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O.H. Schools Foundation's Founders' Society Continues to Grow

The Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation was officially formed in May of 2013 when the first Board of Trustees was named by the Board of Education. Since then, the Foundation has made great progress in establishing itself as an important resource for Ottawa Hills Schools.

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Ottawa Hills Releases Quality Profile

A successful school district places a high degree of importance on ensuring that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential inside and outside of the classroom. In order to tell the story of our school districts beyond what the state’s local report card shows, the member schools of the Alliance for a High Quality Education developed the Quality Profile.

The Alliance is a group of high-performing school districts in Ohio that work together to advocate at the state level for the unique needs of our districts. The schools in the Alliance developed the Quality Profile as a way to characterize the overall educational value of our individual school districts in areas that matter most to our communities.

You can see Ottawa Hills Quality Profile for the
2014-2015 school year by clicking here.

If you would like a copy of the Quality Profile sent to you, please contact Karen Mayfield, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent at 419-536-6371 or by emailing kmayfield@ohschools.org.

Soccer Equipment Needed to Help O.H. Alumnus

In mid July of this year, Emerson Saum, 2009 graduate of Ottawa Hills, left to serve as a volunteer teacher on the Island of Pohnpei. Pohnpei is part of the Federated Nation of Micronesia, an island nation located in the South Pacific. Emerson went from a comfortable lifestyle first in Ottawa Hills, then attending a private college, to living and working in the jungle of a third world country.  The island is less than a quarter of the size of Lucas County.

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Help Ottawa Hills Police "Fill a Cruiser"

The Ottawa Hills Police Department is organizing a "Fill-a-Cruiser" event to help Toys for Tots collect new, unwrapped toys. All toys collected will be distributed by Toys for Tots as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in northwest Ohio.

Toys may be dropped off at the Ottawa Hills Police Department, located at 2125 Richards Road or a village resident may request a home pick-up. The Fill-a-Cruiser campaign will start on November 16, 2015, and run through December 14, 2015.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Officer Dana Mullins at 419-531-4211.

O.H. Considers School Therapy Dog; Information Night is Wednesday, Dec. 2

Ottawa Hills Local Schools has been exploring the possibility of bringing a trained “School Therapy Dog” into the district to work with students.  This idea came from one of our own elementary students who sees the value of School Therapy Dogs in schools. According to Jenny Barlos of The Ability Center's "Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence" (ADAI) program, "This program places therapy dogs in schools. The dogs help students in counseling settings, help improve student motivation and social skills, and even provide an audience to encourage students to read. Dogs are treated as a member of the faculty and create a sense of family in the school environment."

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OHMTA Plant Sale

Make your holiday decorating and shopping easier while supporting the arts in Ottawa Hills Schools. The Ottawa Hills Music and Theatre Association has begun its annual Holiday Plant Sale. Choose from a beautiful array of poinsettias, amaryllis, and wreaths. You can also purchase vouchers as a gift or for yourself to be redeemed at Barrows Greenhouse. Selections from the plant sale are great for teacher and hostess gifts, gift exchanges, employee gifts, and more.

You can access an order form here. For questions, contact Paramita Mukherjee at 419-450-7829 or by emailing pmukher1@gmail.com.

StartClass finds Ottawa Hills #1 in Ohio; 2nd Highest "Smart Rating" in the Nation

StartClass.com is "an education research site that provides students, parents,  and educators with everything they need to confidently research education options." According to the website, "Whether you're a student researching colleges, a parent researching public school districts, or a professional researching medical schools, we have the information you need to take your future into your own hands."

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Newsweek Ranks Ottawa Hills High School #1 in Ohio; #45 in the Nation

Newsweek has released its latest listing of the top 500 high schools in the nation. The rankings place Ottawa Hills High School as the #1 high school in Ohio and the #45 high school in America.

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