For the past three years the shop class has built a tiny house. This year the shop class under the guidance of Mr. Engel is building a regular sized house to be sold. Junior Riley and the senior Eddie both prefer making this house instead of the tiny house. The jobs the students perform rotate every day so they can get more experience in different roles. Riley and Eddie recommend this class to anyone who wants to develop their woodworking skills and practice with hand tools. They will be finished with the house by the end of the 2020-2021 school year and will be working through the winter. When asked about the snow Riley said, “We’re just going to get shovels and some heaters and keep working.” The snow won’t be a problem for the house because as long as the house has a chance to dry, it won’t rot or mold.
They don’t know quite yet how much the house will cost. They currently are building on the tennis courts and a professional moving company will move the house on the buyer's lot. This article by the N'West Iowa Review will tell you more about the house and class. This link will take you to the December 3, 2019, KTIV story.
For area grain farmers, harvest 2019 was met with a number of challenges including a wet spring that delayed planting, a wet fall that delayed harvest and a number of issues in between. But last week, Central Lyon FFA chapter members played a small part in ensuring farmers could continue to work to get crops out without delaying for lunch. Through “Operation: Feed the Farmer” Tuesday, November 12, students packed and delivered more than 200 sack lunches of sandwiches, chips, cookies and water to farmers at area elevators and in the fields. “It’s just one small way we can help them,” said Cameryn Van Holland, who helped deliver lunches at Cooperative Farmers Elevator in Rock Rapids. “This is a big help to us, so we don’t have to stop to get lunch,” said one farmer as an FFA member offered him the meal.
Farmers were welcome to grab a lunch for themselves and anyone else involved in their harvest operation including those running the combine in the field or those hauling grain to the elevator. FFA members also delivered lunches to local businesses who support grain farmers.
After reading the novel Touching Spirit Bear in September, 8th graders completed an art/writing project. Totem poles were created with spirit animals that reflected individual student's past, present, and future lives. Along with artistically creating a totem pole, students also wrote paragraphs for each spirit animal on their totem. Their paragraphs reflected how they possessed the same qualities as the spirit animals they chose. I love to see the artistic talent that comes through on these projects. The totem pictured was created by Madelyn Riibe. Great job, Madelyn!
The anatomy class had the opportunity to tour Avera in Rock Rapids. The staff for all departments were fabulous and we would like to thank each and every one of them!!
Madelyn Holland wrote up a nice synopsis of what we toured:
On November 18, 2019 the Central Lyon Anatomy and Physiology class took a trip to the Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids. The students split into three groups and toured throughout the hospital. The students visited several different areas including the operating room, gastrointestinal, sterile processing, inpatient, emergency room, pharmacy, clinic, physical therapy, lab, and radiology. The students learned about roles of different job opportunities throughout the hospital from surgery to administration, as well as what certain employees do.
In honor of National Kindness Day our PBIS team created a backdrop for students and staff to use. We are excited to share one of our TK classes taking part in this fun activity!
Open campus typically begins in December, or earlier at the discretion of the principal. This year, open campus for eligible seniors began Wednesday, October 30, 2019, during study hall, designated college course time, and lunch. DEAR open-campus would only be available to students who have study hall/college coursework eighth hour. Seniors can check their eligibility with Mrs. Sprock or Principal Engleman.
Open Campus Requirements:
Students who earn OPEN CAMPUS and then violate the guidelines or school policy may lose OPEN CAMPUS privileges for the remainder of the school year and be assigned to study hall. Eligibility can be earned every four weeks, at midterm and quarter-end.
The students in Human Relations were given the assignment of writing a lesson plan incorporating a different culture. They were given a lesson plan template to follow for developing their plans. Students were allowed to choose which grade level and subject area they wished to develop a lesson for and then taught their lesson to our class.
Lesson plan topics included the following:
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.