Education Roundup


Vantage Ag and Industrial Power Technology seniors Blake Miller and Gabe Evans with hovering drones outside Vantage Career Center.


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Local author, CEO/publisher Elena Rahrig helps fifth-grade class in Illinois.


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Elida 7th-graders work on project with Parks

ELIDA — Chrissy Hensley’s seventh grade language arts class will be working on an invasive species project with the Johnny Appleseed Parks. Naturalist Mark Mohr from the Johnny Appleseed Parks will be visiting Elida Middle School on Tuesday to talk about invasive species in the parks.

The students will be researching and writing about the topic in class.

From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4, the students will take a field trip to Hermon Woodlands to identify and learn more about local invasive plants.

The students will create an informational brochure that will be displayed throughout the Johnny Appleseed Parks to raise awareness about invasive species.

South students produce cancer survivor documentary

LIMA — South Science and Technology Magnet School students will be working on a documentary featuring local cancer survivors as part of this year’s Stardust: The William A. Fowler Science Series.

Chad Stearns of Modo Media will work with students on the project.

The science series, in its second year, is a partnership of the Lima City Schools, The Ohio State University at Lima and the city of Lima.

Fowler, a graduate of Central High School in Lima and The Ohio State University, won the Noble Prize in Physics in 1983 for his efforts to show how all the natural elements in the Periodic Table are forged under extreme conditions across the course of a star’s lifetime.

The documentary is the art focus phase of the science series.

Local author assists Illinois 5th-graders

LIMA — Local author and CEO/Publisher, Elena Rahrig, used her talents as author and publisher to help a fifth-grade class from the Maroa-Forsyth School District through the process of writing, publishing and printing their class book.

Rahrig was invited by the district to spend the day with the class over lunch and multiple author and publication workshops. After spending the day with the fifth-grade class, Rahrig collected each student’s short story and plans to publish them into one book. Each student will end up with his or her own published book, which the students will use as fundraising opportunities.

Rahrig is the owner of three companies, Elena Rahrig Transform, BoxCrushers and Otter Publishing New York. She has created several programs and academies for all ages. She is the author of eight books, six programs and five academies.

Elida homecoming parade held

ELIDA — Elida Local School District held its Homecoming Parade on Sunday.

The Girly Man Volleyball/Powder Puff football game was held Monday.

The Homecoming game is Friday against St. Marys.

The dance is from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the High School Commons.

Center participates in food program

LIMA — The Children’s Developmental Center of Lima participates in the USDA funded Child and Adult Care Food Program at its location within Lima Memorial Health System. Meals are available to children enrolled in their Developmental Preschool Program without regard to race, color, nationality, gender, age or disability. The income eligibility guidelines are available at the Center and will remain in effect through June 30.

Vantage students use drones

VAN WERT — Vantage Ag and Industrial students learned about precision farming — a management concept based on observing and measuring crops using satellite GPS and aerial drone technology.

Lehman Catholic High School/teaches recognized

SIDNEY — The Ohio Academy of Science selected Sidney Lehman Catholic High School and teachers to receive Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education for their accomplishments during the 2015-2016 school year.

Each school will receive a special Governor’s Award certificate and each teacher will receive a complimentary membership to The Ohio Academy of Science.

Teachers Tracy Hall, Ginny Scherer and Leah Berke were recognized for their contributions to winning the award.

Training at Delphos Public Library

DELPHOS — The Delphos Public Library is hosting a free training “Parent’s Rights in the Special Education Process,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Delphos Public Library, 309 W. Second Street.

Parents of children with disabilities and professionals are invited to register for the free training by calling 877-631-7959 or email [email protected]

The training is designed for parents and will overview parent’s rights under IDEA 2004. Participants will gain knowledge of parent’s rights, mediation, ODE complaint procedures, resolution meetings and due process procedures.

Columbus Grove youth named Commended Student

COLUMBUS GROVE — Adam Birkemeier, a senior at Columbus Grove High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the program will be presented to him.

Some 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students place among the top 5 percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

West grandparents invited to lunch

LIMA — Lima West Middle School will hold a special luncheon for grandparents on Friday in the school gymnasium.

Grandparents will be treated to live music, free cake, punch and door prizes. They will get a photo taken with their grandchild that will be displayed on the bulletin board.

Grandparents should check with their student to see when they eat lunch. Lunch can be purchased for $2.50 without milk or $2.75 with milk.

Vantage Ag and Industrial Power Technology seniors Blake Miller and Gabe Evans with hovering drones outside Vantage Career Center.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_edbrief_AgDrone1.jpgVantage Ag and Industrial Power Technology seniors Blake Miller and Gabe Evans with hovering drones outside Vantage Career Center. Submitted photo
Local author, CEO/publisher Elena Rahrig helps fifth-grade class in Illinois.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_edbrief_Class-with-Elena-Rahrig.jpgLocal author, CEO/publisher Elena Rahrig helps fifth-grade class in Illinois. Submitted photo
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