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Central Lyon CSD

Elementary (PS-6)


Welcome to my web page!  My name is Denise McCarty.  I have taught at Central Lyon since 2011.  I graduated from Luther College in 2007 and taught in Northeast Iowa before coming here.  I have had experience teaching preschool - 2nd graders.  In my free time, I enjoy camping, traveling, and reading.   I am . . .

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Pet Study

The preschoolers have been learning about pets in their most recent study!  They have learned about the difference between domesticated and wild animals, what pets eat, what habitats our pets have, and how we take care of pets.  . . .

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End-Of-Study Celebration

Check out our preschool end-of-study performance! We just finished learning about the topic, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. To celebrate our learning each student, along with their families, made a musical instrument out of reused materials they . . .

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Tree Study

This fall, the students completed a study on the topic of trees.  They decided to share their learning in a video format.  Each video includes just a few of the things the students learned about trees! 

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Preschoolers Have Been Studying About Exercise

Over the last couple of weeks the preschoolers have learned a lot about exercise.  They have learned what parts of their body they use to exercise, learned some of the names of the muscles and bones that they use . . .

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Pumpkin Study

    The preschoolers just finished a study on the topic of pumpkins.  The students asked questions about what they wanted to know about pumpkins and then had many learning opportunities to answer . . .

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Clothing Study

     During the month of November, the students have been asking and answering questions about the topic of clothing.  They have investigated the different types of clothing people wear, why clothing comes in . . .

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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.