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High Rankings for Longmeadow!

posted Aug 20, 2015, 6:32 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Dear Longmeadow Community:

Longmeadow is renowned for excellence in education, and this has been verified again by two outside sources.  Newsweek has just ranked Longmeadow High School as 207th in the country in America's Top High School's rankings.

In addition, the Niche Report has ranked Longmeadow as the 19th Best District in the State.

Our successes are due to excellent teaching, strong parental involvement and community support.  It does take a village to raise a child, and Longmeadow does an excellent job in meeting the needs of our children.

Regards,

Superintendent Marie Doyle

Elementary Class Lists

posted Aug 4, 2015, 8:03 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Blueberry Hill School, Center School and Wolf Swamp Road School will post the 2015-2016 class lists on Friday, August 21st, 2015 by 3:00 pm.  

Central Office - Closed

posted Jul 30, 2015, 11:43 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Friday, July 31st the Central Office will be closed to allow our custodial staff to do summer cleaning.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Policy for 1st Reading

posted Jun 23, 2015, 6:00 AM by Dianne Georgantas

The Longmeadow School Committee is considering amending policy JC-R - Attendance Area.   If you would like to submit feedback regarding this policy please complete the Policy Impact Form

Superintendent Marie H. Doyle Announces Retirement

posted Jun 22, 2015, 4:33 PM by Dianne Georgantas

Superintendent Marie H. Doyle Announces Retirement



Longmeadow - Longmeadow Public Schools Superintendent Marie H. Doyle has announced her retirement at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 School Year. Ms. Doyle, who previously served as Superintendent of Carlisle’s School District and Principal of Bigelow Middle School in Newton, has been at the helm of the Longmeadow Public Schools since 2010.


“It has been an honor and privilege to serve as Longmeadow 's superintendent because I have worked with a gifted staff and dedicated administrators.  The students are among the best on the planet due to great parents who have been so supportive of education. I am also thankful for thoughtful School Committee members who always keep their eyes on the child. I have been blessed to work in this community,” Doyle said. “It is important that I announce my plans to School Committee now so that they may to conduct a search in a timely manner.  They will need the summer to find a consulting firm, the fall to oversee focus

groups, and the wintertime to hire a new superintendent.”


Janet Robinson, Chair of the School Committee said,  “I have been fortunate to have had the pleasure of working with Marie for the last 2 years, and she has contributed so much to the Longmeadow Public Schools. She has always focused on doing what is best for the students and her retirement is a loss for Longmeadow.” The School Committee will release a plan for the Superintendent Search in July.


Middle School Enrollment and Staffing Report

posted Jun 10, 2015, 12:13 PM by Dianne Georgantas

On Monday, June 8th, Mr. Chris Collins, Principal of Williams Middle School presented a report to School Committee on Middle School enrollments and staffing.
The report is attached below. 

Senior Citizen Concert and Luncheon

posted Jun 3, 2015, 7:38 AM by Dianne Georgantas


PARCC Forums

posted May 27, 2015, 5:37 AM by Dianne Georgantas

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has set up forums for the public to provide feedback regarding the new student assessment PARCC.   Please follow this link for more information: PARCC Forums.


Excellence in Teaching Award Winners!

posted May 21, 2015, 11:13 AM by Dianne Georgantas   [ updated May 21, 2015, 11:13 AM ]


Back row:  Marie Doyle, Superintendent; Carolyn Starz, LHS Teacher/Winner; Chris Collins, Williams MS Principal;
Front Row:  Lori Snyder, LHS Teacher/Winner; Travis Higa, Middle School Teacher/Winner; Cara Crandall, Glenbrook Teacher/Winner

What is happening at LPS?

posted May 15, 2015, 9:42 AM by Dianne Georgantas   [ updated May 15, 2015, 10:29 AM ]

Dear Longmeadow Community:

The Superintendent's Coffee was well attended this morning and we had some great discussions.  Many of you were working and unable to attend, so I would like to inform you about the conversations that transpired.  Below is a list of the topics that were discussed.  If you have any questions, input or concerns, please feel free to call or email me.

Sincerely,

Superintendent Marie Doyle

 Superintendent’s Coffee

May 15, 2015 

What is happening at Longmeadow Public Schools?

 Students

  • Andrew Metz…  US Presidential Scholar!
  • AP Exams at high school
  • MCAS in grades 3-10
  • Concerts coming…  June 2 and 4 at middle schools
  • May 21 and May 26th at the high school
  • Kindergarten screening completed
  • Redistricting voted upon and transition plans underway  
    • Principal Hutton sent out letter with transition information
    • To come: Visits, pen pals, meet and greets, more
  • Athletics underway
  • Center- raised $20,000 to buy animals for a village to self sustain themselves
  • Automated phone line for absences will be added soon

Staff

  • Excellence in Teaching Awards
    • Cara Crandall  (Middle school ELA)
    • Carolyn Starr  (High school science)
    • Travis Higa  (Middle school music)
    • Lori Synder  (High school social studies)
  • Unit A Contract settled
  • Negotiations underway for units B, D, E, F, H
  • Williams Middle School Principal Search has three strong finalists

District 

  • Next SEAL Meeting on June 2, 2015 at 7 pm
  • Transportation expanded 
  • High school has selected new algebra books, economics books and world history books; all have electronic version
  • Middle school got new math books two years ago
  • Elementary math review underway; pilot ongoing
    • Go Math, Eureka and Expressions
  • Special Programs
    • Looking at mindfulness
    • Examining health curriculum for elementary schools
    • Determining three year plan for recommended speakers and programs
    • Anxiety reduction
    • College readiness
    • Career Day
    • Health Fair
  • Health and PE are under district review
    • Yoga
    • Mindfulness
    • Superinetndent will be recommending that we expand health curriculum to 4th and 5th grade for 2016-2017
  • Mandarin offered at the high through partnership with Middlebury College

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