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Snow Day - Friday, February 5th

posted Feb 5, 2016, 2:50 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Good morning:
Friday, February 5th,, 2016 the Longmeadow Public Schools will be closed due to the inclement weather.

FY17 Budget Information posted

posted Feb 1, 2016, 5:19 PM by Dianne Georgantas

The FY 2017 Budget information which was presented to the School Committee during their Special Meeting of February 1, 2016.
You can find the information here:   FY 2017 Budget

Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winners Announced!

posted Jan 29, 2016, 1:14 PM by Dianne Georgantas

The Longmeadow Public Schools would like to announce the winners of the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015-2016.  This is an especially prestigious award as nominees are chosen by colleagues based on:

·         Enthusiasm

·         Professionalism

·         Dedication

·         Community Outreach

·         Professional Development

·         Excellence in teaching and working practices

 

From the list of nominees, a committee of teachers and administrators chose three veteran teachers and one new teacher for the award.

This year’s winners are:

 

Hilary Godin – Longmeadow High Art     

Susan Newton - Glenbrook Middle School - Mathematics


Anna Marie Johansen - Blueberry Hill School - Elementary Grade 4

Kelsey Deary - Longmeadow High School - Mathematics (New Teacher Award)

 We are extremely pleased with our excellent teaching staff here in Longmeadow, and especially proud of this year’s award winners.  

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: How to Stop the Worry Cycle

posted Jan 13, 2016, 5:19 AM by Dianne Georgantas   [ updated Jan 13, 2016, 6:05 AM ]

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents:  How to Stop the Worry Cycle, Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm in the Longmeadow High School Auditorium.  Lynn Lyons, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, will share concrete strategies for coping with worry and stress.  This event, sponsored by the Special Programs Committee, is open to the community free of charge.  Visit http://lhslynnlyons.eventbrite.com for guaranteed seating.  

Longmeadow School Committee To Appoint Superintendent on December 22

posted Dec 18, 2015, 6:50 AM by Dianne Georgantas   [ updated Dec 18, 2015, 6:56 AM ]

The Longmeadow School Committee conducted interviews with Superintendent Finalists Dr. Neil Gile, principal of Wolf Swamp Road Elementary School and Mr. Marty O’Shea, Superintendent of Hampden Wilbraham Regional School District last night. During the meeting the finalists were asked a wide ranging set of pre-determined questions that covered a wide range of topics.. These Questions were submitted by School Committee members prior to knowing who the finalists would be

Following the interviews, the School Committee determined that they would conduct site visits at Wolf Swamp Road Elementary School in Longmeadow on Monday December 21, 2015 and at Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District on Tuesday December 22, 2015 in order to get a better understanding of the finalists in their own environment.

The School Committee will meet again on Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 2:30pm to conduct follow up interviews and then vote to offer the position to a candidate.

“The interviews offered a great deal of insight into the style and vision of both of these accomplished educators. Given the importance of this decision, the School Committee wants to make sure they have done their due diligence and have the chance to clear up any questions that remain,” said School Committee Chairman Janet Robinson

During the meeting, Chairman Janet Robinson and member John Fitzgerald both indicated that they were unavailable Tuesday’s meeting but may participate remotely.

 

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School Committee Announces Superintendent Finalists

posted Dec 15, 2015, 6:21 AM by Dianne Georgantas


 The Longmeadow School Committee announced three finalists for the position of
Superintendent of Schools during a meeting held on Monday December 14, 2015. The finalists are Wolf
Swamp Road School Elementary School Principal Neil Gile, Associate Superintendent for Strategy and
Accountability of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation of Indiana, Catherine Minihan, and
Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District Superintendent Marty O’Shea
The finalists were chosen following a day long interview session by the Superintendent Search
Committee, a 15-member committee comprised of community members, parents, teachers, and members
of the School Committee.
“The Superintendent Search Committee has brought forward three qualified candidates, each who bring a
unique skillset to the table. As a committee, we’re fortunate to have had so many applicants come forward
in hopes of working in Longmeadow. Our community has always placed education at the forefront, and
their expectations during this process have been high. We’re confident that our next Superintendent will
embody that same expectation of excellence,” said School Committee Chairperson Janet Robinson.
The School Committee will host an informal meet and greet with each of the candidates at 4:00pm on
Thursday December 17 at Longmeadow High School. The School Committee will meet Thursday at
5:00pm at Longmeadow High School to conduct interviews with the finalists. Following the interviews,
the School Committee has the option to offer a contract to the finalist of their choosing.

LHS Choral Groups get National Invitation

posted Dec 8, 2015, 6:24 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Please see the attached Press Release from the Longmeadow High School music department!  Kuddos to the LHS Lyrics and Accidentals on this prestigious invitation.

Substitutes Needed

posted Dec 3, 2015, 11:52 AM by Dianne Georgantas

The Longmeadow Public Schools is looking for qualified candidates to work as substitutes in the district.  If you are interested, please check out our posting:
  http://sites.longmeadow.k12.ma.us/www/employment and apply through School Spring.
The rate of pay for teacher substitutes is $80/day and for paraprofessionals the rate is $65 per day.

10th Annual "Stroll for Strength"

posted Nov 24, 2015, 9:06 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Wednesday November 25th.  Registration at noon the race or walk begins at 1PM. 
Food provided by Uno's and entertainment by the Manzi Family.
Proceeds go to a number of scholarships and charities.
$10 to walk or run. $20 for a long sleeve t-shirt.
Donations accepted until December 15th. Stroll for Strength LHS
Contact John Pantuosco at Longmeadow HS

"Vines and Vaping" - Informative Presentation for Parents

posted Nov 23, 2015, 5:48 AM by Dianne Georgantas

All parents are invited to attend "Vines and Vaping," an informative evening on the topics of social media, internet safety and substance use trends, Tuesday, December 1st at 7pm in the LHS Auditorium.  This presentation, given by School Resource Officer Pam Chaplin and Substance Abuse Response Coordinator Shelly Warren, will cover the following topics:  inappropriate content, online privacy, sexting, online solicitations, cyberbullying, and drug/alcohol trends.   Learn more about vaping and today's marijuana.

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