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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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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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Superintendent’s Thanksgiving Message

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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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Superintendent’s Newsletter Autumn

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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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Weekly Message – Oct 12th

I would like to take a moment to update you regarding our school security efforts this year. First, our building administrators accompanied me at ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) training this summer. For some it was a review and for others, like myself, it was an eye opening…

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Weekly Message – Oct 5th

Increasingly, it seems that we as educators are encountering students with higher levels of anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, and overall fragility. Given these increases in mental health conditions across the Commonwealth and the nation, NPR did a segment regarding the issue this past week. The NPR guests were Greg Lukianoff…

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Superintendent’s Newsletter

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Weekly Message – Sept 28th

Dear Colleagues, Happy Friday to you all on this very raw afternoon. For me, the past couple weeks have been filled with community members coming forth to tell me their stories of “bullying” in the Lenox Public Schools and to offer their support and words of wisdom for moving forward.…

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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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Weekly Message – Sept 17th

Dear Colleagues, I hope everyone is settling into the school year. Every year, school districts across the Commonwealth host “Back to School Nights”. Each year, I attend these events as a school administrator then I shed my administrator’s hat and attend these nights as a parent. And each year, I…

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Superintendent’s Entry Plan

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Welcome Back!

Dear Parents and Guardians, I would like to take this opportunity to say I am honored and excited to be selected as your next Superintendent of Schools. My guiding principle as your Superintendent is based on the belief that every child can and will attain the education and skills necessary…

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Eighth-graders Learn About Careers

I am very happy to have had the opportunity to collaborate with the LMMHS eighth grade team and our Lenox Business Partners on the recent Career Learning Project. On the morning of January 12, more than 30 professionals representing a wide spectrum of jobs and careers came to the LMMHS…

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Developing Growth Mindsets

This year, faculty and staff in the Lenox Schools are exploring ways to change our students’ perceptions and attitudes in ways that will result in more learning and more effective habits of learning. Mindsets are broad mental frameworks that we use to view the world.  They can shape and influence…

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Welcome to 2017-2018!

It is my pleasure to welcome all of our students, families, and staff back to another year of learning and growth in the Lenox Public Schools. Morris Elementary will start the year with a new principal, Mr. Peter Bachli, and a student enrollment of 316 students in grades PreK through…

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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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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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Learn more about School Choice.

On December 14 at 7:00PM, the Lenox School Committee will hold an informational meeting about School Choice in the Lenox Public Schools. School Choice is a Massachusetts program supported by state law that allows school districts to enroll students who live in other school districts.  It was created in the…

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A Day of Learning for Berkshire County Educators

On November 8, the Lenox Public Schools are closed for our annual Professional Development Day.  This year Lenox will be collaborating with school districts from around the county to serve over 1000 educators from 9 school districts with more than 50 unique professional development workshops and mini-courses.  Many of these…

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Welcome to 2016-2017!

After a busy summer that included the addition of new staff and students, some major facilities projects and some important curriculum and program development, we’re back for another year of learning and growth. My initial read on the start of the school year is very positive. Teachers and students I…

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Thank You Retirees!

As I reflect on the school year during these final few weeks of school, I feel a sense of satisfaction that ours is a public school system that works, consistently bringing students to a high level of achievement. I feel a sense of gratitude for the efforts of many people…

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School Committee Approves 2016-2017 District Budget

On Monday, March 28, the Lenox School Committee, by a 6-1 vote, approved a revised version of the Preliminary 2016-2017 Budget. The original FY17 Budget assumed a reduction of one section of kindergarten and increased enrollment at the middle and high school level. The original and revised budgets provide for…

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A New Website

Greetings from the Lenox Public Schools! My name is Timothy Lee. I have worked in the Lenox schools since 2008, six years as principal of Morris Elementary and a year and a half as district superintendent. I’d like to welcome you to our recently re-built website. Much of the content…

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