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.
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.
Veterans Park Students visit LHS to view the 2013-14 Art Exhibit
On March 6th and 7th Veterans Park students had the opportunity to walk to Ludlow High School, during their specials, to view the resplendent Ludlow High School’s Fine Arts Department 2013-14 Art Exhibit. From all accounts the Veterans Park students were excited and impressed with the array of artwork on display. Mrs. Hardick, Veterans Park Art Teacher, explained that this was a wonderful opportunity for Veterans Park students to see some amazing and inspirational artwork produced by students who were once 4th and 5th graders just like them. The theme of this year’s Student Art Exhibit was “Ordinary to Extraordinary” and centered around the concept of diving deeper.
A big thank you to Mrs. Hardick for arranging this wonderful opportunity, and to Ms. Sousa and Mr. Annecchiarico for being the ultimate chaperones! Click here to see additional images from this event.
2014 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Recipients Announced
The Ludlow Public Schools is proud to announce the four recipients of the 2014 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award. Each teacher was nomintaed by her peers and chosen by a selection committee to receive this award. This year's recipients are: Mrs. Rebecca Gauvin, Ludlow High School, Mrs. Laura O'Keefe, Paul R. Baird Middle School, Mrs. Leigh Boland, Veterans Park Elementary School, and Mrs. Meghan Provost, Chapin Street Elementary School. CONGRATULATIONS! Click here to read more about these amazing teachers.
2014 Read Across America Celebrated
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.” Dr. Seuss
Each year, since 1998, members of the LHS student council have been a part of Read Across America by visiting the LPS elementary schools to read Dr. Seuss books to students. This year a total of 20 LHS student council members journeyed to both East Street and Chapin Street Schools and eagerly read one book, two books, red books and blue books to wide eyed students. Please click here to see additional pictures from this fun-filled reading adventure.
March 3, 2014, was the 17th annual Read Across America Day. This year’s event coincided with the 110th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to many simply as Dr. Seuss. The Read Across America initiative is sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA) as a way to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and encourage all adults to promote reading among children. When proclaiming this Seussical celebration President Obama stated,"When parents, educators, librarians, and mentors read with children, they give a gift that will nourish souls for a lifetime. Today, Americans young and old will take time to get lost in a story and do their part to cultivate the next generation of talent and intellect.”
Congratulations Mrs. Duame, LHS Guidance Counselor
It is with great pleasure that Mr. Gazda, Superintendent and Mrs. Nemeth, LHS Principal share the exciting news that Mrs. Linda Duame, LHS Guidance Counselor, is the recipient of the Western Mass Counselor Association's (WMCA) 2014 School Counselor of the Year! Mrs. Duame’s contributions to the school counseling field are numerous and outstanding.
Mrs. Duame has been a valuable member of the guidance department at LHS for 8 years. In addition, Mrs. Duame has been instrumental in several student-centered initiatives at LHS, including planning the annual LHS College Fair that assists students and parents navigate the sometimes overwhelming path to college, conducting numerous evening parent/student workshops such as the College Admissions Workshop 101 and PSAT score distribution workshops and also coordinating an increase in the number of classroom career and college readiness workshops for all students. In addition, Mrs. Duame formed a partnership with the Princeton Review Company which offers LHS students free PSAT and SAT test strategies workshops, free practice SAT and ACT exams, and reduced cost SAT courses on campus.
Mrs. Duame has not only served the students of Ludlow admirably over the years, but has also been involved and active in professional organizations on both the local and state levels. Mrs. Duame was the professional development chair on the WMCA Executive Board for three years, coordinating two full day PD conferences for the association's membership each November and April, is active in the state Massachusetts School Counselor Association (MASCA) and has presented over a dozen workshops at state conferences in the past ten years.
Congratulations to Mrs. Duame for this very prestigious award, and thank you for all that you do to support LHS students.
Gomes Insurance Agency Donates Two Nooks to Mrs. Carbonneau's Classroom
Recently Mrs. Carbonneau’s Kindergarten classroom at East Street School were the lucky recipients of two Barnes and Noble Nooks. These eReaders were donated to the classroom by a local insurance agency, wanting to give back to the community of Ludlow.
Mrs. Carbonneau explains that she received a phone call from Mr. Miguel Gomes, owner of the Gomes Insurance Agency located on East Street in Ludlow indicating that his company, in conjunction with the Horace Mann Insurance Company, were able to donate items to enhance student learning in the classroom. He explained that since Mrs. Carbonneau is both a customer and a local teacher she, and her students, qualified for the gift!
Mrs. Carbonneau hopes to have grade level books downloaded on the Nooks, along with educational games, for the students to access. The Nooks will allow students to pick whether to read the books themselves or to have it read to them. She did stress that the Nooks will not replace hard copy books, or take away from classroom instruction,but can be a nice motivational tool for some reluctant readers.
A big thank you is sent to Mr. Gomes for his thoughtful and generous gift to this classroom.
4th Annual Joshua D. Desforges Fitness Challenge
The 4th Annual Joshua D. Desforges Fitness Challenge will be held on March 13th in the Ludlow High School Gym at 3:00PM. Attendance at the event is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for high school students and no charge for all other students. This year there are 64 registered participants who will compete in the ultimate Marine-style fitness challenge. Each participant is asked to seek sponsors, with the money being donated to the scholarship/award fund. Since 2011 this challenge has been a yearly spring event organized by Ludlow High School Attendance Officer, Tom Cote, as a way to keep Josh’s memory alive and raise money for the Sgt. Desforges Scholarship/Award Fund that honors Josh’s sense of determination and persistence. Please click here to see additional information regarding the Challenge and Scholarship Fund.
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.