Thank you for visiting the Ludlow Public School's district website. It is our hope that parents, family members, students, staff and the public can use this site as an informative online resource for information regarding our school district.
The district has five schools:
- East Street Elementary School- Grades PK, K and 1
- Chapin Street Elementary School- Grades 2 and 3
- Veterans Park Elementary School- Grades 4 and 5
- Paul R. Baird Middle School- Grades 6, 7 and 8
- Ludlow High School- Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12
Please click on the "Schools" link above to navigate to individual school websites for information and news.
To download a copy of the approved School Calendar for school year 2013 - 2014, please click here.
*3/13/14- The School Committe has approved the 2014-15 School Calendar. Please click here to view/download a copy.
This spring, Ludlow students will be participating in a field test
of the PARCC assessment, an online test that aligns with
the new Massachusetts Frameworks.
For more information click here.
...and students, please click here for the tutorial for practice with PARCC tools, as well as a link to practice tests
Seeing Double at Chapin Street School!
If you were walking the halls of Chapin Street School on April 11th you might have felt like you were seeing double, but have no fear, it was all part of Student Twin Day. Twin Day has been an annual event at Chapin Street School for several years; an event that many students look forward to since it gives them the opportunity to partner with a friend and dress alike for the day. Click here to view some pictures from this fun event.
LHS Students Perform at the 2014 MMEA Conference
"Making Music, Changing Lives" was this year's theme for the 2014 Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Conference held in Boston on March 20th-22nd. The LPS Music Teachers who attended this year’s conference included: Miss Nicole Sousa, Veterans Park Music Teacher, Mrs. Meghan Provost, Chapin Street Music Teacher, Miss Taryn Smith, Baird Middle School Band Director, Mrs. Irene Pereira, Baird Middle School Chorus Director and Mr. Daniel Henry, Ludlow High School Choral Director.
One of the highlights of the conference was the performance of two Ludlow High School students: Thomas Yagmin was in the Orchestra on French Horn, and Hayden Adams was in the Band on Trombone. Participating in the All-State music festival is a crowning achievement for any high school musician. To become a member of the elite All-State ensembles, Thom and Hayden participated a series of difficult auditions. Both received the highest scores in Western Massachusetts on their respective instruments which qualified them to audition for All-State, where they had to learn a new, more challenging audition piece. Mr. McAvoy, the LHS Band Director, stated that “Thom and Hayden found the All-State experience to be musically challenging and inspirational”. Please click here to read the entire article.
Professional Development Focuses on District-Determined Measures
On March 24th, as part of the day long Professional Development that focused on District-Determined Measures (DDMs), Ludlow Public Schools teachers across the district gathered in content and grade level groups to work on identifying common assessments that would measure student growth. As part of the new Educator Evaluation system in Massachusetts all educators will be required to use data from DDMs to provide evidence of the educator’s impact on student learning. Please click here to read the full article.
Performance of The Yellow Dress Scheduled for April 7th
Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Todd Gazda, is asking Ludlow High School students and parents to mark Monday, April 7th on their calendars. On this date, at 7 P.M. in the Ludlow High School auditorium, Mr. Gazda invites you to attend a free performance of The Yellow Dress, sponsored by the Ludlow CARES Coalition. The program lasts approximately one and a half hours for the actual performance and follow-up discussion. Deana’s Educational Theater, based in Wakefield, MA will be performing the play. Please click here for further information.
Ludlow Places 2nd in the American Chemical Society Annual Chemistry Olympiad
Mrs. Barbara Piela, LHS Chemistry Teacher, is proud to announce that Ludlow Chemistry students placed 2nd in the American Chemical Society Annual Chemistry Olympiad school competition that was held on March 18th at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Mrs. Piela reports that there were a total of 265 students from over 15 schools in Western Massachusetts that participated in this event. The final results were: Longmeadow finished in 1st place, Ludlow finished in 2nd place and Northampton finished in 3rd place. Please click here to read the full story.
MCAS Pep Rally Motivates Vets Park Students
Like all students across the state, Vets Park students are gearing up for the state mandated MCAS Exams. The preparation for the exam started back in August on the first day of school, and now that it has arrived the teachers wanted to provide a little extra motivation by surprising the students with an MCAS pep rally. As Vets Park Principal Mrs. Knowles said, "I think an event like this helps the students get motivated to do their best, and reminds them that we believe in each one of them.” Please click here to read more about this grand event, view a presentation from the pep rally and watch the staff perform their MCAS Dance for the students (video).
Journalism Club Started at Chapin Street School
The first ever Chapin Street Journalism Club is underway and doing great. Twenty-five 3rd grade students were randomly selected from a group of over fifty interested students to be members of the club. Under the guidance of the clubadvisor, Mrs. Michele Manganaro-Thompsom, club members have been meeting afterschool every Thursday, for an hour, since January. Club members began their time together by reviewing actual newspapers to see the different types of articles and features a paper offers and then decided on a name for the publication: The Chapin ROAR. Please click here to read more about this exciting new club and view images from a recent meeting.
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.