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CAFE' OF ACTIVITIES: This year the Central Lyon Broadcasting May Term team decided to make a video highlighting our extra-curricular activities. We focused on some of our lesser-known activities at Central Lyon. Our video featured a . . .

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May Term Fun Facts

Four Lifetime Recreation Classes Offered

May term has been a part of spring at Central Lyon for 26 years. Many new classes are offered during the last four weeks of the school year, including lifetime recreation classes proposed by teachers in their passion . . .

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We Appreciate Our Subs

Central Lyon employs a total of 20 high school substitute teachers, needing around 10 each week. There are many factors in deciding who to call for a sub. Some substitute teachers are available certain days of the week and . . .

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Birthday Paradox

April and May

What is a paradox?  Dictionary.com says a paradox is"... a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd, but in reality, expresses the truth." Have you ever heard of the birthday paradox, also known as the . . .

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Pi Day

On Pi day, March 14th, Mr. Wright brings brings pies and cookies for his students. This year he brought a total of 10 pies, three pumpkin and seven apple pies that he made with his mother. He also brought chocolate cookies for those that . . .

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Indirect Measurement

The topic of math doesn’t grab many people’s attention, but it does for the teacher Mr. Wright, who currently teaches basic geometry, geometry, algebra II, and calculus I. To keep kids’ attentions and to help them learn . . .

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CL FFA Hosts Sub-Districts

Central Lyon has been competing in sub-districts for several years, but will be hosting the FFA Northwest Sub-Districts contest for the first time on February 24, 2022. The host school rotates from school to school in Lyon and Sioux . . .

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The Kindness Squad

The Kindness Squad at Central Lyon consists of all fourth-grade students and their teachers Mrs. Groen, Mrs. Van, and Mrs. Metzger. Each week Thursday, they find a way to encourage and spread kindness to students, teachers, and the . . .

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Seniors' Last Semester

While most seniors coast on their last semester, these seniors continue to work hard in their last semester of high school. These classes include single survival, housing, and advanced math. 

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The Power of Reading

Reading is a really important skill among students especially younger students. Reading is powerful it allows for kids to gain knowledge unbeknownst to them.

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Intro to Early Childhood

These students are working hard in intro to Early Childhood. Intro to Early Childhood is a college course that Mrs. Christensen teaches second period during second semester and is a dual credit course for NCC.

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Meet the Dance Team

The Central Lyon Dance Team performs during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game. The dance team  practices  during flex time .

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Sixth Grade Lego League

This year’s FLL Challenge is themed Cargo Connect. Sixth grade students were divided into nine teams; each team built a robot and programed 17 autonomous codes to complete tasks required to accomplish each mission. This . . .

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Lions Concession Stand

Have you ever walked through the door of Central Lyon High School and smelled the fresh popcorn popping? Along with popcorn, the concession stand offers many delicious options. You may choose cookies, candy, hotdogs, subs, ice . . .

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All State Music

Every October several students from area schools audition for All-State Music, which was held in LeMars, Iowa. This year Central Lyon had seven students who auditioned. Two students auditioned for band—Eliora Enriquez on . . .

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Baby Project

Mrs. Christensen’s favorite project is coming again and that’s the baby project. This is her 20 th year teaching child development with the aid of empathy bellies and computerized babies. The empathy belly simulates the body . . .

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Mass Band Show

On Friday, October 15, during halftime of the CL-GLR football game, there was special entertainment! This was the show's 31st year of performance. The mass band show started when Central Lyon and George-Little Rock . . .

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7th Grade Rock Band

Middle School students are learning something new during the 2021-2022 school year at Central Lyon. The new unit is called Seventh Grade Rock Band taught by Mrs. Langholdt. The rock band meets every day during first hour for all seventh . . .

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Salads

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 . . .

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A Peek into May Term

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 . . .

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Delta Hydro Water Grant

Central Lyon was recently awarded a grant from Delta to purchase a water dispenser. The grant application was completed by Mrs. Christensen's Health II students Morgan Robinson, Xander Ditsworth, and Sydney Wells, along with Nurse . . .

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The Sensory Trail

The hallway sensory trail is used by many people and and for many situations. Younger kids and elementary teachers use it most often. The trail is used for the kids to get up and moving so they can focus on schoolwork later. This . . .

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Board Breaking Demonstration

On December 11, 2020, father and son Taekwondo Black Belts Kert and Konner Cohoon demonstrated breaking boards for teacher Sandra Allen’s Speaking Fundamentals class as part of Konner’s demonstration speech. Black . . .

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Cookie Decorating Contest

Batch #8 WINS

Last week, we had a competition between three family and consumer science (FACS) classes for the best decorated sugar cookies. The classes that were involved in the contest were two sections of Foods 1, Single Survival, and Creative . . .

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DEAR vs FLEX

    Ten years ago, DEAR began as a period at the end of the day where the students dropped everything and read for 14 minutes, but over time DEAR evolved into a study hall where no one basically dropped everything and . . .

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New Individual Speech Coach

Mrs. Langholdt volunteered to be the individual speech coach because it was open due to Miss Sndyer's leaving. She didn't want the students to miss out the great things that individual speech offers. She also has always loved coaching . . .

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Strength and Conditioning

In strength and conditioning, students are given the opportunity to get strong and stay strong. A healthy body is a healthy mind!

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Students in Art Class

Mr. Towne is the high school art teacher. Students in his class can draw, paint, or a number of other creations. 

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Central Lyon CSD Mobile App

Quick Access to CL YouTube Channel

Since 2015 our Central Lyon Mobile App has been available for free download in the iOS (Apple) App Store and Google Play Store (Android). Central Lyon's featured articles are accessible from the News . . .

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Fight Song

Students and staff show their school spirit by singing the Central Lyon Fight Song!  

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Windshield Time

The most recent  Windshield Time  video focuses on the changes to our MOVE OVER law that went into effect July 1, 2018.  . . .

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Recess

Click the photos to see the kids having fun at recess.

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Consider Hosting a Student

EF High School Exchange Year is looking for caring families who would be open to hosting an international high school exchange student for either one semester or for the academic year. EF High School Exchange Year connects thousands of . . .

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Phone-Free Classes

Since Tuesday, April 28, 2015, which was declared “Phone-Free Tuesday” by the administration, cell phone distraction has been drastically reduced at school.  That infamous Tuesday began with an . . .

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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.