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NASA summer camp offers great opportunity for high school students

Cowlitz County high school students, including incoming freshmen and just-graduated seniors, are invited to experience “Terra Trackers”. This week-long summer camp at R.A. Long High School will allow students to work with electronics and robotics. The camp will run July 16 through July 19, and there is no charge to attend.  Applications are due June 15. Read more about the camp, and complete the camp application.  Completed applications may be returned to the ASB office at R.A. Long, or scanned and emailed to Hanna Burleson.


2018-05-10T15:35:57+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

Notable musicians win state honors

Orchestra on stageLongview students representing Southwest Washington bested other outstanding musicians from around the state in Ellensburg, WA April 27 and 28 at the annual Washington Music Educator’s Association State Solo and Ensemble Content.

The combined R.A. Long and Mark Morris Large Group Orchestra, comprised of R.A. Long students Megan Willis,  Eleanor Stalick, Reagan Gosselin, Christopher Ofstun, Roman Stalick, and Delaney Morgan with Mark Morris students Sarah Sanchez, Chloe Compton, Caroline Nesterkin, and Josette Shepherd received Superior Ratings.

Other accomplishments of the Longview musicians include:

  • Eleanor Stalick (R.A. Long) earned superior ratings for Cello Solo.
  • Isabel Buckingham (Mark Morris) won first place out of all students in the state for Multiple Percussion.
  • Shana Busch (Mark Morris) also received a superior rating for Multiple Percussion.
  • Seth Klander (R.A. Long) received a superior rating for Percussion Timpani Solo.
  • Grant Bowser (R.A. Long) received superior ratings for (vocal) Bass Solo.
  • Rose Smith (R.A. Long) received superior ratings for (vocal) Alto Solo.
2018-05-07T16:49:45+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

R.A. Long senior signs letter of intent in STEM

In case you missed it on the district Facebook page, here is some news shared recently about senior Hamzah Amjad who joined 48 other students from around the state to sign his letter of intent to study STEM.

2018-05-03T14:16:43+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

Facebook Friday with Dr. Zorn

On most Fridays you can find Longview superintendent Dr. Dan Zorn live on Facebook talking about the week’s activities. In case you missed them, check out his April updates. Stay up to date with Longview news by following us on Facebook, and by following Dr. Zorn on Facebook and Twitter.

2018-05-03T14:23:15+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

R.A. Long future business leaders shine at state conference

Success was sweet for two Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members who competed in the State Leadership Conference in Bellevue, Wash. in early April.

FBLA winners Isaac Brill and Erik Wrzesinski

R.A. Long junior Erik Wrzesinski placed 7th in Accounting 2,  and senior Isaac Brill placed 3rd in Computer Problem Solving, 9th in Networking Concepts, and 10th in Personal Finance.  Both students will advance to Nationals in June in Baltimore, Maryland.

FBLA’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. In Washington, over 5,000 students participate in 160 chapters.  CTE Business Teacher Sharon Jacobs said, “R. A. Long has not had a top ten winner on stage for about 14 years, perhaps a few more.”

2018-04-17T16:57:07+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

R.A. Long students shine at state health occupations competition

R.A. Long students Macie Jones, Piper Nguyen, Quinn Laulainen, Ashlyn McCartney, and Alejandro Chavez

Hard work paid off at the recent state Health Occupation Students of America competition in Spokane, Wash. for three R.A. Long students who placed in the top ten in their events.

Macie Jones placed second in Pharmacy Science, and will be advancing to the International Competition in Dallas, Texas in June 2018.

Piper Nguyen placed fourth in Pharmacy Science and Alejandro Chavez placed seventh in Healthy Lifestyles. Also attending the conference were club officers Quinn Laulainen and Ashlyn McCartney.

2018-03-19T15:19:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|

R.A. Long recognized as AVID site of distinction for second year

AVID awardR.A. Long High School recently received recognition for its school wide approach to the principles of AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination). AVID is an approach to help close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

The award for the 2017-2018 school year is the second recognition in a row for the school which uses research-based strategies and curriculum to develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and match skills across all subject areas.

AVID, a non-profit organization, describes its approach as– Teaching skills and behaviors for academic success; Providing intensive support with tutoring and strong student-teacher relationships; Creating a positive peer group for students; Developing a sense of hope for personal achievement grained through hard work and determination.

2018-02-26T14:24:15+00:00 February 26th, 2018|

R.A. Long musician earns All-State Orchestra seat

Delaney MorganR.A. Long High School junior Delaney Morgan joined outstanding high school music students from around the state to participate in the 2018 Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) All-State symphony orchestra in Yakima Feb. 15-18.

Delaney, a string bass player, rehearsed and performed under the direction of world-renowned conductors.

Of the 2,090 students who applied for this opportunity, only 1,030 were selected by audition.  “She has worked so hard to gain a place in the All-State Orchestra,” said district orchestra teacher Dr. Lanette Shepherd who accompanied Delaney to the All-State event.



2018-02-15T17:59:19+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

Student musicians shine at regional contest

high school musicians

Eleanor Stalick, R.A. Long; Isabel Buckingham, Mark Morris; Seth Klander, R.A. Long. Photo courtesy of Gennie Schoenecker

The hard work of Longview musicians was rewarded Feb. 3, 2018 at the Southwest Washington Music Educators Association Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contest hosted by Kelso High School. High school musicians from around the region met to compete as soloists and in ensembles.

Longview soloists recognized were:

  • Isabel Buckingham, Mark Morris: Multiple Percussion – winner , Snare Drum – 1st alternate
  • Seth Klander, R.A. Long: Timpani – winner, 2nd alternate – Mallet Percussion
  • Eleanor Stalick, R.A. Long: Cello – winner
  • Delaney Morgan, R.A. Long: Bass – 1st alternate
  • Sarah Sanchez, Mark Morris: Violin – 1st alternate
  • Shana Busch, Mark Morris- Multiple Percussion – 1st alternate

Longview ensembles recognized were:

  • Longview String Ensemble, Mark Morris and R.A. Long: Large String Ensemble – winner. Ensemble members: Sarah Sanchez, Josette Shepherd, Chloe Compton, Reagan Gosslin, Caroline Nesterkin, Megan Willis, Eleanor Stalick, Roman Stalick, Delaney Morgan and Christopher Ofstun
  • Mark Morris Percussion Ensemble: Large Percussion Ensemble – 1st alternate. Ensemble members: Hannah Cargill, Lanna Ruiz, Chance Grendahl, Morgan Ebert, Amaya Busby-Frey, Bryce Sampson, Shana Busch, Isabel Buckingham and Kameron Werner
  • Flute Cello Duet, R.A. Long: Small String Ensemble – 2nd alternate. Ensemble members: Eleanor Stalick and Megan Meharg

These winners will perform at the State Music Contest at Central Washington University on April 27 and 28, 2018 and compete against the other 21 regions in Washington State.

2018-02-12T15:14:34+00:00 February 12th, 2018|

Apprenticeship and trades fair coming to Mark Morris on Jan. 24

Students in grades eight through twelve and their guardians are invited to learn about apprenticeship training and career opportunities on Wednesday, January 24 at 6pm.  The fair will be held at the Mark Morris High School LGIC and cafeteria, 1602 Mark Morris Ct.  Activities include:

  • Hear about the benefits of apprenticeship programs
  • Listen to a young, skilled apprenticeship panel share their apprenticeship and work experiences
  • Meet union representatives from across our region
  • Meet employers who hire apprentices
  • Learn about the new Pre-Apprenticeship program offered in our district next year
  • Try our virtual welder and meet our teachers
2018-01-09T15:02:17+00:00 January 9th, 2018|
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