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110 Stories Tickets On Sale Now

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110 Stories Tickets on Sale Now

Performance Dates:

May 26, 27, and 28 
All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and are in the 
HS Auditorium.

 

From the first crash at the Towers to a last goodbye at Ground Zero, 110 Stories takes us through 9/11 as told by those who were there. Based on interviews, this docu-play weaves together stories not shown on the news, from people we can relate to...a mother, a photojournalist, an ironworker, a chiropractor, and a homeless man who saved lives that day. Their unflinching, freaked-out and occasionally funny accounts take us back to when 9/11 was unimaginable, capturing the shock and horror of the day as well as the resilience of New York City in its aftermath.

Visit http://www.ottawahillsschools.org/Content/20 for instructions on how to purchase tickets. Please note that all tickets should have a bar code. Please print your tickets in advance of the performance. In addition, the Box Office will be open for ticket sales one hour before each show.

"Treasurer Talk" May 24th

Treasurer Brad Browne pictured at his deskJoin District Treasurer Brad Browne, Superintendent Kevin Miller, and Board of Education members for an Ottawa Hills Schools “Treasurer Talk” on Wednesday, May 24 at 5:30 pm in the Community Room.
 
Topics covered will range from an overview of the district’s various funds to real estate taxes, state aide, how district funds are spent, and more.
 
If you have specific questions or topics you would like addressed, email Brad Browne at bbrowne@ohschools.org

OH Students Organize Books 4 Buddies Book Drive

Jonathon and Donavan organized a district-wide book drive.  They are pictured below holding up a sign they made.Jonathan Dolsey, eighth grader, and Donavan Bridges, freshman, Ambassadors for Books 4 Buddies (B4B), have organized a district-wide book drive and are requesting donations of new and gently used books. 

Books 4 Buddies uses Ambassadors across Toledo to serve its mission of encouraging literacy and providing leisure reading material, free of charge, to disadvantaged youth, especially boys, in the community. The brainchild of Toledo native, teenager Touré McCord II, B4B receives support in the form of new and gently used book donations from participating bookstores, local businesses, and the general public. Book bins for collection have been placed in the elementary, junior high, and high school.

Please bring your books through the end of May and support this worthy cause!

Stellar Performance at State Science Day

Left: Scott Davis and Jack O'brien presenting there research to a judge.  Right: Claire Denk and Hannah Shariff standing in front of their project.

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Village Life Summer Camps '17

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Baldwin Wallace Scores Three OH Scholar Athletes

Pictured are Trent Davis, Andrew Krupp, and Kyle Harrison, all going to Baldwin Wallace to play sports.

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Brett Hoffman Receives Michigan Honor Trophy Award

Brett Hoffman pictured receiving the U of M Honor Trophy AwardOttawa Hills Senior Brett Hoffman was honored as recipient of The University of Michigan Honor Trophy Award. Brett received this honor from The University of Michigan Club of Toledo on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at The Toledo Club. The award recognizes a graduating senior who has displayed outstanding scholastic, athletic, and leadership abilities. Pictured are:  Jeremy Miller;  Brett Hoffman;  Steve Staelin, and Ottawa Hills Varsity Basketball Coach John Lindsey.  Congratulations, Brett!

OHHS Receives Gold Rating from U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools of 2017

US News and World Report Best High Schools Gold RatingOttawa Hills High School received a gold rating in this year's ranking of Best High Schools by U.S. News and World Report. Only nineteen high schools in Ohio received this distinction.

The magazine awards schools gold, silver, and bronze medals, with gold indicating the top level of college readiness. U.S. News assesses several factors to determine the schools’ placements, including enrollment, graduation rates, and the results of state assessments and Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

Congratulations to our staff, students, and community on consistently being ranked among the top 25% of high schools in the nation!  To view the full report, click here.

Sophomores Visit Kehinde Wiley Exhibit at the TMA

Sophomores pictured at the Toledo Museum of ArtEnglish teacher James Kinkaid and social studies teacher Steve Bobak took the entire sophomore class on a trip to the Toledo Museum of Art to viewA New Republic, artist Kehinde Wiley’s exhibit. The exhibit raises important questions about social class, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, power, sexual preference, and physical appearance. Wiley is well known for “street casting” and placing people of color in heroic poses based on European masters' paintings. The exhibit is on view at TMA until May 14.

Mac Veh Wins Honorable Mention at Congressional Art Show

Mac Veh's piece: Juxtaposition

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Mr. Nixon Sparks Learning in AP Biology

AP Biology student exploring the First Law of ThermodynamicsMr. Nixon’s Biology classes spent the past couple of weeks learning about energy. In the introduction activity Mr. Nixon had students explore the First Law of Thermodynamics using several different examples of energy and energy transfer. One of the examples included a thermite reaction where students smacked together large iron spheres covered in aluminum foil. When this reaction is done in this safe way, the students get to experience an amazing display of sparks!

OH Students Win Awards at Sister Cities Art Competition

Artwork from Maya TuffArtwork from Bri Diesen

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Sophomores and Sixth Graders Connect

Sophomore and 6th grade girls pictured having lunch togetherOn Thursday April 20, current sophomores and their sixth grade pen pals met up in the high school library for lunch and conversation. As part of the transition to junior high, guidance counselor Darcy Browne organized a luncheon in the high school library for the all the sixth grade girls. The sixth graders asked their mentors questions about their experiences at the junior/senior high school.  Mentors shared their insight and offered advice about strategies to ensure a successful transition. In addition, Mrs. Patterson welcomed the girls to the junior high and spoke about the role mentors play in being positive and healthy role models. 

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The Blade's Brian Buckey ('04) Speaks to Arrowhead Staff

Brian Buckey pictured with members of our Arrowhead staff

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May Students of the Month

Pictured are our May Students of the Month: Adam Hamilton, Anna Brown, and Priya JindalCongratulations to Students of the Month Adam Hamilton (7th), Anna Brown (9th), and Priya Jindal (12). Look for these three outstanding students in the upcoming issue of Village Life & Home. Every month three students are chosen by a committee of faculty and staff at the junior/senior high school. Congratulations to Adam, Anna, and Priya!

Cleveland Plain Dealer Ranks Ottawa Hills #1

Ottawa Hills LogoThe Cleveland Dealer Plain Dealer gives Ottawa Hills the highest ranking in the state through a formula that creates a Grade Point Average for each of the state’s school districts.

“The Plain Dealer calculated the GPAs by using the ‘component’ grades the Ohio Department of Education reported for each of six areas deemed of special interest by the state. The component grades consider things like overall student achievement, how well districts do in helping lower-performing students improve and graduation rates.” 

The Plain Dealer 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.”