Welcome to Robert A. Long High School
A great event
R.A. Long and Mark Morris held a Madrigal Dinner in the R.A. Long Cafeteria on December 6th and 7th for a sold out audience. This production was the first annual joint adventure of the Mainstage Theatre and the choir departments from both schools. The food, prepared by district employees, and entertainment were well received. Although we can't replicate the evening we hope a few pictures will give you a flavor for the evening. See a slide show....
Seniors...need help applying for federal financial aid?
Need help applying for federal financial aid? We’re here for you! On Wednesday 1/15 and Thursday 1/23, the RAL and MM Career Centers are partnering with the LCC Educational Talent Search Program to provide a hands-on FAFSA event. We will meet in Room C-5 and the C-Lab at Mark Morris at 6:00 pm. All seniors and their parents are invited to attend. See details
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 has been moved (Dec. 9th meeting canceled due to weather) to Monday, December 16th at 7:00 in the LGIC room at Mark Morris – right by the cafeteria. See letter Also see more info on the graduation party
R.A. Long braved the low 20's and high 19s degree weather to make a good showing in the Longview Christmas Parade on December 7th. See larger images
Monday, December 9, 2013
Bowling vs Skyview HOME 3:15
GBB vs Hudson’s Bay HOME 5:30/7:00
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Bowling vs Union HOME 3:15 Triangle Bowl
B. Swim vs Fort/Sky HOME 5:00
BBB vs Yelm High Sch HOME 5:30/7:00 Rescheduled for Jan. 4th
GBB vs Tumwater AWAY 5:45/7:30 Rescheduled for Jan. 8th
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Bowling vs Camas AWAY 3:15 (Big Al’s; dismiss @ after 5th; bus leaves @ 1:45)
Wrestling vs Astoria AWAY 5:00/6:00 (dismiss @ 2:00; bus leaves at 2:15)
Thursday, December 12, 2013
BBB- C vs La Center AWAY 4:15 (C-Squad only; bus leaves @ 2:45)
Friday, December 13, 2013
Wrestling JV vs Astoria AWAY 5:00 (JV only; dismiss @ 1:00; bus leaves @ 1:15)
BBB vs Aberdeen HOME 5:30/7:00
Bowling vs BGrnd AWAY 3:15 (Tiger Bowl; dismiss after 5th; bus leaves @ 1:45)
GBB vs Aberdeen AWAY 5:45/7:00 (JV & Varsity only; bus leaves @ 2:45)
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Swim Sprint Pent HOME 10:00
Wrestling Fife Tourny AWAY 9:30 (Varsity only; bus leaves @ 5:30 a.m.)
December – RA Long’s Athlete of the Month -
And...Elise is the WIAA Athlete of the Week for the 13 week of the school year!
Each week throughout the school year, the WIAA recognizes twelve varsity athletes, a male and a female from each of the six classifications, who exhibited an outstanding performance for the previous week.
WIAA State Athlete of the Week Award will receive a letter of recognition from the WIAA Executive Director, a commemorative WIAA State Athlete of the Week T-Shirt and certificate.
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 your Principal
Greeting from R.A. Long High School
My hope is that everyone is off to a great start. We continue to work some kinks out with some student schedules and little glitches in the computer system.
What I have noticed is that our students have come back into our building with smiles on their faces, excited to see their friends, and a wish to have an even better year this year than they did last year. We have added 260 freshmen to the mix and they all are getting to the places they need to go with little to no problems. I am sure they would attest that the halls are a little more crowded than they are used to. Teachable moment…patience!
The Skyward system is up and running and I encourage you to use this system to keep up your student’s progress as we begin diving into the standards and curriculum that your student will be expected to learn and master this school year. The Common Core Standards will be the primary focus in our classrooms. Skyward is also a great way to track attendance. Success is easier to achieve when you are here.
We also have a couple of new classes that students might not have forecasted for and we have some slots left to fill. First is our Biomedical STEM program. This is an upper level science course for juniors and seniors. This has replaced Anatomy and is a very hands on approach to the biomedical sciences. And secondly, we have a partnership with KLTV for a video tech course. This is a 2-period block course 1st and 2nd period at the KLTV station. This course requires students to provide their own transportation to and from the station to school. If either of these courses are of interest, please have your student see a counselor ASAP.
My hope is that both students and parents have a great school year, met with a great deal of success and stories to tell at the dinner table. We have an amazing group of young people attending RA Long and I am humbled with the opportunity to be their principal.
Rich Reeves, Principal
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.
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.
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.