Robert Gray Summer 2019 Information

Last day office is open: June 24, 2019

Meals for Longview kids:
Northlake Elem, 2210 Olympia Way
June 17 – August 20 (no meals July 1-5); Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Kessler Elem, 1902 Kessler Blvd
June 17 – July 3 Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:30pm
July 8 – August 16 Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Olympic Elem, 1324 30th Ave
June 17- June 28; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave
July 8 – July 26; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Archie Anderson Park, 22nd Ave and Alabama St
July 8 – Aug 16; Monday – Thursday
Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm, Snack 3:30 – 3:45 pm

Longview Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd
June 17 – Aug 16 (no meals July 4-5); Monday – Friday
Snack 3:30 – 3:45 pm

Office opens in fall: August 19, 2019

First day of school: August 28, 2019

2019-06-26T15:21:41-07:00June 26th, 2019|

Open Positions!

Longview Schools Open Positions

Longview Public Schools is hoping to start off a great year with new hires! If you or anyone you know is interested
in working for our school district then check out our fast track employment opportunities on our careers page!

2019-07-11T16:06:54-07:00July 11th, 2019|

Summer Meal Program information

Summer Meals for Kids!

This year the Summer Food Service Program will offer free nutritious meals to all neighborhood children ages 18 years and younger at:

Northlake Elementary, 2210 Olympia Way,  June 17 – August 16, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am,  Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm  *No Meals July 1- July 5

Kessler Elementary, 1902 Kessler Blvd., June 17 – July 3, Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:00 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm,  July 8 – August 16 Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Olympic Elementary, 1324 30th Ave., June 17 – June 28, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave., July 8 – July 26, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Archie Anderson Park, 22nd Ave & Alabama St., July 8 – Aug 16, Lunch 12:00 pm  – 12:15 pm, Snack 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm  *Monday thru Thursday

Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd., June 17 – Aug 16, Snack 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm  *No Meals July 4- July 5

All meals will meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, so you know your child will be eating a healthy meal. Supervised activities will be offered at Northlake and Kessler Elementary Schools, Monticello Middle School, Teen Center, & Archie Anderson Park. For more information, contact City of Longview, Parks & Recreation Department at 360-442-5400. For more information about the program, or to volunteer to help, call the Longview Public School Nutrition office at 360-575-7172.

The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by The U.S. Department of Agriculture

2019-06-12T11:37:18-07:00June 12th, 2019|

Robert Gray Field Trip to the Port

A Field Trip to the Port of Longview begins with an hour long presentation by the Port that takes place in the classroom.  Dan Polacek brought to Robert Gray a video presentation that he had filmed using fly overs with a drone of the Port, Barlow Point, and Willow Grove.  The students were so engaged with the presentation!  Dan is an excellent speaker and conveys a lot of enthusiasm for the activities at the Port.  Attached are some pictures from the trip to the Port of Longview.  When you visit the Port, you take the entire one hour  trip aboard a bus.  The Berths can be super busy, and unless you know what you are doing, it is very dangerous.  So most of the pictures do not include the kids.  Also attached is a picture of our lunch picnic at Willow Grove, which is a Port owned and maintained property and another way the Port of Longview invests into the community of Longview.   In the pictures attached you will see one of the BIG HUGE cranes that the Port uses to load ships.  These cranes can be remotely operated!  They have over 80 tires each.  You will also see some huge tubes that are used for loading grain.  The Port of Longview has the most “state of the art” system used for loading grain which makes it very competitive with other Ports for exporting grain.  While students were touring, they passed by an Army Corps of Engineers ship in dock that is used for dredging the Columbia River.  When Dan Polacek, our guide from the Port,  announced it was an “Army” Corps of Engineers, the students on the bus began to cheer!  It was a busy day at the Port, so the kids really got to see so much.  Robert Gray will repeat this field trip every year.  It was very informative, exciting, and the kids learned a ton.

2019-06-12T11:48:45-07:00June 7th, 2019|

Staff honored at 2019 Chamber of Commerce event

Local educators and businesses were recently honored at the annual Pillars of Strength/Crystal Apple Awards presented by the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce. Longview Public Schools award winners were Dr. Elizabeth West (Director of Special Education), Administrator of the Year; JD Ott (R.A. Long), Teacher of the Year; and Gail Wells (Monticello Middle School), Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 2019 nominees included secretary Jeanne Kerns (Discovery); teacher Diondra Beck (Mark Morris); teachers Mike Fajardo, Gerri Schooling, and Jennifer Godinho-Hefley, and paraeducator Christy Alumbaugh (R.A. Long); principal Scott Merzoian (Monticello); teacher Patricia Donovan-Hopkins (Columbia Valley Gardens); principal Noma Hudson and liaison Alisa Shipley (Kessler); teacher Mary Sundberg and paraeducator Deb Bergman (Robert Gray).

2019 Crystal Apple Awards nominees. Not pictured – Robert Gray teacher Mary Sundberg and R.A. Long teacher – and softball coach – Jennifer Godinho-Hefley who arrived late due to coaching the team to victory!

2019-05-02T14:39:10-07:00May 2nd, 2019|

March Employees of the Month

Shane Workman, Robert Gray Elementary-a long-time employee of the district, is a teacher and colleague that his students and coworkers are lucky to have.  His sense of humor and belief in the goodness of all students helps him to develop amazing connections with his students.  He goes above and beyond providing opportunities through the garden club, Math Academy, crossing guard, and tutoring for the students that are in need.  His patience and dedication to his students and school is a blessing to those at Robert Gray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tonya Coburn, RA Long High School- joined the district in 2017 and quickly became a valuable member of the custodial staff.  She goes above and beyond her route duties without hesitation or concern each and every day.  She goes out of her way to assist teachers and the students and consistently displays a positive attitude.  She completes every job with pride and is always looking for extra tasks to make the school a better place.

 

2019-04-23T08:37:12-07:00April 23rd, 2019|

Capital facilities bond proposal approved

At the April 8, 2019 school board meeting, the board unanimously approved the capital facilities bond proposal totaling $115 million. Projects in this proposal will touch every school and include:

  • Mint Valley Elementary School replacement – $43 million
  • Northlake Elementary School replacement – $43 million
  • Safety and Security upgrades for all schools – $4.2 million
  • Career Technical/Vocational upgrades at R.A. Long and Mark Morris high schools – $8.4 million
  • Memorial Stadium upgrades – $7 million
  • Large facility repair projects – $9.4 million

Find out more here.

2019-04-16T16:10:16-07:00April 16th, 2019|

Family Resource Center opens at Monticello

Teachers and support team members across the district are seeing a growing number of kids and families who lack a stable food source and/or housing. To help the kids and families the district opened a Family Resource Center at Monticello Middle School. The resource center gives parents a place to get help and connect with food, housing, mental health or other services. It doesn’t matter which school a child attends – the family resource center is open to help them. The resource center was put together through donations and did not require district funds.

The Daily News wrote a front page story about the resource center that published March 2. This is another example of the district putting extra effort towards helping our kids be successful.

The Family Resource Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 11 am and from 1 pm to 3 pm.

 

2019-03-08T14:24:07-07:00March 7th, 2019|

Application window open for Highly Capable student testing

Applications are now being accepted for the district’s annual Highly Capable Program identification process. To have a student evaluated for this program, parents/guardians give permission by completing the High Capable Permission Form and returning it to the student’s school. Permission forms are due Friday, March 15, 2019.

Cognitive Ability Testing (CogAT) will commence March-April 2019. The selection team will review student data April-May 2019. Testing results will be mailed in May 2019.

2019-03-04T17:15:11-07:00March 4th, 2019|

PTO Meeting 2/25 @ 5:45 p.m. in Library

Please join us tonight, Monday, February 25, 2019 at 5:45 p.m. in the library for the PTO meeting.  We will be voting in the new board for next school year and discussing upcoming events.

All parents are a member of PTO and we appreciate your support.

Thank You!

2019-02-25T11:46:56-07:00February 25th, 2019|
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