHS's student newspaper.  Arrowhead advisor Karen Schoenberger invited Mr. Kuk to meet with her staff once a month to discuss topics like interviewing, sports reporting, and utilizing sources. In addition, he gives feedback and constructive criticism for each issue. Mr.

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