VFW Post 1467 ANNOUNCES LOCAL ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS
Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts two essay competitions, The Voice of Democracy and The Patriot’s Pen. The Voice of Democracy contest is comprised of a typed essay and audio recording which must be 3 to 5 minutes in length. It is open to students in grades 9-12, and this year’s theme was, “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?”
This year's winner of the Voice of Democracy is Eleanor Dushin, 11th grade
Honorable mention: Madeleine Morgado, 10th grade and Felse Kyle, 11th grade
The Voice of Democracy winner, Eleanor Dushin and Patriot’s Pen essay winner, Simon Karpinski will have their submissions advance to the VFW District 4 level competition where their entries will be judged against the winning entries from other VFW Posts in December, 2020. Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen winners may advance from the District to the State and then the National Level.
VFW Post 1467 Commander, David Griswold said that he appreciated the student’s participation and wishes Eleanor and Simon the best of luck as they advance to district level.
WAY TO GO WILDCATS!
Above: Honorable Mention students Felsi Kyle and Madeleine Morgado
Below: Eleanor Dushin's winning essay
Members of the LOLHS Community Service and Environmental Club volunteered two hours of time on Sat. Nov. 7 to clean up trash along Halls Road between the Post Office and Route 1. Over 100 lbs of trash and 25 lbs of recycling were collected
Congratulations to Grace Lathrop who was nominated by the Mathematics Department as this month's Rotary Student of the Month! Grace is recognized for her efforts, interest and excellence that she demonstrates. Mrs. Leen reports that
Grace is an extremely hardworking, gracious student who is eager to learn and who demonstrates a high degree of interest and enthusiasm for mathematics. Grace is giving of her time; she is always willing and able to help a classmate. She has consistently exhibited very disciplined study habits and is currently excelling in AP calculus.
EXCELLENT WORK, GRACE!
The Microagression Bulletin Board was designed with the purpose of spreading knowledge about what microaggressions are, who they affect, and how they make people feel. After looking at this bulletin board, people will understand how harmful microaggressions can be, and can raise awareness to others about these harmful effects to create a safer environment for all.
Senor Vazquez, Spanish Honor Society, and Amnesty International teamed up with Mrs. Traver's four High School 101 classes to send messages of love and support to children separated at the border from their parents. Mrs. Traver's class was responsible for creating the front of the greeting cards using Microsoft Publisher and the inside was filled in by the Spanish Honor Society and Amnesty International students. Mrs. Traver's students generated a list what cartoons and movies five-to-eight-year olds would recognize and each student selected a theme for their card. They filled the front of card with images and Senor Vazquez assisted in creating a greeting.
I am not sure if you have taken some time to check out the interesting articles that The Osprey writers/ contributors have been posting on the LOLHS Online Student News Site. I encourage you to take a look! Select the image above or click HERE to access the site. Community members can also access it at any time by going to menu at the top of this page or by accessing the Region 18 website, LOLHS, Student Life page - scroll down towards the bottom of the list. You can also view the RSS feed found in the left margin of this blog page below 'Important Dates'. Additionally, students have access to this link in Canvas under the Students: LOLHS course - the Important Links module at the top of the page.
Take a look - I am sure you will be impressed by the writing of our budding journalists!
On Monday, November 2, first period of the day, the Advanced Latin class had a chat with Amanda Pavlick, professor of Classics and Archaeology at Xavier University. Amanda answered questions about Classics courses at the university level, Covid adjustments, modern media about Classics, and other related topics.
On Friday, LOLHS students participated in some Halloween fun! Student Leaders sponsored a costume contest looking for the SCARIEST, FUNNIEST, AND MOST CREATIVE costumes.
Congratulations to the winners:
SCARIEST: Sadie Bowman
FUNNIEST: Haley Cann
MOST CREATIVE: Ethan Hale
Well Done Wildcats!
Spanish National Honor Society
Guest speaker October: Miss. Brown
By: Evan Clark
Miss Brown’s presentation was very critical and educational for us. I believe I, and other students are very excited to have her here at LOLHS, because she has been among many Spanish speaking countries and loves education. The presentation made her seem more like a person than a teacher, and she seemed to connect with all of us well. The biggest takeaway I had from the presentation was the Fulbright program, because it allows students in college to travel around to Spanish speaking countries and teach., something I may be interested in pursuing.
Ever wonder what team meetings between in-school students and remote learners look like in high school? Here are 2 different team meetings taking place. Students, Jonah Lathrop, Cooper Munson, and Ford Macadam, are shown working together on a combined in-school and on-Zoom accounting project. These students are in Advanced Accounting class collaborating on the accounting system for a services company. This is happening while students Nick Vandette and Aidan Ward, in the background, are working and collaborating on a different Quick Books project for another company.
After weekly Zoom meetings Friday nights from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and trying to figure out what direction the clubs will take since the virus has interfered with normal schedules and conferences, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and DECA (Distributed Education Clubs of America) decided that they wanted to investigate career opportunities. They decided to attend webinars and set up speaker meetings. Their first area of interest was finance. They organized a Zoom speaker meeting with Richard Stout, financial advisor. The meeting was scheduled at a time and date convenient for both the speaker and the clubs. At this meeting, Victoria Stout, President of FBLA, introduced her dad, Financial Advisor Richard Stout, who presented information about his career and his process that lead to becoming a financial advisor. Mr. Stout's presentation included a power point which showed his career steps, his educational background, and a day in his life as an advisor. He also answered questions about his field after his presentation. For their next Zoom speaker, FBLA and DECA are organizing a meeting about a career in the fashion industry. If you are interested in finding out more about FBLA or DECA or in coming to these speaker meetings, please contact email@example.com for information.
Starting November 2, the National Honor Society and Community Service Club are sponsoring a food and supplies drive in conjunction with the Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau. Donations are needed more than ever this year, so please encourage students to support this worthy cause. Items needed include:
18: No school MLK
19: HIPS presentation
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12: 1/2 Day- students
15-19: February Break
22: 8th Gr. Parent Night
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