Central Lyon will expand from hard surface roads and return to regular bus routes beginning the morning of Monday, March 25.
Contact Jeremy Sprock at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 712-472-2664 OPTION #4, if you have questions.
To attend Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, your child must be five on or before September 15, 2019. 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 have the form filled out and returned to the Elementary/Middle School Office. Forms can be found on the CL website (click here) or stop in the office. The form will be the only way to sign-up Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten. Visit Day will be April 26. More information will follow. This is sign-up only, you will need to register your child in August.
Preschool sign-up will begin Wednesday, April 3, at 8:00 AM. This is sign-up only, you will still need to register your child in August. Call the Elementary/Middle School Office at 472-2664 and choose Extension 1. Your child must be four years old on or before September 15, 2019 to attend preschool. Visit day is April 26. More information will follow.
The 8th graders have swapped their literature textbooks for some newer, more modern reading experiences from now until the end of the school year. This past week, students voted for and were put into reading groups according to which book they want to read. I chose a selection of novels that are #1 in a series. Through using 'series' novels, I hope to motivate students to want to read the rest of the series on their own.
As the unit progresses, students will hold meetings with their groups and have a 'book club' type of atmosphere where they will discuss their books.There are a variety of roles students must be ready to discuss for each meeting. Each student has a different role. Students will also have quizzes throughout the unit where they will discuss literary elements throughout their novels including, but not limited to: character development, conflicts, flashback/foreshadowing, plot development, and figurative language.
The book selections students are offered for this fiction unit are pictured in the image gallery at the right of this PowerPoint: Book Sets
When we are finished with this unit, we will end the year with a non-fiction unit with the following books pictured in the top image gallery of this PowerPoint:: Non Fiction Books
On March 8, the High School Mock Trial team traveled to the Sioux City Convention Center for their regional competition. The team competed against 10 other teams in 2 rounds of competition. The first round we participated as the Plaintiffs in the case, and the third round we were the Defense. The team received second overall, and is advancing to the state competition at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines on April 4 and 5.
The results of our first round match up were close; Central Lyon outscored the other team (combined scores) 238.5 to 225. The second round was not as close with CL scoring 267.5 and the opposition scoring 224.
We look forward to traveling on to Des Moines and representing Central Lyon against the best in the state!
Mock Trial is coached by Sam Kruse. Thanks to attorney Jen Wippert and county attorney Shayne Mayer for all their work helping the mock trial teams.
March is our Music in Our Schools month, and this year, to celebrate, we are writing "Notes" to our Band students!
If you missed our Parade of Bands Concert on Tuesday night, or you didn't get a chance to fill out a "Noteworthy" sheet that night, please find the document attached below.
Feel free to fill out as many as you would like to any band student or instrumental group! Simply address the flag of the note to your student/or many students/or a band and leave a message in the head of the note. Return the sheet to Mrs. Deutsch ASAP and they will be cut out and displayed in our band hallways!
What a great way to show our Band students how much we appreciate their dedication to music and the Central Lyon Bands!
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 “Reading is My Favorite Sport." Please click on the video to see some pictures from this year's reading challenge.
Sealed proposals will be accepted for the Central Lyon Community School District – Middle School Restroom Remodel, Rock Rapids, Iowa. Proposals will be received on behalf of the District by Mr. Dave Ackerman, Superintendent, at the Central Lyon High School, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA until 12:00 o’clock P.M. (noon) on Thursday, April 04, 2019, and at such time and place will be opened and publicly read.
Proposals previously received will be acted upon at the Central Lyon Community School District (the District) Board of Supervisor’s (the Board) meeting at 7:00 P.M., Monday, April 08, 2019 at the Central Lyon High School or at such later time and place as may then be fixed. Contract documents may be examined at the office of the Architect, CMBA Architects, 302 Jones Street, Suite 200, Sioux City, Iowa 51102-3689, at Central Lyon High School – Main Office, or obtained from the reprographer, Sioux City Blueprint (712) 258-6840 for a $100 refundable deposit.
Contract documents may also be examined at the following Building Exchanges:
The Project shall consist of:
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Central Lyon High School, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, Iowa. Attendance is not mandatory but is strongly advised for all interested contractors.
Work under the proposed contracts shall be commenced upon receipt of signed contract and shall be completed in a timely manner but in no event, shall Substantial Completion of the work be later than August 16, 2019, subject to any extension of time which may be granted by the Board.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, re-advertise for new bids and to waive informalities that may be in the best interest of the School. Each Proposal shall be accompanied by a bid bond, certified check, cashier’s check or certified credit union share draft in a separate sealed envelope in an amount equal to 5% of the total amount of the base bid or base bids. The certified check or cashier’s check or certified share draft shall be drawn on a bank or credit union in Iowa or a bank or credit union chartered under the laws of the United States of America and shall be made payable to the District as security that if awarded a contract by resolution of the Board, the bidder will enter into a contract at the prices bid and furnish the required performance bond, the certified check, cashier’s check, or certified share draft may be cashed, or the bid bond forfeited, and the proceeds retained as penalty if the bidder fails to execute a contract of file acceptable performance and payment bonds or provide an acceptable certificate of insurance within 10 days after the acceptance of such proposal by resolution of the Board.
By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and locally produced with the State of Iowa and to Iowa domestic labor. No bidder may withdraw a bid for at least 30 days after the scheduled closing time for receiving bids. The successful bidder will be notified after the proposals have been reviewed by the Architect and a recommendation as to the lowest responsible bidders have been made to and accepted by the Board. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond, separate Labor & Material Payment Bond, and Insurance; said documents to be issued by a responsible surety approved by the Board and shall guarantee the faithful performance of the Contract and the terms and conditions therein contained. Plans and specifications governing the construction of said proposed improvements have been prepared by CMBA Architects, Sioux City, IA which plans and specifications referring to and defining said proposed improvements are hereby made a part of this notice and the proposed Contract shall be executed to comply therein.
Notice is posted upon order of the Central Lyon Community School District, Rock Rapids, Iowa.
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.