Athletic Reminders

As we are getting into the heart of our fall athletic season, a couple of reminders for our fans. There are no dogs allowed on our athletic fields during contests or practices. Please listen and be respectful to our staff if they ask you to bring your dog off premises.…

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Hall Walking in the Lenox Schools

Walking is only permitted on days school is in session, Oct 15-April 30: Tues, Wed and Thurs from 3-5 at LMMHS, sign in Log Book from 3:30 – 5 at Morris, no sign in Wear rubber soled shoes Enter schools through main entrance Questions or Comments? Contact Sally Vincent or…

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2019-2020 School Reminders

Welcome back to a new school year. Overall, the Health Offices at both schools are in great shape, however we are still missing some important medical documents. Please be sure to send in updated emergency forms, medication forms for Over the Counter and Prescription medications. Please read the reminders below…

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Parent Forum at LMMHS

LMMHS will be hosting speaker Ashley Olafsen on Tuesday, September 3 starting at 6:30 pm in the Duffin Theater. Her topic of conversation will be: Bridging the Gap Between Parents and Teens: How to Help Students Navigate. A quick synopsis of her talk is below. Students and staff will be…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mandated Health Screenings

The Health Office nurses at both Morris Elementary and LMMHS are currently conducting state mandated health screenings. Depending on the grade of your student, these screenings may include vision, hearing, postural, height/weight/BMI. Parents will receive a referral letter for those students who are found to have concerning results, and asked…

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International Day of Peace

September 21st is the International Day of Peace as recognized by the United Nations. The announcements below were read over the PA during the morning announcements. The pictures are our pinwheels for peace bulletin boards! El día de paz internacional es un día para celebrar y esperar para comunicación y…

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“DIRT” performance

Students at LMMHS were able to see John Morello on Thursday, September 20th perform his show entitled “Dirt.” The presentation touches on topics like drugs, bullying and how the actions of one person can have an impact on people around them whether they know them or not. Students loved the…

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Illness Alert

Both the Health Office at Morris and at LMMHS have been seeing an increase in illnesses over the past week. At Morris we have been seeing students with fevers, colds and viral illnesses, while at LMMHS we have been seeing students with colds, a stomach virus, and Strep Throat, but…

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Flower pot sale

Last year, students in the Art Department decorated a number of flower pots to enhance the curb appeal throughout town. They will be auctioning off the flower pots during the Apple Squeeze this weekend! Proceeds will benefit the Lenox Art Students. Check them out and get your bids in soon!!

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Social Emotional Task Force

Lenox Public Schools Social Emotional Task Force Open to all LPS faculty and staff You are invited to participate on the Lenox Public Schools Social Emotional Task Force!  Massachusetts schools are required to use evidence-based social emotional learning (SEL) practices to prevent and reduce bullying, but also to ensure that…

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Instructional Task Force

Open to all LPS faculty and staff You are invited to participate on the Lenox Public Schools Instructional Technology Task Force!  The “always-on” nature of the Internet and the proliferating use of mobile access devices provide Lenox, and districts across the Commonwealth, with an outstanding opportunity to create learning experiences…

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It Can Wait Pledge

On Thursday, September 13th, the students, staff and families of LMMHS had an opportunity to make a pledge to be safe drivers/passengers and pledge not to text and drive or tell their drivers not to text and drive. By the picture below, it is obvious we had great participation!! If…

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