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The Academic Journey of Daniel Liu Daniel and his family

More than 80 Ottawa Hills eighth graders traveled to Washington, D.C.,  this week as part of the annual class trip. Missing from that peer group was Daniel Liu, who started kindergarten with them in 2009. But Daniel already has been to Washington. In fact, he’s been inside the White House and met President Obama.

OH High School in Top Five in Ohio

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.

D.C. Trip: A Capitol Tradition Turns 20 Sean Mercer hedshot

Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Mercer. Mercer? For Ottawa Hills residents, Sean Mercer is as strongly associated with the nation’s capitol as any of those traditional names.

smART Show Showcases Student Talents Student artwork

Hundreds of students, parents, teachers, and community members turned out for the 14th Annual smART show May 2. Attendees had the opportunity to see hundreds of pieces of student artwork, hear live musical performances from student groups, and attend the Studio Art students present the depth and breadth of their portfolios. 

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!

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.

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.

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).

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.

Kevin S. Miller named Ohio Superintendent of the Year

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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