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This weekend I hope you had an opportunity to experience the fantastic talent that our students have in the arts....either at the District Art Show or at the Old Lyme Players production of Once Upon a Mattress. Take a look!
The Fine Arts at the District Youth Art Show
This weekend marks the conclusion of the 2018 District 18 Youth Art Show exhibited at the Lyme's Art Academy. As I walked through the rooms of the Art Academy viewing the student work, I was once again reminded of the talent that our students have and the technique that Mr. Raiti, Mr. Allik and Mrs. McDonald foster on a daily basis. The stunning student work that was presented in the halls of the Academy included ceramics, digital art, sculpture, drawing and painting and reinforced once again what makes LOLHS such an impressive school.
The Preforming Arts... Once Upon a Mattress
This weekend the Old Lyme Players out performed yet again! The professional quality of this year's musical absolutely astounded me.... from the sets to the costumes, the music, dancing, acting,... every aspect was extremely professional and truly a joy to watch! The cast, crew, directors and parents are due an ovation for such a wonderful production.
Well done Old Lyme Players!
There will be an informational meeting and sign-up opportunity for the LOLHS Biennial Washington DC trip on Thursday, April 5th @ 6pm in Auditorium. This trip is only open to students in the Classes of 2019 and 2020 (current Sophomores and Juniors). At the meeting, parents will have the opportunity to learn about the trip, learn how to sign students up and ask questions. At the end of the meeting, the sign-up portal will be opened. Please be aware that a $50 electronic deposit is required to secure a spot. The trip is open to the first 90 students, then a waiting list will be started. The DC trip itself will take place March 14th-16th, 2019.
Visible and Invisible Women:
On Monday, March 13th, the Spanish AP class explored the similarities and differences that young women are facing in the 21th century when leaving their homes in the US and in other countries of Central America. Students examined and discussed photos of girls who have gone missing while crossing the border between the USA and Mexico. They also watched a video to learn about issues that young women face when living on college campuses in the United States.
The class began when students arrived to find pairs of red shoes displayed around the classroom. By the end of the class, students had learned that the display of shoes was inspired by a Mexican artist who is bringing awareness of these issues to people around the world.
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The Freshman Class of LOLHS is fundraising with Dutch Mill Bulbs this spring. All items are guaranteed to grow and bloom, and our group earns 50% profit on every sale.
It’s easy! You can order from one of the members of the freshmen class or make your selections online.
ONLINE ORDERING: (see link below) Please include your payment billing and shipping information, and enter Class of 2021 at Lyme-Old Lyme High School in the Group Name.
Please click on the ORDER NOW link below and you’ll be directed to our fundraising page. Items you select will be sent directly to the shipping address you provide. All orders are shipped after April 1, and can only be shipped to the contiguous United States. Share this link with friends and family, and on social media. Please place your order by April 13 for check or in person orders, and April 30 for online orders.
Jared DiCarlo, along with friend in their “free” time, have built the world’s fastest Rubik’s cube solving robot. They smashed the Guinness World record. Jared is currently in his junior year at MIT.
Click on link below to see the full BBC news story.
BBC New Story: Rubik's robot solves puzzle in 0.38 seconds
The Class of 2020 is sponsoring
The Lyme Road Race
Sunday, April 8th
@ 9:00 am.
The race is going to start/end at Ashlawn Farm. Registration begins at 7:30 am.
The class of 2020 thanks you for your support!
Follow the link below for all important information:
Click on the link below to purchase your tickets!
The JV Team has earned the 2017-2018 Greater Middlesex Math League Conference JV Champions! With the final win on February 14 over all schools, including large division such as Xavier and Mercy, they have earned the overall Division title. Leading the overall scoring in the Conference for sophomores was Ryan McTigue followed by Ted Wayland, Rachael Larson and Evan St. Louis. Leading the Conference for the freshmen was Connie Pan, followed by Juliette Atkinson. There were also two 8th graders competing; Mary Wholean and Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum who also scored points and contributed to the overall team’s success.
As for the Varsity Mathletes... They came in 1st place in the small division in our conference this year, so far with one more meet to go on March 22nd at Mercy High School. Great Job at our last home meet on February 28th! Congratulations to Ryan McTigue for scoring a perfect 18 and to Reed Spitzer scoring 17 and helping LOLHS to win the small school meet as well as place 3rd overall. Other official members who scored well and contributed to the team’s success were senior Caroline Wholean, junior Hannah Morrison, and sophomore Rachael Larson. Unofficial members scoring very well were junior Josh Liefeld, sophomore Ted Wayland and freshmen Juliette Atkinson and Connie Pan. In addition, Reed Spitzer is leading the whole Conference with 6 appearances and nearly a perfect score at every meet with a total of 107 points out of 108 possible! Amazing performance Reed! Also, job well done to Ryan McTigue who as a sophomore holds a commanding lead among all sophomores and freshmen in the league with 89 points! Congratulations to the Wildcat Mathletes!
Congratulations Varsity Mathletes!! We are in 1st place in the small division in our conference this year, so far with one more meet to go on March 22nd at Mercy High School. Great Job at our last home meet on February 28th! Congratulations to Ryan McTigue for scoring a perfect 18 and to Reed Spitzer scoring 17 and helping LOLHS to win the small school meet as well as place 3rd overall. Other official members who scored well and contributed to the team’s success were senior Caroline Wholean, junior Hannah Morrison, and sophomore Rachael Larson. Unofficial members scoring very well were junior Josh Liefeld, sophomore Ted Wayland and freshmen Juliette Atkinson and Connie Pan. In addition, Reed Spitzer is leading the whole Conference with 6 appearances and nearly a perfect score at every meet with a total of 107 points out of 108 possible! Amazing performance Reed! Also, job well done to Ryan McTigue who as a sophomore holds a commanding lead among all sophomores and freshmen in the league with 89 points! Congratulations to all and thank you for your hard work!
On Friday, March 2, our National Honor Society students organized a Read Across America event by going to our district schools and reading to classes or helping organize and facilitate activities. Take a look!
To our NHS Volunteer Readers….
I would like to thank you here and there.
I would like to thank you anywhere.
I would like to thank you on a boat.
I would thank you with a goat,
in the park or at the zoo,
‘cause that was awfully nice of you!
Thank you for reading and celebrating Read Across America Day with us!
This message is from Mrs. Trost, our Library/Media District Department Chair and who assisted in facilitating this event. (Poem Credit: teacherspayteachers.com)
Alexander Montville is the March Chamber of Commerce Business student of the month. Alex has taken a wide range of business classes and has decided to pursue International Business. Currently, he is working towards obtaining certifications in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to help him in his business and college careers.
The junior team of junior Emily Tan, sophomores Sami Olson & Evan St. Louis & freshman Kyuss Buono had a respectable 3-6 record for the rookie team. All had fun and learned more science. Not pictured but in the separate 3D printing competition, Nick Fava and Ryan Ramella placed 2nd among more than a dozen teams.
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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