State Representative Diana DiZoglio hosted Civic Education Day for students at the South Lawrence East Middle School. Rep. DiZoglio talked about the functions of government and hosted a mock committee hearing. She was joined by Communications Coordinator Michael Ryan, who helped students conduct a mock trial. Thanks to both dedicated public servants for bringing government to our students!
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On Tuesday, March 4th, the Wetherbee School invited parents to have breakfast with their children to celebrate National School Breakfast Week and to kick off a Breakfast Contest to increase participation. Students learned about the importance of starting the day with a nutritious and healthy breakfast every morning. The Wetherbee School Breakfast Contest will have grades compete to see who can increase breakfast participation the most. Principal Colleen Lennon will keep students and teachers engaged in this contest by informing them every Friday where they stand. Good luck to all Wetherbee students!
The new junior high school cheer squad - Lawrence Cheer Elite - had a tremendous competition run. They won 1st place in 3 out of 4 invitational competitions and placed 2nd in another. There are currently 19 cheerleaders on the squad who have worked hard to make a name for Lawrence this season. The LCE program seeks to find and develop talented female athletes and train them in competitive cheerleading and is open to students in grades 5 - 8. Students are held to high academic and behavioral standards and also give back to their city through community service projects. Way to go LCE!
Lawrence High Performing and Fine Arts Theater Company brought down the house this weekend. They opened their production of "In the Heights" to an appreciative audience. Cast did a great job with their high energy numbers and terrific 2-story sets. Students and crew members have gone all out to make this a success.
If you missed it, there are still 4 more performances coming up next weekend. You don't want to miss this show. No need to go to Boston for some quality theater.
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During the week of February vacation, twenty-five Lawrence Public Schools hosted Acceleration Academies - rigorous and intensive academic sessions taught by excellent educators from Lawrence and other districts.
Over 2,000 students across K-8 schools, the High School Learning Center, and the LHS campus attended the Academy. Over 250 teachers participated in the Academy, the focus of which was primarily English Language Arts instruction.
The Humanitarian Club celebrated “Lunch Crew” day on February 12. The Cafeteria Staff at Lawrence High School was recognized by the members of the club for their dedication and hard work. Jonathan Guzman and Humanitarian Club members presented certificates to the staff followed by a small celebration.
The Parthum Middle School hosted Gov. Deval Patrick on February 13 for his announcement of $1 million in Gateway City education grants, including $145,000 to support Lawrence Public Schools English Language Learners in grades 5-8. Joining Gov. Patrick were Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester and Secretary of Education Matthew Malone, as well as local legislators Sen. Barry R. Finegold, State Rep. Diana DiZoglio, State Rep. Marcos Devers and Mayor Daniel Rivera.
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