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2014/2015 Calendar

The first day of school for the 2014/15 school year is Monday, August 25, 2014.
 
Download a PDF version of the revised 2014/15 calendar here.

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2014 Texas Sales Tax Holiday Comes Early This Year!

tax free weekend! Friday, August 8 through Sunday, August 10, 2014
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‘Leader in Me’ leading Longfellow ES students to Academic Excellence!


Taken from the HISD News Blog.
 
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.
 
Perez-Gwynn noted that in addition to an increased sense of camaraderie on her campus, Longfellow students have seen “significant gains” in academic areas since the school implemented the program two years ago. “The fourth-grade students from last year, as fifth-graders this year, grew from the 60th percentile to the 80th percentile in math,” she said. “And in reading, we saw (an increase) from the 60th percentile up to the mid-70s.”
Perez-Gwynn first brought the program to Stevenson Elementary School (now closed) after hearing about it from a colleague in Round Rock ISD.

“Our students needed to know that they had choices and control over the direction of their lives,” she said. “The seven habits and the ‘Leader In Me’ proved to be the empowering processes they needed to connect them to their leadership abilities.”

Longfellow is now on track to become a “Lighthouse” school, or an exemplar LIM campus. Another three schools—Condit ES, Eliot ES, and the Gregory Lincoln Education Center—will begin implementing the LIM at their campuses this summer.

Building a Successful Summer with Istation

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HISD Summer Reading Program Information

every summer has a story Every Summer Has A Story is a coordinated effort by the Departments of Library Services and Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment to keep HISD students reading over the summer months.  Students are encouraged to read at least five (5) books over the summer break. The title and logo were designed by an HISD student.
 
 
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Announcements

  • 2014/15 School Supply List
     
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  • Teacher Meet & Greet - Thursday, August 21st from 6:00-7:30pm Come out to meet your child's new teacher for the 2014-15 school year. Hope to see everyone there!
     
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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.

Administration

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

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

School Hours

clock at 8:15 Tardy Bell: 8:15am
Dismissal Bell: 3:30pm