Field Day 2021
Last week was Spring Spirit week with students showing their wildcat pride all week long dressing in different themes and on Thursday the pride came out big with class colors for field day! After our half day of classes, students enjoyed the BBQ lunch and then set out to enjoy some field day fun participating in class competitions, kickball, whiffle ball, ultimate frisbee, yard games, some ice cream and, simply relaxing in the sun and enjoying each other's company. It was really a great day and a perfect way to begin to close out the year and welcome in summer!
A special thanks goes out to our Student Leaders and their advisors: Mrs. Todd, Mr. Kaczor, and Ms Macione for organizing such a fun event.
WELL DONE WILDCATS!
French NHS Help Students in Madagascar
This past March, the French National Honor Society and the Ping Pong Club hosted the first ever Ping Pong Tournament. The money raised benefited two worthy causes: Nofy i Androy, an organization dedicated to funding young women’s education in Madagascar, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), a group that advocates for Asian Americans.
Nofy i Androy recently reached out to Mrs. Lefevre to say thank you and to share the images below showing the blackboards that they were able to purchase for students in Madagascar. This cost them 60 dollars and with the rest of the money they hope to purchase a used computer.
LOLHS Bids Farewell to Robi Gajda
The day after our last day of school, June 19th, Robi Gajda will be boarding a flight back to Hungary. Robi has been an exchange student with us for this past semester. Robi and I sat down this week for a brief interview. Robi shared that he has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the LOLHS community for the past several months. Although he found the classes challenging at times, he loves his teachers and the content. His favorite courses were Modern US History, Computer Programming and Economics.
This spring, Robi joined the LOLHS Crew team, something he had never done before, and found that it was especially helpful to make friends and really fun.
Robi shared that he is looking forward to seeing his family and friends when he gets home but promises to come back to say hello to his LOLHS family next year.
GOOD LUCK AND ALL THE BEST, ROBBY!
Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis for these two free summer opportunities for middle and high school students on our campus this summer. A second session may be considered if there is demand.
Forms should be returned to the middle school or high school main office by June 18, 2021 for the Art workshop with Will Allik and June 25, 2021 for the Rocket workshop with Jen Costigan. Form is downloadable below.
For questions, please contact Michelle Dean at 860-434-7238.
On Wednesday afternoon, two of Lyme-Old Lyme High School's most talented artists, Kate Chaney and Connie Pan were celebrated at a luncheon held at the high school with Mr. Allik and Mr. Wilson. This year's CAS Awards Ceremony will be held on June 13 virtually. Congratulations to both of these students for their excellent achievements in fine arts and music!
WELL DONE and CONGRATULATIONS!
Senior Letter of Intent Signings:
On Thursday, May 20, we took a time out to celebrate with two seniors who signed their National Letter of Intent for their respective schools and sports.
Emily DeRoehn who signed her National Letter of Intent for Johnson & Wales Girls Soccer
Michael Battalino who signed his National letter of Intent for Keene State College Boys Lax
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
CONGRATULATIONS EMILY AND MICHAEL!
The Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (COLT) is pleased to recognize and reward the excellence of achievement of deserving World Language students. In order to qualify for this award, a student enrolled in a World Language class must demonstrate excellence by an average of 90% or above for three consecutive marking periods and demonstrate a positive attitude toward language and cultures by using the language beyond the classroom and /or participating in language clubs.
On Wednesday, May 26, the LOLHS World Language Department celebrated the students' achievement with a mini-ceremony. Each teacher presented the certificates to their respective students.
On May 25, 2021, seven LOLHS sophomores were inducted into the LOLHS chapter of the French National Honor Society (la Société Honoraire de Français).
To gain membership, students must maintain an average of 90 or above in French for three consecutive semesters, and show a positive attitude toward learning about the French language and Francophone cultures.
During the year, honor society members plan events to benefit organizations in the French-speaking world. This year, the group was able to support Nofy i Androy, an organization in Madagascar dedicated to helping young women gain access to education
Well Done Wildcats!
The Business Department is proud to announce that the following students have successfully demonstrated proficiency in Personal Finance by achieving a passing score on the nationally standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test this spring. Subjects mastered include money, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, investing, retirement planning, and financial planning and management. The students are officially, nationally Certified Financially Literate!
Kyuss Buono, Jackson Harris, Avery Lacourciere, Calvin Monte, Isabelle O’Connor, and Tova Toriello earned the status of W!SE Scholar for the 2020-21 school year. A Scholar is a student scored above a 95% on the test. They are now eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Congratulations to all on their outstanding achievements.
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On May 13th The Shoreline Heads of English Teachers celebrated students who have demonstrated excellence in the field. Congratulations to Delaney Nelson and Connie Pan who both won First Place in the SHED Writing Competition in different categories, Delaney in the 9/10 Analysis Category and Connie in Poetry. To review the work of all the Shoreline Award recipients, access the link below.
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
What's in Store for Spirit Week!
This week, LOLHS' Student Leaders is hosting SPIRIT WEEK and Field Day! Each day is a different theme (see below) and on Thursday we will hold our 4th Annual Field day. We will follow a half day schedule, and 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!
The whole school will enjoy a FREE delicious BBQ lunch prepared by our incredible cafeteria staff, individually packaged and covid-friendly. As lunch is being served, the commons and outside campus turn into FUN... yard games, kick ball, whiffle ball, karaoke, trivia, class competitions and much, much more! The Student Leaders have also arranged for an Ice Cream Truck to join in on the festivities... free ice cream for all! This is such a fun day and after the year that we have had, our students so deserve a day of fun, relaxation, and lots of laughs!
Spirit Week Class Themes:
Monday: America Day
Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Day
Wednesday: Music Genres
(9th - Goth/ 10th-Rock/ 11th - Techno/ 12th-Rap)
Thursday: Class Colors
(9th -yellow-orange/10th -red/ 11th -green/ 12th -blue)
Friday: Quarantine Trend Day
LOLHS Traffic Guidelines
We are always looking to improve our processes to make each day run more efficiently. If you drop your child off each day or pick them up you know that traffic in and out can be frustrating. One way that we can improve traffic flow is to avoid traffic back-ups. I asked that when dropping off or picking up, all families pull into a parking spot in the middle lane. When even one car stops in the cross-walk, other cars cannot pass on the left and keep traffic flowing. By pulling into a spot, other cars can pass you and help prevent back-ups.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter and all that you do to support our school.
Raku Day Returns!
Raku ware is a kind of Japanese pottery used for ceremonial tea ware. It is used by Zen Buddhist Masters because it embodies many of their philosophies such as simplicity and naturalness. All of nature's elements are used while firing, earth, fire, air, and water. At Lyme-Old Lyme High School, it was a tradition to do a western-style raku firing at the end of the year for ceramics students. Unfortunately, Raku Day has not been done for the past four years at the high school. For Franki Donato and Kelly Walsh’s senior project, they decided to bring back Raku Day
TechnoTicks - Team 236 Update:
At 8am on Saturday, May 15th, FIRST Robotics Team 236-TechnoTicks gathered on the practice field behind Lyme-Old Lyme High School for a second test launch of their "Lymelyte" Cube Satellite (CubeSat) prototype. The weather conditions were perfect, with minimal wind. The CubeSat and harness were attached to a carefully-inflated weather balloon and launched via tether (much like a kite). The balloon quickly rose to the target altitude of 500 feet, sending data back to a laptop on the ground via the attached CubeSat! The TechnoTicks were able to monitor temperature, air quality, air pressure and other data. The CubeSat will ultimately work in tandem with the team's "Trailyte” app, designed to provide information about conditions at various hiking trails in the Lymes. Stay tuned for future developments!
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The Computer Program Design class participated in Carnegie Mellon University’s Python programming challenge. Jake Stewart’s entry Ocean Voyage placed third in the challenge. The program shows the ocean at different times of the day. View the program here and click around the canvas to see it change. Congratulations Jake!
NICE WORK, JAKE!
Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month
The Business Dept. is pleased to announce that Julia Johnston has been selected the May Business Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce student of the month. She is interested in Entrepreneurship either owning her own business or running her father's business. Julia has taken a number of business classes and exceled in all of them. Congratulations Julia on your award!
WAY TO GO JULIA!
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Cross-Country Fall 2021!
For all those interested in Cross Country in the fall of 2021: Our team preseason meeting will be on Thursday, June 10 in Coach Baklik’s room. Feel free to bring any friends who may be interested in joining the team! If you cannot make it to the meeting, please email or stop in to see Coach D’Aquila and Coach Baklik for the information you will be missing. We will begin sharing and tracking summer miles starting June 1, and the first day of practice in the fall will be August 26 (time TBA). Please remember that you will need to sign up for XC on Family ID prior to the start of the season. The XC Canvas course is up and running; please let Coach D’Aquila or Coach Baklik know if you’d like to be added. We hope to see you June 10!
LOLHS End of Year Events:
In case you missed the email last week with this document, here it is! There is alot going on!
May 21 and 22 @ 7pm
Tickets for our production of “High School Musical” can be purchased by accessing the QR code.
This is a “Scheduled Content” event, and will ONLY AIR at 7:00pm on Friday & Saturday, May 21 and 22, per our contract with Music Theatre International.
Attention All Senior Athletes
The LOLHS Booster Club would like to invite you to the Senior Award Luncheon and Kim Tyler Photography
Sunday June 6, 2021
11:00am – 2:00pm
Photos promptly starting at 11:00am
Each student with their family members will have a time scheduled to take photos.
Tickets are $15.00 each, which includes luncheon and a
Buy tickets at www.lolboosterclub.org
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RSVP by June 1, 2021
More information is on the Booster Club website www.lolboosterclub.org
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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