Many of you have seen the news of two high profile teen traffic deaths as of late. The first occurred near Rock Rapids last week, while the latest was in the Des Moines area. While the cause of these crashes remain under investigation, it does underscore the importance of educating our teen drivers on safe driving practices.
The Iowa State Patrol is stepping up distracted driving enforcement through use of unmarked patrol cars. The video below is about 2 minutes in length, and makes for a great discussion starter on a hot topic with teen drivers… distracted driving. It's just not worth it.
The below video discusses the issue of teen traffic crashes and adds a career element. Our application process just opened and we are accepting applications through December 15. 2017 for an academy to start in the spring. High school seniors (class of 2018) would be eligible for our Trooper 1 option upon their graduation this spring. You can find further information at www.dpscareers.com.
This video teaches about off road recovery:
Seatbelt compliance at ninety-two percent is an all-time high, but what about the other eight percent? View the video to find the answer:
The following video covers winter driving, maintaining control of your vehicle and a safe speed for the conditions, and your vehicle's braking ability:
Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens across the nation. The Iowa State Patrol is committed to reducing these crashes through enforcement and education. Windshield Time is a video service aimed at changing this statistic. The idea is to continue training young drivers by promoting timely traffic safety messages in a short concise manner, even after they have completed their initial driver’s education training
Please contact Trooper Vice Kurtz directly with any questions or comments you might have.
Trooper Vince Kurtz «495«
Iowa State Patrol Public Relations
The Central Lyon CSD Industrial Technology program is building ANOTHER Tiny House but this one is BIGGER and BETTER! In summary, the Central Lyon Industrial Technology program and the students could greatly benefit from your support of the Tiny House movement. We would greatly appreciate any and all support. We are eager to work with the Tiny House Movement and look forward to hearing from you. Please contact me with any questions or thoughts on customization at email@example.com.
On Wednesday, November 22, our class had five 8th grade students from Mr. Eckenrod's class come and give a presentation on our local government.
Please look through the pictures of their presentation. They did a great job of fielding all the questions our class asked!
Ask your students what they learned!
Please watch the video version of Touching Spirit Bear by Bill Mikaelsen.
Central Lyon 8th graders worked for approximately one month to write, film, direct and produce the video version of Touching Spirit Bear.
Groups of students were assigned a chapter(s) to create a video format of a book they had recently read in literature class. Each segment was published in a video format and then combined to create one larger video.
Grab your popcorn & enjoy!
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The preschoolers have been learning about pets in their most recent study! They have learned about the difference between domesticated and wild animals, what pets eat, what habitats our pets have, and how we take care of pets. We have even had some pets visit our classroom! They have had a lot of fun learning about pets!
As a special education teacher, this article speaks to the heart of me and my classroom. Every student has the right to a public education where they feel safe and accepted. One thing that we, as teachers, have to understand is that we can only control how we work with a student throughout the school day. We cannot control a student’s behavior or the setting events in their life that lead them to their behaviors.
As a parent myself, my goal is to help my own children understand that every single one of us is unique in our own ways. We all have faults; do not judge others for theirs.
We are now 3 months into the school year, and I can't believe how fast my first year of teaching is flying by! 6th Grade Math, Pre-Algebra, and General Math-- They are all going well. The 6th graders have been learning how to make factor trees in order to find the prime factorization of numbers. In General Math we are tuning up our skills in working with fractions and decimals. The Pre-Algebra students are using their skills in working with exponents, fractions, and decimals to solve real world problems. Here are few photos of the 6th graders making factor trees on their individual miniature white boards and a photo of a Pre-Algebra class that is clearly excited to have their picture taken while working through their homework problems together. Enjoy the holidays everyone!
When you see the name FarmHer, you may question the meaning behind it. In an ever-changing industry, farming can sometimes be seen as male-dominated. FarmHer was founded by Marji Guyler-Alaniz because she wanted to show the importance of women in agriculture.
FarmHer was founded in 2013 to begin to change the image of the agriculture industry. In recent years, women are rising to the forefront of agriculture in so many ways; as owners/operators, landowners, workers, mentors and much more. This all started by showing women in agriculture and sharing their stories on how they became “the Farmer.” Today FarmHer has grown into not just a gallery of images that are changing the way people perceive a farmer, but has expanded across the United States while shining a light on women in agriculture. [This stated from www.farmher.com.] The company has shown its presence in magazines such as The Oprah Magazine, The Huggington Post, and Modern Farmer. In one of the articles written by Guyler-Alaniz she says “They're iconic scenes of rural America—a farmer driving a tractor at sunrise, herding cattle across a pasture, brushing dirt from a freshly dug potato. However, Des Moines photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz captures an aspect of farm life that is rarely seen: the women." "I grew up in rural Iowa," she says. "I know that without women, farms wouldn't run.”
If you have a chance to search the average age of the American farmer; you can see that it is high, considering how labor intensive the career is. The average age is 58 years, and that average is steadily on the rise. Now, more than ever, it is important to to support the young farmers that we have in the industry. If you would like more information on FarmHer, feel free to read more articles at https://farmher.com/pages/press.
First grade students were invited to seventh grade to learn more about our government. Mr. Eckenrod and Mrs. Van Wyhe work together to help seventh grade students put together a presentation which explains our local government including county, state and school. After the seventh grade researched the information, they created a presentation which they shared with the first grade students. Our students were told about various government positions and the people who work in those jobs. The first grade students answered various questions throughout the presentation. Some were given a sweet treat for their hard work or good listening.
The first grade students were very excited to visit a classroom in the middle school. The seventh grade students did a great job keeping the attention of their young audience and helping them learn just a little bit more about their world. This is a wonderful learning experience for everyone involved. Thank you Mr. Eckenrod, Mrs. Van Wyhe, and seventh grade students for inviting us into your classrooms!