September 2023


It is my favorite time of year....when students are back in the building. I have really enjoyed getting re-connected with students who have been here a while, and I am enjoying getting connected with new students. It was a hot first few days of school, but the weather has cooled off and it is starting to feel like fall. While summer has always been my favorite season, I am finding I enjoy fall more and more each year.

One of my goals since coming to Lonedell has been getting to know our students better. This year I am adding to that goal and wanting to build better relationships with parents. We will be having our first Parent Advisory meeting followed by PTO meeting on September 11 at 6:00. We will meet in the board room and hope to see you there!

District Welcomes New Staff Members

The district would like to welcome several new staff members for the 2023-2024 school year.

Please help me welcome our newest Bobcats to the best team ever!!!

  • Abigail Gliedt is our new Kindergarten teacher.
  • Janene Berry is our new K-4 Counselor. She will be here on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
  • Michelle Hanephin is our new Speech Language Pathologist.
  • Samantha Pelligrino is our new 5th grade teacher.
  • Debbie Keltner is our new Special Education Director.
  • Ema McCart is one of our new paraprofessionals.
  • Cyle Butenhoff is our new PE & Health teacher. He is also our girl's basketball coach.
  • Catherine Dierker is our new MS Science teacher


Please review the attached September Calendar.

Title 1 Tidbits

Please read our monthly Title 1 Tidbits information.

Volunteer Updates

Please read the following update on volunteers.


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Our first day of the 2023-2024 school year was AWESOME! From our littles to our bigs, students were excited to see old friends and meet new classmates. Teachers had their classrooms decorated in our theme, DESTINATION SUCCESS and were so happy to have them full of students. The day was spent getting to know one another and learning about school procedures, schedules, and classroom guidelines.

Now the real fun gets going. We can't wait to see what kind of growth and achievements our Bobcats will make this school year.


Open House was August 15th. Students were able to tour the school and meet their teachers. Bobby the Bobcat was there to greet students and Dana's Shaved Ice treated everyone with a snow cone. Everyone enjoyed the evening and look forward to the new school year.


A BIG Bobcat Thank you to Brandy Braun for organizing and spearheading the back to school fair for Lonedell Students. Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated, and or supported this event. There were so many parents, staff members and community members who lent a hand or made a donation to make this event a success. Your generosity makes a huge different in the lives of kids anda lasting impact on our community.

Bobcat Alumni

Our teachers and staff had a little fun with the picture display. This amazing group of educators are all Lonedell Alumni. How amazing is that?

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Terry Durgin, Cyle Butenhoff, Mandi Miller, Miste LaTurno, Jody Dace, Sarah Richardson, Margo Souza, Haley Krouper, Cathy Dierker, Macy Zingrich, Abby Gliedt and Kathy Vollmer.

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Congratulations to 2023-2024 Choir

Please congratulate the following students for being selected for choir:

3rd Grade:

Ellis Bush

Cecily Goodall

Ayla Grum

Jenna Heideman

Madi Higgins

Stella Hilderbrand

Joseph Mowry

Wyatt Rathmann

Julianne Smith

Paizlee Stockwell-Schmidt

Bella White

Lyla White

4th Grade:

Marty Batchelar

Isabella Dennis

Boone Glover

Delyla Johnson

Autumn O’Neal

Melody O’Neal

Lucy Pool

Belle Rathmann

Daveney Reed

5th Grade:

Christian Click

Cindy Evers

Charli Griggs

Daisy Hilderbrand

Haylee Jones

Makayla McCall

Kylie McMahan

Jocelyn Wildrick

6th Grade:

Boedy Glover

Timothy Hausgen

Maci Landing

7th Grade:

Xander Cross

Dante Ludwick

Beau Miller

Penmac Education Staffing

Lonedell schools have partnered with Penmac Staffing this year to provide substitute services.

Please see the flyer below with the QR code.

Volleyball 2023-2024

Please congratulate our volleyball players for the 2023-2024 school year.

Georgia Hill, Skyla Best, Kolbie Cox, Lyla Gibbs, Brooke Hartsook, Maycee Menzel, Kloi McKinney, Roz Prilwetz, Piper Wahlig, Savannah Bailey, Daylyn Burton, Haleigh Chrismer, Bailey Harris, Mikyla Ham, Izzy Brinkley, Lacey Barber, JoAnna Cowsert, Kaylee Rau and Sarina Reinwald.

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