Veterans Park Students of the Month- GRIT
Sending our congratulations to this month's Veterans Park Students of the Month-Felipe, Brandon, Damien, Kyle, Devyn, Laylla, Jacob, Aslyn, Nathan, Brianna, Eli, Peyton, Cameron, Yade,Sophia, Sadie, Alyssa, Bianca- who were chosen for demonstrating GRIT. Click here to view the slide presentation that highlights each of these deserving students.
BMS & LHS Show Solidarity with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL
On March 14th students at both Baird Middle School and Ludow High School came together in a show of solidarity with the community of Parkland, FL which was devastated by a school shooting on February 14th at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Click here to learn more about the event at BMS and here to learn more about the event planned at LHS.
CTEC Students of the Month Award- February 2018
CONGRATULATIONS to LHS students, Jared Provost, Jack Callahan, Niccolo DeStefano, Nicholas Kalesnik and Raquel Blodgett, who were recently recognized as February students of the month at the Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center Program (CTEC). Click here to learn more.
LHS & BMS Special Olympians Shine at Recent Event
At the recent Special Olympics event at South Hadley High School student/athletes from both LHS & BMS proudly represented Ludlow. Click here to learn more.
Silly Hats Here, There and Everywhere!
Hats have been around for many years and serve a plethora of purposes from keeping us warm in the winter months to protecting our heads in the hot summer sun. On March 9th staff and students at East Street School wore hats to school for a different reason - to be silly and share some smiles! Click here to view a video montage from this fun day.
Fifty-one Inducted into LHS National Honor Society
CONGRATULATIONS to the fifty-one LHS students who were recently inducted into the Ludlow High School Chapter of the National Honor Society during a ceremony held on March 1st. Each of these students exemplifies academic excellence, leadership, fellowship, and service. Click here to read the full article and view the list of inductees.
LHS Student Council Spreading a Love of Reading to our Youngest Students for Twenty Years
So many smiles on the faces of our youngest students as members of the Ludlow High School Student Council visited East Street & Chapin Street Schools on March 2nd to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. To read the full article & view additional photos click here for East Street, here for Chapin Street and here for LHS.
LHS February Students of the Month
Can we get a round of applause for Ludlow High School's February Students of the Month- Kayla Riordan, Nate Doyle, Sophia Giza & Kayla Rosario! Each of these exemplary students were chosen for making a positive contribution to the LHS community. Click here to learn more about these amazing students.
It's all about the penguins!
First grade students in Greg Bertsch, Donna Queiros and Ericka Cadete’s classrooms recently studied the life of penguins. Over the course of three weeks they learned many interesting facts about penguins including where they live, what they eat, how they survive, how they take care of their offspring and that there are more than seventeen different species of penguins. Click here to read the full article.
LHS student/musicians participate in the 33rd Annual High School Honor Band Festival
Twelve students from the Ludlow High School Band recently participated in the 33rd Annual High School Honor Band Festival in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall at UMASS, Amherst. The festival featured 275 of the finest high school musicians from around the New England region performing in three ensembles. Click here to read the full article.
Unified Track & Field Returns for 2nd Year
Ludlow Athletics is happy to announce that Unified Track and Field is back for a 2nd year. Unified Track and Field is a recognized MIAA sport in association with Special Olympics Massachusetts. The team is made up of students with and without IDD (intellectual developmental disabilities) there is a 50/50 ratio. Athletes will train, compete and socialize as equals. It is open to everybody and stresses inclusion and fun! Click here to learn more.
The Great State Mail Race Takes 4th Grade Students on a Cross Country Adventure
4th grade students at Veterans Park School took a cross country journey without leaving the classroom by participating in the Great State Mail Race! Elysa Burstein's students were the first to reach the goal of receiving one postcard from all 50 states, sent by family and friends. Click here to learn about this fun and educational social studies project.
Veterans Park First Mates- CARING
During the recent December School Wide Morning Meeting we recognized many First Mates (students). Congratulations to Brandon, Cameron, Juliana, Felix, Katarina, Ava F., Joshua, Faith, Larissa, Matthew, Madeline, Zakai, Michele, Nadina, Noah, Tristin, Ava G. who all received this recognition for being role models for CARING! Clcik here to learn more about these amazing students.
CTEC Students of the Month - January 2018
CONGRATULATIONS to LHS students, Hannah Arsenault, Kieran Dowling, Yvette Lauzon, Joshua Rodriguez, who were recently recognized as a January students of the month at the Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center Program (CTEC). Click here to read the full article.
LHS & BMS student/musicians participate in the Quabbin Valley Junior/Senior Music Educators Association Music Festival
Both the Ludlow High School and Baird Middle School band and chorus programs sent members from their ensembles to represent Ludlow Public Schools at the 46th Annual Quabbin Valley Junior/Senior Music Educators Association Music Festival. The QVMEA is an annual music event that provides an opportunity for high school and middle school musicians from 26 schools in the Quabbin Valley to work together to perform repertoire that was chosen to both challenge and inspire them. Click here to learn more.
I Am Reflective
At the recent Baird Middle School grade level class meetings, Principal, Stacy Monette, recognized several Students of Character, focusing on the school wide campaign - Who Am I? This month the school celebrated the theme- I Am Reflective. Click here to view the list of names.
Global School Play Day Celebrated
This was the 3rd year that East Street and Chapin Street elementary schools participated in a celebration of the nationwide event, Global School Play Day, that takes place in classrooms across the world. Each school scheduled 40-60 minutes for unstructured play in each of their classrooms. To learn more and view additional phots from East Street click here and for Chapin Street click here.
LHS January Students of the Month
Giving a shout out to the Ludlow High School Students of the Month for January- Hannah Martin, Matt Tibbitts and Alyssa Patenaude! Click here to learn why these amazing students were recognized for this honor.
LHS Girls Basketball Team Playing Defense On and Off the Court
The LHS Lady Lions Basketball Team knows how to defend on the court, but after a visit to Crossfit Echo in Ludlow they now have skills on how to protect themselves off the court. Thanks to instructors Tyler Moore and Steve Nodurf of Pioneer Valley PDR and Resilience Strategic who taught this important self-defense class. Click here to read the full article.
2018 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients
Our favorite time of the year-- drum roll please --- introducing our 2018 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award recipients. East Street- Mindy Aguilar, Chapin Street - Krystal Foley, Veterans Park - Nicole Sousa and Ludlow High School - Brian Walsh
CONGRATULATIONS to each of these hardworking, dedicated and passionate educators who make a positive difference for the students of Ludlow. Click on each recipients name to learn more about these amazing teachers!
Boys and Girls Swim Teams End Season UNDEFEATED and LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!
Coach Pennington reports this is the first time in the school’s history that the girls team won the top spot in their league and only the second time the boys team grabbed the number one spot; having done so back in 2010. It is also the first time either team secured an undefeated season. Click here to learn more about this stellar season and these amazing student/athletes.
WORTH THE WAIT, CLASS OF ONE EIGHT
On Thursday the LHS Class of 2018 gathered in the auditorium to be measured for the caps and gowns- a ritual which signifies the countdown to graduation, on May 31st, has begun! As a remembrance, they included the name and basketball number of their classmate - Gus Adamopoulos - on the sleeve of their class t-shirt. Gus tragically passed away in 2010, when they were 4th graders. Click here to read the full article.
1997 LHS Graduate, Mike Assaf, Tapped as the new Director of Information Communication Technology
Ludlow Public Schools has a new Director of Information Communication Technology to oversee the technology needs for it’s five schools and central office. Mike Assaf, who previously served as the Chief Information Officer at Greenfield Community College (GCC) for 10 years, was appointed to this position following the retirement of Lorraine Boucher in October 2017. For Assaf this is somewhat of a homecoming, having attended Ludlow Public Schools and being a proud 1997 Ludlow High School graduate. Click here to learn about Mike.
5th Grade Research Projects Ignites Personal Journeys of Learning
Veterans Park 5th grade teacher, Amy Brown, put a twist on the required research projects by incorporating the philosophy of the Genius Project. The result-- students explored their own passions and ignited their creative side - from researching why animals are placed on the endangered list to designing a website for a family business. Click here to learn more about this exciting project.
Back to Back Geographic Bee Wins for 7th Grader, Torcato Zina
The results are in-- for the 2nd consecutive year, Baird Middle School 7th grader, Torcato Zina, has grabbed a 1st place finish in the school's National Geographic Bee contest, with 8th grader, Elizabeth Pereira, taking the 2nd place finish. Torcato will now take an online NGB geography exam, hoping to qualify for the state level competition. Click here to read more about this competiton.
Ludlow Elks Lodge Gives the Gift of Words to 3rd Graders
On January 10th 3rd grade students at Chapin Street School gathered in the cafetorium for a very special surprise. Two representatives from the Ludlow Lodge of Elks #2448 - Donald Conner, Activities Chairman and Paul Jacques, President- visited the school to donate a new dictionary to every 3rd grader. Click here to read the full article.
5th Graders Make Real Life Connections with 2004 LHS Graduate
2004 LHS graduate, Marc Santos, took time out of his busy schedule as a licensed Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering in Texas to video chat with all 5th grade students at Veterans Park School- giving them a real life connection at the conclusion of their science unit on water. Click here to learn more about this engaging and fun interaction.
Toto the Tornado Cat Visits Preschool Students
East Street Preschool students were delighted when the main character of the book, Toto the Tornado Kitten, made a special visit to their classrooms with the book's author Jonathan Hall. Toto was found cold, hungry and weighing only six ounces when he was rescued following the 2011 tornado that devastated parts of Brimfield. Click here to learn more about Toto's visit that brought an abundance of smiles to our preschoolers.
Hair Raising Day at Chapin Street School
Things got a little "hairy" today at Chapin Street School when they hosted crazy hair day. Staff and students tapped into their creative side, arriving to school with "locks" of all different kinds. There were rainbow colors, spikes, curls, braids and silly headbands- so many creative hairdos to end the week in style! Click here to view a video montage of this fun, hair raising day!
Veterans Park First Mates- DO YOUR BEST
Today, during their schoolwide meeting, Principal Knowles recognized students of character at Veterans Park. This month the character trait was DO YOUR BEST.CONGRATULATIONS to Joshua, Ava, Davanee, Olivia, Gage, Logan, Jackson, Andrew, Maddelena, Kate, Kenny, Sean, Lily, Jack, Lucas, Michael, Eris and Thomas who always strive to DO THEIR BEST! Click here to learn more about these amazing students!
Chapin Street and Veterans Park Students Sing National Anthem at the January 6th Springfield Thunderbirds Game
The combined chorus programs from Veterans Park and Chapin Street Elementary Schools, under the direction of Chapin Street music teacher, Meghan Provost, did an awesome job singing the National Anthem at the January 6th Springfield Thunderbirds Hockey game. Click here to read the full article and view a video from the event.
BMS December Students of Character
At the recent grade level class meetings BMS Principal, Stacy Monette, recognized several Students of Character, focusing on the school wide campaign - Who Am I? This month the school celebrated the theme- I Am Selfless. Click here to view a list of the names.
LHS Senior, Matthew Lussier, Wins VFW Voice of Democracy District 7 Competition
Sending our congratulations to LHS senior, Matthew W. Lussier, who won the VFW Voice of Democracy District 7 competition. Matthew will now advance to the state level competition - the state champion will be announced at the upcoming VFW Banquet on January 21st. Click here to learn more about Matthew and to view a video of his speech.
STEM Grant Offers 3rd Graders Hands on Learning
Ask any 3rd grader at Chapin Street School who Jay Mankita is, and they will tell you- he’s the science guy! The science guy who has been sharing his love of hands-on STEM activities thanks to a STARS (Students and Teachers working with Artists, Scientists, and Scholars) grant, fully funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Students engaged and motivated each other, while they practiced applying their new knowledge and skills in fun, satisfying ways; making appropriate connections to grade level curriculum in math, science, engineering, and visual arts. Click here to read the full article.
Ready, Set, Animate!
Chris Georgenes recently shared his journey about his career path of becoming an animator/visual storyteller to 40 Baird Middle School students. This was the first guest speaker in a new monthly series focused on exposing students to various careers by inviting professionals to speak to students about their career paths. Click here to read the full article.
LHS December Students of the Month
Time to announce the Ludlow High School Students of the Month for December! Congratulations to Andrew Caron, Alexis Trikas, Rhettsmey Meak and Aaliyah David. Click here to learn more about these very deserving students.
Arrha Credit Union Recognizes Ludlow High School National Honor Society
Arrha Credit Union recently recognized the Ludlow High School National Honor Society for collecting over $11,500 in non-perishable food items and donations as part of the 2017 Rock 102 Mayflower Marathon challenge to benefit the Springfield Open Pantry. To show appreciation, Arrha Credit Union donated $1,000 t0 Ludlow High School for recognition of this community effort. Click here to read the full article.
Baird CARES Sponsors Roller Skating Fun
The newly formed Baird CARES club sponsored an afternoon of roller skating at Interskate 91-South. It was the perfect way to roll into vacation mode! CLick here to view additional photos.
Patriots Pride Club Spreading Sense of Patriotism
The newly formed Patriot Pride Club at Chapin Street School remembered and honored our U.S Veterans and active servicemen and women during this holiday season by asking staff and students to wear red on Fridays as part of the Remember Everyone Deployed (RED) initiative, organizing a fundraiser for Wreaths Across America and laying wreaths on Veterans graves at the Island Pond Cemetery. Click here to read the full article.
2nd Annual BMS Travel Club Holiday Carnival
The homework was hung in the lockers with care,
With thoughts of vacation filling the air.
There were games to be played and cakes to be won,
And everyone quickly joined in on the fun!
There were movie screenings and many story readings,
Wrapping paper races and oh so many happy faces!
Principal Monette was even heard to say,
"I think I'm having more fun than anyone!"
Holiday Wreaths Laid at Sgt. Joshua Deforges Memorial
On Wednesday, December 20th, family, friends, and community members gathered to lay wreaths at the Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges, U.S.M.C.Memorial. Josh was raised and educated in Ludlow, graduating from Ludlow High School in 2004. He was killed at the age of 23, on May 10, 2010, supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, while living his dream of being a proud member of the United States Marine Corps. Click here to learn about Sgt. Desforges.
PJ Day Rings in the Holiday Recess!
It's the most wonderful time of the year... the day before the holiday recess... and at East Street and Chapin Street Schools staff and students arrived wearing their favorite, most comfy pajamas! Click here to view additional photos from East Street and here for Chapin Street.
Ugly Sweater Day at Chapin Street School
T'was the Wednesday before vacation, and all through the halls of Chapin
Staff were donning their ugly sweaters, with ornaments, sparkles and all kinds of letters.
It was a day to put fashion on hold, and be just a wee bit bold.
They wore them loud, and some were even proud,
But now it's time to put them away, until next year's ugly sweater soiree!
Click here for the full article.
Kindergarten Classes Celebrate Grinch-mas Day!
Today down in 'East-ville' the kindergarteners arrived,
Ready to celebrate Grinch-mas in grand style.
There were Maxes, Cindy Lous and Grinches alike,
Finishing their work and getting it right.
At the end of the day their teachers did say,
"We believe their learning grew 3x today!"
To view additional photos click here.
BMS Staff - You are Very, Very 'Deer'
On the Monday before vacation, without any hesitation,
A special reindeer and elf, who came off of her shelf,
Arrived at Baird Middle School, straight from the North Pole,
With hot chocolate and treats in a mega size bowl.
They delivered a message to staff, with a touch of holiday cheer,
To all of us here, you are very, very "deer"!
Click here to view additional photos.
LHS Portuguese Club Opening their Hearts to Others
Members of the LHS Portuguese Club are opening their hearts by organizing several events to support others. Members pictured with over 100 toys they collected for the annual Toys for Tots Drive. Click here to read the full article.
Veterans Park 3rd Annual Toys for Tots Drive a Success
The "elves" in the Veterans Park Community Outreach Classes have been busy sponsoring the 3rd annual Toys for Tots Drive to make the holiday season brighter to those less fortunate. Click here to read the full article.
Bringing the Classic Novel 'A Christmas Carol' to Life
As students in Jennifer Scala's 7th grade English classes began their journey reading the play adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" - Ebenezer Scrooge's Ghosts of the Past, Present and Future made guest appearances. Click here to read the full article.
I Am Open Minded- BMS Students of Character
At the recent grade level class meetings BMS Principal, Stacy Monette, recognized several Students of Character, focusing on the school wide campaign - Who Am I? This month the school celebrated the theme- I Am Open Minded. Click here to learn more about these students.
Giana Rivera Awarded 1st Prize in the 2017 National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest
Way to go Giana Rivera! Sending our congratulations to this 3rd grade student at Chapin Street School who captured the first place award for the National Family Partnership (NFP) 2017 Red Ribbon Week Photo contest for Region I/Home Decoration. This year’s theme was - Your Future Is The Key, So Stay Drug Free. Click here to read the full article.
LHS Student/Athletes Selected All-League in the PVIAC- Fall 2017
Congratulations to the following LHS student athletes who were selected All-League in the PVIAC (Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference) for the 2017 fall season. All league selections are voted on by coaches in their respective leagues. Click here to read the fll list of names.
CTEC Walter E. Quigley Jr. Student of the Month Award
CONGRATULATIONS to LHS students, Madison Peacey, Wenhui Li, Jessie Chartier, Frank Hunter and Isaiah Gutierrez, who were recently recognized as November students of the month at the Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center Program (CTEC). Click here to learn more about these well deserving LHS students.
BMS October/November 2017 Students of the Month
Join us in putting your hands together for the October/November Students of the Month at Baird Middle School. CONGRATULATIONS Mary, Mateo, Noelle, Tricia, Elaena, Max, Abagayle, Ethan, Abbigail, Aidan, Jacinda and Jada. To learn more about these shining stars! Click here to read the full article and learn more about these students.
Pajama Day at Veterans Park School
Many Veterans Park staff and students arrived to school on Friday, December 1st, ready to snuggle into learning wearing their favorite pair of pajamas! Pajama Day has become an annual tradition that is part of monthly spirit days. Click here to view additional photos.
Veterans Park December Students of the Month
Drumroll please... announcing this month's First Mates from Veterans Park School. Congratulations to each of these students who were acknowledged for being role models of RESPONSIBILITY. Put your hands together for -- Marcus, Eliana, Teagan, Isabella, Ayden, Liana, Natalia, Calleigh, Caliana, Ella, Emma, Esther, Benjamin, Caitlyn, Samantha, Gabriella and Joshua! Click here to learn more about these responsible students.
LHS November Students of the Month
Please give a round of applause, a pat on the back, and a congratulations to Tarik Hodzic, Shauna Conroy, Matthew Lussier and Elizabeth Salvas! Click here to read more about these students.
2016 LHS Graduate Makes Sign to Welcome Visitors to the Lenore Paul Community Garden
In the spring of 2016, then LHS senior Adam Breslin, and former 5th grade student of Lenore Paul, volunteered his talents to design and create a sign to honor his former teacher. Breslin began the sign while enrolled in the LHS shop class. Although very enthusiastic about completing the project, he ran into an unexpected roadblock when the shop teacher retired, and the class ended. Following his graduation in 2016, Breslin continued to work on the sign at home; delivering the completed sign to the Go Green Club in the fall of 2016. Click here to read the full article.
4th Grade Science Classes Erupting with Everything Volcanoes!
As a culmination of a science unit on processes that shape the Earth's surface, guest speaker, Christine Simard, shared her knowledge and expertise with Lisa Teixeira's 4th grade student scientists, including her son, Noah! Simard shared an educational Powerpoint presentation that detailed volcanoes and much to the delight of students she also shared her exhibit of volcanic rocks for students to explore. Click here to read the full article.
Preschool Thanksgiving Celebration
Preschool classes at East Street School joined one another for a reenactment of the first Thanksgiving. Our youngest students had fun decorating long tablecloths and making either a Pilgrim hat or Native American head gear to wear at the celebration. Click here to read the full article.
LHS National Honor Society Raises over $11,500 for the Annual Mayflower Marathon
With overflowing thanks, the Ludlow High School National Honor Society is proud to announce that, with the support of not only their school, but also East Street, Veterans Park and Chapin Street Schools, and with the donations from the Ludlow community, they surpassed last year's total of $10,459.69 by raising a total of $11,523.97! Click here to read the full article.
BMS October Students of Character
At the October grade level class meetings BMS Principal, Stacy Monette, recognized several Students of Character, focusing on the school wide campaign - Who Am I? This month celebrated the theme- “I Am Strong.” Recipients received a special gold key recognizing various qualities such as - hard working, confident, outgoing, quiet leader, etc. Click here to read the full article and view a list of student recipients.
Girls on the Run- Smith College 5K
The clouds disappeared, and the sun was shining bright, as 100's of Girls on the Run from across Western Massachusetts gathered at Smith College for the fall 2017 5K race. Mingled in with the runners were twelve Chapin Street 3rd grade girls who have been preparing for this race since the start of school. CONGRATULATIONS to each of the girls - you all were AMAZING! Click here to read the full article and view additional photos.
Anna Etkin, BMS Foreign Language Teacher, Honored with 2017-18 VFW Teacher Award
Sending our congratulations to Baird Middle School Foreign Language teacher and Community Club advisor, Anna Etkin, who recently honored by the Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges VFW Post 3236/Ludlow as part of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Click here to learn more about this award and Mrs. Etkin's nomination.
Annual VFW Student Essay Winners Announced
During the annual Veterans Day Celebration held at The Exit 7 Players students from both Ludlow High School and Baird Middle School were recognized for their participation in the annual VFW essay contests. CONGRATS to all students who participated and were recognized at the event. Matt Lussier (LHS) was awarded 1st place for his Voice of Democracy audio essay and Luke Page (BMS) was awarded 1st place for his Patriot's Pen essay. Click here to learn more about the Patriot's Pen award and here to learn more about the Voice of Democracy award.
LHS Life Skills Students Keeping the Community Informed
Like the iconic clock tower at the Ludlow Mills, the Ludlow High School marquee is a town landmark that keeps the community informed of current events, both at the high school and in the community. What many are unaware of is who, exactly, is responsible for keeping the information current and up-to-date. Click here to read the full article.
LHS October Students of the Month
After several years, LHS decided this year to bring back the tradition of recognizing students of the month. Drum roll please... the 1st students to be recognized were juniors, Brianna Walas and Emily Haryasz. Click here to read the full article.
JA in a Day- Economics for Success!
Learning about what it takes to be financially stable and planning for future career paths are important skills for all students to learn. Recently all 8th grade students at Baird Middle School experienced a snapshot of the economics of life when they participated in the Junior Achievement Program: JA in a Day- Economics for Success. Click here to read the full article.
Celebrating 50 Days of School- Good Golly Miss Molly!!
And just like that students and staff at East Street School celebrated the 50th day of school today stepping back in time to the fabulous era of 50's!! The style of the day-- white t-shirts, rolled jeans, leather jackets, poodle skirts, scarves, pony tails and slicked hair. Click here to view the full article and additional photos.
Classroom Jobs Focus on Responsibility and Working Cooperatively
Third grade students in Michele Manganaro-Thompson’s class are learning about responsibility and how working cooperatively can help keep the classroom running smoothly, by being assigned classroom jobs. Jobs that include a variety of daily assignments. Click here to read the full article.
Local Veterans Honored at Veterans Park Luncheon
The luncheon was held on Thursday, November 9th, at Veterans Park School to honor current military members and veterans.The military guests included fathers, grandfathers, mothers, uncles, aunts and friends who had received an invitation to attend the event by a Veterans Park student. Click here to read the full article and view a presentation created by the students to introduce their military guest.
Reading Buddies Create Personalized Cards for Local Veterans
As part of a reading buddy program, kindergarten and 1st grade students at East Street School created one-of-a-kind cards to thank local Veterans for their service. Click here to read the full article.
John & Abigail Adams Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to the 60 LHS seniors who were recently awarded the John & Abigail Adams scholarship. This scholarship gives a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university. Click here to read the full article.
Veterans Park November First Mates - RESPECT!
Join us in congratulating the Veterans Park students who received recognition for being role models of RESPECT during the recent school-wide morning meeting. Click here to read the full article and view the presentation.
LHS students attend Multiband Concert & Band Day Event at UMass Amherst
Kevin McAvoy, LHS Band Director, reports that several LHS students and band members attended two recent events held at UMass- the 43rd annual Multiband Pops Homecoming Concert and the 33rd annual UMass Band Day. Click here to read the full article.
Police, Pumpkins & Paint!
The heavy police presence at Chapin Street School recently, was part of the ongoing partnership with the Ludlow Police Department giving students the opportunity to interact with officers in a fun, nonthreatening and safe environment. Twelve police officers joined 112 students for a morning of pumpkin painting! Click here to read the full article.
LHS Football Team Shares their Bench with a Buddy
The LHS varsity football team welcomed Veterans Park 5th grader, Matthew Noonan, to join them as a bench buddy at their recent home game against Drury on October 27th. Matt was able to call plays and be part of the huddles. Click here to read the full article.
CTEC Walter E. Quigley Jr. Student of the Month Award
CONGRATULATIONS to LHS students, Anthony Costa, Shauna Conroy and Jack Callahan who were recently recognized as October students of the month at the Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center Program (CTEC). Click here to learn more.
8th Annual College Fair held at LHS
The 8th annual Ludlow High School College Fair was held in the school gymnasium on October 25th. Since the programs inception we have grown in size. This year we hosted ninety-six 4 year colleges and universities , three 2 -year colleges, four technical schools and all five branches of the military. Click here to read the full article.
Planting a Promise to Stay Drug Free and Make Healthy Choices
As part of the district wide Red Ribbon Week Campaign all students at Veterans Park School ventured outside on October 25th to plant their promise to make good choices, stay healthy and remain drug free. Click here to read the full article and view additional photos.
2017 Halloween Band Bash- Ghoulishly Fun!
The reviews are in, and the annual Halloween Band Bash was a ghoulishly fun night! A tradition dating back many years, the Ludlow Public Schools Band Students in Grades 6-12 have the opportunity to participate in this spooktacular extravaganza held at Ludlow High School. Congratulations to all the performers and many thanks to Mr. McAvoy and Ms. Smith for their continued dedication to bringing such inspiring and fun musical experiences to the Ludlow Public Schools. Click here to read the full article.
8th Grade Genius Hour Elective Inspires Self-directed Projects
A new 8th grade elective at Baird Middle School- ELA Exploration/Genius Hour - encourages self-directed projects taking students on a journey to explore and research topics that are of interest to them. Students are working individually or in small groups of up to four, choosing a topic of interest to create a unique, final project that will inform and inspire others about their topics. Click here to learn about these amazing and unique projects.
Wayne Soares Shares Anti- Bullying Message with 3rd Graders
Wayne Soares, master storyteller, returned to Chapin Street School again this year to share his Be Kind Always - I’ve Got Your Back - Anti-bullying message to all 3rd grade students as part of the Red Ribbon Week activities. Click here to read the full article.
LHS Battle of the Classes Raises over $2,000 in Supplies to Support Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico
CONGRATS to the sophomore class for winning the Fall Fest- Battle of the Classes at LHS - and a shout to all who helped to raise over $2,000 in supplies for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, during the week of fun activities. Click here to read the full article.
Lorraine Boucher Retiring as LPS Director of Technology
Lorraine Boucher, will be retiring from her position as the Director of Technology for the Ludlow Public Schools - a position she has held from 2007-2017 - on October 31st. Her dedication has resulted in a dramatic increase in the availability and use of educational technology in our district. We wish her well as she begins the next chapter of her life.
Click here to learn about her career - including thoughts about her legacy from teachers and administrators.
improbable PLAYERS Make Real Life Connections to Addiction, Substance Abuse and Long-term Recovery
I’ll Never Do That is a play presented by the improbable PLAYERS that portrays how a family is torn apart by one person’s drinking. With the support and sponsorship of the Ludlow CARES Coalition, this very powerful and important message of addiction, substance abuse and long-term recovery was performed for all students at Ludlow High School on Monday, October 23rd, as part of this year’s Red Ribbon Week celebration. To read the full article click here.
With Help from the Ludlow Fire Department Chapin Street School forms a Human Ribbon to Kick off Red Ribbon Week
Staff and students at Chapin Street School, many dressed in red, ventured outside this morning to form a human double ribbon to signify the start of Red Ribbon Week. With the help of the Ludlow Fire Department - specifically Firefighter John Giasullo and Captain Jason Pease - the aerial photo was taken high in the sky by Firefighter Giasullo from the fire truck's bucket. For the full article and to see the aerial photo click here.
Chapin Students Spread Joy with Only One You Rocks
For the next two years the school wide theme at Chapin Street School is joy - joy in teaching, joy in learning, joy in community. The first school wide initiative was to bring to life the book- Only One You- and make real life connections for the students through art. Click here to read the full article.
LHS Lights it up Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
As part of the BATTLE OF THE CLASSES-FALL FEST LHS staff and students lit up the hallways in pink today to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students were also given the opportunity to dress their teachers in pink accessories! Click here for additional photos.
Preparing 6th Graders to Effectively Use Technology
This year- as a direct result of the 1:1 Chromebook Initiative- all 6th grade students at Baird Middle School are taking a 1/2 year course that focuses on technology skills- Introduction to Science and Technology. According to Stacy Monette, BMS Principal- "Technology is everywhere; becoming an integral part of our classrooms so we need to prepare our students for this shift in how students learn.” To read the full article click here.
2018 Veterans Park Drama Production Revealed
Peter Pan, Jr. will be flying onto the Ludlow High School stage in the spring of 2018! Click here to read the full article.
Golf Tournament Raises Money for LHS Scholarships in Memory of 2007 Graduate, Brett Williamson
On Saturday, October 7th, the Ludlow Country Club sponsored a golf tournament to honor their Assistant Golf Pro and 2007 LHS graduate, Brett Williamson, who passed away this past July after a lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis. The proceeds - close to $10,000 - will be used to establish two LHS scholarships to be given to a member of the LHS Golf Team and LHS Basketball Team. Click here to read the full article.
French 4 Honors Students Present Franco-American Connections
Madame Cook’s French 4 Honors course at Ludlow High School recently presented their research on individuals who have forged meaningful, long lasting connections between the United States and France, or any other Francophone region of the world. Click here to read the full article.
Veterans Park Students - Role Models of Positive Attitudes
Veterans Park Principal, Melissa Knowles, was proud to announce October's First Mates (students) for being role models of positive attitude- CONGRATULATIONS! Click here to learn more.
Chapin Street School Rocks with Joy!
Students at Chapin Street School are on a mission to spread some #joyatchapin throughout the community of Ludlow by leaving colorful and inspirational rocks around town. Click here to read the full article.
7th Annual Lion's Roar 5K and Fun Run
The 7th Annual Lion's Roar 5K and Fun Run, that took place on Sunday, October 1st. Thank you to the Ludlow Elementary Schools PTO for another great morning of running and fun! To see additional photos click here for East Street, here for Chapin Street and here for Veterans Park.
Best Buddies Carnival = Fun & Friendship
The cloudy skies didn't dampen the Best Buddies Carnival held at Ludlow High School today. CONGRATS to all who helped make this day of friendship and fun such a success for a great cause! Click here to read the full article.
LHS Staff & Students Raise over $1,000 for Hurricane Victims
In the wake of the devastation following the recent hurricanes staff and students at Ludlow High School organized a fundraiser to assist the victims. Lisa Nemeth, LHS Principal, explained that a raffle was held at the recent open house, athletic games and during student lunches to raise money for the National Educator's Association Disaster Relief Fund. Click here to read the full article.
PTO Golf Tournament Raises $8,300 'FORE' the Kids!
On Sunday, September 24th, the Ludlow Elementary Schools PTO sponsored their First Annual Golf Tournament at the Cold Spring Country Club in Belchertown. Click here to read the full article.
District Embarks on a 1:1 Chromebook Initiative
Over the last few years the evolution of technology in the Ludlow Public School District has seen an explosion, both in the access and integration of technology. Fast forward to this school year and the district is ready to embark on an exciting 1:1 Chromebook initiative that will serve to equalize access of technology, personalize learning for students, empowering them to achieve their future career paths in the 21st century. To read the full article click here.
Walgreens Partners with Schools to Offer Flu Clinic
With flu season knocking at our door, Kristen Bunten, Ludlow Public Schools Health Care Coordinator, coordinated a flu clinic for all LPS staff. She explained that since 2013 the school district has partnered with Walgreens pharmacist, Kara Zeysing, enabling staff to receive the flu shot during staff lunches in each of the schools and central office. Click here to read the full article.
Students Receive Mini Civics Lesson from Senator Eric Lesser
On September 19th, 3rd grade students in room 11 at Chapin Street School were not only celebrating National Talk Like a Pirate Day, but they also had the opportunity to receive a mini civics lesson from Massachusetts State Senator, Eric Lesser. To read the full article click here.
Soccer Field Dedicated in Memory of Davide Nascimento
On Sunday, September 17th, family and friends of Davide Nascimento, along with LPS staff and Town of Ludlow Officials gathered at East Street School to attend the dedication of the soccer field in memory of this amazing son, father, brother, friend and soccer coach who lost his life in a tragic construction accident in 2015. Click here to read the full article.
School-based Jobs Program Offered to Students at Veterans Park
The Community Outreach Class at Veterans Park School is offering students the opportunity to enroll in a school-based jobs program this year. The program will add a new dimension to the curriculum that will help to build a firm foundation for success beyond the school walls. Click here to read what students are saying about this new and exciting addition to their schedule.
1st Assembly of the Year Focuses on Whole Body Listening
East Street Prinicpal, Thomas Welch, hosted the first schoolwide assembly of the year where students learned about the Whole Body Listening Program. Click here to read the full article.
BMS Librarian Travels to South Korea
This spring, when presented with the opportunity to join fifteen other middle school and high school educators from across the country on a two week summer adventure to visit South Korea, she knew it was a trip that would be an experience of a lifetime and immediately signed up. To read the full article and learn about this amazing adventure click here.
Mentoring Program Supports New LPS Teachers
Eighteen new teachers for the Ludlow Public Schools began preparation for the upcoming school year by attending a two day orientation program that is part of the district wide mentoring program. The mentoring program was first implemented in 2000 to afford teachers new to the district (protégés) the opportunity to regularly meet with veteran teachers (mentors) for advice, guidance, and support. Click here to read the full article.
Peaceful Playgrounds to Welcome East Street Students as they Return to School
As East Street students return to school next week they will be welcomed with a new, colorful and fun playground area. With the support of the LES PTO, the blacktop areas have been transformed into Peaceful Playgrounds. Click here to read the full article.
The Ludlow Public Schools Mission
The mission of the Ludlow Public Schools is to provide a quality education for every student by working in partnership with parents and community to assist each student in reaching his/her full potential.