Look at the pictures of all the different colors! This year the Seniors wore black, Juniors wear white, Sophomores wear blue, Freshman wear red, and faculty wears floral.
Central Lyon FFA will be serving chili or cheese soup, along with hamburgers, hotdogs, desserts, and drinks at the annual homecoming supper. The supper takes place in the high school commons Friday, from 5:00-7:00 in the high school commons.
CENTRAL LYON HOMECOMING WEEK will be celebrated September 24-28, 2018.
Coronation will be Wednesday, September 26, at 7:00pm followed by a bonfire from 8:30-9:45. Coronation will be held in the high school gym and the FFA members are bringing back the bonfire, which will be located on the visitors side of the football field by the practice long jump pit.
Homecoming Olympics are Friday afternoon at 1:00pm. The FFA will once again host the annual supper in the high school commons Friday, from 5:00-7:00pm. Activities conclude with the Homecoming dance following the game in the elementary gym, until 12:00am.
Congrats to the 2018 court, chosen by the senior class!
Andrew De Noble
Tanner Vanden Top
Competitions round out the homecoming activities with a door decorating contest teachers can decorate their doors with CL spirit. Judging will take place Wednesday. Each year during homecoming week, there also is a competition between classes. The competition calculates percentage of participation, and the class with the highest percentage of participation has the opportunity to treat themselves to Pizza Ranch during a predetermined date. In order to enjoy Pizza Ranch, students must participate in at least two dress up days and also have attended Homecoming Olympics. Throughout the week we have competitions to see who dressed up the best for prizes that the local businesses have donated to the school.
The dress-up days are as follows:
Monday - Class Color Day
Seniors- Black, Juniors- White, Sophomores- Blue, Freshmen- Red, Faculty- Floral
Tuesday - Frat Day
Wednesday - Dynamic Duo Day
Thursday - Decade Day
Friday - Purple and Gold Day
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On September 15, 2018, at 8:30, twelve members of the livestock judging team loaded up the vans and headed towards Spencer for the Clay County Fair. After arriving they had a little bit of time to look around the fair, before guest speaker Temple Grandin spoke. Temple has autism, but enjoys speaking about animal behavior. At the fair, she gave a little history about herself and then talked about livestock handling equipment and animal welfare. Once she was done with her Question and Answer session the real fun began.
Everyone in livestock judging from the NW District was split into 8 groups with 1 leader. Then, they went around the show ring looking at and judging pigs, goats, and sheep. However, they had to go to the beef barn to judge bull calves and heifer calves. When judging was complete everyone went back to the show ring where the judges gave reasons for the placing of the animals. Mr. Rockhill was one of the judges who gave reasons on both the bull and heifer calves. After official judging and placing, all livestock judging members calculated their scores using the judging calculator. The calculator works by the members plugging in their scores, and then the judges scores in order to get their actual scores.
Overall the Central Lyon Livestock Judging Teams did very well. Riley Folkens got 3rd place overall out of the 4-H members at the competition with total points of 365. The 4-H team which included Riley Folkens, Reese Borman, Paige Dieren, and Emma Pederson got 3rd overall with a total score of 1004 points. Central Lyon FFA Team 2 which included Devin Miller, Cameron Borman, Haley Borman, and Mason Bus got 8th overall with a total score of 1029 points. Central Lyon Team 1 which included Elizabeth Huyser, Keanna Postma, Kiley Metzger, and Kiah Thiessen got 24th place overall with a total score of 979.
For being the first livestock judging event of the year, our teams did a fantastic job at the Clay County Fair. The Central Lyon FFA Livestock Judging team is excited to continue their success. Mr. Rockhill the Central Lyon FFA Advisor says “I look forward to another year of growth in the area of Livestock Evaluation, and can’t wait to see these kids progress!” The FFA’s next contest will be at the Sioux Empire Farm Show in January
Devin Miller, a member of the Central Lyon FFA chapter in Rock Rapids, Iowa will be on stage and in the spotlight Oct. 24-27 during the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Miller, a senior and the son of Ryan and Lisa Miller, has been selected to play percussion in the National FFA Band. Miller submitted an audition tape and was selected to help bring full instrumental balance to the band from a pool of applicants nationwide.
The National FFA Band will perform several times during the national convention and expo. Miller will join fellow band members in Indianapolis for rehearsals three days before the convention and expo begins.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,359 student members who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.
About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 653,359 student members as part of 8,568 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.
About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.
On Saturday, September 15th the Central Lyon 7-8 Band once again made the trip up to Worthington, MN for the King Turkey Days Parade. This is the ELEVENTH consecutive year that these middle schoolers have marched outside of the community. Prior to the parade the students had put in many hours practicing their music and marching around the neighborhood. This year, just like the last few years, the middle school band students were required to memorize their marching song.
Central Lyon was one of two middle school bands to march in the parade and one of eight total bands to attend. The band students marched a mile long parade route with the HOTTEST weather we've ever experienced at KTD, but we all survived! This year their marching song was "Raiders March"!
This year the Central Lyon Middle School Band scored considerably well with the judges and took 1st out of the two middle school bands! AND, out-scored THREE HIGH SCHOOL BANDS!!! I cannot begin to express how impressive that it!
As always, after our hard work in the parade, we get to celebrate by hitting the carnival for food!
Congratulations to the CLMS Marching Band on a phenomenal start to the marching season! I am VERY proud of our performance! Go Lions!
For the third year, STEAM coach Mr. Pytleski and FACS teacher Mrs. Christensen partnered on a salsa project that spanned second grade to senior students. During the second grade Life Science plant unit, Mr. Pytleski gave the students a real-life perspective by involving them in raising vegetables in the CL greenhouse.
Pints of salsa will be for sale at $5 with the proceeds funding future STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) projects. Contact Jerry Pytleski to buy a pint! Cell: 712-470-7312 | School Email: email@example.com
Thanks for volunteer Ginger Rasmussen who helped with the canning process!
The most recent Windshield Time video focuses on the changes to our MOVE OVER law that went into effect July 1, 2018. In summary, motorists will now be required to MOVE OVER or SLOW DOWN for ALL vehicles on the roadside displaying flashing lights. This includes passenger vehicles with hazard lights activated. A violation of this code section will cost you $195.
Winter driving may be with us for some time yet. With recent major pile-ups on our interstates and winter right around the corner, the topic in the 3 minute video below is timely.
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. 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 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:
Please contact Trooper Vice Kurtz directly with any questions or comments you might have.
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