News from Lyons Middle/High School:
I’m the band director at Lyons Middle Senior High School and we are busy preparing to start hybrid instruction on October 5th. Both the band & choir programs have unique needs to ensure student safety due to the nature of aerosol disbursement when playing instruments or singing. If you’re looking for a way to support the local music programs, we could use some help with donations of needed items to make instrument-friendly face masks and instrument covers. — If you would like to help, please visit the ‘Wish List’ that we have created on Amazon. Any items purchased are shipped directly to me. We would be so appreciative of any help at all.
Musically yours, Karen Gregg and Allison Zema
UPDATE September 27, 2020 EVERY.=SINGLE.=THING on this list has been purchased. absolutely blown away by people’s generosity. Thank you for supporting music in Lyons….we are deeply grateful to be a part of this amazing community.
SCHOOL SPORTS NEWS:
Cross country with Mark Roberts, instructor, started August 10th and Softball with new coach Julie Vasquez started August 12.
THE LYONS GIRLS SOFTBALL (Take your own chair; mask; social distance-You cannot sit on the bleachers. Maximum capacity-175 people.)
THE LYONS GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM IS A TOP CONTENDER TO GO TO STATE PLAYOFFS.. They won over Sterling 10-5 on Monday, September 28; with two home runs. They have done very well- won over Platte Valley on Monday, and over Resurrection Christian 11-0 on Tuesday, and have their last game this Friday vs Valley (senior recognition) They will play district playoffs in Aurora.
The Team members are: Brooklyn Enny-So-#1, Samy Koester-Fr-#2, Berkley Andrist-Jr-#3, Shantel Koester-Sr-#4 Marcella Mitchell-Fr-#5, Emerson Maldari-Fr-#6, Maeve Moran-Vanderhoeven-Jr-#7, Avery Joy-Sr-#8.Raeana Ortiz-So-#9, Hannah Schweiger-Sr-#10, Jaz Enny-Sr-#11, Cora Hicks-Fr-#12, Gyli Hay-Jr-#13. They are one of the top State Contenders.
Julie Vasquez is the coach; Grandparents Robb and Cathy Boone, now of north of Cheyenne, Wyo., have been attending these games.
YEA! Bohn Park is open for Softball, and the Lyons Girls were the first to practice on it.. After 7 years, they made it. Thanks to all! There will be practice on the field, but the Little League games remain being played in Longmont.
Lyons Cross Country have done well; with both the girls and boys winning last fall. Quinn Gregg will go for her second straight state individual title for the Girls…with the help of Hannah Thomas and Katie Roberts, For this year, the boys lost their champion Isaac Roberts as well as Simon Stone and Jordan Shackelford, but have the return of Cole Thomas, Arjen Wyjna and Code Shiver to help the out. Good Luck Boys.
Other Sports==Basketball, Spirit and Wrestling are scheduled to start January 4th; Football – Feb. 22; Volleyball-March 1st; and Baseball and Track-April 26th. Several fall school sports have been delayed to March with State Playoffs in May: football, soccer, girls volleyball. The football field just needs the lines painted and they’ll be ready to go for their first home game on October 9th.
Report by LaVern Johnson, September 30, 2020
(See “About Town” for weekly brief summary of current sports)
St. Vrain Valley School Free Lunches – September 27, 2020
Happy Friday! Just a friendly reminder that lunch is available for FREE daily at Lyons Middle Senior for ANY kids ages 1-18. They do not have to be SVVSD students and no ID needs to be shown. Pickup is in the bus lane, M-F from 11am-12:30pm………from Karen Crews Gregg
Amber Burt noted: I work for Nutritional Service (and there has been) very little waste; we have been open since March 16 with only July off .
CONSTRUCTION FOR THE LONG AWAITED Middle/Senior High AUDITORIUM is about to begin. Thru the years, it seemed all High Schools had an auditorium except Lyons, a school bond that includes same was finally included in the 2016 bond Issue. Good News!! ====In November, voters approved St. Vrain Valley’s $260.3 million bond issue by a wide margin, signifying wide community investment in public education. For Lyons Middle Senior, the 2016 bond means a beautiful new auditorium to showcase our strong fine arts programming and support the arts in our community. (Watch the School Newsletter for updates and design)
Directory of Facts (updated 10/2)
Lyons MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL===Andrea Smith, Principal==Office hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. = 303-823-6631; Registrar-(x45609) = Attendance (x45608) Call Angela Rittenhouse, Attendance Clerk, 720-494-3844. Parents can log in to “Infinite Campus Parent Portal” to periodically check your child’s attendance. Absence excuses still need to be reported, even if they are learning from home.
===TECH ISSUES – call 303 823 6311 if you need Tech Help information. ===IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS – Parents are to upgrade the Immunizations of their students. Go to Richelle Brown, Health Clerk 303 823-6631. ===WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWSLETTERS — Are you are interested in knowing what is going on at our schools? The “opening” rules, or “lunch” plans, or sports? Grad news. Tutoring. Click here to get the Newsletter weekly in your email box: Middle/High School Newsletter.
===LINKS to HYBRID Learning beginning Monday, October 5 = School is implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the SVVSD LaunchED program.– It also states the precautions taken. ===Be sure to also check out the quick welcome back video featuring Dr. Haddad and Dr. Smith.
===FREE MEALS: “St. Vrain Valley, Boulder Valley, and Adams County schools are furnishing a free meal to all children under 18 years of age.” Pickup at the Lyons Middle/Senior High from 11 to 12:30 p.m. = time changes Oct. 5th for meals to 10-10:45 a.m. = This also applies to students who are not attending in-school learning for the day, and need a lunch.
===BOOSTER CLUB: We have contributed $200,000+ dollars to the Lyons Middle Senior High School thanks to parent and teacher involvement in Booster Club & forming a community atmosphere. For more information on the Lyons Lions Booster Club CLICK HERE. To fill out an application for membership CLICK HERE.
===ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Office: P: 303-823-6915 = F:720-652-8007 = Andrew Moore, Principal == office hours 7:45-3:30 p.m. == The Newsletter is for families of students; contact the office for more information == Here’s how we do Hybrid…September 29, 2020, by Kim Doering, Secretary
===September 2 — State of
Editor’s Note: We will try to keep this “info block” updated during the month.
REPORTERS WANTED! ~~ Would you like to become a writer/reporter for the Lyons Recorder? We are looking for parents or teachers who would like to report on important school happenings. == Are you a Booster Club member who wants to describe a fundraiser and what the money will be used for? == Are you a drama teacher planning on putting on a play for the public? == Are you a volunteer staff person who would like to keep the “Fact Sheet” up to date? ==Are you a counselor who would like to write an article on enhancing student life, like, “integrity, honesty, LGBT support, sportsmanship, bonding, communication, etc.” == There are plenty of opportunities. See this page to get an idea of what we are looking for. We will consider high school student writers who can get an appropriate recommendation from a teacher (eg, from your English teacher). ~~ You can write to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.