Superintendent's Update March 10, 2017

Post date: Mar 10, 2017 7:48:14 PM

Congratulations and good luck to the LHS girls basketball team tomorrow when they face Grafton for the District Championship tomorrow. Go Lady Knights!

Announcing the Lunenburg Public Schools Summer Sessions

This is a summer program for students in grades K and up. Three sessions: June 26-30, July 5-7 and July 10-14. More than a summer camp, each session offers a week long, full-day program that offers a mix of athletic, academic, and personal interest sessions. Each day will feature dynamic sessions to challenge your child in their areas of interest. This program will be staffed by Lunenburg Public Schools’ teachers, staff, and coaches as well as recent graduates. A Lunenburg Public Schools nurse will be on site at all times.

All activities will be supervised by at least one LPS teacher, staff member or coach and at least one recent LHS graduate attending college in a related field of study. Student to staff ratio will be no larger than 8 to 1. Tuition is $150-$250 per week per participant. The program day will run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. All activities and groups will be age appropriate.

Registration will begin on March 24, 2017. We will be able to accommodate every student who is interested in participating. Profits from this program will go directly back into our school athletic programs and activities.

Sessions already planned include art, arts and crafts, competitive sports, digital video, fun and games, high school sports, youth sports, weight training, cross training, strength and conditioning, personal fitness, college selection process, financial literacy, hands on math, STEM, entrepreneurship, horror movies, and more. We will add to the list as more teachers develop programs. A complete list will be sent with registration forms on March 24th and will be available on line.

Please contact summer program director Pete McCauliff if you have any suggestions or questions.

Strategic Visioning – Seeking Feedback Strategic Planning Presentation to SC 3-1-17.pdf

Attached is the final draft of the work of the Strategic Framework Committee for public comment. Send comments and suggestions to Bob Milley, Lead NEEC Project Consultant, at:

Many thanks to the members of the Framework Committee for their work over the last several months. Members include: Jessica Frank, Timothy Loughlin, Marijah Comesana, Stephanie Quinn, Jenny Whitcomb, Phillis Luck, Meredith Weiss, Christopher Tobin, Nancy Chapdelaine, Brian Chartrand, Tim Santry, and Timothy Normandin.

K-8 ELA Curriculum Update - Public Comment Period

The first reading of the updated English Language Art K-8 curriculum was presented to the School Committee. Mr. Jeffery Cournoyer served as chairperson and facilitator of the task force that included educators from across the district. They produced an exciting and informative document. Thank you to everyone that contributed. The document is available for public review and comment. You can find the curriculum at Send questions or comment

PTO Donations & Volunteers

The PTO is collecting donations for grade level themed baskets to auction off at our upcoming Parents Night Out on April 8th. There are links below for each grade, just click on the link and it will bring you directly to the volunteer spot for that grade. All donations can be brought to school by your child. We will be collecting donations till Friday, March 24th. Thank you in advance for any donations you can contribute to the baskets. Last year these grade level baskets raised over $1,000!!

Kindergarten - Lego Basket

First Grade - Trendy Toy Basket

2nd Grade - Life's a Beach Basket

3rd Grade - Science Fun

4th Grade - Art Fun

5th Grade - New England Patriots Basket

6th Grade - Brunch Basket

7th Grade - Gift Card Basket

Upcoming Events!

  • Tonight, March 10 - African Arts in Education presents Crocodile River Music, known throughout the Northeast as the premier African music ensemble, in a performance of African and African-influenced song and dance at Lunenburg Middle-High School, at 7pm. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.African POSTER.pdf
  • Saturday, March 11 Lunenburg Life Long Learning and the Camera Club of Central New England are excited to announce a presentation of “Of Thee We Sing”. See this amazing program in the beautiful new auditorium at the Lunenburg Middle-High School at 7:30 p.m. The program is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. OTWS Event poster updated.pdf
  • Wednesday, March 15 - School Committee meets at 7:00 in room #A130. On the agenda will be first reading of new or updated policies including establishing an Athletic Advisory Council, Facilities Use, and non-payment of school lunch accounts. These policies will be posted at our website for public comment next week. There will be three readings of the policies by the School Committee before action to adopt or revise.


Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes

Lunenburg Public Schools

1025 Massachusetts Ave.

(978) 582-4100 x211

(978) 582-4103 fax