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.
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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.
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!!
On April 26, 2017 students from Career & Finance, Entrepreneurship, Intro to Engineering, and Principals of Engineering classes had the opportunity to tour TakeForm and Baxter Healthcare in Medina. Students had the opportunity to view 2 different types of manufacturing plants. They were exposed to a variety of jobs including engineering, design, graphic design, accounting, production, computer machining, shipping and clerical.
This week the photography class is learning about photo-montages. We learned about David Hockney and we looked at some of his works. Our new project is to take 20 pictures of one subject and make our own photo montages by putting the pictures together in a creative way.
Career day for the 8th graders was on November 18th. There were many different career sessions students could attend. Some included Animal Control, Law Enforcement, 3D designing and many others. The kids all had fun and enjoyed the day and asked a lot of questions throughout.
Lyndonville students had the opportunity today to take part in a round-table discussion with CEOs/Owners of local companies.
Darren Campbell– is the Chief Financial Officer for Takeform, a signage manufacturer and design company. Takeform has recently earned the most prestigious award in the A&D industry-ADEX Award for 2015. Darren also oversees the daily administrative operations.
Jim Simon– is the Associate Dean at GCC’s Orleans County Campus centers located in Medina and Albion. He has been very involved in hosting historic awareness events on the campus which are open to students as well as the public. One such event was the recent Civil War encampment and another was honoring local Heritage Heroes in Orleans County.
Marsha Rivers– .Marsha Rivers is Executive Director of United Way of Orleans County. She previously served as Development Director for Hospice of Orleans and Executive Director for the Care Net Center of Greater Orleans. Rivers spent the first part of her career in higher education administration, including admissions, alumni relations, marketing and public relations roles, for her alma mater, Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary of Rochester, NY.
Patricia Kepner– Director of Quality Assurance/Corporate Compliance at The Arc of Orleans County. Previously (4/1/15) fulfilled the role of Interim Executive Director at The Arc of Orleans County. Spent the last 25 years with The Arc of Orleans County starting with working part time in residential setting and working throughout the agency to become Director of Family Support Services and added Director of Quality Assurance and Corporate Compliance in the last 3 years. Graduated from Brockport College with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree (Social Work). Strongly believes that experiences along with education is the way to secure your future.
Business leaders will address the following questions asked by Lyndonville student, Jeremy during their visit.
- What they love about their role as a CEO/Owner? What types of jobs are offered? What traits they are looking for in an employee? How to make an application rise to the top of the list? Any advice they have for the students as they move forward in their careers?
Students will take away useful information for their future goals. Whether it be starting a new business, how to get hired, working for large or small companies and how to be the best employee they can be.
“You can do it” and “I believe in you,” were just some of the inspirational words Sammy Violante shared with Lyndonville 5th-12th grade students during an assembly Monday. Sammy shared his life story and the important lessons he learned along the way. With his speech focusing on adversity and how to overcome difficult situations in life, he inspired our students.
Sammy shared how he thought he had it all; top career, money, wife, nice car, fancy house, etc. but was never completely happy. In his 40’s, Sammy was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and lost his successes to the disorder. It was through this rough patch that he learned he was never truly successful because he wasn’t happy in his life.
He took this adversity and turn it into something positive. With inspiration from his father, he sought help and eventually took charge of his OCD. Sammy saw this as a new opportunity to focus on what he loved, mentoring children. Sammy began volunteering at the Compass House, an organization to help homeless and runaway teens. He discusses his life story and teaches life lessons to children in order to inspire them to overcome any adversities they may face throughout their life.
Sammy’s main take away is to pursue your passion in life and only then will you be completely happy. He encourages students to work their hardest and go above and beyond. In the words of Sammy Violante, “attitude is altitude.”
-Written by: Fancy & Madison
On Friday September 12, 2014 our YEA class went on a trip to Dave and Busters to learn and experience what running business is like. One of the managers took us on a tour of the facility and enlightened us about their employment practice, maintenance of the machines, their rewards program for their games and the cost of running their business. They also told us about how they keep their business unique. They keep an orderly system amongst the staff and maintain a positive attitude and atmosphere for their customers. After we went on our tour we ate lunch that they provided and were allowed to play any of the games we liked. It was a very educational experience and a nice field trip.