By: Lincolnview Local Schools
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)
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.
On Tuesday, April 8, the Guidance Department at Lincolnview High School will be hosting a Dual Enrollment meeting as well as a Post-Secondary meeting. The Dual Enrollment meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. This meeting is to answer questions about the Dual Enrollment courses offered at the High School. A high school student may take college courses at the High School and earn college credit while maintaining a regular schedule. Students can earn college credit through Northwest State Community College.
The Post-Secondary meeting will begin at 8:15 p.m. Any student who is interested in participating in this program must attend with a parent. The pros and cons of the program will be discussed as well as information on how the program operates. College applications will be available that night.
If you have questions about either program, or wonder if you should attend, please call B. Leeth at 419.968.2214 ext. 3210 or email (email@example.com).
The Lincolnview Benefit Council would like to thank the following for contributing to our 1st Annual Lancer Way Breakfast Day: Van Wert Federal Bank, Hall’s Custom Meats, Wal-Mart, Dairymen’s, Lincolnview Spanish Club, and the Lincolnview French Club. Through their generosity we were able to raise $708 to help our Lincolnview families that may be going through hardships due to extreme medical expenses, loss of a parent or natural disaster.
The Lincolnview High School Scholastic Bowl Team recently had a fun day traveling to the Wright State University Lake Campus Scholastic Bowl tournament. The students competed against 40 area schools, coming in at 16th place. The students had the experience of spending the day at the college and competing against their peers in a full day of tournament rounds.
Set your alarm on Thursday, March 27 so you do not miss the Lancer Way Breakfast Day, being hosted by the Benefit Council. All money raised from this event will be used to help junior high and high school students who are going through hard times, whether it is cancer treatments in the family or a natural disaster; we want to help.
We hope to make this an annual event in order to build up a fund to help Lancers in need. Come early and enjoy breakfast with us for just $5! If you bring a canned good, you will only have to pay $4. Serving times for the Lancer Way Breakfast Day will be from 7-8:15 a.m. The menu will include: all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, fruit, milk, coffee, and orange juice.
The Guidance Department would like to remind parents and students in the 8th Grade about the 8th Grade Parent Meeting, Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. We will be covering such things as high school course selection, graduation requirements and preparation for college and career.
Four Lincolnview Junior High Choir members, Miah Katalenas, Lainie Jones, Noah Daeger, and Luke Bullinger, were
selected to sing in the 13th Annual District III OMEA Junior High Honors Concert. The concert was held at the Wapakoneta City Schools Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 8. The 75-member choir was comprised of students from the surrounding eight counties. Guest conductor, Dr. Sandra Stegman, Associate Professor of Music Education at Bowling Green State University selected the following songs for the performance: Gloria Deo, Song from the Twelfth Night, Riversong, This Train, Yonder Come Day, and Elijah Rock.
On Saturday, March 8, Bethany Martinez, an 8th grader, will be representing Lincolnview in the District 3 Junior High Honors Band in Wapakoneta. Bethany was chosen for her spot, in this excellent group of students from around the District 3 area, through a selection process that included a director’s recommendation. The District 3 Honors Band for Junior High is an annual event in which a guest conductor is brought in to work with students on Friday evening and Saturday during the day, culminating with a performance Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Wapakoneta High School Performing Arts Center. This year Dr. Galen Karriker, Director of Bands and Professor of Music at The University of Akron will be the guest conductor.
Bethany also had the opportunity this year to perform with The Ohio State University’s Honors Band on campus in Columbus, which was a one day event held on Feb. 15. She rehearsed during the day with guest conductor, Russel Mikkeslson, and later performed. Her guest conductor serves as the director of bands, professor of music and the head of conducting and ensembles with The Ohio State University. Bethany was selected from 778 students across the state of Ohio for The Ohio State Honors Band.
During the month of February, the Kindergarten music classes continued working on their graduation program songs for May 20, which begins at 7 p.m. in the elementary gymnasium. Along with our work on our graduation songs students have also been working on steady beat, high and low sounds and deciding if we should walk or skip to a melody of a song. The week of Valentine’s Day students learned what a duet was and how to sing one. We began by singing the first part as a whole group, and then we learned the second part. After everyone knew both parts we divided the class in half and sang it as a duet, two parts happening at the same time! Students were then asked to switch parts and sing the song again.
Lincolnview Elementary School is proud to announce that Madison Langdon and Creed Jesse, grade 5, have had artwork accepted in the 2014 Ohio Art Education’s Youth Art Month and Young Peoples Art Exhibition. The art exhibition consists of Ohio students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Madison Landon’s artwork will be on display at the State Teachers’ Retirement Systems (STRS) building, in Columbus during the month of March. Creed Jesse’s artwork will be on display at Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus from March 2-28.
Over 120 pieces were selected for the juried show from the nine regions of the state that represent OAEA. The exhibit is sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association, which is the professional organization for art teachers in Ohio. OAEA works to promote the arts and recognizes quality student art throughout the state through various exhibits at state and regional levels. A reception and awards ceremony will be held in Columbus on Saturday March 15, for the young artists, their families and teachers.
Lincolnview sophomores Madison Jones and Marcy Shoppell were recently awarded honors by the nation’s longest running and prestigious recognition program for students in grades 7- 12, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Their work was judged regionally in competition with students from 52 counties in Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio.
After winning a Gold Key last year, Marcy has earned honors in the competition for the second year in a row taking the Silver Key for her work. Madison entered her first work this year and was one of the 8 percent of students who earned a Gold Key. Her work will go on to national judging in New York City.
Lincolnview Elementary will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Monday, March 3, for NEA’s Read Across America. The theme this year is “Hats off to Reading”. Students are encouraged to wear hats on Monday to celebrate. There will also be special activities throughout the day.
Three of our Lincolnview Choir members recently sang for a packed house at The Bistro in Van Wert. It was a very enjoyable concert with each student performing in their unique style of singing that included pop, country, and blues.
The senior class would like to thank everyone who purchased a discount card during our recent fundraiser to help raise money for our senior trip. A change that was discovered after the cards were sold. It has to do with Captain D’s in Lima. The discount on the card is supposed to be Fish & Fry $2.99. Captain D’s said they would honor the Fish & Fry for $2.99. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone.
It is time to order carnations to be delivered to that special someone! Carnations are available in a variety of colors. Each color has a special meaning. They are $1.50 each and are being sold by the sophomore class. Orders will be taken starting Monday, Feb. 3. If you have a student and would like an order form, they can be picked up in the school offices. Order forms will also be sent home with elementary students. A separate order form needs to be filled out for each student receiving flowers. Junior high and high school students may order before school or during lunch. The flowers will also be sold at the homecoming basketball game. When ordering for the high school and junior high students, you will need to provide the sixth period class of the person receiving the flowers. For elementary students, you will need to provide the name of their homeroom teacher. You will also be able to write a special message. The last day to order is Friday, Feb. 7. Flowers will be delivered at the end of the school day on Thursday, Feb. 13.
On Feb. 1 four soloists and one ensemble from the Lincolnview band department traveled to St. Mary’s Memorial High School to participate in District 3’s solo and ensemble event. Soloists Sarah Riley, tenor saxophone, and Michael Garay, baritone saxophone, each received superior ratings while soloists Bryce Campbell, bassoon, and Braxton Matthews, bass clarinet, each received excellent ratings. The woodwind trio, made up of Samantha Klausing, Gracie Lammers and Taite McKinney, received an excellent rating.
Lincolnview Jr/Sr High School will be having their homecoming ceremony this Friday at home against Ada. The court consists of: Freshman Claira Rhoades,daughter of Scott and Tina Rhoades; Sophomore Savannah Bigham, daughter of Tom and Jody Bigham; and Junior Baylee Neate, daughter of Brent & Deb Neate. The three senior candidates are Jordan Ludwig,daughter of Jeff Ludwig and Kim Ludwig. She is involved in Varsity cheer, Varsity soccer, Van Wert All Star Cheer, Kim Hohman’s Dance Works Competition dancer, Senior class President, Spanish club president, National Honor Society Vice – President, Beta Club Secretary, Science Club, FCA, Junior Rotarian, Student t Council Vice-President, and a member of North Union United Methodist Church. Jordan’s future plans include attending Wright State University at Dayton majoring in nursing. Kennedy Mengerink, daughter of Dennis and Brenda Mengerink. She is involved in Jr. Rotarian, yearbook, class secretary, student council treasurer, IT Club, soccer and volunteers for her church’s vacation bible school. Kennedy’s future plans include majoring in Fashion Design and Business. Amberlyn Miller, daughter of Verna Landwehr and Amos Miller. She is involved in Lincolnview Choir and Select Choir, Cheerleading, Beta Club, French Club, Firehouse Youth Club and is Lincolnview’s Peony Queen Candidate. Amberlyn’s future plans include majoring in early childhood education.