The musical Into the Woods will be performed for the public Thursday, October 31, and Saturday, November 2, with a 7:30 pm curtain time. You can reserve your tickets by clicking on the dates and following online instructions; you will pay at the door.
New this year is a “people’s choice award” fund raiser at the musical. Each character will make a box representing themselves and patrons will be asked to put money into the box of their favorite actor/character. All funds will go toward play expenses such as costumes and sets. We will give first, second, and third place winners a small prize.
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.
One of the newest books in the library is the The Flood That Came to Grandma's House by Linda P. Stallone. The book was written about rainfall from Hurricane Agnes causing the Susquehanna River to flood, which makes Grandma and Grandpa abandon their home and flee to higher ground. Former Central Lyon teacher, Mrs. Medema, has a connection to the author. She came and read the book to all three 2nd grade classes and then donated the book to our library. Thank you, Mrs. Medema!
Since 2015 our Central Lyon Mobile App has been available for free download in the iOS (Apple) App Store and Google Play Store (Android).
Central Lyon's featured articles are accessible from the News link of your home mobile screen, and we recently added a link to Central Lyon's YouTube Broadcasting Channel where you can watch most home activities and athletic events. Other links included are the Calendar leading to our google calendar, plus quick access to the school's social media accounts Facebook and Twitter. The Lunch Menu, JMC grade book, Canvas, Contact Us, Notifications, and Settings (which allow you to sign up for notifications) round out the home screen links.
FFA Fruit Sales will run from October 7 - November 11. If you have any questions, feel free to email or call Mr. Rockhill at Central Lyon 712-472-2664.
The 3rd grade students have been learning about nonfiction text features that they will be exposed to this year when using their Social Studies book and reading nonfiction books. Students have been learning why each feature is important. While learning about nonfiction text features, students also created a lapbook about themselves using text features. To finish the unit about nonfiction text features, the students performed "surgery" to exhibit what they have been learning.
Students prepped for surgery by gathering all of the materials needed for the operation, such as scalpel (scissors), band-aids, sutures (glue), and medicine (copy of nonfiction text. Students also put on protective gear, such as latex gloves, hair nets, and face masks, in order to protect themselves.
During the operation, the students were required to complete 5 separate procedures in order to save the life of their patient. They found captions, maps, bold words, table of contents, and photographs during surgery.
A special Thank You goes out to Avera Hospital - Rock Rapids and Sanford Clinic - Rock Rapids for supplying the surgery materials for the students to use! They had a BLAST and the protective gear made learning more fun!!
Mr. Jorth joined Central Lyon as superintendent July 1, 2019, coming to us from Webster City Community Schools. Mr. Jorth received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University in 2002, a Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership from Drake University in 2009 and his Superintendent’s Endorsement from the University of Northern Iowa in 2018.
Superintendent Jorth began his teaching career in Baxter, Iowa as a social studies teacher and football and boys’ basketball coach. He then went to Van Meter and Indianola schools as a teacher and coach, followed by administrative experiences at Coon Rapids-Bayard and his most recent position in Webster City.
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.