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May 18, 2020 - June 2020
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Poetry Winners from Pickering Middle School 2019-2020
Young American Poetry Digest.


This is the National Poetry contest that students from Technology participated in this year by submitting a Haiku.

Of the 75 entries submitted, 51 students from Pickering Middle School have been selected to have the Haiku published. I have mailed the letter with the permission slip on the back of the letter to the parents. They should be arriving today, May 12 or by Friday. Please sign the permission slip and put it in the enclosed stamped envelope that has also been mailed to you.

It must then be mailed US mail and be postmarked by June 5.

Congratulations to the following students:
Calli Allaire
Andrielee Amely Carmenatty
Panagiota Avramidis
Omar Badjie
Jacob Beyea
Connor Bishop
Maliyah Bradley
Tianna Burton
Felipe Canton
Hannah Claffey
Davin Clement Jr.
Anthony DeMayo
Dylan DiFilippo
Chloe Donnovan
Elizabeth Dumas
Rosiley Encarnacion
Madison Flaherty
Ava Frallicciardi
Kyle Furlong
Arianis Garcia
Jackson Gatlin
Tasha Hickerson
Amanda Hughes
Tahmidul Islam
Jessica Jewkes
Kayana Jones
Caitlin Kelley
Leylani Kem
Meredith Kennedy
Anastayja Laramee
Alan Long
Daisy Lopez Lopez
Remmy Mai
Jacqueline Martinez Ramirez
Charlie Mendez Mendez
Adrianna Michel
Kendal O’Neill
Aneysha Ortiz
Jared Paone
Yiannis Parissis
Mia Pento
Jade Quero Mota
Noraiah Reyes-Perez
Naomy Rodriguez-Argueta
Valeria Sanchez
Aneyah Sims
Jennifer Solis Esteban
Jayden Thepbanthao
Rylee Thompson
Edwin Valenzuela Castro
Savannah Ward

Vaping Information and Resources

Dear Parents & Guardians,

The letter below is to inform you of issues surrounding “vaping”/ “juuling.” (using e-cigarettes). Lynn English High School would like to share information about vaping with our parents and guardians. Vaping is a serious concern for teens across the country. There are misconceptions that it is a “healthy” alternative to smoking when in fact it carries its own risks.

Please Download This Letter And Read About The Resources.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Thank you for partnering with us on this important topic of public interest.
We will continue to work to educate our students in all aspects of adolescent development.

Kevin Rittershaus

Did You Know?

The routine of the school day is important for students. They know the main purpose for being in school is to learn and that routines are in place precisely to help them focus on that learning. When students are repeatedly tardy, these routines are disrupted. Arriving after 7:45 AM can throw off their whole morning or even their day, especially if being late made the trip to school stressful.

If getting to school by 7:45 AM is a challenge for your family, you will need to make changes to your morning schedule at home in order to get to school on time. During the winter, students take longer to get ready because of coats, boots and hats. Setting your alarm for 15 minutes earlier could be all that is needed to ensure students are here to meet the teacher by 7:45 AM. This adjustment can help ensure that all students have a great start to their day



Welcome To Pickering's Website Table of Contents Resource Page

Book Icon Academics and Curriculum
  Curriculum Guides
  Student Handbooks
  Summer Reading Information
  Superintendent's District Handbook Letter (English and Spanish)
Basketball Icon Activities, Sports and Athletics
Blog Icon Blog Spots
Blog Icon LPS Calendar
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
Clipboard Icon LPS Policies, Codes and Forms
  Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Our Policy
  Common School Policies, Codes and Forms
Technology Icon Technology
  Home Access Center
School House Icon For Parents
  PTO Webpage
School Desk Icon For Students
  Honor Roll Webpage
Facebook Icon Social Media
  The LPS Facebook Page Has Our Art-Photo Postings, Announcements & More!
Dance Icon Special Projects and Presentation Archive
Last Website Update: August 9, 2020 2:26 PM
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School Year 2020-2021
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NEW September  
2021   January  

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.

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.

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.

Home of the Pickering Tigers!

Pickering Middle School Information

Our School Information and Resource Links
Grades Offered 6 - 7 - 8
(781) 477-7440
Fax (781) 477-7202
Address - Map Link 70 Conomo Avenue, Lynn, MA 01904
School Day Monday - Friday 7:45 AM until 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 2019 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
School Report Card Letter 2020 English Creole Khmer Portugese Spanish
  Link to School and District Report Cards
District MCAS Report Card MCAS Performance Report Card
District Report Card District Performance Report Card
LPS District Notices Additional Notices and Resources
Last Website Update: August 9, 2020 2:26 PM
School Staff and Teacher List For 2018-2019

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 Kristina Benecke
Guidance Counselor Dena Coffey
School Social Worker Matthew Ridley
School Nurse Robin Erelli
School Hall Monitor TBA
School Resource Officer Officer Hogan
Custodial Staff
Head Custodian Steve Malagrifa
Barbara Brown

Our School Teacher List
Angeliki Russell Grades Six, Seven and Eight
Elaine Appleton Grades Six and Seven
Jennifer McIntosh Grade Six
Christine Donovan Grade Six
Kerri Boudreault Grade Seven
Ashley Chalifour Grade Seven
Nancy Mades-Byrd Grade Eight
Kelley Lapierre Grade Eight
Karen Dulong All Grades
Foreign Language
Blass Mercedes Grade 7 Spanish
Persida Chez Grades 7 and 8 Spanish
Marilyn Klinker Grade 8 Spanish
Julie Laverdure All Grades
Elyse Diorio Grade Six
Stephen Maniatis Grade Six
Jennifer Alsen Grade Seven
Laura Pitman Grade Seven
Renee Philbrook Grade Eight
Maurice Twomey Grade Eight
Anthony Rozakis Grades Six, Seven and Eight
Physical Education
Deborah DeFilippo Grades Six, Seven and Eight
James Foley Grades Six, Seven and Eight
Bruce Johnson
Mary Blanchard
Christina Stanley
Catherine Griffin
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
Chris Meechin Grade Seven
John Johnston Grade Seven
Scott Levine 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
Angela Desroches Grade Eight Inclusion
Courtney Tucker Grades Six, Seven and Eight
Kathleen Driscoll Grades Six, Seven and Eight
MaryBeth Gilchrist Grades Six, Seven and Eight
Tracie Lindsey COACh - PASE
Leta Walker Grades Six, Seven and Eight
TBA Grades Six, Seven and Eight
Teacher Aids
Mayra Garcia Classroom Aide
Laurie Jackiewicz Classroom Aide
June Waldron Classroom Aide
Natalie Morrison Technology Teacher
Scott Clark Technology and Engineering Teacher
Last Website Update: August 9, 2020 2:26 PM
Welcome to the Pickering School Council Webpage
School Council Members and Meetings - School Year 2020 -2021
Name School or Community Position
New Members Soon!  
Past Meeting Dates and Agenda Past Meeting Minutes  
December 9, 2019    
* February 10, 2020    
* May 4, 2020    
* Tentative    
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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