By: Lincolnview Local Schools
On November 21, the Lincolnview FFA Chapter competed in the Sub-district Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event at Delphos High School. After several weeks of early morning and after school practices, the team placed second and qualified to compete at Districts. The District CDE was held at Clyde High School on November 29 where the team placed 6th overall.
“As excited as we were for the opportunity to qualify for State, we are still very proud of achieving our goal to make it to Districts. Parliamentary Procedure is a skill that we can use in the future for running a business meeting and I’m glad that our team was able to compete in this event,” stated Lincolnview FFA President McKenzie Davis.
The Lincolnview junior high student council recently held a food drive for the Van Wert Humane Society. In looking for ways to help the shelter, speakers from the shelter came and spoke to the students about their current needs and ways the students could help. Students came up with the idea of holding a food drive competition among Lancer Time classes. Items such as dog food, paper towels, cat litter, and various cleaning supplies were collected. In addition to the drive, students could also donate money to the cause. For every dollar donated, students were given a paper dog bone to put their name on and hang in the hallway. In total, the students collect over $300 in money and supplies. The end of the fundraiser was the best part for the students, as some of the members were able to help deliver the items and see the animals who benefitted from the drive! The student council would like to thank all who donated to the cause. If you would like to further help the shelter, call 419.238.5088.
On Tuesday November 1, the Lincolnview FFA hosted the Sub District Job Interview Career Development Event. There were numerous students competing in 5 divisions from the following high schools: Lincolnview, Kalida, Wayne Trace, Vantage, Paulding, Parkway, and Miller City. The Lincolnview FFA members who competed in this event were juniors: Kalei Lare and Luke Bullinger and senior: McKenzie Davis. All participants were required to submit a cover letter and resume in advance and were challenged to complete a job application and interview on site. Once finished with the interview, they proceeded to write a follow up letter to the employer who they interviewed with. All components of the contest were graded to give a final score for each participant and the top two participants in each division advance to the district contest. Junior Kalei Lare placed 2nd in her division and will be competing at Arlington H.S. on November 15 at the District 4 Job Interview CDE.
“The Job Interview competition is one that I believe students can learn the most from. Interviewing is a skill that everyone will need to use in their life and having a chance to really practice those skills is very helpful.” says McKenzie Davis
We would like to thank our judges of this contest who volunteered their time to help interview students: Tracy Allenbaugh, Eric Germann, Kyle Gehres, Scott Hawken, Amanda Kohnen, Susan Munroe; Van Wert Chamber of Commerce, and representatives of Roanna Farms. In addition, we would like to thank the Lincolnview staff for providing facilities and the following teachers for helping facilitate the event and grade resumes and follow up letters: Ashley Miller, Sandra Dowdy, Melinda Shellabarger, and Eric Miglin. Lastly, we would like to recognize Firehouse Pizza for their continued support of the FFA for donating pizzas to feed the participants.
Deputy Mike Bieberstine is Lincolnview’s DARE officer, who spearheaded the campaign and provided red ribbons. Students were also treated to red snacks, including apples, twizzlers, and skittles which were sponsored in part by Van Wert Wal-Mart. Students were also surprised with an anti-drug assembly featuring the magical juggling skills of The Dazzling Steve Mills, a world-famous juggler. Steve’s message of perseverance and staying healthy resonated with staff and students alike. For more information, check out www.redribbon.org.
Lincolnview Local Schools is proud to announce a special Veteran’s Day Celebration to be held on November 10 at 1:45 p.m. in our High School Gymnasium. We are very proud of the men and women who are bravely serving or have served our country. For this reason, we would like to honor our veterans by announcing their name, branch, and family member(s) with whom they are attending in our High School Gymnasium. Lincolnview would also like to pay tribute to those who have served that are no longer with us by reading their name in a special memorial portion of the program. A small reception will be held for the veterans and their Lancer family member(s) after the program. Any questions can be directed to: Stephanie Renner (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling 419.968.2214, Ext. 2217.
Second grade students in Mr. Williamson’s class are learning about computer coding. Deb Stetler, the district media specialist, started working with the students on how coding works and what is involved in writing computer programs. Stetler showed the class how an algorithm works in writing a program and the basics that are needed to write an algorithm. These lessons will help improve the students’ problem solving skills as well as their critical thinking skills.
Do you remember when you were in elementary school and the teacher made you learn your multiplication tables? Do you remember wishing that you could work at your own pace instead of keeping with the class? In our 4th-grade math class, we can do just that. Thanks to the program Xtramath, students are given a math facts program that is designed specifically for them. Through teacher races, review sessions and a handy percentage counter displaying the mastery of each fact, the students are equipped with the ability and the means to become completely fluent in all of their multiplication facts. All of this exceptional learning takes place right on the students’ chrome books. Mastering math facts has never been so much fun!