from the desk of Principal Jaydel Wilson
I hope this letter finds you well and ready for the exciting challenges that the second semester brings. As we embark on this new phase of the academic year, I want to take a moment to encourage each and every one of you to work hard and do your best.
The second semester is a chance for fresh beginnings, new learning experiences, and personal growth. Let's approach it with a positive mindset, determination, and a commitment to excellence. Here are a few words of encouragement for the upcoming months:
Set Goals: Take some time to reflect on your achievements from the first semester and set realistic goals for the second. Whether it's improving grades, participating more in class, or taking on new challenges, having clear goals will help guide your efforts.
Stay Organized: Good organization is key to success. Keep track of assignments, due dates, and any important announcements. A well-organized approach to your studies will make the semester more manageable and less stressful.
Ask for Help: If you ever find yourself facing challenges or feeling overwhelmed, don't hesitate to ask for help. Teachers, staff, and your fellow students are here to support you. Together, we can overcome obstacles and achieve success.
Embrace a Growth Mindset: Understand that learning involves taking risks and sometimes making mistakes. Embrace these moments as opportunities for growth. Each challenge you face is a chance to learn and improve.
Celebrate Achievements: Take pride in your accomplishments, big or small. Celebrate the effort you put into your studies and acknowledge your progress. This positive reinforcement will motivate you to continue striving for excellence.
Families, your support is invaluable in fostering a positive learning environment. Encourage open communication with your children about their school experiences, and celebrate their achievements together.
As we embark on the second semester journey, let's create an atmosphere of collaboration, resilience, and a shared commitment to excellence. I believe in the potential of each student to achieve greatness, and I look forward to witnessing your growth and success.
Wishing you a rewarding and successful second semester!
Lyon Middle School Principal
This letter was provided to each student today in their 7th period class. It outlines the participation requirements of all students for the SBAC for this academic year. The same letter was also sent via ParentLink to each student and parent/guardian.
Monday 1/22 Staff Development Day/No School for Students
Tuesday 1/23 6th grade Panorama Survey
Wednesday 1/24 PLC’s
Away Game @ Fremont (B) 4 (G) 5:15
Open Field for Soccer 2-3
Thursday 1/25 Pizza with the Principal
Friday 1/26 Dion Dogs
Home Game vs Smith MS (B) 4 (G) 5:15
This is Ashlyn B. and I am going to give you an update on what happened during the week of Kindness at W. Mack Lyon MS. For kindness week on Monday we started out having everyone sign a "Choose Kindness" banner during both lunches. This banner will be hung up in the cafeteria for the rest of the year as a reminder to be kind. The next part of kindness week included a challenge everyday. The Hope Squad made videos to put on the morning announcements that explained the daily challenge.
Monday- Say hello to someone you have never met.
Tuesday- Ask someone who is sitting alone to sit with you.
Wednesday- Do one small good deed for someone.
Thursday- Compliment someone
Friday- Tell your teacher that you appreciate them.
The last part of the kindness week included an art/writing contest.
The winner of the writing contest was Kayla Powell and she went home with a $50 visa card. The other $50 gift card went to Clara Turner for her art entry.
We would like to thank our Hope Squad members and advisors for their hard work during the week of Kindness. Great job Mariners!!!
Our boys and girls basketball teams began play on January 9. They both have enjoyed success to begin the season. Along with our basketball teams, our cheer and dance teams have been performing and cheering on our Mariner teams.
Cell Phones: It is our expectation that cell phones will not be used during instructional time this year. Students will be directed to put their phones away during our 46-minute class time. This is intended to improve student learning and decrease distractions. Students will have full access to their phones before and after school, during passing periods and during lunch.
UPDATED GRADING REFORM 23-24
Parents/Guardians, did you know that you can track your student's bus and receive transportation alerts by using the OBOARDING app provided by CCSD? Use the link below to read about the app and find instructions on how to download and use the app.
LMS Families, please take a moment to review the information below about PAPER, a free online tutoring/writing/academic support that is available to your student 24/7.
Subject: Important Student Update: Free 24/7 Tutoring
Dear W. Mack Lyon Middle School Families,
We have some incredible news to share! We are thrilled to announce that CCSD has partnered with Paper to provide ALL students at LMS with free, 1-on-1 tutoring and writing support.
You can explore this incredible resource with your students right now! Have them go to app.paper.co, search for their school, and login to start a tutoring session.
When students login and start a session, they are instantly connected with subject-matter experts that guide your students through problems step-by-step, without giving away the answers. This way, students can walk away from sessions feeling confident that they understand the material and have the tools to succeed on their future assignments and exams.
Here are a few ways Paper can support you and your students this school year:
Unlimited 24/7/365 tutoring support — sessions can run for as long as students need!
Revisions for any typed writing assignments!
Tutoring and writing support in 4 different languages — English, Spanish, French and Mandarin.
Interested in speaking to a member of the Paper team? You can reach them at email@example.com.
LYON MIDDLE SCHOOL SAFETY PROTOCOLS
The following protocols are in place at Lyon Middle School to provide a safe environment for our students to learn.
- The front door will be locked during school hours. Please use the doorbell and a member of the office staff will assist you. If someone does not answer the door, please call the number posted
- Students cannot be released by a phone call to the office.
- If you need to pick up your student for an early release, you will need to come to the school to sign them out. Please be prepared to provide identification.
- Please be patient with the office staff as they call your student to the office. Depending on where they are at the time, this may take a few minutes. Please plan accordingly.
- Students will not be released to any person that is not listed in Infinite Campus.
We appreciate your understanding of the above protocols as we do our best to keep LMS safe.