News & Announcements

DECA installs officers, inducts new members

Lima Senior High School’s DECA program inducted new members and installed this year’s officers at its annual breakfast this week.

The breakfast included Lima Senior Marketing and Audio Engineering DECA students.

Lima Senior’s culinary students prepared the breakfast. Graphic Communications student designed and printed the program.

The school has a strong DECA tradition, with students doing a number of projects and competing at the national/international level each year.

The new officers are below.

Senior Officers

President: Keegan Halliday

Vice President: Noah Engberg

Secretary: Ti’ana Spivey

Treasurer: Matilda Nelson

CEO Spartan Spirit Shack: Addison Delph

CEO Spartan Higher Grounds: Madeline Emerick

Policy Advocate Officer: James Evans

Public Relations Officer: Qua’Jane Tobias

Vice President of Stakeholder Relations: Charlese Ferris

Vice President of Marketing: Emma Schick

Vice President of Community Outreach: Taurean Frazier

Junior Officers (there are two chapters)

President: Ariana Custer and Chase Hipsher

Vice President: Dalton Chiles and Sumarion Doughty

Secretary: Gabby Avalos and Nick Fosnaugh

Treasurer: Zaveon Garner and Aniyah Hollon

Project Manager: Jairo Canchola and Aliyana Coppler

Contest to promote LCS, Downtown Lima

The Lima City Schools and Downtown Lima, Inc. unveiled a new partnership today designed to boost pride and bring more people to school events and to downtown Lima.

Superintendent Jill Ackerman and Downtown Lima, Inc. Executive Director Betsy Billingsley introduced the Spartan Like a B.O.S.S. (Bring On the Spartan Spirit) contest at a press conference at South Science and Technology Magnet School.

The initial phase of the program is to distribute “We Love Our Spartans” yard signs around the community. When supporters get their yard signs, they will also receive a Spartan Like a B.O.S.S. card.

People who complete the tasks on the card this school year will be entered into a drawing for prizes, including a Downtown Lima Experience (dinner, show at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center and a night at the Wingate).

The B.O.S.S. card will include attending student sporting events, concerts and art shows, visiting a downtown business, submitting a picture with the yard sign, and supporting the Lima City Schools and downtown Lima in various other ways. The card contains 18 tasks; Any 12 need to be completed for the chance to win prizes.

There will be someone to stamp the cards at the various events and locations. Cards must be turned back in by May 19, 2023.

Yard signs and B.O.S.S. cards are available in the main office of any of the district’s school buildings. Or call 419-996-3411 or email

Individuals are welcome to take a yard sign even if they do not plan to participate in the B.O.S.S. contest.

Lima City Schools’ staff and Lima Senior students will participate in versions of the B.O.S.S. contest.

Spartan Ride Coming Your Way

The Spartan Ride is ready to hit the road with multiple stops scheduled at all Lima City Schools’ buildings throughout the school year.

With the tagline “Engaging Our Community at Every Stop,” the school bus transformed into a mini-learning center and community resource brings learning, resources and much more to families.

The bus is filled with learning materials, books, information about school and community resources and much more. It is a Wi-Fi Hotspot with computers as well.

The Spartan Ride will be at the schools during dismissal. September and October stops will emphasis teaching parents more about DOJO, while November and December will focus and ProgressBook.

Below is the schedule

Sept. 13: Independence

Sept. 22: Heritage

Sept. 27: Freedom

Oct. 4: Liberty

Oct 11: South

Oct. 18: North

Oct. 25:West

Nov. 1: Unity

Nov. 8: Independence

Nov. 15: Heritage

Nov. 22:Freedom

Nov. 29: Lima Senior

Dec. 6: Liberty

Dec. 13: South/Alternative

Dec. 20: North

Jan. 3: Unity

Jan. 10: Independence

Jan. 17: Heritage

Jan. 24: Freedom

Jan. 31: Lima Senior

Feb. 7: Liberty

Feb. 14: South

Feb. 21: North

Feb. 28: West

March 7: Unity

March 14: Independence

March: 21: Heritage

March 28: Freedom

April 4:Liberty

April 11: South

April 18: North

April 25: West

May 2: Unity

May 9: Independence

May 16: Heritage

May 23: Freedom

Lima Senior planning Veterans Memorial

The Lima City Schools is in the early stages of planning a Veterans Memorial to be located at Lima Senior High School, and is currently looking for graduates to be included.

The memorial is meant to honor graduates of the Lima City Schools who have served active duty in the military, as well as to serve as a reminder to current students the sacrifices many before them made for their country.

The district is looking for veterans who want their names included with the memorial. Family members of deceased veterans are welcome to submit names of their loved ones.

Veterans and/or family members must complete a form to be included in the project. The form can be accessed at Go to the “Community” tab and find “Veterans Memorial.” Or just click here.

Someone will contact whoever submits the form if the district has questions. Please note, we are in the early stages of this project, so it could be some time before anyone is contacted about specifics or a dedication. The memorial will be created in a way to allow future veterans to be included moving forward.

Anyone with questions should call 419-996-3486 or email

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"In the Lima City Schools, we found caring, compassionate teachers, educational and extra-curricular opportunities that are outstanding, and a community of diverse people who are connected by their love of all things Spartan."
LCS Teacher & Parent Amy Phillips