The Longfellow Voice

December 8 - 12, 2014

Principal's Message

As the holidays draw near, we want to continue our focus on giving to others. To celebrate the spirit of giving at Longfellow we will continue our canned food drive and will donate these items to the North Texas Food Bank at the end of this week. Encourage your students to bring items for our food drive to help make this truly a season of giving to others.


Until departing for winter break, continue providing engaging and purposeful learning opportunities for our students. This week is “Dead Week,” the time when teachers and students are working hard on reviewing and preparing for the ACP’s next week. There will be no planned interruptions to instruction during dead week.


During this week in your PLC’s review the Campus Action Plan and focus on the target goals for your content. Continue to analyze your data with your team and make certain your review strategies are aligned with meeting your target goals for student achievement.


Our students need you and rely on you for instruction, compassion and consistency. Thank you for teaching relevant and rigorous lessons. Our students are ready to meet and exceed our expectations. You are their role models and your expectations will make a difference in their success this year.


Make it a GREAT week!


Dr. Wright

Week-At-A-Glance

Monday, December 8th

• Spot Observations

• Instructional feedback conferences – TBA

• Weekly PLC meeting; discuss and review the Campus Action Plan and focus on the target goals for your content


Tuesday, December 9th

· Spot Observations

· Instructional feedback conferences – TBA

· Weekly PLC meeting; discuss and review the Campus Action Plan and focus on the target goals for your content


Wednesday, December 10th

· Spot Observations

· Weekly PLC meeting; discuss and review the Campus Action Plan and focus on the target goals for your content


Thursday, December 11th

· Spot Observations

· Lesson Objectives and Demonstration of Learning due to CILT/CAT members for review

· Weekly PLC meeting; discuss and review the Campus Action Plan and focus on the target goals for your content

· Rescheduled Christmas Program and Longhorn PTA /PTA Meeting @ 5:30 PM / Christmas Program @ 6:00 PM


Friday, December 12th (Feedback Friday)

· Longhorn Bell Schedule

· Weekly PLC meeting; discuss and review the Campus Action Plan and focus on the target goals for your content.

· Instructional Feedback Conferences - TBA

Using Teacher Learning Walks to Improve Instruction

Teachers who go on nonevaluative walk-throughs of their colleagues’ classrooms can learn how to improve their own instruction. Click the link above to learn more.

Quote of the Week

May you have the gladness of the holiday season which is hope; the spirit of the holiday season which is peace; the heart of the holiday season which is love.


~Ada V. Hendricks

Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academny

Our students are learning to think globally,

act locally and go boldly into the future!"