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

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year!

We've all heard the Auld Lang Syne
And made resolutions while we cheer.
But have we actually thought
About the chance we're given...
On New Year's Day each year?

It's a brand new year for a brand new start
Another chance to be forgiven and forgive.
A brand new chance
To try something new
Another year to grow as we live.

It's a brand new year for brand new ideas
Another chance to be our best self yet!
A brand new reason
To enjoy every season
A chance to give back more than we get.

It's a brand new year for brand new joys
Another chance to share joy every day.
A brand new dawning
Of a brand new you...
You're the only thing that stands in your way!

It's a brand new year for brand new goals
Another chance to set your sights high!
A brand new outlook
For each new day
As the new year flies quickly by.

For soon the brand new year will be the past
And we can look back and say,
"I'm thankful for deciding
To make each day a present."
As I began anew on New Year's Day!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Best Mothers in the World!

R. L. Young has the best moms in the world! Check out these first grade mothers volunteering to get gingerbread houses ready for the children. Students added the trimwork and candies to complete beautiful gingerbread houses for a memory that will last for a lifetime. Thank you Moms! We appreciate your support and hard work.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


"Anna always uses cooperation and leadership. Anna is a model student and always strives to do her best in all that she does. Great job, Anna!"

Coach Stephens

Sunday, December 20, 2009


This week's STAR STUDENT is Isaac B. from first grade. Coach had the following to say:

" Isaac is always willing to give it his best. He shows his classmates how to use teamwork and patience in every activity we do. Great job, Isaac for being a leader to your classmates."

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Student Success off Campus

Moriah L., a second grader in Mrs. Armstrong's class earned her YELLOW belt recently in karate. We are proud of this accomplishment.
Congratulations to you!

Friday, December 18, 2009


Today the school gathered into our beloved auditorium for a good ole' fashioned sing-a-long...a tradition at R. L. Young. Mrs. Nunn and Mrs. Wilson led the singing while a special guest pianist, Lou Ann Allen accompanied us on the piano. Dr. Buck was on hand to charm us with his beautiful flute playing.
There were funny songs, quiet, soft songs, a student solo (thanks, Mi'Asia B.) and even a song sung by faculty and staff members as a special gift to the children (I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas). You can listen by clicking here.
The most important thing to me was that before the rush of the busy holidays, we were able to spend an hour together enjoying friendships. This is what Christmas is all about!
Merry Christmas R. L. Young. Thank you for my beautiful card with all of your names signed. It is a joy to be with you every day. Great things are in store for our school in 2010!


Kindergarten through 3rd grade good citizens.....
4th - 6th grade Good Citizens..........WE ARE PROUD of YOU!

Thanks for making our school a
"Good place to learn and grow!"

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

As a gift to our students, the Faculty of R. L. Young wished our student body and the silent Faculty members a White Christmas. We hope you enjoy our rendition of an American Christmas classic. Thanks to Dr. Buck and Mrs. Allen for their help and accompaniment. Enjoy and Merry Christmas from all of us here at R. L. Young to you!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


"Kaley always shows good sportsmanship in every game she plays. Kaley always uses kindness as well as friendship towards everyone." Great job, Kaley!
Coach Stephens

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Giving Heart at R. L. Young

R. L. Young students participated in our annual Toys for Tots program in the month of December. As the month progressed, the toys around the main building tree grew. Children would slowly pass the gifts, but they all remained under the tree awaiting their new owners. Each teacher sent a student representative to help load all of the gifts.
On December 15, Mrs. Hurst from First Family Services made two trips to their office carrying all of the wonderful toys. These toys will be sorted and assigned to various needy families in Talladega County.
First Family Services expressed their gratitude for the giving hearts at R. L. Young. We are delighted with your generous support in our service project efforts. You are helping the children develop a concern for others.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Feliz Navidad!

Mrs. Armstrong's 2nd graders have been studying "Christmas Around the World... It's Traditional!" They visited Mexico today through books, internet and art. We were treated this afternoon to a game of Mexican Bingo, taught and instructed by Idette Ivy Yates, cousin to Samantha in Mrs. Armstrong's class. She called out the word in Spanish, then called out the word in English. The second time around, the students echoed her Spanish and the third time, it was Spanish only. We had a ball and the students actually did pretty well with their Spanish-speaking visitor. Thanks, Mrs. Lamberth, for sharing your family with us!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Giving by the Gallons...a Success!

All during the month of November students, faculty, and staff brought in giant cans of food (they all know what a gallon looks like!) to help do our part in the community. The Ambassadors gave Mr. Ray Miller a helping hand loading the goods in his truck to deliver to the Red Door Kitchen. 

Thanks for supporting this worthwhile effort to help our students have opportunities to think about others and make a difference in the community. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Royalty at R. L. Young

Pictured above: Lauren H., Hunter S., Tripp A. , Kristen F., Pierce C., and Kaitlyn S.

It is my pleasure to introduce the Harvest Kings and Queens for 2009. In an effort to raise funds for the First National Bank School of the Month Program, our students worked diligently to collect their votes. They will represent our school in the Talladega Christmas Parade on December 19. Thanks to all who participated. 

Our teachers are excited about having an Elmo machine in their classrooms. Everything we do to raise money at Young goes back to the students in some way. They are the reason we do what we do!