Monday, September 12, 2016

Oliver Hazard Perry Trip - Day 2

We woke up to a beautiful morning on City Pier in New London. After breakfast, we departed and steamed down river. We quickly pulled in and set anchor toward the mouth of the Thames River. From there the students did a series of training exercises, which included learning to sail, climbing the rigging, sail handling and most importantly how to handle the myriad of lines to set, douse and trim the sails. After lunch we pulled up anchor and headed into the south wind toward The Race. As we approached The Race, we turned back toward Fishers Island Sound and set sail. The kids did a fabulous job setting and triming seven sails. We had a peaceful sail to and through Fishers Island Sound before turning north toward Stonington harbor. The kids doused all the sails, coiled all the lines and cleaned up in time for an amazing swim before dinner. They had a blast jumping from the rather high deck. Dinner was amazing and the cook noted that they ate a lot more tonight then last night, indicating a hard days work. After dinner there were some group bonding activities, then yoga, a movie, time on deck under the stars and finally some games. The students should sleep well tonight. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Oliver Hazard Perry Trip - Day 1

The OHP arrived in New London today. We boarded, ate a fine meal, met the crew and went through a series of safety trainings. 22:00 is lights out. Big day tomorrow. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Workshop Agenda for May 5 at LMS and JWL

               7:30       Pick Up New London High students           
               7:50       Pick up Fitch High Students
               8:10       Pick up Ledyard High Students
               8:30        Arrive at Ledyard Middle School
·        Organize the workshop components
·        Prepare the discussion and follow-up activities
9:35- 10:22         Workshops in Grade 7 classes
11:00- 12:00       Workshops in Grades 5 and 6 at Juliet Long School
12:11     Lunch at Ledyard High School
1:10       Depart Ledyard High
1:25       Drop off Fitch High students
1:45       Drop off New London High students

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Workshop November 24 at NLSTMHS

More Than Words workshop on November 24 at New London Science and Tech Magnet High School

7:25       Fitch High students will be picked up by Groton STA bus
7:40       Ledyard High students will be picked up
8:00       Drop of Fitch and Ledyard students at NLSTMHS
8:05       Icebreakers
8:30       Discussion of school’s mission, purpose and goals
•             Fitch students report re: school programs
•             All three schools hold school-based discussion re: goals, etc.
•             Full group report and sharing

9:15       Discussion of inter-district group’s mission, purpose and goals

10:00     Current Issues Forum – Could it happen here? How respond?
•             East Lyme
•             University of Missouri
•             Yale University cultural sensitivity issue
•             Paris attacks – world-wide, national and local effects
11:30     Lunch
12:00     Race/culture exercise
1:15       Depart New London High
1:40       Drop Ledyard High students at LHS
1:55       Drop Fitch students at FHS