Congratulations to Reed Spitzer for being selected by the Math Department as the Rotary Student of the Month. Mr. Zubek remarks that Reed's love of math and logical reasoning permeates all aspects of his daily life. His mathematical ability and conceptual understanding are amazing. He spends much of his free time independently learning new mathematical concepts of courses that he hasn’t even taken yet. Currently, Reed is taking Linear Algebra at Connecticut College. He is one of the top scorers for the Math team and was also chosen as Outstanding Junior from Lyme Old Lyme High School and honored at the Shoreline breakfast last year. Nice work Reed!
Saturday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 15, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
at Old Lyme Marketplace near Big Y
Old Lyme Police Officers will be conducting their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive at the Old Lyme Marketplace on Halls Road near the Big Y. All food donated will be forwarded to the Lymes' Youth Service Bureau for distribution to families in need. Food will also be given to stock the pantries at Lymes' Senior Center and the Town of Old Lyme Social Services.
Families in need of food should contact LYSB at 860-434-7208 x0.
Donations of non-perishable food can be brought directly to LYSB, 59 Lyme Street between November 13th and November 20th.
Thank you to our Old Lyme Police Officers
for their support of the L/OL Community!
On November 3, the LOLHS Electric Vehicle Design Class brought their creation to the annual competition at Lime Rock. Although the students did not race the vehicle due to some complications, the vehicle was beautiful and appeared ready for a victory.
The National Honor Society and the Community Service Club are teaming up to sponsor a Food Drive for individuals and families in the Lyme – Old Lyme community for Thanksgiving. There were members from both clubs collecting donations or cans during Report Card Night on Thursday, November 9th. They will also be going into homerooms asking the students to help out, as well.
Help us Stuff the Turkey!
Lyme-Old Lyme's World Language Department attended the Annual Conference of the Connecticut Organization of Language Teachers the end of October. Two of our esteemed faculty made us proud by giving workshops at the state conference.
Growth Mindset in Spanish class Presenter: Juan José Vázquez-Caballero
The workshop shared the vision for growth mindset and how it is implemented in the high school Spanish classroom. Mr. Vazquez shared the process and activities to promote growth mindset and how he structures feedback to students, curriculum development, and the use of self-evaluation in this context.
I Can Do These In Mandarin Chinese Presenter: John Wang
Mr. Wang shared how focusing on the ACTFL Can-do statements, a curriculum can be constructed to reflect the 5Cs, the AP themes, as well as methods of teaching and assessment.
For more information about COLT check out the link:
CT Council of Language Teachers
November 3rd at LOLHS proved to be quite a success. After the academic classes finished at 11:15, students and faculty selected from a myriad of workshops - each, in their own way, having a focus on health and wellness. Participants came away with at least one strategy that can be used on a daily basis... whether it was learning how to create with food or words, movements or sounds, all participants were challenged to take the time to think about how we can be more mindful of our health and wellness. There were 34 workshops to select from ... take a look below at the list and all the presenters and businesses that sponsored the event.
A SPECIAL WILDCAT THANK YOU TO
ALL THE PRESENTERS, BUSINESSES AND, OUR VERY OWN LYMES' YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU FOR ALL OF YOUR TIME, EFFORT AND AMAZING SUPPORT TO MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS.
Monday, November 6th at 7:00 p.m.
L-OL High School Auditorium
The award winning documentary SCREENAGERS is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance. In the documentary, physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
This program is free and open to the public.
Presented through a grant from the Lyme-Old Lyme Education Foundation.
On November 3 all students and staff of Lyme-Old Lyme High School will participate in a Health and Wellness Day. The goal is to actively engage in various wellness activities to better equip ourselves to manage and help better balance our complex lives.
The Wellness committee, made up of teachers, parents and community members from LYSB , CASFY, and our Safe School Climate Committee, have been planning this day for months and Friday, it will all come to fruition. We have reached out to over thirty community members who will voluntarily teach three 40-minute wellness sessions. Each session embraces one or more of the six dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, environmental and social. Tony Liberati, a comedian, will kick off the afternoon with some healthy laughter after which students and staff will proceed to their previously scheduled workshops. Workshops include forest walking, meditation, African drum circle, healthy food alternatives, discussions on mental health, Zumba, yoga, journaling and much, much more. This is the first time LOLHS has offered an event of this kind and we hope that balancing the ride with a healthier outlook on life becomes part of our conversations and culture.
Last week LOLHS celebrated our Wildcat Spirit by dressing up all 5 days of school... in pajamas, as devils or angels, in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness and in their class colors. As the grand finale, students were all set to celebrate and show their true class pride at our annual fall pep rally. Unfortunately, the pep rally was postponed but will be rescheduled soon!
Take a look at some photos:
The newly formed Spanish Honor Society taped Sr. Vazquez and myself up to the wall!. Any student who wanted to tape us up paid $1 for a strip of tape. All proceeds are going to help support hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.
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11/20: FOM Meeting
12/1: Progress Reports
12/5: Safe Grad Mtg
12/6: BOE Meeting
12/6: Booster Club Mtg
12/7: LOLEF Film
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