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 (2020)
Carter Spies 55th (2020)
Daniel Schriever 32nd (2020), (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* 4th (2017)
Josh Haken 22nd (2017)
Adam Sohl 23th (2011), 40th (2010)
Josh Schriever 18th (2012), 25th (2011), 38th (2010)
Tyler Wessels 37th ( 2012) (2 time qualifier)
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 (2020)
Mary Schriever (2020)
Mary Schriever 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 tickets for playoff football and volleyball 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 Estherville-Lincoln Central in the 1st round of state football playoffs Friday night. https://www.iahsaa.org/tickets/
The Central Lyon volleyball team will be playing Boyden-Hull in Hull Monday night at 7:00. https://bhcomets.hometownticketing.com/embed/all
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.
The English II class started the year reading Lord of the Flies. The overall plot of the novel takes place during wartime and consists of a group of young boys who get stranded on a desert island after their plane crashes. As the boys struggle to come to an agreement on how they will survive on the island until rescue, they become more confrontational. What starts off as a rather civilized atmosphere soon turns into an environment of wild savagery.
Each character in the book depicted significant characteristics that portrayed how they behaved within a group. Some characters were more prone to a civilized society where organized meetings with a leader were important and agreement was essential. Other characters were eventually lost in ideas of savagery, where hunting and killing pigs in a brutal way was the #1 goal, and doing ‘fun’ things on the island was more important than getting rescued.
At the conclusion of the novel, students ‘drew’ a character that they would create a mask for. In the book, the characters wore masks to camouflage themselves when they went hunting. The masks not only served as a visual camouflage device for hunting, but they also served as a symbol of ‘hiding one’s uncivilized actions’ per-se.
Through researching the characters further, students found ways to artistically incorporate important symbols, scenes, and settings to their masks that their particular character exemplified. Students also incorporated elements from a Power and Control Wheel and Respect Wheel. These wheels showed ways in which ‘real-life’ and ‘fictional-life’ people/characters can either build their relationships around an abusive premise using power and control or, hopefully, through mutual respect. Unfortunately, for most of the characters in Lord of the Flies, power and control became the norm.
Check out the pictures of some of the masks that were created.
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 email@example.com. 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.
This morning we were invited to a demonstration by the Rock Rapids Fire Department and the Lyon County Ambulance personnel. Fire Prevention week was last week, but 2nd grade-4th grade students met them on the playground today to learn more about fire safety. To start, they introduced themselves and role-played the phone conversation that would happen if someone called 9-1-1 for a vehicle fire. Next, they radioed for the pumper truck to come and help put out the "pretend" vehicle fire. Two more firefighters in that newly purchased truck came rolling on to the playground with their lights and sirens going and showed us how they would extinguish the fire using the remote control sprayer on the front of it. Everyone thought that was very cool! Finally, they showed us the tools they would use to remove someone from a vehicle accident. They used the jaws of life to remove two doors from an old vehicle and talked about the role the Ambulance EMTs play after there is more room to get inside the vehicle. Throughout our time together, there were some great questions and answers. Everyone was reminded to encourage their parents to check their smoke alarms once a year, and each student received a sticker, a DVD, and a book to share with their families about how to keep making smart choices for life. We would like to thank all of the men and women on the Rock Rapids Fire Department and the Lyon County Ambulance who volunteer their time to keep our community safe! We also want to give a very special shout-out to Micah's dad, Kip, his uncle, Eric, and his aunt, Amy! Not everyone can say they got a special ride to school in a fire truck in 2nd grade, but after this morning...Micah can!
Our school brings a new fun option to lunch, our salad option, which provides a second choice instead of hot lunch. When going through the line students will get to choose either a salad or hot lunch. This option was considered last year when quite a few students wanted to have a second option for lunch that would provide a healthier choice of a meal. The cooks decided that this school year they would make a “salad of the day.”
They serve a salad each day, each being different, the salads of the day are:
These salads have been a hit and have been going very well. Our cooks make about 40 – 45 salads daily and usually they are gone, on some occasions even have run out. These salads aren’t just available to students; they are also available to staff who have also seemed to express liking the option and variety for their lunches. Every salad is made fresh daily and includes extras like fruit or chips. Our cooks also offer any leftover from the day before as a second option. Most statements I received from some students are loving the salads, and the taco salad is the one they like the best. “I like them, especially the taco salad”, “I liked the salads, they’re really good,” and many more great reviews from students. The salads are a fantastic option and I suggest you try one.
October’s Senior Student of the Month has been noticed during her time in high school for her character and her involvement in many activities. This student has been involved in the musical for 2 years, volleyball for 4 years, basketball for 1 year, track for 3 years, softball for 4 years, pep club for 1 year, choir for 4 years, jazz choir for 2 years, the May term play for 2 years, and FCA for 2 years. Maycie Baker in her free time can be found watching Netflix or working with horses. The accomplishments that she is most proud of is when she works with horses and puts in the time and effort to train them to make them the best horse. Maycie is a fantastic senior leader and her favorite class is Algebra II. She has a great attitude, and she always leads by example. According to her favorite teacher Mrs. Langholdt, "She is one of the hardest working people at Central Lyon. She always gives her best in everything she does, she is also extremely kind, caring, and friendly to everyone. She is an amazing young woman, and we are so lucky to have her as a student."
It is with great pleasure that we announce Maycie Baker as this month’s Senior Student of the Month.