By: Lincolnview Local Schools
The 1:1 Initiative is about to kick off at Lincolnview. Parent meetings have been set for Sept. 17 and Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. These meetings are being provided to go over the Chromebook Initiative Policy and answer any questions you may have about this Initiative. The following signature pages need to be turned in before a Chromebook can be issued to your student – the Parent and Student signature page and the Chromebook Protection Fund agreement, along with the Chromebook fee. Please have you student bring the payment and signed papers with them on their pick-up day. Those pick-up days will be held during school and as follows:
- Grades 12, 11, 10 – Sept. 23
- Grades 9, 8, 7 – Sept. 24
The 2nd Graders at Lincolnview Elementary got the opportunity to go to Agriculture Safety Day in Delphos, Ohio. The students learned about: Animal, Fire, Electric, Boat, Chemical, Mower, and Farm safety. The students also got the opportunity to be able to look inside of a Life Flight Helicopter as well.
The High School Physical Education classes have been busy creating posters. These posters are being displayed in the high school gymnasium.
The 6th grade has been busy doing scientific experiments. Student Madysen Glossett commented, “When we are doing experiments, we learn about how things change and work using the scientific method! Our class gathered data and our supplies. With the dripping diapers, we can watch as the water is soaking into the diaper. We also saw what was inside the diaper. We could make observations but could not taste the chemical absorbent because we practiced science safety. Most importantly we did the experiment and answered the question, which was how many milliliters of water can a diaper hold? With the Come Fly with Me experiment we made paper airplanes the same way, and we threw the airplanes to see how far they would go. Then we calculated the average. By doing these experiments, we can show how we used the scientific method.”
The Lincolnview Senior Government class welcomed Linda Stutz from the Van Wert County Board of Elections to their classroom on Sept. 3 and 4. While there, Stutz spoke to the students about the voting process and its importance while also registering students to vote. The students were also given an opportunity to sign up to be poll workers in Van Wert County for the upcoming election on Nov. 4.
Junior High students in Mrs. Johnson’s classroom are getting an early sampling of the new technology that will become available later on this month. All of Mrs. Johnson’s history students are using Google Classroom, as a conservative approach to a more paper – less classroom. Students can turn in work electronically, or access projects via the internet. Any document created in the individual student’s google docs, is automatically saved and can be viewed at any time by the teacher. Paper assignments will still be an option but this definitely decreases the “But my dog ate my history assignment…” excuse.
Lincolnview students recently competed in Environmental Science to see who could make the best solar oven. The goal was to bake chocolate chip cookies using just the energy of the sun. Many groups were successful, but there was one group that got the highest temperature, Skyler Whitaker, Jacob Pollock, Nichole Bowen, and Tyler Stewart.
Parents and students – mark your calendars now for the upcoming College Night to be held at Vantage Career Center on Sept. 24 from 6:30 until 8 p.m.. All students, along with their parents, should attend this event. There will be at least 50 representatives from various colleges as well as each branch of the military in attendance. This is a good opportunity to visit several colleges and get some questions answered all in one place.
The Lincolnview Local Education Association would like to encourage everyone to use our SCRIP program, whether spending money for you, others, or wanting to buy gift cards as a gift. You can buy your cards through the LLEA SCRIP program, then use them to purchase your own products including: groceries, gas, books, clothes, online purchases, etc. Of course, you can also give them as gift cards for that special occasion. If you have been wanting to try this service, we would like to encourage you to do so this Monday, Sept. 15, because for 24 hours the LLEA will receive bonuses with each purchase. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, you must have an account where you can login to place your orders online. If you don’t have an account, you must set it up now, because it will take 2-5 business days to verify a new account. So we encourage you to sign up now.
To create an account, you will need to go to www.shopwithscrip.com. You will create your own account with your own username and password. You will complete the appropriate information, including email address, and if you are a parent, please complete the information regarding your child’s teacher name and grade. You will use the organization enrollment number 78A81AL534389. Then you can enjoy shopping in the privacy of your own home. When done, click check out and your order will then be placed on the LLEA order to be approved. You can pay for your cards by any of the following: check made out to LLEA, cash, or PrestoPay, on-line providing your check routing number (this will cost you 15 cents per check).
This fundraiser helps support the scholarships that the LLEA provide for your Lincolview students. We currently provide three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 and they are renewable for a second year. So each year the LLEA supports Lincolnview graduates in the amount of $6,000 a year to further their education. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Susan Tenhundfeld, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the high school at 419.968.2214.
The Kids Health Fair was held at Lincolnview on Friday, May 16. The students took a quiz after learning about the following topics at the health fair:
- Physical Activity: components of safe exercise include cardiorespiratory, muscle strength, muscle endurance, and flexibility.
- Nutrition- Food Fear Factor with Jicama and Pomegranate: What is Vitamin C and Fiber and what are the benefits of each.
- Dentistry/Oral Health by Dr. Jessica Jeffrey-Mohr: impact of sugary drinks on our teeth and which are the best options.
- Anti-Smoking: Chemicals found in cigarettes and the health impact of smoking.
- Disability Awareness: activities that mimic different disabilities and treating each other with respect.
- Bike Safety: importance of wearing a helmet.
- Social Media Safety: basic ways to stay safe when using the internet, cell phones and other smart devices.
- Sun/Water Safety: basic ways to stay safe around water and protect your skin from UV rays.
Lunch stations included 9-1-1, DARE, Middle Point Fire Department and American Red Cross Disaster Services.
Congratulations to the Lincolnview HS Concert Choir for an outstanding performance at the Ohio Music Education Association State Large Group Contest on Saturday, April 29th at Gahanna Middle School West. The Concert Choir performed one required piece and two select pieces on the stage and received the following ratings: superior/superior/excellent. In sight-reading, the members of the choir earned a superior rating. The overall rating was a SUPERIOR. Congratulations to all of the choir members for representing Lincolnview at the state level.
Congratulations also to the members of the Lincolnview Junior High Choir for their performance at the OMEA Contest on Saturday, May 10 at Parkway High School. The JH Choir performed one required piece and two select pieces on the stage and received the following ratings: superior/superior/superior. The members want to thank Mr. Dye and the staff/board members who were able to attend our performance. In addition, the singers also appreciate the many parents who helped chaperone our trip.
Lincolnview High School awards day will take place on Friday at 8:15. Senior parents are invited to attend. Graduation practice will follow the awards ceremony.
Lincolnview participated in a Mini-Relay for Life event to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. The Mini-Relay was held on Friday, May 9 and included activities throughout the following week to raise financial donations going to the American Cancer Society. Thanks all the teachers, staff and students who generously donated towards the fight to Shade Out Cancer. Team Lincolnview raised $2,005 toward the cause.
The Lincolnview Softball team is winding down the season and is currently sitting in second place in the NWC with a 4-1 record. Overall they stand at 9-10 on the season. Bluffton, Spencerville, and Columbus Grove remain on the conference schedule and tournament is right around the corner. The team will play Spencerville in tournament action on April 12 at 5 p.m. at Spencerville. Come out and support the Lancer Softball team and all the other athletes in their respective sports.
The French Club enjoyed an elegant lunch last week at Willow Bend. We would like to send a big thank you to all the staff that worked to prepare and serve us an authentic French meal.
We were thrilled to celebrate Every Kid Healthy™ Week with Action for Healthy Kids and other organizations dedicated to children’s health and academic success, along with some more than 500 other schools around the country.
Launched by Action for Healthy Kids® (AFHK) in 2013, Every Kid Healthy Week is an annual observance shared by AFHK’s network of schools, partner organizations and volunteers as part of a national movement to create healthier school environments for kids.
Formally observed the last week of April, this special week – which is recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances, provides an opportunity for Lincolnview to celebrate our contributions to students’ health and wellness. Locally, as a winner of the Zone 2 Ohio Action for Healthy Kids Every Kid Healthy Week Challenge, Lincolnview received a banner, $100 towards school wellness programming, and a cooking demo for students during the lunch hour, to be scheduled in May.
At Lincolnview we’re working to do our part to put our students on a healthier path by doing a Fruit and Vegetable Challenge in the elementary and also a taste testing of fruits and vegetables during lunch. We’re also taking the Every Kid Healthy Pledge to get the information and free resources we need to create healthier school environments for kids. Your family can take the Pledge too!
Decorating is well underway for the prom, which is this Saturday, May 3. This year’s theme is Lancer Hallow. All juniors are encouraged to help on Thursday after school until 10 p.m. Those who sold their quota of Blue Crew shirts or paid their class dues will be excused from classes on Friday to decorate. Promenade will be from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Prom is from 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. The prom is free for the seniors; all others pay $10 at the door. This year’s after prom will be at the YMCA. Tickets MUST be purchased ahead of time for the after prom this year. The cost is $3 per ticket. The Optimist Club is once again generously sponsoring this event. There will be pizza and pop as well as raffle prizes. Activities will include swimming, a movie, plus volleyball and basketball tournaments.
The sophomore class is scheduled to clean up prom on Sunday, May 4 beginning at 2 p.m. ALL members of the class have been asked to help. Trucks and trailers are needed to transport items from the school to the bus barn. When clean-up is complete, pizza and pop will be provided for everyone who participates.
The Student Council will also be holding their annual Talent Show on May 8 at 1 p.m. (not 10 p.m. as was mistakenly printed). If you have a talent you would like to showcase, you can sign up in the high school office.
The Class of 2016 has just one more job to complete this year. The sophomore class will take down the prom decorations on Sunday, May 4 starting at 2 p.m. They will work until it is done. Pizza and pop will be enjoyed after the task is accomplished courtesy of the class fund. In addition to as many students as possible, a couple of trucks and trailers would be very helpful as well. Parents are welcome to come and join in. The class will be given a $200 payment from the juniors for their work and any decorations that are to be kept will need to be stored in the bus barn unless other storage is available.
The sophomores have been very responsible this year and the gym clean up went very well. It is very much appreciated! Any sophomore who would like to run for an officer position for next year should make sure that Sandy Dowdy has his or her name. Officers will be voted on before the end of the school year. There are a few class members who did not help with gym clean-up and still owe the class $10 of class dues. Please turn the money in to a current officer.
Lincolnview junior high students will be taking the OAA test as follows: seventh grade – May 6 and 8, reading and math; eighth grade – May 6, 7, and 8, reading, math and science. The junior high will also have a Skyway trip to the YMCA on May 21. Watch for the permission slips to come home soon.
The Student Council will also be holding the annual Talent Show on May 8 at 1 p.m. If you have a talent you would like to showcase, you can sign up in the high school office.
Biztown is a mock town filled with businesses that the students operate as their job for the day. Students participate in a variety of economic lessons in class several weeks before the trip. These lessons help to prepare them for their job at Biztown. They have to make several economic decisions in order for their business to be successful. These decisions have to do with marketing/advertising, pricing (supply/demand), inventory, and maintaining a balanced checking account by the end of their business day. The one-day field experience will be held on Wednesday, May 7.
The junior high track teams started their seasons on Saturday at the Parkway Invitational. There were a total of 12 boys’ teams and 11 girls’ teams at the competition. The boys brought back the runner up trophy, scoring 95.5 points as a team. They were second to Wapakoneta by just 9 points and finished ahead of Van Wert by 16 points. The girls were fourth as a team, scoring 43 points.
Placing for the Lancer teams included:
Maddie Gorman – 3rd in the 100 hurdles (20.11) and 4th in the 200 meter hurdles (37.35)
Braxten Robey – 7th in the 110 hurdles (21.94)
Tristin Miller – 6th in the 100 meter dash (14.53), 7th in the high jump (4’8”)
Rylee Byrne – 6th in the mile run (6:29.85)
Cal Wolfrum – 1st in the mile (5:11.21) and 1st in the 800 meter run (2:25.12)
Karter Tow – 2nd in the mile (5:24.59) and 2nd in the 800 meter run (2:29.86)
Alek Bowersock – 8th in the mile (5:41.88)
Brayden Langdon – 3rd in the 400 meter dash (1:10.72) and 6th in the 800 meter run (2:58.53)
Logan Williams – 2nd in the 200 meter hurdles (33.54), 4th in the high jump (4’8”)
Olivia Gorman – 7th in the 800 meter run (2:59.53)
Dylan Neate – 2nd in the pole vault (6’4”)
James Greathouse – 3rd in pole vault (6’)
Sterling Rigdon – Tied for 5th in pole vault (5’)
Sydni Thatcher – 6th in the discus (65’6.5”)
Kathy Tate – 7th in shot put (28’7.5”)
Relays placing were:
4×100 girls’ relay of Klausing, Snyder, Miller, and Katalenas placed 5th (1:00.94)
4×100 boys’ relay of Swallow, Robinson, Clay, and Williams placed 2nd (54.72)
4×200 girls’ relay of Katalenas, Schimmoeller, Sill, and Snyder placed 5th (2:14.4)
4×200 boy’s relay of Robinson, Miller, Clay, and Robey placed 3rd (1:58.03)
4×400 girls’ relay of Gorman, Klausing, Gorman, and Langdon placed 4th (5:01.87)
4×400 boy’s relay of Cowan, Rigdon, Keysor, and Bowersock placed 3rd (4:55.64)