Dear Students, Parents and Community Members:
November is when we focus on winter weather awareness, but the first ten days of the month have been extremely mild. While some may be looking forward to snow and the colder weather, I think most of us appreciate it when we can stay in the 50s and 60s as long as possible.
The school district will work to get information on any school closures or early dismissals out as quickly as possible to insure we don’t have our buses or staff members and students that drive out in poor
weather conditions. As we move into colder weather, we do ask that parents have students dressed warmly. In this age of cell phone communications, we can obviously call for assistance if a bus or a personal vehicle breaks down, but in extreme cold the temperature in a vehicle can drop very quickly. Anything mechanical has the potential to break down. We encourage you to make sure your vehicles are ready for the winter weather and recommend packing an emergency kit.
The good news is that our Lady Raiders will be attending the State B Volleyball Tournament next week and the forecast for the three days is 61, 50 and 48 degrees. The team showed a lot of resilience in defeating Philip in three extremely close games to win the Region 7B trophy. School will release on Thursday of next week at 1:30 to allow our fans to support the Lady Raiders as they travel to Huron. Their first game is 6:00 p.m. on Thursday night, Nov. 17th when they play the Chester Flyers. There will be no school on Friday, November 18th as the Raiders play their 2nd round match. Congratulations to the girls on a great season and enjoy the tournament.
I want to also congratulate the Lyman Oral Interp. team for taking 1st place in the District contest in Chamberlain. We have several extremely talented students participating in this program and we wish them the very best as they travel to the Region Oral Interp. meet on November 21st in Pierre, SD.
Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences in October or that set up alternative meeting times with teachers. Your attendance, communication and support are an important part of monitoring the progress of your students.
To our veterans and community members, we hope you will be able to attend the Veteran’s Day Program at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11th. Our students in grades 7 – 12 have put together a program to honor and recognize those that have served our country. That service and commitment are greatly appreciated and central to the safety and security of the U.S.
Mr. Lynn Vlasman, Supt.