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

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Our School is Blessed!

From the faculty and staff of Raymond L. Young, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving. We are so blessed to have support from the District, parents, and students. Enjoy this time off from school!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

NOBODY loves you better than...

Your "Papa, N onna, MiMi, Grandma, Grandpa,
Grandfather, Grandmother, MaMaw, PaPaw,
Granddaddy, Grandmomma". And, today at
R. L. Young, we had our "traditional" Grandparent's
Breakfast to honor our wonderful Grandparents of
our wonderful students.

No matter what name they choose for you,
You love them "better than snuff".
You'd go to the end of the earth for them...
The "best" for not good enough.

They make life come full circle
Your heart holds so much love
For that precious little grandchild
That's an angel from Heaven above.

And, now, that I'm a "MiMi"
My life will never be the same...
I re-live the joy of my grandchildren's birth
Each time they call my name.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of our precious morning.
More pictures will follow.

Jaylin picked out a book for his Papa, Joey Peters,
to read to our class. Mr. Peters eats lunch with
his grandchildren here on a regular basis. We
love Mr. Peters!!!

Another view of our guest reader.

Wow...that's all that can be said. We had
amazing support from our grandparents and
this is just in one class! It was truly a great

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble...Yum!

"Run, turkey gobbler, as fast as you can...
Before the farmer catches you and...???
Puts you on an oreo?

That's right...on an oreo! Thanks to Mrs. Marie
Spratlin and her creativity, the children in Mrs.
Armstrong's second grade class took
an "Oreo Turkey" home with them today.
We named him Tom, complete with a red wattle.
Thanks, Mrs. Spratlin! We enjoyed your visit.
Please enjoy the pictures of Mrs. Armstrong's
class putting their turkeys together.

Holiday Movies- An Inexpensive Way to Enjoy Your Child

Looking for an inexpensive way to enjoy your child during the holiday season at home? Check out this list of holiday movies scheduled during the next couple of weeks. There is nothing like popping some corn, snuggling up with your children on the couch, and making sweet memories.
Check out the complete list :

Sunday, November 16, 2008

October Good Citizens Dine in Style

Good Citizens Day is always a favorite event at R. L. Young. The selected students were chosen because of their shining examples in behavior and attitude.
We have super students at our school.

Congratulations to the following:
Kindergarten-Malorie B., Riley L., Taylor P.

First Grade-Dakota P., Tori P.

Second Grade-Halle S., Kaitlyn S.

Third Grade-China L., Payton S., Ja'Karle K.

Fourth Grade-Lexi P., Malik W.

Fifth Grade-Lyndsey D., Wes J.

Sixth Grade-Caleb J., Ashleigh F.

Top Candy Sellers

Samantha Lamberth, top candy seller, is pictured with Mr. Ireland on reward day.

Raymond L. Young is blessed to have supportive parents and students who help make things happen. Pictured above are the top 2008 candy sellers. From back row-Sierra Adams (2nd place), Samantha Lamberth (top seller), and Jeremia Tipton (2nd place). Bottom row-Joshua Pruett, Amity Cooper, and Autumn Wilson (all 3rd place winners).
Thanks to all who bought and sold candy to help our school.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


You are cordially invited to our Honor Roll Celebration beginning at 1:00 pm. for K-2 and 1:45 pm. for 3rd-6th in the auditorium. The students have worked hard and deserve to be recognized for their achievements. The faculty and staff look forward to your participation in this important event!

Meeting This Week!

Raymond L. Young's PTO will meet on Thursday, November 13th at 6:00 pm. Our kindergarten students will be entertaining us before the meeting. Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Students Learn about the Right to Vote

Children at R. L. Young are learning about elections and the right to vote. Mrs. Vincent's second graders held a mock election this week. McCain received 11 votes, Barack Obama received 4 votes. The students did a secret ballot with an official Weekly Reader ballot sheet that included a voting check box beside each candidate’s picture.

Each child voted behind the patriotic cubicle. There were even poll workers. The children studied how to get from their state to travel to the candidates' states using directional words. They studied their candidates favorite food, hobby, book, family members and if elected what kind of history each candidate will make.

This is an example of good teaching and how teachers can incorporate everday life into the curriculum.
Thanks for sharing, Mrs. Vincent!