September 2022


Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday, September 21: School Pictures

  • September 26-30: L-S Homecoming

  • Monday, October 3: L-S Annual Flu Clinic

  • Friday, October 7: No School: Teacher Professional Development

September is Preparedness Month

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Homecoming Sept. 26-30

This year's homecoming theme will be "Blast from the Past"

For up to the minute schedules and activities, please visit our 2022 Homecoming Page by clicking here: Homecoming 2022

High School

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:

Elementary and Middle School

School Supply Donations

Several organizations in our community have blessed our students and staff with donations of school supplies and back-to-school treats for our staff. We want to give a very special thank you to the following organizations for their generosity and kindness!

  • Our Savior Lutheran Church

  • Killduff United Methodist Church

  • Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company

  • Iowa Realty

  • Sully Community Church

New Recess Equipment

Thank you to the Lynnville-Sully Community Education Foundation for the playground equipment refresh!

New basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, jump ropes, and 4-square balls were purchased at the beginning of the year to replace similar equipment that had been well-used. The kids really appreciate having such high quality items to play with when they head out to recess each day! We are very thankful for the LSCEF and their support!


K-5 students are once again learning what it means to show their Hawk BEST. Each week teachers provide explicit instruction about what Hawk BEST looks like in different areas of the school. Students are then challenged to recognize their classmates who are showing appropriate choices by filling out a Shout Out card. Each Friday, students read some of the shout outs as part of the morning announcements. Great job, Hawks! Keep showing those Hawk BEST behaviors!

Teddy Bear Picnic

Each year the kindergarten and fourth grade classes partner up to create K/4 Buddies. Students are matched up with someone in the other grade level. The first event the students shared was a Teddy Bear Picnic, where each student brings a stuffed animal and the 4th grader provides a snack. The students enjoyed the nice weather while learning more about their new friend. There will be several opportunities for the buddies to get together throughout the year and typically the classes end the year with a field trip to the Blank Park Zoo.

Middle School Student Council

Congrats to the following 2022-2023 Middle School Student Council Members:

Front row (L to R): Aubrey Harthoorn, Lola Razink, Foster Noun Harder, Hayden Lewis. Middle row (L to R): Phenix Gibbs, Breah Lowry, Jace Johnson, Trace Alberts. Back row (L to R): Peyton Sharp, Olivia Beyer, Trace Carlson, Jordan Dunsbergen.

The student council is led by Joel Harthoorn. This group meets multiple times throughout the year and will help plan Homecoming as well as other middle school events.

7th Grade Science

In preparation for an upcoming field trip to Mariposa on September 22nd, Jasper County Conservationist, Greg Oldsen recently visited Mr. Harthoorn's science class to discuss how water moves through an ecosystem. The students enjoyed seeing a watershed as Greg explained how pollution can change this process and conservation practices that can be used to improve our water quality. During the field trip students get the opportunity to investigate water conservation practices and learn about how daily activities impact a wetland area.