May 26, 2022

Community Calendar

Sep
1
Wed
LOL Schools Board of Education Meeting @ BOE Conference Room at Center School & Virtual
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
6
Mon
Labor Day — LOL Schools Closed
Sep 6 all-day
Oct
20
Wed
‘Meet the Candidates’ for the Region 18 Board of Education @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
23
Sat
Unplugged Weekend
Oct 23 all-day
Oct
24
Sun
Unplugged Weekend
Oct 24 all-day
Nov
2
Tue
Election Day — LOL Schools Closed
Nov 2 all-day
Nov
17
Wed
Community Forum on Pre-K- 8 Facilities Study @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

OLD LYME — A meeting for the Pre-K- 8 Facilities study will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. in the LOLMS auditorium. QA+M Architecture will present recommendations based on their assessment of existing conditions, evaluation of buildings, and future cost estimation for repairs and updates to Center School, Lyme School, Mile Creek School, and Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School.

Dec
8
Wed
LOL Schools Host Community Forum on Strategic Plan @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
5
Wed
Region 18 Board of Education Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
26
Wed
Special LOL Schools Board of Education Meeting @ Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
30
Sun
Open House at The Country School @ The Country School
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
2
Wed
Public Forum on LOL Schools Budget @ BOE Conference Room at Center School & Virtual
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
10
Thu
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
11
Fri
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
12
Sat
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mar
2
Wed
Regular Region 18 Board of Education Meeting @ Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

OLD LYME — The agenda for the Regular Meeting on March 2 is as follows:

LIVE STREAM OF MEETING:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF2_W7yYtFwx067Ici9776Q/live

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes

1. Regular Meeting and Special Meeting of February 2, 2022

III. Visitors 

  1. Report from Student Representatives 
  2. Public Comment 

While in person public comment is still acceptable, those wishing to make public comment virtually  may use the following Zoom link: https://region18.zoom.us/j/87635839590; Meeting ID: 876 3583 9590;  +16465588656,,83527766795# US (New York). Those choosing this option will be required to follow  the same expectations for those making public comment in person. After being recognized by the  chairperson, participants must state their name and place of residence before making their comments  to the Board. 

  1. Correspondence 
  2. Administrative Reports 
  3. Superintendent’s Report 
  4. Business Manager’s Report 
  5. Educational Presentation 
  6. Curriculum Update 

VII. Chair and Committee Reports (Facilities, Finance, Communications, Policy, LEARN, LOL Prevention  Coalition) 

VIII. New Business 

  1. Approval of New Hire 
  2. Healthy Food Certification 
  3. Policy 3260 Disposal of Obsolete or Surplus Equipment/Materials
  4. Tuition Student Requests for 2022-2023 at LOLHS and Center School 
  5. Old Business 
  6. Closing of LOLHS Project 
  7. Executive Session 
  8. Adjournment
Mar
31
Thu
LOLMS Presents ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr
1
Fri
LOLMS Presents ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
2
Sat
LOLHS Car Wash to Benefit Safe Grad @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come have your car washed and support the Safe Grad 2022 event!

OLD LYME — Today, Lyme-Old Lyme High School (LOLHS) students are holding a car wash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of LOL Middle School.

No appointment is required. All are welcome.

A $25 donation is suggested. All donations will benefit the Safe Grad event held on the night of graduation for LOLHS Seniors.

The car wash is being coordinated by LOLHS Senior Nick Adeletti.

LOLMS Presents ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr
3
Sun
LOLMS Presents ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ Matinee @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The most memorable word from Mary Poppins Jr. is spelled out during the performances at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, which continue this evening and over the weekend.

OLD LYME — Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School (LOLMS) presents Mary Poppins Jr. Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the LOLMS auditorium.

Use the QR code below to order tickets or visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/62956

There will also be a matinee performance on Sunday, April 3,  at 1 p.m.

Apr
4
Mon
LOL Schools District Budget Hearing @ Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
7
Thu
LYSB Youth Art Show Opening @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
9
Sat
Youth Art Show on View at Lyme Academy @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This work by Lyme-Old Lyme High School Senior Elle Myers titled, ‘Coming to the surface,’ is the signature piece for this year’s Youth Art Show. It was awarded a Gold Key at the recent CT Scholastic Awards.

OLD LYME — Lyme Youth Service Bureau (LYSB)’s annual Youth Art Show, which is now in its 36th year, celebrates the artistic achievements of K through 12 students, who attend Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools. The show includes many pieces that have recently won impressive awards in state and local competitions.

The show is a collaboration between LYSB, LOL Schools, and Lyme Academy  of Fine Arts. The show features drawings, paintings, graphic, and ceramic arts and is held in the Academy’s Sill House Gallery.

The show opens on Thursday, April 7, with a reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for Grades K to 5, followed immediately by one for Grades 6 to 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The show will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for the next two days, Friday April 8, and Saturday April 9, and also on Saturday, April 16.

All are welcome and admission is free.

The Sill House Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is located at 84 Lyme St. in Old Lyme.

For more information, contact Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau at 860-434-7208 or visit www.lysb.org.

Apr
15
Fri
Youth Art Show on View at Lyme Academy @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This work by Lyme-Old Lyme High School Senior Elle Myers titled, ‘Coming to the surface,’ is the signature piece for this year’s Youth Art Show. It was awarded a Gold Key at the recent CT Scholastic Awards.

OLD LYME — Lyme Youth Service Bureau (LYSB)’s annual Youth Art Show, which is now in its 36th year, celebrates the artistic achievements of K through 12 students, who attend Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools. The show includes many pieces that have recently won impressive awards in state and local competitions.

The show is a collaboration between LYSB, LOL Schools, and Lyme Academy  of Fine Arts. The show features drawings, paintings, graphic, and ceramic arts and is held in the Academy’s Sill House Gallery.

The show opens on Thursday, April 7, with a reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for Grades K to 5, followed immediately by one for Grades 6 to 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The show will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for the next two days, Friday April 8, and Saturday April 9, and also on Saturday, April 16.

All are welcome and admission is free.

The Sill House Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is located at 84 Lyme St. in Old Lyme.

For more information, contact Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau at 860-434-7208 or visit www.lysb.org.

Apr
16
Sat
Youth Art Show on View at Lyme Academy @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This work by Lyme-Old Lyme High School Senior Elle Myers titled, ‘Coming to the surface,’ is the signature piece for this year’s Youth Art Show. It was awarded a Gold Key at the recent CT Scholastic Awards.

OLD LYME — Lyme Youth Service Bureau (LYSB)’s annual Youth Art Show, which is now in its 36th year, celebrates the artistic achievements of K through 12 students, who attend Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools. The show includes many pieces that have recently won impressive awards in state and local competitions.

The show is a collaboration between LYSB, LOL Schools, and Lyme Academy  of Fine Arts. The show features drawings, paintings, graphic, and ceramic arts and is held in the Academy’s Sill House Gallery.

The show opens on Thursday, April 7, with a reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for Grades K to 5, followed immediately by one for Grades 6 to 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The show will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for the next two days, Friday April 8, and Saturday April 9, and also on Saturday, April 16.

All are welcome and admission is free.

The Sill House Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is located at 84 Lyme St. in Old Lyme.

For more information, contact Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau at 860-434-7208 or visit www.lysb.org.

Apr
27
Wed
‘Unveiling’ Ceremony for Old Lyme ‘Welcome’ Mural at LOLMS @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm


OLD LYME —
 On Wednesday, April 27, the newly-created ‘Welcome’ mural at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School will be unveiled to the community at a ceremony in the school’s auditorium beginning at 1:30 p.m. and lasting around 30 minutes.

All are welcome to attend the ceremony and view the mural after its ‘unveiling.’

The mural is part of the Sister Murals Project sponsored by Public Art for Racial Justice Education (PARJE), which was officially launched March 1, 2021. The primary mission of PARJE is to utilize the broad appeal of art and education to confront racial injustice.

One mural has already been unveiled in Norwich and now murals are being worked on concurrently in Old Lyme and New London.

The lead artists for the Old Lyme mural is Jasmine Oyola-Blumenthal, pictured left, who is an alumna of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

The Old Lyme Sister Mural is being installed inside Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, adjacent to the gymnasium.

In addition to her role as lead artist, Oyola-Blumenthal has worked with school faculty to develop student workshops, which coordinate with the project.

Oyola-Blumenthal and her counterpart, Marvin Espy, in New London were selected from a field of nearly 20 applicants.

In her application, Oyola-Blumenthal referred to the ability of art to inspire people to talk to one another, commenting, “Art is a neutral vessel that can bring forth conversations that can be uncomfortable and promote opportunities to open dialogue on racial justice and education.”

May
2
Mon
LOL Schools Budget Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
3
Tue
Districtwide Referendum on Region 18 Budget @ LOLMS for OL voters, Lyme Town Hall for Lyme voters
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm