School puts down pencils to help feed thousands of local families in need

MOSCOW, Idaho – There was only one test at Logos School in Moscow, Idaho, Thursday and it didn’t involve any pencils or books. Their goal was to see if the student body can fill 10,000 bags with food.

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Logos School partners with Homestead Ministries to feed the needy

MOSCOW, ID – Instead of selling candy bars or magazine subscriptions, leaders at Logos school in Moscow wanted to do something worthwhile and important to the community.

Thursday Logos students collected pledges for their time spent participating in Feed the Need .

Jenee’ Ryan was at Logos School Thursday morning and has more.

“It’s fun filling the bag with lentils,’ said Shannon Beauchamp, first grader at Logos School.

Shannon, along with nearly 400 other Logos School students ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade, partnered with Homestead Ministries Thursday to assemble 10,000 meals to fight hunger on the Palouse.

“You put little peas in bags and you bring them over to this place where they seal them really set shut,” said Piper Beauchamp, first grader at Logos School.

All the recipient has to do is add water.

“We take local people and we take local product and we take local money and we go ahead and feed our local, our immediate people around us,” said Homestead Ministries Co-Founder, Tom Riedner.

“Over 15% of the Palouse has a hard time putting food on the table, which is a lot of people,” said Claire Ahmann, 11th grader at Logos School.

“If the people don’t have enough food, they’ll die,” said Beauchamp.

And the kids don’t want that to happen to anyone on the Palouse.

“Sometimes they need help and you don’t need help and you can help them,” said Jack Bakken, first grader at Logos School.

Not only is this a great project that helps out our community, but it’s also a great learning experience for the students.”

“You’re teaching those kids that they don’t have to just think about themselves, that there’s other people out there that can use some help.”

“You wanna grow a givers heart when they’re young and so introducing them to this kind of thing develops a certain type of person who’s a giver and who does it joyfully,” said Logos School Development Director, Gene Liechty.

Homestead Ministries will begin distributing the meals Logos students packaged to the hungry in Latah, Whitman and Nez Perce Counties as early as (Friday) tomorrow.

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FEEDING THE NEED

feed the need daily news photoThe following article, written by Shanon Quinn, appeared on the cover of the Moscow Pullman Daily News Today!

  Logos Students Package 10,000 Meals for Local Food Banks

The sizable gymnasium at Logos School was alive with activity Thursday as groups of students worked with a cheerful readiness only youth are capable of, packaging and labeling 10,000 soup mixes for donation to food banks in Latah and Whitman counties and even as far north as Spokane.

The K-12 students, in matching T-shirts declaring the name of the day-long project, Feed the Need, measured, mixed and bagged their product at 14 tables equipped with funnels and measuring implements.

The event, sponsored by Family Promise of the Palouse and Mike Church at Key Properties, is the first of its kind at Logos, but the school’s director, Gene Liechty, said he hopes to make it an annual one.

The school partnered with Homestead Ministries, a nondenominational, faith-based volunteer organization that seeks to support local agriculture while finding solutions to reduce hunger locally and regionally. The ministry, based on the Palouse, was formed less than three months ago by Tom Reidner and Greg Nolan.

Reidner said the packaging event is the fourth of its kind they have done since the group’s inception.

“We’ve worked with a Catholic school in Colton, Boy Scouts in Genesee and students at Washington State University,” he said.

The ministry purchased 20 package sealers for the event, heavy plastic bags for packaging and supplied the peas, beans, lentils and spices the children used in packaging their soups.

“The peas and lentils are local,” said Reidner, who is a grain supplier. “But we had to order the beans from Wisconsin, because we don’t grow them around here.”

Between community volunteers – some of whom took vacation days from work in order to assist at the event – ministry volunteers, school faculty, staff and the student body, the group had packed more than 7,000 meals by the time they broke for lunch.

By 2 p.m., the scoreboard read 9,000.

And excitement didn’t wane among the students.”This has been exhilarating,” Danny Bradley, an 11th-grade student said. “It’s great to be giving back to the community.”

Liechty said events like Feed the Need are the reason Logos exists as a Christian school. “This gets to the heart of why we’re here,” he said. “We’re teaching them about need, then helping them meet the need. We’re not only working to educate the mind, but to grow the heart.”

Schumaker Family

We have had children enrolled at Logos for the past 14 years, and our youngest is only in third grade!  It is such a blessing to be a part of the school. We are grateful for the Christ-centered atmosphere. Our children are surrounded by God’s love in action every day. Over the years, the staff has given us incredible insights into who our children are and how we can best encourage them.

As our family (and expenses) grew much faster than our income, we reached a point of not knowing if we could keep up financially. We were considering many options, and decided to apply for financial aid this year. It turned out to be a huge blessing that our children benefit from every single school day. We are grateful for the opportunity to say “Thank You” to the donors whose generosity helps to make an outstanding Christ-centered education possible for so many families.

Vis Family

“Logos has been a tremendous blessing to our family. As we begin our 7th year here, we are once again overwhelmed by the wisdom, dedication and integrity exhibited by the staff as they teach our children not just about facts and figures, but also how to understand them in light of God’s providential care of His creation. We appreciate that our children are at the same time challenged academically and encouraged spiritually. This year we are sending our fourth child to Logos, and we continue to be grateful for the teachers and administrators who wholeheartedly share in our efforts and desire to develop a mature Christian character in our children. All our children have a great respect for their teachers and enjoy the camaraderie of classmates and friends as they learn and grow together in this secure and loving environment.”

Smith Family

“A few years ago, we uprooted our family, moving from California to Idaho for the express purpose of enrolling our children in Logos. We have never regretted that decision. It is such a blessing to have our children attending this school — a school where teachers and administrators love the Lord and care deeply for our children — a place where the curriculum is excellent and subjects are taught with enthusiasm.

Our children are excited about their studies and come home each day eager to teach mom and dad something new. All this makes me want to go back to kindergarten!”

– Ron Smith

James Nance

I am enjoying my twenty-fifth year of teaching at Logos School. I moved my young family to Idaho in 1989 after working for five years at the Boeing Company as a mechanical engineer. I could never have anticipated the rich blessing that Logos has been to me and my family.

I teach Logic, Calculus, Physics, Rhetoric, and Doctrine. I appreciate the wise and godly leadership of the Logos administrators, the sweet fellowship among the teaching staff, and the daily interactions with my students. Every day I am delighted with how joyful, diligent, respectful, and thankful my students are for the education they are receiving.

God has richly blessed Logos School in so many ways, and I pray that He would continue to do so, to the benefit of hundreds of families and to His own glory.

Logos School Graduate In The News!

The following article, written by Sunny Browning, appeared in the Moscow/Pullman Daily News on May 14, 2014.

Autumn Pratt, a freshman at the University of Idaho, has spent most of her life on the Palouse. But this summer she will be spending a month of her vacation overseas in northeast England at an archaeological project studying the northern edges of the Roman Empire.

Pratt, a mechanical engineering student, will be one of seven American students attending the Fulbright Summer Institute at Durham University in Durham. She was selected for a full-ride scholarship for her good grades and her extracurricular and community activities.

Autumn Pratt

“In my sophomore and junior years I should probably do engineering internships, but as a freshman there wasn’t really much I could do, so it seemed like a good summer to do something enjoyable,” Pratt said.

She is set to leave just after the Fourth of July and head to the United Kingdom – her first experience traveling internationally.

Pratt has grown up in the Moscow area, being home-schooled throughout elementary and attending Logos High School.

Her essay application outlined her involvement with cross-country, track, basketball, drama and knowledge bowl at Logos. She was also a camp counselor and is a member of the UI engineering scholars club.

She said she has always enjoyed reading and writing, two things she will be doing while in England.

“When we studied (British literature) at Logos we went into a little history about when the Romans were there, and I thought that was pretty cool,” Pratt said. “We talked about the really old history of England so it appealed to me when I looked into (Durham). And I get to do some hands-on stuff, so I am excited.”

The program, “The Northern Borders of Empire to the Making of the Middle Ages,” will give students a chance to participate in an archaeological dig and explore the city’s history and culture from Hadrian’s Wall of Roman times to the medieval founding of modern Durham and into the Renaissance.

She will receive university credit for her time spent abroad.

Pratt will stay at Durham University throughout, and all expenses of the trip will be paid for by the program.

“I have read about England a lot because it comes up in school,” Pratt said. “It will be a completely different experience to actually go there myself.”

Pratt is interested in a career engineering prosthetics, something she read about in the National Geographic magazine many years ago that has stuck with her all this time.

She is interested in how different each prosthetic must be.

“It is always very individualized,” she said. “It would be nice to use the technology to help somebody so much.”

She said the Fulbright program has been keeping in touch with her via email, sending her some suggested reading materials and practical information about packing and pre-departure preparation.

“I really don’t know what to expect yet,” Pratt said. “I was starting to get nervous, but God always takes care of me.”

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #34

General

Summer Camps: The 2014 Summer Camp brochures can be found on the school website under Life at Logos.

 

Fight’n Knight Day: In order to encourage our Lacrosse team in their last home game of the season, and our track team as they head to state, this Friday students are welcome to wear their Fight’n Knight shirts and nice jeans to school.

 

Secondary

Finals Schedule: Please see the school website for the secondary finals schedule.

 

Boarding Opportunity: The following student has been accepted to Logos and is looking for a boarding situation for 2014-15. It is not uncommon for international students to pay upwards of $9,000 per nine months for room and board. A number of local families are charging ~$6,000 for the school year which is comparatively a good deal.

 

Edison Li, 10th Grade

“Hi my name is Edison Li. I am from China. I will go to 10th grade of Logos school to learn. I grew up with my mother and father. I usually help my mom do housework and I’m willing to do some housework with you. I think my English is not very good, but I’m outgoing and I am looking forward to practicing my English with your family, and I think my English will improve quickly. I like playing basketball and I like watching NBA games; OKC is my favorite team. I like to eat potato and vegetables. I think bread is also nice. I’m looking for a family who would welcome me as part of their family.” If you are interested in hosting Edison, please contact: Glen Galindo 509-432-1921 gggalindo@migrantstudents.org

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #33

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #33

 

General

Summer Camps: The 2014 Summer Camp brochures can be found on the school website under Life at Logos.

 

Ball: This Friday evening the seniors will be hosting the last ball of the year. Elementary students are welcome from 6-8 PM and secondary from 8-10 PM. Ball attire:

Gentlemen: dress shirt, slacks, tie, and clean athletic shoes.

Ladies: knee length dress or skirt with modest neckline and clean athletic shoes. No strapless tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps.

 

Elementary

SATs: The 1st-6th graders will be taking the Stanford Achievement Tests this week. Please avoid scheduling appointments if at all possible.

 

Additional Preschool Opening: Both preschool classes are full for next year and we are continuing to receive applications from interested families. At this point it looks likely that we will be opening up an afternoon M/W/F preschool class. If you are interested in applying for this teaching position, please send me a resume.

 

Elementary Classrooms: As we work on maintaining continuity between our double classes, it has become clear that the closer the rooms are to each other, the easier it is for teachers and students to work together. Toward this end, next year, both 4th grade classes will be next to each other in the portables, and both 3rd grade classes will be side by side in the main building. We are excited to be able to make this structural change to enhance the quality of our double classes.

 

Elementary Class Selection: Please stay tuned for details on how to provide input regarding which class your child will be in next year. Mr. Garfield will be sending out details soon.

 

Secondary

Finals Schedule: Please see the school website for the secondary finals schedule.

 

Valedictorian and Salutatorian: We are pleased to announce that Stuart Evans and Trevor Morse have been selected to represent our senior class at commencement as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Congratulations, gentlemen!

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling