Veterans of Foreign Wars 2018 Teacher of the Year - Yerington High School

~ Voice of Democracy ~ Nevada Veterans of Foreign Wars  names YHS Teacher, Royce Aldridge as Teacher of the Year.
Mr. Aldridge is recognized for his commitment to teaching civics and his community service. 

He is pictured here with YHS students recognized for their participation in YHS.  The winner of the essay contest was Christina Hegstad and the runner up was Katelynn Miller.

Dayton Intermediate Students to NMEA All State Music Convention

Dayton Intermediate Students  Represented LCSD at the NMEA All State Music Convention in Las Vegas
The DIS students were praised on their talent and focus.
And they had a great experience! 
Music Teacher Benjamin Gibson
shared that the students did phenomenally well, both musically and behaviorally. 

Do you have information?

Fernley families – please help!  We are trying to determine if something was added to the FHS baseball and softball fields between December-February.   LCSD applied the same exact fertilizers to the Fernley and Dayton baseball and softball fields last November, but as you can see, the Fernley baseball and softball fields are struggling this spring. 
Fernley High School Fields
Dayton High School Fields

Both fields have been receiving ample water, and the surrounding Fernley fields are green.  FHS administration is unaware of any additional treatment added to the Fernley fields.  We need to know if something was added to these fields so we have a better idea of how to improve them. 
Please contact Kent Jones/FHS Principal (575-3400) or Alan Reeder/LCSD (463-6800) if you have any information.   Thank you for your help!

Smith Valley School's 2nd Graders host Rotary

Smith Valley School's 2nd Graders Host Rotary 2018 Earth Day The Rotary Club of Smith Valley
donated a large Red Maple tree to the 2nd grade class to plant on the school grounds. 
The club members came to the school and assisted the students in planting the tree outside their classroom window.  
Many memories were planted along with it!

Rotary also donated a sapling tree to each individual student to take home and plant in their yards.

  Students received either a Honey Locus or Green Ash tree.   With SV Kindergarten/2nd Grade Math/Science Teacher Laura Unruh.

And more LCSD Representation at NMEA Las Vegas

Yerington Intermediate School
 2 Honor Band members represented LCSD at the  All State Convention in Las Vegas.
Samantha Fabian Leon  -  Flute Aiden Fraser  -  Bass Clarinet with Band Teacher Chris Jeka
2018 NMEA Middle School All State Band

Silverland Middle School at NMEA

Silverland Middle School had 6 Honor Choir members and 5 Honor Band members represent LCSD at the All State Convention in Las Vegas last week.Way to go SMS Vaqueros!
Anna Terhaar Zoie Miranda Natalle O’Donell Alexis Funcannon Brycen Moss Justin Bake Ellie Bassett Rachel Galahan Zakkary Howard Wesley Carr Caleb Mortenson and their talented teacher, Mrs. Galahan!

Positive Leadership Starts Here

Positive Leadership Starts Here Smith Valley Leadership hosted motivational guest speaker Michelle Trujillo to kick of Leadership Week Mrs. T shared amazing stories and pep talks to Inspire the Desire to be a leader Change someone's day! Make your environment a better place! Teamwork, leadership, positive attitude motivates others!

LCSD Teacher on the VIP List

Top 40 Powerful Women in Northern Nevada and our Dayton Elementary School 6th Grade teacherAshley Hogan is one of them!
She will be attending the luncheon to announce the Top 20 in May.
Congratulations Ashley Hogan!!

Fernley High School Band and Choir

Fernley High School Band & Choir The FHS Band and Choir
led by Mr. Smith
traveled to Las Vegas, NV to participate in the
Nevada Music Educators Association (NMEA) All-State Convention 2018
These students auditioned and were selected as the very best in the state.  All-State Band Caber Smith (12th)– French Horn Tatum Johnson (12th) – Herwick: Trumpet Jacquelyn Wardell (10th) – Trombone
All-State Choir MyKayla Boyle (12th) – Soprano 1
Ashley Ward (12th) – Alto 1
Maile Manzanares (11th) – Alto 1
Lillian Nattress (9th) – Alto 1
Crystal Winslett (10th) – Alto 2
Seth Gibson (12th) – Tenor 1
Kylend Snider (10th) – Tenor 2
Shawn Narwold (10th) – Bass 2
Seth Bake (10th) – Bass 2
Congratulations on this esteemed honor!

The Best of Dayton Highlights Dayton High School Teacher

The Best of Dayton  Highlights Dayton High School Teacher Hiedi Strey Dayton High School English Teacher of 12 years voted Best Teacher in The Best of Dayton Contest. She also has taught Creative Writing, Public Speaking and Read 180. Hiedi also works with the School Improvement Plan and Student Intervention Team, coaches junior varsity and varsity cheer team.
Highlights Silver Springs SRO Lyon County Deputy Tim Wright School Resource Officer for 2 years voted Best Deputy in The Best of Dayton Contest. Deputy Wright has spent time in law enforcement working  in the county jail, on patrol and on the SWAT team and said he considers the position  as SRO to be challenging and important. 

Dayton Township Kiwanis Distinguished Awards 2018

Dayton Township Kiwanis
Distinguished Service Awards 2018
Yesterday evening in Reno nearly 100 representatives from the 13 Kiwanis clubs from the  Reno, Carson City and Lake Tahoe area were treated to a visit from our  California-Nevada-Hawaii district Governor, Joni Ackerman.   We had a wonderful educational and social evening, and many awards were presented.   Dayton Township Kiwanis was honored to present two to very deserving individuals. Caitlin Saras Caitlin Saras is an English teacher at Dayton High School.  She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Education.  If that wasn’t enough to keep anyone busy full time, she also eagerly accepted the responsibility of becoming our Key Club Faculty Advisor. Under Caitlin’s leadership and commitment to the youth of our community, her efforts over the last 8 months have guided the Dayton High School Key Club to become the largest and most active in Division 45, currently with 30 members.  The members have an average GPA of 3.4 and 40…

Do One Thing

Do One Thing
DOTIf everyone picked up one piece of trash
just think of the impact we could make!

Hello Lyon County School District,
Dayton High School Environmental Science class utilized the free Litterati app on their phones  to start a clean-up of our campus. Students picked up trash the Friday before spring break  around Dayton High School. They used the app to take a picture, tag(label) the type of trash. The information is geotagged on a world map so we can collect data. Along with the Environmental Science class, the Marine Science classes of DHS are promoting a cleanup and awareness in the waste that is caused by single use plastics. We will be reporting back to OPPS (Ocean Plastics Pollution Summit) at Monterey Bay at the end of the month.
On Valentine’s Day we tagged our first Piece of garbage that was picked up and put in the proper disposal. Today we have over 490 geotags. We noticed that there are only a few geotags for the rest of the county!We hope  you will join us to p…
Discovery Museum Scratch Code Challenge Winners!
SMS seventh graders, Bryce Hardy and Roslyn Jones
won silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the 6-8 grade division of the
Discovery Museum Scratch Code Challenge! Students from around the country created games or presentations 
using the Scratch Coding platform.  

Bryce won for his game Birthday Bash  where you parachute into your birthday party trying to avoid balloons  accidentally released by your guests  (, 
and Roslyn won for her game Mars Invasion (  where you need to rescue a family from an alien spaceship.   
Congratulations to both winners and all those students in Mr. Perry's 6th period class who entered!
Submitted by David Perry Teacher of Gifted, Talented, and Acceleration Program

Yerington Intermediate School
Acts of Kindness Chain
The chain is made up of students and staff doing Random Acts of Kindness

The kindness is written on the paper  and placed in the  Kindness Box.

The paper is added to the chain. Let the Acts of Kindness continue!
Congratulations EVES music teacher!
Pam Johnsonhas been accepted  to attend the  National Endowment for Humanities  Institute for School Teachers "The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, Culture, and History in the Mississippi Delta"
New Selfie-Spot at Silverland Middle School Students at Silverland responded in kind ways to the recent Whats Your #17 Events
Students were given blank feathers to write positive things about others  or something kind in remembrance of the Parkland students.
It turned out AMAZING!!
Rotary is making a difference, how about you?
Last night 5 YHS students presented speeches for the Yerington Rotary Club. The topic was Rotary is making a difference, how about you? Students pictured in order from left to right are Darwin Snyder, Kiaya Villines, Tessa Roberton, Claire Coutts, and Alexus Bodenstein. Darwin Snyder won the Rotary Speech Contest and will be competing in the area contest tonight in Fernley! Alexus Bodenstein got 2nd place, and Claire Coutts got 3rd place!  Thank you Yerington Rotary Club!
National Youth Leadership Forum Fernley Elementary Students are going!"This is a unique learning experience for bright, forward thinking elementary school students who will evolve into next generation innovators, engineers, doctors, software developers, and scientists."
Two of FES students won a scholarship  to help them with the tuition,  but it is not enough to cover  the full payment and travel expenses. 
If you would like to contribute,  there is a Go Fund Me account for each of them.
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What do kids have to say about NYLF: Pathways to STEM? Click the link.

In this program the students assumed the roles of our State Senators. During this session three different Bills were introduced on the floor,  debated and then voted on. This was a great opportunity for students to learn how our state government works but more importantly to be actively engaged in the process. Once again our students represent our school and community in a very positive way and make us proud to be able to work with them everyday. JF McCullar, FHS Social Studies Teacher Extraordinaire

Aulas de Subvenciones para Desarrollo de Pre-K

Aulas de Subvenciones para Desarrollo de Pre-K de LCSD 2018 - 2019 Año Escolar Aplicaciónes Comienzan el 16 de Abril hasta el 30 de Mayo, 2018
Para el año 2018-19 se seleccionarán sólo aquellos estudiantes cuyos padres que cumplan al menos uno de los siguientes requisitos para su posible inscripción en el Programa de Pre-K LCSD:
•200% de nivel de pobreza basado en las normas federales  •Tiene un estudiante(s) con necesidades especiales y requiere un IEP •Tiene un estudiante(s) que califiquen como aprendices del idioma inglés según la encuesta de idioma en casa •Tiene un estudiante(s) que cumplen con los requisitos de elegibilidad bajo la ley McKinney Vento sin hogar, o •Tiene un estudiante(s)que esté en cuidado crianza

Los estudiantes deben tener 4 años para el 30 de septiembre de 2018 Notificación a las familias aceptadas en las aulas del PDG será la semana del  16 de Julio de 2018 Escuela comienza para el año escolar 2018-19 el 30 de Agosto de 2018 No se considerarán las variacione…