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
12 days 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
23 days 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
28 days 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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!
3 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...
4 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...
4 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
4 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
4 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.
4 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.
4 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
4 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.
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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/
5 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
It's Diploma Signing Day! Graduation Day is fast approaching for the Class of 2021. #MIDDIEPRIDE
5 months 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
5 months 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
6 months 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)
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
7 months 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.
8 months 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...
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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.
9 months 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
9 months 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.
9 months 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
9 months 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
10 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
MERRIMACK VALLEY CONFERENCE LEADERS JOINT STATEMENT ON WINTER SPORTS: https://5il.co/no2i
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
SUPERINTENDENT'S COVID UPDATE 11/25/20: Please see my latest COVID update: https://5il.co/nd1u #HAPPYTHANKSGIVING #MIDDIEPRIDE
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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.
10 months 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
10 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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/
about 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
about 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
about 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
about 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
What a great graduation ceremony today! Thanks to all. Best of luck to the Class of 2020.
about 1 year 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!
about 1 year 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
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Steven Stone
Reopening Update 7/31/20: Please see this week's reopening update: https://5il.co/iy4y
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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!
about 1 year ago, Steven Stone
Dracut Public Schools
TOWN MEETING TONIGHT: 7PM at Dracut High.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year ago, Dracut Public Schools