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Important updates about Jr./Sr. High Homecoming 2020

Important updates from the Junior/Senior High School about Homecoming-related events Oct. 2-3.

Celebration of Village Life Parade set for Oct. 2 Village Life parade logo

Mark your calendar for the annual Celebration of Village Life Parade on Friday, Oct. 2. The parade begins at 5 p.m. and features the High School Marching Band, cheerleaders, Dance Team, sports teams, the Homecoming Court, and more!

5 named 2021 National Merit Semifinalists National Merit semifinalists

Congratulations to five OH seniors for being named 2021 National Merit Scholarship Corporation Semifinalists. The students are Shiraz Hasan, Petar Isailovic, Ishan S. Khare, Danielle Sun, and Mattingly S. Wilson.

Parent/teacher conference registration under way

Parents can now sign up for a parent/teacher conference at the Junior/Senior High School. The conferences will be virtual. The dates are Oct. 1-2.

Important news about Sept. 25 elementary picture day

Picture Day for both in-person and remote-learning students is Friday, Sept 25. 

No letter grades in latest state report card

The Ohio Department of Education this week released its 2020 Ohio School Report Cards but without assigning districts an overall grade due to the cancellation last spring of state testing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Keefer McClure sets new OH X-country record Keefer McClure

Senior Keefer McClure this weekend not only won the Freedom Invitational cross-country event, but he broke a 33-year school record. His time of 16:35.67 eclipsed the mark of 16:36 set by then-senior Steve Summers (’87) in 1987.

Important reminders for remote, in-person elementary learners

The Elementary School has prepared these important reminders for both remote and in-person learners:

Attendance expectations clarified

The Junior/Senior High School offers guidance and clarification to parents and guardians regarding absences and changing models under the in-person and remote-learning options.


New group organizes book forum on racism

The community (individuals and families) is invited to the Village Equity Alliance book group to learn, discuss, and grow in understanding of racism and antiracism.

Volley for the Cause to be held Sept. 22

It’s time again for the girls’ volleyball program to raise awareness about breast cancer through its “Volley for the Cause” fundraiser. The girls, their parents, and coaches are organizing events culminating Sept. 22 to benefit the nonprofit organization METAvivor.

Kadens ('96) delivers Lourdes business summit address Pete Kadens photo

Alumnus Pete Kadens is delivering the keynote address Sept. 23 at this year's Magliochetti Leadership Summit presented by Lourdes University.

This is OH explores 'The Color of Law' in inaugural Community Reads

Village residents are invited to participate in This is OH: Community Reads on Oct. 21. Leading the virtual discussion is Dr. Willie McKether, an anthropologist by training and the Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Toledo. The event is from 5:30-7 p.m. (Register now through Eventbrite)

National Honor Society events postponed

The scheduled National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony for Sept. 16 has been postponed.

Jr./Sr. High to host virtual open house Sept. 16

The Junior/Senior High School will host a virtual open house Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Important details about Jr./Sr. High Sept. 8-9 schedule

On Sept. 8 and 9, only half the students will be in the Junior/Senior High School at one time so students and staff can conduct the proper training required to ensure the safe return of students to the building.

A safety message for Labor Day Weekend Labor Day Weekend image

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and other area medical professionals have expressed concern about the potential for the spread of the virus over Labor Day weekend if people fail to follow health guidelines.

5 Things: September edition (from Principal McMurray)
16 teachers, staff honored with state's Edison Award for STEM achievements STEM graphic

Sixteen 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.

Browne named interim assistant principal

Darcy Browne has agreed to serve as interim assistant principal at the Junior/Senior High School for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. She will be recommended for approval formally at the Sept. 3 Board of Education meeting.

Attendance plans unveiled for fall sports

In compliance with Ohio health orders, attendance will be limited at Ottawa Hills sporting events this fall. To allow OH families and other fans to attend in person, the district has developed the following ticket guidelines.

Welcome back message from Principal Kawczynski

We are excited to get the 2020-2021 school year started. Your teachers and the entire district, staff, teachers, and administration have been working tirelessly to prepare both in-school and remote-learning environments to make this a fantastic year for your children.

Darrin Broadway looks into future in new role Darrin Broadway with students

One of the many legacies of COVID-19 will be a rethinking of learning models for the 21st century. In fact, signs of classroom change were present even before the virus: the increased role of technology, a growing need for personalized learning, greater collaboration among learners, and an embrace of new teaching and curriculum strategies.

Preparing for in-person instruction at the Elementary School

While we know that not all students will return to the in-person classroom environment Sept. 8, it is important to provide you with information about the return to in-person school that day. This communication includes information you will need if you plan to send your child to school in person Sept. 8.

Fitness Center unveils fall operating schedule

As school gets ready to resume, it’s time to again start using The Kadens Family Fitness Center.

Important updates about back-to-school preparations

As the "official" start of this academic year draws near, I want to share several important updates.

Highlights of cleaning protocols for return of in-person instruction

Ottawa Hills Local Schools has invested in new health, safety, and other hygiene protocols as the return of in-person instruction approaches.

Important details about Aug. 29 SAT

For students taking the SAT exam on Saturday, Aug. 29, here are important details to remember:

Updates on the start of school on Aug. 24

This communication provides updates on your child’s schedule for remote learning (Aug. 24-Sept. 4) and to let you know that we will need to gain an updated confirmation from you soon if your child(ren) will continue remotely starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, when in-person instruction begins.

Orientation info for incoming 7th graders
Board delays in-person instruction, moves start date for remote instruction to Aug. 24

This evening, the Ottawa Hills Board of Education agreed to follow the local health department's strong recommendation and delay the start of in-person instruction for Ottawa Hills students.

Jr./Sr. High releases plans for Aug. 17-18 staggered start

The Junior/Senior High School begins the 2020-2021 school year with a staggered start to allow students to have a proper orientation and learn about our new Restart and Reopen plan approved by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department.

Seniors required to provide proof of second Meningitis vaccine

All Ottawa Hills seniors are required to provide proof of a second Meningitis vaccine. You can provide this in one of two ways:

Back to School 5K goes virtual Aug. 9-15 Back to School 5K logo

The first-ever “virtual” Back to School 5K is coming to the Village of Ottawa Hills Aug. 9-15. Because of COVID-19, the annual in-person race – a fundraiser for After Prom – is changing its format.

Reminder about completing athlete physicals for 2020-2021 sports

Attention, OH students and families: If you are going to be on a team this fall, the district's Athletic Department is asking everyone to check on physicals that may have expired or are expiring soon.

OH earns Shaw Memorial School Award - again! State Science Day

Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School was one of only 14 high schools statewide this year to earn the Harold C. Shaw Memorial School Award.

Board begins process to put issues on ballot

The Ottawa Hills Board of Education also on Tuesday unanimously passed resolutions by 5-0 votes beginning the process to place two tax issues before Village voters Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Board OKs 2020-2021 general fund budget

The Ottawa Hills Board of Education today (June 16) approved a general fund budget for the coming school year that assumes a future cut in state aid due to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on state revenue.

OHMTA establishes scholarship to honor Donna Wipfli Donna Wipli Portrait

To celebrate her many academic and community contributions, the Ottawa Hills Music & Theatre Association (OHMTA) has created a scholarship to honor Donna Wipfli.

2020 Community Survey results released
Latest updates on COVID-19, impact on our district

As reported recently by multiple national media outlets, a Rhode Island student who attended an NBA game had contact with the same player as two of our students (on the following day). That Rhode Island student has now been diagnosed with COVID-19. All the students were in close proximity to the player, who has since been diagnosed with the virus.

Important updates on closings at Ottawa Hills Local Schools

These are remarkable times and so remarkable steps are required. In response to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's announcement this afternoon, Ottawa Hills Local Schools will follow the schedule below:

Important update on district planning related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As you know, there have been many new announcements at the state and local level regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our country. The latest information we have is that there are still only 3 confirmed cases in Ohio (all in the Cleveland area).

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