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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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Trooper Vince Kurtz «495«
Iowa State Patrol Public Relations
This afternoon we met Emily Ostrander, the Lyon County Conservationist, at Premier Estates. She started her presentation showing the students a penny, a compass, a picture of a car, and a warranty sign and asked them to try and guess the topic. She said the penny represented how much it weighs, the compass tells us it's good at knowing which direction to go, the car reminds us that it travels really far, and the warranty is to show that it's guaranteed to migrate to its destination and return every year. The children had several good guesses and were excited to see Emily reveal a real Monarch butterfly. The students learned that it takes many generations within the same family of butterflies to make the round trip from Canada to Mexico each year....starting with the Mother all the way to the Great Great Great Granddaughter.
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller calls them “the bane of our existence”: robocalls and other annoying, unwanted phone solicitations. And they’re getting worse.
The following is copied from the Iowa Attorney General Consumer Focus Monthly Newsletter: How you can fight robocalls.
There were 4 billion robocalls placed in July, up from 2.6 billion in July 2017, according to YouMail, which tracks the most common auto-dialed calls every month. The company’s website lists high-risk numbers from 515 and other area codes, including scams involving interest rates, travel, insurance and vehicle warranties.
Consumers should ignore calls from unknown numbers and let them go to voicemail. Of course, that’s difficult if you operate a business that must answer the phone. And many of the numbers are “spoofed,” meaning that the callers are using a number that could belong to someone else, perhaps someone you know.
In June, an Indianola auto shop had its phone number spoofed by a scammer, and as a result, Chumbley’s Auto Care received thousands of calls from irked central Iowans, KCCI reported. So keep that in mind before you call back the number a robocaller uses.
While there’s no single way to stop all unwanted calls, consumers do have a few tools to fight back:
Just hang up: If you do answer a suspected scam call, end it immediately. Don’t provide or “confirm” financial or personal information, as the request may be fraudulent. Don’t press a button to stop receiving calls or say "yes" in response to a question. Scammers often use these tricks to identify, and then target, live respondents, or to use your "yes" to apply unauthorized charges on your bill. If the caller claims to be from a legitimate company, charity, agency or other group, hang up and call the organization using a valid number found on its website or on your latest bill if you are customer of the business.
Contact your phone company: Many mobile and landline carrier offer robocall blocking services. (If yours does not, encourage them to offer one.) Some offer these services for free, and others for a charge of $3 to $4 a month. Independent studies have shown that most carriers’ services are able to identify problematic calls. Lionbridge studied the major mobile carriers and found that T-Mobile was the best overall at identifying calls, particularly scam calls. A different study by Mind Commerce found that Verizon's "Enhanced Caller Name ID" was the most accurate. If you are in the market for a new carrier, check out their robocall alert services as part of your considerations.
Get on the list: Register your telephone numbers in the National Do Not Call Registry (or call 1-888-382-1222). If you registered your landline or wireless number with the registry, the Federal Communications Commission forbids commercial telemarketers from calling you, subject to certain exceptions. Those exceptions include marketers with whom you have conducted business within the last 18 months; tax-exempt and non-profit entities; businesses contacting you about an existing debt, contract or payment; businesses that started within the past year; health or safety-related prerecorded messages or emergency calls; and organizations to which you have given prior consent. Getting on the list also won’t stop calls from scammers, many of whom operate in other countries.
File a complaint: If you have lost money because of a scam call, contact your local law enforcement agency or the Iowa Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. To file a complaint, go here or call 515-281-5926 (in Des Moines area) or 888-777-4590 (outside the metro area). Even if you don’t fall for the scam, it’s a good idea to report such calls to the FCC Consumer Complaint Center and/or the FTC Complaint Assistant. The complaints help the agencies track trends and support enforcement investigations.
Call your lawmaker: Federal and state officials are looking at ways to stay one step ahead of scammers. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined with other AGs last year in asking the FCC to adopt rules to help block some spoofed calls. The FCC adopted these rules in November, but many questions remain about whether the rules go far enough. Consumers have a chance to weigh in as regulators and the courts find the balance between allowing legitimate commercial communications and preventing spam calls.