Director’s Update

Our school year is almost over! As I write this letter, we are all celebrating our graduating seniors and cheering on our future graduates! Please check out the pictures of our end of year activities, including a field trip to Winter Island in Salem, our Senior Trip to Blue Man Group in Boston, and an environmental project with the Lowell National Historical Park.

We continued our field trips to the Mathew Boule Memorial Park in Dracut, MA. Mat is an LMACS alum who died serving our country in 2003 in the Iraq War. The visits are very moving and emotional for all of us. At the Memorial, we get to meet Mat’s parents, Leo and Sue, and leave flowers in memory of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice. This year, in addition to the scholarships the Boule Family awards every year, Sue and Leo Boule offered to pay for a trip to Project Adventure for over 20 LMACS students. Thanks again to Sue and Leo…we’ll never forget.

We are accepting new students until August 28, 2019…so if you know any young people between the ages of 16 and 21 who are interested in working on their high school diplomas, please have them apply.

As mentioned in the fall letter, we had some exciting academic achievements during the 2018-2019 school year that continued through the spring MCAS “season” where our students excelled in their MCAS tests. Congratulations to all!

During the 2018-2019 academic year, in addition to preparation for academic success through our strong curriculum and social success through our ethical values’ and National Volunteer programs, we kept a laser-sharp focus on our mission to prepare students for productive and satisfying careers. Students have secured exciting internships that have led to summer jobs, participated in mentorship programs and, canvassed Lowell through our networking activities. We expanded our school-to-work partnerships that began with TJX, to include Junior Achievement, the MassHire programs, and the Gulf Of Maine Institute, which combines academics with career readiness in environmental fields.

Once again this year, LMACS is very grateful to all the organizations that support our programs. We could not be able to provide this exceptional educational opportunity to our students without their help.

So, we’re saying goodbye to one year and getting ready for next year at LMACS. Have a great summer!

Margaret A. McDevitt, Ed.D.
Executive Director