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April-June Lyons Pride Newsletter

All 405 Schools will be running Friday schedule on Tuesday, May 5th.

2015 Scholarship Banquet

Keys to Success

        Fifty-one LHS students attended the scholarship banquet in their honor on Thursday, April 30th at the LHS cafeteria. The invitation only event was to recognize students who achieved a 3.68 G.P.A on a 4.0 scale for the first three nine weeks grading period for this school year. The banquet was spon­sored by the USD 405 Board of Education to honor the scholastic achievements of the students who qualified academically for this honor. READ MORE AND VIEW INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP PHOTOS AT 2015 Scholarship Banquet

Tuesday, May 5 - 8th Grade
Wednesday, May 6 - 9th Grade
Thursday, May 7 - 7th Grade
Friday, May 8 - 6th Grade
Tuesday, May 12 - 10th Grade
Wednesday, May 13 - 11th Grade
Cost is $18 per student must be paid in cash. The Medical Center will not make change

Great Job Forensics Team!

On May 1 and 2 the Lyons High School Forensics Team attended the KSH...SAA 3A State Tournament and the results are as follows. Friday -- Lincoln - Douglas Debate-- Masfiq Rahman 2nd - State Runner Up Saturday-- Individual events - We had 9 students competing in 11 events and we broke 7 of those events into Semi Finals and out of those 7 we broke 4 into Finals. Those making it into finals were as follows: Cassie Loesch-- 6th Poetry Richard Leatherberry- 4th SS Andrew Stansbury-- 6th HS Masfiq Rahman-- 5th Impromptu As a team we placed 5th out of 42 teams the best the team has done in a while.

This week's video from the Video Production Class.

Principal Kelly Nusser awarded West Kansas NFL Principal of the Year Award. 

On April 18, 2015, Lyons High School Principal Kelly Nusser was awarded the first ever West Kansas NFL Principal of the Year Award.  This award is given to the principal who has succeeded in providing equal opportunities for students in speech and debate as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession.

Kelly Nusser
Mr. Nusser is an ardent supporter of the Lyons High Debate and Forensics program in many ways.  These range from allowing the team to host many different tournaments that range from the local, league, district, and regional levels.  He has also been willing to help judge tournaments and continues to fight for funding so that students can competitively compete at the state and national levels.


Mr. Nusser was chosen out of a pool of administrators from different schools ranging in sizes from 2A- 6A and was selected by the West Kansas District Committee based on a submission essay.  According to LHS coach Daniel Dawson, “Mr. Nusser fits the description of this award to a T, and I was proud to nominate him for the award.  The support that he gives our students in this activity is tremendous, and it is a privilege for me to be associated with an administrator such as Mr. Nusser.”

CONGRATULATIONS to Lionaires and soloists competing to state competition on Saturday, April 25th!

Lionaires Women - I rating
Lionaires Men - I rating...
Lionaires Ensemble - I rating

Jake Buckman - I rating
Matt Eades - II rating


The Lyons High School Debate and Forensics Team will be having their end of the year awards assembly and show case on May 12 at 6:30 PM. Feel free to come and see some of the pieces that our students competed with this year.

April Newscast from the Video Class check out the special features. Great job students!

New 3D Printer at LHS

Lyons High School recently bought a 3D-printer with the help from two local companies. KNW and Lyons Manufacturing each contributed $800 to the purchase of the 3D-printer. The new printer will be used by many different classes and teachers.. Next school year students will have the opportunity to enroll in a 3D-modeling class, where they will learn how to create 3D objects in a 3D-modeling software program. Students that take Entrepreneurship will create a student ran business that will sell custom designed 3D-printed cell phone cases, Lyons keychains, and other custom made Lyons products. Students will also have the chance to work with the printer in other STEM classes, such as physics, biochemistry, and geometry.

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The printer works by heating up a plastic filament. As the printer heats up the filament lays very thin layers of plastic in the layout of the object you are printing. After each layer the printer adds a new layer of plastic over the previous layer. This layering effect creates the 3D object. The printer has 24 different colors of filament.

Students are very excited at LHS about the new technology and they are looking forward to using it in class next school year.

LHS Students Place at RCAC High School Art Show

Congratulations to Alexis Lasater for winning the overall judges "Best of Show" selection at the annual RCAC High School Art Show.   She also won gold medals on four other pieces she submitted.

Tiele Stephens took the "Best of Show-Lyons" award for her photography piece titled "Legs".  In addition she won 4 gold medals and one blue award of excellence for other photography pieces.

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The judge wrote Mrs. Folck a personal note commending the talents of these young artists and felt any one of their pieces could be the best of show.  I am so proud of all our entries.

Others winning awards were Beth Miller (2 gold medals and 1 blue award of excellence),  Marisol Diaz (1 blue award of excellence and 1 merit award),  Jessica Winford (2 blue awards of excellence and 1 merit award), and Jadyn Snyder (1 merit award).

Each year this show proves to be our toughest competition and shows the quality of work being done within the county.  Little River and Sterling art students also participate. This show will be on display for the public through Sat. from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.    On Wednesday there will be a come and go public reception hosted by the Rice County Arts Council from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.   I encourage you to visit the show or attend the reception and support the Lyons High School art students.The sow is at Studio 96 in Sterling.

Congratulations to Jake! He has signed to sing for Kansas Wesleyan.

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Pictured with him is Wesleyan Music Chair Ken Hakoda, Allan Buckman, Shannon Buckman and LHS Music Instructor Corey Braxton. Jake was a member of the All-State choir earlier in the year.



Great Job to the LHS Choir and Band for the performances at State Large Group Music Contest.
The Choir received an overall - I - rating
The Band received an overall - 2 rating


Baseball/Softball Games Rescheduled


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We appreciate your patience during this busy spring season

JV game Rescheduled:
The JV Baseball game against Kingman, originally set to be played on April 13th but postponed due to rain, will be made up on May 8th and has been moved to Lyons. Lyons Lions will host Kingman's JV on that date starting at 4:00.
Athletic Director Derek Carlson announced that due to circumstances beyond USD405's control with field construction, the JV baseball game that was to be played on Monday, April 20th has been postponed. Carlson said "Every attempt to keep this game going was made including working on it all weekend and/or possibly moving this game to Haven. Unfortunately, this could not be done. We are going to do everything we can to find a date we can to make this game up."  An announcement will be made to inform parents and patrons when this is done.


Week At A Glance

Tuesday, April 21
State Assessments in Math for Sophomores – 2nd Hour in Cafeteria
Track CKTL Meet at Hillsboro – 4:30 p.m.
Dismiss from class at 2:15 Leave at 2:30
Softball and Baseball at Haven - 4:00 p.m.
Dismiss from class at 1:30 – Leave at 1:45 p.m.
Golf at Larned – 1:00 p.m.
Dismiss from class at 10:45 - Leave at 10:50

Wednesday, April 22
State Math Assessments for Sophomores in Lecture Room
State Science Assessments for Juniors – LHS Cafeteria

Thursday, April 23
State Math Assessments for Sophomores in Lecture Room
Track at Sterling Invitational – 3:00
Dismiss from class at 1:45 – Leave at 2:00
JV Baseball at Halstead – 4:00
Dismiss at 1:45 – Leave at 2:00

Friday, April 24
Baseball and Softball vs Halstead at Lyons– 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 25
 3-2-1A State Music Contests for Solos and Ensembles @ SE of Saline




 Skunk Sightings

It is more likely you will smell a skunk than see one. Unfortunately, the City of Lyons has reported sightings of skunks with rabies in the Lyons area. What is important to remember about skunks and rabies is that not all skunks have rabies. Still, it is more important is to remember not to approach it, and instruct children not to...READ MORE AT Skunk Fact Sheet 


Lyons High Ranked 15th Best Public High School in Kansas by Niche Site

According to the Niche website,  “Best Public High Schools ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. Lyons High was awarded a top ranking with As in the areas of Academics Grade, Health & Safety Grade and Student Culture & Diversity Grade.  A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly.” Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students, the site reports it has grown into on the largest content startups in the country. By providing reviews and insight from everyday experts, they make choosing a neighborhood, college, or K-12 school a more transparent process. The organization included Academics, Health & Safety, Student Culture & Diversity,  Teachers, Resources & Facilities, Survey Responses, Extracurricular & Activities, Sports & Fitness, Graduation rate, State Assessment Results, etc. for ranking consideration.

Cell Phones Not Permitted During Instructional Time

Unlike many high schools, students at Lyons High School are permitted to carry their cell phones during the day.

Use of their cells phones is restricted to certain times so that it does not interfere with the learning environment of the classroom. Students are allowed to use their cell phones before and after school, during their lunch period and between passing periods.

Cell phones are not to be used during the "instructional time" of class, which starts when the bell rings to begin the class period and ends when the bell rings to end the class period


A Reminder For Guests:

Lyons High began using Access Control doors earlier this school year. These doors are an added safety feature which allows us to monitor who is entering the building.

Doors to the high school will be locked at all times, except between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., the front doors of the airlock will be unlocked for students to enter the building.

After 8:15 a.m., the front doors will be locked, entrance to the building will be monitored by a camera and intercom system for the Access Control door. After pushing the button, located by the south front door, visitors will be asked to identify themselves and state the reason for their visit before gaining entrance into the building. All guests must register in the office and wear a visitors badge for the duration of their stay.




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Check it out! Presentations from the LHS Video Production Class on our LIONS In Lyons Day with a large contribution from Mrs. Folck and her Art students.  Great job students!

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