Lion Share

October 6, 2017

No Lion Share next week due to Fall Break

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Ryan Broyles came for a visit this week

Ryan Broyles, former Norman High, OU and Detroit Lions wide receiver, came to visit students and staff at Longfellow this week!

LMS Help Desk through iTech goes live!

If you are having problems with your MacBook or need assistance from someone in iTech, get help at bit.ly/LMShelpdesk.

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.


WHEN?

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.

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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 jefferyp@norman.k12.ok.us.

7th Grade Counselor Update

Last week 7th grade completed their first guidance unit of they year. Students joined LMS Class of 2023 Google Classroom. This classroom will be used by Mr. Braly and Mrs. Grace. Students can now complete a counselor request in order to see Mrs. Grace. This will help maintain student confidentiality. Students discussed long and short term goals, steps needed to reach goals, and obstacles. Students learned how to create a SMART goal, and practiced creating long term and short SMART goals.
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PTA Restaurant Night @ Raising Cain's Chicken Fingers

Join LMS PTA for dinner on October 24th from 5 - 9 pm at Raising Cain's Chicken on Alameda and 12th. Remember to tell them you are with Longfellow.
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LMS Library in the news!

Longfellow middle school students were filmed for a video that the National Association of School Librarians is putting out to promote the new school library standards.

Congratulations

Kelsey Barker, Longfellow Librarian, won the Oklahoma School Librarians (OKSL) Technology in Education Award this week at the OTA/Encyclo-Media General Session.

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Upcoming Events


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