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August 31, 2017

No School

Just a reminder that there will be no school on September 1, 4, & 5 for students.

Zaxby's Night

Please tell them you are with Longfellow on September 7 @ Zaxby's from 5pm - 8pm.

Flex Time Class Sign Ups

Students who did not have the ability to sign up for a flex time class will be called by their counselor. Flex time classes will begin on September 7th and will run Tuesday and Thursdays. This class allows students to have smaller class settings for intervention time or explore a topic outside of their academic day. Flex time classes will change each quarter which allows students to take other courses. Classes are a first come first serve and will close when full. To view your flex time class, log into your student portal account and select responsive course. You will also receive an email a day before your class begins to remind you where to report. Thank you for your patience as we try a new feature in the student portal. We are the only school in this part of Oklahoma using this feature!

New District Website

NPS has a new look. Check out the new website at www.normanpublicschools.org. The Longfellow Middle School site content will be updated soon. https://www.normanpublicschools.org/longfellow

Homework Helpers

Homework helpers will begin on September 12 in the library from 3:45 - 5:00. Students will need to remain the entire time in the library and bring assignments to work on.

Common Language Reminders

Just a reminder for students that when a teacher asks you to put your computer in "courtesy mode", you should lower your screen. This will help you learn when it's appropriate to be on your laptop and when it's not.

Safety Drills

LMS students participated in safety drills including evacuation and lock down drills. Students will practice tornado drill safety on Wednesday during Den Time.

Pride Cards are coming!

Update: Due to a technical glitch, PRIDE cards will be passed out on Wednesday during Den Time.


This year LMS will be adopting the use of PRIDE cards as part of the school’s PBIS initiative to model appropriate behavior. Students will be issued their PRIDE card at the beginning of the year that will permit them certain liberties throughout the school. The objective of this program is to foster student personal responsibility, facilitate communication with authority figures and peers, and improve the culture of respect at Longfellow Middle School.

Students at Longfellow are expected to exemplify purpose, respect, integrity, dedication, and effort. It is the expectation that you will bring and wear your PRIDE card while at school and school sponsored activities.

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.

School Pictures

School pictures are coming up soon. Mark your calendars for September 15 during science classes!

Emerald Ticket

Our annual Emerald Ticket fundraiser through PTA has begun. PTA supports our end of the year field trips for all 6th - 8th graders, classroom supplies, and support for special events. Longfellow PTA's annual fundraiser is the Emerald Ticket Raffle. This is a Raffle for Two (2) $400 Visa Gift Cards. Tickets are $5 each. Packets went home this week with students. Our Fundraiser runs today through September 18th.

For our families that participate in NPS Indian Education

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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

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