LPS News & Events

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    Artist of the Week

    Congratulations to our Artist of the Week from Arlington Middle School, Perla Roque! Her beautiful oil...

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    Groundbreaking at Oliver School

    Lots of excitement at the site of the future Oliver School as students, staff, and local officlals gathered...

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    FRM UPDATES 5/17/22

    Upcoming Events... The Annual Frost Middle School Honor Society Induction ceremony is Wednesday, May...

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    Luna a Success at UPO

    The Rise UP Players from UP Academy Oliver performed their first theatrical production of Luna, a...

LPS Videos

This is the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Oliver School which is scheduled to open in 2025.

Meet the JROTC cadets from Lawrence High School.

Excerpts from an engineering class at Lawrence High School.

Here's the 1st performance by the UAO Rise UP Players.

Lawrence High School boys volleyball vs Chelmsford, played on 5-9-22.

More than 1,000 students and staff participated in the Special Olympics Unified Games Day.

Upcoming Events

30 May
Memorial Day - No School
Date 30th of May 2022, Monday
20 Jun
Juneteenth Day - No School
20th of June 2022, Monday

Event Calendar

The district’s ultimate goal is for each Lawrence school to provide students with a rich, high-quality education that enables them to graduate from college or enter the workforce at comparable rates to their suburban peers.  To achieve this goal, our schools share a common vision for excellent teaching and learning, which we call the “Four Pillars.”
 

LPS Four Pillars of High-Quality Teaching & Learning:

 

I. Rigorous standards are the foundation for student achievement.  

 
In Lawrence, we believe in providing our students with a standards-based education.  We use the Common Core State Standards and assessments as guideposts on our students’ journey from kindergarten to college. Our schools leverage data to guide practice, personalizing the learning for our students as much as possible. The result is a district committed to rigorous standards that support individual student growth towards graduation. 
  

II. High-quality enrichment opportunities engage students and create well-rounded learners. 

 
LPS schools provide a wide variety of enrichment opportunities, allowing our students to explore their interests and expand their horizons.  Many schools offer these activities on site, either during or after the school day, including in such areas as robotics, step dancing, musical theater, intramural athletics, and instrumental and choral music.  Other schools partner with community organizations to offer students specialized programs at their facilities in areas such as swimming, karate, or yoga.
 

III. All students can achieve at high levels if they believe that hard work can drive success. 

 
At LPS, we believe that with focused and sustained effort, all students can excel in school and reach their potential.  Our educators instill the value of hard work in our students, including encouraging them to put in extra hours through expanded school days, February and April acceleration academies, after-school clubs, or Saturday programs.  In our schools, we communicate a “growth mindset”: that intelligence is not just something you have; it’s something you can develop with hard work. 
 

IV. Critical thinking skills prepare students for success in college and the workforce.

 
A Lawrence Public Schools education equips students to think deeply and critically about information. Our educators seek to build our students’ confidence to apply concrete knowledge they have learned in new and novel situations.  This kind of critical thinking is essential to achieving excellence in college and the workplace, where accumulated knowledge serves only as the starting point for success. 
 
Although each school in Lawrence sets its own academic program, the entire LPS community shares this common vision of Four Pillars of excellent teaching and learning.   This is what makes Lawrence unique: We are a district of self-directed schools with individual plans for innovation and growth, yet all working to achieve a common vision for our community’s students.