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.
Click here to view/download a copy of the 2014-15 Ludlow Public School Calendar.
March 25, 2015- Click here to view/download the approved 2015-2016 Ludlow Public School Calendar.
New Chapin Street Principal Announced
Superintendent Gazda is proud to announce the appointment of Mrs. Nikki Reed as the new principal of Chapin Street Elementary School, upon the retirement of Mrs. Susan Pease in June. He is excited to welcome Mrs. Reed to the LPS administrative team and thanked the members of the screening committee for their time, commitment and dedication in assessing the qualifications of each candidate. About Mrs. Reed, he stated, “ She is a dedicated educational professional with a strong commitment to the Ludlow Public Schools. Her caring demeanor, exceptional work ethic and knowledge of educational best practices make her an excellent choice to lead the staff and students at Chapin.” Click here for the full article.
LHS Senior Hockey Player Receives Prestigious Award
Mr. Tim Brillo, LPS Athletic Director is proud to announce that Nick Chisholm, a LHS senior hockey player, was selected to receive a 2015 Hobey Baker High School Character Award. According to their website the Hobey Baker High School Character Award was established in 2003 as a way to honor high school hockey players who exemplify the Hobey Baker ideal that "Character Builds Excellence." Hobey Baker was hockey legend and World War I Veteran universally recognized as the best amateur player in the United States. According to the website Mr. Baker was “the ultimate gentleman sportsman, always playing the game with courage, honor, and humility.” Click here for the full article.
LPS Family Autism Resource Fair Huge Success
The LPS Family Autism Fair held onThursday, April 16th was an overwhelming success. Thank you to the committee members and volunteers who made this evning such a warm, welcoming, fun, educational event. Grammy Nominee Brady Rymer's performance celebrating children of all abilities was memorable. Click here to view a video of Mr. Rymer's elementary school concerts and additional pictures from the event.
Berkshire Bank Donates $1,000
At a recent School Committee meeting, April Beston of Berkshire Bank, presented a check in the amount of $1000.00 to Mr. Thomas Welch, East Street School Principal. School Committee Member Chad Mullin and Superintendent Todd Gazda were also on hand for this much appreciated donation. Mr. Welch said that the money will be used to help support the elementary Technology Integration Initiative at East Street School.
Frieda B. Author Renata Bowers to Visit LPS Elementary Schools
Renata Bowers, author of the Frieda B. series of children’s books, will be visiting each of the three Ludlow Elementary Schools for an author visit on Wednesday, April 15th. She’ll then return on Thursday, April 16th, for a book-signing at the Autism Resource Fair at Ludlow HS from 5-7pm. Click here for further information.
Cinderella's Glass Slipper to be Performed by the BMS Drama Club
Theater lovers of all ages are in for a special treat when Baird Middle School’s Drama Club presents “Cinderella’s Glass Slipper” on Friday, April 10th, and Saturday, April 11th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ludlow High School Auditorium. General seating tickets for “Cinderella’s Glass Slipper” are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the nights of the show beginning at 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets in advance, please call Baird Middle School at (413) 583-5685 or visit the Main Office during school hours on Monday through Friday. Please click here for the full article.
Junior Achievement Program Introduces Basic Financial Literacy Skills to 3rd Grade Students
Mrs. Kimberly A. Anderson, School Banking/Event Coordinator from Luso Federal Credit Union has been visiting the 3rd grade students in Ms. Daley’s classroom as part of the Junior Achievement (JA) Program which teaches age appropriate career readiness and financial literacy. Mrs. Anderson stated that this is her third year teaching the JA “Our City” Program and explained that this is a five lesson program where she visits the class for 45 minutes, 1x a week for 5 weeks. Click here for the full article.
Luso Banking Program Offered in the LPS Since 1998
Most people agree that financial literacy is an essential life skill that should be actively introduced at an early age. Sharon Dufour, Chief Financial Officer at Luso Federal Credit Union, explained that this belief inspired the partnership between Luso and the Ludlow Public Schools (LPS) when creating the school banking program back in 1998 at East Street School. Click here for the full artilce.
Mrs. Roy Attends the National Writing Project Spring Meeting
Curriculum Director Diana Roy represented the Western Mass Writing Project at the National Writing Project Spring Meeting in Washington, DC on March 25-27, 2015. Mrs. Roy met with legislators to advocate for funding to support literacy as well as professional development for teachers. Mrs. Roy is pictured at the Hart Senate Office Building before meeting with legislative aides to Senator Elizabeth Warren and with with Linda Friedrich, author of How Teachers Become Leaders, and Jane Baer-Leighton, Professional Development Coordinator for the Western Mass Writing Project.
2015 LPS Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winners
CONGRATULATIONS to four amazing LPS teachers who received the 2015 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards. Mr. Hollington Lee (Science Teacher at Ludlow High School), Mrs. Angela Knox (4th Grade Teacher at Veterans Park), Mrs. Sharon Driscoll (2nd Grade Teacher at Chapin Street) and Mrs. Erin Keane (Kindergarten Teacher at East Street). Click on their names to learn more about each award recipient.
Baird Middle School Student Wins National Distinction in the SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite® Essay Competition
As seventh grade Baird Middle School (BMS) student Grace McCarthy joined her classmates in the auditorium for an assembly on Friday, March 13th, her family and friends were secretly waiting behind the curtains. Everyone had gathered to surprise Grace with the announcement that she had won FIRST PLACE in the statewide Massachusetts Middle School competition and placed TENTH in the NATION for the SIFMA Foundation's InvestWrite student essay competition about finance. Grace was among 20,000 students from across the country participating in this year’s competition. Click here for the full article.
2nd Grade Students Create Online Geography Book
Second grade students in rooms 5 and 7 spent the last few weeks researching major mountains and mountain ranges. Mrs. Coelhlo and Mrs. Doyle explained that the students were divided into groups and used a combination of books and websites to to find information and share with group members. Once the information was gathered they then learned how to use one of the Google for Education Apps- Google Presentations- to collaborate, create and present the information they learned. Click here for the full article and to view this wonderful book.
8th Grade Students Create Digitized Journals
After completing a historical webquest on the Underground Railroad and studying an excerpt from Anne Petry’s Harriet Tubman biography, students in Mrs. Gilbert's 8th Grade English Classes completed a project that addressed the Common Core Standards to write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. In addition to drawing evidence from literary and informational texts to support analysis and reflection, students used technology to produce and publish their writing. Please click here for the full article and to view completed assignments.
LHS Girls Varsity Basketball Team Receives MIAA Award
On March 5th, Mr. Rich Riley, Assistant Director of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc. (MIAA), traveled to Ludlow High School to present the LHS Varsity Girls Basketball Team with a very special award- the MIAA Educational Athletics Achievement Award for Acts of Community Service and Leadership in District F. The award recognized a 50/50 raffle/fundraising activity they co-sponsored on January 29th with the Chicopee Comp Varsity Girls Basketball Team. Click here for the full article and additional photos.
Dias Foundation Donation to Upgrade & Modernize the LPS Library Media Centers
On February 10, 2015 representatives from the Joseph and Anna C. Dias Family Foundation presented the LPS School Committee with a check in the amount of $235,000 to upgrade and modernize the library media centers in each of the LPS schools. As Superintendent Gazda stated, “We live in the information age and the libraries and librarians of today serve a very different role than in years past. Librarians are now truly library media specialists that work with teachers and students to help them analyze, interpret and utilize the vast amount of information available to them." Click here for 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.