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Back to School Newsletter
Everything you probably need to know to get ready to start school this year. This newsletter is sent home, but if you can't find it, read it here.
ID Cards and pictures
ID cards will be made for all students who were not available on picture day, SEPTEMBER 16th . Students will be called from class to have a picture taken and ID card made. All students are required to have an ID card. There is no cost involved.
Picture retakes will be October 12th. This is for all students who are not satisfied with the pictures they had taken and students who were not available in August.
They will be called out of class to have pictures taken during the morning classes.
Welcome Class of 2019 - Jack Camp
Owen Bertram, Wyatt Mendiola, and Alyssa Arruda get ready to hand out Jack Packs to the Class of 2019. The Jack Pack was donated by the Dr. Doug O'Connor Memorial Fund and inside the pen and USB drive was donated by LCC, along with the spiral being dontated by ServPro of Longview/Kelso
Class of 2019 get into their groups with current RA Long leadership students to introduce themselves.
The RA Long cheerleaders lead the freshman in our RA Long response cheers. They are ready for their first game!
The Jack Camp staff that volunteered their time to make sure that the Class of 2019 had a great start to their RA Long career!
Left to Right: Mrs. Reeves, Mrs. Ormond, Mr. Donaldson, Mrs. Jacobs, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Dickinson, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Gimper, Ms. Griffiths, Mr. Elliott. (Missing is Lacey Grady from the picture)
R.A. Long has received a Washington Achievement Award for 2014. We are recognized as being in the top 10% of all schools in the state for “High Progress” in the areas of Reading and Mathematics over the last three years.
135 Microsoft Office Certifications!
Congratulations to sixty R.A. Long students who have earned a total of 135 certifications in Microsoft Office products this year. The Microsoft IT Academy Program is a college- and career-ready education program available to students at R.A. Long High School. Their R.A. Long teacher is Sharon Jacobs.
The money for community college credits students earned (and their parents saved) ($100 per credit) through TECH PREP is:
- Earning a B or higher in the class for 1 year = 13 LCC credits—84 Students * $100 per credit = $109,200
- Word is 5 credits – 40 students * 5 credits * $100 per credit = $20,000
- Excel is 5 credits – 13 students * 5 credit * $100 per credit = $6,500
- PowerPoint is 1 credit – 58 students * $100 per credit = $5,800
Grand Total for money earned this year by MS IT students is $141, 500.
Congratulations to Joey Weiler on winning the 2A State Title and setting a new state record at 15-9 in Pole Vault! Also, Congratulations to Abby Weiler on placing second at state in Pole Vault!
Girls soccer player? Summer schedule
Starting June 3rd there will be practice from 4:30-6:30 behind RAL.
Starting the week of June 29th, practices will be from 9:15am to 10:45am, Mondays and Wednesdays
The second full week will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, alternating this schedule every other week until July 23rd.
July 24th -26th is the Kalama Tournament with two games on Friday, two on Saturday and one on Sunday.
2nd in state!
Congratulations to the RAL Girls' Bowling Team on taking second at the 2A/3A State Tournament. Way to Go Jills!!! See story in TDN-
Matt Fugleberg signs with Southern Oregon
Matt Fugleberg signs a letter of intent to become a Southern Oregon Raider at a ceremony on February 4th.
R.A. Long's 9th Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame was held on March 21, 2014. See who was inducted.
New school bell times, please note the changes:
The school day begins @ 7:55 am
On Wednesdays students will have early release@ 1:25 pm
*****(Except Sept 3, Nov 26 & June 10)***
Need to Know...
- In class on time
- No hats worn in building and not allowed in classrooms
- 10/10 Rule: No hall passes given first and last 10 minutes of each class period.
- Ear buds: Only one can be worn in common areas. Teacher discretion in classrooms. If they say no, the answer is no.
Learning is an expectation, not a request.
Show grit and determination
Finish what you start.
Going out for a sport ?
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.
Microsoft Certification at R. A. Long
Congratulations to Karissa Dautenhahn (9) who is the first R. A. Long High School student to pass the Word Core 2010 Exam this year.Be watching as Karissa has her goal set for becoming a Master Office Specialist.
It is exciting to see excitement grow this year as students see this valuable certification as important to their high school and future career.
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.
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.
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.
(1st Friday each Month)
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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Information will be posted before 6 a.m.