LUDLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS

205 FULLER STREET | LUDLOW, MA 01056 | Phone 413-583-8372 | FAX 413-583-5666

Click HERE to view the SY2022-23 approved LPS District Calendar.

Click HERE to view the 2022-2023 LPS Handbook

Ludlow High School

Grades 9-12

Paul R. Baird Middle School

Grades 6-8

Harris Brook Elementary School

Grades 2-5

East Street Elementary School

Grades PreK-1

HBES STUDENTS PRACTICE BUS EVACUATION PROCEDURES

Thanks for the pics Mrs. Dobek. #studentsafety #evacuation #practice

MAYFLOWER MARATON 2022

Thankful for our LHS students who inspire all of us to help others. The tradition of the LHS National Honor Society participating in the Mayflower Marathon with the purpose of collecting non-perishable food items for the Springfield Open Pantry continued this year with approximately 6000 items being donated. #lpspride #Rock102 #MayflowerMarathon #happythanksgiving2022

Thank you to NHS co-advisers Diana Sands and Brandi Stratton for the pics.

BAKING FOR THE GOOD

Loving this in every way possible.

Students in Mrs. Bernard's LHS cooking class participated in the King Arthur Baking Company #bakeforgood program. According to Bernard, King Arthur Baking donated the flour, yeast, and recipe booklets and each student in the class baked 2 loaves of bread- one to keep and one to be given as a gift to someone else. Students donated to grandparents, neighbors, and LHS staff. #thankyou #kindnessmatters #lpspride #givingtothers

TIS THE SEASON!

In Mrs. Bernard's LHS child and family development class, all roads led to the creation of some amazing Gingerbread Houses!

Bernard said all of the one-of-a-kind student-created houses are entered in the Springfield Museum Gingerbread Exhibition 2022 - Flour to Fables and will be on display from November 25-December 31, 2022. #gingerbreadhouse #creative #fun #lpspride #bakingfromscratch #makingmemories #amazing

Thanks for sharing Mrs. Bernard.

BMS COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO SUPPORT

CHAPPEL FAMILY AFTER FIRE DESTROYS THEIR HOME

Proud of the BMS community who came together to support the Chappel Family after fire destroyed their home. Students and staff organized several school-based fundraisers with the money being presented to the family on Friday. To learn more about the efforts of the BMS community click HERE. #lpspride #support #helpingoneofourown

THIS SCIENCE LESSON REALLY ROCKED!!

BMS 6th-grade Earth & Space students spent time today exploring and learning all about fossils in Mrs. Hutchins's class (thanks for sharing the pics). #fossils #science #Paleontology #lpspride #middleschool

50 DAYS OF LEARNING!

Celebrating 50 DAYS OF SCHOOL with a FLASHBACK TO THE 50s!

Students and staff at East Street arrived dressed in 50’s themed outfits. They also participated in many fun activities that revolved around the number 50. #50daysofscchool #poodleskirts #leatherjacketstyle #flashback

Many thanks to all of the staff who sent us pics!

PAYING TRIBUTE TO HIS UNCLE ON VETERANS DAY

During show and tell this week HBES 2nd grader Wesley Iwasinski paid tribute to his Uncle -SPC Kenneth J. Iwasinski from Belchertown who was killed in combat in 2007 while serving Baghdad, Iraq.

When his teacher, Nancy Raymond asked Wesley what Veterans Day meant to him he replied- “Veterans Day is special to me because my uncle died for our country. I thank my uncle for helping save our country."

Information on the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes website-

KENNETH J. IWASINSKI

Age: 22

Branch: U.S. Army

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division

Station: Fort Carson, CO

Fallen on: October 14, 2007

Location: Baghdad, Iraq

Campaign: Operation Iraqi Freedom

Medals & Commendations: Purple Heart, National Defense, Iraq Campaign, Global War on Terror

SPECIAL DELIVERY FOR VETERANS DAY!

Proud doesn't cover how we feel about this special delivery.

Yesterday, on Veterans Day, fourteen one-of-a-kind special flags made by PK students in Kimberly Carver's classroom at East Street School were delivered to Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield by PK student Evan Day, his father, Master Sergeant Corey Day, Crew Chief of the 104th Fighter Wing, his mother Anne, and sister Emmie. Learn more by clicking HERE.

5th-GRADERS PLANT A PROMISE

As Red Ribbon Week came to an end HBES 5th-grade students had one final and significant project to complete - each student planted a red tulip under their “classroom” tree as a symbol of their promise to make healthy choices and stay drug-free. Click HERE o read the full article. #redribbonweek #makingapromise #drugfree #lpspride

LEARNING ALL ABOUT PUMPKINS

East Street Kindergarten students in Mrs. Smith's class "carved" out some time today to learn all about pumpkins! #pumpkin #lpspride #kindergartenactivities #learningisfun

*Thanks for sharing the pics Mrs. Smith!

STANDING TALL!

While attending the Jostens Renaissance Educator Leadership Collaborative today at MGM Stand TALL Steve says SMILE and the BMS teachers NAIL IT!! #lpspride #leadershipmatters #inspiring #positiveimpact

FACILITATING ENGAGING INSTRUCTION

HBES students in room 217 are using drawings to help understand realistic fiction story elements (setting, characters, plot, conflict/resolution, etc.) and strengthen their ability to summarize a story. Thanks for sharing Ms. Breen! #impressive #lpspride #storyelements #proudofyou

🍎🍏 Apple-LICIOUS LEARNING🍎🍏

When you read this Apple-LICIOUS article about our East Street School preschool classrooms learning all apples you may have the urge to bite into a red, yellow, or green apple OR make some yummy applesauce!! Click here to read the article. 🦁 #appleseason #applesauce #preschool #lpspride #applespaghetti #weloveaples

FIRE SAFETY

Sending our thanks and appreciation to Ludlow Firefighters Jan Thornton and Zac Ellison for bringing the Fire Safety Program to our Preschool students at East Street School today. #firesafety #lpspride #thankyou Ludlow Fire Department #preschool

BMS OVERFLOWING WITH PAWS-itivity!

As autumn arrived and the landscape outside Baird Middle School displayed its beautiful fall colors, so, too, was something wonderFALL happening to the landscape of the Baird community; the implementation of a unique and creative incentive program to build a more PAWSitive, accepting community of learners. To read the full article click here. #lpspride #middleschool #makingconnections #positivevibes

RED RIBBON WEEK

Day 4- Sports/Team Day was a home run at East Street and HBES.

MULTIBAND POPS CONCERT AT UMASS!

Twenty-one LHS band and chorus students are at UMass looking forward to a fun performance at the Multiband Pops Concert!

Thanks for the pic Mr. McAvoy! #lpspride #highschoolband #makingmemories

BAND BASH 2022

Last night the LPS Music Department hosted the annual LHS/BMS Band Bash to SPOOKTACULAR reviews!!

Thank you to the musicians, all in attendance, and our amazing music department for a successful and fun evening.

A special thank you from the music department to all of those who supported the raffle and bake sale that raised approximately $800 to support the music programs.

Photo credits- Mr. McAvory & Mrs. Provost. #lpspride #musiceducation #bandbash #somuchfun #makingmemories

LHS COLLEGE FAIR 2022

RED RIBBON WEEK

Day 2-PUT A CAP ON DRUGS- wear a hat! Thanks to all who shared pics! #lpspride

RED RIBBON WEEK

Feeling all the feels today as the district celebrated Wear Red Day for our kick-off of Red Ribbon Week. #redribbonweek #WearRedDay #lpspride

LHS SENIOR DAY BOYS SOCCER!

LHS BREAKING NEWS FROM Mrs. Nemeth...

The LHS boys soccer won today against Leominster 1-0 on SENIOR DAY! The team is power-ranked #1 in the state! #highschoolsoccer #rankednumberone #lpspride #ludlowlions

CLASS TENT WARS

When the photographer says “cheese” and you all nail it Class Tent Wars at the LHS Homecoming Football Game. Seniors created a backyard theme serving mac and cheese, pickles, pizza and tacos. Juniors created a Christmas morning theme complete with pancakes, hot chocolate, and a fire! The sophomore class created a western theme serving root beer floats. The freshmen class created an 80's dance party with a photo booth and lots of candy!

*Thanks for sharing the pics Mrs. Nemeth! #tentwars #homecoming #FridayNightFootball

AND THE WINNER IS...

The LHS sophomore class was the winner of the Friday Night Football CLASS TUG OF WAR!

Thanks for the pic Mrs. Nemeth! #FridayNightFootball #tugofwar #makingmemories #footballfun #lpspride

FIELD TRIP FUN AT SILVER BELL FARM

East Street Kindergarten students couldn't have picked a more perfect day for a field trip to Silver Bell Farm in Monson. Thanks to the teachers who shared pics! #fieldtrip #kindergarten #RingTheBell

BAIRD MIDDLE SCHOOL- BE ALL IN!

BMS September Students of Character certificates were awarded this morning. #studentsuccess #middleschool #lpspride #Congratulationssssss

HAPPINESS IS GUARANTEED AT THE SCHOOL LIBRARY!

Thanks for sharing the pics of your 4th-grade students at HBES Mrs. Burstein. #library #pickupabook #lpspride #readmorebooks

BLOWING THE ROOF OFF ST MATH!

Mrs. Jacquier's class at East Street School reached the school-wide goal to achieve 20% progress on ST Math by the end of October. They were the first class in the school to reach this milestone. #wahoo AND #Congratulations

Principal Welch and Math Specialist Elizabeth Vanderscoff surprised them with a golden Jiji trophy and ST Math bracelets. MIND Research Institute #lpspride #welovemath #waytogo #mathematics

BONJOUR!

As a culmination of their Francophone Louisiana unit Madame Cook's LHS Honors French 4 students enjoyed some specially made beignets and Café du Monde coffee from New Orleans. Laissez les bon temps rouler! #frenchclass #lpspride #honorstudent #beignets #highschool

SENIOR DAY LHS GIRLS SOCCER

Thanks for sharing the pics Mrs. Nemeth. #lpspride #ludlowlions #girlssoccer #Congratulations

EAST STREET SCHOOL CREATING WELCOMING CLASSROOMS

There is something achingly sweet speaking to kindergarten and 1st-grade students about all the things that brighten their school day. Click HERE to learn what are some of Silas, Michael, Leah, Charlotte, and Lillian's favorite things about being a student at East Street School. #weloveourschool #lpspride #lovethosesmiles

BMS OVERFLOWING WITH PAWS-itivity!

The incredible sense of community and belonging displayed during the first PAWS Event at BMS was AMAZING! Students were able to select and attend one special activity on the first early release day including, painting school murals, playing flag football, dodgeball, board games, karaoke, etc. Sharing a few pics from the mural painting and board game fun! #lpspride #positivevibes #communityengagement #middleschool

LHS SENIOR NIGHT GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Thanks for sharing the pic Mrs. Nemeth. #lpspride #ludlowlions #volleyball #Congratulations

BRINGING LEARNING OUTSIDE!

Sometimes the greatest adventures are right at your school!

On Friday we stopped to observe HBES Student Adjustment Counselor Ashley Antoine presenting a lesson to 3rd-grade students utilizing the outdoor space at the school. #studentengagement #lpspride #schoollife #outside

DELICIOUS ICE CREAM CONE PAINTINGS AT EAST STREET SCHOOL!

Kindergarten students in Gloria Walker's Art Class at East Street School painted some "delicious" looking ice cream cones!

Ms. Walker explained- Monochromatic colors are made by lightening or darkening a color. Specifically, students painted tints by experimenting with adding white to a chosen color and following a logical order. #artclass #kindergarten #paintingart #fun #lpspride

OUTDOOR LEARNING AT BAIRD MIDDLE SCHOOL

Recently the Baird Middle School IAP classroom took advantage of the nice weather to bring learning about living and nonliving things from the classroom to the outdoors. #reallifelearning #learningoutdoors #lpspride

Thanks for sharing the pics Ms. Hervieux.

BUS SAFETY AT EAST STREET SCHOOL

What safe behavior on a bus looks like was the question of the day at East Street School! 👍🦁🚌

Principal Welch and Mrs. Ricardi supported students practice bus safety skills by pre-teaching expectations, role-playing and practicing safe behaviors.

A shout out to all of our bus drivers who have the very important job of getting our students to school and home safely- THANK YOU! #schoolbussafety #busdrivers #questionoftheday #lpspride

Thanks for sharing the pics Mrs. Ricardi.

THANK YOU LUDLOW FIRE DEPARTMENT!

Sending our thanks to the Ludlow Fire Department for bringing the fire safety program to our youngest students at East Street School. #thankyou #firefighter #fireawareness Many thanks to the teachers who shared these adorable pics!

CHECK OUT THE LEARNING HAPPENING IN ROOM 122 AT HBES

Learning was in high gear when we recently visited Miss Tresch's classroom at HBES. Thanks for the invitation and the warm welcome! #lpspride #alwayslearning #elementaryschool #icandoit

ST MATH AT HBES - IT ALL ADDS UP!

Yes. Just YES!

We spoke to students and staff at HBES about the ST Math software that is used to supplement the math curriculum and improve overall math skills. To read our students' thoughts and be totally impressed click HERE. #math #lpspride #elementaryschool #mathisfun

LHS HONORS BIOLOGY CLASS EXPLORES THE ECOSYSTEM

Question- "Hoooo" performed an Owl Pellet Dissection?

Answer- LHS Honors Biology students in Mrs. Sands' class as an introductory exploratory lab for the Ecology Unit.

Students were asked "How do organisms affect one another's survival?" and to think about how energy flows through an ecosystem. They had to determine how many organisms were consumed within a day and how much energy needs to be available to support one owl in a month's time. Bones were extracted from the pellet and identified.

Thank you for the info and pics Mrs. Sands! #lpspride #ecology #biologylab #highschool #owldissection

BUTTERFLY SMILES!

HBES 4th grade teacher Mrs. Burstein was soaring with butterfly smiles when two of her students- Vanessa & Brooklyn- arrived wearing butterfly t-shirts making for a TRIO #twinning kind of day!

*Thank you for sharing the pics Mrs. Burstein- AKA- the ultimate monarch lover! #butterflies #monarchbutterflies #butterflysmiles #lpspride

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!

Superintendent Tiano is excited to attend his first LHS football game tonight! Gooooo Lions! #footballseason #lpspride #LHSlions

PERFORMING IN THE BIG E PARADE ON MASSACHUSETTS DAY!

This happened at the #BigE and it was quite spectacular! #paradeday #highschoolband #highschoolcheer #lpspride #marchingband

*Thanks for the pics Mrs. Nemeth.

GRAPHING WITH SKITTLES!

BMS students in the Science Skills Lab were met with an explosion of fun and color when #skittles were introduced to the hands-on lesson about graphing! #learningisfun #middleschool #scienceiscool #graphing #lpspride

*Thanks to co-teachers Mrs. Hutchinson & Mrs. Sicard for sharing the pics! 👍🦁

BIG E FUN!

So many smiles were shared when the LHS Life Skills Class enjoyed a day of fun and friendship at the Big E! *Thanks for sharing the pics Ms. Rubin!

"BOOKS BUILD A STAIRWAY TO YOUR IMAGINATION." Author Unknown

We recently "caught" HBES 3rd-grade students enjoying some independent reading. Keep climbing that stairway to your imagination! #lpspride #readingtime #3rdgraderocks #welovetoread #somanybooks #imagination

EXPECTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

We recently stopped by Mrs. DeLullo's 6th grade Baird Middle School English class. There were a lot of thoughtful conversations about class expectations and responsibilities as the newest members of the BMS family. #middleschool #englishteacher #lpspride #expectations #learning

THANK YOU!

Sending our thanks to LUSO Federal Credit Union for their continued support and partnership to enhance the lives of our LPS students and staff.

Today they were at HBES for school banking. #lpspride #SchoolBanking #bankingskills #savingmoney #responsibility

REMEMBERING 911

9.11.2001 - We Will Never Forget the people who lost their lives and all of those affected 21 years ago today on 9/11/2001.

HBES 5th grade students in Mrs. Rogowski & Mrs. Cookish's ELA classes took time on Friday to discuss 9/11 and write letters to local heroes and helpers thanking them for their service to our community. #thankyou #neverforget911 #911anniversary #worldtradecenter

*Thanks for sharing the pics, Mrs. Rogowski.

Stronger Together!

BMS 7th grade Exploratory STEM students in Mrs. Goncalves's class worked together in Engineering Teams with a goal to design and build a tall tower that would withstand the strength of a simulated hurricane. #building #workingtogether #HurricaneStrong #STEM #lpspride

*Thanks for sharing the pics, Mrs. Walas.

WELCOME TO EAST STREET SCHOOL

To say we were extremely excited to welcome our youngest students (K & PreK) to East Street School today is an understatement! The smiles, excitement, and positive vibes were overflowing! #itwasagoodday #lpspride #welcometoschool #excitedtoseeyou

SWEET SMILES

Nothing sweeter than that 1st day with your preschool students SMILES!! Thanks for sharing Mrs. Rego and Mrs. Carver! Have a great year! #preschoolteacher #lpspride #loveourstudents #itwasagoodday

THANK YOU SCHOOL SECRETARIES!

As we begin our 2nd week of school tomorrow we wanted to take a minute to recognize our amazing school secretaries who always go the extra mile in a job that pulls them in a million directions. THANK YOU! #SchoolSecretaries #thankyou #lpspride

TEAM BUILDING--> 5TH GRADE STYLE!

HBES students in Mrs. Rogowski and Mrs. Cookish's classroom worked together to achieve a common goal while improving communication, motivation, and learning about perseverance! #teambuildingactivities #workingtogether #success #newschoolyear #welove5thgrade #lpspride #fun

*Thanks for the pics Mrs. Rogowski!

BMS TEAM BUILDING FUN!

Day 3 at BMS- Team Building activities in Mrs. O'Keefe's social studies classes = #cooperation #fun #gettingtoknoweachother #collaborators Bring on Days 4-177! #lpspride Thanks for sharing the pics, Mrs. O'Keefe!

LHS TEAM BUILDING WITH MARSHMALLOWS AND CLASSMATES!

No campfire but lots of fun with classmates and marshmallows as the new school year began in Mrs. Bernad's Family Consumer Science classes at LHS. Student teams rallied to build the tallest tower using marshmallows and sticks. #teambuilding #backtoschool #lpspride #lhsfun

*Thanks for sharing the pics Mrs. Bernard!

NEW TEACHER/STAFF ORIENTATION BRINGS LHS GRADUATES BACK ‘HOME’

When speaking with some of this year’s new hires, a common thread was running through the patchwork of experiences for three staff. Each is a proud Ludlow High School graduate and incredibly excited to return to the district that gave them their educational foundation. Click HERE to read the article that discusses the two-day orientation offered to new hires and also introduces you to Emily Conroy, LHS Class of 2017- Nate Zucco, LHS Class of 2016- and Jennifer (Simao) Donovan, LHS Class of 2008- and their journey back to the Ludlow Public Schools.

THANK YOU LUDLOW PD

Sending many thanks on our first day of school- and every day- to the Ludlow Police Department, MA for keeping our students and staff safe. #thankyou #keepingussafe #weappreciateyou #lpspride

*Photo- HBES Principal Nikki Reed, LT Detective Kornacki, School Resource Officer Goodrow, Detective Stokowski & HBES Asst. Principal Mary Dobek.

WELCOME BACK BMS-HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Ending our 1st day with some pics from BMS where the staff and students are REENERGIZED and READY to make this the best year ever! #lpspride #welcomeback #HappyNewYear #sohappytoseeyou Thanks for sharing the pics, Mrs. Knowles!

WELCOME BACK! 1st DAY OF SCHOOL AT LHS 2022-23!

HBES OPEN HOUSE 2022-23

WELCOME TO MIDDLE SCHOOL

WELCOME TO BMS! Tonight’s 6th-grade orientation was the perfect combination of a welcoming, informative, and fun night for our students and families. Thank you, Mrs. Knowles, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Herring, and Mrs. Jorge- it was a home run! #backtoschool #lpspride #middleschool

ENSURING A SMOOTH START TO THE SCHOOL YEAR

We know it's one step closer to opening day when our Admin Team and the administrative assistants gather to review updates to district initiatives, the Student Information Management System, etc. before the first bell rings on August 31st! #backtoschool #alwayslearning #lpspride #gettingcloser

WELCOME TO LPS

Two ​AMAZING facts from today's new LPS Staff​​​ Orientation -> 1. We have seventeen AMAZING new staff members joining our district​ AND 2. We have AMAZING veteran staff members who will be supporting the new hires as they begin their tenure in our district. #welcometoLPS #gladyourehere #goodluck #LPSPride

LHS STUDENTS ATTEND DRUM MAJOR ACADEMY

We sharing news about our very talented students who strive to be the best they can be!

LHS student/musicians Rory DiVenuto (grade 12) and Felicia Pacheco (grade 11) recently attended this year's Drum Major Academy at Westfield State University.

According to Kevin McAvoy, LHS Director of Bands, Rory and Felicia took part in leadership and team-building workshops along with drum major command training skills which they will bring back to LHS as the drum majors for the 2202-23 school year. The cost to attend was covered by the LHS Band Parent Association (insert a HUGE THANK YOU!). #music #highschoolband #alwayslearning #LPSpride #drummajor #LPSmusic #lovethosesmiles

#LPSPRIDE

This happened today (7/23/22) and it made us very proud. LPS staff supporting the Nash family of East Longmeadow at today’s Nash Dash 5K Run/walk. #lpspride #supporting #NashDash5K #ludlowstrong

2022 CFCE Grant Presentation

Copy of CFCE Grant- Pathways for Parents 2022

*Presented to the LPS School Committee on 7/19/2022.

LPS Veteran Principal Melissa Knowles Tapped to Lead Baird Middle School

Melissa Knowles has officially entered the building as the new Principal of Baird Middle School! Please join us in congratulating her! To learn more about Mrs. Knowles and some of her plans as she begins her role as the BMS Principal click here. #middleschoolprincipal #Congratulations #lpspride #newbeginnings

WELCOME SUPERINTENDENT TIANO

PEOPLE IN GALAXIES FAR AND NEAR - and right here in Ludlow- are excited to welcome our new Superintendent- Dr. Frank Tiano!

#welcome #newsuperintendentforludlow #lpspride