By: Lincolnview Local Schools
Jayden Welker swims for the Van Wert YMCA Marlins. He’s had a wonderful season this year, setting several records in multiple events. Jayden recently qualified for the 2017 YMCA Great Lakes Zones Championship Swim Meet. There will be swimmers from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Jayden qualified in the 11-12 year old 50m Butterfly event by finishing in a time of 29.90, which is a personal best. He beat the Zone requirement of 30.39. He is seeded 25 of 32 in the pre-meet psych sheet.
The Lincolnview junior high student council came up with the idea to hold a book drive during national Read Across America week. Because of the generosity of the Lincolnview community and friends of the Lincolnview community, the junior high collected a surprising 1150 books! The books were distributed to elementary students at Lincolnview. What an awesome way to spread the love of reading! Thank you to all who donated books to the wonderful cause.
The second and third grade Enrichment students have been mixing the old with the new.
They read Sarah, Plain and Tall, a story from the pioneer times. Then, to show what they learned about the story elements, they first participated in good, old-fashioned dictionary races; then they created a Google slide show on their Chromebooks.
Brain Breaks are short, energizing bursts of activity that boost blood flow, send oxygen to the brain, and help kids better retain information. Teachers at Lincolnview incorporate movement into their classrooms to help engage students. Activities include anything from stretches, running in place, and “would-you-rather” games to walking around the building and even Zumba!
Research has shown that Brain Breaks increase students’ on-task behavior and the amount of exercise they get each day.
Parents of junior high and high school students should be aware that teachers will be available for Parent Teacher Conferences on February 15 from 3:15-6 p.m. Refer to the website for a sign-up link or call Kay Mohr or Randi Schaadt at 419.968.2214 to schedule an appointment.
Hello, Lancers! Do you have children’s books on your shelves collecting dust? Or could you help grandma do some early spring cleaning? Let’s put these books to good use! The junior high student council is working on a project in conjunction
with nationally celebrated Read Across America Day. Through this project we are asking for the community’s help by asking you to bring in any gently used children’s books that could use a new home. We will be giving the books to young students in the Lincolnview community who could use them. Books can be dropped off in the high school or elementary office. We will be collecting books until February 23 and the books will go out on March 2. So let’s get the books coming in! The more books we collect, the more books we can get into the hands of our Lincolnview students who could use them! Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Schnipke via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to our February Students and Teacher of the Month. They were selected based on the attribute of kindness: 7th grade – Zadria King, 8th grade – Brice Pruden, 9th grade – Jaden Spray, 10th grade – Hatti Bouillon, 11th grade – Chayten Overholt, 12th grade – McKenzie Davis, and Teacher – Mrs. Chris Doner.
The Student Council would like to thank all those who helped make the Rivals United such a successful fundraising event. A special thanks goes out to Carey Insurance and Wilkinson Printing for their donation to the Tailgate Party.
Lincolnview will hold its forty-eighth annual Homecoming Ceremony this Saturday, February 4 between the JV and Varsity basketball games versus Delphos St. John’s. We invite everyone to attend. The homecoming court this year includes: Freshmen – Victoria Snyder, daughter of Jeff and Stacey Snyder and Joe Sadowski, son of Gary and Charla Sadowski; Sophomores – Kylie Hohman, daughter of Dan and Kim Hohman and Braxton Fox, son of Todd and Laura Fox; and Juniors – Miah Katalenas, daughter of Don and Mary Katalenas and Caden Ringwald, son of Craig and Kristy Ringwald. Our seniors are Breann Dougal, daughter of Kirk and Anessia Dougal and Brayden Farmer, son of Scott and Samantha Farmer; Kelsey Brenneman, daughter of Ted and Laurie Brenneman and Jacob Bradford, son of David and Jamie Bradford; and Skylar Friemoth, daughter of Tim and Melissa Friemoth and Austin Elick, son of Neil Elick and Kimberly Braun.
The eighth grade recently held a spelling bee. The champion of the spelling bee was Carson Bowen, and the runner up was Sam Wolfrum. The Van Wert County Spelling Bee will be held at the Marsh Foundation on February 2 at 7 p.m.
The 5th and 6th grade band programs spent the first portion of their year preparing for their holiday program which took place on December 1, 2016. Since then both groups have been expanding their learning of time signatures, rhythms, and note range. Both groups will begin preparing music for their spring concert, our annual Band-a-rama, which will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, in the high school gymnasium. This concert will feature both groups performing approximately 10 minutes of music, along with the junior high and high school bands. All four bands will combine for a final piece. All are welcome to attend!
This week our High School Student Council have teamed up with the United Way of Van Wert County to raise funds for our community. Some of the events the students have been doing to raise money are selling basketballs, holding a tailgate party before the girls’ game against Crestview, January 26, from 4:30 until game time, as well as a spirit theme for each day.
We want to encourage you to come out and support our girls’ team on Thursday as they host Crestview and then our boys on Friday night as they travel to Crestview. There will be a dash for cash held at both games. After the dash for cash at the boys’ game, the winner will be announced and the losing student council will have to sing the winning school’s fight song. All proceeds go to fund the United Way of Van Wert County, which serves our Lincolnview Latchkey and Middle Point Ballpark.