Yosr Manai, an exchange student from Tunisia, gave an engaging and informative presentation about her country in Ms. Kelly's Civics class on Friday. She shared tunisian history, cultural topics and fun facts about her homeland. Yosr will be spending her senior year with us.
By: Lucas DaSilva
This week in the Spanish Honor Society we had an amazing special guest come into the class and teach us about his career in our school. Mr. Norton came in and gave us a very insightful presentation on what he does for students in our school. His job at Lyme Old Lyme High School is helping students from other countries learn how to speak english. From his presentation we learned how difficult it is to learn another language and adjust to a different society when coming from another country and how Mr. Norton plays a large role in helping students feel more comfortable in their new school. Mr. Norton also helped us understand how difficult it is to fully understand and speak english and explained to us that for someone who didn’t learn the language subconsciously it can be a very long process. Overall the presentation was wonderful and Mr. Norton did a great job at explaining his career and how he helps out at our school.
LAST DAY FOR TICKET SALES 11/27/22
All FALL Athletes!!!
The LOLHS Booster Club would like to invite you to the 2022 Annual (Restart)Fall Sports Award Dinner
November 29th, 2022
5:30-6:30 Taco Bar & Dessert
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Chase Gilbert was honored at the All-State Cross Country Banquet on Thursday evening. She was accompanied by her coaches Mrs. Baklik and Mr. D'Aquila.
On Friday the Community Service Club delivered food collected from our food drive to the LYSB. Your donations and Mr. Goss’s Cub Scouts helped us overflow 5 large tables! This all would not have been possible without the leadership and organization of Jamie Bucior. Thank you all so much for getting into the giving spirit and helping out our neighbors in need!
Congratulations to Alexis Fenton who signed her letter of intent to Bentley College on Monday. Alexis will be playing soccer for the Bentley Falcons
On Wednesday, a mix of Student Advisory Council and NHS students walked over to the middle school to share thoughts and have conversations about social media. High School students paired up and were assigned to paired up homerooms. This was a follow up to the presentation by Scott Driscoll last month.
High School 101 students Delany Anthony, Tyler Cann, Julia Clark, James Dahlke, Jade Lawton, Maya LeQuire, Rowen Meisner, Jackson Pannier, Marleigh Piacenza, Lance Sanford, Charlotte Spiegel, Sydney St. Pierre, Meredith Thompson, Margaret Thuma, Eve Videll, Gabriel Waldo, Oliver Wyman, Stella Young, and Carl Zapatka along with senior Maddie McCulloch created bookmarks for the Old Lyme Recycling Committee. The theme was RE and the students selected from either RE-think, RE-duce, RE-fuse, RE-cycle, RE-use. The students researched their theme and created the bookmarks for the committee’s informational meeting at the Phoebe Noyes Library.
On Thursday evening LOLHS hosted its annual Report Card Night. It was well attended. Parents and teachers had an opporunity to review first quarter progress for thier students. And as a little perk, the sophomore class had a table offering some baked goods and wildcat mugs, while the Latin Honor Society sold thier handmade candles.
Congratulations to Will Danes who was nominated by the Mathematics Department as this month's Rotary Student of the Month! Will is recognized for his efforts, interest and excellence that he demonstrates. Mrs. Geletkanycz shared that Will is a hardworking, eager math student who consistently demonstrates a high degree of intererst for the subject. He goes above and beyond by exhausting the opportunities offered by LOLHS and has taken classes at the college level to continue his learning.
Nice Work, Will!
Friday, November 11, 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. Tova Toriello was a fantastic Master of Ceremonies. Billy Barry made the opening remarks reminding us about the history of Veterans Day. Capt. Benjamin Karpinski was introduced by his son, Simon, as this year's guest speaker who shared some laughs as well as some insightful thoughts about serving in our community whether in the service or not. Our VFW announced the winners of the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. We had six essay contest winners who answered and shared an excerpt of thier responses to the question "Why is a Veteran Important?". Congratulations to Skylar Kobelia, Maggie Thuma, Teagan Iglesias, Zoe Brunza, Quinn Arico and Alexis Grasdock whose essays will be forwarded to the state level for judging. It was a beautiful ceremony for our Vererans - the heroes who have unselfishly dedicated their lives fighting to provide us with the freedoms we hold near and dear as American Citizens. We thank them for joining us on Friday and making the day so special.
Freshman sensation Chase Gilbert earned 2nd team All New Englands honors, finishing 13th in the championship race where the best of the best from across New England raced. Chase was also the top freshman female runner in New England! And her time of 19:04 is a new school record , best time for a Lyme -old Lyme female athlete at New England championship.
Additionally chase’s winning time at Shorelines of 18:07 is the fastest high school female athlete 5K time in the state! Amazing season!
WAY TO GO, CHASE!
By: Gesa Vazquez
All the students at Lyme-Old Lyme had the opportunity to watch a Spanish movie in the school’s auditorium. Any student who went paid $5, and all the money collected went to charity. The movie was called Valley of the Dead, and while being a funny horror film with zombies, also had real-life events that took place during the Spanish Civil War. Thanks to this event hosted by the Spanish Honor Society, we were all able to get together with our friends after school and enjoy the funny film with snacks.
By Juanjo Vazquez-Caballero
This past Thursday, AP students went to New Haven to have a great cultural experience.
The visit was divided into two parts. We watched a movie called, “Las Estrellas del Estuario”. We shared the room with students from New Haven. Even though the movie had some technological issues, we had the opportunity to learn about Puerto Rico’s environmental problems and briefly about their history of enslavement.
Students asked a few questions in Spanish to the director Sonia Fritz, who shared that she is of Mexican and German descent and currently lives in Puerto Rico.
We went to an authentic Cuban restaurant (Soul of Cuba). Personally, I recommend the restaurant; it has delicious food and a great location. It is a small and cozy place with lots of stories, art, and pictures from the family of the Cuban owner. We enjoyed the Cuban sandwiches, empanadas, and desserts as well as the company of a friendly staff and great conversations with Jesus Puerto (the owner).
Mole Day is celebrated annually on October 23rd from 6:02 AM to 6:02 PM commemorating Avogadro's number (6.02 x 1023) which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry.
We would like to honor Sabina Jungkeit for being selected to participate in the National Honor Choir! Sabina performed in Washington DC last weekend with top students from across the US. Congratulations Sabina!
WELL DONE, SABINA!
In keeping with its goal to promote French-themed cultural experiences for the school community, the French Honor Society hosted a showing of The Aristocats in the Library Media Center on Thursday, November 3rd. Before the screening, students enjoyed crêpes (made fresh by Tova Toriello) in the Commons. Students had fun eating and relaxing together after the end of a busy first marking period!
LOLHS Community Service Club is hosting a food drive in conjunction with the LYSB and Boy Scouts from November 7th to November 18th.
They are accepting items such as:
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24: Naviance Training for Junior Parents
27: Senior Ball
3: SAT Prep #1 All Juniors
7: Festival of the Bands @7
8: PAB Meeting @6:30
9: Wildcat Boosters @ 6:30
10: SAT Prep #2 All Juniors
16: 8th Grade Parent Night @ 6:30
17: 1/2 day PD
17: Music Dept Goes to Ireland
20 - 24: Winter Break & HOMEWORK FREE WEEK!
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