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.

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

COVID-19 Health & Safety Procedures

3/04/2022- NEW/UPDATED MASK POLICY

1/4/2022- EXPOSED/CLOSE CONTACT GUIDELINES

1/4/2022- POSITIVE COVID TEST GUIDELINES

1/5/2022- COVID TRACING INFORMATION

8/26/2021- 2021-2022 COVID-19HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION


8/26/2021- REQUIREMENT REGARDING MASK-WEARING


Click HERE to access the LPS Health Services website where you will find additional information and helpful links regarding COVID-19.

ZOO AT FOREST PARK FUN

What makes a perfect day? When our East Street first-graders attend a field trip to meet some of the cutest animals at ZOO in Forest Park and Education Center! #fieldtrip #firstgraderocks #lpspride #makingmemoriestogether #learningisfun

CLASS OF 2022 OFFICIALLY LHS GRADUATES

Our PRIDE is bursting as we introduce the latest LHS graduates! Wishing you each a life filled with success and happiness. #graduation2022 #lpspride #movingon #goodluck *A special thank you to Mrs. Sullivan (HBES Secretary) for sharing the awesome pic!

HARRIS BROOK COMMUNITY TOURS SCHEDULED

Ohhhhh it's happening and we're very excited!

The Harris Brook Elementary School community cordially invites you to attend their scheduled community tour on June 11th.

Guided tours will be given by the 5th grade HBES Outreach students at the following times- 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 12:30 pm.

Please contact HBES directly with any questions or concerns. #CommunityTour #lpspride #HopeYouCanMakeIt

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!

Last week the backfield of East Street School was transformed into a learning field filled with a variety of vehicles for our students to explore as they began their journey of learning about different modes of transportation. To learn more click HERE. #transportation #learningisfun #lpspride #thankyou

Staff and students want to thank the companies/organizations that donated their time to make this a successful event.

Ludlow Police and Fire Departments

Massachusetts State Police

LUSO Federal Credit Union

Westfield Technical Academy

Action Remodeling

Universal Electric

United States Post Office (Wilbraham Branch)

Crazy Arepas Food Truck

M. Santos Excavation

Ludlow Elementary Schools PTO

LPVCTEC APRIL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STOP AND CHECK OUT THE LHS LPVCTEC APRIL 2022 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!

Way to go Connor Cavanaugh & Elizabeth Robarge!

Congratulations on receiving this prestigious honor in your respective programs of study. For the full information click here.

#Congratulations #vocationaleducation #lhspride

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

SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY

Harris Brook Elementary School celebrating their very appreciated SUPER HEROS today! THANK YOU for all you do each and every day. #thankyou #schoollunches #YouAreAppreciated #schoollunchheroes

Thanks for sharing the pics Mrs. Sullivan.

*And give yourself a pat on the back if you noticed our soon-to-be LPS Superintendent, Dr. Frank Tiano, who was visiting HBES today and joined in on the celebration!

LHS SENIOR BULLETIN BOARD

We don't want to brag or anything but this senior bulletin board is simply the best!

Today members of the LHS Class of 2022 were invited to stop by and gather their worry stones to take with them as they begin their next chapter in life.

Many thanks to Mrs. Mathisen for creating this special memory as a reminder to the soon-to-be graduates not to stress too much, you got this, enjoy life, and be who you are meant to be. #seniorlife #lpspride #wishingyouthebest #graduation2022 #LHSClassof2022 #yourfutureisbright

STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

And the LPS PRIDE just keeps on shining!

LHS students Fiona Elliott (senior) and Matt Favata (junior) were recognized this past Friday by the District Attorney’s Office for their work on the Hampden County Youth Advisory Board. Congrats Fiona and Matt! #soproudofyou #lhspride

DASILVA Receives MSSADA District 1 Service Award

This news makes our hearts explode...

Eddie DaSilva the long-time volunteer timekeeper for the Ludlow boys’ and girls’ soccer teams has been selected by the Massachusetts Secondary School Athletic Directors Association as this year’s District 1 Joao Rodrigues Distinguished Service Award recipient.

Eddie has been a dedicated volunteer to the Ludlow youth sports community for approximately 30 years, serving as scorekeeper, timekeeper, and team manager including the Ludlow High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams.

Please join us in congratulating Eddie for receiving this well-deserved award! Click here to read the full article.

SENIOR NIGHT FOR LHS STUDENT-ATHLETES

LHS Girls and Boys Track student-athletes celebrated Senior Day. #Congrats #keeponrunning #sweetmemories #lhspride #graduatingsoon

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.

A special shout out to the 3 runners who crossed the finish line at the head of the pack- 1st place David Lipson-> 2nd place Matthew Dent-> 3rd place Jhon Wielblad. Additional photos on the LPS Facebook page.

ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Well, this news certainly made our Friday FABULOUS!

CONGRATS to LHS Senior Hayden Potorski for getting it done on the court and in the classroom and being named to the MBCA Boys’ Division 2 All-Academic Team! We are SO PROUD of your accomplishments! #waytogo #basketballplayer #lpspride

BMS STUDENT TEACHER INSPIRING A LOVE OF MATH

Just a little something to make this rainy Tuesday shine!

Springfield College student teacher Michael Broder refining his teaching skills during a 6th-grade geometry class focusing on volume and surface area. His cooperating teacher Baird Middle School math teacher, Amy Walsh said- "Michael is going to be an amazing math teacher- he's a natural- and the kids love him!" We wish you the best of luck, Mr. Broder! #studentteaching #middleschoolmath #furtureteacher

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN!!

If you are a Ludlow resident and have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022, they are eligible to enter our kindergarten program in the fall of 2022.

In order to prepare for this exciting event, we invite you to register your child online by clicking here.

Completing the registration process before June 1st will ensure your child is enrolled for the start of the 2022-23 school year.

If your child is currently attending the East Street School Preschool Program and ready to enter kindergarten you are NOT required to register your child for Kindergarten. If you are planning to enroll your child in a private kindergarten, please notify us via the following email address - registration@ludlowps.org

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.

According to their website ( MICCA) is dedicated to the study and performance of instrumental and choral music in the public schools of Massachusetts. The MICCA Concert Festival encourages the improvement of an ensemble's musical standards by providing musical adjudication by highly qualified adjudicators.

LHS Band Director Kevin McAvoy explained that the festival is held each year during the first weekend in April in multiple schools across the state of Massachusetts. The LHS band performed three pieces with a difficulty rating of three (out of six) for a panel of judges from across the region.

The LHS band performed amazingly well and received a silver rating medal (following a rubric) for their performance.

HBES COIN CHALLENGE COLLECTS OVER $3,000 TO SUPPORT

LUDLOW UKRAINIAN CHURCH

This is over-the-top FANTASTIC!

HBES students raised $3,054.06 to donate to the Catholic Ukrainian Church in Ludlow by participating in a coin challenge at their school. The pastor of the church Fr. Andriy Krip and his family came to HBES last Friday to accept this very generous donation that will help pay for the cost of shipping supplies to Ukraine. To read the full article click HERE.

SPECIAL BENCH BROUGHT TO HBES

HBES Co-Principals Niki Reed and Melissa Knowles were all smiles when the bench in memory of Gus Adamopoulos was delivered to its new location at HBES from the former Veterans Park Elementary School. #rememberinggus #LPSPride #Bekindalways

APRIL 2, 2022 WORLD AUTISM DAY

Room 117 at East Street School shows their support today and every day. #autismawareness #autism #autismacceptance

EAST STREET SCHOOL STORYBOOK CHARACTER DAY

WARNING- Be Prepared to SMILE!

The imagination of students and staff at East Street School were literally jumping out of books today celebrating Storybook Character Day in honor of National Reading Month.

BEST BUDDIES MONTH CELEBRATED

The LHS Chapter of #BestBuddies doing what they do BEST- having fun with friends playing basketball, designing AMAZING t-shirts, and creating a sign letting everyone know March is #BestBuddiesMonth! #goodfriends #lpspride #BFF #havingfuntogether

LUDLOW AND MONSON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS MAKING CONNECTIONS

AND FOSTERING FRIENDSHIPS


All. Of. This. AND MORE!

Ludlow High School and Monson High School Transitions Students are making meaningful connections and fostering friendships. Kyle Goncalves (LHS student) and Collin Medeiros (MHS student) spoke about their special friendship during a recent luncheon hosted by LHS students for their peers at MHS. Click here to read the full article. #friends #lhspride #goodtimes #makingmemories

LHS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY - 2022 INDUCTEES

Forty-two Ludlow High School students who have exemplified academic excellence, leadership, fellowship, and service were inducted into the Ludlow High School Chapter of the National Honor Society during a ceremony held on March 23rd. The full article can be read by clicking here.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Seniors

Trista Auclair, Nicole Audet, Michael Gilrein, Kacie Goncalves, Liliana Goncalves, Rae Yeong Kim, Hanna Park, Hunter Proulx, Isabella Provost, Sofia Ribeiro, Jessica Yoingco

Juniors

Maggie Ayers, Kayla Bourcier, Mia Bradway, Shealee Cavanaugh, Julia Colson, Benjamin Corbin, Abigail Cruz, Ryan Cruz, Rory DiVenuto, Matthew Favata, Isabella Fernandes, Olivia Fournier, Kylie Gauvin, Antonio Goncalves, Gabrielle Gonsalves, Aleena Iodlovskaya, India Iwaniec, Kiley Lariviere, Riley Londraville, Kaylee Lyman, Andrew Lynch, Anthony Martins, Julia Mateus, Matthew Mendez, Jadyn Neiford, Madelyn Ogorzalek, Nina Palmer, Ella Roy, Drew Smith, Taylor Walsh, Kate Wyllie

BMS WELLNESS ROOM MOVING AND MOTIVATING STUDENTS AND STAFF

The BMS Wellness Room has quickly become a favorite physical education rotation for students. 7th grader William Hughes said “I like that we can rotate to different stations. We pretty much sit still in our other classes, so it’s nice to come here and move.”

Check out what other students are saying and learn more about how this room came to fruition by reading the full article. #wellnessroom #stayhealthyandfit #getmoving #heathlylifestyle #WeAreBaird #lpspride

LPVCTEC FEBRUARY 2022 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

WAY TO GO ! Joshua Kosnicki, Benjamin Santos, Corbyn Beal, Triston Silveira, Catia Chaves, Laila Dixon, and Ronald Schneider! Sending our congratulations to the LHS students who received this prestigious honor in their respective programs of study.👍🦁 Click HERE for the full information. #Congratulations #vocationaleducation #lhspride

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!

Special thanks to Mrs. Benard and Mrs. Santos-Pontes for their energy and support to make this special night for our seniors come to fruition. #makingmemories #seniors2022 #ravereviews #somuchfun #StrongerTogether #LHSClassof2022

CONGRATULATIONS... AGAIN!

10/08/22-Tonight the School Committee proudly recognized and congratulated the LPS 2022 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients.

East Street School 1st-grade Teacher Stephanie Giannakopoulos

Harris Brook Elementary School Adjustment Counselor Amy Smith

BMS Specialized Individualized Program Teacher Arlene Desforges

LHS Special Education Inclusion Teacher Heather Pighetti

*Pictured with their respective Principals and LPS Director of Special Education. #StrongerTogether #EverydayHeroes #lpspride

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

CELEBRATING MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH!

In honor of this important celebration, we are sharing pics from Ms. Sousa's band class at Harris Brook Elementary School. #band #lpsrpide #musicinschools

T-R-A-D-I-T-I-O-N!

The LHS Class of 2022 invites you to their "Interim" SENIOR SHOW!

Performances- Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th

Location- LHS auditorium

Doors open at 6:00PM

Show starts at PROMPTLY at 6:30PM

VIP seating $16

General Admission seating $11

Concessions and candy grams will be available

Purchase tickets by clicking HERE

Any questions please email Ms. Bernard at a_bernard@ludlowps.org

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

WAY TO GO Justin Clemons, Alexios Kalita, Brendan White, Connor Cavanaugh, Ashley Miller, Savannah Switzer, Cameron Clarke! Sending our congratulations to the LHS students who received this prestigious honor in their respective programs of study.👍🦁 Click HERE for the full information. #Congratulations #vocationaleducation #lhspride

STICK TO READING

Harris Brook Elementary School is partnering with the Springfield Thunderbirds by participating in their STICK TO READING program for the 21- 22 season.

The program kicked off with a visit from their mascot Boomer who greeted students as they arrived at school. Boomer dropped off reading logs and stopped for pictures! Students will have 6-weeks to read lots of great books and complete their log. Each student who completes their reading log will receive a certificate and ticket to attend a game compliments of the Springfield Thunderbirds. #readingchallenge #Hockey #thankyou #lpspride

LHS STUDENT-ATHLETES SOFIA TULIK & ELENA CHAPLIN HEADING TO THE 2022 NEW BALANCE NATIONALS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP

HOT OF THE PRESS... LHS student-athletes Sofia Tulik (senior) and Elena Chaplin (sophomore) are heading to the 2022 New Balance Nationals Indoor Championship! YESSSSSS-- the NATIONALS and we are so proud of them as is their coach Brian Walsh and athletic trainers Lynsey Pescetta and Morgan Foye.

Sofia will be competing in the 2-mile race and Elena in the shot put event. Click here to learn more about their road to success and their hopes and dreams. #lpspride 🦁#indoortrackandfield #GoodLuck #goingtonationals

2022 PIONEER VALLEY EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS ANNOUNCED

This year we are PROUD to share the names of four outstanding teachers who deserve this prestigious recognition.

East Street School 1st-grade Teacher Stephanie Giannakopoulos

Harris Brook Elementary School Adjustment Counselor Amy Smith

BMS Specialized Individualized Program Teacher Arlene Desforges

LHS Special Education Inclusion Teacher Heather Pighetti

CONGRATULATIONS to each of these very deserving teachers!

LHS PHYSICS TEACHER BRIAN WALSH RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS

PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE TEACHER AWARD

We kind of love this... no actually we really love this... CONGRATULATIONS to LHS Physics teacher Brian Walsh on receiving a Mass Insight Education & Research 2022 Partners in Excellence Teacher Award for his exemplary teaching. Mr. Walsh is pictured with his current LHS AP Physics students. To read the full article click HERE. #physics #Congratulations #teacherlife #lpspride

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!

A special shout out to Caitlyn Day (freshman, soprano) who ranked first in her room with a perfect 95/95, and Riley Londraville (junior, alto) who ranked second in her room effectively placed her in the top four! #Congratulations #lhspride #music

To read the full article click HERE.

Photo- L-R-> Jacob Garcia, Alina Banas, Abigail Letourneau, Riley Londraville, Caitlyn Day, Angela Falcetti, Ava Kochanowicz

GENEROUS HEARTS AT LHS HELP OTHERS!

12/28/2021 LHS staff generously donated coats for the Springfield Rescue Mission and toys for Toys for Tots as part of the LHS Portuguese Cub holiday drive to help others. #thankyou #lpspride #kindnessmatters #HappyHolidays

TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING...

12/21/2021 Thanks to the generosity of the HBES staff, their 1st annual Giving Tree will bring smiles to many children this holiday season. A special shout out to HBES Lead Secretary Mrs. Sullivan who organized this event. ^Pics from the wrapping party.

#kindnessmatters #givingtree #lpspride #gifts #happyholidays

LHS DECISION DAY 2021- CONGRATULATIONS!

HOLIDAY THEMED CLASSROOM DOORS

12/20/2021 It was a MAGICAL MONDAY at East Street School today! Classroom doors were decorated with a variety of holiday themes and as Principal Welch proudly exclaimed--> Each door is creative, fun, and absolutely amazing! #happyholidays #fun #creative #amazing

BARBARA DALEY RETIRES AFTER 31 YEARS OF TEACHING 3rd GRADE

12/19/2021 KICKBACK, RELAX and ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT is our message to 3rd-grade teacher Barb Daley as she begins her final week of teaching. After 31 years of being in front of the classroom, she will close her door one final time on Thursday afternoon. Extending our congratulations and thanks to Ms. Daley for supporting the education of so many LPS students. To read an article about her career that includes thoughts from retired Chapin Street principal Henry Casagrande who hired Daley and two former students click HERE. #happyretirement #31yearsofteaching #lpspride #nomorealarmclock #WEWILLMISSYOU

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

12/11/2021 Members of the Hampden District Attorney Community Safety & Outreach Program recently spoke to Baird Middle School students about real-life circumstances surrounding the use of social media. Thank you Ludlow CARES Coalition for your support in making this happen. Click here to read the full article. #staysafe #socialmedia #WeAreBaird

MONDAY MATH MILESTONE!

12/6/21 According to Mrs. Vanderscoff- a very proud East Street School Math Specialist- today Mrs. Keane's kindergarten class was the FIRST class to reach an AMAZING milestone of solving 10,000- yes TEN THOUSAND- puzzles on STMath -celebrating with a Penguin Party. Each student was presented with a medal, and they completed a Jiji hat and played a matching game with characters from STMath. #congratulations #lpspride #math #kindergartenlife

LPVCTEC NOVEMBER 2021 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

12/4/21 Sending our congratulations to the three LHS students who received this prestigious honor in their respective program of study- Justin Clemons, Arya (Sam) Gardner & Michael Longo Click here for the full article.. #congratulations #lhspride #vocationaleducation

DOODLING INTO THE WEEKEND!

12/3/21 Harris Brook Elementary School students in Mrs. Hardick's art classes are learning all about doodling and we think you'll agree they are wondrous, whimsical, creative, unique and fun! #doodlefun #artworkoftheday #lpspride #artclass

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.

If you have not yet registered your child for the 2nd dose, please register here: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/yankeeline

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

STAFF T-SHIRTS RECEIVE AN A+

11/26/21 The East Street School staff t-shirts have officially entered the building... and we love them! #bekind #TeamEast #weareone #kindnessmatters #wehavethebeststaff #lpspride

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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!

11/23/2021 Winston, a 16 months old Labrador Retriever, and his partner Amherst Police Officer William Laramee work together as the department's community outreach team spending much of their day in the community making positive connections. Today they were making several students and staff smile as they roamed the hallway of BMS visiting each classroom. #thankyou Winston and Officer Laramee #comfortdogs #welovethis #WeAreBaird #dogs

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

SECOND GRADE SUPERSTARS

11/22/21Busy learning and having fun at Harris Brook Elementary School. #2ndgrade #schoollife #lpspride

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!

2021 PATRIOT'S PEN (BMS)

1st- Chole G. Liszka Advances to the district level competition where her essay will compete with students from across Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties.

2nd-Sophia A. Alvaro

3rd- Mason Little

4th- Natalia E. Hoolihan

5th- Benjamin Goodreau

6th-10th in no particular order

Victoria A Davidson

Katherine M. Anselmo

Colin McClintock

Faith E. Keroack

Emma M. Henning

2021 VOICE OF DEMOCRACY (LHS)

1st- Aaron Picard -Advances to the district level competition where his essay will compete with students from across Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties.

2nd - Inoakamma Agozino

3rd - Fiona G. Elliot

2021 CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION AWARD

Caitlin Clemons, BMS Special Education Teacher

Many thanks to Ludlow Director of Veterans Services Eric Segundo for the information and BMS English teacher Tina Gilbert for the photos.

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

THANK YOU VETERANS

11/11/21 In preparation of Veterans Day kindergarten students in Ms. Vitorino's class at East Street School explored the different branches of the military. #happyveteransday #alwayslearning

HAPPY 50th DAY OF SCHOOL

11/10/2021- And just like that our kindergarten students at East Street School celebrated their 50th day in school.... Hip Hip Hooooooooray! #50thdayofschool #kindergartenlife #socute

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER INSPIRES BMS STUDENTS TO ALWAYS FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS AND FIND THEIR HAPPY PLACE IN THE WORLD

11/09/2021- Never give up and always, ALWAYS follow your dreams was the overarching message shared by master chainsaw sculptor “The Machine” Jesse Green during his very personal, unique and inspiring motivational presentation to Baird Middle School students and staff on November 5th. During the forty minute one man multimedia presentation - Chainsaws, Cheeseburgers and Rock n’ Roll- Green told his personal life story by highlighting his struggles, failures and priceless lessons learned along the way with the perfect balance of humor and honesty. Click here to read the full article.

#nevergiveuponyourdreams #nevergiveuponyourself #findyourhappyplace

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!

Barbara Bourdeau, a retired East Street Kindergarten paraprofessional, donated pumpkins to her granddaughter's (Alexis Legere) AM preschool class and ALSO spread her kindness with a donation to the PM class.

Pre-K teacher Krystal Cortinhas-Rego said each student picked a pumpkin to paint, decorate and bring home to enjoy. THANK YOU sooooooooooooo very much Mrs. Bourdeau! #spreadingkindness #thankyou

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.

BEST BUDDIES HALLOWEEN BASH!

10/29/2021- The LHS Best Buddies Chapter recently had a SPOOKTACULAR time celebrating at their annual Halloween bash! #happyhalloween #ghostsandgoblins #loveyourcostumes

#RED RIBBON WEEK 2021

10/25/2021- Students and staff from across the district kicked off #redribbonweek wearing red with #LPSPride! #DrugFreeLooksLikeMe

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.


This is an indoor event- please note that masks will be required and a limited number of people will be allowed into the building at one time.

You MUST TAKE AWAY the item(s) you want on that day- we can not hold any item(s).

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....

Click here for the full article. #bricktoremember #joyatchapin

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.

DID YOU HEAR???

The LPS Tech Dept has been unboxing and preparing 650 HP Chromebooks for students!! WOOT WOOT!!!! #Chromebooksforstudents #lpspride #technology

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.

Due to ongoing construction with the second driveway and parking lot the capacity for this event was limited. Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Knowles are looking forward to hosting a public open house to welcome families and community members to tour Harris Brook when the construction is finalized.

We welcome you to read their thoughtful reflections about opening the doors of our newest school to students and staff by clicking here.

CUTEST SURPRISE VISITOR... EVER!

Ludlow High School students in the Child and Family Development Class have been learning about infant care by practicing using a car seat, burping, swaddling, feeding, etc.

The highlight today was a surprise Google Meet visit from LHS's newest mom- Guidance Counselor Emily Connelly and her adorable baby daughter Lennon Rose. Mrs. Connelly talked about a day in the life of Lennon Rose and answered questions from students. #ChildandFamilyDevelopment #surprisevisit #babies #lhspride

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.

Hopefully this is enough time for all parents/guardians of young children to change their daycare arrangements and prepare for a full day of school on Nov. 2nd and no school on Nov. 3rd.

In the elementary schools the 1/2 day dismissals will now be Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, Thursday Nov. 4th and Friday, Nov. 5th. Thank you for your understanding.

The updated calendar can be viewed here.

CONGRATULATIONS SOFIA

CONGRATULATIONS Sofia Tulik on your 3rd place finish yesterday with a time of 19:41 at the Amherst Cross Country Invitational at Hampshire College. Pictured with LHS Girls Cross Country Head Coach- Amy Walsh. #lpspride #waytogo

DYNAMIC DUOS!

During the recent staff orientation we realized the LPS is lucky to have some amazing couples working in the district and what better day to highlight these very hardworking, dedicated twosomes than on Labor Day! #workingtogether #lpspride #dynamicduo #laborday #nowyouknow

9/11 OBSERVERANCE - 20th ANNIVERSARY

In observation of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, LHS students Riley Londraville and Jack Favata dropped off breakfast at the Ludlow Police & Fire Complex, along with a heartfelt note. Riley also helped with the LHS moment of silence to remember the lives lost and reminding everyone to do something kind for others this weekend.#NeverForget #lionspride #strongertogether #project351 #lpspride #ludlowlion

LHS CHEERLEADERS HOST SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR FOOTBALL TEAM

SCORE! The LHS Football Team scored a win last night when the LHS cheerleaders, with the help of their new coach- LHS Family Consumer Science Teacher- Ms. Bernard, hosted a spaghetti dinner for them before tonight's home game against Quaboag Regional Middle High School. #supportingourfootballteam #ludlowlions #lhspride #spreadingkindness #spaghettidinner #lhscheerleadersrock #thankyou

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

Giannakopoulos, Kinne, Liszka

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.

Two of this year’s protégés- Julia Liszka and Stephanie Giannakopoulos - began their careers as paraprofessionals at East Street School and this year are reunited as newly hired full-time teachers at the school where they first met.

Liszka will be an ELL teacher and Giannakopoulos a kindergarten inclusion teacher.

Liszka will be mentored by East Street ELL teacher, Kerri Kinne.

To read the full article click HERE.

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??????

The Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors' Association (MSSADA) named Ludlow High School Director of Athletics, Tim Brillo, the 2019-2020 District Athletic Director of the Year for the Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference (PVIAC). Due to COVID this recognition was postponed until recently.

According to the MSSADA this award is a reflection of Brillo’s dedication and commitment to interscholastic athletics in the state of Massachusetts. Click HERE to read the full article.

Summer vacation starts with a sweet farewell!

Additional Photos can be found on the LPS Facebook page by cicking HERE.

More than a sweatshirt...

Today's dose of awwww...

Chapin Street School 2nd grader Cory Chandonnet recently wore her grandfather's vintage 1966 sweatshirt to the same school he attended telling us... “It feels really special that I have something that was his, because he died before I was born. It’s nice to wear the same sweatshirt he wore. Click HERE to read the full aticle.

**Pictured- Cory (2021) & her grandfather (1966) as Chapin Street 2nd graders and Cory's father with his father/Cory with her father.

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.

Before heading out for the summer vacation Ludlow High School ELL teacher Emily Durst and her husband Zach drove their home-- yes this awesome bus-- to school for her colleagues to check out. Emily said they moved into the bus in April after picking it up in Oregon and driving it to Connecticut where they live in it full time..