Lion Share

March 9, 2018

No Lion Share next week!

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Parent Teacher Conferences & Spring Break

Just a reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Thursday, March 15 from 5-8 pm or Friday, March 16 from 8 - noon. There will be no classes for students on Friday, March 16. Spring break is March 19-23. Normal classes will begin on Monday, March 26.

Message from your Principal

Our hearts continue to ache for the entire community of Parkland, Florida. The tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left many with a desire to support those directly affected and fiercely protect the safety of our own children.


Many students across the nation plan to honor the victims of the horrific event through a nationwide walkout March 14, which is the one-month anniversary of the incident. These national walkouts are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and last 17 minutes to honor the 17 students and teachers who were senselessly murdered in Florida.


Several students at our school have told us they plan to participate in the student-led initiative. In the event that this does occur, we have a plan in place at our school to ensure students who choose to participate are directed to a secure location on our campus. We will also provide supervision and additional security at our site. Students who do not wish to participate may stay in class as usual.


Our students have a powerful voice, and it is our duty as educators to support our students as they grapple with violence, death, and mental illness. This is an opportunity for us to provide guidance on how students can demonstrate civility while being peacefully engaged in topics of national interest through an educational lens.


Understandably, many students have questions and concerns about school safety. This may be a good time to visit with your child at home about the topic. There are helpful resources that have been made available by National Association of School Psychologists and can be found here.


For information about our district’s student safety measures, visit www.normanpublicschools.org/safety. As always, please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have questions.


Sincerely,

Carie Spannagel

Principal

Longfellow Middle School

Snacks for State Testing- 2500 bags of pretzels needed

As the testing session approaches, we are looking for donations for testing snacks. We will be providing all testers with pretzels. Please bring all donations to the front office. We will need about 2500 bags of individual pretzels for our testing sessions this April.
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Do you know a talented 7th grader? The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is in search of high-achieving 7th-grade students to apply to this unique five-year, pre-college scholarship. Students selected to be Cooke Young Scholars will receive academic and college counseling, funding for enrichment activities, and the opportunity to join a community of ambitious peers.


Do you know a talented 7th grader? The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is in search of high-achieving 7th-grade students to apply to this unique five-year, pre-college scholarship. Students selected to be Cooke Young Scholars will receive academic and college counseling, funding for enrichment activities, and the opportunity to join a community of ambitious peers.


All parts of the application must be submitted by March 21, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) ET. If you or your students have any questions about this opportunity, please feel free to reach out to us at scholarships@jkcf.org or call 800-941-3300 for more information.

Thank you for helping us find the next generation of Cooke Young Scholars!

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AVID to support College Success!

Is this program right for you?


Does your student have:

* An average GPA?
* Average test scores?
* College potential with support?
* Good school attendance?
* Good behavior in and out of the classroom?
* The desire and individual determination to work hard and succeed?
* May be first generation in family to attend college?
* Good citizenship?
* The ability to work well with others?


If so, your child may be ideal for the AVID Program next year at Norman High School and Norman North High School.


We are holding an informational meeting Tuesday, March 13th from 6:30-7:30pm at the Administrative Services Center, 131 S. Flood Ave.


Parents and Students can hear from current AVID Students regarding how AVID has improved their ability to be successful in school to prepare them for college success.

iTech Parent Academy

The Norman Public School District will host an iTech Parent Academy to provide information to parents about the student technology initiative. As we develop the agenda, we would like to hear from parents. Please respond to this brief survey and mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. We will meet at the Administrative Services Center located at 131 S. Flood.



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0Kk8Nbq5fVR5QWC9e6Z-nzAwOMrwj-eL9lWlYx4oOY2czwQ/viewform

Athletic Update

Slow-Pitch Softball

3/12 Home against Whittier (V at 4:45, JV at 6)

3/13 Away against Alcott (V at 4:45, JV at 6)

3/15 Away against Westmoore (V at 4:45, JV at 6)


Track

3/13 All-City Preview at Norman High at 4:30 pm


Tennis

3/15 Away at Ada


Cheer

Cheer packets are in the main office for any current 6th or 7th-grade student (girl or boy) wishing to try out for the Longfellow cheer squad for the 2018-2019 school year.

Reminder concerning deliveries to school

Just a reminder that students may not receive food items delivered to campus unless dropped off by a parent. Order up and Postmates should not be utilized by students while at school.

Testing Proctors Needed!

Longfellow Middle School is looking for test proctors for the 2017- 2018 test season. As a proctor, you will monitor test sessions to ensure that they are administered correctly and that students are on task and following test session rules. All proctors must be 18 years of age and be approved by the Site Principal. If you can help or know someone who can, please fill out the google form. https://tinyurl.com/LMS2018Testing

Order your Yearbook

Yearbooks prices have changed to $40. To order your yearbook, visit http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1292944/Longfellow-Middle-School/ and select the yearbook package. See Mrs. Jones for more information jbradley@norman.k12.ok.us.

Upcoming Events

March 12: Softball v Whittier

March 13: Softball @ Alcott

March 13: Track & Field All City Preview

March 15: Softball vs Westmoore

March 15: Parent Teacher Conferences 5-8 pm

March 15: Tennis v Ada

March 16: Parent Teacher Conferences 8am- noon

March 16: Parent Teacher Conferences - No School for Students

March 19- 23: Spring Break

March 26: All City Band, Nancy O'Brian

March 27: All City Orchestra, Nancy O'Brian

March 27: Softball @ Irving

March 28: Boys Golf Monroney Tournament

March 29: Girls Golf Monroney Tournament

March 29-30: Softball @ Lexington Tournament

March 30: Track & Field Chisolm Trail Invitational

April 2- 27: State Testing

April 2: Girls Golf Del City Tournament

April 2: Softball @ Santa Fe South

April 2: Track & Field Bishop McGuinness Invitational

April 3: Tennis v Tecumseh

April 3: Softball @ Whittier

April 4: Boys Golf Elgin Tournament

April 5: All City Art Show, Nancy O'Brian

April 5: Tennis v Ardmore

April 5: Boys golf Stillwater Tournament

April 7: Track & Field Norman

April 9: Girls Golf Stillwater Tournament

April 10: Softball vs CCS

April 10: iTech Parent Academy

April 11: Boys Golf Del City Tournament

April 12: Girls Golf Plainview Tournament

April 12: Track & Field Yellow Jacket Invitational

April 16: Softball vs Harrah & Irving

April 19: Softball v Southmoore

April 20: Tennis v Norman

April 21: Tennis v Heritage Hall

April 21: Track & Field Norman/ Moore Conference Meet

April 26: Softball vs Alcott

May 1: Sports Banquet *Tentative

May 3: Spring Orientation for incoming 6th Graders, Longfellow MS @ 6:30 pm

May 8: Senior Receptions @ LMS *Tentative

May 10: Band Concert @ LMS

May 15: Choir Concert @ LMS

May 17: Orchestra Concert @ LMS


*Please check the Longfellow Middle School calendar for updates. http://www.norman.k12.ok.us/middle-school-longfellow/calendar