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Homes for Sale/Rent in the L-S School District - Updated 07-20-17

posted Jul 20, 2017, 7:21 PM by

To view a listing of homes, click Here

School Registration Packet for 2017-2018

posted Jul 20, 2017, 10:28 AM by   [ updated Aug 10, 2017, 9:56 PM ]

Copy of the 2017-2018 school registration packet, click HERE

Employment Opportunities - Updated 08-15-17

posted Jun 15, 2017, 10:16 PM by Shane Ehresman   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 10:03 PM by ]

To view Lynnville-Sully Job Application, click HERE

Elementary Special Education One-on-One Associate: Due to a late resignation, the Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks an elementary special education one-on-one associate. The associate will work directly with a special education student and their elementary special education teacher and classroom teacher. Daily Hours: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. Hourly wage: $11.00 per hour.  Start Date: August 22, 2017.  The school district will consider previous associate applicants. Application deadline: Monday, August 21, 2017. Send a letter of interest, resume, and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found on the school district web site: Electronic materials may be directed to:

Part-Time Cafeteria Cook:  The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a part-time cafeteria cook.  Monday–Friday. Hours: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. Start Date: August 22, 2017. Hourly wage: $11.00 per hour.  Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found on the school district web site:  Electronic materials may be directed to: 

Head Varsity Boys & Girls Golf Coach: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a head varsity boys & girls golf coach for the 2018 season. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Coaching Stipend: $2, 829. Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found on the school district web site:  Electronic materials may be directed to: 

High School Dance Coach: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a High School Dance Coach for the 2017-2018 and beyond.  Coaching Stipend: $2,004. Dance season begins mid-September 2017 and ends mid-February 2018. Application Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found on the school district web site:  Electronic materials may be directed to: 


11th Grade Class Sponsor: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a 11thgrade class sponsor for 2017-2018. In conjunction with the other 11thgrade sponsor, organize Homecoming activities for the 11thgrade class, manage magazine fundraiser, both 11thgrade sponsors supervise all home varsity football concession stands, and contact/schedule student workers. Stipend: $501. Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found on the school district web site:  Electronic materials may be directed to: 

LSCEF awards nearly $5,000 in teacher grants (Hometown Press article)

posted May 14, 2017, 7:45 PM by Shane Ehresman

LSCEF awards nearly $5,000 in teacher grants

For the fourth consecutive year, the Lynnville-Sully Community Education Foundation (LSCEF) awarded thousands of dollars to deserving teachers. The nearly $5,000 awarded in 2017 will fund a variety of special items and projects ranging from a 3D printer to physical education supplies.

LSCEF Director Kyra Smith notes a subcommittee of five people from the LSCEF Board of Directors read and scored all grant applications. Seven projects will be fully funded by the 2017 grants, and two will be partially funded.

“We are very thankful for the donations of businesses and individuals who see this program as valuable and have helped us to continue awarding $5,000 in grants the last four years,” said Smith.

Mrs. Lisa Martin, second-grade teacher, expressed her appreciation for the grants, “I am thrilled to receive a teacher grant to be used for purchasing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) materials for our second-grade classrooms. It is exciting to be able to purchase the materials needed to help create the next generation of critical thinkers and innovators."

2017 Teacher Grant Uses

  • Enhance family and consumer science learning opportunities
  • Engage at-risk readers
  • Welding gloves and helmets
  • P.E. supplies
  • 3D printer
  • Photography project
  • STEM supplies
  • Summer reading book fair

Lynnville-Sully Community Education Foundation (LSCEF) Spring 2017 Newsletter

posted May 4, 2017, 7:24 PM by

To view the LSCEF Spring 2017 newsletter, click HERE

Lynnville-Sully Community Education Foundation (LSCEF) 2016 Annual Report

posted May 4, 2017, 7:19 PM by

To view the LSCEF 2016 Annual Report, click HERE

93.9% Four-Year Graduation Rate Exceeds the State Average; 97.1% Five-Year Graduation Rate

posted Apr 12, 2017, 6:03 AM by Shane Ehresman   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 10:32 AM ]

Iowa Department of Education (DE) graduation and dropout rates (see DE news release below).
Good News for L-S!!!

Lynnville-Sully Data:
Class of 2016 four-year cohort graduation rate: 93.9% (91.3% - state average)
Class of 2015 five-year cohort graduation rate: 97.1% (93.3%  - state average)
Number of Grade 7-12 dropouts in 2015-2016: 2
Number of Grade 9-12 dropouts in 2015-2016: 2
Grade 7-12 dropout rate in 2015-2016: 0.92%
Grade 9-12 dropout rate in 2015-2016: 1.37% (2.8% - state average)

To learn more about how to calculate graduation and dropout rates, click on the following link:

Neighboring School Districts - Class of 2016 Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rates:
Montezuma: 100%
Pella: 95.7%
Newton: 94.2%
Lynnville-Sully: 93.9%
PCM: 93.8%
Grinnell: 89.3%
North Mahaska: 84.1%

Source: Iowa Department of Education website. To view, click on the following link:



Iowa Department of Education

News Release

For Immediate Release

April 11, 2017


Staci Hupp


Iowa’s high school graduation rate reaches new high of 91.3%

State’s annual dropout rate also increased, although long-term trend shows decline

DES MOINES – Iowa’s high school graduation rate has increased for the fifth year in a row while dropout rates edged up for the first time since the 2009-10 school year, according to figures released today by the Iowa Department of Education.

State data show 91.3 percent of students in Iowa’s Class of 2016 graduated within four years, up from 90.8 percent for the Class of 2015. Iowa’s annual dropout rate was 2.8 percent in the 2015-16 school year, up from 2.5 percent in the 2014-15 school year. The state’s 2015-16 dropout rate represents 4,154 students in grades 9-12.

Graduation rates and dropout rates can increase simultaneously because they measure different groups of students. The four-year graduation rate follows one class of students over time – for example, students in the Class of 2016 starting with their enrollment as first-time freshmen during the 2012-13 school year – while annual dropout rates represent the number of students who dropped out of grades 9-12 during one school year.

“Graduation is a critical milestone in every student’s path to success,” Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise said. “While we’re proud that Iowa continues to lead nationally in high school graduation rates, we have work to do. We must ensure all Iowa high school students not only graduate, but do so with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in postsecondary education and training.”

Four-year graduation rate

Iowa’s four-year graduation rate climbed among African American students, Hispanic students and white students, but decreased among Asian students, Native American students, students in special education, students from low-income backgrounds, and students whose native language is not English.

Overall, Iowa’s four-year high school graduation rate has climbed 3 percentage points over a six-year period. Iowa also has seen a nearly 2 percentage-point increase in the graduation rate for students who took an extra year to finish high school.

The following graphic shows a comparison of Iowa’s four- and five-year graduation rates over time:

Iowa graduation rates are calculated with a formula established by the U.S. Department of Education. Unique student identification numbers allow school districts to account for all ninth-grade students as they move through high school. At the state level, the method helps determine when a student graduates, even if the student has switched districts in Iowa during high school.

Five-year graduation rate

The five-year graduation rate reflects students who were part of a graduating class but took an extra year to complete high school. They include students with disabilities and students in at-risk programs. Iowa’s five-year graduation rate for students who were part of the Class of 2015 was 93.3 percent, an increase of 0.2 percent from the 93.1 percent rate for the Class of 2014.

Annual dropout rate

Iowa’s annual dropout rate reflects the percentage of students in grades 9-12 who drop out of school during a single year.

The statewide dropout rate increased among all but two student subgroups – multi-racial and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander – in the 2015-16 school year from the year before.

“A high school diploma is not enough to position most workers for financial security, so it’s discouraging to see a slight increase in the state’s dropout rate,” Wise said. “At the same time, it’s important to put this one-year increase into perspective, and the long-term trend shows Iowa’s dropout rate is declining.”

The following graphic shows a comparison of Iowa’s annual dropout rates dating back to the 2010-11 school year:

For more information on Iowa’s graduation rates and dropout rates, including rates by school district and by student subgroup, visit the Iowa Department of Education’s website.

Positive Open Enrollment Trends at Lynnville-Sully

posted Mar 24, 2017, 11:38 AM by   [ updated Mar 24, 2017, 12:41 PM ]

Open Enrollment

Students enrolling into or enrolling out of the Lynnville-Sully School District.


Count Date





Enrolled In





Enrolled Out






2017-18 (anticipated)

78 *

36 *

+42 *
























+ 16.4




+ 34.4




+ 16.6




+ 18.0




+ 25.0




+ 26.0




+ 24.0

*   2017-2018 numbers include subtracting 7 IN and 5 OUT from the Class of 2017.

Iowa Department of Education Postsecondary Readiness Report website

posted Feb 9, 2017, 1:57 PM by

New site focuses on college readiness in Iowa

A new website launched this week showing how prepared Iowa students are for college, school by school. The Iowa Postsecondary Readiness Reports site shows rates of enrollment in college and career training, enrollment in remedial courses, and college retention and completion. “It’s critical that our students graduate from high school prepared for success at the next level,” Gov. Terry Branstad said in a release announcing the site’s launch. The new site “helps us understand whether that’s happening.”

Among the key findings listed in a summary report:      

  • More than 71 percent of Iowa high school graduates enroll in college or training within a year.
  • Almost 19 percent of those students take a remedial math class within a year.
  • More than 9 percent of those students take a remedial English class within a year.
  • Rates of college enrollment vary widely with income, race/ethnicity, first language spoken and special education status.

Find the State Summary report and school-by-school results.

Summary of Iowa Report Card Ratings

posted Jan 23, 2017, 7:53 PM by   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 7:31 PM ]

Congratulations on 2016 Iowa School Report Card Ratings!!
To view a summary of Lynnville-Sully ratings, click HERE

L-S celebrates academic excellence at school-wide assembly (Hometown Press article)

Lynnville-Sully students, staff, school board members, community supporters, and four guest speakers, including three members of the Iowa Legislature and the director of the Iowa Department of Education, gathered for an all-school assembly on Friday, Jan. 21, to celebrate the Lynnville-Sully Community School District’s recent achievements in the Iowa Report Card.

The assembly began with an introduction by L-S Superintendent Shane Ehresman, followed by a presentation showing the report cards for the elementary, middle school, and high school. The elementary school was given a commendable rating. Both the middle school and high school were given exceptional ratings and were rated the number one middle school and number one high school in all of Iowa, across all classes.

Several guest speakers we r e presen t fo r the
celebratory assembly including Representative
Wes Breckenridge, Senator Amy Sinclair,
Senator Chaz Allen, Iow a Dep t. of Educ at io n
Direct or Ryan Wise , Re presentative G r eg
Heartsil l, and L -S School Boardmembers Tim
Dunsbergen, Steph Ra mer, Gerry Van Dyke,
Tammy Vos, and Karla DeCook.

Next, Mrs. Teri Bowlin, preK-8 principal, gave her congratulations to the students, staff, and community. She also spoke about how one’s education is something that can never be taken away.

The guest speakers were the next to congratulate the school district. First, Iowa’s State Representative from the 28th District, Greg Heartsill, gave his congratulations and encouraged the school district to strive further.

“I think you have to be dedicated, focused, and willing to do hard work to achieve great things,” said Representative Heartsill. “This is why this award is a reflection of the entire community. These disciplines that are developed in the classrooms are the key to success.”

Next, Iowa State Senators from the 14th and 15th Districts, Senator Amy Sinclair and Senator Chaz Allen, respectively, shared why they think this celebration is important.

"I think this assembly is important because it allows us to recognize the hard work that goes into these accomplishments, and these accomplishments are completely valid to celebrate,” said Senator Sinclair. “It's an important philosophy to value these efforts.”

Finally, the Director of the Iowa Department of Education, Ryan Wise, gave his compliments to the staff and community as a whole. He had the K-5, middle school, and high school each stand while he shared something from their portion of the report card that was particularly impressive.

The staff and students at L-S had a positive reaction to this assembly.

"A good education is something I’ve valued my whole life,” said L-S K-3 Title 1 Reading Teacher Mrs. Jill Philby. “This assembly is a great way to show our student body that these efforts will take them far in life."

“It’s great to see this achievement,” said senior Kristine Jaennette. “I’m grateful not only for the teachers and administration, but also for the community for emphasizing the importance of academics.

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