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Lowell District and Curriculum

All public schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts adhere to a Curriculum Framework that incorporates the Common Core standards adapted by several states. Since 1993, Massachusetts has measured students’ progress in accordance with the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). This system ensures that the objectives laid out in the curriculum are met by all students. The curriculum requires that teachers cover a series of objectives that create the thorough foundation from which students can progress to more complex work.

We currently cover the following Lowell-area school district: Lowell Public Schools.

Schools in Lowell include:

Pawtucketville Memorial Elementary School is located on 425 West Meadow Road, Lowell, MA, 01854, Pawtucketville Memorial Elementary School covers grades PreK-4 and can be contacted at 978-937-7667. The staff at Pawtucketville Memorial Elementary School are committed to the academic and social growth of their students. The school aims to foster a collaborative community with a learning culture anchored in a comprehensive curriculum and effective instruction. Like other students in Massachusetts, students at Pawtucketville Memorial Elementary School are taught a curriculum that contains the standards explained in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. These frameworks provide students, teachers, and families with expectations for the knowledge and skills that students should have at the end of each year. For example, in grade 4 mathematics, students focus on multi-digit multiplication and division, working with and performing operations on fractions, and understanding the properties of geometric shapes such as symmetry, particular angle measures and parallel and perpendicular sides. For more on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help your child succeed in mathematics, please contact us.

James S. Daley Middle School is located on 150 Fleming St, Lowell, MA 01851, James S. Daley Middle School covers grades 5-8 and can be contacted at 978-937-8981.  James S. Daley Middle School is committed to fostering a community of learners. The staff works on providing a safe, positive, and respectful school atmosphere, and creating an environment where students feel comfortable and able to meet their personal and academic goals. The curriculum at the school is influenced by three focus areas: literacy, mathematics, and high expectations. Staff at the school make sure to incorporate these areas into other taught subjects so that students are able to gain mathematical knowledge and literacy skills outside of their dedicated classes. According to the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, students in grade 7 mathematics focus on four areas: working on understanding and applying proportional relationships, working with rational numbers and linear equations, solving problems using scale drawings and calculating area, surface area and volume, and drawing inferences about populations based on samples. Middle school is the transition period between elementary school and high school. Having a good mathematics foundation is essential for success in later years as the same concepts are built upon in further detail. For more information on the mathematics tutoring we offer, please contact SchoolTutoring Academy.

Lowell High School is located on 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138, Lowell High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 617-349-6630.  Lowell High School is located in the downtown area of the city of Lowell. In the 2016-2017 school year, the enrollment at the school was 3,145. The school was originally established in 1831, and has since been expanded to include three major buildings, including a freshman academy. The school offers an Advanced Placement (AP) program, along with a National Honor Society, Dual Enrollment, Latin Lyceum and STEM program. Taking challenging courses such as AP, Honors, and IB can be a good way to help prepare for college or university. They teach students to become lifelong learners and prepares them for success in and out of the classroom. For students wishing to attend university or college after high school, taking ACTs or SATs are usually part of the plan. These tests can be challenging, and it’s important to prepare for them. SchoolTutoring Academy offers tutoring to help with SAT and ACT preparation, contact us to learn more.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Lowell District Curriculum

In Mathematics, students must meet standards to show that they are able to apply mathematical reasoning to problems in everyday life, that they can identify and select the appropriate tools to use to solve mathematical problems, that they are able to communicate clearly and precisely through the use of mathematical symbols and language, that they can see mathematical patterns or structures in data, that they identify patterns to apply reasoning effectively.

At each grade level, students are expected to master increasingly complex concepts and demonstrate deeper understanding of and competence in mathematical reasoning. By grade 3, students are expected to be able to use mathematical language to present problems that use multiplication and division, to multiply and divide numbers 1-100, and to solve problems by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. They should also demonstrate their ability to understand and work with fractions, to solve problems that require them to develop data by collecting measurements, and to explain the meaning of graphs.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Lowell Educational News

  • Financial Literacy Program - Students in eleven Lowell District schools will participate in a three-year pilot program designed to help them learn financial literacy by participating in projects related to budgeting, investing, and understanding the practices and concepts that will enable them to build a healthy financial future. The grant is part of a 1.8 million-dollar program created by the state legislature.
  • Gains in Achievement - Turnaround schools were those identified as most in need of improved learning results. In all, 127 Commendation Schools were named, among them 18 new Schools that hit the target goals for improvement. Among the Level 4 schools whose students improved most on the Proficient and Advanced between 2010 and 2011 is the Charlotte M. Murkland School in which was up 13 percentage points in ELA and 20 points in math.
  • Science and Technology IDEA CAMP - Beginning this summer, the Lowell School district will offer an eight-week course that will engage students in projects related to science, engineering, and computer science. Students from other districts are eligible to attend.

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About Lowell, Massachusetts

Lowell is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. When the city was incorporated in 1826, it was named after Francis Cabot Lowell, who was a local figure in the industrial revolution. During the American Industrial Revolution, the city of Lowell was known for its large amount of textile mills and factories. These mills and factories were built around Pawtucket falls, which provided the power to run them. Today, many of these historic sites are now preserved by the national park service, creating Lowell National Historical Park.

Visitors to Lowell should be aware that the city currently has 39 places on the National Register of Historic Places. Some points of interest in the city include the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell National Historic Park, and Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest. Visitors interested in arts and culture will also be happy to know that Lowell has many places where people can enjoy arts and culture. The Lowell Art Association has been in the city since 1876. CVS Pharmacy, originally named the Consumer Value Store, was founded in Lowell in 1963.

In 2017, the population of Lowell was 111,346, making it the fourth most populated city in the state. 22.8% of the population was under 18, 30.8% of the population was between 18-34, 25.3% was 35-54, 11.1% was 55-64 and 10.1% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $55,322 in 2017

Lowell National Historical Park

Visitors to Lowell National Historical park are able to learn all about the history of industry and labor in the city. Those interested in history, specifically the American Industrial Revolution, will be excited to tour the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, where they can view its operating wave room of 88 power looms, the Suffolk Mill Turbine Exhibit, and “mill girl” boarding houses. The Boott Cotton Mills Museum also contains looms that would have been used at the time. The mill girls were young women that staffed the mills and were mostly from neighboring rural communities.  The park offers walking tours, along with boat and trolley rides. The boat tours take visitors along the historic Lowell Canal System. The park also offers field trips and educational programs for schools visiting the park.

New England Quilt Museum

The New England Quilt Museum was founded in 1987 and is dedicated solely to quilting. The museum houses a collection special and permanent exhibits, a museum shop, a library, and classroom. Many of the quilts in the museum are from the 19th century, with many of them being from the New England area. The quilts in the museum range from contemporary styled ones and traditional fiber arts ones. The volunteer-led statewide project to document the history of quilts, MassQuilts, holds sessions at the museum. MassQuilts also holds travelling shows, and exhibits for the museum.

Whistler House Museum of Art

The Whistler House Museum of Art is the place where painter and etcher James McNeill Whistler was born. The house was originally built in 1823, and after the Whistler family left, the Lowell Art Association purchased the building and converted it into a museum, which opened in 1908. The first and second floor of the house contain the museum’s permanent collection. One room is dedicated entirely to the etchings of James McNeil Whistler. The top floor is an artist studio, and in the rear of the home is the Parker Gallery, where new exhibits are shown.

Interesting Facts

  • The city of Lowell was America’s first planned industrialized city.
  • Lowell is the home to America’s second largest Cambodian-American population and there is a Cambodia town in the city!
  • There are various annual events that are held in the city. One of the largest is the Lowell Folk Festival, which takes place over three days in July. This event celebrates traditional music and folk entertainment and attracts thousands of people to the city. It is also the largest free folk festival in the United States!
  • The major daily newspaper in Lowell is called “The Sun”.
  • The two largest post-secondary institutions in Lowell are Middlesex Community College and University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Chalk Talk: Reading Comprehension Tips

Everyone has had the experience of reading a paragraph and realizing they have no idea what they just read. Deep reading is like having a conversation with the book. We have to think as we read if we really want to understand the text. Annotating the text can keep you focused on your reading so that you will learn more in less time. And this strategy has other benefits as well. It will help you study for tests and write papers on the material. Annotation simply means adding notes to a text. The notes can be written on the page itself, or on a separate sheet of paper or computer document---whatever is most convenient and appropriate for you.

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