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Important Notice Regarding Sisson and Pickering Schools

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I have been notified by the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Latham, that starting December 2, 2013 the Lynn Water Sewer Commission will be replacing 205 feet of 24 inch, 19 feet deep sewer main on Magnolia Avenue from #113 to the middle of Broadway. It has been estimated that this project could last as long as three weeks, until about December 21, 2013. The impact on the traffic in this area is going to be quite extensive and it will disrupt the flow to and from the Pickering and Sisson Schools. Project hours will be from 7 AM until 3 PM each day. The two main impacts on the Lynn Public Schools will be:

1. The first week they will replace the sewer line from the middle of Broadway to the sideline of sewer on Magnolia Ave. There will be one traffic lane westbound on Broadway for a week.There will be extensive traffic delays during this time.

2. During the entirety of this project, Magnolia Ave from Peary to Broadway will be open to abutters and emergency vehicles only. Any vehicle leaving Pickering/Sisson that use Magnolia Ave. southbound will be redirected to Euclid Ave. There will be signs installed this week on Euclid and Broadway to warn everyone about the project. There will be Police Officers on duty to direct traffic.

I am asking all parents to plan accordingly. Hopefully the weather will cooperate during this project.

Thank you for your cooperationduring this time.

Sincerely,
Kevin Rittershaus
Principal

Congratulations Aaliyah! | Project 351 Ambassador

Project 351

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

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. Each student is assigned to a cluster which is divided into four sections.

These groups rotate among the four content area teachers (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies). The purpose of this approach is to promote communication, coordination, and cooperation among subject area teachers. We offer elective classes in Music, Art, Health, PE, Instructional Technology, and Fitness. We also offer 5th major classes in foreign language and strategic reading.

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.

Pickering’s Motto
“Pride in our past, confidence in our future”, reflects our belief that we provide our students with the necessary tools for success as they continue on their path of life-long learning.

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Home of the Pickering Tigers!

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(781) 477-7440
(781) 477-7202
70 Conomo Avenue, Lynn, MA 01904
Monday - Friday | 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM
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Mr. Kevin Rittershaus
(781) 477-7438
rittershausk@lynnschools.org
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M.Fenn
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Dru Madruga
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Donna Corson
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D. Morel
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Mrs. McRobbie
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Mrs. Benecke

beneckek@lynnschools.org
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G. Shea

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Matthew Ridley
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Robin Erelli
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Rod Valrie
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  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.
PDF School Improvement Plan | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013
Website Department of Education Profiles and Report Cards
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Report Card DOE Accountability Click For 2013 DOE Accountability Data
Report Card | MCAS Click For 2012 Performance Report Card
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  NCLB Report Card Click For 2012 School Report Card
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Pickering Middle School Faculty List | 2012-2013

List Subject | Faculty Cclassroom Webpage Room
Art    
  A. Russell All Grades 205
Autism and Asperger Syndrome
  E. Marc All Grades 3
ELA    
  C. Griffin 6 13
  C. Donovan 6 C
  L. Belliveau
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  V. Kelly 7 110
  K. Dulong 8 214
  B. Siaki 8 109
Health    
  D. Coffey   Float
Inclusion | Academic Support  
  C. Pappas All Grades Float
  R. Reed All Grades E
  R. Hemingway All Grades 8
  J. Mackey All Grades  
  R. McLaughlin All Grades 202
Information Technology  
  E. Drasich All Grades 211
Language and Literature  
  N. Palmer All Grades Library
  D. McPhillips All Grades Float
  K. Ford All Grades Float
Math    
  B. Mercedes 6 D
  J. Quinn 6 14
  K. Sawyer 7 108
  E. Scalise 7 113
  M. Speropolous 8 210
  M. Twomey 8 103
Music    
  A. Rozakis   5
Physical Education  
  R. Bennett All Grades Gym
  J. Foley All Grades Gym
Science    
  B. Cennami 6 11
  F. DiPietro 6 B
  M. Drakopoulos 7 111
  S. Wintersteen 7 204B
  L. Gately 8 102
  J. Joyce 8 213
Social Studies    
  J. Johnston 6 9
  C. Weeks 6 A
  K. Coman 7 208
  K. LaPierre 7 114
  M. Prince 8 103
  K. Walsh 8 205
Spanish | World Language  
  S. Bremer All Grades Float
  M. Rodriguez All Grades Float
Special Education  
  A. Desroches   206 B
  M. Gilchrist   206 A
  K. Miller   207
  B. Ropes   217
  D. Migliaccio   17
       
Pickering Clusters | 2012 - 2013  
Class Room C 1 | Grade 6 Webpage | Cluster 1  
Class Room C 2 | Grade 6 Webpage | Cluster 2  
Class Room C 3 | Grade 7 Webpage | Cluster 3  
Class Room C 4 | Grade 7 Webpage | Cluster 4  
Class Room C 5 | Grade 8 Webpage | Cluster 5  
Class Room C 6 | Grade 8 Webpage | Cluster 6  
Class Room C 7 Webpage | Cluster 7  
Class Room Mrs. Bremer Webpage | Mrs. Bremer  
Class Room Mrs. Rodrigues Webpage | Mrs. Rodrigues

Weekly Notes From Principal Rittershaus
Submitted For The Week Of | September 2, 2013

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Pickering 2013-2014 News | Announcements | Important Dates

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Picture Day 2012-2013 Pickering Middle School Yearbook
Parents if you'd like to order Pickering Middle School Yearbook ($17), go to http://ybpay.lifetouch.com enter the Lifetouch ID: # 5892113 so they know it's for Pickering. You can also send in a check for $17 payable to Pickering Middle School. Please put 'Yearbook' in the subject line.

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The Pickering Middle School Calendar
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