On Thursday, March 24, the Rotary Club celebrated the students of the month from the last three months at Saybrook Point Inn. It was a wonderful ceremony honoring the students from Westbrook, Old Saybrook and Old Lyme in Science, World Languages and Technology Education.
Congratulations, once again to Abby Speckhals, Ellie Wells and Melanie Warren for their outstanding work not only in their respective disciplines but also for their character and service to others.
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
Model UN Update:
On Saturday, March 26th the Model United Nations Club attended a conference at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. We had 9 delegates from the club represent a variety of countries in four different committees. Congratulations to all delegates who attended the conference. Special congrats to Will Coppola and Billy Barry for winning the Verbal Commendation awards in the DISEC committee. And an even more special congratulations to Ady Riccio for winning best delegate in the CCPCJ committee.
Anyone interested in joining this elite group of students can reach out to Ms. Mercaldi!
Environmental Class Spring Update
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." - Margaret Atwood
The LOLHS Spring Environmental Science class recently cleaned up their gardens. Bamboo reclaimed from the LOLMS gardens were used to create sustainably sourced garden trellises and students recently planted peas, spinach, and radishes. The gardens will be tended for the remainder of the year as part of a curriculum that considers the importance of pollinators, soil preservation, agricultural practices, and food security here and around the world.
LOLPC- Save the Date:
Lawn Signs for the Class of '22
Class of 2022 students, parents, and guardians:
Graduation is right around the corner, and we have the designs for our senior graduation lawn signs ready to display and celebrate the graduating members of the 2022 class. This has been a popular tradition for the past three years, and we’re looking forward to continuing the celebration. Get your signs now!
Order lawn signs through this form
Public Safety Ranger Job Opportunity
LOLMS Presents: Mary Poppins!
Ski Club Update:
Student Leaders Spring Fest!
On Thursday evening, Student Leaders hosted the first ever Spring Fest. Students enjoyed some fun activities and snacks. All proceeds will be used to make our annual Field Day even better! Check out some photos.
Last Week's WLYM
Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library Updates:
2022 Lyme Road Race 10K & 1M
Date/Time/Location: To be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 in Lyme, CT at 9:00am. The event will be staged at Ashlawn Farm (78 Bill Hill, Lyme, CT).
On-site registration: will start at 7:30am. The cost of race (10K - Timed) is $30 before 3/30; $35 on race day. Walker (1 Mile - Timed) cost will be $20. Discounts will be available to students and children.
Parking: Available on the large field across the street from the farm
Race Benefits: The Lyme Road Race is a fundraiser for the Lyme-Old Lyme Class of 2023 and all earnings benefit the Seniors on their events, such as the Senior Banquet and Senior Trip.
Awards will be presented to the male and female winners and to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 12 and Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 & 70. Click to view the COURSE MAP
SHIRTS ARE ONLY GUARANTEED TO PARTICIPANTS WHO REGISTER BY MARCH 28th!
TechnoTicks Display Their Robot:
In case you missed the article in The Day last week about the half time show when the Techno Ticks displayed thier amazing work and talents! Take a look.
Halftime in Old Lyme: where the robot made free throws
Published March 15. 2022 3:29PM | Updated March 16. 2022 1:45AM
By Mike DiMauro Day staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org BCgenius
Old Lyme — In the pantheon of gimmicky halftime shows, the immortal "Red Panda" was thought to retire the trophy, unless one can conjure an act more creative than a woman mounting a unicycle, balancing the pedals with her left foot and flipping bowls into a stack on her head.
Memoranda for the Red Panda: You've got some competition in Old Lyme, with this student-made robot that makes free throws.
To type again for purposes of clarity: a student-made robot that makes free throws.
Indeed, this was the halftime show in Old Lyme last week, perhaps the most interesting 10-minute respite our corner of the world has experienced in quite some time. About a half-dozen Old Lyme students took the court at halftime of the girls' basketball state tournament game to introduce, "Starting Over," a robot created in the extracurricular First Robotics class that became part of a halftime free throw shooting contest with a student.
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Perfect Time of Year to Donate Coats!
Winter Ball 2022
Friday evening's Senior Winter Ball at the Pequot Museum was a HUGE SUCCESS! Kudos to the Senior Class Officers, Mrs. Baklik and Ms. Corah for all of their hard work in planning and preparing for such a wonderful event. Take a look at some of the photos.
Spanish NHS Guest Speaker March:
By: Willa Hoerauf
Last Wednesday, Spanish National Honors Society welcomed guest speaker Kirk Hoerauf. As an on-site commercial manager for the company Air Liquide, Kirk talked about his previous use of Spanish in and outside of his job. He discussed how he originally became familiar with the language in high school, and by his senior year took a nine month long trip to Mexico. In Durango, Kirk went to high school at El Colegio de Sciencias y Humanidades, as well stayed in a Mexican household. He used Spanish daily to communicate with his peers, teachers and host family. Kirk admitted that although it was quite difficult at first, he managed to utilize the language to make many great connections. After attending Michigan State, Kirk worked for the company AGA, where he was a financial analyst. One of his jobs included spending three months in various cities in Mexico; including Mexico City, Monterey and many others. In Mexico, he did research and presented information to various potential clients in the steel and glass industries. Kirk told the group that it was important to use Spanish during negotiations to make his clients feel more comfortable, and to create a greater connection between the two companies.
He lastly described how he was able to use his Spanish in the States. Kirk said he communicated with Hispanic clients while working in California. More recently, he also used his Spanish to negotiate business with clients and fishermen all around New England. Kirk told the class that being able to use any language in a business situation is more favorable in strengthening connections with your clients, as well as being able to seem more professional overall. We enjoyed hearing about his experiences!
Spring Festival - March 17!
Little League Softball Registration!
Last Week's WLYM:
Beginning Monday, all students will return to the cafeteria for lunch. This move is a part of our slow and deliberate effort to return to a normal school setting amidst a significant decline in the risk of exposure to illness.
Our community is excited to welcome 2 AFS exchange students to Lyme - Old Lyme High School! These extraordinary students will spend the 2022-23 school year in the US, each living with an American host family. We are offering the experience to host these students to families, educators or administrators from within our school district. If you are interested, please contact the local AFS volunteer Jamie Cohen @ email@example.com ASAP, as we hope to confirm host families before April 15. Get to know AFS & the exchange students by clicking here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qdCiwDo6oU191rJYkjzrWhqGSIB4s1RPt9KOXrHDAV4/edit?usp=sharing
Congratulations to Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum for taking 1st place in the second annual Lyme-Old Lyme High School Ping Pong Tournament! Over 20 students participated in the competition, held on March 8, 2022 in the LOLHS Commons.
Nikolai's hard-fought win over Kian Kardestuncer allowed him to hold onto the coveted Golden Baguette trophy that he first won at last year's tournament. Kian won second and Eric Dagher took the third-place prize.
Hosted by the LOLHS Société Honoraire de Français (French Honor Society) and the LOLHS Chinese Honor Society, donations from the tournament will benefit a variety of international organizations supporting educational programs.
27: End of Qrt 3
28: Safe Grad Restaurant Night @ The Shack (EL) 4-8pm
29: SAT Exams
30: Lip Sync @ 6:30
31: Pep Rally
4: Choral Concert 7pm
4: LOLPrevention Coalition on zoom @7
5: NHS Induction Ceremony @9am
5: Booster Mtg @6:30
6: French/Humanities Trip Depart
7: NO SCHOOL
10 - 14: HOMEWORK FREE Spring Break
17: LYSB Narcan Training for LOLHS Students @ 2:20
19: Safe Grad Mtg @ 5:30
20: Opening Reception LYSB Youth Art Show @ 4
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