Dear Lyons Mill Families,
When our new 700-seat Lyons Mill Elementary School opens its doors for the 2015-2016 school year, students and parents will find much more than a shiny, state-of-the-art building. You will find that you are part of a learning community focused on literacy, math, engineering and science. Lyons Mill will be a school where technology enhances teaching and learning, where students are at the center of every decision made, and where every student will be inspired and challenged to succeed.
Lyons Mill = Lighthouse School + Passport School
As a Lighthouse School, Lyons Mill Elementary will help pilot the school system’s evolution into a 1:1 digital learning environment where every student – kindergarten through Grade 5 – and every teacher will have their own HP EliteBook Revolve 810 computer. This evolution, known as S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow), is a fundamental shift toward student-centered, personalized learning designed to prepare globally competitive graduates. Using a redesigned curriculum, S.T.A.T. places emphasis on developing critical thinking and analytical skills.
As a Passport School, Lyons Mill Elementary will offer an innovative Spanish language program to Grade 4 students. They will use their digital learning devices to participate in a self-paced Middlebury Interactive Languages program four days a week and on the fifth day, they will practice conversation and vocabulary with a Spanish teacher. After the Grade 4 students participate in the Spanish language program during the 2015-2016 school year, they will be qualified to take an advanced Spanish class in Grade 5. One of the benefits of this amazing Spanish language program is that the whole school will participate in extension activities throughout the school year, including learning about other cultures.
Welcome to Team Lyons Mill!