September 26, 2022

Community Calendar

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
May
26
Thu
‘Great Gatsby Gala’ Hosted by LOL Friends of Music @ Old Lyme Inn
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OLD LYME — On Thursday, May 26, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Friends of Music (FOM) will host a Great Gatsby Gala at the Old Lyme Inn.

This scholarship fundraising event is sure to be an enjoyable evening, with plenty of food/drinks, and  entertainment. 1920s attire is strictly optional, but encouraged at the themed cocktail party.

There will also be an extensive Silent Auction, including wonderful gift baskets, gift certificates from local businesses for dining, goods, and luxury experiences; plus one of a kind artwork and antiques.

Tickets are $50/person. All are welcome. Seats are limited so prompt reservations are recommended.

Visit this link to buy your tickets online and/or to donate.

Send your payments/donation via mail to:
Friends of Music
PO Box 4
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Consider attending this event and help FOM continue their mission of providing scholarships and supporting music enrichment for Lyme-Old Lyme students.

Friends of Music is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible.

Jun
10
Fri
Lyme-Old Lyme HS Graduation Ceremony @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Aug
3
Wed
Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Board of Education Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Regular Board of Education Meeting 

August 3, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Conference Room at Center School

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

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes

  1. Regular Meeting and Executive Session of June 1, 2022 
  2. Special Meeting and Executive Session of June 15, 2022 

III. Visitors 

  1. 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.sus/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.

IV. Correspondence

V. Administrative Reports

  1. Superintendent’s Report 
  2. Business Manager’s Report 
  3. Educational Presentation 
  4. Five-Year Curriculum Plan 

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

VIII. New Business

District Goals for 2022-2023

  1. Bond Resolution
  2. Building Committee
  3. Addition of .5 FTE Special Education Teacher and .4 FTE School Psychologist at Mile Creek School (per policy 4113.4)

IX. Old Business

  1. Closing of LOLHS Project

X. Executive Session 

XI. Adjournment

Aug
25
Thu
Opening Day for LOL Schools @ All LOL Schools
Aug 25 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Aug
31
Wed
Special Region 18 Board of Education Meeting @ Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
August 31, 2022
6 p.m.

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

Agenda
Discussion and possible action on PreK-8 Facilities Project.

Sep
7
Wed
Public Hearing on $57.6M Region 18 Building Plan @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Region 18 Board of Education Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Regular Board of Education Meeting 

September 7, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Conference Room at Center School LIVE STREAM OF MEETING:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF2_W7yYtFwx067Ici9776Q/live 

I.   Call to Order 

II. Approval of Minutes 

  1. Regular Meeting of August 3, 2022 
  2. Special Meeting of August 31, 2022 

III. Visitors 

  1. Invention Convention Honors 
  2. Report from Student Representatives 
  3. 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.sus/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. 

IV. Correspondence 

V.  Administrative Reports 

  1. Superintendent’s Report 
  2. Business Manager’s Report 

VI. Educational Presentation 

  1. LOLHS English Department: The Teaching of the Classics 
  2. Career Preparation at LOLHS 

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

VIII. New Business 

  1. Approval of Bond Resolution and Referendum Date 
  2. Discussion of Third Party Assessment of PreK-8 Facilities 
  3. Goals for 2022-2023 
  4. Tuition Student Request for LOLHS 
  5. Old Business 
  6. Closing of LOLHS Project 
  7. Executive Session 
  8. Adjournment