Upcoming Coordinated Program Review
Margaret A. McDevitt of the Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School was informed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of an upcoming Coordinated Program Review that will be taking place this school year. As part of this Coordinated Program Review, Department staff will visit the charter school during the week of February 4, 2013. Such visits are routinely conducted by the Department to satisfy federal and state requirements for the periodic review of specific education programs and services in schools throughout the Commonwealth.
The Department's Coordinated Program Review will address the following programs: Special Education, ELA and Civil Rights. Any member of the public may request to be interviewed by telephone by a member of the Department's visiting team. Those wishing to be interviewed should call the charter school office at 978.656.3400 no later than January 22, 2013 to leave their name and phone number, or they may call the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at (781) 338- 3730.
Bullying Prevention Presentation
Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School is honored to work with Lowell General Hospital as the exclusive sponsor of a Bullying Prevention presentation. On October 5, 2012, from 9:15 – 10:30 a.m., at the MCC Federal Building Assembly Room, the documentary “Finding Kind” will be presented to all students and interested parents and guests. This award-winning documentary focuses on the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl bullying. The filmmakers travelled the country collecting stories from young women to create “Finding Kind” that carries the message that in order to make the world a better place, we must change ourselves as individuals. Registration is required for this FREE event. For tickets, go to http://www.lowellfindingkind.eventbrite.com.
LMACS Bullying Plan: On May 3, 2010, Massachusetts enacted an anti-bullying law which requires all schools to develop a comprehensive Bullying Prevention Plan. The LMACS Bullying Plan is complete and available for download. A hard copy is also available through the school. Please contact the school at 978-656-3165 if you would like a copy mailed to you.
January 2 - Classes Resume
February 4-5 - MCAS Biology
March 1 - MCAS Retest ELA 4-5 - MCAS Retest Math 8 – Winter Term Closes 19-22 – MCAS ELA
April 15- 19 - Spring Break
LMACS Science Instructor Honored
It is with great pleasure that we share the very exciting accomplishment of one of our faculty members! LMACS science teacher, Ms. Chen, was recognized in February 2011 with the Cubist Pharmaceuticals Science Education Leadership Award. The Lexington-based biopharmaceutical company, in partnership with the New England Patriots Radio Network, 98.5 The Sports Hub, selected Ms. Chen for the honor. Ms. Chens award nomination stated: Her passion and creativity generate enthusiasm and promote curiosity in her students She inspires students who may become scientists who make great discoveries, as well as those who simply want to know more about how things work. She is a tremendous asset to her students, her school, and the city of Lowell.
On hand for the presentation at the MCC Federal Building was former New England Patriots offensive lineman, Joe Andruzzi, who had inspiring words for our students and faculty. Cubists Pharmaceuticals presented LMACS with a $500 check to be used by the schools science program. Ms. Chen was also recognized during the New England Patriots season as one of 10 Teachers of the Week, innovative science teachers in middle schools and high schools throughout New England. Congratulations to Ms. Chen on receiving this honor and we are grateful for her dedication to our students!
The mission of Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School (LMACS) is to enable its students to achieve academic, social, and career success.
The supportive school community identifies, encourages and develops interest and abilities, while acknowledging and respecting each student's personal and cultural identity.