UP Academy Leonard Events

Hallway with paw prints in different colors painted onto the floor

This month the school hosted a Volunteer Day. Teachers, parents, and staff joined forces to make some beautiful changes to our school. Some changes included painting the stairs, fixing some doors, and adding these wonderful paws to the ground floor of the building.

six presenters and student in a group pose

Students at UP Academy Leonard listened to the inspiring stories of six panel members from around the Boston area in a special Black History Month celebration. The panel represented a diverse and talented group whose stories left a strong impression on the students. Many thanks to Oompa, Marvin Neal, Beyasmin Jimenez, Ive Sanchez, Edwin Johnson, and Adkeem Jackson for sharing your time and talents with our school community. See some photos from the event here.

Daniel Adler Fist Bump Student

It was a surprise party at UP Academy Leonard today, with some special guests stopping by to drop jaws with a 2017-18 Milken Educator Award – and it’s $25,000 cash prize – for sixth grade science teacher Dan Adler. The Milken Educator Awards are also known as the “Oscars of Teaching,”
and Mr. Adler is the only winner from Massachusetts this year, the first ever from Lawrence Public Schools, and one of just 45 honorees nationwide this year. Congratulations to Mr. Adler and the entire community of amazing students, teachers, staff and families at UP Academy Leonard.

Up Leonard staff

Our staff had a great time working and playing with kids at the Lawrence Learns Party this past August 8, 2017.

Staff with their marathon shirts

The UP Leonard School community got out to support their community and get some exercise in the recent Greenway 5K for Groundwork Lawrence. They had a great 5K team and enjoyed the route along the Spicket River Greenway that now ends at the new Ferrous Park near the UP Leonard campus. Way to stay healthy UP Leonard!