General Information

Principal's Message

Welcome to Lyme-Old Lyme High School’s website.  We hope that you will find it to be informative

Jim Wygonik
Jim Wygonik, Principal

and helpful. We also hope that you will be intrigued by what you see.  We are very proud of who we are and want to share our pride with all who stop by to get to know us.  There are many opportunities for you to do so within the pages and links you will find here. 

Lyme-Old Lyme High School is a “Community of learners committed, with pride and purpose, to creating skilled problem solvers, effective communicators and contributing citizens (Mission Statement).”  To that end, we focus on the education of the adolescent in the broadest sense of the word. SAT and AP scores and grades are important measures of the work we do, and we strive as a teaching and learning community to have excellent performance scores on these tests. To meet these goals, we offer a comprehensive mathematics, science, social studies and English program to our students.

In addition, we recognize that we are preparing the future leaders and citizens of our local and global community. To that end, we provide world language, counseling services, job shadowing and internship experiences, special services, performing and fine arts, physical education and health classes and civic opportunities to expose our youth to all that it means to be educated and healthy members of society. Our students are involved extensively in athletics and the arts, their school and local community. They are engaged, engaging and a source of pride for a community with very high standards for their youth.

Welcome to Wildcat Nation!

Jim Wygonik
Principal

Academics

21st Century Learning Expectations


Communication

Expresses self-through a variety of modalities.
Craftsmanship Creative Process

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently effectively plans, organizes, and develops ideas to address task, purpose and audience clearly and thoroughly.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, plans, organizes, and develops ideas to address task, purpose and audience.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, plans, organizes, and develops ideas to address task, purpose and audience.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, plans, organizes, and develops ideas to address task, purpose and audience.)

Presentation

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently effectively supports, describes, and justifies ideas using most appropriate language and specific evidence in a variety of settings. Clearly and thoroughly addresses task, purpose and audience.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, supports, describes, and justifies ideas using appropriate language and evidence in a variety of settings. Consistently, and with minimum guidance, addresses task, purpose and audience.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, supports, describes, and justifies ideas using appropriate language and evidence in a variety of settings. Generally, and with guidance, addresses task, purpose and audience.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, supports, describes, and justifies ideas using appropriate language and evidence in a variety of settings. Rarely, and/or inconsistently, addresses task, purpose and audience.)

Reflection

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently demonstrates exceptional and meaningful self-reflection, including specific evidence, about the overall quality of work and/or performance.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, demonstrates meaningful self-reflection, including specific evidence, about the overall quality of work and/or performance.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, demonstrates self-reflection about the overall quality of work and/or performance.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, demonstrates self-reflection about the overall quality of work and/or performance.)

Technology

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently effectively uses technology when responding and presents information using appropriate tools and formats.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, uses technology when responding and presents information using appropriate tools and formats.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, uses technology when responding and presents information using appropriate tools and formats.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, uses technology to present information.) 

Critical Thinking 

Uses logical reasoning and technology to synthesize complex information and solve problems.

Logical Reasoning

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently uses valid reasoning and ample evidence when responding and/ or solving problems.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, uses valid reasoning and sufficient evidence when responding and/ or solving problems.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, uses reasoning and limited evidence when responding and/ or solving problems.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, uses reasoning and evidence when responding and/ or solving problems.)

Research Process

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently gathers relevant information from multiple credible media and accurately evaluates the reliability of the sources.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, gathers information from multiple credible media and evaluates the reliability of the sources.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, gathers information from media and evaluates the reliability of the sources.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, gathers information from media and evaluates the reliability of the sources.)

Data Retrieval and Evaluation

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently collects, analyzes and interprets data/evidence and accurately cites specific textual evidence to support conclusions.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, collects, analyzes and interprets data/evidence and cites specific textual evidence to support conclusions.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, collects, analyzes and interprets data/evidence and cites textual evidence to support conclusions.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, collects, analyzes and interprets data/evidence and cites textual evidence to support conclusions.)

Use of Technology

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently effectively integrates technology when responding and/ or solving a problem and presents information using appropriate tools and formats. )

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, integrates technology when responding and/ or solving a problem and presents information using appropriate tools and formats.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, integrates technology when responding and/ or solving a problem and presents information using appropriate tools and formats.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, integrates technology to solve a problem and present information.)

Creativity and Innovation

Demonstrates ideas through creative and innovative application of skills.

Craftsmanship

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently demonstrates exceptional application of appropriate skills and masterful use of materials and/or resources within a specific medium.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, demonstrates strong application of skills and appropriate use of materials and/or resources within a specific medium.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, demonstrates application of skills and basic use of materials and/or resources within a specific medium.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, demonstrates application of skills and basic use of materials and/or resources within a specific medium.)

Creativity

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently produces exceptionally original or expressive solutions to a range of clearly defined challenges.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, produces original or expressive solutions to a range of clearly defined challenges.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, produces appropriate solutions to a range of clearly defined challenges.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, produces appropriate solutions to a range of clearly defined challenges.)

Reflection

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently demonstrates exceptional and meaningful reflection about the relevance and quality of work and/or performance.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, demonstrates meaningful reflection about the relevance and quality of work and/or performance.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, demonstrates appropriate reflection about the relevance and quality of work and/or performance.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, demonstrates appropriate reflection about the relevance and quality of work and/or performance.) 

Collaboration 

Works and participates effectively as a member of a group or community.

Leadership

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently demonstrates exceptional leadership and/or active participation as an effective team member.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, demonstrates leadership and/or active participation as a team member.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, demonstrates limited leadership and/or participation as a team member.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, demonstrates leadership and/or participation as a team member.)

Engagement

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently models ideal qualities that facilitate group processes in order to meet objectives.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, models positive qualities that facilitate group processes in order to meet objectives.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, models qualities that facilitate group processes in order to meet objectives.

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, models qualities that facilitate group processes in order to meet objectives.

Respect

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently encourages respect and recognition of the unique abilities and contributions of all class and/or community members.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, demonstrates respect and recognition of the unique abilities and contributions of all class and/or community members.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, demonstrates some respect and recognition of the unique abilities and contributions of all class and/or community members.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, demonstrates respect and recognition of the unique abilities and contributions of all class and/or community members.)

Accountability

4=Exemplary (Consistently and independently exceeds the expectations of one’s role and actions.)

3=Proficient (Consistently, and with minimum guidance, fulfills the expectations of one’s role and actions.)

2=Developing (Generally, and with guidance, attempts to fulfill the expectations of one’s role and actions.)

1=Beginning (Rarely, and/or inconsistently, attempts to fulfill the expectations of one’s role and actions.)

 

Bell Schedule

Clubs and Activities

Lyme-Old Lyme High School offers a plethora of extracurricular activites for its students.

View a summary of these activities.

Driver's Ed

Handbook / Safe School Climate Plan / Bullying Prevention Plan / Report Bullying Incident

Honor Roll

Lymen Yearbook

You can order a yearbook from the Lyme-Old Lyme High School page on Jostens' yearbook web site.

Parents are welcome to use this Personal Ad Order Form to purchase an ad for a senior graduating. 

Local businesses are encouraged to use this Business Ad Order Form to purchase a yearbook ad to show their support of the graduating class. 

Click here to access the guideline to ad sizes.

Anyone can upload photos for the yearbook staff to use in Lymen. Just visit Jostens' image share web site, using login id "400004625" and the password "wildcats." Parents, staff, students and community members - help build our yearbook with great shots you have taken!


Senior portraits submitted need to be of high quality and 2 1/4" by 3 1/4." If submitted digitally, photos should still be this size and a minimum of 3.5 megapixels.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Report

Osprey Newspaper

Read "The Osprey" LOLHS Student Run Newspaper

Read the World Language Department Winter Newsletter...

Program of Studies and ICEE - Individualized/Cooperative Education Experience


Challenging * Achieving * Excelling

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