News & Announcements

Sixty-plus Lima Senior students qualify for state DECA contest

Lima Senior High School will again send more than 60 students to the State DECA Competition after a successful showing at this week’s Ohio DECA District 3 Career Development Conference.

The top three in each advance to state. The LSH chapter also has several larger projects that don’t go to the district competition but will compete at state.

Business Law and Ethics: Ariana Custer & Victoria Holbrook-Phillips – 2ndplace

Buying and Merchandising Team: Leaven Johnson & Mercedes Ward – 2ndplace

Entrepreneurship Team: Skyler Slaise & Antoine Cowan – 4thplace

Hospitality Team: Ellie Warnement & Kaitlyn Thompson – 2ndplace

Marketing Management Team: Gavin Capuchino & Brayden Thomas – 3rdplace

Integrated Marketing Campaign – Product: Aliyana Coppler & Chase Hipsher – 1stplace

Integrated Marketing Campaign – Product: Christian Ackerman, Davyon Williamson, Nijah Wright – 3rdplace

Integrated Marketing Campaign – Event: Mallory Gipson, Jaclyn Kohlhofer, Makayla Redd – 3rdplace

Integrated Marketing Campaign – Event: Akira Conley, Jaeda Gaddy, Darnajea Sims-Young – 4thplace

Integrated Marketing Campaign – Service: Chloe Crow, Marisol Gonzalez, Dria Juliean – 1stplace

Entrepreneurship Start-Up Business Plan: Zaveon Garner, Brionna Howard, Kansas Mayes – 2ndplace

Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan: Terr’esha Bagley, Karmelo Daniel, Aniyah Hollon – 1stplace

Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan: Alexis Lopez, Alijandra Lopez, Mitchell Tyson – 4thplace

Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan: Taylor Spicer, Pam Kongsiri – 5thplace

Principles of Finance – Zahir Spaulding – 4thplace

Principles of Marketing – Aaron Parish – 3rdplace

Accounting – Nicholas Hughes – 3rdplace

Business Finance – Andrew Bowsher – 3rdplace

Apparel and Accessories Marketing – Gabriella Avalos – 5thplace

Automotive Services Marketing – Dalton Chiles – 2ndplace

Automotive Services Marketing – Jayla Battle – 3rdplace

Business Services Marketing – Zach Warnement – 5thplace

Hotel and Lodging Management – Royeisha Woods – 1stplace

Human Resources Management – Adriana Good – 5thplace

Marketing Communications – Bauss Williams – 2ndplace

Quick Serve Restaurant Management – Brandon Keeling – 2ndplace

Quick Serve Restaurant Management – Leenell Hogan – 4thplace

Retail Merchandising Marketing – Sumarion Doughty – 4thplace

Personal Financial Literacy – Jairo Canchola – 2ndplace

Personal Financial Literacy – Haylee White-Malone – 4thplace

Spartan Solar Eclipse Glasses to benefit Veterans Wall of Honor

Lima City Schools’ families, alumni and supporters can view the April 8 solar eclipse safely and in style with custom-made Spartan glasses.

The district is selling the glasses for $5 with proceeds going to toward the creation of a Veterans Wall of Honor in front of Lima Senior High School.

Lima has been named one of the 20 best places in North American to view the solar eclipse. Looking directly into the sun can be very harmful and people are being warned to only do so if they have glasses designed for viewing the solar eclipse.

People can reserve glasses by filling out a form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GVuwCb9wUoMXzH_MCN-TKy2ed9pIJXOPiWJiSUCmHBU/edit

The glasses are expected to be available in February and cash payment will be due then. People will be notified when they are here.

For information, contact Beth Jokinen at 419-996-3411 or bjokinen@spartan.limacityschools.org.

The district is currently raising funds to build a Veterans Wall of Honor in front of Lima Senior High School. It will include the name, year of graduation and branch of service for graduates of Central, South and Lima Senior High Schools.

Veterans and/or family members must complete a form to be included in the project. A digital form can be accessed at www.limacityschools.org. Go to the “Community” tab and find “Veterans Wall of Honor.”

No district money is being used for the wall. Those wanting to donate should make checks out to the Lima City Schools Foundation, with “veteran wall” written in the memo box. Donations can be sent to: Lima City Schools, C/O Beth Jokinen, 755 St. JohnsAve. Lima, OH, 45804.

The glasses are expected to be available in February and cash payment will be due then. People will be notified when they are here.

For information, contact Beth Jokinen at 419-996-3411 or bjokinen@spartan.limacityschools.org.

The district is currently raising funds to build a Veterans Memorial Wall in front of Lima Senior High School. It will include the names, year of graduation and branch of service for graduates of Central, South and Lima Senior High Schools.

Veterans and/or family members must complete a form to be included in the project. A digital form can be accessed at www.limacityschools.org. Go to the “Community” tab and find “Veterans Wall of Honor.”

No district money is being used for the wall. Those wanting to donate should make checks out to the Lima City Schools Foundation, with “veteran wall” written in the memo box. Donations can be sent to: Lima City Schools, C/O Beth Jokinen, 755 St. JohnsAve. Lima, OH, 45804.

New bus routes, schedule changes coming

Freedom and Independence Elementary Schools will soon change when the school day starts and ends each day, and families across the district will see changes in their bus routes.

The changes are due to a bus driver shortage that the district and many others around the region and nation have been experiencing. The change will begin Monday, Nov. 27.

Freedom and Independence will now start the school day at 8:30 a.m., fifteen minutes later than they do now. Students will be released from school at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday early release for both schools will be at 2:45 p.m.

There will also be a schedule change for some of Freedom’s preschool classes. The morning session will be from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. and the afternoon session will be from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. The full-day preschool class will remain 9 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. Independence preschool will remain 9 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.

In addition, all bus routes in the district will see changes either in bus stop locations, times, or both. Families will receive a letter in the mail detailing the changes the week of Nov. 13. If families do not get a letter by Nov. 17, they should call the Transportation Department at 419-996-3454.

Families should expect some delays in the first few days of the new routes, just as they sometimes experience at the beginning of a new school year.

LCS accepting 2024 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 2024.

The Hall of Fame inducts outstanding alumni every three years. The most recent group was inducted in 2021.

Nominations will be accepted until March 22, 2024. The Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be Thursday, Oct. 10, 2024, at Lima Senior. Inductees will also be recognized during halftime of Lima Senior’s Oct. 11 football 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 on the district’s web site, www.limacityschools.org. The Hall of Fame information is under the “Community” page. For additional information, contact Beth Jokinen at 419-996-3411 or bjokinen@spartan.limacityschools.org.

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