RAL Weekly Bulletin, Week 26, 2/23/18

RA LONG HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY BULLETIN

WEEK 26 –   FEBRUARY 20 – 23

 

Weekly Schedule Activities Description
 

Monday, February 19

President’s Day!

No School!

 

Tuesday, February 20

National Love Your Pet Day!  No School!  “Snow Make up Day!

 

 

Wednesday, February 21

National Sticky Bun Day!

Snow Day!

 

 

Thursday, February 22

National Chili Day!

 

 

 

Friday February 23

National Toast Day!

All boys soccer players must be registered online with insurance and an active physical in order to practice Monday.

Cheer Meeting after school Friday for anyone interested in the 2018-19 school year.  We will be discussing the skills clinics. Hope to see you there!  Room 115

All wrestlers that competed this season need to meet in the annex gym right after school today (Feb 23) for a quick meeting.

RAL Band Fundraiser at Panda Express Today 10 – 9 PM (Need a copy of the Fundraiser Flyer to show at time of purchase)

Day 1 tryout for baseball meet in batting cage 3 pm Monday 26th/ Bring cleat, gloves, hat and running shoes!

Due to weather and many school closures this week, LCC is postponing next week’s event-Semi High Tech U to March 20-22.  The people that have turned in their applications will still be considered.  Applications are still being accepted until Feb. 28th.  Turn in completed applications to the Career Center or Mrs. Burleson.

 

   
 

 

There is still time to sign up to attend the Washington Council Planning Day on March 14th at  Washington  State University-Vancouver.  Juniors and Seniors are welcome.  This is a half day event and a bus will be     provided.  You will need to bring a sack lunch. Permission slips need to be turned in to the Career Center by March 7th. 

Baseball workouts –  are Monday through Friday after school in the weight room, it will include some running and long toss, so bring your glove.  Batting cages are Tuesday and Thursday at 6.  Anyone wanting to play is welcome to join!

FREE ASVAB Career Exploration Saturday March 3rd, at MMHS in the Cafeteria. *Check in 8:45 am and finish at noon.  You must bring a photo I.D.  *You will receive credit for 1 Service to School point and a Post Secondary point.   *To reserve your spot, Sign up in Career Center by Tuesday 2/26

 enior Fashion/Talent Show – The Fashion Show is March 13th, 7-9pm.  Where: RAL Auditorium Tickets are $5 at the door.  All funds raised will go towards the RAL/MM Senior Party.

Seniors, make sure that you are checking Jodi’s Google Classroom.  New scholarships are posted almost daily.

 

2018-02-23T09:52:39+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Bus routes update-Feb. 23

Schools will be operating on their regular schedules, but due to road conditions, the following bus routes will be following snow/lowland routes:

Elementary–5, 6, 13, 15

Middle- and high school–16

Families should use their discretion about the safety of getting their child from home to the bus pick-up or school. Please use caution and share safe walking tips with your children.

If you haven’t done so already,  consider subscribing to FlashAlert notifications and download the FlashAlert Messenger app to your phone easy access to up-to-date information. Information will be also posted on www.longviewschools.com  (families-school delays and cancellations),  on Facebook, and on local media.

2018-02-23T06:27:44+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Late start Thursday, Feb. 22

Longview School District plans to delay the school start two hours Thursday, Feb. 22 due to road conditions.

Buses will follow snow/lowland routes. Families should use their discretion about the safety of getting their child from home to the bus pick-up or school. Please use caution and share safe walking tips with your children.

Schools will convene two hours later than their regular start times. No breakfast service will be provided. Please continue to monitor FlashAlert for any updates that might be made.

If you haven’t done so already,  consider subscribing to FlashAlert notifications and download the FlashAlert Messenger app to your phone easy access to up-to-date information. Information will be also posted on www.longviewschools.com  (families-school delays and cancellations),  on Facebook, and on local media.

2018-02-22T05:54:14+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|

Weather closure-Feb. 21

Due to unsafe travel conditions caused by snow and ice, Longview schools will be closed Wednesday Feb. 21. The district regrets losing a day of teaching and learning, but the safety of our staff and students is paramount.

Stay up to date by visiting FlashAlert

2018-02-21T06:35:38+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

Weather delay-Wednesday, Feb. 21

Longview School District plans to delay the school start two hours Wednesday, Feb. 21  due to snow and freezing temperatures.

Buses will follow snow/lowland routes. Families should use their discretion about the safety of getting their child from home to the bus pick-up or school. Please use caution and share safe walking tips with your children.

Schools will convene two hours later than their regular start times. No breakfast service will be provided. The Wednesday early release is cancelled. Please continue to monitor FlashAlert for any updates that might be made.

If you haven’t done so already,  consider subscribing to FlashAlert notifications and download the FlashAlert Messenger app to your phone easy access to up-to-date information. Information will be also posted on www.longviewschools.com  (families-school delays and cancellations),  on Facebook, and on local media.

2018-02-20T17:52:42+00:00 February 20th, 2018|

Working to keep students safe

The safety and well-being of our youngsters is more important than anything. Schools throughout Longview focus on safety every single day in a variety of ways.

  • Relationships between students and trusted adults is the foundation. In the recent incident at R. A. Long, a student had a concern that he shared, and it was acted on immediately. Adults will continue to be available and responsive to our students. Schools remind students: “see something, say something!”
  • Emergency response drills are conducted so that, if ever necessary, students and staff members will be prepared.  Responses fall into four general categories–shelter in place (for example–wind or hazardous materials), evacuate (for example–fire or threat inside the building), lockout (for example–a police activity near the school, and lockdown (for example–active threat in the building).
  • Collaboration with  community police and firefighters in safety planning and in response to incidents in and near our schools.
  • Best-practice response–In the event of an active threat where a person’s actions are causing or meant to cause harm to others, schools will use an A-L-I-C-E response. Taken in any order, A-L-I-C-E stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. Those actions can be taken in any order. Students have been instructed on ALICE protocols.
  • Security–schools restrict entrance points to schools as much as is practical, and at elementary schools only the front entrance–which has surveillance cameras–is unlocked.
  • Reunification–if a situation requires students to be reunited with their families, parents will be asked to present photo ID before their child is released.
  • Communication regarding an incident at their child’s school will be provided to families as quickly as possible. Communications will be primarily via Skyward email. It is critical that parent’s contact information is up-to-date so that information can be delivered. If there is an incident district-wide (such as weather or natural disaster) the district will communicate primarily via FlashAlert. It is important that the FlashAlert subscription (which is free) is updated each year by individual users.
2018-02-18T10:35:38+00:00 February 16th, 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|

Thank You, Longview for levy support!

“This community’s unfailing support helps provide our students the opportunities they need to gain the knowledge and life skills to succeed. This includes our efforts in the classroom, in clubs and athletics” –Superintendent Dan Zorn

Longview School District voters approved two replacement levies that were proposed Feb. 13.

The two-year Replacement Operations and Educational Programs Levy will help the district maintain essential student programs and services beyond what is funded by the state as “basic education.” Initial elections results show a 59.3% approval.

It includes funds to pay for staff members above those supported by the state including teachers, paraprofessionals, counselor, custodians and coaches; for materials and supplies, staff training and all extra curricular activities including athletics.

The four-year Replacement Capital Projects and Technology Levy will provide additional money for maintenance and improvement of district buildings, facilities and fields. It will also eliminate the need to use $500,000 out of the general fund for this purpose. In addition, a portion of the levy will enable the district to keep its teaching and learning technology up-to-date. Initial elections results show a 59.1% approval.

These taxes, which replace the ones expiring at the end of this school year, address needs that exceed state funding.

“We are so grateful that Longview voters have said ‘yes’ to local tax support for our schools. This will allow us to continue our focus on student learning and improving achievement,” said Dan Zorn, superintendent.

 

2018-02-14T12:42:22+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

RAL Weekly Bulletin 2/13/18

RA LONG HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY BULLETIN

WEEK 25 –   FEBRUARY 12 – 16

 

Weekly Schedule Activities Description
 

Monday, February 12

 

Tuesday, February 13

Fat Tuesday!

Jack Shack Valentine specials Tues & Wed, sale on pink & red items!!!  Smoothie special, on Valentines Day, buy 2 get one free!

Junior Statesmen of America Meeting Every Tuesday, after school 2:30-3:15 in Ms. Flinn’s room.

Boys Basketball Banquet – 6:30 PM @ Papa Pete’s Pizza.

 

Wednesday, February 14

Valentine’s Day!

 

 

Cheer Meeting – There will be a quick meeting for anyone interested in RAL Cheer for next year in Room 115 afterschool THIS Friday.  We will be discussing optional skills clinics that will be happening soon.  We look forward to having you there.

 

Early Release School dismissed at 1:25 PM

Key Club – recycling today after school.

 

Thursday, February 15

 National Gumdrop Day!

 

Pre- Season Track Meeting for Athletes! After School in the Cafeteria.

Boys pre-season tennis meeting @ 2:30 will be in the library

Girls Basketball Banquet – 6:00 PM @ The RAL Cafeteria

Cheer Banquet – 6:00 PM @ Papa Pete’s Pizza>

 

Friday February 16

National Almond Day!

S’Winter (Summer or Winter)

 

 
 

 

FREE ASVAB Career Exploration Saturday March 3rd, at MMHS in the Cafeteria.

*Check in 8:45 am and finish at noon.  You must bring a photo I.D.

*You will receive credit for 1 Service to School point and a Post Secondary point.

*To reserve your spot, Sign up in Career Center by Tuesday 2/26

 

Senior’s still needing Service to School or Community Service Hours – You can volunteer from 7 to 3pm at the RAL Science Olympiad Club 5th Annual Elementary Science Day Camp for local 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders on both Feb 20. and March 24th from 8am – 2pm. Students will explore a variety of Scientific concepts.  This year we are focusing on Forensics with a who dunnit where students are learning how to finger print and identify hair samples. You will need to fill out a     Champs form prior to Feb. 20th. and /or March 24th  from 7 to 3 PM.  Talk to Mrs. Burleson for more details.

Lower Columbia College is partnering with local industry to bring High Tech U to our region again this month.  The three day event will be held February 27-March 1, 2018. We are looking for students grades 9 – 11 who are interested in technology and STEM careers, want to learn more about employers in our area,  and enjoy hands-on activities  For an application, see Mrs. Burleson or Jodi in the Career Center.   Applications are due February 16.  The wait list will be used at this point to fill open seats.  Accepted applicants will be notified via email on February 20th.

Boys pre-season tennis meeting on Feb. 15 @ 2:30 will be in the library

All boys that are planning on playing spring soccer please sign up online. Also make sure your physical and insurance are up to date.

There will be a Washington Council Planning Day on March 14th at Washington State University-Vancouver.  Juniors and Seniors are welcome.  This is a half day event and a bus will be provided.  If you are interested in attending, sign up in the Career Center.  First come, first serve

Junior Statesmen of America club members are collecting cash donations to support our troops.  Look for red and blue buckets in the halls or classrooms to donate your spare change. Money collected will be pooled together to buy care packages for our troops serving in the military. Donations are accepted through February 13th.

Senior Fashion/Talent Show – The Fashion Show is March 13th, 7-9pm.  Where: RAL Auditorium  Tickets are $5 at the door.  All funds raised will go towards the RAL/MM Senior Party.

FastPitch Cage Schedule Open to anyone interested:

Feb. , 13th, 15th, 21st 22nd From 3:00 to 4:14/4:30  Dress warm – long sleeves, long sweatpants and sweatshirts and no jewelry or cleats.

Seniors, make sure that you are checking Jodi’s Google Classroom.  New scholarships are posted almost daily.

 

2018-02-13T11:32:56+00:00 February 13th, 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|
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