Eagle Scout Project Partnership with CES Garden

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!

Smith Valley FFA Excels at National Convention


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.

LCSD Maintenance Completes Sidewalk at Sutro Elementary


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

FIS Veterans Cemetery Clean Up

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.

FHS Students Receive Welding Certifications

Fernley High School student attend a Welding Qualification Seminar at Reed High School over the Nevada Day weekend.  All earned their welding certifications in the following areas.

Brandon Dickson - 1”plate, Vertical-up Dustin Derley - 3/8” plate, Flat CJ McDonnell - 3/8” plate, Flat Bailey Torres - 3/8”plate, Vertical-up Travis Bolt - 3/8”plate, Vertical-up

Lyon County School District Student Focus Group and Equitable Initiatives

Lyon County School District Student Focus Group and Equitable Initiatives LCSD 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 th…

Lyon County School District to Add Robotics to its Middle School Curriculum

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.
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LCSD Graduates' Scholarships!

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
Soroptimist University of Alabama Elmo Pecetti Memorial Lyon County 4-H Leaders Counsel Stocman Copper King Above and Beyond UNR Pack Pride Historical Society Scholarship SSHS Booster Club Pack Advantage Alyce McCracken Memorial UNR Presidential Award Nancy Pagni Scholarship Reno Rodeo Foundation Masonic Scholarship Denise Pugh Adversity Robert Z. Hawkins DHS Booster Club  Utah State University NASA CoP  BYU Academic  Voice of Democracy Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University UNR Presidential  LCCSEA Pioneer Crossing BYU Idaho Grant Thomas E. Ricks Grant Soroptimist In…

Silver Springs Schools Community Event – Zulily’s Reno Fulfillment Center Gives Back