Superintendent's Update November 23, 2015

Post date: Nov 23, 2015 2:29:38 PM

Schools will dismiss early on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving break. I extend to you and your families my best wishes for a wonderful holiday. On behalf of our faculty and staff, thank you for sharing your beautiful children with us. I invite you to join us Thanksgiving eve at 6:00 pm as we conclude a great fall sports season. The Blue Knights will face off against the Panthers of Quabbin Regional High School on the field here in Lunenburg. Come out to support the team, enjoy the wonderful half-time performance of the LHS Marching Band and the enthusiasm the student fans - the LHS Dungeon!

I am pleased to announce Lauren Drury Basque as the 2015 Superintendent’s Award recipient. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Suzanne Basque. At LHS Lauren focused her studies on the sciences including numerous honors and advanced placement courses. She is ranked first in her class. Lauren will be honored at the Worcester County Superintendent’s Roundtable Scholars’ ceremony in January. She selected a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt for that ceremony’s program. The quote certainly captures the essence of this remarkable young woman. "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."

National Honor Society Inductees

Twelve seniors and thirty juniors will be inducted into the National Honor Society this evening at 6:30 p.m. in the LHS auditorium. Congratulations to these students for their commitment to improving their school and community through their leadership, service, character, and scholarship. Congratulations to:

Class of 2016: Brianna Berry, Kathryn Broden, Andrew Gardner, Sophia Holman, Cassia Lockwood, Elizabeth Lucier, Logan Marshall, Jenna McCormack, Micaela Moore, Adam Ramram, Laura Romano

Class of 2017: Elizabeth Abare, Jordan Barrett, Sarah Barrett, Samuel Burns IV, Nicholas Cappucci, Maxine Carbone, Nathan Charland, Emily Deschamps, Gabrielle Deschenes, Tristan Deschenes, Emma Favreau, Erin Gyles, Jacob Hall, Julia Hebert, Steven Hoffmann, Johanna Hudson, Ronald Hyatt, Olivia Kelley, Hannah Leahy, Scott Miller, Timothy Osgood, Shikha Pandey, Joseph Rager, Kaylyn Romano, Judith Swift, Brendan Tobin, Jackson Vickery, Casey Voyer, Abbey Whitcomb, Brandon Wyson

Tree Lighting November 30th

The annual tree lighting ceremony will be held at the gazebo on Monday, November 30th at 6:00 p.m. Please join in the festivities and caroling and then enjoy hot chocolate and cookies courtesy of the LHS Student Council at T.C. Passios Building immediately following the ceremony. Donations for the refreshments support the Lunenburg Food Pantry. The tree lighting is sponsored by the School, Fire, Police, & DPW Departments with support from the Lunenburg Turkey Hill Lion’s Club, area businesses, and community members.

Policy Updates

The School Committee invites public comment on new and revised policies. Revised Policy #5713-Physical Restraint has been updated consistent with revisions to state law. The policy can be found at . Comments may be mailed to the Superintendent’s Office, 1025 MA Avenue, Lunenburg or submitted via emailed to . Comments must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2015.

Thank you Lunenburg PTO!

Your membership matters. The PTO recently donated $1000 to each school to support presentations for students, technology, and materials not provided for within the operational budget. They sponsor events such as the recent Peanuts movie, and they recently helped organize the production of FoodPlay ( ) at the Primary School. More information about upcoming events or to join the PTO can be found at their website -

Happy Thanksgiving!