Dear Students and Parents;
March begins the course selection process for the 2018-19 school year. Our goal at Lyme-Old Lyme High School is to work in partnership with our LOLHS families to assure every student is on the best academic path to support his/her future goals, in addition to balancing academics with extra-curricular and family commitments.
On Tuesday March 6th, we will host the second annual Advanced Placement / Early College Experience (AP/ECE) information night. After a brief introduction in the auditorium, students and parents will have an opportunity to visit up to four teachers of the AP/ECE courses to learn about the rigor and time commitments of these courses. This program is designed to help students and parents make informed decisions as they make their 2018-19 course selections.
James P. Wygonik
Lyme-Old Lyme High School
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On February 16 a group of students headed to Flushing, New York to soak up some of the authentic Chinese culture that becomes very alive during the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Take a look at some of the pictures showing their shopping spree and food delights!
The LOLHS Community Service Club is holding a school-wide contest for SPRING-THEMED drawings. The illustrations will be compiled into coloring books and distributed to young kids in a children’s hospital. Drawings should be in coloring book format: black and white, outlines only, simple cartoons. Remember, these are for children, so make your drawings fun!
Completed artwork MUST be submitted to
Mrs. O’Connor or Mrs. Winski by the deadline of March 1st.
A prize will be awarded to the winner of the contest!
Good luck, and get drawing!
The Visual Arts Department of Lyme-Old Lyme High School is proud to announce outstanding results from this year’s Future Choices Art Show, sponsored by the Shoreline Arts Alliance.
Senior Emily Archer won First Place Print and Best in Show for her etching, “Still,” also earning the Earl Grenville Killeen Founders Award for William Allik as teacher of the Best in Show recipient. Senior Claudia Mergy was awarded First Place in Painting for the second consecutive year, also winning the Ruth Baxter-Tagliatela Award for her painting “Temptations.” Senior Amanda Murphy took First in Ceramics for “Monster Pot.” Winning Honorable Mention were Junior Mya Johnson and Sophomore Nathan Ramella in sculpture, Junior Kathryn Atkinson in Drawing and Senior Cora Koproski in Photography.
Other students with works juried into the show were Charlotte Carmody, Luke Hoffman, Lauren King, Brandon Lee, Hannah Morrison, Jane Scheiber, Summer Siefken, Penelope Small, Colleen Walsh and Georgia Welch.
Students who reside or attend school in the 24-town Shoreline region are eligible to submit up to three works each for this juried competition. Award-winners earn cash prizes, and other scholarship awards will be announced at the Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony on March 3, from 3pm-5pm at the Sill House Gallery at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, 06371. The show runs through March 6, with gallery hours from 10 am – 4 pm, Monday through Saturday (No Sunday Hours).
Congratulations to Brynn McGlinchey for being selected as February's Rotary Student of the Month. Brynn was selected for her excellence, enthusiasm and perseverance in her studies of both Chinese and Spanish. Her leadership skills are prevalent both in and out of the classroom and recognized by her teachers who praise her for her humility and altruism. Brynn plans to continue her studies in both languages and utilize them in her future.
WELL DONE BRYNN!
The new LOLHS Show Choir, “Amped Up,” participated in its first competition this weekend at Shepherd Hill High School in Dudley, Massachusetts.
The 24 Amped Up students performed their show “Broadway Musical Magic,” receiving a rating of Silver and a 3rd Runner Up trophy. The group also received the Judges’ Award for Best Overall Soloists, and senior Anna Donato was selected as best performer in the ensemble.
The group will participate in two more competitions this season, and a benefit dinner is being sponsored by the Old Lyme Inn on Sunday, February 25 (contact the Inn for details).
In order to contribute to the positive environment in school, members of the LOLHS Spanish Honor Society created a project called You are a star. Students cut a star for each student in the school. They separated the stars with four different colors (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior). On the front of the star, they wrote the name of the student. On the back, they wrote a compliment in Spanish from a friend, another student, a classmate or a teammate. We believe that every single student in LOLHS is a star in something.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR WILDCAT ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN GROUP:
You may have noticed some new containers around the building... outside the gym, science wing, and custodial office. There are three Trex containers placed around the building in which we can recycle: grocery bags, newspaper sleeves, bread bags, ice bags, case overwrap, ziploc and other reclosable bags, dry cleaning bags produce bags, bubble wrap, cereal bags...
Our school will be not only helping the environment, keeping our land and water a little bit cleaner, our fish and wildlife a little bit safer; but will also be competing against other schools to collect the most film which will ultimately, by TREX, be turned into decking or outdoor furniture. If we win, we will get an outdoor bench. So, PLEASE, bring in your plastics, and contribute to the cause. We will be getting the word out there through all possible venues. Many thanks on behalf of the Community Service Club. And please...
remember to be responsible:
rethink, react, reuse, repurpose, recycle, reinvent!!
Join Us as We Celebrate
Chinese New Year 2018...The Year of the Dog
Thursday, February 8
Chef Claude Prepares for You at the Action Station
General Tso's Chicken
Chicken with Spicy Sauce
Broccoli and Carrots
Steamed Brown Rice and Asian Topping
Gung hay fat choy!
Wishing you good health and prosperity!
Check out the breakfast and lunch menus that Chartwells is preparing for February...
Four Lyme-Old Lyme High School students were recognized at this year’s Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards. In painting, Senior Claudia Mergy received two Gold Keys for individual works and a Gold Key for her portfolio. Senior Emily Archer won a Gold Key in the printmaking category, Junior Mya Johnson a Silver Key in Ceramics, and Junior Kathryn Atkinson earned Honorable Mention in Drawing. We are also proud to announce that Claudia received generous scholarship offers from both the University of Hartford Art School and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in recognition of the quality of her portfolio. Gold Key works will go on to be juried at the national level. Congratulations to all who participated!
Here is the Mock Trial team celebrating at Pizza Works after winning the regional competition. The defense team beat RHAM HS and the Prosecution team beat Valley Regional. And so we advance to Quarter finals being held this Friday at Quinnipiac Law School. The top 20 teams from the state will compete to narrow the field.
Way to go Wildcats!
21: PAB @ 6:30
23: Prospective Student day!
28: NGSS testing
1: SHRED-IT (9-12)
3: AP testing begins
5: BOE @6:30
10: Progress Reports
16: Senior Pops Concert
24-28 - Spirit Week!
27: FIELD DAY!!!
27: Underclass Awards
28: 1/2 Day for Students
28-31: Homework Free Weekend!
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