Five Things Families with College Bound Students Should Consider

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Transitioning to college life can be difficult on both students and families. From new expenses to a new lifestyle, being prepared for what lies ahead can help you avoid common bumps in the road.

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January: FAFSA

Most individuals pursuing post-secondary education receive some sort of financial aid. Financial aid is comprised of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Last month, high school seniors were advised to focus on applying for scholarships. Use January to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Saving for Education 2014

By Joanne Barnard
Paying education costs can be stressful for parents and graduates; estimates are staggering. Yet post secondary education is becoming a necessity to ensure a productive life. Planning for post-secondary education now will

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Fire Safety Week At LES

Last week was Fire Safety Week at Lyons Elementary School. The Lyons Fire District, in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Fire Prevention and Control, brought in the fire safety house from Longmont to help get the students

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November: The Application

High school seniors can apply to post secondary programs every day of the year. Most regular admission deadlines are in January or February, however to take advantage of financial support this series encourages a concentrated effort in November.

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Season Ends Too Soon

By Wendy Stevelinck

This by far is the hardest article to write. The Lyons High School girls’ volleyball season unfortunately ended way too early. It was a bad dream that came true. The team eased their way through their Mile High League schedule with a very impressive 15 and 1

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Jog-A-Thon Results

By Tanya Daty
The Lyon's Elementary School's Jog-A-Thon tally is in and the results are astounding! This year's Jog-A-Thon raised $36,885.02 for LES, which is 160% more than our all-school goal of $22,500.00.

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October: The Search

Whether it’s a two or four-year college, a gap year, or a technical/vocational institute, choosing what to do after high school will be one of the biggest decisions a senior can make.  Spend this month sifting through

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LES PTO Awarded Judges’ Choice: Staying Afloat After A Flood

By June Allan Corrigan
“Reprinted by permission of PTO Today”

A flood devastated the town of Lyons, Colorado, but PTO leaders at its elementary school kept going—earning the group the Judges’ Choice award in the 2014 Parent Group of the Year search.

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