Our school is proud of the traditions, high expectations, and inviting atmosphere that make it a good place to learn and grow.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Luau...R. L. Young Style

Kindergarten students were treated by parents to a Luau...R.L. Young style.
Complete with sand, dancing, hoola hoops, eats, music, and limboing.......they were having a blast.

Tomorrow they are on to bigger and better things, GRADUATION!

Thanks to parents for planning this fun event!

Fifth vs. Sixth...Softball at R. L. Young

Fifth and Sixth graders participated in a recent softball game to battle for bragging rights for a year. Lead by their teachers and cheered by the student body the final score didn't really matter. We were just enjoying a beautiful sunny day, sharing a fun activity with friends before this year comes to a close.

The money collected will be used to support Coach Stephen's Physical Education Program. We love our coach and can't wait to see what he has planned for NEXT year!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Life Skills

By Chasity Nobles

We, the sixth grade, were told by our sixth grade teachers that a lady that we call “Mrs. Storey” was coming to our school to talk about drugs for 18 weeks. I thought that it was going to be boring and a way of getting out of work, but it turns out the sixth grade really likes Mrs. Storey.

Before Mrs. Storey left, she taught us a couple of things, like dealing with our anger, what’s in cigarettes, self image, self improvement, making decisions, coping with anger, etc. We also got to play really fun games like Apples to Apples and the Gossip Game. We even got to act and enter contests. The acting was demonstrating how you would act in the situation that we were talking about. We got to do one on resolving conflicts. The contest was also fun because we drew pictures to see who would get to have their picture on the “Kick Butts Day” t-shirt.

We only had two more weeks for Mrs. Storey to come to our school. When she came, she brought along two lungs. One was a healthy lung that was big, lightweight, pink and looked like roast. The other one was much smaller than the healthy lung. It was black, heavy, and looked like a rock. She brought the lungs to show us what smoking can do to your body and your lungs over the years. Holding the lung was a once in a lifetime experience.

The point of Mrs. Storey coming to our school and teaching us life skills was to try to make a difference and try her best to convince kids like us that smoking, drinking, and doing drugs is not the way to go AND to always remember that your attitude will get you a long way in life!

Thanks, First Family and Fran Storey for bringing this program to Raymond L. Young!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Ambassador Field Trip

Dora and Dibels

Dora made a surprise visit to Raymond L. Young to wish kindergarten, first and second graders good luck on their Dibels tests.

Special thanks to Dora for motivating our students!

Friday, May 9, 2008

It's Career Day at R. L. Young!

Pictured above are the faces of our future workforce.

On these steps stand future farmers, doctors,

dentists, lawyers, beauty queens, professional ball

players, law enforcement officers, mayors, waitresses,

teachers, nurses, mothers and fathers and members of

the armed forces. Dressing up like what they want to

be when they grow up was the culminating activity to

a week long study on careers. People from all walks of

life have adorned our halls and classrooms this past week

telling and demonstrating and showing pictures of what

they do everyday. We appreciated all the active

participation and willingness to help from our parents

and family members. R. L. Young truly is a good place

to learn and grow.

Mr. Johnathan Guy is pictured with his son, Logan,
after speaking to Mrs. Nabors' class about his job
as a prison guard at FCI, Talladega.
Mrs. Dayna Layfield is pictured with her
daughter, Caitlyn, after speaking to Mrs.
Hobbs' class about her job as a realtor with
Bluebird Real Estate.
Mr. Jim Hazel is pictured with his daughter, Jessica,
after speaking to Mrs. Nabors' class about his job
as a Grounds Supervisor at Shocco Springs
Conference Center. That's a lot of ground space
to be in charge of, Mr. Hazel! It's always so
pretty there.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Career Week at R. L. Young: A Fun & Informative Side to Guidance and Counseling!

Mr. Tim Hallmark, Cole's uncle, shared with us
his humble experiences during his 14 month stay
in Iraq. He brought each child a US Army pin,
Army tags, a keychain and iron-on US Flags. The
students were captivated by his presentation and
so proud to wear their pins and flags. After looking
at the pictures he took while in Iraq and the surrounding
area, the students quickly concluded that they are
truly blessed to be an American and live in the land
of the free. Thanks, Mr. Hallmark!

Hungry? Food is in these containers! The students
couldn't believe an entire meal was in these
packages. And, Mrs. Armstrong would not
volunteer to eat it, either!

The students going through their "goody bags"
from Mr. Hallmark.

Mr. Johnathan Guy, Haley's & Logan's dad and guard at
FCI, spoke to Mrs. Armstrong's and Mrs. Nabors'
classes about working at a Federal Prison. He
showed to us his belt which houses his flashlight,
plastic gloves, keys and other necessities. He also
showed to us his protective vest he has to wear
in case things take a turn for the worst. The students
were so attentive and asked very good questions.
Thank you, Mr. Guy! We loved your presentation!
Some of the students think Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs.
Nabors would make wonderful guards! Thanks, again!

Monday, May 5, 2008

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

May 5-9 is "Career Week" at R. L. Young.

Mrs. Alisa Hurst, teacher at AIB and mother to

Hayden and Hunter, took time out of

her busy schedule and spent her planning time in

Mrs. Armstrong's second grade class today! She

spoke to us about becoming and being a teacher

to the visually impaired. She shared with us her

degrees, her books, her Braille Writer and showed

to us a cane that is used by VI citizens. We've learned

about another branch of education through Mrs.

Hurst's willingness to share. Thank you, Mrs. Hurst! We

loved your presentation!