Education roundup

First Posted: 3/24/2015

Registration to take place

Kindergarten screening for 2015-16 school year will take place April 7, 8 and 9. Registration is required. Please contact the Bath Elementary school office to register.

Museum visits school

The Allen County Museum will bring its Traveling Trunk program to South Science Technology Magnet School at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The program provides students hands-on learning about various topics. The “trunk” is full of artifacts from the museum that students can look at up close. The museum brings different programs to Lima City Schools throughout the school year.

Schools hosts college night

Students in grades 5 to 12 and their parents are invited to Destination College Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at New Life Church International, 1180 W. High St.

The meeting, sponsored by the Lima City Schools’ MVP (Most Valuable Parent) program, will help families begin setting goals and making a plan for college. The event will feature resources, scholarship information, door prizes and a free meal.

Representatives from Ohio State University-Lima, Rhodes State College, University of Northwestern Ohio and College Advantage will be there to answer questions. Lima Senior High School Guidance Counselors will also be on hand. Current Lima Senior students will be there to talk to the middle school students.

Dance program to perform

Lima North Middle School will celebrate the success of another DEA dance program with a student performance Wednesday.

North students applied to be part of the program earlier in the school year and have been taking free dance lessons after school from Lyn’s Academy of Dance. They will perform at 12:30 and 1:05 p.m.

This is the second year of the program. The opportunity comes again thanks to the continued support from the Dizzy Feet Foundation and Lima’s connection to the television show “Glee.” The program is part of the DEA Educational Foundation, which works to empower youth by providing a free and positive after school activity through the fun, healthy and expressive art form of dance.

Student qualifies for state competition

Brandon Turner placed 1st in District 6 FFA Proficiency competition in two separate areas. Turner’s Specialty Crop Production proficiency earned honors as one of the top four in the state of Ohio. His exact placing will be revealed at the state FFA convention in Columbus on April 30.

For this project he raised popcorn on 14 acres of land where he fertilized the soil, planted the crop, fertilized the crop, applied herbicides and harvested the crop. The crop was sold to Conagra in Morral, where it was processed into the final product.

Turner’s second 1st place district award earned him an honorable mention at the state level in Turf Grass Management.

Turner is employed at Turn-er Green, where he works as a lawn technician, mowing, spraying, fertilizing, installing, and maintaining lawns. He also operates a skid loader and excavator to do general work. Turner also plows snow in the winter and performs Equipment maintenance.

Turner is a senior at Waynesfield Goshen Schools and plans to attend Wilmington College in the fall to pursue a degree in Agri-Business.

Schools have grandparents day

Fort Jennings High School invites students’ grandparents from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for Grandparents Day. Coffee and doughnuts will be served with entertainment by students. After that, grandparents will be introduced to the technology students use on a daily basis as well as having an opportunity to explore the school’s outdoor lab.

Students attend Civic Center show

Director Larry Huber of Careerkids at Upper Scioto Valley High School has announced that 30 students and chaperons will be attending the upcoming Robert Irvine LIVE! performance at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center of Lima/Allen County on Wednesday.

Students present project

Liberty Arts Magnet School students have been researching and interpreting synesthesia and will soon present their work.

Synesthesia is a relatively uncommon ability in which one sense (example: hearing) is automatically experienced by an additional sense or senses (example: visual colors and/or shapes). There are more than 60 types of synesthesia that have been scientifically documented, some more rare than others.

The students’ “Sensory Celebration” presentation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the school gymnasium. Dr. Marcia Smilack, who visited Liberty last month, will speak about her personal work and about being a “reflectionist” from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Key club to present fundraiser

The Lima Senior Key Club Dance Marathon will be on from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. April 11. The event is open to the public and the day is full of activities to raise money for Toledo Mercy Children’s Hospital. The goal is to raise $6,000. Last year $4,000 was raised.

Lima schools have early release, spring break

Students in the Lima City Schools will be released early April 1 as the district heads into spring break.

Below are the times for early release:

1 p.m.: Lima North Middle School

1:15 p.m.: Unity, Freedom, Heritage and Independence elementary schools, and South Science Technology Magnet School.

1:30 p.m.: Liberty Arts Magnet and Lima Senior High School.

1:45 p.m.: Lima West Middle School.

There will be no school April 2 through April 6. Classes resume Tuesday, April 7.

Community celebrates basketball team

The Lima community is invited to celebrate the success of this year’s Lima Senior basketball team and the cheerleaders who supported them all year. Lima Senior will host its basketball/cheer awards night at 7 p.m. Monday in the school gymnasium.

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