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 now open for School Year 2014-2015.
If you have forgotten your password, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a password reset, unless, of course, you have setup password recovery from within the portal. Password recovery will only work, however, if you had set it up prior to your account being locked.
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.
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.
Grade 4 Students Create QR Codes for a Back to School Activity
Real life math equations + QR Codes = a fun, motivating and educational back to school (“All About Me") activity in Mrs. Morton’s math class! Mrs. Morton explained that the activity began when students were given a template of real life questions to answer by creating an equation. For example: My age is 12-2, The number of pets in my house is 1X1, How many siblings I have is 30÷6, My house number is 1+12, etc. Click here to read the full article.
Grade 7 BMS Students Write Original "Where I Am From" Poems
Students in Ms. Testori’s Grade 7 Blue Hornets English classes began the 2014-2015 school year by reading a poem called “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon. The students then followed the steps of the writing process to complete original poems about themselves modeled after George Ella Lyon’s poem. Once the poems were written and printed the students then created personal collages that highlighted the poems. Please click here to read the full article.
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.
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.
â€¯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.
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.