Bringing the Classic Novel 'A Christmas Carol' to Life
As students in Jennifer Scala's 7th grade English classes began their journey reading the play adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" - Ebenezer Scrooge's Ghosts of the Past, Present and Future made guest appearances. Click here to read the full article.
I Am Open Minded- BMS Students of Character
At the recent grade level class meetings BMS Principal, Stacy Monette, recognized several Students of Character, focusing on the school wide campaign - Who Am I? This month the school celebrated the theme- I Am Open Minded. Click here to learn more about these students.
Giana Rivera Awarded 1st Prize in the 2017 National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest
Way to go Giana Rivera! Sending our congratulations to this 3rd grade student at Chapin Street School who captured the first place award for the National Family Partnership (NFP) 2017 Red Ribbon Week Photo contest for Region I/Home Decoration. This year’s theme was - Your Future Is The Key, So Stay Drug Free. Click here to read the full article.
LHS Student/Athletes Selected All-League in the PVIAC- Fall 2017
Congratulations to the following LHS student athletes who were selected All-League in the PVIAC (Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference) for the 2017 fall season. All league selections are voted on by coaches in their respective leagues. Click here to read the fll list of names.
CTEC Walter E. Quigley Jr. Student of the Month Award
CONGRATULATIONS to LHS students, Madison Peacey, Wenhui Li, Jessie Chartier, Frank Hunter and Isaiah Gutierrez, who were recently recognized as November students of the month at the Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center Program (CTEC). Click here to learn more about these well deserving LHS students.
BMS October/November 2017 Students of the Month
Join us in putting your hands together for the October/November Students of the Month at Baird Middle School. CONGRATULATIONS Mary, Mateo, Noelle, Tricia, Elaena, Max, Abagayle, Ethan, Abbigail, Aidan, Jacinda and Jada. To learn more about these shining stars! Click here to read the full article and learn more about these students.
Pajama Day at Veterans Park School
Many Veterans Park staff and students arrived to school on Friday, December 1st, ready to snuggle into learning wearing their favorite pair of pajamas! Pajama Day has become an annual tradition that is part of monthly spirit days. Click here to view additional photos.
Veterans Park December Students of the Month
Drumroll please... announcing this month's First Mates from Veterans Park School. Congratulations to each of these students who were acknowledged for being role models of RESPONSIBILITY. Put your hands together for -- Marcus, Eliana, Teagan, Isabella, Ayden, Liana, Natalia, Calleigh, Caliana, Ella, Emma, Esther, Benjamin, Caitlyn, Samantha, Gabriella and Joshua! Click here to learn more about these responsible students.
LHS November Students of the Month
Please give a round of applause, a pat on the back, and a congratulations to Tarik Hodzic, Shauna Conroy, Matthew Lussier and Elizabeth Salvas! Click here to read more about these students.
2016 LHS Graduate Makes Sign to Welcome Visitors to the Lenore Paul Community Garden
In the spring of 2016, then LHS senior Adam Breslin, and former 5th grade student of Lenore Paul, volunteered his talents to design and create a sign to honor his former teacher. Breslin began the sign while enrolled in the LHS shop class. Although very enthusiastic about completing the project, he ran into an unexpected roadblock when the shop teacher retired, and the class ended. Following his graduation in 2016, Breslin continued to work on the sign at home; delivering the completed sign to the Go Green Club in the fall of 2016. Click here to read the full article.
4th Grade Science Classes Erupting with Everything Volcanoes!
As a culmination of a science unit on processes that shape the Earth's surface, guest speaker, Christine Simard, shared her knowledge and expertise with Lisa Teixeira's 4th grade student scientists, including her son, Noah! Simard shared an educational Powerpoint presentation that detailed volcanoes and much to the delight of students she also shared her exhibit of volcanic rocks for students to explore. Click here to read the full article.
Preschool Thanksgiving Celebration
Preschool classes at East Street School joined one another for a reenactment of the first Thanksgiving. Our youngest students had fun decorating long tablecloths and making either a Pilgrim hat or Native American head gear to wear at the celebration. Click here to read the full article.
LHS National Honor Society Raises over $11,500 for the Annual Mayflower Marathon
With overflowing thanks, the Ludlow High School National Honor Society is proud to announce that, with the support of not only their school, but also East Street, Veterans Park and Chapin Street Schools, and with the donations from the Ludlow community, they surpassed last year's total of $10,459.69 by raising a total of $11,523.97! Click here to read the full article.
BMS October Students of Character
At the October grade level class meetings BMS Principal, Stacy Monette, recognized several Students of Character, focusing on the school wide campaign - Who Am I? This month celebrated the theme- “I Am Strong.” Recipients received a special gold key recognizing various qualities such as - hard working, confident, outgoing, quiet leader, etc. Click here to read the full article and view a list of student recipients.
Girls on the Run- Smith College 5K
The clouds disappeared, and the sun was shining bright, as 100's of Girls on the Run from across Western Massachusetts gathered at Smith College for the fall 2017 5K race. Mingled in with the runners were twelve Chapin Street 3rd grade girls who have been preparing for this race since the start of school. CONGRATULATIONS to each of the girls - you all were AMAZING! Click here to read the full article and view additional photos.
Anna Etkin, BMS Foreign Language Teacher, Honored with 2017-18 VFW Teacher Award
Sending our congratulations to Baird Middle School Foreign Language teacher and Community Club advisor, Anna Etkin, who recently honored by the Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges VFW Post 3236/Ludlow as part of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Click here to learn more about this award and Mrs. Etkin's nomination.
Annual VFW Student Essay Winners Announced
During the annual Veterans Day Celebration held at The Exit 7 Players students from both Ludlow High School and Baird Middle School were recognized for their participation in the annual VFW essay contests. CONGRATS to all students who participated and were recognized at the event. Matt Lussier (LHS) was awarded 1st place for his Voice of Democracy audio essay and Luke Page (BMS) was awarded 1st place for his Patriot's Pen essay. Click here to learn more about the Patriot's Pen award and here to learn more about the Voice of Democracy award.
LHS Life Skills Students Keeping the Community Informed
Like the iconic clock tower at the Ludlow Mills, the Ludlow High School marquee is a town landmark that keeps the community informed of current events, both at the high school and in the community. What many are unaware of is who, exactly, is responsible for keeping the information current and up-to-date. Click here to read the full article.
LHS October Students of the Month
After several years, LHS decided this year to bring back the tradition of recognizing students of the month. Drum roll please... the 1st students to be recognized were juniors, Brianna Walas and Emily Haryasz. Click here to read the full article.
JA in a Day- Economics for Success!
Learning about what it takes to be financially stable and planning for future career paths are important skills for all students to learn. Recently all 8th grade students at Baird Middle School experienced a snapshot of the economics of life when they participated in the Junior Achievement Program: JA in a Day- Economics for Success. Click here to read the full article.
Celebrating 50 Days of School- Good Golly Miss Molly!!
And just like that students and staff at East Street School celebrated the 50th day of school today stepping back in time to the fabulous era of 50's!! The style of the day-- white t-shirts, rolled jeans, leather jackets, poodle skirts, scarves, pony tails and slicked hair. Click here to view the full article and additional photos.
Classroom Jobs Focus on Responsibility and Working Cooperatively
Third grade students in Michele Manganaro-Thompson’s class are learning about responsibility and how working cooperatively can help keep the classroom running smoothly, by being assigned classroom jobs. Jobs that include a variety of daily assignments. Click here to read the full article.
Local Veterans Honored at Veterans Park Luncheon
The luncheon was held on Thursday, November 9th, at Veterans Park School to honor current military members and veterans.The military guests included fathers, grandfathers, mothers, uncles, aunts and friends who had received an invitation to attend the event by a Veterans Park student. Click here to read the full article and view a presentation created by the students to introduce their military guest.
Reading Buddies Create Personalized Cards for Local Veterans
As part of a reading buddy program, kindergarten and 1st grade students at East Street School created one-of-a-kind cards to thank local Veterans for their service. Click here to read the full article.
John & Abigail Adams Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to the 60 LHS seniors who were recently awarded the John & Abigail Adams scholarship. This scholarship gives a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university. Click here to read the full article.
Veterans Park November First Mates - RESPECT!
Join us in congratulating the Veterans Park students who received recognition for being role models of RESPECT during the recent school-wide morning meeting. Click here to read the full article and view the presentation.
LHS students attend Multiband Concert & Band Day Event at UMass Amherst
Kevin McAvoy, LHS Band Director, reports that several LHS students and band members attended two recent events held at UMass- the 43rd annual Multiband Pops Homecoming Concert and the 33rd annual UMass Band Day. Click here to read the full article.
Police, Pumpkins & Paint!
The heavy police presence at Chapin Street School recently, was part of the ongoing partnership with the Ludlow Police Department giving students the opportunity to interact with officers in a fun, nonthreatening and safe environment. Twelve police officers joined 112 students for a morning of pumpkin painting! Click here to read the full article.
LHS Football Team Shares their Bench with a Buddy
The LHS varsity football team welcomed Veterans Park 5th grader, Matthew Noonan, to join them as a bench buddy at their recent home game against Drury on October 27th. Matt was able to call plays and be part of the huddles. Click here to read the full article.
CTEC Walter E. Quigley Jr. Student of the Month Award
CONGRATULATIONS to LHS students, Anthony Costa, Shauna Conroy and Jack Callahan who were recently recognized as October students of the month at the Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center Program (CTEC). Click here to learn more.
8th Annual College Fair held at LHS
The 8th annual Ludlow High School College Fair was held in the school gymnasium on October 25th. Since the programs inception we have grown in size. This year we hosted ninety-six 4 year colleges and universities , three 2 -year colleges, four technical schools and all five branches of the military. Click here to read the full article.
Planting a Promise to Stay Drug Free and Make Healthy Choices
As part of the district wide Red Ribbon Week Campaign all students at Veterans Park School ventured outside on October 25th to plant their promise to make good choices, stay healthy and remain drug free. Click here to read the full article and view additional photos.
2017 Halloween Band Bash- Ghoulishly Fun!
The reviews are in, and the annual Halloween Band Bash was a ghoulishly fun night! A tradition dating back many years, the Ludlow Public Schools Band Students in Grades 6-12 have the opportunity to participate in this spooktacular extravaganza held at Ludlow High School. Congratulations to all the performers and many thanks to Mr. McAvoy and Ms. Smith for their continued dedication to bringing such inspiring and fun musical experiences to the Ludlow Public Schools. Click here to read the full article.
8th Grade Genius Hour Elective Inspires Self-directed Projects
A new 8th grade elective at Baird Middle School- ELA Exploration/Genius Hour - encourages self-directed projects taking students on a journey to explore and research topics that are of interest to them. Students are working individually or in small groups of up to four, choosing a topic of interest to create a unique, final project that will inform and inspire others about their topics. Click here to learn about these amazing and unique projects.
Wayne Soares Shares Anti- Bullying Message with 3rd Graders
Wayne Soares, master storyteller, returned to Chapin Street School again this year to share his Be Kind Always - I’ve Got Your Back - Anti-bullying message to all 3rd grade students as part of the Red Ribbon Week activities. Click here to read the full article.
LHS Battle of the Classes Raises over $2,000 in Supplies to Support Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico
CONGRATS to the sophomore class for winning the Fall Fest- Battle of the Classes at LHS - and a shout to all who helped to raise over $2,000 in supplies for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, during the week of fun activities. Click here to read the full article.
Lorraine Boucher Retiring as LPS Director of Technology
Lorraine Boucher, will be retiring from her position as the Director of Technology for the Ludlow Public Schools - a position she has held from 2007-2017 - on October 31st. Her dedication has resulted in a dramatic increase in the availability and use of educational technology in our district. We wish her well as she begins the next chapter of her life.
Click here to learn about her career - including thoughts about her legacy from teachers and administrators.
improbable PLAYERS Make Real Life Connections to Addiction, Substance Abuse and Long-term Recovery
I’ll Never Do That is a play presented by the improbable PLAYERS that portrays how a family is torn apart by one person’s drinking. With the support and sponsorship of the Ludlow CARES Coalition, this very powerful and important message of addiction, substance abuse and long-term recovery was performed for all students at Ludlow High School on Monday, October 23rd, as part of this year’s Red Ribbon Week celebration. To read the full article click here.
With Help from the Ludlow Fire Department Chapin Street School forms a Human Ribbon to Kick off Red Ribbon Week
Staff and students at Chapin Street School, many dressed in red, ventured outside this morning to form a human double ribbon to signify the start of Red Ribbon Week. With the help of the Ludlow Fire Department - specifically Firefighter John Giasullo and Captain Jason Pease - the aerial photo was taken high in the sky by Firefighter Giasullo from the fire truck's bucket. For the full article and to see the aerial photo click here.
Chapin Students Spread Joy with Only One You Rocks
For the next two years the school wide theme at Chapin Street School is joy - joy in teaching, joy in learning, joy in community. The first school wide initiative was to bring to life the book- Only One You- and make real life connections for the students through art. Click here to read the full article.
LHS Lights it up Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
As part of the BATTLE OF THE CLASSES-FALL FEST LHS staff and students lit up the hallways in pink today to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students were also given the opportunity to dress their teachers in pink accessories! Click here for additional photos.
Preparing 6th Graders to Effectively Use Technology
This year- as a direct result of the 1:1 Chromebook Initiative- all 6th grade students at Baird Middle School are taking a 1/2 year course that focuses on technology skills- Introduction to Science and Technology. According to Stacy Monette, BMS Principal- "Technology is everywhere; becoming an integral part of our classrooms so we need to prepare our students for this shift in how students learn.” To read the full article click here.
2018 Veterans Park Drama Production Revealed
Peter Pan, Jr. will be flying onto the Ludlow High School stage in the spring of 2018! Click here to read the full article.
Golf Tournament Raises Money for LHS Scholarships in Memory of 2007 Graduate, Brett Williamson
On Saturday, October 7th, the Ludlow Country Club sponsored a golf tournament to honor their Assistant Golf Pro and 2007 LHS graduate, Brett Williamson, who passed away this past July after a lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis. The proceeds - close to $10,000 - will be used to establish two LHS scholarships to be given to a member of the LHS Golf Team and LHS Basketball Team. Click here to read the full article.
French 4 Honors Students Present Franco-American Connections
Madame Cook’s French 4 Honors course at Ludlow High School recently presented their research on individuals who have forged meaningful, long lasting connections between the United States and France, or any other Francophone region of the world. Click here to read the full article.
Veterans Park Students - Role Models of Positive Attitudes
Veterans Park Principal, Melissa Knowles, was proud to announce October's First Mates (students) for being role models of positive attitude- CONGRATULATIONS! Click here to learn more.
Chapin Street School Rocks with Joy!
Students at Chapin Street School are on a mission to spread some #joyatchapin throughout the community of Ludlow by leaving colorful and inspirational rocks around town. Click here to read the full article.
7th Annual Lion's Roar 5K and Fun Run
The 7th Annual Lion's Roar 5K and Fun Run, that took place on Sunday, October 1st. Thank you to the Ludlow Elementary Schools PTO for another great morning of running and fun! To see additional photos click here for East Street, here for Chapin Street and here for Veterans Park.
Best Buddies Carnival = Fun & Friendship
The cloudy skies didn't dampen the Best Buddies Carnival held at Ludlow High School today. CONGRATS to all who helped make this day of friendship and fun such a success for a great cause! Click here to read the full article.
LHS Staff & Students Raise over $1,000 for Hurricane Victims
In the wake of the devastation following the recent hurricanes staff and students at Ludlow High School organized a fundraiser to assist the victims. Lisa Nemeth, LHS Principal, explained that a raffle was held at the recent open house, athletic games and during student lunches to raise money for the National Educator's Association Disaster Relief Fund. Click here to read the full article.
PTO Golf Tournament Raises $8,300 'FORE' the Kids!
On Sunday, September 24th, the Ludlow Elementary Schools PTO sponsored their First Annual Golf Tournament at the Cold Spring Country Club in Belchertown. Click here to read the full article.
District Embarks on a 1:1 Chromebook Initiative
Over the last few years the evolution of technology in the Ludlow Public School District has seen an explosion, both in the access and integration of technology. Fast forward to this school year and the district is ready to embark on an exciting 1:1 Chromebook initiative that will serve to equalize access of technology, personalize learning for students, empowering them to achieve their future career paths in the 21st century. To read the full article click here.
Walgreens Partners with Schools to Offer Flu Clinic
With flu season knocking at our door, Kristen Bunten, Ludlow Public Schools Health Care Coordinator, coordinated a flu clinic for all LPS staff. She explained that since 2013 the school district has partnered with Walgreens pharmacist, Kara Zeysing, enabling staff to receive the flu shot during staff lunches in each of the schools and central office. Click here to read the full article.
Students Receive Mini Civics Lesson from Senator Eric Lesser
On September 19th, 3rd grade students in room 11 at Chapin Street School were not only celebrating National Talk Like a Pirate Day, but they also had the opportunity to receive a mini civics lesson from Massachusetts State Senator, Eric Lesser. To read the full article click here.
Soccer Field Dedicated in Memory of Davide Nascimento
On Sunday, September 17th, family and friends of Davide Nascimento, along with LPS staff and Town of Ludlow Officials gathered at East Street School to attend the dedication of the soccer field in memory of this amazing son, father, brother, friend and soccer coach who lost his life in a tragic construction accident in 2015. Click here to read the full article.
School-based Jobs Program Offered to Students at Veterans Park
The Community Outreach Class at Veterans Park School is offering students the opportunity to enroll in a school-based jobs program this year. The program will add a new dimension to the curriculum that will help to build a firm foundation for success beyond the school walls. Click here to read what students are saying about this new and exciting addition to their schedule.
1st Assembly of the Year Focuses on Whole Body Listening
East Street Prinicpal, Thomas Welch, hosted the first schoolwide assembly of the year where students learned about the Whole Body Listening Program. Click here to read the full article.
BMS Librarian Travels to South Korea
This spring, when presented with the opportunity to join fifteen other middle school and high school educators from across the country on a two week summer adventure to visit South Korea, she knew it was a trip that would be an experience of a lifetime and immediately signed up. To read the full article and learn about this amazing adventure click here.
Mentoring Program Supports New LPS Teachers
Eighteen new teachers for the Ludlow Public Schools began preparation for the upcoming school year by attending a two day orientation program that is part of the district wide mentoring program. The mentoring program was first implemented in 2000 to afford teachers new to the district (protégés) the opportunity to regularly meet with veteran teachers (mentors) for advice, guidance, and support. Click here to read the full article.
Peaceful Playgrounds to Welcome East Street Students as they Return to School
As East Street students return to school next week they will be welcomed with a new, colorful and fun playground area. With the support of the LES PTO, the blacktop areas have been transformed into Peaceful Playgrounds. Click here to read the full article.
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.