• Important News
    Dr. Sean J. McCarthy has “enthusiastically accepted” the Board’s offer to serve as the next Executive Director of the Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School. Dr. McCarthy comes to LMACS with over two decades of experience in multiple education institutions. He has worked as a teacher, coach, advisor, mentor, assistant principal, and principal. He has worked in urban schools with very diverse student populations and has been successful in building a positive culture where all can succeed. His deep experience in education will be a great asset for LMACS.

    Sean prides himself as being a visible leader who is accessible and approachable and who works hard to develop strong and positive relationships with everyone at the school. Dr. McCarthy will start on June 12 and will soon be coming by the school to meet with teachers and staff as he gets to know LMACS and its dedicated education professionals.

    The Board of Trustees believes that Sean has the skills and background to take LMACS forward. We look forward to working with him as he moves to take over the leadership of LMACS.

    From the Executive
Director
    June 8, 2021

    Dearest Families and Friends,

    On Wednesday, June 2, 2021 we were able to host two graduations for a total of 30 students. One for the Class of 2020 and one for the Class of 2021. Both ceremonies were great fun and very poignant. We had a beautiful sunny and warm day and the graduates looked MARVELOUS. Needless to say, everyone was happy and proud of the students’ accomplishments. On to the class of 2022!

    POOLED TESTING The LMACS Pooled Testing program will end Monday June 14, 2021. Because of the dedication and expertise of school nurse, Amy Hendl, and the cooperation of faculty and students, we are pleased to report that throughout the program, we never had a positive pool.

    MCAS
    Current 10th graders took the ELA MCAS on May 17 and 18th and Math MCAS on May 24 and 25th. Good Luck, MCASers!

    FIELD TRIPS
    Since LMACS students returned full time in May, we were able to plan a variety of activities that build community and connections with the school and among the students. On May 20 we went to Plum Island, MA for a picture-perfect day learning about salt water marsh life including, of all things, bird watching!

    Our Kimball Farm trip was May 27. It was so much fun. We did it all…bumper cars, water bumper cars, driving range and of course, Kimball’s famous ice cream. Delish!

    On June 10 we ventured to Great Brook Farms for a walk in the woods. The trails were beautiful and it was great to be outside on a perfect spring day. As you might expect, we made time for pizza and ice cream…also delish!

    As always, we thank you for your ongoing support of Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School.
 and we wish you all a happy and healthy summer.

    Sincerely,

    Margaret McDevitt, Ed.D.
    Director

    Anne Monoxelos, LICSW
    Assistant Director

    Important News

    PAC (Parent Advisory Committee) Members Needed: Parents of students receiving special education services needed for meetings concerning parent’s rights, transition planning, and other topics of interest. Please consider helping LMACS to form a PAC. We need parents to become officers in the PAC and attend meetings. Please contact the Special Education Department at 978-656-3204.

    Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records: This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of LMACS's intent to destroy the Special Education records of students who were no longer receiving Special Education services as of the end of the 2013-2014 school year. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. The purpose of destruction is to protect the student from improper and unauthorized disclosure of the confidential information contained within the file. After seven years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person at the following address: 67 Middle Street, Lowell, MA 01852 or call 978-656-3165 Request copies by October 1, 2021. Read the full notice.

    LMACS Pooled Testing Program: In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have been working closely with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to implement a free COVID-19 pooled testing program for students and staff at our school. Registration is now availabe for the LMACS Pooled Testing Program. Register your student today!