Showing posts from August, 2017

FHS Student Travels to Boston and Receives Certificate of Recognition from Governor Sandoval

Hunter Bradley from Fernley High School got to go to the Boston this summer. She went to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders as a selected delegate and received a Certificate of Recognition from Governor Sandoval for being selected.  Hunter is also daughter of Stephanie Nice, Dean of Students at Riverview Elementary School.
Way to go, Hunter!#LCSDproud

Lyon County Board of Commissioners Announces "JJ Ply Day"

On this 17th day in August, 2017, the Lyon County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to name August 17th as JJ Ply Day. 
JJ Ply was a home school student of the Lyon County area and competed with the Dayton High School Track, Cross-Country and Basketball teams.  This summer he competed in the Junior Olympics in Kansas where he won the gold medal for the decathlon competition.
JJ is now on his way to Central Arizona College to compete in college athletics with the Vaqueros!

Microsoft President Makes Personal Visit to 7th Grade Fernley Student

Fernley, NV, August 16, 2017– During the 2016-17 school year, Ken Jordan, 7th grade math teacher at Silverland Middle School, assigned a project to his students that incorporates math into the real world.  With the project, students were tasked with following a company and its performance in the stock market.  Sky Yi, one of Jordan's students, chose Microsoft and did so primarily because of his and many kids' interest in the Xbox.  The culmination of the project required the students to research the companies' executives and write a letter to one of them.  Yi wrote a letter addressed to "Bradford L. Smith," the company’s president.  The contents of the letter were as follows: "My math teacher is making me write this letter to a business that we like.Of course, I picked Microsoft since you guys manufacture every spoiled, squeaky little teen or child’s favorite thing – the Xbox.Also, you guys have awesome computer software and …


Ms. Peggy Merrell, a teacher at Dayton High School attended the 24th annual summer session of the Maury Project Workshop offered in Annapolis, MD at the U.S. Naval Academy.  Peggy was one of 24 teachers from 17 states and one from attend this educational workshops for science educators.
The Maury Project Workshop is named in honor of Navy Lt. Matthew Fontaine Maury, who lived from 1806 until 1873 and is considered to be the founder of physical oceanography.  The Project is designed to give an in-depth study of various oceanographic and meteorological subjects including waves, tides, density and wind-driven oceanographic circulations and ocean-atmosphere interactions. The workshop equips teachers with training and teaching materials that can be used in their classrooms. 
Dr. David Smith, retired professor and former chairman of the Naval Academy oceanography department, and Ms. Wendy Abshire, Education Director of the American Meteorological Society, served as the co-directo…