By: Lincolnview Local Schools
Lancer news staff
Just a reminder to turn in the forms for Lincolnview’s annual Veterans Day celebration to be held Friday, November 7, at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
Forms are due back in no later than Monday, November 3.
Several Lincolnview Elementary School students also received awards at the Van Wert Apple Festival Art Competition. They include Arin Williams, fourth place; Delaney Keysor, third place; Lehla Young, fourth place; Maddie Gerdeman and Kellynn Howard, honorable mention (see photo at right).
On Friday, October 24, the Benefit Council will be holding their second annual Breakfast, from 7-8:15 a.m. The breakfast will consist of “all-you-can-eat” pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, fruit, milk, juice and coffee. The cost for the breakfast is $5. The Benefit Council will use all proceeds to help students who are going through hardships, such as extreme medical problems, natural disaster or a loss of a parent. Please join us in the cafeteria and support this worthwhile fundraiser.
Don’t forget the upcoming Veterans Day Celebration being held on Friday, November 7, at 1:30 p.m. in the High School gymnasium. The celebration is in honor and appreciation of our veterans. Forms have been sent home with students and need to be returned no later than November 3 in order to assure that your veteran gets recognized. A small reception will be held for the veterans and their Lancer family member(s) after the program. If you have any questions or need another form, please contact program coordinator, Stephanie Renner, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 419.968.2214, extension 2217.
The Lincolnview Local Education Association would also like to remind you about our Scrip Program. With Christmas approaching fast, now would be a great time to start thinking about gift cards for that special someone on your list. We have put a link on the school’s website, located on the right under Parents and Students, to help you with the process. All proceeds from this program go to provide three seniors with $1,000 scholarships that are renewable for the second year. It is the perfect program for you to purchase cards of your own for the places that you frequent, including groceries, gas, books, clothes, restaurants, etc.
The students in Sandy Dowdy’s language arts classes were honored to have SGT Jack Frank visit them last week. He is a 2011 Lincolnview graduate and has served in the US Army for the past three years. He has been deployed to Afghanistan twice in that time. Jack shared his family’s military background with the students along with his reasons for joining the military. He told us that the biggest sacrifice for him has been leaving his family but followed that by saying he does it so that others won’t have to. Jack commented that the appreciation shown by his community when he comes home is amazing.
This week those same classes have worked hard to write their final copies for the VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contest. This year’s theme is “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans”. All students are required to write the essay for class, then each student can decide whether to submit the essay for the contest. Last year there were two students who placed in the contest. Erin Miller and James Greathouse were both chosen and attended a dinner at the VFW where they read their essays. Prizes from the local VFW are $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place. The national winner received a prize of $5,000.
On Friday Oct. 3, Lincolnview Elementary students had the opportunity to experience Young Authors Day, an assembly to support the writing curriculum. The day began with an all elementary school assembly by Toma the Mime. Toma talked about how to write for the stage verses the page. He also shared his experiences of becoming a mime along with his inspirations. The students watched and a few participated in Toma’s demonstrations of mime. Toma discussed the important components of how to write a creative story. After the assembly, the performer personally helped students with their own stories. In the afternoon another assembly was held where the mime performed the students’ stories that were written earlier that day.
Lincolnview Local Schools is proud to announce its annual Veterans Day Celebration to be held on Friday Nov. 7. 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. 7 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. Any questions can be directed to Program Coordinator: Stephanie Renner email@example.com or by calling: 419.968.2214 Ext. 2217.
First grade students are finishing up their very own masterpieces at Lincolnview Elementary. ”Matisse Apples” is a lesson based on the Henri Matisse painting called “Apples.” The students trace the circle, stamped it with tempera paint using recycled laundry detergent caps to create the apples. Then students painted concentric circles on the plate using watercolor demonstrating careful hand/brush control. Finally, they finished the painting by adding and mixing more watercolor to fill in the background.
The 1:1 Initiative is about to kick off at Lincolnview. Parent meetings have been set for Sept. 17 and Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. These meetings are being provided to go over the Chromebook Initiative Policy and answer any questions you may have about this Initiative. The following signature pages need to be turned in before a Chromebook can be issued to your student – the Parent and Student signature page and the Chromebook Protection Fund agreement, along with the Chromebook fee. Please have you student bring the payment and signed papers with them on their pick-up day. Those pick-up days will be held during school and as follows:
- Grades 12, 11, 10 – Sept. 23
- Grades 9, 8, 7 – Sept. 24
The 2nd Graders at Lincolnview Elementary got the opportunity to go to Agriculture Safety Day in Delphos, Ohio. The students learned about: Animal, Fire, Electric, Boat, Chemical, Mower, and Farm safety. The students also got the opportunity to be able to look inside of a Life Flight Helicopter as well.
The High School Physical Education classes have been busy creating posters. These posters are being displayed in the high school gymnasium.
The 6th grade has been busy doing scientific experiments. Student Madysen Glossett commented, “When we are doing experiments, we learn about how things change and work using the scientific method! Our class gathered data and our supplies. With the dripping diapers, we can watch as the water is soaking into the diaper. We also saw what was inside the diaper. We could make observations but could not taste the chemical absorbent because we practiced science safety. Most importantly we did the experiment and answered the question, which was how many milliliters of water can a diaper hold? With the Come Fly with Me experiment we made paper airplanes the same way, and we threw the airplanes to see how far they would go. Then we calculated the average. By doing these experiments, we can show how we used the scientific method.”
The Lincolnview Senior Government class welcomed Linda Stutz from the Van Wert County Board of Elections to their classroom on Sept. 3 and 4. While there, Stutz spoke to the students about the voting process and its importance while also registering students to vote. The students were also given an opportunity to sign up to be poll workers in Van Wert County for the upcoming election on Nov. 4.
Junior High students in Mrs. Johnson’s classroom are getting an early sampling of the new technology that will become available later on this month. All of Mrs. Johnson’s history students are using Google Classroom, as a conservative approach to a more paper – less classroom. Students can turn in work electronically, or access projects via the internet. Any document created in the individual student’s google docs, is automatically saved and can be viewed at any time by the teacher. Paper assignments will still be an option but this definitely decreases the “But my dog ate my history assignment…” excuse.
Lincolnview students recently competed in Environmental Science to see who could make the best solar oven. The goal was to bake chocolate chip cookies using just the energy of the sun. Many groups were successful, but there was one group that got the highest temperature, Skyler Whitaker, Jacob Pollock, Nichole Bowen, and Tyler Stewart.
Parents and students – mark your calendars now for the upcoming College Night to be held at Vantage Career Center on Sept. 24 from 6:30 until 8 p.m.. All students, along with their parents, should attend this event. There will be at least 50 representatives from various colleges as well as each branch of the military in attendance. This is a good opportunity to visit several colleges and get some questions answered all in one place.
The Lincolnview Local Education Association would like to encourage everyone to use our SCRIP program, whether spending money for you, others, or wanting to buy gift cards as a gift. You can buy your cards through the LLEA SCRIP program, then use them to purchase your own products including: groceries, gas, books, clothes, online purchases, etc. Of course, you can also give them as gift cards for that special occasion. If you have been wanting to try this service, we would like to encourage you to do so this Monday, Sept. 15, because for 24 hours the LLEA will receive bonuses with each purchase. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, you must have an account where you can login to place your orders online. If you don’t have an account, you must set it up now, because it will take 2-5 business days to verify a new account. So we encourage you to sign up now.
To create an account, you will need to go to www.shopwithscrip.com. You will create your own account with your own username and password. You will complete the appropriate information, including email address, and if you are a parent, please complete the information regarding your child’s teacher name and grade. You will use the organization enrollment number 78A81AL534389. Then you can enjoy shopping in the privacy of your own home. When done, click check out and your order will then be placed on the LLEA order to be approved. You can pay for your cards by any of the following: check made out to LLEA, cash, or PrestoPay, on-line providing your check routing number (this will cost you 15 cents per check).
This fundraiser helps support the scholarships that the LLEA provide for your Lincolview students. We currently provide three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 and they are renewable for a second year. So each year the LLEA supports Lincolnview graduates in the amount of $6,000 a year to further their education. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Susan Tenhundfeld, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the high school at 419.968.2214.
The Kids Health Fair was held at Lincolnview on Friday, May 16. The students took a quiz after learning about the following topics at the health fair:
- Physical Activity: components of safe exercise include cardiorespiratory, muscle strength, muscle endurance, and flexibility.
- Nutrition- Food Fear Factor with Jicama and Pomegranate: What is Vitamin C and Fiber and what are the benefits of each.
- Dentistry/Oral Health by Dr. Jessica Jeffrey-Mohr: impact of sugary drinks on our teeth and which are the best options.
- Anti-Smoking: Chemicals found in cigarettes and the health impact of smoking.
- Disability Awareness: activities that mimic different disabilities and treating each other with respect.
- Bike Safety: importance of wearing a helmet.
- Social Media Safety: basic ways to stay safe when using the internet, cell phones and other smart devices.
- Sun/Water Safety: basic ways to stay safe around water and protect your skin from UV rays.
Lunch stations included 9-1-1, DARE, Middle Point Fire Department and American Red Cross Disaster Services.
Congratulations to the Lincolnview HS Concert Choir for an outstanding performance at the Ohio Music Education Association State Large Group Contest on Saturday, April 29th at Gahanna Middle School West. The Concert Choir performed one required piece and two select pieces on the stage and received the following ratings: superior/superior/excellent. In sight-reading, the members of the choir earned a superior rating. The overall rating was a SUPERIOR. Congratulations to all of the choir members for representing Lincolnview at the state level.
Congratulations also to the members of the Lincolnview Junior High Choir for their performance at the OMEA Contest on Saturday, May 10 at Parkway High School. The JH Choir performed one required piece and two select pieces on the stage and received the following ratings: superior/superior/superior. The members want to thank Mr. Dye and the staff/board members who were able to attend our performance. In addition, the singers also appreciate the many parents who helped chaperone our trip.