Project Description

The Review: Longview Public Schools – Summer 2019

Three great grads!

R.A. Long going high-tech this fall!

Mrs. Hoyt: A cancer survivor’s story

Read below to find out more!

Staff Spotlights

Stefanie Hoyt, 4th grade teacher 

St. Helens Elementary

A dedicated educator, Mrs. Hoyt finds her life’s mean-ing through teaching. She’s taught at private and public schools in Oregon and Washington. She’s beat cancer twice, and continued working even while going through chemo. Read the interview to learn about her amazing journey adopting two children, and what kept her going through two rounds of cancer treatments.

Brian Jensen, English teacher 

Cascade Middle School

Anyone who has ever felt like they didn’t know what to do with their lives may be inspired by Mr. Jensen’s path to teaching. He spent two years biking through small towns in France before going to college; and then left college to roam for two more years trying several jobs that just weren’t quite right. Read the interview to see how he finally knew he wanted to be a teacher.

2019 Grad Spotlights

Jewell Barnes, Mark Morris

Equipped with a 3.994 grade point average and multiple scholarships, Jewell Barnes will be the first in her family to go to college. To help her get over severe childhood shyness, she ran for and was elected Class President in her freshman year. Read the interview  to see how she went from being so nervous as a child that she would shake when talking to adults to being a thoughtful class leader.

Cara Davey, Discovery

Since she was 16 years old, Cara Davey has been working 40 hours a week to help pay family bills after her mom left. She got behind in her classes at RA Long and didn’t think she was going to make it through high school. She transferred to Discovery and everything changed. Read the interview and see what plans Cara has for her future, how Discovery High School is helping her work toward them, and her advice for making it through tough times.

Maddie Wolff, RA Long

Some of her best high school memories include playing varsity soccer and track. In addition to being a star athlete, Maddie Wolff graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and was one of seven co-valedictorians at RA Long. Read the interview  to see what she thinks the students at RA Long are capable of and what school will be benefiting from her soccer prowess next.


Join us for the Grand Opening of RA Long’s new High-Tech Vocational Work Center this coming September (details to follow). The upgraded space will be home to:

Anatomage Table

For our new bio-medical class, this table is a 3D, fully interactive virtual dissection tool for highly accurate, human anatomy viewing.

Drone Building Piloting

Students will be able to design and construct drones in the Work Center, then step out to the field and pilot them.

Robotics Automation

Next level robotics will be taught from flexible work spaces. Skills learned will transfer into fields from manufacturing to engineering.

NOVEMBER 5, 2019



Approximate cost for the owner of a $200,000 home:
$176 per Year or $15 per Month
*future tax rates are estimates

.88 per $1,000 of assessed property value

Total projected cost for all projects:
$119 Million


  • District-wide safety & security upgrades
  • Vocational/trades expansion
  • Two elementary school replacements
  • Memorial Stadium complex improvements
  • District-wide large repair projects



The Longview School District is an Equal Opportunity district in education programs, activities, services, and employment. 2715 Lilac Street, Longview, WA 98632. Longview School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, genetic information, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. We provide equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. If you have a physical or mental disability that causes you to need assistance to access school facilities, programs, or services, please notify the school principal. This district endeavors to maintain an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against should contact the school principal. In addition, the following district employees, located at 2715 Lilac Street, Longview, have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: TITLE IX COORDINATOR AND CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE COORDINATOR: Tony VanderMaas, Assistant Superintendent • (360) 575-7004 • SECTION 504/STUDENT ADA COORDINATOR: Jill Diehl, Executive Director Career & College Readiness • (360) 575-7810 •