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Auditions for Willy Wonka JR September 24-26

Audition information:

Willy Wonka Audition Packet

Willy Wonka Audition Form

Willy Wonka Contract

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Campus Agora Timeline

Plans for Agora and Agora Jr. continue to solidify. Parents and students should note the following for the high school students:

Tuesday, Sept. 30- Agora Homeroom (students learn about the workshops and get the guidelines and procedures);
Monday, Oct. 6- Deadline for registration materials (collected in English classes);

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Get Ready for Fall Festival...

If you’re looking for a fun day for the entire family, the 10th Annual Ottawa Hills Fall Festival Marketplace & Car Show is right around the corner! Bring the whole family and celebrate, rain or shine!

This year's Festival will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There's something at the Festival for kids of all ages: the fourth annual car show (see information below); live music & entertainment; pie throwing; arts & crafts; pony & wagon rides; a pumpkin decorating contest; Imagination Station; a corn hole tournament; and great food from the Ottawa Hills Boosters, Shorty’s, Chick-fil-A, and Cold Stone Creamery.

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Girls Tennis Remains Undefeated

The girls’ tennis team remains undefeated after a strong showing at the  doubles tournament in Port Clinton last Saturday. In the tournament, they beat Perrysburg 100-76. In addition to the overall team victory, Kristen and Kelsi Berry won first doubles, Michelle and Megan Healey won second doubles, and Lauren Stevens and Morgan Billstein won third doubles. 

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Keeping Us Cool in School

Former science teacher Marv Rotundo enjoys staying connected to the school and community. Mr. Rotundo retired four years ago but continues to remain  active as an educator by volunteering at Wildwood Metropark and running the high school program for the Cadaver Lab at the University of Toledo Medical Center.  Most recently, Marv felt some sympathy for OH students and teachers who faced some intense heat in the building at the start of school year. 

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Bleacher Creature T-Shirts

Student Council has partnered up with the Boosters Organization to bring out the newest Green Bear spirit wear.  The shirt features a “Green Bear Nation” logo on the front of the shirt with a “Bleacher Creature” design on the back.  The long sleeve t-shirts are $15 and are sold during lunch near the multipurpose room.

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Follow Green Bear Athletics and School News on Twitter

Mr. Erickson has been tweeting scores to all of the varsity games for fall sports since the start of the fall season.  Get the most current athletic news by following @GreenBearSports on twitter.  You can follow school news by following Mr. McMurray @OHHSprincipal, Michael Leeds and the instrumental music program @GreenBearBand, and our OH Theater program and Darrin Broadway @darrinOHTheater.

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OH Boys' Soccer Youth Night

Come to OH Boys' Soccer Youth Night on September 23, 2014. The game is at 7 p.m. at the stadium against Maumee Valley. Kids who wear a soccer jersey get in free to the game with a paying adult. We will have the OHHS cheerleaders there to do face painting. 

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Seniors Enjoy Traditional Opening Day Breakfast

The Reilly’s opened up their home on Brookside to the Class of 2015 for the annual Senior Breakfast.  The students enjoyed a light breakfast before making their grand entrance into the auditorium during the opening assembly. The class of 2015 is led by president Luke Dangler, vice-president Katie Kropp, secretary Katherine Shockey, treasurer Darcy Davis, and senators Allie Dewire and Quinn Wright.

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Cross Country Brings Home the Gold

It was an exciting weekend for members of the junior high and high school cross country teams at the Springfield "Runnin' With the Devils" Invitational Meet. The high school girls’ team took first place in the meet, with Green Bears Jeanette Widmer and Abby Hauck taking first and second in the race.

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Acting Out! Introduces Students to the Technical Side of Theater

The Ottawa Hills Theater department offered a camp for students interested in the technical side of productions.  More than 40 students from grades 4-12 attended workshops over Labor Day weekend. Led by Darrin Broadway and Dan Finkle, students learned how the magic of theater is created from behind the scenes through the engineering of sound, lights, and set design.

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Welcome Student Teacher Ben Miller

Student teacher Ben Miller will be working with English teacher James Kinkaid for the 2014-2015 school year. Mr. Miller is an undergraduate education student who will be graduating from The University of Toledo this coming May. He’s delighted to be placed at Ottawa Hills and is looking forward to learning about the English curriculum and immersing himself in this year’s Agora project.

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Switzerland and Germany Represented at OH

We welcome our new AFS students Anne Matthes from Germany and Jeanette Widmer (Sha Nette) from Switzerland. Anne is living with Sherri and Jeff Cousins and their daughter Kirsten. Jeanette is living with R.L. and Karen Berry and their daughters Kristen and Kelsi. The students will share more information about themselves at the school's annual AFS assembly in October.  Pictured are Anne and Jeanette with Natalie Bergeron, who was an exchange student from Paris, France during the 1977-78 school year.

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OHHS 2014-15 Leadership

The Ottawa Hills High School student council members have already begun their contribution to OH by taking part in orientation sessions for incoming 7th graders and students new to OH. The Student Council members have also been busy planning an exciting schedule of activities for the 2014-15 school year to foster Green Bear spirit and a positive school climate. Student Council officers include Olivia Koury, President; Andy Dayton, Vice President; Elizabeth Navarre, Treasurer; Isabelle Rodriguez, Secretary; and Dan Reilly, Sergeant-at-Arms.

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Seventh Graders Get a Great Start

Before the start of school, incoming seventh grade students participated in a program to help them make a successful transition to the junior high school. On August 21, students met with guidance counselor Darcy Browne, assistant principal Jackie Patterson, seventh grade teacher and English Department chair Bill Miller, and  District Technology Director Shane Patacca, to discuss various strategies students can use to improve their organizational and study skills. 

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Back to School 5K Run

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, over 400 people participated in the annual Back to School 5K. Many thanks to parent Lisa Baer Dewhirst and her army of volunteers for organizing a wonderful event. Shown here are OH staff members who took part in the race.

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New Student Orientation

hanks to Jackie Patterson, Darcy Browne, and Mark Nusbaum for organizing the new student orientation.  Mr. Bill Miller participated by giving new students tips on being successful at Ottawa Hills. Among many pieces of advice, Mr. Miller shared study skills and time management strategies. We have sixteen new students enrolled at Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School. Many thanks to Tina Dowling and Karen Mayfield for being so warm and welcoming to our new families when they come to register at our school.

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Make Sure You Know Our Newest Green Bears

Have you met our newest faculty members yet? With the start of the 2014-2015 school year, we welcome six new members to our team. They include elementary guidance counselor Emily Celizic, STEM teacher Patty Dowd, junior high math/science teacher Kelly Hoffer, intervention specialist Jordan Kielty, speech and language pathologist Paula Milkie, and physical education/health teacher Greg Neuendorf. To learn more about our new faculty members, see their bios here

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Waiver Days/Inservice Days Scheduled

On Tuesday, August 26, our faculty and staff took part in the first waiver day of the year. Waiver days are days used for professional development to address state mandates and various initiatives that are being implemented in our district. The school district will take advantage of two more waiver days to provide professional development for faculty and staff in the 2014-2015 school year. Please mark your calendars for the following dates which have been approved by the Board of Education:

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Parent/Teacher Conferences Have a Different Look

Parent-Teacher Conference dates will look a bit different for the 2014-2015 school year, so parents should take note of the following days and times for conferences at each district building. Our goal was to provide more evening time for parents to meet with teachers and to provide earlier opportunities in the school year for parents to meet with their children's teachers. 

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Google Calendars Yet Another Way to Keep It All Straight

Ottawa Hills Local Schools has migrated its calendars from DynaCal to Google Calendars. This migration allows you to easily integrate and sync with our district events using Google’s Services. Visit the link on our website to access a variety of calendars, then choose the specific calendars to which you want to subscribe. Please follow the attached directions if you would like to subscribe to one of our calendars.

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Got OH Connections?

Are you signed up for OH Connections? Of course you are, or you wouldn't be reading this article! But anyone can sign up for OH Connections. Almost all school communication is delivered to families and community members through the district’s OH Connections. OH Connections not only provides a vehicle for electronic communications between the school district and its constituents, but also allows us to do our part to provide a “greener” environment while conserving paper and printing costs for the district.

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District Activities Calendar Provides Month-by-Month Info.

Previously, the district activities calendar was delivered to each home in the district. But beginning last year, the calendar was provided electronically to save printing costs. The calendar tracks the junior/senior high school’s rotating schedule and provides dates for many important elementary, junior/senior high school, and district events.

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Ottawa Hills Receives Governor's Award

Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School received the Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM education.  The Ohio Academy of Science selected 57 Ohio schools to receive the award and Ottawa Hills was one of only five schools to receive a median score of 10.  Teachers from the math, science, music, and technology departments received the award for their accomplishments in STEM education during the 2014-15 school year.  

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25 Best High Schools in the Midwest

The Daily Beast used six indicators culled from school surveys to compare public high schools in the U.S., with graduation and college acceptance rates weighed most heavily. Other criteria included college-level courses and exams, as well as SAT and ACT scores. Here are the top schools in the Midwest.

Ottawa Hills is featured as #5. Click here for the results.

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Announcing the 2014-15 Theater Season

Though considered a "good man" by his friends, Charlie Brown can't seem to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl, nor his friend Lucy, her crush, the piano-playing Schroeder. Meanwhile Snoopy and Linus daydream and the rest of the friends battle with kites, school, baseball and misunderstandings before finally coming to realize what makes them truly happy. Rated G.




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Parent-Teacher Conference Dates Set for 2014-2015

Parent-Teacher Conference dates will look a bit different for the 2014-2015 school year, so parents should take note of the following days and times for conferences at each district building.

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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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