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Dear Parents and Residents,

Dr. Lonergan     Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. I hope you enjoyed a refreshing summer with family and friends.  The summer months are always a busy time for us.  In preparation for the new academic year, school buildings have been cleaned thoroughly, new employees were hired, teachers and other employees participated in professional development opportunities, and many repairs and improvements have been completed throughout our buildings.

     We have many reasons to take pride in our District.  Our students are excelling in the classroom, on the athletic field, in the arts, and through extracurricular activities.  The students of the Class of 2017 were awarded more than $15 million in scholarships to attend the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation.  We are proud to report that the Longwood High School graduation rate for enrolled twelfth-grade students has remained at 97%, our highest level to date.

    Through strong administrative leadership, we continue to provide enriched curriculum to meet the next generation of learning standards and have realigned our administrative responsibilities to reflect the vision for a comprehensive K-12 learning community.  Our mental health services have expanded and will provide increased support and assistance to our at-risk student population as they grow and learn.

      Under the Board of Education’s direction, an anonymous school climate survey launched last spring that gathered information in areas including academic expectations, school safety, school leadership, student involvement, respectful environment, safety, parent and community involvement, and student learning.  The Board is reviewing the results of the survey and will set goals for the new school year, as well as adjust our practices to involve our school community better.

     As we move forward with 21st-century learning and expectations, we are designing our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) program.  We are working closely with our community resources to create an enriching program that will accommodate all students and continue to challenge our higher achieving students as well.  

     All of these initiatives and improvements are the result of strong partnerships with the administration, teachers, staff, and community. Together, with the vision and support of the Board of Education, we will provide our children with every opportunity to reach their full potential. 

     We recognize the importance of our parent’s involvement and welcome you to become a partner in your child’s education.  Take a moment to learn more about our schools by visiting the District website, www.longwood.12.ny.us, and be sure to download the Longwood Schools mobile app, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our District Video Channel, for the latest school news and information. 

     Working together, we will continue to inspire success and a lifetime of learning at Longwood School District.  

Sincerely,


Michael R. Lonergan, DSW
Superintendent of Schools
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