The Lyme-Old Lyme Schools and Scholar Search Associates are presenting an Educational Forum for Families on Sunday, March 24, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is a FREE event open to the public and includes presentations for parents from experts and interactive workshops for students on such topics as public speaking, Zen and the art of relaxation, stop motion animation, exploration in ecology, and thinking in 3D.
To view parent and student sessions, or to sign up to attend the forum, go to Old Lyme Educational Forum for Families (https://www.scholarsearchassoc.com/index.php/events-h-upcoming/events-h-lymeoldlyme-2018) and click on the blue button, “Forum Signup EventBrite.”
For further information, call Patsy Kumekawa at (860) 664-3586, visit https://www.scholarsearchassoc.com/index.php/events-h-upcoming/events-h-lymeoldlyme-2018, or contact Michelle Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Innovative Community Action Network
Combines service to the community with student learning within the existing curriculum in a way that improves both the student and the community. A reflective component reinforces the concept that helping others is an important, worthwhile and satisfying experience.
The Two Part Mission of iCAN
Community Action: communicate the many Lyme-Old Lyme community service activities already implemented in the district to the Board of Education and community, parents, staff and students.
Service Learning: develop and integrate guaranteed Service Learning Experiences into the existing K-12 curriculum for Grades 1,4,7 and High School Civics.
Students' Guaranteed Service Learning Projects
Grade 1: plan and participate in school wide patriotic and environmental programs.
Grade 4 (Lyme Consolidated School): work with High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center to maintain and enhance nature trails.
Grade 4 (Center School): write letters that educate, express opinions and persuade.
Grade 7: interview, write, illustrate and share personalized storybooks with first graders.
High School Civics: develop unique class project to demonstrate civic responsibility.
Numerous other activities are conducted in classes throughout the district that reflect civic responsibility developed through curricular learning.