Education Roundup

LSH students working on MakerFest project

LIMA — The work of Lima Senior High School construction trades and art students won’t be missed at MakerFest 2015 coming to the Veterans Memorial Civic Center.

Twenty-two large “Real American Strength” gears will hang from the Civic Center’s ceiling during the Nov. 20 and 21 event. The gears, some measuring seven feet and others 20 feet, were constructed out of Styrofoam by instructor Herb Lane’s construction trades students.

MakerFest is a two-day career expo celebrating advanced manufacturing, engineering, design and the skilled trades. More than 200 Lima Senior students in the career tech program will attend.

Elida HS to perform ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

ELIDA — Elida High School is presenting “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and Nov. 21, and 4 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Elida High School Auditorium.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased at before the play at the high school or at the door on the night of the show.

The play is a dramatization of the experiences of a young Jewish girl who hid with her family from the Nazis for two years before being sent to a concentration camp. The play is set against a backdrop of encroaching evil during World War II. Amid the chaos of war and bomb blasts, Anne’s diary is her one true friend and is a remarkable record of a young woman’s firsthand observations of the Holocaust, and the innate goodness she still sees in people.

Vantage announces parent/teacher conferences

VAN WERT — Vantage Career Center will hold parent/teacher conferences from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23 and 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 24. Call 419-238-5411, ext. 2126, to schedule an appointment.

Parent/teacher conferences allow parents the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress with not only their career tech teacher, but their academic teachers as well.

Those attending parent/teacher conferences should enter the Vantage campus through the south driveway, park in the east parking lot and enter the building through the southeast entrance (door No. 13) or the Main High School entrance (door No. 7). Conferences will be held in the Commons Area.

Drama club to present performance

LIMA — Lima Senior High School’s Act Too Drama Club will present “You’re Making a Scene” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the school auditorium.

The presentation will include light, contemporary scenes and monologues from the works of Bryan Starchman.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. They can be purchased at the door.

W-G dinner theater begins Friday

WAYNESFIELD — The 2015 Waynesfield-Goshen High School Dinner Theater will take place Friday and Saturday, with dinner service beginning at 6:30 pm.

This year’s presentation, “Be Our Ghost,” is a comedic murder mystery. Tickets are available for the dinner/play at a cost of $13, or $100 for a table of eight.

Seats may be reserved by contacting the WGHS music department at 419-568-9100, ext. 1062.

Shawnee High School to present ‘Cinderella’

LIMA — Shawnee High School’s drama and choral music departments will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 and Nov. 21, and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Shawnee High School Hugh Downs Auditorium.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 12 years old. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Seats may be reserved by calling 419-998-8001.

South hosting American Indian program

LIMA — The Allen County Museum will bring its Traveling Trunk program to South Science and Technology Magnet School on Friday. The presentation will begin at 9:15 a.m. in Jim Parker’s classroom.

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. This particular program will be on American Indians.

The museum brings different programs to Lima schools throughout the year.

MVP meeting to feature therapist

LIMA — Lima schools next Most Valuable Parent meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Lima West Middle School.

The theme of this month’s meeting is “Making Friends, Making Better Choices and Making Connections.” The presenter will be Yvette Givand, a Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning certified trainer, and former teacher and administrator.

Parents will learn about ways they can help their children better control anger, get along with peers and family members, take responsibility for their actions and deal with conflict.

RSVPs can be made at

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