January’s senior of the month has developed into a leader amongst her peers and a mentor for many of our underclassmen. This friendly and outgoing young lady has been involved in a number of activities during her time at Central Lyon, including four years of choir, three years of swing/jazz choir and softball, two years of volleyball, International Club, and robotics, and one year of basketball, journalism, speech, TATU, and the musical. She also excels in the classroom having made the honor roll each of the four years of high school. In honor of her hard work, the staff would like to announce this month's senior student of the month as Allie G.
The 8th graders recently completed a natural disaster unit. The students utilized WeVideo (video editing software), recording devices and online research tools to creatively construct a video to display their understanding of a famous natural disaster. Students were assigned partners and a disaster. The natural disaster categories included the following: Tornadoes; Earthquakes; Tsunamis; Volcanoes and Hurricanes. Please click below and view their projects. The link will take you to a YouTube Playlist which include all of the videos created by our 8th graders.
Do you have a dress to donate? We need your help! Operation Prom is an organization that gives girls a chance to go to prom - those who may not otherwise because of the overwhelming costs of buying a dress. We are accepting gently used dresses, formal shoes, and accessories for this event. Drop off at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, or during school hours at Sioux Center, Central Lyon, West Lyon, Sheldon, MOC-FV, Western Christian, or Unity Christian High Schools.
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Central Lyon welcomes Hannah Van Den Top, who is student teaching in Mrs. Weiler’s Tk-2nd Special Ed classroom. Mrs. Van Den Top is a student at Dordt College majoring in Elementary Ed and Special Ed. She grew up in Sioux Center and graduated from Western Christian in 2016. Hannah is married to her husband, Alex, and they have a dog Harvey. Mrs. Van Den Top says that Mrs. Weiler has been supportive and willing to let her try new things. She has met many faculty members who have been kind. She hopes to have a classroom like Mrs. Weiler’s someday. The last two years Hannah has run an after-school program at Sioux Center Christian, so you can tell she loves working with kids whenever she can!
Central Lyon welcomes Ally Krommendyk who is student teaching in Mr. Towne’s 7-12 grade art classroom. She is currently attending Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA, majoring in K-12 art education. One thing she has enjoyed about student teaching at Central Lyon is the supportive staff and fun students. Ally stated that “Everyone is very welcoming, energetic, and overall creates a great environment.” She is the oldest of a family of 8, and they live on a small hobby farm outside the Twin cities with goats and alpacas! Her hometown is Hamburg, MN (yes that technically makes her a hamburger). WELCOME Ally Krommendyk.
We’d like to introduce you to a new student teacher in Mrs. Ditsworth’s third grade classroom. Her name is Hannah Freeman and she is currently attending Dordt University, majoring in Elementary Education and Middle School Math and Science. Before making her way to Central Lyon, her hometown was in Colorado Springs, CO. We asked her what she enjoys about student teaching at Central Lyon and she said “I love getting to know the students through teaching and playing games. I look forward to developing my strengths and improving my weaknesses through student teaching.” In her spare time, Hannah and her fiancé love to swing dance and also teach it.
Central Lyon welcomes Camryn Rettig who is student teaching in Mrs. Jones’ 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade Special Education classroom. She has a double major in Elementary Education and K-12 Special Education. Her hometown is Prior Lake, Minnesota. She really loves the CL teacher she is working with. Mrs. Jones was excited to be working with a student teacher from the start which made switching gear from being a student to co-teaching enjoyable. Mrs. Rettig and Mrs. Jones are able to brainstorm ideas to help the students learn. She has also gotten to know both students and other faculty members. Her new students are awesome to work with and her experience has been great so far, and made her realize that she would like to have a classroom someday. She has a sister who is married and has a newborn niece. She lives on campus at Dordt University with 4 other girls. In summers, she migrates to Prior Lake, Minnesota. She enjoys hanging at the lake as well as the hockey arena with her nanny kids. Other things she enjoys are photography, traveling to Honduras, and cheering on all her Minnesota hockey sports teams. She graduated from Southwest Christian High School in 2016. She was Teacher’s assistant as well as a student director for the theater in high school and has always loved working with others.
I would like to introduce Abbie Kleinwolterink. She is student teaching with Mrs. Rypkema in the Title 1 Reading department. She is currently attending Northwestern College in Orange City, IA, and she is majoring in elementary education. She grew up in Hull, IA. She enjoys student teaching at Central Lyon because she felt welcomed by the staff and students. When not student teaching or at school she loves spending time with her family, friends, and especially her dog.
Hi, I am Katie Bartels. I am very excited for the next two months of student teaching here at Central Lyon. Mrs. Boekhout's 2nd grade students have already shown me how excited they are to have me in the classroom. To tell you a little about myself, I was born and raised in Escondido, CA and am currently enrolled at Dordt University. This past summer I got married to Joseph Bartels. Let’s just say I enjoy being called Mrs. Bartels. Joseph graduated a semester early from Dordt and will be working during this semester. I am excited to gain experience at Central Lyon. My mom was a teacher for a few years and her love for teaching encouraged me to study Elementary Education. Wherever I end up teaching, I look forward to inspiring and influencing students in positive ways.
I am sure having Mrs. Boekhout as my teacher will help me know how to do that. I hope to have a great experience of learning and growth as I student teach at Central Lyon. I am very thankful to be in such a wonderful school filled with eager students. Following this placement, I will be finishing up my student teaching at Sioux Center Middle School teaching 8th grade English before graduating in May.
The Women’s Action Club will be sponsoring a Taco John's Taco Feed on Tuesday, February 4, in the high school commons from 5-7PM. This in conjunction with the Sheldon basketball games.