The FFA would like to invite you all to participate in the FFA Cans or Coins project, which ends December 17. The past couple years have been very successful with this project, and we look forward to doing it once again. We ask you to give because you want to help others in time of need.
The FFA has placed piggy banks in each classroom for coin donations.
-Middle school please bring your nonperishable food items to the top of the stairs and the FFA members will collect the items.
-High school please bring your nonperishable food items to Mr. Rockhill's room.
From there we will put the items under the Christmas tree in the HS commons.
Please watch this terrific video which was written, produced, filmed and edited by the Tech Ed 8 class.
Central Lyon 8th graders worked for approximately one month to write, film, direct and produce the video version of Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
Groups of students were assigned a chapter(s) to create a video format of a book they had recently read in literature class. Each segment will be published in a video format and then combined to create one larger video.
On the evening of Tuesday, October 23rd, ten FFA members from Central Lyon got onto a charter bus and rode for eleven hours. They arrived at their first stop the next morning. Fair Oaks Dairy Farm located in Fair Oaks, Indiana was the first stop of the trip. At Fair Oaks, we were able to take a tour of the dairy and pig adventure. The FFA members This involved getting onto a bus and going to the dairy barns where the bus drove through, so we could see what was happening while listening to an audio recording that was explaining how the farm was run. Once done with the barns, we were able to go to a viewing area of the milking parlour, and then got back on the bus to head for the pig adventure. The pig adventure was mostly a self guided tour where we were able to look through viewing windows to watch baby pigs, guilts, and sows. Afterwards we headed back to the main part of the farm where we went through the crop adventure and then got to witness a calf be born. Once done at the farm, we headed back to bus and took off towards Greenfield where we stayed for the remainder of the trip. Our chapter was lucky enough to get tickets to the Garth Brooks concert, which was on Wednesday night. Everyone had a blast at the concert and really enjoyed the amazing show that Garth put on. Elizabeth Huyser said, “That was the best concert to go to for it being my first concert!”
Starting the next morning we headed for National Convention where we started the day at the shopping mall and expo building. In this building there were many things to do such as visiting booths to learn all about different topics, getting as much as free stuff as possible, and visiting the shopping mall to get some cool FFA apparel. We also went to the Indianapolis Arts Garden to watch Devin Miller perform an assortment of music hits with the band. We attended the FFA Talent session at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where we mostly heard people singing, but also saw some dancing and other talents. We also attended multiple different sessions while we were there. During these sessions we got to witness other members receive multiple different awards, and see some of the winning talent acts perform. Judson Laipply was one of keynote speakers we had the honor of listening to him. His main message was to get off the struggle bus, and after the message we got to witness his Evolution of Dance. The Evolution of Dance is a dance that is filled with multiple different dance moves from different decades.
Our group also got to tour the South Side Landfill, which was a unique experience. We learned the history behind the landfill at the Golf Course and then got onto the tour bus and went to the actually landfill. We drove around the landfill and got to see the process of how a landfill works and all the different machines that they use. Overall it was more than anyone would have thought it to be, and at the end we got to tour the greenhouse. The greenhouse ties into the landfill because the methane gas that is produced off of the landfill is collected in order to run the greenhouse. We also received a poinsettia as a small gift from the landfill as an appreciation token for us taking the tour.
Haley Borman “My favorite part of National Convention was listening to Judson Laipply’s message and then watching him perform his evolution of dance.
Josh Rockhill “National Convention is always a trip that students and I can look forward to each year. For me, it is exciting to see what the kids take from the events that happen in Indianapolis and on the trip. I also believe that this year was special because students were finally able to see one of our own in the national realm of the FFA”
Central Lyon Elementary students got a special treat Friday morning when they arrived to school. The high school girls basketball teams was waiting to greet students with smiles and high fives as they entered the building and awaited for the school day to begin. This is all part of the PBIS program which focuses on reinforcing positive behavior choices by the elementary students. Younger students look to upper classman as role models.
The PBIS team thanks these individuals and their coaches for their willingness to show up early to school and modeling how to Respect All, Offer Help, Accept Responsibility, and Reach Expectations. Little Lions love to R.O.A.R!
We have currently finished setting up our new Inventables CNC router! A CNC router gives the kids the capability to engrave personal drawings on their wood projects in the shop. The kids will draw their design on the computer and then transfer it to the machine where it will be cut out to their particular specifications. This machine is a great addition to the shop because it gives the kids an opportunity to not only personalize their own projects, but also help out the school district to possibly make activity plaques!
Central Lyon students have been hard at work demonstrating positive behavior choices. Students have the opportunity to earn ROAR cards daily by Respecting All, Offering Help, Accepting Responsibility, and Reaching Expectations. When a student earns a ROAR card, the card is put into a classroom container. Classroom teachers draw a name out of the that container weekly to earn a reward or privilege within the classroom. On Friday afternoons, the ROAR cards are put together in a large community tub displayed in the office hallway. Mr. Harman then draws 6 cards out to highlight students who were showing Roaring good behaviors. These students are recognized and earn a certificate.
During this semester a few of our Ag students have spent some time teaching in the second and third grade classrooms. The high school students have taught them lessons about Dairy, Iowa Agriculture, and some by-products we get from crops and animals. We look forward, to another great semester starting on January!
Our winter sports seasons are upon us, and we wanted to share with you new expectations that have been put into place. Central Lyon, as a school district, strive to cheer on our Lions, show school spirit, and promote good sportsmanship; we need your help! Partnering hand in hand with our PBIS goals, we have developed expectations that our students are to follow while at extra-curricular events. These expectations include:
The elementary students will have two options as to where they will be seated.
1. A section has been designated in the upper southeast corner of the bleachers where all elementary students will need to remain seated when either game is going on.
2. Students may be seated with their parents during the duration of the games.
Either way the students will understand when it is appropriate to leave the game to use the restroom or go to the concession stand. All other times are when the students will need to remain in either of the 2 seating options.
Please remind your students to follow the expectations at every extracurricular event. We appreciate your support.
Dear Friends of the Foundation,
You are invited to participate in the Seventeenth 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 educational opportunities, school facilities, technology, and service, on behalf of the Central Lyon Community School District.
Last year’s Fund Raising Campaign raised over $37,000! Just under $8,000 was expended for grants 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 part of the four-year commitment for the new technology in the distance learning center. The balance of the funds was set aside in the Foundation’s Permanent Endowment Fund. A separate page highlighting recently funded Lion Grants and scholarship recipients is included with this letter.
Since the first Fund Raising Campaign in 2002, supporters of the Foundation have contributed over $549,000. Approximately $251,500 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. On the back of this letter is the Friends of the Foundation list from last year’s 2017 Campaign.
Thank you for your support!
Central Lyon School Foundation, Inc.