HARRIS BROOK COMMUNITY TOURS SCHEDULED
Ohhhhh it's happening and we're very excited!
LHS CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATION GOWN
CONGRATULATIONS to Keith Woodman, LHS English Teacher, who was chosen by the Class of 2022 as the teacher who had the most positive impact on their class during their time at LHS. On graduation night Mr. Woodman will proudly wear the graduation gown that was signed by each class member at the start of the school year. #graduation #classof2022 #thankyouMrWoodman #lhspride
BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! TRANSPORTATION DAY DROVE INTO EAST STREET SCHOOL!
LPVCTEC APRIL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
STOP AND CHECK OUT THE LHS LPVCTEC APRIL 2022 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!
CELEBRATING THE PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
Recently LHS celebrated forty-four years of teaching and learning the Portuguese language and culture. LHS Portuguese teacher Joanne Santos-Pontes said there were approximately 150 people who attended the celebration at the Gremio Lusitano Club. To read the full article click here. #celebrating #lhspride #portuguese
LHS CLASS OF 2022 PROM NIGHT MESSAGE
A special message to the LHS Class of 2022 on their PROM NIGHT from HBES Principal Nikki Reed and Physical Education Teacher Pat Annecchiarico-->> ENJOY EVERY MINUTE TONIGHT and as you travel the road of life NEVER MISS A CHANCE TO DANCE! #PROMNIGHT2022 #makingmemories2022 #LHSClassof2022
LHS SENIOR BULLETIN BOARD
We don't want to brag or anything but this senior bulletin board is simply the best!
STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
And the LPS PRIDE just keeps on shining!
DASILVA Receives MSSADA District 1 Service Award
This news makes our hearts explode...
2022 SGT. JOSHUA D. DEFORGES WALK/RUN CHALLENGE
Photos from the April 30th Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Walk/Run Challenge at LHS. CONGRATS to all of the runners and MANY THANKS to all who came out this morning to support and volunteer their time to make this event in memory of Josh a success.
Well, this news certainly made our Friday FABULOUS!
BMS STUDENT TEACHER INSPIRING A LOVE OF MATH
Just a little something to make this rainy Tuesday shine!
WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN!!
LHS BAND EARNS SILVER RATING MEDAL AT MICCA FESTIVAL CONCERT
BRAVO! YES! WAY TO GO! TAKE A BOW! SO PROUD!
On Friday, April 1st, the Ludlow High School Band performed at the annual Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Concert Festival at Belchertown High School. This was the first time performing at the festival since 2019.
HBES COIN CHALLENGE COLLECTS OVER $3,000 TO SUPPORT
LUDLOW UKRAINIAN CHURCH
APRIL 2, 2022 WORLD AUTISM DAY
EAST STREET SCHOOL STORYBOOK CHARACTER DAY
WARNING- Be Prepared to SMILE!
LUDLOW AND MONSON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS MAKING CONNECTIONS
AND FOSTERING FRIENDSHIPS
LHS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY - 2022 INDUCTEES
BMS WELLNESS ROOM MOVING AND MOTIVATING STUDENTS AND STAFF
LPVCTEC FEBRUARY 2022 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
CLASS OF 2022 INTERIM SENIOR SHOW
And that's a wrap! The LHS Class of 2022 "Interim" Senior Show is in the books! The reviews were 100% positive! Onward to GRADUATION!
10/08/22-Tonight the School Committee proudly recognized and congratulated the LPS 2022 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients.
SCHOOL BUS MASK UPDATE
On behalf of the School Committee, we are sharing their vote tonight to make the wearing of masks on LPS school buses OPTIONAL beginning tomorrow- March 3, 2022. Please direct any questions or concerns to your School Committee representative or the LPS Superintendent's Office.
SPECIAL GUEST READER
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Smith's class at East Street School ended their week with a very special guest reader, Ludlow Police Sergeant Stephen Ricardi. Sgt. Ricardi read a safety story to the class, followed by students sharing several safety rules they follow. Before leaving he also passed out a sticker badge to each student. #thankyou #readersareleaders #ReadAcrossAmerica2022
MUSIC TO OUR EARS!!
LHS students Riley Londraville (Junior), Caitlyn Day (Freshman), and Angela Falcetti (Junior) have all qualified to take part in this year's MMEA All-State Festival Chorus! From LHS Director of Vocal Music, Dan Henry- Each of these students really represents the best of the best. With each of the five Massachusetts districts sending their top students to audition, and only 50 slots available for each of the four voice parts, our students competed against the best high school singers among the thousands of auditions in the state to claim their spot at the top. This is truly an accomplishment! #singing #music #vocals #lhspride
LPVCTEC JANUARY 2022 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
STICK TO READING
LHS STUDENT-ATHLETES SOFIA TULIK & ELENA CHAPLIN HEADING TO THE 2022 NEW BALANCE NATIONALS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP
2022 PIONEER VALLEY EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS ANNOUNCED
LHS PHYSICS TEACHER BRIAN WALSH RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS
PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE TEACHER AWARD
VISIT FROM A SPECIAL FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND!
Therapy dog Colby and his human friend Harry legit were the highlights of the day for students in the SIP classroom at East Street School today when they visited to help with a lesson on worry and anxiety. Students were able to relate their worries to Colby and understand that Colby has similar worries and coping strategies as us. #therapydog #thankyou #lpspride #alwayslearning #copingstrategies
2nd GRADE STUDENTS MAKE SPECIAL GIFTS FOR ANIMALS
We are so happy to share this very sweet, kind, smile-catching story about 2nd-grade students at HBES in Mrs. Driscoll's classroom making life just a bit easier for the birds and animals at their school. And for the record, we do believe this would have been Betty White approved! Click HERE to read the full article.. #lpspride #kindnessmatters #helpinganimals #bettywhitechallenge
SPECIAL MYSTERY READER THANKS PRESCHOOL STUDENTS FOR THEIR KINDNESS
1/4/2021 A November lesson about the importance of celebrating Veterans Day came full circle for Mrs. Carver's preschool students at East Street School when United States Air Force Aircraft Mechanic, E4 Jamal Greene surprised students with a special visit before the holiday break to thank them for their kindness. To learn more about this sweet connection click here. #VeteransDay #cardsforourservicemenandwomen #thankyouforyourservice #kindnessmatters
A CHORUS OF LHS PRIDE!
12/29/2022 ADDING OUR VOICE TO THE CHORUS OF PRIDE for Daniel Henry, LHS Chorus Teacher & the LHS chorus students who were invited to audition for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State Chorus!
TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING...
LHS DECISION DAY 2021- CONGRATULATIONS!
BARBARA DALEY RETIRES AFTER 31 YEARS OF TEACHING 3rd GRADE
LHS BEST BUDDIES HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
12/18/2021 With holiday music playing in the background club members decorated cookies and made gingerbread houses- fun was had by all!
STUDENTS INTRODUCE ONE BOOK, ONE SCHOOL TO SCHOOL COMMITTEE
12/15/2021 Why YES we are VERY PROUD of these 3rd and 4th graders from Harris Brook Elementary School who did an AMAZING job presenting information to the School Committee last night on this year's One School, One Book choice- the book WISH, authored by Barbara O'Connor. Left to right -Ben Hill, Gabriel Bernatchez, Viola Phoenix, Brianna Allen - along with Co-principal Nikki Reed and 3rd grade Special Education Inclusion Teacher Kimberly Tresch. #proudmoment #lpspride #oneschoolonebook #WISH
7th GRADER CULLEN SMYTH SELECTED
PROJECT 351 AMBASSADOR
12/14/21 Baird Middle School 8th grader Cullen Smyth has been chosen by the 8th-grade teachers to represent their school as the 2022 PROJECT 351 AMBASSADOR! Principal Monette said he was selected for this honor for best exemplifying the qualities of service, kindness, generosity, and humility. Click here to read the full article.
TEACHING & LEARNING
12/12/2021- 5th grade at Harris Brook Elementary School. #lpspride #lifein5thgrade #alwayslearningandgrowing
HAMPDEN DA COMMUNITY SAFETY & OUTREACH MEMBERS PRESENT PROGRAM ON NAVIGATING SOCIAL MEDIA TO BMS STUDENTS
LPVCTEC NOVEMBER 2021 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
DOODLING INTO THE WEEKEND!
VAXBus Returning to Administer 2nd Dose
12/2/21 The VaxBus is returning to administer the 2nd Covid vaccine doses to students on December 7, 2021 from 10:30am-6:30pm at Veterans Park School. You MUST bring your COVID vaccine card for this appointment.
READING AND MAKING WISHES...
11/30/21 Students at Harris Brook Elementary School are all reading the book WISH, authored by Barbara O’Connor, as part of this year's One School, One Book initiative with positive reviews! 5th grader Abby Rosario said for her the book is very interesting, heartwarming and more lifelike than other books she has read. Abby also shared that like the main character she wished for seven years before her big wish to came true-- and what a sweet wish it was! Click here to learn about Abby's wish and read other student reviews. #wish #nevergiveup #alwaysbelieve
11/24/21 It's IMPORTANT TO DREAM BIG and that's just what Ms. Vitorino's kindergarten class did when she introduced a fun, exciting hands on Thanksgiving activity to her class! After reading Melissa Sweet's book "Balloons Over Broadway" about the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade students excitedly designed, sculpted, and painted their very own A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. parade balloons! #macysthanksgivingdayparade #verycool #happythanksgivng #lovethis
WINSTON CAME FOR A VISIT!
2021 NHS MAYFLOWER MARATHON FOOD DRIVE
11/23/21 Our TUESDAY WOW coming from Ludlow High School this morning. The LHS National Honor Society once again exceeded exceptions collecting canned goods for the Rock 102 Mayflower Marathon. And a shout out to the NHS advisers- Mrs. Sands and Mrs. Stratton. You all are #amazing!! #thankyou #lpspride #grateful
LPS STAFF AND STUDENTS RECEIVE 2021 VFW AWARDS
11/21/21 At the annual Ludlow Veterans Day Ceremony the following LPS students and staff were recognized during the awards portion of the ceremony. CONGRATULATIONS to all!
LPVCTEC OCTOBER 2021 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
11/20/21 Sending our congratulations to the six LHS students who received this prestigious honor in their respective program of study- Benjamin Santos, Carl Zimmerman, Jayana Leang, Laila Dixon, Xhavair Linton and Cameron Venne. Full article can be read by clicking here. #congratulations #lhspride
NEXT STOP -> STATE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
11/19/21 The LHS cross country teams raced at the sectional championships yesterday with Sofia Tulik and the Boys Team Qualifying for the State Championships! CONGRATULATIONS! Full story and results _. https://bit.ly/3nmUgm5 #lpspride #xcountry #offtostatechampionship
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER INSPIRES BMS STUDENTS TO ALWAYS FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS AND FIND THEIR HAPPY PLACE IN THE WORLD
RETIRED PARAPROFESSIONAL'S ACT OF KINDNESS TO HER GRANDDAUGHTER'S EAST STREET PRESCHOOL CLASS
11/02/2021We LOVE this more than we like it and so will you!
BMS FRENCH STUDENTS CHALKED THE WALKS!
11/05/2021- Today in honor of National French Week Madame Etkin's French classes at Baird Middle School grabbed some sidewalk chalk and "chalked the walks" with positive, inspirational messages in French and translated into English.... très agréable/very nice!! #verycool #loveit #nationalfrenchweek #inspirationalmessage
2016 LHS GRADUATE TAKES OVER FOR HER FORMER 4th GRADE TEACHER
11/02/2021- LIFE'S ABOUT TO CHANGE for 3rd grade HBES teacher Judi Humphries who will be retiring tomorrow after 28 years of teaching AND her former 4th grade student Alyssa Costa who has been appointed as her replacement (long term substitute). Click here to read the full article.#Lpspride #teacherlife #retiringsoon #firstteachingjob
Gentleman Farmer & 2002 LHS Graduate Brings a Field of Pumpkins to
East Street School Kindergarteners
10/29/2021- On Friday East Street School staff organized a spectacular day of outdoor fall inspired activities. As the day came to an end, kindergarten students picked a pumpkin from their own magical pumpkin patch in the back field of their school thanks to Gentleman Farmer & 2002 LHS Graduate- Clarke Kennedy. Oh--- and we're 100% positive you will enjoy the pics from this fun filled day as much as we did!! Click here to read the full article.
#RED RIBBON WEEK 2021
At the October 19th School Committee Meeting the members voted to approve the liquidation of surplus school items at NO COST to the public. Items available include but not limited to- students and teacher chairs/desks, file cabinets, metal closets, tables,etc.
A BRICK TO REMEMBER
October 17, 2021- When learning Chapin Street School would be torn down to make way for the new Harris Brook Elementary School BMS 7th grader, Grayson Kus, wanted to have a special memory from his former Elementary School- a brick signed by his former principal, Nikki Reed. Last week Mrs. Reed surprised Grayson with his signed brick....
MOVING TO THEIR NEW DIGS!
October 8, 2021-Our amazing Central Office staff arrived to work at their new building this morning- cut the red ribbons to their new office spaces and immediately started the daunting task of unpacking those never ending, piled high, boxes! #youdeservealongweekend #newofficebuilding
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH COMMITTEE
9/29/21 The Ludlow SC is seeking individuals to serve on the LPS Superintendent Selection Committee. This committee will be responsible for screening interested applicants, schedule interviews and forward final recommendations to the school committee for consideration.
For additional information please click here.
RIBBON CUTTING AT HARRIS BROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
On September 25, 2021 Harris Brook Elementary School Co-principals, Nikki Reed and Melissa Knowles, hosted a small ribbon cutting ceremony to recognize and thank those who were instrumental in contributing to this amazing school opening its doors this fall to our students in grades 2-5.
CUTEST SURPRISE VISITOR... EVER!
Message from Mrs. Nemeth, Interim Superintendent
At the 9/21/21 School Committee meeting, a 5-0 vote in favor of a school calendar change was accepted. I asked the committee to consider changing the teacher professional development day from Nov. 2 to Nov. 3rd so that the faculty and staff could have the opportunity for a presentation on Nov. 3rd from a well sought after motivational speaker. With the affirmative vote, he is now booked for Nov. 3rd.
9/11 OBSERVERANCE - 20th ANNIVERSARY
LHS CHEERLEADERS HOST SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR FOOTBALL TEAM
9/7/2021 - 1ST DAY FOR PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN
POWER UP!! Sending Mike, Carlos and Kevin (Tech Dept.) a much deserved thank you for their continued work to find solutions to keep the ever changing face of technology available and running in our district. This summer has been particularly busy with the opening of Harris Brook Elementary School, but they just keep on smiling and getting the job done. THANK YOU!
LPS OFFERING COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC
The most recent information from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is that the DESE mask requirement can be lifted for anyone fully vaccinated in schools who are able to demonstrate a COVID-19 school building vaccination rate of 80% or higher. In an effort to support this initiative the Ludlow Public Schools is offering an opportunity for eligible staff and students to begin the vaccination process on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in the Ludlow High School Auditorium from 1 pm to 4 pm . For full details click HERE.
2ND DAY OF SCHOOL AND LEARNING IS IN HIGH GEAR AT BMS!
HARRIS BROOK ELEMENTARY WELCOMES STUDENTS
1ST DAY OF 1ST GRADE AT EAST STREET SCHOOL
NEW TEACHERS HAVE STRONG TIES TO EAST STREET SCHOOL
First implemented in the 2000-01 school year the two year Ludlow Public Schools district wide mentoring program affords staff new staff (protégés) the opportunity to regularly meet with veteran teachers (mentors) for advice, guidance, and support.
LHS ADMIN TEAM IS IN THE BUILDING
The Ludlow High School Admin TEAM has officially entered the building and we are super excited to introduce you all to this AHHHHmaZZZZing LIONS leadership team- Interim Principal Jonathan Mitchell (R), Interim Asst. Principal Grade 11 & 12 Meyleen Sierra (M) and Asst Principal Grades 9 & 10 Aaron Couture (L). To read brief bios about each click HERE. #lionspride #lhsleadershipteam #dreamteam #itsgoingtobeagreatschoolyear
WELCOME Interim SUperintendent Nemeth
7/01/2021 #TODAYISTHEDAY we ask you to join us in welcoming Mrs. Lisa Nemeth (former LHS Principal) as she begins her tenure as the LPS Interim Superintendent for the 2021-2022 school year. Sharing a few memories of Mrs. Nemeth during her 10 years as the LHS Principal. Click HERE to learn more about Mrs. Nemeth.
TIM BRILLO NAMED 2019-20 PVIAC DISTRICT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
PSSST- have you heard??????
More than a sweatshirt...
Today's dose of awwww...
HARRIS BROOK ELEMENTARY HERE WE COME!
Last day of school Veterans Park + Chapin Stree Schools = Harris Brook Elementary School in the fall 2021!
Have a great summer and we'll catch up with all of you at your new school in August.
BYE BYE BAIRD.... FOR THE SUMMER!
HELLLOOOOOO summer vacation! Last day of school at Baird Middle School.
THIS. IS. SO. COOL.