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Driving Schedules for 2016
Scholarship Banquet 2016
‘Points of a Compass' was the theme for the 2016 scholarship banquet held Thursday, April 28th at the LHS cafeteria. The invitation only event was to recognize 51 LHS 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.
Master of Ceremonies for the evening was School Board President Kevin McClure, Student speakers included: Christian Mendez, Alexis Villanueva, Cordon Rowley and Cassidy Troyer. All spoke on the theme for the night. School board member Gary Smith introduced guest speaker for the evening Rich Burgess. Decorations for the banquet were world globes of all different sizes collected from classrooms throughout the district. READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS AT Points of a Compass
There has been a change to the Physicals Schedule that are in the district calendar with the Lyons Medical Center. The new schedule will be as follows:
9th Grade - May 4th
7th Grade - May 6th
10th Grade - May 10th
11th Grade - May 11th
6th Grade - May 13th
8th Grade - May 18th
Driver's Education Classes Begin June 6th
Board of Education Meeting
The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will begin at 6:00 p.m. on June 13th at the Frisbie Education Center (FEC).
We Will Miss You
Craig Allison is concluding the second half of his teaching career in Lyons, having taught nineteen years here and his first twenty in Abilene, KS. He has been an enthusiastic supporter for many Lyons activities, particularly enjoying driving the bus for activities, directing pep bands, and taking students to honor bands and on ski trips.
Craig derives much satisfaction in bringing musical notes on the page to life through the telling of stories and the use of imagination. This, and visiting with the students, will be what he will miss most about teaching.
Retirement will allow Craig the flexibility to mow his lawn when he wants to, not when he has to. He also looks forward to exploring our country, visiting historical sights, and attending professional sporting events in times other than the hot summer.
I began my teaching career in 1974 after graduating from Marymount College. I accepted the Sophomore English position at Lyons High School intending to stay for a few years. Two years later, I met my husband Steve who had returned to the family dairy after graduating from Kansas State University. After 42 years of living and working in Lyons, my two years turned into a permanent home.
I took a seven year leave from teaching to raise our three sons and returned to the Sophomore English position in 1990. My new assignment included the Senior English classes, and in 1998, I began teaching dual credit classes through Barton County Community College.
My favorite part of teaching is teaching students their Sophomore year and then having them return to my class for their Senior year. I enjoy seeing the students mature in two years and watch their writing skills develop. It’s exciting to share the Senior year with students.
I worked with outstanding teachers and administrators during my years of teaching in Lyons and have made lasting friendships. The student teachers that I had over the years have left lasting memories as I enjoyed helping a new teacher adapt to the classroom. I loved their enthusiasm and their eagerness to become teachers. My favorite memories involve past students coming back to share their lives with me. It is enjoyable to hear of their careers and know that I might have made a slight impact on their lives.
I will especially miss the students. I enjoy watching young people grow and seeing them develop their skills as a writer. Yet, after 34 years of teaching, I am looking forward to a less rigid schedule. Steve and I plan to travel and spend more time working in their yard.
I taught school at Galva High School when I graduated from college. This was for just one semester(I graduated mid-term). Then for three years I taught at Stockton Jr. High School (7th and 8th grade English). I then worked as assistant food director at Sterling College for three years. Following this I taught Food Service at KSIR for three years. I then went into the restaurant business. I have been with USD 405 for five and one-half years as a para. I plan on relaxing and doing a little traveling in my retirement years. I'll also be devoting some of the time to the open class food division of the Kansas State Fair.
I have many memories, but the most recent was in Mr. Reid's American History class a couple of years ago. At the end of the first semester we has just studied the great depression. I told the students that when we came back to school for second semester that everything we would be studying would be my lifetime. One of the boys said "ANCIENT HISTORY!"
I think the thing that I will miss most is the interaction with the students. It seems that there is always a new way to learn. I hope that I don't stop learning.
Congratulations to our LHS Cheerleaders for the 2016-2017 school year! Members will include:
Alternate is Alicia Silva
Beginning Monday, March 21, 2016 we request that the following process be used by school bus drivers, students who drive to school, and parents who transport their children to and from school.
-High School students enter the parking lot from either the Dinsmore Avenue entrance or the east American Road entrance.
-Parents drop off at either the LMS drive or the LHS lot or circle.
-Busses drop off at the LHS circle.
-High School student exit the parking lot from either the Dinsmore Avenue exit or the east American Road exit.
-Parents pick-up in either the LMS or LHS parking lot. If using the LHS lot, enter and exit from the Dinsmore Avenue drive or the east American Road drive.
-Buses will pick-up LMS and LHS students at the LHS circle.
We believe these changes are necessary for both student safety and better traffic flow.
A Reminder For Guests:
Please note that you will need to enter in through the LHS main entrance for all high school activities. The main entrance for the middle school will be locked
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.
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.