Friday evening's Senior Winter Ball at the Woodwinds in Branford was a HUGE SUCCESS! Kudos to the Senior Class Officers and Mr. Adam Raiti for all of their hard work in planning and preparing for such a wonderful event. The special guest of the evening, Mrs. Edna Schreindorfer, Ms. Schriendorfer's 97 year old mom, was welcomed and had "a BALL". Take a look at some of the photos.
Day Staff Reports:
Mya Johnson, who led Old Lyme to its fourth consecutive CIAC Class S girls' soccer championship in 2018, was named the Hank O'Donnell Female Athlete of the Year by the Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance on Monday.
Johnson will be honored at the 78th Gold Key Dinner on Sunday, April 28, at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. The Bill Lee Male Athlete of the Year is Wesleyan University lacrosse player Harry Stanton of New Canaan, a three-time All-American who led Wesleyan to its first national title in 2018.
Johnson, who will attend Connecticut College this fall, scored Old Lyme's final five goals of this state tournament, a hat trick in the Wildcats' 3-1 semifinal win over East Hampton and then both goals to wipe out a 1-0 deficit and rally Old Lyme to a 2-1 win over Immaculate in the finals. Her first goal in the final was the 100th of her career.
Johnson and Stanton will be honored along with this year's Gold Key recipients who include St. Thomas More men's basketball coach Jere Quinn and former UConn men's basketball great Chris Smith.
Tickets are $75 apiece and can be reserved by contacting CSWA president Tim Jensen at email@example.com or (860) 394-5091.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST PLACE WINNERS!
The 2018 United States Crystal Growing Competition gives students 5 weeks to grow their crystal. Entries are then sent to the University of Buffalo where they are judged on mass, clarity, and cut. This team's winning crystal will now be a part of a permanent display at the Department of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.
1st place winners receive a 200 dollar cash prize as well as bragging rights and a certificate. We had previously decided that any winnings would go towards a waffle party for all participating chemistry classes which was held on Tuesday! Great way to end the semester.
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
TechnoTicks Team 23 began the competition on January 6 and they have 30 days left. Take a look at what the First Robotics Competition is all about. You will be able to keep informed of all their work, deadlines and competitions by accessing the NEW ROBOTICS LINK located at the top of this page. Stay tuned for more info as we get closer to deadline!
LOLHS Math Team celebrates another victory at their last competition! They won the small school division by eight points, as well as beating the large division schools of Xavier, Hand, RHAM, Guilford & Middletown High Schools. Ryan McTigue & Sarah Hayward both scored a perfect 18, Joshua Liefeld & Connie Pan right behind with 15 and Evan St. Louis scored a very respectable 11.
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
Unified Sports is a registered program of Special Olympics that combines approximately equal numbers of athletes with and without disabilities, on sports teams for training and competition. All Unified Sports players, both athletes and partners, are similar age and matched sport skill ability. Unified Sports teams are placed in competitive divisions based on their skill abilities, and range from training divisions (with a skill-learning focus) to high skill competition.
The pioneer sports program was started in 1992 under the partnership between the CIAC and the Special Olympics Connecticut to expand athletic opportunities for students of all abilities. The Unified Sports program has grown rapidly, with over 3000 students participating last year in Connecticut alone.
Lyme-Old Lyme is starting their own Unified Sports program this year. We are looking for athletes and parents who are interested in committing to one or two practices a week, along with competitions between other shoreline schools a few times a season, as well as, a few shoreline and state tournaments. Sports that will be included in the program will be soccer, basketball, volleyball, bowling and track and field. We have a few events coming up the end of January and February if we get enough athletes signed up. We currently have a few partners signed up and are looking to get more athletes. Coaches will be attending a training on Tuesday, January 8th at the CIAC and we are looking forward to getting this program off the ground.
Please discuss with your child about the idea of being a part of this amazing opportunity and begin your registration process if you haven’t done so already. FamilyID is open for registration. Please see the reverse side for instructions on signing up.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions concerning this program.
On January 10, Lyme-Old Lyme's 'Amped Up' Show Choir put on an amazing performance of Darin Hamou's life experiences as a refugee. The gala began with a delicious catered dinner by Sal's Pizza accompanied by a wonderful display of talent by the seniors (and some juniors) of some specially selected music and song. The main event was a powerful and moving representation of Darin and her family's travels that brought them from Aleppo to Turkey and finally to the United States. It was a very exciting evening.
Lyme-Old Lyme High School would like to congratulate Emma Danes for being selected for this year's Rotary's Science Student of the Month. Emma is being recognized for her talents in Science and her ability to probe, question and think critically at all times in all of her classes. She is not only a science scholar but a leader both in and out of the classroom. She brings community minded spirit to Lyme-Old Lyme and and infectious enthusiasm to learn.
WELL DONE EMMA!
Midterms are around the corner! Here is some helpful information:
STUDY WITH A BUDDY
Next week Student Leaders will be hosting the annual STUDY WITH A BUDDY! National Honor Society students and Student Leaders will be on hand for tutoring in all subjects. Additionally, several wellness activities will be run during all study sessions including smoothies during the night sessions and yoga/meditation during the after exams session. There will be a “relaxation station” with puzzles, coloring, playdough and other activities as well. Encourage your students to come...it is a great opportunity!
Mon. 1/14 5:00-7:00
Tues. 1/15 11:30-2:00 & 5:00-7:00
Wed. 1/16 11:30-2:00
January 22 - Last day of Semester 1
We will be running a different schedule on Tuesday January 22 as it is the last day of semester 1. All 8 periods will be meeting. Additionally, if a student and an excused absence for an exam, we will be holding 2 make-up sessions. Please review the schedule below.
Last December, about twenty students watched a documentary called “The Other Kids.” There were different goals behind this cultural experience. The NSHS was hoping to collect enough money to pay for one scholarship. Additionally, the idea was to spread empathy while realizing how fortunate we are. The movie is available on Amazon Prime. It is a documentary that will make you a better person and athlete. The NSHS hopes that you make time in your busy schedule to watch it!
Storyline: Featuring Fernando Torres, Sergio Ramos, Yaya Touré and Vincente Del Bosque, this inspiring story reveals the power of football to change people's lives. Hundreds of millions of kids play football every day. For many of them, football grants are the only way to access education or the ticket to a better future. In some cases, it is their only way to survive. The life of Mubiru Rigan depends on one of these sport grants. Mubiru Rigan, dreams of being the next Fernando Torres and scoring the goal that brings Uganda their first African Cup. But he never had an easy life. When he was 3 years old, his mother abandoned him in the toxic waste dump that surrounds Nelson Mandela's National Football Stadium in Uganda. For a while, Rigan survived by selling scrap metal and stealing, around waste and football, always on the run from local mafias. There, he was discovered by a trainer, who got him a sports grant that allowed him to go back to school, eat every day and play football.
Take a look at the 2019-2020 school calendar approved by the Board of Education at the meeting on January 2.
Lyme-Old Lyme Academic Trivia Bowl team celebrate a convincing victory of 165 to 35 against Morgan High School.
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
28 - 8th Grade Parent Night
5 - AP/ECE Night
6 - BOE meeting
7 - Spring Sports Night
12 - Band/Chorus Concert
12 - LOL Prevention Coalition Mtg
13 - PAB Mtg
14 - District Youth Art Show Opening
18 - Hypnotist Night
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