LOLHS would like to RECOGNIZE and CONGRATULATE
Sarah Conley and Aidan Powers
who both won National Silver Key awards from Scholastic Art And Writing.
Both pieces were completed as part of their AP portfolios.
Congratulations Sarah and Aidan for your
AMAZING work and talent!
Take a look at an article that Mrs. Kania, our School Psychologist, would like to share regarding things we should be aware of during this stressful time.
Planning for Pottery:
A ceramics student, Shawn Grenier, has gone way beyond the requirement of the 1st project. The assignment was to make your own Pottery tool
Social Distancing in Chemistry:
For Mrs Kelley's chemistry class, students are sharing and explaining various memes... here is one that seems pretty appropriate for week 1!
On Wednesday morning, students from Westbrook, Old Saybrook and Lyme-Old Lyme High Schools were celebrated and recognized for their excellence in Technology Education. Will Bartlett was selected by the our Technology Education Department for his innate ability to problem solve and being leader in the classroom assisting other students and prowess in the field. Will's commitment to learning is demonstrated with his senior project: He has been working on converting a Model T gas engine to electric!
CONGRATULATIONS WILL- JOB WELL DONE!!
Lyme-Old Lyme High School faculty has been absolutely AMAZING... the true WILDCAT SPIRIT is alive and well. In a very short time, we have switched into the virtual learning world. Everyone has stepped up to the plate embracing distance learning; working around the clock; investigating digital tools; meeting with their departments (virtually) to collaborate, share ideas and plan; and helping each other during this stressful and uncertain time. They are doing everything in their power to ensure that come Monday, classes will go live and learning will continue.
The below video is some comic relief and a little bit of insight as to what they have been going through during this time :)
In an effort to help you make decisions for next year's course registration and, in light of the fact we had to cancel our AP/ECE night, I have attempted to offer you the next best thing!
Below find the two hand outs (Advanced Placement and Early College Experience) which describe the expectations of each of the courses offered in each of the categories (AP or ECE). Following these flyers, there is a link to a document with links for each of the courses. Follow the links to find more specific information pertaining to each of the classes. The teacher names found in the right column are direct links to the respective emails.
I hope this helps with some of your questions.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.
For more specific information regarding
AP /ECE classes
I just wanted to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to all of our amazing teams: The Boys and Girls Basketball Teams, the Robotics Team, the Science Olympians, our Chorus, Show Choir and Bands. These students have worked tirelessly to perfect and perform at their best. They have come so far and learned so much. I know the disappointment they are feeling for not competing in the near future. Their ability to navigate this hard time with their heads held high, understanding and composure just shows their character and wildcat spirit. Thank you!
Take a look at one of our own LOLHS' Class Act Athletes, Lydia Tinnerello, promoting positive sportsmanship and explaining what it means to be a Class Act School!
WAY TO GO LYDIA!
This segment is expected to air on Fox 61 beginning March 1.
The CIAC’s Class Act Schools initiative is designed to empower schools and particularly students to take ownership for all issues related to sportsmanship within the athletics department. Schools will have the opportunity to opt-in as an official Class Act School. Doing so includes striving to follow an established set of guidelines for behavior at sporting events, and creating a student-led group to monitor and address sportsmanship concerns within the school. The CIAC will serve as the sponsor for the program, which aims to provide a framework enabling schools to promote, encourage, and monitor positive sportsmanship within their departments.
The behavioral guidelines that are part of the Class Act Schools program were developed through collaboration and discussion with students, coaches and athletics directors at previous CIAC Sportsmanship Conferences and are intended to create a consistent framework for acceptable behavior from all athletics stakeholders including participants, coaches, students, and parents. The guidelines for the Class Act School program can be found by clicking on the “Class Act Standards” tab above.
“One of the biggest challenges our membership has expressed to us in trying to promote positive sportsmanship is consistency. Actions that one school might not object to are considered inappropriate at another school,” CAS-CIAC Executive Director Karissa Niehoff stated. “By choosing to be a part of the program a school is defining what is considered acceptable actions within interscholastic athletics, and then challenging its student leaders to address concerns either within their school or with an opponent.”
The Mock Trial Defense team competed against Kingswood Oxford on Friday February 28th at the Middletown Superior Courthouse. Unfortunately, the team lost by 1 point, ending their 2020 season. The students were celebrated for their preparedness and singled out for their “professionalism, politeness, and ethics.” They truly are the best team.
EXCELLENT WORK WILDCATS!
The high school show choir, Amped Up, competed in the Nutmeg Show Choir Festival in Windsor Locks last Saturday. The ensemble earned a bronze medal, and received a Judge’s Award for Best Costumes.
Darin Hamou was honored to receive the Best Performer medal. This is Darin’s first year in the ensemble, and her energy and enthusiasm light up the stage!
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
Take a listen to one of our students, Aidan Kerrigan, who sang the National Anthem at the Veterans Awards Ceremony that was co-organized with the Lt. Governor and our own First Selectman's Office.
Well Done Aidan!
Please join the Lyme-Old Lyme Board of Education to learn more about the proposal to install an artificial playing surface at the Lyme Street campus. Bring your thoughts, ideas, and questions. This topic will be addressed during a public forum taking place in the Lyme-Old Lyme High School auditorium on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. After a presentation on the background for this proposal, possible infill options, and the funding sources, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of the Board and provide feedback on this concept. We hope you will join us
Mark your calendars and join the presentations:
By: Arianna DelMastro
The Lyme-Old Lyme chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society recently took a trip to Tequila’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant & Lounge in Old Saybrook, where they were able to enjoy a lovely dinner together. Owned by the Cruz family-- members of our very own community-- Tequila’s is truly a local treasure. Thanks to the gracious Mr. Cruz and his exceptionally accommodating management and staff, the thirty-plus Spanish Honor Society students were able to practice their Spanish with the wait staff and each other, and they got a better taste of Mexican culture through Tequila’s authentic (and delicious) Mexican cuisine. This is the second year the Spanish Honor Society has worked with Tequila’s, and they hope to continue going forward! In addition to having a spectacular time, the Spanish Honor Society is so appreciative of the whole Tequila’s staff and the lengths they have gone to in order to create such a warm, welcoming environment for the students every year.
Please join the Lyme-Old Lyme Board of Education to learn more about the proposal to install an artificial playing surface at the Lyme Street campus. Bring your thoughts, ideas, and questions. This topic will be addressed during a public forum taking place in the Lyme-Old Lyme High School auditorium on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. After a presentation on the background for this proposal, possible infill options, and the funding sources, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of the Board and provide feedback on this concept. We hope you will join us.
On Thursday, February 27, Mrs. Burke took her Humanities students to Slater Museum at NFA. They spent the morning admiring the art and culture that the region has to offer.
Mark your calendars and join the presentations:
Congratulations to Olivia Papanier and Marina Meluzzo for being selected as February's Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce students of the Month! These students are being recognized for their excellence and perseverance in Business and Art respectively. Olivia was selected as the Business Department's Chamber of Commerce student of the month. Olivia is interested in majoring in business, perhaps marketing. She excels in the the Accounting and Finance areas. Marina was selected as student representing the Art department. She has excelled in all areas in the Art department, challenging herself each year in drawing, painting, ceramics and digital art. Additionally, Marina has served as an Art Teaching Assistant to assist other students in Art classes. She is currently expressing herself in AP Studio Art in Drawing.
Congratulations to Olivia and Marina... Well Done!
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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