There are two new clubs that have been added to our repertoire of clubs and activities for students. Find out more information by selecting the link below.
Remember ... the GET INVOLVED page brings you to all the clubs and activities we have to offer. Take a look!
Mid-Term Exams Reminders
@ The River House
Tickets are $75 and on sale during lunch
January 2nd – January 5th.
Please contact Mr. Zubek (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Israeli Young Emissaries, part of the Federation funded Partnership2gether program of the Jewish Agency for Israel, were guest speakers at Lyme-Old Lyme High School on Wednesday, December 20th. Instead of entering the Israel Defense Forces immediately after high school, Israeli Young Emissaries defer their army service for a year, and go through an intense year-long training process in order to perform a year of service in Jewish communities across the United States. The Emissaries are trained as experiential, hands-on educators, working toward creating meaningful connections and living bridges between their partnership community in the US and Israel.
Ziv Lavi and Sivan Gvili spoke to the Global Issues class about Israeli life and culture. The class even got a taste of the biggest pop music hits in Israel. It was very informative and now the class knows the proper way to pronounce the word "hummus". "Toda" (thank you) to Ziv and Sivan!
For the first time ever, the LOL Preschoolers were our honored judges for our Annual Door Decorating Contest. They arrived at 9am on Friday to a warm reception and some treats in our Library Media Center. They were then lead around our school in three different groups by representatives of our Student Advisory Council who tallied their scores. Their 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices went to Mrs. Traver's, Ms. Schriendorfer's and Mrs. Hylas' Homerooms. The entire Science Department received and Honorable Mention for their unified participation...each door of the department was decorated with the theme of the 12 days of Christmas.
Lots of holiday spirit!
Following the door contest, high school student enjoyed a wonderful holiday assembly organized by our Student Leaders. We listened to some holiday music by our incredibly talented band and chorus and then enjoyed some friendly competition among the classes with some minute-to-win-it games. Take a look at some of the events.
Each year, Amnesty International chooses its 10 most pressing cases of human rights abuses to be flooded with letters, emails, and tweets to try to free those whose human rights have been violated. This year, LOLHS's Amnesty International Club brought this event to our students during lunch. Between this event and our event at the FCCOL, we got around 500 letters signed to contribute to the over 1.5 million that have been written since the beginning of December towards these 10 cases. Write a Letter, Save a Life!
Here is the link for more information:
WRITE FOR LIFE
The fall drama just closed out before Thanksgiving and the musical has already begun. With that, we are looking to form a new "booster"... the Old Lyme Players Booster which would assist and support the drama and musical programs. We need parents and community members to help with a variety of tasks from programs, lobby decorations, publicity, front of house, tickets, carpentry, hair and make-up, concession, and much, much more! Additionally. we need someone who would be willing to step up and coordinate with are teachers. If this is something that might interest you, please do not hesitate to contact me. The first parent meeting will take place right after the holiday break.
Come to the parent meeting... January 10 @ 7pm!
The Region #18 Board of Education is in the process of establishing the school calendar for next year. The current proposal includes the reinstatement of three days to the February vacation, as opposed to the two days we have had previously, yet maintains a similar end date in June. Please review the draft calendar and respond to a single question survey so we can better determine the community feel for the proposed calendar. The calendar and survey can be found on the Region 18 website here: https://www.region18.org/page.cfm?p=2195
Congratulations to the following studentS who have recently been recognized for the leadership and academic excellence... take a look!
CT Association of Public School Superintendents Award
Maddie Zrenda and Jack Manthous were awarded the CAPSS Award for their leadership in our school and community at large. Jack is as long standing member of the Community Service Club and Student Leaders, and works with the stage crew for the school musical each year, an athlete, and a member of the Spanish Honor Society and Mock Trial. Jack continues to build upon all his talents to our benefit, and we are lucky to have him among our top students.
Maddie Zrenda is known for her perseverance and character. A National Honor Society member, she has challenged herself with rigorous courses and achieved excellent results across all disciplines. Maddie’s level of involvement in so many community minded activities has made a great impact on our school environment. From her work as Class President and Student Ambassador for the Board of Education, to her contributions to our Youth Service Bureau’s Drug and Alcohol Awareness panel and her leadership in both the classroom and the playing field, Maddie’s impact is extensive.
Rotary Student of the Month
Hope Femia was selected by the Social Studies Department as the Rotary December's Student of the Month. Hope was awarded this honor not only for her excellence in her history classes but for her leadership both in and out of the classroom. Hope is an editor of our online newspaper, Osprey, a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, an active member of the Student Advisory Council as well as our school's Debate Team.
Business Student of the Month!
Patrick Looney is the Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce Business Student of the Month. He was awarded this for his outstanding initiative in the classroom and his interest in business. He has taken several classes in the business department and plans to major in Finance.
CONGRATULATIONS WILDCAT SCHOLARS
I know this is late in coming but I recently received these pictures from the incredible production of Radium Girls. Take a look!
JV Math Team celebrates their win over all schools at their third match last Thursday, Nov. 30th at RHAM, with Juliette Atkinson scoring the highest, at 17 points, followed closely by Ryan McTigue, Connie Pan, Rachael Larson, Ted Wayland, Evan St. Louis, Nikolai Stephens-Zumbaum, Mary Wholean and Brendan McTigue. Go Wildcats!
Chemistry classes held a Town Council meeting about a fish kill in a local river. Based on data that the kids analyze they have to make a claim as to what killed fish (according to the role they are playing), cite evidence to back up their claim, decide who is responsible for it and what should be done about it. Nick White was the major and was in charge of running the meeting. Due to the high levels of nitrate and phosphate found in the river it was decided that the farmers were responsible because of their use of fertilizers.
Thanks to a generosity of the Florence Griswold museum, the LOLHS Local History Club got a free "behind the scenes" interactive tour of the main house. The participants learned about the extensive preservation efforts of the museum to help bring the history and art of Old Lyme alive. The local history club has been invited to contribute to a new interactive website, set to be published in 2018. This website will help elementary students learn about Connecticut history and art... right here in our back yard!
This year's crystal growing contest. The contest ran 5 weeks and had over 160 schools entering nationwide. The goal: grow the best single crystal with mass, clarity and smooth surfaces being important factors. LOLHS crystals were sent out last week ... stay tuned for the results!
Nice work Wildcat Scientists!
12: Festival of the Bands @7
14:1/2 day for students
15-23: Winter Break!
25: Parent/ Student Gr.8 NIght @ 6:30
28: SAT Prep for all Juniors Session #2
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