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Elementary Science Day Camp offered

The R.A. Long Science Olympiad Club presents the 6th Annual Elementary Science Day Camp for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in Cowlitz County. There are two sessions to pick from –  Monday, February 18, 2019, 8am – 2pm (there is no school that day) and/or Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8am-2pm.

Students will explore a variety of scientific concepts including physics, chemistry, biology. High school students will run the experiments and offer hands-on lab activities and demonstrations.  Experiments include catapults, robotics, code breakers, lava lamps, footprinting, chemical reactions, lasers, and rockets.

The camp will be held at R.A. Long, Room 130; the cost is $49, payable at the ASB office during school hours or on the day of the camp. Please complete the registration form and return to R.A. Long High School ASB office during school hours.

2019-02-12T15:44:32+00:00February 12th, 2019|

Star Polisher – Gali Gonzalez

Who would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mrs. Gonzalez,” writes R.A. Long 10th grader Blake Girt.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Blake says, “She is awesome and supportive.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2019-02-12T13:55:09+00:00February 12th, 2019|

R.A. Long students attend national library conference

Students with author Kosoko Jackson

R.A. Long 12th grader Delaney Morgan and 10th graders Madison Jennings and Damien West Weber joined teens from Washington and Oregon schools at the recent American Library Association Midwinter Conference. The students were invited to the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults teen feedback session to share their thoughts about the committee’s top pick titles with the committee chair and three members. Using student feedback from the session, committee members will select and publish their top ten titles to recommend to librarians throughout the United States.

To prepare for the event the three students, members of the R.A. Long ReAL Teens Read Club sponsored by R.A. Long Library, read dozens of  titles from a list of over 100 under consideration by the committee. In addition to the feedback session, the day included an opportunity to meet with publisher representatives to get Advanced Reader Copies of upcoming titles, an informal lunch with five authors, and an opportunity to get autographed books.

Damien West Weber with authors Elliott Neff and Shaun David Hutchinson

“Participation in this event emphasizes the library’s important role in student literacy by providing authentic experiences in the district outcome of becoming effective communicators as well as knowledgeable persons who evaluate, create, and use information ethically and effectively,” says Jodi Kruse, R.A. Long teacher librarian. And as an Evergreen Teen Book Award committee chairperson, Mrs. Kruse wants to integrate similar teen feedback sessions in the selection of that committee’s final nominees.

To find out more, visit ReAL Teens Read Bloggers and read featured posts by Delaney Morgan and Madison Jennings. Check the library’s Facebook page for upcoming videos of student feedback.

 

2019-02-05T14:12:41+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Star Polisher – Hanna Burleson

Who would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mrs. Burleson,” writes R.A. Long 9th grader Nolan Rawson and 10th grader Blake Girt.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Nolan says, “She really goes in depth about all of the things we are doing and tries to say it in a way that fits everybody’s needs.”

Blake adds, “She is awesome and supportive.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2019-02-04T15:27:59+00:00February 4th, 2019|

Star Polisher – Janelle Ormond

Who would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mrs. Ormond,” writes R.A. Long 12th grader Mary Broderius.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Mary says, “She has become a second and sometimes a first mom for me. The connection she makes with our AVID family has been beyond what any teacher should or would do. Mrs. Ormond has seen everyone in the AVID class cry multiple times and she is always there for any of her kids whenever we need her. There aren’t words that I could use to describe the appreciation and love the AVID class and I have for her.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2019-01-28T13:52:54+00:00January 28th, 2019|

Star Polisher – Brian Cohen

Who would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mr. Cohen,” writes Farryn Hubbard, tenth-grader at R.A. Long.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Farryn says, “Mr. Cohen is my Biology teacher, and he’s made it very hands-on for the class. We do many labs in AP Bio, which has helped me a lot with the more difficult topics in the class. The notes we take are full of all the necessary information we need, and even use good analogies to further explain the concepts.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2019-01-18T15:56:21+00:00January 18th, 2019|

Star Polisher – Tim Harris

Tim Harris and GraceWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Tim Harris,” writes R.A. Long 10th grader Grace Zacher.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Grace says, “Tim is just so kind and supportive! I see him a lot because I stay after school for theatre things and he always says hi to me and he comes to our shows! He is always so kind to all of us in the theatre department and reminds us that we have supporters and people who love and appreciate what we do, even when it doesn’t feel like it sometimes. Tim is just so awesome! We love Tim!”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2019-01-17T14:36:05+00:00January 17th, 2019|

Star Polisher – Susan Donahue

Who would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mrs. Donahue,” writes R.A. Long 12th grader Zoe Watts.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Zoe says, “Mrs. Donahue has been not only a teacher and a director, but someone I can always turn to for help or support with anything that is troubling me.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2019-01-07T16:13:27+00:00January 7th, 2019|

Star Polisher – Lacey Grady

Who would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mrs. Grady,” writes Jaylene Fuchs-Dickerson, 9th grader at R.A. Long.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Jaylene says, “She helped me to be determined and look on the bright side which is very helpful.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2019-01-07T16:11:15+00:00January 7th, 2019|

Star Polisher – Paul Field

Who would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mr. Field,” writes Kiara Peppers-Wheeler, tenth-grader at R.A. Long.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Kiara says, “He helps me even if it isn’t school work!”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2018-12-21T13:37:39+00:00December 21st, 2018|
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