District Events

student purchasing art at auction

Students in grades K-12 and LPS art teachers learned the gift of giving this holiday season by creating artwork to benefit two charities: Habitat for Humanity and Debbie’s Treasure Chest. Students designed animal portraits, painted bowls, vases, trivets and plates for Debbie’s Treasure Chest and LPS art teachers painted chairs in the theme of writers and illustrators for Habitat for Humanity. Over 100 students from 15 different schools in Lawrence participated in this event for a chance to give back to their community.

participants at Job Fair standing and talking

Lawrence Working Families Initiative (LWFI) collaborated with ValleyWorks (Masshire) on hosting their First Annual Job Fair this school year. We had over 75 participants most of which were LPS parents. We had 7 Employers from different sectors and 3 organizations that provided extended job readiness support to our parents. Parents were able to network, meet potential employers who are hiring Spanish speaking individuals, and find local job opportunities.

“LWFI partnering with families for economic stability and success”! Click here for more Job Fair photos.

Group discussion at table during event

Positive, working relationships between schools and families were celebrated at the recent Partnership Council Meeting. The theme was "Learn, Connect, Celebrate and Be a Partnership Hero". Six unique school programs that have been successful connecting with parents were highlighted and great new ideas were shared. 

group of parents at meeting

The Superintendent and the Family Engagement Team would like to express our most sincere gratitude to all of you for your attendance and participation during the September Presidents’ Council meeting Tue. The event was a great success! Students, parents, educators, and administrators came together to welcome our new superintendent and to highlight ongoing practices within the LPS. We also want to express our thanks to Dr. Toomey, who provided an update on Standards Based Grading and Reporting Grades K-8.

box of sample donation items

Many generous donations have been received for the families impacted by the gas incident in our area. If you are looking for what is still most needed, here are some ideas:

  • Crockpots or Instapots
  • Canned food - tuna, beans, chicken
  • Juices
  • Microwaveable foods
  • Snacks
  • Personal products - soap, lotion, deodorant, feminine products
  • Resealable bag - half gallon or gallon size

Donations can be brought to the Lawrence Senior Center Monday - Thursday 3-6pm and Fridays 10-3pm. Details and updates at this website.