By: Lincolnview Local Schools
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.
There is still time for high school students to sign up for the ACT prep course being offered at Lincolnview from Tuesday, May 24 until Thursday, June 9. Instruction is two hours per day on select days and the cost is only $50. For the their payment, students will receive skills and strategies needed to score high on the ACT, 24/7 online access to thousands of video lessons, interactive vocabulary builder with hundreds of common ACT words, multiple full-length and timed practice tests. This course normally costs hundreds of dollars. Students from Lincolnview have a great opportunity to raise their ACT scores and they don’t have to travel far to be a part of this program. Registration forms are available in the high school office. Please register soon.
Be sure to check out the Opportunities to Grow on the Guidance Page of the website. If you are looking for a summer camp to send your son/daughter to then this is the place to look.
A Lincolnview 8th grader is performing a “not so random act of kindness” when he decided to help young hospital patients at Children’s Hospital. He started a fundraiser to purchase Kindles for the young patients to help them pass time while they are hospitalized. To date he has raised $3,000 to purchase Kindles. Anyone wishing help with the project can log on to online to: http://giving.cincinnatichildrens.org/InHonorOfNoah . Checks can be sent to Good Shepherd Nazarene, 1145 West Main St., Van Wert, Ohio 45891.