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Parents Invited to Presentation on “Fundations” August 29

Parents are invited to come learn more about the “Fundations” program which is used at Ottawa Hills Elementary. The presenter will be Mona Dougherty, from Wilson Language. Mona has trained Ottawa Hills Elementary teachers on the Fundations program and continues to provide coaching services for our teachers. 

The presentation will take place in the Community Room at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29. 

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Mrs. Gibson and Mr. Fitzgerald Join the O.H. Team




In preparation for the school year, two new educators were hired by the Board of Education at a special board meeting held on Thursday, August 18.

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Student Directory Deadline Extended to August 26th

All Directory information and orders will be processed online for new and returning students. To appear in the printed and online directory, you must register online and complete the directory information. If you were in past printed directories, your information will only be included if you register and order online. Also, please note that if your children have parents who live in different households, each household must register separately  in order to be included in the directory.


New OHSPA Website

The Ottawa Hills Schools Parent Association (OHSPA) is very excited to announce our new member website. Our new site offers OHSPA members a  convenient way to participate in OHSPA events and activities.  Our goal is to enhance your OHSPA experience! Website features include a section with forms you can complete online, special event and program information, volunteer signup opportunities, and the ability to make purchases and pay online for items like the Student Directory, event fees, DVD's of student performances, and much more. It’s so easy to get started! Just click on www.ohspa.org and select the REGISTER button.

Ottawa Hills Welcomes New Faculty Members

Six new faculty members are set to join the Ottawa Hills Local Schools Faculty in the 2016-2017 school year. They are (left to right): Colleen Vetter, Speech and Language Pathologist; Heather Christensen, 5th Grade; Daniel Lopez, 6th Grade; Kelsi Krill, Jr./Sr. High Physical Education and Health; Liann Genzman, 2nd Grade; Jasa George, High School Intervention Specialist. 

To read more about our new teachers, click here.

Community Invited to “Run Safer” Presentation

Former Olympian Todd Williams will present “Run Safer” in the Ottawa Hills Auditorium on Friday, September 2 at 4:00 p.m. Mr. Williams will discuss safety and self defense for runners as well as share his experiences as an Olympic runner. The event is hosted by Village resident Troy Greeley and Dave’s Performance Footgear. Village residents and their guests are welcome to attend this informative event. Questions regarding the event can be emailed to Troy.Greeley@wfadvisors.com. To see an event flyer, click here

OHSPA Junior High/High School Lunch Fundraiser 2016/2017

The Ottawa Hills Schools Parent Association is happy to announce it will once again host its largest fundraiser -- hot lunch. The money raised is donated back to the schools for equipment and programming. Managed and staffed by more than 100 volunteers, this fundraiser gives students a lunch option that the Ottawa Hills Schools does not provide.  Click Here for directions and to view the flyer. 

OHSPA Contributes Over $188,500 to O.H. Schools in ’15-‘16

The Ottawa Hills Schools Parent Association (OHSPA) made end-of-year contributions to the Ottawa Hills faculty totaling $10,436.52.


OHSPA funded items for classroom and school organization supplies that included:

•Commercial grade mixers for the Family and Consumer Sciences classroom;

•Robotics Club materials;

•Kindergarten listening libraries;

•First Grade Child Craft leveled libraries;

•Second Grade Scholastic Fiction Book Set;

•Third Grade Guided Level Reading Series;

•Fourth Grade Class Sets of Novels;

•Tumbling Mats for elementary physical education

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2016-2017 Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences have been set for both buildings for the 2016-2017 school year. The administrative team has worked with the faculty to revise conferences over the last few years to provide an opportunity for an initial conference earlier in the year, provide more evening hours for working parents, and provide multiple opportunities for conferences through the school year.  Following is the schedule for the coming school year:


Junior/Senior High School

Fall Conferences:

•Thursday, October 6, 2016 - (Morning classes only) Conferences from 12 noon-8:30 p.m.

Spring Conferences:

•Thursday, March 2, 2017 - (Morning classes only) Conferences from 12 noon- 8:00 p.m.

Note that Wednesday, November 23, 2016 will be a day off for junior/senior high school certified staff and students. Elementary will be in session.



Fall Conferences:

•Thursday, October 20 - (Two-hour early dismissal for students) Conferences from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 •Friday, October 21 - (No school for students) Conferences from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Spring Conferences:

 •Friday, March 10, 2017 - (No school for students) Conferences from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.