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

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The R. L .Young Picnic Place is Almost Ready!

You can almost feel the excitement building as the new picnic tables are being assembled and anchored in their new home. Tables were purchased by the general fund to reward and motivate students who work as a class team!

 We appreciate the hard work of Mr. Jemison and parent Todd Haney. The weather is warming up and I am curious to see which group dines outside first. 

Monday, March 29, 2010

Parents, Please Read

Please take a moment to read this article written about a 5th grader at Graham Elementary.  Our students are very dear to all of us. We must be tuned into their needs, thoughts, and emotions. It is tough being a kid in today's world. They are exposed to and worry about many things we did not even think about as children. My thoughts are with this family as they cope with this horrific tragedy. 

Testing 2010 PEP RALLY

Sunday, March 28, 2010


It is very important that your child be on time and present each day of testing. Children do better when they test with their classmates. All portions of the test must be completed by Friday, April 2. The teachers and students have worked hard to prepare. Every student's scores are important for us to see their growth for the year. They will do wonderful!!

The state measures adequate yearly progress by the results of the ARMT and SAT tests. R. L. Young has already met the attendance goal for 2010. Now we need to show our students' academic achievements. Please encourage your child to do his/her best. It is important that your child has something for breakfast, especially on Wednesday and Thursday, our longest testing days. 
Thank you for your support!

Students in grades 3-6 will follow this schedule:

MONDAY, March 29, 2010 ARMT Reading

TUESDAY, March 30, 2010 ARMT Math

WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2010 SAT Reading Vocabulary and

THURSDAY, April 1, 2010 SAT Math Problem Solving
/Procedures and OLSAT


In the fall when school begins, students will be recognized in a special ceremony for their achievement during testing. 

Y.E.S. 2010 Testing Team Slideshow

I wanted to share the powerpoint we used at our Testing Pep Rally. As you view it you may notice that there are 2 things missing.
1. A video clip from the movie The Final Season. 
2. The song "We are all in this together" from High School Musical. It played through the slides at the end showcasing the many fun, magical things we do together at Young. 

Good luck, students. You don't really need it because YOU ARE READY!

Testing Team 2010

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Welcome to our School!

The Talladega City School Foundation will be meeting on the campus of R. L. Young on March 25.  Teachers are busy working on grant applications for the upcoming school year. 

We appreciate the efforts of this foundation. YOU are making a difference in the classrooms of Talladega City Schools!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


There is much to look forward to at R. L. Young!
*Progress Reports go home TOMORROW!
*TESTING starts in one week.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

How will I know if a book has an AR quiz?

How will I know if a book has an AR quiz? 

To know which quizzes your school has available, contact your child’s teacher or librarian, as schools may not have purchased all quizzes.
You can also visit the AR BookFinder at  to conduct a search of all available books with AR quizzes. 

How can I help my child find books that are interesting to him/her? 
Visit and click on Advanced Search. By conducting an advanced search, you can generate book lists that contain titles based on the
criteria you enter such as book level, topic, interest level, fiction/nonfiction, etc.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

How can I help my child become a better reader?

How can I help my child become a better reader? 

As with anything, performance improves with practice. Encourage your child to read at home. Create a culture of reading in your household by reading with your child, starting a home library,visiting your local library or bookstore
 on a regular basis, letting your child see you reading, and discussing books
 that each of you has read. When reading with your child, stop and 
ask questions to be sure your child is comprehending what is read. Reading with your child, no matter what the child’s age, is an important part of developing a good reader, building a lifelong love of reading and learning, and creating a
 loving relationship between you and your child.

 Make learning a family affair! 
***ideas are from the website

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

World's Best Students -HONORED TOMORROW

Raymond L. Young will be assembling tomorrow to honor our (4th Six Week Grading Period) A, A/B, and A in conduct students. Kindergarten through 2nd grade assembly starts at 12:45 p.m. and 3-6 will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Accelerated Reader Program rewards will also be given.

Please make plans to attend and witness the wonderful progress our students are making.

February 2010 Good Citizens

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Duckies are HERE!

 Just in at the school store are Easter and St. Patrick's Day duckies! Get one of each today! Top Dog cups and stickers are also available for a limited time only. 
Dr. Seuss pencil sharpeners and grips will be sold in honor of READ ACROSS AMERICA celebrated in schools across America.