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January 19, 2018

Sixth graders using mystery boxes in Language Arts classes

6th grade Language Arts just began reading The Westing Game. To get in the mind-frame of solving mysteries, students are working on Breakout lessons. Working collaboratively as a team, they must use critical thinking skills in order to solve clues that will give them the lock combinations they need to break out of the box!

Technology Survey for Parents

  • The NPS technology committee invites you to complete the national Speak technology survey. The information we collect will be used to help your school and the school district plan for future technology use and implementations.

  • The link to the survey is Technology Survey: Speak Up 2017. The link is also available on the Norman Public School website at Click on the Parents tab, then click on the link labeled Technology Survey: Speak Up 2017 Follow the on screen directions at the link. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. The survey closes on January 19, 2018. Thank you for supporting Norman Public Schools.

LoveWorks is Accepting Applications!

LoveWorks is accepting applications. See your counselor for more information or check out their website.
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36th Annual Norman Chocolate Festival sponsored by the Norman PTA Council

Come support the Norman PTA Council and enjoy some delicious chocolate!

LMS Booster Club Meeting January 23 in the LMS Library

We will be discussing spring fundraisers for the end of the year banquet as well as starting to plan for the banquet. The meeting is open to all parents or family members of any athletes in all Longfellow sports!

LOMA “Win a Steinway or $40,000” Fundraiser


Check out the website:

Purchase a $10 ticket and you could win...

1st Prize

New Steinway Model M Grand

Market Value: $55,760.00


$40,000.00 Cash

2nd Prize

New Taylor 814ce Guitar

Market Value: $3,499.00

3rd Prize

New Bach 180S37 Trumpet

Market Value: $2,829.00

What is LOMA “Win a Steinway or $40,000” Ticket you ask?

A group of local business man and higher education teachers came together and created LOMA – Local Oklahoma Music Association. The purpose of LOMA is to help local music education programs such as our LMS Band, Choir and Orchestra. Our school music programs will receive 100% of the tickets we sell.

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets are $10 each and 100% of the money goes to the LMS Band, Choir and Orchestra programs.

Cash or Check – Make checks out to LOMA.

You must be 18 years or older and have a valid social security number to enter. The winning ticket must have a legible name and phone number. A ticket without a legible name and phone number will be disqualified. You need not be present to win.

To get a ticket - see a band, choir or orchestra student OR email Dr Griffith at

CASP Program

Longfellow will be partnering with Community After School Program beginning on Monday, January 8. Any student that arrives at school between 7:30 and 8:00 will need to report to the auditorium through the doors right in front of the auditorium. You will sign in with the volunteers from CASP. At 8:10 am, all students will be released to their normal before school areas.

Athletic Update


All athletes interested in participating in Track and Field need to sign up with the following google form by Sunday, February 11th.

Mandatory parent/athlete meeting is Monday, February 12th at 5:30 in the LMS Auditorium.

Track starts Wednesday, February 21. Athletes will be bussed to Norman North High School immediately after school. Pick up is 5:30 at the NN Athletic Complex. If you are not dressed for practice with appropriate clothing and shoes you will not be allowed to practice. You CANNOT practice until all forms on RankOne have been completed, and a physical turned in to LMS. Forms can be found on the Athletics page of

Please sign up for Remind texts from Coach Balkman by texting @lmstf2018 to 81010.

If you have any questions, contact Coach Balkman at

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

January 22: Basketball vs Moore West

January 25-27: Basketball Alcott Tournament

January 29: Basketball vs Highland West

February 1: Basketball vs Whittier

February 5: Basketball vs OKC Storm

February 8: Basketball vs Moore Central

*Please check the Longfellow Middle School calendar for updates.