Lion Share

August 18, 2017

Welcome Back!

Welcome back Longfellow Lions!

We are off to a great start of the 2017 - 2018 school year. The NPS technology team passed out over 700 laptops yesterday. It was a fun day watching your student carefully carry their laptops back to class. Students are allowed to carry backpacks to class this year and we are recommending cases for protection. If you would like the optional protection plan, please see this link for more information. The LMS staff looks forward to a fabulous school year!


Carie Spannagel

Principal

2017 - 2018 Student Handbook & NPS Policy Guide

Students will receive copies of the NPS Policy Guide and Longfellow Middle School handbook on Monday during Den Time. Both items are available online. NPS Student & Parent Policy Guide and the Longfellow Middle School Student Handbook

Eclipse Plan for Monday August 21

Due to the eclipse that is occurring on Monday, August 21, LMS will limit the outside activity. We will have indoor recess time that day. All students will receive eclipse glasses for the day in their Den Time classes and will turn them in during their last class. We are reminding students that they should never look at the sun without their approved glasses. Please help by having the discussion with your child about the importance of safety. If you would prefer your student not to participate, please contact your child's counselor by 10 am on Monday.
Eclipse Opt Out Form

Letter to opt out of eclipse activities

Thank you

Thank you to First Christian Church for donating school supplies to Longfellow Middle School students!

Tech Tip

If your student is having a difficult time staying organized, Google Keep is a great product to assist with that. Google Keep is part of the Google suite and very simple to use. You can link it with your Google calendar and cell phone. It allows for reminders, notes, and tasks.

Before and After School Locations

Our before school locations have changed this year. Our 6th-grade students should meet in the front courtyard, 7th-grade students on the field (field is the north side of the gym to the softball fence), & 8th-grade students on the black top. Students should not be on campus until 8:10 unless riding a school bus. Breakfast doors open at 8:10 - 8:25 am. A student that arrives after that time, may have a grab and go breakfast.

New Norman North Athletic App

Norman Athletics is excited to release a new App for Timberwolf Athletics. With this APP you will have the most up to date scores, highlights, and video of Timberwolf sports. Download to follow your wolves! To download to an Apple product, go to the app store and search for Norman North Athletics.

Athletic Update

Reminder that all of the required athletic forms (physical and Rank One) must be completed in order to participate (includes practice) in athletics. The forms can be found by clicking on this link: https://normanpublic.rankonesport.com/New/Home.aspx. If your son/daughter is not currently participating in a fall sport but plans on participating in a Winter or Spring sport, it is recommended to go ahead and complete the required forms for participation. Even though practice/games have started for Fall sports, it is not too late to participate.


Fast-Pitch Softball

Home games Tuesday, August 22nd against Whittier (rescheduled) starting at 4:30 pm

Home games Thursday, August 24th against Harrah and Irving starting at 4:30 pm

Chickasha Tournament Friday and Saturday, August 25th and 26th

Volleyball

Away games Monday, August 21 at Moore High School starting at 4:30 pm

Home games Thursday, August 24th against Alcott starting at 4:30 pm

Football

All-City scrimmage at Norman North. 7th grade plays at 7 am. 8th grade plays at 9 am

Flex Time Schedule

This year LMS will run a flex time schedule to include time for intervention for students and extension classes. Beginning on August 21, LMS will run an A/B schedule Day. Please see the attached schedule for more information.
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Upcoming Events

August 16: Camp Turning Points

August 17: First Day of School

August 17: Volleyball vs Noble

August 19: Football All City Scrimmage

August 21: Volleyball @ Moore

August 22: Softball vs Whittier

August 24: Volleyball vs Alcott

August 24: Softball vs Harrah/ Irving

August 25 - 26: Softball Chickasha Conference

August 28: Volleyball @ Southmoore

August 29: Volleyball vs Whittier

August 29: Football vs Highland East @ NNHS, 6:00 & 7:30

August 30: PTA launches Emerald Ticket

September 1- 5: No School for students

September 2: Volleyball Noble Tournament

September 2: Cross Country @ Brookhaven Run

September 5: Football @ Southridge, 5:30 & 7:00

September 5: Softball vs Westmoore

September 7: Volleyball vs Irving

September 7: First Flex Time Class

September 8: Cross Country @ PC West

September 9: Volleyball @ Irving Tournament

September 11: Softball @ Whittier

September 12: Softball @ Harrah

September 12: Football vs Highland West @ NHS, 6:00 & 7:30

September 14: Softball @ Western Heights

September 16: Cross Country @ NN Farm Club Classic

September 18: Volleyball vs Moore

September 18: Emerald Ticket money is due through Den Time Classes

September 19: Football @ Brink, 5:30 & 7:00

September 19: Softball vs Southmoore

September 21: Volleyball vs Alcott

September 21: Softball @ Alcott

September 22: Cross Country @ OK Runner Classic

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 28: Volleyball vs Whittier

September 28: Softball @ Irving

September 28: Cross Country @ All City Dual

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