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September 22, 2017

PRIDE Card Updates

We will have another PRIDE card hat day on Friday! Please make sure all hats are school appropriate.


Please do not exchange your PRIDE cards with others. You are responsible for your card. If you have lost your PRIDE card, then stop by the office for a replacement.

Friendly Reminder for responsible technology usage

Just a friendly reminder for responsible technology usage that you should never film on campus unless it is for a school project with your teacher's assistance. If you have questions, let us help you before or after school in the library at the iTech table.

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.

All 8th Grade Orchestra

Join LMS 8th grade students perform with all 8th grade middle school students across Norman on Thursday September 28 at 7pm at the Nancy O'Brian Performing Arts Center

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. Parents also can preview the materials in their entirety Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Administrative Services Center located at 131 S. Flood Avenue.


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.


District to District Donations

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

Athletics Update

Basketball:
7th and 8th graders interested in playing basketball need to sign up on the list in the front atrium outside the main office. The parent meeting will be Friday, September 29 at 5:30 pm in the auditorium.

Volleyball:

  • 8th grade Noble Tournament at Curtis Inge Middle School on Saturday, Sept. 23rd. starting at 9 am.
  • Home game against Southmoore on Monday, Sept. 25 starting at 4:30 pm.
  • Away game against Whittier on Thursday, Sept. 28 starting at 4:30 pm.


Fast-Pitch Softball:

  • Away game against Western Heights on Monday, Sept. 25 starting at 4:30 pm.
  • Home game against Alcott on Tuesday, Sept. 26 starting at 4:30 pm.
  • Away game against Irving on Thursday, Sept. 28 starting at 4:30 pm.


Cross-Country:

  • All-City Dual Thursday, Sept. 28th at the NHS Soccer/Softball Complex behind Irving MS. More than likely, the meet will be after school and bus transportation from Longfellow will not be provided, so the runners will need to get a ride from their parents.

Football

  • Away game at Moore Central Tuesday, Sept. 26 starting at 5:30 pm.

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Emerald Ticket Winners

Emerald tickets winners were awarded today by our very own tag team announcers! Thank you Ms. Hrubik and Mr. Davis!

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.

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

September 23: Volleyball Noble Tournament

September 25: Volleyball vs Southmoore

September 25: Softball vs Western Heights

September 26: Football @ Moore Central, 5:30 & 7:00

September 26: Softball vs Alcott

September 26: HIV/ AIDS Prevention and Sexuality Education Parent Preview, ASC, 6:30 pm

September 28: Volleyball vs Whittier

September 28: Softball @ Irving

September 28: Cross Country @ All City Dual

September 28: 8th Grade Orchestra, Nancy O'Brian Performing Arts Center, 7:00 pm

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