LBHS Staff Member of the Month for November 2017

Mr. Ray Wolfe is in his fourth year of teaching at Liberty-Benton High School. He is originally from Findlay, and he earned his Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from Ohio University. He lives in Findlay and has two nieces, two nephews, and a beagle named Franklin.

Mr. Wolfe enjoys watching students learn how to use their voice in a way they never thought possible. He also loves teaching 6-12 graders and watching students grow up over the years.

He enjoys golfing, singing, traveling, and arranging music and he is looking forward to this year’s musical, “Spamalot!”

LBHS Staff Member of the Month for October 2017

Mr. Rich LaFontaine is a 1982 graduate of Liberty-Benton High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University and his Master’s Degree from Marygrove College. He started his teaching career at Tiffin Calvert, and he is in his 18 th year of teaching at Liberty-Benton High School.

Rich is married to Dorothy, who taught in Fostoria for 13 years, and they have very active children. Matthew works at Krogers and paints for KanDu and Awakening Minds. Ethan is in his second year of the physical therapy program at the University of Findlay. Jessica is an LB senior and went to State with the girls’ soccer team, and Isaac plays 8 th grade basketball at LBMS.

Mr. LaFontaine enjoys working with students to develop and express their ideas, and he is looking forward to spending time with his family over the holidays. He also enjoys playing “Words with Friends” with his mom and sisters.

LBHS Students of the Month for October 2017

Senior A.J. Dobbins is active in football, baseball, wrestling, Habitudes, and National Honor Society. His favorite classes are history and math, and he enjoys going to the lake with his family and hanging out with friends. He is looking forward to finishing high school and going on to college, and his personal goal is to keep a 4.0 GPA for the rest of the year. A.J. is the son of Bill and Lisa Dobbins.


Junior Savanah Richards is looking forward to going to college, and her favorite class is chemistry. She is active in basketball, soccer, Habitudes, National Honor Society, and is a STRIDES leader. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, and her personal goal is to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. Savanah is the daughter of Greg and Jodi Richards.



Sophomore Cody Collert enjoys spending time with his family, and his favorite subject is math. He is active in football and track, and he is looking forward to high school graduation. His personal goals are to graduate with honors and attend college. Cody is the son of Jessica and Jason Collert.



Freshman Taryn Green is active in marching band, cross country, Z-Club, FCA, and student council. She enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her whole extended family. Math and Spanish are her favorite classes, but she loves chemistry, reading, and writing. She is looking forward to a mission trip this summer to the Dominican Republic, and her personal goals are to maintain all A’s through high school and earn an academic scholarship. Taryn is the daughter of Kelly and Rebecca Green.


Honorable Mention Nominations for October Included:

Eliza Brisbin
Cierra Espinoza
Mackenzie Fiore
Rafael Naranjo Garcia
Solomon Garcia
Hunter Haws
Ben Heck
A.J. Kanable
Amaya Mars
Austin May
Sydney McMonigal
Cameron Motter
Lexi Ostrander
Hannah Otley
Sydney Plesec
Will Poling

Noah Aschemeier
Ryan Bell
Molly Boney
Jasmine Dietelbach
Mitchell Estep
Diego Flores
Andrew Grimm
Chloe Jones
Logan Kizer
Brandon Maas
Paige Peplinski
Grace Schlumbohm
Darien Smaltz
Eryka Smith
Adriana Stewart

Brian Ajala
Bryce Ajala
Tommy Brown
Savannah Crossman
Holly Heck
Maddie Parmelee
Alexis Ponx
Kevin Rickle
Marshall Rose
Schy Shepherd
Gabi Smith
Mia Trevino
Becky Wilkins

Sophie Aschemeier
Hailey Balicki
Cora Brickman
Luke Broerman
Connor Clagg
Robbie Crossman
Logan Cupp
Elizabeth Eberhard
Lincoln Ebert
Kylie Gioffredo
Mary Holley
Tyler Knestrick
Maya Rickle
Jada Siebeneck
Trey Stanton
Kyler Wright

High School Food Drive

All of Liberty-Benton High School students and staff participated in a ten day food drive for our local Salvation Army. In all, the high school collected over 115 cases of food through their STRIDES groups, and we thank Z-Club members for doing a great job with the sorting and packing. Mrs. Boyd’s STRIDES group set a new record with the amount of food collected by one STRIDES group. We are happy to make a positive difference in our community. #WeAreLB

Environmental Science Class Visits Water Treatment Plant

The Environmental Science classes took a field trip to Findlay’s Water Treatment Plant and Water Pollution Control Center on Wednesday, November 7th. The field trip was the culmination to their unit on Water Pollution. Students had a great time gaining firsthand knowledge on how our water is cleaned in the city of Findlay.

Liberty-Benton Salutes Our Veterans

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.

Mr. Kowalski

LBHS Staff Member of the Month for September

Mr. Jack Quisno is in his 33rd year of teaching art at Liberty-Benton High School, and he earned his degree from the University of Findlay. He grew up in Oak Harbor and has a mother, Kay, and a sister, Kristen. His interests include walking, running, hunting, watching the Buckeyes, and sometimes…the Detroit Lions. He enjoys being around kids and working with the great teachers and staff at LB. Congratulations, Mr. Quisno!

LBHS Students of the Month for September

Senior Tyler Gioffredo is involved in marching band, concert band, pep band, and the pit musical. He enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and spending time with family. Tyler’s favorite classes are government, ceramics, band, English 12, and working in the office with Mrs. Makowski and Mrs. Schimmoeller during his study hall. He is looking forward to going to college, and his personal goal are to attend BGSU and become a teacher. Tyler is the son of Jennifer and Jason Gioffredo.


Junior Keith Sansalone enjoys reading and playing the piano, and his favorite subject is English. He is involved in cross country, indoor track, outdoor track, and FCA, and he is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with relatives. His personal goal is to do all things to the best of his ability. Keith is the son of Keith and Lisa Sansalone.



Sophomore Jordan Roeder is involved in cheerleading, choir, Habitudes, and Spanish Club, and her favorite class is biology. She enjoys showing horses, playing piano, and teaching a miniature donkey tricks. She is looking forward to being a delegate for the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), and her personal goal is to be an overall good person with great values. Jordan is the daughter of Jan and Phil Roeder.


Freshman Alexis Rickenbacher enjoys attending youth group at Gateway Church, spending time with family and friends, and playing sports, especially pole-vaulting. Her favorite classes are science, math, and dance, and she is involved in soccer, indoor and outdoor track, Z-Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Spanish Club. She is looking forward to going on a mission trip this summer to the Dominican Republic, and her personal goals are to attend a college to continue her academics (in pre-med) and pole-vaulting, and continue to grow stronger in her relationship with Christ. Alexis is the daughter of Laura and Jeff Rickenbacher.

Lids to Benches

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 the lids and caps you have saved and drop them off in the high school office by Wednesday, August 2. Our office is open from 8:00 – 3:00 starting on July 24th.

Thank you for helping us to meet our goal!