By: Lincolnview Local Schools
On Thursday, May 16, the Lincolnview Senior Government class attended the ”Real World/ Real Money” simulation held at Van Wert High School. In the simulation the government class discussed how education level affects their future occupation and eventually helps determine their income. In the government class each student is assigned an occupation with a corresponding income as well as a life situation. Students must then make deductions from their gross monthly income in the form of health insurance, retirement savings, local, state and federal taxes, as well as Social Security/ Medicare tax. This allows them to determine their net income.
Once the students have all of their information the simulation begins. At Van Wert High School a number of community volunteers from a variety of fields ranging from auto and clothing sales to childcare, insurance and credit, guide the students through stations where they must budget according to their net income. In the end, the students must make sure their income exceeds expenditures. After the simulation there is a follow-up talk with the community members who share their experiences in their areas of expertise. This simulation is conducted by The Van Wert County extension office through the Ohio State University.
After the government class returned from the “Real World/Real Money” Simulation, it was time to participate in field day. The speech class organized a field day competition Thursday afternoon for the high school students. Students competed in a variety of events such as cornhole, kickball, dodgeball, Wiffleball, egg toss, cupcake decorating, side walk chalk design, and Just Dance. The junior class won the field day, and the seniors earned second place. The student body would like to thank the high school staff for facilitating the field day!
The final FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meeting of the school year will be held Friday, May 17, during HS lunch. The final meeting will be a pizza party and we will be choosing officers for next fall. Since April 19, we have averaged nearly 40 HS athletes and have had guest speakers Pastor Dave Ray and youth pastor Josh Angel help lead the group. If you would like to become involved contact Coach Langdon and/or look for information next fall.
Several of our student organizations recently joined forces to host a benefit breakfast for a parent of one of our Lincolnview students. It was an all you can eat breakfast, featuring all you could eat pancakes, along with sausage, scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls, fruit cup and drink. Their efforts raised $1,000, which was donated to the family. Organizer Tony Campbell would like to thank all the students and their respective organizations for helping make this a very successful event.
Last week, the Rev. Dave Ray spoke to the students of Lincolnview’s newly formed Fellowship of Christian Athletes and this coming week, May 10, youth pastor the Rev. Josh Angel will be speaking. A reminder that Friday, May 17, will be the last meeting of the year. The group will have a pizza party over the entire lunch period. Applications are also being taken for leaders for the 2013-2014 school year.
Spanish students enjoyed celebrating Cinco de Mayo with “comida” this week. Classes brought in and prepared their favorite Mexican dishes. We would like to say “Gracias” to Ms. Oberhaus for sharing her kitchen with us. The French and Spanish Clubs also joined forces to support the Quarter Auction and FFA Community breakfast in fundraising events for a local family.
The sophomore class recently elected officers for the next school year. The results were: President – Claire Clay; Vice President – Baylee Neate; Secretary – Madie Enyart; Treasurer – Tyler Brant; and Reporter – Julia Thatcher. These officers will have the responsibility of carrying out prom plans and a “BLUE CREW” t-shirt fundraiser. I would like to thank the entire sophomore class for being such a great class to work with and I would especially like to thank Bayley Tow, Claire Clay, Madie Enyart, Tyler Brant, and Devann Springer (this year’s officers) for all of their time and effort!
On Thursday, May 16, Mrs. Leeth will be meeting with the sixth grade students to talk to them about the transition into Jr. High. Mr. Breese, assistant athletic director, will talk to them about becoming a JH student athlete; Mrs. Williams, Food Services Coordinator, will discuss the changes that occur in the JH cafeteria line and Mr. Dye, Principal, will also great the incoming seventh graders.
The following individuals placed in events at the Spencerville Junior High Invitational Meet for the Lancers on Friday, May 3. Kaitlyn Brenneman jumped a personal best in the long jump for fifth place; Nadia Pardon competed in the pole vault for the first time and was fourth as she cleared 6 feet; Brooke Thatcher and Maddie Gorman continue to battle at the hurdles, placing fifth and sixth in the 100 hurdles. Brooke also placed fifth in the 200 meter hurdles and was part of the third place 4×100 relay team with Berryman, Rhoades, and Wendel; Makenna Klausing placed 6th in the 400 meter dash and the 800 meter run, and was part of the fifth place 4×400 relay team with Enyart, Rhoades, and Wendel. The 4×200 relay team of Katalenas, Rhoades, Schimmoeller, and Brenneman took fifth.
For the boys, Brayden Farmer remains undefeated in the 800 meter run with a time of 2 minutes 19 seconds. He was also fourth in high jump and part of the 4×400 relay team with Strickland, Dickson, and Jacomet which also placed fourth. Ryan Jacomet was fifth place in pole vault. Tracey West was fourth in the mile and part of the sixth place 4×200 relay team with Robey, Cowan, and Moore. Taylor Strickland placed sixth in the 400 meter dash.
The boys’ and girls’ junior high track teams were both third at their meet on Monday night at Delphos Jefferson with Delphos St. John’s and Parkway. Brayden Farmer continues his winning streak in the 800 meter run. He is still undefeated in the event with 2 meets left in the season. Brayden was also first in the high jump and part of the first place 4×400 relay team with Strickland, West, and Jacomet. Austin Elick placed fifth in the 800.
Katlyn Wendel ran an excellent 800. It was her first time competing in the event at a meet and she finished first with a time of 3 minutes and 2 seconds. Makenna Klausing placed second and Madison Sill was third in the event. Katlyn was also part of the third place 4×100 relay with Thatcher, Rhoades, and Berryman, which set a best in the event with a time of 59.8 seconds, and the 4×400 relay with Klausing , Brenneman, and Rhoades that placed third.
Nadia Pardon cleared 6 feet 6 inches in the pole vault and placed third. Three boys placed in that event. Ryan Jacomet won the pole vault by clearing 8 feet, Caleb Phillips was third, and Dylan Neate was fourth. Brooke Thatcher and Maddie Gorman were second and third in the 100 meter hurdles. Brooke had her best time this year of 17.9 and she was also fifth in the 200 meter hurdles. Maddie finished fourth in the 400.
Braxten Robey was third in the 110 hurdles and Caleb Phillips was fourth in the 200 hurdles. Makenna Klausing placed fourth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 14.75 . Taylor Strickland was also fourth for the boys in that event. Ryanne Ducheney was fourth in the mile and tied for third in the high jump. Kaitlyn Brenneman placed fourth in the long jump. Tracey West, Ryan Jacomet, and Austin Elick placed second, third, and fifth in the mile run. Jayden Dickson was fourth in the 400, Gabe Evans third in the discus, the 4 x 200 relay of Strickland, Robey, West, and Moore placed second, and the 4×100 relay of Robey, Cowan, Phillips, and Verhoff came in third.
The Lancers compete in the NWC meet this Friday at Spencerville. A JH Track & Field Team Celebration is scheduled for Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m. in Van Wert at Pizza Hut.
FCA will be meeting this Friday in the lecture hall from 12:20-12:40 p.m. There will be a guest speaker from the community. This is our third meeting of the year and we have had as many as 50 HS kids coming to FCA. There are two more meetings: May 10th and May 17th.
Parents are welcome to come to this week’s meeting.
Lancer Softball currently stands at 9-2 overall and 3-1 in NWC play. In conference, the team has defeated Delphos Jefferson, Paulding, and Ada. Their setback was against Lima Central Catholic. Tournament draw is Sunday, May 5, with games being played on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 15 at 5 p.m. Cost is $6 for adult and $4 for students.
In preparation for prom, Lincolnview Student Council is hosting a guest speaker to share her story with the student body. On April 30, at 1 p.m., Stevie Beale will address our students. Stevie is a motivational speaker, who shares her story of tragedy and triumph with high school students as a warning about how important choices can be. After being paralyzed at 17, Stevie has dedicated her life to using her life experiences to help anyone at any point in their life. By sharing her experiences, Stevie hopes to help teens make the right decisions and have a safe and fun-filled Prom.
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) has started a chapter at Lincolnview. The first meeting was held Friday – April 19th and had over 30 HS students in attendance. The group is meeting on Friday afternoons during lunch from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Our goal is to continue this next fall. Officers are Doug Hicks, Evan Williams, and Courtney Wendel.
The Lancer Softball team is currently 7-1 in all games and 2-1 in conference play. In a recent game against Ada, senior Jodie Doner had 7 stolen bases. Her stolen bases rank 4th in state history for steals in a game. Tournament action for the team starts on May 11, with two games being played on Saturday and one each on Wednesday and Thursday. Lincolnview is hosting the tournament. Come out and watch all of our spring athletes as they work had for their teams and school.
On April 4, Lincolnview and Crestview got together to host the Ennio Emmanuel Concert at the NPAC. Students had the opportunity to participate in many on stage activities and to sing along with Ennio. We were joined by over 500 students from 11 area schools. Crestview had a group of three girls who sang with Ennio and Lincolnview had 14 dancers who performed on stage. Ennio is from Puerto Rico and is in his first year on the concert tour. He was very personable and the students enjoyed interacting with him. We then went on to Mi Ranchito Mexican Restaurant for some authentic Mexican food. We want to thank Paul Hoverman, executive Director and Hugh Saunier, Technical/Production Manager and all the other people at the NPAC for their help in bringing Ennio to VanWert.
At the April 4 All Boards Dinner program, the top three Vantage students in each area (Trade, Business, and Service) spoke about the teacher who had influenced them the most in the past two years. Tressa Ringwald, a Lincolnview student and a member of the Interactive Media program at Vantage, honored her lab teacher, Jill DeWert, by saying she was the most influential teacher. Tressa shared all the things that DeWert taught her, which went beyond just Interactive Media material. Tressa was awarded the Vantage 2013 Outstanding Student Award.
The Lincolnview High School art department, under the supervision of Kay Wilusz, recently completed and submitted their shoes in Vans high school art competition. The lead designers were Alexandra Kleman and Shae Friemoth. In its fourth year, the Vans Custom Culture art competition inspires high school students across the United States to embrace their creativity and draw attention to the importance of art as an integral part of our schools’ focus in the face of shrinking budgets.
The first 1,500 U.S.-based public or private high schools that registered for Vans Custom Culture received four pairs of Vans shoes (styles: 106, Sk8-Hi, Slip On and Authentic) to make their own creations. Each pair must represent one of four themes: Action Sports, defined as boards and bikes, not stick and ball, Music, Art, and Local Flavor, a theme inspired by your surrounding community or state.
Alexandra worked on the art shoes and the local themed shoes. She decorated the art shoes with actual pieces of colored pencils the she sawed, sanded and glued to the shoes. Her locally inspired shoes focused on Neil Armstrong’s landing on the moon and featured a rocket leaving Earth and the craters of the moon with an American flag mounted in the shoe. Shae’s music themed shoes concentrated on Bob Marley featuring a silhouette, his Jamaican heritage and philosophy and words. Her sports based hi-tops depicted skateboarding. It contained many small plastic wheels and profiles of skateboarders inside the leather segment along the ankle within a nonfigurative multicolored design.
Many other students, including Ally Evans, Ethan Kleman and Ali Gorman, helped with the painting and ideas. Top Five finalists will be flown to New York City for an exclusive final event where the winner will be selected. The grand prize winning school will receive a $50,000 prize for their art program and the chance for their shoes to be produced and sold in Vans’ retail stores. The four runners up schools will also receive money for their art programs
Both students plan to major in art next year in college. Alexandra Kleman is headed to Columbus College of Art and Design and plans to major in advertising and graphic design while Shae is going to Owens State Community College to major in interior design.
The elementary library has conducted an AR Smart Cookie contest each quarter this year, rewarding those who complete their AR goal according to each quarter’s guidelines. The fourth quarter guideline is those who complete their AR goal in the first six weeks will receive the cookie/punch party. In addition to that reward, pictured above are the students who completed their goal for the fourth quarter in seven days of the quarter commencing. Each of the 12 students received a $5 gift card from Sycamore Ice Cream store.
Thirty-five second and third grade students participated in the Math-a-Thon to benefit the St. Jude Research Hospital. The students were asked to get sponsors and then complete a booklet full of math problems. The students were able to raise $2,231.
Student Council held their annual Talent Show for the Junior high and High School during the school day Thursday April 11th. Watch for results and images to be included in next week’s Lancer Lines.
Sophomores mark your calendars! Prom clean-up will be Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m. Parent help is welcome as well. The class will need a place to store items, such as the dance floor, that can be used next year. If you have space available in a building, please contact Sandy Dowdy.
Thank you to all sophomores and parents who helped with the gym clean-up after the basketball games and with the flower sales! Both were successful and added to their class account. The election of class officers for next year will take place in May. They have been encouraged to begin thinking of prom themes. It is not too early!
Senior pictures are due to the yearbook class by April 19 or your school picture will be used in its place. Pictures may be turned in to the high school office or to Beth Schnipke. They may also be emailed to email@example.com. If you have difficulties meeting this deadline, contact Schnipke.
Please don’t forget the 8th Grade parent meeting tonight, Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m. lecture hall. We will be discussing scheduling for next year, graduation requirements and preparation for college/career. It is important for everyone to be in attendance.
The Guidance Office has issued a reminder about the dual enrollment meeting on Thursday, March 28, at 6:45 p.m. There will also be a meeting at 7:30 p.m. for anyone interested in the Post-Secondary Option. Both meetings will be held in the Lecture Hall.
On April 4 at 8 p.m. in the Lecture Hall, there will be an eighth grade parent meeting to discuss scheduling. All parents of eighth grade students should plan on attending.
Leprechauns are Irish fairies about two feet tall. Leprechauns are dressed in green and are shoemakers. They can be found by following the sound of their hammering. Leprechauns are sly creatures, and will try to trick you. But in spite of all of that, Lincolnview kindergarteners still try to trap the elusive leprechaun, and each year they fall victim to the leprechaun’s mischief. This year was no different. Children talk about it for weeks, wondering what things the leprechaun will do when he visits. As everyone knows, leprechauns hoard pots of gold, and if caught, must reveal the treasure’s location to their captor. Usually, the student who tries to capture a leprechaun is stopped in the end, made to look away by some distraction while the leprechaun escapes. Kindergarteners worked hard on different types of traps this year in hopes of capturing their first leprechaun, trying to customize their traps to make something unique; because, leprechauns, as we all know, won’t be fooled by the same trap twice!