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Graduate Makes Another Significant Donation

Class of 1962 graduate Delbert P. Shinn presents $20,000 to Elida, to fund Dorothy Edwards Field Scoreboard and Shinn Family Memorial Scholarship. Read more of Del's generosity to Elida over the years. 

Elida is humbled and grateful to have received another substantial donation from Class of 1962 graduate, Mr. Delbert P. Shinn. Mr. Shinn presented Supt. Mengerink & Treasurer Joel Parker with $20,000 on September 28, 2022, to be used toward the Dorothy Edwards Field Score Board and the Shinn Family Memorial Scholarship Fund.

   Delbert is certainly one of Elida’s biggest supporters with donations totaling over $400,000-including his Shinn Family Memorial Scholarship Fund which he started 20 years ago, to provide scholarships for Elida Seniors.  He has also funded other major building projects in the district including the Del Shinn Press Box, the visitor’s press box, and co-funded the construction of the football locker room and co-ed weight room.

  While a student at Elida, Delbert was a good student, on the National Honor Society, a great athlete on the football field and 2nd leading scorer on the basketball team, and a successful track athlete, as well. Mr. Shinn was inducted into the Elida Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017. He worked in the Napoleon School District for 31 years as a teacher, an assistant Principal and as Interim Principal at Patrick Henry.

  Delbert also worked in the Elida Driver’s Education Department as a driving instructor for 18 years, from 2003-2021.

Get Your Tickets to Win!

The Elida Educational Foundation is sponsoring the "300 Club" Raffle again this year. Last year, we awarded $6,500.00 in scholarships to Elida students! Ticket Information below. 

The Elida Educational Foundation is sponsoring the "300 Club" raffle again this year.  Last year, we awarded $6,500.00 in scholarships to Elida students!  We really appreciate your support!

Contact Joel Parker at

  • Tickets just $20
  • 3 monthly winners-$75,$50,$25
  • 36 chances to win (you can win more than once)
  • Staff can purchase through payroll deduction. Contact Joel Parker before October 30th. 
  • Tickets will also be available at the buildings.
Sub Teachers & Aides Needed

Join us at Elida! Substitute Teachers/Sub-Aides & Sub- Custodians. Click for more details. 

  • Substitute Teachers earn $110 per day and Sub-Teacher Aides earn $12/hour. Call The Allen Co. ESC for information 419-222-1836.  
  • Sub-Custodians- Call 419-338-6800 for information. 
Meet Watch Dawg Justin Leimeister

Justin is a Watch Dawg at Elida Elementary School. Watch his interview below.

Learn more about why Justin is a Watch Dawg-volunteering to be a positive male role model in the elementary. Watch Video  

If you'd like to learn more about the Watch Dawg program, e-mail

Golf Outing Raises Scholarship $ for Seniors

The Annual EEF Golf outing raised $2,055 for scholarships. More details below. 

The Annual Elida Educational Foundation Golf Outing was held Sunday, Sept. 11. Thanks to the teams and hole sponsors, the Foundation raised $2,055 for Elida Seniors scholarships! Thank you to all those participating and to these terrific sponsors: 

Premier Bank, The Flower Loft, Peterson Construction, Citizens National Bank, Garmann/Miller Architects, Creps Insurance Agency, Dr. Jon & Brenda Stocker, Mike & Faith Cummings, Elida Machine 7 Tool, T&D Interiors, Double Eagle Golf, Tom Ahl, Eagles #370, Lima Sporting Goods, Raabe Ford Lincoln, Metzger Financial Services