Showing posts from April, 2018

Dayton High A&P Students Visit Cadaver Lab

Last Wednesday, April 25, DHS teacher Steven Sturm took his Anatomy & Physiology class to tour the cadaver lab at the UNR Medical School.  The UNR outreach coordinator told expressed how they look forward to seeing DHS at the lab every year because the students are always respectful and inquisitive.  This is a great learning experience for the A&P students and they really know how to appreciate the opportunity!

YHS Leadership Academic Champions

NIAA State Leadership Academic 2A Champion Congratulations, Lions!

13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview by Smith Valley Drama

On April 24 and 25, Smith Valley Drama cast performed the play, 13 Ways to Screw up Your College Interview.  This theater presentation was the first at Smith Valley Schools in over a decade.  The students were under the direction of SVS teachers, Darrell Smith and Laura Unruh. Both performances enjoyed a packed house!  

With Water We Thrive

Art by SVS students will be on display! Yerington Theatre of the Arts

Riverview Elementary School - Nevada Governor’s Designated Developing STEM School

Riverview Elementary School has been designated as a Nevada Governor’s Designated Developing STEM School by the STEM Advisory Council! Schools that received either a Model, Established, or Developing evaluation received the Governor’s Designation.  On May 18th, RES staff designees will be attending an awards ceremony at the Capitol in Carson City with Governor Sandoval to receive their award.  
Congratulations, RES!

APEX Fun Run at EVES

For the past week, APEX team members Powerful Pip, Tricky Trent and Kit Kat Kay were at East Valley Elementary school where they visited the classrooms and brought some fun hands on leadership lessons. The Theme this year was UNITED. Each day the students participated in a lesson based on the theme!  For more fun videos and coverage of yesterday's Fun Run visit EVES Facebook!

Dayton High School Student Receives Art Scholarship

On Tuesday, April 24, the Carson City Arts and Culture Coalition awarded Hannah Gray from Dayton High School with a $500 scholarship during the Capital City Arts Initiative's opening for local high school art students at the Bric in Carson City.
Congratulations, Hannah!

"No Bully Zone" Bench Donated by Fernley Pizza Factory

Pizza Factory came to Fernley Intermediate School and asked if they could place a "No Bully Zone" bench on the playground.  The Pizza Factory owners and a representative from Pizza Factory corporate put on an assembly to promote “We are Awesome!”  Pizza Factory also handed out bracelets and coupons for students.  FIS is very thankful for this local business thinking of them and providing this opportunity for the school and community.

The following is from Pizza Factory's website:

Together, we can stop bullying. It’s an epidemic that affects all of us—the scary truth is that 1 out of every 10 students who drops out of school is bullied. This is unacceptable. At Pizza Factory, we’re committed to raising awareness to this growing problem in our communities.
Pizza Factory and its communities can make a difference. By starting the conversation in our schools and neighborhoods, we educate the victims who don’t know where to go or who to turn to …

FIS Annual STEM Day


On Tuesday, April 10, Fernley Intermediate School held its annual STEM Day with great success once again.  Mr. Kirby said it best when thanked for his attendance, “These kids are our future work force.  I’m honored to be here.” 
Presenters included the following:
Greg Stevens - drones and careers Adam Kirby - Gigafactory/Tesla Rick Capps - Nevada Automotive Test Center Trista Speth and Silverland Middle School students - SMS Lego Competition Club Rachel Lyons and Fernley Hight School students - FHS Robotics Club Dave Christenson - bike racing equipment Dr. Edward Keppelmann - UNR math is fun presentation Matthew Bauters and Kevin Baker - new tech from the UNR DeLaMare library Sergeant Chris Bixby - Lyon County with technology over time Reno AREA 99s Cody Wagner - chemical engineering

Dayton High School Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at WNC


Dayton High School Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at WNC

On Friday, April 20, 2018, twenty eight Western Nevada College students were inducted into the Alpha Upsilon Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at Western Nevada College (WNC).  PTK is a honor society for two year colleges and academic programs.  Eleven of the students inducted were Dayton High School juniors who have been attending WNC as part of the Jump Start dual enrollment program. Professors Dr. Amy Ghilieri and Dr. Geraldine Pope presented the honor to the students.  The high school students receiving the honor are as follows:

AnnaMarie Addington Katherine Darragh Madsen Evans Hannah Gray Emma Heusser Grady Hunt Jason Logan Andrew Matthews Nick Reul Kirsche Stanton Kobey Workman

YHS Sophomore Chosen as Carson Scholar

YHS Sophomore Chosen as Carson Scholar Alexus Bodenstein, pictured here with teacher, Mrs. Aldridge, was named  Carson Scholar. She received a medal, $1000 scholarship, and this huge trophy to recognize her academic achievement and commitment to serving her community. The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named “Carson Scholars” and are awarded an Olympic-sized medal and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments. Previous winners of Carson Scholarships are eligible to reapply for Carson Scholar Recognition annually – please visit the Current Scholar page for more information. An interested student must be nominated by an educator at his or her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. Only one student from each school is able to apply, ensuring that each nominee epitomizes academic excell…

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