Our 4th grade students were treated to a special welcoming crew for Fire Prevention Week. Members of the Rock Rapids Fire Department came to school to greet students and review fire safety rules. The firemen reviewed safety rules that students should follow if there was a fire in their home. They demonstrated what they would look like and sound like if they came into a building filled with smoke. Our very own Jaya H. was used to demonstrate stop, drop, and roll to the upper elementary students. Students were given an informative booklet to take home and share with their families. Thank you to the Rock Rapids Fire Department for their willingness to come in and share with our CL students!
Fourth Grade students participated in a STEM day on Halloween. We spent the day studying bridges, towers, and catapults. We read a few books, watched a video, and studied parts of bridges. After our study, each group was challenged to build a bridge with cups, yarn, and tape. These bridges were built to support as many "spiders" as they could. Students had a great time building these.
Our second focus was on building strong, stable, and tall towers. After reading and studying the strongest ways to construct a tower, groups were challenged to build the tallest tower that they could using 20 toothpicks and 24 gummy candies. This challenge was frustrating to many students. The limiting factor of only 20 toothpicks was difficult for them! We measured our towers at 15 minute time intervals. The tallest tower that was built was 9.5 inches.
Our final focus was "Pumpkin Chunkin'". Students studied different types of catapults and watched videos of pumpkins being thrown with catapults. This was by far our favorite activity of the day. Students were able to use 12 large craft sticks, a plastic spoon, masking tape, and a candy pumpkin. Students were excited to see how far they could launch their pumpkins.
We had a great day!
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.
In our science classes we have been talking about weathering, erosion, and deposition. We invited Laura Sievers, the Lyon County Engineer, to come and speak to our 4th grade students. Mrs. Sievers began her presentation by asking the students how many miles of roads they thought there were in Lyon County. They were surprised to learn there are over 1,000 miles of road! Students were shown pictures of erosion and landslides in our county. They were asked to decide how we should fix the biggest landslide in the county. Mrs. Sievers showed several options and asked that students pick one and explain why they chose that option. There was a lot of great discussion and responses. Thank you, Mrs. Sievers, for coming in and sharing with our classes!
We’re excited to invite you to participate in the Eighteenth 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 scholarships, educational opportunities, school facilities, technology, and service, on behalf of the Central Lyon Community School District. Last year’s Fund Raising Campaign raised over $31,000! Approximately $4,500 was awarded 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 the last payment of our four-year commitment for the updated technology in the distance learning center. Most of the remaining funds were set aside in the Foundation’s Permanent Endowment Fund. Since the first Fund Raising Campaign in 2002, supporters of the Foundation have contributed over $580,000. Approximately $272,500 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.
Show your support for the Foundation by making a tax-deductible contribution in support of the Foundation! You can donate to the Foundation online at thecentrallyon.org online store (see Foundation at the top of the page or visit this link goo.gl/hKBQ8B)! Please consider a contribution in our efforts to enhance the quality of education and the opportunities available for Central Lyon current and future students. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible as a charitable donation.
Thank you for your support!
Central Lyon School Foundation, Inc.
Central Lyon is partnering with SUNSHINE FOODS, Rock Rapids in the Apples for the Students program. The program enables our school to earn educational supplies with hundreds of items to choose from, and they’re all FREE!
To earn FREE rewards, staff, students and community collect as many register receipts as possible from September 1st, 2019, through March 2nd, 2020. The receipts can be turned in to collection boxes located in each building office.