On Thursday, LOLHS participated in the long awaited Pep Rally, followed by a school wide BBQ prepared by our amazing kitchen staff; and culminated in a great Field day! No matter where you were, students and faculty were having fun, whether it was playing flag football, ping pong, or basketball, challenging themselves to trivia or singing to Karaoke in the auditorium, relaxing on the track playing yard games, frisbee, 4-square... the choices were seemingly endless. As for food after the BBQ... cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream sandwiches, lemonade... all the necessary parts to a wonderful, fun packed, carnival-like field day! It was a really great way to welcome in summer, enjoy each other's company outside of the classroom, and relax just a bit before we begin to wrap up the end of the year and prepare for exams.
Special thanks goes to LOLHS Student Leaders and Mr. Zubek for planning this event with such detail. Well Done WIldcats!
LOLHS has started a new tradition to enhance our school culture. Members of the senior, junior and sophomore classes stayed after school from 7-9:30 to enjoy pizza while creating posters to decorating the gymnasium. Themes included "Senior Memes", "Welcome to the Jungle" (Juniors) and "Super Sophomores". The energy and creativity of our students are always amazing. Next year we are hoping the freshmen class will join in on the fun.
On Tuesday evening, Spanish Scholars were inducted into Lyme-Old Lyme High School's chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society "Los caminantes de Machado."
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.
FELICITACIONES A TODOS!
On Tuesday, May 21, twelve regional schools convened at Valley Regional High School to celebrate and honor the Shoreline Social Studies Award recipients. LOLHS is proud to present the Shoreline Excellence in Social Studies Award to Audrey Berry. Audrey has achieved outstanding excellence in social studies for the past three years. Audrey was selected for her high interest and enthusiasm for social studies, her high level of ability, critical thinking and conceptual understanding of the subject.
Congratulations to the newly inducted National Honor Society members. Students were inducted on Monday evening at the scholarly and elegant ceremony followed by a festive reception.
Well done Wildcats!
By Mr. Elliott
A team of 5 students from Fairfield Warde High School of Fairfield won the 28th annual Connecticut High School Geography Challenge at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Wednesday, May 22. The Connecticut High School Geography Challenge is an annual statewide interscholastic academic team competition hosted by Central Connecticut State University and its Department of Geography. The theme of this year’s highly competitive event was “Global Health and Disease”. Eighteen high school teams from around Connecticut competed in events focused on this year’s theme of “Global Health and Disease”. In the morning students scoured the CCSU campus in a modified orienteering event, read traditional maps and online GIS information in the map reading activity, and hunted for a gang of spies in a virtual scavenger hunt problem-solving activity. In the afternoon all teams competed in a geography quiz bowl. These events all had thematic “Global Health and Disease”-related questions for students to solve and answer.
Two teams of five students each from Lyme—Old Lyme High School finished second and fourth, and Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s team from Falls Village came in third. The second place Lyme—Old Lyme High School team was composed of students Juliette Atkinson, Kathryn Atkinson, Rachael Larson, Ryan McTigue, and Connie Pan. The fourth place Lyme—Old Lyme High School team students were Tess Allan, Eleanor Dushin, William Larson, Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum, and Alex Williams. Only 12 points separated the top four teams.
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
Congratulations to Eli St. Germain for his acceptance into Pfizer’s BT Scholar Program! The BT Scholar Program accepts five students, each year, from the shoreline schools. Since its inception four years ago, Old Lyme has had six students accepted into this program. While in the scholar program Eli will be gaining exposure to career paths in Business Technology. All of the LOLHS students who have interned at Pfizer say it is a wonderful experience and they have learned so much during their eight weeks. In the fall, Eli will be attending Johnson and Wales studying computer programming.
NICE WORK ELI!
This week is SPIRIT WEEK! Each day is a different theme and on Thursday we will hold our 3rd Annual Field day preceded by our Spring Pep Rally. After academic classes, students and teachers will put down the books and enjoy some old fashion summer fun to kick off the Memorial Day weekend and relax a little before the stress of exams!
After the Pep Rally, the whole school will enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by our incredible cafeteria staff. As lunch is being served, the commons, auditorium and outside campus turn into FUN... yard games, dunking booth, kick ball, flag football, karaoke, hennah painting, snow cones, cotton candy, ice cream... and much, much more!
Tickets for BBQ lunch are being sold during lunches for $4.00 until Tuesday.
Graduation and GRAD NIGHT for the Class of 2019 is around the corner! Please find Safe Grad information on our website link below as well as the document and direct link to the Safe Grad permission slip.
Submit your child’s permission slip to LOLHS office or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31.
Congratulations to Carson Swope for his acceptance into Pfizer’s BT Scholar Program! The BT Scholar Program accepts five students, each year, from the shoreline schools. Since its inception four years ago, Old Lyme has had five students accepted into this program.
While in the scholar program Carson will be gaining exposure to career paths in Business Technology. If an intern successfully completes the two year, BT Scholar Program they are given the opportunity to interview for Pfizer’s Student Summer Worker Program. We have had two students accepted into the Summer Worker Program.
All of the LOLHS students who have interned at Pfizer say it is a wonderful experience and they have learned so much during their eight weeks. In the fall, Carson will be attending Fairfield University studying computer programming.
Dear LOLHS Parents,
The Booster Club is putting together the Board of Directors for next school year. We need candidates!! Board positions are open to family members of students and residents in Lyme or Old Lyme. A director does not need a child participating in sports, just an interest in supporting the students! Interested candidates should attend the June 6 meeting in the Media Center. Find out more about the Booster Club!
We need parents and grandparents are encouraged and welcome! This is a very rewarding job in terms of lots of volunteer opportunities exist, as much or as little as you want and no experience is necessary. The board meets about 6 - 8 times during the school year, held at 7:00 pm in the Media Center.
The LOLHS Booster Club is a parent run volunteer group. Through membership drives, gear sales and concessions the Booster Club raises money to support the athletic department, to enhance all the athletic programs. We are grateful for the support of LOLHS parents, the athletic department and administration. We are proud to support LOLHS athletes!
Please check out our website at lolboosterclub.org and if you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
2018-2019 LOLHS Booster Committee
By Mr. Elliott
Although Lyme-Old Lyme HS finished 5-3 at the end of the regular season and seeded 5th going into the tournament, the team was ready to set the record straight. In the regular season it had lost to Old Saybrook and HK by ten points or less and had a terrible match against Hale-Ray. After an extremely close quarter final match against HK, LOLHS prevailed 155-150. In the semifinal match, LOLHS was matched against #1 seed Westbrook. Despite Westbrook jumping to an early 20-0 lead, LOLHS regained the initiative and continued to lead despite a 3rd quarter rally by Westbrook when they closed the gap. LOLHS won this semifinal 195-115.
In a nail biting final against the Hale-Ray team that beat us badly in the regular season, LOLHS jumped to a 120-15 lead only to fall behind 210-170 with only minutes to play. A strong fourth quarter rally by LOLHS clinched the match 230-210 and therefore became Shoreline champions for the first time since 2010 despite reaching the semifinals or finals every intervening year!
High scorer for the tournament was junior Ryan McTigue with 155 individual points followed by sophomore Connie Pan with 100 points and then Kathryn Atkinson and Sean Spina with 10 points each. Rachael Larson, Joshua Liefeld, and Avery Wyman also contributed to the 390 team points scored during the tournament.
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
This is just a friendly reminder of the LOLHS dress code guidelines.
As spring comes rushing in, the dress code seems to get forgotten... hence the plea for support and assistance.
LOLHS takes great pride in the appearance of our students and believe that student dress reflects upon the quality of our school. In order to help create a positive and professional learning environment we ask the following:
Another outstanding event at the Haley Mansion at the Inn at Mystic. It was a beautiful venue with delicious food and a great DJ. Take a look!
All students and faculty are welcome to join us for our first LOL Drone Presentation!
Thursday, May 30th from 12:13 - 2:10 pm in the Auditorium.
Drones are the future of technology and are super FUN! Local Professionals will present about their businesses, answer questions and fly their drones with us outside!
HS students: Sign up with Mrs. Shoudy in the Career/Guidance Center
As part of the Plastic Pollution Project and just in time for Mother’s Day, Chemistry students made homemade lip balm on Friday!
Congratulations to Dylan Hettick-Harlow for being named Rotary's May Student of the Month for Business. Dylan was selected due to his excellence in the field. Dylan has already put to use the skills and knowledge he has learned and has created a business called The Community Shift, complete with its own website and business cards. Dylan started with an idea his freshman year and it became a reality his junior year. Dylan has put to use his business savvy to together with his environmental consciousness to create a 'social idea': "The theory is to establish sites on Organic Farms within the United States. By doing this, a fresh source of food is automatically provided." He has spoken to clubs and organizations about The Community Shift. Dr. Hedwall and I cannot wait to watch Dylan’s endeavor grow.
The Class of 2019 is selling graduation yard signs for $20. If you know a senior or want to show your support for the class, please consider buying a sign! The sign pickup will occur Thursday May 16 from 2:10-3:00 and Saturday May 18 from 10:00-12:00. We will collect payment at time of pickup.
Please contact Brynn at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thank you for supporting the Class of 2019!
To order, select the link below!
Yard Sign Order Link
10: 9-12 Exams 8-7
11: 9-12 Exams 6-5
11: Spring Sports Banquet @ 5:30
12: 9-11 Exams 4-3
13: 9-11 Exams 2-1
13: Graduation! 6pm
14: Make-up Exams / LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
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