ABC: Supporting Our Academic Resilience
The LCC Academic Booster Club (ABC) was established in 2007 as a partnership among administration, faculty, parents, students and the community to provide moral and financial support to promote and celebrate educational development and achievements at LCC. Parents of all LCC and Lima Catholic elementary school students, faculty, LCC students and supporters are invited to attend the monthly Academic Booster meetings.
Officers for the Academic Booster Club are elected each spring for the following school year. Officers for the 2016-17 school year are:
Lori Stolly, President, 419-231-6914
Nancy Siatkosky, Vice President, 419-230-6184
Mary Sreenan, Secretary, 419-230-6090
Julie McKinley, Treasurer, 419-230-4819
The President of the Academic Booster Club also serves as a member of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Governance Board.
Monthly meetings are held on Mondays. Many feature a program and a speaker. Meetings for the 2016-17 school year are scheduled for:
September 12: Suicide Prevention Program presented by Michael Tarbet, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Rhodes State (Great Hall, 7:00pm, click here for more details)
October 3: Chat with the Administration (Quatman Room, 7:00pm)
November 14: ABC Meeting (Quatman Room, 7:00pm)
December 5: Academic Department Highlights (Great Hall, 7:00pm)
January 23: College Roundtable (Great Hall, 7:00pm, click here for more details)
February 13: Chat with the Administration (Quatman Room, 7:00pm)
March 13: Academic Letter Planning Meeting (Quatman Room, 7:00pm)
May 22: ABC Wrap Up Meeting (Quatman Room, 7:00pm)
Academic Letter Award Ceremony
The Academic Booster Club provides volunteer and financial support to recognize and promote academic achievement at LCC. The culminating event for the Club is the Academic Letter Award Ceremony held in the spring. The Boosters organize and fund a reception for all academic letter winners and their parents when the students are presented their letters during the fourth quarter of each school year. The next Academic Letter Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
Volunteer National Honor Society members maintain the Academics display case located in the main hallway at LCC to continually highlight students’ academic accomplishments. ABC coordinates farewell gifts and recognition for students who qualify to compete for state-level academic competitions.
Thanks to the generous support of our LCC families, community partners and the profits from various fundraising activities, the Academic Booster Club is able to fund many activities and allocate resources for faculty requests. Costs associated with recognition of student achievement, teacher appreciation events and the purchase of special materials and teacher training are often financed by the efforts of the Academic Boosters.
ACT Prep Course
The Academic Booster Club sponsors an 8-week ACT prep class prior to the spring ACT exam. The course generally begins approximately 9-10 weeks prior to the test date and is held at Lima Central Catholic. It is taught by qualified and experienced Science, Math and English teachers. There is a fee for the course but it is generally less than that charged by other test preparation organizations. LCC students are given first priority but students from other schools are welcome to participate if the class is not filled.
The next ACT prep course will be held prior to the April 8, 2017 spring ACT exam date. Click here for more details and a registration form.
The Academic Booster Club works closely with local community partners to obtain financial support for specific academic needs. Lima Memorial Hospital, Potash Corporation, Meijer, Reineke Family Dealerships and Dr. Charles Butts, DDS have all been generous donors in the recent past. In addition, individual donors may request their contributions to the Annual Fund be directly earmarked for the Academic Booster Club.