Monday, November 6th at 7:00 p.m.
L-OL High School Auditorium
The award winning documentary SCREENAGERS is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance. In the documentary, physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
This program is free and open to the public.
Presented through a grant from the Lyme-Old Lyme Education Foundation.
On November 3 all students and staff of Lyme-Old Lyme High School will participate in a Health and Wellness Day. The goal is to actively engage in various wellness activities to better equip ourselves to manage and help better balance our complex lives.
The Wellness committee, made up of teachers, parents and community members from LYSB , CASFY, and our Safe School Climate Committee, have been planning this day for months and Friday, it will all come to fruition. We have reached out to over thirty community members who will voluntarily teach three 40-minute wellness sessions. Each session embraces one or more of the six dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, environmental and social. Tony Liberati, a comedian, will kick off the afternoon with some healthy laughter after which students and staff will proceed to their previously scheduled workshops. Workshops include forest walking, meditation, African drum circle, healthy food alternatives, discussions on mental health, Zumba, yoga, journaling and much, much more. This is the first time LOLHS has offered an event of this kind and we hope that balancing the ride with a healthier outlook on life becomes part of our conversations and culture.
Last week LOLHS celebrated our Wildcat Spirit by dressing up all 5 days of school... in pajamas, as devils or angels, in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness and in their class colors. As the grand finale, students were all set to celebrate and show their true class pride at our annual fall pep rally. Unfortunately, the pep rally was postponed but will be rescheduled soon!
Take a look at some photos:
The newly formed Spanish Honor Society taped Sr. Vazquez and myself up to the wall!. Any student who wanted to tape us up paid $1 for a strip of tape. All proceeds are going to help support hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.
Congratulations to the JV Math Team who defeated all small division schools at their 2nd match on October 26th. Ryan McTigue led with a perfect score of 18 followed by Connie Pan, Ted Wayland, Juliette Atkinson, Evan St. Louis, and Rachel Larson.
Way to go Wildcats !
Lyme-Old Lyme High School welcomed three new teachers to the ranks at the beginning of the year. I'd like to introduce you to them and share a little bit about them....
Maureen Lefevre re-joined the World Language Department after six years of working in the Middletown Public School system while completing her Master's Degree at Wesleyan University. Prior to becoming a French teacher in the US, Maureen lived and worked in France for 15 years. She worked in the business sector with media and cultural organizations including newspapers, magazines, TV and museums. Upon returning to the US, Maureen wanted to keep French alive in her life and share her love for the language and culture with others... teaching was a natural fit. She loves working with teenagers because they have the whole world in front of them. Her impressions of LOLHS: "it’s a community that values and fosters learning for everyone I really appreciate that!
Elizabeth Cleveland joins our English Department. She previously worked at Haddam-Killingworth Middle School for 4 years before which she taught Freshman English Literature at Penn State for one year. She enjoys opening up young students minds to new ideas and concepts. Her impressions of LOLHS are that "students are so polite and here to learn – so different – this community values education and that comes through with the kids." Lizzy is happy and excited to be part of the LOLHS community.
Emma Cox worked six years at Lymen Memorial High School in Lebanon, Connecticut prior to joining our faculty. Emma loves helping the students and finds it so rewarding when she can see the lightbulb go off in a student's eyes. She also enjoys making meaningful connections with students. When asked about her impressions of LOLHS thus far she said, " my perspective is that it is a tightly run ship - everyone is friendly - and the building is beautiful."
Please join me in welcoming all three of these wonderful new additions to our school community.
While some science students celebrated Mole day, others began the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition. Students made their saturated solutions on Monday and were able to harvest their crystals this week. They have four more weeks to grow the best single crystal in the country!
On October 23rd, students participated in the annual Mole Celebration. Take a look at their creative representations of the MOLE... This year's theme was Mole-Vengers.
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