By: Lincolnview Local Schools
On Feb. 17 the high school band had the honor of working with Dane Newlove, retired director from St. Mary’s Memorial High School. Newlove worked with the students for two periods assisting them in preparation for their large group performance, which will take place on Saturday, March 7, at Celina High School. Students will be performing Cougar Mountain March, Along the Caney Fork, and Nathan Hale Trilogy beginning promptly at 2:45 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. This performance is, as all Lincolnview high school band performances are, open to the public. A very special thank you to Dane Newlove for coming to share his knowledge and teaching!
This year in celebration of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Lincolnview Elementary has chosen “Oh the Places You’ll Go When You Read!” as the theme for their celebration. On March 3, students K-6 will be participating in a dress-up day as something they want to be when they grow up. Each student will also enjoy special Dr. Seuss decorated cookies as a treat. The students have worked on a display for the hall themed after the book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” with hot air balloons and a writing exercise describing what they want to be. A special reading of the book will also occur during the day for the students. Be sure and stop in and see the wonderful display.
On Feb. 8 at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Ind., Lincolnview/Vantage junior Marcy Shoppell was recognized at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Ceremony for the third year in a row. This event has become the nation’s largest source of scholarships for creative teen artists and writers and is the nation’s longest running and prestigious recognition program for students in grades 7-12. This year a record was broken for the total number of entries ever with 1,697 pieces of writing being submitted from 52 counties in Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio. Marcy was talented enough to earn one of these awards with her piece titled, “The Countdown,” which earned her the second highest honor, the Silver Key.
The Lincolnview Band Boosters will have its annual Venedocia Lions Club Sausage Sandwich Pre-Game Dinner before the Boys Basketball game on Saturday Feb. 7. Serving will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria and will continue through 6 p.m. The Band Boosters thank everyone for their continued support of the Lancer Band.
Fifth graders at Lincolnview Elementary completed an investigation that focused on the physical characteristics of a crater formed by a meteoroid strike. The purpose of this investigation was to compare and contrast the formation of craters with a direct (head-on) impact and an angled impact. They used the scientific method to plan and conduct their investigation with the use of flour, golf balls, meter sticks, and rulers to collect data. They found that the lab results either supported or refuted their hypotheses. Their groups discovered that a head on impact created a deeper crater with a smaller diameter. While, an angled
impact formed a crater with a shallower depth and a larger diameter. They did a great job with the lesson as an extension of their unit on space.
Don’t forget the Lincolnview Local Education Association is hosting a Scholarship Chicken Dinner to help support the scholarships currently provided to your students. The LLEA currently provides three $1000 scholarships that are renewable for a second year. Each year the LLEA supports Lincolnview graduates with a total of $6000 a year to further their education.
Everyone is urged to come out before the boys’ basketball game on Jan. 30 against Delphos Jefferson and help support the scholarship fund. Dinners will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria (eat-in or carryout). The menu will include: half a smoked chicken, green beans, scalloped potatoes, cookies and drinks. The cost for each dinner is $7.50. You can eat-in or carry out. Remember, it is also FAN night, so get here early!
Each of the first grade classrooms are working on writing a classroom book. The books will be published through Studentreasures Book Publishing Company. Students have an opportunity to purchase their classroom book through the company, once they have been completed. The book titles include: Izzy the Gingerbread Frog, Olaf at the Beach, and What If I Had… (a book about the students having features that animals typically have, e.g. frog feet).
Kylee Mongold, eighth-grader, and Kirsten Stemen, seventh-grader, will represent Lincolnview Junior High in the Van Wert County Spelling Bee on Feb. 5. The Bee will be held at the Marsh Auditorium at 7 p.m. We wish Kylee and Kirsten good luck!
Brad Korte and Alexis Miller recently placed second and third respectively, in the VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay contest. The theme this year was “Why I Appreciate American’s Veterans.” Both were recently recognized at a banquet and asked to read their essays.
Why cook on a Friday evening before a basketball game, when you can get a great meal and help support a great cause? The Lincolnview Local Education Association is hosting a Scholarship Chicken Dinner to help support the scholarships currently provided to your students. The LLEA currently provides three $1,000 scholarships that are renewable for a second year. So each year the LLEA supports Lincolnview graduates with a total of $6000 a year to further their education. So come out before the boys’ basketball game on Jan. 30 against Delphos Jefferson and help support the scholarship fund. Dinners will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria (eat-in or carryout). The menu will include: one-half of a smoked chicken, green beans, scalloped potatoes, cookies and drinks. The cost for each dinner is $7.50. You can eat in or carry out. Remember, it is also FAN night, so get here early!
Attention parents and guardians, the Ohio Department of Education has recently changed the requirements for earning a high school diploma. These changes will affect the class of 2018 (current freshman) and beyond. The major change is the accumulation of graduation points that are earned through performance on the End of Course Exams, rather than passing the Ohio Graduation Test.
To assist you in understanding these changes, our Guidance Counselor, Brenda Leeth, and Deb Stetler will host two informational meetings to explain the new graduation requirements. The meetings will be held on Jan. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. in the lecture hall. The same information will be presented at both meetings. Please choose the meeting that works best for your schedule.
If you have a son or daughter that is a current freshman, or younger; this meeting will provide you with the most up-to-date information regarding the new changes. If you have any questions, like always feel free to contact me at 419.968.2214 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before Christmas break, a group of junior high students decided to raise money for either a Lincolnview family or a teen on the Angel tree at WalMart. The students walked around with Christmas stockings asking for donations from students and staff members. Not only did the students ask for donations, but the staff decided to compete against the students by asking for donations also. If the students collected more money than the staff, then the principal would get a “pie” in the face. If the staff raised more money than the students, then the students responsible for organizing the fundraiser would take a pie in the face from the staff.
To aid in making Christmas a little brighter for a local family, the students also received permission to organize three days of “dress up.” Those who participated in the dress up days would pay $1 for participation. The students who organized this fundraiser were: Shy Schodowski, Dannielle Baer, Brayden Langdon, Riley Webb, Gabrielle Perkins, Sara Campbell, Noah Riley, Jaden Spray and Natalie Fetzer.
At 2:55 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 the junior high students were called to the gym to recognize the group of students mentioned above and to receive a pie in the face from a junior high staff member. The total amount raised between the staff and students was $261.85.
Lincolnview Elementary receives federal funds that help pay for a supplemental reading and writing program for students who are struggling in Kindergarten through second grade. The purpose of the program is to provide extra reading and writing time with a specially trained teacher for children needing extra help in these areas. The students are seen in groups of five or six at a time. The program focuses on phonics, sight words, decoding, fluency, comprehension, and writing.
On Dec. 12, two Lincolnview second grade students, Kreston Tow and Emma Bowersock, performed on stage with Kenny Rogers and Linda Davis at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert. Kreston and Emma were two out of five children from the area who auditioned and were chosen to be on stage for the performance. Lincolnview’s elementary music teacher, Jennifer Slusher, was also given the opportunity to act as the kids’ musical director for the show. Kreston, Emma and Slusher met Kenny Rogers and Linda Davis before the show, worked with the production crew and had a great time.