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One-Stop Preschool & Kindergarten Registration April 28

The Lima City Schools will hold One-Stop Preschool & Kindergarten Registration from 8 to 10 a.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at Liberty Arts Magnet School, 338 W. Kibby St.

Children who will be age 5 by Sept. 30 can enroll in kindergarten this coming school year. Three, 4 and 5 year olds are eligible for preschool. Full and half-day programs are available for preschoolers. Busing is also available.

The event will allow parents to register their children and obtain information about kindergarten readiness, transportation, campus wear and more. Free physicals will be available, as well as the chance to win prizes.

Parents should bring to registration their child’s Social Security card, immunization records, original copy of birth certificate, current physical, proof of residency and custody papers (if applicable).

To ensure social distancing, just the child and one parent should attend.

Register for next school year, apply for magnet programs

The Lima City Schools is now accepting online student registrations for next school year.

All registrations must be done online. Students must register each school year.

Click here to register.

Parents will first need to create an account to register. Accounts created previously can still be accessed. Creating an account allows parents to save their work and come back and finish at a later time if needed. It will also make the process quicker in future years.

Parents need to register for their children, using their own emails. Students should not register with their emails. For additional information, parents should contact their child’s school.

Magnet applications also available

Liberty Art and South Science and Technology Magnet Schools are accepting applications now through April 30. The lottery will be later in May.

Go here for information and to apply.

Three State DECA Champs, several headed to Nationals

The Lima Senior High School DECA program finished the State DECA Competition with three first-place awards and several others headed to the National contest.

Below are the results. The top three go onto nationals, which will be done virtually in the coming weeks.

1st Place Finishers:

Community Awareness Project – Nakiya Sigman, Je’Niya Allen and Alivea Buchanan

Innovation Plan – Cecelia Suarez and Jada McClendon

Sales Project – Meghan Nuckles, Ella Brayton & Alex Engberg

2nd Place Finish

Elsbeth Nelson – Public Relations

3rd Place Finishers 

Career Development Project – Mike Snow, Javier Brito-Diaz and Alleah Julien

Haley Shafer – Policy Advocate

Top 10 Finishers –

5th Place: Community Giving – Kyle Figgins and MyAsia Luster

6th Place: Start-Up Business Plan – Jourdyn Rawlins

7th Place: Integrated Marketing Campaign – Keegan Halliday, Maddie Emerick and Tillie Nelson

8th Place:  Human Resource Management – Gage Hipsher

10th Place: Hospitality & Tourism Selling – Addie Delph

State Officer Finalist: Evelyn Williams

Additionally, both Lima Senior DECA I & II received Thrive level recognition for their chapters, one of the highest distinctions a DECA chapter can receive on the National level, allowing for six additional students to compete and represent Lima Senior at Nationals.

District honored for providing meals during pandemic

The Lima City Schools received recognition for the 2020-21 Breakfast & Beyond from the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.

Districts and schools are recognized for their innovative and collaborative approach to maximize participation in meal programs, ensuring all students have access to school meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lima City Schools went to great efforts to continue to provide meals to students during the pandemic. Soon after schools were closed last March, the district began offering meals for families to pick up in a drive-thru format at the schools. Multiple meals were given to students. The meals continued during the summer. Once school opened in August, those families choosing online learning were still able to pick up meals.

School districts that submitted a Breakfast & Beyond story, received a “Super Star” electronic medallion to place on their school website, menus, and other community focused communications. The medallion signifies their distinguished work in serving Breakfast & Beyond.

A selection of these “Super Star” Breakfast & Beyond stories will be highlighted and shared on an ongoing basis (February through May 2021) with all Ohio School Breakfast Challenge partners, our Ohio education associations and their membership, and other education, health and child focused organizations.

The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge’s mission is to increase access and participation in the School Breakfast & School Meal Programs, ensuring Ohio students start each day ready to learn. The Ohio Department of Education, American Dairy Association Mideast, Children’s Hunger Alliance and Ohio School Nutrition Association are proud sponsors of the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.

For more information about the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge, visit

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