#UNITYDAY2016 Celebrated at Veterans Park School
On October 19th staff and students at Veterans Park School showed their support for #UNITYDAY2016 by arriving to school dressed in orange. Together they shared a message of hope and unity to show their support that they stand together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. To view additional photos click here.
Socktober Event at Chapin Street School
Students at Chapin Street School are hosting a SOCKTOBER event until October 31st, to benefit Cradles to Crayons. They are asking for your help with donations of new socks (either in package or with tags) sizes infant 0-24 months up to children's extra large (18/20). To learn how you can help click here.
Kindergarten Field Trip to Silver Bell Farm
On October 19th the sun was shining, a warm fall breeze was gently blowing, and colorful red, yellow and orange leaves painted the skyline when each of the eight kindergarten classrooms boarded buses and headed to Silver Bell Farm in Monson, MA for a busy day filled with fall fun. To read the full article and view a video montage of photos from the day, click here.
Mrs. Reed Receives Scholastic Reading Club Principal's Appreciation Award
Monday morning, October 17th, was like many other mornings for Mrs. Nikki Reed, Chapin Street Principal, until she received an unexpected surprise; that she had been nominated and chosen for a very special award. To read the full article click here.
Let the Classroom Pumpkin Decorating Begin!
For the second year in a row the staff and students at East Street School want to extend a warm fall thank you to Meadow View Farms in Southwick, MA for their generous donation of thirty pumpkins. This donation enables each classroom to decorate a pumpkin to be displayed during the upcoming East Street School Family Fun Night scheduled for October 25th. To read the full article click here.
WVTS Channel 45 Premieres to Rave Reviews
Watch out Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer, there’s some new competition on the horizon at Veterans Park School! Mrs. Melissa Knowles, Veterans Park Principal, was excited to share that this year 4th and 5th grade students will be producing and starring in their very own daily newscast-- WVTS Channel 45! Click here to read the full aticle.
It's All About the Weather!
It was all about the weather in room 22 at Chapin Street School as Ms. Lawson and Ms. Moriarty introduced their 3rd grade students to a science unit about weather. To read the full article click here.
Walter E. Quigley Jr. Student of the Month Award
CONGRATULATIONS to LHS students, Jack Callahan and Brandon Scribner, who were recently recognized as September students of the month at the Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center Program (CTEC). For the full article click here.
Super Students, Super Staff, Super Schools!
For the first of several Spirit Days that will be celebrated during the school year students and staff at Chapin Street and Veterans Park schools transformed themselves into their favorite superheroes. Click here for the full article for Chapin Street and here for Veterans Park.
Be Kind Always - I've Got Your Back
Wayne Soares, master storyteller, actor, author and former broadcaster for ESPN Radio spoke to Chapin Street School third graders on Wednesday, October 5th about bullying prevention. “We are trying to not only make an awareness of bullying but to give kids the correct tools and message that they can help stop it,” explained Soares. “If you just sit back and watch someone else being bullied you are just as guilty as the bully." Click here for the full article.
Seeing Double at LHS!
An annual fall tradition of celebrating Twins Day at LHS to promote school spirit! For additional photos click here
BMS Students of Character- RESPONSIBILITY
At the recent Baird Middle School Class Meetings the Students of Character for RESPONSIBILITY were announced. CONGRATULATIONS to all recipients. #goodbetterBaird For the full article and to view a list of the recipients click here.
2017 Drama Production Revealed at Vets Park
Since the start of school year the suspense and excitement over the annual announcement for this year’s Veterans Park Drama Production could be felt in each classroom; students and staff all trying to solve the mystery. Ms. Sousa and Miss James were able to keep the announcement under wraps until the October 7th School Wide Morning Meeting. In true Veterans Park style the announcement everyone had been waiting for…. the 2017 Veterans Park Production would be (insert drum roll!)... Beauty and the Beast Jr. Click here for the full article.
Learning about Weather from a Local Meteorologist
WWLP-TV, 22 News Meteorologist Brian Lapis stepped out from behind the television screen and into Chapin Street School to "talk weather" to 3rd grade students. For the full article click here.
Picking Apples- Fun and Educational
First graders traded their classrooms at East Street School for a farm, as they traveled to Cold Spring Orchard in Belchertown, a research facility of UMass Amherst, for a day of learning all about apples. Click here for the full article.
As a way to highlight success, spotlight school spirit and inspire positivity, this year the staff at Baird Middle School created their own school wide theme--good, better, Baird. Mrs. Stacy Monette, BMS Principal, explained that she hopes this initiative will have a positive impact at helping to build and strengthen BMS pride, morale, and comradeship and overflow to spreading positivity at home and in the community. For the full article click here.
2nd Graders Excited to Access their Virtual Classroom
Recently, 2nd grade students in Ms. Amy Anderson and Mrs. Rachael Rhodes’s room were introduced to their GAFE accounts using Chromebooks, from one of the four Chromebook carts at Chapin, and the response was overwhelming positive. Click here for the full article.
2016 East Street Open House
On September 29th East Street staff proudly welcomed families to the school's 2016 Open House. Click here for the full article.
Third Graders Write Letters to Their Future Selves
Third grade students in Mrs. Sally Condino-Kelly’s classroom were excited and eager to begin their journey using their Google Apps for Education (GAFE) accounts. Their first assignment: create a Google Document and write a letter to their future Ludlow High School senior selves. To read the full article click here.
Authors Visit Promotes the iLoveMG Campaign
Two very talented authors, Mrs. Tania Unsworth and Mr. Adam Shaughnessy visited Veterans Park School, speaking to students about their latest books for middle grade readers. The authors are touring together as part of the iLoveMG campaign; an initiative to encourage and promote the value of middle grade readers. For the full article click here.
LHS Girls Soccer Team Participates in Autism Speaks Walk
The Ludlow High School Girls Soccer team reached beyond the soccer field on Saturday, September 24th, to participate in the Autism Speaks Walk at Stanley Park in Westfield. The team helped to raise over $1,000 for this worthwhile organization! Way to show Ludlow PRIDE. Click here for the full article.
BMS Community Service Club Helps at Day for Kids Event
Baird Middle School’s Community Service Club members recently volunteered their time during the Day for Kids event held at the Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club. A total of thirteen BMS students volunteered their time to this very worthwhile event. Click here for the full article.
New York Time's Best Selling Author Visits BMS
New York Time’s best selling author and two-time finalist for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature, Eliot Schrefer, visited Baird Middle School to discuss his latest book in the Ape Quartet: Rescued. To read the full article click here.
LHS Marching Band Performs at the Big E
The Ludlow High School Marching Band performed in the Massachusetts Day Parade at the Eastern States Exposition on Thursday, September 22nd. To read the full story click here.
Community Building Activity at Veterans Park School
As part of a community building activity students in Mrs. Belson’s 5th grade classroom were given the task to form a line and pass a ball from one end of the line to the other. Sounds easy, right? Not so much when the assignment comes with a few interesting requirements. Click here for the full article.
Chapin Street School Open House
On September 21st Chapin Street staff proudly welcomed families to the school's 2016 Open House. Click here for the full article.
BMS Students Share Messages of Kindness
Students in Mrs. Carrie Kinney’s Academic Support classroom created amazing posters that illustrate the important themes of spreading kindness and anti-bullying. Click here for the full article.
Talk Like a Pirate Day Celebrated
Ahoy Mateys! On Monday, September 19th students in Ms. Judi Humphries swashbuckling classroom arrived to school dressed like pirates; eager to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Click here for the full article.
8th Grade English Students Off to a Great Start
Mrs. Gilbert's grade 8 English students are off to a great start this school year! To view a slideshow that provides a glimpse into a day of an 8th grade English student at Baird Middle School click here.
1st School Assembly at East Street School
The highlight for many East Street students at their first assembly was a sing-along led by Principal Welch and Jeff Snow, reminding everyone to be Bucket Fillers! To read the full article and view a video clip of the performance, click here.
Chapin Street PD Focuses on Mindfulness
Since beginning her role as the Principal of Chapin Street School last year, one of Mrs. Nikki Reed’s goals was to introduce mindful practices to the staff. To achieve this goal she harnessed the expertise of Kate Forest, Registered Yoga Specialist and Mindful Living and Mindful Learning Consultant to lead staff in their first Professional Development Day on September 16th. To read the full article click here.
Baird Middle School Open House
The Best of Baird was shining bright at their recent Open House. Click here for the full article.
Annual Fire Safety Program
Many thanks to the Ludlow Fire Department for their recent visit to Chapin Street School to present the annual fire safety program to our students. Full story can be found here.
Pitching in for Kids
Recently, Wayne Soares, master storyteller, brought his mission to improve and impact lives to 6th graders at Baird Middle School and 4th & 5th graders at Veterans Park School. This program was sponsored by the Ludlow CARES Coalition and the Ludlow Public Schools.
The Ludlow Public Schools Mission
The mission of the Ludlow Public Schools is to provide a quality education for every student by working in partnership with parents and community to assist each student in reaching his/her full potential.