Welcome to Robert A. Long High School
From your Principal
Lumberjack and Lumberjill Parents and Guardians,
It is hard to believe we are embarking on the final quarter of this school year. Remember a quarter grade is only mid-semester progress. We base our final grades on semester grades only and then award .5 credit per successfully completed course.
As we roll into this spring, this would be the time to take a look and start to prepare for the following: See what you need to do, by grade level....
Sports this week....
Monday, May 6, 2013
Fastpitch vs Hockinson HOME 4:30
Tennis vs Ridgefield HOME 4:00
Golf vs Mark Morris AWAY 3:00 (dismiss @ 1:45)
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Golf vs Hockinson AWAY 3:30 (The Cedars Golf Cource; dismiss @ 1:30; bus leaves @ 1:45)
Friday, May 10, 2013
Fastpitch vs MM HOME 4:30 Varsity 3:00 playing on varsity field (changed from a previously announced double header)
Tennis Sub-district HOME 9:30
Track Sub-district AWAY (Mark Morris hosts)
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Tennis Sub-district HOME 9:30
Art on Display
R.A. Long artists had some of the best wok on display at the art show at the Cowlitz County Expo Center on May 6-8th.
Another Microsoft Office Specialist at R.A. Long - in 4 Office applicatons!
Congratulations to Matthew Davis (12) who has earned his fourth MS Office Specialist Certification the first time taking the test. Earlier this year Matthew certified in Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Excel 2010, and now OneNote 2010.
Matthew has been working on these programs since September on an independent basis. With four MS certifications as he graduates from R. A. Long, he will have great opportunities for finding a career in the computer industry.
Senior Graduation Party Meetings-
The last two meeting dates have been changed to May 21st at 6pm at MM and June 4 at 6pm at the Emporium space in Three Rivers Mall. These dates may have to be tweaked when we get closer if there are conflicts.
Watch for volunteer sign ups coming soon via email.
It's not too late! If you want to get involved, here are some ways to do so:
1) pay your family contribution (thanks to those who have already done so)
2) email a chairperson to get ahead of time decoration ideas
3) sign up for the email list so you are informed (email Jimi to do this)
4) plan to volunteer at the party on graduation night and sign up when the email comes out
5) plan to help decorate ahead of time (the week prior to and/or the morning of graduation) and then email a chairperson with your availability that week
6) procure a donation or prize from a business and let a chairman know the details
Thank you to all who have been so involved in the planning process. We are going to put on a great party!
MM Chairperson, Kris Littlefield email@example.com 360-751-7317
RAL Chairperson, Jimi Harris firstname.lastname@example.org 360-232-3015
FBLA Place at the Regional FBLA Conference... On to State
Wednesday January 30 when the rest of the RA Long students were sleeping in RA Long’s FBLA members (17) boarded a bus for Kalama High School to attend the Winter Regional FBLA Competition. See how well they did...
RA LONG DECA AT STATE!
Congratulations to junior, Kenni Michels and sophomore, Sarah Luedke who won 9th place at state DECA competition in Bellevue in March. The dynamic duo competed in Buying and Merchandising team event, at the Area 9 Conference on January earning their way to state They were 2.52 points away at state from going to Nationals. It was so exciting to see them on stage in front of the largest Washington State conference ever – 3,590 DECA competitors! Next year, we say!!
More earn Microsoft Certification at R. A. Long
Last year we started providing options for students to become certified as Microsoft Office Specialist Certification software in our Career and Technical Education program. Shown above are the first eight to earn certiications this year. See who has made the list...
Three certifications and working on four! Sarah Luedke, a sophomore earned her certification last year in Microsoft Word and Excel. This year she became certified in PowerPoint and is now working on her certification in Mircrosoft Access. Her teacher, Sharon McElroy says "Sarah is also an FBLA member and will be competing in Word Processing. She is an amazing student-athlete."
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.
R. A. Long will no longer be mailing progress report cards home - you should be able to access your students grades through family access.
The following is when the Quarters will be ending and you will be receiving a printed report card in the mail:
1st Quarter ends: 11-08-12 – report cards should be mailed 11-15-12
2nd Quarter ends (1st semester): 01-29-13 – report cards should be mailed 02-02-13
3rd Quarter ends: 03-29-13 – report cards should be mailed 04-11-13
4th Quarter ends (2nd semester): 06-12-13 – report cards should be mailed 06-18-13
*** ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS ***
1) The graduation party committee is hard at work planning the all night graduation party for all 2013 graduates of both R.A.Long and Mark Morris, but we desperately need your help! We are extremely low on funds this year and so we are encouraging all families to make a contribution of $30.00 or more to your student's party. We cannot put on an all night party of this magnitude without financial support from all families.
Please send your donation of $30.00 or more to: MM/RAL Graduation Party, 1105 D 15th Avenue, #207, Longview, WA 98632.
2) Our current fundraiser will take place next Tuesday, March 5 at The Electric Bean on Washington Way. The Electric Bean will donate all proceeds (after overhead) of any food or beverage purchased that day to our party fund! There will be raffles all day and live entertainment in the evening. Support the senior class party by stopping by and purchasing your daily coffee from The Electric Bean on Tuesday, March 5.
3) The next Senior Party Parent Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00p.m. in the MM stafff room. Please bring any procured donations to this meeting.
If you have any questions, donations or fundraisers... please contact Kris or Jimi.
|Jimi Harris (RAL)
Kris Littlefield (MM)
Letter asking for support
Involved in Community Service?
The 18th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognizes students who have taken part in community service activities over the past year. You are encouraged to fill out an online application form at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit. Once form has been completed, it is turned into Career Center and staff will nominate the school’s top volunteer. The deadline is November 6th, 2012.
The Career Center arranges for colleges/tech schools to stop my R.A. Long so you can talk to their representatives. Check out who is going to visit us....
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 12-1pm in Room 115.
(1st Friday each Month)
No April Meeting
May 4 2012
June 1 2012
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.
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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.