Showing posts from January, 2018

SafeVoice Anonymous Tip Line Goes Live in Lyon County School District

SafeVoice Anonymous Tip Line Goes Live in Lyon County School District
Lyon County, NV, January 30, 2018–

On Monday, January 29, SafeVoice, an anonymous tip line provided by the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) and the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) went live in Lyon County School District.  All schools have been trained, have the resources and will respond to the anonymous tips accordingly.  DPS will handle all emergency needs when school is not in session.  This includes nights, weekends, holidays, summers, etc. and will forward non-emergency info to schools.

Of course, the hope is that a child will talk directly to parents as well as with the school about their concerns.  However, if students wish to report anonymously, they can use SafeVoice as a way to speak up for their friends, the safety of their school or themselves.  SafeVoice has a hotline, mobile app and website to anonymously report threats to the safety or well-being of…

Official Statement Regarding Allegations Against Students at Dayton Intermediate School

Dayton, NV, January 26, 2018–

The Lyon County School District (LCSD) is aware of serious allegations made by a substitute teacher who claimed that Dayton Intermediate School (DIS) students made inappropriate physical contact with them in early January. DIS administration immediately conducted a thorough internal investigation into the matter, which included interviews with over 70 people. The evidence from the investigation determined there was no inappropriate physical contact by the students against the substitute teacher. The investigation also determined that student and staff safety was never compromised. These allegations have simultaneously been under investigation by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

The LCSD and DIS administrations are saddened that such allegations would be made against students, as it contradicts our obligation to provide a positiv…

Dangerous Driving Simulations at Yerington High School and Smith Valley Schools

Yerignton and Smith Valley, NV - On January 11, 2018, Daron Wildermuth's Driver’s Ed class at Yerington High School (YHS) conducted a presentation on distracted driving.  Students, the local fire department and local law enforcement were part of bringing the presentation together.

From the Mason Valley News on the presentation:

One out of every four vehicle accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving. That point was driver home to Yerington High School students Thursday as they watched one of their classmates “die” in a mock vehicle accident.  
Filtering out of the hallways and cafeteria, students turned a corner to see a mangled car with one student still trapped inside and three other students ejected from the vehicle. While one of the students outside the vehicle was upright and able to move about, another, sprawled across the trunk of the car, was already dead.
The LCSO, Yerington Police Department and Mason Valley Fire were all on hand. They worked quickly t…

Three Lyon County School District Lego Robotics Teams to Compete This Weekend!


Media Advisory
This weekend is the Reno competition for Lego Robotics!  Three teams from Lyon County School District will be competing:
Crooked Gears from Riverview Elementary School D.I.R.T from Dayton Intermediate School Guardians of the Bricks from Silverland Middle Sschool
Competition Details:
When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Where:  Pine Middle School 4800 Neil Rd Reno, NV 89502
The competition begins @ 8:30AM Opening Ceremony for Robotics portion @ 12PM Closing Ceremony @ 3:45PM

Special Olympics Basketball at Yerington High School

Yerington Hosts Reed High School's Unified Basketball Team in Special Olympics Game
Yerington, NV - On Friday, January 19, Yerington High School's (YHS) Special Olympics basketball team, which consists of regular and special education students working and playing together, hosted Reed High School's unified Special Olympics basketball team.  The game was welcome by many fans during YHS Winterfest Week and representatives from the Special Olympics Nevada organization.  The representatives, Jordan Clements-Fitts of Special Olympics Nevada and David Solo the CEO for Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada, held a banner presentation and honored Yerington and Reed High Schools for organizing such a great event.

Four Dayton Students Honored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Writing Contests

Four Dayton Students Honored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Writing Contests
Dayton, NV - On January 11, 2018, four Dayton area students were honored by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8660 for their patriotism.  A banquet was held at the Senior Citizen’s Center with family, friends, teachers, local VFW and their spouses.

Every year, the VFW challenges students throughout the nation to present their thoughts on a patriotic theme chosen at the VFW national convention.  The high school competition is called the Voice of Democracy essay and the topic was “Our Hope for the Future."  This year’s winning speech for Post 8660 came from Dayton High School student, Samantha Lewis. Lewis received a $200 check and her speech will go on to the state competition.

The sixth to eighth graders were challenged with writing a 300-400 word essay on the topic “America’s Gift to my Generation.” This year’s first place winner for Post 8660 was from Day…

Fernley High School Wrestling Walter Marrietta Classic - this weekend!

Recently at the Sparks Invitational FHS had 8 wrestlers place individually and finished second as a team.  This weekend, they will be hosting the Walter Marrietta Classic at Fernley High School. Come enjoy the excitement or volunteer and get the best seats in the house!

Scholastic Art Awards at Fernley High School

Fernley High School Teachers: Amerique Powell and Amy Weishahn 7 students won 18 awards
Mykayla Gatlin Junior Awarded: American Visions Nominee, 3 Gold Keys and 2 Honorable Mention

Raymond Parkman Junior Awarded: 3 Silver Keys and Honorable Mention

Jodi Hieronymus Senior Awarded: Silver Key and 3 Honorable Mention

Kendel Worley Freshman Awarded: Silver Key and Honorable Mention

Alexus Starr Junior Awarded: 2 Honorable Mention

Seth Comstock Senior Awarded: Honorable Mention

Andrea Gonzalez Senior Awarded: Honorable Mention

Eagle Ridge High School Graduation Ceremony

Eagle Ridge High School Graduation Ceremony
Silver Springs, NV - On January 10, 2018, Eagle Ridge High School, serving Western Nevada Regional Youth Center, had a graduation ceremony honoring three students who earned their high school diplomas. Austin Green and Autumn Rulapaugh earned advanced diplomas and Nara Johnson earned a regular diploma.

Lyon County School District Finals - 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee


Congratulations to the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee Lyon County School District Champions! 
Yerington, NV - On January 18, 2018, Yerington Intermediate School hosted the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee for grades 6th through 8th in Lyon County School District. The first place winners from each grade have advance to the state round scheduled for March 17, 2018 at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.  Below are the competitors and winners from each grade level.
Grade 6: 1st Place:  Murphy Scott - Silver Stage Middle School 2nd Place:  Kayleigh Douton - Silver Stage Middle School 3rd Place:  Devin Gray - Fernley Intermediate School
Grade 7: 1st Place:   Morgan Bumgardner - Dayton Intermediate School 2nd Place:   Molly Gibbs - Yerington Intermediate School 3rd Place:  Heavyn Hill - Silverland Middle School

Grade 8: 1st Place:  Amaya Wilson - Silverland Middle School 2nd Place:  Grace Treadwell - Yerington Intermediate School 3rd Place:  Char…

YHS Students' Artwork!

YHS Art Club members, Jade Weaver (left) and Morelia Medina (right), created panels for Mrs. Aldridge’s English classroom. The third panel was created by graduate Rachel Naswall.

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UNR Mobile Engineering Education Laboratory Visits Smith Valley K-6 Students!

UNR Mobile Engineering Education Laboratory Visits Smith Valley Schools K-6 Students
Smith Valley, NV - University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) engineering students brought grade-appropriate, interactive lessons to the classrooms of Smith Valley Schools' kindergarten through 6th grade students with their Mobile Engineering Education Lab.  The UNR program hires and trains current Nevada engineering students to present engineering topics to students.
They begin with an introductory presentation about going to college, engineering majors, careers in engineering and why math and science are important. They then explain the lesson and work with students to complete a hands-on activity.  The engineers taught Smith Valley students lessons on simple machines and earthquake resistant structures. 

Lions Club Speak Up Contest

Yerington, NV - AP Language students from Yerington High School (YHS) prepared ten minute speeches for the Yerington Lions Club prompt, “What influence does Social Media have on youth, millennials, and senior in our society?”
Seven YHS juniors and seniors earned the right to compete at the Lions Club on January 8, 2018. Lions Club members expressed that it was the best competition they have seen in the last ten years.  Yerington Lions Club is part of Lions Club International, a worldwide service club organization.
Gabrielle Hunt won the competition and will be moving on to the zone competition.  Student competitors included Denton Thom, Darwin Snyder,  Rachel Dane, Chae Thompson, Garrett Robinson, Gabrielle Hunt and Robert Carlson.