LPS District Wide

Group of scholastic awards winners from PFA
The Lawrence Public Schools were well represented in the annual Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. PFA had 11 award winning artists including Gold Key winners Rosanny Almonte and Brittany Ortiz. There were also 5 winners from the Parthum Middle School including Silver Key winner Erika Torres. Some of the Parthum student art is being displayed in the office of State Senator Barry Finegold. All Massachusetts students in grades 7-12 were eligible to submit their work.

A student drawing of a skateboarder infront of graffiti

Students at the Parthum Middle school worked on watercolors of Lawrence landscapes during Acceleration academy.


Two guilmette students making mosaic of sea creatures

The Guilmette Elementary and middle school were awarded a grant to have mural artist David Fichter to to their school to do an installation piece. Students created drawings of Lawrence wildlife which then transferred into a mural size mosaic.

Group meeting with Susan Paradis

Susan Paradis is a well-known author/illustrator of children's books and a retired public school teacher. Some of her recent works include The Snow Princess, My Mommy, My Daddy and Edna. She presented an outstanding workshop to the visual arts teachers in grades 1-8. 

Studnet sing along with art teacher playing guitar
Display of students artwork
Sculptures made of paper by students
Studnet sing along with art teacher playing guitar
Girls choir singing on stairway
Students in grades 1-12 represented Lawrence Public schools in the 2014 Distrcit Arts Fest. Seven visual art pieces were selected per school and were juried at the show. Students from across all grade levels participated in choral, dance, instrumental and theatrical performances. A huge thank you to all Arts Dept teachers for doing an amazing job showcasing the talent in Lawrence!!!