RAL Weekly Bulletin, Week 38, May 21 – 25, 2018

RA LONG HIGH SCHOOL

 WEEKLY BULLETIN

Week 38 – May 21 – 25, 2018

 

Weekly Schedule Activities Description
 

Monday, May 21

National Strawberries and Cream Day!                               17 1/2                                                            

 Girls Basketball – There will be a Girls Basketball meeting this Wednesday right after school in Mr. Ott’s room… Room 212. We will be discussing Summer Game Schedule, Open Gym times, and basketball camp.  If you cannot make the meeting, please make sure to see Mr. Ott for details.

 Girls Slowpitch – Any girls interested in playing slowpitch in the fall, there is an informational meeting  today after school in room 115.  Meeting will be about 10 minutes and give you plans for the summer and dates for the fall.  If you cannot attend please stop by Mr. Donaldson’s room to get the information.

Football Parent Meeting -Please add an announcement to the bulletin next week (Monday thru   Thursday) for the football parent meeting Thursday, May 24th @ 7:30pm in the main gym.

Spring football signups are open on FamilyID and if you plan on attending, this has to be done  before you can practice.

 

 

Tuesday, May 22

 National Vanilla Pudding Day!                                                         16 1/2
 

Wednesday, May 23

National Lucky Penny Day!                                                                 15 1/2                                                                                                        

Early Release @1:25 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 24

 National Scavenger Hunt Day!                                                                      14 1/2

       

 

 

Friday May 25

National Brown Bag – It Day!                                                                       13 1/2
   
   

Next Tuesday and Thursday, May 22 and May 24 we will be testing sophomores and some upper classmen  during morning classes with the state English test.  Please check rosters in the main hall and posted in teacher’s classrooms to find your testing site.  The tests start @ 7:50 so make sure you arrive on time.  You can bring earbuds and a book to read if you finish the test early.

Community Service – The Longview School Gardens is looking for volunteer help with several projects.  Please sign up in the Career Center

Community Service – The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is looking for volunteers to help prep class and help with activities in the classrooms with other youth. This will provide students with leadership and peer to peer   mentorship skills as well as community service hours.   Volunteer packets are in the Career Center.

Prom is June 2.  If you are inviting a guest, dance passes are available in the Attendance Office.  Guest’s photo  id must be attached to the completed form and returned by May 18. You do not need a pass if you are inviting a student from Mark Morris.

Jack’s House will be open after school for study hall and help applying for college. See the Graduation Coach for more information.

Summer Job – There is a summer job available for a senior that plans on attending college next year.  It entails landscaping and shoveling gravel.  If interested, see Jodi in the Career Center.

Cowlitz County Summer Hire Program – Cowlitz County is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Summer Hire Program with open positions in multiple departments (Public Works, Parks, Administrative    Services, Maintenance, Building & Planning).  The link to the application can be found on Jodi’s Senior Google Classroom.

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

daily.

 

 

 

 

May CALENDAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

28 –No School! Memorial Day

30 – Early Release @1:25 p.m.

30 – SENIOR DEPARTMENT AWARDS & SLIDE SHOW: at 2:00 p.m. at RA Long.  Meet in the

auditorium for the Department Awards and the Senior Slide Show.  There will be refreshments in the front

hallway afterwards.  This is a social time for parents and seniors to meet with faculty and friends.  Dress

should be appropriate for an afternoon spring reception.

31 – SENIORS VS. STAFF SOFTBALL – from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Sign-up to participate will take place

in the ASB Office sometime in May.  Please listen for updates during announcements.  Parents/Families/

Students are encouraged to come and support the RAL Seniors and Staff.

31 – Mr. & Mrs. Lumberjack Pageant – in the Auditorium @ 7:00 PM

 

June

2 – SENIOR PROM – 9:00 p.m. to midnight at The Monticello Hotel.

6 – Early Release @1:25 p.m.

7 – SENIOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS:  from 3:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

8 – SENIOR AWARDS ASSEMBLY:  be there at 8:30 a.m.  RAL Auditorium.  Dress up.  You will be sitting  on the stage in front of your peers, parents and community members.  This is an assembly held for students,  parents and friends to honor graduating seniors.  Many community representatives will be presenting scholarships and awards to seniors.  This assembly is held during the school day to allow all students to  attend.  Parents are welcome to come as well.  Ladies – do not wear short skirts!!!!

11-SENIOR PICNIC:  at 2:45 p.m.  Seniors meet in front of RAL.  This is a picnic for ALL seniors.  Buses leave RAL at 2:45 p.m.  If you wish to attend, you must ride the bus.  The first bus returns to RAL at 4:00 p.m.

12- CAPS AND GOWNS DISTRIBUTED:  at 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

13- WALK at ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS at 9:00 a.m. Meet in front of RA Lomg.

14 – LAST DAY of SCHOOL – Release at 11:50 a.m.

14   BACCALAUREATE:  at 7:00 p.m. in the RAL Auditorium.  This is a religious service sponsored by the Longview Ministerial Association honoring the graduating seniors.  Wear your gowns, but not your cap       and meet in the auditorium at 6:15 p.m.  This is a formal affair.

15- COMMENCEMENT PRACTICE:  Friday, June 15th at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

16- COMMENCEMENT: at 3:00 p.m. at the Longview Memorial Stadium.  Black or dark shoes are preferred.   Be in the North Stands by 2:30 p.m.  The public will be seated in the stadium.  Handicapped seating is available below the stadium.  No tickets are needed.

 

2018-05-21T08:43:13+00:00 May 21st, 2018|

Thoughtexchange: let us know your top safety ideas

School safety–a  current topic of various opinions and many comments–is the subject of  a digital conversation offered by Longview starting Monday, June 4.

Through the Thoughtexchange process, all community members are encouraged to take part in voicing their ideas on their ideas for the most important considerations about school safety and security.

Improvements to Thoughtexchange now make it possible for participants to review and respond to others’ ideas after a number of ideas have been collected.

The information gathered in this Thoughtexchange will help the district as it constantly works to keep students and staff members safe, and to best respond when school safety is threatened.

Email us and say you’d like to be added to the Thoughtexchange process.

2018-05-21T16:06:02+00:00 May 18th, 2018|

R. A. Long’s Rich Reeves named Principal of the Year

Rich Reeves, R. A. Long High School principal, received top honors at the May 2 annual Pillars of Strength/Crystal Apple Awards presented by the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce.

The event held at the  Lower Columbia College Rose Center for the Arts  honored Reeves for his work at R. A. Long over the past nine years to build a culture of success.

Under his leadership, the school has been recognized for the increase in its graduation rate, student participation in  Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and participation in advanced placement classes.

Rich is a R. A. Long graduate and former Longview coach and teacher who brought successful principal experience from Vancouver when he returned to Longview.

2018-05-17T16:30:00+00:00 May 17th, 2018|

Educators honored by Chamber of Commerce

Staff nominated for Crystal Apple AwardsLocal area educators, along with business persons were honored May 2 at the annual Pillars of Strength/Crystal Apple Awards presented by the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce.

A number of Longview nominees were included in all categories, and Rich Reeves (R. A. Long) was named Principal of the Year and Travis Ruhter (Mark Morris) was named Teacher of the Year with their Crystal Apple Awards.

Sandy Catt, Director of Communications and Technology, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nominees included assistant principal Lacey Griffiths and teacher Jodi Kruse (R. A. Long); principal Scott Merzoian and teacher Tracy Gould (Monticello); principal Aaron Whitright (CVG); assistant principal Brooks Cooper, paraeducator Jamie Allred (Mark Morris); principal Chris Rugg and teacher Dawn Julian (Cascade); director Mary Carr-Wilt; teacher Marie Gilchrist (Robert Gray); teacher Kimmie Flint (Mint Valley);  paraeducator Kara Warner (Robert Gray); and secretary Laura Norton (Northlake).

2018-05-17T16:50:57+00:00 May 15th, 2018|

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|

R. A. Long jazz musicians earn bronze

The R. A. Long Jazz Band earned third place in the University of Portland’s 54th Annual Jazz Festival last month. The student musicians were among 22 bands competing in the premier student jazz event in the Pacific Northwest. Special guests at the event included composer and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen who has appeared on Saturday Night Live, saxophonist Mary-Sue Tobin, guitarist Dan Balmer, and drummer Alan Jones–artists who are well-known in the Portland jazz community. 

2018-05-09T14:15:58+00:00 May 9th, 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|

RAL Weekly Bulletin Week 36, May 7 – 11, 2018

RA LONG HIGH SCHOOL

    WEEKLY BULLETIN

Week 36 – May 7 – 11, 2018

 

Weekly Schedule Activities Description
 

Monday, May 7

National Packaging Design Day!

 

Community Service – The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is looking for volunteers to help prep class and help with activities in the classrooms with other youth. This will provide students with leadership and peer to peer mentorship skills as well as community service hours.   Volunteer packets are in the Career Center.

 

Out Today:  Askeland – Shiloh, Baker – Hastings, Bertram – Farqhar, Donaldson – Miller, Godinho – Mussman, Hedge – Haukaas, Morrow – Hunter, Ormond – Arn, Raboin , Similia

 

Tuesday, May 8

  National Coconut Cream Pie Day!
 

Wednesday, May 9

National Butterscotch Brownie Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Release @ 1:25 PM

 

Thursday, May 10

 National Shrimp Day!

  

 

 

Friday May 11

National Twilight Zone Day!
   
 

 

  Community Service –On Saturday, May 19 from 1-3 p.m. MC Club will be sponsoring a  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS WALK at Lake Sacajawea. We need helpers. If you need Community Service, there will be about 3-4 hours available. Come and sign up in room 118 with Mrs. Jacobs

 Prom is June 2.  If you are inviting a guest, dance passes are available in the Attendance Office.  Guest’s photo   id must be attached to the completed form and returned by May 18. You do not need a pass if you are inviting a  student from Mark Morris.

Short Story Contest – Now that your creativity is pumping, gear up for the R. A. Long Short Story Contest.   This annual event is in beta testing this May.  Go to the R. A. Long Library home page to submit your entries.  Contestants are limited to TWO short stories of 3,000 words or less.  All submissions need to be in by May 25. Voting will start on May 18.

Jack’s House will be open after school for study hall and help applying for college. See the Graduation Coach for more information.

She Kills Monsters is a thrilling escapade following Agnes Evans, who, after the death of her sister Tilly, realizes she did not know her well at all. Soon an adventure unfolds as Agnes uncovers a notebook her sister had kept, thrusting her into the world of Dungeons & Dragons to uncover details of her sister Tilly that Agnes  had been missing all along. An incredibly funny, witty, and at times touching and poignant story. Rated PG-13.    General admission tickets are $5, VIP tickets (reserved seating and dessert with the cast after the show) are  $10. Show dates:  May 11, 12, 18, and 19th at 7:30 (doors open at 7) May 19 matinee at 2 pm (doors open at 1:30)

Summer Job – There is a summer job available for a senior that plans on attending college next year.  It entails landscaping and shoveling gravel.  If interested, see Jodi in the Career Center.

Winterguard is getting ready for the 4th of July Parade.  This is your chance to check it out.  No experience is needed, we can teach you what you need to know.  Everyone is welcome to give it a try with no     commitment.  Practice will be Mondays, starting today, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.  Meet in the Mark Morris cafeteria. We hope you will join us.

Do you still need Community Service or Service to School?  Monticello Middle School and Mt. Solo need help during their track meets.  Sign up in the Career Center.

The ASL Club will be selling Lumberjack T-shirts in front of the school beginning today through   May.  The shirts are $15 each, no money up front, they pay when they pick up their shirt.  They can   stop by the booth to  sign up for a shirt or use the QR code for the request form on our poster if we’re not there.  If there  are any  questions they can email Mrs. DeGraaf-Gramelt: mdegraaf@longview.k12.wa.us.

 

 Cowlitz County Summer Hire Program – Cowlitz County is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Summer Hire Program with open positions in multiple departments (Public Works, Parks, Administrative   Services, Maintenance, Building & Planning).  The link to the application can be found on Jodi’s Senior  Google Classroom.

Return to Middle Earth! Back by popular demand!  All 6 Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings Films in glorious extended format! Weds. Afternoons from 1:30 5:30  in room 117  May 2  See Mr.Field for  Permission Slips and Details!  Seating is Limited, So First Come/First Served!

Chromebook Checkouts – Students will not be allowed to check out a Samsung Chromebook if they have not returned a Samsung Chromebook previously until they return the one that has been checked out to them.  Finally, students who need Chromebooks need to check them out during passing time.

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

 

 

 

 

May CALENDAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

16 – Early Release @1:25 p.m.

23 – Early Release @1:25 p.m.

28 –No School! Memorial Day

30 – Early Release @1:25 p.m.

30 – SENIOR DEPARTMENT AWARDS & SLIDE SHOW: at 2:00 p.m. at RA Long.  Meet in the  auditorium for the Department Awards and the Senior Slide Show.  There will be refreshments in the front  hallway afterwards.  This is a social time for parents and seniors to meet with faculty and friends.  Dress  should be appropriate for an afternoon spring reception.

31 – SENIORS VS. STAFF SOFTBALL – from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Sign-up to participate will take place in the ASB Office sometime in May.  Please listen for updates during announcements.  Parents/Families/    Students are encouraged to come and support the RAL Seniors and Staff.

 
2018-05-07T08:50:47+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

Mainstage Theatre show covers discovery, dragons and dungeons

A PG-13 presentation, “She Kills Monsters” is set to open at the Dana Brown Theatre at R. A. Long Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. and continues the following weekend.

A 2 p.m. matinee is offered May 19

The story focuses on the escapades of Agnes Evans, who, in a quest to learn more about her recently-deceased sister, uncovers her sister’s notebook and dives into the world of Dungeons and Dragons.

General admission tickets are $5, and VIP tickets, which include reserved seating and dessert with the cast after the show, are $10. Proceeds from the VIP tickets help support the Dana Brown Mainstage Theatre scholarship fund.

2018-05-04T16:59:53+00:00 May 4th, 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|
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