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Quiz Bowl Smashin' it!


Congratulations to the 7th & 8th grade Quiz Bowl Team on their second night of match play! They had a record of five and one for the night as they defeated Bluffton 37-22, Wapak B 38-13, Allen East 27-21, Perry 35-15, and Delphos St. John’s  38-19.  Their only loss was against Shawnee 31-41.  Good  luck to the team for next Monday on their first round of tournament play!



As we continually look to see how we can make our school district a safer place for students to learn, we wanted to update you on a new initiative that will be in full gear beginning October 15th.

SchoolGate Guardian is a new visitor management system that will be used in our three school buildings. The use of a visitor management system aligns with the “Best Practices” for school security, and SchoolGate Guardian is currently in use in more than 1,000 school districts throughout the country.  

Schoolgate Guardian FAQ:  Click here 

This new visitor management system will require visitors to have their driver’s license or state ID scanned. Once the visitor’s ID is checked against the National Sex Offender database and a district database, visitors will a receive a visitor’s badge in order to enter the building from the school lobby. The system only scans the visitor’s name, date of birth, and photo for comparison purposes. The system does not save any other information. If the background check raises any red flags about the visitor, a school administrator will take the necessary steps to ensure the appropriateness of each visit. 


Football Friday Night Theme: USA

Show your Elida Pride: Wear Red, White & Blue tonight. Game time 7:00 pm vs. St. Marys. Parent's Night. 

Safety Training fire

As part of our staff professional development sessions on Monday, our food service department received safety training from American Township Fire Department. They were given hands on training on using a fire extinguisher. Another way that Elida Schools makes staff and student Safety a Number One Priority! Hear the story from Your Hometown Stations Here. Thank you to American Twp. Fire Department for your instruction. 

Donations accepted at Homecoming

Todd Elwer, Head of Maintenance at Elida was in a serious automobile accident on Saturday night.  The cheerleaders will be collecting monetary donations during half time at this Friday's homecoming game that will be given to his wife to help with transportation to Columbus as they have 4 young children at home and to help with hotel accommodations and meals. There will be buckets at the concession windows as well.  Please keep Todd and his entire family in your prayers.

September is Attendance Awareness Month

Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early! Starting as early as kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school. See the attached document with information on ways to improve elementary school attendance and what you can do at home.Succeed with Good Attendance

Annual Golf Scramble Postponed

Due to bad weather forecasted for the weekend with flooding conditions expected, we are postponing the Foundation Golf Scramble that was scheduled for this Sun., Sept. 9th until next Sunday, September16th. Same time and place.  

Class T-shirt Sales

Order forms for Class T-shirts for Girlyman/Powderpuff Tshirts will be passed out in Bulldog periods on Friday.  Extra forms will be available in each office.  All orders are due by Monday, September 10th.  You may turn the order in to Mr Kellermeyer or the Academic Office.

Sophomore Order Form  Junior   Senior 

Emerging Artists Exhibit in Columbus

We are proud to announce that three Elida High School students have artwork accepted into the annual Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) “Emerging Artist” Exhibition. Sophomores Kylie Swallow and Sara Phipps and Junior Aubrey Vincent have artwork that will be part of this annual exhibit. The exhibit is at the State Teacher’s Retirement Systems (STRS) building, 275 East Broad Street, in Columbus from September 10th through October 20th. CONGRATULATIONS to these talented Elida student artists and to High School Art teacher Erin Johnson. 

Football Ticket Sales

Tickets will be on sale this Friday, Sept. 7th, at all buildings during lunch for the boys varsity football game  with Celina. Tickets are also sold at the First Federal Bank on Main St. during normal operating 
hours. Ticket prices are adults $6.00 and students $4.00. All tickets at the door are $7.00.

Voice/Text Alert System: UPDATES

Keeping you informed is a top priority at Elida Local School District. That’s why we have adopted the Bulldog Voice and Text alert systems. These systems allow us to send you voice and/or text messages providing important information about school events or emergencies. If you are already signed up YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RE-REGISTER THIS YEAR, all previous data will be used again this year. If you are new to the district, please use this attached link to register your contact information to receive voice and/or text alerts. Deadline: September 10th.  Voice/Text Registration Link. 

Elida Band's Mum Sale

Elida Local Band members are having their first annual Mum Sale! Get your 9" mum for just $7. Sale ends September 7th. Use the attached ORDER FORM. Call 567-825-2753 with questions. Thank you for your support!  

Homecoming T-Shirt Sales home

Show your Elida Pride with a 2018 Homecoming T-shirt!  Only $15. T-shirt will include the football players' signatures. Use this Order Form. Orders due by Sept. 13th. Return to Mrs. Worley High School Room 125, or to the HS Academic Office. 

Elementary Bonds

If you would like to invest in the Elida Elementary bond issue, please contact Joel Parker September 5, 2018. 419-331-4155 or joel@elida.k12.oh.us 

Price - $5,000 per bond

Interest- (tax exempt) - 2%-4% (pays twice a year)

Maturity dates- (1-30 years)

Football Ticket Sales

Tickets will be sold at all building sites at noon on Friday during lunch for the boys varsity 
football game. Tickets prices are adults $6.00 students $4.00. All tickets are $7.00 at the door. This Week: Home vs. Bath at 7:00 pm. 


Auditions for the High School Theater production of "You Can't Take It With You" will be held Tues-Thurs., Sept. 4-6th. See Mrs. Bargerstock for a packet. 

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Football Season Tickets

Football Season tickets will be available TONIGHT, Mon.Aug. 6th & Wed. Aug. 8th in the High School Activities Office: 5:00-6:30pm. Adult reserved is $35, senior citizen reserved is $30, student yearly sports passes is $50, and reserved parking pass is $20. You can also process your pay-to-play paperwork & payments, too! For more info. contact the Athletic Office 419.331.2580

Gomer Bricks Available

There is a small pile of bricks from the Gomer library at the end of the alley near the parking lot on the west side of the construction. There will be more on Monday and Tuesday (July 30 & 31) from the Old section of the school.

Blood Donor Day re

Elida FFA is sponsoring a Blood Donor Day on Wednesday, July 18 from Noon-6pm in the High School Gym. 

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"  

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. 




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. 

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. 

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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! 


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



High School Choir Fall Concert

The Elida High School Women’s and Men’s Chorus and Chamber Choir will perform their Fall Concert on Monday, October 15th at 7:30 pm in the Elida High School Auditorium. This is a FREE concert and open to the public.

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! 

COSI to present: "Exploring Ecology" cosi

Elida 5th & 6th grade students will have an opportunity to explore the outdoors without leaving school when COSI (Center of Science and Industry) brings its traveling science program “Exploring Ecology” to Elida Middle School on Friday, Oct. 19, from 8:30-1:30 pm. This innovative, interactive program brings the science of prairies, forests, rivers, and wetlands to the school. Students will investigate animal adaptations, life cycles, and learn how parts of an ecosystem are connected.We're looking forward to this fun program of learning! 

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. 

Back to School

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Tues., August 28, 2018

Marching Band Concert

Join the Elida High School Marching Band for their end of the season FREE concert Monday, October 29th  @ 7:00 in the Elida High School Auditorium. This concert will feature all the great music from throughout the season. You’ll get to listen to and enjoy the pregame music, the exciting halftime shows including music from “Script Elida,” plus a few more favorites. 

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. 

School Supply Lists

Capture the memories for your middle school student. Yearbooks are now on sale in the middle school for just $18. Deadline to order is October 11th. Order forms will be sent home with the students and also available in the middle school office.You can order on-line at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Call 419-331-2505 for more info.

Assessment Schedule for 2018-19 test

Looking ahead to the school year, here are the dates for testing periods in all grade levels. ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE for the 2018-19 School Year

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.