The LOLHS girls soccer team shared a special evening at Langley's Restaurant with family and coaches. The team and coaches were honored for their amazing 4th State Championship win against Immaculate earlier this month.
A SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LOLHS GIRLS SOCCER TEAM
WELL DONE WILDCATS!
Heroin and Opioid Awareness Event in Old Lyme on December 6th.
Opioid addiction knows no boundaries. The U.S. Attorney’s Heroin Education Action Team (HEAT) will give a community presentation at Lyme Old Lyme High School on Thursday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. with an in depth look at the opioid crisis and how it is affecting families from communities just like our own. This presentation will also be given to students in grades 9-12 on December 4 during an all-school assembly.
The program includes a showing of the film “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” a powerful documentary created by the FBI and DEA to educate students and parents about the dangers of addiction. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with a federal prosecutor, a DEA agent, and community members’ whose lives have been impacted by the opioid crisis.
The mission of the U.S. Attorney’s Heroin Education Action Team (USA HEAT) is to stop the spread of the opioid abuse epidemic in Connecticut by increasing community understanding of the dangers associated with these drugs. USA HEAT is a partnership between the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut and families who have lost a loved one to an overdose. These courageous moms, dads, brothers, sisters, and children share their stories in order to educate others about the warning signs and dangers associated with opioid use and abuse. By doing so, they hope to help others avoid the pain they have suffered.
Oxycodone, heroin, fentanyl, and other opioids have become widely and easily available in Connecticut. As a result, we have seen a significant increase in the number of young adults who use and abuse opioids, often with deadly consequences. The scourge of opioids is not limited to any particular locality, socioeconomic group, race, or gender. Rather, there have been overdoses and overdose deaths in every county in Connecticut; New London County – and the town of Old Lyme – are no exception.
USA HEAT seeks to inform our communities of what we are up against, and what we can do to fight back. Our team members deliver a compelling message based on the tragedy that they have experienced first-hand with the goal of implementing a coordinated, effective response to this growing threat.
The program is sponsored by Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau, Lyme-Old Lyme Prevention Coalition, and Lyme Old Lyme Schools and is free and open to the public. For more information contact LYSB at 860-434-7208 or www.lysb.org.
DATE: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Lyme-Old Lyme High School, 69 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
MORE INFORMATION: LYSB, 860-434-7208, www.lysb.org
Brynn McGlinchey and Nicholas Fava been awarded the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ (CAPSS) Superintendent/Student Recognition Award for leadership service to the school, academic prowess relative to ability, and service to others in the community at a ceremony held November 26, 2018 at Saybrook Point Inn.
Ian Neviaser, Superintendent of Schools of Regional School District 18, made the presentation as part of a program designed by school administrators to recognize students who have served their schools and communities while maintaining good scholastic progress.
The Superintendent/Student Recognition Program awards a Certificate of Excellence at the discretion of the local superintendent of schools according to a distribution formula set for all state school districts. Awards are generally given during American Education Week in November in order to provide a meaningful focus for each school district and to enhance the quality of the certificate.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BRYNN AND NICK!!! WELL DONE
Are you excited for ski season?
Do you like free lift tickets?
Come see Volkswagen presents
Warren Miller's 2018 film
FACE OF WINTER
December 7th @ LOLHS
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Theater seating begins at
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.
Come early for a chance to win other prizes from sponsors.
A free Sugarbush lift ticket with every film ticket purchased.
To access the store - go to the website (link)
Team Code: LOLWINTER
Deadline: Saturday December 1, 2018
The orders will only begin to be processed once the site closes.
Please Allow 4 weeks of processing time.
Additional colors available on select items
Thank you for ordering online. All goods are custom to you and cannot be returned so please size carefully. The site will close on December 1, 2018. When the site closes, orders will be processed as a group and then shipped to the address entered. See online store page for pricing.
Dear faculty, parents, and students,
Thank you so much contributing to the food drive this year!! We donated almost double than last year and that’s because of all the support from everyone. The food donated helps people in need more than imaginable, so thank you all!
The Community Service Club and National Honor Society
Congratulations to Hannah Morrison for being selected by the Math Department as the Rotary Student of the Month for her excellence in Mathematics. She was recognized this past week along with students from Westbrook and Old Saybrook. Mrs. O'Leary and Mrs. Leen both recognized and celebrated Hannah's accomplishments in and out of the classroom. Hannah goes above and beyond when it comes to Mathematics. She was instrumental in developing and implementing what is now known as our own LOLHS MAC (Math Academic Center) Lab where students are able to access math help from their peers during any period of the day as well as before and after school. This has been a wonderful addition to our LOLHS academic community.
Well Done Hannah!
Monday, November 12, proved to be, yet again, a wonderful demonstration of LOLHS' gratitude and honor for our local Veterans. Our Wildcat Band and Chorus performed with heart and soul that stole the show. Commander Glenn Elliott was selected as this year's guest speaker to honor not only his 20 years of service to our country in the Navy, but also for the 20 years that he has devoted to the Lyme-Old Lyme community. Connor Wyman received the Voice of Democracy Award and was recognized by the local VFW. He gave his thoughtful, award-winning speech to the audience: "Why my voice matters".
Thanks to Mr. Wilson, you are able to access a recording of the assembly, music, speeches and all via the link below!... ENJOY!
Buy your WILDCAT SKI HAT NOW!
Order forms available this link (SKI HAT ORDER or on Region 18 website's High School page. Complete the form and leave (with payment) in main office with Ms. Bugbee or Mrs. Bolton.
Class of 2020 Class Officers
Chandler, Nick, Andre, Maggie & Trevor
WILDCAT SKI HATS
cash or check (to RSD 18)
2 colors available:
Blue with white accents
white with blue accents.
The Lyme Old Lyme Schools are considering an expansion of our current Pre-K program to allow all age eligible students in the towns of Lyme and Old Lyme to attend. In an effort to prepare all of our students for Kindergarten, our tentative plan is to expand our Pre-K offerings to all students in Lyme and Old Lyme and establish a universal Pre-K program based on Connecticut’s Early Learning and Developmental Standards. We also hope to entice non-residents to move to our district, or enroll their students on a tuition basis, to enjoy this added benefit. This tentative plan would begin in the 2019-2020 school year. To assist in the planning process, we are asking for your input. If you have a child that will be three or four years old by September 1, 2019, and are interested in your child being considered for this program, please complete the following survey before November 15, 2018. Survey results will be used in both our planning process as well as in securing spots in this exciting new program. The survey can be found on our website at http://www.region18.org/page.cfm?p=2207.
A team of Lyme-Old Lyme High School students and faculty joined eight other teams from schools in the region to share, discuss and brainstorm ways to improve our programming in "Getting Life Ready!" The objectives for the day included:
The Old Lyme Players' production this weekend of Midsummer Jersey was fantastic! The performances were outstanding and absolutely hilarious. Bringing Shakespeare's Midsummer's Night Dream to New Jersey is not an easy feat... however, Old Lyme's Players did it effortlessly.
Well done Old Lyme Players!
Congratulations to all who made this play a true success.
Molympics is friendly competition between HS chemistry students that emphasizes the use of “the mole”, a chemistry variable used to compare molecules to each other. This competition started between a few chemistry teachers spread out throughout the country as a way to celebrate chemistry in a fun way. It is celebrated on October 23 each year, in collaboration with National Chemistry week, since one mole= 6.02 x 1023 particles.
Molympics is set up with 5 events that focus on different aspects of the mole using physical tasks, lab skills and through calculations. Each team is measured on accuracy, speed and clear calculations in each event. This year’s events included calculating the time it would take to make 1 mole of tally marks, squeezing out 1 mole of water from a sponge, estimating the mass of one mole of a metal, building a tower of rubber stoppers as high as possible then calculating the height of one mole of rubber stoppers and a relay race of 6 sit-ups, 2 sidesteps, 10 pushups and 23 jumping jacks.
Out of 109 schools that participated around the world, LOLHS finished in 4th place in our first appearance at Molympics!
Great job Wildcats!
The National Honor Society and the Community Service Club of Lyme-Old Lyme High School are collaborating on this event to help our local community in preparation for the Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau’s Holiday Giving Program.
Please help us with Operation ‘Stuff It’ by bringing canned goods to the high school all this week! There is a large turkey in the commons waiting to be stuffed... and all homeroom teachers will be collecting food as well!
Thank you in advance for all your help and support with this event. The National Honor Society and Community Service Club students will be working hard to motivate our school community to ‘Stuff’ our turkey in the Commons!
Mary Beth Schreindorfer & Tracy A. Lenz: National Honor Society Co- Advisers Leslie O’Connor & Megan Winski: Community Service Club Co-Advisers
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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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