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Longfellow Hosts The Leader in Me Book-Signing Event

sean covey DATE: Wednesday, October. 8, 2014 4:00-5:30 p.m. the leader in me
LOCATION: Longfellow Elementary (3617 Norris Dr. Houston, TX 77025)
AUTHOR: Sean Covey 
 
Come hear from one of the authors of the new edition.
 


The Leader in Me
has sold more than 200,000 copies and has inspired nearly 2,000 schools in 25 countries to implement its principles. It features schools that seamlessly integrate the 7 Habits and other leadership development into daily curriculum, activities, and culture. Their students learn to set and achieve meaningful goals, take responsibility for their learning, work well with others, and use their individual talents to better the school’s community. 
 
Tickets available at: www.TheLeaderInMe.org/BookTour  
Click here to download a printable PDF flyer for this event.


"The Leader in Me" Leads Students to Academic Excellence!


Thousands of adults have benefited from Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People since that book was first published more than 20 years ago, and now, HISD students are starting to benefit from it, too.

Over the years, that self-help classic has been refined and reimagined to help young people cultivate a sense of personal responsibility and leadership skills, and the result is “The Leader in Me (LIM),” which is currently in place at Longfellow Elementary School and two other HISD campuses, Shearn ES and Garden Oaks Montessori.

“’The Leader in Me’ provides the most solid foundation I have ever seen to help kids lead a principled, centered life,” said Longfellow ES Principal Norma Perez-Gwynn. “It has made an incredible difference with our children.”

The program challenges students to live by seven basic tenets that encourage personal responsibility and an appreciation of others, such as “Begin with the end in mind,” and “Think win-win.”

“It’s all about teaching them that they are responsible for their own choices,” said school counselor Garland Spiller.

For more information about Longfellow Elementary and The Leader in Me™ process, please visit the HISD
News Blog.

 

iStation at Home Can Help Your Child Become a Better Reader!

iStation Istation delivers individualized instruction — complete with age-appropriate content — for pre-K through eighth grade students (Kinder through 5th grade at Longfellow). Plus, every lesson is supported with data-rich benchmarks and continuous progress monitoring assessments through Istation's proprietary ISIP™ technology.
 
Depending on the grade level, the English reading curriculum includes education in critical reading domains.

And, thanks to ISIP™, Istation's Indicators of Progress assessment technology, the curriculum is adjusted automatically to every child's individual ability in all of the skill areas — from struggling to advanced. Rich, lively animations and characters draw kids in, engage their interest, and motivate them to participate. From Detective Dan, the Diagraphs, and WordMasters to Mr. Marco, and more, Istation characters serve as welcoming friends and admirable role models that demonstrate how fun — and empowering — learning can be!
 
NEW! Istation.com app now available on the App Store! Click here for more information!
 
First through Fifth grade teachers will be sending home individual student log-in information soon!  
 
Download iStation for home use here. Your child's teacher can provide you with directions as well as your child's unique username and password (Kinder through fifth grade only)

Download Instructions for Windows   Mac         Download the FREE iStation software here  

Keeping Students Safe in a Digital World

girl on computer Did you know that the average child between 8 and 18 spends 53 hours a week on media and technology? Houston ISD has just launched an initiative to help you keep your child safe in a digital world.
 
Topics include: Cyber Bullying, Sexting, Digital Relationships, Online Security, Digital Citizenship, Copyrights & Plagiarism, Safe Gaming, Social Media 101, and Family Media Agreements.
 
Please take a look, it's worth your time!
 

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HISD Attendance and Tardy Information


Attending school every day is extremely important to the academic success of your child. This video explains HISD’s attendance policies and lets parents know where they can find information about school calendars and other important dates throughout the school year.

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Administration

Norma Perez-Gwynn - School Principal
 
Julia Campbell - Instructional Coordinator

Patricia Emerson
 - Instructional Coordinator
 
Andrea Pennington - Magnet Coordinator
 
Garland Spiller - School Counselor