We are now one full month into the 2016-17 school year and are building strong educational momentum. September is full of many adjustments and a few events that provide some brief interruption to the traditional school day. Grade level meetings, school and bus evacuation practice, school pictures, Open House, and the first Roller World night are behind us. Students have acclimated to their new schedules, lockers, getting to/from school, and lunchtime. Classroom routines have been established. Bulletin boards are filling up with student work and those compositions, lab reports, unit tests and varied projects are most evident. Teachers new to LMS are also adjusting as well to ultimately meet the educational and social needs of our students via curriculum/pedagogy and collaborative activities.
As we move into October, the MCAS scores from last spring have been released. From this data, it is our charge to advance overall and individual scores. I will be making a formal presentation to the School Committee on October 4th along with our directors (Kate Roberston, ELA, Humanities & Social Studies and Katie Ambroise, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)). I am confident that our department leadership, professional development, increased use of technology in the classroom, and continual curricular review will be of benefit to teaching and learning and ultimately lead to advancement of our MCAS scores.
Should you ever have any comments or questions, please contact me via phone (781)334-5810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Stephen R. Ralston, Principal