Students have been studying the impact of technology and science in the USA and in the Spanish-speaking world. One of the tools for students to be able to communicate ideas about this futuristic thinking is the different kinds of future in Spanish. After a week of conjugating, answering questions and writing in the journal, it was time for students to practice the future in some real contexts such as the following: reading the horoscope from a Spanish newspaper, practicing with a fortune teller made of paper, and pretending to read the future with a ball as a professional fortune teller. Students talked in Spanish throughout the class. Who said that it wasn’t possible to speak in Spanish for 1 full hour?
We would like to recognize and celebrate Victoria Gage who signed her Committment Letter to attend Emerson College to play Soft Ball.
WAY TO GO VICTORIA!
On February 16th, the 8th Grade Band joined the LOLHS' Symphonic and Wind Ensemble to performed a WONDERFUL concert. If you missed it, you can listen to the full concert, you can access the links found at our website under the Music link:
2022 Festival of the Bands
This week we discussed corporate accountability. There are few effective ways at the national and international level to stop and prevent corporate human rights abuses or to hold companies accountable for their actions. Amnesty is working to change this. Livelihoods are destroyed as the land is contaminated and water supplies are polluted such as Ogoniland, Nigeria → these issues directly affect the Indigenous people because their livelihoods are correlated to their land. Companies argue against any development of international law and standards that protect human rights.
With a special segment from Alex Roth Productions of "Battle of the Bridge"!... enjoy
By LOLHS Spanish Honors Society
National Spanish Honors Society has undertaken research regarding the diversity of the student population and language diversity within the school. The National Spanish Honors Society has found out that although Lyme-Old Lyme High School is not racially diverse, the school is incredibly ethnically diverse and especially diverse when it comes to language. Besides offering 4 different languages in person (including Spanish, French, Chinese, and Latin), LOLHS offers a multitude of different languages through Virtual High School (VHS). Language opportunities online include courses in Italian, German, Russian, etc. While one might initially brush off the benefit of learning a foreign language out of convenience, language improves cognitive capabilities as well as opening a wider world of opportunities for the beneficiary.
Administration Group: Arber, John, Harry, Zach
The United States Crystal Growing Competition is an important scientific outreach activity designed to provide K-12 grade students a fun, hands-on STEM experience as well as an exciting competition. The objective is to grow the biggest and highest quality single crystal. The crystal growing period was from October 18 to November 22, 2021.
Judging was held at the Texas A&M University. The winning crystals become part of a permanent display at the Department of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo.
On Wednesday last week, LOLHS' Unified Sports team challenged the Faculty to a game of basketball. The faculty put up a good fight but unfortunately lost to the Unified team by way too many points to mention. Fun was had by all.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST, CREW AND MUSICIANS OF THIS YEARS' MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF
'THE ADDAMS FAMILY'
This past weekend, I hope you were able to enjoy the fabulous talents of our students. Under the direction of Kristine Pekar, it was a truly an entertaining show! Between the props, singing, dancing, comedic delivery and the music... it was a professional, hilarious, entertaining performance... a wonderful performance by all.
EXCELLENT WORK WILDCATS!
Last Tuesday, February 8th, AP Spanish students went to Niantic Cinema for a private viewing of Pedro Almodovar’s latest movie "Parallel Mothers". The ride was short, and when we arrived the owner was waiting for us; he gave us a warm welcome. While I was paying for the tickets, the students were buying popcorn and other sweet things. So far it was no different to any experience in the USA, but when the lights went off, we were transported to Madrid. The parallel life of two new mothers, the theme of Spanish Civil War, and all the elements of the Almodovar’s movies made all the other noises fade away after ten minutes. They witnessed a modern movie that helped them understand how events in the past shape present culture.
Lyme-Old Lyme High School Art Department is proud to announce that six students were recognized at this year’s Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards. Senior Elle Myers received a Gold Key Painting as well as Silvers in both Painting and Drawing. Senior Olivia Schaedler was awarded a Gold Key in Photography; Senior Samantha Geshel took two Honorable Mentions in Painting; and Senior Shawn Grenier took Honorable mention in Digital Art. Junior Lea Wilson was awarded a Silver Key in Comic Art and Sydney Goulding took Honorable Mention in Ceramics and Glass.
All works were displayed at Hartford Art School with an Award Celebration scheduled for February 12. Gold Key works will also go on to be juried at the national level. Congratulations to all who participated!
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
by Rhyleigh Russell
Safe Futures is a humanitarian service located in Connecticut for the purpose of supporting all those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking. Safe Futures provides walk-in counseling, court services, and safety training information with confidential consultations. The facility also aids the children of families who have been affected.
There is no one face to these crimes; they can exist in any community, involve people of any age, in any relationship. That is why it’s important to recognize Safe Futures as a vital organization to our community’s safety.
Donations are welcome! Lyme-Old Lyme High School is accepting a variety of sanitary products and essentials to give to Safe Futures. This includes Full-Sized Toiletries, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion, Body Wash, and Toothpaste. Needed also are kitchen items such as Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Ziploc bags, Spoons, Spatulas, Can Openers, Veggie Peelers, Small Cutting Boards, Dish Detergent, Sponges, and Hand Towels. Collection dates will be Feb. 7 - 18.
You can also support Safe Futures by reading their website (https://safefuturesct.org) to follow any new programs or to learn more about the impact of the issues they focus on.
If you or someone you know feels unsafe, please reach out to this number: 860-701-6001. The town of Old Lyme is behind you.
In case you don't get The Day or you missed the Daybreak section last Thursday, I thought it was noteworthy to share how one of our LOLHS alumna, Madeleine Schumacher (class of 2016), is met wtih success after hard work, and driving for your goals and dreams. Read the full article in The Day. (link below)
We would like to recognize and celebrate Kian Kardestuncer who signed his Committment Letters to attend Middlebury College to play Squash. This is a first for LOLHS and hopefully not the last.
WAY TO GO KIAN!
Submitted by Evan Clark
This week, a group from the Spanish Honor Society decided to take a more in-depth look towards Latin American politics, so we could not only understand how the country and their government grappled with COVID-19, but also possible struggles within the government. Each country has a researched portion about their political leader, and how they have affected their own country. I believe that this group’s presentation is crucial because many if not all of the students at LOLHS may not have even known about any of these past allegations or problems within Latin American politics. From Bolivia, to Columbia, and Chile, all of these countries have and still have problems within their governments and countries, and our group hopes that our bulletin board may shed even a slight amount of light on political problems that affect Latin Americans.
4: ASVAB testing
5: Academic Letter Ceremony @ 8 am
5: Sophomore Parent Night @ 6:30
6: 1/2 day for students
9: NO SCHOOL!
11: Safe Grad Mtg @6:30
17: Band Concert @7
18: PSAT TEST DAY! NO SENIORS!!!
18: PAB Mtg @ 6:30
23: Financial Aid Night @ 6:30
24: Meet the Chorus Concert @ 7
27: End of Qtr. 1
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