Sports This Week
Boys' Basketball -- Thurs, 2/4 @ Cobb
7th vs. Hill -- 6pm
8th vs. HIll -- 7pm
Track Tryouts -- 2/1-2/5
Softball/Baseball Tryouts -- 2/22
We Want YOU ... to join our PTA Board!
It takes all of us together to make this school great, so please consider joining our 2016-2017 PTA Board. Click here for more information or **new this year** go directly to our online self-nomination form. Deadline to apply is Feb 4.
It Takes a Village -- Please Help Us!
Long is hosting the TMSCA Math & Science Regional Qualifier Meet on Saturday, February 20th. We need LOTS of parent and student volunteers to help run the meet, as we are expecting upwards of 1000 students from all over the area. Students can earn service hours for volunteering, and we will sign their forms upon completion of their shift(s).
Please click here to see the available volunteer positions and their descriptions, and sign up. If you have questions about any of the positions, please email Aubrey Frank (Parent Liaison) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for all you do!
**5th Grade Shadowing at Long**
All the spots are filled, and Shadowing will be closed for the 2015-2016 school year.
Please remember that we already have students that participate in our Shadow Program. These students are recommended by our teachers and do a great job!
Potential National Junior Honor Society Members
Attention all potential National Junior Honor Society members. This is a reminder that your applications are due no later than Friday February 19th. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
You can pick up an application in the front office, and you will drop off your completed application to Ms. Ramirez in the front office.
Ms. Morrissey and Ms. Norman
J.L. Long Summer Trip to Tampa, Florida
J.L. Long Students have an opportunity for an adventure-packed learning experience in the Florida Everglades this summer.
Total cost is $1989.00 which includes airfare, hotels, meals, etc.
$100 deposit is due by February 19th. Click here for brochure or go to the website: World Strides / Florida-Habitat H20 website
Please see Ms. Smith in A112 or email her at email@example.com
Time to Order Yearbooks!
The deadline for orders, dedications & shout outs is March 25, 2016. Click here for more info on yearbooks and how to order.
J.L. Long Cheer: Parent's Night Out Pajama Party
Sat, 2/6 @ 6-10pm at Studio B, 2106 Kidwell
$45 for ages 4-9 years old
Enjoy an early Valentine's date, and we'll take care of the kids. Bring your sleeping bags and pj's and get ready for a fun night of pizza, popcorn, movies, games and lots of great CHEER. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb 1. Sibling discount available.
yb IB: Long's Spring Showcase -- JOIN US!
Thurs, 2/18 @ 6:30-8pm in Long Auditorium
Calling ALL Long families -- current and future! You’ll get to experience an in-depth overview of the IB MYP Programme from the students’ perspective. Enjoy a welcome from the Fine Arts Department & IB Coordinator, and then choose any 2 classes where the students will showcase their projects. Start thinking of which classes you want to see & ask your student how they’re involved! Click here for the flier!
Camp Long - Dads Only Camp Out!
3/4-3/6 @ Camp Grady Spruce
We need your help.
In the past we have counted on and called on Long dads when a need arises and you guys never disappoint. From painting walls to helping with events and even last minute emergency calls for cash donations, our dads always step up for the kids and the school. I am asking for your help once again. We want to pave the way for future Long dads and start up some great annual events that can fund raise for our kids and make Long a better place now and in the future. We are working hard to grow and and improve upon the hard work of what past Long dads started and provide more opportunity for us to fund the needs for our campus and our kids. Camp Long is the first of these events.
We will need your support and involvement to make this event happen. Camp Long starts the evening of March 4th and goes through March 6th but the schedule is flexible, arrive and leave whenever you like. If you have a group you would like to cabin with, we can group you up, want to bring a tent to sleep in because you don't like snoring dads, bring it on, can only come out Saturday, not an issue, want to bring a boat and fish all day, we have a ramp in camp.
I hope to see you there. We really need your support on this. Promise it will be a great time. Steaks cooked on the grill, endless cornhole/bag toss, washers and horse shoes games, and the sweet silence of a kid free man bonding weekend with your fellow Long dads.
As an incentive, I have a discount code good through Feb 15 that takes $25 off. Use the code f4l20 on the flash sale site.
For more info and to register click here www.friendsforlong.org/camplong and click register.
Friends for Long President
Ways to Help
Help Fund Ms. Walker's Requests for AVID
8 Apple iPad minis and cases -- $3453 still needed!
Click here to donate now.
21 academic & collaborative games for rainy/test days -- $401 still needed!
Click here to donate now.
Help Fund Ms. Peters' Request for Reading
A class set of books -- $400 still needed!
Click here to donate now.
Let's Help WWHS STEM Teacher -- Please Vote!
Woodrow Academy of Engineering teacher Dan Garrison submitted an idea now among 10 finalists in the first-ever Rather Prize for ideas to innovate education in Texas that are now competing for $10,000 and the chance this coming March to share the idea at the SXSW Education Conference attended by 1,000s in Austin, TX. Click here to vote for him!
The award is sponsored by the Dan Rather family and founded and operated by his grandson Martin, a student at Rice University.
CONGRATULATIONS to Kareeme Hawkins, Carrie Landman and Elaine Perez of J.L. Long Middle School for being one of a group of only 91 schools from across the state to win the CREST Award for Counseling Excellence for 2015. Great job, Counselors! To read more about the CREST award, click here for J.L. Long's Submission and click here for the Press Release.
Girls -- 7th, 5-2 (W-L); 8th, 7-0 (W-L) [district]
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