Students take a seat at Math and Reading Night

March 14, 2019

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Lake Benton students Adam Houselog, Tanner Drietz, Summer Rochel and Lyric McKee won bungee chairs at Family Math and Reading Night last week. The event was sponsored by the Lake Benton Volunteers for Education and these students were selected in a random drawing.

Lake Benton Elementary celebrated reading throughout February

March 6, 2019

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Lake Benton Elementary School students love reading. That’s the reason 14 of them were able to earn their photo in the paper this week. Pictured left to right in front are Elizabeth Determan, Hadley Fruechte, and Griffen Rouge; in the middle row are Lola McKee, Jerika Koopman, Bre Dreitz, Kaleb Larson, Bennett Bedow and Angie Deutz; and in back are Liberty Guza, Andrew Tiedeman, Isaiah Olson, Blake DeVries and Nate Timm.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Reading is fundamental, which is why Lake Benton Elementary teachers make such a big deal out of it. Check out the ways the classes celebrated national I Love to Read Month.
Preschool invited mystery readers to come in and read to the students. Several Lake Benton community members and parents read to the preschool students from inside the Mystery Reader Box. When they were finished, the students tried to guess who their mystery reader was…

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

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Jacob Haack dressed up as his favorite book character, Super Rabbit Boy, for character dress-up day at Lake Benton Elementary School.

E-LB players named to All Conference teams

March 6, 2019

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Photo courtesy of Jason Salzman/Salzman Studios
Matthew Nibbe was named to the second string DVC All-Conference Team.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The 2019 Dakota Val­ley Conference All-Con­ference teams have been announced. Redhawk players made it to the teams and the honorable mention list.
On the boys All-Con­ference team, Co-Coach­es of the Year were Jeff Gruenhagen of DeSmet, South Dakota and Mike Parry of Arlington, South Dakota. The First Team includes Devon Heuer, Arlington Cardinals; Connor Libis, Dell Rap­ids St. Mary Cardinals; Dalton Voelker, Colman- Egan Hawks; Kalen Gar­ry and Trevin Holland, DeSmet Bulldogs; and Paydon Casper, Lake Preston Divers.
The Second Team in­cludes Mathew Nibbe, Elkton-Lake Benton Elks;…

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

Elks finish the post season with loss to the Blackhawks

March 6, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Elks finished their post-season last Tuesday, Feb. 26. They were defeat­ed by the Sanborn Central- Woonsocket Blackhawks in the first round of the re­gional playoffs, 56-46.
Top scorer in the game was Marcus Harming, who put 13 points on the score­board with two 2-point shots and three 3-pointers…

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

Who loves to read at Lake Benton Elementary School?

March 6, 2019

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Mr. Hansen, that’s who. During the month of February, Mystery Readers are visiting the preschool class to read a story to them “under cover.” After the story, the students try to figure out who their reader is.

Fifth grade: Books we love

March 6, 2019

The fifth grade class filled the class bulletin board with books they love. The class recommended new reads to their peers. Some of the students shared why they love to read.
Why I like to read, by Alivia F.
I like to read because it can take you places. Not only can it literally take you places, but it also can take you into the book…

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

Sixth grade: I Love to Read month

March 6, 2019

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On Friday, March 1, the sixth grade class celebrated Drop Everything and Read Day by dropping everything to read throughout the school day. Logan Miller and Abby Timm are pictured relaxing in some camp chairs while they read.

The sixth grade students participated in several reading events throughout February. As part of the reading celebration, stu­dents wrote why they love to read.
I love to read because it takes me places without having to have a passport near and far…Blake D
love to read because it takes me places where I want to go. I have traveled to different countries when I read… By: Keira L.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

Fourth grade’s “Sweet” book reviews

March 6, 2019

The fourth grade class was asked to write a re­view of their favorite books in an acrostic that uses the word VALEN­TINE. The required word could either be used at the beginning of the sen­tences, or in the middle of the sentences. Here are a couple of samples… “The Impossible Quest: Escape from Wolfhaven Castle,” reviewed by Xan­der G…and Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray” reviewed by Xavier H…

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

I Love to Read activities at LBE

February 27, 2019

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School board members discussed a new government program sponsored by New Holland. Pictured from left are Board Chair Tony Schwing, Superintendent Loy Woelber, and School Board member Heath Houselog.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lake Benton School Board held their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 20. Fourth grade teacher Sandy Carpenter was on hand, representing the teachers.
During the public forum, Carpenter thanked the council for adding the staff room on the lower level. “For the first time in three years, I actually had lunch with teachers who work upstairs. It was quite nice,” Carpenter said.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

Elks finish their season strong

February 27, 2019

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Grant DeRuyter put the Elks into the lead with two free throw shots early in the game.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Elkton-Lake Benton Elks finished the regular season strong last Friday, Feb. 15 when they defeat­ed the Deubrook Dolphins 68-51. The game was played in the Lake Benton School gym.
Leading Elk scorers in the game were Matthew Nibbe, who put 21 points on the board. Nibbe made nine 2-point field goals and three of five free throws.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.