Your Tiger Athletic week at a glance!
Attention Seniors: The Bellefontaine Rotary Club is now accepting applications for a $1000 scholarship! The Bellefontaine Rotary Club has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships since 1963. 2022-2023 Scholarship Criteria: Must be a graduating senior at one of the following schools: Bellefontaine City Schools, Benjamin Logan Local School District, Calvary Christian School, Indian Lake Schools, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, Riverside Local School District - DeGraff, and West Liberty-Salem Local School with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA. Eight scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded based on need, merit, community service, and extracurricular activities. It is not guaranteed that there will be a recipient from each school, however the Rotary Club will award no more than three scholarships per school. This scholarship is not available to dependents of Bellefontaine Rotary Club members. Scholarship recipients will be honored at their respective school’s Senior Awards Night. All portions of this application must be submitted by February 17, 2023. https://forms.gle/maEkNsCyrrrXBAMh9 Photo: Rotary Scholarship Application
Crown gymnastics' Crown Jewels performed during halftime of the varsity boys' basketball game on Friday evening. The Crown Jewels featured two students from WL-S, Hadley Robison and Rachel Stanford. The halftime show highlighted their best skills and definitely kept the crowd entertained! If you are interested in learning more about Crown gymnastics, visit www.crowngymnastics.com.
The West Liberty-Salem JV/Varsity Cheerleaders were honored at this month's Village Council meeting by Mayor Jill McKelvey and Village Council. They were recognized for their volunteer efforts in the community during 2022. They have helped with a number of community projects including the Labor Day Festival, Paint Logan County Pink, The Spooktacular, and Cookies and Cocoa with Santa to name a few. Keep up the great work, girls!
This week's Educator of the Week is High School Counselor Mrs. Molly Smith! Help us congratulate her!
WL-S Junior and Logan County Fair Queen Izabella Meister spent the last few days representing Logan County at the Ohio Fair Manager Association Convention. She had an amazing few days working with fair queens from all across the state, in interviews, and competing in the Ohio Fair Queen's Contest. She will wrap up the event today representing the Logan County Fair for the Ohio Fair Manager Association. Great job, Izabella!
Congratulations to Seniors of the Month Adam Stapleton and Lena Kauffman! Adam and Lena were nominated and voted on by their teachers for being good students and leaders in the community and at school. They receive gift cards to local business donated by Malia Hughes, Powered by Fathom Realty, candy from Marie's Candies, a free lunch in the cafeteria, and a certificate. Keep up the great work, Adam and Lena!
Don't forget to buy your calendar for 28 chances to win great prizes!! (And you are supporting our fieldhouse fundraising efforts!) Calendars are $20 each, and you go back in the drawing even if you win! Grand prize $500!!
All high school students are invited to attend the Sadie Hawkins Winter dance on February 11th, following the boys' basketball game. A Sadie Hawkins dance means that the girls will be asking their dates! The dress code for both the game and the dance is 'Sunday's Best', so it should be something you already have in your closet. No need to purchase anything new. Come support the boys' basketball team and enjoy the dance after!
Do you enjoy working with children and making an impact in your community? Would you like to enjoy the same schedule as your own school-age children? We need you! West Liberty-Salem has an immediate need to fill part-time and substitute positions in the following areas: Kitchen Staff Bus Drivers Teacher Aides/Para Professionals West Liberty-Salem provides paid training and certification for applicable positions. Application is available by scanning the QR code attached. Please submit applications to CBaldwin@wlstigers.org.
Mrs. Carrie Smith's freshman welcomed Mrs. A Smith's class back from break with a special 'Happy New Year' gift! Jake Lauck led the idea of gifting her students a sensory item that would be helpful when her students need a hands-on activity. After some research, they discovered that play doh serves many purposes for students in Mrs. A. Smith's class and would provide multiple uses, endless projects, and most important-FUN! Nick Mouton, Brady Kauffman, and Wyatt Longaberger helped to collect the play doh and encouraged classmates to donate! Thank you to everyone in Mrs. Carrie Smith's class (and Mrs. Smith) for your thoughtful donation!
This week's Educator of the Week is Mr. Dan Robb! Congratulations, Mr. Robb!
Hello Families, We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are again experiencing a shortage of bus drivers this evening related to illness. Please see below the busses that will be impacted: Bus 2 (not open enrollment students) will be riding Bus 3. Open Enrollment students on Bus 2 using the stop in Urbana may be approximately 10 minutes late getting home this evening. Bus 7 for students that live on Rt. 30 East and the East side of 68, will ride Bus 14. Bus 7 for students that go to the Bellefontaine Open Enrollment Stop and live on the west side of 68, will ride Bus 10. Even normal routes may be running off schedule slightly due to the adjustments. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience. If you would rather pick your child up at the school at the end of the day (2:54 PM), you may do so. Please feel free to call the office 937-465-1060 or 937-465-0060 OR email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to notify us that you will be picking up your child or for clarification on this afternoons drop-off schedule. Please notify the office prior to 2:30 so that all students can be informed of changes. Elementary students will need to be signed out by a parent at the main entrance. Visitor parking is available in front of the school and at the MS/HS drop off lane. Thank you, Kraig Hissong
Senior Christian Herron and 2020 Grad Denver Cushman participated in the Special Olympics basketball game against Champaign County First Responders on Saturday! The game was held at Urbana High School. They did a great job and were happy to be back together on the court! Way to go Christian and Denver!
Today, and every day, we appreciate our SRO Deputy Jarzab! Deputy J is committed to protecting and serving West Liberty-Salem, but he is committed to truly making a difference in the lives of our students even more. Whether Deputy J is coaching student athletes, competing in elementary field day races, or just checking in with students at lunchtime, he is making connections and forming relationships! So, on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, join us in saying THANK YOU for all that he does! Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!
We are currently seeking substitute bus drivers with the potential for permanent employment. We offer paid training and certification for interested candidates. Please reach out to Jake Vitt at JVitt@ wlstigers.org for more information!
Hello Families, We apologize for the inconvenience, but due to a shortage of bus drivers this evening related to illness, several bus routes will be impacted in order to get all students home as soon as possible. The following busses will be impacted: Bus 18 and Bus 12 will be placed on one bus and run a combined town route which may cause students to be 5 to 10 minutes late to their drop off. Bus 2 resident students who live on US 68 South, Dugan Rd, and Jackson Hill Rd will be approximately 5 to 10 minutes late this evening and will be riding Bus 3. Open Enrollment students on Bus 2 using the stop in Urbana may be approximately 45 minutes late getting home this evening and will be supervised at the school until Bus 21 returns after their regular route to take them to the open enrollment stop in Urbana. Bus 7 students will be split on two different buses running roughly at the same time. They will be split between Bus 7 and Bus 14. Even normal routes may be running off schedule slightly due to the adjustments. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience. If you would rather pick your child up at the school at the end of the day (2:57 PM), you may do so. Please feel free to call the office 937-465-1060 or 937-465-0060 to notify us that you will be picking up your child or for clarification on this afternoons drop-off schedule. Elementary students will need to be signed out by a parent at the main entrance. Visitor parking is available in front of the school and at the MS/HS drop off lane. Thank you, Kraig Hissong
Spanish students are celebrating Día de Los Reyes (known elsewhere as Epiphany) today! The holiday is celebrated on January 6 to honor the Three Wise Men, and represents the day the Three Wise Men gave gifts to Jesus Christ. It also represents the end of the Christmas season. During Día de Los Reyes, Mexicans serve Rosca de Reyes, or King’s Cake. The Rosca de Reyes has an oval shape to symbolize a crown and has a small doll inside, which represents baby Jesus. The doll figure symbolizes the hiding of the infant Jesus from King Herod’s troops. The person who gets the slice with the doll must host a party on Día de la Candelaria on February 2nd. Students shared Bundt style cakes to represent the King’s Cake with a candle hidden inside to represent the doll. Traditionally, it isn’t ideal to find the doll because of all of the hard work involved with Dia de la Candelaria, so to offer the same experience, students who found the candle helped clean up after the celebration. Don’t worry, there were several helpers! We enjoyed practicing this holiday and learning more about how other cultures celebrate the holidays!
It’s Gold Card Friday! Check out this week’s videos and winners! Keep up the good work, Tigers! Elementary/Middle School Video: https://youtu.be/r0iXX5RkM8k High School Gold Card Winners 12th Ava Buck given by Mrs. Havens 11th Maxwell McCombs given by Mrs. Seymour 10th Sophia Holland given by Mrs. Salley 9th Tori Douthwaite given by Mrs. Spencer
Cindy Oelker, owner of Liberty Gathering Place, and her son Shane Oelker, West Liberty Chief of Police, presented FFA member Christian Herron with the first Andy Detwiler Memorial official FFA jacket on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Andy Detwiler lost his battle to cancer on September 21, 2022, but his legacy and influence on the agricultural community undoubtedly lives on. Andy was a lifelong farmer, creator of his YouTube channel Harmless Farmer, and motivational speaker sharing his message to “Never Give Up”. Andy was an active member of the Champaign County Fair Board, which spoke to his passion for youth in agriculture and inspired Cindy and Shane to continue his legacy with FFA. The Oelker’s were joined by Andy’s wife Corkey Detwiler and their daughter Kylie Detwiler. Andy, Corkey and Kylie were all four-year members of the West Liberty-Salem chapter of FFA. Shane and Cindy look forward to continuing to share Andy’s story and a jacket with our young ag students for many years to come.