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Pahoja/Hatchet Field Trip

Students learn survival skills after reading the novel Hatchet

Axe Throwing

On Tuesday, February 23, Central Lyon sixth grade students traveled to Lake Pahoja Recreational Area to learn some winter survival skills.  The field trip was planned in conjunction with their Hatchet unit, which is a novel about a boy named Brian who ends up lost in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash.  The students got to do several activities, including Ice Fishing, Hatchet throwing, fire making, orienteering (compasses), and shelter building.  We had a great time and the weather was fair. The kids enjoyed shelter building the most (basically they got to play in the snow).  Besides being a little wet from the melting ice/snow, a great day was had by all! 

We want to thank Emily Ostrander and her crew of volunteers for giving us an amazing experience. Click on the image at the right to view more pictures from our day.




The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.