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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


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Book Icon Academics and Curriculum
  Curriculum Guides
  Student Handbooks - 2019/2020
  Summer Reading Information
Basketball Icon Activities, Sports and Athletics
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  2019-2020 School Year Calendar
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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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Last Website Update: September 20, 2019 2:30 PM
What's Happening This Month At Pickering - School Year 2019-2020
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School Year 2019-2020
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2020   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
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Department of Education Profiles and Report Cards
Our Mass DOE Profile DOE Profile, MCAS and Other Info
Our DOE Report Card Our Accountability Data
MCAS Report Card/Letter 2019 English Arabic Hatian Creole Khmer Spanish
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: September 20, 2019 2:30 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: September 20, 2019 2:30 PM
Welcome to the Pickering School Council Webpage
School Year 2019 - 2020
School Council Members and Meetings
Name School or Community Position
New Members Soon!  
Meeting Dates and Agenda Meeting Minutes  
New Meeting Schedule Soon!    
February 25, 2019 - 4 PM    
November 19th At 4 PM    
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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