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November 29, 2018

Food Drive a Success!

Our middle school Good Vibes Club members send a big "THANK YOU" to everyone who donated to the food drive last week. The students collected 408 pounds of food to be donated to the local food pantries. Elida Spirit is Generosity!

Tip-Off Classic Tomorrow Night

We're ready for Basketball!

Kicking it off tomorrow night at the Annual Tip-Off Classic at 6:30 pm in the Fieldhouse.

TICKETS are available to purchase tomorrow, Fri., Nov. 30th during lunch in ALL Buildings. Ticket price for adults is $6.00 and for students the price is $4.00.

All tickets are $7.00 at the door. No staff passes will be honored for the Tip-Off.

JV Boys will play on Saturday morning at 10:00 am at LCC.

Good luck to all our athletes this season.

Remember, you can always see great photos from the games courtesy of Campbell Photography on the school website: PHOTO GALLERY.



Christmas Tree Festival

The Allen County Museum's 46th annual Christmas Tree Festival is this weekend, beginning tomorrow, Wed., Nov. 28 through Sunday, Dec. 2nd. The High School Latin students have this tree on display, and the theme is Arbor Historiae Fabulárum, or The Tree of Mythology. Students made mosaic ornaments following this theme. Be sure to visit the festival to see it for yourself. Also, this Friday the 4th grade girl's choir will be singing at 10:15 am.

High School Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held in the high school next week on Wed., Dec. 5th from 4:00-8:00 pm. Please call Carolyn Brenneman in the office to schedule appointments with your student's teachers. 419-331-4115. Working together, we can help our Elida students BE THEIR BEST!

TOP students visit residents at Lima Manor

It's a great time of year for fellowship and goodwill.

Several of our TOP (Teen Outreach Program) students took time during their last service project to visit with the residents at The Lima Manor. The group played bingo and made crafts. The students also made prizes that were given to the residents, including blankets, beaded brooch pins and slipper socks. Thank you to the Teen Outreach Coordinator Caitlin Purdom at The YMCA for assisting with coordinating this and all the TOP projects for our students.

Toys for Tots

The National Honor Society students are helping the Toys for Tots campaign again this year. For every new, unwrapped toy that students bring in to the high school, they will receive entries in a raffle for gift cards from Regal, Coldstone, Olive Garden, Panera, and Speedway! Elida Spirit is Generosity!

Elida students to perform in the ONU Holiday Spectacular

This weekend, the annual ONU Holiday Spectacular hits the stage at the Veteran's Memorial Civic and Convention Center. We are proud to report that six of our Elida students are part of this wonderful show.

Isaac Agozzino (2nd gr.) Olivia Agozzino (1st gr.) Leo Chongson (4th gr.) Genevieve Chongson (3rd gr.) Clara Chongson (kg.) & Brayden Edinger (2nd gr.)

The performances are tomorrow, Fri., Nov. 30th at 7:30, Sat. Dec. 1st at 2:00 & 7:30, and Sunday Dec. 2nd at 2:00.

7th grade student takes the lead in "A Christmas Story" at Encore Theater

Nick Patton is no stranger to the Encore Theater. This weekend he will take center stage when he plays the lead role of "Ralphie" in "A Christmas Story."

Nick has been in numerous performances at Encore for the past five years including Cinderella, Peter Pan and in the Lion King in Van Wert.

The performances of "A Christmas Story " are tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 30th & Saturday, Dec. 1st at 8 pm, Sunday, Dec. 2nd at 2 pm, and Dec.7th & 8th at 8 pm and Sunday Dec. 9th at 2 pm.

Nick is very appreciative of his choir teacher, Mr. Weyer, for his support and guidance, who often stays after school to practice with him. Congratulations, Nick!

Annual Audit

Accountants from Perry & Associates in Marietta have been performing the District 2017-18 Financial audit in the Central Office this week.

Student Musicians to perform at OMEA

Elida High will be well represented when the Ohio Music Education Association District 3 Honors Band, Choir and Jazz Band perform at The Van Wert Niswonger Performing Arts Center. O.M.E.A. District 3 represents 8 Counties and over 60 High Schools. Almost 400 musicians auditioned for the three groups.Members of the Elida H.S. Music department that auditioned and were accepted include: Thomas Williamson- Bass Clarinet, Ethan Bowersock- Euphonium Isaiah Wolfert- Alto Sax and Ryan Vetters- Tenor

The concert will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20th at 3:00 pm at The Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert.

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