Each quarter our 4th graders are asked to meet their Accelerated Reader goal. Students' goals include getting the right amount of points, reading a certain amount of chapter books, and having their comprehension percentage about 80%. The students that reach all of these requirements are rewarded with an AR party. The first quarter we play kickball. This year's game ended in a tie! Great job reading, 4th Graders!!
Project Objective: Elementary students can grow to experience the gift of giving to others and contributing back to the community.
Goal: Each student in the grades PK-4 will donate at least two non-perishable food items to the efforts of the Lyon County Mid-Sioux. It is my hope that each student desires to become an active participant through saying thanks by giving to others.
Students are asked to start bring items to school Monday, November 13 through Tuesday, November 21
Middle School Pride Groups- 5/6 will help with counting and transporting goods to the gym for collection. They will count class totals and also help box up/ transport items to the collection site. As an added feature this year, we will also weigh the amount of food to be donated to Mid-Sioux.
Any questions, contact Steve Harman (712) 472-2664
Dear Friends of the Foundation,
You are invited to participate in the Seventeenth Annual Fund Raising Campaign of the Central Lyon School Foundation, Inc. The Foundation, established in 2001, is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the enhancement of quality education through educational opportunities, school facilities, technology, and service, on behalf of the Central Lyon Community School District.
Last year’s Fund Raising Campaign raised over $37,000! Just under $8,000 was expended for grants to teachers for special projects (Lion Grants), $2,500 was used for CLSF scholarships to graduating seniors, and another $10,000 was contributed to Central Lyon as part of the four-year commitment for the new technology in the distance learning center. The balance of the funds was set aside in the Foundation’s Permanent Endowment Fund. A separate page highlighting recently funded Lion Grants and scholarship recipients is included with this letter.
Since the first Fund Raising Campaign in 2002, supporters of the Foundation have contributed over $549,000. Approximately $251,500 of these funds has been awarded as scholarships to graduating Central Lyon students or to the Central Lyon school district to assist with current needs, including the afore-mentioned CLSF Lion Grants. On the back of this letter is the Friends of the Foundation list from last year’s 2017 Campaign.
Thank you for your support!
Central Lyon School Foundation, Inc.
Today we celebrated the 50th day of school. We listened to music from the 1950's while we worked on some 50th day of school activities. Everyone solved a 50's math riddle using the colors pink and black and then wrote their answers to some open-ended questions involving the number 50.
No, it's not Christmas season quite yet. High school staff and students were invited to dress in costume October 31, and compete for prizes. Click to see a few pictures of the winners.
Best Halloween Costumes
Jorden Vande Kop
Central Lyon students have been hard at work demonstrating positive behavior choices. Students have the opportunity to earn ROAR cards daily by Respecting All, Offering Help, Accepting Responsibility, and Reaching Expectations. When a student earns a ROAR card, the card is put into a classroom container. Classroom teachers draw a name out of the that container weekly to earn a reward or privilege within the classroom. On Friday afternoons, the ROAR cards are put together in a large community tub displayed in the office hallway. Mr. Harman then draws 6 cards out to highlight students who were showing Roaring good behaviors. These students are recognized and earn a certificate.
First quarter totals are in. The Environmental Science class collected 1,428.5 pounds of recycling since the beginning of the year. Students pick up from the recycling containers every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Last year 6,458 pounds of recyclables was collected. The Environmental Science class took over the school's recycling program during the 2015-2016 school year. Under the guidance of Mrs. Ebel, they picked up all the recycling from each classroom twice a week and we were able to recycle 7067 pounds during the initial year; that is over 3.5 tons!
Items that Central Lyon collects, that are not included in the town's recycling program, include single use alkaline batteries, coffee pods, candy wrappers, and incandescent light bulbs. Look for special boxes for these materials. New this year are containers in various classrooms for old markers for to recycle. The rooms included are Mr. Huisman, Mrs. Dittsworth, Mrs. Sieperda, Mrs. Kahl, Mrs. Snyders, and Mrs. Ebel.