Longfellow Elementary School blends the tradition of a turn-of-the-century building with the modern adaptations needed to accommodate successful 21st century learning. The rich cultural diversity of the neighborhood make it a unique and diverse elementary school within the Iowa City Community School District.
The educational program here incorporates an emphasis on learning the common core curriculum through experiential learning, basic skills instruction and enrichment opportunities. Included in the program are activities that integrate multicultural experiences, the arts, technology and lots of reading. The staff is committed to building high self-esteem in each child, fostering positive, cooperative attitudes and focusing on the “whole” child.
On April 25, 2017, the Iowa City Community School District Board of Education approved the language that will appear on the ballot for the District’s General Obligation Bond referendum. This officially begins the process of formalizing the referendum to be voted on by the community on September 12, 2017.
Per Iowa law, at the start of the 2017-18 school year there will be two immunizations required for 7th grade entry. These immunizations are Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis/whooping cough) and meningococcal (to prevent meningitis, a bacteria that infects the brain, blood and spinal cord).
This weekend, much of the world’s attention was focused on an effort by the federal government to impose restrictions on the ability of immigrants and refugees to come to the United States. From protestors at airports and on the streets to lawyers and judges in courtrooms, there was a swift reaction by many in support of immigrants and refugees.