Welcome to Robert A. Long High School
Listed here are some of the items that have been sent home in the Back to School Newsletter. See entire newsletter...
Do you want to have a great and successful year? See a message from Mr. Reeves...
Dates to Remember
August 21-22 Jack Camp for Freshmen
August 26 Picture Day, Schedule Pick-up See more details...
September 15 Open House
September 23 Parent Meeting for Seniors
September 24 Parent Meeting for Juniors
September 25 Parent Meeting for Sophomores
Sport practice dates
ASB Office opens August 19, Hours: 8-3pm
Pay to participate fee $60 ($75 for Football) will be paid NO later than August 29 if you want to play a sport. If applying for a scholarship, those forms are due into the by August 29th
Football practice begins August 20 See practice schedule
Practice for all other sports begin on Monday, August 25
Week of 8/25
Girls’ Swim Practice
M – F 5-7:00 pm Gaither Pool, Kelso HS
Boys’ Golf Practice
M – F 2:30-4:30 pm Mint Valley GC
Girls’ Soccer Practice
M – Th 4:00 – 6:00 pm RAL
Friday 8 – 10 a.m. RAL
Boys’ Tennis Practice
M – F 10:00 – 12:00 noon RAL Tennis Courts
Sept. 2-6 3:00-5:00 p.m. RAL Tennis Courts
M – F 3:30 pm RAL Gym Annex
Parent Meeting on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 pm tentatively in the RAL Cafeteria
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 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.
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 www.AudiobookSync.com
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!
Spring Athletes of the Month
Abby Weiler, Track
Spencer Thorsen, Baseball
See other athletes recognized this year.
Microsoft Certification at R. A. Long
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.
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.
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.