Longfellow Elementary School takes pride in creating a learning environment that allows students, families, staff, and community members to work together in the best interest of children. Our staff is committed to providing a challenging curriculum along with a safe and respectful learning environment. Each of our students participate in Guidance, Art, Music and Phys. Ed. in addition to the rigorous core curriculum.
A dedicated and caring staff provides a warm environment that also has a serious sense of academic purpose. Longfellow teachers are well-educated with 85% having earned a Master’s degree and many with National Board Certification.
The Longfellow staff has worked at length to infuse strong literacy education as part of its educational program. Longfellow is using technology to improve student motivation and engagement that enhances the curriculum for both interventions as well as enrichment activities. Each classroom is equipped with a SMARTBoard, iPads or Chromebooks, ELMO document cameras and other technology to enrich our students’ experience.
Longfellow is an elementary school that values an environment where all people work together, and their community partnerships set them apart. The school partners with the Kiwanis Club, Foster Grandparent Program, Lunch Buddies, Youth to Youth Tutors, Nourish, Feed America, Junior Achievement and Crossroads Church to name a few. Longfellow is a Title 1 and Achievement Gap Reduction (AGR) School that is provided with additional funding to allow small class sizes and services that help to set our students up for success. Longfellow offers all students Universal Free Breakfast and Lunch and works with Nourish to supply additional sources of food through the Backpack Program. All students benefit greatly from this community involvement.
Longfellow Elementary has been a leader in the District and the State in implementing PBIS, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. This system allows for positive ways to recognize students for following the Longfellow Way of Respecting Self, Others and the Environment. Longfellow has been recognized as a PBIS School of Distinction by the WI PBIS Network.
Students at Longfellow have the option to participate in a before or after school care program that combines academic and enrichment activities free of charge. Additional after school activities are scheduled throughout the year, with clubs ranging from Student Council to Soccer. Parents are encouraged to be a part of our community where we celebrate diversity and get together monthly to build relationships between families and school.