The Longfellow Voice

December 15 - 19, 2014

Principal's Message

Well here we are again! The Christmas holidays are upon us and it seems such a short time ago that we were welcoming the students and parents back to school, after the summer vacation.

In the course of this semester our students have received high quality instruction in many subjects and have had many opportunities to stretch their creativity and learning. We have increased their knowledge of careers and help them look to their future from a global perspective. I have to say thank you to each of you for your continued hard work and commitment to excellence.

When we return in January I hope that all of us will be refreshed and re-committed to continue our work towards our student’s success. During the winter break take time to reflect on the progress you have made and the strategies you will use to reach your individual goals for students.

Most importantly, remember the reason for the season. Enjoy this time with your family and friends and take this time to give to give back to them. Remember how these relationships have supported us throughout the year and take time to nurture them.

Finally, I want to wish each of you all a Merry Christmas followed by a New Year of promise and contentment. I will see you again January 5, 2015.


Monday, December 15th

Longhorn Bell Schedule – Students go to all 8 periods

• Final day for ACP review

· Final day for Student Council Can Food Drive

· ACP “dry run” during 8th period

· Classroom preparation for testing

· 3:30 student dismissal

Tuesday, December 16th

· ACP exams – 1st and 2nd periods

· 12:30 student dismissal

Wednesday, December 17th

• ACP exams – 3rd and 4th periods

12:30 student dismissal

Thursday, December 18th

• ACP exams – 5th and 6th periods

12:30 student dismissal

Friday, December 19th

• ACP exams – 7th and 8th periods

12:30 student dismissal

· Longfellow Holiday Lunch at Max’ s @2:00 PM

(A flyer will be placed in your box with more details)

**Remember grades will be due January 6th at 8:00 AM

Christmas Poem for Teachers and Staff

T'was the week before Christmas at the Longfellow school

And all the weary teachers were losing their cool!

Santa saw how each of them had given their time and hearts

He wanted to thank them but where should he start?

So many hours, they worked without fuss

They worked for the children; they all gave so much.

What could he do to show them their worth;

The difference they made with all their hard work.

“I know” Santa said, "I'll open their eyes.

They'll see clearly the impact they have on the children’s lives.

They'll see smiles on faces that their work puts there;

They'll see kindness in children through lessons to care."

“They'll hear laughter from families that share in their days

They'll get smiles from children that without them would just go away.”

“And at night when they rest, they'll sleep soundly and know

Their teaching hearts keep the children aglow.”

Take Care of Yourself

As educators, we give so much to others, it can be hard to remember to care of ourselves, too. Self-care is the act of taking the time and space to truly nurture ourselves. Click on the link above to read more.

Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy

Our students are learning to think globally,

act locally and go boldly into the future!"