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.
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.
BMS Community Service Club Sponsoring a Bottle & Can Drive
The Baird Community Service Club is sponsoring a Bottle & Can Drive on Saturday, November 29th, from 9 am to 1 pm at Uncle Bob's on East Street in Ludlow. The club is trying to raise funds to buy Christmas gifts for children living in shelters, foster care and in other temporary housing.
Please bring us your clean soda and beer cans and bottles or arrange for pickup by e-mailing the club advisor, Anna Etkin, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 583-5685 x 267. Help us to help children in need this holiday season.
"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.
Two LPS Teachers Honored by the Local VFW Post 3236
As part of the recent Veterans Day Ceremony held at the Exit 7 Theater on November 11th two LPS teachers, Ms. Angela Anselmo, 5th grade teacher at Veterans Park and Mrs. Deborah Casagrande, Health Teacher at Baird Middle School, were honored by the Local VFW Post 3236 for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and patriotism to their students. Eric Segundo, the Director of Veterans Services for the Town of Ludlow, explains that this local recognition is part of the annual Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. The VFW annually recognizes the nation’s top classroom elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics—at least half of the school day in a classroom environment—and promote America’s history, traditions and institutions effectively. Please click either here for further information on the BMS website or here for further information on the Vets Park website.
Mr. Welch Honored With a Character Drawing
Ms. Mary Beth Silva, a freelance artist and a nine year substitute teacher, paraprofessional and secretary at East Street and Veterans Park Schools, recently honored Mr. Welch, East Street Principal, with a resplendent colored pencil character drawing. Ms. Silva said that Mr. Welch’s warm, friendly personality and his gentle interactions with students reminds her of her own father, Justiniano “Nick” Silva, Jr. who also was a principal in the Ludlow Public Schools. Mr. Silva was a Principal at the Primary and Cole School (Chestnut Street School) and assistant Principal at Baird Middle School before retiring in 1981. Please click here to read the full article and view additional pictures.
District Music Teachers Attend Music Technology Workshops
The Northeastern District Massachusetts Music Educators Association recently offered two workshops in Methuen, MA that were attended by the following LPS music teachers, Mr. Dan Henry (LHS), Ms. Taryn Smith (BMS), Mrs. Irene Pereira (BMS), Ms. Nicole Sousa (Vets), Mrs. Meghan Provost (Chapin) and Mrs. Nancy Nummy (East). All LPS teachers who attended felt that the workshops were extremely beneficial to the future of the Music Programs in the Ludlow Public Schools. Please click here for the full article.
Chris Herren Brings His Message to BMS Students
On October 27, 2014, , the Ludlow C.A.R.E.S. Coalition sponsored a motivational speaking event with Chris Herren for Grade 7 and 8 students at Baird Middle School. Mr. Herren spoke to the students about staying drug and alcohol free. Mr. Langone, BMS Principal stated, “I know I speak for the entire Baird family when I say how grateful we are for Chris Herren’s courageous example and his message of hope.” Click here for the full story.
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.
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.