September 2021 Newsletter


Important Dates:

  • Thursday, September 16: 1:00 PM Early Dismissal for Teacher Professional Development

  • Wednesday, September 22: School Pictures!

  • Wednesday, September 29: L-S Annual Flu Clinic

  • Thursday, September 30: 1:00 PM Early Dismissal for Teacher Professional Development

  • October 4-8: L-S Homecoming

Please spread the word!

Lynnville-Sully needs quality applicants for an open preschool associate position. We also need coaches, sub teachers, sub associates, and sub bus drivers to serve our students. Interested applicants can apply here.

Governor Reynolds recently made an update to the requirements for substitute teachers. Many more people now qualify to serve as a substitute teacher!

Find more info here: July 26 Proclamation

September is Preparedness Month

  1. Be prepared by making a Family Emergency Plan using the below attachment.

  2. Be prepared by signing up to receive community and weather alerts for Jasper County.

    1. Test JASPERIA to 67283 or

    2. Visit


High School (9-12)

High School Families,

The first few weeks of the school year have flown by! It has been awesome to see students back in the building, and involved in activities.

Believe it or not, the first grading period of the school year is approaching fast! First quarter midterm grades are going to be posted on Tuesday, September 28th. 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.

  • Please remember, that if a student is failing a class at the midterm, they are ineligible until their grade is passing. In order to become eligible again, students must get a slip from the main office and have it signed by their teacher. This slip then needs turned back in to the office.

  • Seniors and Senior Families: As many of you begin to consider life after high school, please check out our counseling website where you will find resources such as information about FAFSA, ACT, and College Visit Permission Slips.

L-S Silver Chord Program

Hawks, please don't forget about our awesome Silver Cord program! Volunteer work presents a great opportunity for students to prepare for their future, as well as to improve the Lynnville-Sully Community School District and surrounding areas.

Click here for more info: L-S Silver Cord Program

DMACC Career Discovery Days

Each year DMACC provides hands-on career exploration opportunities for students in 9th-12th grade. Students can attend these events with their parents or school counselor. Check out DMACC's website for more details on in person and virtual options. Contact Mrs. O'Halloran with any questions:

Middle School (6-8)

Middle School Families,

Our school year is off to a great start! We have jumped right in to helping the students navigate their new schedules and familiarize themselves with our academic and behavioral expectations. Getting back into a routine can be a challenge and I am very proud of the kids for their efforts to come together as a student body to help one another have a positive first few weeks.

Midterm is set for Tuesday, September 28th, which is right around the corner. Please encourage your son or daughter to log into JMC on a regular basis for updates on grades.

We have great participation in our junior high athletic programs. Volleyball and cross country have already been able to represent L-S in their first competitions. The football team has their first game Tuesday, September 14th. Good luck to all of our student-athletes!

Parents are encouraged to log into JMC to review their student's current grades. For more information on using JMC or help with usernames/passwords, please contact Michelle Squires, PreK-8 Secretary. or (641) 594-4445

Google Classroom

All middle school teachers utilize Google Classroom to post assignments and important information for their classes. Parents - if you are wondering what your student is learning about, ask him or her to log into their Google Classroom and show you some of their recent assignments or projects.

Elementary (K-5)

Elementary Families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! It has been so wonderful to watch our students and teachers work together to establish classroom communities. Our first few weeks have been spent developing relationships, introducing classroom routines, and reviewing key academic concepts.

Soon, we will start completing academic testing in the areas of literacy and math to help determine how we can best adjust our instruction to meet the needs of individual students. We know every school day is important and we want to utilize our resources to make the most of the time we get with our students.

We also have begun celebrating students who are showing great character. Members of the varsity football team recognize two students each Friday with Blue Shirt Awards. Students are nominated by their teachers for being wonderful examples of character and leadership within their classrooms.

In addition, one student from each classroom is selected as a Kid of Character. Students who demonstrate their Hawk BEST can receive a ticket from anyone on staff. The tickets are collected as a class and once a week the student whose ticket is drawn is recognized on the announcements. The Kids of Character also get the opportunity to participate in a fun activity with Michaela Gunsaulus, our guidance counselor. Check out the Hometown Press for pictures of our Blue Shirt Award recipients and the Kids of Character. Congratulations to all of our winners!

smart, but scattered -

Helping children and teens strengthen executive skills to reach their full potential

If you are looking for ways to help your child develop their skills in task initiation, sustained attention, working memory, planning, organization, and goal-directed persistence, join Peg Dawson for a free and helpful Zoom session.

Session Info: Tuesday, September 14th @ 6:30PM


Hawk Best

Our students have been receiving lots of positive feedback for showing their Hawk BEST as part of our school-wide behavior support system. More information will be sent home soon. We cannot wait to celebrate together for reaching our first goal!

B - Be Respectful and Kind

E - Excellent Effort

S - Stay Safe

T - Take Responsibility