BLMS Summer News!
Hello, I hope everyone is having a great summer. First, I would like to welcome some new faces to the Benjamin Logan family. Jane Jones will be teaching our Graphic Design course. We will also have an Introduction to Agriculture class that is going to be taught by Maverick Liles. Another addition, is Sarah Smith, who will be our new 7th grade ELA teacher. A not so new face, but in a new teaching position, Amanda Davis will be serving as our Gifted Intervention Specialist. If you see any of these new faces around, give them a Ben Logan welcome.
As mentioned above, we will be offering several new courses like Introduction to Agriculture, Graphic Design, Transition and Careers, and STEM. These new classes will be a great addition to the great classes we already offer here at the middle school.
A few dates I would like everyone to keep in mind, as we get closer to the 2016-2017 school year:
August 17- 5th Grade Orientation will be from 5:30-6:30
Open House will be from 6-7
August 23- First day of school for students
I encourage all parents and students to join us for our open house and orientation. It will be a great chance to meet your child’s teachers and have any questions you might have answered prior to the start of school. If you have any questions prior to open house and orientation, please feel free to stop by the middle school or give us a call. I hope everyone has a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in the August!
Rob Walter, Principal
Benjamin Logan Middle School
I am excited to be a part of the Ben Logan School Community as I begin my journey as the Middle School Assistant Principal for the 2016-2017 school year. As a former Intermediate/Middle School teacher and Math instructional coach, I am excited to bring my knowledge and experience to the Middle School. In 2004 I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor Degree in Middle Childhood Education and later received my Master Degree in Administration from the University of Findlay.
My husband (Trey) and I reside in the Logan County area with our three children: Sutton (7), Rowen (4), and Bexley (2). As business owners of the Eichholtz Daring Funeral Homes and staying active with our children we are excited to join the Ben Logan Family.
I am excited to be a part of the Ben Logan Family and to continue the academic excellence. Working together to create a 21st Century Learning Environment will provide each and every student with the skills and knowledge to be successful life-long learners.
Kyle Daring, Assistant Principal
Benjamin Logan Middle School
Mrs. Joann Rader received the FRANKLIN B. WALTER OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD. Below Is Mrs. Rader Achievement.
The following is what one of the parents (Mr. Mike Schmidt) wrote about Mrs. Rader: Changing the life of a child is arguably one of the greatest achievements a person can make in their lifetime. For this, I would like to nominate Joanne Rader for the Walter Award. Few students are fortunate enough to be provided such love, support and attention for so long. Parents trust that their child will be in good hands when they are sent to school. Never have I questioned whether I should be concerned. For five years, Joanne has provided us with a written journal of daily activities, events, and comments that have made us laugh and cry. Throughout Vaughn's elementary career and his transition to middle school. Joanne has made herself available, seven days a week through phone calls and text messages. She and her family have also supported Vaughn by attending birthday and special events. One of my most memorable moments was when she learned that Vaughn was at school for his sister's basketball. Knowing how difficult it was for him to be in that atmosphere, Joanne drove to the school late in the evening to sit quietly with him. A boy diagnosed with autism, we were concerned about his limits. Through her strength and patience, Vaughn has become a very gifted student. And having shared Mr. Walter's biography with Vaughn, it is suitable that we nominate Mrs. Joanne Rader for this award.
Asked what he would like to say about Mrs. Rader, Vaughn replied, "I love her".