By: Lincolnview Local Schools
The third grade classes went on a field trip to the Stoneco quarry. The students were able to watch rocks being dumped into a dump truck and transferred to the crusher. They then got to watch the rocks being crushed. They also learned all about stone quarry safety, how they blast the walls of the quarry and sedimentary rocks. The students had a “blast” at the quarry!
The past few weeks in Physical Education, the 3rd-6th grade students have been in a volleyball unit. Learning different skills, strategies, rotations, rules have helped them grasp the sport and how it is played. Skills such as the bump/pass, set, and underhand serve have been taught.
The 4th graders have been busy learning about government and the rights and responsibilities of US citizens. Students ventured through a simulation in which they had to ‘purchase’ supplies to complete tasks for their country. The first attempt was without any leaders or constitution. The tasks not completed represented real life events, such as having enough fish to feed your country to being homeless. Classes only got four to five tasks completed. After discussing what went well and what needed changed, the classes amended their constitutions. The second run of the simulation was so much better with each class doubling the number of tasks completed! Wouldn’t it be great if our country was able to thrive and prosper this easily just like our students’ countries? It is going to be a great year!
Congratulations to our Students of the Month for September. These students were chosen because they show INTEGRITY in their daily lives. They are: Carson Fox – 7th grade; Hanna Young – 8th grade; Madelyn Dunn – 9th grade; Alexandra Stawser – 10th grade; Frankie Carey – 11th grade; and Katlyn Wendel – 12th grade.
Lincolnview Local schools held its annual Relay for Life event from April 25-29. Students in grades K-12 engaged in activities throughout the week to honor those affected by cancer, as well as to raise money to be donated to the American Cancer Society. Events were led by teacher Hollie Ford’s high school speech class, and assisted by the sixth grade “Agents of Change” social activism group. Students held a change war, created luminaries, dressed in themed clothing, and held a daylong walking event.
“We felt it was important to get involved with this cause. There have been many affected by cancer within our Lincolnview community, and this is one way we can honor their memory and support their fight,” said Tonia Verville, elementary counselor. The elementary students raised $1,152.09 in one week, while the junior high and high school collected $992.98.
Leading that charge was Christie Wendel’s fourth grade class, who brought in
$210. Stephanie Kriegel’s third grade was close behind with $191 raised. The seventh graders collected the most money on the JH/HS side.
The Lincolnview Elementary library was able to use part of the money earned through the Scholastic Book Fair this year to purchase beanbags for the library, as well as adding a puppet theatre for the students to take turns putting on puppet shows for the rest of the class. The upper grades are enjoying the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere with the beanbags so they can just sit and read after they have chosen a book. The school thanks all who supported the Scholastic Book Fair and helped to make these purchases possible.
Firehouse Pizza of Middle Point recently held a creative fundraiser for Lincolnview Elementary School. Students in grades 2-6 decorated a pizza box, which families could request when they placed their order. For every custom pizza sold, owners Ernie and Molly Welch donated a portion of their proceeds back to Lincolnview. A total of $350 was raised, which will be used for student incentives.
The first and second semester speech classes organized and facilitated a coffee and hot chocolate bar on Tuesday mornings this winter. Proceeds of $650.18
were donated in memory of Kevin Thatcher to PHA-ALS and will be used to fund a scholarship for family members who have been affected by PHA-ALS’s “Students helping Students” program.
On Thursday, March 24, the Lincolnview FFA Chapter hosted “Ag in the Classroom” day, sponsored by the Van Wert Farm Bureau. There were tractors and a combine, along with pigs, a calf, chickens, goats, and a horse to help teach second grade students about Ag safety. FFA members also taught students about food sources and Ohio agriculture. There were teaching demonstrations at each station, which made for a fun-filled educational day.
The Kindergarten students at Lincolnview Elementary had a visit from local author Deborah Ambroza. She discussed the writing process with them and even brought in a horseshoe crab shell for them to touch. The students were also given an autographed copy of her book which is published on www.readinga-z.com.
The Lincolnview Elementary Carnival and Raffle will be held on Friday, April 8, from 4-7 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy food, fun, and games. Refreshments will include Venedocia Lions Club sausage sandwiches, pizza, cotton candy, and much more. Inflatables from Ultra Sound will be set up in the gymnasium and various carnival games will be located throughout the school. People are advised to come early to sign up to win prizes donated by local businesses in the annual raffle.