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Lyons Elementary will be closing at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
For the 2013-2014 school year, many of our students will attend
or Erickson Elementary.
Welcome to the only COLLEGE
BOUND elementary school that is part of the
No Excuses University Network of schools in the Tucson Unified School
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school prides itself in fostering an academic college
bound environment to excite
students to attend college. We believe the
elementary level is the time to instill the goal of
gaining higher education. Just ask us to show you
the data that proves how a college education improves
the lives of individuals who take that route.
One of the studies
demonstrates how unemployment levels significantly
decrease with a college education. Another study shows the tremendous earning
potential of an individual graduating from college.
Lyons classrooms have adopted universities, have fun
singing their university's fight songs as well as
learning about what makes their universities famous.
When you ask the students at Lyons Elementary where they
are going, they reply "TO COLLEGE!"
Educators at Lyons
are highly qualified according to state guidelines.
Teachers have attended extensive
TurnAround Schools Institutes'
"college bound" training to equip them to work in this demanding
environment. Lyons' teachers have learned the secrets to student
success that the other schools haven't.
Here is just part of how we effect the change:
frequent grade level standards based assessments, data
analysis and frequent team planning
meetings to implement custom interventions. Lyons
becomes a leader in education and a bright star among
the schools in Tucson.
GATE Cluster School
Academic rigor for the gifted student who requires extra
challenge is available at Lyons. Our
school has become a Gifted and Talented
School where one
teacher per grade level is GATE certified! How
many schools can boast that? A GATE Cluster School
means that all students' academic needs are being met.
Just one the advantages of this program is the use of
theme-based learning kits.
We have FREE full-day
kindergarten. The entire
local community is excited about this. Don't delay
in enrolling your child today!
A Complete English Learner Program
Lyons has a first
rate English Language Learner program. The program is
equipped with an abundance of visual support
materials, audio media for singing and hands-on
activities to ensure language understanding. Comprehensive,
research-based instruction meeting Arizona's standards
makes our program the solution for today's English
learner. Lyons has an extensive in-class library with book
titles by the famous National Geographic School
Publishing company. Multi-level assessments to diagnose,
plan instruction, and monitor progress completes this
Not Your Average Exceptional Education
The Exceptional Education program
at Lyons goes beyond limits to ensure students with
Individual Education Plans get the services they need.
These teachers use technology extensively, songs and an abundance of caring to educate
students of all academic levels. Lyons has a very well
staffed Project Able to meet the needs of our pre-school
students with special needs. Fantastic
speech services and occupational therapy round out this
directed restorative circles where students share compliments and
concerns with teachers and classmates as well as setting
academic and social goals. An
in-school restorative circles expert is available on a
regular basis to conduct mini-lessons on conflict
resolution and the proper ways of voicing concerns.
University Grade Art and Music Programs
The Visual Arts and
programs at Lyons consist of more than just coloring or
singing. The art and music instructors dedicate
many selfless hours of their time to help students produce
standards based artwork and music masterpieces. Lyons often has its students' artwork on
display at school and in the community. Recorder, violin and band
concerts cap off the year.
Technology at Lyons
Lyons has an interactive whiteboard
in all of its classrooms. Our updated classroom
computers help students
learn how to type, conduct research and present their
work to their classmates on a regular basis. The
library hosts a bank of modern computers and a media
specialist who runs the technology.
Our certified teacher
librarian makes sure our library media center is the
literacy center of the school. She works with all
classes to ensure information literacy is part of the
students' daily lives. She also holds weekly book
sharing sessions with the students. Love of
reading quickly becomes
part of the students' lives after attending these
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have read just a sampling of the quality programs
Your child will
a more caring, trained, vision oriented faculty and
staff to educate your child academically, emotionally and socially.
There is no need to keep experimenting with the other
schools. We have the right plan that works.
Won't you be part of this successful group? You
can start today by enrolling your child at Lyons this week! We are open until
daily. Drop by and experience excellence!
principal is available to answer your questions via
email, telephone or conference. Feel free to call, write
or come in today! Thanks for your interest!
Lyons Elementary School
Mrs. Sheila Govern
7555 E. Dogwood St.
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