Dr. Linda Hirsch and Dr. Matthew Beyranevand invite you to an #askCPS tweet chat. Our next chat will be on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Topics discussed will be academics, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Join us with questions, ideas, and inquiries by adding the hashtag #askCPS to all your tweets at 8p.m. ET on April 26th.

  • Parker 6th Grade Artist Featured by Crayola


    The Chelmsford Public Schools Arts Department is pleased to announce that Parker Middle School 6th Grade Student Joe Tays has had artwork chosen to be featured in Crayola’s education resources.


    Joe's work, a picture of a sunken ship on black paper, was submitted to the 2016-2017 Crayola Creative Leadership Art Expo. This national art exhibition is an opportunity for students to explore their personal vision, confront their fears, become collaborators, and learn to balance priorities. Crayola received more than 2,500 entries from PreK-12 students around the country for this competition. The curated collection of finalists' artwork will be donated to the U.S. Department of Education to become part of the permanent collection of children's art, on display in Washington, DC and the Department's regional offices.


    Each submission provided a look into the mind of the student artist. Crayola was truly inspired by the powerful ways students connected creative leadership to their personal experiences. Joe wrote of his artwork, "I chose the Crayola Contest because I wanted to draw a fear I have. I chose to draw a squid in a ship under water because once I saw a cool drawing of it. I also learned that you can mix colors really good with pastels. Those are some reasons why I chose the Crayola contest."

    Susan Dobias, Crayola Art Expo Representative, expressed that while the artwork selected for the U.S. Department of Education's permanent collection had reached maximum capacity at the point of receiving Joe's work, they were so inspired by his submission that they are providing a special opportunity for his art to be included in Crayola Education Resources.

    Student Timmy Lewis collaborated with Joe on the piece's content, and also created his own piece featuring a giant squid. Timmy wrote of his piece, "I did my fear of deep, deep water with a squid. I am starting to get over my fear now because I am now realizing that the animals are more scared of me than I am of them."

    Both of these students are being recognized by Parker Middle School for their work.

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  • Chelmsford All Town Wind Ensemble Accepted To National Band And Orchestra Festival
    The Chelmsford All Town Wind Ensemble (ATWE) is a group of approximately 70 enthusiastic volunteer student musicians in grades 5 through 12 from the McCarthy Middle School, Parker Middle School, and Chelmsford High School Band Programs. Its members are dedicated to rehearsing after school hours to play advanced music of high artistic merit. Read More.

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    MCAS Testing Schedule 2017

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  • Pride



    Parker Middle School is hosting the "Parker 2-Mile Pride Run" on Saturday, May 6th from 9:00am - 12:00pm. The event will feature a 2-mile run/walk, an opportunity to try out the Parker Zip Line as well as other fun field games for the kids! Get your teams together now! Teams could consist of classrooms, families or friends. All community members are welcome!


    *Register by April 13th to guarantee T-Shirt*


    Register online at:


    OR Download the REGISTRATION FORM and send it into the office. Go to the Eventbrite link above for complete details.  We hope to see you there!!


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  • Chelmsford Student Musicians To Perform For The Massachusetts Music Educators Association
    Northeast District Junior Music Festival

    This year, many of Chelmsford’s band, chorus, and orchestra students have worked diligently with their ensemble and private lesson teachers to prepare for state-level music events, including the MMEA’s Northeast District, Junior District, and All-State Festivals. The talent and drive of these students is consistently demonstrated through the sheer numbers of students who are accepted each year, and this year has produced another crop of successful auditions! Read More


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  • Chelmsford High School And Middle School Art Students Receive Boston Globe Art-scholastic Art Awards
    Several Boston Globe-Scholastic Art awards have recently been bestowed upon students from the Chelmsford High School and McCarthy Middle School in Chelmsford. Since 1923, The Scholastic Art Awards have offered millions of students in grades 7-12 enrolled in public and private schools and programs the opportunity to display their art works for regional and national recognition. The objective of the program is to foster the confidence of young artists and to invite students to broaden their horizons while winning national recognition.  The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the largest and longest running programs of their kind in the country. Read More.


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  •  13 Middle School Singers Selected For the 2017 (MMEA) All-State Treble Chorus!
    The Chelmsford Schools Fine and Performing Arts Department is proud to announce that 13 students from Chelmsford were selected to be part of this year’s Massachusetts Music Educator’s Association (MMEA) All-State Treble Chorus!  The All State Treble Chorus showcases the talent of some of the state’s youngest singers. This program is offered by the MMEA as an enrichment opportunity providing a musical experience to talented young people. Participating students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their artistry and to create new friendships. Read More


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  • Professor Jon Star partners with CPS to implement new approach to teaching Algebra I.

    When it comes to teaching Algebra I, Professor Jon Star believes it is not just what students are learning — as far as formulas and equations — but how they are exploring multiple explanations and strategies for solving algebra problems. Read More.

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  • Incoming Grade 5 - SCHOOL Fine & Performing Arts Options

    Incoming grade 5 letter - PARKER SEND IN MARCH 2016.pdf

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Attendance Hotline

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What's on TV?

  • Theater On Stage / "Family Album" Preview Performance Before State Finals
    Home stage preview performance before advancing to the state finals of the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s High School Drama Festival


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  • On Stage
    "The Thursdays" Competition Set

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    CPS Orchestras MICCA Preview Concert,
    March 29

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