For the seventh consecutive year, the jazz band qualified for the State Jazz Championship to be held April 4, 2017. It is the thirteenth state qualification since jazz band's inception in 2003.
Members of Jazz I
|Paige M. - Alto||Brendan H.|
|Bryce B. - Alto||Andrea K.|
|Charlotte B. - Alto/Clarinet||Zach S.|
|Sydney E. - Tenor||Faith H.|
|Emily V.- Tenor||Joe T.|
|Dylan V. - Bari|
|Bailey S.||Meredith S. - Piano/Vibes|
|Mitch H.||Hope R. - Piano/Vibes/Flute|
|Shyanne E.||Jacob V. - Trap Set/Aux Perc.|
|Dylan V.||Devin M. - Trap Set/Aux Perc.|
|Zed H. - Bass||Jacob S. - Bass|
"I have been involved in Jazz Band all four years of high school. It's a fun addition to being in band because you get to go to competitions against other schools. I feel like the competition pushes us to become better musicians. You also get to play different instruments from regular band. Mr. Langholdt takes it seriously, but he still has fun with it. That's what Jazz band and music is all about, fun "
-written by senior Jacob S.
Central Lyon students can begin signing up for drivers' education Monday, March 17, in the high school or elementary/middle school office. Cost is $230, which is due at time of sign up. The limited available spots are open to Central Lyon students first. Starting April 17, non-district students may register.
Click here for an informational letter from the instructor.
Several FFA students have been selected to participate at the state Convention.
Bailey Keough has been selected for Iowa FFA Talent/Idol. The FFA Idol Competition (FFA Talent) will take place on Monday, April 10th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on the main stage in Hilton Coliseum. The Iowa Farmer Today Award goes to Becca Harberts. Trina Fluit, Jacie Friedrichsen, Kolten Bus, and Jarrett Fastert were selected for Iowa FFA Chorus; Becca Harberts and Devin Miller for State Band. Congratulations for these students and their FFA advisor Mr. Rockhill.
Individual Speech has has been quite successful this year. Eighteen Central Lyon students prepared pieces in a variety of categories including: Prose, Poetry, Literary Program, Improvisation, Acting, Reviewing, and Solo Musical Theater. Three students were chosen for All-State for five pieces; the largest number of pieces qualifying since 1998! The All-State Festival will be held in Cedar Falls on Monday, March 27, 2017.
All-state students, along with categories:
Austin Thomas – Poetry – Performing; Acting – Non-Performing
Hope Rasmussen – Prose – Performing
Brady Wright – Literary Program – Performing; Prose – Non-Performing
How does one earn this prestigious honor? Three judges critiqued performances at the state level. If the performer receives at least two “I” ratings from the judges, he/she will receive an overall “I” rating. Then, it is possible to be considered for the All-State Festival. Two “I” ratings, however, do not guarantee an All-State selection. Two of the judges must make this recommendation. The All-State festival simply showcases the most outstanding performers in the state with one judge providing comments at the end of each category session - no individual ratings will be given at All-State.
We certainly have some amazing talent at Central Lyon. Congratulations to Hope, Austin, Brady, and their speech coach Mrs. Kroon.
Well, here we are in the middle of March. This is the time of year that I’m thankful for March Madness and other end of the winter events that can distract us from the cold weather and cabin fever. Speaking of being thankful, I had a conversation with a parent the other day that was experiencing a difficult time with employment issues and making ends meet for the family. That conversation caused me to think that, you know, we have much to be thankful for here at the school.
His answer (accompanied by awe inspiring highlight clips) was this: It’s for that chance to make that great pass, that great steal, make that unbelievable shot, or make that free throw with no time on the clock. It’s the chance for greatness, it’s the chance to be inspiring! That’s why we play the game. That should be why we teach!
Window decals are available for several sports. Cost is $10 each and must be ordered with this order form. There is also an order specifically for baseball and softball apparel due March 24. Click here for the baseball and softball order form.
The Booster Club current online store features several choices of Lion apparel. Order deadline has passed, but stay turned for the next season orders to become available. Click on the the following link to order online. https://central-lyon.itemorder.com
If you have any questions, please email Rhett Dunn from Universal Athletic at email@example.com.
A "Booster Clothing Online" quick link button can be found on the right side of the Central Lyon web page, which links directly to the clothing website. We will continue to send order forms home for the quick turnaround items, which would include state qualifier shirts.
Central Lyon Preschool, TK and Kindergarten 2017-2018 school year registration information.
Preschool sign-up will begin Monday, April 3, at 8:00 A.M. Call the Elementary/Middle School office at 472-4041. Your Child must be 4 on or before September 15, 2017 to attend preschool.
Sign-up for Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year will begin March 28. Your child must be five on or before September 15, 2017.
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 contact the Elementary/Middle School office at 472-4041.
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 “Catch the Reading Wave. Please click on the video below to see some of the events from the month including dress-up day, door decorating, mural coloring, and reading challenge.
The Enchanted Forest 2017 prom will take place Friday, April 21. In addition to prom planning by the junior class, the after-prom committee is working on a night of fun activities again this year! Last year’s event was a huge success due to community support & contributions.
We are asking for donations of prizes or money to purchase prizes. If you would like to contribute, please drop off prizes or donations to the Central Lyon Superintendent’s Office. A donation letter can be accessed by clicking here, and can be mailed to Central Lyon After Prom, 1010 S. Greene St, Rock Rapids, IA 51246. Your contribution will be recognized on the Central Lyon website.
We look forward to another fun & safe prom for the students of the Central Lyon School District. Thank you in advance for your contribution and support.