On Saturday, April 23, a group of cyclists will ride through Sully. The last cyclists are scheduled to ride through town by 2:30-3:00PM. Riders will have a mass start at 10 AM in Pella and will finish at Iowa Bike Co. back in Pella. Cyclists will pass through our school parking lot and have the opportunity to stop at a hospitality tent near Casey's. Please be aware of the extra traffic in/around town. This is also our HS Prom date so extra caution is extremely important. Be safe, everyone!
4th quarter Mid-terms
Reminder: 4th quarter midterms are on April 26th.
The midterm is typically (as its name implies) in the middle of the grading period. In our calendar, the midterm typically falls at the four week mark of each quarter. If a student is failing at the midterm, they are ineligible for at least 24 hours, and then until they get their grade(s) back to a passing level. In order to become eligible, students must turn in a signed slip to the office.
Students and parents should check their JMC for the most up to date information regarding their progress. As a helpful resource, please check out our JMC Key to help better understand teacher grades on JMC.
The importance of family dinners
In today's world of hustle and bustle, our calendars are constantly reminding us which direction we are supposed to be headed and what time we are supposed to be there. This busy lifestyle ramps up with spring time because nicer weather means more opportunities for activities. Often times I hear parents of high school students say that they barely get the chance to talk to them throughout the week.
With that said, I want to take a moment to talk about the critical importance of time together as a family. While sports and work schedules are important things to attend, none of them should take precedence over time together as a family.
One easy way to increase involvement in our students' lives is by simply eating meals together. According to The Family Dinner Project, benefits of regularly scheduled family dinners are:
Better academic performance
Greater sense of resilience
Lower risk of substance abuse
Lower risk of teen pregnancy
Lower risk of depression
Lower likelihood of developing eating disorders
Lower rates of obesity
Better cardiovascular health in teens
Bigger vocabulary in preschoolers
Healthier eating patterns in young adults
There are also benefits for adults, including:
Better nutrition with more fruits and vegetables and less fast food
Lower risk of depression
Take a moment to consider whether you can "beef up" your connections at home by being intentional about family meals.
-Aaron Shipley, HS Principal
Elementary and Middle School
Staff Appreciation Week: May 2-6
Lynnville-Sully will celebrate staff appreciation week Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6. If your students would like to make cards or drawings for teachers or staff members to show their appreciation, please send them any time that week to brighten someone's day!
4th Grade visits Living History Farms
On Monday, April 18th, Ms. Karr and Mrs. Winegar's fourth grade classes took a trip to Living History Farms in Urbandale to experience what life was like in the 1870's, as well as some of the jobs people did and tools used at that time.
The 'Made in 1876' tour went to the Millinery (women's hat shop), Blacksmith, and Broom shop. At the millinery the students were able to learn about the types of hats, hat trimmings, and prices of hats. At the blacksmith the students learned about how to use the various tools, the importance of a hot fire and had the opportunity to create an 's' hook. At the broom shop they used different tools to create a child's sized broom.
Des Moines Metro Opera Visit
On April 6th the Des Moines Metro Opera performed "Rusalka" (The Little Mermaid) for K-6 students.