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Steve Wipfli exhibits at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI

Steve Wipfli, Ottawa Hills art teacher, is one of 1500 artists from around the world chosen to exhibit at ArtPrize, a unique international art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In its 6th year, ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized art competition with a first prize of $200,000.00 chosen by popular vote. Earlier this spring, artists registered their work online and Grand Rapids venues registered their spaces.

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Auditions for Willy Wonka JR September 24-26

Audition information:

Willy Wonka Audition Packet

Willy Wonka Audition Form

Willy Wonka Contract

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2013-2014 Quality Profile Released

Ottawa Hills Local Schools joins many other school districts across the state in releasing a comprehensive, community-oriented companion to the Ohio Department of Education’s Local Report Card. Called a “Quality Profile,” the report includes additional accountability measures that better define a high quality education and are not included in the state’s report.

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Sails Set for 2014-2015

As we set our sails and head into the 2014-2015 school year, we do so with clear direction. Our overall direction is determined by our school district’s mission and vision, but our specific direction is driven by objectives that are chosen each year. The members of the Board of Education and the administrative team work collaboratively to choose the objectives for the school year. These objectives are taken from our long range strategic plan, which was developed in 2012 by a 42-member committee.

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Get Ready for Fall Festival...

If you’re looking for a fun day for the entire family, the 10th Annual Ottawa Hills Fall Festival Marketplace & Car Show is right around the corner! Bring the whole family and celebrate, rain or shine!

This year's Festival will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There's something at the Festival for kids of all ages: the fourth annual car show (see information below); live music & entertainment; pie throwing; arts & crafts; pony & wagon rides; a pumpkin decorating contest; Imagination Station; a corn hole tournament; and great food from the Ottawa Hills Boosters, Shorty’s, Chick-fil-A, and Cold Stone Creamery.
 

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"Soul Shoppe" for Parents: September 22

Soul Shoppe is coming to Ottawa Hills Elementary School on September 22. Parents are welcome to attend student sessions during the school day, but are especially encouraged to attend the parent session that evening. 

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Recycling: YES; Trash: NO!

There are public recycling bins located at both the elementary and junior/senior high school. These are the green bins and they are placed at each building by the Lucas County recycling program for use by all village residents. We welcome village residents to come to either building to place recyclable containers and paper products in the appropriate bins.

However, please note that the blue trash bins at each building are NOT for public use. They are for school use only. Often, when returning from the weekend, we find trash that has been deposited in and around the school trash bins--from yard waste to tires to furniture and more. 

 
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Make Sure You Know Our Newest Green Bears

Have you met our newest faculty members yet? With the start of the 2014-2015 school year, we welcome six new members to our team. They include elementary guidance counselor Emily Celizic, STEM teacher Patty Dowd, junior high math/science teacher Kelly Hoffer, intervention specialist Jordan Kielty, speech and language pathologist Paula Milkie, and physical education/health teacher Greg Neuendorf. To learn more about our new faculty members, see their bios here

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Waiver Days/Inservice Days Scheduled

On Tuesday, August 26, our faculty and staff took part in the first waiver day of the year. Waiver days are days used for professional development to address state mandates and various initiatives that are being implemented in our district. The school district will take advantage of two more waiver days to provide professional development for faculty and staff in the 2014-2015 school year. Please mark your calendars for the following dates which have been approved by the Board of Education:
 

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Parent/Teacher Conferences Have a Different Look

Parent-Teacher Conference dates will look a bit different for the 2014-2015 school year, so parents should take note of the following days and times for conferences at each district building. Our goal was to provide more evening time for parents to meet with teachers and to provide earlier opportunities in the school year for parents to meet with their children's teachers. 

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Google Calendars Yet Another Way to Keep It All Straight

Ottawa Hills Local Schools has migrated its calendars from DynaCal to Google Calendars. This migration allows you to easily integrate and sync with our district events using Google’s Services. Visit the link on our website to access a variety of calendars, then choose the specific calendars to which you want to subscribe. Please follow the attached directions if you would like to subscribe to one of our calendars.

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Got OH Connections?

Are you signed up for OH Connections? Of course you are, or you wouldn't be reading this article! But anyone can sign up for OH Connections. Almost all school communication is delivered to families and community members through the district’s OH Connections. OH Connections not only provides a vehicle for electronic communications between the school district and its constituents, but also allows us to do our part to provide a “greener” environment while conserving paper and printing costs for the district.

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District Activities Calendar Provides Month-by-Month Info.

Previously, the district activities calendar was delivered to each home in the district. But beginning last year, the calendar was provided electronically to save printing costs. The calendar tracks the junior/senior high school’s rotating schedule and provides dates for many important elementary, junior/senior high school, and district events.

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Free Parent & Professional Trainings

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Ottawa Hills Receives Governor's Award

Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School received the Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM education.  The Ohio Academy of Science selected 57 Ohio schools to receive the award and Ottawa Hills was one of only five schools to receive a median score of 10.  Teachers from the math, science, music, and technology departments received the award for their accomplishments in STEM education during the 2014-15 school year.  

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Attention: Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release

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Announcing the 2014-15 Theater Season

Though considered a "good man" by his friends, Charlie Brown can't seem to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl, nor his friend Lucy, her crush, the piano-playing Schroeder. Meanwhile Snoopy and Linus daydream and the rest of the friends battle with kites, school, baseball and misunderstandings before finally coming to realize what makes them truly happy. Rated G.

 

 

 

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Parent-Teacher Conference Dates Set for 2014-2015

Parent-Teacher Conference dates will look a bit different for the 2014-2015 school year, so parents should take note of the following days and times for conferences at each district building.

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Migration To Google Calendars

Ottawa Hills Local Schools has migrated its calendars from DynaCal to Google Calendars.  This migration will allow our community to easily integrate and sync with our district events using Google’s Services. Please follow the attached directions if you would like to subscribe to one of our calendars. 

 

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