State Proficiency Finalists
At the recent State FFA Convention, three FFA members were recognized as State Proficiency Finalists, placing them in the top three in the state. Results included Layne Miller, State Champion in Turf Grass Management and Third place in Sheep Production, Brayden Anderson, State Runner Up in Swine Entrepreneurship and State Runner Up in Agricultural Research Animal Systems, and Brock Vetick as State Champion in Agricultural Research Integrated Systems.
Is this your first day of school at LDNE?
Doors will be open at 7:50 a.m. Elementary students will report to their classrooms at 8:15 a.m. and secondary students will report to the gym at 8:15 a.m. Breakfast and hot lunch will be served. Regular day dismissal times are elementary at 3:30 p.m. and secondary at 3:43 p.m.
Door Security: During the school hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 P.M., all doors will be locked. The west entrance will have a buzzer to allow visitors to enter. All doors will be operational for emergency exiting in all buildings. The purpose of this procedure is to increase security measures for the Northeast School System. Your cooperation will be appreciated. All visitors to the school are required to sign in and sign out in the Superintendent’s office.
Breakfast & Hot Lunch Program: An excellent breakfast & hot lunch program will be offered daily. Menus will be published weekly in the Lyons-Mirror Sun and on our School website www.lyonsdecaturschool.org.Breakfast is served from 7:50-8:10 A.M. The new prices for breakfast are $1.85 for students and $2.50 for adults. The new lunch prices are; PreSchool $2.25, Grades K-5 $2.50; Grades 6-8 $2.65, Grades 9-12 $2.85, and adults $3.85. An afternoon milk is available to grades PreSchool thru 6th grade and the cost is .35 cents. Meals and milk tickets may be purchased at the Superintendent’s office. Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Applications are available in the Superintendent’s office and on the school website
Transportation: Bus and van transportation will be utilized to transport students to and from Decatur. Pick up and Drop Off will be on the north side of the old Decatur school. It will leave Decatur at 7:35 a.m. sharp and return at 4:15 p.m. Two buses are provided. There will be a van to transport both AM and PM preschool students from the Decatur center. Preschool students are required to ride in a booster seat in the van. The AM van will transport students to the morning preschool session that runs from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM. This van will leave Decatur at 7:35 AM and will return at approximately 11:55 AM. The PM van will transport students to the afternoon preschool session that runs from Noon to 3:30 P.M. This van will leave Decatur at 11:30 A.M. and will return at approximately 3:50 P.M.
Parents driving their K-12 students to Decatur in the morning should drop their children off at the north set of doors to the old school building. If for some reason your child does not ride the after school bus to Decatur, contact the school office and they will let the bus driver know. Thank you.
Parents driving their children to Lyons in the morning should use Lincoln Street (the street between the school and the Ag building). This will be used as a ONE WAY east drop off lane. Drivers should enter Lincoln Street from 5th Street and exit on 6th Street. This street will also be available after school to pick up students using the same format, going east from 5th Street to 6th on Lincoln Street. Watch for children in the new cross walk on Lincoln Street during drop off and pickup. Do not use Lincoln Street between 8:15 A.M to 3:15 P.M.
Mileage: Parents should fill in the number of miles they live from the center in their ward, on the emergency form sent home with their children the first day of school. East ward to the Decatur Center and West Ward to the Lyons Center. These forms are to be returned within a week. Nebraska School Law: 79-611 states mileage will be paid for students in grades K-12. Mileage is not paid for preschool students