The June Summer Band Lesson Schedule for CURRENT band students is available here!
(NEW band students will have their lessons in August and that schedule will be provided later.)
There are 2 students scheduled during most time slots - the students in red have their lesson with Mrs. Deutsch and the students in black have their lesson with Mr. Langholdt.
ALL lessons are held in the High School Band/Choir Room.
If you have a conflict at any time during lessons, simply let us know at your lesson or you may e-mail Mrs. Deutsch at firstname.lastname@example.org to try and reschedule. We will try and do our best to reschedule, but cannot guarantee a new scheduled time. Please be courteous of your band lesson times and try to accommodate them as much as possible!
The lesson schedule is for all Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning June 1st and running through June 10th.
Congratulations to the May Kid's of Character! Way to work hard and ROAR!
Over the last three weeks, our students worked VERY hard to earn ROAR cards. In order to get the reward students had to earn 1,500 ROAR cards. They blew the goal out of the water and earned 1,972 ROAR cards! They were very excited to help tape Mr. Harman to the wall and go outside to enjoy a freezie! Thank you Mr. Harman for being such a good sport!
The 2021 May Term class CL Broadcasting created the below video to showcase May Term.
May Term is a collection of high school classes that are offered during the last four weeks of the school year. High school students have a chance to explore new areas and give back to the community through service learning. Middle School students get to experience new exploratory classes and special field trips.
The Central Lyon second grade students took their field trip on Tuesday, May 18th. The first stop of the day was at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The kids were able to check out all the different floors and exhibits that the Washington Pavilion has to offer.
We left the Washington Pavilion and headed to McKennan Park. The weather was cool, but we were able to enjoy our lunch outside under the shelter. The kids ate, posed for a few pictures, and played on the equipment at the park.
Our final stop of the day was at the All American Gymnastics Academy. It was one hour of nonstop action. The kids enjoyed bouncing on the trampolines, playing in the inflatables, rope climbing, the ninja course and much, much more.
A big thank you goes out to all the parents that joined us on our field trip. We could not have taken a trip like this without you!
Please click on the small boxes on the three pictures on this page to view some of the photos from our trip.
With only 7 days of school left, we found some awesome people in our community to help keep our learning exciting and fun 'til the end. This morning we were able to enjoy a beautiful walk downtown with our 2nd grade students and our first stop was at Frontier Bank. When we arrived they divided our students in to three groups according to the small coin paper they were given (quarters, dimes, and pennies). The students were able to tour and learn about the vault, various offices, and machines throughout the bank. Everyone saw the important jobs and responsibilities that three of our students' parents do there every day! How cool is that?! Our 2nd graders were treated to dollar sign sugar cookies and juice, learned all about stocks, and brainstormed some companies that might be smart to invest in. They were reminded to keep working hard in school but especially in Math, if they want to be a banker someday! Regardless of their career choice, they were encouraged to keep saving their coins and money for their future, which hopefully includes college. They learned that Frontier Bank even has super neat prizes they can earn there for opening their own savings account! Everyone was so kind and hospitable. Thanks for "investing" your time in our 2nd graders today, Frontier Bank! Everyone thought it was well "worth" it!
Next, we walked over to the Lyon County Sheriff's Office to learn from Sheriff VanderStoepe, three Lyon County deputies, their two K9s, and dispatcher Sandy. Our students were divided in to three smaller groups there as well. With Sheriff VanderStoep our 2nd graders were able to tour an interview room, the jail kitchen, and the dispatcher's office. Sandy told them all about her responsibilities for answering 9-1-1 calls, alerting ambulance and fire rescues, and communicating with the deputies. Deputy Rozeboom showed them the inside of his police car, sounded his sirens, told the children about some of the equipment they use and wear everyday, and even let them try a few things on. Perhaps the ones who stole the show (and our hearts) were the K9s, Ethos and Rizzo. Deputy Munneke and Chief Deputy VerMeer shared all about the jobs their K9s perform, the equipment that's used to keep them safe when working, and how they were able to purchase them. Both of the dogs demonstrated their ability to protect the officers, find what they have taught them to search for, and show how they earn their paycheck (their ball) for a job well done. A final neat connection our students made was to the movie we are planning to watch next Friday, on the last day of school. Deptuy Munneke shared that Rizzo's brother, Tripp, is in the movie, A Dog's Purpose. How sweet is that?! Thank you to everyone at the Lyon County Sheriff's Office for taking time out of your busy day to teach everyone just how valuable your role is in our community. You are very appreciated!
The 2nd grade students have been learning about the importance of conservation and the role that trees and healthy soils play in it. In Art class, with Mrs. Sieperda, they have been working on designing their own creative soil pictures. The Lyon County Conservation representatives came to our classrooms in April to share lots of information and give each student a Common Purple Lilac shrub to take home and plant in their yard. Today for lunch they came back and treated the entire 2nd grade to a pizza party, cupcake, and gatorade for everyone's participation in the conservation poster contest. They announced that Easton Radtke, in Mrs. Snyders' class, was the winner of the county-wide competition and his poster will be sent on to the regional competition. Way to go, Easton! Thank you, Mrs. Sieperda and the Lyon County Soil and Water Conservation office for the opportunity to participate and grow our knowledge of the importance of healthy forests and healthy communities. Happy Spring!
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