Paw Prints - August 19


Dear Bulldogs,

Wow! What a great first week!

I took this background picture upstairs looking down at the lunch room. It was good to see students moving around, seeing each other again after summer, and eating together. Seeing the school community come back together again for the first time each fall really reminds us of our purpose here at OHS.

One of our priorities this year is to continue the implementation of Capturing Kids Hearts in the high school building. Capturing Kids Hearts (or CKH) is a district-wide program that focuses on "social-emotional wellbeing, relationship-driven campus culture, and student connectedness." You'll continue to hear more about this as the year progresses, but I wanted to share a bit right away. I've also linked a newsletter below - this explains some of the ideas behind the program, as well as highlights our CKH focus for the month.

Go Bulldogs!

New Staff

Ms. Hawk

I am an OHS alumni and so excited to be back in these hallways to provide support to the students I’ll be working with. I will be taking on the role of a level 3 parapro and am looking forward to this coming school year. I previously worked at Acorn Health Autism Center for 5 years and last year was in the level 3 class at Dix Street Elementary. My heart is very much dedicated to individuals with autism. I feel honored that I can be a part of their lives to support them, help them, and see them grow!

I’m looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones!

Ms. Muhr

I grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago before moving to Michigan for college. I attended Hope College, studying Integrated Sciences for Secondary Education, Biology, and Spanish from 2017-2021. My student teaching took place in a high school biology classroom at Hamilton High School. After graduation, I taught middle school science at Western Michigan Christian in Norton Shores, Michigan. I currently live in Holland and will be commuting to work at Otsego High School where I will be teaching Earth Science, Environmental Science, and Biology. Outside of teaching, I spend much of my time outside hiking around different spots in Western Michigan, cooking meals with my friends, or reading. In 2021 I read 28 books and I am currently on my 12th book of 2022! I have an identical twin sister who is a nurse, and a brother who attends Grand Valley State University. I am so excited to explore the sciences with the students and to get to know the community in Otsego!

Ms. Syers

This year I'm starting the school year as a paraprofessional at OHS! I have been employed at OPS since 2018 and graduated from OHS in 2000.I have three boys and a cat, and love to watch my boys play football and rugby. As a family, we love movies and finding new places or recipes to try.

OHS Daily Schedule Information

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Important Events

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Freshman Camp

We are excited to take the 9th-grade students to camp again this fall!

  • We will transport you to Grace Adventure Camp in Mears, MI. We will leave on October 26 and return on October 28.

  • The cost of camp this year is $140 per student. There are scholarships available. Those can be requested on the sign-up form.

  • You must fill out the camp form below to get on the list to go. If you do not sign up, you will need to attend school on those days.

Bulldog Success

We will again be offering an after-school academic support program for students starting soon. It will run for an hour each day, Monday through Thursday, and the goal is to help students pass their classes. We will have teachers there to supervise and help.

Students interested should commit to attending two days a week (either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday) for the entire trimester. This is not a "drop-in anytime" program. Students who join and succeed will be able to pick up an extra half credit. Seats are limited. Please use the link below to sign up.

Important Links