MATH CLUB ENTERS 2nd ROUND OF M3 CHALLENGE
Off to an incredible start, and we are soooooooo PROUD!
With the first round of the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge 2023 (M3 Challenge) complete, Adérito Pires, Ludlow High School Math Teacher/Math Club Advisor, is proud to share that LHS Math Club Members and AP Statistics students- Matthew Favata, Gabrielle Gonsalves. India Iwaniec, Andrew Lynch, and Roniel Taveras- have been chosen to advance to the second round of the competition!
According to their website, only 168 teams that submitted viable papers- about 25%- were selected to advance to the second round of judging. This means Team LHS remains a contender for the team prizes of between $1,000 and $20,000.
The judging for round two is expected to be completed on March 27th. Should Team LHS be selected as one of the finalist teams, they will be invited to present their paper at the validation round of judging on Monday, April 24th, in New York, New York. M3 Challenge will provide funds for travel and expenses for these teams. #mathmodeling #M3Challenge #lpspride #Congratulations #GoodLuck
We are shouting this wonderful news from the Baird Middle School rooftop for everyone to hear!
BMS 8th grader Michaela Murphy played clarinet in the Concert Band at the Junior Western District concert on Saturday, which took place at the Westfield Middle School. She advanced to this competitive group after her audition in December. They sounded amazing.
*Thanks for sharing the pic and info, Mr. Allen.
#Congratulations #lpspride #musicislife #clarinet #middleschoolmusic #YES
BMS TRAVEL CLUB HITS A HOMERUN WITH BOSTON RED SOX FUNDRAISER
The BMS Travel Club just hit this fundraiser out of the park... Fenway Park, to be exact!!
Grab your tickets to attend Baird Middle School Night at Fenway Park on Friday, June 2, 2023. To purchase your tickets, click HERE.
To learn more about the amazing opportunities offered to BMS students via the Travel Club and their phenomenal advisor, BMS geography teacher Anna Baboval click HERE. #travelclub #midleschoollife #makingmemoriesthatlastalifetime #lpspride #ohtheplacesyoullgo
LPVEC CTEC FEBRUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
These EIGHT LHS students have officially entered the building as the February LPVEC/CTEC STUDENTS OF THE MONTH… and we are extremely proud!
CONGRATULATIONS to each student who was honored by receiving the February 2023 LPVEC/CTEC Walter E. Quigley Jr. Student of the Month Award in their respective programs. WAY TO GO...
Dylan Morris- Automotive Technology I
Ben Santos- Automotive Technology II
Lacey Palmer AM- Building/Property Maintenance I
Jason Nilson PM -Building/Property Maintenance I
Matthew Ganhao- Carpentry I
Eliana Garcia- Cosmetology I
Julianne Maio- Culinary Arts I
Jayden Paulo- Landscaping Technology/Horticulture I
#vocationaltraining #lpspride #Awesome #keepupthegoodwork
*Thanks for the photos, Mrs. Goodreau.
STRATEGIC PLANNING STEERING COMMITTEE
This evening we had a productive and positive strategic planning steering committee as members wrestled with developing our vision, mission, and core values. We appreciate the commitment of the committee members to helping develop our focus over the next few years. #THANKYOU
LINK TO LIBRARIES VOLUNTEER PROMOTES LITERACY,
INSPIRES STUDENTS WITH HER LOVE OF READING
Take it from us; there’s no better place to be than in Mrs. Burstein's classroom at HBES when their fabulous Link To Libraries, Inc. volunteer- Kelly Nygren- is sharing her love of reading. Click HERE to read the full article #reading #lpspride #thankyou #volunteersmakeadifference
CONGRATULATIONS MS. BABOVAL!
Baird Night Out at the Thunderbirds Game!
CONGRATULATIONS to BMS geography teacher and travel club advisor Anna Baboval who received the CHD Game Changer Award from the Thunderbirds for her work with the travel club.
80 BMS students attended the event and BMS travel club members ran the Chuck-A-Puck table. #lpspride #Congratulations
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS!
And the tradition continues- 25 YEARS STRONG!!
Sending our thanks to the members of the LHS Students Council and their adviser, Shannon Anderson, who traveled to both East Street and Harris Brook Elementary Schools today to celebrate Read Across America on what would have been the 119th birthday of Dr. Seuss!
With some of their favorite books, they eagerly entered classrooms to read our youngest students one book, two books, red book, and blue books! #drseuss #happybirthdaydrseuss #readacrossamerica #lpspride #readacrossamerica
BOOMER VISITED HBES TO CELEBRATE READING WEEK
Springfield Thunderbirds Mascot BOOMER was in the house-- or should we say in the school-- yesterday!
Students at HBES scored a 'hat trick' when Boomer made a special surprise visit to wrap up all of the exciting and memorable #readingweek activities. #thankyou #lpspride #surprise #hockey
MUSIC IS IN THE AIR!
Starting our week on a very high note!
Our amazing LPS music teachers recently attended the Massachusetts Music Educators Conference in Westford.
Kevin McAvoy (LHS), Anita Anderson-Cooper (BMS), Meghan Provost (East Street & HBES), and Andrew Armstrong (HBES). #alwayslearning #music #lpspride #musicteacher #musiceducation
ST MATH CHAMPIONS !
Can we get an OOOOH YEAH for our HBES ST Math Champions, Chrissy Fernandes and Jen Potter, who recently were selected to present at a statewide ST Math training sponsored by Mass STEM Hub, a program of the One8 Foundation and ST Math.
Their all-day training focused on providing strategies and routines to ensure ST Math quizzes demonstrate student learning and that teachers reteach, review, and extend student learning.
Also in attendance was HBES Principal Nikki Reed, who proudly stated, "Chrissy and Jen rocked it!" MIND Research Institute #mathskills #lpspride #impressive #champions #rockedit
ENGLISH CLASS PROJECTS RECEIVE HIGH PRAISE
CHECK. IT. OUT. We are so proud of the hard work these Ludlow High School students put into these awesome projects and are very proud and excited to share them with all of you.
Lori Gallant's 9th & 10th grade English classes created projects to summarize books they discussed- 10th graders made mini museums for Nancy Farmer's “The House of the Scorpion” and 9th graders designed dioramas for John Steinbeck's “Of Mice and Men.” #Amazing #greatwork #englishclass #lpspride #reading
FIRST TIME SINCE 1996- WMass CLASS B CHAMPIONS
Let's start this Sunday with breaking news that will definitely brighten your day!
Last night our Ludlow Lions Hockey Team won the WMass Class B Title against Belchertown with a final score of 4-3! The first sectional title since 1996! #Congratulations #highschoolhockey #lpspride #waytogo #hockeylife
STUDENT MUSICIANS SELECTED FOR QUABBIN VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL
We're straight-up proud to share this news from Mr. McAvoy (LHS Music Director) and Mr. Allen (BMS Band Director).
Twelve LHS and five BMS talented student musicians were selected to participate in the 2023 Quabbin Valley Music Festival at Tantasqua Regional High School.
Click HERE to read the full article and read the list of student participants.
SHINING BRIGHT ON THE ICE!
Our HBES 4th and 5th-grade chorus students were shining bright on the ice as they sang “The Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” at the Springfield Thunderbirds hockey game against the Hartford Wolf Pack on February 22nd.
This was a joint fundraiser with the LPS Elementary PTO. Over 60 singers made us Ludlow PROUD under the direction of HBES Music Teacher Meghan Provost. #lpspride #singingontheice #shiningbright #music #makingmemories
LPVEC CTEC STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
CONGRATULATIONS to our five LHS/LPVEC students who were honored by receiving the January 2023 LPVEC/CTEC Walter E. Quigley Jr. Student of the Month Award in their respective programs. WAY TO GO...
Giuseppe Cirillo- Automotive Technology II
Bridget Schneider- Carpentry I
Kyla LaMothe -Building/Property Maintenance I
Ryan Kennedy- Carpentry II
Samantha Vazquez- Early Education & Care I
JAZZING IT UP!
What happens when you mix talent, music, student musicians, Mr. Allen (Band Director), and positive energy? An amazing BMS Jazz Band practice session! #lpspride #middleschool #jazzband #music
*Thanks for sharing, Mr. Allen.
BUREAUCRATIC AGENCY PROJECTS MAKE LEARNING FUN!
It's been a fun week of learning in room B111 at LHS.😀😍😎
Leah Cook's LHS honors government classes were assigned a bureaucratic agency project where students picked a federal agency, researched it, and put on a short, argumentative presentation to inform the class about that agency.
Specifically, what the agency does, why it is valued, and lastly... advocating for the agency to be funded - which meant persuading President Cook and her Cabinet (students assigned Cabinet Secretary roles)!
Pictured are 1st-period CDC Directors and 7th-period Secret Service Agents! #lpspride #honorsgovernment #highschoolsocialstudies #research
TRAUMA INFORMED CLASSROOM PRACTICES PRESENTED
Yesterday members of the LPS Mentorship and Induction Program- Year 1 and Year 2 proteges and mentors- attended an information session on Trauma Informed Classroom Practices presented by Maura Ricardi, East Street School Adjustment Counselor, and Ronald Hokanson, LHS Social Worker.
Teachers learned about general trauma statistics, the impact of trauma on the brain and its ability to receive knowledge when under stress, and important strategies for creating a trauma-informed classroom. #lpspride #traumainformaedpractices #learningtogether #mentorprogram
*Photos and information shared by LPS Director of Curriculum, Dr. Erica Faginski-Stark. Thank you.
LHS MUSICIANS PERFORM IN UMASS HONOR BAND FESTIVAL
While #rhianna was getting ready for the #superbowlhalftimeshow, five of our talented LHS student musicians were performing in their own super bowl event- the 37th Annual High School UMass Honor Band Festival in Amherst.
CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing accomplishment Torcato Zina (clarinet), Abigail Cruz (flute and piccolo), Sofie Vital (clarinet), Ava Benard (clarinet), and Gabrielle Gonsalves (alto sax)- we are very PROUD of you- and LHS band Director, Kevin McAvoy! To read more about this event, click HERE. #lpspride #studentmusicians #highschoolband #keepshining
VALENTINE'S KINDNESS BAGS FOR THE SENIOR CENTER
Sending our thanks to the Ludlow CARES Coalition. including LPS students and staff, for preparing Valentine's Day kindness bags overflowing with sweet treats for the Ludlow Senior Center luncheon. #kindnessmatters #valentinesday2023 #lpspride #helpingothers #wecare
Photos shared by Mrs. Dobek- thanks!
VALENTINE'S DAY FUN
East Street School celebrated Valentine's Day filled with fun, friend-filled activities, including a kindness parade! #happyvalentinesday #feelingthelove #lpspride #elementaryschool #kindnessmatters #friendship #makingmemories
Additional photos can be found on the LPS FB page. Thanks to all staff who shared photos.
KINDNESS WEEK BEGINS WITH A SWEET SURPRISE
The “little elves” in Mrs. Flamand’s classroom at East Street kicked off kindness week today by "secretly" delivering a sticker and pencil to every student in the school- yes, you read that right - EVERY STUDENT IN SCHOOL. Good job, everyone, and THANK YOU for spreading kindness. #lpspride #kindnessmatters #kindnessweek #bekind
LHS AP CHEMISTRY TEACHER KERRY VALENTINE RECEIVES
2023 PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE TEACHER AWARD
Reason number 9,876,564² why we are consistently proud of our teachers. #lpspride
LHS AP Chemistry teacher Kerry Valentine is one of fifteen statewide teachers selected by Mass Insight Education & Research as a 2023 Partners in Excellence Teacher Award recipient for her exemplary teaching. WW!
Valentine's students were not at all surprised that their teacher was tapped for this prestigious award. Comments-> “She is always there individually for you, and she also makes sure to look at the class as a whole to make sure everyone is on the same page." “She starts the class by greeting everyone before going straight into a topic. Truthfully, she cares about every one of us. It feels like we’re family.” #Congratulations #chemistry #YES #welldeserved
Click HERE to read the full article and learn more about this #AMAZING teacher.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
We are super excited to announce the LPS 2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration is open and can be accessed by heading to the Parent Information Page-> Grade K-12 Registration Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Foye at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-583-5695 ext. 6 #kindergartenready #alwayslearning #lpspride
STEM & SMILES AT EAST STREET SCHOOL!
We making posts where there are endless smiles to share!
East Street School Librarian extraordinaire Kate Marciano shared these pics from her Library Media class of students creating wonderful, creative, one-of-a-kind designs using new STEM building materials. #STEM #stemeducation #alwayslearning #librarianlife #lpspride #smile
SPECIAL VISITOR SPREADS PAWSITIVITY AT HBES
Life is a series of moments, and these moments were beautiful!
Clover is a 6-year-old Yorkie who is a certified therapy dog with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs, Inc. Her special magical power is making humans smile- which is just what she did when she met students and made new friends at HBES on Friday!
#clovergoestoschool #therapydog #dogoftheday #doglover #makingnewfriends #makingfriends #visitingclassrooms
2022-23 PIONEER VALLEY EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING RECIPIENTS
Today was one of our favorite days of the year--- when our Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award recipients are announced!
Join us in CONGRATULATING LHS Social Studies Teacher Emily Conroy, BMS Math Teacher Suzana Seara, HBES 2nd grade Teacher Jodi Yarkey, and East Street School Kindergarten Teacher Nicole Carbonneau.
Click on their names to learn about these amazing educators and why they were selected for this prestigious award.
100 DAYS OF LEARNING CELEBRATED!
Maybe you were wondering, or you already knew... today marked 100 days of learning, and East Street students celebrated this milestone in style with various fun and educational activities. #100daysoflearning #100dayssmarter #funwithfriends #elementaryschool #lpspride
Thanks to all teachers who shared photos.
Their "glowing" smiles make it official- this was pure awesomeness from start to finish!
On January 31st, from 12:15-2:15, Baird Middle School in partnership with the Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club hosted a VIP Glow Dance Party at the Club for students who earned Silver & Gold Renaissance Cards.
Many thanks to the Club for hosting the event- with a special thank you to Mechilia Salazar, President & CEO, Jodie Lambeau, Director of Health, Wellness, and Community Impact, and Julie Sawabi, Teen Coordinator. #lpspride #glowdance #middleschool
GLOBAL SCHOOL PLAY DAY 2023
It was all about play today at East Street and Harris Brook Elementary Schools as they celebrated the 10th Annual Global School Play Day. #GSPD2023 is an unstructured and self-directed period of playtime during the school day. #lpspride #unstructructeredplay #education #elementaryschool #learningisfun #learningthroughplay
LHS FRESHMAN RETURNS TO HIS 5TH-GRADE CLASSROOM
It's always a good day when you have a visit from a former student! #lpspride
Cullen Smyth, 2022 BMS Project 351 Ambassador, LHS Freshman class president, and former student of Mrs. Cookish and Mrs. Rogowski took time out of his day to meet their current 5th-grade students.
Cullen spoke about Project 351 and what students can look forward to when they enter middle school and, eventually, high school. #givingbackfeelsgood #sharingiscaring #formerstudent #ateacherslife #5thgrade
ON the MENU!
LHS Family Consumer Science teacher Adelei Bernard shared that Ludlow High hosted a baking camp for Baird Middle School students- assisting them to bake yeast bread, English muffin pizzas, candy sushi with rice crispy treats, sugar cookies, and peppermint bark.
Thanks for sharing, Mrs. Bernard. #cookingcamp #lpspride #consumerscience #welovetobake
BMS TALENT SHOW
BMS choral director Anita Anderson-Cooper was incredibly proud of the 35 BMS students who performed in front of the curtains and worked behind the curtains at the Baird Middle School Talent Show on Thursday, January 26th! It was an AMAZING evening of entertainment and fun. There were many firsts- including Stand-Up Comedy, Improv, Pogo-Stick, Taekwondo, and even a Chicken Act!
The top three finishers were 1st place: Siena Bahgat & Austin Palatino, 2nd place: Avalee Santana, 3rd place: Leah DeMars.
Many thanks to the volunteer judges for their time. #Congratulations #talentshow #middleschool #lpspride
DIVERSITY LESSON STRIKES A HIGH NOTE
Cloudy days call for sharing something bright-- so here you go! HBES 4th-grade students in Mrs. Burstein's classroom recently addressed an essential question focusing on diversity: How does music bring people together?
They read the autobiography of Troy Andrews- Trombone Shorty- who currently plays worldwide with his band, Orleans Avenue.
As an added special bonus, HBES trombone players Kaelyn Emmett, Eleanor Kinne, and Tierney Stratton treated their classmates to songs they learned at school.#tromboneshorty #diversity #lpspride
SNOOOOW MUCH FUN!
East Street preschool students in Mrs. Sullivan and Mrs. Moore's classrooms had an old fashion snowball "fight" inside, and it sure looks like they were having lots of fun! #snowball #preschool #lpspride #makingmemories #snowballfight
*Thanks for sending the photos Mrs. Sullivan.
One word- YESSSS! We are so proud to update everyone on LHS sophomore Caitlyn Day's MMEA All-State Chorus audition.
Mr. McAvoy is excited to share the results, and she WAS CHOSEN to be a member of this prestigious chorus! And for the record, we had no doubt! #lpspride #musicianlife #highschoolmusic #singer
LPVEC CTEC STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
CONGRATULATIONS to the seven LHS/LPVEC students who were honored by receiving the December 2022 LPVEC/CTEC Walter E. Quigley Jr. Student of the Month Award in their respective programs. 😍👋🦁🎈🎉❤️ WAY TO GO...
Jayden Paulo- Culinary Arts I
Aidan McDonnell- Landscaping Technology/Horticulture II
Ashley Miller - Graphic & Visual Design II
Eliana Garcia- Health Assisting I
Cameron Clarke- Information Support Services & Networking II
Justin Clemons-Advanced Manufacturing Technology III
Damien Cowles- Landscaping Technology/Horticulture II
#vocationaltraining #lpspride #proud #keepupthegoodwork
PRESCHOOL LEARNING IS FUN!
East Street School preschoolers in Sarah Fenton's classroom used Unifix Cubes to create one-of-a-kind unique stamped art to highlight the color and shape of the week--> purple and square. And from all accounts, it was a SMILE-filled SUCCESS! #goodwork #youdidit #lpspride #preschoollife #learningfun
SHOUTOUT TO LHS STUDENT/ATHLETE STEPHEN GOODREAU
SWISH! Shoutout to LHS Junior/Athlete Stephen Goodreau, for taking time this morning to meet one of his biggest fans on the basketball court! Stephen is a member of the Lions Basketball team, a straight-A student, an extremely hard worker on and off the court, and an amazing ambassador for Ludlow basketball! And for the record, those smiles made our SUNday! #lpspride #highschoolbasketball
BMS BAND PERFORMS FOR HBES 4th & 5th GRADE STUDENTS
Yesterday Mr. Allen and his 8th-grade band students traveled to HBES to perform songs and participate in a Q&A session with 4th and 5th-grade students. It's a tradition that helps to ignite student excitement about joining the BMS band. #middleschoolband #music #lpspride #instruments
EAST STREET PRE-K STUDENTS CELEBRATE WINTER IN THE CLASSROOM
Sometimes the greatest winter adventures are right in your preschool classroom...literally!
Mrs. Carver's East Street students have been using their imaginations and some very clever props to experience a variety of winter fun--> ice skating, ice fishing, creating igloos, and so much more! #preschool #lpspride #winterfun #creativelearning
CELEBRATING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
Baird Middle School Band students/musicians participated in the MLK, Jr. Celebration at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.
This was a facet of the Sonido Musica program, which is the grant program that brings 2 music teachers from the Community Music School of Springfield to BMS 1xper week to supplement our band program.
*Thanks for sharing, Mr. Allen. #middleschoolband #musicinschools #MLKDay2023 #lpspride
TYLER TATRO SELECTED 2023 BMS PROJECT 351 AMBASSADOR
We have some EXCITING NEWS to share from Baird Middle School!
8th grader Tyler Tatro was chosen as this year's Project 351 Ambassador and joined his fellow Ambassadors from across the state this weekend on their journey reflecting the core values of Project 351-“kindness, compassion, humility, and gratitude- every day and in all ways, as they serve and lead in their communities.” Click HERE to learn more about Tyler's selection
LHS SENIOR BEN CORBIN SCORES 100TH GOAL
Congratulations to LHS Senior Hockey Player Ben Corbin who recorded his 100th career point in the January 14th loss to Agawam. The senior captain currently has 9 goals and 8 assists on the season. #highschoolhockey #OneHundred #lpspride
SAM COCCHI NAMED TO THE UNITED SOCCER COACHES ALL-REGION TEAM
Congratulations to LHS senior/athlete Sam Cocchi who was selected to the 2022 United Soccer Coaches All-Region team.
Sam had an outstanding senior year leading the Lions to the WMass Class A title and also the MIAA Elite 8. Individually, Sam finished his career with 26 goals, 19 of which came during the 2022 season, and 13 assists.
Sam was also selected as a Smith League all-star, Class A All WMass 1st team, and All-NewEngland. Sam plans to continue his soccer career at Endicott College next fall. #highschoolsoccer #senioryear #lpspride #Congratulations
LHS STUDENTS INVITE PRESCHOOLERS FOR A SPECIAL LESSON
Loving this in every way possible!
The LHS Child and Family Development class recently created engaging and fun preschool lessons using the skills/information they learned in class.
And what better way to grade their lessons than by inviting some of the cutest preschoolers to join them for some crafts and snacks! Thanks for sharing the pics, Mrs. Bernard. #preschoolactivities #lpspride #familyconsumerscienceclass #sosweet #craftsforkids #snacks
ART & BEYOND!
WE LOVE THIS! 5th-grade students created beautiful art with very special meanings- embracing their amazing and remarkable selves.
HBES Art teacher Renee Gworek explained that students were tasked with creating their individual fingerprints, adding positive self-affirmations and their creative artistic touches to make it their own! #artclass #art #creative #selfaffirmation
LPVEC CTEC STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
CONGRATULATIONS to the four LHS students who were honored by receiving the November 2022 LPVEC CTEC Walter E. Quigley Jr. Student of the Month Award in their respective programs. WAY TO GO...
Julianne Maio- Carpentry I
Benjamin Santos- Automotive Technology II
Chloe Kuklinski-Health Assisting I
Aiden Hervieux -Landscaping Technology/Horticulture II
BMS ELECTS STUDENT COUNCIL
Mrs. Knowles is very proud to announce the newly elected Baird Middle School 8th-grade Student Council Members- Tyler Tatro, President - Lilia Martins, Vice President - Natalina Castro, Secretary - Isabella Seara, Treasurer.
Click HERE to learn more about the goals and aspirations of these very determined council members to make their school a more accepting, upbeat, and safe place for every student and all staff members. #lpspride #studentcouncil #middleschool #congratulations #election
THANK YOU, LUPA ZOO!
Before the holiday break, HBES 4th-grade students were treated to an up-close and fun culminating activity of their recent animal adaptation unit when LUPA Zoo introduced students to armadillos, snakes, turtles, ferrets, and more!
#animals #lpspride #learningisfun #pricelessmemories #thankyou Lupa Zoo
*Thank you for sharing the pics, Mrs. Burstein!
INTERDISCIPLINARY LESSON ON THE MENU AT BMS!
We love this DEEEEE-licious interdisciplinary lesson that was on the menu in Mrs. Clemons' class at BMS.
In math class, students are currently practicing identifying the different parts of a circle using the formula D=2r to calculate the diameter. And what better way to do that than making their own pizza and apple pie to measure and then enjoy for lunch!
Students and staff enjoyed this "yummy" lesson so much they are already brainstorming their next "appetizing" lesson!
BMS STUDENTS & STAFF SUPPORT 7th ANNUAL LOVE FOR LANDEN TOY DRIVE
During December, Baird Middle School sponsored a toy drive as their faculty holiday charity. This school-wide effort supported BMS 6th-grader Audrina Palatino, whose brother Landen passed away from brain cancer in August 2017.
BMS Sunshine Club Co-Chairs Deborah Ziemba and Suzana Seara reported that over 400 toys and blankets were collected and donated to the 7th Annual Love for Landen Toy Drive, established to honor Landen and bring many smiles to the children at CT Children’s.
LHS STUDENT MUSICIANS QUALIFY FOR MMEA WESTERN DISTRICT
We have a feeling you’ll love this news from our LHS Music Department- because we sure do!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following LHS student musicians for their recent Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Western District Senior Festival selections following impressive auditions at Westfield State University in November.
Riley Londraville, Angela Falcetti, and Caitlyn Day will be singing with the MMEA Western District Chorus and Gabrielle Gonsalves will be playing the Baritone Sax with the MMEA Western District Band.
The MMEA Senior Festival will be held at UMASS Amherst in January.
In addition, Caitlyn’s high audition score qualified her for the MMEA All-State Choir auditions which will be held at the end of January. #Congratulations #lpspride #highschoolmusic #welldone #chorus #band
HBES CLASSROOM SENDS CARE PACKAGES TO MILITARY OVERSEAS, INCLUDING 2009 LHS GRADUATE
There is a whole lot of amazing in these photos!
Students in Michele Manganaro-Thompson's class at Harris Brook Elementary School were busy gathering items to create care packages for deployed military overseas. A lesson focused on the spreading of kindness and learning how their actions would impact a 2009 LHS graduate- Captain Anthony Twining. Click HERE to read the full article. #lpspride #carepackages #holiday #kindness
LHS CLASS OF 2023 JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Mrs. Nemeth proudly announced the LHS Class of 2023 recipients of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship at a ceremony on December 13th. CONGRATS TO ALL! A full list of names can be found HERE. #Congratulations #lhsclassof2023 #lpspride
*According to the MA Dept of Higher Education OFSA website- The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship is a merit-based program that provides credit toward tuition for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university. For this scholarship, merit is based on student scores on the 10th-grade Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test.
BMS 2022 HOLIDAY CONCERT
Mrs. Knowles proudly shared photos from last evening's BMS holiday concert which was a musical delight for all in attendance. #middleschoolband #lpspride #holidayconcert #makingmemories
MATH "DOCTORS" EXTRAORDINAIRE!
Mrs. Klingerman & Ms. Lawson’s 3rd graders at HBES performed some very important “surgeries” today! The "Distributive Doctors" broke apart some tricky multiplication problems into smaller parts to help solve them. Awesome work!
*Thanks for sharing the pic Mrs. K. #mathisfun #elementaryeducation #lpspride
INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING AT IT'S BEST
Just another day of learning for LHS Honors Biology students in Mrs. Gullberg's class--> baking some challah bread to better understand glycolysis and alcohol fermentation--> with a little help from Mrs. Bernard, FACS teacher. #scienceclass #bakingtolearn #lpspride #learningcanbefun #YES
*Thanks for sharing Mrs. Nemeth.
BMS FRENCH STUDENTS WELCOME SPECIAL GUEST
Did someone say... Bonjour et bienvenue? Oui! Madame Etkin's BMS French students who recently welcomed a very special guest to their classes.
Native speaker of French from Montreal, Canada, William (Will) Jasmin- a hockey player on the Bay State Bobcats Junior A Hockey Club. The visit was arranged by his coach and father of a 7th-grade student of Etkin, Rob Lane.
Click here to learn more about the visit and how it supported the curriculum. #speakingfrench #middleschoolfrench #lpspride #ForeignLanguage
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DONATION
Exciting news from Harris Brook Elementary School. #lpspride
Students and staff organized a loose change drive, raising $1211 which was donated to Wreaths Across America - Island Pond Cemetery. On Dec. 17th #wreathsacrossamerica will be celebrated and the graves of all Veterans in Ludlow will have a wreath laid on their headstone.
HBES 3rd-grade teachers Carrie Joseph and Michele Manganaro-Thompson coordinated this fundraiser, inviting Erica Segundo, Ludlow Director of Veterans Services, and Brenda Shields, a representative from Capital Driver Leasing who fundraises for Ludlow's #wreathsacrossamerica to accept the generous donation. #remember #honor #kindnessmatters #thankyou
BUILD TO GIVE!
The LEGO #BuildToGive initiative was the perfect way to kick off this season of giving today in Krystal Cortinhas-Rego’s East Street Preschool Class.
With the help of Alexis Jerusik, who works for LEGO and is the mom to East Street students- Taylor and Rylee- students had fun building with LEGOS and in turn, LEGO will be giving. For every project students built today, LEGO will donate a set of LEGOS to a child in need.
Mrs. Jerusik was also extremely generous and donated a LEOG set to the classroom- THANK YOU! #seasonofgiving #specialvisitor #kindnessmatters #thankyou #lpspride #lookatthosesmiles
MORE BUILD TO GIVE!
Additional pics from the LEGO #BuildToGive initiative shared by Ms. Arsenault of her Kindergarten Classroom at East Street School. Thanks again to Alexis Jerusik for bringing this fun and meaningful activity to our students. #seasonofgiving #lpspride #kindnessmatters #thankyou #looksatthosesmiles
MAYFLOWER MARATHON 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
SENIOR DAY LHS GIRLS SOCCER
Thanks for sharing the pics Mrs. Nemeth. #lpspride #ludlowlions #girlssoccer #Congratulations
LHS SENIOR NIGHT GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Thanks for sharing the pic Mrs. Nemeth. #lpspride #ludlowlions #volleyball #Congratulations
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
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
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
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! 👍🦁
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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!