March 28: 4th Quarter Begins
April 7: PD Early Dismissal (1:00PM)
April 15: No School (Good Friday)
April 18: L-S School Board Meeting
April 22: PD Early Dismissal (1:00PM)
April 23: Lynnville-Sully Prom
Click here to view the 2022-2023 District Calendar.
Bond Construction Update:
Did you know that our board approved the next phase of our 2020 voter-approved bond project? Our high school front office will begin a remodel project at the end of May. Thank you for your continued support of our school community. To read up on our current progress, please click here!
Lynnville-Sully Art Show
I would like to take a moment to recognize Mrs. Conover and our Art department here at Lynnville-Sully. One night a year, our community shows up in droves to check out all of the creative things that our students are doing in Art. There is something really special about seeing students smiling proudly as they show off creations to parents, friends, grandparents and other family members. Thank you to Mrs. Conover and all of the Art students for all of their hard work, dedication and time in putting on such a unique event!
Teens and social media use: What's the impact?
According to the Mayo Clinic, social media use can negatively affect teens, distracting them, disrupting their sleep, and exposing them to bullying, rumor spreading, unrealistic views of other people's lives and peer pressure.
The risks might be related to how much social media teens use. A 2019 study of more than 6,500 12- to 15-year-olds in the U.S. found that those who spent more than three hours a day using social media might be at heightened risk for mental health problems. Another 2019 study of more than 12,000 13- to 16-year-olds in England found that using social media more than three times a day predicted poor mental health and well-being in teens.
Other studies also have observed links between high levels of social media use and depression or anxiety symptoms. A 2016 study of more than 450 teens found that greater social media use, nighttime social media use and emotional investment in social media — such as feeling upset when prevented from logging on — were each linked with worse sleep quality and higher levels of anxiety and depression.
There are steps you can take to encourage responsible use of social media and limit some of its negative effects. Consider these tips:
Set reasonable limits. Talk to your teen about how to avoid letting social media interfere with his or her activities, sleep, meals or homework. Encourage a bedtime routine that avoids electronic media use, and keep cellphones and tablets out of teens' bedrooms. Set an example by following these rules yourself.
Monitor your teen's accounts. Let your teen know that you'll be regularly checking his or her social media accounts. You might aim to do so once a week or more. Make sure you follow through.
Explain what's not OK. Discourage your teen from gossiping, spreading rumors, bullying or damaging someone's reputation — online or otherwise. Talk to your teen about what is appropriate and safe to share on social media.
Encourage face-to-face contact with friends. This is particularly important for teens vulnerable to social anxiety disorder.
Talk about social media. Talk about your own social media habits. Ask your teen how he or she is using social media and how it makes him or her feel. Remind your teen that social media is full of unrealistic images.
Read more here: Mayo Clinic Article
Are you thinking about taking a DMACC online course next year (FALL 2022)? Registration is NOW OPEN!! Follow the link for course registration: https://dmacc.link/OLCAReg.
You are only registering for Fall classes at this time. Also, the form says course choice-1, course choice-2, etc. Only register for the classes that you would like to take.
For a full list of DMACC online classes check out the Course List. Registrations must be submitted by 3:30pm on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Registrations will not be accepted after that date.
Elementary and Middle School
Calling all parents of 4 year-old students! Lynnville-Sully offers preschool instruction to all children who turn 4 years-old by September 15th. We are proud to partner with Inspirations Childcare and Preschool Center and Diamond Trail Children's Center to provide a high quality preschool experience for students and their families. If you have a child who would qualify or know of another family who may be interested in registering their child in our program for the 2022-23 school year, please contact PreK-8 Principal Teri Bowlin at (641) 594-4445 or email@example.com.
Mix it up lunch
Kindergarten through 5th grade students recently enjoyed a Mix It Up lunch as part of a school-wide celebration. Students were given the opportunity to sit by any student in their grade level while enjoying their lunch and listening to music. By the end of each lunch period, many students were showing off their vocal talents by singing along with the songs. Whether they were singing, dancing in their seats, or simply watching others, the cafeteria will filled with smiling kids who enjoyed the memorable lunch experience. The kids earned the reward by showing their Hawk BEST and earning blue tickets that were collected to reach the school-wide goal.
Special Olympics visit
Bryan Coffey and his teammate Dallas, from the Iowa Special Olympics traveled to L-S to work with L-S 6th graders. Bryan led the students through a series of activities in a classroom talking about inclusion and meaningful inclusion with people with disabilities, respect towards everyone, and shared information about the Iowa Special Olympics. From there Bryan and Dallas took the students to the gym to experience some games that were adapted for their athletes. Students had a chance to bowl using a ramp, play a little bocce ball (with a ramp), and tried to shoot some hoops in wheelchair basketball. The students had a fun experience trying these activities out. The morning ended with Bryan wrapping it up with a discussion about respecting everyone's differences.