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Volleyball Gear is available Online

posted Aug 19, 2018, 6:09 PM by

Our store is now open!!   STORE CLOSE: 8/22/18 | ITEMS BACK: 9/5/18

        Items will be handed out on 9/5 from the HS Office. Please contact Jayme Deal with any questions - 

Hawk Fans – Get your Football Fan Gear Today!

posted Aug 11, 2018, 8:01 AM by

To access the Hawk Shop Online Store and order your Football Fan Gear, please visit the school website for the store link or follow the link to The ordering period for football shirts will close on Monday August 20 at 9:00 AM.  (NO LATE ORDERS ACCEPTED).  Orders will be delivered to the school on August 31 and will be sent home with students on that day where possible. If you do not have a student in school who can pick up your order, please look for additional pick-up information via email.  

Thank you,

Athletic Booster’s

Employment Opportunities - Updated 08-06-18

posted Jul 31, 2018, 12:40 PM by   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 3:02 PM ]

List of Openings in the Lynnville-Sully Community School District

Updated 08-06-18


Contracted Staff Openings

11th Grade Class Sponsor: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a 11thgrade class sponsor for 2018-2019. In conjunction with the other 11thgrade sponsor, organize Homecoming activities for the 11thgrader class, manage magazine fundraiser, both 11thgrade sponsors supervise all home varsity football concession stands, and contact/schedule student workers. Stipend: $501. Application deadline: OPEN UNTL FILLED.

Two (2) 12th Grade Class Sponsors: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a two (2)  12th grade class sponsor for 2018-2019. In conjunction with the other 12th grade class sponsor, organize Homecoming activities for the 12th grade class, facilitate magazine fundraiser, plan Senior Class Trip, plan graduation activities. Stipend: $501. Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Half-Time High School Business Teacher - The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a Half-Time Business Teacher for the 2018-2019. Teach classes every other day from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Start Date: August 15, 2018. Candidates must be able or willing to obtain certification to teach high school business classes. Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Head Junior High School Wrestling Coach - The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a head junior high school wrestling coach for the 2018-19 season. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Coaching Stipend: $2,093.  Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach - The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks an assistant varsity wrestling coach for the 2018-19 season. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Coaching Stipend: $2,617. Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Two (2) Long Term Elementary Substitute Teachers: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks two (2) Long Term Elementary Substitute Teachers from September 17, 2018 until November 26, 2018.  Candidates must have valid elementary teaching license.  Start Date: September 17, 2018.  Application deadline: July 6, 2018.  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:


Hourly Staff Openings

Elementary/Middle School Custodian: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a 2nd shift custodian. Hours: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm; $11.50 per hour, including benefits.  Start Date: July 9, 2018.  Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Two (2) Elementary Special Education One-on-One Associate: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks an elementary special education one-on-one associate. The associate will work directly with two lower elementary special education students and the elementary special education teacher.  Start Date: August 21, 2018. Hours: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. Hourly wage: $11.00 per hour.  Application deadline: August 8 , 2018.

School Bus Driver – The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a school bus driver to transport a student from Sully to Pella in the morning and Pella to Sully in the afternoon.  Position begins late October/early November.  Driver must have or be willing to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) license to drive a school bus, must be at least 18 years of age, must submit to a pre-employment drug test and must submit to a criminal background check. Hourly rate: $29.00 per hour. Application deadline: August 24, 2018.


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:

Online Bus Registration Form

posted Jul 25, 2018, 6:59 PM by   [ updated Aug 9, 2018, 9:40 AM ]

On June 19, 2018, the Lynnville-Sully Community School District School Board approved an operational sharing agreement in the area of transportation with the Grinnell-Newburg Community School District.  Lynnville-Sully bus drivers will remain the same as well as many of its transportation student guidelines.

We are asking families requesting bus transportation to fill out the online bus registration form.  This information helps us to plan bus routes and have an approximate count of students who will be needing bus transportation.

Online Bus Registration Form, click on the following link:

Transportation questions may be directed to Chris Astelle, Director of Transportation for Grinnell-Newburg & Lynnville-Sully.  Email address:  or office phone: 641-236-2715.

Thank you.

Shane Ehresman, Lynnville-Sully Superintendent

Chris Astelle, Grinnell-Newburg/Lynnville-Sully Transportation Director

Homes for Sale/Rent in the L-S School District - Updated 6-28-18

posted Jun 28, 2018, 6:54 PM by

To view a listing of homes, click Here

Lynnville-Sully Community Education Foundation (LSCEF) Spring 2018 Newsletter

posted May 13, 2018, 9:03 PM by

Read the LSCEF Spring 2018 Newsletter by clicking HERE

Good News!! L-S Class of 2017 Graduation Rate of 97.06% Exceeds 91% State Average

posted Apr 11, 2018, 9:06 AM by

Lynnville-Sully Class of 2017 Four-Year Graduation Rate of 97.06%; Exceeds 91% State Average

Good News for L-S!!


Based on an April 11, 2018 Iowa Department of Education’s press release, Iowa has set a 95 percent goal for the statewide graduation rate. “High school graduation is an essential step for every student because it opens the door to postsecondary education and training opportunities that lead to rewarding jobs,” Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise said. “While I’m disappointed in this one-year decrease, our long-term trend is still on the rise and I’m confident we have the right roadmap in place for education.” (


Area School Districts - Class of 2017 Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rates:

PCM: 98.65%

Pella: 97.27%

Lynnville-Sully: 97.06%

North Mahaska: 96.72%

Montezuma: 96.15%

Newton: 88.21%

Grinnell: 88.18%


To learn more about graduation rates from the Iowa Department of Education, click on the following link:

Lynnville-Sully achieves consecutive exceptional report card rankings (Hometown Press article)

posted Dec 22, 2017, 4:18 PM by

The Iowa Department of Education released the latest results of the Iowa School Report Card, a web-based school ratings system, on Dec. 13 and again Lynnville-Sully Middle School and High School have received exceptional ratings.

L-S Middle School ranked number one for exceptional middle schools in Iowa for the second straight year. L-S Middle School tallied 73.5 points, ranking them ahead of the likes of Ankeny’s Southview Middle School, Pleasant Valley Middle School, Gilbert Middle School, and more placing in the top three percent of all Iowa middle schools.

“The middle school rating of exceptional is very encouraging for our students and school community. The students are asked to demonstrate their learning many different ways throughout the school year. Iowa Assessments is one of those opportunities, and I appreciate the way the students take pride in their academic performance,” said L-S PreK-8 Principal Teri Bowlin.

At the high school level, L-S tallied 75.1 points, earning an exceptional rating for the third consecutive year and placing in the top one percent of all Iowa high schools.

“The high school is very excited to be rated as exceptional for the third straight year. It is always great to be recognized as one of the top four high schools in the state,” said L-S High School Principal and Technology Director Shane Wheeler. “When the high school receives a rating like this, it is a reflection of how hard our students, parents, and district staff have worked to prepare our students to be successful. Even though we have an exceptional rating, our scores in certain areas show we still have room for improvement, and I know the staff will continue to work on how we can make a better educational experience for our students.”

Lynnville-Sully elementary found their previous rating of “commendable” downgraded to “needs improvement.” L-S elementary was among 28.6 percent of Iowa public schools who received a lower rating than last year. L-S PreK-8 Principal Teri Bowlin notes she and staff members began constructive dialogue last spring when Iowa Assessment scores came back lower than expected. Since then, L-S elementary classroom teachers, interventionists, and special education teachers have attended training, analyzed data, and selected class-wide intervention that meets the needs of students, and have focused professional development sessions on reading and math instruction.

“We have evaluated how we are using our curriculum materials to instruct students. Most recently, we are engaging in work to ensure teachers have assessment tools and strategies to continuously know how to adjust the pacing of their instruction and provide reteaching or additional support when necessary,” said Bowlin.

A partnership with Heartland AEA has been deemed valuable to students receiving special education services and intervention. Special education teachers and interventionists have evaluated the instruction provided to all special education students to make sure the instruction provided is a clear match for each individual student. Staff members also consult with Heartland AEA personnel each month to evaluate the progress and make instruction adjustments as necessary.

Bowlin shared with elementary staff members at a recent meeting, the Iowa Department of Education’s quote when interpreting overall ranking scores that in part states, “An overall school rating does not provide contextual information about a school nor does it make a conclusion about the quality of the staff or provide important information about ongoing work to raise student achievement. The report card should create a constructive dialog between educators, administrators, and parents about the work that is currently under way in the school to support all students in achieving their full potential.”

“I am very proud of all of our teachers, preK-12, and their devotion to our students,” said Bowlin. “We have a continuous improvement mindset and whether a building's ranking is exemplary or needs improvement, we are all looking for ways to better ourselves as educators to provide a high quality experience for our students and their families.”

The Iowa School Report Card was launched in 2015 as part of a state legislative requirement and rates public schools on measures of achievement including student proficiency rates in math and reading, student academic growth, narrowing achievement gaps among students, college and career readiness, student attendance, graduation rates, and staff retention. Based on each school’s performance over a two-year period, the report card assigns one of six ratings: Exceptional, high-performing, commendable, acceptable, needs improvement, and priority. The Iowa School Report Card is updated annually to reflect the most recent statewide student assessment results.

Newton and L-S School Districts Pleased with Latest ACT Test Scores (KGRN News)

posted Sep 14, 2017, 2:29 PM by   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 2:29 PM ]

Newton And Lynnville-Sully School Districts Pleased With Latest ACT Test Scores

 September 14, 2017  Jasper County News

The Newton and Lynnville-Sully school districts are very happy with the latest ACT test scores from their just graduated Seniors. Newton’s class of 2017 achieved an average test score of 22.2, besting the overall statewide average of 21.9. The national average for the class of 2017 was 21.0. Newton School officials say this is the 8th consecutive year Newton Seniors have scored better than the state average. The NHS 2017 class did better than students statewide in three of the four subtests, and exceeded the national scores in all four testing areas…which are English, Math, Reading, and Science. 79 members of the Newton High Class of 2017 took the ACT Test while in High School. In Lynnville-Sully….77-percent of the recently graduated Seniors took the ACT Test, which is the most commonly-used college entrance exam in the nation. Their average composite score was 24.5, the highest average at Lynnville-Sully in over 15 years. Five members of Lynnville-Sully’s Class of 2017 achieved an ACT Test score of 30 or better.

L-S K-12 enrollment breaks 500 mark (Hometown Press article)

posted Sep 8, 2017, 10:17 PM by

L-S K-12 enrollment breaks 500 mark

The Lynnville-Sully Community School District is boasting school enrollment numbers that haven’t been seen in nearly a decade. This year’s K-12 enrollment numbers top the 500 mark, a tally L-S Superintendent Shane Ehresman reports hasn’t been seen since 2008 when 504 students were enrolled at Lynnville-Sully.

“The enrollment increase is good news for Lynnville-Sully because the Iowa school finance formula is based on the number of students in a district. As we gain more students, Lynnville-Sully generates more revenue to serve those students. A majority of school districts in Iowa suffer from declining enrollment, negatively impacting their budget,” said Ehresman.

Lynnville-Sully has 510 students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2017-18 school year. A large kindergarten class of 47 students attributes to the rise of 20-plus students compared to last year, as well as a growing number of open-enrolled students. The future looks bright for L-S as this year’s four-year-old preschool classes also tout record numbers at 51 students enrolled. Lynnville-Sully’s largest class, seventh grade, has 49 students followed closely by the kindergarten class (47) and 11th-grade class (46).

Lynnville-Sully continues to draw students from outside the school district. Ehresman notes open enrollment numbers are on the rise, and in 2017-18, Lynnville-Sully will welcome 85 students from surrounding school districts, an increase of 13 compared to last year. Only 41 students residing in the L-S School District are open enrolling out. Oct. 2 is the official school enrollment certification date – the number of students enrolled at L-S on that day will determine state funding the school district will receive next school year. Each student enrolled brings in $6,664 of state aid.

Several factors contribute to Lynnville-Sully’s growing enrollment, including the school’s commitment to providing high-quality education, continual facility improvements, strong extra-curricular programs, community support, and more.

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