Lyme-Old Lyme High School student Rhyleigh Russell is a finalist in Celebration of Music National competition. Attached is her voting page link. You can vote for her by selecting the link below. People are also encouraged to attend the show at the Bushnell for the finale November 3.
Way to go Rhyleigh!
National Honor Society
Guest Speaker: Richard Fisler
By: Arianna DelMastro
On Wednesday, October 2nd, new LOLHS science teacher Richard Fisler gave a presentation to the Spanish Honor Society about the time he spent living in Germany. Mr. Fisler discussed the importance of learning languages as it pertains to cultural understanding and global citizenship, and he answered questions that students had regarding what it was like to live in a foreign country. Mr. Fisler shared how, before living in Germany, he had never traveled very far from his home state. Spanish Honor Society students were inspired by his account of the challenges and gains of living in a new country and learning a new language, and they greatly appreciated him taking the time to share those experiences. As Mr. Fisler taught us, learning a language is not just about personal advantage, it’s about establishing worldly connections. Thank you Mr. Fisler!
Bring unwanted medications for safe disposal All medications, prescription & over the counter Free & Anonymous - no questions asked
The mission of the Lyme - Old Lyme Prevention Coalition is to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug use among youth by collaborating with the community to raise awareness, modify social norms, educate youth and adults, initiate policy change and promote healthy activities. We meet every month at LYSB. Join us at any meeting or contact LYSB at 860-434-7208. Visit our website to learn more about our programs, L/OL youth survey reports, and resources. www.lysb.org The Drug Take Back event is co-sponsored by LYSB, Old Lyme Police, and Old Lyme Fire Department in collaboration with the CT State Police and the National Drug Enforcement Agency. Prescription drug abuse is on the rise among adults and youth. Get rid of your unwanted meds, it's the safe thing to do!
On Thursday, October 10th, seniors celebrated the first of this year's "Senior Celebrations" with the Annual Academic Letter Ceremony. It is presented to all seniors who have achieved a cumulative Grade Point Average of 90 or better after six semesters of hard work. Mrs. Todd, as the faculty guest speaker, and Conner Wyman, as the student speaker, addressed the students. Both gave a heartfelt speech informing the class of 2020 that they are our future and that each have the power to affect change. After the morning ceremony, students and parents enjoyed a small reception.
Congratulations to Jane Scheiber for being selected by the English Department as the Rotary Student of the Month. On October 9, Jane was honored at the Rotary Student of the Month Breakfast along with honorees from Old Saybrook and Westbrook High Schools. Jane was selected for her excellence in English and more specifically her amazing ability and passion she has when creating with her words! Jane won first place this past spring in Creative Writing Top Talent Statewide competition.
Nice work Jane, CONGRATULATIONS!
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Thursday, October 17
East Lyme High School
6 - 8 pm
This year's Wildcat Wellness Day proved to be quite a success. After the academic classes finished at 11:15, students and staff selected from a myriad of workshops - each, in their own way, having a focus on health and wellness. Participants came away with at least one strategy that can be used on a daily basis... whether it was learning how to meditate, make smoothies or juicing, create books, dance, drum, exercise, concentrate, or even which super-foods or essential oils are right for you.. all participants were challenged to take the time to think about how we can be more mindful of our health and wellness. There were 34 workshops in which to participate. Take a look at some pictures of students and staff in action along with the workshop list and presenters. It was an incredible day full of great energy and enthusiasm that was made possible because of the efforts and expertise of various community members.
SPECIAL WILDCAT THANK YOU TO
OUR AMAZING COMMUNITY WHO MADE THIS DAY POSSIBLE. ALL THE PRESENTERS AND BUSINESSES WHO SUPPORTED US BY PROVIDING OUR SCHOOL WITH THEIR EXPERTISE AND TIME!
Congratulations to the JV Math Team who beat all small division schools and came in second overall in their first meet this past Thursday at Portland High School. The top scorer was Jack Conley, scoring 14 points, followed closely by Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum, William Danes, Marielle Mather and Ali Kyle. There were also four unofficial members participating in the competition, Nevin Joshy, Jerry Zhang, Mary Wholean and Drew St.Louis, scoring a perfect team round. Well Done! In addition, Jerry Zhang qualified as an official member for our next competition which will take place on Wednesday, October 30 in Haddam- Killingworth High School. Great start JV Math Team!
All are still welcome to join. Please see Mrs. Leen for more information.
We had a very successful fundraiser. We raised $685 for the New London Chapter of Making Strides against Breast Cancer.
The team will be walking at their event Oct. 27th at Rocky Neck.
Lyme Old Lyme
Prevention Coalition Meeting
Thursday, October 10th, 7:00 p.m. at LYSB
Guest Speaker from:
Connecticut's support and advocacy organization for
sexual and gender minority youth
Will discuss topics:
Substance Use Risks of LGBT
Youth Cultural Competency
Learn about the LOL Prevention Coalition and our
current projects and activities
Join us - newcomers always welcome!
The L/OL Prevention Coalition brings together various sectors of our community to work together to reduce underage substance use and we hope you can join us on Tuesday or at an upcoming meeting.
Top finishers for Lyme-Old Lyme; Faith Caulkins and John Almy.
28: PAB mtg (virtual) @ 6:30
29: Senior Movie Night @6:30
30: End of Qtr 1
3: PD all day
4: BOE mtg @ 7
5: Stress Happens Wrkhp (LYSB) @7
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