Welcome to Longfellow Middle School!
Our annual Runnin’ For A Reason 5K Run/Walk will take place on Friday, May 26th from 7:45 am – 9:45 am. This year we are collecting donations for the La Crosse Education Foundation (LPEF). This event is open to all Longfellow-LDI students and their families.
If you would like to donate and/or order a t-shirt or bracelet, please click on the order form below. Send your donation and/or payment to the school office by Thursday, May 18th.
Bracelets are embossed with “Runnin’ for a Reason” and “Be the Good”.
Congratulations to our two wonderful 7th graders, Sydney Heise and Sophia Stutesman, who brought home the gold from the State French Pronunciation Contest in Middle School II French poetry! Making Longfellow-LDI proud!
READING AND MATH Registration is still open. Students may register using a paper registration form. *See link below.
*NOTE: Longfellow-LDI students attending Reading and Math course will attend Lincoln Middle School this summer. Please register for course #1401. See page 37 in Summer School Booklet for information on Reading and Math.
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS ON PAGE 41 OF BOOKLET.
Students needing transportation for Reading and Math courses MUST also register online to bussing. See page 40 in the Summer School Booklet. Students may also walk or ride bikes to Longfellow and will be transported to Lincoln for Reading and Math classes.
Students at Longfellow Middle School competed against five other area schools in the first annual Dairy Cook-off sponsored by La Crosse County Dairy Promotions. Longfellow’s team comprised of Calli, CJ, Mason, Devyn, Mckenzie, and Whitney who won the crowd favorite vote for best Macaroni and Cheese of the evening.
Click on the links below to see the news stories about the event:
Teaching cooking skills through dairy competition: http://www.wxow.com/story/35233575/2017/04/24/teaching-cooking-skills-through-dairy-competition
La Crosse Tribune
Nothing simple about these staples: http://lacrossetribune.com/nothing-simple-about-these-staples/article_127f511b-8321-50bd-b988-5a2a26f20938.html
Local students compete in dairy cook-off: http://www.news8000.com/news/local-students-compete-in-dairy-cook-off/461333720
Congratulations to Longfellow/LDI cook, Lisa Hammond, who has recently been nominated and has received the School Nutrition Association Employee of the Year for the State of Wisconsin. She will now go on to regional competition this July!
ALL athletic registrations MUST be done online. To be connected to the website, click HERE. Please follow the steps outlined on the website. If you have any questions, please contact the Longfellow/LDI school office at 789-7670. IMPORTANT: Students may not practice until ALL forms have been submitted and received.
A link is the Sports Physical is included below also.
Charlie Curtis, Longfellow/LDI Athletic Director, email@example.com, 608-789-3519 Longfellow/LDI Main Office: 608-789-7670 ext 0
To view the meet schedules, please go to VIEW SCHEDULES and scroll down for the sport you are looking for. Click “Notify Me” to be notified by email of any schedule or calendar changes.
All students will receive iPads for the 2016-17 School Year. They will be distributed the second week of school. All students will need to complete a Parent Student iPad Insurance Form. This form will be included in the summer mailing packet sent home the first week of August. The form and $20 for the insurance to cover repairs and damages to the iPad need to be returned to school at Open House events or on the first day of school. Checks should be made out to Longfellow/LDI MS.
All students were sent an ipad damage report with report cards in June indicating any charges for damages or damaged parts. Please pay for any charges during Open House or at the beginning of the school year. Replacement parts will then be given to the student when ipads are distributed.
Charging Code – $10
Charging Brick – $10
Otterbox Case – $15
Otterbox Rubber Gasket – $15
Otterbox Cover – $15
Students may purchase replacement parts in the Longfellow/LDI office with cash or checks. Checks should be make out to Longfellow. Please call the office at 608-789-7670.
The School District of La Crosse is pleased to announce Longfellow Middle School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2015–2017 for the unique implementation of its 1-to-1 iPad program and the faculty’s curriculum redesign to best leverage the technology in innovative and rigorous ways for classroom instruction.
The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.
“Our implementation of technology is unique because our teachers believe in the power of using technology to academically reach our students,” said Longfellow Principal Dr. Penny Reedy. “Our students have many choices in how they learn, and we are able to easily differentiate learning for them. Our teachers have been empowered to redesign the learning environment in ways that just weren’t possible prior to the iPad 1-to-1 implementation.”
The recognition of Longfellow Middle School as an Apple Distinguished School highlights their success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.
“Our students use iPad to transform not only how they learn but how they show what they know,” said Reedy. “Our students are creating professional looking school products on iPad using the same or similar apps that higher education and industry are using. We are seeing creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration that is off the charts at our school, and we truly believe we are preparing our students for college and careers.”
Longfellow Middle School, known for its innovative educational practices, provides the highest quality education for learners. All students in grades 6 through 8 have 24/7 access to iPad for academic endeavors and use a variety of apps such as Keynote, iMovie, and Explain Everything to create content and share their success. Teachers work together to devise grade level instruction and redesign the curriculum using productivity apps, creating Multi-Touch books made with iBooks Author, and designing iTunes U courses for content distribution.
Please click on the link below to view our Apple iBook: