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.
Last Thursday the Lyndonville students and faculty had an unusual outdoor assembly to which they watched motorcycle tricks while learning an important message. Ride 4 Life is an organization that travels around providing entertaining shows for groups while discussing the importance of staying drug free. One of the Ride 4 Life members talked about his past drug problem and how it can and did ruin his life. He encouraged us all to stay drug free and find a passion in life.
Tiger pride was out in full blast for Lyndonville’s homecoming week. Students dressed up for themed days such as super hero day, color day, twin day and of course orange and black day. Homecoming week was completed with a pep rally, dance, float parade and of course sporting events.
Last Friday elementary students from all over the county partook in the last day of the Orleans County Heritage Festival at L.A Webber Central School. Mrs. Moore set up real artifacts and posters telling the history of WWI. Students performed in the band and chorus aspect of the event. All together the last day of the Heritage Festival went very well.
June is one of the busiest months in the school year. Projects need to be completed, lessons need to be wrapped up, rooms need to be cleaned, fun needs to be had and students need to move forward to the next grade. This week Lyndonville welcomed the new 7th grade students at their 6th grade moving up ceremony, greeted the new 1st graders at the kindergarten graduation and had the elementary field games day. Emotions were high with excited students and sentimental parents and family members. Best of luck as our students transition into a new school year. Have a wonderful summer!!
The last official school day for middle and high school students is always a fun one. Monday, students started their day with locker clean outs, an awards ceremony, a senior class procession through the halls, followed by fun and games outside. Having this day allows student to reflect on this past year and interact with staff members in a fun way (even dunking some in the dunk tank). It also allows for a much needed break before regents testing begins. Please enjoy some photos from the events!
Today Lyndonville student’s grades 10th-12th, learned about the dangers of drinking and driving. The day started with students witnessing volunteer fire fighters, EMT, law enforcement and senior class students taking on the role of a simulated car crash as a result of drinking and driving. Students were surprised at the length of time it can take to provide the help needed for those hurt. Seeing the firemen and EMT personnel working as hard as they could and still the amount of time the injured where in the car while the dismantled the vehicle. A few students said that the simulation was at times difficult to watch but they were thankful to all those who helped to put things in perspective.
Following the simulated crash student then met Justin A. Randall Jr. Randall was injured from drinking and driving while in college. He drove home after a party that he had been drinking at ultimately crashed his vehicle. Randall was the only one involved in the crash that left him unable to walk, use his left arm and speak. He now visits organizations with an interpreter to tell his story in hopes to educated others to not make the same mistake.
Students then heard from Orleans County Sheriffs about the importance of not being distracted with driving by cell phones, radios, Ipads, etc.
Seniors were then given a special t-shirt to show their support to not drink and drive or be a distracted driver. The t-shirt logo was created by a 9th grade Lyndonville student who was selected as the winning design among many applicants.