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posted Jun 8, 2015, 8:20 AM by Chris Turner

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Summer Math Calendars



The links below provide an easy-to-use summer math calendar to keep the math going! 

Thank you to the school districts that have taken the time to put together such valuable resources.

Grades PreK-5: Summer Reading/Math Calendars


Grades K - 3: Summer Math Calendars


Grades 2 - 8 from 2014: Summer Calendars


Grades 1 - 6 from 2013: Summer Math and Reading


Enjoy - see you in the fall!!

   Summer Professional Development  

Registering for summer courses NOW! 


Courses for all grade levels


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Leadership Seminar: Transforming

Mathematics Education  


August 18 and 19, 2015

8:00 - 3:00

Mansfield Holiday Inn 


This 2-day seminar is Part 1 of an on-going series of seminars aimed at developing building-based leadership. Participants are encouraged to attend as a team including teachers, coaches, specialists, special educators, and administrators. Through a series of presentations and activities, participants will design a plan to transform the teaching of mathematics within their school and /or district.            

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Susan Looney, Ed.D.

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Free TenMarks Summer Math Program 2015

posted Jun 4, 2015, 6:35 AM by Chris Turner   [ updated Jun 8, 2015, 4:11 AM ]

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Summer Reading Lists

posted May 21, 2015, 4:36 AM by Chris Turner   [ updated May 21, 2015, 4:37 AM ]

Youth Arts Awards - Art Show at Rollstone Studios

posted May 5, 2015, 6:45 AM by Chris Turner

Autism Awareness Night at Longsjo Middle School

posted Apr 6, 2015, 11:29 AM by Chris Turner

Longsjo Helping Hands Club Serves School and Community

posted Apr 2, 2015, 4:49 AM by Chris Turner

Longsjo Middle School Students Lend Their Helping Hands

posted Mar 25, 2015, 6:02 AM by Chris Turner   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 6:04 AM ]

Longsjo math coach earns educator award

posted Dec 23, 2013, 5:34 AM by Fitchburg Schools

Sentinel & Enterprise
POSTED:   12/22/2013 06:55:38 AM EST

Mathematics coach at Longsjo Middle School Tammi Chandler with her  outstanding educator award. Courtesy Photo<br /><br />Sun staff photos can be ordered
Mathematics coach at Longsjo Middle School Tammi Chandler with her outstanding educator award. Courtesy Photo 

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BOSTON -- Tammi Chandler, mathematics coach at Longsjo Middle School in Fitchburg and a Fitchburg State University alumna, was among eight honored Wednesday as the commonwealth's outstanding K-12 educators who graduated from the state university system's teacher preparation programs.

Chandler, a native of Fitchburg, earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Fitchburg State. She has taught middle-school mathematics in the city for 11 years.

Recognized for her effective teaching practices, Chandler shifted from teaching to coaching mathematics. Her leadership skills and commitment to the profession have been instrumental in increasing student learning at the Longsjo Middle School.

She is known as a teacher of resilience and a turnaround teacher who embraces the teaching of challenging students. For her, student success is her greatest reward.

"Tammi Chandler is exemplary of the extraordinary teachers that Fitchburg State and the entire State University System are graduating each and every year," said Fitchburg State President Robert V. Antonucci. "These are the great teachers who are adept at helping all students learn and who care deeply about the education and well-being of their students. These are the great teachers who years, even decades later, students can recall as making a difference in their lives."

The outstanding educators saluted in Boston represent eight of the nine campuses across the State University System and received awards for their teaching excellence, especially in the face of challenging situations, as well as their contributions to the communities in which they live and work. Ceremony attendees also included representatives from state university campuses and education leaders in the Patrick administration, as well as members of the House and Senate.

Almost two centuries ago, Massachusetts became the first to recognize the importance of teacher preparation programs by the establishing the first three schools dedicated to educating teachers. Today, these institutions have grown to become comprehensive state universities educating students in multiple disciplines beyond education. The Massachusetts state universities continue to educate more than one-third of all public educators in Massachusetts.

Read more: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/community/ci_24776316/longsjo-math-coach-earns-educator-award#ixzz2oIxBswhA

Longsjo girls attend STEM expo at WPI

posted Nov 5, 2013, 6:53 AM by Fitchburg Schools

Sentinel & Enterprise
POSTED: 11/03/2013 06:53:40 AM EST

Longsjo students attending a trip to WPI for the recent Geek Is Glam Expo: from left, first row, Cizara Al-Aziz, Teyanna Torres, Leomarys Grullon, Diana Castro, Italiana Lulimachi, Lisa Pavan, Taylor Jollimore, Jaclyn Lorigan and Naomi Lynn Small; second row, Kaylee Bray, Lisa Ngunda, Erin St. Germain, Mylori Aubuchon, Megan Duong and Lydia Gnoza. Courtesy Photo
WORCESTER -- On Saturday, Oct. 19, 16 Longsjo Middle School female students in the Advanced Academic Learning Initiative program traveled with their teachers, Christine DiMauro and Deborah French, to Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the Geek Is Glam Expo sponsored by Girl Scouts of central and western Massachusetts.

Students were able to: participate in a daylong event full of workshops, hands-on exhibits, crazy inventions and dynamic demonstrations; explore experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); meet and talk to extraordinary women in a variety of STEM fields; take a tour of WPI, eat in the dining hall, and find out what college life is like; learn from talented men and women about the exciting opportunities in STEM fields and how they can make a difference in the world.

This experience was especially beneficial to female AALI students in grades 6-8, of which there are 23 at Longsjo. Many of them are interested in pursuing STEM careers.

This program not only supports the STEM initiative of the school's AALI program, but also gives students the confidence to pursue a career in the STEM fields.

Read more: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/community/ci_24445270/longsjo-girls-attend-stem-expo-at-wpi#ixzz2jgYxZNRc

Fitchburg Middle-Schoolers get Solid Reviews for Expanded Learning Time

posted Nov 7, 2012, 9:55 AM by Nicholas Morin

FITCHBURG -- Students at Longsjo Middle School have shown progress in proficiency of tested subjects beyond many of their Expanded Learning Time Initiative counterparts, program manager Emily Raine of Massachusetts 2020 told the School Committee Monday evening.


While Longsjo is relatively new to the six-year-old program, which has added 300 hours to each school year since 2009, students there have progressed much further than some students in the first rung of participating schools, Raine said.

Massachusetts schools participating in the initiative, most of which are in high-poverty areas, Raine said, considerably outperform the majority of other participants.


She said the program, funded through the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, has demonstrated that several schools, when using the additional time well, have been able to lessen, or in some cases eliminate, achievement gaps that previously existed. Schools are able to add time to each day or create additional school days through the program, but most choose the former, she said.


Longsjo Principal Craig Chalifoux said he has been pleased with the results of adding an hour and 50 minutes to each school day for the past few years.


There are 19 schools across nine districts participating in the program. Others are in Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Fall River, Greenfield, Malden, Revere and Worcester.


Though the majority of schools are doing better with the additional time, some are still struggling with how best to manage and effectively use it, Raine said. Many schools have experienced dramatic rises in English language arts and math proficiency, some as high as 35 percent, while others have made little to no progress, she said.

She said two middle schools, which she declined to name, have recently undergone performance reviews and it was determined that funds would be best allocated elsewhere, in order to give other schools a chance to succeed.

For the 19 participating schools, the program is funded at $13.9 million. Raine said up to $2.5 million in state funding could be available to add new schools to the program next year, through a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the Ford Foundation. She said Massachusetts has already signed on as a lead state, and New York and Colorado are close behind.


Per its performance agreement with Mass2020, Longsjo will be up for its five-year review at the end of 2013-14 school year.


Chalifoux said the program has been of great benefit to Longsjo students and he is excited the school district may have the opportunity to expand.


According to Superintendent of Schools Andre Ravenelle, Reingold and South Street elementary schools have already begun informing their staff of the possibility of participating, as 80 percent of the faculty must be in favor in order to move forward with the program.


Reingold Principal Kathy Brady said there has been some parent concern over increasing the length of the school day, but she believes a longer day would benefit students and parents. She said a survey revealed that more than half of the school's students are enrolled in morning or afternoon daycare or other activities, likely due to conflicting parent work schedules.


South Street Principal Monica Poitras reported similar results, and said the extra learning time would allow for not only more science and social-studies time, but possibly the addition of enrichment activities such as dance, pottery and martial arts.

In other business, Ravenelle announced his appointment of Crocker Elementary School Assistant Principal Adam Renda as an interim replacement of soon-to-retire Principal Therese Grattan for the 2012-13 school year. Renda's appointment was warmly received by the School Committee, and Ravenelle said permanent placement as principal would be discussed the following year.


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Article taken from: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com

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