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April 6, 2018

Support for students during Teacher Walk Out

Please see the website from Norman Public Schools concerning resources for students during walk out.

Cheerleading Try Outs are still on for tomorrow.

State Testing Update- Plans will be updated based upon when we begin school again.

Oklahoma allows for a window to test for all upcoming state-mandated exams. We will continue to update our testing plan as we know more concerning when we will return back to school. The current testing window is open until the end of April. The following link will take you to the student-parent guide that we sent home earlier in the month. It has practice questions that would be good for students to work through.

Here are some helpful hints for testing.

  • Please have student laptops fully charged for testing. We are testing using the Macbooks this year. All students should plan on bringing their charger with them.
  • Cell phones will be stored in the vault this year. If your student would prefer not to store their phones, please do not bring the day of testing. No student is allowed to have a phone during the testing session.
  • Please send a snack for your child when they test.
  • Please make sure that your child has breakfast or can eat breakfast at school.
  • Laptops will stay in classrooms in between testing sessions to help keep them charged for the afternoon session if needed.
  • Once we return to school, we will send out the exact dates of testing. We will not test the day we return.

Day 1 Testing: 8th-grade Writing - AM ONLY

Day 2 Testing: 8th-grade reading & 7th-grade reading, 9:00 am

Day 3 Testing: 8th-grade math & 6th-grade reading, 9:00 am

Day 4 Testing: 7th-grade math, 9:00 am

Day 5 Testing: 8th-grade science & 6th-grade math, 9:00 am

Following days for make-ups and small groups

NPS and the SAT exam updates

IMPORTANT: Norman Public Schools will continue to offer the SAT exam to high school juniors Tuesday, April 10, regardless of the walkout. Students must sign up in advance and the deadline to register is Monday, April 9 at 9 a.m. Students who have signed up in advance must report to their school by 8:30 a.m. the morning of the exam. Juniors who do not sign up will be given the opportunity to take the SAT on April 24. Click here to sign up.

Please be aware that all lunches will be adjusted for testing. Information will be coming soon.

Testing Proctors Needed!

Longfellow Middle School is looking for test proctors for the 2017- 2018 test season. As a proctor, you will monitor test sessions to ensure that they are administered correctly and that students are on task and following test session rules. All proctors must be 18 years of age and be approved by the Site Principal. If you can help or know someone who can, please fill out the google form.

Pictures for the LMS Booster Club Banquet!

If anyone has pictures for the sports banquet slide show, please email them to We will be accepting pictures through April 10th - no later!!

Please provide a snack for your child for testing.

We will distribute the 3 boxes of pretzels that were donated to students who can use them.

iTech Parent Academy

The Norman Public School District will host an iTech Parent Academy to provide information to parents about the student technology initiative. As we develop the agenda, we would like to hear from parents. Please respond to this brief survey and mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. We will meet at the Administrative Services Center located at 131 S. Flood.

Order your Yearbook

Yearbooks prices have changed to $40. To order your yearbook, visit and select the yearbook package. See Mrs. Jones for more information

Upcoming Events

April 9: Girls Golf Stillwater Tournament

April 9: Softball @ Santa Fe South

April 10: Softball vs CCS (away)

April 10: iTech Parent Academy

April 11: Boys Golf Del City Tournament

April 12: Girls Golf Plainview Tournament

April 12: Track & Field Yellow Jacket Invitational

April 16: Softball vs Harrah & Irving (Home)

April 19: Softball v Southmoore (Home)

April 20: Tennis v Norman

April 21: Tennis v Heritage Hall

April 21: Track & Field Norman/ Moore Conference Meet

April 24: Softball vs Irving (Home)

April 26: Softball vs Alcott (Home)

May 1: Sports Banquet @ Longfellow MS

May 3: Spring Orientation for incoming 6th Graders, Longfellow MS @ 6:30 pm

May 8: Senior Receptions @ LMS *Tentative

May 10: Band Concert @ LMS

May 15: Choir Concert @ LMS

May 17: Orchestra Concert @ LMS

*Please check the Longfellow Middle School calendar for updates.