Congratulations to Aidan Ward who was selected as the Business Department’s Rotary Student of the Month! Aidan was selected by the Department because he has all the attributes needed to become an outstanding, successful person in the field of business. Aidan has taken many and varied courses in the Business Department but focused in on Accounting completing 5 courses and QuickBooks training. Aidan sat for and passed the Certiport/Intuit test that gave him a Certification in QuickBooks, meaning he can go out and be employed by someone using QuickBooks or start his own business. Dr. Hedwall said that in her four years working with Aidan, she has seen “an intelligent, mature, motivated, focused, cooperative, pleasant, helpful-to-all, positive, calm, unflappable, up-beat young man who truly can do it all and make it seem as if whatever he is doing is the only thing he has on his plate – meaning he gives 100% to everything he does. He can be counted on to do what he says, when he says it. His future is bright and he will be wonderful addition to the business community when he gets into the working world.”
Well Done Aidan!
On Tuesday evening the World Language Department welcomed in the new inductees for the French, Chinese and Latin Honor Societes.
Congratulations and Well Done Wildcats!
Take a look at what the seniors are doing for
the end of year projects!
It’s Prom/Summer Party Time: Help STOP Teen Access to Alcohol
By Alli Behnke - Published in LymeLine.com on May 13
With Prom and summer coming, it’s a great time to bring awareness to underage drinking in Lyme-Old Lyme. Alcohol continues to be the number one substance used by our youth. One way we can work to prevent teens from drinking is to prevent easy access to alcohol. Teen drinking is not inevitable. The L/OL 2021 Youth Survey reports that 62% of high school seniors do not drink alcohol regularly. Unfortunately, 70% of 12th graders report that it is easy to get alcohol. Most teens who drink get alcohol without having to pay for it. They get it from friends (83%) or family members, at parties, or by taking it without permission. The 2021 Youth Survey shows that nearly 50% of students who report drinking take it from their parents with and without permission. Underage drinkers who pay for alcohol usually give money to someone else to purchase it for them. Here’s what you can do to reduce access to alcohol:
At home, make sure teens can't access alcohol without your knowledge. Unmonitored alcohol, including alcohol stored in a cabinet, refrigerator, basement or garage, can be a temptation. When in doubt, lock it up. Liquor stickers can be a helpful tool and are available at Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau. Exercise your influence. Data shows that teens continue to care what their parents think, even while they are in highschool and college- 63% of students choose not to drink because they feel their parents would disapprove. Let your teen know that you don’t want them to drink and that most teens, in fact, don’t drink.
It may have happened already. A neighbor announces she is hosting a teen party, but you shouldn't worry — she's taking the car keys from every kid who comes in. Or a colleague says he's serving alcohol to his high school son's friends so they can “learn to drink responsibly.” Speak up, because silence can be misinterpreted. If you hear about a situation, say that you don’t want other people serving alcohol to your teen or condoning teen drinking. Let your friends, neighbors, and family members know that the minimum drinking age is a policy that protects teens, and that you don’t want your teen to drink.
Take action before a situation arises. Start talking to the parents of your child's friends early — as early as 6th grade. Tell them about the risks of teen drinking and let them know that you don’t want anyone to allow your teen to drink alcohol. Talk to adults who host teen parties. Let them know that the overwhelming majority of parents support the legal drinking age and agree that it is not okay to serve alcohol to someone else's teen — and not okay to turn a blind eye to teen alcohol consumption.
Let local law enforcement know that you encourage active policing of noisy teen parties that may signal alcohol use. Tell local alcohol retailers that you want them to check ID’s before selling alcohol. Limiting alcohol sales to legal purchasers is an important goal and well worth the time it takes. Please consider joining the Lyme-Old Lyme Prevention Coalition.
For more information on how to help your teen make healthy choices surrounding drugs or alcohol, visit www.lysb.org/prevention or contact Alli Behnke, Prevention Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Congratulations to Michael DeGaetano, Lauren Enright, Joseph Kuhn and Ryan Zbierski who passed the Excel 2019 certification test and now have two Microsoft certifications! Microsoft Office certifications are recognized all over the world. In today's competitive job market, many employers give preference to candidates with Excel skills.
Well Done Wildcats!
Members of the LOLHS Community Service Club helped run the Mile 10 water stop at the Mystic Half Marathon on Sunday morning. CSC members who participated included representatives from the Girls Lacrosse, Softball, and Outdoor Track teams. We even cheered on our own Mrs. O'Connor as she stopped to grab a drink before she finished the final 3 miles of the race.
Way to go Wildcats!
Archer Evans, Phoebe Evans, Joe Montazella, Thomas Moore, and Andy Zelek were accepted into the Connecticut State Fire Academy summer program. They are following a proud tradition of both Lyme Fire Company and Old Lyme Fire Department graduating members from this highly successful fire service training program.
On Thursday evening, Spanish Scholars were inducted into Lyme-Old Lyme High School's chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society "Los caminantes de Machado."
These students are recognized for their excellence in language learning and exploration of hispanic culture. They have worked tirelessly this year impacting our local, national and international communities.
FELICITACIONES A TODOS LOS MIEMBROS!
By Mr. Vazquez
We said goodbye to 13 seniors, and 23 juniors were inducted. The ceremony started off with a speech by Ms. Manfredi about the importance of learning a language such as building cultural bridges and empathy. After this, a powerpoint was presented to parents by the president, Ellie Wells, vice presidents, Nevin Joshy and Jonah Lathrob, treasurer, Hannah Brit, and secretary Van Lampos. This presentation included various projects, fundraisers, and achievements that LOLHS’s Spanish Honors Society achieved this school year. Shortly after this, there was another presentation given by a guest speaker, Claudio Denoya. Dr. Denoya is from Argentina with a PHD in biochemistry and molecular genetics. He spoke to LOLHS parents and SHS members about the significance of striving to navigate through obstacles that are presented to you while finding a future career path and profession. When he finished, there was a loud round of applause, and everyone headed to the cafeteria to continue celebrating. Every student brought in a latino or hispanic cultural dish, dessert, drink, or appetizer. Then the parents, SHS members, and guest speaker all sat down and enjoyed the food and company for about an hour, until the party came to an end.
The class of 2023 is inviting all Juniors and Seniors to enjoy a “Night in the City” Prom at the
Lake of Isles
from 6-10 pm.
The event will include appetizers, a sit-down dinner of your choice of Prime Rim, Chicken Parmesan or Pasta Primavera, soft drinks and dessert... and dancing. Yes a lot of dancing!
Tickets are on sale from May 4th to May 10th in the LOLHS Commons. Tickets are $85 and may be purchased using a check of cash. Please note all school obligations must be taken care of before a ticket can be purchased.
Juniors or Seniors are welcome to bring an underclassman or a student in good standing from a different high school. If a student from a different school will attend, please pick up a form from the main office and fill it out and return as soon as possible.
For any questions, please email Rich Fisler, email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there.
Save the date for the SENIOR ATHLETES BANQUET! If you participatd in a sport your senior year, please join us in the Commons on Sunday June 5th, from 12:30 - 3:30 pm. Photos, awards, lunch and the announcement of the winners of the inaugural Boosters Scholarship.
Boosters is accepting applications for the scholarship until Monday May 16, 2022. https://sites.google.com/view/lolboosterclub/scholarship
In case you missed the band concert this past week, take a listen! It was yet another night of amazing talent. It was also a bittersweet evening as all our graduating seniors were recognized as well.
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17: Spring Choral Concert
19: Underclass Awards 6:30
20: Junior Prom
23-27: Spirit Week
26: Field Day!
26: Senior Banquet
27: 1/2 Day for Students
27-30: Homework Free Weekend!
31: EGO Day!
1: Senior Trip
2: Senior Awards Night
3-8: Senior Final Exams
10-16: Underclass Exams
17: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
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