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OHS Foundation launches Athletic Hall of Fame Hall of fame logo

To celebrate the achievements of athletes, the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation has created a High School Athletic Hall of Fame and will induct its inaugural class Friday (Sept. 20).

Motivational author speaks Sept. 19 at Jr./Sr. High School Rodney Walker

Motivational speaker and author Rodney J. Walker, whose life experiences include residing in 12 foster homes on Chicago’s south side and graduating from Yale, brings his story of perseverance and success to the Junior/Senior High School next week.

Ottawa Hills earns all A’s on Report Card for fifth-straight year Report card image

The Ohio Department of Education today awarded Ottawa Hills Local Schools all A’s on the state School Report Card. The grades are for the 2018-2019 school year; the district now has earned all A’s for five consecutive years.

Student activities commemorate Sept. 11 Flagpole on 9/11

Students across the district reflected on the meaning of Sept. 11 through activities inside and outside the classroom this week. The day’s most visible tribute occurred Wednesday when members of the Ottawa Hills Marching Band played the National Anthem in front of the Liberty Memorial flagpole.

Webinar explores dangers, new research on vaping Vaping

Parents, students, and anyone else in Ottawa Hills with questions about vaping are encouraged to attend a free webinar on the topic.

'Volley for the cure' is Sept. 26 Volley for the cure

The girls’ volleyball teams are again raising money for cancer through the “Volley for the Cure” event.

Dot's the way you do it! Students putting dots on furniture

Students at the Elementary School again are taking part in International Dot Day activities. And to celebrate, they are doing something they can’t at home: put stickers on furniture!

OHS Foundation hosts donor reception Sept. 19 OHS Foundation logo

The Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation will honor many of its financial supporters of the past year at a special reception Sept. 19. The event recognizes donors who are members of its “Vendi Vidi Vici Giving Society” and above.

The few, the proud ... the ES Safety Patrol! Sixth grade safety patrol

They are part police officer and part Chick-fil-A drive-thru window worker. They can be quick with a smile or deliver a stern gaze. They are the 39 boys and girls of the Elementary School Safety Patrol.

Double, double toil and trouble: OH students perform 'Macbeth' Shakespeare

Ten OH seniors will be live on local airwaves Sept. 25 reading lines from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” to promote Toledo Opera’s upcoming performance of the famous play.

OHS Foundation honors five Distinguished Alumni Distinguished Alumni Logo

Five notable alumni, from artists and business owners to philanthropists, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award this Friday (Sept. 20).

OHbreathe ready to bring wellness to Ottawa Hills Ohbreathe students

OHbreathe is a student-led initiative to address student wellness. Zak Maaieh (11) and Isabelle Gray (11) are leading this year’s team. “Our team has worked hard to restructure the program to enhance the experience of all students and focus on our goals,” Zak said “We are excited to see how these changes will better help our students.”

Concessions “Boost” OH Athletics Parent liaisons working the concession stand

What would a football or baseball game be without a juicy hot dog or the enticing aroma of popcorn in the air? Concessions are a time-honored tradition at Ottawa Hills. In addition to feeding hungry spectators, the concessions program represents an incredible fundraising opportunity for the OH Boosters organization.

Four OH students named National Merit Semifinalists National Merit Semifinalists

Four seniors from Ottawa Hills High School have been named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. Congratulations to Joshua Assi, Priya Bhatt, Hank Griffin, and Jennifer Hsu!

Pair achieve ACT perfection Priya Bhatt and Hank Griffin

Add the names of Priya Bhatt and Hank Griffin to the district’s growing list of perfect scorers on the ACT college-prep exam.

OH News: Bringing us the best in broadcast journalism OH News logo

The broadcast journalism students leading OH News for the 2019-2020 school year promise to make this one of the best ever. Regular features on the morning broadcast include the Inside Edge (sports), Weather, Fun Facts, and updates of school events.

Student project seeks businesses

Does your company or organization have something to teach today’s students about the "real" world of business? Then you can partner with Ottawa Hills.

Starbooks Cafe opens with books on the menu Mrs. Haudan and students at the Starbook Cafe

A new store opened Wednesday inside the Elementary School. The only item on the menu: books. Borrowing an idea from the world of retail, fourth-grade teacher Judy Haudan opened “Starbooks Café.” Her goal is to get her 23 students to open their reading “palettes” to different tastes.

Take a seat … and collaborate! Students using new node chairs

The district’s 88 fifth graders looking for ways to work remotely and collaboratively have a new resource: Node chairs.

AFS students help strengthen cultural connections

AFS students Aliyya from Indonesia and Federico from Italy have joined Ottawa Hills High School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Regional art show features students' work artwork by Grace Dunbar ('19)

Art from two seniors and a 2019 graduate is appearing in “Focus,” a juried show at Bowling Green State University through Sept. 28.
And two of those pieces won awards.

2019 Mesasa staff ready to create lasting memories 2019 Yearbook staff

The 2019-2020 Mesasa yearbook staff is ready to create another memorable yearbook for students and staff. Leading the staff are co-editors Alex McCollough and Erin Kadrovach and faculty advisor Lauren Hurst.

2019 Arrowhead staff promises to maintain momentum 2019 Arrowhead staff

The high school Arrowhead newspaper staff begins the school year with 14 student journalists and faculty advisor Sara Eisenbaum.

Bike-riding and perseverance: A lesson in mindfulness Students learning about mindfulness
Pack-a-Pickup Challenge returning to OH Pack a pickup

Ottawa Hills Local Schools will once again be part of the annual Pack-a-Pick Up Challenge organized by WTOL 11. The TV station has picked 10 area high schools to participate.

Meet the 'New Kids on the Block' New kids on the block

12 new faculty and staff joined the district this week. They include paraprofessionals, teachers, a psychologist and an intervention specialist. Meet the new staff for the 2019-2020 school year:

Back-to-School 5K raises $6K for After Prom Runners at the race

This year’s Ottawa Hills Back to School 5K Race generated more than $6,000 to support 2020 After Prom activities. The annual event drew 217 registered walkers and runners and more than 50 volunteers, said event organizer Sally McQueen.

Fall Festival (Sept. 28) seeks sponsors, vendors, volunteers Fall festival logo

Organizers of the 16th annual Fall Festival and Marketplace are looking for sponsors, vendors, and volunteers. The rain-or-shine event is Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Comedy-farce ‘Noises Off’ coming to OH theater Noises Off logo

The newest addition to the 2019-2020 theatrical lineup is “Noises Off,” which will run Nov. 22-24. The show takes its title from the stage direction indicating sounds coming from offstage.

Exchange students seeking host families Pakistan and Japanese flags

Two AFS students from Japan and Pakistan are waiting to enroll at Ottawa Hills High School. It is critical that host families are found for them in the next week.

Important Information about Jr./Sr. High School Parking Parking map image

Construction has started on the new Kadens Family Fitness Center at the Junior/Senior High School. That means BIG changes in parking for our students, staff, and visitors since 54 parking spaces are being temporarily lost. Here is what you need to know:

Ottawa Hills ranked No. 1 regional, county school district No. 1 hand

Ottawa Hills Local Schools is the No. 1 school district in the Toledo area and Lucas County, according to research company Niche.

13 OH teachers, staff honored with state’s Edison Award for STEM education Ohio Academy of Science logo

Thirteen teachers and staff from Ottawa Hills Local Schools have received The Governor’s Thomas Edison Award. Ottawa Hills was the only district in northwest Ohio selected for the honor.

Shop the Bear Cave for your OH gear Green Bear Approved logo

The Bear Cave is the perfect spot to find OH-themed T-shirts, sweatshirts, junior high gym sets, hats, headbands, and more! All proceeds from Cave sales support the athletics program at Ottawa Hills Local Schools.

District delivers thank-you plaques to local OSBA honorees OSBA logo

Four local businesses recently received congratulatory plaques for their ongoing support of the district. The Board of Education selected the four to join the statewide "Business Honor Roll," an awards-and-recognition program organized annually by the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA).

OH High School in Top Five in Ohio Top US News School logo

Congratulations to the students, families, faculty, and staff at Ottawa Hills High School! U.S. News & World Report has ranked them as the fifth-best high school in Ohio for the second year in a row.

The Writing Studio: Innovation, Excellence in Action James Schwann teaching an SLA

A college-inspired academic service has come to Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School, enabling students to get help with writing and literature assignments.

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