September 13 2005

[b]Lymans State testing scores remain strong[/b]

Posted by Nicole
Students of Lyman School District continue to score above the national average in all grades in the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) 10, Mark Dunn, Lyman School Counselor, told Lyman School board members Monday night at the regualer monthly board meeting.

The SAT 10, part of the Dakota STEP Test, which currently measures the state content standards in reading and math in grades three through eight and eleventh grade, was administered to Lyman students last April.

The 2005 Report Card for students in South Dakota was released in August. Under South Dakota standards, 54% of students in grades three through eight must be proficient in math and 78% proficient in reading. The 11th grade standard requires 67% in math and 66% in reading. According to Mr. Dunn 82% of Lyman students were proficient in math and 80% proficient in reading. Proficiency rates for the state reached 82% in reading and 74% in math, which were up from last years scores of 77% and 71% respectively.

September 13 2005

[b]Obituaries[/b]

Posted by Nicole
Myron (Mike) Nelson, 81

Myron (Mike) Nelson, 81, formerly of Presho, So. Dakota passed away on Monday, Sept. 5th, 2005 at Portagville, MO.Services are at 10:00 am Sept. 23 at Christ the King Church in Presho, with a military Burial of his ashes following in the Holy Angel Cemetery in Presho.

Esther E. Singlemann, 96,

Funeral service for Esther E. Singlemann, 96, will he held on Monday, September 12, 2005 at the United Methodist Church in Gregory, beginning at 10:30 AM. Burial will be in the Vivian Cemetery at Vivian, SD. Mrs. Sengelmann died Sept. 8 at the Burke Hospital.

September 06 2005

Posted by Nicole
Image: http://www.lcherald.com/e107_files/images/museum.jpg



Temperatures hovering near 100 degrees may have kept some away from the End of the Season Picnic at the Lyman County Historical Society Museum Sunday September 4th, but those who did attend enjoyed the picnic under the shade of an awning. Pictured clockwise starting on the left; George Hubbard, Polly Prchal, Betty Parks, Lois Wendt, Laverne Olson, Doris Hubbard, and standing far right Lonis Wendt.

September 06 2005

[b]Upcoming Common Sense Parenting Classes[/b]

Posted by Nicole

(Presho) --Growing Up Together is pleased to announce the upcoming Common Sense Parenting class that will be starting Monday, September 19th at the Lyman Learning Center in Presho, South Dakota. The dates of the classes are September 19, 26, October 3, 17, 24, 2005 from 7:00-9:30 pm.

Common Sense Parenting is a very effective and empowering parent education tool. The participants will learn skills such as how to reduce child behavior problems, how to enrich relationships with their children, how to increase their confidence as a parent, how to support school success and how to diminish fighting and yelling. The cost of the class is $30. The Common Sense Parenting Book used in class can be purchased for $15.00. Scholarships are available for anyone who needs one. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Scholarships are also available for child care if needed.

To register, please contact Growing Up Together at (605) 224-3189. Growing Up Together is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing quality parenting and prenatal education. The agencys mission continues to be healthy pregnancies and healthy families for all families in Central South Dakota. Growing Up Together is a Capital Area United Way Agency.
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