Programs and Activities

With an emphasis on literacy, math and real-world science, Longfellow students build a strong foundation in the core curriculum. To enhance student learning, specialists in music, art, and physical education work with students weekly. Below are additional programs and activities available at our school.

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4-year-old Kindergarten
Longfellow works in partnership with Headstart to provide a 4-year-old Kindergarten program. Students attend school full days, four days per week (M,T,Th,F). Students must meet certain eligibility requirements to enroll. For more information, contact Kristen Mares.

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English Language Learner (ELL) Program
Licensed ELL teachers provide classroom instruction and additional learning support for students who are non-native English speakers to ensure they acquire English proficiency.

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PACE Gifted and Talented Program
Longfellow provides a variety of enrichment activities for students who have been identified as gifted and talented. Activities are designed to challenge students and develop their skills in their area of giftedness. PACE is one way our school meets the varying needs of our students.

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Special Education Services
The Sheboygan Area School District provides special education services for students who have been identified through an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Click here to learn more.

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Band
Beginning band is open to all 5th grade students. We offer instruction on flute, oboe, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone and combined percussion. Students receive one twenty minute lesson and one thirty minute full rehearsal per week.

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Orchestra
The strings program is open to 5th grade students. Students who participate in the strings program attend a weekly, small group lesson that is scheduled before school or during the school day. Instruments available for study are the violin, viola, cello, and string bass.

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After-School Enrichment Program
Funded by the 21st Century grant, Longfellow students may participate in a free after-school enrichment program.

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Junior Art Mentor Program
In partnership with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Longfellow 4th and 5th grade students volunteer as junior art mentors, giving museum tours to children and adult groups.

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Magic Tree House Reading Club
Based upon the Magic Tree House book series, this parent and child after-school reading club is open to all 2nd and 3rd grade students. Monthly club meeting activities revolve around various book themes and include reading strategies and hands-on projects that extend learning from one or more of the books.

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Photo Club
Longfellow Photo Club is a group of primarily 5th grade students interested in the study of good composition in a photograph. The students study the works of professional photographers emphasizing focal point, angle, and lighting. After a five week training, the photographers are ready to go into school and take pictures for the Memory Book, classes and special celebrations at Longfellow.

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Reel 'em In Fishing Club
This after-school club meets monthly and is open to all Longfellow students with an interest in fishing.

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Sports
Students may participate in various sports by enrolling through the Community Recreation Department. Several sports teams meet at Longfellow Elementary.

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Student Council
Second through Fifth grade students meet monthly to discuss ideas and to support positive friendships in their school.

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Youth Tutoring Youth
YTY is a program that organizes high school students to tutor students at Longfellow.

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