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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Community invite to Strategic Planning

The Talladega City Schools invites you to attend the first of two community meetings on the new 5 year strategic plan. The meetings will give the opportunity for the Talladega City School's stakeholders (parents, students, business and community members) to give input for the development of the plan. The first meeting will be held in the cafeteria of Talladega High School on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 6:30-8:00. Your attendance and ideas are critical to the Talladega City Board of Education and it efforts to improve student achievement.Your voice for the future is valued and appreciated. Information on the second community meeting will be announced soon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What does kindergarten writing look like? - Milestones from GreatSchools

Welcome Ms. Norman

Ms. Norman, Second Grade

We are excited to introduce you to the newest teacher at R.L. Young, Ms. Norman.

Ms. Patricia "Tricia" Norman has jumped right in feet first as the new second grade teacher. Her birthday is April 13th. She says that her favorite activity is visiting with her grandchildren Bryce (5), Chloe Ann (4), and Aiden (1). She has two children, a son BT and daughter Brenna.

Ms. Norman's favorite color is purple and favorite flower is wisteria. She likes Hazel-Mocha coffee and loves to shop at Kohl's, Target and Starbucks. Her past jobs include being a library assistant and preschool teacher.  Ms. Norman completed her elementary education degree at the age of 57. What an accomplishment!

An interesting fact she shared with us is that her son was born on the Island of Guam. She was born a Texan but has traveled all over the world, especially in the Orient. Ms. Norman says the most important person in her life is Jesus first and then her children second.

When you see Ms. Norman around Young or town please say hello and let her know how happy we are to have her at R.L. Young.

Friday, November 13, 2015

QR Codes at RL Young

You may have noticed black boxes attached to the front of library books coming home or saw our new display board outside of the library media center. So what are these mysterious boxes? They are QR codes. Some contain links for you to download a digital copy of the book free of charge and yours to keep. Others may contain links to web pages that continue the learning process when students finish reading their book.

We invite you to bring your phones or tablets in to download the eBooks on the wall outside the media center the next time you are at R.L. Young.

If you are unsure how to do this, please follow these steps:

1. Go to apple iTunes store or Google play store and search for QR Reader. Download the QR reader to your device.

2. Once you have downloaded the app to your device you open the scanner and point it to the bar code on the front of the book like you are taking a picture.

3. The scanner will automatically detect the bar code and open the digital copy of the book. When it opens the book you can choose to download it to iBooks on your apple device and it will be stored there. The book will always be in the history of your QR reader as a link that you can open if you do not want to save it to the device.

In the near future a new set of codes will be added to the QR wall. This is a great way to offer even more books for our students. Please contact Mrs. Taylor the library media specialist if you have any questions. I will be glad to help you download the app or add the book to your devices.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Medal Ceremony

We will have our annual Medal Ceremony on November 3, 2015 at 12:30 in the R. L. Young auditorium.  At this time we will be recognizing students who scored "Close" or "Ready" on the ACT Aspire test last year while they were in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade at R. L. Young in the area of math, reading, and science.  We will also recognize students who showed progress in text complexity.  We look forward to honoring our students at this special event.

Monday, October 26, 2015


Wednesday is crazy sock day for Drug Free Week. We are currently collecting new socks for adults and children for those in need. This is a class competition so please send your socks through Wednesday. 

Kindergarten Field Trip CANCELLED

Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch field trip has been cancelled for TODAY. Will be rescheduled. Please send children in regular clothing. Sorry for any inconvenience! Pass this information on...

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Kindergarten Field Trip

Parents please be advised that the pumpkin patch trip for kindergarten tomorrow will happen rain or shine. Please dress child prepared for rain. We cannot reschedule the trip. Thanks. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

PAWS-itively Drug Free at RL Young

Red Ribbon Week 2015

Talladega City Schools is recognizing Red Ribbon Week October 26-30. The theme for this year is Talladega is Paws-Itively Drug Free.

On Monday, the dress up day is "Shade Out Drugs." Everyone should wear sunglasses. Students will be signing Drug Free Pledges.

Tuesday is Super-Heroes Don't Do Drugs. Students dress as super-heroes. Mrs. Rigdon and our school nurse will be presenting to our students.

Wednesday is "Sock It To Drugs." Break out your favorite silly socks and wear shoes. We also ask that students bring in new pairs of kids and adult socks for those in need. A prize will be awarded to the class with the most socks!

On Thursday, kids can "Follow their Dreams" and wear their pajamas to school. The pajamas need to be in school dress code.

Friday is Paws-Itively Red Against Drugs and we ask that everyone wear red. There will be a balloon release at the board office.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Kindergarten Alphabet Book

The kindergarten alphabet book orders are due Tuesday, October 6th. Each students is featured in the full color 8x8 Shutterfly book. This is a great keepsake and review tool to use with your student! If you have any questions please email Mrs. Taylor at Books are $15 and checks should be made to RL Young.