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.
October 12, 2014- The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released their 2014 District Report Cards. Use this link to access DESE links to the district and individual school report cards.
Math Choice Board Projects Demonstrates Student Math Skills
Since the start of school 4th grade students have been immersed in their first math unit; increasing their skills in place value, rounding, addition and subtraction. As a culmination of these skills students were given an assignment to demonstrate their knowledge by creating a Choice Board Project. Mrs. Marsh reports that the students worked on these independent projects instead of their regular Math Workboard (games, activities, websites, etc.). They chose the topic (addition, subtraction, estimation, or place value) and the type of project they wanted to create (original songs, board games, computer presentations, quizzes and much more). Click here for the full article.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease so on Friday, October 17th the staff at East Street School celebrated Pink Out Day to support the Rays of Hope. Nurse Rosanne reports that $310.00 was collected in donations from the staff which will help continue research and funding of under insured or uninsured patients who must meet the challenge of breast cancer. Click here for the full article.
Transition Program Started at Ludlow High School
Mrs. Eva Tillotson, Ludlow Public Schools Director of Student Support Services, is proud to announce the opening of the new Transition Program for special education students ages 18-22. The program is located at Ludlow High School, complete with a life skills-based classroom which includes a kitchen, bedroom, living room and mock-up store. Mrs. Bedore, the Transition Program Teacher, and Mrs. Tillotson would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who donated items for the classroom (bed, couches, microwave, stove, etc). The program is designed to assist students in their transition from the high school learning environment into the community and world of work. Students attending this program learn basic living skills, work preparation, job skills, personal safety, community access and recreation skills. Please click here for the full article.
According to Eva Tillotson, Ludlow Public Schools Director of Student Support Services, the Ludlow Public Schools is dedicated to providing an inclusive education where every child has the opportunity to learn in his or her school. Within inclusive classrooms, all children have the opportunity to interact with, and learn from their peers. Research has shown that inclusive environments are beneficial not only for children with autism, but for their typically developing classmates as well. When peers of children with autism are educated about autism, and are given an opportunity to act as peer tutors/buddies, they learn acceptance and empathy, act as role models, and become more aware of individual strengths and weaknesses (Wagner, 1999)Please click here to read the full article.
New Piano Lab at Ludlow High School
Providing an opportunity to learn how to play a piano is now a new elective at Ludlow High School. Fifteen keyboards have been installed in Mr. Henry's classroom and a total of 34 students will have the opportunity to learn how to play the piano this school year. Each student can hear themselves playing the piano through a headset that blocks out all other piano players. Mr. Henry also can hear each student playing by tuning into each student's keyboard. This allows Mr. Henry to help each individual to learn at their own pace and succeed.
Third Graders "Rock" at Chapin Street School
Students in Mrs. Thompson's third grade class have been learning about rocks and minerals for the past several weeks. They have observed and experimented to discover how minerals are tested and how the three different types of rocks are formed. As part of the unit of study, Mrs. Kristen McClintock, a mother of one of the students in the class as well as a teacher at the Springfield Science Museum, came in to discuss how volcanoes are formed and how they erupt. Please click here to read the entire article.
5th Grade Continent Twister - Educational and Fun
As part of a culminating activity, students in Mrs. Boland and Mrs. Belson’s 5th grade social studies classrooms borrowed an idea from the popular board game, Twister, to demonstrate their knowledge of geography and map skills. Click here to read the full article.
ARRRRR- Vets Park Teachers Set Out to Teach Like Pirates!
When Vets Park teachers walked into the cafeteria on their Orientation Day they quickly noticed the colorful bandanas placed across the benches, matching their school team color. The teachers immediately began to find a plethora of ways to wear the bandanas and were eager to learn of their significance. Please click here to read the full article.
Cuisenaire Rods used at Chapin Street to Support Math Literacy
This summer some Chapin Street teachers attended a week long workshop facilitated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, focusing on the use of cuisenaire rods to visually represent what numbers look like and support the concepts of adding, subtracting and multiplying. Dr. Sharma also shared his numerous beliefs on how to teach math incorporating the cuisenaire rods. Please 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.