Distance Learning has become our new normal and technology has become our best friend - something we cannot live without, unfortunately. Access to the internet and all it has to offer, can also be very tempting when completing assignments. In the past several weeks, cheating and plagiarism concerns, unfortunately, have been on the rise.
I write this post to remind us all that, although we are not meeting face to face with our teachers or walking the halls of LOLHS, we still uphold the same expectations. Please take a minute to review, once again, the LOLHS Honor Code. Grading for Qtr 4 has shifted to enable students to show success through engagement and formative assessments and feedback. Continuing to do your work as best you can and reaching out to your teachers for support when needed, is always the best policy.
Mr. Vazquez asked his students that as an alternative to writing 10 sentences using the conditional tense, they had the option of using this tense while writing a lyrics to a song, or find a movie and record over the part of the conversation.
Here were two submissions from two students:
Right before we went into isolation, on March 11, I had the pleasure of recognizing and celebrating the Rotary Student of the Month for Technology Education: Will Bartlett. That morning, Will and Mr. Goss shared the plans and progress Will has made on his senior project which was to convert a Model T gas engine to an electric one. Will had been going into school at 6 am to work on this project as well as during every free minute of the day.
Well, take a look at the progress Will has made to make this a reality. Will has truly used this time is distance learning being very productive.
NICE WORK WILL!
KEEP IT UP
On Thursday evening, via a ZOOM meeting, Spanish Scholars were inducted into Lyme-Old Lyme High School's chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society "Los caminantes de Machado." It was a wonderful virtual ceremony including the presentation from the officers of all their accomplishments for the year (below).
These students are recognized for their excellence in language learning and exploration of Hispanic culture. They have worked tirelessly this year impacting our local, national and international communities. The slide show below was presented at the induction and includes all of their work for this year.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE
JOIN THE SCHOOL- WIDE CHALLENGE!
RACE OTHER TEAMS TO WIN THE
FIRST-EVER WILDCAT CHALLENGE
THURSDAY @ 4 PM
STEP 1: GRAB SOME FRIENDS & REGISTER YOUR TEAM (HERE)
Teams can be max. of 4 people!
STEP 2: ON THURSDAY, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH THE LINK TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING.
IT IS ALL PURE FUN FROM THERE!
HURRY AND GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER AND REGISTER TODAY!
This is for EVERYONE... students, staff and teachers!
Mix and Match … all in good fun!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
the Business Department Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for March and April respectively.
Bianca and Emerson have both taken a variety of Business and Computer classes and excelled in all of them. Bianca is currently looking at doing something in the area of International Business or Management. Emerson is looking at something in the area of Computer Programming.
CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK TO BOTH EMERSON AND BIANCA IN THEIR FUTURE ENDEAVORS!
LOLHS would like to recognize all the members of Spectrum for being nominated and considered as FINALISTS for The GLSEN GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) of the Year Award. This award recognizes and celebrates a GSA for its outstanding work and commitment to advocating and organizing around LGBT issues in their school.
Spectrum is a socially conscious club that runs educational activities aimed at dispelling minority stereotypes and encouraging broader understanding and appreciation of people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, ethnic backgrounds or national origins and disabilities.
Spectrum was recognized as being tremendous advocates. The communication from GLSEN reads: "While the committee has selected another GSA as the 2020 GSA of the Year, we wanted to commend you all on the incredible impact you are making at your school and in your communities and for being recognized as one of the top GSAs in the country! As we mentioned in the interview, we would like to congratulate the entire Spectrum CT club for being selected as a finalist! In recognition of your GSA’s accomplishments, we will be adding your school’s name to the GSA Honor Roll list in our Press Release and our website!
WAY TO GO SPECTRUM!
Thank you for all your amazing work this year and
all you do to make our school a safer place.
LOLHS would like to recognize and thank those faculty and staff who have been going ABOVE AND BEYOND during this time of Covid Closure.
Calling all seniors... send a selfie with their future school attire or sign. Send all photos to the Senior Class President - Trevor Wells and/or Ms Manfredi. We will create a wonderful tribute to all seniors by sharing your wonderful news!
WLYM Music Challenge
Last week Nick Fava set the bar very high with "Can't Touch This" on WLYM.
Now it is up to YOU!
Who needs Tic Toc?
MAKE YOUR OWN
LIP SYNC OR DANCE VIDEO AND upload your video to this link:
During these times of Covid isolation, how can you show your WILDCAT SPIRIT? How do you PERSEVERE?
Create (or copy from templates below) a wildcat paw and hang it up inside and/or out. Take a picture of you PAW and send it in.
You can dedicate it to a graduating senior or simply just send in your photo and letting us know what WILDCAT STRONG MEANS TO YOU!
Send all pictures and thoughts here
links to templates... if you need them..
Game Day This Week!
Need a break?
Join in on a game!
2 pm on Tuesday this week
Have some laughs... get away from the work or the chores
here is the link to play!
This past week, some members of the junior class, under the guidance of their Head Class Officers Mrs. Fried and Mrs. Trost, launched a beta run of a virtual challenge. I, along with the other Head Advisors, went along for the ride to see how a virtual challenge works and how we can bring it to the rest of the school. Well, on Thursday evening we experienced a lot of fun and some great laughs. Take a look at what we did!
SO WE GO SCHOOL-WIDE ON
GET YOUR TEAMS READY
(3-4 STUDENTS / TEACHER MAX.)
FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS COMING TO YOUR EMAIL THIS WEEK!
Click here to edDon't miss this episode with some great stories: Nick's how to keep busy, Ms. Rahr's Tennis Tricks, Ted Wayland's Saxophone Serenade, Mr. Fisler's original, What students are up to, Mr. Eckhart's week 4, Mr Goss at home, Mrs. Pekar's blues, and Mr. McGannon's joke! Definitely worth watching!
A message from the Office of the First Selectman and inspired by an idea from the Town of Old Lyme Kindness Committee:
LOLHS Latin scholars participate in The National Latin to demonstrate their achievement in the study of Latin.
The National Latin Exam is an opportunity for students to experience a sense of personal accomplishment and success through the study of the Latin language and culture. The opportunity exists for each individual student since he or she is not competing with fellow students on a comparative basis, but is evaluated solely on his or her own performance on the exam.
LOLHS would like to RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE
the students who demonstrated their achievement
in their Latin studies.
Cum Laude: Phoebe Lampos (Latin I)
Magna Cum Laude: Van Lampos (Latin I)
Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Thomas McCarthy (ECE Latin)
Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Trevor Wells (ECE Latin)
BENE FACTUM WILDCATS
translation: Well Done!
A message from our School to Career & Transition Coordinator:
Just a friendly reminder... instead of April Vacation, the vacation days have been distributed to create more 4 day weeks and longer weekends! Take a look. This can also be found on the Region 18 website under the calendar link.
Megan Cravinho is a volunteer at Backus Hospital and wanted to do something to help out her Backus family in these tough times. She is reaching out asking for any help.
18: No school MLK
19: HIPS presentation
21: Last day of Qtr2 / Sem1
22:Semester 2 begins
26: Community Viewing: LIKE
27: HS viewing - LIKE
3: BOE mtg @7
12: 1/2 Day- students
15-19: February Break
22: 8th Gr. Parent Night
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