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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.

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

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Grades Offered 6 - 7 - 8
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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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Principal Kevin Rittershaus
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Maria Fenn
Clerk Dru Madruga
Clerk Lisa Coughlin
Custodian (Head) Steve Malagrifa
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Guidance Counselor Dena Coffey
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Math Coach Mary Archambault
Nurse Robin Erelli
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Resource Officer Officer Trahant
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Cluster 1
  Jennifer Bond
Laura Pitman
Elizabeth Cantor
Robert Upton
Treva Veiga
Cluster 2
  Christine Donovan
Kaitlyn Lausier
Briana Cennami
Alexander Mullis
Chris Green
Cluster 3
  Rachel Kennedy
Vincenzo Stuto
Jennifer Alsen
Christopher Meechin
Bruce Johnson
Cluster 4
  Kerri Boudreault
Jessica Gamble
Sara Monahan
John Johnston
Blass Mercedes
Cluster 5
  Kelly LaPierre
Christopher Meechin
Bruce Johnson
Maurice Twomey
Scott Clark
Kelly Stantial
Marilyn Klinker
Cluster 6
  Nancy Mades-Byrd
Stephan Laforge
Julia Kennedy
Greta Harvey
Persida Chez
Cluster 7
  Mary Beth Gilchrist
Amy Sewyck
Kristen Reynolds
Christina Stanley
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Drama Callie Llewellyn
Health Julie Laverdure
Music Anthony Rozakis
Physical Education Deborah DeFilippo
  James Foley
Technology Natalie Morrison
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  Kathleen Allen
  Jenea Blackman
  Kathleen Eckman
  Mayra Garcia
  Laurie Jackiewicz
  Teela Jackiewiecz
  June Waldron
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Mary Archambault
Kelly LaPierre
Thomas McNulty
Blass Mercedes
Kevin Rittershaus
School Staff

Christina Alquinta
Megan Beyea
Lisa Bishop
Brant Duncan
Brandy Rodriguez

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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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Posted by Lynn Public Schools on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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

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