LB Middle School Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Champions
Pictured left to right:
Eighth grader Jason Alford, School Spelling Bee Champion
Seventh grader Izzy Granger, Third Place
Eighth grader Kylie Evans, Spelling Bee Runner Up
Sixteen Liberty-Benton Middle School students competed in the school wide Spelling Bee on January 5, 2017 in the middle school gym.  After 14 rounds, eighth grader Jason Alford won the bee.  Jason will represent Liberty-Benton Middle School at the county wide spelling bee held at Glenwood Middle School on February 9, 2017 at 7 p.m.
The following were the top 17 spellers who were selected to compete tin the spelling bee.
1.  Jason Alford
2.  Josephina Bouaphakeo
3.  Kylie Evans
4.  Bryan Haas
5.  David Mace
6.  Brennen Michael
7.  Jaemacyn Morgan
8.  Eli Nichols
9.  Ben Spiess
10.  Brayden Todd
11.  Maya Rickle
12.  Chase Collert
13.  Izzy Granger
14.  Lexis Heidlebaugh
15.  Adeline Kern
16.  Cooper Norman
17.  Connar Troxel-Spears

Wild About Reading Safari Fun Night

On January 12, Liberty-Benton Elementary students in grades PreK-3rd traveled to literacy night on a Wild about Reading Safari. We had an exciting night transforming our elementary into a Safari. Without the help and assistance from Literacy Coalition, The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, L-B PTO, and L-B teachers, this night would not have been possible for our parents and students. Students visited different safari stations to listen to a storyteller, move to multiple reading Safari Stations, incorporate reading into movement and music and as well as take some memorable selfies at the famous Safari photo booth. This quality time between parents and their children were spent learning new ideas that parents can easily practice at home. Literacy plays an important foundation for students. Liberty-Benton Elementary is happy to be Wild about Reading.

LB Athletic Boosters Reverse Raffle

The Liberty-Benton Athletic Boosters will host the annual reverse raffle fundraiser on Friday, April 21 at The Sterling Center.  The event raises approximately $15,000 each year to help towards the annual budget of $35,000 that is needed to fund the LB athletic program.

Tickets are currently on sale for $100 each with an early bird special drawing for those who purchase tickets before March 24.  The early bird drawing will award the winner another raffle ticket in the reverse raffle.  The grand prize for the backwards raffle is $10,000 with $8,000 additional cash prizes pending the sale of all tickets.  You do not need to attend the event to win.

For more information or to purchase  your ticket, download the form below or contact the reverse raffle committee:  Jim Carpenter, Perry Lease, Char Simons and Susan Kern.


Mazza Art Exhibit Features LB Elementary Students

Twenty-four Liberty-Benton Elementary students will be participating in the Mazza Children’s Art Exhibit. The program was developed to promote students’ awareness of the art of established and published illustrators of children’s literature. During art class, students studied the work of American Artist, James Dean, and imitated his “Pete the Cat” illustrations on paper.

The “Pete the Cat” inspired illustrations will be on display at the University of Findlay Mazza Museum from January 9 until March 10, 2017. Please be sure to stop by the Mazza Museum to support our students and the arts!

Be sure to congratulate the following students:

Grade K
Danika Ebert (K-S)
Devyn Ebert (K-S)
Audrey Johnson (K-S)
Brady Ruetz (K-S)
Jonah Todd (K-S)

Grade 1
Griffin Austermiller (1-MC)
Leah Lemons (1-MC)

Grade 2
Abbigale Glidden (2-V)
Lucy Coughlin (2-V)

Grade 4
Lydia Hendricks (4-R)
Camryn Oswalt (4-R)
Sydney Ruetz (4-E)

Grade 5
Leo Mead (5-B)
Gavin Sanderson (5-B)
Alyssa Hanni-Wells (5-S)
Lauren Gerken (5-N)
Trinity Williamson (5-R)
Addyson VanHorn (5-B)
Riley Cupp (5-B)
Riley Poe (5-B)
Lori Sanchez (5-P)
Emma Spears (5-S)
Kyan Martin (5-N)
Alexis May (5-B)