LPS District Wide

three female leadership team at Harvard workshop

Leadership Teams from UP Academy Oliver and Oliver Partnership School spent a week at Harvard Graduate School of Education learning more about how to plan student support with a data informed approach.  The study was rigorous and allowed these teams time to plan for individualized intervention and increased achievement for all scholars.  

Winter concerts are upon us this season! Come out and watch your favorite LPS singers, instrumentalists and musicians play their hearts out at their school.

December 12th - Leahy School - 9:00 am and 5:30 pm

December 13th - Guilmette Elementary - 5:30 pm

December 13th - LHS Upper School - 6:00 pm

December 18th - Tarbox School - 5:30 pm

December 19th - Oliver Partnership - 5:00 pm

December 20th - Hennessey School - 9:30 am and 1:30 pm

December 20th - South Lawrence East - 8:30 am and 11:30 am

December 20th - LHS Lower School - 6:00 pm

December 20th - Wetherbee School - 9:00 am and 10:00 am

superintendent engaging with parent and student

Another great turnout for the November Presidents' Council. Superintendent Paris gave a presentation on
chronic absenteeism and the group talked about ways to promote regular attendance in school..

students and instructors in a classroom

This year, 22 LPS schools are providing students and teachers with access to high-quality, standards-aligned science curriculum and resources.  Know Atom is an inquiry program that is supporting 7000 students to think, explore, and learn like scientists and engineers.  More than 60 educators have been named "Science Champions" in a program where they visit each other's schools, observe practice, and collaborate to improve practice.  

Photo of Leo

The Lawrence schools community is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its members, 18-year-old Leonel Rondon, in the series of gas-related accidents that struck multiple Merrimack Valley communities yesterday.


A Lawrence Public Schools student throughout his life, Leo attended the Oliver School, UP Oliver Academy, Lawrence High School and most recently Phoenix, remaining enrolled at Phoenix Charter Lawrence Academy when it converted from a district to charter school for 2018-19.


Staff and students knew him as an outgoing, light-hearted,hands-on learner who particularly loved science and excelled in biology and math. He had just begun his junior year at Phoenix after a successful 2017-18, and teachers recall his drive to graduate as a model to classmates. 


He will be greatly missed both in school and at home, and his family, friends and loved ones are in the thoughts of everyone throughout the Phoenix network and Lawrence Public Schools. Grief counseling, coordinated by Phoenix and Lawrence High School staff, is being provided at Phoenix and will remain available in the coming days.


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La comunidad escolar de Lawrence está profundamente entristecida por la pérdida de uno de sus miembros, Leonel Rondon, de 18 años. Su muerte es relacionada con la serie de explosiones de gas natural que azotaron a varias comunidades del Valle del Merrimack ayer.


Leo, quien fue estudiante de las escuelas públicas de Lawrence a lo largo de toda su vida, asistió a la escuela Oliver, Up Academy Oliver, la Lawrence High School (escuela secundaria Lawrence) y recientemente la escuela Phoenix, permaneciendo inscrito en la Phoenix Charter Lawrence Academy durante el proceso de transición de la misma cual paso de ser una escuela pública a ser una escuela charter este año escolar 2018-19.


El personal y sus compañeros de escuela lo recuerdan como alguien alegre, abierto y practico que particularmente amaba la ciencia y sobresalía en la biología y las matemáticas. Acababa de comenzar su tercer año en Phoenix después de un exitoso año escolar del 2017-18.  Los maestros recuerdan su impulso para graduarse como modelo para sus compañeros de clase. 


Se le echará mucho de menos tanto en la escuela como en el hogar. Su familia, amigos y seres queridos están en los pensamientos de todos a través de la red de la escuela Phoenix y las escuelas públicas de Lawrence. Consejeros están disponibles para ayudar a quienes lo necesiten durante los próximos días.  Este servicio es coordinado por la escuela Phoenix y el personal de la escuela secundaria de Lawrence.


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