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Tuesday, Sep. 2, 2014

 

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By: Lincolnview Local Schools

 
This week in our Elementary Physical Education classes, the 3rd through 6th graders ran the timed mile out on the track as part of the Presidential Fitness Test. The students were taught information on proper running form, breathing techniques, and the importance of exercise and cardiovascular endurance.  (Photo submitted.)

This week in our Elementary Physical Education classes, the 3rd through 6th graders ran the timed mile out on the track as part of the Presidential Fitness Test. The students were taught information on proper running form, breathing techniques, and the importance of exercise and cardiovascular endurance. (Photo submitted.)

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Pictured above are the winners of the Kids Health Fair Quiz. Students received a helmet as a reward. Standing along with the students are Nurse Candice Elliott, Dr. Matthew Miller, and Principal Mckinney. (Photo submitted.)

Pictured above are the winners of the Kids Health Fair Quiz. Students received a helmet as a reward. Standing along with the students are Nurse Candice Elliott, Dr. Matthew Miller, and Principal Mckinney. (Photo submitted.)

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:

  1. Physical Activity: components of safe exercise include cardiorespiratory, muscle strength, muscle endurance, and flexibility.
  2.  Nutrition- Food Fear Factor with Jicama and Pomegranate:  What is Vitamin C and Fiber and what are the benefits of each.
  3. Dentistry/Oral Health by Dr. Jessica Jeffrey-Mohr: impact of sugary drinks on our teeth and which are the best options.
  4. Anti-Smoking:  Chemicals found in cigarettes and the health impact of smoking.
  5. Disability Awareness: activities that mimic different disabilities and treating each other with respect.
  6. Bike Safety: importance of wearing a helmet.
  7. Social Media Safety: basic ways to stay safe when using the internet, cell phones and other smart devices.
  8. 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.

The Lincolnview 6th grade had their recognition on May 22.  The students were presented with certificates for their achievements this year. (Photo submitted.)

The Lincolnview 6th grade had their recognition on May 22. The students were presented with certificates for their achievements this year. (Photo submitted.)

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Lincolnview High School Drawing and Painting class recently participated in ODOT's Paint The Plow Contest.  Above, they are posing with their finished plow, which features a snowman being plowed up by the blade.  Pictured are:  Logan Jewel, Austin Beard, Christian Lintermoot, Jared Steinecker, Ethan Kleman, AJ Phillips, Cassie Hale, Nichole Bowen, Tori Dudgeon, Dakota Hammons, Kayla Stachler, Tyler Stewart. (Photo submitted.)

The Lincolnview High School Drawing and Painting class recently participated in ODOT’s Paint The Plow Contest. Above, they are posing with their finished plow, which features a snowman being plowed up by the blade. Pictured are: Logan Jewel, Austin Beard, Christian Lintermoot, Jared Steinecker, Ethan Kleman, AJ Phillips, Cassie Hale, Nichole Bowen, Tori Dudgeon, Dakota Hammons, Kayla Stachler, Tyler Stewart. (Photo submitted.)

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.

 

Super hero day. (Photo submitted.)

Super hero day. (Photo submitted.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Allessandrini and his 3rd grade class. (Photo submitted.)

Matt Allessandrini and his 3rd grade class. (Photo submitted.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan Miller shown walking with elementary students in the gym. (Photo submitted.)

Logan Miller shown walking with elementary students in the gym. (Photo submitted.)

 

 

 

POSTED: 05/21/14 at 2:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Lancer Lines

This year on Wishbone Day Lincolnview elementary teachers wore yellow to honor Cayden Wilkinson of Lianne Pohlman’s Kindergarten class. Cayden suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). OI, also known as “brittle bones” is a disease that causes bones to break easily.  A person is born with OI and will have OI throughout their lifetime. Wishbone Day is an international community awareness effort for OI, and is celebrated on May 6. (Photo submitted.)

This year on Wishbone Day Lincolnview elementary teachers wore yellow to honor Cayden Wilkinson of Lianne Pohlman’s Kindergarten class. Cayden suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). OI, also known as “brittle bones” is a disease that causes bones to break easily. A person is born with OI and will have OI throughout their lifetime. Wishbone Day is an international community awareness effort for OI, and is celebrated on May 6. (Photo submitted.)

 Students in grades K-1 attended Lancer Way Science Day hosted by Adam Owens’ Environmental Science Class.  Owens’ science class students prepared experiments for the younger students and hosted this science day to teach students about a variety of science concepts.  (Photo submitted.)


Students in grades K-1 attended Lancer Way Science Day hosted by Adam Owens’ Environmental Science Class. Owens’ science class students prepared experiments for the younger students and hosted this science day to teach students about a variety of science concepts. (Photo submitted.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 05/14/14 at 1:10 pm. FILED UNDER: Lancer Lines

Brilliant Biographies: Third graders researched, wrote and constructed biographies and timelines of many famous people. From George Washington to Michael Jackson to Jackie Robinson, the students learned their life stories. Many biographies had inspirational stories of bravery and dedication, while others were heartbreaking. Come visit the 3rd grade hallway to check them out! (Photo submitted)

Brilliant Biographies: Third graders researched, wrote and constructed biographies and timelines of many famous people. From George Washington to Michael Jackson to Jackie Robinson, the students learned their life stories. Many biographies had inspirational stories of bravery and dedication, while others were heartbreaking. Come visit the 3rd grade hallway to check them out! (Photo submitted)

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.

Kindergarten students had the opportunity to visit farms in our community on Tuesday April 30.  They had the chance to pet a lamb, see horses, watch robotic milking, and observe a miniature horse and its 3-day-old baby and so much more! Thank you to our local farmers for taking the time to share their animals with us. (Photo submitted)

Kindergarten students had the opportunity to visit farms in our community on Tuesday April 30. They had the chance to pet a lamb, see horses, watch robotic milking, and observe a miniature horse and its 3-day-old baby and so much more! Thank you to our local farmers for taking the time to share their animals with us. (Photo submitted)

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.

 

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 05/07/14 at 1:46 pm. FILED UNDER: Lancer Lines

Nicole Early’s second Grade students recently wrote cinquain poems about one of their favorite foods. They typed their work on the computer and drew a picture to go with it. (Photo submitted.)

Nicole Early’s second Grade students recently wrote cinquain poems about one of their favorite foods. They typed their work on the computer and drew a picture to go with it. (Photo submitted.)

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.

Austin Agler and Zach Dillon sell school supplies to students at the Lancer Supply stand that operates each morning as part of the sixth grade Math project. (Photo submitted.)

Austin Agler and Zach Dillon sell school supplies to students at the Lancer Supply stand that operates each morning as part of the sixth grade Math project. (Photo submitted.)

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.

Lana Carey and Shiann Craft take the mobile store to the lower elementary grades in another wing of the building. (Photo submitted.)

Lana Carey and Shiann Craft take the mobile store to the lower elementary grades in another wing of the building. (Photo submitted.)

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.

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 04/30/14 at 2:10 pm. FILED UNDER: Lancer Lines

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.

Fifth graders are getting prepared for their upcoming field trip to Junior Achievement’s Biztown in Fort Wayne, Ind. (Photo submitted.)

Fifth graders are getting prepared for their upcoming field trip to Junior Achievement’s Biztown in Fort Wayne, Ind. (Photo submitted.)

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.

 

 

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This year Lincolnview Elementary participated in the 2014 Van Wert Festival of the Arts. Two to three artworks from every grade level were entered into the judged art show.  The Art Show consisted of students from Van Wert, Lincolnview, Crestview, and St. Mary’s.  Jaden Persinger placed third at the kindergarten level. Kacey Stewert placed third at the fifth grade level.  (Photo submitted.)

This year Lincolnview Elementary participated in the 2014 Van Wert Festival of the Arts. Two to three artworks from every grade level were entered into the judged art show. The Art Show consisted of students from Van Wert, Lincolnview, Crestview, and St. Mary’s. Jaden Persinger placed third at the kindergarten level. Kacey Stewert placed third at the fifth grade level. (Photo submitted.)

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”)

The Lincolnview Junior High Scholastic Bowl team had a great experience traveling to the Wright State Lake Campus on Friday, April 11 for the annual Scholastic Bowl Tournament.  The students spent the day at the University competing against 16 area teams. The two Lincolnview teams came in 6th and 11th place. Members of the team are:  Sydni Thatcher, Riley Webb, Jacob Haeunstein, Adia Welch, Rylee Byrne, Carly Wendel, Raegan Boley, Lakin Brant, Alena Looser, Sterling Rigdon, Kylee Mongold, and Bethany Martinez. (Photo submitted.)

The Lincolnview Junior High Scholastic Bowl team had a great experience traveling to the Wright State Lake Campus on Friday, April 11 for the annual Scholastic Bowl Tournament. The students spent the day at the University competing against 16 area teams. The two Lincolnview teams came in 6th and 11th place. Members of the team are: Sydni Thatcher, Riley Webb, Jacob Haeunstein, Adia Welch, Rylee Byrne, Carly Wendel, Raegan Boley, Lakin Brant, Alena Looser, Sterling Rigdon, Kylee Mongold, and Bethany Martinez. (Photo submitted.)

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)

Becca Kessler was one of 12 winners of the Ohio State Fire Marshal Poster Contest. There was a surprise assembly held during school on Monday, April 14, where Middle Point Fire Chief Craig King presented Becca the award. Becca’s poster will be displayed at the Ohio State Fair this coming summer. Standing with Becca and Craig is Middle Point Fire Department Ken Meyer. (Photo submitted.)

Becca Kessler was one of 12 winners of the Ohio State Fire Marshal Poster Contest. There was a surprise assembly held during school on Monday, April 14, where Middle Point Fire Chief Craig King presented Becca the award. Becca’s poster will be displayed at the Ohio State Fair this coming summer. Standing with Becca and Craig is Middle Point Fire Department Ken Meyer. (Photo submitted.)

4×400 boy’s relay of Cowan, Rigdon, Keysor, and Bowersock placed 3rd (4:55.64)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 04/16/14 at 1:20 pm. FILED UNDER: Lancer Lines

Pictured are Braylee Welker, Noah Peters, Jackson Ingledue, Alex Hefner, Olivia Snyder, Heath Sears, Warren Mason, Kamryn Hallsell, Madalyn Farmer, Jace Hundley, Jaden Hubble, Kai Tucker, Connor Johnson, Gracie German, David May, Anna Partin, Brok Bill, Ambrion Merriman, Kayleigh Ickes, Megan Ashley, Tori Boyd, Katie Clay, and Derek Doner. (Photo submitted.)

Pictured are Braylee Welker, Noah Peters, Jackson Ingledue, Alex Hefner, Olivia Snyder, Heath Sears, Warren Mason, Kamryn Hallsell, Madalyn Farmer, Jace Hundley, Jaden Hubble, Kai Tucker, Connor Johnson, Gracie German, David May, Anna Partin, Brok Bill, Ambrion Merriman, Kayleigh Ickes, Megan Ashley, Tori Boyd, Katie Clay, and Derek Doner. (Photo submitted.)

Lincolnview Elementary School recently honored several students who were selected as Character Counts winners for showing Respect to others.  Of special mention are sisters Kamryn Hallsell and Kayleigh Ickes, whose respective teachers noted they are especially honest and accepting of their peers.

Kamryn Hallsell and Kayleigh Ickes.  (Photo submitted.)

Kamryn Hallsell and Kayleigh Ickes. (Photo submitted.)

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Congratulations to Sarah Riley for placing 3rd with her oil pastel Peacock artwork at the Van Wert Festival of the Arts where schools from around the county displayed student works.   (Photo submitted.)

Congratulations to Sarah Riley for placing 3rd with her oil pastel Peacock artwork at the Van Wert Festival of the Arts where schools from around the county displayed student works. (Photo submitted.)

 

Kindergarten students have been learning about recycling.  As a final project they brought in their "clean" trash.  The students got creative and recycled that trash by turning it into an instrument. (Photo submitted.)

Kindergarten students have been learning about recycling. As a final project they brought in their “clean” trash. The students got creative and recycled that trash by turning it into an instrument. (Photo submitted.)

 

Kindergarten students have been learning about recycling.  As a final project they brought in their "clean" trash.  The students got creative and recycled that trash by turning it into an instrument. (Photo submitted.)

Kindergarten students have been learning about recycling. As a final project they brought in their “clean” trash. The students got creative and recycled that trash by turning it into an instrument. (Photo submitted.)

The fourth-grade students at Lincolnview Elementary are shown here actively participating in the PARCC field test which will better prepare them for the online state testing to begin next year. The field test study is designed to help students become more comfortable with the online testing while reading passages, watching videos, answering questions, and writing essays on the computer.  Starting next year, all state testing will be online.  The students seemed to enjoy working on the computer and found it to be much more engaging than the standard paper and pencil tests. (Photo submitted.)

The fourth-grade students at Lincolnview Elementary are shown here actively participating in the PARCC field test which will better prepare them for the online state testing to begin next year. The field test study is designed to help students become more comfortable with the online testing while reading passages, watching videos, answering questions, and writing essays on the computer. Starting next year, all state testing will be online. The students seemed to enjoy working on the computer and found it to be much more engaging than the standard paper and pencil tests. (Photo submitted.)

 

Lincolnview Industrial Technology Club officers presenting the six picnic tables the club made for the Middle Point Ballpark Association to board member Kevin Price. Shown are instructor, Jay Hoersten, Jacob Pollock, Hayden Ludwig, Dalton Kayser, Tyler Richey, Jalen Roberts, and Kevin Price. (Photo submitted.)

Lincolnview Industrial Technology Club officers presenting the six picnic tables the club made for the Middle Point Ballpark Association to board member Kevin Price. Shown are instructor, Jay Hoersten, Jacob Pollock, Hayden Ludwig, Dalton Kayser, Tyler Richey, Jalen Roberts, and Kevin Price. (Photo submitted.)

The fifth and sixth grade students in Brenda Recker's Enrichment class have spent the past eight weeks conducting author studies. Students chose a Newbery Award winning author, read and compared at least two of his/her books and learned about the author's life. They have completed the project by creating posters. (Photo submitted.)

The fifth and sixth grade students in Brenda Recker’s Enrichment class have spent the past eight weeks conducting author studies. Students chose a Newbery Award winning author, read and compared at least two of his/her books and learned about the author’s life. They have completed the project by creating posters. (Photo submitted.)

 

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