By: Lincolnview Local Schools
This year at Lincolnview, Kirstie Schroeder’s Service-Learning class has been learning about our world and community both in the classroom and out in the community. Throughout the school year, Lincolnview’s Service-Learning class has been working on a variety of projects. A recent unit the class completed on recycling led to a service project of recycling the school’s cans. Last week, Schroeder’s students went to the recycling center to recycle pop cans that the teachers at Lincolnview have been donating to them. With the money the class earned recycling, they went to the grocery store to buy nonperishable food items that will be donated to a local food pantry.
Besides recycling the school’s cans, the class has done other projects this year. The class’s first project was packing and decorating snack bags to send with the band students at their first competition. An ongoing service to the school is changing the words on the sign in front of the school which the class has done periodically throughout this school year. Also, the students go to the grocery store twice a month where they have been learning valuable skills such as reading labels, comparing prices and brands, and staying within a budget. The students also enjoy reading books to the Kindergarteners once a week.
Our class continues to be on the lookout for more ways to learn about and serve the great community that we live in!
Ed Brazen’s Geometry students held their annual Popsicle Stick Bridges competition on April 15. The project lasted three weeks with fourteen bridges being built and fourteen bridges being destroyed. The winning group’s Popsicle Bridge held 195 pounds. Members of this group were Luke Bullinger, Maddie Jones, and Chayton Overholt. The highest efficiency bridge went to Noah Daeger, Nathan O’Neill, and Nikki Billingham.
You are invited! The students from Lincolnview schools have come together to create artwork for a spectacular art show celebration. Every student will have their own professionally framed masterpiece on display. You won’t want to miss this “Night of the Arts”! You will be able to bring home your child’s framed original art for $24 to display in your home or office. In addition, a percentage of the sales goes directly to your child’s Art Program. If you cannot attend the show, you may prepay by sending a check to the front office made payable to Lincolnview Local Schools. The show will be held in the school cafeteria, April 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Lincolnview Elementary will hold its annual PTO Carnival and Raffle this Friday, April 10 from 4-7 p.m. If you like to play games this is the place to be! We will be having some inflatable games from UltraSound like an Obstacle Course with a Slide, the Jumpy Castle, and Football Bliss. We will also have the favorite classics like: Plinko, the Cake Walk, Pop Ring Toss, Fat Cats, Toilet Toss, and Fish Bowl game. New this year is a Kiddie Game Room for the little ones: Color Toss, Toxic Melt Down, and a Lancer wheel. You can win candy, prizes and tickets at a variety of games that can be used to get cool prizes. We will also have the very popular Photo Booth for group pictures with your friends and family, face painting, and delicious cotton candy.
Oh, and don’t worry about preparing supper; we will be selling pizza, Venedocia Lions Club sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, nacho chips and cheese, macaroni and cheese, and a variety of chips and cookies. While you enjoy a delicious meal in the cafeteria have Mom and Dad check out all of the cool things they can try to win at the raffle. Who wouldn’t want to win things like a gas grill, Komet Hockey tickets, jewelry, tickets to the Van Wert Cinemas, gift certificates for various places in town, a child’s bicycle, and much, much more. The event is open to the public.
The Lincolnview Theatre Department will present Disney’s Tarzan, the Musical on April 10, 11, 12 (matinee), 16, 18 and 19 (matinee), 2015. Show times are 7:30 p.m., while Sunday shows are 2 p.m. (matinees). All performances this year are being held at the Van Wert Civic Theatre. Obtain tickets now by calling 419 968.2214 ext. 3242 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. It is highly recommended that you obtain your tickets early. Plan now to see Tarzan, the Musical.
Come to the elementary carnival April 10 for a chance to win these beautiful afghans! The alphabet block baby blanket and Lancer colored afghan were crocheted and donated by Pam Eversole, grandmother of sixth grader Madyson Glossett and third grader Grant Glossett. Proceeds from the afghan sale will go to the Rachel’s Challenge group. They are raising money for a “buddy bench” for the playground. Students can sit on the bench if they need a friend to play with at recess. Also for sale will be hats, scarves, and bows made by the challenge group, along with other prizes and games.
On Dec. 12, 2014, two Lincolnview second grade students had the privilege of singing with Kenny Rogers at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert. Emma Bowersock and Kreston Tow were selected through an audition process and were two of five children selected. Additionally, Lincolnview’s own Jennifer Slusher was included as the children’s musical director for the performance. Slusher and all five students were able to meet Kenny Rogers and Linda Davis, get pictures with the singers and work with the production crew. It was a great experience for everyone.
Lincolnview Elementary will hold its annual PTO Carnival and Raffle on Friday, April 10 from 4-7 p.m. If you like to play games this is the place to be! We will be having some inflatable games from UltraSound like an Obstacle Course with a Slide, the Jumpy Castle, and Football Bliss. We will also have the favorite classics like Plinko, the Cake Walk, Pop Ring Toss, Fat Cats, Toilet Toss, and Fish Bowl game. New this year is a Kiddie Game Room for the little ones, Color Toss, Toxic Melt Down, and a Lancer wheel. You can win candy, prizes and tickets at a variety of games that can be used to get cool prizes. We will also have the very popular Photo Booth for group pictures with your friends and family, face painting, and delicious cotton candy.
Oh, and don’t worry about preparing supper we will be selling pizza, Venedocia Lions Club sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, nacho chips and cheese, macaroni and cheese, and a variety of chips and cookies. While you enjoy a delicious meal in the cafeteria have Mom and Dad check out all of the cool things they can try to win at the raffle. Who wouldn’t want to win things like a Gas grill, Komet Hockey tickets, jewelry, tickets to the Van Wert Cinemas, gift certificates for various places in town, a child’s bicycle, and much, much more.
Mark your calendar to join us April 10; this event is open to the public.
Lincolnview High School held its Homecoming ceremony on Feb. 20. The following seniors were candidates for Homecoming Royalty.
Taylor Williams is the daughter of Chris and Missy Williams. She will be attending Wright State University majoring in early childhood education.
Baylee Neate is the daughter of Brent and Deb Neate. She will be attending The Ohio State University double majoring in real estate and urban analysis and marketing.
Julia Thatcher is the daughter of Kevin Thatcher and Joanne Thatcher. She will be attending Bluffton University next fall majoring in psychology and minoring in recreational management while continuing her sports career as a basketball player for Bluffton.
Tyler Brant is the son of Dan and Sabrina Brant. Tyler’s future plans are as yet undecided.
Bayley Tow is the son of Brent and Kris Tow. He will be attending Kent State and continuing his sports career by running on the cross country and track teams.
Tyler Wannemacher, is the son of Todd and Rachel Wannemacher. He will be attending Bowling Green State University majoring in mechanical engineering.
Julia Thatcher was crowned Queen and Bayley Tow was crowned King between the JV and Varsity basketball games.
Lincolnview sophomore Ryanne Ducheney is to be congratulated for winning First Place in this year’s Youth Art Month (YAM) Flag Contest for grades 9-12 throughout all of Ohio. To promote YAM, the Council for Art Education coordinates YAM activities at the national level. The primary event is the State Flag Program. Each state coordinates a flag design contest, with the winning design made into a flag for display in the Youth Art Month Museum at the National Art Education Association Convention in March. The 2014/2015 national theme is “Art Builds Bridges.”
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.