February Raider Report

More than a school, A COMMUNITY!

John Scheu, Superintendent

Mr. Scheu would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Benjamin Logan parents for their support in dealing with the pandemic. As a district we are grateful that we have been able to continue face-to-face instruction. THANK YOU, PARENTS!

Stay tuned for an email next week from Jennifer Sudhoff, Treasurer/CFO via FinalForms regarding ESSER funding updates being shared at the next Board of Education meeting on February 21 at 6PM.

Virtual Freshman Orientation

Benjamin Logan High School will be holding a Virtual Freshman Orientation for incoming students for the 2022-2023 school year on Thursday, February 17, 2022 beginning at 7:00 p.m. The link will go live at 7 p.m. on the high school website. The 2022-23 Freshman Course Sheets are due on Thursday, February 24.

Any questions, please contact the High School Guidance Office at 937-592-1666 ext. 2004.

Portrait Art by 6th Grade Art Students

The students created drawings of portraits in realistic and cartoon styles. They also made uniquely developed ceramic portrait tiles consisting of various themes.

3E's in Logan County: What's Your E?

What is the 3E Initiative?

The 3E's stand for Employed, Enlisted, and Enrolled. The goal is to ensure that prior to graduation, every student in Logan County has committed to either: Employment at a local company, Enlistment in the military, or Enrollment in a 2 or 4-year college. Each E is to be equally honored, respected, and given equal consideration. College is not the only option! The resources compiled here are designed to help students (and their parents) find the E that is right for them. Whatever E you choose, our community is excited for you and your bright future.

Local Science Day Hosted at Benjamin Logan High School

Local Science Day at BLHS was held on February 15, 2022 at 5:30 PM. The elementary school would like to thank the high school for hosting the event and providing support.

Benjamin Logan Elementary School has hosted a science fair since the building opened in 1995. During that time thousands of students have taken the opportunity to do something extra; to work with their teachers and families to explore an area of science in which they have an interest, to carry out an investigation, and to share their work with the community. Many of these students have continued to feed their inquisitiveness in science as they moved through middle school, high school and beyond. We have always felt that by affording students the opportunity to shine in the science fair we were helping to ignite a spark that might lead to great things.

The following students received Excellent ratings: Megan Hume, Kylie Stanley, Mylee Boysel, Joslin Wilber, Libby Siefring, Lauren Hemmelgarn, Alex Algire, and Taihler Crawford.

Charlotte Graham, Charlotte Bodin, Averi Lane, Winnie Bodin and Elliot Hager (West-Liberty Salem) received Superior ratings and will be participating in the Virtual District Science Day at Ohio Northern University on March 26, 2022.

Thank you to our judges: Troy and Kelly Gibson, Michael Kettler, Joslin Lee, LeAnn Freehauf, Bruce Smith, Valerie Elliott, and Jason Smith. We are already in the planning stages for next year’s science fair. Students, what will your question be?

Winnie Bodin, 8th grader, earned a perfect SUPERIOR score on her science fair project!

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Benjamin Logan students Charlotte Graham, Lottie Bodin, Averi Lane, and Winnie Bodin received Superior ratings along with Elliot Hager, a West Liberty-Salem Student.

Valentine's Day at BLES

BLES students enjoyed learning to spread love and kindness during their Valentine's Day class parties with creative foods, decorations, crafts, and more.
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Parents may requests any CHWP service including primary care or behavioral health

The phone number for the clinic is 937-599-1411 ext. 309.

The Benjamin Logan School Based Health Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 12 pm. (Photo: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on February 4.)

Benjamin Logan Schools achieves GOLD LEVEL campaign award for 2021

The compassion and kindness of the Benjamin Logan School District employees was recognized at the recent LIVE UNITED Awards Ceremony at the Holland Theatre. For the first time in school history the district earned a GOLD LEVEL campaign award and is just on the cusp of making the Top Ten in Logan County. To achieve a United Way Gold Campaign Award, a workplace must have at least 60 percent employee giving participation OR an average employee gift of $200 or more. This fall, Benjamin Logan staff had 67 percent participation and an average employee gift of $152. (Photo: John Scheu, Superintendent, Sally Stolly, UW Campaign Coordinator for BL, and Kyle Brunner, UW Volunteer.)

For more information, visit www.uwlogan.org or call 937-592-2886.

Logan County Vets to D.C. Mail Call Campaign

Over the next month, the Logan County Vets to DC committee is asking for student participation to write letters to the approximately fifty (50) WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans, from Logan and surrounding counties that will be traveling to Washington D.C. to see their war and service memorials in May and again in September.

When you write your letters, introduce yourself; tell a little bit about who you are. You may want to include any connections you have to family members (grandparent, aunt or uncle, parent or sibling) that has served or is currently serving.

Express your appreciation for their service, the hardships they endured and the sacrifices they made. Please ask for help if you are not sure what to write. We want the veterans to feel proud and honored when reading the letters.

Letters are due to a teacher or the office by March 11.