About The School  

Chapin Street School

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Chapin Street Elementary School is a Second and Third grade public school with approximately 380 students for the 2015-16 school year. 

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Chapin Street School's Mission Statement 

We believe all children can learn.

We believe that all children can achieve their fullest educational potential in a positive, safe, and stimulating environment.

We believe that our teachers, along with an active and supportive group of parents, civic leaders, and local community members, can achieve the mission of creating successful lifelong learners.

We believe that through an adherence to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks/Standards and the implementation of the Ludlow School District's curriculum, this mission will succeed.

 Chapin Street School's Instructional Focus

A coordinated whole school effort to increase student achievement in the area of text comprehension as measured by oral and written assessements (MCAS, BAS, district tests and classroom formal and informal assessments. The Ludlow Public Schools educators will implement strategies for creating student-led classrooms in which all students are inspired and empowered to take charge of their learning.

PBIS Initiative - R.O.A.R. 

Chapin Street School began implementing a Positive Behavior Intervention and Strategies initiative (PBIS) at the start of the 2014-15 school year.  PBIS is a proactive, consistent approach to school-wide discipline. By using the PBIS model at Chapin Street School, it is hoped that there will be a  reduction in disciplinary interventions and an increase in academic achievement – giving teachers more time to teach and students more time to learn. The purpose of the school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.

ROAR (Respect Ownership Attitude Responsibility) tickets are earned on an individual basis;  when Chapin staff observe a positive behavior students are given a ROAR ticket. ROAR tickets are also earned by classrooms when students  are demonstrating positive qualities. ROAR tickets are cashed in periodically in return for a voucher to participate in a school community event. Principal Reed shared a sampling of activities that students can cash in their ROAR tickets for: read to another classroom, help with the office bulletin board, raising the flag with the custodian and  teacher vs. student activity,etc.

Below are pictures of PBIS in action! Students cashed in their ROAR tickets to be helpers with Nurse Beth and Mr. Vogel and to eat lunch with Mrs. Reed and Ms. Lownds.