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Five Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Five more of our teachers are now Nationally Board Certified!  These five fantastic teachers include: Ronda Butterfield from Robert Gray Elementary, Nicole Campbell from Cascade Middle School, Paul Field from R.A. Long High School, Jenessa Norvaisis from CVG Elementary, and Joel Thomas from St. Helens Elementary.

Also, here are all of our other teachers who are on the National Board of Certification:
Columbia Heights: Carolyn Kochis

CVG: Stacey Niemi, Lori Parcell, Jodie Rodriguez

Kessler: Linda Miles, Barbara Moore

Mark Morris: Christopher Coffee, Anna Langenbach, Lauren Princehouse, Travis Ruhter, Diondra Volk

Mint Valley: Greg Buckiewicz, Susan Christopersen, Michelle McDonald

Monticello: Ryan Chinchen, Scott Firth, Jessica Jones, Constance Noakes, Michelle Opgrande, Anna Peterson, Jayne Poole, Lanette Shepherd

Mt. Solo: Daniel Reed

Northlake: Saskia Rivera

Olympic: Angela Guinn, Carmen Hewitt, Angela Richards, Jinnifer Sharer, Shawna Wilson, Ellen Winn

St. Helens: Kelley Smith

According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.

Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning in alignment with the Five Core Propositions. They must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice. They must also show that they participate in learning communities and provide evidence of ongoing reflection and continuous learning.


2020-01-21T13:33:25-08:00January 17th, 2020|

Middle School Theatre Workshop

Are you a middle school student looking for something to do this Friday? If so, then discover your inner Shakespeare at the Middle School Theatre Workshop! This event will be at the R.A. Long Mainstage Theatre on Friday, January 24th from 1-4pm. All Longview middle school students are welcome to participate in this fantastic event! You can pick up an application at your school’s office. It is only $10 to participate! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to discover your theatrical talent!

2020-01-07T15:02:39-08:00January 17th, 2020|

Elementary Science Day Camp Offered

The R.A. Long Science Olympiad Club presents the 7th Annual Elementary Science Day Camp for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in Cowlitz County. There are two sessions to pick from –  Friday, January 24 or Friday, March 13 (non-school days). The event will be from 8am – 2pm on both days.

Students will explore a variety of scientific concepts including physics, chemistry, biology. High school students will run the experiments and offer hands-on lab activities and demonstrations.  Experiments include catapults, robotics, code breakers, lava lamps, footprinting, chemical reactions, lasers, and rockets.

Please complete the registration form and return to R.A. Long High School ASB office during school hours.

2020-01-15T13:28:22-08:00January 15th, 2020|

FAFSA and Financial Aid Night at Mark Morris

Have you filed your FAFSA? If not, mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 15 from 10 AM – 5 PM in the LGIC. Help will be available to assist families in completing the FAFSA and answer your financial aid questions. Why is the FAFSA important? Completing the FAFSA gives access to the largest source of financial aid to help pay for schooling whether you are going to a university, community college, or vocational/ technical school. No appointment needed. Bring a copy of your 2018 taxes in order to complete your FAFSA.  Call 360-575-7670 or email your student’s counselor for more information.

2020-01-06T15:34:42-08:00January 13th, 2020|

Mrs. Case on SyncUp’s Teacher Feature

Mrs. Case was featured on SyncUp’s teacher feature! SyncUp is the newsletter written by StudySync, a company that provides the Longview School District with multimedia learning resources. In this feature story, Mrs. Case talks about how she uses StudySync®TV to create in depth classroom discussions about well known literary works. To read more on this fantastic story, click the link below:

SyncUp Teacher Feature – Mrs. Case

If you would like to learn about StudySync and what they provide for our schools then click here to visit their website!

2020-01-08T15:09:47-08:00January 13th, 2020|

Get Ready for Chilly Weather

Dear Parents and Families,

It looks like winter weather might be coming soon. If severe weather arrives you can get information about possible school closures or late start times from multiple sources.

If there is a change to the school schedule a notice will be posted on Flash Alert by 6 a.m. For the most immediate information sign up to receive emails from Flash Alert at www.flashalert.net. Additionally, information will be posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/longviewschools and on the district web page www.longviewschools.com.

We encourage you to check these sources for updates as weather conditions change.

You can also tune into local radio or Portland television stations for school information.

Please drive carefully.

Thank you.

2020-01-09T16:30:02-08:00January 9th, 2020|