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Elida Local Schools Newsletter

JANUARY 15, 2021




18 NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

26 Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-7:30 pm

28 Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:30


3 High School Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8:00

15 NO SCHOOL President's Day

16 School Board Meeting 7:00 HS Community Room

Middle School Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all students participating in the Middle School Spelling Bee on Wednesday which was livestreamed on Facebook. Our runner up is Chloe Nartker, pictured on the right, and our Spelling Bee Champion is Melody Gallaspie. Great job! Melody will go on to compete in the Allen County Spelling Bee.
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Attention Seniors and Parents: Local Scholarships

Each year, Elida High School has nearly 20 donors with local ties to Elida Local Schools provide scholarships totaling over $20,000 to seniors of EHS. Due to our early-ending school year in 2020-21, we will be rolling out these local scholarships on our SCHOLARSHIP PAGE on the school website beginning February 1st, and they will all have a strict deadline of March 8th. This is a great opportunity to earn money for college...don't pass it up! We would like to thank the donors for providing these opportunities each year in memory of a loved one or on behalf of their group.

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You can Help Provide Scholarships through the Elida Educational Foundation

Since 1994, the Elida Educational Foundation has presented over $81,000 in scholarships to graduating Elida Seniors. You can make a tax- deductible donation to the fund and help this year's graduates by using this EASY LINK on the school website. Contact Joel Parker for more information on how you can support Elida students. 419-331-4155 joel@elida.k12.oh.us THANK YOU for supporting Elida graduates!


Mrs. Paige Turner is the Elida District Media Specialist and yes, we love the irony that as a library specialist her name is "PAIGE TURNER." :)

She graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor in Marketing/Communications and last year earned her teaching license in Library Media from Ohio State. She was born and raised in Fort Loramie and makes the commute from there each day.

As the District Media Specialist, Paige partners with teachers to find and utilize the best resources for their lessons and for the curriculum, on-line resources, books and A/V materials. She manages purchases for the libraries to be sure we provide the best materials to educate Elida students.

Paige tells us the best part of her job is getting in the classrooms, meeting with students and helping them locate resources for their studies and helping them utilize technology and promote safe online practices.

Her hobbies include reading (of course) running and home projects with her husband Kyle.

She is currently reading "The Wishing Well" which is a book from the Middle School catalog from the series "The Land of Stories." "My favorite books are actually fantasy /middle school level as they are always good, wholesome stories. I am pretty old school and prefer hard copies to digital, but I listen to Audible books during my commute to work."

Paige often reads books from the district catalogs so she is familiar and has first hand knowledge when helping students. She and her husband have two young boys, 4 year old Miles and 2 year old Samuel and a chihuahua named "Lucy." In a few weeks their family will grow as they are expecting a baby in March!

Paige and the district librarians are preparing for this year's Summer Reading Program. Look for more details as they become available.

Elida Welcomes Mobile Dentist Program

We are pleased that the Ohio Dental Outreach/ Mobile Dentist Program is returning to Elida Elementary & Middle Schools on February 16, 17, 18. Permission slips have been sent home and need to be returned no later than January 22.

Elementary Students Enjoy Quaver Music Program

Students in the elementary have been enjoying a great new music program, "Quaver Music." They can compose, create instruments and listen to all styles of music. What a great learning tool for our 'Lil Dawgs! Thanks for providing this for our students, Mrs. Novicki!

New Elementary Update

We're grateful for all the progress at the new elementary building site! Thanks to the hard-working construction crew of Peterson Construction and Garmann Miller Architects & Engineers. Read details and see more photos in this week's construction update.

New "Healthy Roster" App for H.S. Athletes

Mercy Health Sports Medicine and Elida Athletic Department are rolling out a new electronic medical records system called Healthy Roster for High School athletes only.

Healthy Roster will be utilized by your athletic trainer to document injury evaluations, treatments and rehab protocols. Along with this making medical documentation easier, Healthy Roster has a parent/guardian side where you can communicate with the athletic trainer and view certain portions of the documentation process to stay informed at all times.

Coaches will also have access to stay current and involved with the athlete's plan of care.

Overall, Healthy Roster will make communication of an athletic injury between athletic trainer, parent, and coach a BREEZE! Healthy Roster can be downloaded on your phone for free in the App Store. For more information on signing up CLICK HERE. Healthy Roster is going "live" on January 18th. Questions please contact Jaz Wagner at jwagner@elida.k12.oh.us.