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  • 17 Apr 2018 5:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You could see it in their faces, as thousands streamed by the LPS water station on Comm. Ave. Pain and fatigue mixed with grim determination as runners strove to validate the months of training for the world’s most difficult marathon in the most horrendous race conditions imaginable.

    “This was the hardest thing I have ever done,” Amy confided by text after the race. In past races she has always stopped at the tent for a few moments to thank people for coming out to watch. This year she paused only long enough to hand her water soaked gloves to E/MS student, Julia Mantville, and continue the race, hands numb, and desperate to finish and end the misery.

    Claudine Nicholas, no stranger to marathons and the stress of long distance running, said afterward, “in all my years of running, I have never been so cold!” Hampered by problems with her running gear, she finished the race just seconds before they turned off the timing clock at the finish line. Officials later added 10 minutes to the clock so more runners, who had struggled through the unimaginable head winds, could be recorded as having officially finished the race.

    Despite the conditions, LPS was not without its stalwart supporters. Alumni parent and former trustee, Charlie Breslin, and daughters Caroline and Julia ’17 kept vigil. Joining them were E/MS Dean, Susan Smith-Powers and parents Brian and Nicole Mantville with daughter Julia.

    As John Hancock charity runners for LPS, both Amy and Claudine have earned the gratitude of a grateful school for their extraordinary investment of time, effort and sacrifice to raise funds for our students and programs. They truly are the definition of commitment.


    Charlie, Julia and Caroline Breslin


    The Mantvilles brave the Marathon elements 


    The Great Deluge of the 2018 Boston Marathon 


    Definately a day for swans . . .



  • 15 Apr 2018 3:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LPS runners“Life is a marathon,” students were told as the entire school assembled to celebrate Amy Davis and her Texas running mate, Claudine Nicholas. Running in her fourth marathon for LPS and her 13th overall, Amy has raised over $50,000 for the school as a charity runner for LPS through the John Hancock Non Profit Program. Claudine, whose mother is from Boston, has family members with learning challenges and has set a fundraising goal of $15,000. “I consider it a great privilege to run for Learning Prep,” she said. Claudine has experienced many physical challenges of her own and shared with the students her message of hope through hard work and mental toughness.

    (Runners Claudine Nicholas and Amy Davis received a Raucous LPS send off from students, faculty)

  • 15 Apr 2018 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The competitive juices were flowing at this year’s second LPS Blue Green Spirit Day as teams squared off in a school-wide scavenger hunt. Team pride was everywhere in evidence as teammates cheered on each other in their search for hidden items. Using clues, teams needed to find items in both the High School and the E/MS, record them by taking a photo with an iPad and, when all 25 items were located, compile them into a Power Point presentation and submit the file electronically. Clearly, not all learning takes place just in just the classroom as students demonstrated technical skills, social skills, cooperation and camaraderie in friendly competition during a morning capped off with ice cream and good cheer.

       





  • 15 Dec 2017 1:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is with pride and enthusiasm that we announce the appointment of our very own Gretchen Petersen, to the position of Chief Operating Officer. With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Gretchen is also a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (L.I.C.S.W.) as well as D.E.S.E. certified as an Adjustment Counselor and Special Education Administrator.  

    Gretchen brings over 19 years of experience at Learning Prep School. She began as a counselor while job coaching and teaching career education. Most recently, she has served in administration as a Health Class and Counseling Supervisor, High School Program Coordinator, and Work Study and Transitional Guidance Supervisor.

    Gretchen has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Learning Prep environment and community and she embraces this new leadership opportunity to further develop and monitor Learning Prep’s policies and practices that promote a safe and innovative learning environment for our students.

    Please join us in congratulating Gretchen on her new appointment to this senior leadership position!



  • 15 Sep 2017 1:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to an anonymous gift from an LPS family, the High School is now equipped with a new Maker Space & Robotics Lab! This remarkable new facility includes a touch screen Smart Board, two 3-D printers and a 20” X 12” laser cutter that can cut, design and etch using a variety of materials. The gift has also provided funds for enhancing our existing robotics program and additional storage space. Located on the main floor of the High School, the Maker Space and Robotics Lab contains a flexible wall that can allow two classes to work simultaneously, maximizing access to our students.

    “A maker space gives students the technological tools to unleash creativity and problem-solving skills, while practicing the executive functioning (planning) required to bring ideas into reality,” explained David Lightfoot, Executive Director. “It will also provide an effective framework for collaborative projects, helping students to build social skills, foster teamwork and develop confidence in use of future technology.”

    This is the 21st century version of the classic "shop class" (without power tools), is a continuation of our technology initiatives. The goal will be to create opportunities for students to explore and apply curriculum content in an environment designed for project-based, hands-on learning.


  • 30 Dec 2016 12:21 PM | Anonymous

    Staff and students will be returning to LPS on Tuesday January 3, 2017.  

  • 13 Oct 2016 2:48 PM | Anonymous

    Learning Prep extends a warm welcome to Karen Makanui, who joined us as our full-time certified Library Media Specialist on Tuesday, October 4th.  Karen has ten years experience with Elementary, Middle, and High School levels, including work with learning disabled students.  She has a demonstrated track record of innovation, including a past assignment to run a 30-station Technology Room donated to a previous school by Michael Dell.  Please join us in welcoming Karen!

     


  • 13 Oct 2016 2:43 PM | Anonymous
    • The greenhouse is open for a visit or a purchase.  Come in and see what the students are working on and growing.  It has been a successful season for our garden to table program with over 500 lbs. of vegetables harvested and prepared by the Food Service program.  During the past three years this program has grown over 1,500 lbs. of vegetables for the school lunches!

    Get Out and Plant! Perennial Plant Sale 

    The nights are cool and the days are warm.  Fall is the best time to plant your garden so it is ready for spring enjoyment.  Beat the drought and plant your garden with native perennials, hardy plants, and edible perennials from our nursery and greenhouse.  Prices range from $2.00 - $5.00.

    Perennial Plant Swap!

    Too many plants and not enough room in your garden?  Do you have unique, interesting or tried and true plants that need to be divided?  Pot them up and bring them in, and in turn we will give you a perennial plant back.

    Hours:

    Monday8 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

    Tuesday8 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.  (Closed 12:45 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.)

    Wednesday: 8 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.  (Closed 12 P.M. - 12:45 P.M.)

    Thursday8 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.  (Closed 12 P.M. - 12:45 P.M.)

    Friday8 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.


  • 29 Aug 2016 7:45 AM | Anonymous

    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

    Summer is winding down, and we're looking forward to welcoming all new and returning students on Monday, August 29.

    Parents, if you've not yet completed your registration forms, please click here.

    We're getting ready for a wonderful year of learning, forming friendships, and growing.  See you soon!

  • 28 Aug 2016 2:26 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Now that you’ve finished gathering school supplies, reviewing your child’s fall wardrobe, and seeing summer weather begin to cool down a bit, we need to take a moment to address one of the most important concerns that we all share: safe and timely transportation to and from school.

    Please take a moment to review our School Transportation Plan below.

    For students using a commercial bus or cab service

    We have been working with those services and dispatch offices over the summer to prepare for the first day of school.  With many new drivers starting each year, and all of our students adjusting to school routines, it typically takes about a week to address issues of students arriving home without undue delay.  If you or your child experiences an issue with transportation by a commercial bus/cab service, we would like to help.  Please call us at x111.   

    For students driven by a parent or guardian

        Morning Drop-Off

    1. When you arrive, simply join the line of vehicles in our back parking lot.        
    2. Please retain your child in your car until reaching the designated safe drop-off area, where our friendly, welcoming staff will assist you and greet your child. 

        Afternoon Pick-Up

    Elementary/Middle School vehicles enter and exit by the greenhouse on Prospect Place and park along the Mass Pike wall or in any empty space in our back lot.  Please come to the HS building for sign-out.

    High School vehicles enter campus at Simms Court from Washington Street (by the funeral home), where staff will guide you around to line up on Allen Place next to the yellow house and arrange for your child to meet you at your car.  After your child arrives at your car, please proceed to the exit at Washington and Allen Place.  Please note that the funeral home does not permit LPS parking on their lot.

    Learning Prep School coordinates 150 vehicles in safely transporting students to and from campus each day.  We thank you in advance for your support, and we look forward to a wonderful year.

    Please feel free to call extension x111 with any questions.

    This process begins on Monday, August 29, 2016


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