This Friday concluded our fall spirit week at LOLHS sponsored by our newly merged Student Council. Along with the themed dress up days that they planned, during lunches, the Student Council Members along with Ms. Mercaldi and Ms Rahr orchestrated some fun 'spirited' activities for any and all students to participate in. On Monday was the Hoola Hoop and Limbo, Tuesday - Kahoot, a Spike Ball Competition was on Wednesday, Thursday was a Cookie/ Donut Eating Competition, and Friday finished off the week with table Bingo. Students who participated checked in on the Wildcat App to receive participation points and winners for each competition received extra bonus points. Wednesday's class meetings also contributed to the fun. Each class with a different holiday theme had lots of fun - Seniors enjoyed a New Years Eve party with Shirley Temples, karaoke, and resolution writing, Juniors had an ice cream social, Sophomores competed in a Dodgeball Tournament and the Freshman had a 4th of July yard game event. It was a fun week showing off a lot of Wildcat Pride!
On Friday evening, in spite of all the terrible traffic and tremendous rain, we had yet another very successful homecoming dance. There were great tunes, dancing, snacks and just a wonderful way to enjoy each other's company.
Here are some important resources from that our
LOLHS Counseling Department would like to share:
Mobile Crisis Intervention Services (MCIS) is for children and teens experiencing a mental health crisis. The program has a team of trained mental health professionals, which includes licensed clinicians, social workers, and psychiatric nurses, who can respond immediately by phone or face-to-face when a child is experiencing an emotional or behavioral crisis. The program aims to reduce hospital emergency room visits by serving kids in their homes and/or communities. Some of the core services provided include:
If a child is in crisis, dial 211 and select option 1. You should call when:
What Will Happen:
Kids In Crisis
24-hour Helpline – 203-661-1911
Families, children and community providers may call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and speak to a live counselor.
The first Bulletin Board of the year:
By Grady Lacourciere
For this week in Spanish Honor Society, our group decided to make a poster for non-Spanish speaking students to be able to communicate with some foreign exchange students from Spanish speaking countries. This year, Mr. Vazquez informed us that we have many students from countries in South America, so we decided to make small, quick sentences that anyone could say to a Spanish speaking student. While it’s not a large sum of words, it could mean a lot to some of the exchange students, and could make them feel more at home. Our goal is to make a more inclusive community, and hope that our board allows some students to communicate with Spanish native speakers.
Guest speaker - September: Señora. Brown
By: Juanjo Vazquez
Señora Brown’s presentation was very engaging and educational for the members of the Spanish Honor Society. She shared her experiences living in four different countries. She talked about living, studying, and working in a different environment than the USA. This presentation showed how Señora Brown is not only a teacher, but also a global citizen and a wonderful role model. One big takeaway from the presentation was how Señora Brown participated in the Fulbright program that allows students in college to travel around to Spanish-speaking countries and teach. Another key part of her presentation was when she shared the graph called the Cultural Adjustment Curve. She explained how one person adapts over time to a different culture. It was described in five stages: excitement, frustration, adjustment, confrontation, and adaptation & assimilation. Many thanks to Señora Brown for sharing her experiences. It was a valuable presentation for our students.
The HS Volleyball team is hosting a
DIG PINK match on Oct. 4.
JV - 4:00
Varsity - 5:30
All proceeds from the t-shirt and bake sale will be donated to the Closer to Free Fund through the Smilow Cancer Center in memory of
Lynsey lost her battle with breast cancer on August 30th of this year. She was a resident of Westbrook and a guidance counselor at Killingly HS.
T-shirts are on sale now for $15
Congratulations to the following students who have been recognized and celebrated by the College Board for the National Rural and Small Town Award. In August 2023, College Board awarded thousands of students from across the country with academic honors. Students at LOLHS earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Program that celebrate students' hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance and celebrates under-represented students who excel academically on College Board assessments, including PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and AP® exams.
Lina (Duohui) Yan
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
BE PREPARED THIS WEEK...
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20th
ALL CLASS PHOTOS WILL BE DONE IN
SCHEDULE FOR YOUR TIME SLOT IS BASED ON YOUR LAST NAME & HAS BEEN POSTED IN CANVAS AND CAN BE FOUND HERE TOO!
(a notification with schedule was sent out to all students in Canvas)
ANY QUESTIONS, EMAIL
Congratulations to the winning team:
Gavin Biega, Colette Marchant,
Eli Goldberg and Kate Mullaney.
1: Warren Miller Movie
8: PJ Day
8: Movie Night: MULAN
13: Winter Band Concert @7
18-22: Holiday Spirit Week
19: Holiday Chorus Concert
22: Half Day!!!
Homework Free Winter Break!
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