November Raider Report

More than a School, A COMMUNITY!

Superintendent's Message

Dear School Community Members,

During the Thanksgiving season, when we traditionally take time to give thanks, I write to express my personal gratitude. Thank you to our parents and guardians for having confidence in Benjamin Logan Local Schools and for sending us your precious children. Your children come to school with strong values, respect, tolerance, and appreciation. Thank you for your commitment to ensuring their success and our success. We are blessed to remain in school day-to-day despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.

Thank you to those who engage through strong community service and partnerships. Your support for our district and our schools brings opportunities that take us beyond our means. In my first year and a half, I have already witnessed a continuous demonstration of time, energy, and generosity by organizations such as Parent Teacher Organizations, Booster Clubs and numerous others.

Thank you to our school professionals for the commitment that you make every day to the students of Benjamin Logan Schools. I thank you for your dedication to educational and organizational excellence. I thank you for striving to meet every expectation that we’ve set for our district. Thank you for your ongoing professionalism and cooperation. The quality and dedication of our Benjamin Logan staff is second to none.

In summary, I am so thankful for not only living in the most free and greatest country on earth, but also for being a part of the Benjamin Logan School Community and I look forward to working with you during the next several years. On behalf of the Benjamin Logan Local Schools Board of Education and Administration, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I send you best wishes for a holiday weekend filled with family, friends, love and laughter!


John Scheu

A Salute to our Veterans!

The Benjamin Logan High School Trumpet Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Myles Bowers performed for the Logan County Veterans Day Ceremony at the Holland Theatre. Pictured are Mr. Myles Bowers, Graham Studebaker, Brice Shump, Isaac Napier, TJ Forsythe, and Lindsay Achor.

Listen to the Star Spangled Banner.

Talking Turkey with Kindergarten

November is a great month to talk turkey in the classroom. The teachers made these projects so much fun for the students that they were engaged and learning foundational skills while sharing what it means to be thankful!

BLMS Builders Club

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The Benjamin Logan Middle School Builders Club hosted their annual Food & Personal Hygiene Drive from November 8 - 17. We collected nearly 2,000 items! We were able to assist five Benjamin Logan families that could use a little extra help this year. The additional food and personal hygiene items were then donated to several local food banks. The middle school classrooms held a competition to see which homeroom classes could bring in the most items. The winning homerooms will be treated to a Subway lunch in December. A BIG thank you to everyone who participated in this community outreach activity!

River of Rocks

Promoting individuality and unique qualities through painting rocks.

1st - 4th Grade Art students shared the book "Only One You" by Linda Kranz, and started their first collaborative project of the year by Painting ROCKS! Using ceramic glaze on clay stones, students used LINES, SHAPES, and COLORS to design their unique creation. Once complete, the rocks will be glaze-fired for a weather-proof finish, and placed outside the Elementary Library windows in a newly created garden. There they will remain as a permanent "River of Rocks" for future generations to enjoy!

BLES and BLMS participate in Feeding Our Future backpack program.

This program is sponsored by the Middleburg United Methodist Church. The Feeding Our Future program provides children who are from food-insecure homes with meals and snacks for the weekend. Children who participate will be given a backpack of food to take home each Friday. It will be filled with enough food for six meals (two each of breakfast, lunch, and dinner) as well as snacks. If you would like your child to participate, or if you need more information, please notify Susan Ridge at the elementary or Susan Headings at the middle school. Photos: Fourth grader, Caleb Ammons, volunteers to help Mrs. Ridge fill the backpacks.

BLHS Physics Teacher, Michael Kettler, problem solves with Senior Jordan Sexstone

The class is learning about Projectile Motion and the use of equations to predict the path that a projectile will take when it is launched. Students first calculate the total horizontal distance that a dart should travel using the equations, then compare their calculated results to the distance that the dart actually travels in the experiment. Students also calculate the height of a ceiling by throwing a ball vertically and finding the time that it takes to reach the ceiling. This lab is part of an effort to connect the calculations that we do in the classroom with observations in real life.

BLHS Environmental Science Class

Students in the BLHS Environmental Science class are learning what invasive species are, reasons they are introduced to new locations, and how they harm ecosystems led by Spencer Reames, BLHS Science Teacher and Bob Stoll, President of the Logan County Land Trust.

Fire Safety Coloring Contest Winners

A winner from every KDG and first grade classroom received a $25 gift card from Wal-Mart sponsored by the Rushcreek Township Volunteer Fire & EMS.
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Jennifer Sudhoff, Treasurer/CFO

Mrs. Sudhoff presented the Five Year Forecast to the Board of Education at the November 15 meeting.

Community Health & Wellness Partners, School Based Health Center Coming in January 2022!

The clinic will open in January and will be located in the elementary school.

Frequently Asked Questions
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