Mary E. (Murray) McOsker, step mother of Fred McOsker, Assistant Principal at the Morey School.
Request that the Superintendent and Administration at Lowell High School provide an update on the proposal to institute a STEM curriculum or STEM Academy at Lowell High School.
Request to either postpone or cancel the School Committee meeting scheduled for April 19th, which falls during April school vacation.
Request the Superintendent provide a report and update on the school department’s efforts towards recruitment designed to bring diversity to the Lowell High School faculty.
Request that the Superintendent direct the Lowell High School Administration to take advantage of the free tutoring services offered at the Dharma Center on Merrimack Street.
Request the Superintendent develop and distribute an Organizational Health Survey to all staff and parents throughout the district.
Report and Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday, January 24, 2017 [Robert Gignac, Chair]
Report and Approval of the Minutes of the Joint Facilities and Lowell High School Subcommittee Meeting of Tuesday, January 24, 2017 [Steve Gendron, Chairperson and Robert Gignac, Chairperson]
Head of School Brian Martin, request permission for Lowell High School Business Professional Advisor, Jill McNamara along with 15 members of the Lowell Chapter of the Business Professionals of America to attend the National Leadership Conference in Framingham, MA from Saturday, March 4, 2017 through Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Sheraton Tara Hotel & Conference Center. Students will be absent from school on Monday, March 6, 2017. The only cost will be $100 for a substitute teacher for 1 day and will be paid by Lowell High School Individual School account. The cost of the conference will be paid for through The 1826 School Store for students and staff. Students have been raising funds to defray the cost of the trip and each student will pay $200 of the $250 per student. This will include all meals and 2 nights at the Sheraton Tara. There will be no additional cost to the Lowell School Department budget.
Head of School Brian Martin, request permission for a one night over night stay on March 3 and 4, 2017 for LHS Wrestlers to attend the New England Wrestling Championship to be held at the Providence Career and Technical Academy in Providnece, RI. The Students will be under the supervision of Head Coach George Bossi, and assistant coaches James Dillon, Michael Dillon, and George Gilbride. Transportation will be via private vehicle provided by the Lowell High School Wrestling Coaches with written parental permission. The cost of the trip will not exceed $2000.00 paid by the Lowell High Athletic Department.
Head of School Brian Martin, request permission for Outdoor Adventures Advisor, Kendra Bauer and Donna Newcomb, both employees of Lowell School Department, to participate in an overnight winter adventure excursion supported by the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Youth Opportunity Program with 10 – 14 club members. They will be traveling to Noble View Outdoor Center in Russell, Massachusetts from Monday, February 20 – Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (school vacation week). No substitutes are required. The club will travel via school bus, which will be paid for by the students and subsidized by the club’s funds.
Lowell High School staff Jill McNamara, Wayne Taylor and Danielle Lessard, along with chaperone Jo Ann LaBranche who is CORI and 24 students, to travel to Greece, Athens, and Islands during April 2018 school vacation. The total cost of $3,335 will be paid by each student traveling. The cost of $200 for two substitute teacher will be paid by the LHS Individual School Budget.
Bartlett School Music teacher, Rachel Crawford to attend an out of state conference as part of an National Science Foundation. The conference will be held in Albany, NY on April 7th and 8th 2017. The total cost of $726.00, including the daily substitute will be paid by UML the National Science Foundation Grant. There is no cost to the Lowell Public Schools.