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Elida Local Schools Newsletter

DECEMBER 11, 2020

Staffing Shortage in High School-Students Remote on Wed., December 9

Due to a staffing shortage at the high school, high school students only were Remote on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Staff reported at their usual times.

Little Bulldogs, Big Hearts! Build-A-Bear Dime War Raises almost $1,500

Our Lil' Dawgs really showed their generosity last week during the Build-A-Bear Dime Wars! To help support some Elida families in need, students in the elementary brought in their change and collected almost $1,500! Wow! Names were drawn and the top 30 winners took home a cute bear! Elida Spirit is Generosity!
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Good Vibes Students Prepare Care Packages for Shawnee Manor Residents

Middle School Good Vibes Club students were in the Christmas Spirit as they prepared packages for local residents at Shawnee Manor on Monday afternoon. Read more on the story in this article from the Lima Newspaper. GOOD VIBES STORY

High School Good Vibes Club Collecting For Rescue Mission

The High School Good Vibes Club is collecting items to be donated to the men at the Lima Rescue Mission. Donations are being accepted in the HS Academic Office or under the tree in the lobby until Fri., December 18th. See the LIST OF REQUESTED DONATIONS. THANK YOU!

Senior Woodworking Project

Here is another terrific Senior Woodworking project. Brayden Lybarger, a senior in Construction Tech Design/Build II, recently completed this custom, Two-Tone Counter Height Table with storage at the request of his mom. Brayden designed it himself on AutoCAD, built it out of Poplar; before painting, staining, and applying the finish. Nice job, Brayden! Thank you to Mr. Matt Amstutz for your instruction and guidance with the woodworking students.

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SAFY providing Meals for Youth 17 & Younger

Children's Hunger Alliance is providing Shelf Stable Meals for youth 17 and younger in the area. Tuesdays and Fridays 10:30 A.M- 1:30 P.M at the SAFY Youth Drop-in Center 658 W Market Street Curbside Pick-up. Upon arrival, questions or concerns please contact us at (419) 695-3050 or (419) 222-1527. See the flyer for more information.


The Elida Athletic Department would like to give a few friendly reminders regarding the purchase of tickets on-line. The refund policy is, tickets will only be refunded in the event a contest is canceled, but fees will still apply. We would like to encourage fans to hold off purchasing their tickets until the day of the contest. Unfortunately, we have had games canceled the day of an event and that is out of our control during these unprecedented times.

Thank you for your understanding!

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Magician /Comedian performs for DARE Graduation

Students in the 5th grade have been learning important lessons from the Allen Co. Sheriff's Office DARE Program for the last 10 weeks. The program helps gives students the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. On Wednesday, they graduated from the program and enjoyed a special performance from "Magic Man Rusty" who performed a comedy magic show. A big "Thank You" to Allen Co. Sheriffs Officer Ted for bringing the DARE program to Elida for our students!

New Elementary Update

The progress continues on the new elementary building. Read the complete details in this week's update linked HERE.

Aerial Photographs of the Elementary Construction Site

Holiday Performances on Youtube

Many of the choir and band Christmas Holiday performances are being recorded and uploaded to the school's Youtube page. Be sure to subscribe to the Elida Local Schools Youtube channel.

Here are links to 2nd grade Mrs. Gomez https://youtu.be/yzHkeP3yzRk and Mrs. Langhals' https://youtu.be/shLwEH9oDQk classes performing Jingle Bells and Sleigh Ride!

Scholarships Linked on School Website

Reminder for Seniors attending college after graduation: There are numerous scholarships listed on the Scholarships page of the school website. The list is updated frequently, so be sure to check it out for future opportunities. Deadlines to apply vary. SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Schoology Sign-Up

As the end of the second nine weeks is rapidly approaching, we want to remind Parents/Guardians to log into SCHOOLOGY and check your child's grades. Through Schoology, you have the ability to view grades, assignments, and attendance anytime you like. In addition, you can set notifications to receive weekly updates. Don't have an account? Instructions for creating a Schoology account and managing settings can be found under "Parent Resources" on the district's website linked here



15 School Board Meeting 7:00 pm High School Community Room

15 High School Choir Concert -Facebook at 7:30 pm

22 Two Hour Early Release

23-JAN. 4 Christmas Break


5 School resumes

18 No School Martin Luther King, Jr. Day