On Friday October 29, 2021, students and the staff can dress up for Halloween.
All tickets for playoff games must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Once purchased, you can either store the ticket on your mobile device or print the ticket and bring it to the gate to be scanned. The cost per ticket is $8.00 for school-aged children on up.
CL-GLR will be hosting Clear Lake in the 2nd round of state football playoffs Friday night. https://www.iahsaa.org/tickets/
The annual FFA fruit sales fundraiser is in full swing! Members are out selling, but if you don’t know a member or prefer to order online, below is the link. The only way to pay is Venmo if you are wanting to purchase online. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Rockhill at email@example.com and we will clarify. Thanks!
The construction careers class, consisting of mostly freshmen, is the introductory class taught by Mr. Engel. On Tuesday, October 19, they traveled to Sioux City for the Build Iowa Expo! We had students operating large equipment, laying tile, seaming carpet, running forklifts, shingling, virtually welding, building benches, and so much more!
It was a great day!
Every October several students from area schools audition for All-State Music, which was held in LeMars, Iowa. This year Central Lyon had seven students who auditioned. Two students auditioned for band—Eliora Enriquez on saxophone and Gabrielle Rasmussen on trumpet. We also had five students who auditioned for choir—freshman Maggie Sides, juniors Lilyann Downward, Anna Van Aarsten, Anna Warntjes, and Matthew Langholdt.
Congratulations to Lilyann Downard who was recalled and to Matthew Langholdt, Anna Van Aartsen, and Anna Warntjes who were chosen to be in all-state choir. This is Anna Van Aarsten's third year, Anna Warntjes’ second year, and Matthew Langholdt's first year of qualifying. They will be part of the more than 1,000 students who travel to Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, every November to play in the band or orchestra, or to sing in the choir. This year’s 75th annual All-State Musical Festival will be held November 18-20, 2021.
Mrs. Langholdt had praise for every student who tried out, “For those who choose to travel the road to All-State auditions, my hat is off to all of you. It involves several months of hard work, challenging yourself in ways you never expected and having to sometimes experience bitter disappointment. Keep your head held high. The work you put into this is not in vain! Auditioning for All-State has taught all of you self-discipline, determination, poise, professionalism and so much more, and you have become a better musician and person because you had the courage to undertake this difficult process. Keep up the good work!”
Congratulations to all who were accepted into the Iowa All-State choir, band, and orchestra.
Congrats to Mary Schriever, Afton Schlumbohm, and Lane Henrichs who punched a ticket to state! They will compete at the Iowa high school state cross country meet at Kennedy Park in Fort Dodge next Saturday, October 30. The meet has been co-ed since 1979 and has taken place in Fort Dodge since 1993.
Below is a compilation of the past state qualifiers and place at state.
BOYS - Individual Qualifiers
Lane Henrichs (2021)
Carter Spies 55th (2020)
Daniel Schriever 32nd (2020), 19th (2019), 17th (2018)
Joe Anderson* 2nd (2018), 3rd (2017), 5th (2016), 16th (2015)
Gable Sieperda** 1st (2017), 3rd (2016), 6th (2015), 6th (2014)
Blake Johnson* 6th (2017)
Josh Haken 30th (2017)
Adam Sohl 23th (2011), 40th (2010)
Josh Schriever 18th (2012), 25th (2011), 38th (2010)
Tyler Wessels 37th ( 2012)
K.C. Fiedler* 13th (2005)
Trev Fiedler* 9th (2007), 22nd (2006), 18th (2005)
2020 Team (13th at state) Daniel Schriever, Carter Spies, Xander Ditsworth, Lane Henrichs, Matt Helken, Chase Duin, Brandon Van Briesen
2019 Team (14th at state) Daniel Schriever, Xander Ditsworth, Carter Spies, Lane Henrichs, Matt Haken, Ulises Macias, Johnny Schmidt
2018 Team (4th at state) Joe Anderson, Daniel Schriever, Payton Mauldin, Taeron Olson, Kade Griesse, Martin Macias, Matt Haken
2017 Team** (1st at state) Gable Sieperda, Joe Anderson, Austin Henning, Blake Johnson, Taeron Olson, Josh Haken, Brayden Stoecker, Zach Springer
2016 Team (4th at state) Gable Sieperda, Joe Anderson, Austin Henning, Blake Johnson, Taeron Olson, Luke Schriever, Josh Haken, Zach Springer
2010 Team (9th at state) Adam Sohl, Max DeJong, Josh Schriever, Andrew Kruger, Reid Guse, Ethan Van Briesen, Tyler Wessels
2006 Team (10th at state) Phillip Rozeboom, Trev Fiedler, Tim Kroon, Mack Vande Kamp, John Hommes, Kendall Kruse
2005 Team (5th at state) K.C. Fiedler, Tyler Fluth, Phillip Rozeboom, Trev Fiedler, Tim Kroon, Mack Vande Kamp, Alex Hopp
? Team Brent Stille, Chad Hayenga, Mike Heidloff, Kurt Weeks, Lee Kramer, Travis Shaffer
GIRLS Individual Qualifiers
Afton Schlumbohm (2021)
Mary Schriever (2021), 80th (2020)
MaKayla Witt 53rd (2017)
Kori Schulte 16th (2012)
Tori Figge (2010)
Steph Wibben* 6th (2008), 1st (2007), 2nd (2006), 4th (2005)
Jessah Fiedler* 8th (2007)
Becca Ellis 17th (2007), 53rd (2006)
Jill Estes* 9th (2006)
Amanda Folkens 38th (2005), 59th (2004)
2007 Team (4th at state) Steph Wibben, Jessah Fiedler, Kristi DeBoer, Michelle Christians, Becca Ellis, Melissa Kruse, Karlee Stubbe
2006 Team (7th at state) Steph Wibben, Erika Menning, Michelle Christians, Becca Ellis, Jill Estes, Kristi De Boer, Melissa Kruse
2005 Team (9th at state) Amanda Folkens, Jessica Christians, Steph Wibben, Erika Menning, Jessa Menning, Christina Hagger
? Team Dolly Hansen, Denise Cuttell, Sharon Groen, Dawn Trei, Amy Siebring, Emmy Wyatt, Shelli Arneson
* ALL-State Place Winner
** ALL-State CHAMPION
Mrs. Christensen’s favorite project is coming again and that’s the baby project. This is her 20th year teaching child development with the aid of empathy bellies and computerized babies. The empathy belly simulates the body changes during pregnancy and how that affects the ability to do activities such as walking stairs and sitting comfortably. The computerized babies are a unique learning aid when studying early childhood, parenting, and infant health. During the overnight simulation experience the students must determine whether the baby needs feeding, burping, rocking, or changing. They also are expected to dress the baby appropriately for weather and outside temperature, handle baby correctly, and respond to the babies’ cries for care. At the end of the simulation, Mrs. Christensen will receive a detailed assessment report which records how the students treated them tracking care events, abuse, surrounding temperatures, time in a car seat, and clothing changes. In addition to the computerized report, students are required to keep a journal in which they document when care was administered and what type of care the baby needed.
The biggest challenge for the students is being woken up during the evening to care for the baby. Students also comment on how others look at them when they are caring for a baby in public since they do look real. Students must carry the baby in an infant car seat and remember the diaper bag, which can get cumbersome and heavy, while trying to carry other items. The most challenging thing for Mrs. Christensen is making sure all the babies are charged and functioning properly. If a student has a problem with the baby during a simulation, the students are able to contact the teacher and resolve the issue that way.
In Mrs. Ditsworth’s first year of teaching middle school there is a new activity for her seventh grade classes. They read the book The Best Part of Me: Children Talk about their bodies in Pictures and Words by Wendy Ewald. The Best of Me follow-up activity is about identifying the best part about you that makes you unique. Even if more than one student chooses the same part, there is something that makes it different from the others.
Mrs. Ditsworth had led this activity while she was teaching in the lower grades in past years, and thought it would be a great way to start the year. Her students enjoyed doing this project as it allowed for them to be creative while they created PowerPoint presentations. The activities promote a positive outlook to learning. Mrs. Ditsworth feels that is is important to encourage students to have a "learning and growth mindset" and she wants to encourage her students to create a community of responsibility and collaboration within their classroom, school, and community. This activity allowed for the students to look at themselves in a positive light rather than the negative. Even though this is the first time seventh grade students have participated in this activity, she will have future classes complete it as well. Check out the class PowerPoint presentations, which include pictures and explanations as to why students chose the best part of themselves.
Get your Newsies tickets now! Central Lyon High School Drama Department presents Newsies, which will be performed for the public on Thursday, October 28, and Saturday, October 30, at 7:30 PM, plus Sunday, October 31, at 2:00 PM. Starting on Monday, October 18, tickets may be reserved for the Central Lyon High School production of Disney’s Newsies! Call Leah in the high school office at 712-472-2664 or email Ann Langholdt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Newsies is directed by Ann Langholdt and Rochelle Ebel.
Here is a synopsis for Newsies from https://www.mtishows.com/newsies-0
Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets of New York City. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plumber, the newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer?
The score includes the show-stopping “Seize the Day”, power ballad “Santa Fe” and lovely new songs like Katherine’s “Watch What Happens”.
It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.