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Please remember that only 6th graders will be starting school Wednesday, September 3, 2014. All 6th grade students are to report to the auditorium at 7:45 AM where they will be given their homeroom assignments.

7th & 8th grade students will start on Thursday, September 4. 7th graders are to report to the auditorium at 7:45 am and the 8th grade students will report to the cafeteria at 7:45 am.

If you have any questions, please call the school at 781-477-7440. Thank you.

Congratulations Aaliyah! | Project 351 Ambassador

Pickering 8th grade student Aaliyah Cleghorn was one of three middle school students from Lynn Public Schools to be named ambassadors to the 2013 Project 351 program.

Project 351 celebrates the power of young people as a force for positive change in their communities and our Commonwealth. Through service, leadership development, enrichment, and friendship with a statewide community of peers, Ambassadors build skills and confidence, explore issues, embrace leadership, and motivate a lifetime of service.

http://project351.wordpress.com

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Welcome To The Pickering Middle School

Pickering Middle School is a positive learning community staffed by talented, dedicated, caring individuals. The faculty works collaboratively to offer our students every opportunity to learn and grow as individuals. We encourage students to reach their fullest potential through effort, hard work and determination.

Parent support plays an integral part in forming the culture at Pickering. We encourage parents to take an active role in their child’s education. This environment of cooperative support helps students develop academically and socially. Working together, we strive to ensure that each student will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become lifelong learners.

We encourage our students to always ‘Dream Big’ and ‘Work Hard’

Principal Ritterhas

Our middle school encompasses grades six through eight and focuses on the learning needs of early adolescents. We emphasize the acquisition of basic skills and application of these skills for academic success. Throughout our students’ three years at Pickering, we support them as they develop into life-long learners. Pickering Middle School utilizes the interdisciplinary team approach at each grade level.

The Pickering Middle School's start time is 7:45 AM and the school day ends at 2:30 PM. When the doors open at 7:45, students are expected to go to their homerooms. Students arriving after 8:00 AM are considered late and are to report to the office. If a student arrives late, he/she must have a note stating the reason for being late, otherwise, detention will be assigned.

Mission
At Pickering Middle School we are committed to providing all students with an equitable opportunity for optimal achievement in all academic areas, encouraging social responsibility and respect towards others, and helping students develop into lifelong learners.

Vision
To prepare students to think analytically and to apply their skills and knowledge to future learning and personal success.

Our History

Originally children from Wyoma Square used a chapel on Auburn Street as a school until seventy students moved to a newly built schoolhouse on Boston Street in the year 1770. Miss Nana Pickering was the first principal, and the school was named after her in 1884 when an addition was completed.

When educational studies developed the idea of a "Junior High" system, Pickering was the first to be built in the city. On December 6,1917, a cold Tuesday morning, Pickering opened, costing $236,000 to build and $58,000 to furnish (A fancy house can cost that much today and $8000 might furnish one room!). In 1927, a Columbia University group of educators recommended an addition to be built. After World War II, the addition, including the gym, the west wing, and the Sisson School next door were completed.

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List Attendance The Pickering Middle School's start time is 7:45 AM and the school day ends at 2:30 PM. When the doors open at 7:45, students are expected to go to their homerooms. Students arriving after 8:00 AM are considered late and are to report to the office. If a student arrives late, he/she must have a note stating the reason for being late, otherwise, detention will be assigned.
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List School Faculty List | 2014-2015 | Updated August 1, 2014
       
Subject | Faculty Classroom Webpage Room
Art    
  Angeliki Russell    
ELA    
  Christine Donovan    
  Karen Dulong    
  Catherine Griffin
   
  Vincent Kelly    
  David McCaffrey    
  Barbara Siaki    
Foreign Language    
  Kristin Rillovick    
  Maria Rodriguez    
Health    
  Dena Coffey    
Math    
  Mary Archambault Math Coach  
  Gayle Bastarache    
  Blass Mercedes    
  Renee Philbrook    
  Laura Pitman    
  Jean Quinn    
  Maurice Twomey    
Music    
  Anthony Rozakis    
Physical Education  
  Ronald Bennett    
  James Foley    
Reading    
  Kathleen Ford    
  Deborah Santos    
Science    
  Briana Cennami    
  Florence DiPietro    
  Mel Drakopolous    
  Jill Joyce    
  Michael Sosnowski    
  Steve Wintersteen    
Social Studies    
  Katherine Coman    
  Greta Harvey    
  Stephanie Hatchell    
  John Johnston    
  Kelly LaPierre    
  Eugene Schultz    
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  Courtney Chalifour    
  Leslie Clark    
  Angela Desroaches    
  Katie Driscoll    
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  MaryBeth Gilchrist    
  Tracie Lindsey COACH  
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  Blodwin Ropes    
  Amy Sewyck    
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Deborah Barber
Paula Chandler
Bonnie Coletti
Maureen Garabedian
Mayra Garcia
Laurie Jackiewicz
Maria Maciak
Kristen Noonan
Joanne Pinkham
Adam Saltzman
Rachel Tose
June Waldron
   
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  Elena Drasich Technology  
  Ed Hutchinson Technology and Engineering
   
Pickering Clusters | 2014-2015  
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C 1 | Grade 6
Cluster One is made up of sixth grade students and the rooms are located in the basement – A, B, C, D. The teachers are:

Room Teacher Subject
Room A S. Hatchell Social Studies
Room B F. DiPietro Science
Room C D. McCaffrey ELA
Room D G. Bastarache Math
Class Room C 2 | Grade 6
Cluster Two is made up of sixth grade students and the rooms are located in the basement – 009, 011, 013 and 014. The teachers are:

Room Teacher Subject
Room 009 G. Harvey Social Studies
Room 011 B. Cennami Science
Room 013 C. Griffin ELA
Room 014 B. Mercedes Math
Room 202 J. Mackey ELA/ Math Skills
Room 202 C. Pappas ELA/ Math Skills
Class Room C 3 | Grade 7
Cluster Three is made up of seventh grade students and the rooms are located on the basement, first and second floors – 008, 110, 208, 204B. The teachers are:

Room Teacher Subject
Room 008 L. Pitman Math
Room 110 V. Kelly ELA
Room 208 K. Coman Social Studies
Room 204B S. Wintersteen Science
Room 202 C. Chalifour ELA/ Math Skills
Class Room C 4 | Grade 7
Cluster Four is made up of seventh grade students and the rooms are located on the first floor – 108, 111, 113, 114. The teachers are:

Room Teacher Subject
Room 108 C. Donovan ELA
Room 111 M. Drakopoulos Science
Room 113 J. Quinn Math
Room 114 J. Johnston Social Studies
Room 202 A. Sewyck ELA/ Math Skills
Class Room C 5 | Grade 8
Cluster Five is made up of eighth grade students and the rooms are located on the second floor – 205, 210, 213, 214. The teachers are:

Room Teacher Subject
Room 205 E. Schultz Social Studies
Room 210 R. Philbrook Math
Room 213 J. Joyce Science
Room 214 K. Dulong ELA
Room 202 L. Clark ELA/ Math Skills
Class Room C 6 | Grade 8
Cluster Six is made up of eighth grade students and the rooms are located on the first floor – 102, 103, 105, 109. The teachers are:

Room Teacher Subject
Room 102 M. Sosnowski Science
Room 103 M. Twomey Math
Room 105 K. LapIerre Social Studies
Room 109 B. Siaki ELA
Room 202 R. Reed ELA/ Math Skills
Class Room C 7 | Grades 6-8
Cluster Seven is made up of students from grades 6, 7 and 8.  These students are in rooms 207, 206A, 206B, 217 and 017. The teachers are:

Room Teacher Subject
Room 217 B. Ropes ELA and Social Studies
Room 207 K. Driscoll Math
Room 206A M. Gilchrist Science
Room 206B A. Desroaches ELA and Social Studies
Room 017 D. Migliaccio ELA Math Science and Social Studies
Class Room Electives
Teacher | Elective | Grade(s)
Mr. Bennett | Physical Education | 6-8
Mrs. Coffey | Health | 6 & 8
Mrs. Drasich | Technology | 6 & 7
Mr. Foley | Fitness | 6-8
Mr. Hutchinson | Engineering & Technology | 7 & 8
Mr. Rozakis | Music | 6 & 7
Mrs. Russell | Art | 7 & 8

Class Room Reading
Pickering currently has three reading teachers. The teachers are:

Room Teacher Subject Grade
Library K. Ford Reading 6 & 8
A
Library
009
C. Stanley Reading 6 & 7
008
D
014
111
D. Santos Reading 6 & 7
Class Room Foreign Language
Pickering currently has two Foreign Language teachers. The teachers are:

Room Teacher Subject Grade
113
204B
213
103
M. Rodriguez Spanish 7 & 8
108
208
210
105
K. Rillovivk Spanish & World Language 7 & 8
 


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