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Superintendent's Message

posted Aug 7, 2017, 5:54 AM by Dianne Georgantas

The Superintendent's Message has been updated with his LPS News and Notes - Summer, 2017.  Check it out!

First Day of School 2017-18 School Year

posted Aug 3, 2017, 10:25 AM by Dianne Georgantas   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 10:25 AM ]

First day of school for grades 1-12 is Thursday, August 31st.  First day for kindergarteners and preschoolers is September 5th.   Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Principal for Blueberry Hill School Announcement

posted Jun 7, 2017, 8:41 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Dr. Marty O’Shea, Superintendent of the Longmeadow Public Schools, is pleased to announce that Ms. Amy Bostian, the Principal at Thornton W. Burgess Middle School in Hampden, MA, has accepted the position of Principal of Blueberry Hill Elementary School, in Longmeadow.  Ms. Bostian will succeed Principal Marie Pratt, who is scheduled to retire at the conclusion of the school year. 

The screening process was thorough, lasting many weeks and involving Blueberry Hill parents, teachers, and staff.  We had a deep applicant pool with many experienced, qualified educators, but Ms. Bostian rose to the top after a series of interviews and site visits.  Her extensive experience as a school instructional leader, her passion for children and her proven ability to lead a collaborative, spirited school were determining factors in the final decision.

Ms. Bostian is an experienced educator who has served as a teacher and educational leader for over 17 years, mostly as a regular and special education teacher at the elementary level. 

Ms. Bostian earned a Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University.  Her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, is from Worcester State University.   

Dr. O’Shea looks forward to introducing Ms. Bostian to the community.   The Longmeadow Public Schools warmly welcomes her to the Blueberry Hill family. Dr. O’Shea is confident she will build on the Blueberry Hill’s foundation of educational excellence!

Last Day of School

posted May 10, 2017, 8:02 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Barring anything unforeseen... the last day of school for the 2016-2017 school year is June 21st.  It is a scheduled half day for students!

Arbor Day Celebration

posted Apr 24, 2017, 7:48 AM by Dianne Georgantas

A Shot of Reality: Underage Drinking in Longmeadow

posted Apr 7, 2017, 5:34 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Shot of Reality:  Underage Drinking in Longmeadow
Monday, May 1st at 7:00pm at Longmeadow High School Auditorium
Sponsored by Longmeadow Police Department and Public Schools
Local trends, police protocols, tips from parents, talking points.
Highly recommended for middle and high school parents, open to residents and youth accompanied by an adult.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Policies up for Review

posted Mar 29, 2017, 1:25 PM by Dianne Georgantas

The Longmeadow School Committee has 2 revised policies posted on their policy page:  Policy Manual
The policies are JKAA - Physical Restraint Policy and the KDB - The Public's Right to Know policy.  If you would like to submit comments regarding these policies please utilize the "policy impact form".

School Choice 2017-2018

posted Mar 29, 2017, 5:30 AM by Dianne Georgantas

The Longmeadow School Committee, at its meeting on March 28, 2017, voted to accept new School Choice applications from students residing in the state of MA and interested in attending the Longmeadow Public Schools.  Applicants must be entering one of the following grades next school year to be eligible to enter LPS under School Choice.


# of Seats Available






























The application for the available seats is attached below.  Application Deadline:  Wednesday April 12, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

*To be eligible for 1st grade child must be 6 years of age by August 31, 2017.

School Safety Message 3/24/17

posted Mar 24, 2017, 4:15 PM by Dianne Georgantas   [ updated Mar 24, 2017, 4:17 PM ]

March 24, 2017

Dear Longmeadow Staff and Parents,

By now you are perhaps aware that Williams Middle School was disrupted today by the discovery of a threat that was written on a restroom wall. 

Parents of students at WMS were advised of the school’s assessment and response via two emails that were sent in the early afternoon.  Normal, safe operation resumed at the school after public safety and school officials completed a series of safety protocols.  At no time was student or staff safety in jeopardy.

These disturbances, unfortunately, have become a common occurrence in schools across the state in recent years.  I want to assure the community that we view these threats as criminal matters that warrant investigation by the Longmeadow Police Department and school administrators.  I also want to assure you that we follow well-rehearsed and well-defined emergency response protocols.  We benefit from the direction and advice of local public safety officials and we adhere to a Bomb Threat Response Guide developed by the MA State Police.  My most important assurance to you, however, is that the safety of children in school is a paramount. Longmeadow Public Schools remain committed to creating safe, caring environments where children are free to learn and grow. 

My best wishes to all for a happy spring weekend!



Marty O’Shea

Superintendent of Schools



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Technology in Education Showcase

posted Mar 21, 2017, 3:35 PM by Dianne Georgantas

Dear Longmeadow School Community,

I am writing to once again invite Longmeadow parents and community members to this year's Technology in Education Showcase (TIES) which will be held at Longmeadow High School on Thursday, March 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The attached program outlines the interactive presentations and demonstrations that will be running throughout the night.  Drop in at any time.  Children are welcome, but they should be accompanied by an adult.  Our educators and partners from Whalley Computers, FloDesign, and Troxell Communications are eager to demonstrate how technology tools enhance and enrich the learning process.  For additional information please visit

I hope you are able to attend!


Marty O'Shea

Superintendent of Schools

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