Welcome to Liberty-Benton Local Schools!
A very special thanks to Mr. Otley, Mr. Burkett, and their staffs for a very moving Veteran’s Day Program. I would like to commend our Middle School Band and Choir on their fine performances and our entire student body on their behavior during this solemn event. We would especially like to recognize all of the veterans who took time out of their day to attend our program and help us celebrate this special day in our nation’s history.
Pictures from the event are posted on the Eagle Update.
Lyndsey Fox receives Ohio Middle Level Association Regional Award
Congratulations to Lyndsey Fox on receiving an Ohio Middle Level Association Regional Award November 2 at the annual OMLA conference in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Fox teaches Science 8 at Liberty-Benton Middle School.
Lisa Saums and Jill Erickson win Golden Apple Awards
Congratulations to Tim Nichols on his 100th win as LB Football Coach
Watch the video tribute created by alumni players
Liberty-Benton Local Schools will open its doors to the start of another promising school year on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The beginning of school always brings with it a variety of emotions such as excitement, anticipation, and nervousness for students, parents, staff, and administrators alike. As I start my first year as your superintendent, I share many of the same emotions while looking forward to a rewarding year together.
This year, as always the case, will bring new challenges, lofty expectations, and unexpected obstacles. At the same time, it certainly will produce greater accomplishments, increased success, and memorable experiences for our almost 1,400 students. Liberty-Benton Local Schools will continue to set our goals high in order to provide the best educational programs, the greatest extra-curricular opportunities, and the most fulfilling school experiences possible.
In order to do this, we must remain focused on the belief that a Liberty-Benton graduate will be versed in the 5 areas of: strong academics, good character, American citizenship, independent living, and critical thinking skills. These will drive our decision-making as we collaboratively explore ways to improve in these areas.
I feel honored to have been chosen as your superintendent. I’d like to thank all of those community members who had a hand in the search process. I was and still am extremely impressed by the community’s commitment to this district. We will continue to need this support as we strive to make this an even greater school community.
Mr. Kowalski Biography
• Beginning 25th year in Education
• 4 years as Director of Operations
• 9 years as a Building Principal at all three levels
• 4 years as Athletic Director
• Numerous years of coaching various sports
Meet Nicole Spencer RN
Hello, my name is Nicole Spencer and I am a part time employee at Hancock Public Health fulfilling the role of a school nurse at Liberty-Benton Local schools. As I will be doing my best to get to know the students though out the year, I would like to share a little bit about myself. I have been a pediatric nurse for four years. I have a passion working with children, and truly enjoy it. I grew up in Arlington Ohio, and am married to my husband Adam. Adam and I have a 9-month baby girl named Jade, and a family cat named Piper. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, taking my daughter swimming, playing outside and going to the Zoo. I also enjoy crochet, gardening and shopping.
I will primarily be housed in the elementary building Monday- Friday 9-1:00, but will be available to children of all grades at LB. During my time at the school I will keep busy attending to the needs of all the children and making sure that all state required mandates are completed. Most of my time will be spent with ill and injured students, administering daily medications, making sure that all children are up to date on vaccinations or have filled out the appropriate state required paperwork, and performing hearing, vision, and scoliosis screenings on age appropriate students. I am excited to begin my new journey working as your school nurse and look forward to a great school year! If you ever have any questions please do not hesitate to call me @ (419) 422-9161
Yours in health,
Nicole Spencer RN
Updated Over-the-Counter Medications Form
Please see the updated Over-the-Counter Medication form. All medications whether prescribed or over-the-counter, must have a parent/guardian signed approval form on file yearly with the student’s school. No student will be administered this information without approval on file.
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