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.
Love Me For Who I Am
“A person’s a person, no matter how small...everyone matters,” says Horton in Dr. Seuss’s book Horton Hears a Who. These simple words illustrate a goal of the Ludlow Public Schools this year--to ensure that every elementary school student is exposed to activities that teach tolerance, acceptance, and respect for differences. Since the start of school, teachers in each of the elementary schools have been addressing the topic of diversity. To involve the entire community in this project, the Ludlow Public School System is sponsoring an Autism Family Resource Fair on April 16, 2015 at Ludlow High School from 5:00PM-7:00PM. This event will be open to all, showcasing local resources available for families of children with autism and other social/sensory needs, as well as celebrating their contributions to our community. Please click here to read the full article and to view a very special video of the preschool students singing Brady Rymer's song, Love Me For Who I Am.
Ugly Sweater Day - East Street Style!
As a way to have some fun, and raise money for the Team East Relay for Life, the staff at East Street School, with Mr. Welch's enthusiastic approval, celebrated National Ugly Sweater Day in style! Trudy Line, East Street Paraprofessional and Team East Captain, stated that all staff who arrived to school wearing an ugly sweater made a donation to Team East Street. Mrs. Line said they raised a total of $116.00. Please click here to read the full article and to view additional photos.
2nd Grade Students Use Google Slides to Author a Book
Mrs. Driscoll’s 2nd grade students have been busy learning about compound words. Compound words are words which are created from two words that, when joined together, create a new word. As Arianna explained, “You take one word like pan and add another different word like cake, and that makes the word pancake.” Click here to read the full article and to read this amazingly awesome book!
First Divergent Day at BMS Abounds with Enthusiasm and Excitement
Mr. Joseph Langone, BMS Principal echoed the sentiments of many when he stated, “Our first "Divergent Day" at Baird was awesome! Hats off to staff members Jordan Funke, Deb Casagrande, Melissa Kriebel, and Anna Baboval for all of their hard work in making our first "Divergent Day" so successful!” November 26th, at Baird Middle School, was a day filled with various hands-on activities aimed at helping to build the on the supportive school community, across grade levels, as part of Baird’s Positive School Culture Initiative (PBIS). Mr. Langone continued, “I had the pleasure of circulating among the classrooms and observing and participating in many of the scheduled activities. Our students' level of engagement and involvement was off the charts!” Please click here for the full article and to view a video from the day's events.
Students Travel Back in Time
Like a scene from the 1985 comic science fiction movie “Back to the Future” Penguin students in Mrs. D’Amore’s English classes stepped back in time as they presented information that defined past generations. Mrs. D’Amore explained that the goal of this project, to journey back in time, was for students to practice and improve research and note taking skills, practice oral presentation skills, and closely examine the theme of “From Generation to Generation” in the textbook. Students worked in pairs or small groups, were given a specific song and were expected to conduct research on the generation the song was from in order to locate detailed information necessary to cover the specific areas. Please click here for the full article and to view additional pictures from this project.
BMS Musicians Shine at the MMEA-WD Music Festival
Members of the BMS Chorus and Band auditioned for the annual Massachusetts Music Educators Association - Western District (MMEA-WD) Music Festival on Saturday, December 6th, at Westfield State University. The MMEA-WD is comprised of towns and cities from Worcester to the New York State line. Students from all middle schools in these areas have the opportunity to audition for either Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Treble Chorus or Men’s Chorus. Please click here for the full article and to view additional pictures from the event.
Third Grade Students Create Wetus
Third grade students in rooms 19 & 22 at Chapin Street School have been learning about the Native American Wampanoag Indians,who inhabited Massachusetts in the 1600s (and still do today). Students discovered that part of way of life for the Wampanoag Indians in the 1600’s included living in wetus; a domed hut made out of wood, bark, grass, bent young trees, saplings, and moss, with vines, animal skin, and sap used to hold the structure together. According to the students other important features of the wetu included a door, and a hole on the roof for smoke from the fire to escape. Please click here for the full article and to view a brief photo video from the event.
Fourth Grade Students Learn About the Importance of Clean Water
Students in Mrs. Douthwright's 4th grade classroom at Vets Park School completed an experiment designed by the Boston Science Museum's Engineering is Elementary Program. Mrs. Douthwright explained that over the past few weeks, students have learned about the water cycle and the clean water crisis our planet faces; discovering what engineers do, and the process of planning, designing and testing a prototype for filtering clean water. Please click here for the full article and to view a picture video of this amazing lesson.
"Noah's Mighty Messengers" Honored by Autism Speaks
On November 13th Noah Martins, a 6th grade student at BMS and his cousin, Savannah Shannon, a 6th grade student at Kramer Middle School in Willimantic, CT were presented with an award from the New England Chapter of Autism Speaks recognizing their efforts in raising $1,300 as part of the Autism Speaks Walk-A-Thon that was held on June 1st. The money was raised through donations, bracelet and candy sales and funds a local restaurant made in honor of the team by donating a percentage of one night’s proceeds to them. Their team, Noah's Mighty Messengers, were one of 18 teams recognized at the event that was held at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, CT. Click here for the full article.
The Power of One Presentation Supports Anti-Bullying Efforts at Chapin
Recently the cafeteria at Chapin Street School was filled with attentive students attending a special presentation on bullying given by actors from The Power of One, which presents anti-bullying programs nationwide. This presentation complimented the Bully-Proofing Your School curriculum which Mrs. Pease, Chapin Street Principal, purchased this year. Bully-Proofing Your School is being used by all Chapin teachers in their classrooms, as it is mandated by the state that schools have bullying intervention program in their schools. Click here for the full article and view addiitonal photos.
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.