Lacey Griffiths
Assistant Principal

Ty Morris
Assistant Principal
Athletic Director

2903 Nichols Blvd.
Longview, WA 98632




Welcome to Robert A. Long High School

Graduation 2014

Graduation 2014

Commencement was held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Longview Memorial Stadium. See a slide show of some of the scenes at the commencement ceremony.

Mr. Reeves presided over the largest class, 178 graduates, in his five years as principal. The ceremony reflected back on achievements as well as advice on their future. See story in The Daily News.

Going out for a sport next year?

Before you can turn out for a sport you need to meet all the registration requirements. You can do this not online....see "Sports Information" on how to do that.

Summer Sports

Are you a basketball or volleyball player who wants to go to a fun camp and improve your skills? If so, the Lumberjam Hoop Camp and the 11th Annual Lumberjill Volleyball Camp is for you!

Lumberjam Hoop Camp: June 23rd - June 25th
Grades 3-6 go to the morning sessions, 9:30 to 12:00.
Grades 7-10 go to the afternoon session 1:00 to 3:30.
The cost is $50.

11th Annual Lumberjill Volleyball Camp: June 18th and 19th
Come enjoy Passing, Setting, Hitting, Serving, Competitions and Games.
Grades 2-5 go to the morning sessions 9:00 to 11:00
Grades 6-8 go to the afternoon sessions 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 pm.
Registration cost is $35.

Send check or cash to RAL:ASB, 2903 Nichols Blvd, Longview
For Questions call 575-7227

Listen to books all summer for FREE! Sync Audiobooks will release a current book with a classic book related in topic. These audio book pairs will be released every week and are free to download for that week and that week only. This program is currently going on and continues into August.

Take advantage of this great opportunity!
 text syncya to 25827 OR visit

Lumberjacks in Space

On May 24th, RA Long physics students sent their latest Lego Lumberjack into space. “We launched in front of the bell tower, reached our goal of 100,000 feet, and landed right in the area we predicted,” said John Tietjen, Physics Teacher, RA Long.

The objective of the Space Exploration and Engineering (S.E.E.) Project in Mr. Tietjen’s physics classes this year was to deploy a research balloon into near space and recover the payload. The first balloon was launched on March 20th, from Astoria and picked up near Mt. Hood, OR – quite a bit further than they calculated. The class was able to use the information gathered to more accurately calculate for the second balloon which was launched from R.A. Long on May 24th.

Senior Erin Johnson shared, “We did all the calculations, paying attention to the weather that day, figuring wind speed, ascent rate and descent rate, to calculate where we would land. The balloon landed really close to the site we predicted this time, but it got stuck in a tree!” The balloon was successfully recovered from the landing area, near the town of White Salmon, Washington, only a few miles away from their projected landing site.

Thanks to Scott Paider of Western Edge Tree Service for getting it out of the tree.
Thank you to the Longview Public Schools Foundation for making this project possible!

See more info in TDN


2014 Senior Oral Boards

All seniors must pass Oral Boards in order to graduate. On May 29th we had approximately 75 community and staff members volunteer to judge these Boards. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts!

This has to be an oral presentation, students can’t rely on notes, and they must have something to share, like Matthew Nein’s music.

The presentation has to show personal growth through four years of education; their successes and test scores (including “Student as a Learner” which includes favorite teachers, classes and projects) career plans, community service, and exit outcomes.

On top of all of this, they must share their biggest struggle and how they overcame it. There were tears shed, some hyperventilation, flushed cheeks and excited anticipation.

And after the required 8 to 15 minute presentation and follow up questions there were 207 seniors glad that last thing was done and anxious to get scores back! Now, to make sure the gowns and caps fit before June 7th!

Mr. & Mrs. Lumberjack a Huge Success!

The Mr. & Mrs. Lumberjack pageant raised $2989 for CASA this year! 12 contestants collected cash donations and competed in the event. 40 RAL Leadership students planned and organized the event, now in its seventh year.

CASA is a non-profit organization that provides a voice for children in the foster care system and we are proud to support such a noble cause!

See pictures on Instagram....

Attention Mark Morris and R A Long Senior Parents

We need your help! Volunteer to work at the all night Graduation Party on June 7th – from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM – There will be three shifts throughout the night in a variety of positions.  We will be needing a lot of people.  Please contact Marnie Harris at 577-5222 or  or Theresa Stalick at or 430-3083.  Please volunteer and help us make this night successful! 

Also see about the next planning meeting.

State champs

Congratulations to juniors Cully Scroggins and Jordan Plank who are the state high school bass fishing champions! See story in TDN....


Congratulations to Kenni Michels and Sarah Luedke who placed 6th in Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making at the Washington DECA State Career Development Conference in Bellevue. This qualifies them to compete at Nationals in Atlanta in May for RAL DECA!

Spring Athletes of the Month

Abby Weiler Spencer Thorsen

Abby Weiler, Track  

Spencer Thorsen, Baseball 

   See other athletes recognized this year.

FBLA pick up awards at FBLA Conference

The R. A. Long High School FBLA Chapter competed in Kalama on January 29th. We had 16 students attend and they earned 15 awards (more than last year). The awards only go to the top 5 places.

Please congratulate the following on achievements.

Anastasia Fischer             4th place, Agribusiness
Victoria Auigular               5th place, Business Calculations
Sarah Luedke                     1st place, Business Communication
                                                2nd place team, Entrepreneurship
                                                1st place, Future Business Leader
                                                2nd place team, Marketing
Christina Tran                    4th place, Computer Applications
Conor Smith                       5th place, Computer Applications
                                                1st place, Help Desk
Victoria Tran                       5th place, Digital Design  & Promotion
Katie Morgan                     2nd place team, Entrepreneurship
                                                2nd place team, Marketing
Blake Peterson                 3rd place, Word Processing
Alexander Fischer            4th place, FBLA Principles & Procedures
Anna Bridgen                     4th place, Intro to Business Communication

We have great students with great skills. Next ..STATE in Seattle in April.

Senior Parents -

Planning is now underway for the 2014 ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE graduation party to be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014. 

Our next meeting is Monday, May 19th at 7:00 PM at the LCC Student Center. .  

See letter Also see more info on the graduation party

R A Long Chairperson – Theresa Stalick 360-430-3083


PowerPoint presentation from "Night of the Senior - Stuff You Probably Should Know" (PowerPoint version) (PDF version).

Microsoft Certification at R. A. Long

MS certs
Left to Right... Top row Simon Lia, Jacon Thorton, Alex Boyd, Coner Smith, Bottom row: Jacob Yordy, Adie Nelson, Katie Morgan and Cortney Musso

You don't need to be a senior to learn everything. Freshman Jorden Hayes has passed the Microsoft Office Specialists for Word, PowerPoint and now Excel, which is one of the most difficult, all by February. In March he passed the MS Word Expert certification

Students can become certified as Microsoft Office Specialists in our Career and Technical Education program. This option became available during the 2011-12 school year.  This year they can go beyond the Microsoft Office certification and become certified as a Microsoft Technology Associate.

Congtratulations to the following students have earned their certifications so far this school year.. See who have made the list.

Their teacher is Sharon Jacobs (McElroy), CTE Business Teacher

Teach Prep through LCC offers each student who passes the ITA course (with a B or higher) 13 credits for the business management part of the class and 5 credits for each certifications they earn. Tech Prep is a wonderful opportunity for our students to earn college credit and not have to leave our campus.

See who was certified in 2011-12, in 2012-13

R.A. Long High School Apparel Store is up and running


Looking for that special Lumberjack look? Click here see what is available.

R.A. Long has enlisted a vendor associated with the National Federation of State High School Association to provide R.A. Long sports apparel. You can access this web-store 24/7 and deal direct with the vendor.  Get the current apparel items and at the same time support R.A. Long.

From the Attendance Office

If a parent or guardian plans on picking up the student during the day, they must provide the attendance office with  photo  identification.

Checking your student out because he/she is sick? Stop in at the nurse’s office first.

Remember that regular and punctual attendance is required in accordance with state law and district policy.  It has a positive effect on student learning and develops responsible and productive citizens.

RA Long Alumni Meetings 4th Tuesday of each month @ 7pm in Room 115

Booster Club 2nd Wednesday of each month @6:30 p.m. Room 115

Parent Advisory Board -- Here is an opportunity for any interested parents to meet with the Principal. It is an open forum to share positive changes, discuss plans for the future, and hear concerns.  This informal gathering will be held on the following dates from 12-1 pm in Room 115.

Parent Board—12-1pm
(1st Friday each Month)

What do we do when the weather or other emergency impacts out school day?

Our school hours and other emergency info can be found on the Longview School District website. You will find info about bus snow routes and hours of school operations.

In addition to local radio stations announcing weather delays, you would like to get notices sent to your my email. Sign up for a free service called "Flash Alert". Please note: you must subscribe and keep your contact information updated; some spam filters block these messages; you can get messages pushed to your smart phone or tablet with the FlashAlert Messenger App. Info is on the FlashAlert signup site.
Information will be posted before 6 a.m.



Welcome to Robert A. Long High School in Longview, Washington. R. A. Long High School was erected in 1927, three years after the city of Longview was incorporated. The school is named for the city's founder Robert A. Long, a wealthy timber baron from Missouri. Our mascot, the Lumberjack, was so named due to the area's reliance on the timber industry. The school is on the city Historical Register.

R.A. Long competes in the Greater St. Helen’s League at the 2A level. Our student enrollment is around 1000 students.  Rich Reeves is our Principal.