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The Green Team

The OHES Green Team is a group of students who volunteer to help with recycling paper and plastics at school. The team is open to students in 4th through 6th grades; together, they help with classroom pickup, guide younger student-helpers, and weigh our school's waste.  Under the leadership of the Green Team, the building typically recycles between 100 and 150 pounds each week.

In addition, members help to plan Earth Day events and other programs that raise awareness regarding environmental issues.

The advisor is Heather Phillips
, a Villager and parent


The Science Club is open to 3rd through 6th graders and meets during lunch periods. A calendar of scheduled meetings is given to all members at the beginning of each school year. During the year, students are involved in hands-on science experiments. Field trips are optional for the members throughout the year.  Typically, there are over 100 students who love coming to STEAM Club!

The advisor is Lianne Genzman
, 5th Grade Teacher


The mission of MATHCOUNTS is to increase enthusiasm for and enhance the achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States.

MathCounts is open to 6th Grade students and meets once a week during the lunch recess from October to February. It is an opportunity for students seeking mathematics enrichment to work on problem solving.  The students work together to solve challenging problems in a fun, friendly environment.  There are problems offered each week in the MATHCOUNTS meeting, students have a weekly "workout" to be completed at home, and the students have access to online problems to solve, as well. Twelve students will be selected to compete at a MathCounts competition at the University of Toledo in February.

The advisor is Jennifer Griffin, a 6th Grade teacher.

Safety Patrol

The purpose of the Safety Patrol is to help students, faculty, and visitors maintain school safety. Selection of patrol members is made from volunteers on the basis of citizenship, scholarship, general attitudes, and sense of responsibility. Sixth graders are strongly encouraged to assume this leadership responsibility.

The advisor is Dave Wells
, a 4th Grade Teacher

Field Trips

Our students enjoy many excursions into the community to broaden classroom experiences. Students take educational trips to such points of interest as the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Zoo, Toledo Symphony, and Put-In-Bay. Parents will give permission for all field trips at the beginning of the school year. This is included on the Emergency Medical Form Prior notification of all field trips is given to parents.