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Lyon's 50th Birthday Celebration
It was a 50th Birthday Celebration at Lyon Elementary today complete with cake, balloons and the singing of “Happy Birthday” by third grade chorus students.
Lyon Elementary third grader Ava Vashko welcomed everyone before Jeanine Barnes, current Lyon Elementary Principal, acknowledged many distinguished guests in attendance which included Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, School Board Members, former administrators and teachers, Covington Mayor Mike Cooper and Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz.
Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III said many people have called Lyon Elementary a hidden gem in a tight-knit community, and that “For 50 years Lyon Elementary has served the Covington community and through those generations many, many awesome teachers have paved the way and laid the groundwork for thousands upon thousands of students who have walked these halls. If you asked me to talk about a school that meets the needs of every child every day, Lyon would certainly be one at the top of my list.”
Following Superintendent Folse’s remarks, Covington Mayor Mike Cooper read a proclamation recognizing Lyon Elementary’s 50th birthday. Third grade students Ryan Anderson, Conner Fontenot, Abbie Fraychineaud, Manu Olivos, Meredith Starnes and Ava Vashko then came up to the podium one by one to read the history of Lyon Elementary School starting when the school was built in 1964 and was named in honor of educator and civic leader Elmer E. Lyon
Students work on Computer Educational Programs
Lyon Elementary School Kindergarteners Skye Kirn, Jeanne Hilleren, Stephen Debusschere, Jazmyne Cavanaugh, Airic Mothershead, Peter Martin, and Maliah Martin take a break from working on their computer educational programs in the computer lab.
JDRF Fundraiser a Tribute to Former Student
Students and staff at Lyon Elementary School raised money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as a tribute to former student Nathan Avants. Nathan attended Lyon Elementary School several years ago, and in 2010 he passed away due to the complications of type 1 diabetes. The annual awareness walk was Saturday, November 8th. Pictured are all of the supporters who purchased shirts in his honor.
Front Row (l to r): Jamnoti Bursh, Le'Shai Harris, Katelyn Miley, Melissa Miley, Sarabeth Accardo, Nate Coleman, Kevin Lewis, and Henry Levy. Middle Row (l to r): Blake Griffin, Stephanie Rivera, Seth Thompson, Chailyn Washington, Anzlie Miller, Libby Jo Parsons, Katelyn Barlow, Vanessa Guzman, Ava Vashko, Emily Kern, Demayria Barker, Tyler Climmons, Jonathan Mendoza, and Kristin Favaloro. Back Row (l to r): Melissa Pattison, Ashlee Ellison, Jeanine Barnes, Misty Spell, Dawn Kieffer, Jodi O'Berry, Claire Sharp, Suzanne Schehr, Monica Tisdale, and Sherri Vignes. Not pictured are: Rita Pittman, Cindy Lester, and Donna Hardee."
Working on Computer Skills
"Zoey McGee and Kinsey Neumann work on their computer skills in Dana Leblanc's Pre-K class."
Black & Gold Day
S.O.A.R. Mentor Brings Celebratory Cake
Lyon Elementary School S.O.A.R. mentor Peter Barsczeski with Northshore Kiwanis brought the children a celebratory cake commemorating the 50th Birthday of Lyon Elementary School. Pictured from left to right (back row) are Judy Bruce, Barbara Oakes, Debbie Bollinger, Earl Bollinger, Suzanne Caver, Judy Gracia, Peter Barsczeski, Susan Perry, and Glenda Houidobre. (front row) are students Medari, Kara, Talin, Kaeden, Natalie, Garrett, Haylee, Jakeyla, Dominick, and Darielle. (holding the cake) Principal Jeanine Barnes
Caden Lagarrigue and Priscilla Nelson in Claire Sharp's first grade class practice their reading each day in a small group with the teacher.
St. Paul's Student Volunteers Work with Students
St. Paul’s student, Daniel DiPol, works on a reading computer program with Jaxon Perkins, a kindergartener at Lyon Elementary School. Every day, 25 students from St. Paul’s High School volunteer at Lyon in Pre-K-3rd grade classes.
Peter Barsczeski, a volunteer with Lyon Elementary School’s SOAR program, works with 3rd grader, Angelina Hallner. The SOAR program, Student Opportunity for Advanced Reading, is a new program that works with students to enrich their learning and accelerate their potential.
"Must Do" Activities
During the class Reading "must do" activities, Transitional First Grade students Cassady Morse and Emma Turco are reading a passage and answering text dependent questions.