November 2022


Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 23 - Sunday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Break

  • Monday, December 5: Community Learning Night (See Below)

  • Thursday, December 8 - 1 PM Student Early Dismissal for Professional Development

  • Wednesday, December 21 - 1 PM Student Early Dismissal for Professional Development

  • Wednesday, December 22 - Winter Break Begins


As the winter season approaches, please be aware of where you can find information about our latest closings and delays. Stay safe this winter, Hawks!

High School

Fall Activities Academic Achievement

Lynnville-Sully HS is proud to announce that the IHSAA and the IHSGAU honored many of our fall activities programs with the designation of "distinguished." Great job to our athletes both in and out of the classroom!

Girls Cross Country - 3.956 Team GPA Distinguished

Volleyball - 3.582 Team GPA Distinguished

Boys Cross Country - 3.597 Team GPA Distinguished

Football - 3.253 Team GPA Distinguished

Fall PostSeason honors

Wow! What an amazing fall activities season! Please take a moment to check out our many individual post season honors from this past fall. There is so much to be proud of as a Hawk!

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Elementary and Middle School

Elementary LIbrary Refresh

Students returned to school on Monday, November 14th, to quite a surprise! As they headed to their classrooms, it was very obvious that something looked quite different and the word quickly spread. Thanks to the Lynnville-Sully Community Education Foundation, the elementary library received all new furnishings and the kids were incredibly excited to check everything out!

A new circulation desk, bookshelves, tables, soft seating, and storage were installed to give the library an updated look and improve the functionality of the room. The librarians, teachers, and students have spent this past week touring the updated space and discussing some of the new ways it will be used. Thank you to the LSCEF and volunteers who created such a wonderful library!

Scroll through the pictures above to see some of the highlights of Coach Sloth's visit.

Coach Sloth Author visit

On Tuesday, November 15th, the elementary students enjoyed a visit from Coach Ryan Sloth. Coach Sloth, who lives in Ames, Iowa, is the author of several children's books. As part of his talk with the students, Coach Sloth shared that a lot of the inspiration for his books came from his own life experiences. For example, Coach Sloth is a former football player for the Iowa Barnstormers and the ISU Cyclones. Many of his books have a sports-theme and he was able to incorporate some of what he learned on the field into his stories.

As a way to welcome Coach Sloth to our school, the students worked together to create three ABC books that highlight their favorite parts of L-S. The books were presented to Coach Sloth during their assemblies. Thanks to the generosity of the LSCEF, every K-5 student left their assembly with a signed book from Coach Sloth.

Winter Clothes

Winter weather has definitely arrived! Students will be spending a lot of time outside on the playground over the next few months. Please make sure your child has appropriate winter gear to help keep them comfortable and safe in the colder temperatures. Labeling your child's gloves, boots, snow pants, etc. is very helpful, especially if items get dropped or accidentally left on the bus. It can also be a good idea to pack multiple pairs of gloves because they sometimes get wet and do not have time to dry out between recesses.

If your family could use some support in providing cold weather gear for your child, please reach out to our K-5 guidance counselor, Michaela Gunsaulus. We have a student assistance fund that can be used to purchase items and all conversations will be kept confidential. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Veterans Day Letters

The third grade students recently took part in their annual Veterans Day project. Mrs. Edsen, Mrs. Jansen, and Mrs. Yoder provide the students with a greater understanding and appreciation for veterans as they learn about the commitments and sacrifices of those who serve in the military.

Students then identify veterans with local ties and engage in a letter writing campaign, thanking those individuals for their service. This year the students wrote a total of 124 letters across 38 towns and 15 states. 40 of the letters went to individuals staying in a local veteran home.

This memorable experience not only helps students understand the content and structure of a friendly letter, but also reinforces the importance and respect for our military personnel. One of the best parts about the project for the students is when they receive a reply to one of their letters. More than 20 veterans took the time to respond to the students' letters, thanking them for the recognition. Way to go, third graders!

6th Grade Archeology

Students in Mr. Bowlin's 6th grade social studies class were able to try their hand at archeology. Mr. Bowlin created a variety of workstations filled with sand and hidden artifacts. Students then worked in small groups to carefully excavate the buried objects and create a grid map of their findings from their dig site.

Once all of their artifacts had been uncovered, the students then switched gears and took on the role of an anthropologist. Their task was to review what they found and come up with a reasonable story of what life might have been like for the people that had once lived in their excavation area. The students' theories were turned into written reflections that will be shared with their classmates.