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Kevin Dixon smiles and prepares to enjoy his “turkey cupcake” he made in conjunction with his creative writing.
Fall Festival Treats
Students from Hannan High School Student Council visited Lyon Elementary to give our treats for their Fall Festival.
Fire Truck Visit
A fire truck recently visited the Lyon Elementary campus. Firefighters Barrett Hebert and James Lee are shown with first grader Samia Chatman.
Black and Gold Day
Wild Things Art Contest
Talented Art student Carly LeBlanc won first place in the “Wild Things” Art Contest with over 300 contestants. Way to go Carly! Thanks for representing Lyon so well.
Zoo Field Trip
Dixie Neft’s second grade class stops for a pose during their trip to the Audubon Zoo. Pictured are, front row left to right,
Graham Erickson, Julius Brumfield, Meredith Starnes, Jayden Vidal, D'marcus Helmstetter, Aaliyah Duncan, and Fletcher Vanhealen. On the
back row left to right are C. J. Pizzeck, Noah Holiday, Caterin Ponce, Mikayla Berry, Evan Doyle, Jonathan Mendoza, Emma Fisher, Pamelynn Brumfield, Chandler Chapman, Christopher Garcia, Nolarain Burckel, and Lorelei Garcea.
Junior League Museum Visit
Volunteers Caitlin Hunter, Theresa Heraty, Fonda Brennan, and Kimberely Brouillette from the Junior League visit with Mrs. Soule’s T-1 class to create art.
First Grade Words
Students in Sarabeth Accardo’s class work with each other to read first grade words.
Planting Day Brings Visitors
Celebrating “Planting Day” on Wednesday, October 2, Lyon Elementary in Covington showcased its new “teaching garden” program, with teachers, students, and Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III and Assistant Superintendent Cheryl Arabie taking part in a special ceremony and several educational activities.
At the ceremony, Principal Jeanine Barnes introduced Brittany Gay, regional director for the American Heart Association, the organization that offers the teaching garden program.
More than a dozen employees from Chevron, which sponsored the project, were present to help in the educational work stations, displays, and the special activities that explained the cross-curriculum standards-based gardening program. Superintendent Folse toured the school’s gardening project and viewed the educational displays.
The program blends classroom study and outdoor garden work, and some of the harvest will be used in the school cafeteria after spring harvest.
Principal Barnes recognized the contributions of several of the school’s teachers who have taken part in the gardening effort, as well as several parents who have volunteered to help coordinate the program. Special recognition went to Ms. Erin Redmond, a Teaching Gardens champion, and Technology Resource Teacher Mrs. Amanda Pritchard.
“The purpose of the teaching garden is to encourage healthy diets in young children and to help combat childhood obesity by providing a gardening experience which is integrated into the curriculum. Our students will build, maintain, and own the Teaching Gardens with the help of our teachers, parents, and the community,” Principal Barnes stated.
The boys and girls at Lyon Elementary have long embraced the school’s gardens, the principal went on to say, noting that they are members of the Keep Covington Beautiful organization. “But the teaching garden takes learning about nutrition to a whole new level,” Ms. Barnes said. “Not only will our children be able to learn about nutrition in conjunction with our wonderfully healthy and tasty cafeteria lunches, but we will integrate this hands-on opportunity into science, math, and social living.”
Educational exhibits were set up spotlighting science, nutrition, math, art and library resources in gardening. The American Heart Association encourages schools to participate in its teaching garden programs to help raise awareness of ways to avoid childhood obesity, showing children how to plant, grow, and enjoy eating good wholesome food.
The raised planting beds arrived at the school in the form of a kit, and they were fitted together, bolted into place, filled with soil, and planted with a variety of fruits and vegetables.
In a special presentation, the American Heart Association presented Lyon Elementary and Chevron with two commemorative souvenir shovels and engraved plaques of appreciation.
Superintendent Folse takes questions from the students.
A Place of Learning
A place of learning and student engagement is enjoyed by all in Mrs. Hardee’s third grade classroom.
First Grade Teacher Katie Long engages students in Calendar Math.
Mia Gordon working with Pre-K teacher Stephanie Jarrell
Acting out their problem-solving skit are first graders Hunter Viviano, Billi Aragon-Solis, Tori Keaton, William Clark, Caden Wetzel, and Rosi Hernandez.
Pre-K students Cyara Hoffman, Javonte Calvin and Dylan Henry at Center Time
Gifted students La’Zirea Zenon, Ava Vashko, and Harley Buchanan pause a moment from their group work to pose for the camera!
Heather Johnson and Kindergartener Evan Johnson are all smiles at Open House.
From left to right are Jessica Wetherbee, Ashley Schaefer, Jessi Cash, and Brandy Quin, Kindergarten Teacher.
Second graders Cameron Laws and Tristan Clark
Meet and Greet
Scenes from our recent Meet and Greet.