Published on Thursday, February 21 2013 14:11
By Mr. Ambrose’s 5th Grade Students & Mrs. Stahl’s 5th Grade Writing Project
Editor’s note: Alonzo Clemons is an artist with a remarkable background who visited the students at Lyons Elementary School last month. As a toddler, Clemons suffered a head injury in an accident; this changed the way he thinks, learns and communicates. While much was lost due to the injury, something miraculous also occurred, for as Clemons sometimes puts it, “God gave a gift.” His sculptural specialty is the creation of animal figures, full of life and spirit, which are made with amazing speed, great accuracy in form and artistic beauty. Clemons works in wax and clay, using only his hands and fingernails to create his sculptures. Joy radiates from him as he sculpts.
Eitan P. – I was inspired by Alonzo Clemons to send more money to people that need help and also don’t judge a book by its cover. Also just because you need help doesn’t mean you aren’t good at everything. Because of what happened to Alonzo Clemons he got a gift. The gift was to be an amazing sculptor. So many amazing things can actually happen to you if you need help. So never judge a book by its cover.
Published on Thursday, February 07 2013 11:28
Grace Hinker of Lyons was named to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Dean’s List for the 2012 fall semester. In order to merit a spot on the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester.
Published on Thursday, January 31 2013 13:25
Discovery Fair 2013:
Calling all students! Join the Discovery Fair 2013 by creating a work of art with a style all your own! Expanding your imagination is the focus of this event. It is designed to inspire all students to use, or “reuse” anything of their choice as an art medium to create “a unique work of art.”
Published on Thursday, February 07 2013 11:27
Western Washington University (WWU) is proud to announce that Lyons resident and LHS class of 2009 graduate Rebecca Rae Ortega (daughter of Ron and Cathy Ortega) received a $1,000 Women of Western Scholarship Endowment for the 2012-2013 academic year. Women of Western provide scholarships based on academic achievement, leadership qualities
Published on Thursday, January 24 2013 14:25
The Board of Directors of the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley invites the public to attend a fascinating presentation by the 2012 Eleanor Venture grant recipient Lyons Middle/Senior High Art Teacher Stephanie Busby. She will share highlights of her July 2012 trip to the unspoiled French countryside near Les Tapies. While there Stephanie attended a ten-day art teacher’s workshop, which focused on her artistic roots, hands-on involvement, and ways to strengthen the visual arts department at her school. Stephanie will discuss how this beautiful area, the creative workshops she attended, and the inspiring people she met have enhanced her passion and effectiveness as a teacher.
Published on Thursday, January 31 2013 13:56
Dear Lyons Recorder,
Thank you for publishing second grade writing this month!
Students were asked to respond to the following questions relating to the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday this month.
“Interview family members about their dreams of freedom; What does “freedom” mean to these family members? In what ways do they consider themselves free or not free? What
Published on Thursday, January 17 2013 22:22
Butcher, baker, candlestick maker or engineer, teacher, astronaut; there are so many choices in higher education for today’s graduating high school seniors, but how to pay for that education is a common concern for students. The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) believes in the value of higher