On Friday, before holiday break, students were treated to some extra fun activities. The day was started with a locker clean out followed by a band and chorus concert then holiday festivities continued in the gym and ended with movies in the classrooms. It was a great way to bring the holiday cheer to everyone!
Studio Art students participated in an annual “ugly” sweater contest. Students created their own versions of “ugly” sweaters, to which they were then on display for faculty and staff to vote for their favorites. Categories included; Most Festive, Most Likely to Actual Wear, Most Ridiculous, Funniest and Most Original. LCS staff commented that students this year created the best sweaters then following years. It was a fun and festive way to get into the holiday spirit!
On November 21st, students from the Studio Art class took a field trip to The Albright Knox Art Gallery. Students explored famous pieces of art through a guided tour. They saw pieces by Picasso, Van Gogh, Pollock and many more famous artists. Students also explored the featured exhibit called, Out of Sight! Art of the Senses. Artwork within this exhibit explored the human reaction to sight, sound, smell, touch and even taste! Students enjoyed the trip and were talking about the experience for many days to follow.
8th grade art classes at Lyndonville partook in a poster design contest presented by The Lions Club. Student were to design a poster represent the “future of peace,” without the use of any words or numbers. This was a challenge but student arose the occasion. 48 students created posters, that selection was narrowed down to 16 via the art teacher, Mrs. LeClair. Leo Club members (a youth based Lions Club group within the school) narrowed the selection down to 10. The Lions club then granted a 1st through 3rd prize winners with one honorable mention. The first place winner’s poster will go on to the next round of judging. Great job!
The elementary musical is something that students, staff and the community look forward to every year. This year students did an amazing job and the audience acknowledge that. Nice work to all that were involved and we look forward to next year!
Nation Honor Society planned and implemented a blood drive at Lyndonville school. Many students and staff donated and it was a successful day, we look forward to doing it again soon.
Halloween is a time of joy, candy, and costumes. The PTA Halloween party, on the 27th of October was an addition to the excitement. kids of all ages could play games, enjoy activities, crafts, and food. The elementary had an assembly, where their band and chorus preformed spooky music. Money for hurricane relief was raised by both the elementary, and high school. The school who raised the most, got to pick a teacher to pie in the face. The elementary raised more, and elected Mr. Bailey, to receive a pie in the face.
Last week was Red Ribbon week. Students pledge to stay drug free through many fun activities. We started the week by showing our support and wearing red. The days to follow were:
- Wear sweats “don’t sweat it, be drug free”
- Wear jeans “be a jean-ius and stay drug free”
- Wear a sports jersey “pick the right team and stay drug free”
- Wear a Halloween costume “Don’t mask the issue, stay drug free”
Students were awarded tiger tickets throughout the week for showing a caring and safe environment. Student were then able to chase in those tickets for goodies or locker decorations. There was a locker decorating contest to follow.
It was a fun and exciting week all for a good cause!
Students in all levels of Spanish classes here in Lyndonville were recently given the opportunity to help victims affected by Hurricane María. Students decided to collect personal care items which would then be sent directly to Puerto Rico to help fellow American citizens suffering though this catastrophic natural disaster. “At first, the path of hurricane Maria presented a timely opportunity to discuss geography of the Spanish-speaking world”, said MS/HS Spanish teacher Kim Meal. However, after the scope of the devastation became apparent, they felt like they had to do something, no matter how small. Students and their families graciously donated over 500 items including: toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, hand sanitizer, bandaids and baby wipes. Students then sorted and labeled the items in Spanish, “another good lesson in the real world application of the Spanish language” stated Meal. From Lyndonville, the donations were transported to the Connecticut St. Armory in Buffalo where they will begin their journey to the Caribbean island via the US Army.
Students from Mr.Wolford’s YEA class had the opportunity to attend 43 North’s business competition. We had an amazing time watching all of the presentations. It was intriguing to watch them present their businesses because we will be presenting ours in April. Although the prizes will not be millions of dollars, it will still be fun to show off our businesses. Watching the presenters also gave us an idea of how we should conduct ourselves while presenting our businesses. This will be very helpful when April comes around. Thank you so much for the experience.