October 6, 2017
No Lion Share next week due to Fall Break
Ryan Broyles came for a visit this week
Congratulations to the LMS grade Football Team!
PSAT Information- 8th Graders will test on October 25th
PSAT Information for Parents and Students
Norman Public Schools will offer the opportunity for all 8th and 9th grade students to take the PSAT 8/9. All 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT/NMSQT.
The PSAT 8/9 will be given the week of October 23,2017. The specific test date will be communicated from your school.
The PSAT/NMSQT will be October 25, 2017.
Please note PSAT does not permit make-up exams, thus absent students will not be able to take the PSAT on another date.
LENGTH OF EXAM?
The exam and exam related activities will take approximately 4 hours. PSATonly allows 10 minutes for breaks. Students are encouraged to get a good night sleep and eat a good breakfast.
WHAT TO BRING?
Students should bring:
Sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers
Approved calculator (Basic graphing or scientific calculator)
Their address, including zip code
Students are encouraged to dress in layers due to varying room temperatures
WHAT IS ON THE TEST?
The test will include a Reading, Writing and Language, Math (No Calculator) and Math (Calculator) sections.
WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THE PSAT?
Taking the PSAT will:
Help you see what AP courses you might be ready for
Prepare you for the SAT
Provide FREE personalized, focused practice through Khan Academy
Automatically screen 11th grade students for National Merit Scholarship Program and other scholarship opportunities
HOW CAN YOU GET MORE INFORMATION OR PRACTICE QUESTIONS?
See your counselor for the Official Student Guide. Additional information is also available HERE.
H OW DO I SIGN UP TO TAKE THE PSAT?
All 8th and 9th grade students are automatically signed up to take the PSAT8/9. All 10th and 11th grade students are automatically signed up to the take the PSAT/NMSQT.
HIV/ AIDS Prevention and Sexuality Education Parent Preview
Beginning in late October, middle and high school teachers, as well as student advocacy coordinators, will begin covering Sexuality Education and HIV/AIDS Prevention curriculum in 6th through 12th-grade science courses.
An overview of the age-appropriate content that will be presented to students can be accessed online at www.normanpublicschools.org/science.
District leaders recognize parents and guardians as the primary educators of their children and encourage parents to have discussions with their children about these topics. Parents who do not want their children included in the education lessons must complete this form and submit it to the school principal no later than Oct. 23. Students who do not participate will be given an alternative assignment.
For additional information please contact NPS Science Coordinator Jeffrey Patterson at 405-447-6578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7th Grade Counselor Update
PTA Restaurant Night @ Raising Cain's Chicken Fingers
LMS Library in the news!
Kelsey Barker, Longfellow Librarian, won the Oklahoma School Librarians (OKSL) Technology in Education Award this week at the OTA/Encyclo-Media General Session.
October 9: Cross Country Conference
October 10: Fall Sports Assembly (alternative schedule)
October 10: Football vs Irvin @ NHS (Visitor), 6:00 & 7:30
October 11- 13: Fall Break
October 17: Football vs Whittier @ NHS (Home), 6:00 & 7:30
October 20: Last day of 9 weeks
October 25: PSAT testing
October 26- 27: Loaded Baked Potato
October 23- 31: Red Ribbon Week
October 26: Safe Dates through Science Classes
October 30: Book Fair begins
November 1: PTA Board Meeting
November 7: Family Fall Night with PTA
November 9-10: Basketball, Irving Tournament
November 10: Veteran's Day through social studies
November 16: 7th graders attending Norman North play
November 22- 24: Thanksgiving Break
*Please check the Longfellow Middle School calendar for updates. http://www.norman.k12.ok.us/middle-school-longfellow/calendar