Education Roundup


Reilie Lyons, left, and Dylan Marshall designed a bike rack located at St. Rita’s Medical Center.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Perry Local Schools releases free and reduced lunch policy

LIMA — Perry Local Schools announced its 2016-17 program year policy for free and reduced price meals or free milk for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program.

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program.

Application forms are being distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office at the school. A completed application is required.

Student-designed bike racks installed at St. Rita’s

LIMA — Bike racks designed by former Liberty Arts Magnet School students Dylan Marshall and Reilie Lyons have been installed near Metcalf and High streets on the east side of St. Rita’s Medical Center’s property.

The project began in former Liberty art teacher Mike Huffman’s class three years ago. The students involved are now at Lima Senior High School. They worked with Activate Allen County to study health in Allen County and the benefits of having more bike racks in public places to encourage biking.

Students designed their own bike racks, which are artistic and appealing to the eye and practical. Engineers at Potash Corp worked with the students’ designs and Spallinger Millwright fabricated the bike racks. St. Rita’s Medical Center agreed to place them on its property.

Golden Bridge Academy’s free and reduced lunch policy

LIMAGolden Bridge Academy announced its 2016-17 program year policy for free and reduced price meals or free milk for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program.

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program.

Application forms are being distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office at the school.

Local school supply lists now available on TeacherLists

LIMA — Local schools have now posted school supply lists on the website TeacherLists.com. With just one or two clicks, parents can find all of their 2016 lists and get a head start on the back-to-school shopping. Parents can print the list or look the list up on smartphones in store aisles. Parents can even shop easily online as TeacherLists automatically shares the lists with national retailers like Staples.

The site includes lists for:

Bath Middle School; Columbus Grove Elementary School; Columbus Grove Middle School; Cridersville Elementary; Elida Elementary School; Elida Middle School; Elmwood Elementary; Freedom School; Heir Force Community School; Independence Elementary School; Lima South Middle School; Maplewood Elementary; North Middle School; Perry Elementary; Shawnee Middle School and West Middle School.

Complete details and all the lists are available at http://teacherlists.com.

Delphos St. John students provide labor over summer

DELPHOS — Eleven Delphos St. John’s students and four chaperones attended Catholic Heart Workcamp in Chicago during the last week in July.

These students, led by Kim Honigford, director of youth ministry, were able to provide a variety of service to individuals and families in need of assistance in Chicago including painting houses for service organizations, working with adults with mental disabilities, as well as working with homeless people at a food pantry.

Students who attended included Adam Schrader, Brandon Slate, Colin White, Ally Gerberick, Haley Rode, Alexis Deffenbaugh, Madison Fulk, Jana Hamilton, Kayla Pohlman, Lexie Hays and Brooklyn Mueller.

Chaperones were Maggie Wannemacher, Patty Gerberick, Deacon Tony Coci and Kim Honigford.

Lima City Special Education meeting

LIMA — The Lima City School special-education director, Brian Wischmeyer will hold an annual public hearing for Special Education Federal Funding at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at South Science Technology Magnet School, 755 St. Johns Ave., in the library. Any parent or guardian of a district child with a disability may provide ideas or input for the use and spending of Federal Special Education (IDEA Part 13; Early Childhood) funds.

Following this meeting, the Lima City Board of Education will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. at South Science Technology Magnet School.

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Reilie Lyons, left, and Dylan Marshall designed a bike rack located at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Bike-Rack-RP002.jpgReilie Lyons, left, and Dylan Marshall designed a bike rack located at St. Rita’s Medical Center. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
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