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Redistricting Update - 5/1/2015

posted May 1, 2015, 8:08 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Dear Longmeadow Community:

The Redistricting Committee met this past Wednesday evening and voted to move forward with a recommendation to move Neighborhood A from Blueberry to Center with grandfathering only the fifth graders.  The vote was 7-yes, 1-no and 7- abstentions.  

 The School Committee will vote on redistricting at their meeting on May 11, 2015.  Should you wish to express your thoughts to the School Committee, they can be contacted at scemail@longmeadow.k12.ma.us.  I can also be reached at modyle@longmeadow.k12.ma.us.

I would like to thank the parents who served on this committee, and I appreciate their time and attention to this matter.

Regards,

Marie Doyle

Policy for Public Input - Wellness Policy

posted Apr 27, 2015, 6:14 PM by Dianne Georgantas

Below is a policy posted to solicit public input.  The policy was submitted to the School Committee during their meeting of April 27th as a first reading.  The policy will be brought back to the Committee for approval at the end of May.  If you have comments you would like to provide, please complete the Policy Impact Form.

Redistricting Update - April 17, 2015

posted Apr 27, 2015, 7:12 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Dear Longmeadow Community:
 
The Redistricting Committee met again last night.  Plan C and Plan E have been eliminated, so only Plan A remains on the table.  The committee has already voted to "grandfather" current fourth graders, and is currently discussing whether or not to "grandfather" other students.    
 
A survey will be sent out to parents in Neighborhood A for informational purposes only.  They will be asked whether or not they would voluntarily move their children to Center School if they were given that option.  Again, this survey is for informational purposes only.
 
The Redistricting Committee will meet after vacation on April 29th.  The committee hopes to vote on a final recommendation at that time.
 
Regards,
Superintendent Marie Doyle

Last Day of School 2014-15 School Year

posted Apr 15, 2015, 6:38 AM by Dianne Georgantas

What a winter!  We utilized 4 snow days making the last day of school Wednesday, June 24th.  It will be a half day for students!
Please get out and enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures now that the nice weather has finally begun!

Transportation Proposal

posted Apr 14, 2015, 1:32 PM by Dianne Georgantas   [ updated Apr 14, 2015, 1:34 PM ]


Transportation proposal


Redistricting Information Page

posted Apr 6, 2015, 10:16 AM by Dianne Georgantas   [ updated Apr 9, 2015, 8:51 AM ]

All the documents from the redistricting committee meetings are posted on the website at https://sites.google.com/a/longmeadow.k12.ma.us/www/2015-elem-redistricting-info-page.

The Public Forum location will be the LHS Auditorium!!!  7:00 pm on April 14th.

We welcome your input.  Please feel free to contact us at redistrictingcommittee@longmeadow.k12.ma.us, or speak directly to a member of the committee.
Regards,
Superintendent Marie Doyle

March Newsletter!

posted Mar 31, 2015, 11:13 AM by Dianne Georgantas

https://sites.google.com/a/longmeadow.k12.ma.us/www/news/_draft_post/Doyle%20March%20Newletter%202015%20final_Page_1.jpg

T.I.E.s Event

posted Mar 27, 2015, 9:44 AM by Dianne Georgantas

The Technology in Education (TIES) event was held last night, and from all reports students, parents, community members and staff had a wonderful time!  Please enjoy these photos!
  

      

Redistricting Committee Update

posted Mar 25, 2015, 9:59 AM by Dianne Georgantas

The Redistricting Committee has met and formed two sub-committees to look at data and transitions.  

The Data Sub-Committee is reviewing all possible options that may be viable for redistricting the elementary schools.  The parameters set by the committee were: keep neighborhoods intact, try not to bus students and use logical areas as defined by main roads.  This sub-committee has mapped the locations of all students and worked diligently to look at all viable options.  They will bring proposals back to the full committee on April 1, 2015.  The full committee will review these suggestions, and then meet again on April 7, 2015 to make a proposal to bring to the community.   A public forum will be held on April 14th, 2015 at 7 pm.  The committee will then meet again on April 16th to discus feedback from the forum and decide their next steps.

In addition, the Transition Sub-Committee is planning ways to make any changes as smooth as possible for students.  They will look at a variety of activities to help students who leave one school feel welcomed at their new school.  This committee will also report back to the Redistricting Committee on April 1.

Our next meeting has been changed from March 31 to April 1st in order to meet the needs of this large committee of 20 members.

There is no easy way to redistrict, and I understand that this is an emotionally charged matter as students and parents love their home schools.  The Redistricting Committee is aware of this, and is working in a timely manner to explore all options.  There is no decision that will please everyone, but redistricting must be done.  We will do whatever we can to make this as tenable as possible for families.  We know from experience that children do transition well if plans are made thoughtfully, and I am confident in our team's ability to meet the needs of all of our children.

Comments can be submitted to the redistricting  committee by emailing redistrictingcommittee@longmeadow.k12.ma.us 

 

 

 




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TIES Showcase

posted Mar 24, 2015, 10:00 AM by Dianne Georgantas


We are very excited about our 2nd Technology in Education Showcase (TIES),  which takes place March 26ththis Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Longmeadow High School. The public is invited, so bring your family and friends to take part in this fun evening.  The mission of TIES is to offer an opportunity for students to showcase projects that incorporate technology. Project based learning provides students with the opportunity to think creatively, investigate a subject in depth, expand technology skills and hone presentation techniques. 
 
The Technology in Education Showcase offers K - 12 students and teachers an opportunity to showcase technology integrated projects created as part of their instructional curriculum in their schools. At the event, students and teachers will demonstrate technology in use, speak about what they have learned, ask attendees to get involved by solving a problem, completing a task, building a device or interacting with the technology.   We even have NAO, the programmable robot giving demonstrations.
 
Please join us this Thursday for TIES!

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