Spartan Hoops

Lima Senior Spartan Basketball is Here! The Spartans kick off the regular season at Whitmer this Friday. Catch them at home Dec. 13. Coach Q talks here about the season and his talented squad

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Holiday performances abound

Students in the Lima City Schools will be busy this coming month with holiday concerts and performances around the community.

Below is a schedule of events:

Dec. 5: Lima Senior Meridian Choir (11 a.m.), Liberty Steel Drum (11:30 a.m.) and South Strings (1 p.m.) at Allen County Museum Christmas Tree Festival

** Artwork from elementary students will be on display at the Allen County Museum Christmas Tree Festival.

Dec. 5: Heritage Ukulele at St. Rita’s Street Fair, 12:30 p.m.

Dec. 5: Heritage Harmonics (5 p.m.) and Liberty Touring Company (6:30 p.m.) at St. Rita’s Christmas Tree Lighting.

Dec. 5: Scarlet and Gray and Spartanaires at Downtown Winter Walk, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Civic Center. LSH Carolers, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Dec. 6: Heritage Elementary music groups at Allen County Museum Christmas Tree Festival, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Dec. 10: Liberty Show Choir at Old Barn Out Back, 12:30 p.m.

Dec. 10: Heritage Elementary groups at The Springs, 12:15 p.m.

Dec. 10: North Middle School Band, Choir and Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. at Lima Senior

Dec. 11: Liberty Arts Magnet Fifth/Sixth-Grade Band, Choir and Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. at Lima Senior

Dec. 11: Spartan 6 at Primrose, 5 p.m.

Dec. 12: Heritage Elementary School Second-Grade Musical, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Heritage

Dec. 12: Lima Senior Holiday in Harmony, 7 p.m. in Lima Senior Auditorium.

Dec. 14: West Middle School Drumline in Downtown Holiday Festival, 10:30 a.m.

Dec. 14: Liberty Show Choir at Artspace/Lima for Downtown Holiday Festival, 11 a.m.

Dec. 14: Liberty Touring Company at Old Barn Out Back, 12:30 p.m.

Dec. 16: Freedom Elementary School Music Program, 5 p.m. at Freedom

Dec. 16: Unity Holiday Program, 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 16: Liberty Arts Magnet Seventh/Eighth-Grade Band, Choir and Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. at Lima Senior

Dec. 17: Liberty Show Choir at Old Barn Out Back, 12:30 p.m.

Dec. 17: Heritage Holiday Extravaganza featuring Fourth-Grade Recorders, Ukulele and Heritage Harmonics, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Heritage

Dec. 17: West Middle School Band, Choir and Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. at Lima Senior

Dec. 18: Independence Elementary School Christmas Program, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Independence

Dec. 18: Scarlet and Gray and Spartanaires at Lima Noon Optimist Club’s Holiday Luncheon, 12:30 p.m. at Lima Elks Club.

Dec. 18: Liberty Touring Company at Lima Mall (by Macy’s), 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 18: Lima Senior Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. at Lima Senior

Dec. 19: South Science and Technology Magnet School Band, Orchestra and Choir Concert, 7 p.m. at South

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Lady Spartan Hoops

The Lady Spartans kick the season off this weekend at the Kewpee Tip Off Classic. Coach Halliday talks here about these upcoming games and his team this year.

 

 

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District seeking Alumni Hall of Fame nominations

The Lima City Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the next class to be inducted in the fall of 2020.

The Hall of Fame inducts outstanding alumni every three years. The most recent group was inducted in 2017.

Nominations will be accepted until March 27, 2020. The Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be Thursday, Sept. 17 at Lima Senior. Inductees will also be recognized during halftime of Lima Senior’s Sept. 18 Homecoming Game.

The Hall of Fame honors alumni who have received local, state or national recognition for achievements in their occupational fields, made significant contributions to society, or performed meritorious service to our country.

Hall of Fame eligibility requirements include:

  • The nominee attended the Lima City Schools.
  • The nominee graduated 15 or more years ago.
  • The nominee has at the local, state, national or international level demonstrated distinguished occupational or professional achievement or performed significant volunteer, charitable, civic, public, humanitarian or military service.
  • The nominee is of excellent character.

The Hall of Fame will also induct an honorary member for his or her service to the Lima City Schools. This person does not have to be a graduate of the school district.

The Hall of Fame serves as a living example for current students and the community of the caliber of accomplished graduates who have come from the Lima City Schools.

Nomination forms are available here  For additional information, call Beth Jokinen at 419-996-3411.

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Spartan Football Week 10

Coach Griffin talks here about the Spartans’ last game of the season Friday and about his team’s success in the classroom.

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Spartan Football Week 9

It’s Findlay Week! Coach Griffin talks here about the Spartans’ trip to rival Findlay on Friday.

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Spartan Football Week 8

Coach Griffin talks here about the Spartan Homecoming win over Fremont Ross and looks ahead to the rest of the season. Lima Senior at home against Friday against Toledo St. Francis.

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Spartan Football Week 7

Coach Griffin is joined by defensive end Brandon Taylor, who talks about his decision to play at Penn State next year and about the remainder of the Spartan season. And Coach Griffin breaks down our Homecoming Game with Fremont Ross. Click here to get the scoop.

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Spartan Football Week 6

The Spartans are finally back home for Senior Night as Whitmer comes to town. Coach Griffin talks here about the game and about his seniors.

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High marks for Career Tech on State Report Card

     

Lima City Schools’ officials, students and business and industry supporters held a press conference Wednesday, Oct. 2, to kick off Career Tech Month and to release results of the State Career Tech Report Card.

Lima Senior’s Career Tech program saw success on the report card, earning an overall B.

“This report card is essential to our school district and community,” Superintendent Jill Ackerman said. “It shows if a program is effective and if students are finding success both while in the program and beyond. And I am proud to say that the answer to these questions here at Lima Senior is a resounding yes.”

The graduation rate moved from a B last year to an A this year, with 96.7% of Career Tech students graduating in four years, and 92.8% graduating in five years. Those numbers last year were 89.7% and 96.2%.

The program also earned an A in Post Secondary Outcomes. That means 94.2% of Lima Senior’s Career Tech graduates are either employed, in an apprenticeship, in the military, or enrolled in post-secondary education.

The press conference included remarks from staff and students and from business and industry. The district continues to forge relationships with local business and industry. Those partnerships help the school tailor its programs and get students positive experiences in the community,

“These relationships help us better train our students for what the workforce needs,” Ackerman said. “The partnerships provide more opportunities for our students both while they are with us and after graduation.”

The district will use the month of October to highlight Career Tech with pictures, videos and information on its social media platforms. Information on each of the Career Tech programs is available at www.limacityschools.org.

Anyone wanting information about the programs or to learn more about partnering with the school should call 419-996-3060.

Below is a brief overview of the district’s growing career tech offerings.

Automotive Technology – Students learn skills in alignment, brakes, diagnosing and troubleshooting problems, computerized diagnostic techniques, steering and suspension and much more. They work in an onsite automotive garage that is open to the public. Graduates find jobs as automotive and diagnostic technicians, parts department managers, services managers and service writers.

Construction Trades – Students learn design, concrete and masonry and carpentry, including layout and measuring, walls, siding, roofing, rafters and stairs. Students get real-work experience, working on projects in the community. One project was the Cook Park bathroom. The program prepares students to become

architects/engineers, carpenters, concrete and masonry workers, project managers and sales associates.

Early Childhood Education – Working in a WOCAP preschool housed at Lima Senior, students leave the program with the skills they need to pursue careers as preschool teachers, childcare providers and nannies. They get experiences creating lesson plans and hands-on activities for children. There is also the opportunity to work as a paraprofessional in the district while still enrolled in high school.

Engineering Technology — Students enrolled become computer technicians, computer aided design operators, engineering technicians, electrical and mechanical engineers. With Project Lead the Way curriculum, students use design development processes while enriching problem-solving skills. They create and analyze models using specialized computer software.

Graphic Communications – Work of these students is highly visible in the school and community. While operating as a design and print shop, students develop skills in digital graphic imaging, print manufacturing processes, screen printing and Desktop design and publishing.  Graduates become graphic designers, print production workers, online graphic designers and technical solution specialists.

Hospitality and Food Service Management – Students in this program operate the Spartan Inn, a restaurant that is open to the public two days a week. Learning everything from cooking and food safety to management and budgeting, students leave prepared to become banquet managers, caterers, chefs, food presentation designers, kitchen managers and nutrition assistants.

Marketing Education (DECA) – Through classroom work, projects, competitions and running a Spirt Store, students learn about advertising, communication, management principles and techniques, economics, display merchandising, human relations and marketing research. Graduates become account representatives, market researchers, marketing specialists, product managers and promotion coordinators.

Patient Care Technology – Students learn First Aid, CPR, medical terminology, nutrition, infection control, basic health care, anatomy, EKG, catherization and respiratory therapy. Graduates become patient care technicians, clinical coordinators, medical office supervisors, patient care assistants and monitor technicians. Students earn training hours for various programs and get a head start toward a nursing degree.

Welding and Metal Fabrication — Students learn various kinds of welding and cutting, aluminum MIG, reading and drawing blueprints, press brake operations, metal shear and metal roller, diesel drive, Spot and Oxy-fuel brazing. They build the buggies taken to the NASA Rover Challenge each year. After graduation, they work as boiler makers, fabricators, iron workers, pipefitters, welders and welding inspectors.

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