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Ottawa Hills' Local Report Card is Tops in the State

Last year, Ottawa Hills made history by becoming the first and only school district in the state to earn A’s in all categories on its district and building Local Report Cards.
We’ve done it again.
With the Ohio Department of Education’s issuing of the Local Report Card for the 2015-2016 school year, Ottawa Hills sits alone as the only school district in the state to earn A’s in all categories on the district report card.

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Cleveland.com Ranks Ottawa Hills #1

Cleveland.com: "did for schools what schools often do for students--calculate a Grade Point Average (GPA)."

They calculated GPAs for all schools in the state by using the "component" grades the Ohio Department of Education reported for each of six areas deemed of special interest by the state.

Rich Exner of Cleveland.com notes, "Ottawa Hills, outside Toledo, is the only perfect 4.0 district in the state, by our calculations. Solon checks in at No. 2 with a 3.8 GPA. Only 23 of 608 districts got a 3.0 or better."

Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation to Host Alumni Reception in Chicago

While we celebrate our 2016 Homecoming here in Ottawa Hills on Friday, October 7, a group of O.H. alumni will be gathering in Chicago for a special event of their own. And you are invited to join them.
The Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation is delighted to host its second alumni reunion with a gathering in Chicago. The event is being held in conjunction with our homecoming and is being tabbed “Homecoming Without Coming Home.
Ottawa Hills alumni are invited to come together on Friday, October 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the beautiful and historic Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago. The evening will feature special guests, former teacher and coach Norm Niedermeier and English teacher and Creative Arts Director Darrin Broadway.

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Six OHHS Seniors Earn National Merit Recognition

Four OHHS seniors were named commended students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program while two seniors gained National Merit Semifinalist recognition. Priya Jindal, Nathan Card, Cameron Roller, and Sean Kazmi were named Commended Students. Tony Zhou and Spencer Colton have been named National Merit Semifinalists. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). “The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

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Activities Calendar Available

You can download and print a school-year calendar by clicking here. The calendar lists important school events throughout the year and also provides A, B, C, D days for the junior/senior high school. If you would like to access the calendar by month, click on the Calendar tab on the home page menu bar.

Members of the Class of 1981

Ottawa Hills alumna Carol Schendel Shelby organized a small reunion for members of the class of 1981. The alumni were given complimentary tickets to the football game from athletic director Tim Erickson and Director of Alumni Relations Erica Silk. They posed for a picture during the first quarter of the Evergreen game when the Green Bears were up 20-0.  After the game they headed over to Fusion to catch up and continue the fun. Pictured from left to right are Katy Kincade, Carol Schendel Shelby, Julie Fruchtman, Tiscia Eicher, Linda Stewart Dionyssiou, Monique Navarre, and Betsy Brown Rumpf.

Celebrating Student Success on Twitter





Get the most current school news by following superintendent Dr. Miller @drksmiller, principal Ben McMurray @OHHSprincipal, assistant principal Jackie Patterson @OHHSAPrincipal, athletic director Tim Erickson @GreenBearSports , Band Director Michael Leeds and the instrumental music program @GreenBearBand, STEM Teacher Patty Dowd @OH_STEM, Ottawa Hills Theater and Creative Director Darrin Broadway @darrinOHTheater, and the best of school spirit at @OHSpiritNews.

Get a Fall Sports Schedule Here!

Would you like a one-stop resource that displays all fall sports schedules? Click here to access the 2016 schedule for all junior high and high school Green Bear teams. Many thanks to Becky Hauck for creating this document.

Girl Leadership Summit: #Be the Force is October 16

Girls ages 11 to 17, parents, and mentors from Ottawa Hills and the greater Toledo area are invited to "a powerful day of personal unplugged stories told, confidence and strength gained, and inspiration discovered at an event called #BeTheForce, A #TotalPackgeGirl Experience." The event has been organized by Village resident Kristi Hoffman, CEO and Founder of Total Package Global, along with media sponsors WTOL-TV and The Blade. 

#BeTheForce will be held Sunday, October 16, from 1-4 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle.

The goal of the event is to exemplify in “real life” what it means to lead with confidence, to face fear and adversity, to be strong, to #BeTheForce in our world. Everyone has a story and the line-up to tell those stories includes:  Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey, President of BGSU; Dr. Sharon Gaber, President of UT; Maya Ramirez, Winner, Project Runway Junior; Jamaia McKinley, award-winning singer; Allie Clifton, Fox News reporter/Cleveland Cavaliers sideline reporter; Karen Marquardt, Assistant Chief, Toledo Fire and Rescue;  Alexa Smith - STEM Bioengineering undergraduate student at UT;  Bill Geha, counselor and founder of the PEACE project; Emma Carpenter, a brain cancer survivor; and many more amazing individuals. 

For more information and to register for this event, visit http://totalpackagegirl.com/Leadership2016/.

Consider Designating Your United Way Contribution to OH21

Consider supporting OH21 by designating all or part of your United Way pledge to this important school support organization. The tremendous United Way support that is generated from Village residents allows the members of OH21 to focus on providing drug and alcohol prevention programming without having to divert precious time and energy on fundraising events.

You may contribute to United Way individually or through your employer. If you are filling out a paper pledge card, there is an option near the bottom to “designate” a portion or all of your pledge to an agency. Simply write in “OH21”.

If you are donating online through your workplace, there should be an option to designate your pledge. If you have any problems, please call United Way Donor Services at 419-254-4667 or email them at donor.services@unitedwaytoledo.org. Thank you for your support of OH21 and drug and alcohol prevention programming at Ottawa Hills Schools.