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The Leader in Me

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.

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

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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

School News

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    Pennies for Patients Raises over $4,000!

    UPDATE: We've had another AMAZINGLY successful “Pennies for Patients” Cancer Campaign this school year! From April 22-May 13th our students and staff synergized with the community and raised a whopping $4,056.36 !! The money will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help cancer patients and their families in the Texas Medical Center and Texas Gulf Coast area. Click here to see the details.

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    Fundraiser raises $500 for Area Flood Victims

    UPDATE: Our $1 Free Dress Fridays over four weeks grossed (with parent, staff, student contributions) a remarkable $500 dollars! Longfellow will donate the funds to the Greater Houston Flood Recovery Fund to help people in Harris, Montgomery, and Ft. Bend counties affected by the recent April 18th Houston-area floods.Thank you for your support!

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    Congratulations Accelerated Reader All-Stars!

    We'd like to recognize Peter R., who set a record for the most points ever earned by a Longfellow student with an astounding 784.0 total Accelerated Reader (AR) points. The previous title-holder was Nathan R. (his brother) with 690 points! We'd also like to recognize the following students who have earned AR points by reading books, taking and passing tests (Being Proactive, Beginning with the End in Mind). Click the AR image to see a complete list of our AR All-Stars!

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  •  Spring 2016 Leadership Day

    Longfellow Elementary Hosts Leadership Expo

    April 7, 2016 - During the day-long expo, students acted as guides, greeting visitors, shaking hands, and welcoming them to Longfellow. In their classrooms, students explained some of the components of “The Leader in Me,” which include each class’s mission statement, every student’s leadership notebook, and individual “anchor charts,” which focus on an area where the student needs support. Click the image to the left for more information and view the photo gallery.

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  •  name that book

    Name That Book Team (1st/2nd) Reaches 2nd Place!

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - In a fight to the finish, our 1st/2nd grade Name That Book Team takes an amazing second place finish against Kolter Elementary! Congratulations Bailey J., Samiyah G., Natalia R., Sariah H., Isaiah O., and Destiny S!

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    2016 Odyssey of the Mind Students Problem Solving

    The Odyssey of the Mind teaches students to learn creative problem-solving methods while having fun in the process. For more than twenty five years, this unique program has helped teachers generate excitement in their students. Click here learn more.

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  •  jazz and poetry ensemble

    Jazz & Poetry Ensemble Visits Longfellow

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - In celebration of Black History Month, students learned about the origins of Jazz! Click here to watch the video.

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  • Name That Book Team (3rd-5th) Takes Fourth Place!

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - Congratulations Ella E., Nicholas D., Madison H., Natalie F., Crystal K., and Claire A. We are proud of you! The Name That Book contest serves to acquaint HISD students with classic literature as well as contemporary award-winning books, representing a variety of genres.

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How You Can Help Your Child At Home

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    MyON at Home

    Houston ISD is proud to extend the use of myON®, a web-based literacy platform, for all early childhood, elementary, and K-8 campuses. myON® provides anytime, anywhere access to a library of more than 5,000 enhanced digital books from award-winning publishers. Click here to learn more and login from home.

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    i-Station Reading Software at Home

    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) Click here for more information.

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  •  mathletics

    Mathletics Software for Home Use Too!

    Mathletics is the next generation in online math learning platform, helping students enjoy math and improve their results. Click here to learn more about Mathletics.

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  •  social media 101

    Social Media 101 for Parents!

    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. Click here to learn more.

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  • 2016 Amelia Mitchell Award

    We would like to congratulate 5th grade student, Allen Rainey, for winning this year's Amelia Mitchell Award. Allen was one of five remarkable students to be nominated by their teachers for this honor.

    amelia mitchell award

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Teacher of the Year

Please help us congratulate our 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year!
Mr. Berry-Teacher of the Year  
Mr. Scott Berry 


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