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Saturday, February 28, 2009

R. L. Young Hosts a Kindergarten Wedding

On Friday, February 13th the Kindergarten Classes attended the wedding of Q & U. Everyone wore their "Sunday Best". The girls were escorted down the aisle by the boys. We all watched as Rhonda Nunn performed the ceremony. After the ceremony, we all enjoyed a reception complete with a wedding cake and dancing. As Q & U left for their honeymoon in Queensland, our bridesmaids and groomsmen blew bubbles and released balloons in their honor.
Posted by Roxanne Lamberth

Friday, February 27, 2009

We Are Family !!!

Down through the ages it is a known fact: When worst comes to can always depend on your family. That is exactly what happened today with our R. L. Young family. When bad weather threatened... the family jumped into place to take care of each precious little life at our school. The children positioned themselves during the possibility of damaging winds. However, as the threat seemed to be deminishing for our area, it became evident that it was lunch time for our little ones. As a precautionary measure, Mrs. Thomas worked with the lunchroom and arranged a "picnic in the hall" for the lower grades. This insured the safety of the kids, and took care of their grumbling tummies at the same time. Thanks to everyone who jumped in to make sure that this went off without a hitch. Not to mention the fact that it made,what is sometimes a scary time for the younger students, a pretty fun memory of today.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


The principal of Raymond L. Young is doing a lot of partying... with a purpose!! This is the fourth group of children who has earned 75 points in the Accelerated Reader Program and maintained at least an average of 80% correct.

Pictured above: Colton P., Kedarius E., Peyton D., Gabe S., Sawyer W., Casey H., Alayna P., Logan C., Julie Anne G., Tra'Nijah Braxton-L.

It is a pleasure to reward hard working students who have discovered that reading is a gift that can take you anywhere. Thanks to Custom Pizza for their generous donation of pizza.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fifth Grade Message...Education Rocks!

Each month R. L. Young has two special events...A PTO meeting AND a student program. February's program was performed by fifth grade. Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Thomas worked diligently to prepare the students for the show.

Their message was an important one...EDUCATION ROCKS!
School is important and it is fun to learn and think.

Great job, teachers and students!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Miss Alabama Inspires R. L. Young

R. L. Young and Miss Alabama have a common raise money for St. Jude Hospital. This special guest shared her experience serving as Miss Alabama. Her platform is supporting this wonderful hospital.
Miss Tapley has ties to R. L. Young through kindergarten student Taylor Pressley. R. L. Young appreciates Taylor's mother and grandmother who worked to bring Miss Alabama to the school.
R. L .Young students are doing their part by participating in a St. Jude Math-a-thon project. But time will run out on FEB. 27th. Please feel free to make donations to this worthwhile project.

Superintendent Dr. Joanne Horton and Dr. Frank Buck were on hand to visit with Amanda Tapley and welcome her to Young.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Not too Late

The 80 Years of Excellence shirts arrived last week and we were delighted with the final product. Several folks have inquired about ordering a shirt. This can be accomplished in 2 ways:

Type in :
Raymond L Young Elementary School as name of school
Select desired shirt/jacket/etc.
Follow the ordering process
By phone:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Anxiously Waiting

Brittany H., a fifth grader at Raymond L. Young recently competed in the Regional Spelling Bee. I asked if she would write about her experience. We are very proud of Brittany and how well Young was represented in the competition. Great job!

The Spelling Bee took place in Winterboro at the Teacher Center. I was very, very nervous, but I had people encouraging me so I felt a little better.
The Spelling Bee started at 9:00 am. so I had to be ready. Well, it was 9:00 am. and we started. We all had to come up and sit in a chair. There were kids from 3rd – 7th grade participating.
The first thing we had to do was find a chair and listen to the rules. There were many rules. We had to follow all of them, too. It was very nerve-racking.
Next we took part in a practice round. In the real round if you misspell your word you have to sit down. You remain seated until the whole round is over then you go back to your parent or guardian.
Once the practice round is over and the real round begins. It is even more nerve-racking! They give you a word in the order in which you are sitting. When they give you the word you’ll probably want to repeat it to make sure you have heard it correctly. I know I sure did!
Well, it was a lot of fun and I would love to do it again. I guess I did pretty good, because I came in the TOP 5. Maybe someday someone from our school will WIN!
Brittany is certainly a winner at R. L. Young! Congratulations for being in the TOP 5!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray--It's the 100th Day

R.L. Young Kindergarten classes celebrated the 100th day of school on Thursday, January 22nd. The children dressed up like they were 100 years old. To help celebrate the 100th day of school, we decided to have the children participate in a Community Service Project. We collected canned food items to help restock the Red Door Kitchen. Our goal was for each class to collect 100 cans of food by Thursday, January 22nd.

Finally, Thurday was here and the tallies were in: Mrs.Liner's class won-they collect 194 cans, Mrs. Lamberth's class was second with 169 cans, and Mrs. Nabors class came in third with a total of 152. This made for a grand total of 515 cans.

That was awesome, Kindergarten classes!!

A Wedding at R L Young

Today a wedding between the letters Q and U will be held with all kindergarteners invited. Stay tuned for information on this fun-filled event!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Free Math Tutorial Site

Check out this post on Talladega City School Blog concerning a free math tutorial site.

Thanks Dr. Buck for always looking for ways to improve the teaching and learning of all TCS students!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Cookie Dough Sale Ends February 11

Thanks to all who have stepped up to help Raymond L. Young!
As soon as the arrival date is slated it will be posted to the blog.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Faculty Question of the Week

What is your favorite snack?
Mrs. Liner----- Chips & Salsa
Mrs. Nabors---- Pickles & Cheese
Mrs. Lamberth-- Reese Cups
Mrs. Brooks---- Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mrs. Bittle---- Chips & Salsa
Mrs. Vincent--- Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mrs. Davidson-- Lime Tortilla Chips
Mrs. Haynes---- Ice Cream
Mrs. Thornton-- Anything Chocolate
Mrs. Harris---- Anything Chocolate
Mrs. Wilson---- Ice Cream
Mrs. Nelson---- Reese Cup
Mrs. G.Thomas-- Cashews
Mrs. Shirley--- Chips & Salsa
Mrs. French---- Reese Cup
Coach Stevens-- Reese Cup
Mrs. Deese----- York Peppermint Pattie
Mrs. Nunn------ M & M
Mrs. Lane ----- Lays Potato Chips
Mrs. Armstrong- Fresh Fruit
Mrs. P. Thomas- Candy Corn

Saturday, February 7, 2009

PTO Meeting MONDAY, Feb. 9th 6:00 pm

Don't miss Monday's PTO meeting featuring our 5th graders. Their program is going to be a real treat with a message that "EDUCATION ROCKS!" We will also be discussing pertinent information concerning HOME CONNECT and plans for the school.

The new Recreation Director will be speaking briefly about programs they planning for children in Talladega.

Come out and support R. L. Young....a great place to learn and grow!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Road to Success

Adults can learn a lot from children today. Below is an essay written by 4th grader, Malik W. It was not an assignment, just something he felt led to write and share. Wonderful work! The Road to Success
by Malik W.

Make a right onto “Studying Blvd” keep straight and go through the green light which is knowledge. From there you must turn onto the bridge of mathematics which may seem hard. When you get off the bridge, make a right turn and keep straight. You are now on the highway of learning. Keep going for three miles. Then exit off onto “Hope Lane”. Keep straight and then make another right onto “Prayer Lane’’. As you go on your way Yield, not to the traffic on”Procrastination Blvd”. Also, avoid “Lying Lane” because it is a dead end. Pass up “Disappointing Lane” and “Copying Avenue”. Also pass “Bully Street”, “Fighting Lane” and “Gossiping Blvd”. But you have to go down “Hard Work Avenue”, “Grace Lane” and obstacles that will only take a little studying. But that’s all right “Success Street” is straight ahead.
Anyone can have success just have faith and trust in yourself.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

January Good Citizens

Kindergarten- Jacob P., Lake P., Maddison M.
First Grade- Hannah L., Dawson D.
Second Grade-Kiersten W., Jaylin P.
Third Grade- Dylan C., Kevin W., Logan L.
Fourth Grade- Drew W., Savannah D.
Fifth Grade- Brittany H., John T.
Sixth Grade- Tabitha H., Dajour E.

Ambassadors Survey the Faculty

Students are often curious about their teachers, so the 6th grade Ambassadors decided to survey the faculty on various questions. Here are the results of question one...

What is your favorite color?
Mrs. Liner-Purple
Mrs. Lamberth-Purple or Red
Mrs. Nabors-Purple
Mrs. Brooks-Red & Blue
Mrs. Bittle-Pink
Mrs. Armstrong-Red
Mrs. Vincent-Green
Mrs. Davidson-Orange & Blue
Mrs. Haynes-Pink
Mrs. Thorton-Blue
Mrs. Harris-Black
Mrs. Wilson-Red
Mrs. Nelson-Hot Pink
Mrs. G. Thomas-Green
Mrs. Shirley-Blue
Mrs. French-Pink
Coach Stevens-Blue
Mrs. Deese-Green
Mrs. Lane-Pink & Green
Mrs. P. Thomas-Blue
Mrs. Nunn-Red

Thanks to Ambassadors Alyssa K. and Janie S. for writing up this post!