Middle School


Mondays and Tuesdays, 2:15-4:00 p.m. at LYSB
May and June, starting May 3rd
Come hang out at LYSB after school!  LYSB’s After School Program is right across the street from the Middle School. Come hang out with friends, enjoy games, sports, music, snacks and more! This is a free drop in program and registration is required. Students may take home the LOLMS Late Bus.  Note, changes will be made to this program due to COVID 19 protocols.    MSAS will be held outside on the LYSB grounds, and will be canceled in inclement weather.  All students are always required to wear a mask.












Mondays, September 14, 21, 28, 2:10 to 4:00 p.m.
There is just something about getting the body and the brain engaged that breaks down communication barriers and eases the way to opening.  Join Missy Garvin, Youth Coordinator as we walk (& talk) to different local areas in the Old Lyme Village.  Meet at LYSB after school, we will provide a quick snack, and then we will depart.  Students will be able to take the late bus home.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  Space is limited.

Wednesday, September 16, 2:10 to 4:00 p.m. 
Masks are a must these days so why not make them fun and unique?  Come to LYSB for a fun afternoon of mask decorating. Hand stitch your own personal design onto a mask that we will give you. Don’t know how to stitch? Don’t worry we will explain it all and everyone will learn together. Snacks and supplies provided. Space is limited. Program will be held outside and could be postponed due to inclement weather.  Students will be able to take the late bus home.  Fee: $20 per person. 

For Girls in Grade 6
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Open the lines of communication with your daughter! Designed to give girls a better understanding of the changes that her body will go through during puberty. Topics will include the importance of a positive body image and how to deal with difficult situations. A fun and educational night out for girls in 6th grade and their mothers. Cost is $50 per pair and includes resource materials, goodie bags and snacks. Patty Cournoyer, LOLMS health teacher facilitate this course.  MASKS REQUIRED, space limited due to social distancing.

Wednesday, September 30th 2:10-4:00 p.m.
Every thing looks better in tie dye.  Grab an old white sweatshirt, tshirt, sweatpants or anything you want and get ready to tie dye and have so much fun!  Space is limited. Program will be held outside and could be postponed due to inclement weather.  Students will be able to take the late bus home.  Fee: $10 per person. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2:10 to 4:00 p.m.
We are making friendship bracelets! We will have everything you need to make a bracelet you will love. Choose what you want it to say and what colors you want and then start beading! Snack and materials will be provided. We can’t wait to get creative! Space is limited. Program will be held outside and could be postponed due to inclement weather.  Students will be able to take the late bus home. Fee: $15 per person.
























Three Mondays:  February 3, 10 & 24, 2020, 2:15-4:00 p.m.
A three week empowerment program for girls in grades 6-8.

“The shortest distance between isolation and belonging is a Circle”  Join us each week for a new theme and activity designed to increase girls’ self esteem, body image, and social support.   During this program girls will:
*Develop connections and feel included
*Build strong interpersonal skills
*Strengthen self-care and well-being, even under stress
*Dissolve barriers to respect, confidence, and empathy
*Nurture friendships
This program is free.  

Three Mondays: March 2, 9, & 16, 2:15-4:00 p.m. An intense sitter safety and training course appropriate for babysitters, big brothers and sisters, and children staying home alone for the first time. This course touches on a variety of safety skills such as basic first aid, fire safety, and 911 skills. Fee is $50 and includes supplies, snacks, and guest speakers.

Monday, March 23, 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Add this valuable class to your LYSB babysitter’s course and learn how to save a life! Learn CPR and how to clear a blocked airway in children and infants. Parents want to hire babysitters who know CPR and can help kids who are choking. Instructors will teach you everything you need to know to provide lifesaving care during a cardiac or choking emergency in this class. Class cost is $55 and awards a Certificate of Completion.

Tuesdays: November 5, 12, 19, December 3 & 10, 2:15-4:00pm
For middle schoolers, a workshop to explore careers and life goals. The middle school years are a time of life when many questions, ideas, and insecurities can emerge. This workshop is designed to provide a judgment free zone for discussions about life goals and purpose. Mentors from the Mentoring Corps for Community Development (MCCD) will facilitate. For more info Career Explorers  CLICK HERE

Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:15-4:00 p.m. at LYSB

This is a drop in program and a permission slip is required.  Come hang out with your friends while listening to music, playing pool, games, Wii, crafts & snacks.  Students may get a pass for the LOLMS late bus.  Registration fee: $50/year.  Scholarships available.

A community service group open to all middle school students interested in helping out within their community. Jr. Youth Advisory Council members will work along side LYSB’s High School Youth Advisory members on a variety of community service projects that come our way. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. (first meeting 10/2).  This program is free but all participants must register.

Meets during lunch at the Middle School, twice per month
Looking to find your own voice, spark conversations and promote positive growth? Strive is a leadership group focused on developing communication, inspiration, problem-solving and creativity to advocate for yourself and others. Members will cover topics of online safety, healthy peer relationships, alcohol, drugs, and other risky behaviors. Empower yourself, peers and the community by creating safe alternative solutions to these topics.

Facilitated by Heather Congdon, LYSB Prevention Coordinator.  


Discover the world of engineering through hands-on, minds-on activities! In these exciting, educational programs, students will need to use and apply problem solving and critical thinking skills to explore our S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) based curriculum. Participants will use a variety of mediums such as recycled materials, salvaged motors and gears, balsa wood, LEGO®, and more. With activities ranging from bridges, to rockets, to green engineering, participants are sure to have a blast while learning fundamental engineering terms and concepts along the way! This program is open to students from all area towns. Students can take the bus from Mile Creek and Lyme Schools directly to LYSB. Fee: $125/session. 

  • SESSION II Ages 9-14:  November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12, 19, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
  • SESSION III (ages 9-14) January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 5 (NO class on February 20)

Spring dates tba

A group running program for girls age 8 and up, training for a 5K finale!  Meet at different locations each week for a group run followed by half hour meeting. We will run on local trails, the high school track, and other locations in L/OL.  Our meetings will cover topics such as embracing differences; stretching; nutrition; dealing with injuries; “your look”; team spirit; stress relief; goals and plans. Fee: $55/girl. Limited space available. Ages 8 and up. 

Winter dates tba
2:15 t0 4:00 p.m.
For middle school boys

Boys Council aims to promote boys’ natural strengths, and to increase their options about being male in today’s world. The Council challenges myths about how to be a “real boy” or “real man”. It engages boys in activities, dialogue, and self-expression to question stereotypical concepts and to increase boys’ emotional, social, and cultural literacy by promoting valuable relationships with peers and adult facilitators.  This program is free but requires registration.  Late bus passes available.

fall dates tba
Type 1 Diabetes Support Group for Middle Schoolers

Connect with your peers with T1D at Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau
59 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Facilitated by: Jodie M. Ambrosino, PhD 
Gluten Free Snacks Will Be Provided.  Pre-register online at www.lysb.org or by email to LBuckley@lysb.org  Questions?  860-434-7208