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

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Best School Year Ever!

For a Back to School Booklet full of tips for a successful year, click here ! for schools has created a Corporate Sponsored online perpetual fundraiser for schools, churches, non-profit and special interest groups; it includes a free website and free hosting.

Thru, they give access to about 150 advertiser offers for products and services that people use everyday from large corporate national brands.

When supporters try these offers, the organization gets a large monetary (thank you!) payout, usually a multiple of what the consumer spends. You can see the money that each offer pays at

Thru, everybody wins. The corporate sponsor gets a customer. The consumer saves money. The organization makes money.

Nobody is bogged down with another time-consuming fundraiser. There's no selling and no inventory.

To log onto Raymond L. Young's site, click here.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Class Rolls Posted July 24th

On Friday, July 24th, class rolls will be posted on the front door of the main building at R. L. Young. Feel free to stop by and take a peek. We are getting very excited about the beginning of school.

Also, don't forget our Meet and Greet on August 6th which will provide two opportunities to meet your teacher, 5 to 6 pm. and 6 to 7 pm. Supply donations can be paid or materials brought. Mrs. Gaither, our lunchroom manager will be available to collect lunch money.

PTO officers will be on hand to accept dues and take orders for t-shirts. PTO is also planning a special opportunity for someone to WIN FOUR JONAS BROTHERS TICKETS!!!!
Don't miss this event!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

School Calendar Link

A great link for you and your family is the R.L. Young Calendar (take a peek by clicking on this) located on the left side of the blog. This link carries you to a calendar with all the special events for this school year. This information will make it easier for you. Make note of Honor Roll Assemblies and PTO meetings.

2009 School Supplies Link

A new link located on the left side of our blog has been added for access to the school supply lists for your child. Just click the link and look for your child's grade level.

Most grade levels at R.L.Young offer the option of a supply donation. This allows teachers to buy in bulk and pay no sales tax. They also can buy as needed and not have to store lots of materials in their rooms.

R. L. Young supply lists can also be found at Walgreens and WalMart (in the electronics section).

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

R. L. Young is BUZZING with Activity

There is a buzz at R. L. Young as teachers one by one visit and spend the day preparing for YOU!

Many teachers are working at home, checking the "just for young teachers" blog for scheduling information to prepare for a new school year.

Mr. Jemison, with help from Maintenance, has worked all summer cleaning carpets, painting, rearranging furniture to make room for 7 weeks of MUSIC, and preparing for a new laptop computer lab to be located in Annex 1.

Rolls are being formed and the class lists will be posted on the front doors JULY 24TH.
Don't forget our MEET AND GREET on AUG. 6 which features a choice of two sessions 5 to 6 OR 6 to 7. This is a sit down meeting filled with important information about the specific grade levels.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Everyone Needs a Vacation

Everyone needs a allow the mind a chance to unwind. A change of scenery aids in accomplishing this.

Unwinding the mind may be particularly hard for folks in the educational world, especially in the field of administration. We interact with so many people on a daily basis. The schools are so important to us, especially the children. Our families sometimes have to wait, call back, or keep supper in the oven until we drag through the door.

My family has allowed me to truly love what I do, listen to my nonstop chatter about R. L. Young, and help me with an endless amount of school based projects. It does help that both of my children, Haley and Luke, attended all of their elementary years at Young. We have a mountain of wonderful memories. They love it, too!

It is important for us to remember our families, friends, and loved ones who were there before we got our administrative positions. I have enjoyed spending time with my husband Stan at the beach this week. We have laughed, reconnected, and just enjoyed catching up. He doesn't make me feel guilty about the time I give to the school or about loving my job.

Of course, none of us is promised tomorrow and the bottom line is that life is really about the quality of our relationships. Relationships are vital to our happiness and an investment of time is extremely important. I am thrilled to have a job where I feel I am making a difference in the lives of children, but I am equally thankful to have such a wonderful husband and family in which to share my life.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Honoring Special Teachers

We've all had at least one - a special teacher whom we've never forgotten - someone whose bountiful knowledge or nurturing spirit or shining example had an impact on us. That teacher was someone about whom we can honestly say, "I am a better person for having been this person's student."

Share your story. Tell Alabama Public Television (APTV) about the special teacher you knew in your life. Give this person the recognition he/she deserves by telling your story and tribute for all to read. Click here to nominate your favorite teacher.

**This article was found in the Alabama Education Association Journal published monthly for members of AEA.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Talladega Pilot Club Teacher of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS to Raymond L. Young fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Selena Nelson. She was recently selected as the Talladega Pilot Club's Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. Nelson is an excellent choice because she is always trying new things to make learning fun and exciting.
We are so proud of you!