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TITLE 1 AND OPEN HOUSE DATES FOR THIS YEAR

  Pickering will be having a Title 1 Meeting and and 1st Open House
Title I Meeting – 10/11/2017 @ 5:30 in the Auditorium
10/11/2017 | 6 PM until 8 PM

Additional Open House Are Scheduled For:
12/20/2017 | 3 PM until 5 PM
3/14/2018 | 4 PM until 6 PM

Also, our annual Thrills & Chills Dance will be on 10/25/2017
from 5:30-8 PM Pickering students only.

PICKERING SUMMER WHOLE SCHOOL READ "Flying Solo"
Pickering will be doing a whole school summer read and the book that we’re reading is Flying Solo.  Copies will be available after the 4th of July in the main office at Pickering. All students will be required to read this book only. (Due to unforeseen circumstances Pickering was unable to get the book out to the current and incoming students before the end of the school year. We apologize for the inconvenience.)

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Running Icon Extra Curricular Activities For This Year
 
Families are made aware of extracurricular activities via Connect-Ed Phone Call, Open House, and School Website.
Drama Intramural Computer Club
Science Club School Newspaper Music Club
Arts/Craft Club Cheerleading TV Club
National Honor Society    
  Extra Curricular Activities Webpage
  Community Activities Webpage
   
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  Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Our Policy
  Common School Policies, Codes and Forms
   
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  Home Access Center
   
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  PTO Webpage
   
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  Honor Roll Webpage
   
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What's Happening At Pickering!
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FALL/WINTER 2017

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Extra Curricular Activities For This School Year
Families are made aware of extracurricular activities via Connect-Ed Phone Call, Open House, and School Website.
Drama Intramural Computer Club
Science Club School Newspaper Music Club
Arts/Craft Club Cheerleading TV Club
National Honor Society    

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  Pickering will be having a Title 1 Meeting and and 1st Open House
Title I Meeting – 10/11/2017 @ 5:30 in the Auditorium
10/11/2017 | 6 PM until 8 PM

Additional Open House Are Scheduled For:
12/20/2017 | 3 PM until 5 PM
3/14/2018 | 4 PM until 6 PM

Our annual Thrills & Chills Dance will be on 10/25/2017
from 5:30-8 PM Pickering students only.

Newsletter Icon Pickering News and Monthly Memos
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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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Home of the Pickering Tigers!

Pickering Middle School Information

Our School Information and Resource Links
Grades Offered 6 | 7 | 8
Phone
(781) 477-7440
Fax (781) 477-7202
Address | Map Link 70 Conomo Avenue, Lynn, MA 01904
School Day Monday - Friday | 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM
Home Access Center WEBPAGE
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.
Staff and Teacher List Current School Year
School Council Page Current School Year
School Improvement Plans 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Department of Education Profiles and Report Cards
Our Mass DOE Profile DOE Profile, MCAS and Other Info
Our DOE Report Card Our Accountability Data
District MCAS Report Card MCAS Performance Report Card
District Report Card District Performance Report Card
LPS District Notices Additional Notices and Resources
 
Last Update July 17, 2017 4:00 PM
School Staff and Teacher List | 2017-2018

Our School Staff List
Our Phone (781) 477-7440
Our Fax (781) 477-7202
Principal Kevin Rittershaus
Assistant Principal
Maria Fenn
Clerk Dru Madruga
Clerk Donna Corson
Program Specialist
Deborah Morel
Math Coach Mary Archambault
Guidance Counselor
Claire McRobbie
Guidance Counselor Tina Benecke
School Social Worker Matthew Ridley
School Nurse Robin Erelli
School Hall Monitor Roderick Valrie
School Resource Officer Officer Hogan
Custodial Staff
Head Custodian Steve Malagrifa
Housekeeper
Barbara Brown

Our School Teacher List
Art
  Angeliki Russell Grades Six, Seven and Eight
Drama
  Elaine Appleton Grades Six and Seven
ELA
  Ashley Chalifour Grade Six  
  Christine Donovan Grade Six  
  Kerri Boudreault Grade Seven  
  Frank Downey Grade Seven  
  Nancy Mades-Byrd Grade Eight  
  Kelley Lapierre Grade Eight  
ELL
  Karen Dulong All Grades  
Foreign Language
  Blass Mercedes Grade 7 Spanish  
  Persida Chez Grades 7 and 8 Spanish
  Marilyn Klinker Grade 8 Spanish  
Health
  Julie Laverdure All Grades  
Math
  Elyse Diorio Grade Six  
  Stephen Maniatis Grade Six  
  Jennifer Alsen Grade Seven  
  Laura Pitman Grade Seven  
  Renee Philbrook Grade Eight  
  Maurice Twomey Grade Eight  
Music
  Anthony Rozakis Grades Six, Seven and Eight
Physical Education
  Deborah DeFilippo Grades Six, Seven and Eight
  James Foley Grades Six, Seven and Eight
Reading
  Bruce Johnson    
  Anthony Perillo    
  Christina Stanley    
Science
  Briana Cennami Grade Six  
  Sara Kuzmin Grade Six  
  Roy Rodriguez Grade Seven  
  Leanne Soden Grade Seven  
  Jill Joyce Grade Eight  
  Kristine Johnson Grade Eight  
Social Studies
  Greta Harvey Grade Six  
  Robert Upton Grade Six  
  Cathy Griffin Grade Seven  
  John Johnston Grade Seven  
  Christopher Meechin Grade Eight  
  Colleen Simmons Grade Eight  
Special Education
  Brenda Cronin Grade Six Inclusion  
  Donna Debenedicits Grade Six Inclusion  
  Amy Sewyck Grade Seven Inclusion  
  Robert Reed Grade Seven Inclusion  
  Courtney Tucker Grade Eight Inclusion  
  Angela Desroches Grade Eight Inclusion  
  Melody Aquaro Grades Six, Seven and Eight  
  Kathleen Driscoll Grades Six, Seven and Eight  
  MaryBeth Gilchrist Grades Six, Seven and Eight  
  Tracie Lindsey COACh  
Substitues
  Leta Walker Grades Six, Seven and Eight
  Amanda DeVenne Grades Six, Seven and Eight
Teacher Aids
  Kathleen Allen COACh Classroom  
  Donna Estes
COACh Classroom  
  Adam Saltzman COACh Classroom  
  Mayra Garcia Classroom Aide  
  Laurie Jackiewicz Classroom Aide  
  June Waldron Classroom Aide  
Technology
  Natalie Morrison Technology Teacher  
  Scott Clark Technology and Engineering Teacher
 
Last Website Update: November 2, 2017 4:57 PM
Welcome to the Pickering Middle School Council Webpage

Membership | 2017-2018 Position
New Members Soon!  
   

Meetings, Agendas and Minutes | PDF Format Download

2017-2018 School Year
Meeting Date Notices/Agenda Meeting Minutes
New Schedule Soon!    
     
 
2016-2017 School Year Archive
November, 15 2016 | 3 PM Meeting Agenda No Minutes
 
2015-2016 School Year Archive
No Meetings    
 
2014-2015 School Year Archive
No Meetings    
     
2013-2014 School Year Archive
November 20, 2013 Meeting Notice  

About School Councils


A school council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, community members and, at the secondary level, students, required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C.

It is important to note the School Council plays an advisory role in assisting the building principal to organize and implement a School Improvement Plan which not only addresses the areas in which the school intends to comply with the requirements of the Educational Reform Act, but also how the school intends to meet those system-wide goals and policies adopted by the school committee. Membership will consist of the principal, teachers, parents, students and community members.
 
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