Congratulations to our graduating class of 2021! They did it. On Friday evening the commencement ceremony was enjoyed in the open air under beautiful skies.
A special congratulations to Mrs. Karen Duhamel who was chosen by the Class of 2021 as the Guest Speaker of the Graduation Ceremony AND was also selected as this year's Mildred Sanford Outstanding Educator Award. The senior class chose Mrs. Duhamel for this award as she has made a special connection with the class and she embodies all the qualities of Mildred Sanford - warmth, encouragement and dedication - among many more!
AND A SPECIAL FAREWELL TO
MRS. JILL RESSLER
WHO IS RETIREING THIS YEAR!
AND ALL THE BEST ON YOUR NEW CHAPTER OF LIFE!
YOU WILL BE MISSED
And in case you missed the articles in the news ... here you go:
The Day: Lyme-Old Lyme graduates bond with laughter and tears
LymeLine: Lyme-Old Lyme HS Principal Tells Class of 2021 its Key Quality is ‘Resiliency … [and so] You Will Not Just Survive, You Will Thrive’
On Wednesday, June 9th, the seniors enjoyed a wonderful evening at their Senior Luan planned by the senior class officers and head class advisors, Mrs. Fried and Mrs. Trost. With food trucks serving unlimited BBQ, Burgers, Cannoli and Ice Cream, everyone had something to enjoy. The evening culminated with handing out a class gift to all, watching the senior class video, and then, of course, passing out and signing of the yearbooks.
Special thanks to the class officers whose hard work made this all happen!
Lucas Wood-Muller, President
Emma Boardman, Vice-President
Schuyler Greenho, Secretary
Megan Cravinho, Treasurer
Franki Donato, Historian
AND OF COURSE...
A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO
MRS. FRIED AND MRS. TROST
WITHOUT WHOM NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE AND WHO MADE SURE THAT THIS CLASS WAS ABLE TO HAVE THE BEST SEND OFF POSSIBLE EVEN WITH
ALL OF THE COVID PRECAUTIONS.
We have a little treat for our exam takers this week... On Monday and Tuesday, Emma Boardman's Del's Lemonade Cart will be on campus to give students a sweet treat in between exams. And Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we will have some Therapy Dogs on hand to help with the stress relief!
Monday was a HUGE success!
Every year the Old Lyme Players puts on a drama production in the fall. This year, while it was a different year, the drama was filmed instead. Below is the final production of the drama: D.O.A.
In case you missed it... take a seat and watch this great production!
Congratulations to all who made this production a success!
NICE WORK WILDCATS!
There is so much to celebrate this spring with all the accolades and accomplishments of our LOLHS Spring Athletes. All of our sports teams finished strong this season - Baseball, Softball, Golf, Lacrosse (Boys and Girls), Tennis (Boys and Girls), Track... AND OF COURSE ... CREW! Amazing... from Shorelines to State Champs! Congratulations to all!
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
And in case you missed it, take a look at some of the great press Wildcats are getting...
Please refer to below schedule and important information regarding final exams beginning June 14.
2021 Final Exams Reminders
Congratulations to our newly elected officers
On Wednesday last week, LOLHS welcomed in our class of 2025 with our annual Eighth Grade Orientation (EGO). Students were separated into four groups and rotated through four activities that included a Teacher / Student panel, a Getting Involved Panel, a Tour and a Club fair/ Athletic Presentation. The class also met with their future class advisors in the gym to participated in some team building / pep rally competitions... just to get them prepped for next year. After lunch under the tent, students enjoyed an ice cream treat with their class and then returned to the tent to hear the amazing speeches from each candidate for the Class of 2025 officers. It was a great day ... a lot of information was shared and hopefully absorbed. We are looking forward to next year. Stay tuned for information about our Freshmen Picnic which will take place on August 25... the day before school begins!
Congratulations to Emerson Colwell...
Well Done, Emerson!
Nice Work, Aiden!
Last week was Spring Spirit week with students showing their wildcat pride all week long dressing in different themes and on Thursday the pride came out big with class colors for field day! After our half day of classes, students enjoyed the BBQ lunch and then set out to enjoy some field day fun participating in class competitions, kickball, whiffle ball, ultimate frisbee, yard games, some ice cream and, simply relaxing in the sun and enjoying each other's company. It was really a great day and a perfect way to begin to close out the year and welcome in summer!
A special thanks goes out to our Student Leaders and their advisors: Mrs. Todd, Mr. Kaczor, and Ms Macione for organizing such a fun event.
WELL DONE WILDCATS!
This past March, the French National Honor Society and the Ping Pong Club hosted the first ever Ping Pong Tournament. The money raised benefited two worthy causes: Nofy i Androy, an organization dedicated to funding young women’s education in Madagascar, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), a group that advocates for Asian Americans.
Nofy i Androy recently reached out to Mrs. Lefevre to say thank you and to share the images below showing the blackboards that they were able to purchase for students in Madagascar. This cost them 60 dollars and with the rest of the money they hope to purchase a used computer.
The day after our last day of school, June 19th, Robi Gajda will be boarding a flight back to Hungary. Robi has been an exchange student with us for this past semester. Robi and I sat down this week for a brief interview. Robi shared that he has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the LOLHS community for the past several months. Although he found the classes challenging at times, he loves his teachers and the content. His favorite courses were Modern US History, Computer Programming and Economics.
This spring, Robi joined the LOLHS Crew team, something he had never done before, and found that it was especially helpful to make friends and really fun.
Robi shared that he is looking forward to seeing his family and friends when he gets home but promises to come back to say hello to his LOLHS family next year.
GOOD LUCK AND ALL THE BEST, ROBBY!
Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis for these two free summer opportunities for middle and high school students on our campus this summer. A second session may be considered if there is demand.
Forms should be returned to the middle school or high school main office by June 18, 2021 for the Art workshop with Will Allik and June 25, 2021 for the Rocket workshop with Jen Costigan. Form is downloadable below.
For questions, please contact Michelle Dean at 860-434-7238.
On Wednesday afternoon, two of Lyme-Old Lyme High School's most talented artists, Kate Chaney and Connie Pan were celebrated at a luncheon held at the high school with Mr. Allik and Mr. Wilson. This year's CAS Awards Ceremony will be held on June 13 virtually. Congratulations to both of these students for their excellent achievements in fine arts and music!
WELL DONE and CONGRATULATIONS!
On Thursday, May 20, we took a time out to celebrate with two seniors who signed their National Letter of Intent for their respective schools and sports.
Emily DeRoehn who signed her National Letter of Intent for Johnson & Wales Girls Soccer
Michael Battalino who signed his National letter of Intent for Keene State College Boys Lax
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
CONGRATULATIONS EMILY AND MICHAEL!
The Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (COLT) is pleased to recognize and reward the excellence of achievement of deserving World Language students. In order to qualify for this award, a student enrolled in a World Language class must demonstrate excellence by an average of 90% or above for three consecutive marking periods and demonstrate a positive attitude toward language and cultures by using the language beyond the classroom and /or participating in language clubs.
On Wednesday, May 26, the LOLHS World Language Department celebrated the students' achievement with a mini-ceremony. Each teacher presented the certificates to their respective students.
On May 25, 2021, seven LOLHS sophomores were inducted into the LOLHS chapter of the French National Honor Society (la Société Honoraire de Français).
To gain membership, students must maintain an average of 90 or above in French for three consecutive semesters, and show a positive attitude toward learning about the French language and Francophone cultures.
During the year, honor society members plan events to benefit organizations in the French-speaking world. This year, the group was able to support Nofy i Androy, an organization in Madagascar dedicated to helping young women gain access to education
Well Done Wildcats!
The Business Department is proud to announce that the following students have successfully demonstrated proficiency in Personal Finance by achieving a passing score on the nationally standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test this spring. Subjects mastered include money, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, investing, retirement planning, and financial planning and management. The students are officially, nationally Certified Financially Literate!
Kyuss Buono, Jackson Harris, Avery Lacourciere, Calvin Monte, Isabelle O’Connor, and Tova Toriello earned the status of W!SE Scholar for the 2020-21 school year. A Scholar is a student scored above a 95% on the test. They are now eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Congratulations to all on their outstanding achievements.
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