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2014 Homecoming Weekend

The Green Bears beat Danbury 35-0 and Abbie Wade was crowned Homecoming Queen to highlight Ottawa Hills' 2014 homecoming festivities. The homecoming court also included seniors Kendall Erickson, Megan Healy, Olivia Koury, and Samantha Lemieux. As part of the celebration, high school students took part in a hallway

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MATHCOUNTS Poised to Compete

The junior high school MathCounts team has been busy preparing for competition.   The team is led by Algebra teacher Diane Drabek. Right now they are practicing problem- solving skills. The students work with partners or in groups and talk about how to tackle various problems and then share their solutions. The team also practices solving problems with speed – since that is also part of the competition.  In December, MathCounts holds an internal competition to determine the composition of the team.

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Andrew “Ice Pick” Boesel Breaks Rushing Record

During the game against Cardinal Stritch, senior Andrew Boesel broke the record for the most yards rushed in a single game. The record was previously held by Nasri Hajjar in a game against Toledo Christian. Andrew passed Nasri’s 247 yard record in the fourth quarter and finished with a total of 295 yards. Congratulations, Andrew! Many thanks to Matt Elliott, Ottawa Hills volunteer sports historian and statistician, for providing this information.

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Band Brings Out Dance Moves at Homecoming

Ready to rock, the high school marching band treated the school and community to their latest material last Friday after the game. The band featured hits that made the audience want to move, including LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem, complete with fun, sophisticated choreography. The band also performed Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off! and Jason Derulo’s Wiggle. In addition, the show included sophomore majorette twirler Miranda King and senior Field Commander Mackenzie Payton. Band Director Michael Leeds was pleased with the performance and said the band is eagerly awaiting the final home game.

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Behind the Lens with Photography Students

Steve Wipfli’s Photography I students have been experimenting with the technique of  framing. Framing is a compositional technique in which the photographer seeks out or creates a natural or man-made frame to surround the subject. The frame serves to say “look at this!” in an effort to give the subject context, to add depth to the image or to help visually organize the picture.

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Bears End Soccer Season in District Semi-Finals

The boys’ soccer team shut out the Pettisville Blackbirds 3-0 in the sectional finals game on October 18.  The boys then played Swanton in the district semi-final game, losing a hard-fought match in the first overtime, 3-2. We all join together in wishing senior Luke Dangler a speedy recovery. Luke broke his leg with 10 minutes to go in the game against Pettisville.

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Girls XC Team and Dominic Aducci Advance to Regionals

On Saturday, October 18 at Liberty Center, the girls' cross country teamed place third in District competition to qualify for Regional competition in Tiffin tomorrow.  Freshman Abby Hauck (shown here) led the way for the girls' team with a 5th place finish. Freshman Caelan Carter placed 12th. The top five runners were rounded out with Janette Widmer (27th), Alyssa Sherman (30th), and Jeanne Chesnut (32nd).

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Parade Brings Out the Best of the Village

It was another beautiful afternoon for the 6th annual Village Life Parade. This year’s participants included representation from the following groups: Ottawa Hills Local Schools, Ottawa Hills Education Association, Village Life, Class Officers and Floats, Homecoming Court, 2013 Queen Lauren Miller, Boys and Girls Soccer, Marching Band, Cheerleaders, Dance Team, OH Moms Club, OH Foundation, Alumni, OHSPA, the Green Bear Ball Committee, OHPAC, and Challenge Crew.

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O'Leary Delivers Powerful Message

John O’Leary is an internationally acclaimed speaker who empowers more than 100,000 people at more than 150 events each year. He challenges them to take back their lives, ignite their possibility and change their world. On October 22, he shared his message with the students of Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School during a school assembly, and then he returned to share his message with communitymembers during an evening presentation.

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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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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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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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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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