Back to School at Benjamin Logan
This year is going to be remarkable!
Superintendent John Scheu praises hiring of School Resource Officers through the Logan County Sheriff’s Office 👮
“We feel so fortunate to have found two experienced officers to fill this important role in our school district to serve alongside current school resource officer Deputy Matt Robinson", shared Superintendent John Scheu.
"We will have that extra layer of protection, with the uniformed and armed presence at all three of our school buildings."
"During the first several months, we’ll have all of the school resource officers visiting each of the school buildings, and then we’ll have them assigned to a building after that."
"They’ll be able to build relationships with our students and staff that way.”
Herring is a retired lieutenant from the Bellefontaine Police Department, who served the agency for nearly 30 years, including working as a DARE officer in Bellefontaine City Schools and Calvary Christian.
Rhodes is a BPD retired officer, who served in law enforcement for 25 years, including service in the BPD bike patrol unit. His family also lives in the district and his children attend Benjamin Logan High School.
A fresh new look for the district calendar 📅
The ’22-’23 BL School Calendar is available in all of the school offices.
Pick up a copy for your family at one of the Open House events.
OPEN HOUSE DATES
September 1 - 5:30-7:00 pm (K-4)
August 31 - 5:00-6:30 pm (5th grade)
Student's Last Name A-K 5:00-5:45
Student's Last Name L-Z 5:45-6:30
August 31 - Grades 6-8, 6:00-7:30 pm
August 31 - 9:00-11:00 am Chromebook and parking pass pick up
August 31 - 6:00-8:00 pm freshman orientation
September 8 - 6:00-7:30 pm HS open house
Build and Code Robotics Camp
The BLHS robotics team spent two days in August learning about the programming and building they will use to build this year's robots. Eighteen students participated in this year's Build and Code camp. The season will officially begin on September 10 when the FIRST Tech Challenge season game is revealed.
Welcome Back to our Benjamin Logan Faculty and Staff on September 2!
Several new faces and some familiar faces in different positions! 👨🏫👩🏫
Welcome to the newest members of our support staff! 👋
Joshua Bowen, Computer Technician
Kyle Boylan, Custodian
Cody Clark, Custodian
Carie McCullough, Food Service Worker
Hannah Olsen, Educational Assistant
Merisha Organ, Educational Assistant
Kari Ricketts, Food Service Worker
Ashley Robinson, Food Service Worker
Jill Rowe, Bus Driver
Tawney Saylor, Secretary
Conrad Potvin, Bus Driver
Keith Snyder, Custodian
Lisa Stover, Maintenance
Transportation Update 🚌
BL schools will again be operating on a “one bus assignment.” If your child is in need of busing, it is imperative that the Transportation portion of FinalForms is correctly updated with a current pick up and drop off address and signed by parent. Even if no information has changed, parents still need to sign off in FinalForms for this upcoming school year. If you have multiple children attending BL schools, FinalForms will need to be completed for each child. There have been a number of bus route changes this year and drivers depend on current addresses being entered into FinalForms for pick up/drop off of students.
Anyone who does not have access to a computer or internet or is in need of assistance completing the proper forms, please contact your child’s school and the secretaries will be more than happy to assist you. If you have a transportation question, please do not hesitate to contact Brenda Fahle, Director of Transportation, at 937-599-4066.
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation $20,000 grant awarded to team of teachers
Expanding Minds With Collaboration
A $20,000 grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundations will help the technology teachers and paraprofessional in the elementary, middle and high schools to develop a comprehensive, cohesive computer science curriculum from grades K-12. The team consists of high school computer science teacher Jason Smith, middle school technology teacher Sarah Smith, middle school STEM/Gifted teacher Gretchen Powell, and elementary technology paraprofessional Brooke Smith.
A portion of the funds provided through the grant will help the teachers develop a collaborative team to improve curriculum flow between the buildings. This will involve contracting an educational technology consultant, and providing other professional development opportunities. The grant also provides the opportunity for these individuals to attend the annual Ohio Educational Technology Conference.
In addition to professional development, the grant will also fund equipment which will help introduce computer science and technology concepts to students. The students in grades 3-4 will learn coding and problem solving using the Dash robots. Students in the middle school will apply the skills they learn in technology class to circuit boards, while STEM students will learn to apply computer science concepts using Cubelet robots. Two 3D printers will also be purchased at the middle school.
A final element of the grant project will occur in the Spring when students highlight the computer science skills they have learned through a public showcase. More details about this technology showcase will be released at a later date.
The district has received $117, 574 in grant funds from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation since January of 2017.