- Lyman Hall High School
Infobox Secondary school | name=Lyman Hall High School
principal= Mr. David C. Bryant
colors=Blue, White and Orange
website= [http://www.wallingford.k12.ct.us/ Wallingford.K12.CT.US] [http://wallingford.ccsct.com/page.cfm?p=77 Wallingford.CCSCT.com]
Lyman Hall High School is a public high school located at 70 Pond Hill Road in
Wallingford, Connecticut. It is part of the Wallingford School System, and one of two High Schools in Wallingford. [ [http://wallingford.ccsct.com/ Wallingford School System web site] ]
Lyman Hall High School's Mission Statement is:
"At Lyman Hall High School, all students can achieve at high levels in a community that acknowledges its diversity and provides challenging programs designed to meet individual needs. "This statement is read during the daily announcements.
Lyman Hall High School is named in honor of Doctor
Lyman Hall, a signer of the Declaration of Independencewho was born in Wallingford on April 12, 1724.
The school's original location was on South Main Street, the current location of Wallingford's Town Hall. In the year 1957 the school was moved to its current location at 70 Pond Hill Rd, in southeast Wallingford.
Lyman Hall High School has a wide range of academic courses. The school is one of only four in the entire state of
Connecticutthat offers courses in all of the career clusters identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. [ [http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/site/default.asp|Connecticut Department of Education web site] ] In addition to courses in what are considered normal academic areas, i.e. mathematics and science, students can elect to take courses in Agriculture, Transportation Technologies, Communication Technologies, Construction Technologies, Food Service, Family and Consumer Science, and Medical Careers.
Lyman Hall is a Regional Vocational Agricultural Education Center. Lyman Hall enrolls 225 students from Wallingford and nine surrounding towns for this program.
AP courses taught at Lyman Hall span across Science, Math, Social Studies, and Music. The AP Social Studies program is of special note, including courses taught in United States History, Government and Political Arguments: Comparative, Government Coruptions' and Political Scandals: American, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, European History, and most recently World History.
Christopher Buchas can be attributed with the founding of the AP program at Lyman Hall, although
University of ConnecticutCo-op classes have been offered for many years.
The Trojan Times is Lyman Hall's school newspaper. It is put together by an editorial board that meets after school, using articles written by journalism classes and other students.
Lyman Hall High School's Administration consists of:
Principal: Mr. David Bryant
Vice-Principals: Mrs. Bonnie Roman, Mr. Barry O'Neill
The school offers soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey, swimming, field hockey, football, track & field, cross coutnry, tennis, golf and a combined lacrosse team with Sheehan High School. They are part of the Housatonic Division of the
Southern Connecticut Conference. The schools boys basketball team, led by senior Dan Beckwith, made a 2008 trip to the Class L state finals at Gampel Pavilion. Although they came up short, it was the school's first finals appearance since 1954 (Further information in regards to student-fan behavior at the game and the subsequent public opinion fallout can be found at: [http://www.recordjournal.com/index.php?pSetup=recordjournal&curDate=20080317&pageToLoad=showFreeArticle.php&type=art&index=03 RecordJournal.com] .
Also, the Field Hockey team, after almost 7 years of not having a good record, is finally making a come back. Captains Olivia Quinn, Rachel Stefanski, Inez Gonzalez, and Melissa Fruin, have carried their team for a 3-1 triumph of a season (as of 9/18/08) Having beaten Mark T. Sheehan High School, their cross town rivals, is their most memorable game so far. All their victories so far have helped the girls accumulate 5 points towards The SCC's All State final games. Good Luck Girls!
* [http://wallingford.ccsct.com/page.cfm?p=77 Lyman Hall High School's Official Website.]
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