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Closed Monday, 2/13/14

posted Feb 13, 2017, 2:28 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Good morning,
Due to the inclement weather and continued storm cleanup, Longmeadow Public Schools will be closed Monday, February 13th. 
Have a good snow day!

Special Program - March 7th

posted Feb 10, 2017, 1:33 PM by Dianne Georgantas   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 10:26 AM ]

Longmeadow Schools Special Programs invites all parents to hear Jessica Lahey speak on "The Gift of Failure:  How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed," Tuesday, March 7th at 7pm in the LHS Auditorium.  Book signing and discussion facilitated by Superintendent O'Shea will take place immediately afterwards.  Hope you can join us!

2-Hour Delay Friday 2/10/17

posted Feb 10, 2017, 2:29 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Longmeadow Public Schools will open following a 2-hour delay on Friday, February 10.  

A reminder to our Glenbrook and Williams families: the delay means that this afternoon's Parent-Teacher Conferences will be postponed and that students will be dismissed at 2:50 p.m.

Schools Closed Thursday, 2/9/17

posted Feb 8, 2017, 4:51 PM by Dianne Georgantas

The Longmeadow Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Enjoy the Snow Day!

Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards - 2017

posted Feb 2, 2017, 11:25 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Good Afternoon,

One of the highlights of the academic year is recognizing educators for their excellence and dedication via the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award program sponsored by the Grinspoon Foundation.  

The program allows us to celebrate and recognize the talents and commitment of a few special educators.  

Please join me in congratulating the following individuals who were chosen by their teaching peers and the administrative team as recipients of Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award: 

  • Meredith Laughlin - Math Teacher and Dept Chair at Longmeadow High School
  • Corrina Tabin - Grade 6 Glenbrook Middle School
  • Pamela Novak - Science at Glenbrook Middle School
  • William Griffin - Art at Glenbrook Middle School
Mr. Griffin was selected from the category set aside for outstanding new teachers with less than 3 years experience.

Congratulations to all who were nominated or chosen for this special award!

Pamela Novak (center) with Superintendent Marty O'Shea, and Principal Nikcole Allen.

Corrina Tabin (center) with Principal Nikcole Allen and Superintendent Marty O'Shea. 

William Griffin (center) with Principal Nikcole Allen and Superintendent Marty O'Shea..

Meredith Laughlin (center) with Asst. Principal, Paul Dunkerley; Asst. Principal, Lisa Efstratios;
Principal, Tom Landers, and Superintendent, Marty O'Shea.

FY2018 School Budget

posted Jan 25, 2017, 12:28 PM by Dianne Georgantas   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 8:07 AM ]

The Superintendent presented the proposed FY 2018 School Budget to the School Committee during their meeting of Tuesday, January 24th.  The proposed budget is posted below.
There will be a Public Hearing on the Budget on Tuesday, February 7th beginning at 7:00 pm in Room A15 of the Central Office of the Schools.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend to ask questions and provide comment on the proposed budget.

2-Hour Delay Tuesday, 1/24/17

posted Jan 24, 2017, 2:45 AM by Dianne Georgantas

The Longmeadow Public Schools will have a 2-Hour delayed opening due to the inclement weather. 

LPS Middle Schools information meeting

posted Jan 9, 2017, 11:35 AM by Dianne Georgantas

LPS Middle Schools:  I hope you are aware that the Longmeadow School Committee is actively working with the Select Board and other stakeholders to ensure that Longmeadow middle schools’ substantial facility needs are addressed cost effectively and in a manner that provides future students with safe, up-to-date learning environments.  To this end, the District is preparing Statements of Interest (“SOIs”) under the MA School Building Authority’s core program.  Successful applications to the MSBA’s core program provide partial funding for extensive repairs, renovations, addition/renovations, and new school construction. Our plan is to complete the application over the next two weeks in time for the School Committee’s consideration at a special afternoon meeting on Thursday, January 19 and in preparation for the School Committee’s joint meeting with the Select Board on Monday, January 23. If you are interested in learning more about the needs of our Middle Schools and the SOI process, you are invited to our next informational session on Wednesday, January 11 at 9:00 a.m. in Center School’s Community Room. 

Blueberry Hill Elementary School Principal Search Process

posted Jan 9, 2017, 6:15 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Blueberry Hill Elementary School Principal Search Process

Task of the Screening Committee:

·         identify the desirable qualifications and skills of the next principal

·         review application materials, develop interview questions

·         conduct the initial round of interviews

·         narrow the pool of applicants and provide critical feedback on the candidates. 

·         If necessary and applicable, a handful of members of the Screening Committee would also conduct site visitations to the finalists’ schools. 

  Tentative Schedule: 

·         January 10 to February 6:   position advertised

·         January 9:                              letter to parents and staff soliciting screening committee membership

·         January 13:                            deadline to submit interest in serving on Screening Committee

·         January 16-20:                      selection of Screening Committee by Superintendent

·         January 26:                            organizational afternoon meeting of the Screening Committee to:

§   review duties,

§  fine-tune the timeline

§  begin to develop questions for the candidates. 

·         February 6:                            deadline to receive application materials

·         February 8 and 9:                 afternoon screening committee meeting to

§   finalize questions

§  paper screen

§  select candidates to be interviewed.

·         February 15 and 16:            interviews in late afternoon and early evening.

·         February 28:                                     feedback on candidates due

·         Beginning March 6:               site visits

§  by candidates to Blueberry

§  by a subset of the screening committee to candidates’ schools

·         March 7 and 8:                      finalist(s) meet with Administrative team

·         March 10:                               Superintendent decision

·         March 14:                               presentation of final candidate to the School Committee.

·         July 1:                                     first day of employment

 Composition of the Screening Committee to be as follows:

 ·         3-4 teachers – PTS teachers preferred; seeking a representative sample

·         2 non-Unit A staff members

·         2-3 parents – 1 chosen from the Blueberry School Council; 2 chosen by PTO

·         1 district level admin

·         1 School Committee member

·         2 principals or administrators

Longmeadow Middle Schools

posted Dec 15, 2016, 9:10 AM by Dianne Georgantas

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