Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The teachers, staff, students, and parents laughed and were touched by the sweet movie, "Horton Hears a Who." Horton's message was clear...stick with your mission and don't give up!
Several parents remarked about the well behaved students. They represent Young well!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Bulb and flower donations were received by many people, including Pierce and his grandmother (Mrs. Maxine Cole), PTO President, Alicia Holbrook, and Mrs. Hope B. Allen. To protect and continue the "sprucing up" efforts, Young received a private donation of pinestraw which really put the finishing touch on the front lawn of this majestic, historical elementary school.
If you are interested in helping to continue our improvement efforts, please contact the principal, especially if you have knowledge about growing grass under oak trees!
This is not student work, but thoughts from faculty, administration, and staff members. Whether the writer has been at Young for a long time or is a newcomer, the words are quite touching.
Young is a good place to learn and grow for EVERYONE!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Type in Raymond L Young Elementary School. Each search will send a penny to our school. Since August 2007, $9.22 has been raised. Spread the word among family and friends and let's get searching!
When asked about her plans for the money, she replied, "Of course, it is going in my college fund!" What a smart girl!
Do you want to know what the real scoop of the Regional Science Fair is? Like from a kid who actually went? Well, read this and you’ll find out.
Astonishingly 20 people went to the Alabama Regional Science Fair from R. L. Young Elementary School. Their names are Tra Nike Braxton, Philip Royster, Dean Ponder, Josh Hall, Carter Hadley, Marc Haynes, Hillari Hallmark, Kelvin Cunningham, Anna Whitworth, Brittany Jones, Hayden Hurst, Jack Bailey, Myranda Thacker, Zack Spratlin, Mason Mckibbon, Kelsi Hardy, Corey Smith, Ethan Jackson, Matthew Chandler, and Lacy Mckay.
Josh Hall, Hillari Hallmark, Carter Hadley, Jack Bailey, Philip Royster, Marc Haynes, and Myranda Thacker won 1st or 2nd in their category . Carter Hadley won 1st over all and 1st in his category. Also Carter won the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association Award, 1st Naval Research, and the Certificate of Excellence. Josh Hall won 2nd in his category, 4th in the Naval Research, American Meteorological Society Award. Hillari Hallmark won 1st in her category. Myranda Thacker won 1st in her category. Marc Haynes won 1st in his category. Philip Royster won 2nd in his category and the U.S. Army Award. Jack won 1st in his category. Three people won special awards but didn’t place. Those people were Kelsi Hardy, Dean Ponder, and Kelvin Cunningham. Dean Ponder won 2nd in the Naval Research Award. Kelvin Cunningham won the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium Award. Kelsi Hardy won the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.
I interviewed several six graders and they said that it was so much fun going, being out of school for two days, and getting to meet other people. They told me that going to eat at Wendys and Burger King was awesome. Also, they told me about some of the new projects they got to see. They said that one boy made a similar version to the Mars Rover. They said that it could lift up to 10 pounds on a robotical arm. They said that they had so much fun and that some are going to participate in 7th grade at Ellis.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Our P.T.O recently sponsored a Krispy Kreme
doughnut sale. These three students, Keyshawn,
Sydney and Savannah were our top three sellers.
First place was Sydney, Mrs. Brooks' student, selling
43 boxes; second place was Keyshawn, Mrs. Hobbs'
student, selling 40 boxes and third place was Savannah,
Mrs. Haynes' student, selling 38 boxes. Thank you,
students and all who participated. Your support will help us
help our students. Thanks to the community for your
continued and valued support of our school and all
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Raymond L. Young teachers spent a recent professional development day learning from EACH OTHER. Young's reading coach, Mrs. Nunn assigned a chapter to each grade level from the book, "Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties."
Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties (8th Edition) by James L. Shanker and Eldon E. Ekwall (Paperback - Dec 28, 2002)