There are two assessments LOLHS students participate in to demonstrate their achievement in the study of Latin: The National Latin Exam and the Connecticut Latin Contest.
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.
Unlike the National Latin Exam, Connecticut Latin Contest awards are not scored against a standard, but against all CT Latin students who take the exams; the exams are much more challenging and the awards more difficult to earn.
Below are the results of this year's Latin Exam Achievements ...
BENE FACTUM WILDCATS!
translation: Well Done!
LOLHS WIldcats win the High School Bowl quarterfinals vs. Haddam Killingworth and the semifinals vs. Old Saybrook High School but loses to Westbrook in Shoreline finals this past Thursday. Additionally, Reed Spitzer is recognized in HS BOWL as First Team All Shoreline
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
This week in Chemistry class students blew up water!
The goal was to reach the triple point of dry ice (solid carbon dioxide). The triple point is reached when all three phases of matter (solid, liquid, gas) exist at the same time. The phase of matter is determined by a combination of temperature and pressure. The kids increased the pressure by sealing a plastic pipet that contained dry ice. They could tell when the triple point was reached because they could see the solid melting at the same time that the liquid was boiling. Cool. If they don't release the pressure it will increase to the point of exploding the pipet. Fun. (The activity is done in a cup of water to contain any shards of plastic that may occur but it also helps to see inside the action inside the pipet as well.)
Take a look at this week's WLYM - Trivia on Mr. Elliott, Wildcat Track Team and Techno Ticks!
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However, the product has found its way into the hands of younger teens which has many concerned.
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Despite the on-and-off rain, Latin Day was a great success, and the students who joined me came back exhausted, but enthused about different cultural aspects of Latin. Some of the contests have not yet been scored and released, but we did have two big wins that we want to celebrate:
By Samantha Barretta (Spanish Honor Society Member)
A few weeks ago, my grandmother and her friend came and talked to the Spanish National Honor Society. My grandmother, Judy LeVesque, has been volunteering for a program called Literacy Volunteers for 22 years. The goal of the program is to help adults of all backgrounds with their literacy. One of her many students, Aricelly Ramírez, also came. Sra. Ramírez is originally from Colombia, so she was eager to tell us about Colombia, her family, and her experiences in the United States.
28: PAB mtg (virtual) @ 6:30
29: Senior Movie Night @6:30
30: End of Qtr 1
3: PD all day
4: BOE mtg @ 7
5: Stress Happens Wrkhp (LYSB) @7
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