By: Lincolnview Local Schools
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.
Lincolnview FFA is sponsoring daily activities next week for the annual FFA Week observance. All proceeds will be sent to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Friday, Feb. 19 will kickoff the event with the elementary school coloring contest. Saturday will be the community breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Entries from the coloring contest will be displayed and voted on. The breakfast is open to the entire community with no cost to anyone.
Monday will be America day when staff and students will dress in red, white and blue. A cornhole tournament for High School students will be held every day of the week at Lancer Time, with the winning team to be announced on Friday. Duct tape sales will be held every day during lunch periods. The “winner” of the contest will be duct-taped to a wall for the Friday assembly.
Old Fashioned Day, observed on Tuesday, will find staff and students dressed in old-fashioned clothes.
Wednesday will be “Geek Day”. Wednesday is also Staff Appreciation Day when FFA members for the staff of the district prepare breakfast. Serving will be from 7-8:15 a.m. The Fall sale pizza party for eligible FFA members will occur.
Thursday will be Farmer day with a Truck Drive-in Contest. Competition will be for the cleanest, dirtiest and overall favorite truck. The Junior High will have an opportunity to have open play cornhole during their Lancer Time for a $1 donation.
Finally on Friday dress for the day will be Crazy Blue and Gold Wacky Jacket Day. At the end of the school day, the Ag Olympics and Pep Assembly will be held. The Cornhole Championship winners, as well as all other contests will be announced. The “lucky” person to be duct-taped to a wall will be taped to the wall.
Lincolnview students and their families interested in learning more about College Credit Plus (CC+) should plan to attend the countywide meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29 in the PAC Lecture Hall. College Credit Plus is open to students in grades 7-12.
The 5th and 6th grade bands are progressing in their studies of music and the production of sound on their instruments. The 5th 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 6th 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.
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.