News and Announcements

Melton Wins Superintendent's Art Award

Congratulations to Christan Melton for receiving the Superintendent's Art Award for Middle Schools. We are so proud of you!! Continue to share and nurture your talent!

Women's History Month Essay Winner

Congratulations to our Women’s History Month Essay Winner Claire Vanderark (7th Grade) for doing an outstanding job on her essay entitled, “My Mother, May I have half her strength.

Long Middle School 2022-2023 Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Linda Patterson for being nominated and selected as our Long Middle School 2022-2023 Employee of the Year! ✨



Included below are some of the reasons she was nominated and selected by her colleagues...

"She's my school mom. Greets students, parents, faculty, and staff members with a smile and a positive attitude. Listens and offers solutions where she can. Professional from appearance to her attitude. Follows through promptly and is very efficient at her job. If she can't help, she will find someone who can. Always tactful, honest, and trustworthy. Always there to lend a listening ear. Offers words of encouragement face to face and through email."

"Hardworking, supportive, encouraging, She goes above and beyond to help everyone "

"Mrs. Patterson makes sure we're uplifted during times of sorrow. Her encouraging emails minister to me more than she even realizes. Mrs. Patterson has the gift of making everything better all the time. She's such a light to us all!"

"Ms. Patterson is the heart and soul of the school. If you need someone to talk to, need advice, or need help, she is there. She will never judge."

"Ms. Patterson is a tremendous asset to Long Middle School, and I admire her so much! She does so many important things behind the scenes that we don't even realize. She always has a positive attitude and encouraging words for the faculty and staff. I love how she organizes a good meal or treat for special occasions or just because. Most importantly, she is a spiritual leader because she encourages us to pray for others when they are in need. Even though I don't get to visit with her much, I am so thankful for all that she does to keep things going as they should at our school. She is an absolute treasure!"

"Mrs. Patterson goes above and beyond at Long Middle School. She always has something positive to say to you. She sends out positive quotes and things to think about. She willingly helps anyone with whatever is needed. Most importantly, we all know she prays for the teachers, staff, and students daily. Love you Mrs. Patterson!"

"Ms. Patterson is the heart and soul of the school. If you need someone to talk to, need advice, or need help, she is there. She will never judge. "

"Mrs. Patterson may work in the counselor's office but she wears so many other hats with grace. She is an inspiration to us all!"

"Mrs. Patterson looks out for everyone. She is always concerned about our extended families and our achievements. She tries to increase school morale by hosting staff lunches, desserts, and other treats. She a just an all-around great person."

"Linda goes above and beyond to welcome new parents and students as well as planning socials for the staff."

"Mrs. Patterson is always willing to help others. She has a pleasant demeanor at all times and shows compassion for others. She lifts our spirits regularly."

"Mrs. Patterson does so much behind the scenes work. She is also always trying to increase morale for people, and she is a shoulder to lean on. She is an asset to our staff. "

"Mrs. Patterson goes above and beyond at Long Middle School. She always has something positive to say to you. She sends out positive quotes and things to think about. She willingly helps anyone with whatever is needed. Most importantly, we all know she prays for the teachers, staff, and students daily. Love you Mrs. Patterson!"

Congratulations, Mrs. Patterson, you are well deserving! 👏

LMS: Read Across America

We are going to celebrate reading every Wednesday in March and kick it off with Read Across America NEXT WEDNESDAY, March 2nd.



Here are a couple of “BIG IDEAS” for you to keep in mind each Wednesday.

• Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) from 7:50 to 8:15 school wide. I’ll make an announcement each week for this time. Reading is a great way to start each day!


• Book Scavenger Hunt –
We’ll place book jackets down each hall, atrium, cafeteria, etc. Students will be challenged to find them, create a list, and share it with me (electronically or paper). Every student who participates will be entered to win a prize; one winner per grade. The student that finds the most will also win a prize.

2022-2023 Teacher of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Mr. Julius Miller! Woo hoo!!! He was nominated and selected to be Long Middle School Teacher of the Year for the 2022-2023 school year! Included are some of the reasons he was nominated and selected by his peers.
Congratulations, Mr. Miller, you are well deserving!


"Mr. Miller is awesome. He has such a fantastic attitude. He is always smiling and has something kind or funny to say. He starts the day off for so many of our students and staff by greeting everyone as they get out of their cars and enter the building. He started the Robotics club and gives up multiple days after school with each grade to allow more students to participate. He is willing to (and has, I'm sure) help everyone in whatever way he can. He is a wonderfully positive influence for our students, especially the boys. He looks out for all my favorite Miller girls. What a great representative for LMS!"

"He's my man!!! I can honestly say he is passionate about tech and building relationships with his students. He is such an asset to the school and goes above and beyond for any teacher or student. He's truly worthy of the title."

"Julius Miller is a team player for the students and staff at Long Middle School. Julius is very professional and helps out wherever he is needed. His students enjoy his class and LMS is glad to have him as a teacher."

"Always goes above and beyond!"

"Julius is always willing to help any kid or teacher!"

"Mr. Miller goes above and beyond the call of duty for his students! He has established a Robotics Club at LMS that is pushing our students to new heights with STEM activities. He spends two days out of the week after school teaching and guiding his students to excellence! In addition, he assists every student and teacher whenever he is needed. He always greets faculty and staff with a smile and a positive comment to follow! He is a true role model for our students. It is an honor and privilege to have him be a part of our LMS family!"

"Caring, devoted, team player, passionate, relatable, and just a fantastic teacher and person inside and out."

"The BEST to represent teachers and students. Julius goes above and beyond. He is highly qualified."

"Mr. Miller is always keeping his class updated and interesting to the students by constantly reflecting on lessons and finding new information to use. Additionally, he helps keep students engaged and motivated in his free time through clubs and grants that bring in new supplies and activities."

" I have been a witness to Mr. Miller in action in his robotics club. His students were so excited, attentive, and engaged. There have been a few times when I have introduced something new in the classroom, and his students will say, "Oh we did that in Mr. Miller's classroom." When I see him around the school interacting with other teachers, faculty, and staff he is helping others, having a giving spirit. His humble caring spirit would be great for school morale."


"Julius Miller goes above and beyond to help his colleagues in any capacity."

"Always friendly, positive, and helpful. Great with his students!"

"Mr. Miller brought robots to our school and he will help cheerfully with anything."

"Mr. Miller is just great! The students adore him. I think he'll be a great TOY!"

"Julius is the absolute epitome of what a teacher and friend should be. He's a wonderful role model for all of our students, he is so knowledgeable when it comes to technology, he always helps others in any way he can, and he does it all with a smile. He truly makes LMS a better place! I can't think of a more qualified candidate for TOY for LMS! I am beyond blessed to call him my good friend!!"

ABC Teacher and Staff Member of the Month

“Mrs. Easterling is an awesome lady! Always available for students and staff. Positive attitude and always willing to help in any way she can.”

“Mrs. Easterling steps up when necessary to advocate for our students.”

“Alison is always making herself available selflessly when needed for the Special Education Department. She's dependable and more than willing to lend a helping hand.”

“Ms. Melton is always willing to help out whenever asked. She is always cheerful and has a positive outlook on life that is easy to pick up on when you are around her. She brings a bright light to the hallway.”


Thank you both for being such amazing shining stars in this building!
We are so fortunate to have you here at LMS! ⭐️❤️️
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