LONGMEADOW HIGH SCHOOL
LONGMEADOW HIGH SCHOOL | 95 GRASSY GUTTER ROAD | LONGMEADOW, MA 01106 | P 413-565-4220 | F413-565- 4233
The mission of Longmeadow High School is to provide all students with high quality, challenging educational opportunities which will empower them to actively participate in and to contribute to a changing, global society. In order to succeed in the 21st century, we recognize that we and our students must demonstrate competency in oral and written communication skills, be self-directed, have a sense of social responsibility, be able to use technology effectively, and work independently and collaboratively. We are committed to offering rigorous courses that incorporate technology, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, collaboration, and practical application.
The faculty and staff of Longmeadow High School are committed to students being effective communicators, students and teachers collaborating, a physically and socially safe environment where diversity is respected and appreciated and students are accountable for appropriate behavior that contributes positively to our school community, rigorous and varied curricula, varied methods of instruction and assessment to engage all learners, incorporating activities that require critical thinking, creative problem solving, practical application of skills, and technology, students learning to evaluate and to effectively use technology, students becoming self-directed, active learners, students being involved in co-curricular activities.
"All students, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational or vocational programs offered by the district."
Lyrics at Carnegie Hall
LHS Lyrics traveled to NYC April 6-8 to participate in a concert entitled "The Music of Eric Whitacre." Over 500 singers from throughout the US and beyond spent three days rehearsing together under the direction of composer Eric Whitacre. They presented a concert in Carnegie Hall.
Course Selection for 2018-2019
The School Counselors have completed the process of meeting with students during their Physical Education/Health classes to review their course requests for next year. Parents and students can check the course requests by logging into the PowerSchool portal and selecting the “Class Registration” icon. Any students who have not met with their counselor to review their course requests for the 2018-19 academic-year should see their School Counselor as soon as possible and no later than Friday, April 13th. All course waivers and course changes are also due on April 13th. No exceptions.
We will not be accepting any late waivers or course changes as it becomes very difficult to determine class section numbers. If students are considering a waiver in any subject area, they should submit the waiver by April 13th.
Counselors will be available before school begins on Wednesday, August 22, Thursday, August 23, and Friday August 24 for any students who have conflicts in their schedule. An email will be sent prior to these dates with instructions on how to sign up for a time slot.
Students who are considering waiving into a class after the above dates will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and space availability on the first day of school (Thursday, August 30, 2018).
AP Late Registration Period
Re-posted March 23, 2018
Students who wish to register for an AP exam on or after March 23rd will be required to pay an exam fee of $144.00. Exam fees will not be accepted after noon on April 13th. Checks should be made payable to Longmeadow High School. If you have any extenuating circumstances regarding payment or testing conditions, please see Ms. Lyons.
LHS Newsletter - Spring Edition 2018
The Spring issue of the Principal’s newsletter in now online. Longmeadow High has been a busy place and there is a lot of news to share and upcoming dates to remember. There have been many impressive accomplishments by our students.
Congressman Neal’s Academy Day is held each year on the last Saturday in April at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. This year, Academy Day will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 12:30 PM. This forum is designed to help students interested in pursuing an academy education learn about the Nominations and Appointments process. Representatives from all of the academies, as well as ROTC, Norwich University and Mass Maritime also participate in this event. Because it is held on an Air Force Base, pre-registration is absolutely required for this event. Registration Forms and information about the event can be found on Congressman Neal’s Website. Please share this information with interested students, keeping in mind that all participants must be pre-registered by March 31, 2018 in order to participate. This annual event has assisted many young people realize their goal of attending a United States Service Academy.
Posted March 13, 2018
The Longmeadow Public Schools are closed Tuesday, March 13th due to the snow. (Snow Day #4) Please be mindful of the fact that the last day of school for LHS is Thursday, June 21st; please plan accordingly. Wednesday's schedule will be modified, in terms of block order, as follows: B2 - A2 - D2 - H2 - F2 - E2
Due to the winter storm, Longmeadow Public Schools will open on Thursday, March 8 following a 2-Hour Delay. This means that our afternoon of teacher professional development has been canceled. This will allow us to open school to students and staff on a delayed basis with student dismissal occurring at regularly scheduled times.
Due to the impending snowstorm, Longmeadow Schools will dismiss students early on Wednesday, March 7, based on existing, posted, half-day schedules. If conditions worsen the district may cancel school.
AP Late Registration Period
Posted March 2, 2018
Checks should be made payable to Longmeadow High School. Late payments will be accepted from Monday, Feb. 26th through Friday, March 23rd for a fee of $99.00 per exam. Since the priority deadline for online ordering is March 30th, students who wish to register for an AP exam on or after March 19th, will be required to pay an exam fee of $144.00. Exam fees will not be accepted after noon on April 13th. If you have any extenuating circumstances regarding payment or testing conditions, please see Ms. Lyons.
You are invited to an evening with Dr. Ned Hallowell, author of Crazy Busy: Overstretched, Overbooked and About to Snap! Please join us for a community conversation focusing on the factors that contribute to our overscheduled lives, how we measure true success and happiness, and strategies for achieving family balance.Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7:00pm, LHS Auditorium, Free and Open to the Public. Dr. Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist, a NY Times bestselling author, a world-renowned speaker and a leading authority in the field of ADHD. He was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years. He has authored 20 books on various psychological topics, including ADHD, the power of human connection, the childhood roots of adult happiness, managing worry and excessive busyness. See drhallowell.com for more information. Reserve guaranteed seating at Eventbrite
8th Grade Parent Night
Posted Feb 14, 2018
The 8th Grade Parent Night is being held at Longmeadow High School on Thursday, March 1st at 6:30 PM in the auditorium. Parents will have an opportunity to hear from the LHS administration and meet with department chairs and freshmen faculty to discuss the high school curriculum.
2-Hour Weather Delay
Posted Feb 8, 2018
Due to icy conditions on town roads and school campuses, Longmeadow Schools will open following a two-hour delay on Thursday, February 8. Today is a Day 3.
Posted Feb 7, 2018
All Longmeadow Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 due to snow, sleet and freezing rain (Snow Day #3). There will be no after school or evening school-based sports/clubs/events. Reminder, Thursday will be a Day 3.
2-Hour Weather Delay
Posted Feb 2, 2018
This morning’s storm has created hazardous and slippery driving conditions. Falling temperatures will likely make the commute more challenging. To provide DPW and school staff with adequate time to prepare roads, sidewalks and parking lots and to allow for safer commuting conditions, Longmeadow Schools will open following a 2-hour delay on Friday, February 2.
Massachusetts DESE Report Card
Posted January 16, 2018
We are pleased to enclose an overview of our school’s “report card”. Report cards answer important questions about a school's overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the state, and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.
All Longmeadow Public Schools will be closed on The Longmeadow Public Schools will be closed due to the impending storm on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (Snow Day #2)
Posted January 16, 2018
Parents and students are invited to CLOSE Community's next event: The New Face of Substance Use in Longmeadow, a panel and community discussion. Where: Storrs Public Library Longmeadow, MA. When: Wednesday, January 31st at 7pm. What: Substance use and the human condition Its potential impact on the transitioning young- adult community in Longmeadow. Group discussion and Q&A to follow. Refreshments provided.. Presenters: Dr. Al McKee, MD - Pain Management Specialist , Shelly Warren, LICSW - LPS’ Substance Abuse Response Coordinator, Michael Simmons - Recovery Comm. & former LHS Student
AP Registration Fees Due
Posted January 12, 2018
The Guidance Department will begin collecting fees for the AP Examination on Monday January 22nd. The fee is $94.00 for each exam. Checks should be made payable to Longmeadow High School, and all regular registration fees are due in the Guidance Department by Friday, February 16th. Late payments will be accepted from Monday, Feb. 26th through Friday, March 23rd for a fee of $99.00 per exam.
Posted December, 21, 2017
All parents are invited to a special screening of "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7pm in the LHS Auditorium. There will be a panel discussion after the film featuring local experts, including elementary, middle and high school staff, a pediatrician, and our School Resource Officer. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Junior Parent Night (Location Change)
Posted December, 21, 2017
The Junior Parent Night is being held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Glenbrook Middle School Auditorium. Representatives from Trinity College, Westfield State University, and Western New England University will present on what juniors should be doing now as it relates to the college search process. Students are encouraged to attend.
CTEC Open House
Posted January 2, 2018
Prospective students and parents are invited to attend a CTEC Open House on February 6, 2018 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center (Career TEC) is an extension of the seven member high schools served by the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative. Enrolling at Career TEC is a part of the process of course selection in the home high school. Visit LPVCTEC.org for a listing of programs available.
Posted January 3, 2018
All Longmeadow Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018 due to Winter Storm. (Snow Day #1)
LHS Newsletter. Fall Edition 2017
It has been a very busy Fall at LHS and so much has happened since the beginning of school. Please allow this newsletter to highlight some of the impressive things that our students and teachers have been engaged in during the first segment of the school year. Please also understand that this newsletter is not inclusive of all student achievements. There is so much that happens at a school like LHS that there is no way to capture all of the accomplishments. However, this will hopefully provide a flavor of the kinds of things that our students are engaging in at LHS and within the larger community.
Stroll For Strength 2017
Posted Nov. 18, 2017
November 22, 2017 @ Longmeadow High School. Registration begins at 11:30 AM
Senior Class Play
Posted Nov. 8, 2017
The senior class play, Shrek, will be performed on November 16 at 7PM, 17 at 7PM, and 18 at 1PM. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased during lunch at school or at the door.
Posted Oct. 20, 2017
There will be an LHS Chamber Concert next Wednesday, October 25th at 7 PM in the auditorium.
Changing the Game Project
Posted Oct. 17, 2017
The Special Programs Committee (SPC) speaker series will begin on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, with Mr. John O’Sullivan, Director of theChanging the Game Project. O'Sullivan is the author of the national bestselling book Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes, Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids, and Is It Wise to Specialize? He also is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Soccer America, and NSCAA Soccer Journal. In addition, John is a nationally recognized speaker, presenting across the country for organizations such as the TEDx Talks, NSCAA, IMG Academy, United Soccer Leagues, and more.
Mr. O’Sullivan will meet with LHS student-athletes immediately after school to discuss how build to positive team culture both off and on the field. At 5:00 p.m. Mr. O’Sullivan will offer a presentation for Longmeadow Recreation Department youth coaches on how to build stronger team cultures and run more effective practices and games. In the evening, at 7:00 p.m. in the Longmeadow High School Auditorium, Mr. O’Sullivan will engage parents in a discussion of the ways we can help children perform to their potential, while giving them ownership and enjoyment of their sports experience.
Attention Class of 2018
Posted Oct 16, 2017
Please check the spelling of your name on the Class of 2018 page for accuracy. This list will be used for all documents created for graduation, including diplomas & programs. Any corrections need to be reported to Mrs. Turcotte as soon as possible.
LHS Music Department Annual Fruit Sale
Posted Oct 16, 2017
The Longmeadow High School Music Department is having their annual fruit sale and this year. By purchasing some fresh, delicious fruit, you will aid them in defraying the many costs associated with running a nationally recognized music program. For more information please go to freshfruitorder
The deadline for ordering fruit with a credit card online is November 12. If you would still like to order fruit after that date, please contact the Longmeadow High School Music Department at (413) 565-4244 x2353.
5th Annual Japan Culture Night
posted Oct 10, 2017
The East Asia Club of Longmeadow HIgh School is sponsoring the fifth annual Japan Culture Night, which will be held on Saturday, November 4th at Longmeadow High School. This fun and family-friendly event includes interactive demonstrations of taiko drumming by Mountain River Taiko, Shotokan karate, a traditional Japanese folk dance, and a presentation by the Junior Ambassadors of Takikawa, Japan about school and life in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido. There will also be hands-on activities such as origami and calligraphy, and snacks and refreshments will be served.
In late October, the Longmeadow High School community will welcome two Japanese students and their English teacher to Longmeadow. Shortly afterward they will be joined by seven Junior Ambassadors and two Takikawa City Officials as part of an exchange program between Longmeadow High School and Takikawa that has been in place for more than a decade. All of the visiting guests will be present at the Japan Culture Night.
The Japanese visitors will stay with Longmeadow High School host families, immersing them in American culture and helping them to experience daily life in the United States. Approximately every three years, a delegation of students and educators travels from Longmeadow to Takikawa for a similar experience. In April 2018, 25 students and 6 educators will visit Takikawa as well as Kyoto and Hiroshima. Over the past decade more than 100 Japanese have visited Longmeadow and 40 people from Longmeadow have visited Japan.
Please join us on Saturday, November 4th at 6:00 P.M. in the Longmeadow High School auditorium, 95 Grassy Gutter Road, Longmeadow, Massachusetts for this unique cultural experience. The cost is $5.00 for students and $10.00 for adults. The money raised will help support the exchange program.
Attention Sophomore Parents
Posted Oct. 2, 2017
Important Information regarding thePre-ACT Test. The Longmeadow High School Guidance Department will be administering the Pre-ACT Test to all sophomores on Wednesday, October 11th. The assessment will begin at 7:45 AM and end at 11:15 AM. Pre-ACT is an assessment that measures a student’s academic achievement in four areas, English, reading, math and science and serves as a practice for the ACT. In addition, it includes a comprehensive interest inventory to help your son/daughter explore personally relevant career options and help with future educational planning. This is a wonderful opportunity for your son/daughter to connect their academic and career goals and is offered free of charge. This winter, you’re invited to join your son/daughter and his/her guidance counselor to review the test results. This valuable meeting will help your child develop a plan for the remainder of high school and prepare for life after graduation.
What Your Child Should Do On October 11th, the day of test. Students should check posted lists for room assignments-Lists will be posted outside of the main office and the Guidance Office. Attendance will be taken in your assigned location. Students must bring two #2 pencils and a calculator
posted Sept 27, 2017
The Special Education Alliance of Longmeadow (SEAL) is holding their first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Room A-31 Pupil Services -535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106. All are invited and encouraged to attend.
Ninth Grade Workshops
posted Sept 26, 2017
Thursday afternoon we have carved out some time to pause and check in with our 9th Graders. Approximately one month into their high school experience, we want to revisit some important points that were addressed in late August and re-introduce some of the high school counseling staff that support students socially and emotionally. All students will rotate between three workshops, aimed at providing them helpful information. This is part of our ongoing effort to help 9th Graders transition successfully to LHS. As always, if your son or daughter is having a hard time navigating issues at school, please let us know. An administrator or counselor can reach out to offer guidance, assistance and insight.
Longmeadow Safe Homes Network
posted Sept 13, 2017
All parents and guardians of Longmeadow students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend a meeting of the Longmeadow Safe Homes Network, Thursday, September 28th at 8:45am in room 97 at Longmeadow High School. The Safe Homes Network is made up of families who offer safe environments for teens to socialize while presenting a clear message opposing teen drug and alcohol use. Our first meeting will focus on identifying parent needs and concerns regarding substance use prevention."
College Admissions Night
posted Sept 13, 2017
The College Admissions Night for seniors and their parents is being held on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30 PM in the Business and Technology Center (BTC). A panel of admission counselors will answer questions related to the applicant review and selection process. The LHS procedures in Naviance will also be briefly discussed. Please park in the lot on Grassy Gutter and enter through the entrance to the left of the main entrance. Once inside the building, turn left and proceed toward the BTC.
posted Sept 12, 2017
PSAT's are being administered at Longmeadow High School on Saturday, October 14th. Registration begins on Monday, September 18th and continues through October 11th. We will not accept any late registrations. The fee is $26 and checks can be made payable to Longmeadow High School. Guidance Counselors are visiting sophomore and junior history classes this week to inform students about the upcoming testing. If you have any questions regarding the PSAT's, please feel free to contact your son/daughter's guidance counselor.
Seniors and Senior Parents!
posted Sept 7, 2017
Get your senior pictures taken soon! IF you haven't already started planning, make your arrangements now. Your yearbook picture is due October 27. Details on the new yearbook website. Check it out!
Parents and Guardians
posted Sept 5, 2017
The Longmeadow High School Parent Advisory Council (LHS PAC) is reaching out to you today to invite you to become a PAC member! Our first PAC meeting is at LHS (Main Office conference room) on September 26th at 8:30 AM. Bring a friend! We promise the meeting will be brief and the coffee will be hot! Please consider joining the PAC: www.lhspac.org (Donate button is located on far right, bottom of the web page)
What does PAC membership really mean? Being a part of the LHS PAC means you’ll have the opportunity to be even more informed about events and items of interest at LHS. You’ll be asked to vote occasionally on proposed PAC expenditures. And, you’ll be welcomed at PAC meetings, which provide a direct communication link to other LHS parents and the LHS administration and take place every six weeks or so.
LHS PAC is committed to supporting the students and staff of Longmeadow High School. This is an exciting time at LHS. We have a school that is rich in academics, athletics, the arts, clubs, community service and special events. With your support, and your membership dollars, the PAC can strengthen LHS programs and events and provide additional tools to help our students succeed.
Welcome to the new school year!
posted August 30, 2017
Please allow this to serve as a quick reminder about a few items for tomorrow, Thursday, August 31st.
- Students in grades 9-11 should report to their homerooms by 7:44 AM.
- Seniors should report directly to the LHS Auditorium for a 7:44 class assembly.
- The traffic pattern plan for LHS is the same as it was last year and we based this on input/insight from students, parents, the DPW and the Longmeadow Police Department. Please remember that the far end (closest to Bliss Road) of the student parking lot is an exit only. Please remember to use the inner lane of the horseshoe, pull up as far as you can and drop off anywhere along the curb, respect buses and drive slowly while on campus. Also, please do not drop students off at the entrance of the teacher parking lot because it causes traffic back-ups and is unsafe.
- There are plenty of bicycle racks on campus that students can use if they want to ride their bikes to school. Please bring your own lock.
Thank you and have a safe, healthy school year.
Posted Aug. 11, 2017
Student schedules for 2017-18: For students in grades 9 through 12, schedules will be available for viewing on the PowerSchool Public Portal beginning on August 14th. For students who are new to the district, schedules will be mailed home. Guidance Counselors will be available August 22, 23, 24, and 25 for schedule conflicts only. The Counseling staff will not be available for any schedule changes prior to August 22nd. We will again be using the online sign-up system called Sign-Up Genius. We will be sending the Sign-Up Genius link to the students’ school email on the afternoon of Monday, August 14th.
We ask that students sign up for one time slot only. For students who have a sibling at the high school, please make sure that each sibling signs up for their own slot, one slot per student. Students who are unable to come in on these days or are unable to get a time slot should email the conflict issue to their counselor. If a student’s conflict cannot be resolved through the email, they should see their counselor during the first week of school (before and after school and during ICE blocks). Guidance Counselors will not be available for schedule conflicts during the Professional Development Days on August 28 and 29 or on August 30th, the Freshman and New Student Orientation Day.
The first day of school is Thursday, August 31st. Underclass students should report to their homeroom and all seniors to the auditorium. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you on August 31st.
Ninth Grade & New Student Orientation
Posted August 3, 2017
Ninth graders and new students should note that we have scheduled an orientation for Wednesday, August 30th. Please join us in the LHS Auditorium at 8:15 AM. Students will be introduced to their Guidance Counselor, administrators and other support staff as part of this orientation and they will also be able to familiarize themselves with the layout of the building as it relates to their individual schedules. Students should plan on being with us until 12:15 PM on that day.
Back-To-School Newsletter. August 2017 Edition
Posted August 1, 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians & Students:
Hopefully this newsletter finds you enjoying summer. The attached information is being provided so that you can plan accordingly for the opening day of school on Thursday, August 31st. Our calendar for major school-year events is included in a mailing, as well as here on our new website.
New Faculty to LHS • Attendance Procedures • Parking, Drop-Off & Pick-up • BYOD, NHS Tutoring, STEM ICEs, Safety • Bully Free LHS • MCAS, Back to School Night, Parent Conferences • Fall Sports, On-line Billing • Snow Days, Lost & Found, School Council • PAC Membership • School Calendar