Valley Regional/Old Lyme football team has earned the number one seed in Class M in the state and will be playing this Tuesday night in the championships!
The Day's full article: Valley/Old Lyme qualifies for Class M football playoffs
Don't forget to come see:
#1 in the State
play Berlin (#8)
in the Quarter Finals
Tuesday Night @ 6:30 pm
Lyme-Old Lyme High School is a community of learners committed to creating contributing citizens. To that end, On Friday, November 18, students kicked off the holiday season with an Advisory on the Gift of Giving. After watching the above video, Advisors facilitated conversations about how we can give. Together with their advisees, they crafted an action plan for the upcoming holiday season that embraces the “Gift of Giving.” Here are just some of the plans that students embraced:
to all the students and staff who made this weekend's performance of
such a huge success!
The acting, set design, stage changes, lighting... EVERYTHING... it was truly such a professional performance in all aspects.
Your talents, efforts and commitment made it a CLASS ACT!
LOLHS Girls soccer team win the CIAC Class S girls' soccer championship game on Saturday at Strong Stadium in West Haven! Winning goal was made by Caleigh O'Neil in the second half. Way to go girls! Your team work, sportsmanship, spirit and support of one another shine on the field and off! You make us proud... well done girls!
Last week, LOLHS students came together on November 11 to recognize and thank our heroes. Mr. Ed Shyloski Commander, Lyme-Old Lyme VFW Post 1467 spoke to our students as well as presented a donation of $3,000 to our Band and Chorus program for their trip to Hawaii to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Our assembly included music from the LOLHS Band and Chorus, a welcome speech from Matthew McCarthy, as well as a reading of Aoife Hufford’s award winning essay for the Voice of Democracy. We also viewed “A Soldier’s Story”, the story of a LOLHS graduate and WWII prisoner of war survivor, Mr Keenan. It was a reflective and heartwarming assembly.
View article from The Day
Take a look at a slide show of the High School and Middle School event
Rotary Students of the Month
Lyme-Old Lyme High School is honored and proud to congratulate two scholars as the selected Rotary Club Students of the Month Award Recipients thus far this year. The Rotary Club recognizes a student from three area schools each month: Old Saybrook, Westbrook and Lyme-Old Lyme. Each month a predetermined department selects a student who best exemplifies the respective discipline. Also taken into consideration is how a student might embody the core beliefs of the Rotarian: community before self. Once selected, these students are invited to Old Saybrook Point Inn on a Wednesday morning to enjoy a celebratory breakfast with their families. Students are introduced to the audience by a department representative and given an opportunity to talk a little about what plans they have for their future. It is such a special event.
In October Natalie Rugg was honored for her work and accomplishments in English over the past four years. She has excelled not only as a student of English but as well as and accomplished writer in our school evidenced by the newly redesigned digital school newspaper of which she is editor-in-chief (see link on right side bar). She hopes to continue her studies of English at UCONN next year in the honor program.
Laura Lee Wayland was the November Student of the Month recipient for her success in Math.
Along with excelling in several advanced math courses, Laura Lee is part of the Mathletes Varsity Team which continues to rank #1 in their division and is part of the Robotics team. She hopes to study Engineering in college as well as continue to participate in Irish dance competitions, which she has been doing since first grade!
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In AP European History, students demonstrated their understanding about the European State Consolidation of the 17th and 18th Centuries. In groups, students took on the characters of the key players in Central / Eastern Europe, Russian, England and France. Each group had to highlight pertinent information by creating and presenting to the class the most important facts... in persona! Take a look at how much fun these students had!
October concluded with a fun filled week full of SPIRIT! Each day of the week students dressed in assigned attire to earn spirit credits for their class - from PJs, salad dressing, holidays and finally their class color. During lunches each day, students participated in some sort of lunch room competition. On Thursday evening, the freshman class gathered to enjoy pizza and some class bonding when they designed and decorated their section of the gym in preparation for the pep rally... getting a leg up on the other classes with decorations. Friday was the culminating day filled with color for the rainbow: orange/yellow for the Freshman, Sophomores wore their new red 'SOPH' t-shirts, Juniors were a sea of green and Seniors, blue. During the Pep Rally, Student Leaders facilitated some fun-filled competitions between the classes. After the Pep Rally, the Gymnasium was transformed by the Student Leaders into a dance floor for our annual Homecoming Dance. I must say that this was probably the most 'spirited' spirit weeks we have ever had at LOLHS. It was great to witness such pride that our students have in our school community. Lots of fun was had by all.
(pictures are to follow... sorry)
TASC will now function more like a classroom setting staffed with three tutors: Mr. Popeleski, Mrs. Tarkoff, and Mr. Arcisz. By working with the tutors in TASC, students will develop the skills needed to not only succeed in their classes but develop techniques that will allow them to become a more independent learner. The TASC team met with a group of students to solicit feedback which was honest and helpful in establishing further guidelines. One of the most significant requests from students was the ability for them to earn credit for being assigned to TASC. Students will now be receiving .25 credits per year and up to a .50 credit towards graduation requirements.
So, beginning on Monday new procedures and routines will begin such as:
- Agenda checks to view all short-term and long term assignments
- Daily Tutor check-ins to assess progress and course of action
- Do Now / Do Later plans to prioritize work load
I am so excited to get this new program off the ground ... I know that academic success will be the logical result because ...being on task in TASC leads to SUCCESS!
24: Last day of Semester 1
25: First day of Sem 2
25: Naviance For Junior Parents Night @6:30
29: Winter Ball
2: Academic Review
2: BOE mtg @ 7
4: SAT Prep Session #1
8: Career Presentation with EB @9
10-12: Winter Musical: The Adams Family
SAT Prep Session #2
16: Band Festival
17: 8th Grade Parent Night @6:30
18: ½ day PD
21-25: Winter Break!!!
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