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January 25, 2019

Elementary Project UPDATE

The school district is happy to announce the first two big steps as part of the elementary project have been completed. Working in conjunction with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC), we are excited to release the names of the Garmann/Miller Architects-Engineers as our architect and Peterson Construction Company as the construction manager for the project. We are still within our desired timeline of an early site package for late this summer or fall, and moving into the new building prior to the start of the 2021-22 school year. It will be an exciting time moving forward!

January Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month for January 2019.


Ella Dauterman, Ja'kyren Jackson, Blake Sharp & Bentley Steed


Gabe Adcock, Dean Baumgardner, Tyler Carter & Bradley Samaroo

High School

Tayonna Lasenby, Maggie Little, Tyler Long & Toan (Ethan) Ta

Pictured at the January 15th School Board Meeting with Superintendent Joel Mengerink: Back row: Toan (Ethan) Ta, Maggie Little, Bentley Steed, Ja'kyren Jackson, Front row: Ella Daughterman & Blake Sharp

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Student's Wish Comes True

Elida 5th grade student Bray Collier was picked up in style yesterday, with a limousine ride to the airport! He is attending the Pro Bowl in Orlando thanks to the "Make a Wish Foundation." We're happy for this special young man and you can watch the story here from Your Hometown Stations.

Little Bulldogs Cheerleading Camp

Future Bulldog Cheerleaders: PreK-6th grade Cheerleading Camp, for Elida district students, will be held on Sat., February 9th, 9-Noon in the Fieldhouse. Only $20! Return form and payment by February 1st to your school office or Jolene Sarno in the HS Activities Office. More information on the linked REGISTRATION FORM . (Photo Courtesy Campbell Photography)

Middle School Spelling Bee

The MS Spelling Bee was held on Jan. 23rd. Congratulations to Mya Risner (8th gr.) champion (right) and Melody Gallaspie (6th gr) runner up. Mya will now will move on to represent Elida at the county bee on February 23rd. Good luck!

ACT Prep Workshop

For current Elida juniors who will be taking the ACT test at EHS on March 12th: An ACT Prep Course will be held at the High School on Feb. 16th (10-4:00) and 17th (1-4:00). The course is instructed by "take ACTion" at a cost of $125. Go to takeactiontestprep.com for more information and to register or see your counselor for an informational sheet. Seating is limited and the class will close once seats are filled.

Middle School Teacher Performing in "Mamma Mia"

Our Elida Middle School Choir Director, Mr. Kyle Weyer is sharing his talents this weekend during the Encore Theater production of "Mamma Mia." Kyle will be portraying the character "Sky." All shows are SOLD OUT! (break a leg, Mr. Weyer!)

Friday Activities in the Middle School

Middle school students were enjoying some rewards today for their good behavior: gym time, bingo, music and art activities were a great way to end the week and MakerSpace activities in the library including chess and Rubics Cube challenges!

Delay Day: Breakfast is Served!

Because we know the importance of a good start to the day, the middle & high school are now able to continue offering breakfast to students even on delay days.Students can just visit the cafeteria upon arriving.

Spring For the STARS Vendor Show

The annual Spring for the STARS Vendor and Craft Fair will be held on Sat., March 9th from 10:00-4:00pm in the high school gyms. This event helps to support our elementary STARS program. There are many vendors who participate with great items at great prices, plus giveaways, prizes and more.

We are accepting vendor contracts until February 22nd. Use this VENDOR CONTRACT to sign up. For more information, contact Nicole Oen at noen@elida.k12.oh.us

EHS Spring Musical: Newsies Ticket Sales Begin February 14th

The Spring Musical Newsies is coming!

March 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm

March 17th at 4:00pm

“Newsies The Musical” is based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, which was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899.Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right.

Ticket Prices:

$12 Premiere Seating any age

Regular Reserved Seating $10 Adults, $6 Students

Kindergarten Registration for 2019-20 School Year

If your child will be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2019 they can attend kindergarten at Elida Elementary. Register in the elementary school office Mon.-Fri. 8:00-4:00 pm. Bring Birth Certificate, SS Card, Immunization Record, Custody Order (if applicable) Parent/Guardian Photo ID, Proof of Residence (deed, lease as well as current utility bill, less than 30 days old)

Screening Dates will be Friday, May 24th & Tuesday, May 28th. Appointments beginning at 8:00 am and ending at 2:00 pm.

For more info. call 419-331-7901. Registration forms are LINKED HERE.

Mark Your Calendar

Wed., Feb. 6 High School Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00pm

Tues. Feb. 12 Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:30pm

Tues. Feb. 12 Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30pm

Mon. Feb. 18 NO SCHOOL Presidents Day

Tue. Feb. 19 School Board Meeting HS Community Room 7:00pm

Mon Feb. 25 NO SCHOOL Staff Professional Development