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

2014/15 Student Uniform Information

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Parents and students, our uniform policy will be strictly enforced this year.
Please take a look at some examples of acceptable dress here. If you have any questions, please call our front office at 713-295-5268. Thank you!
 
Please note: The administration of Longfellow Elementary School reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the appropriateness of clothing and/or accessories.



‘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.

Soccer Anyone?

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Come play soccer with the Meyerland Soccer Club! Teams are forming now for the Fall season.  Practices will start on or after August 25, 2014, and preseason games start on September 14, 2014. Games end before Thanksgiving.  The whole goal is for the kids to have a good time playing soccer. The league stresses sportsmanship and positive competitive games. The kids really seem to enjoy it.  We bend over backwards to accommodate friend requests, practice day requests, and sibling scheduling issues. We want friends to be able to play with friends.  The earlier you register, the more likely you are to have your playing requests granted.  The club offers soccer in five age brackets (U4, U6, U8, U10 and U13) made up of Pre-K through Seventh Graders - i.e. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 year olds.  Please contact In-house Director of Soccer, Michael Brookner at 281-686-7380 or email
michael@brookner.net or Matt First, ERJCC Director of Sports and Recreation at mfirst@erjcchouston.org or 713-729-3200 ex. 3230 or 713-542-3864.
 

Parents can register by going to www.erjcchouston.org/soccer and clicking on the "Fall 2014 Online Registration Form."  Last Fall, we had 56 teams with over 700 players.  Volunteer coaches wanted.  Come join us for a great Fall season.  Teams are forming now!


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  • First Day of School - Monday, August 25, 2014.  
     
    School starts at 8:10am (Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30am)
     
    Download a PDF version of the 2014/15 calendar here.
     
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Welcome to Elementary School!

This video introduces parents to elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District. This piece will cover the enrollment guidelines of an HISD elementary school, as well as, highlight the teaching and learning occurring every day in an HISD classroom.

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