Take a look at what Mrs. Walter's Biology class is doing for their Ecology Unit… It's all about keeping it green!
In Mrs. Walter's Biology class, at the beginning of the year, students planned and planted a little garden behind her classroom. They researched native plants, dug up the soil - not an easy task , raked in organic compost, installed a fence and then planted the plants - all in two days! This is part of their ecology unit which is what they start the year with - plus it looks great!
Andy Raucci and Catherine DiMella have been working tirelessly to create an IT Tech Help Desk to service the students and staff of LOLHS. With the 1:1 initiative, there is clearly a need! Currently, they have 11 students receiving credit as an Independent Study in Technology Support . The students are helping with repairs and questions of all kinds. There are students of varying abilities, they are all eager to learn and to support students and staff. Soon, they will be able to dive in with web design, creating tutorials, and studying some of our software in depth.
The new team looks forward to the delivery of a new help desk! The temporary desk is set up in the library and is currently staffed with students periods 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8. Their goal is to either fix the issue, or issue a “spare” within 5 minutes whenever possible so that missed class time is kept to a minimum.
So, if your son or daughter comes home with a technology issue and does not know where to go… , please be sure to send them to our new IT Tech Help Desk!
Come and get 'em! ... Good eats!
Lyme-Old Lyme High School Food Service Department is proud to participate in the Farm to Chef Program this week, September 19-23. This program, sponsored by the State Department of Agriculture, helps connect Connecticut chefs and food service professionals with growers, producers, and distributors of CT Grown products. It also helps the public locate restaurants, institutions, and other dining facilities that serve foods prepared with CT Grown ingredients.
Gary Holland and Chef Claude are so excited to offer our students some wonderful, farm-fresh choices this week. Menu items include: Tomato Pie, Ratatouille, Peach Cobbler, Caprese Salad, and Corn Pudding. Gary and Chef Claude are working with Boticello Farms in Manchester and Bishop's Orchards in Guilford to provide this great opportunity to eat healthy and local to our school community.
As well, featured this week in the servery are Maple Kettle Korn from our own Bureau's Sugar House in Old Lyme along with Fresh Apple Cider and Gala Apples from Bishop's Orchards.
Connecticut Voice: a legislative initiative for students across the State of Connecticut
Kudos to two of our LOLHS students who participated in CTVoice: a 60+ member student group selected by their teachers and schools to give them a VOICE in the legislature. Both students participated in the kick-off meeting at the Capitol in Hartford on September 14. Students were addressed by Governor Malloy and other dignitaries. The day was launched with activities educating members about literacy rates and the action that students can take to help close the achievement gap in Connecticut. Students were given a tour of the Capitol and worked together to start creating legislation to propose next January.
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Select the link below to take a look at what CT Voice is all about and how to get involved.
Open House - Thursday 9/15 @ 6:30
This week will be a busy one!
Tuesday 9/13 at 6:30 pm, please join the School Guidance Department for the Freshman Parent Night. For those of you who are experiencing "Freshman Parenthood" for the first time, be sure to attend… it is a very informative meeting!
Thursday 9/15 at 6:30 pm we will host our Open House. All parents will attend all 8 periods of their student's schedule - beginning promptly at 6:30 pm. During study halls, Mrs. Lucy Trost invites you to the Library Media Center where she will offer information about the LMS, Canvas, and the 1:1 intitiative
In the next couple of days your son / daughter will be filling out a schedule in homeroom and will be coming home with this schedule for you to use on Thursday evening. Please keep a 'look out' for this form. However, just in case in gets lost on the journey home, below find the form that you can fill out together with your son/daughter.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm!
We kicked off the year with so much enthusiasm and excitement. Students received their HP Stream and participated in an orientation of our new Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas. From my perspective, I saw great energy –from seniors getting their t-shirts and walking the halls with leadership to freshman, thrilled but unsure and hesitant.
Before the laptops were distributed, all students received an overview of how to take care of their newly distributed computer. Natalie Rugg and Cole Dushin created this incredible video to help students understand the importance of taking care of this piece of equipment. Please take a few minutes to view this video explaining some Do's and Don't s when using technology.
15 -18 Midterm Exams
22- Last day of Sem 1
24 - SAT Prep for all juniors
24 - FOM Benefit dinner
25 - Senior Ball!
27 - Mattress Sale!
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