Due to a shortage of one driver on Monday – we will be combining Bus A (HS / MS) with the M/O/G HS / MS run. We will be combining I and P elementary (the P portion of the route will be 20 – 25 minutes earlier than usual (the I portion will be the usual times).
M & J Bus, Inc. The Covid 19 pandemic has ravaged the school transportation industry. There is a nationwide shortage of school bus drivers and Connecticut has been hit especially hard. We are seeking potential drivers to become licensed to transport school children. We are also seeking licensed drivers who would like to earn up to $5000 in signing bonuses.
Many of our current employees, started out driving school buses because they were parents of pre-school or school aged children and it was a way for them to supplement their family’s income and still be with their young children. We also have many semi-retired persons that were originally looking for part-time work to stay busy, and college students earning money to get through school. Some of those parents are still with us after 20, 30, and 40 years or more. Sadly, many of the semi-retired are becoming the fully retired.
We are hoping you see yourself in the descriptions of our drivers above. We offer a full comprehensive training program for those who are not yet licensed. Parents can bring their pre-school aged children (and school aged children) on the bus with them (thereby saving on day care).
If you would like to drive for the Lyme-Old Lyme Schools, please call our main office in Old Saybrook CT, toll-free at 1-877-GO-MJBUS (1-877-466-5287) Or local to Old Saybrook – 860-388-6782
“Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.” –American Library Association
PREVIOUS PODCASTS AVAILABLE:
L/OL In It Together Episode 7 - Youth Gambling and Problem Gambling
Our Guest- Kaitlin Brown- is a wealth of information about youth gaming, gambling, and potential problems and addictions. She's a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Director of Programs and Services for the CT Council on Problem Gambling. If you want to learn a little more about gaming and gambling and how parents and adults can develop positive strategies for healthy youth development- this episode is for you!
L/OL In it Together Episode 6 - Transition from High School to College
Guests Marisa Giarnella-Porco from the Jordan Porco Foundation (www.rememberingjordan.org) and Brynn McGlinchey, an L/OL graduate and entering college junior, join Margot and Alli to talk about transitioning from High School into College. We chatted about mental health, suicide prevention, supporting yourself/others, and how to support your child during this exciting and challenging time. Enjoy!
L/OL In it Together Episode 5 - Kindergarten Readiness
If you have a student entering Kindergarten at Mile Creek or Lyme School- this episode is for you! Principals Kelly Enoch and Jim Cavalieri join Alli in a great episode about what to expect next year for your child and how you can support them this summer
LOL/: In it Together Episode 4: Marijuana and Our Youth
This episode features a great conversation with guests John Daviau, Prevention Consultant and Expert, and Martha Shoemaker, parent, retired educator and Co-Chair of our Local Prevention Coalition. Margot and Alli join our guests to talk about marijuana, our youth, legalization in CT, and the impact on families and community.
L/OL: In it Together Episode 3 - Social Media and Our Youth
What an awesome show! Please check out this dynamic conversation with our school administrators, Jeanne Manfredi and Noah Ventola, along with two amazing LOLHS students, Emma Boardman and Hannah Thomas. We talked about all things social media and how it has a strong influence on our kids, their development, their joy in life, and more!
L/OL: In it Together Episode 2 - Vaping and Our Youth: What You Need to Know
Margot and Alli have the pleasure of chatting with Victoria Adams, M.Ed from Southern Connecticut University. Victoria is a Tobacco Cessation Specialist, College Educator, and Prevention Specialist. She’s amazing, dynamic, and has so much to share around vaping and its dangers and realities to our youth and families
L/OL: In it Together Episode 1 - Intros!
Welcome to the new Podcast! We are so excited to release this new Pod from LYSB, the L/OL Prevention Coalition, and REACH. Our host Alli Behnke, LYSB’s Prevention Coordinator, is joined by Margot Paynter, a senior at Lyme-Old Lyme High School, as we kick-off this new show for our community!
The Lyme-Old Lyme: In it Together Podcast
A joint project between LYSB, the LOL Prevention Coalition, and the REACH Youth Coalition. Each month will feature a conversation related to topics important to our youth, families, and community. Topics cover parenting, substance use, prevention, raising families in CT, collaborating as a community, and much more!
Check out our Wildcat news ... find out about Girls and Boys Soccer and an update about the turf field!
Chinese ECE students zoomed with students from Taiyuan High School. They spoke Chinese and English, exchanged information and talked about hobbies, sports, family and friends. Through these exchanges they have learned how language functions in social interactions, as well as feel motivated to pronounce words in the right pitches. As a follow up activity, students will practice as pen pals where they will email each other in both Chinese and English about their high school lives and experiences.
The installation of the LOLHS pollinator garden was completed on Saturday, Sept 11 behind the LOLHS Library Media Center. Students weeded, laid out cardboard, and moved 5 yards of mulch to prep the new pollinator garden bed. The worms will now work on breaking everything down. Some planting will take place towards the end of October and will continue in the spring. The TREX bench that was won by the high school last year, as part of the national TREX challenge, will be installed in this location in the next few weeks.
Alumna, Sophia Griswold, finds herself in Dubai for the next 7 months as she was chosen to play at the Worlds Fair! She will be playing with a band made up of musicians from all over the world. There are 2 other Americans and only 1 other woman. AMAZING TALENT!
It’s time again for the Trex Recycling Challenge at Lyme-Old Lyme Schools. Students may bring clean, dry, and empty plastic film to school where it will be collected and weighed. Trex bins are conveniently located inside all school buildings as well as at Old Lyme Town Hall, Lyme Town Hall, and LYSB. Our goal this year is to collect 5,000 pounds of film and to win a bench for each school building. The Trex Recycling Challenge pits schools against one another in a friendly competition to collect the most plastic for a chance to win Trex benches or other products for schools. Trex Company is a manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing made in-part from recycled plastic film. Plastic film must be clean, dry, empty, and free of food residue. Generally, if film can be stretched, it’s acceptable. Please remove air from pillow-pack bubble wrap. If you see a #2 or #4 recycling symbol on a package, it may be put in a Trex bin. See below for examples of what can and can not be recycled in the Trex Challenge. Participation in the Trex Challenge is a way to promote environmental stewardship, gain awareness of how much plastic is in our lives, and hopefully win a Trex bench for your student’s school. To learn more, visit https://recycle.trex.com/view/educate to have all of your questions answered.
Take a look at some very cool achievements that our students have accomplished outside of school!
During the pandemic Junior Rhyleigh Russell completed her first novel 'Defining Your Darlings" which is published on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle Ebook.
Hoshena Gemme has been wrestling for 6 years. She received four CT wrestling State Champions and has been competing in national tournaments. She earned 'All American' title. She is ready to wrestle LOLHS!!!!
Newcomers: Join us for some pizza
(or bring your own lunch)
FRIDAY Sept. 17 during all 3 lunches.
We hope your student will join members of the Student Advisory Council and myself for some pizza. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet some new people and find out more about our school community.
Lunch will be held outside, weather permitting, or in the Library Media Center if not.
There are so many talented, interesting and remarkable students here at LOLHS and it’s hard to keep track of what everyone is up to. The Parent Advisory Board is looking for your help.
If your child has done something exciting, interesting or noteworthy, outside of school, and you would like to share it with the LOLHS community please tap the link located below to share the news. We ask that you submit a few sentences describing the event and hopefully a photo as well. We will then share your news in upcoming editions of the blog. The link is below and also will be accessible every week over in the right hand margin where you can click anytime to submit your news.
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24:Freshmen/ Newcomer Picnic
25: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!
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