Education Roundup

Elida High School parent-teacher conferences

ELIDA — Elida High School parent-teacher conference will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Parents should call the high school office at 419-331-4115 to set up appointment times with their child’s (children’s) teachers.

Shawnee School Board meeting date changed

LIMA — The Shawnee Local School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 17. The meeting will be held in the Board of Education offices at Shawnee Middle School, 3255 Zurmehly Road.

Silver Awards for Girl Scout Troop 20072 and Girl Scout Troop 20059

WAYNESFIELD — Girl Scout Troop 20072 painted the bathroom and concession stand at the town park for their Silver Award in Girl Scouts.

Troop 20072 members receiving the Silver Award were Megan Eutsler, Maddie Allen, Cheyanne Lambert, Adreanna Slone, Emilie Allen, Erin Miller and Cecilia Werner.

In addition, Girl Scout Troop 20059 painted the bleachers at the town park for their Silver Award in Girl Scouts.

Troop 20059 members receiving the Silver Award were Josselynne Carmean, Mariah Lender, Kapri Wilson and Leah Werner.

Dancers to audition for Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’

LIMA — Student dancers have a chance to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker.” The auditions will take place at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at Lyn’s Academy of Dance, 101 Pioneer Road, Elida.

Student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 17 and who have at least one year of ballet training may audition. The auditions are free. The selected children will perform in the “Great Russian Nutcracker” on Dec. 14 at Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center.

Apollo Career students offer services to community

LIMA — The Apollo Cosmetology Salon and Spa will open today. The Salon is open from 8 to 10:45 a.m. and services offered include color, cut, styling, perms, manicures, pedicures and artificial nails. The Apollo Spa is open from 11:40 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. Call 419-998-2901 to set up an appointment for all services. Appointments will be available Wednesday through Friday.

The Apollo Career Center Floral Design shop is open for business, the hours are 8 to 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. the shop is full of seasonal and all occasion silk, dried, and fresh flower creations, in addition to home decor and furnishings. For information, call 419-998-2934.

The Garden Cafe will open for business Oct. 25. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The all-you-can-eat buffet is $7 and includes a salad and hot bar, with an assortment of desserts and choice of beverage. The restaurant is student-run and is designed to be a teaching lab as well as a restaurant. For parties of five or more, call for a reservation, 419-998-2945.

Final Meet Us at the Bus Stop event

LIMA — Lima City Schools will hold its final Meet Us at the bus Stop event from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 in front of the Dr. Gene Wright Community Health Center, 441 E. Eighth St. This is a change in date, as the stop had previously been scheduled for Wednesday.

Residents are invited to come out to the bus and talk with Superintendent Jill Ackerman and Treasurer Shelly Reiff. People may ask questions, offer input and just chat with the two administrators.

Snacks and drinks will be available and the two will also have Spartan gear and trinkets to give away.

ACE Academy celebrates September students of the month

WAPAKONETA — ACE Academy, the area’s local online school, announced September Students of the Month. The ACE Academy faculty nominated these students because they have gone above and beyond in expectations.

The following students are September Students of the Month: Charles Huffer, of Lima; Alyssa Jean, of St. Marys; Dakota Keen, of Jackson Center; Chase Schmitt, of St. Marys; and Cyrus Smith, of Wapakoneta.

ACE Academy is a local, online, tuition-free school open to all students in grades K-12. ACE provides students the technology they need to access all programs needed to successfully school online.

For information about ACE Academy, visit the school’s web site: or call them at 419-738-4572.

Elida Elementary holds fundraiser

ELIDA — Elida Elementary students and staff are holding a “Change for a Cure Drive” to raise money for the American Cancer Society through Thursday. Students are asked to bring in donations and put it in one of three buckets.

On Friday, the teacher whose bucket has the most donations will “win” a pie in the face! The pie in the face will take place at 3 p.m. in the North parking lot of Elida Elementary.

Family Fall Festival at West cancelled

LIMA — The Family Fall Festival scheduled for Thursday at West has been canceled because of weather.

Family therapist to speak at MVP meeting

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

A free dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow. The meal for the night is by Westgate Pizza. This month’s meeting will focus on helping children control anger, get along with peers and family members, take responsibility for their actions, and develop skills to deal with conflict.

The presenter will be Yvette Givand, a clinical child and family therapist. She is a certified trainer and former administrator and teacher.

RSVP to or call 419-996-3269.

Marsh Foundation to hold open house

VAN WERT — The Marsh Foundation is holding a public showing of their new, historical documentary, “The Marsh Homestead: The Historic Tour” at 2 p.m. Sunday in The Marsh Foundation Auditorium. The video details the influence that the George Marsh family had on the Van Wert community.

The historic home where George Marsh and his family lived is located on the west side of The Marsh Foundation campus and will be open for tours following the video presentation from about 3 to 5 p.m.

The Marsh Foundation is a not-for-profit children’s services agency that provides behavioral treatment in a variety of settings. Services include group homes, family foster care, an intensive treatment program and independent living.

Lima City Schools grad on NPR

LIMA — Lima Senior High School graduate, Austin Beggin, was on National Public Radio on Tuesday for a new series called “Been There” in the “All Things Considered” segment. The segment aired on FM 90.8 in Lima at 4:15 p.m.

Allen Lima Youth Leadership Class of 2017

LIMA — Allen County high school students have earned spots in the Allen Lima Youth Leadership Class of 2017.

Students include: Mallory Austin, Allen East High School; Charis Barnes, Bath High School; Hope Baxter, Shawnee High School; Faith Baxter, Shawnee High School; Brody Bowman, Temple Christian High School; Allison Bowsher, Spencerville High School; Kiara Buchanan, Lima Senior High School; Adam Carver, Shawnee High School/Apollo Career Center; Alexis Cooper, Lima Senior High School; Collin Davis, Spencerville High School; Sydney Hoff, Bluffton High School; Abigail Johnston, Temple Christian High School; Kayla Kindle, Bluffton; Reilie Lyons, Lima Senior High School; Colleen McKee, Apollo Career Center; Kayla Mueller, Temple Christian High School; Rameen Omar, Bluffton High School; Claire Parent, Shawnee High School; Cassie Phillips, Lima Senior High School; Emily Prinsen, Perry High School; Christian Proby, Lima Senior High School; Aimee Ritter, Bluffton High School; Haley Rode, Delphos St. John’s High School; Casey Sanders, Delphos St. John’s High School; Dakota Scarberry, Perry High School; Adam Schneer, Delphos St. John’s High School; Kaylyne Trent, Perry High School; Riley Webb, Spencerville High School; and Emily Zak, Spencerville High School.

The ALL Youth class provides hands-on leadership training, educates students about their community, teaches leadership and personal values exploration and trains the leaders of future generations. This class is the 21st youth class.

The class runs from October to April.

Lima Senior High School DECA competes at Districts

LIMA — Lima Senior High School DECA students attended the 2016 Ohio DECA District 3 Fall Leadership Conference.

Jesus Pagan-Rosario will compete at the state level for the Parliamentary Law State Office in November.

Dakota Stocker and Katie Woods will compete at the state level for the Public Relations Representative Office in November.

Other results include:

Jesus Pagan-Rosario: First place Parliamentary Law; Kolbe Webb: Fourth place Parliamentary Law; Reilie Lyons: Fifth place Parliamentary Law; Dakota Stocker: Third place Public Relations; Katie Woods: Fourth place Public Relations; Austin Anderson: Fifth place Public Relations.

Christian Proby: First place Job Interview; Aaron Bennett: First place Job Interview; Samantha Cousey: Second place Job Interview; Madison Katuramu: Third place Job Interview; Je’Nautica Luster: Third place Job Interview; Aleena Jackson: Fifth place Job Interview.

Individual Case Scenarios: Cameron Harris-Johnson: First place; Tatyanna Talbert: Third place; DaSyia Carter: Fourth place.

Team Case Scenarios: Destiny Burk and Gabrielle Livchak: First place; Haley Vermillion and Jalin McDonald: Second place; Jaden Crowder and Nate Jones: Fourth place; Jelisa Austin and Tajah Upsahw: Fourth place.

Marketing Test: Nick Jolliff: Fifth place.

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