The middle school awards program was held Friday, May 31, the last day of school.
May term is a collection of high school classes that are offered during the last four weeks of the school year. High school students have a chance to explore new areas and give back to the community through service learning. Middle School students get to experience new exploratory classes and special field trips.
CL Broadcasting was a new May Term class in 2019, which highlighed the best of Central Lyon. The students produced two video broadcasts and six podcasts. We hope you enjoy our first broadcasting efforts!
The first podcast guest was Superintendent Dave Ackerman.
The second podcast highlighted CL activities and the next guest for podcast #3 will be teacher Bill Allen.
The summer band lesson schedule is out and all students have been given(or will be given this week) a reminder with their day and time for their lessons. If you would like to check the schedule for your student's time, it is available below.
This year, as in years past, we had a large number of students register for summer lessons. Unfortunately, that means we could not give everyone the time slot they requested. We used a first-come, first-serve schedule and tried to accommodate as best as possible.
There are 2 students scheduled during most time slots - the students in red have their lesson with Mrs. Deutsch and the students in black have their lesson with Mr. Langholdt.
ALL lessons are held in the High School Band/Choir Room.
If you have a conflict at any time during lessons, simply let us know at your lesson or you may e-mail Mrs. Deutsch at firstname.lastname@example.org to try and reschedule. Please note the full schedule - we will try and do our best to reschedule, but there are very few open slots to reschedule. Please be courteous of your band lesson times and try to accommodate them as much as possible!
The lesson schedule below is for all Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning June 4th and running through June 27th.
Summer can be a season full of good times and fun memories, but did you know that kids may experience learning losses when they do not read during the summer? How can you help? Sign your child up for the Central Lyon Summer Reading Program. Studies show that children who read during the summer do better on reading tests in the fall.
The summer reading program will be held in the basement of the public library on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from June 10 – June 28. Students entering 1st and 2nd grades should arrive at 9:15 and be picked up at 10:30. Students entering 3rd and 4th grades should arrive at 10:45 and be picked up at 12:00.
Participation is FREE and is open to all students entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades in the fall. Please sign up online at https://forms.gle/YSDZZM5kXBbE7XPs8
If there are any questions regarding the summer program, please let us know! The school phone number is 472-2664 or you may contact Mrs. Schrick at email@example.com, Mrs. Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org, Ms. Lockey at email@example.com, or Mr. Harman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If your family is not registered at the public library, please stop in sometime prior to June 11 to register. Their hours are displayed on their windows and website: http://www.rockrapids.lib.ia.us/.
On Tuesday, May 14 three teams from Central Lyon competed in an annual math bee competition at Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA. There was one fourth grade team whose members included Connor Altman, Caleb Kooiker, Amber Langholt, Noah Johnson, and Egan Pedersen; Mrs. Baker was the supervising teacher. Two fifth grade teams, supervised by Mr. Jansma, also represented Central Lyon. Members included: Molly Konechne, Alayna Popkes, Elliot Funk, Claire Reiter, Jaden Gukeisen, Jason Huyser, Maria Metzger, Berlyn DeWit, Leo Groen and Zach Drenth.
The students had a fun and successful experience. The fourth grade team earned second place honors in the team division. Egan Pedersen earned third place overall in the individual competition. Caleb Kooiker was involved in a tenth place tie with students from other schools. A couple of fifth graders also earned individual honors. Molly Konechne and Zach Drenth tied for ninth place. There were approximately twenty teams competing in each grade level.
Thank you to the parents who were able to come and support these students. Previous and current teachers should take pride in the achievements of these students. Even though the questions were difficult and lots of deep thinking was needed to problem solve, the excited and enthusiasm of the students were visible throughout the morning.
The 2nd grade students completed a STEAM Activity related to balance, or the scientific term known as the Center of Gravity. Every person and most objects have center of gravity or a balance point. So, what will happen to a person or an object when the center of gravity is thrown off?
The students were given two different challenges to complete. One group was challenged to balance 6 ten penny nails on a single nail. To complete this, each group needed to interlock the 6 nails they were given, lift those nails up to the single supporting nail, and find the Center of Gravity (Balance Point) to complete the challenge. The communication and teamwork was awesome to witness. Many students were stumped for quite a while, but with a couple of small hints all the teams successfully completed the challenge.
The second of the two challenges were balancing blocks. As the students worked on this challenge to see how high a tower they could build, they discovered a wider base lead to a taller tower. As groups completed their towers, they started to combine them into a tower of 56 Jenga blocks tall!
The students enjoyed Mr. P's challenges and worked very well as a team to complete each task. We always love STEAM days with Mr. P! Be sure to check out the pictures!
The USDA Food and Nutrition Services has nutritious free meals available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation during the summer while school is out of session. Go to the following website for details and locations near you: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks