By: Lincolnview Local Schools
Brain Breaks are short, energizing bursts of activity that boost blood flow, send oxygen to the brain, and help kids better retain information. Teachers at Lincolnview incorporate movement into their classrooms to help engage students. Activities include anything from stretches, running in place, and “would-you-rather” games to walking around the building and even Zumba!
Research has shown that Brain Breaks increase students’ on-task behavior and the amount of exercise they get each day.
Parents of junior high and high school students should be aware that teachers will be available for Parent Teacher Conferences on February 15 from 3:15-6 p.m. Refer to the website for a sign-up link or call Kay Mohr or Randi Schaadt at 419.968.2214 to schedule an appointment.
Hello, Lancers! Do you have children’s books on your shelves collecting dust? Or could you help grandma do some early spring cleaning? Let’s put these books to good use! The junior high student council is working on a project in conjunction
with nationally celebrated Read Across America Day. Through this project we are asking for the community’s help by asking you to bring in any gently used children’s books that could use a new home. We will be giving the books to young students in the Lincolnview community who could use them. Books can be dropped off in the high school or elementary office. We will be collecting books until February 23 and the books will go out on March 2. So let’s get the books coming in! The more books we collect, the more books we can get into the hands of our Lincolnview students who could use them! Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Schnipke via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to our February Students and Teacher of the Month. They were selected based on the attribute of kindness: 7th grade – Zadria King, 8th grade – Brice Pruden, 9th grade – Jaden Spray, 10th grade – Hatti Bouillon, 11th grade – Chayten Overholt, 12th grade – McKenzie Davis, and Teacher – Mrs. Chris Doner.
The Student Council would like to thank all those who helped make the Rivals United such a successful fundraising event. A special thanks goes out to Carey Insurance and Wilkinson Printing for their donation to the Tailgate Party.
Lincolnview will hold its forty-eighth annual Homecoming Ceremony this Saturday, February 4 between the JV and Varsity basketball games versus Delphos St. John’s. We invite everyone to attend. The homecoming court this year includes: Freshmen – Victoria Snyder, daughter of Jeff and Stacey Snyder and Joe Sadowski, son of Gary and Charla Sadowski; Sophomores – Kylie Hohman, daughter of Dan and Kim Hohman and Braxton Fox, son of Todd and Laura Fox; and Juniors – Miah Katalenas, daughter of Don and Mary Katalenas and Caden Ringwald, son of Craig and Kristy Ringwald. Our seniors are Breann Dougal, daughter of Kirk and Anessia Dougal and Brayden Farmer, son of Scott and Samantha Farmer; Kelsey Brenneman, daughter of Ted and Laurie Brenneman and Jacob Bradford, son of David and Jamie Bradford; and Skylar Friemoth, daughter of Tim and Melissa Friemoth and Austin Elick, son of Neil Elick and Kimberly Braun.
The eighth grade recently held a spelling bee. The champion of the spelling bee was Carson Bowen, and the runner up was Sam Wolfrum. The Van Wert County Spelling Bee will be held at the Marsh Foundation on February 2 at 7 p.m.
The 5th and 6th grade band programs spent the first portion of their year preparing for their holiday program which took place on December 1, 2016. Since then both groups have been expanding their learning of time signatures, rhythms, and note range. Both groups will begin preparing music for their spring concert, our annual Band-a-rama, which will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, in the high school gymnasium. This concert will feature both groups performing approximately 10 minutes of music, along with the junior high and high school bands. All four bands will combine for a final piece. All are welcome to attend!
This week our High School Student Council have teamed up with the United Way of Van Wert County to raise funds for our community. Some of the events the students have been doing to raise money are selling basketballs, holding a tailgate party before the girls’ game against Crestview, January 26, from 4:30 until game time, as well as a spirit theme for each day.
We want to encourage you to come out and support our girls’ team on Thursday as they host Crestview and then our boys on Friday night as they travel to Crestview. There will be a dash for cash held at both games. After the dash for cash at the boys’ game, the winner will be announced and the losing student council will have to sing the winning school’s fight song. All proceeds go to fund the United Way of Van Wert County, which serves our Lincolnview Latchkey and Middle Point Ballpark.
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.