Central Lyon students can begin signing up for drivers' education Monday, March 17, in the high school or elementary/middle school office. Cost is $230, which is due at time of sign up. The limited available spots are open to Central Lyon students first. Starting April 17, non-district students may register.
Click here for an informational letter from the instructor.
Several FFA students have been selected to participate at the state Convention.
Bailey Keough has been selected for Iowa FFA Talent/Idol. The FFA Idol Competition (FFA Talent) will take place on Monday, April 10th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on the main stage in Hilton Coliseum. The Iowa Farmer Today Award goes to Becca Harberts. Trina Fluit, Jacie Friedrichsen, Kolten Bus, and Jarrett Fastert were selected for Iowa FFA Chorus; Becca Harberts and Devin Miller for State Band. Congratulations for these students and their FFA advisor Mr. Rockhill.
Individual Speech has has been quite successful this year. Eighteen Central Lyon students prepared pieces in a variety of categories including: Prose, Poetry, Literary Program, Improvisation, Acting, Reviewing, and Solo Musical Theater. Three students were chosen for All-State for five pieces; the largest number of pieces qualifying since 1998! The All-State Festival will be held in Cedar Falls on Monday, March 27, 2017.
All-state students, along with categories:
Austin Thomas – Poetry – Performing; Acting – Non-Performing
Hope Rasmussen – Prose – Performing
Brady Wright – Literary Program – Performing; Prose – Non-Performing
How does one earn this prestigious honor? Three judges critiqued performances at the state level. If the performer receives at least two “I” ratings from the judges, he/she will receive an overall “I” rating. Then, it is possible to be considered for the All-State Festival. Two “I” ratings, however, do not guarantee an All-State selection. Two of the judges must make this recommendation. The All-State festival simply showcases the most outstanding performers in the state with one judge providing comments at the end of each category session - no individual ratings will be given at All-State.
We certainly have some amazing talent at Central Lyon. Congratulations to Hope, Austin, Brady, and their speech coach Mrs. Kroon.
Well, here we are in the middle of March. This is the time of year that I’m thankful for March Madness and other end of the winter events that can distract us from the cold weather and cabin fever. Speaking of being thankful, I had a conversation with a parent the other day that was experiencing a difficult time with employment issues and making ends meet for the family. That conversation caused me to think that, you know, we have much to be thankful for here at the school.
His answer (accompanied by awe inspiring highlight clips) was this: It’s for that chance to make that great pass, that great steal, make that unbelievable shot, or make that free throw with no time on the clock. It’s the chance for greatness, it’s the chance to be inspiring! That’s why we play the game. That should be why we teach!
Last fall the Central Lyon 8th graders were asked to sort cans, a lot of cans, over 6000 cans. Denny’s Sanitation and the Betterment Council gave the students the money if they would sort the cans. The money was used to fund a speaker Erin Gruwell, founder of the Freedom Writers. On February 1, she Skyped with the 8th graders. Erin answered questions and inspired the students to be all they can be. She shared with them that everyone is special and capable of succeeding.
The movie The Freedom Writers was used to introduce a Holocaust unit.
Before starting the Holocaust unit, the class discussed how the 1992 riots in Los Angeles were similar to how the people in Germany were singled out and discriminated against for their race. Many people died. Actually, one-hundred twenty-six kids died in one year due to the LA riots.
The main project in the Holocaust unit was the videos that each student completed. Each student chose a topic which related to the Holocaust. Examples include: Children of the Holocaust, Heroes of the Holocaust, Miep, Anne Frank, The Star of David or the medical experiments in the concentration camps. The movies are listed in the order they were presented.
Listed below are the links to the videos directed, produced and published by Central Lyon 8th grade students. Each movie was published, viewed, evaluated and scored by fellow classmates. The top video received a Central Lyon version of "The Academy Award".
The Academy Award winner for best video was Jacob P. for his video entitled Jews in Israel Today
2nd Place: Six Day War in Israel (1967) by Luke R.
3rd Place: Nazi Propaganda Holocaust by Kalen M.
Honorable Mention: The Star of David by Lauren
Honorable Mention: Gino Bartali by Hayden H.
Honorable Mention: Boxcar Horrors by Emma P.
Honorable Mention: Dachau Concentration Camp by Isabelle S.
Please take the time to watch the movies that the 8th graders created.
1. 2017 The Star of David by Lauren Honorable Mention
2. 2017 The Jewish Religion by Beau
5. 2017 Nazi Propaganda Holocaust by Kalen 3rd Place
12. 2017 Gino Bartali by Hayden H Honorable Mention
18. 2017 Corrie Ten Boom by Owen
22. 2017 Dachau Concentration Camp by Isabelle Honorable Mention
32. 2017 The Holocaust and Adolf Eichmann by Trey
48. 2017 Hitler's Reign-Death Holocaust by Will
52. 2017 Jews in Israel Today by Jacob 1st Place
53. 2017 Six Day War in Israel (1967) by Luke R. 2nd Place
Window decals are available for several sports. Cost is $10 each and must be ordered with this order form. There is also an order specifically for baseball and softball apparel due March 24. Click here for the baseball and softball order form.
The Booster Club current online store features several choices of Lion apparel. Order deadline has passed, but stay turned for the next season orders to become available. Click on the the following link to order online. https://central-lyon.itemorder.com
If you have any questions, please email Rhett Dunn from Universal Athletic at email@example.com.
A "Booster Clothing Online" quick link button can be found on the right side of the Central Lyon web page, which links directly to the clothing website. We will continue to send order forms home for the quick turnaround items, which would include state qualifier shirts.
Central Lyon Preschool, TK and Kindergarten 2017-2018 school year registration information.
Preschool sign-up will begin Monday, April 3, at 8:00 A.M. Call the Elementary/Middle School office at 472-4041. Your Child must be 4 on or before September 15, 2017 to attend preschool.
Sign-up for Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year will begin March 27. Your child must be five on or before September 15, 2017.
If your child currently attends Central Lyon Preschool, Central Lyon TK, Rock Rapids Head Start, Doon Preschool or you are thinking about sending your child to Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten, you will need to contact the Elementary/Middle School office at 472-4041.
Every year students in grades TK – 4th at Central Lyon participate in a reading incentive program during the month of February. This year’s theme was “Catch the Reading Wave. Please click on the video below to see some of the events from the month including dress-up day, door decorating, mural coloring, and reading challenge.
The Enchanted Forest 2017 prom will take place Friday, April 21. In addition to prom planning by the junior class, the after-prom committee is working on a night of fun activities again this year! Last year’s event was a huge success due to community support & contributions.
We are asking for donations of prizes or money to purchase prizes. If you would like to contribute, please drop off prizes or donations to the Central Lyon Superintendent’s Office. A donation letter can be accessed by clicking here, and can be mailed to Central Lyon After Prom, 1010 S. Greene St, Rock Rapids, IA 51246. Your contribution will be recognized on the Central Lyon website.
We look forward to another fun & safe prom for the students of the Central Lyon School District. Thank you in advance for your contribution and support.
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Free Financial Aid Presentation for Juniors and Parents
The high school guidance office has invited a representative from the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) to provide a free presentation on financial aid for juniors and their parents on Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00pm in the High School Choir Room. There will not be another financial aid presentation until Spring 2018!
Topics will include:
Overview of the financial aid process.
Types of financial assistance available.
Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Scholarships and scams.
Where to go for help.
For more information, contact Jessica Harman at 712-472-4051 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a student planning to attend college, you don't want to miss this!
Is Your Child Ready for Life After High School?
If you’re a sophomore or junior planning for college (or the parent of one), you probably have
questions about what you need to do and how to do it. Find out during a free presentation.
Topics to be covered:
Career Exploration and Assessment
Academic Preparation and Requirements
Admission Process and Requirements
College Selection & Campus Visits
Understanding Costs – Cost of Attendance
Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN)
Career and College Planning Presentation
High School Choir Room
If you have any question, please contact Jessica Harman at 712-472-4051