This week is SPIRIT WEEK! Each day is a different theme and on Thursday we will hold our 3rd Annual Field day preceded by our Spring Pep Rally. After academic classes, students and teachers will put down the books and enjoy some old fashion summer fun to kick off the Memorial Day weekend and relax a little before the stress of exams!
After the Pep Rally, the whole school will enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by our incredible cafeteria staff. As lunch is being served, the commons, auditorium and outside campus turn into FUN... yard games, dunking booth, kick ball, flag football, karaoke, hennah painting, snow cones, cotton candy, ice cream... and much, much more!
Tickets for BBQ lunch are being sold during lunches for $4.00 until Tuesday.
Graduation and GRAD NIGHT for the Class of 2019 is around the corner! Please find Safe Grad information on our website link below as well as the document and direct link to the Safe Grad permission slip.
Submit your child’s permission slip to LOLHS office or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31.
Congratulations to Carson Swope for his acceptance into Pfizer’s BT Scholar Program! The BT Scholar Program accepts five students, each year, from the shoreline schools. Since its inception four years ago, Old Lyme has had five students accepted into this program.
While in the scholar program Carson will be gaining exposure to career paths in Business Technology. If an intern successfully completes the two year, BT Scholar Program they are given the opportunity to interview for Pfizer’s Student Summer Worker Program. We have had two students accepted into the Summer Worker Program.
All of the LOLHS students who have interned at Pfizer say it is a wonderful experience and they have learned so much during their eight weeks. In the fall, Carson will be attending Fairfield University studying computer programming.
Dear LOLHS Parents,
The Booster Club is putting together the Board of Directors for next school year. We need candidates!! Board positions are open to family members of students and residents in Lyme or Old Lyme. A director does not need a child participating in sports, just an interest in supporting the students! Interested candidates should attend the June 6 meeting in the Media Center. Find out more about the Booster Club!
We need parents and grandparents are encouraged and welcome! This is a very rewarding job in terms of lots of volunteer opportunities exist, as much or as little as you want and no experience is necessary. The board meets about 6 - 8 times during the school year, held at 7:00 pm in the Media Center.
The LOLHS Booster Club is a parent run volunteer group. Through membership drives, gear sales and concessions the Booster Club raises money to support the athletic department, to enhance all the athletic programs. We are grateful for the support of LOLHS parents, the athletic department and administration. We are proud to support LOLHS athletes!
Please check out our website at lolboosterclub.org and if you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
2018-2019 LOLHS Booster Committee
By Mr. Elliott
Although Lyme-Old Lyme HS finished 5-3 at the end of the regular season and seeded 5th going into the tournament, the team was ready to set the record straight. In the regular season it had lost to Old Saybrook and HK by ten points or less and had a terrible match against Hale-Ray. After an extremely close quarter final match against HK, LOLHS prevailed 155-150. In the semifinal match, LOLHS was matched against #1 seed Westbrook. Despite Westbrook jumping to an early 20-0 lead, LOLHS regained the initiative and continued to lead despite a 3rd quarter rally by Westbrook when they closed the gap. LOLHS won this semifinal 195-115.
In a nail biting final against the Hale-Ray team that beat us badly in the regular season, LOLHS jumped to a 120-15 lead only to fall behind 210-170 with only minutes to play. A strong fourth quarter rally by LOLHS clinched the match 230-210 and therefore became Shoreline champions for the first time since 2010 despite reaching the semifinals or finals every intervening year!
High scorer for the tournament was junior Ryan McTigue with 155 individual points followed by sophomore Connie Pan with 100 points and then Kathryn Atkinson and Sean Spina with 10 points each. Rachael Larson, Joshua Liefeld, and Avery Wyman also contributed to the 390 team points scored during the tournament.
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
This is just a friendly reminder of the LOLHS dress code guidelines.
As spring comes rushing in, the dress code seems to get forgotten... hence the plea for support and assistance.
LOLHS takes great pride in the appearance of our students and believe that student dress reflects upon the quality of our school. In order to help create a positive and professional learning environment we ask the following:
Another outstanding event at the Haley Mansion at the Inn at Mystic. It was a beautiful venue with delicious food and a great DJ. Take a look!
All students and faculty are welcome to join us for our first LOL Drone Presentation!
Thursday, May 30th from 12:13 - 2:10 pm in the Auditorium.
Drones are the future of technology and are super FUN! Local Professionals will present about their businesses, answer questions and fly their drones with us outside!
HS students: Sign up with Mrs. Shoudy in the Career/Guidance Center
As part of the Plastic Pollution Project and just in time for Mother’s Day, Chemistry students made homemade lip balm on Friday!
Congratulations to Dylan Hettick-Harlow for being named Rotary's May Student of the Month for Business. Dylan was selected due to his excellence in the field. Dylan has already put to use the skills and knowledge he has learned and has created a business called The Community Shift, complete with its own website and business cards. Dylan started with an idea his freshman year and it became a reality his junior year. Dylan has put to use his business savvy to together with his environmental consciousness to create a 'social idea': "The theory is to establish sites on Organic Farms within the United States. By doing this, a fresh source of food is automatically provided." He has spoken to clubs and organizations about The Community Shift. Dr. Hedwall and I cannot wait to watch Dylan’s endeavor grow.
The Class of 2019 is selling graduation yard signs for $20. If you know a senior or want to show your support for the class, please consider buying a sign! The sign pickup will occur Thursday May 16 from 2:10-3:00 and Saturday May 18 from 10:00-12:00. We will collect payment at time of pickup.
Please contact Brynn at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thank you for supporting the Class of 2019!
To order, select the link below!
Yard Sign Order Link
Congratulations to Olin Fredericks, Michael Kolesnik and Caroline Wallace for signing their letter of intents to their perspective college athletic programs. Olin will be rowing for Wisconsin University, Michael Kolesnik will be playing Lacrosse at Assumption, and Caroline will play soccer with Johnson and Wales this fall!
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
Rachel Barretta presents Goliath to her English class this past week. Goliath is her twenty-three or so year-old macaw. Rachel's project actually explored how macaws are negatively affected by deforestation.
Ms. Schreindorfer recognized her period 2 class for consistently demonstrating kindness, compassion and inclusion to all and by all. They are truly an HONORABLE and ADMIRABLE class!
WELL DONE WILDCATS!
Period 2 Students:
Once again, the LOLHS Music Department presented yet another amazing evening of talent and tunes. Jazz Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble wowed the crowd! It was also a bittersweet moment for Mr. Wilson as he bids farewell to the seniors.
Well Done Wildcats!
District Budget Meeting
Monday, May 6
Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
Public information session on the eve of the referendum
District Budget Referendum Vote
Tuesday, May 7
6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cross Lane Firehouse in Old Lyme
Lyme Town Hall in Lyme
Budget Information is available online at
In partnership with the Old Lyme Land Trust (OLLT), Alec started out with the idea to do something on the John Lohman Connecticut River Preserve. It has beautiful terraced fields, and a very majestic point that goes out into the river a little bit. These trails, according to Alec, needed a good spot to stop and admire the nature. Alec's project was to create a Reflection Area, a spot with a good seat, and a fantastic view where you can sit and close your eyes, and embrace the nature around you. Through many days of hard planning, and running all over Old Lyme, East Lyme, and Old Saybrook collecting donations from various businesses, namely Laysville Hardware and UBS, I gathered my volunteers and built the benches, as well as installed them, in 2 days. They should be there for decades to come, beckoning people to embrace the beauty that surrounds them in this world that moves way too fast.
Nice Work Alec!
On April 30th, Evan Visgilio and Caroline Wallace were acknowledged at the Michael's Cup Unified Athletics Banquet for their participation in the Unified Community. The banquet was held at the Aqua Turf in Southington, CT and gathered nearly 100 Middle School and High School Unified Athletes and Partners! Both Caroline and Evan received plaques for the Mike Savage Teammate Award which emphasizes individuals who exemplify the ideals of the positive spirit of the sport and core mission of education-based athletics. Great job Evan and Caroline! Go Wildcats!
Students enrolled in AP European History had the opportunity to enrich their learning (in preparation for their AP Exam this week) to explore the Wadsworth collection of art with a docent led tour of European paintings from the Renaissance to the postmodern era. Highlights included a Caravaggio, Monet, & a Van Gogh.
20: NHS Induction Ceremony
21: Spanish NHS Induction Ceremony
23: Field Day!!!
24: Early Dismissal
27: Memorial Day - No School
28: Senior Awards Night @ 6:30
30: Senior Banquet
31: EGO DAY! & Senior Trip
6: Senior Exams 4-3
7: Senior Exams 2-1
10: 9-12 Exams 8-7
11: 9-12 Exams 6-5
12: 9-11 Exams 4-3
13: 9-11 Exams 2-1
13: Graduation! 6pm
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