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February Employees of the Month

“Above and beyond” staff members for Employees of the Month for February are teacher Hanna Burleson and custodian Danny Edgecomb. Employees of the month exhibit positivity, “above and beyond” attitudes and/or have recently completed a task of significance for their building.

Hanna is currently in her fourth year of her LPS career at R.A. Long where she teaches science. She is known to be genuine and compassionate; she takes the time to get to know her students. Her nominator noted that after instructing her students, Hanna observed one struggling with the concepts. She then assisted them individually to ensure student success—this type of effort is what makes Hanna such an outstanding educator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny started his LPS career in 2003 as substitute and transitioned into a permanent custodian position in 2006. Since he first started, he consistently goes beyond his job duties. He takes pride in a job well done. An Olympic team member notes that Danny keeps the floors looking pristine and the windows clean and shiny. If a teacher requests something, he assists immediately and always with a smile. Danny also anticipates the needs of teachers and seeks them out to ask if they are in need of anything.

2018-03-27T08:35:44+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

French students visit RA Long

 

October 13th-21st Jane Ditewig’s French students at RAL and local families hosted 18 French students and two teachers from Saint Jacques de Compostelle High School in Poitiers, France.   Madame will travel in the spring with 13 of her students to attend the French high school and complete the exchange. Organized by longtime friends, Longview’s Jane Ditewig and Poitiers’ English teacher Betty Bordier,  this is the sixth visit for the French and will be the fifth for the Americans. Generous local families hosted, took the students on short trips, and provided American cultural experiences such as sports, shopping, and even a Thanksgiving dinner. French Club sponsored a welcome crêpe/pancake breakfast, a Seattle Field Trip, a scavenger hunt, a tee-shirt signing party and tee-shirts, and more. During the school day the students shadowed their American hosts and participated in small group immersion activities in French class.  Homecoming dress up days, hall decorations, assembly, football game and dance added to the cultural experience. A highlight for all was Justine Augais winning the musical chairs competition at the pep assembly. Tears accompanied the early 5:30 a.m. airport departure Saturday. It was only an “au revoir” though as the same students will be hosting us in March.

2017-10-24T14:36:37+00:00 October 24th, 2017|

Star Polisher – Susan Donahue, R. A. Long

Who’s your star polisher? “Ms. Susan Donahue,” writes Drake Dalgleish. “Before high school I was just going to go work as a video game tester, but now I’m moving to L.A. this fall to pursue a BFA degree in filmmaking and work on universal studios. She helped me figure out my life.”

2017-09-11T11:33:12+00:00 September 8th, 2017|

Star Polisher – Alison Dickinson, R.A. Long

Who’s your star polisher? “Alison Dickinson,” write Zoe Watts and Delaney Morgan, students at R.A. Long High School. Why? “By being a ray of sunshine in my life every day,” writes Zoe. “Mrs. Dickinson is so helpful in class,” writes Delaney. “She is incredibly patient and helpful, and so nice.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our high 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.

2017-08-14T10:15:55+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

Star Polisher – Ralland Wallace, R. A. Long

Who’s your star polisher? “Mr. Ralland Wallace.” Why? “He makes me work for what I need to believe in … ,” writes Jules Secrist, a student at R.A. Long High School.

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our high 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.

2017-08-07T10:45:03+00:00 August 7th, 2017|

Star Polisher – Paul Field, R.A. Long

Who’s your star polisher? “Paul Field,” writes Deanna Whiting, a student at R.A. Long. Why? “Mr. Field has made a difference in my life by being a teacher that has taught students about the real world and shown them they have power in their life. He has helped me find out that I have a voice and I have choices. … He teaches [History/Civic/CWP/Sociology/Cultural Anthropology] in a way that helps me understand and even when I’m still confused he will go on teaching in different ways until you understand. … In his classroom he makes it known that it’s a safe place. When I first had him as a teacher I was terrified of public speaking. But Mr. Field always assured everyone that he would not tolerate any kind of disrespect or someone making a student feel unsafe in his classroom. He helped me not be as scared. Mr. Field has not only helped me by teaching me in class, he’s given me advice and life lessons … about friendship, respect and success. I can honestly say that he is a big part of why I’ve succeeded here at R.A. Long and I wouldn’t be graduating this June without his help.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our high 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.

2017-07-27T09:23:56+00:00 July 27th, 2017|

Star Polisher – Jodi Kruse, R. A. Long

 

Who’s your star polisher? “Jodi Kruse,” writes Katelyn Hyatt, a student at R.A. Long. Why? “Mrs. Kruse is one of the most patient and kind teachers I’ve ever met in my student life. It’s always a joy to come to her class and do the tasks she has for me. … Her class has introduced me to a path in life I’ve never thought of. I want to become a librarian technician, and I learn a lot of what that means in her class. It’s always wonderful talking with her. You always almost have her full attention and she won’t hesitate to help you if you’re struggling … . She has shown me the joys of working in a library, and I will carry that with me even after I graduate.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our high 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.

2017-07-18T08:54:58+00:00 July 18th, 2017|

Star Polisher – Hanna Burleson, R. A. Long

Who’s your star polisher? “Ms. Hanna Burleson.” Why? “She ALWAYS believes in me and tells me that I am good enough when I am falling down,” writes Tristian Lumsden, a student at R.A. Long High School. “She is just a happy person to be around. She accepts me 110%, and even though she currently does not have me as a student, she is an amazing influence, and she inspires me to give my best.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our high 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.

2017-07-13T12:52:10+00:00 July 13th, 2017|

Star Polisher – Robin Lewis, R. A. Long

Who’s your star polisher? “Robyn Lewis,” writes R.A. Long student Alisha Minear. Why? “She has pushed me enough to make me have good grades and she has been supportive …”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our high 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.

2017-06-28T08:05:12+00:00 June 28th, 2017|
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