By: Lincolnview Local Schools
Lincolnview shared one of its outstanding programs during the 15th annual Student Achievement Fair on Nov. 12 at the 2013 Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Capital Conference and Trade Show. OSBA showcased 100 innovative programs at this year’s fair, held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus.
Students and staff from districts across the state exhibited their innovative programs at the fair. The event offered an opportunity to observe and learn what public school districts in Ohio are doing to enhance learning and achievement in their schools.
The Student Achievement Fair is sponsored by the OSBA Student Achievement Leadership Team, which is an integral part of OSBA’s focus on improving public education.
Approximately 10,000 school board members, administrators, teachers, students, vendors and guests attended the four-day Capital Conference, which ran Nov. 9-13.
In its 58th year, OSBA leads the way to educational excellence by serving Ohio’s public school board members and the diverse districts they represent through superior service and creative solutions. For more information, contact OSBA or your local school board members.
The word of the year in Physical Education class for grades 4-6 at Lincolnview Elementary is “Improvement.” At the beginning of the year, students were given a fitness test measuring their abilities in 4 of the 5 Components of Physical Fitness: Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Cardiorespiratory Endurance, and Flexibility. This test will be given again at the end of the semester and for a final time at the end of the year. In class, students are focusing daily on what they can do to improve their fitness scores through the exercises and activities that are being covered.
Kindergarten and first grade students are working on locomotor skills, non-locomotor skills, movement patterns and other basic fundamental skills. As these students become more developed, they will use these skills while working with others through a variety of games and activities in second and third grades. Most importantly, the elementary students are learning the importance of participating in a variety of physical activities outside of school. We hope that parents and guardians are providing time to be physically active with our students at home.
Throughout the remainder of the year, Lincolnview will be integrating the newly purchased Fitnessgram Program into the curriculum, as it will be used to help assist in tracking student growth throughout the year. We are excited to use
Fitnessgram as we feel it will motivate our students to continue to not only improve, but improve “The Lancer Way.”
Paula Johnson, Student Council advisor, unintentionally failed to mention JJ’s Hair on the Square in last week’s Lancer Lines. JJ’s Hair on the Square gave a generous donation for the Lancer 5K Glo-Run. This business has always been a huge supporter and contributor of all Lincolnview groups and organizations, from the high school down to the elementary school. Student Council apologizes for this oversight. We also had hand woven scarfs donated for use as door prizes by Mrs. Ford’s stepmother.
We would also like to recognize the Junior High for having 101 students qualify for our Skyway Program. As a result of their efforts, they will be attending their first Skyway rewards activity on Nov. 25. The students will be seeing Catching Fire, the second installment of the Hunger Games.
Student Each year, Lions clubs around the world sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. This year’s winner of the peace poster contest at Lincolnview Local Schools was Jordyn Oakman. Her artwork was chosen and will now be judged at the district level. Sierra Adams was the runner up. They both were awarded a cash prize from the local Lions Club.
On behalf of Lincolnview Schools, I would like to take this time to thank our students, staff, and community members for helping to make our 2013 Veterans’ Day Program a success. I was extremely honored to have 94 veterans present for our program. I am very proud of each and every person who either brought a veteran with them, submitted a name of a veteran who could not attend, or submitted a name to be paid tribute to in our memorial portion. I would also like to thank Colleen Wiley and the Ladies Auxiliary for sponsoring refreshments for our veterans and their families after the program. Lincolnview is very proud of all veterans and grateful for the service they gave to our country. Our veterans are treasures, so make certain you thank a veteran not only on Veterans’ Day… but all year long. Thank you again to the entire Lincolnview Community from Stephanie Renner, Program Coordinator.
This past weekend was the Lancer 5K Glo- Run. This is the event’s third year and continues to grow. This year a 1 mile Fun Run was added. All participants, either for the 5K or the Fun Run, received a medal for coming out and trying the best! Area businesses were very generous in donating a variety of things that was used as door prizes. The Lincolnview Student Council would like to extend a huge thank you to Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Arby’s, Pizza Hut, Mary’s A & W Restaurant, Taco Bell and Subway which all donated coupons for free items at their respective establishments. We would also like to extend a huge thank you to Fast Fun Fitness, the Wellness Center, Family Video, Everybody’s Massage, Van Wert Massotherapy and Northwest Ohio & Welch Trophy for donating services to various door prize winners. This is the main fundraiser for Lincolnview’s Student Council. All the proceeds will be used during the Homecoming celebration in February. Thank you again to all who were able to support this event.
Don’t forget that the High School Beta Club will be conducting a clothing exchange during the upcoming Parent/Teacher conferences, Nov. 25 and 26. Any member of our community who would like to donate used/new, good, clean clothes and coats with no stains, holes, rips or tears can drop them off at the school now until Friday, Nov. 22. We will take infant through adult sizes. You can drop them off at the high school or elementary office. We ask that you do no send anything other than clothing. If you have any questions, you can contact Brenda Leeth at 419.968.2214, ext. 3210. Any clothing items left over will be taken to local agencies such as Goodwill and Salvation Army.
Over the course of the first nine weeks, our fourth grade classes have been studying Ohio and the elements that make it unique from other states. We focused heavily on Geography, learning our “global address,” using several types of maps. The fourth graders have also studied the importance of natural resources within Ohio, learning that agriculture helps to sustain our economy. Finally, our Social Studies classes have looked into the cultural practices of Ohioans in specific regions of the state. Students were assigned a project to create a visual aid that describes one festival conducted in this great state. Look at these students’ creative ideas!
Congratulations to the Lincolnview JV Scholastic Bowl team for winning the NWC JV Scholastic Bowl Champion title. The Varsity and JV teams traveled to Spencerville High School on Saturday Nov. 2 to compete against eight other schools in the tournament.
The Lincolnview FFA will conclude its annual Fruit and Ham Sale this weekend. Please contact any FFA member or the Lincolnview High School at 419.968.2214. Adding to the list this year are Sweet Potatoes, Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, Granny Smith, and Fuji apples in five-pound bags, half bushel, and full bushel. They are also offering 10-lb. boxes of navel oranges and red grapefruit in addition to the half and full boxes.
The Lancer 5K run/walk is quickly approaching. Help support Lincolnview’s Student Council by getting your NEON clothes out for an evening Glow Run. This will help raise money for this year’s homecoming ceremony and dance! The Lincolnview 5K will be held on Nov. 9. The race will begin and end on Lincolnview’s all-weather track. Registration will begin at 4 p.m. and the race will start at 5 p.m. There will be post-race refreshments and drawings. There will also be a Fun Run during the result tabulation. Kids can participate for free with a canned good for the local food pantry.
Glow necklaces will be provided for all pre-registrants, so register early. The pre-registration cost is $10 and race day cost will be $15. For more information and the registration form, see the Lincolnview website, located under Lancer 5K run/walk sponsored by Student Council.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Lincolnview students participated in Mix It Up day. In previous years, the junior high was the only participant; this year, it was a grades 7-12 event. The Agents of Change group was in charge of the activity. During each lunch period, pieces of candy were handed to the students as they entered the cafeteria. The students then had to find the table representing their piece of candy. This simple gesture forced students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. The lesson learned is that when students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.
Lincolnview Local Schools is proud to announce a special Veterans’ Day Celebration to be held on Nov. 8. We would like to honor the veterans of our Lincolnview student body and staff. We, at Lincolnview, 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 them 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. Please join us on Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium to help show our appreciation to our veterans. A small reception will be held for the veterans and their Lancer family member(s) after the program. Forms have been sent home with students. Please return your completed forms by Nov. 4, so that we can properly plan for the event. Any questions can be directed to Stephanie Renner (email@example.com) or by calling 419.968.2214, ext. 2217.
The cafeteria would also like to remind parents and students that they are able to check their lunch balances by going to the Lincolnview website. On the right side of the page, under Parents and Students is located a link, “Lunch Balances”. This link will help you and your student keep track of the daily lunch balance. It is updated daily after 4 p.m.
It’s the time of year to start cleaning out your closets. The Lincolnview Beta Club’s Clothing Exchange will be held during Parent-Teacher conferences, Nov. 25 and 26. Any member of our community who would like to donate used/new, good, clean clothes and coats with no stains, holes, rips or tears can drop them off at the school starting Monday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 22. We will take infant through adult size clothing. You can drop them off at the high school or elementary office. We ask that you do not send things other than clothing. If you have any questions, you can contact Brenda Leeth at 419.968.2214, ext. 3210. Any clothing items left over will be taken to a local agency, such as Goodwill and Salvation Army.
This past week, one of the second grade classes has been working on a weather unit in science class. They have discussed the different types of weather, the different types of clouds, and how to measure the weather. The class also covered the water cycle and the different steps and how it is a never ending cycle. The students also did some evaporation activates as well.
Congratulations to the boys’ cross-country team for winning the Northwest Conference cross country title in a close battle with Columbus Grove, who finished in the runner-up position. The event was run at Crestview’s cross-country course located at the Van Wert County reservoir near the grounds of the Van Wert County Hospital. Third-place finisher Bayley Tow (Lincolnview – 16:44) was voted by the coaches as NWC Male Runner of the Year and Lincolnview’s Matt Langdon was voted Boys Coach of the Year.
The LLEA currently still provides three $1,000 Scholarships that are renewable for a second year as long as the student has maintained his/her grades. The LLEA provides Lincolnview graduates a total of $6,000 a year to further his/her education. By purchasing SCRIP gift cards through the LLEA, you are supporting the LLEA Scholarship Fund. The LLEA receives a percentage of the sales. This percentage varies from vendor to vendor. So, why not buy your SCRIP Gift Cards through the LLEA? If you have any questions on how to order, please contact Susan Tenhundfeld (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tony Campbell (email@example.com).
Congratulations to the Boys Golf Team for an exceptional season. Even though the team placed sixth at Sectionals, they shot their best round of golf for the year on 18 holes with a score of 347. The team was also runners-up in the NWC this year. The team had four of their members selected to the 2013 NWC Boys Golf All-Conference Team: First team – Joshah Rager; Honorable Mentions – Logan C. Miller, Justis Dowdy, and Derek Youtsey. Coach Daryl Dowdy was also named NWC Co-Coach of the Year.
Kindergarten students have been doing literacy and mathematical activities based on the theme of “Camping”. On Friday, Oct. 4, they had a special Camping Day. They participated in a scavenger hunt, made crafts, listened to an expert camper, Devin Sheets; ate a picnic lunch and brought in sleeping bags for a special movie.
Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? At Lincolnview, the high school speech class is currently running a fundraiser called “War against Cancer”. The fundraiser will run through Oct. 4, with an assembly concluding the events Friday afternoon. WAC is a fundraiser to collect money to support finding a cure for cancer.
We have been asking students to bring in their loose change, to be put into a container in their classroom. At the end of the week all the money that has been collected will be donated to the American Cancer Society of Northwest Ohio. All donations will be used in the Van Wert area. The class that brings in the most money will be rewarded at the end of the week. There are also pink slips available for students to write the name of someone that they know who has battled cancer. The slips will then be made into a chain by combining them all together and displayed in the school.
Attention Veterans – save the date. Lincolnview’s Veterans’ Day Celebration and Memorial program will be held Nov. 8 at approximately 1:30 p.m. More detailed information will be sent home with the children in mid-October so parents should watch for it. We are looking forward to another successful program this year. If there are questions contact Stephanie Renner, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sept. 18, Lincolnview students in kindergarten through sixth grade got a visit from The Earth
Dome, an extremely large inflatable earth balloon standing 19 feet high and 22 feet in diameter. It’s made of 24 huge panels silkscreened with photographs shot from satellites of the surface of the world on cloudless days. Developed by Mobile Ed Productions, The Earth Dome has been used widely across the United States to teach students about geography as well as environmental issues.
The Lancer Girls golf team competed in the Sectional Tournament on Tuesday, September 24 at Fox’s Den Golf Course in Celina. The team will then participate in the Willow Bend Invitational, the Wayne Trace Invitational, and the District Tournament. The team currently is 8-4 on the season in dual matches.
College night will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Vantage Career Center. Over 40 colleges and universities will be represented. It is an open forum, where juniors and seniors will be free to talk to the colleges, universities and military organization of their choice.
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The Lady Lancer Golf team recently upped their record to 5-4 on the season with a victory over Antwerp. Their team score of 195 was the best on the season. Macey Ashbaugh led the team in scoring with a 47. Makenzie Kraft shot a 48 with Mikenna Klinger posting a 50. Macala Ashbaugh shot a 50 and Kaylee Hobbs had a 57. Earlier, the team traveled to Minster and lost to a tough Wildcat team 195 to 213. Klinger shot a 42 to grab third place. Macey A shot a 49. The team has the Willow Bend and Wayne Trace Invitational in addition to a few dual matches, before the Sectional Tournament on Sept. 24.