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Gets Tickets Now for April 26-28 ‘Newsies’ Disney header

“Newsies” (rated PG) is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” Get your tickets now!

Students Gearing Up for World Robotics Championship Kavita and Danielle

Two Ottawa Hills students will perform on the world robotics stage later this month. As if that achievement wasn’t significant enough, they are appearing on TWO teams – an almost unheard of accomplishment in the world of youth robotics.

Superintendent Search 2019

Information from Finding Leaders, the organization hired by the Ottawa Hills Board of Education, to select the district’s next superintendent. The proposed timeline is subject to change.

Theater Duo Prepares for Final Curtain Henry and George

As kindergarten classmates in 2006, Henry Seifried and George Mancy probably did more play acting than most kids. Twelve years later, the senior duo prepares not only to graduate, but also to end theatrical careers more entwined than any students in Ottawa Hills history.

eSports Club thrives on online competition Team members of eSports Club

Do you have a child who plays video games? Then read the next sentence carefully: That’s a good thing!

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.

Strong Finish for Jr. High Science Olympiad

Congratulations to the Junior High Science Olympiad team on a successful season.  Junior High students did quite well, with 17 top-6 finishes and an overall seventh-place finish as a team.

Honors Research Class Enriching Students' Experience Abigail Berk

A first-year honors research class at Ottawa Hills is generating new academic opportunities for its six inaugural students, from publishing research in academic journals and receiving coveted college admissions to winning summer-long internships at world-class labs.

2019 Elementary School Art Fair: A Fantastic Event Student at the Fair

Parents and other family members enjoyed breakfast, art, music, and each other’s company over the last two days during the “Rise & Shine with Lichtenstein” breakfasts. The breakfasts are an annual event held during the Elementary School Art Fair.

Innovator 'Mindset' Blooms Among OH Faculty

Education expert George Couros spent a day inspiring Ottawa Hills faculty last week. The enthusiasm was contagious, as it led to bursts of creative expression and new insights into our students and classrooms.

Robotics Team Prepares for Final Event Monday Robotics teams competing

Two of our high school teams competed February 9 in a VEX-qualifying tournament Morral, Ohio. All six of our junior high and high school teams have a final event Monday (February 18) at Toledo Technology Academy.

Strong Performances at Science Olympiad Event Science Olympiad participants

The junior high Science Olympiad team medaled in five events at the Southview Invitational February 9. The high school team finished 10th out of 30 teams.

Students Present Projects at Science Fair Group image of Science Fair judges

The annual Ottawa Hills Science Fair took place February 8 in the high school library. Jeremy Nixon’s Honors biology classes displayed research projects they have been working on since October. 

Lacrosse Coach Receives National Coaching Honor Headshot of Coach Best

OH lacrosse coach Tim Best received the 2017-18 "Ohio Coach of the Year" award from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

A Conversation with Coach John Lindsay Coach John Lindsay

John Lindsay grew up in Toledo with a love for sports and competition. Even his parents’ choice of his godfather seemed to predestine his career.

Book Fair Overcomes Weather to Deliver Results Kids reading

Through the generosity (and curiosity) of students, staff, and community members, more than $10,450 in books and book-related items were purchased last month during the Spring Scholastic Book Fair. Our elementary library gets a percent of sales in both cash and “Scholastic dollars” to buy books.

Fred Roberts ('79) Provides Life-Changing Experience for OH Students

Ottawa Hills alumnus Fred Roberts (’79) has turned his dream into opportunity for OH students. Each summer, a group of Ottawa Hills students joins Fred at his Batian’s View Experiential Education Center in Naro Moru, Kenya as part of the Summer Learning in Kenya (SLIK) program.

Tammy Talmage Likes Being a Good Sport Tammy Talmage

When it came time to arrive for her job interview two years ago, Tammy Talmage didn’t need directions. After all, she had been coaching Green Bear athletes for nearly 30 years and earned 11 varsity letters as an Ottawa Hills student-athlete.

Illustrator draws attention to cartooning Steve Harpster with student

Elementary students enjoyed a visit with illustrator Steve Harpster on Tuesday, December 11. Using his iPad Pro and slick illustration software, Mr. Harpster demonstrated the drawing of sea creatures, cute critters, and crazy made-up animals like the "Unicorn-narwhal!" Better yet: Our students got to draw these creatures right along with him.

Kevin S. Miller named Ohio Superintendent of the Year Dr. Miller with kindergarteners

Dr. Kevin S. Miller, superintendent of Ottawa Hills Local Schools, is being honored today with the "Superintendent of the Year Award" from the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA). More than 700 individuals across the state are eligible annually for the award. Congratulations, Dr. Miller!

Agora Week 2018: Local workshops inspired students Students catching each other outdoors

They pounded hammers and created art with paintbrushes. They learned to fix plumbing and write biographies of animals. They cut vegetables, stirred pots, and learned to climb mountains. Such were the experiences of students during Agora Week 2018. Appropriately, the activities matched the theme of the biennial event: "Habits of the Heart."

Agora 2018: Sharing lifetimes of memories Samantha Fischer zip lining

They hiked and surfed, toured mountain valleys and art museums. They wandered the Palace of Versailles and beaches of Normandy. They meandered on rivers in gondolas and whitewater rafts. The toured the Colosseum and went zip lining.  Such were the reflections of the more than 120 students who traveled abroad during Agora 2018.

TAAC Hall of Fame adds 2 members with OH roots

A star athlete and former athletic director for Ottawa Hills were inducted into the Toledo Area Athletic Conference (TAAC) Hall of Fame this month. The honors for Kimberly (Kos) Southall and Tim Erickson came during a dinner ceremony November 16. With their induction, Ottawa Hills now has 16 representatives in the TAAC Hall of Fame.

Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation Receives $500,000 Donation from the Kadens Family Pete ('96) and Amy ('99) Kadens

Ottawa Hills High School alumni Pete and Amy (Robbins) Kadens (’96, ’99) have announced their plans to donate $500,000 to the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation over the next five years. Their generosity to the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation is the largest gift to date for the Foundation. The Kadens’ donation will have an immediate impact on Ottawa Hills students at every age by opening opportunities and providing new resources that otherwise would not be possible through the district’s normal operating budget.

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