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Summer Meal Program information

Summer Meals for Kids!

This year the Summer Food Service Program will offer free nutritious meals to all neighborhood children ages 18 years and younger at:

Northlake Elementary, 2210 Olympia Way,  June 17 – August 16, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am,  Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm  *No Meals July 1- July 5

Kessler Elementary, 1902 Kessler Blvd., June 17 – July 3, Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:00 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm,  July 8 – August 16 Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Olympic Elementary, 1324 30th Ave., June 17 – June 28, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave., July 8 – July 26, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Archie Anderson Park, 22nd Ave & Alabama St., July 8 – Aug 16, Lunch 12:00 pm  – 12:15 pm, Snack 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm  *Monday thru Thursday

Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd., June 17 – Aug 16, Snack 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm  *No Meals July 4- July 5

All meals will meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, so you know your child will be eating a healthy meal. Supervised activities will be offered at Northlake and Kessler Elementary Schools, Monticello Middle School, Teen Center, & Archie Anderson Park. For more information, contact City of Longview, Parks & Recreation Department at 360-442-5400. For more information about the program, or to volunteer to help, call the Longview Public School Nutrition office at 360-575-7172.

The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by The U.S. Department of Agriculture

2019-06-12T11:37:18-07:00June 12th, 2019|

RA Long class of 2019 graduates!

It was an amazing evening at Memorial Stadium as the RA Long class of 2019 graduated. This class has more graduates accepted into college and more athletes heading off to play collegiate sports than any other RAL class in the last nine years. Congratulations to Chandler Lyon for being recognized for his commitment to graduating. Way to go Jacks!

2019-06-08T20:31:17-07:00June 8th, 2019|

Seniors featured in Spring Concert

Sixteen members of the senior class were featured within two orchestra groups in a Spring Orchestra Concert on Sunday, June 2 at the Lower Columbia College Rose Center for the Arts.

The following students are pictured: Olivia C. Barella, Hannah M. Bischoff, Emma E. Chang, Xavier M. Goddard, Alexsander F. Guyll, Gwynedd B. Heriford, Maraia G. Jewell-Jacobsen, Hannah R. Matson, Delaney R. Morgan, Caroline A. Nesterkin, Joshua S. Robinson, Ana Maria Sanchez Matias, Josette R. Shepherd, Sara C. Todd, Megan R. Tosh, Tiffany A. Zodrow.

2019-06-03T10:33:06-07:00June 3rd, 2019|

Longview students honored by Longview City Council

Three students from Longview Public Schools were recently recognized by the Longview City Council at its monthly City Council meeting for their entries in the Historic Preservation Month Photo Contest. Two of the students attended the meeting and were personally recognized and applauded by the council.

The contest was to take a strategic picture of any structure or landmark within Longview city limits that is 50 years or older. The contest was open to the whole community, with a special category for grades 6-12. As part of a lesson in Mr. Higgins’ RAL marketing class on “Digital Content Marketing”, students were encouraged to enter the contest.

Two students from R.A. Long were selected as a winner and an honorable mention, and one student from Mark Morris was selected as an honorable mention, who entered as part of her digital photography class.

The students are:

  • Kylee Newman – RAL – Winner for her photo of the Longview Community Church bells
  • Angelina Chy – RAL – Honorable Mention for her photo of Lake Sacajawea
  • Zoey Shine – MM – Honorable Mention for her photo of the Quonset Hut on Florida St

For their efforts, all three students’ photos were enlarged, professionally mounted on foam board and placed on display in City Hall for 4 weeks. Great job!

2019-05-24T15:47:57-07:00May 24th, 2019|

State discipline law changing

State law regarding how schools can discipline students is changing. The new laws go into effect with the coming school year and will be a significant change from how discipline has been managed in the past. The intent of the changes are to limit the suspension of students, minimize the educational impact on students who are disciplined and assure fairness in the process.

Click here to visit the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s student discipline page. On the page you will find A Parent’s Guide to student discipline and an overview of the new state discipline rules.

If you have questions about the new state discipline laws please reach out to your school principal or the district office for more information.

These new discipline laws will impact current school board policies. Find out what changes are under consideration for the following policies:

2019-05-28T17:18:28-07:00May 24th, 2019|

RA Long vocational remodel starts

Longview Public Schools Director of Career and College Readiness, Jill Diehl, put her heart and soul into a grant application that is starting to pay off. The state grant of $1.1 million awarded to the

Jill Diehl explains the design of the new RAL vocational center to Daily News reporter Mallory Gruben.

district will go to remodel the old RA Long woodshop space into a high tech medical science and robotics lab, which will include drone piloting.

“Robotics is one of the fastest growing skills right now … so this will make our kid more technologically capable for a career,” Diehl said.  Vocational/career technical courses are open to any student in the district, regardless of the high school they attend.

This is another step forward for the district in improving and expanding career opportunities for students. The school board recently awarded construction of the new high tech vocational center to JH Kelly, who submitted the lowest bid for the project.

If the November 2019 capital bond measure passes further vocational/career technical updates will bring high school vocational classrooms, equipment and tools to industry standards.

You can read The Daily News story about the here.

2019-05-01T11:05:59-07:00May 1st, 2019|

Don’t miss Antonio Fernandez in concert on April 22!

Antonio Fernandez is coming to Longview the week of April 22 to be an artist in residence for the choir programs of Mark Morris and RA Long High Schools. Antonio is a professional beatboxer and vocalist for Disney’s premiere a cappella group, “Dcapella”. They just finished their county-wide tour and are headed on a European/Asian tour soon.

Antonio will be in concert Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm at the LCC Rose Center for the Arts. A $5 dollar donation at the door or either cash or credit will be accepted.

Antonio has significant experience performing professionally. Some of his credits include: NBC’s “The Voice”, ABC’s “The Rising Star” and The Incredibles 2 soundtrack.

He is frequently flown to LA/Orlando, Fl./New York to record for movie soundtracks and other a cappella performances.

Below are some Youtube links that showcase his talent. Antonio has a vast knowledge base and experience in the professional music industry as a beatboxer and vocalist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvKoThG6Cwk “Drive” by Antonio Fernandez (ala Bobby McFerrin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIQaqURjlYI “Part of Your World” by DCapella

This is a concert you will not want to miss.

 

2019-04-23T13:32:33-07:00April 10th, 2019|

Family Resource Center opens at Monticello

Teachers and support team members across the district are seeing a growing number of kids and families who lack a stable food source and/or housing. To help the kids and families the district opened a Family Resource Center at Monticello Middle School. The resource center gives parents a place to get help and connect with food, housing, mental health or other services. It doesn’t matter which school a child attends – the family resource center is open to help them. The resource center was put together through donations and did not require district funds.

The Daily News wrote a front page story about the resource center that published March 2. This is another example of the district putting extra effort towards helping our kids be successful.

The Family Resource Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 11 am and from 1 pm to 3 pm.

 

2019-03-08T14:24:07-07:00March 7th, 2019|

Civil War Food Drive starts March 4th

Longview Public School students Julia Wright and Faliha Amjad might go to different high schools, but are working together as the Advertising Chairpersons for the upcoming Civil War Food Drive. Their role is to get as much information out as possible, so everyone knows about the food drive.

Julia Wright and Faliha Amjad

In a recent interview, the two shared their thoughts on this year’s food drive goals. Concerning the amount of food they hope to drive Amjad said, “The goal is to get as much food as possible to help people in our community.”

The theme for this year’s food drive, “Food for love, food for life.”

Volunteers started dropping off paper bags to households over the weekend in preparation to start getting the word out about the food drive. If you do not receive a grocery bag at your house, you can still donate. Food can either be put out for pick up on March 9, taken to any school or dropped off at Fred Meyer.

When asked about the competition behind the food drive Wright said, “It is a competition for the schools in a good way. The civil war aspect just creates fun for each school.”

The pair said any size donation is welcome and appreciated.

2019-02-26T09:54:05-07:00February 26th, 2019|

Calendar information 2019-2020 school year

Planning for vacation and family celebrations is important. While final details of the next year’s school calendar are not yet finished, several important key dates are set. To help you with planning below are important dates for the 2019-2020 school year. These dates have been finalized and approved by the School Board. (Please note the calendar for Broadway Learning Center is different and parents should check with Broadway for 2019-2020 calendar dates.)

Event Date
First day of school August 28, 2019
Winter holiday December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020
Spring Break April 6-10, 2020
High school graduation June 6, 2020
Last day of school June 11, 2020

A more detailed 2019-2020 school calendar will be sent to parents and families in the Spring. If you have questions please contact your local school.

2019-01-25T15:05:18-07:00January 25th, 2019|
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