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Ottawa Hills Local School District #1 in Toledo Area

This week released its 2023 rankings and Ottawa Hills Local Schools received #1 across the board. Not only did our district overall rank as the best school district in the Northwest Ohio/Toledo area, but our High School and Elementary School also ranked #1. Both our buildings, and district overall, earned all A+ grades from Niche.

TEDx & Aspen Institute Speaker and Moonshot Platform Founder, Yemi, Inspires OH Students

Leveraging Partnerships to provide Transformative Experiences for our kids”…one of the 4 focus areas of our new Strategic Plan truly came alive last Friday for our students at the Junior/Senior High. Thanks to OH grad and forever Green Bear fan, Mr. Pete Kadens, we were able to welcome Yemi, an amazing motivational speaker known around the world who talked about the future of creativity! His story, and how he went from poverty to being one of the top 20 people currently being considered to travel to the moon, had our student body mesmerized! Read more here.

Ottawa River Restoration

This past week, the section of the Ottawa River that flows through the Village was cleaned up by the Environmental Eclipse Club. Led by teacher Paul Genzman, the club removed more than 1,000 pieces of trash and debris to help protect the watershed’s ecosystem. The group coordinates its efforts through the Village of Ottawa Hills and Partners for Clean Streams. 

Thursday morning all 5th grade students and teachers took part in the Ottawa River Restoration project by sampling the water, removing invasive species, and learning about the importance of the watershed. Science teacher Lianne Genzman then worked with students in the lab to see what organisms live in the river.

Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame
Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame

On September 16 the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation recognized distinguished alumni who have made a meaningful contribution to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the tradition of excellence at Ottawa Hills. The Foundation also inducted new members to the Athletic Hall of Fame in appreciation of extraordinary contributions to our athletic programs or recognition of outstanding achievement in sports.

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360 Room
360 Room

360 degree Immersion Classroom transported honors chemistry students in Dr Gloria Kreischer-Gajewicz’s class into the universe to imagine what is out there beyond our world! 

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