Welcome to Robert A. Long High School
Commencement ceremonies were held on June 11th before a packed crowd at the Longview Memorial Stadium. Congratulations graduates! See slide show...
Jill’s Soccer Summer Schedule:
All practices are held behind Monticello MS, next to the soccer team room. Remember all dates are subject to change. Please join the team Facebook page for updates.
June 2nd 4:30-6:00pm
June 7 & 9 4:30-6:00pm
June 14 & 16 4:30-6:00pm
June 21 & 23 4:30-6:00pm
June 28 & 30 4:30-6:00pm
July 5 & 7 9:15-10:45am
July 8 thru 15 no practices
July 18, 20, 22 9:15-10:45am
July 25 & 28 9:15-10:45am
Jill's VB Summer Schedule
Tennis courts will be available 10am to noon Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for any interested players.
Lyric Hamilton, a RA Long senior, is featured as a Stand Out Grad for TDN! Lyric is an AVID student, which stands for “Advancement Via Individual Determination.” Principal, Rich Reeves says Lyric is a “resilient young lady” who has grown tremendously throughout the last four years. See article
R. A. Long student Jesus Hernandez, is recognized in The Daily News as a Standout Graduate!
AVID Annual Report
AVID, or Advancement via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program that equips students with the necessary tools and skills needed to successfully matriculate through a four-year university program. See our annual report for 2016 that shows the progress made with this program.
Pillars of Strength and Crystal Apple Business and Education Awards night .....
Pillars of Strength and Crystal Apple Business and Education Awards night sponsored by the Kelso/Longview Chamber of Commerce, recognized a number of our talented staff Thursday night.
Award nominees included Joie Matteo and Christina Reeves, R.A. Long teachers; Holly Davis, Northlake Literary Specialist; Ryan Chinchen, Monticello teacher, Libby Ravander, Mt Solo teacher; Audra Pinto, Discovery teacher; Angela Allen, Monticello principal; and Lacey Griffiths, R. A. Long assistant principal.
Special congratulations to Vicki White, Cascade para-educator, who won the K-12 Support Person of the Year Award!
Studying for AP US History tests--Mr Ott's 5th period
A sunny day, a site much larger than the white board in the classroom, some inquisitive students and creative teaching and you have a classroom in the parking lot! See a couple more pictures....
A couple of football events....
|Lineman Football Camp||
This exciting 3 hour camp will teach basic skills with techniques for offensive and defensive linemen. The camp will include evaluation, drill and competition periods. Saturday, June 4th
All proceeds benefit the RAL Football program. It helps cover the costs of camp, equipment, etc. This is a great chance for RAL alumni and friends to reunite and have a good time. Saturday, June 4th
Lumberjack Spring Football Camp
This exciting camp will teach basic football skills and .techniques. The camp will include evaluation, drill and competition periods. May 31 to June 9, 3:15—4:30 pm at the Longview Memorial Stadium. See the flyer and sign up...
Community invited to information sessions on long-range facility planning
A staff-citizen committee is developing a plan to address the district’s long-range building needs, and they want to hear your ideas. See more
WIAA Announces Winter Academic State Champions - Oh So Close...!!!!
RA Long girls and boys basketball teams took 2nd in the State(2A) for Winter Academic Champions(Varsity team combined GPA). We missed 1st place by .01 and .04 respectively. Very proud of the Jacks and Jills.
1st Place 2A Girls Basketball
Clarkston was 3.82
RA Long Lumberjills 3.81 (2nd place)
1st Place 2A Boys Basketball
Cedar Crest was 3.68
Lumberjacks 3.64 (2nd Place)
AVID students make a difference
Longview Recreation's 22nd annual Father Daughter Dance Party was an opportunity for our AVID students to be a major contributor to its success. See the letter from Karry Williquette, Longview Recreation commending the students....
Admitted to WSU
23 RA Long students have been admitted to WSU for Fall 2106. 16 to Pullman and 7 to WSU Vancouver!
All but 5 applied on the campus of RA Long with WSU reps onsite.
Kudos to FBLA!
Our R. A. Long High School FBLA members did a great job at FBLA Winter Competition on February 1st.. Our students won in the events listed below.
Business Calculations—6th place Anna Brigden
FBLA Principles and Procedures—5th place Mackayla Swogger
Future Business Leader—4th place Harjot Sandhu
Intro to Business Communication—4th place Nick Sarysz
Job Interview—3rd place Harjot Sandhu
Management Decision Making--3rd place Sarah Casillas and Anna Brigden
Publication Design—3rd place Melissa Tran and Harjot Sandhu
Sales Presentation 6th place Nick Sarysz
Web site Design—2nd place Tyler Alexander, Nathan Gallagher, and Nick Sarysz
They represented R. A. Long well.
What is happening - AVID
- KATU news featured a few of the AVID students on their Everyday Heroes segment, Friday January 22nd at 6pm. See video
- AVID students entered the Fibre Federal Video Contest for $500 and won! $500 will go to our program, and $500 will go to The Emergency Support Shelter here in town.
- AVID 10th graders are working with the Longview Parks and Rec to design and run the Annual Father-Daughter Ball February 26th, 27th, and 28th.
- We have also raised over $5000 in our letter campaign fundraiser and are heading to UW Seattle on Feb 19th and Oregon State and Western Oregon on Feb 26th.
F Learn more about AVID
Abby Weiler chooses the University of Washington
Senior Abby Weiler signed a letter of intent on November 18 to attend the University of Washington . She placed 3rd at state in the pole vault as a sophomore and 2nd as a junior.. Decked out in her UW shirt above with some of her honors and awards. See story in The Daily News
Parent Night Info Available...
Unable to attend Parent Night(s) this year or would like to see the slides used at the meetings? Expectations, planning for the future and more. See here.
MS Office Specialist
Delaney Morgan was the first R. A. Long High School student to certify in MS Office Specialist Word Core 2010.Delaney Morgan (9) has had great success this fall in Microsoft Office Exams.
Delaney earned her Word Core exam. Then her PowerPoint Exam, and just now she passed the most difficult test, Excel Core. What is so amazing is that the first time she took the Excel Exam, (a week ago) she earned 646 points (700 is passing). Today she quickly passed her Excel exam with over 700 points.
It will be exciting to see when Delaney will earn her MS Master certification.
On March 3, 2016 Nick Sweet tested for his fourth MOS 2010 certificate, Word Expert. He passed on his first try with over 800+ points.
This is the fourth time he has passed on the first try. No one has accomplished this since Mrs. Jacobs has been teaching this class.
The other MOS Word Core 2010 SO FAR are:
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.
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.
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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