By: Lincolnview Local Schools
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.
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.