Where Is The LHS Class of 2021 Going Next Year?


Note: Some seniors chose not to submit information First Name Last Name Destination Major Hannah Adams Umass Amherst Psychology Sontino Allentuck United States Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering Olatunji Alokolaro UMass Boston Biology Olivia Anderson University of Rhode Island Undecided Natalie Antonucci Simmons University Political Science Armen Asik Georgetown University Human Science/Pre-med Nina Barnett University

2021 LHS staff retirements


Ms. Hilary Godin Having parents that were teachers, Ms. Godin always felt that “teaching was in my blood.” At Alma College, she majored in painting and became an art teacher. After teaching art for 41 years, 35 of those at LHS, Ms. Godin is retiring. As she departs, Ms. Godin speaks highly of LHS, saying,“It

Asian Solidarity


On the morning of March 27th, numerous residents of Springfield and surrounding towns gathered outside of the Springfield City Hall at the “Stop Asian Hate” rally in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Mrs. Lian Duan, one of the organizers of the rally, was the first to give a speech. “It was

COVID-19 Precautions in Longmeadow Harm the Environment


In Longmeadow’s striving for a safe, COVID-19 free environment, the town inadvertently harmed the environment. Like many municipalities across the country and even the world, Longmeadow heated the outdoors indirectly to keep good circulation in public buildings by opening the windows and letting the COVID-19 particles out—alongside all the warm air that they were suspended

An End to Pool Testing at Longmeadow Public Schools


While pool testing for COVID-19 has been effective in some areas, it was recently decided that the Longmeadow Public Schools will not be continuing to use it.  Pool testing is a system in which groups of people participate in a combined test for COVID-19. This testing process consists of three stages. First, each person takes

Longmeadow Anti-Racism Coalition Standouts


On April 16th, The Longmeadow Anti-Racism Coalition (LARC) resumed their weekly standouts. This group was formed by Erin Reed, who began these standouts originally. Over the past few months, many Longmeadow residents have joined the group in an effort to promote equality and respect for people of all races in town. Since last year, the

The State Of Pronouns At LHS


At a Student Faculty Advisory Council (SFAC) meeting late this January, a discussion was held over whether or not to suggest to teachers that they promote the use of pronouns on Zoom and in the classroom. This initiative was met with support, confusion, and indifference. Jonah Barresi, Student Body President for the Class of 2022,

Many AP Exams Underwent Changes to Accompany Online Learning


As the end of the year approaches, students dread the upcoming AP Exams set to take place in June. Due to COVID-19, the administration of the test has changed drastically. All AP Exams except for AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP French Language and Culture, and AP Music Theory are being given completely remote. Despite

Why The LPD Purchased a Ford Pickup and Hybrid Cruiser This Year


As the Longmeadow Police Department (LPD) works to keep the tools it uses to protect the community up to date, this year the department purchased two new vehicles. Conversations with Police Chief Robert Stocks and Select Board member Mr. Mark Gold yielded some interesting facts about police vehicles that many townspeople may not be aware

Passive Solar Home Projects


On Friday, May 21st, Ms. Dawn Striker’s Principles of Engineering class displayed their final team project: A Passive Solar Home Design. Students prepared a 3-D model, a floor plan, a plot plan while taking into consideration 7 elements of passive solar home design.  They also estimated the utility costs for summer vs winter, included appliance

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