February/March 2023


Our new parking lot construction will begin at the end of May, 2023.  We will be pushing out logistical information this spring so students, staff, and the community know the safety protocols for accessing our campus.  Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (S.A.V.E.) dollars will be used to fund this project.  (This is formerly known as the one cent sales tax fund.) We have been saving this money for quite some time, and we are excited to make this happen for all patrons of the Lynnville-Sully Community School District! 

High School

Course registration process underway

On Wednesay March 1, current 8-11 grade students participated in our annual registration assembly. As part of this assembly, students rotate around to different classrooms to learn about 2023-24 course offerings from each of our teachers. 

As the next step in the process, students have until March 10 to finalize their schedules and turn them into the high school office. Parents: please note that we do ask that you have signed off on these proposed schedules from the students as it is important that you have input into their schedule. The choices they make today will impact their schooling tomorrow. 

Our goal is to have all schedules finalized before students leave for the summer, so please help us meet that goal by getting things turned in on time. 

If you have questions about what your student turned in or the course registration process itself, please reach out to Mrs. O'Halloran at 641-594-4445 ext. 112 or by emailing her at ohalloran@lshawks.com

Student schedules are due to the counseling office by the end of the day on March 10. 

Too much screen time for teens leads to mental health disorders

Youngsters who spend a lot of time in front of a screen are at greater risk of developing behavior disorders, warned a new study.

Social media is thought to have an especially strong influence and was most likely to be linked to issues such as shoplifting, scientists said.

Watching videos and television, playing games, and texting were linked with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), according to the findings published July 26 in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Read more here: https://www.newsweek.com/too-much-screen-time-teens-leads-mental-disorders-new-study-shows-1729648

Elementary and Middle School

Read Across America

As part of celebrating Read Across America Week, students in grades preK-5 participated in a variety of special activities.  Many classrooms had mystery guest readers including our preK students.  Mrs. Downing's fifth grade class traveled to Inspirations Childcare and Preschool Center to read books with the preschool students.  Mrs. Hamre's class will also be visiting Inspirations soon and both 5th grade classes have visits scheduled in Lynnville at Diamond Trail Children's Center.  What awesome memories for both age groups!

We hope to see all elementary and middle school parents this week at Parent-Teacher Conferences, which will be held from 4:00PM to 8:00PM Monday, March 6th and Thursday, March 9th.  

K-5 parents have been given an assigned time to meet and discuss their child's progress.  Middle school parents are encouraged to visit any of the teachers in their classrooms to receive an update on how their child is doing this semester.

We truly appreciate opportunities to partner with our students' families and are looking forward to having these important conversations!

The Lynnville-Sully Community Education Foundation will be holding its annual elementary book exchange this Wednesday, March 8th.  This exciting event is one of the highlights of the year for both students and teachers!

All elementary students will be coming home with 3 brand new books, along with multiple gently used books that have been donated by local families.  

Parents - Please check your child's backpack Wednesday after school to see what books they chose.  We hope you and your child have an opportunity to dive into one of the books together soon as a way to encourage their love of reading.