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Welcome

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.


Please click here to view/download a copy of the 2014-15 Ludlow Public School Calendar.


 The Aspen Student/Parent Portal is closed for system maintenance and will reopen on August 25th. Please do not attempt to login prior to August 25th as you will receive a message that your account and/or password has expired. Your accounts will be available for use on August 25th. 


7/29/14 Student Insurance: LeFebvre Insurance has gone paperless for the 2014-15 school year. To enroll your child please click here for information and to access the application.


  


ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The LPS Administrative Team accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Sheryl Stanton, former Baird Middle School Principal, and current Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning in the Southbridge Public Schools. In addition to completing the challenge, the Administrative Team has donated $100 to the ALS Foundation and challenged the Ludlow Police and Fire Departments. Way to go Ludlow!!!


 

New Principal Hired for Baird Middle School

Superintendent Gazda is pleased to announce the hiring of a new principal for Baird Middle School. Mr. Joseph Langone comes to us from a career in the Springfield Public Schools where he was an English teacher and then Assistant Principal at Putnam Vocational Technical Academy. Superintendent Gazda believes that Mr. Langone's experience, innate abilities and open forthright manner will make him an excellent fit to guide the Middle School. His strong commitment to students has consistently driven his professional career in education. Mr. Langone's ability to build strong relationships and a sense of community, coupled with his embrace of new paradigms of teaching and instruction with a view to raising the bar and closing the achievement gap will allow him to work with staff to move the school forward. Superintendent Gazda is excited to welcome Mr. Langone to the LPS administrative team and as a member of our Ludlow educational community.

Superintendent Gazda would like to thank the members of the screening committee for their time, commitment and dedication in assessing the qualifications of each candidate.


 

The Ludlow Pubic School Elementary PTO is proud to announce the 4th annual Lions Roar 5K walk/run, with kid run, sponsored by Luso Federal Credit Union! This year the event is scheduled for Sunday, October 5, 2014. The kid races are free and start at 9:00AM and the 5K walk/race starts at 10:00AM.  Both start and finish at the Ludlow Boys and Girls Club on Sportsmans Road. Businesses as well as families can be a sponsor, your name will appear on the back of the Lion's Run T-shirts. The PTO is 501c3 organization and your sponsor fee is tax deductible. 
Please click here to navigate to the Lion's Roar blog for additional information and to register online.


 

 BMS 8th Grade Awards Ceremony

Principal Stanton and Assistant Principal Dobek were proud to welcome family, staff and the honored 8th grade award recipients to the BMS Auditorium for the 8th Grade Awards Assembly on June 19th.  For the 8th graders this assembly signifies the conclusion of the last three years of hard work and dedication at the middle school, and the soon to be start of their high school journey.  According to Principal Stanton there were several awards given during the ceremony. Please click here to read the full article and view pictures from the event.


 The 2014 Gus Adamopoulos Award Recipients Announced at the 5th Grade Awards Ceremony 

On June 19th the 5th grade students at Veterans Park School traveled to Ludlow High School to participate in their awards ceremony.  On hand for this special event were proud family members, teachers and staff. The event was filled with many highlights including memory speeches given by two 5th graders (Sara Ketchale and Drew Woishnis), the 4th grade choral group singing Katy Perry's "ROAR", and viewing the "5th Grade is Frozen" video, which can be seen here. The Gus Adamopoulos Award is an award given each year to two 5th grade students in memory of a Veterans Park student who lost his life tragically in August 2010. This year's recipients are: Catarina Pires and Wyatt Chambers.   If you would like to read the actual nominations for this year's recipients please click here. Click here to read the full article and view additional pictures from this event.


 LHS Student Participates in the "100 Cameras Project"

Recently, Nicole Jeronimo, a Ludlow High School student, was one of ten participants selected to attend a two day workshop affiliated with a national initiative to help people with intellectual and physical disabilities share their perspectives of the world around them using the art of photography. According to their website the "100 Cameras Project" will place cameras in the hands of 100 individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities throughout the United States and create a series of photography exhibitions that will bring the unheard voices and unseen vision of these new photographers to life while building awareness around issues of disability, diversity, and embracing our differences.”  Click here to read the full article.


LHS Students "Got Game"!

If you walk into Mrs. Linda Courtney’s computer lab at Ludlow High School you may find her students playing video games, but if you investigate closer you will discover that these games are not your typical video games.  The video games they are playing have been designed and created by the students, as part of the Video Game courses offered at Ludlow High School:  3D Video Game Design Basics and Video Game Basics.  Mrs. Courtney explains that this is the 2nd year these courses have been offered at LHS, with a “great response from the students”. Click here to read the full article.


LHS Seniors are "On Top of the World" as they Graduate

During a ceremony held at the UMass Mullins Center on June 5th, two hundred and thirty-eight seniors graduated from Ludlow High School. During her speech, Principal Nemeth looked back and highlighted several of the accomplishments achieved by members of the LHS Class of 2014. Please click here to read the complete article and view a video of pictures from the event.


Caterpillars, Chrysalises and Butterflies.... Oh My! 

If you want to learn anything about butterflies, like how many legs they have, how they drink, or what a chrysalis is, all one has to do is enter Mrs. Dolan’s 1st grade classroom and ask one of her very wise students.  You see they have spent the last couple of weeks not only reading and researching information about the life cycle of butterflies, but they also actively observed the transformation of live caterpillars into beautiful butterflies. Click here to read more and to view a brief video documenting this hands-on learning experience.


 

 Secretary of Education Matthew Malone Visits East Street School

Secretary of Education Matthew Malone recently visited East Street School and said he was very impressed with the "active learning and student engagement" he observed in classrooms. Click here to read the full article about his visit.


 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.


The Ludlow Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin,
sexual orientation, age or disability in admission to, access to, employment in or treatment in its programs and activities.