Weekly Message – June 14th

Dear Colleagues, We are almost there! It has been a whirlwind with Senior Day, Senior Awards Banquet, Senior Scholarship Night, all culminating with Commencement at Tanglewood and the weather could not have been more perfect. I want to thank Mike Knybel, Brian Cogswell, Jonathan Cade, Jeff Ano, Al Saldarini, Nick…

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Important Reminder from the Health Office

Parents, Guardians and Students, Please plan to pick up all remaining medications from the Health Office at either Morris or LMMHS. All expired medications, Epipens and Inhalers not picked up by the last day of school will be properly disposed of. Please call school Health Office nurses to make special…

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Former Lenox Custodian Grand Marshall

Former LMMHS Head Custodian Denton Smith was Grand Marshall of this year’s Memorial Day parade in Lee! Denton served in the Navy and was at LMMHS for many years. He also started the Custodial Cup Golf Tournament which raises money for senior scholarships every year. Thank you, Denton, for your…

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Quiz Team County Champs!!

At the end of April, Lenox hosted the final monthly meet of the Berkshire County Quiz League.  Seven schools from throughout the county competed this school year – Monument, Lee, Lenox, Pittsfield, Taconic, Wahconah and BArT.  Over the school year, Lenox won 17 of its 21 matches – an impressive accomplishment –…

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Save a Life Tour

On May 8th, the Save A Life Tour came to LMMHS and talked with all juniors and seniors about the dangers of driving distracted and under the influence. Special thanks to the sponsors of the event: Berkshire United Way, Walmart, Lee Bank, Adams Bank, Canyon Ranch and Kimball Farms. Students…

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ADL Applications available for next year

ADL Peer Leadership Program Accepting Applications  The Anti-Defamation League Peer Leadership program is accepting applications now through Friday, May 24th for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in mentoring eighth grade students on fostering tolerance and diversity at LMMHS please pick up an application in the Main Office.…

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5th Grade Parent Night

Parent Orientation for our current 5th graders will be Thursday, May 30, at 5:30 pm in the Duffin Theater at LMMHS.  Parents will have an opportunity to meet our Principal, Michael Knybel, our Assistant Principal, Brian Cogswell, the 6th grade teachers, and Dave Hilfinger, the middle school guidance counselor.  You…

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Health Office Reminders

Morris parents and guardians, please remember that all students entering Kindergarten and 4th grade are required to provide an updated physical exam and immunization record before the start of the 2019-2020 school year. With the arrival of warmer weather, we begin to spend more time outside, enjoying walks, playing in…

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Weekly Message – April 12th

Dear Colleagues, I’ve been thinking about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion a great deal in the past week. At the national level, I can’t remember a time when the political landscape was more toxic than it is at present. Recent events at our middle and high school remind…

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Spring Reminders

With spring quickly approaching, I wanted to reach out to families with a few health reminders. It is my hope that Flu season is behind us; however, I continue to see nasal congestion, Strep Throat, some pneumonia and students with gastrointestinal issues.  Please remember that good health habits are often…

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Weekly Message – March 15th

Dear Colleagues, Like many of you I’m sure, I am deeply troubled by the recent tragic event in Sheffield. It is difficult to imagine the mindset of a father who takes the lives of his three young children, his wife, and finally his own. It seems so unfathomable, yet it…

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Weekly Message – Mar 1st

Dear Colleagues, As you may know, I have 18 students from LMMHS participating in a Superintendent’s Student Cabinet. What an amazing group. They have divided themselves into three groups, with each group having a different focus. The first group is tackling eliminating the use of the “N” word at LMMHS.…

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Weekly Message – Jan 25th

Dear Colleagues, As you may recall, earlier this school year the District made headlines regarding alleged incidents of “bullying” within our schools. To address these concerns, the Lenox School District is beginning a See Something – Say Something campaign. See Something – Say Something is an initiative sponsored by the…

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Flu Information

Although the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported a slight decrease in flu last week, January 18th, our Health Offices in the district continue to see confirmed cases. Below you will find some information obtained from Mass.gov. Common symptoms of flu are nasal congestion, cough, and sore throat, which can be interpreted…

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Quiz Team Champions!

The Lenox high school quiz team got up nice and early and had an outstanding showing at this year’s Blender Bowl.  The single-day quiz team competition featured 16 teams from 10 high schools.  Lenox had 3 teams compete with success – one team was the eventual champion, our second team…

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Weekly Message – Jan 18th

Dear Colleagues, The Social and Emotional Task Force has created a survey for students and parents to determine a baseline for our students’ social and emotional wellness. The parent survey is posted on the District website’s home page and students will be surveyed in their classrooms during the next few…

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Update – Weekly Message – Jan 4th

The family/community presentation has been rescheduled to April 25th Dear Colleagues, I hope that you had a restful break and a happy new year!   I want to update you regarding next steps related to school safety and crisis management in our schools.  The administration and staff at LMMHS have done…

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NHS Student Trivia Night at Kimball Farms

The National Honor Society presented a Trivia Night to residents at Kimball Farms this past Tuesday night.  Students derived questions ahead of time, took turns asking questions, and others joined the four teams of residents that were competing. Kimball Farms provided a delicious dinner and students and residents alike had…

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6th Grade Culminating Event

The 6th Grade and their teachers enjoyed a culminating event of their Folk Tale Unit by sharing international recipes. Foods were enjoyed as was the information about the Country of origin of each recipe. The event was a combination of work completed in English, Social Studies, Math and Science by…

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Congratulations!!

Congratulations to Brenda Crane, first grade teacher at Morris, for obtaining her National Board Certification! National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Created by teachers, for…

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Tiered Focused Monitoring Notice

During the week of January 28, 2019 the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of the Lenox Public Schools. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance…

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Congratulations to the Music program!!

At the beginning of December, eighteen of our students auditioned for the Massachusetts Music Educator Association’s Western Junior District Festival. Students in Grades 6-9 are eligible to audition for these ensembles. Congratulations to the following students who were accepted. Concert Band April Harwood-Trumpet and Piper Maxymillian-Trumpet Orchestra Juan Manrique-Violin and Etta…

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Weekly Message – Dec 14th

Dear Colleagues, I love my work. I love the kids, the teachers and staff, the parents, my administrative team past and present; I love it all. But every now and again I have a more difficult than usual meeting, or someone is more mad or upset than usual and I…

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Weekly Message – Dec 7th

Dear Colleagues, The Lenox Public Schools Strategic Plan under the section titled School Climate, expects that LPS students will be offered an opportunity to take a leadership role in identifying areas for services and creating service activities. In that effort, I am creating a Superintendent’s Student Cabinet. The Cabinet’s mission…

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Health Update

LMMHS had several reports of positive flu diagnoses this week, and over the past several weeks, both Morris Elementary and LMMHS have seen an increased number of students being diagnosed with pneumonia. This is also the time of year that Strep Throat is also prevalent. Armed with this information, I…

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Weekly Message – Nov 30th

Dear Colleagues, I hope that you had a nice Thanksgiving with family and friends!  The district is considering changing the school calendar to include an additional five 1/2 days of school for the purpose of teacher/staff professional development and collaboration.  During our budget meetings with LMMHS Department Chairs this week,…

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Volunteer Facilitator Position

The Southern Berkshire Educational Futures (SBEF) group is an informal collaboration among the Berkshire Hills, Lee, Lenox and Southern Berkshire Regional School Districts. The group is composed of school committee members and superintendents and has been meeting regularly. SBEF is seeking a skilled and thoughtful volunteer facilitator to support monthly…

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LEEF Grants!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS, TEACHERS, PARENTS, NON-PROFITS & BERKSHIRES RESIDENTS LEEF Grants Available to Bring Your Idea to Life! Please see attached materials… LEEF Grant Announcement LEEF Flyer

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Pep Rally!!

Thanks to the HS Student Council for organizing a pep rally for the entire student body the day before the Thanksgiving break. There was lots of energy and finished with a volleyball game between the senior winning team of the Lenox Open and the Faculty All-Stars – seniors won 25-23!!…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

The students at LMMHS took the time last week to color 171 Happy Thanksgiving Day cards. They will be dropped off at Kimball Farms for their residents to share the joy of the day. Thanks to all of the LMMHS students who did some quality coloring making the cards!! Happy…

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Berkshire SuperGenarians

Hall Walking in the Lenox Public Schools Is Up and Running! (OK—it’s up and walking.) Implementing a suggestion from Berkshire SuperGenarian co-founders (and Lenox residents), Mary Jane Incorvia Mattina and Francine Weinberg, the Lenox Public Schools Department encourages residents to keep fit inside even if there is snow, rain or…

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Weekly Message – Nov 9th

Dear Colleagues, Some of you may have read an article in the Berkshire Eagle on Thursday evening regarding a message sent by me to parents on Friday evening to prepare them for the presence of state and local police and fire at both LMMHS and Morris Elementary School on Monday.…

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Quiz Team fun!

Lenox Competes at Super Sunday Congratulations to High School Quiz Team members Isaac Tabakin, Erin Czelusniak, Harry Albert and Paige Looney who represented LMMHS at Super Sunday On November 4th.  Super Sunday is the qualifying event for the 10th Annual High School Quiz Show which airs on WGBH in Boston.  Pictured…

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Fall sport teams qualify!!

Our fall sport season has been very successful. Below is the schedule for the upcoming Western Mass tournament games for our fall athletes. Congrats to our golf team who recently placed third in the WMass championship as well! Go Millionaires!! Monday, November 5th #5 Volleyball vs. #4 Turner’s Falls –…

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Halloween at LMMHS

We had a couple sets of twins at school on Halloween plus a group of seniors were in the “Spirit” as well! Thanks to all of the students who celebrated appropriately today at LMMHS!!           Harry Potter in grade 6 and 12!                        Our school’s School Resource Officers!!   Seniors in…

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Weekly Message – Oct 26th

Dear Colleagues, I am excited to share with you a new program being implemented a LMMHS this school year. The Peer Training Program which is sponsored by the Anti -Defamation League (ADL) – World of Difference Institute, will enhance LMMHS’s communication and reinforcement of its core values (Six Pillars of…

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