Ryan Anderson, a local Boy Scout Troop 103, who is working to become an Eagle Scout partnered with CES to expand and improve our school garden for his Eagle Project. Working together the two of us were able to have all the supplies donated for this project, and on Monday the boys built two additional garden beds and installed a drip system as well. With the new expansion we now have one garden bed per grade level, and the drip line will make it much easier to maintain!
The Smith Valley Future Farmers of America (FFA) travelled to Indianapolis recently traveled to the National FFA Convention. The Smith Valley chapter took its Veterinary Science team to compete in the Veterinary Science competition. This contest has become the biggest at the National level with 45 teams competing this year. Smith Valley's team ended up as a Silver Team. Tanner Balda and Haylee Horton ended up as Bronze Individuals, Riley Urton ended up as a Silver Individual and Emmanuel Lopez ended up as a Gold Individual.
For the longest time, Sutro Elementary School playground has been separated from the campus buildings by a lawn. In the nice and sunny months, the walk down to the playground is no issue, but any kind of moisture or precipitation makes for a messy journey to and from the playground. In addition, because the lawn leading to the playground lies on a slope, it makes for a difficult journey for any students requiring ADA accommodations.
On October 31, 2019, LCSD maintenance crews were up before the sun to lay the concrete for the new sidewalk. On November 5, 2019, Sutro Elementary held a ribbon cutting ceremony in which one of their students who will greatly benefit from the sidewalk, Journey, was able to cut the ribbon with her classmates. This is a wonderful improvement both for all students, staff and visitors to the Sutro playground.
"Thank you to LCSD facilities crew for making this a reality!" - Sutro Elementary School
Every year, you can expect the Fernley Intermediate School Falcons to join forces and show their dedication to our armed forces. On the first day of November this year, FIS staff, LCSD board member and administration joined together with FIS fifth and sixth grade students to clean the Fernley Veterans’ Cemetery.
Lyon County School District
Student Focus Group and Equitable InitiativesLCSD Hosts Student Focus Group to Hone in on the Student Experience and Welcomes
Educational Equity Professionals to the LCSD Silver Springs, NV, September 19, 2019–
Equity in education aims to address what is necessary and appropriate for each
individual student to succeed, knowing that what is necessary and appropriate for
one student may not be the same for all.Equity is often times compared to equality, a system where all students
receive the same tools and access regardless of their individual needs.LCSD aims to address the needs of all
students so that it may fulfill its vision of graduating all students to be
successful in college and career.To
kick off the 2019-20 academic school year, LCSD District administration brought
together students from all middle and high schools throughout the district,
including Dayton, Fernley, Silver Springs, Smith and Yerington.The students gathered in a focus group where
Lyon County, NV, August 19, 2019 – From Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16, Lyon County School District (LCSD) educators from the middle schools have participated in a robotics curriculum training by Project Lead The Way (PLTW) in preparation for bringing a robotics grant into their classrooms. LCSD was fortunate enough to receive the Tesla robotics grant with PLTW at every middle school in the District – Dayton, Silverland (Fernley), Silver Stage, Smith and Yerington. The grant is $15,000 per middle school. The middle school curriculum, Gateway to Technology (GTT), is being taught to the LCSD educators by PLTW Master Teachers who use this curriculum in their own classrooms and travel the country to share their knowledge with other educators. GTT is designed for middle school students – it is meant to bridge the gap between the elementary curriculum that introduces students to robotics and the high school curriculum that expands on a student’s interest in the coursework.
Our 500 Lyon County School District graduates received hundred of thousands in scholarships!
50 students also graduated with an Associate's Degree through the JumpStart program!
Many students received the Nevada Promise Scholarships, the Millennium Scholarships and UNR Scholarships!
Yerington High School - 72
Smith Valley High School - 18
Silver Stage High School - 56
Fernley High School - 204
Dayton High School - 150
University of Alabama
Elmo Pecetti Memorial
Lyon County 4-H Leaders Counsel
Above and Beyond
UNR Pack Pride
Historical Society Scholarship
SSHS Booster Club
Alyce McCracken Memorial
UNR Presidential Award
Nancy Pagni Scholarship
Reno Rodeo Foundation
Denise Pugh Adversity
Robert Z. Hawkins
DHS Booster Club
Utah State University
Voice of Democracy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
BYU Idaho Grant
Thomas E. Ricks Grant