Welcome to Liberty-Benton Local Schools! 

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mkowalski250x190.jpgLiberty-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.

Mark Kowalski

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

No Classes September 29, 2017

20170929.pngAt the August 21st meeting, the Liberty-Benton Board of Education amended the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.  On September 29, 2017, all certified staff will complete professional development training funded by the Hancock/Findlay Community Foundation.  The updated calendar lists September 29 as a Staff Development day instead of a regular school day.  Students will not attend school on this day.

Meet Nicole Spencer RN

Nicole Spencer.jpgHello, 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

Please check out the online edition of the Eagle Update!

Stories of Soaring Eagles
July 19th
LB Families, We are very close to being able to get our two new benches from the recycling project we ran last school year for “Lids to Benches,” but we still need some more lids and caps to put us at the amount we need. Please bring us all th…
July 10th
The Liberty-Benton High School Orientation Night for all freshmen and new students will be held on Wednesday, August 9th, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium, and these students are asked to attend with at least one parent. Upperclassmen will be as…
June 11th
LIBERTY-BENTON HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL March 27, 2017 – May 25, 2017 4.0 Grade Point Average SENIORS Sydney Barton Jackson Bishop Samantha Borgerson Hanna Brown Sydney Brown Sydni Colchagoff Alexander Dunn Matthew Dunn Jennifer Fleck Heidi Fox Taylor…
May 24th
Congratulations to the following students that were selected by their teachers as Students of the Quarter for the fourth nine weeks grading period. On May 23, these students had their pictures professionally taken at Michael D. Osborne Photography and the…
May 23rd
Senior Hanna Brown enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching boys’ basketball games.  Her favorite subjects are English with Mrs. Teders and math with Mr. Rader.  She is looking forward to graduating from high school and at…