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January 13, 2017

All classes and activities are cancelled on Friday January 13.

No School on Monday January 16 for the celebration of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

Welcome to Longfellow!

Welcome to Ava Carmack as she joins the LMS staff. Ms. Carmack will be teaching the spring semester all speech and drama courses.

Traci Argo will be helping in the front office as an administrative intern. She will be working with the administrative team primarily with Mr. Braly this spring.

Winter and Spring Sports Pictures

Yearbook will taking pictures for winter and spring sports on Friday, February 3.

LMS Binder Supplies

As we begin a new semester, it is a good idea to work with your student in restocking their binders.

Cogat Testing at Longfellow Middle School

Please make note on your calendar that children in grades two, four, six, and nine will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test, Form 7, published by Riverside Publishing Company. Longfellow MS 6th grade students will be testing January 24.

If your child is absent, the school will attempt to provide a makeup testing session.
This test helps assess the reasoning abilities and learning needs of our students. Teachers and administrators use the results to adapt instruction to match your child’s learning profile. The test has three sections. Each of the three sections takes approximately 50 minutes to complete. More information can be found at

Student results will be available at the March 9th-10th Parent-Teacher Conference. Any reports remaining at the school after that date will be mailed to the child’s residence. Student results contain confidential information and will not be sent home with students.
Parents can help children perform their best by following these tips:

  • Encourage your child to ask questions before testing begins, if directions are not understood.

  • Calm and reassure your child about testing. Confident children do better on tests.

  • Encourage your child to always do his or her very best on all tasks.

  • Provide a nutritious meal for your child on the morning of testing to enhance his or her testing performance.

Kristi Gray

Director of Gifted and AP Programs, Norman Public Schools

Loveworks accepting application

Loveworks ( is accepting applications for the spring semester. Students will have lessons on leadership and person growth with topics ranging from Communicating to audiences to influencing peers to self-leadership and strengths. Students will also get to grow through hands-on learning projects in areas ranging from athletics to culinary to video game design or professional writing. The spring semester will also have a big focus on entrepreneurship and equipping students to start their own businesses!

Students attend twice per week (M/W or T/Th) with transportation provided from Longfellow to Loveworks after school. Students will eat dinner with their Loveworks family before parent pick-up at 6:00pm.

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Upcoming Events

1/16 No School in observation of Martin Luther King Junior Day

1/17 Basketball v Irving

1/23 Basketball @ Moore West

1/24 PTA General Meeting @ 7:00 pm

1/24 Cogat Testing for 6th grade students

1/26- 28 Basketball tournament @ Alcott

1/30 Basketball v Highland West

2/2 Basketball @ Whittier

2/6 Basketball @ Moore

*Please check the Longfellow Middle School calendar for updates.