On Wednesday November 7 Lyndonville high school studio art students went on a field trip to the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. They all observed the amazing art pieces in the gallery. Students went on a tour and learned a lot of information about the famous artists.
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Instructor Marie Delobbe-Scott who is an accomplished judo player and her partner Justin presented a judo demonstration for students in grades 5 and 6. Marie was on the 2008 U.S. Olympic judo roster and is setting up a Judo Club at Lyndonville which will meet two days a week after school for students who are interested in learning more about judo.
On Wednesday October 17, students and staff members celebrated Mr. Botsford’s final week here in Lyndonville. They gathered in the Pacer room where they ate pizza and other snacks. Mr.B will now be attending to the students at Batavia. LCS will miss you dearly.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Students at Lyndonville had the exciting opportunity to design 4 pairs of shoes for the Vans Shoe Company. This was through a nation wide contest Vans holds every year. They sent the school 4 blank pairs of sneakers to which student had to design each pair based on set themes. This years themes were; Music, Art, Local Flare and Action Sports. Although our shoes came out amazing and the students worked very hard, unfortunately our shoes were not selected. However, it was a fun experience and we have amazing pieces of art to put on display.
Believe it or not but the planning for next year’s yearbook has already started! Photography and Yearbook Club students had the opportunity to attend the Jostens’ Spring Yearbook conference held at the Buffalo Zoo. While at the conference students heard from experts in the fields of journalism, layout design and photography.
Students also met one on one with an artist to sketch out next years cover design to coincide with the theme selected. It was amazing to sit down and give our ideas to the artist and watch them create a cover right in front of us. Students have been using Photoshop throughout the year and were very impressed by the knowledge of the software that the artist had and to see him work with it to design a cover from scratch.
Below you will see a sneak peak of next years cover design sketch showcasing the theme of “Unearthed.” The 2018 book will focus on Lyndonville Central School comparing the past to present time. Students have a lot of great ideas that will surely make next year’s book uniquely special. Be sure to remember to order next year’s book but don’t forget there is still time to order the 2017 book as well!
Students also had time to practice their photography skills while exploring the zoo grounds. Overall the experience was wonderful and we were able to get a lot accomplished in a short amount of time.