“Perpetrator. A-h-h, language of origin? Could you use it in a sentence? Perpetrator, P-E-R-P-E-T-R-A-T-O-R. Perpetrator.” There you have it ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

Desta Soma, a fifth grader at Lyons Elementary School (LES) was the winner last week of the school's annual spelling bee. In a hotly contested



About fifty Lyons Elementary School students took place in the school's annual Discovery Fair last week. The students brought in their projects, then sat down with adult mentors and explained how they created their projects, and what it



The Lyons Recorder is seeking high school interns who will contribute to the content of the paper. They will work with the publisher and a regular contributor to learn how a weekly newspaper operates. Depending on the student's interests and availability, there are opportunities for mentoring from a local journalist and graduate of Northwestern University on writing and reporting skills, journalism ethics, and news literacy in the digital world. As the intern gains experience, expect regular assignments from the publisher for photos and news articles.

If interested, please contact Lora Gilson at 303-823-6625 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


For all you Lyons Elementary School parents who watched Lady Ga-Ga's, some might say controversial, show during half time at this year's Super Bowl, fear not worried ones, the new Ga-Ga rage at LES has nothing to do with the scantily clad, heavily made up, tattooed singer.



At a kick-off event last Friday, Lyons Middle/Senior High School officially became the newest “Green Star School” in the St. Vrain Valley School District, and the second Green Star High School in Boulder County.

Launched in 2006 by Eco-Cycle, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit recyclers, the Green Star Schools program helps students, teachers, and administrators learn



In LHS Chess Club Advisor/Coach  Jeff Akkerman's mind, all the hours spent during lunch period and after school by his students paid big dividends. Eleven of his incredibly dedicated students, instead of sleeping in as most teenager would prefer, were up before the sun this past weekend, and at the school by 7 a.m., excited to head to Arvada to compete in (for all but one) their first tournament. 



Lyons resident Arthur Lee Land was the guest musician to kick off Lyons Elementary School's "What is Music" Artist in Residence series. The Parent Teacher Organization is sponsoring a series to bring a different musician or group in each month for the remainder of the school year. Each artist is of a different genre, and will present school-wide assemblies along with customized programs for individual

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