In General Science during May Term we started off with an experiment that needed us to do some collaboration and prototype building. We first watch the Perseverance land on Mars and talked about how the scientists had to use team work to find the best way to be successful. Then the students were challenged to make a contraption that would be able to land a raw egg safely in a one story drop to cement. The challenge was that they could only use up to 6 sheets of paper and 50 cm of masking tape. Many students have made successful egg drop contraptions in the past using any supplies they wanted but this was a brand new challenge.
First they had to make a drawing of what they wanted to build, then they had to build it. When we did our drops, only 3 of 25 eggs survived; click through the pictures to see which eggs survived and which ones didn't. It was a good lesson to realize that even when we don’t succeed in the original challenge, we learn and modify. It is just a step in the overall process.
You can still order your 2020-2021 yearbook. Final orders must be placed by May 21, 2021! Cost is $60.
For every 5 yearbooks sold between now and May 21, a section of the cover image will be revealed across from the guidance office!
The play, Don't Try to Wake Him, Hand Me the Shovel, will be performed on May 18, 2021, at 7:30 PM, and will be directed by Sherwin and Ann Langholdt.
Below is a short synopsis.
From the word “GO,” investigative reporters Livermore and Highwater are determined to get the (alleged) spooks at Billingsgate Mansion on the six o’clock news and get the break they need to save their jobs. The featured story: Seeing is Believing. Paranoid, they enter the dreaded Billingsgate mansion in ghost-catching wardrobe and full ghost gear (fatigues and a videocamera). One rat-a-tat-tat sends Livermore running for the exit, “This was a dumb idea, this was a stupid idea, this was a ridiculous idea!” and Highwater avowals, “And all three of them were yours!” Ever try to get a ghost on the six o’clock news? Here’s what you get: a ghostswept broadcast with a squad of lost cheerleaders, a double-dealing horror movie producer and her secretary, a couple of convicts trying to stash a body in the basement, and a bumbling policeman on the prowl. Nobody can tell the guests from the ghosts and shortly after the news, it’s every ghost for himself. Only Pat Cook gives you all the comforts of home in this fast-paced farcical ghosthunt with a ghostbuster named Pookee.
Please see the Public Health COVID Vaccine update from our partners at Health Services of Lyon County
Starting on Monday, April 5, 2021, the Governor has authorized the increase of vaccine availability to all Iowans. Public Health of Lyon County and our partners Avera Rock Rapids and Sanford Rock Rapids will be moving forward with the expansion of vaccine availability to all Iowans. In our county we will offer the vaccine to all persons 18 and older. Please note with this change, Lyon County is expecting to have low volume of vaccine with increased demand.
To be placed on a waiting list for the vaccine, call Health Services of Lyon County at 712-472-8200.
Avera Rock Rapids and Sanford Rock Rapids will be notifying their primary-care patients regarding their vaccine registration opportunities.
Health Services of Lyon County wants to encourage all residents to take advantage of getting the vaccine when it is available and offered. The vaccine offers another piece of mitigation in the goal to decrease the spread of illness and move forward to more normal lifestyles.
COVID illness rates over the past 14 days has creeped up slightly, and all of us need to keep up the fight of following mitigation measures. There are new variant strains that are circulating around the world, United States, and here in Iowa. Please stay vigilant and remember to do the following :
Thank You for your efforts in keeping Lyon County safe!
Melissa M. Stillson, RN
Public Health Administrator
Health Services of Lyon County
Congratulations to our March Kid's of Character! Students have been doing a great job all year of reaching our ROAR expectations!
Preschool sign-up began Monday, March 15. To sign up, please call the Elementary/Middle School Office at 472-2664 and choose Extension 1. Your child must be 4 on or before September 15, 2021 to attend preschool. This is sign-up only, you will still need to register your child in August.
To attend Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten, your child must be five on or before September 15, 2021. If your child currently attends Central Lyon Preschool, Central Lyon TK, Rock Rapids Head Start, Doon Preschool, or you are considering sending your child to kindergarten or transitional kindergarten, you will need to complete and return the form to the Elementary/Middle School Office. Forms will be sent home with each family and can also be printed by clicking here or stop in the office. The form will be the only way to sign-up. This is sign-up only, you will need to register your child in August. Please return form ASAP.
Visit Day for preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten will be Friday, April 30. More information will follow about Visit Day.