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Ottawa Hills ranked No. 1 regional, county school district No. 1 hand

Ottawa Hills Local Schools is the No. 1 school district in the Toledo area and Lucas County, according to research company Niche.

13 OH teachers, staff honored with state’s Edison Award for STEM education Ohio Academy of Science logo

Thirteen teachers and staff from Ottawa Hills Local Schools have received The Governor’s Thomas Edison Award. Ottawa Hills was the only district in northwest Ohio selected for the honor.

Meet the 'New Kids on the Block' New kids on the block

12 new faculty and staff joined the district this week. They include paraprofessionals, teachers, a psychologist and an intervention specialist. Meet the new staff for the 2019-2020 school year:

Back-to-School 5K raises $6K for After Prom Runners at the race

This year’s Ottawa Hills Back to School 5K Race generated more than $6,000 to support 2020 After Prom activities. The annual event drew 217 registered walkers and runners and more than 50 volunteers, said event organizer Sally McQueen.

Fall Festival (Sept. 28) seeks sponsors, vendors, volunteers Fall festival logo

Organizers of the 16th annual Fall Festival and Marketplace are looking for sponsors, vendors, and volunteers. The rain-or-shine event is Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Comedy-farce ‘Noises Off’ coming to OH theater Noises Off logo

The newest addition to the 2019-2020 theatrical lineup is “Noises Off,” which will run Nov. 22-24. The show takes its title from the stage direction indicating sounds coming from offstage.

Exchange students seeking host families Pakistan and Japanese flags

Two AFS students from Japan and Pakistan are waiting to enroll at Ottawa Hills High School. It is critical that host families are found for them in the next week.

Important Information about Jr./Sr. High School Parking Parking map image

Construction has started on the new Kadens Family Fitness Center at the Junior/Senior High School. That means BIG changes in parking for our students, staff, and visitors since 54 parking spaces are being temporarily lost. Here is what you need to know:

OHSPA seeking updates to school directory
Shop the Bear Cave for your OH gear Green Bear Approved logo

The Bear Cave is the perfect spot to find OH-themed T-shirts, sweatshirts, junior high gym sets, hats, headbands, and more! All proceeds from Cave sales support the athletics program at Ottawa Hills Local Schools.

District delivers thank-you plaques to local OSBA honorees OSBA logo

Four local businesses recently received congratulatory plaques for their ongoing support of the district. The Board of Education selected the four to join the statewide "Business Honor Roll," an awards-and-recognition program organized annually by the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA).

All you need to know about fall sports

Below are the main details parents need to know regarding fall sports at Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School.

Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation Begins Capital Campaign Pete Kadens ('96)

With the turn of a few shovels of dirt May 23 Ottawa Hills Local Schools today started building a healthier future for its junior and senior high students.

The Academic Journey of Daniel Liu Daniel and his family

More than 80 Ottawa Hills eighth graders traveled to Washington, D.C.,  this week as part of the annual class trip. Missing from that peer group was Daniel Liu, who started kindergarten with them in 2009. But Daniel already has been to Washington. In fact, he’s been inside the White House and met President Obama.

OH High School in Top Five in Ohio Top US News School logo

Congratulations to the students, families, faculty, and staff at Ottawa Hills High School! U.S. News & World Report has ranked them as the fifth-best high school in Ohio for the second year in a row.

The Writing Studio: Innovation, Excellence in Action James Schwann teaching an SLA

A college-inspired academic service has come to Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School, enabling students to get help with writing and literature assignments.

Honors Research Class Enriching Students' Experience Abigail Berk

A first-year honors research class at Ottawa Hills is generating new academic opportunities for its six inaugural students, from publishing research in academic journals and receiving coveted college admissions to winning summer-long internships at world-class labs.

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