By: Lincolnview Local Schools
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.
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.
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.