Lyons Middle/Senior High School named as a top HS in the country by USNews! #1/115 Middle/Seniors in the state and #11/701 including all MS/HS combined by School Performance Framework. (full article “coming soon”)
PARAPROFESSIOANL JOB Opening
Lyons Middle Senior is hiring for a paraprofessional to help out one of our students needing special education services! Come join a great team where your work matters and you will impact students’ lives daily! Position can be FT or PT. Apply now APPLY HERE
JOGATHON: “Wild West 2023” — The weather was great on Friday for the annual kid games competition. I don’t know if the kids or the principal had more fun! Congrats to all! They are “counting the money” and we will post the figures in next week’s Lyons Recorder (“Editor’s Notes and News Briefs”) And thanks to the many donors.
The Jogathon is the largest annual fundraiser hosted by the PTO, supports educational programming, field trips, STEM lab, playground equipment, and much more to improve education for the children of Lyons Elementary. The Cemex Lyons Cement Plant sponsored, and donated two bikes from Redstone Cyclery, to the School’s “Wild West Jogathon” event.
Your Lyons Lions softball team holds a 14-3 record and ranks in the top 5 in the state! Led by the blend of experience from Senior Ceci Chiaravalle who leads the state in K’s (164) and youthful talent in Freshman Ava Vasquez who leads the team in batting avg (.490) and OBP (.574)! Come watch this team Thursday night, September 28, 2023, at Lyons Middle Senior High School as they make their push to the state tournament. — We will keep you posted in the “Editor’s Notes & News Briefs” weekly article.
Middle/High School BOOSTER CLUB
Meeting Oct. 10th at 4:30p.m. – Join us in the LMSH library for our October general meeting! We’ll be discussing committee updates, allocation requests, by laws updates & new business. Everyone is welcome.
Elementary School PTO
4th Monday of each month (one just happened this week). Free child care.
USED MUSIC EQUIPMENT – SVVSD
St. Vrain Valley’s Fine Arts department is hosting its fourth annual musical instrument collection drive. Members of the community are invited to donate gently used instruments and receive a donation receipt from the St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation. Drop off is available 9am. to 3p.m. Sept. 29, at the Lincoln School building, 619 Bowen St., Longmont.
Donated instruments are cleaned and housed in the classroom for students to use during class or are available for students to rent long-term. Additional instruments allow families to try out an instrument without making a purchase.
The Lions Pride Pledge
Message from Booster Club: This is our annual fall fundraising campaign, a first step in replacing bingo revenue so we can continue supporting ALL Lyons Middle/Senior High students! (See the Spirit Packs “swag” on their web page)
How Community Members & Businesses can help:
– Head to our website LyonsLions.org to purchase one of the awesome SPIRIT PACKS or make a donation. Contributions to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit are tax-deductible and eligible for company matching through many employers.
– Businesses, consider partnering with our award-winning school! We’re proud to announce a NEW schoolwide BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM incorporating all sports and fine arts! The program features a wide range of sponsorship levels with opportunities for any size business. We also welcome in-kind donations of items or services to support our spring event silent auction, large item raffle, or After Prom door prizes. For more info, send us a DIRECT MESSAGE here on Facebook or email: communications@LionsBoosterClub.com!
– Lions Pride Pledge is also a CLASS COMPETITION! The two classes with the highest donations (1-MS, 1- HS) will win a Root Beer Float party or an Ice Cream Sundae party! All donations, Spirit Pack purchases, and/or Business Sponsorships count toward the Class Competition and will be applied equally toward your student(s)’ class total. Don’t have a LMSH student? Your booster club representative can help you pick an underdog class to support!
==Gov. Jared Polis announced a second round of funding when he visited Aspen Creek on September 21, totaling $7.1 million, for the classroom materials grants through Donors Choose. The state is providing $6.7 million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief fund, while the Colorado Department of Education is adding about $400,000 from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund. Teachers can apply for up to $1,000 in classroom supplies and resources through DonorsChoose until September 29th.
“For your classroom to work, you need a great teacher, which you have, and enthusiastic students, which you are, but you also need supplies,” he told the Aspen Creek students.
==BOULDER CO COMMISSIONERS discussed via their Community Services Department: Grant Subcontractor Agreement with Saint Vrain Valley School District (NTE $422,978)
==Workforce Boulder County is partnering with Saint Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) by supporting graduates to provide career coaching and job search through Opportunity Now.
========= PREVIOUS NEWS==========8/24/23 EDITOR’S NOTES & NEWS BRIEFS==The St. Vrain Valley School District (and Boulder BVSD) outscored the state this year on all CMAS test scores (scores released Thursday 8/17/23 Colorado Department of Education). In general, the scores are rebounding following the pandemic. However, the areas of race (Latino and Black), income and English-language learners show smaller gains. Tests weren’t given during the pandemic years of 2020 and partially in 2021. IN SVVSD the English scores went higher except 8th grade. The district’s average proficiency score for all grades in language arts is 49%. Overall, 68% met or exceeded expectations on the SAT in reading and writing, as did 43% in math.
SEE our ARTICLE on winning the “Reading Award i ready.”