By: Lincolnview Local Schools
Do you have jeans that don’t fit or that aren’t your favorite pair and never get worn? We want them! Lincolnview Jr. High Student Council is collecting gently used jeans for “Teens for Jeans.” Teens for Jeans is a project that collects jeans for homeless people across North America. The reason they collect jeans is because they are one of the most requested items at homeless shelters. Jeans are durable and can be worn more than once without needing to be washed. They also make the homeless feel like they don’t stand out as much and give them a sense of normalcy. Our goal is to collect 200 pairs of jeans. They can be any size. Please turn them in by Friday, February 19. The jeans can be dropped off at the high school office or to teachers Sandy Dowdy or Beth Schnipke in their classrooms. The student council would like to thank Stephanie Longwell for introducing them to this project and for allowing them to partner with her.
The fifth and sixth grade bands are progressing in their studies of music and the production of sound on their instruments. The fifth grade is continuing to learn new rhythms and notes. They are also beginning to develop dynamics and learning key terms such as tempo markings. The sixth grade has just begun book two of their three book series and are reviewing along with learning sixteenth note rhythms. Both groups are also preparing for their spring concert, which will take place in the high school gymnasium on Friday, May 13, beginning at 7 p.m.
Leadership. That’s what the Lincolnview Junior High Student Council has been showing over the past few months of school. Elected in October after all candidates were given the opportunity to address the junior high student body, the members went to work right away.
They held a Halloween dance In October and encouraged participation in Mix It Up Day. After brainstorming ideas for the year in November, they made one idea become reality as they raised close to $600 for their Christmas project. The student council challenged the staff to see who could raise the most money for the project.
The students outdid the staff and, in return, the 12 members had the opportunity to line up and
deliver a pie to the face of a junior high staff member.
Five of the student council members, assisted by two teachers, bought items for eight Lincolnview students in hopes of making a brighter holiday for their families. The gifts were picked up and the recipients expressed great appreciation. The group will be back to planning for additional events for the rest of the year.
Prior to Friday’s game the Middle Point Lions will hold a Scholarship Benefit with sandwiches being served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Lincolnview Elementary students will meet with author Linda Stanek on Friday, Nov. 20 during the visiting author series. Students will attend assemblies during the day to meet and hear the author. In addition, second and third grade students will have the opportunity to attend a writing workshop.
Monday and Tuesday will be active days at Lincolnview. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 and noon-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24. Parents may sign up by going to the Lancer homepage.
An annual event held the during conference times for elementary school parents is the annual book fair. Books make wonderful gifts for young readers. This year’s theme is “It’s a Monster Book Fair” Students will have the opportunity to shop from Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. In past years, the library has benefited by earning free books.
Parents often worry how they will pay for college. Anyone wondering about this should come to the presentation at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23 during parent-teacher conferences. Stephen Semer representative of Wells Fargo will be here to help parents plan for the future and answer questions. The meeting will be held in the Lecture Hall.
The clothing pickup will also be held in the Elementary Cafeteria during conference times. Gently used clothing, infant through adult sizes, have been collected by staff and students, and organized by size and gender. Anyone may “shop” for free with no questions asked. Bags and boxes will be provided.
Thanksgiving break for students will be Nov.24-Nov. 29. Lincolnview staff and students wish everyone a Happy Holiday.
Using Technology to Do a Formative Assessment
Have you ever taken a test and worried what your grade would be because you didn’t know all of the answers? The process of formative assessment eliminates the worry of not knowing all the answers for a test and replaces it with confidence in knowing exactly what one knows and what one does not know. Students are assessed frequently during lessons, and this process helps the teacher zone in on who needs help with what and who is ready to move on to the next topic, so by the time of testing the students already know what they need to study and can be prepared.