February 12, 2021
News from the Logan Elm Local School District
Pickaway Elementary 1st Grade Studies Snowflakes
In Pickaway's first grade, students recently completed a mini-unit on snowflakes. They listened to the nonfiction texts Snow, by Gail Gibbons, and Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs. In addition, they watched several videos about how snowflakes are formed and how they were first photographed. The students learned that each snowflake is unique, but they do have some commonalities. They made connections with math by learning that all snowflakes have six sides like a hexagon. Snowflakes can also be grouped together by similar patterns. The students enjoyed making a plan on how to create snowflakes with the knowledge they obtained through heir learning activities. Then they created unique snowflakes using toothpicks and marshmallows.
Logan Elm High School Students take ASVAB; Plan for the Future

Logan Elm High School provides many opportunities for students to explore future careers and opportunities!

Logan Elm High School students who took the ASVAB in January received their score interpretation this week, learning about the many career opportunities available to them that align with their interests!

Several of our juniors have been meeting with Mrs. Summers, our College and Career Advisor through Pickaway WORKS, on Wednesday and Thursday mornings before school, to help them prepare for the upcoming ACT test on February 23rd at AMVETS.

For more information, please visit the LEHS Counselors News page.

Pickaway 4th Grade Students Apply Engineering Skills
Pickaway 4th graders are shown testing their Rube Goldberg inspired chain reaction machines. This was part of a unit on energy transfer. The goal was to get a marble into a cup using at least three reactions. Students had a lot of fun planning for this activity. Through the activity, they were able to follow the engineering design process as they designed, built, tested, and improved their chain reaction machines.
Staff Members Explore Flooring Samples
Some Logan Elm staff members had the opportunity to examine flooring samples for the new PK-12 building as part of the design process. The staff members provided feedback and opinions on the samples to the design team at Fanning-Howey, architects for the project.
Tips for Addressing Online Safety with Your Children

How do you address online safety with your child? Many adults are unsure of how to begin this conversation with their child and may feel ill equipped in ensuring that their child is practicing safe online behaviors while exploring the internet. As parents, we are one of the first role models who teach our children online habits and behaviors. We also have the ability to assist our child with setting healthy internet boundaries. By allowing open lines of communication, a parent can make digital issues part of ordinary, everyday conversations. For example, talking about subjects like cyberbullying, sexting and gaming will help your child in understanding potential consequences. As a parent, you know your child better than anyone else. This will help you in watching for warning signs that may need further exploration or additional support. Set aside some time to have a discussion with the student(s) in your home so they are prepared and knowledgeable about what to watch for and how to maintain safe online habits. For additional information on this topic, please explore the following website (click here) or contact the school social worker at 740-474-7538.

Submitted by Jennifer Murphy LISW-S, LICDC-CS
Logan Elm School Social Worker 
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Pictured at Right: LEHS student Olivia Bright was awarded 3rd Place in the 2020 National Association of Conservation Districts’ poster contest. The poster was created during the 2019-2020 school year and was selected as the Pickaway County winner. Olivia's poster is on display at the Pickaway County Library.

(photo courtesy of Pickaway County Soil & Water Conservation District)
Logan Elm Local Schools
9579 Tarlton Road, Circleville OH 43113