Steven Stone
I'm not sure the hat would pass a uniform inspection, but the image is one more example of the great relationship between the Dracut Public Schools and the Dracut PD. Looking forward to growing the ranks next year. Happy Birthday @SROCotnoir @MJPOA @NASRO_Info @DracutMAPD
9 days ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Richardson Middle School Presents Descendants The Musical, Friday May 20th at 7PM & Saturday May 21st at 2PM. For more information see https://5il.co/19rv9 or call 957-3330.
10 days ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Congratulations to Emelie Salvo (Grade 8, RMS) who took 1st place in Middlesex County for her poster entry in this year's Fire Safety Poster Contest. Thanks to Chief Patterson & Deputy Chief Voulgaris for taking the time to recognize Emelie Monday night. #MIDDIEPRIDE @MassDFS
16 days ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Current MIDDIES building future MIDDIES! I'm having a great time supporting @DracutLax by teaching Dracut Kindergarteners the great game of lacrosse. All with the generous help of current Dracut High Varsity athletes & coaching staff @DracutLacrosse @Dracutmiddies #MIDDIEPRIDE
20 days ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
DIPLOMA SIGNING DAY! Another example that spring is in the air and we have returned to celebrating traditional spring events: Signing diplomas for the upcoming graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022. #MIDDIEPRIDE
22 days ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
RMS MUSICIANS GET IT DONE!: At the Six Flags Music in the Park Festival, the RMS band received a Superior rating, while the chorus & orchestra scored Excellent. Most exciting, the group received the Esprit de Corps award, recognizing an exemplary attitude & outstanding behavior.
24 days ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
The Return of the DHS Orchestra Italian Feast: After a hiatus, another sign that the future is bright. Great misic and good conversation. A great job by all. #MIDDIEPRIDE
29 days ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Thanks to @NAMMFoundation for recognizing us for the 4th year in a row as a BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION district! Our music educators have been recognized for their efforts in support of our students. And we're about to add 3 more music teachers for next school year!
about 1 month ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
TWO MORE REPORTS ON THE DANGERS OF TIKTOK & OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA APPS: A disturbing increase in facial tics and other neurological disorders in girls: https://tinyurl.com/26ty2d83 & Children/Teens losing the ability to engage in sustained attention: https://tinyurl.com/mrxjm2bv
about 1 month ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
DRACUT HIGH PRESENTS: MAMMA MIA! Celebrate the arrival of spring: Friday, April 1st at 3pm & 7pm; Saturday, April 2nd at 5pm. For tickets: http://www.showtix4u.com/ #MIDDIEPRIDE
2 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
MISSING CCHS TEEN: @CarlisleMAPD are still searching for Eloa de Oliveira, a 15 year old Concord-Carlisle High student, who has been missing since March 18th: https://jgpr.net/2022/03/25/update-carlisle-police-continue-to-search-for-missing-15-year-old-girl/ @DracutMAPD
2 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
In addition to the option of talking with a school counselor, @SamaritansHope @Samaritansinc has established Hey Sam, a peer-based texting service staffed by trained young people. Youth can reach peers if they are struggling and need to talk. Call or text 877-832-0890.
2 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Senior vocalist Rachel McIntosh was selected to participate in the HIGHLY competitive All State Festival at Symphony Hall in Boston! @MAMusicEd brings together the state's best musicians, as demonstrated by a piece from the chorus's performance: https://5il.co/1765c #MIDDIEPRIDE
2 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Thanks to @RepColleenGarry for inviting me on to her television show to discuss our schools. Putting Covid behind us, mental health, and an exciting budget. Discover the Dracut Difference: https://imd0mxanj2.execute-api.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ssr/watch/622f761c07c01e0009b27a95
2 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Girls basketball underway against Chickopee. Boys basketball and hockey trams still battling in their own tournament games on the road. Great night at DHS! #MIDDIEPRIDE
3 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
DHS watch party is growing. Now split-screening Dracut/Tyngsborough Hockey (in Buzzards Bay against Hanover) along with Boys Basketball, who travelled to Holyoke. Next up, Girls Basketball upstairs as they host Chicopee. Tournament games everywhere. #MIDDIEPRIDE
3 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
ROLLBACK OF COVID MITIGATION RESTRICTIONS 3/4/22: Please see my letter to the community about the imminent withdrawal of a number of covid-related mitigation strategies & a hopeful look at the future: https://5il.co/16s8f
3 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
It's official! The Massachusetts School Building Authority has accepted the district into its eligibility process to consider a major construction project for Campbell Elementary School. Huge thanks to the @Mass_SBA, our state delegation, and town officials. Full steam ahead!
3 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
MASK WEARING ON SCHOOL BUSES IS VOLUNTARY: Consistent with recent changes to CDC & DESE guidance, this evening the School Committee voted to amend the existing face covering policy by removing the requirement for face covings on buses. This change is effective immediately.
3 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
MASK WEARING ON SCHOOL BUSES (Part 2): The issue of mask wearing on buses, as a policy matter to be addressed via the School Committee, has been added to the agenda for tomorrow night's meeting so that the Committee may deliberate and determine whether to lift the requirement.
3 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
MASK WEARING ON SCHOOL BUSES (Part 1): With the CDC amending its guidance by removing a recommendation for mask wearing on school buses, this morning DESE advised that the decision is now a local one. As this is a policy matter, it must be addressed via the School Committee.
3 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
ANOTHER MIDDIE STATE CHAMPION!: Congratulations to senior Ty Stewart, the new Division 2 State Champion wrestler at 138 lbs. Ty is a member of our @tyngtigersports - @dracutmiddies Cooperative Wrestling Team; a positive, collaborative relationship with our neighbors to the west.
3 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
STATE CHAMPION MIDDIES: Congratulations to the DHS indoor track 4x200 Relay team of Adlai Soucy, Eythan Luxene, Reid Dubois and Nathan Mugford. They are the Massachusetts D4 State Champs! Also congrats to the whole boys team who took 2nd place overall. #MIDDIEPRIDE
3 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
BEST BUDDIES INVADE THE GARDEN: RMS & DHS Best Buddies programs took in the Celtics game last night & got to scrimmage at halftime! Thanks to our Middies staff & students as well as the @Celtics for continued support of this valuable program. @BestBuddies @BestBuddiesMARI
3 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
CHANGE TO MASK WEARING POLICY & MORE 2.15.22: Please read my letter to the community regarding a shift to voluntary mask wearing in our schools and information on the district's approach to scaling-back mitigation strategies: https://5il.co/15ocv
3 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
MASK WEARING & BUDGET UPDATE 2/10/22: Please see my letter to the community regarding the district's actions in response to the state's elimination of the mask wearing mandate, and information on the district's budget for next school year: https://5il.co/15gzo
3 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
12PM; 2/9/22 - WATER MAIN BREAK FORCING CAMPBELL EARLY RELEASE: Campbell will be conducting an early release due to a water main break on Methuen St, between school & Stuart; Dismissal begins at 12:25. Parent p/u back of school as usual; no PM preschool; YMCA program cancelled
4 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
BEST BUDDIES PARTY! Members of our Best Buddies program participated in a Super Bowl party this weekend at a local gymnastics facility. Students had an opportunity to socialize and explore. Thanks to student volunteers & staff who continue to support this program: #MIDDIEPRIDE
4 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
POSSIBLE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FOR THE CAMPBELL & GREENMONT: Please see my letter to the Campbell & Greenmont communities regarding an update on a possible school building project that would impact both schools: https://5il.co/15a6j
4 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT 1/25/22: CHANGE TO COVID-19 TESTING: Please see my letter to the community regarding a significant change to the district's COVID testing program: https://5il.co/14poe
4 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
BUS DELAY DASHBOARD: 1/21/22 Please see my letter to the community regarding a new real-time dashboard that provides live information on route delays: https://5il.co/14kzq
4 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022: Due to the impending snow expected to begin overnight and continue throughout the day Friday, the Dracut Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, 1/7/22.
5 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
1/2/22 COVID UPDATE: Please see my update to the community regarding changes to state-wide COVID protocols and more: https://5il.co/13mr8
5 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
5 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
TikTok is NOT a harmless platform. Parents, do you know your children are being exposed to harmful and dangerous content? See: https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-tiktok-inundates-teens-with-eating-disorder-videos-11639754848?st=kwu9j9o0fh7dmrh&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
5 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
The district is aware of the latest nationwide social media challenge related to making threats of violence toward schools. In close collaboration with the DPD & DFD, we will aggressively investigate & pursue charges for those who make threats against our schools. @DracutMAPD
5 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC: The district is sponsoring another vaccine clinic on Thursday 12/30 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. @ DHS. To register, please go to: https://www.appointmentquest.c...
5 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
BUS DELAYS: Our bus vendor is operating short staffed this week given COVID disruptions . For the remainder of this week parents should anticipate delays both AM & PM on various routes. Inclement weather may further impact this issue. We appreciate your continued patience.
6 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Remembering those who have and continue to defend freedom: "...December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy..." -President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
6 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
COVID UPDATE 11/28/21: Please see my latest important COVID-related letter to the community: https://5il.co/12cg2
6 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS: District sponsored opportunities to receive 1st, 2nd, or boosters of the Pfizer vaccine for Dracut residents ages 5 and older: 11/18 from 5-7 PM & 12/9 from 5-7 PM @ DHS: https://www.appointmentquest.com/scheduler/2180061935?schedule=dracutschools
7 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
FUNDING FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS (new elementary playgrounds, RMS repairs, & a new roof for Greenmont) part of only a handful of articles at TOWN MEETING TONIGHT. An hour or so of your time to get the business of the Town completed. I'll see you at 7PM at DHS.
7 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Halloween Esprit de Corp: Friday was the 9th Annual School Staff Halloween Costume Contest (winner announced tomorrow). What started as a lighthearted opportunity for camaraderie has become serious business. Examples include the RMS Admin Team, RMS staff, & the GES staff.
7 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Support our Best Buddies Program by attending a basketball game between the DHS Unified Team vs. members of the Dracut Police and Dracut Fire Departments on 11/10: https://5il.co/10viz Huge thanks to members of the DPD & DFD for their support. #MIDDIEPRIDE #DRACUTPRIDE
7 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE DRACUT PUBLIC SCHOOLS & DRACUT POLICE DEPARTMENT 10/19/21: Please see a statement related to an anonymous tip that was received this morning related to Dracut High School: https://5il.co/10p5o
7 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
YOUNG CHILDREN EXPOSED TO NEW VIOLENT TV-MA SHOW BEGINNING TO EXHIBIT CONCERNING BEHAVIORS IN SCHOOL: For more info please see my latest news story: https://www.dracutps.org/article/561739?org=dps
7 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
"Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic For Teen Girls, Company Documents Show" The title says it all. A must read: https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-knows-instagram-is-toxic-for-teen-girls-company-documents-show-11631620739?st=ysa0c4snel9izky&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
8 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
COVID TESTING, TRAFFIC, BUSES, & MORE: Please see my latest letter to the community for information on important and timely issue: https://5il.co/yh2o
9 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
WELCOME BACK & IMPORTANT COVID UPDATES 8/29/21: Please see my latest letter welcoming everyone back for the 202102022 school year, and providing important COVID-related updates: https://5il.co/y28x
9 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
COVID UPDATE: MASK POLICY, TESTING & MORE: Please see my latest letter to the community related to the newly updated mask policy, new testing program, and ongoing mitigation strategies: https://5il.co/xep1
9 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
TOWN COOL ROOM: In response to the current heat wave, the town has established a cooling room at the police station (110 Loon Hill Rd) through Monday, 7AM-7PM. Please pass on to those who may be vulnerable to the heat and do not have air conditioning. 978-452-1227
10 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic EXPANDED HOURS: The vaccination clinic scheduled for this coming Thursday, August 12th has been expanded to 5 PM-7 PM at DHS to accommodate additional appointments. All members of the community are welcome. To schedule click here: https://www.dracutps.org/article/508094?org=dps
10 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS: Please see my latest news post for information on vaccination opportunities next week for students 12 and up as well as family members: https://www.dracutps.org/article/506164?org=dps
10 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
UPDATE: COVID & MORE 7/31/21: Please see my latest update to the community related to the state's newly released COVID guidance and more: https://5il.co/wd4h
10 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
LARGE GRANT AWARD FOR DRACUT HIGH SCIENCE: DHS has been awarded a $63,541 grant from the Mass Life Science Center. This award will be used for 2 new Biomedical Science courses & the purchase of equip for Biology, Biotech, Biomed, & AP Biology. @malifesciences @MALifeSciences
11 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Another Middies State Championship: Congratulations to the Dracut High Middies Cheerleading Team. In winning the Massachusetts D3 Championship, the Middies have secured their 16th state title. Great job! #MIDDIEPRIDE
11 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Miss Massachusetts 2021 is a MIDDIE! Congratulations to Sarah deSouza (Class of 2014) and best of luck as she prepares to compete in the upcoming Miss USA event. #MIDDIEPRIDE
11 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
WE HAVE A STATE CHAMPION! Junior Ava Soucy is the 100m State Champion! She won by running the 100m in 12.69 seconds. Congratulations! #MIDDIEPRIDE
11 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Acknowledge Flag Day by participating in the Democracy of Town Meeting! Tonight, 7PM at Dracut High School. Many items involving the town and schools need your vote. Give a couple of hours so your voice can be heard!
12 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
WE HAVE A PLAN TO RENOVATE THE ENGLESBY ELEMENTARY GROUNDS & IMPROVE COMPLEX RD TRAFFIC. Interested in participating in a plan to increase safety and improve traffic? ATTEND TOWN MEETING, MONDAY 6/14 AT 7PM AT DHS. A couple of hours of your time to have your voice heard...
12 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
FUNDING SUPPORT FOR A NEW K-8 MATH CURRICULUM REQUESTED: The district is seeking to save $133,000 and ensure prompt implementation of our new program. Interested? ATTEND TOWN MEETING MONDAY, 6/14, 7PM AT DHS. A couple of hours of your time to have a voice in the decision...
12 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, GUARDIANS, & YOUNG ADULTS, YOUR VOTE IS NEEDED! Town Meeting had to be rescheduled due to a lack of a quorum. Now Monday, 6/14 @ 7PM at DHS. SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS! A couple of hours supporting the educational needs of Dracut's children is a small sacrifice
12 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
UPDATE ON LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: Please see what I hope is my last COVID update regarding the last day of school: https://5il.co/tx78
12 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
EARLY RELEASE WED. JUNE 9: Given temp of 90 degrees, continued humidity, & mandatory mask wearing, tomorrow, Wed. June 9th will be a MODIFIED EARLY RELEASE DAY. RMS: 10:55AM; DHS: 11 AM; Elementary schools: 12PM. No PM preschool; Lunch will be served; YMCA program will operate.
12 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
EARLY RELEASE WED. JUNE 9: Given temp of 90 degrees, continued humidity, & mandatory mask wearing, tomorrow, Wed. June 9th will be a MODIFIED EARLY RELEASE DAY. RMS: 10:55AM; DHS: 11 AM; Elementary schools: 12PM. No PM preschool; Lunch will be served; YMCA program will operate.
12 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
EARLY RELEASE DAY June 8th: Due to the combination of heat, increasing humidity, and mandatory mask wearing in school buildings, tomorrow, will be a modified early release day: RMS 10:55AM; DHS 11AM; Elementary schools 12PM. See my letter with more details: https://5il.co/tr5z
12 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
TOWN MEETING TONIGHT: Have a voice in many funding items including a number related to the Dracut Public Schools. 7PM in the air conditioned Dracut High School Performing Arts Center.
12 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
UNIFIED TRACK INAUGURAL SEASON: Congratulations to our Unified Track & Field team. Our Middies competed against rival Methuen this week in javelin, shot put, long jump, 100m and the 4 x 100m relay. Great job. #MIDDIEPRIDE @MIAA033 @SpOlympicsMA @MVConference @methuensports
12 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
LONG JUMP SCHOOL RECORD SET: Junior Ava Soucy, competing in the Long Jump FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, broke the DHS school record by Long Jumping 17', 6". She surpassed the old record by 8 INCHES! Congratulations. #MIDDIEPRIDE
12 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
INDOOR TRACK: NEW SCHOOL RECORDS! Junior Ava Soucy set a new school record by running the 55 meter in 7.34 seconds. In the 4x200 relay, Junior Ethan Luxene, & Sophomores Nate Mugford, Reid Dubois, & Adlai Soucy set a new school record of 1:33.84. Congratulations #MIDDIEPRIDE
12 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
END OF YEAR EVENTS UPDATE: Please see my letter to the community regarding the district's efforts to provide end of year events in response to ever-changing guidance: https://5il.co/te20
12 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Celebrating the Class of 2021: In acknowledgement of the some of the lost opportunities caused by COVID, banners recognizing the Senior Class are once again being installed along Lakeview Ave. May this be the last class impacted by a pandemic EVER. #MIDDIEPRIDE
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Top 20 Scholars! A talented group headed to Harvard, Northeastern (2), Worcester Polytechnic, UCONN (3), UMASS (3), UMASS Lowell (4), UMASS Boston, UMaine, MA College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, UHartford, Endicott, & Rivier. #MIDDIEPRIDE
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
REMOVAL OF OUTDOOR MASK WEARING REQUIRMENTS FOR STUDENTS 5/17/21 - Please see my latest letter to the community: https://5il.co/ss0z
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE DRACUT PUBLIC SCHOOLS & THE DRACUT POLICE DEPARTMENT: Please see a statement by the DPS and the DPD regarding a matter involving an investigation related to Dracut High School: https://5il.co/sp69
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Vaccine Opportunities for Children 12 and Older: The Pfizer vaccine is available for children 12 and older at LGH's Cross River Center, 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard East, Lowell. Appointments are available 7:15-3:15 weekdays and Saturdays. https://www.lowellgeneralvaccine.com/
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
It's Diploma Signing Day! Graduation Day is fast approaching for the Class of 2021. #MIDDIEPRIDE
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
4/28/21 COVID RELATED UPDATE: Please read my letter to the community that provides information on changes to the process of identifying close contacts in school settings: https://5il.co/s2kh
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Once again DPS has been named a "Best Communities for Music Education" district! Congratulations and thanks to our outstanding performing arts teachers: Mss. Bamford, Callahan, Lasyone, Lewis, Lorenzetti; Messrs. Carotenuto & Cooper, & our coordinator, Dr. Cardella. #MIDDIEPRIDE
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
The 1st day of school all over again in our elementary schools. Classrooms full of happy students. Students recognizing classmates they had only met via Zoom until today. I felt the positive energy walking through the schools! (Pictured: Mrs. Lesage's Gr 1 class at Greenmont)
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
IMPORTANT REOPENING UPDATE 4/2/21: Please read my latest update to the community regarding a number of issues related to the return of full in-person in our schools: https://5il.co/r6j8
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
MEET THE NEWEST DHS SPORTS TEAM: MIDDIES UNIFIED BASKETBALL! Our Middies began their inaugural season yesterday as the newest members of the MVC in this outstanding collaboration between the Special Olympics & the MIAA. #MIDDIEPRIDE @MIAA033 @SpOlympicsMA @MVConference
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
RICHARDSON MIDDLE SCHOOL AWARDED $46,500 SCIENCE GRANT: https://5il.co/qzum Huge Thanks to the One8 Foundation for their generosity @OpenSciEd @Mass_STEMHub
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
RETURN TO FULL IN-PERSON LEARNING UPDATE 3/19/21: Please read my update to parents/guardians regarding the return of full in-person learning: https://5il.co/qsu2
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Dracut High School Virtual Open House: Discover the Dracut Difference by watching our celebration of all that DHS has to offer: https://youtu.be/zZXzYpj841c
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
POOLED TESTING PROGRAM - TIME SENSITIVE: Please read my letter to parents/guardians of students in our hybrid learning model regarding the start of a pooled testing program: https://5il.co/q1uv as well as a slide presentation on the program: https://5il.co/q1uk
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
REMOTE LEARNING DAY 2/9/21: Due to the impending snow event forecast to begin this morning; today, Tuesday February 9th, the Dracut Public Schools will conduct a FULL REMOTE LEARNING DAY for all students.
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
My memories of shoveling a playing field as a high school athlete have mellowed into something like the "good old days." As a coach I always told my athletes shoveling was character building. Now? No shovels. No mud. Just brand new playing surfaces glistening in the sun...
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Congratulations to Freshman Ciara Kehoe, part of the undefeated DHS Gymnastics team (6-0), who has set a new DHS record in the Vault, scoring a 9.8 (last week she set a record in the Floor Exercise). You can see it here: https://youtu.be/yyeOSVYp_HU #MIDDIEPRIDE
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
FOLLOW UP TO REMOTE LEARNING DAY MESSAGE 2/1/21: It has come to my attention that some families may not have received my voice call from earlier this evening. The text of the call which includes details beyond those in the original post may be reviewed here: https://5il.co/p71k
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
REMOTE LEARNING DAY 2/2/21: Because of the storm, tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, the DPS will conduct a FULL REMOTE LEARNING DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS. Please note that If wide spread power outages occur overnight I may need to alter the status of the day & would do so early in the AM.
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
EARLY RELEASE, MONDAY FEBRUARY 1st: Due to the impending snow storm, tomorrow, Monday, February 1st will be an early release day for the Dracut Public Schools.
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
FRESHMAN GYMNAST SETS SCHOOL RECORD: Congratulations to Freshman Ciara Kehoe, who recently set a DHS school record in Floor Exercise with a 9.7. See part of her performance here: https://youtu.be/I1oWjUsTuow Keep an eye on the team as they are 5-0 this year. #MIDDIEPRIDE
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
APPOINTMENT OF NEXT BROOKSIDE PRINCIPAL: Please see my letter announcing the appointment of Lindsey Howe as the next Brookside principal, upon the retirement of Principal Dawn Smith later this year after 10 dedicated years of service: https://5il.co/p51z
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Comcast Limiting Data For Some Residential Customers: Please see my letter regarding a new Comcast policy that may impose data limits on certain customers: https://5il.co/p1rd
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
CHANGES TO THE SCHOOL CALENDAR: Please see my letter to parents and guardians regarding the addition of two early release days to this year's calendar: https://5il.co/osgo
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
1/8/21 GREENMONT FULL REMOTE DAY: Due to a pipe break at the Greenmont Avenue Elementary School, the school will operate fully remote today, Friday, January 8th.
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
It's not the holidays without performances by our students. Huge thanks to the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra for their support of public schools performing arts. Great job by the DHS Orchestra, Mrs. Callahan and neighbors: https://youtu.be/JJTXQddrlRQ @BillericaPS @CPS_CCHS
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
FULLY REMOTESCHOOL DAY 12/17/20: Due to the approaching storm, Thursday, December 17th has been designated a FULL REMOTE SCHOOL DAY. All schools will follow their regular schedule remotely. Students enrolled in the Remote Learning Academy will follow a regular schedule.
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SNOW DAYS 12/15/20: Please see my latest update regarding snow days and the possibility of having them become full remote days: https://5il.co/nxxm
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT 12/11/20: Please see my latest update to the community related to a shift in the learning model at three of our schools beginning next week: https://5il.co/ntir
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
MERRIMACK VALLEY CONFERENCE LEADERS JOINT STATEMENT ON WINTER SPORTS: https://5il.co/no2i
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
WINTER SPORTS JOINT MERRICACK VALLEY CONFERENCE STATEMENT: Please see a joint release from MVC leaders on winter sports: https://5il.co/no2i
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
ATHLETIC FIELDS VIDEO CELEBRATION: We couldn't have a grand opening for our newly renovated athletic fields but we wanted to celebrate the collaborative effort of residents and to thank everyone. Please watch our video celebration: https://youtu.be/_jDNfsgV66w
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
SUPERINTENDENT'S COVID UPDATE 11/25/20: Please see my latest COVID update: https://5il.co/nd1u #HAPPYTHANKSGIVING #MIDDIEPRIDE
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Congratulations to student-athlete Calvin Desmarais who has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. #MIDDIEPRIDE @RiverHawkMLax
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Congratulations to student-athlete Leah Durkin, who has singed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Hartford. #MIDDIEPRIDE @HartfordHawks
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Congratulations to Junior vocalist Rachel McIntosh who has been recognized for her talents by being accepted into the Senior District Chorus. As further recognition, Rachel also received an All-State recommendation. #MIDDIEPRIDE @MMEA_NED
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Congratulations to Senior violist Samantha Vitale who has been recognized for her talent by being accepted into this year's Northeast Senior District Orchestra. #MIDDIEPRIDE @MMEA_NED
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Superintendent's COVID-19 Update 11/18/20: Please see my latest update introducing our new COVID Dashboard and more: https://5il.co/n6zk
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
CROSSING GUARDS WANTED: Interested in a part time job supporting the community? The Dracut Police Department is seeking crossing guards. $14.97 per hour for part time work ensuring the safety of our students. If interested contact the Town of Dracut HR Department at 453-9492.
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: To support parents and educators for our upcoming virtual conferences, we have established a common platform to make signing up easy. One stop shopping at: https://www.dracutps.org/o/dps/page/parent-teacher-conferences--51
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
COVID UPDATE 11/4/20: Please see my letter to the community that includes updates on the impact of COVID on our schools: https://5il.co/mrlm
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
2nd FLU SHOT CLINIC: Due to interest and demand, a 2nd Flu Shot Clinic for students has been arranged with CVS Pharmacy on 11/10/20 at the Richardson Middle School. For more information and to register please see: https://5il.co/mln7
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
FLU SHOT CLINIC: Massachusetts has mandated that all school children (including fully remote students) must get a flu shot. In support of our families, we have partnered with CVS Pharmacy & will host a flu shot clinic on 10/29/20 For more info & to register: https://5il.co/m76w
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Please see a joint statement by Merrimack Valley Conference superintendents regarding interscholastic sports: https://5il.co/lqhs
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Reopening Update 10/1/20: Please see my latest and likely last reopening update in advance of the start of in-person learning: https://5il.co/lqii
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Please see my important letter to families as we prepare for in-person, hybrid learning. Ensuring everyone stays healthy requires a partnership... https://5il.co/llpg
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Please see this joint Dracut Public Schools-Dracut Police Department press release. There is no place for this in our schools... https://jgpr.net/2020/09/17/dracut-police-and-schools-investigating-racist-anti-police-graffiti-found-at-elementary-school/
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
It's Here! The School Year is About to Begin! Please see my welcome back message to the community : https://5il.co/l2i9
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Our fantastic partnership with the @GreaterLowellY continues. The Y has created a school day childcare program in Dracut to support families. Please see their application packet: https://5il.co/l14n For additional info, call the Greater Lowell YMCA at 978-454-7825
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Reopening Update 8/31/20: Please see my latest reopening update which includes important information about the start of the school year: https://5il.co/kgfu
over 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Dracut Public Schools
Bus Passes will be available for pick up at Dracut High School at the following dates and times: September 1st: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm September 8th: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm September 10th: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm September 15th: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm For more information click here: https://5il.co/k386
almost 2 years ago, Dracut Public Schools
Steven Stone
8/18/20 Superintendent's Reopening Update. Please see my latest update for information on our Remote Learning Academy and more: https://5il.co/jtw5
almost 2 years ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
What a great graduation ceremony today! Thanks to all. Best of luck to the Class of 2020.
almost 2 years ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
70 days in the making... We are only hours away from graduation! Nothing was going to stand in the way of ensuring the Class of 2020 gets their rightful sendoff. We have the bagpipes, we have the ship, and we have matching masks for the graduates. 10AM. The clock is ticking!
almost 2 years ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Reopening Update 8/7/20: The District Reopening Plan Working Draft is available: https://5il.co/j9dh I will be presenting the document & other presentation materials at the Public Hearing on 8/10/20. For info on that meeting see: https://www.dracutps.org/article/282339?org=dps
almost 2 years ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Reopening Update 7/31/20: Please see this week's reopening update: https://5il.co/iy4y
almost 2 years ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Reopening Radio Interview: The audio of my 7/18/20 interview on AM 980 WCAP Saturday Morning Live: https://5il.co/imhe Thanks to @980WCAPSML
almost 2 years ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Reopening Update 7/24/20: See my latest letter to the community regarding the reopening of schools: https://5il.co/imdp
almost 2 years ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
I have uploaded an updated version of our virtual Pride Night 2020. A small technical glitch has been corrected. Almost 1,000 views to date demonstrates support for the Class of 2020! Great viewing as Graduation 2020 approaches: https://youtu.be/ctXRi7nipSk
almost 2 years ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Looking forward to discussing current information on the reopening of schools on 980 WCAP's Saturday Morning Live from 7-8 AM this morning.
almost 2 years ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
GRADUATION UPDATE: Graduation will indeed be occurring at 10AM on Sat, August 15th. The ceremony will take place on the lawn in front of the Englesby. Lakeview Ave will be closed for the ceremony. Mr. Manley will provide details to graduates & families next week. #MIDDIEPRIDE
almost 2 years ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Pride Night 2020 is Here! Pride Night 2020 is Here! Our annual celebration of awards and scholarships for our graduates and the generous community organizations and individuals who help us celebrate #MIDDIEPRIDE presented virtually. See it here: https://youtu.be/JzSwiyslT3o
almost 2 years ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Parent/Guardian Survey: A letter with updates on reopening & links to a survey for parents on reopening has been sent via Aspen (grades 1-12), & via FamilyID for incoming K families who registered online. Contact school secretaries if you need assistance accessing the document.
almost 2 years ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
The new Website and App are here! Be sure to check it out at www.dracutps.org and download the Dracut Public Schools Apptegy app in the Apple and Play Stores!
almost 2 years ago, Steven Stone
Dracut Public Schools
TOWN MEETING TONIGHT: 7PM at Dracut High.
almost 2 years ago, Dracut Public Schools
Dracut Public Schools
CELEBRATING OUR MILITARY-BOUND SENIORS: Samantha Cardillo (Army Nat Guard) & Christian Soriano (US Naval Acad) won't be able to join us for graduation in August so today Mr. Manley presented them with their diplomas. Best of luck and thanks for making a commitment to our country.
almost 2 years ago, Dracut Public Schools