Pride and Gratitude: June 2017

As another school year comes to a close, as Commencement passes, and as the senior class moves on to new challenges and new adventures, I am left with a palpable sense of pride for the work of our schools.  I am grateful for the support of the community and the …

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Track – New England Champ!

Shannon Meisberger has taken the next step and won the 300 meter hurdle race at last weekend’s New England Championships!! Shannon will be competing this weekend at the Nationals in North Carolina. Good Luck Shannon!! Go Millionaires!!           

State Track Champion!!

Congratulations to Shannon Meisberger, LMMHS’ first ever track and field State Champion!! Shannon won the 400 meter hurdles at the State meet last weekend and will be competing in the New England Championships on Saturday, June 10.             Way to go Shannon!! Go Millionaires!!

Track Team Results!!

The Lenox Girls’ Track Team finished 2nd overall at the Western Mass Championship on Saturday at Mohawk Regional High School.  Shannon Meisberger was first in the 400 hurdles and the 200 meters, Maggie Sorrentino was first in the 800 meters, and Emma Jourdain finished first in the 2 mile.   Ellen Huth, Marion …

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Thank You LMMHS Faculty and Staff for Your Dedication to Student Success!

Please look into the link from US News and Reports about our school: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-chools/massachusetts/districts/lenox/lenox-memorial-high-9411 As Principal, I am very pleased to receive this recognition for the past four years. The following three points have been instrumental in maintaining a high performing school in our small community: First, I thank the Town of …

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Special Olympic Champions!

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, three Morris Tigers attended the 38th Annual Special Olympics Track and Field Meet at Monument Mountain Regional High School with other children and adults from all over Berkshire County. The day kicked off with an Opening Ceremony, a torch run by local law enforcement, and …

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Special Olympic Heroes!

On Wednesday, Lenox sent two athletes, Owen Ivas and Matthew Mikulski as well as 19 student volunteers and staff members to the Special Olympics held at Monument High School. Even though the day was a little damp, athletes and students had a great day as both athletes came back with …

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Teen marijuana use informational evening

On Thursday, May 11th, LMMHS will hold a parent evening in conjunction with the Berkshire United Way. The evening will run in the Duffin Theater from 6:30-8:00. We will discuss results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey completed in the fall and hear from Mr. Rick Cresta talking about youth …

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LMMHS Collaboration with AIER

Career Day on Campus by Natalia Smirnova, PhD – Senior Research Fellow, Director of Education Daily Economy Wednesday, April 5, 2017 0 Comments AIER founder Col. E.C. Harwood encouraged the institute to apply John Dewey’s ideas on the education of young minds. In his book “How We Think” (1933), Dewey …

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MCAS 2.0: What Parents Need to Know

On March 30, I hosted a parent information night regarding MCAS 2.0 and the changes to standardized testing in Massachusetts.  For those who were unable to attend, you will find the PowerPoint from the evening posted here as well as the Commissioner’s memo to parents and the community regarding 2017 …

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Brilliant Young Scientists!

On March 27, Morris Elementary School held its annual Science Fair sponsored and coordinated by the Morris PTO.  Scientists of all ages, K-5, created projects around topics of interest.  Some projects included an experiment utilizing the scientific method.  Other projects were research-based.  All students who created a project presented their …

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Literacy is Fun at Morris!

Throughout the month of March, students and staff are participating in fun literacy events.  On March 3rd the students watched an incredible literacy-themed performance by Robert Rivest, who is a professional mime and performance artist.  On March 10 students came to Morris dressed as their favorite storybook character.  On March …

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Spring Sports

Spring Sports start on Monday, March 20th. As it is every spring, all times are subject to change depending on the weather. Below is a list of tentative practices for the first week. Parent/Athlete meeting with coaches on Monday, March 27th at 6:30 in the Duffin. All are required to …

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Donations – Well Done LMMHS!!

Thanks to everyone who donated to our Community Service Project last week for those in need. We were able to put together 74 complete care packages each including a toothbrush, 2 tubes of toothpaste, soap, a razor, shampoo, a comb, a deodorant and an emory board. We were able to …

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Princeton Prize on Race Relations

Congratulations to Talia Traversa who is in the running for the Princeton Prize on Race Relations for her leadership in the junior class, which hosted a panel of local experts on policing and race this past January. The prize honors students who have had a significant impact on race relations in their …

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A Budget to Maintain Excellence

On Monday, January 23, 2017, I presented a preliminary budget for the Lenox Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.  Per the guidance of the School Committee and the Town Manager, our administrative team proposed a ‘level-service’ financial plan for our school district. ‘Level service’ means that the school district …

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Random Acts of Kindness

The Middle School has taken Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs) Week to a whole new level! This bulletin board is covered with envelopes full of various RAKs that students can pick and do during the next few weeks. The board will be up for the rest of February and we …

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6th Grade bringing a smile!

These cards were made by the 6th grade class to help cheer up the spirits of a young boy with leukemia named, Xavier. The 6th graders were very eager and excited to make these cards and bring a smile to his face. They went into the mail today!!

Preschool Screening!

It’s time for the annual Pre-School Open House and Screening! Open House All parents of three and four year-olds are encouraged to attend an Open House on March 7, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Morris Elementary School. The meeting will provide an opportunity for parents to meet the screening team and to sign …

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Speaker John Martin

LMMHS was fortunate to have John Martin speak to both the Middle and High school students in two separate presentations on January 30th. The link below will allow you to view the High School session with John. His discussion about the difference between being successful and being significant had us …

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Fun in Accounting Class

On January 30th, Natalia Smirnova, from the American Institute of Economic Research, came into Mrs. Barber’s accounting class to give them background knowledge and preparation on how stocks and bonds work in our economic system.  You can read the article published in the January 31st issue of  The Economist, “Learning as …

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All-Western Mass. 2016 Fall Athletes

Congratulations to our 2016 Fall Athletes for being named to All-Western Mass. or All-League/County Teams as published on masslive.com. You and your dedication make us all proud to be Lenox Millionaires! All-Western Mass. Division IV football:  Second Team  Michael Hurley, Lee All-Western Mass. Division III Golf:  First Team Matt Shields, Lenox — …

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Classics Day Trip

On Friday, January 20, Latin students from schools throughout the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley spent the day at Mount Holyoke College participating in workshops and competitions relating to the history, language, and culture of ancient Rome and Greece. We are proud of all our Lenox students who participated, many …

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Junior class panel discussion

On Wednesday, January 18th, the junior class partook in a panel discussion exploring the relationship between policing and the Black Lives Matter Movement. Professionals from our community led the discussion: Chief Wynn – Pittsfield PD, Lt. Traversa – Pittsfield PD, Professor Stacy Evans – BCC, Professor Charles Park – BCC, Chief …

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Equal Access Notification: Please read.

Non-discrimination and equal opportunity are the policy of the Lenox Public Schools in all of its educational programs, activities, and employment practices.  No student shall be excluded from or discriminated from participation in educational, athletic, or extra-curricular activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, …

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Hannah Beckington in LA Youth Orchestra

LMMHS 9th Grader Hannah Beckington will be performing with the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles as part of her music studies with Berkshire Children and Families’ Kids 4 Harmony in Los Angeles this weekend at a birthday celebration for Kitty Dukakis, wife of former MA Governor Michael Dukakis. Good luck …

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Health 101

The newest issue of Student Health 101 is now available on-line. Go to the link below and check it out. Enjoy the day!! http://getsh101.com/lmhs.html  

100th Career Point!!

Congratulations to LMMHS/Mount Everett’s Jake Corcoran, shown below in action last season, who earned his 100th career point on Saturday. Way to go Jake and thanks for representing Lenox with such pride on the Mount Everett Co-op Hockey Team!!

6th Grade Community Service

Special thanks to our 6th graders who took the time to make some other people smile just before the break. A small group of 12 students (randomly picked from the 30 that wanted to go!) went to Laurel Lake Nursing Home and performed a line dance demonstration with Ms. Burdsall …

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Immigration Workshop

An immigration workshop will be held on January 12 at 5:30 at Berkshire Community College. This workshop is for Berkshire immigrants who want to understand more about their rights now and under a new President. See attached flier. Immigration Workshop Flier  

Holiday Luncheon Assistance

MINI SCULPTURES ON DISPLAY AT THE LENOX POST OFFICE The seventh grade art students worked on creating centerpieces for the annual Lenox Community Center Seniors holiday luncheon during the first two weeks in December. This service-learning project inspired the artists to use a variety of materials for their mini sculptures …

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Computer Science Education

Students at Morris and LMMHS computer classes participated in the Hour of Code, which was a week-long international global movement for Computer Science Education and Code.org that invited students K-12 to participate in a one-hour introduction to computer science along with millions of students from over 180 countries.  Six students from LMMHS–Ann Barber’s Exploring Computer Science class (grades 9-12)–visited the Morris …

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Quiz Team

On Saturday, December 10th, our High School Quiz Team had its qualifying match on As Schools Match Wits.  Pictured above and representing Lenox against Suffield High School were Joseph Bouvier (alternate), Connor Ellrodt, Shon Loftus, Elias Williams, Megan Gamache, and Marguerite Yee (alternate).  It was an exciting match.  Our team …

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Fuel Fund totals!

Thank you so much to everyone who was able to donate to assist the Lenox Fuel Fund with spare change and dollar bills. We were able to raise $454 over the couple days which will all be donated to Thelma’s Little Fund to assist our Community of Lenox this winter. …

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Lenox Fuel Fund

Donations will be accepted today, tonight at the band concert, and tomorrow to assist “Thelma’s Little Fund” in town to help elderly who have difficulty affording heat this winter. Every little bit helps, so bring some loose change and help out!

Sportsmanship Summit

Riley Burke, Noah Hunter and Morgan Levesque presented at the Berkshire County Leadership Summit this year. Their topic was “Having a Positive Attitude and Bringing it to Your Team!” Their presentation was well received and we appreciate their representing LMMHS in such a great way!! Thanks for your service!!