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In partnership with our community, Ottawa Hills Local Schools will challenge and inspire each student to realize his or her unique potential; to embrace learning as a lifelong process; and to become an active, responsible citizen.

 

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Help us "Knock Out Brain Cancer"

Man wearing Knock Out Brain Cancer T-shirtThe school and community will unite to “Fight Hard Live Hard:  Knock Out Brain Cancer” at the Friday, January 27 basketball game when Ottawa Hills hostsGibsonburg. Proceeds from this event will be going to fund research for pediatric brain cancer, including an organization called “Catching Up with Jack.” Jack is Coach Lindsey’s great nephew who passed away from pediatric brain cancer. You can visit the "Catching Up with Jack" website here.  
 
T-shirts will be sold by the cheerleaders and basketball team members next week for $10 each. The t-shirt design is shown here. A collection for will be taken up at the game along with various other activities. 50/50 raffle ticket sales proceeds will go toward the cause. Those who would like more information or would like to make a donation to support the cause can contact Drew Hoffman, who is chairing the school committee, at dhoffman20@ohschools.org. For those who would like to give to this worthy
cause, they may write a check to “Jack Finesse Charitable Giving Fund.” 

This fund is for organizations and causes directly committed to finding a cure for pediatric brain tumors as well as supporting local families affected by this awful disease.

Student Council Presidents Laud Board Members

Student council members posing with board members

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Flippin' Flapjacks Benefit After Prom 2017

Picture of bears flipping pancakesOn Friday, February 3, the After Prom Committee is sponsoring the annual pancake dinner. Proceeds from the event help to fund after prom, a parent chaperoned evening of fun, food, games, and prizes in a drug- and alcohol-free environment. The dinner will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 a the door. The price includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee, milk, and orange juice.

For tickets, contact any OHHS junior or Tracy Boice at 419-265-3447 or by emailing tboice@bex.net. Click here to see an event flyer.

Volleyball Tournament Collects Canned Goods for Area Food Bank

Left: Staff Volleyball Players looking tough.  Right:  Junior team ready to rock and roll.

Last week members of Student Council organized a volleyball tournament to collect canned goods and raise money for a local food bank. Nearly fifty students participated in the event and another fifty came to watch the fun. Senior Nathan Card was the lead organizer and acted as the emcee for the event. Nathan shares, “We decided to organize the volleyball tournament because we really needed to get the ball rolling on fundraising. We're hoping this becomes a yearly thing that benefits local organizations. We chose Toledo's Northwest Ohio Food Bank because they do great things all over Lucas County to help people in need." The evening ended with a face-off between the FB’s, consisting of juniors, and the Points Factory, made up of staff members. Many thanks to student council advisor Jessica Temple, Nathan Card, and members of the Service and Fundraising Committee of student council for organizing the event.

January Students of the Month

January Students of the Month

Congratulations to Students of the Month Reagan Clarke (7) Kaleigh Carson (10), and Cole Simonetti (12).  Look for these three outstanding students in the upcoming issue of Village Life & Home. Every month three students are chosen by a committee of faculty and staff at the junior/senior high school.  Students are selected because they excelled in one or all of the following areas:

Student of the Month Points of Excellence

Robotics Team Gears Up for Competition

Left: 4 students building the robot.  Right:  2 students programming a robot.

Members of the Ottawa Hills Robotics Team are gearing up for competition.  They spent part of a recent weekend working in advisor Patty Dowd’s classroom problem-solving and fine-tuning their robot. Members of the team include William Becker, Keefer McClure, Liam McCullough Campbell, Tarun Paramasamy, Robbie Heuring, Henry Genzman, and Parker Contreras. Many thanks to the Ottawa Hills Parent Association for their support of this student activity.

Choraliers Bring Joy to Communities

Members of the Ottawa Hills Garden ClubThe Ottawa Hills Choraliers performed more than a dozen times this holiday season for a variety of organizations, charities, private parties, and, of course, for the school.  The Choraliers have forged a special relationship with the Ottawa Hills Garden Club. They have sung at their annual holiday luncheon for more than thirty years. 

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Junior High Music Program Shares Sounds of the Season

Leeds conducting JH BandThe sounds of the season filled the auditorium as the junior high band and choirs presented their holiday concert, titled Winter Carols shortly before winter break. The Concert Band began with Joyeux Noel followed by Grandma Got Run Over by a ReindeerMarshmallow World, and Chanukah Celebration.

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Ishan Khare Wins American Mathematics Contest

Picture of AMC Winner and Top Finishers

The AMC 8 test (American Mathematics Contest) was administered on November 15 to 15 students through grade 8 who signed up to participate. Eighth grader Ishan Khare was the Ottawa Hills school winner with a score of 23. He also placed in the top 1% nationally and received the Honor of Distinction award for his performance. Eighth grader Oliver Smirnov was the 2nd place school winner receiving Silver, and seventh grader Grahm Hileman was the 3rd place school winner receiving Bronze.

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OHES Students Cash In On The Green Bear Ball

OHES Students Eating Breakfast with PrincipalsOHES third grader Ella McQueen was the recipient of a “Breakfast with the Principals” purchased at the Green Bear Ball in March of 2016. Before the holiday break, high school principal Ben McMurray and assistant principal Jackie Patterson made good on their promise and took Ella and her friend Skylar Silk out to breakfast at Uncle John’s Pancake House.

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Eliana Frost Wins Superintendent Award

Dr. Miller presenting Eliana with awardRecently, Dr. Miller presented junior Eliana Frost with the Superintendent’s Award for her artwork exhibited at the FOCUS Art Show. Eliana received a special certificate and a $100.00 check from the superintendent.  

Her “Self-Portrait” was on display at the FOCUS show from November through mid-December. Eliana’s artwork will be on display during the spring smART show in early May. 

Congratulations, Eliana!

Strong Showing for Science Olympiad at Northview Invitational

Science Olympiad at Northview Invitational

Congratulations to the Ottawa Hills Science Olympiad Team on their successful 6th place finish out of 46 teams at the Sylvania Northview Invitational. The two teams had a great day and beat many teams from northwest Ohio in several events, including Springfield, Southview, and Northview High Schools.

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Board Reorganizes for 2017

Picture of the Board for 2017Ottawa Hills Board of Education members held their 2017 organizational meeting yesterday, January 4, in the elementary library/media center.
 
Brad Johnson was re-elected President of the Board while Corey Hupp was chosen to continue as the Board Vice President.
 
Meetings for 2017 were set, with regular Board meetings taking place the third Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Special board meetings, when needed, will be held the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the elementary library/media center.

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Tickets Now on Sale for The Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz PosterOttawa Hills is anticipating a visit to the Emerald City and everything Wizard of Oz in January 2017! Join us for this fantastic musical production featuring OH residents of all ages. Performance times are:

Friday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 29, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 29, 7:00 p.m.


Over 150 student performers from grades 4 through 8 will entertain capacity crowds. A legion of parents and high school student mentors are providing leadership, back-stage and technical assistance, make-up, props, costumes, ticket sales support, publicity, and everything else it takes to create a magical, fun-filled, theatre experience.

Get your tickets now! You can go to Ticketracker to order online or visit the OH Schools Music & Theatre Association web page for ticket ordering instructions.

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