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Elida Local Schools Newsletter

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December 6, 2018

Students Inducted into The National Honor Society

Congratulations to these 26 new Elida National Honor Society members. The induction ceremony was held last week where they committed to continue the society pledge of "Scholarship, Service, Character and Leadership."

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Dynamic Duo on the Court- Unruh Brothers

In the past two weeks, the Unruh brothers, Daniel and Evan, have made end of the game, at the buzzer baskets to win the games for their teams.

Daniel, a 2017 Elida graduate is now a freshman playing for the ONU Polar Bears.

On the road November 28, Daniel made a basket at the end of game buzzer to lead the team to a 65-62 victory over Thomas More, KY. You can watch Daniel make the end of game basket HERE.

In similar fashion, Daniel's brother Evan, a freshman at Elida High School, repeated the move when he sank a 3 pointer in the Tip-Off Classic last Friday night, to win the game 47-44 over LCC. Great job by both of these young athletes who obviously share some great DNA!

Middle School Receives Silver Recognition Award from O.D.E.

Middle School Principal Doug Drury and Asst. Principal Nick Morris attended The Ohio PBIS Showcase in Columbus on Nov. 29th & 30th to accept a Silver Recognition Award for 2018! The award is in recognition of the work that the staff and teachers have done in promoting PBIS. (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.) They've implemented plans to encourage and support positive behavior in the school for five years and received a bronze award in 2016.

The staff is always working to help encourage the students and the PBIS inititatives Congratulations to everyone in the middle school for this well-deserved recognition.

Spreading Christmas Cheer

The holidays are a special time of year, but unfortunately many children who are in the hospital can't be home for Christmas. Our local Mix 103.3 is teaming up with Western Sizzlin to provide Christmas Card greetings with these children. 5th grade students in Mrs. Ames' language arts class are making cards to send them "Merry Christmas" and good well wishes. They hope to make 100 cards or more! Way to go, Bulldogs!

The High School Band and Choir Holiday Concert is this Sunday, Dec. 9th at 3:00pm in the HS Auditorium.

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Collections for the Humane Society

It is the season of giving and the High School Good Vibes Club is taking donations for the forgotten cats and dogs at the Humane Society. Donated items will be collected from staff and students until December 10th. Items can be dropped off in the Academic lobby Christmas tree and will earn a bone ornament to place on the Christmas tree.

A drawing will be held December 20 for gift cards. Winners will be announced at the end of the day. There are flyers posted in the high school hallways for a listing of needed items to donate.

Thanks for your support of the Humane Society of Allen County. Elida Spirit is Generosity!

8th grade Washington, DC Trip Information

Attention parents/students going on the 8th grade Washington, D.C. Trip:

The 2nd payment of $225 and rooming assignments are due tomorrow, Friday, December 7th.

Benefit for Todd Elwer

A benefit is being held for our Head of Maintenance Todd Elwer who was badly injured in an automobile accident in September. The event will be held on Sat., January 19th at the Delphos K of C Hall from 4:00-10:00 pm. Chicken Dinners will be sold 11:00-5:00 for just $8 carryout, pull tabs, 50/50 raffle, a DJ with Singo, a kids corner, and more. There will be both silent and live auctions to support his family. If you have items you'd like to donate for the auctions please contact Christina Schwinnen in the elementary at cschwinnen@elida.k12.oh.us. THANK YOU!

Bus Drivers Needed

Have you ever considered driving a school bus? Want to learn more? We have need for substitute bus drivers in the Elida District. Contact the Transportation Dept. 419-331-4135 or 419-331-3036 for more information or e-mail Gregg Roth groth@elida.k12.oh.us

Elida Documentary DVDs make great gifts!

Looking for a unique, Elida themed gift this season? The Emmy award winning documentaries Reflections of Elida & Echoes of Gomer School are available on one DVD for just $35.

Produced by Elida graduate filmaker, producer & director John Ondo.

DVDs are available in the Central Office. Call for more info. 419-331-4155.

Mark Your Calendar

Sun., Dec. 9 HS Band & Choir Concert 3:00 HS Auditorium

Tue., Dec. 11 2nd gr. Chorus & 4th gr. Ensemble Pgm. (2nd gr. classes of Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Ripley. Mrs. Kristoff & Mrs. Warneke) 7:00 pm HS Auditorium

Wed., Dec. 12 5th & 6th gr. Choral Pgm. 7:30 HS Auditorium

Thu., Dec. 13 7th & 8th gr. Choral Pgm. 7:30 HS Auditorium

Mon., Dec. 17 School Board Meeting 7:00 HS Community Room

Wed., Dec. 19 MS Band Concert 7:30 HS Auditorium

Thu., Dec. 20 Two Hour Early Release

Fri., Dec. 21-Jan. 2 Christmas Break

Thu., Jan. 3 School resumes