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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!

Respectfully,

 

Marty O’Shea

Superintendent of Schools

 

 




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Event for Parents - A Shot of Reality

posted Mar 23, 2017, 12:06 PM by Dianne Georgantas

A Shot of Reality:  Underage Drinking in Longmeadow
Monday, April 10th 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.

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 https://sites.google.com/a/longmeadow.k12.ma.us/ties/

I hope you are able to attend!

Sincerely,

Marty O'Shea

Superintendent of Schools

2-Hour delay 3/15/17

posted Mar 14, 2017, 5:17 PM by Dianne Georgantas

Longmeadow Public Schools will open after a two-hour delayed opening.  
Just a reminder that due to the delay elementary schools will not have a half day of school.  Parent/teacher conferences are cancelled for tomorrow. 

Closed Tuesday 3/14/17

posted Mar 13, 2017, 3:30 PM by Dianne Georgantas

Longmeadow Public Schools is CLOSED Tuesday, March 14th due to the weather storm. 
Please stay safe and warm. Happy Snow Day!

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.




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