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Chicken BBQ to Support Elida Band Boosters chicken

The Band Boosters will be selling Harlan’s Chicken BBQ dinners on Wednesday, July 18th in the High School Commons. Dinners will be available for dine-in or carry-out for just $9. The meals will be sold from 5:00-7:00 pm.Proceeds help support the band camp and trip. 


The Annual DARE Camp is scheduled for next month, July 24-26th at the Allen County Fairgraounds. 8:30-3:00 pm. Fun for your kids in the 4th thru 7th grad. For only $25.00, you will receive a camp shirt, lunch and many activities such as bowling, swimming and roller-skating. There will Cedar Point & Kings Island tickets, bicycles and many other prizes given away.See the registration form to get registered. REGISTRATION

Student recognized in the Scholastic Arts Spotlight light2

We're so pleaseed that the recent Scholastic Arts Spotlight is on one of our 2018 graduates, Hailey Rode. Watch the story to learn more about her talents and why she was chosen. Congratulations, Hailey! Best of everything as you pursue the Arts at BGSU. HAILEY RODE

Central Office Summer Hours

The Elida Central Office is open 7:15-3:00 pm during the summer.


A professional photographer from Lifetouch took pictures at the high school commencement ceremony. Photos of each graduate receiving their diploma and other candid shots are available to be seen and purchased. Visit www.lifetouchevents.com Guest password is "ElidaBulldogs"  


Each Wednesday in June there are fun activities planned in the elementary and middle school libraries. Check it out! Come get out of the sun and have some fun! ELEMENTARY FLYER  MIDDLE SCHOOL FLYER 

Volleyball Camp volleyball

Girls entering 3rd-8th grade: Volleyball Camp will be held June 12-14 at the high school. T-shirts, prizes, awards, and fun! Register By Wed., May 30th. REGISTRATION FORM

Quentin Poling Press Conference quentin

Elida's Quentin Poling is settling in to Miami after being drafted by the Miami Dolphins. Check out his recent interview at a press conference. INTERVIEW

Senior Receives $4,000 Scholarship from Kiwanis Club cap

Congratulations to Senior McKayla Gilbert who was awarded a $4,000 scholarship by the Kiwanis Club of Lima! McKayla will study music at Heidelberg University. The check was presented by Music Chair Crystal Miller during the Kiwanis Club of Lima’s annual music awards luncheon at the  Lima Masonic Center. 



Summer Lunch Program

Lima City Schools will hold their lunch program this summer for children ages 1-18, served at several of the city schools, Mon-Thurs., 11:00-12:30 pm.  See the attached flyer for details. SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM


You can now purchase Elida Spirit Wear here on the Elida School Website! Check out the link under Quick Links on the main website page: Elida Spirit Den. Here you can find Elida logo wear and we will have links to any fundraising projects and spirit packs for any of our clubs. You can also choose to have items delivered to the Athletic Office at no charge. Making it easy for you to show your Elida Pride! 

Relay For Life relay

 The Annual Relay for Life is Sat.May 12  9am-9pm at the track stadium. The Student Activities Committee has lots of activities planned: Corn Hole, Flag Football, Walk-a-thon, bucket toss, food boothes and raffles, too! All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. 

Health Reminder: Lyme Disease k2

Elida's nursing staff wants to remind us that spring is here and we need to be careful outdoors. The attached flyer has important information regarding Lyme Disease, ticks, and how to protect ourselves. Lyme Disease. 

Elementary Building Radio Interview

4.19.18  Learn more about the Need!  Listen to this interview to learn more about the need for a new Elida Elementary Building and the levy. Supt. Joel Mengerink & Board VP Brenda Stocker recently talked with Todd Walker of 1150 WIMA. Radio interview on 1150 WIMA 

Students Present Essays at Rotary Club

7th grade students Analei Jackson & Alivia Buetner recently placed 1st & 2nd in the local Rotary Club Four-Way Test Essay Contest. Read their essays here: Analei's Essay Alivia's Essay They read them at the Rotary meeting on April 16th. Congratulations! girls

Senior Slideshow

ATTENTION SENIORS & SENIOR PARENTS:It is time to start submitting images for the Senior Slideshow to be displayed during the graduation ceremony.  Each graduating senior is asked to submit a baby picture, a picture from middle school, and a senior picture to the Reflector yearbook staff for this presentation. 

New Elementary Building Q&A

Here are some of the commonly asked questions regarding the Proposed New Elementary Building. 

FAQ.  question

Students win Rotary Essay Contest

3.27.18 Congratulations to our 7th grade students Analei Jackson and Alivia Buetner who won the local Rotary Four-Way Test Essay Contest! Analei came in first place and Alivia in second place.They will attend the Rotary Club meeting on Monday, April 16th where Analei will read her essay. Her essay will also go on to the District Competition.  



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2.12.18 Swimmers Set New Records

The 200 Boys' Medley Relay broke a 17-year-old record at the Sectional Swim Meet at the Lima YMCA. The previous record was a 1:53.61, and the boys went 1:50.76. Those swimmers are BJ Carder, Nick Niebel, Jacob Michael, and Garrett Simmons. Gavin Peare broke his own 500 Freestyle record with a time of 5:47.26, and Nick Niebel broke his own 100 breaststroke record with a time of 1:09.69. The following students will advance to the District Swim Meet at BG on Feb. 16. 

1.16.18 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Three Elida Graduates will be recognized and inducted into the Elida Athletic Hall of Fame this Sat., Jan. 20th. 1962 graduate Mr. Del Shinn, 1976 graduate Mr. Jeff Brown and 1995 graduate Ms. Mianda Watts will be honored. Tickets are available until Wednesday for $20. Contact the Athletic Office 419-331-2580. 

1.2.2018 SOCIAL MEDIA & TEENS start talking

The Start-Talking Initiative by the State of Ohio has published an article detailing recent findings about teens & social media use. Read more about links between social media use & depression & suicide. SOCIAL MEDIA ARTICLE. Keeping parents informed to keep our students safe and healthy! 

12.12.17 CRISIS TEXT LINE crisis

If you or any one you know may need help coping during a stressful or emotional situation, the State of Ohio has implemented the Crisis Text Line. Just Text: 4hope to 741741  Free & Confidential. crisis



Bulldog Text & Voice Alerts

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Bulldog Voice and Text Alert Notification System: Keeping you informed is a top priority at Elida Local Schools and why we've adopted the Bulldog Voice and Text alert system to send messages providing important information about school events or emergencies. YOU MUST RE-REGISTER FOR VOICE ALERTS for this school year in order to keep your contact info. current.

High School Teacher Receives Recognition as District 1 Teacher of the Year

We are starting this school year with very special recognition for our high school Computer Science Teacher, Mr. Mark Suter. Mark has been named the District 1 Teacher of the Year by the Ohio State Board of Education. (District 1 encompasses 22 counties in Northwest Ohio.) He received a commendation from the State of Ohio. We also welcomed Representative Bob Cupp who attended our staff meeting today to personally congratulate Mark on this accomplishment. Mark is now one of just five teachers to be considered for Ohio's Teacher of the Year. We are proud to have Mark Suter on our staff, leading and teaching our students. He helps to make Elida Schools great...Educating for Tomorrow!

National Night Out Photos

We had a great time at Elida's National Night Out celebration on August 1st. Check out all the great photos on the School's Facebook Page.

National Night Out Photos on Facebook

1.24.18 School Board Votes For Bond & Levy on May Ballot

 Our Elida School Board decided Tuesday evening to make improvements for our elementary staff & students: they approved a levy and bond issue for the May ballot for the construction of a new elementary building. This is an opportunity to use state funds to help with costs of construction, an opportunity to make modern upgrades and improvements to our aging elementary bldg. Hear more from Supt.  Joel Mengerink at Tuesday’s board mtg. from WLIO. Board Votes for issue on the May Ballot.

"Jolly Holiday with Mary" CANCELLED

Due to insufficient ticket sales, the "Jolly Holiday with Mary Party" is cancelled. Purchasers can receive a refund from the school office where they purchased the tickets. We apologize for any inconvenience.    


1.14.2018 Alumnus to Play in Collegiate Bowl

Elida graduate and Ohio University Linebacker Quentin Poling has been chosen to play in the 2018 Collegiate Bowl on January 20 in Rose Bowl Stadium.The Collegiate Bowl gives prospective players the best opportunity to showcase their talents to potential employers and fans. Nearly 200 scouts, player personnel staff, general managers and head coaches from all 32 NFL teams are expected be in attendance. More in this article from the Ohio University website. Congratulations, Quentin! 

PUBLIC MEETING Elementary Building Project

The next Community Meeting about the proposed new Elementary Building will be held on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm in the Elementary West Gym.

1.22.18 Winter Informal

The Winter Informal, previously known as Sadies, will take place this Friday, Jan. 26 after the boys' basketball game (830-11pm) in the Commons. The dance is open to all Elida High School students. Tickets are $5.....

2.8.18 Wellness Committee Meeting

The Wellness Committee will be scheduling a meeting in early April. Any parents/community members interested in having input on the school's Wellness Policy (#8510) should contact Superintendent Joel Mengerink at jmengerink@elida.k12.oh.us or call the Central Office at 419-331-4155 to join the committee. 

1.15.2018 RE-SCHEDULED: Pass, Dribble & Shoot Contest

The Shawnee Optimist Club Pass, Dribble & Shoot Contest is re-scheduled for Sun., Jan. 28th at the Shawnee High School Gym at 1:30 pm.Doors Open at 12:45. Registration at 1:00 PM and 30 minutes of practice time. For boys & girls age 8-13. Shawnee Boys and Girls Basketball Teams will be assisting. Easy, FREE registration at the door! All participants receive a free t-shirt. 


1.11.2018 Student Sets New Swim Record

Senior Gavin Peare broke the 500 Freestyle record at Wednesday's meet against Bath and Lima Senior with a time of 5:49.53! CONGRATULATIONS, Gavin! Both men's and women's teams came in first place!                                                                                                                                       gavin

2.1.18 Reflector Yearbook

The 2018 edition of the Reflector Yearbook is on sale in Mrs. Glenn's room for $75.00 through the end of April. Checks should be made to Elida High School with "Reflector" in the memo. Down-payments of $25 will reserve a book, although all books must be paid in full by May 23rd.  Please bring orders in an envelope marked with the student's name and the name of their Bulldog teacher. 

State Testing Dates test

Here is the schedule for State Assessments for the 2017-18 School Year.


1.10.2018 Reverse Raffle

Here's a chance to win $2,500! The Elida Band Boosters will hold a Reverse Raffle on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Lima Eagles on Robb Avenue. $2,500 Grand Prize. Only 250 tickets will be sold. $50 each. ticket


1.5.2018 High School Exam Schedule

High School Exams are scheduled for Jan. 11 & 12 with an Open Campus Schedule. In the event of weather cancellations, the exams for that day will be re-scheduled for the next day school is in session. See this Document for more detail. 

Attendance Phone Number phone


To report an absence in the high school         CALL: 419-331-6116.

Scholarship Information

It's an important time for our Seniors who are considering attending college after high school. We have information about various scholarships available under the Scholarships link on the high school webpage.