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September 29, 2017

United Way Day of Caring

Thank you to OU's Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for helping paint our new learning space. The room looks great!

District to District Donations

Longfellow will be collecting books, bedding, towels, underwear and socks for a district in Houston. All donations due October 4.

Homework Helpers before School

LMS is wanting feedback concerning the possibility of having Homework Helpers before school from 7:30 am - 8:00 am. If you are interested in this option, please answer the survey https://goo.gl/forms/dZMOTM5sp8w9D5vf1. This is a very preliminary survey to see interest. Homework Helpers would still be available on Tuesdays from 3:45- 5:00 in the library.

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.

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.
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6th Graders honing their Encyclopedia skills through Survivor Maktaba

Congratulations to the 8th grade orchestra students! Your performance was fantastic!

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PSAT Information

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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IXL update for all students

Longfellow has purchased IXL for all of our students to use this year. IXL is a comprehensive learning program offering unlimited math and language arts practice across thousands of skills—all of which are aligned to state standards. One of the best things about IXL is your child can access it from home, so you have a chance to see your child’s progress!


To get your child started on your home computer, please follow these easy steps:


1. Go to https://www.ixl.com/signin/longfellow

2. Enter your child's username and password and click "Sign in”

Your student should know their username and password, but if they don’t, in most cases it is the initial of their first name and their entire last name. Their password is their first and last lowercase initial and student id number (their lunch number). If you can’t access the program, please contact me at gailr@norman.k12.ok.us for assistance.

3. Click on any skill to start learning!

IXL is designed to help your child learn at his or her own pace. The program is adaptive and will adjust based on your child's demonstrated understanding of the material. All of your child's results will be saved, so you can monitor his or her progress anytime by clicking on Analytics. For on-the-go practice, you can download IXL’s free tablet apps for iPad, Android, or Kindle and sign in with your child’s username and password.

I hope you'll encourage your student to use IXL regularly. Here's to a year of working together to make learning fun for your child!


Sincerely,


Gail Richardson

Math Resource Coordinator

gailr@norman.k12.ok.us

405-355-5948 ext. 8517

Student Design Team

Calling all students who are interested in having a voice at Longfellow! Ms. Spannagel is looking to create a student design team to represent LMS. This team will meet to discuss ideas for PRIDE privileges, look at school expectations, and make suggestions for LMS. If you are interested, please fill out the google form.

Upcoming Events

October 2: Volleyball vs Irving

October 3: Football vs Alcott @ NNHS (home), 6:00 & 7:30

October 9: Cross Country Conference

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



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