Weekly Principal’s Update

LYMAN HIGH SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL’S WEEKLY UPDATE
February 4, 2019

Good afternoon parents, this is Mr. Rice, Principal of Lyman High School and this is your Principal’s Weekly Update!

LIGHT UP LYMAN – A HUGE SUCCESS!

Light Up Lyman was a huge success!  Thank you to all students, parents, teachers, and staff for all you did to help our incoming 9th graders to learn about the fantastic school that we have!  The courtyard was beautiful and each booth was decorated well!  Great job, Greyhounds!

Good afternoon!  I have a few additional accolades that I wanted to share that were not included in my earlier message!

CONGRATULATIONS – LYMAN AUTOMOTIVE STUDENTS

Congratulations! Lyman Automotive students took home top prizes this weekend at the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Top Tech Competition.  Juniors Cavin Fisher and Allen Wagner competed against eighteen other teams from all over Florida and finished first, winning a $10,000 scholarship and a SnapOn tool box for the program!  We are proud of you!

SCIENCE FAIR 2019

Congratulations to all students from Lyman who participated this past Saturday in the Seminole County Science Fair!  Several of our students have been invited to the awards ceremony which will take place in our auditorium on Thursday, February 7th.  Congratulations to the following students who will receive an award. Advay Prasad, Dylan Ryan, Hunter Quinlan, Srajan Dube, Alexandra Brown, Morgan  Caruso, Joslynn Gallo, Andrew Vazquez, Abby Tauscher, Parker Bourassa!  Congratulations to all!

#LEVELUP LYMAN! - AP NIGHT

#LevelUp Lyman! It is time to take that next right step at AP Night 2019! We hope you will join us for Advanced Placement Night on Monday, February 4, from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm in the Auditorium. 

We will begin with the first session for all students who are new to the AP experience from 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm. This session is designed for students who have not taken an AP course or are curious about what an AP course can do for them. Parents and students will receive information regarding AP courses and gain insight about how AP courses can assist for college planning and a future after high school. 

The next session, from 6:15 pm -7:30pm, is designed for ALL STUDENTS interested in taking an AP Course during the 2019-2020 School Year.  This session will entail an overview of what each AP course involves, as all AP educators will be available to answer questions to provide an insightful overview. Each subject area will be represented for students and their parents to ask questions and gain insight regarding each AP course offered at Lyman. 

REGISTRATION PROCESS 2019-2020

The next stage that you need to be aware of regarding our registration process will happen February 19-22. Students (through their Science classes) will be going to our school’s Media Center to begin the registration process for their Elective courses.  Click HERE for more information regarding registration

DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT DAY – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th

Our next Disconnect to Reconnect Day will take place on Wednesday.  Please strongly encourage all students to participate in this third rendition of our campus-wide initiative.  As an added feature, we will have a Mindfulness Session in the Media Center for any student/staff who want to take a few minutes to refocus their mind during lunch.  Students can go get their lunch and after eating, they can report to the Media Center to participate.  The first lunch session will begin at 10:15am and the second lunch session will begin at 11:10am.  Not interested, join us in the courtyard for games, and music!

NCAA SIGNING DAY – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th

We will be celebrating all Student Athletes who have committed to a College or University.  The celebration will take place on Wednesday, after school in the Media Center.  If you have committed to a college, but have not received your invitation, please let our Athletic Director, Russel Williams know.  Russel_Williams@scps.us

NOPE PRESENTATION – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th

Parents of Juniors and Seniors.  On Friday, our Juniors and Seniors will be presented with our NOPE Presentation.  NOPE stands for Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education and is prepared and presented bi-annually for students by the Seminole County Sherriff’s Office and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.  This moving presentation will be presented on Friday with our Juniors attending 2nd Period and our Seniors attending 4th Period. 

BOOSTER GENERAL MEETING – FEBRUARY 11TH, 7:00PM

We need your support as we begin to make preparations for the 2019-20 School Year.  With students graduating, there are multiple positions that will likely open up and we are interested in creating new positions for those that have ideas on how to get involved in the school.  The next booster General Meeting will take place at 7:00pm on Monday, February 11th.   See you there!

THIS WEEK’S BELL SCHEDULE

Click HERE for the Blue/Gold Calendar. 

Click HERE for our Bell Schedules including PAWS Period.

Monday                               BLUE Day – Periods 1, 3, 7, 5 - Lunch based on 7th period

Tuesday                               GOLD Day – Periods 2, 4, 7, 6 - Lunch based on 7th period

Wednesday                        RED Day – Periods 1-6 – Lunch based on 4th period

Thursday                             BLUE Day – Periods 1, 3, 7, 5 - Lunch based on 7th period

Friday                                    GOLD Day – Periods 2, 4, 7, 6 - Lunch based on 7th period

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

(Visit the Lyman Activity Calendar for more information)

  • #LevelUp - Advanced Placement Night – February 4th – Incoming 9th Graders, 1st Time AP Students, and all interested in learning more about AP Options
  • Disconnect to Reconnect Day – February 6th
  • Lyman Athletic Booster General Meeting – February 11th – 7pm
  • Lyman Athletic Booster Golf Tournament – March 2nd visit the Booster Website for more information as it becomes available.
  • 2018-2019 Course Registration – February 2019
  • Prom – April 6th, Hilton Buena Vista Palace Resort
  • Greyhound Scholars Awards Night – April 24th, 6:00pm
  • AP Testing – May 6th - 17th (Speak to your AP Teacher for specific exam dates)
  • Last Day for Seniors – May 14, 2019
  • Graduation – May 21, 2019 – 9:00am - CFE Arena at UCF
  • Last Day of School – May 28, 2019

Remember, you matter, we matter, Everyone Matters at Lyman High School.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help your child succeed!

Sincerely,

Michael J. Rice
Principal
Lyman High School