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

Monday, January 31, 2011

1-28-11 P.E. Star Student of the Week

There are many students who are stars, but often some stars are over looked but they continue to shine no matter what. This star has continued to shine by doing great and kind things. Things as simple as holding the door for others, being a friend in times of need, or just using her great smile to brighten everybody's day. R.L. Young is full of great stars, but this week's brightest star is Arden H. Great job and keep up the good work!

School Archery Competition

Our School's archery competition will be on February 2, 2011. This is the third year for our archery program. For two years we have made it to the state competition in Birmingham at the BJCC. The competition will be for the 4th through 6th grades. There will be a total of 20 students on our R.L. Young archery team. The top ten girls and the top ten boys will make up our team. 

Coach Darby from Salter Elementary will judge all scores for the competition. Students will be allowed to shoot 5 arrows from 5 meters and 5 arrows from ten meters. The total points possible will be 100. A student's score will determine whether or not he/she makes the team. Good luck to all shooters!

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Announcing the AR Trophy Winner

MRS. LAMBERTH and Her Super Second Graders!

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Thanks, all who purchased or sold donuts for R. L. Young.

Thanks, Fran Knight who helped distribute the orders.

Thanks, PTO President Alicia Holbrook for picking up the donuts 
in Birmingham and kicking off the project.

Thanks, Ambassadors who helped unload the yummy treats!

Thanks, Mrs. Hodnett for calling about forgotten donuts and collecting forms in office.

+     Thanks, Michele Wilson who tallied orders and counted money.

Add this up and you will get lots of folks that LOVE R. L. Young! 
Now grab a cup of coffee and enjoy...The diet can start tomorrow.

Friday, January 28, 2011


If your child's report is not satisfactory, consider the following items:
*Is your child frequently tardy?
*Does your child complete homework?
*Does your child (and you) study for tests?
*Does your child know school is important to you, too?
*Does your child bring the necessary supplies to class?
*Do you visit the school for an occasional lunch date or to speak to the teacher?
*Is your child frequently absent from school, but could have probably attended? 

The problem may not be his/her ability to learn, but obstacles that can be easily removed. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Announcing Make Up Days for Snow......

February 21 and April 22 will be normal school days for Talladega City Schools. 
Please mark your calendars and have your children at school!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Daily Home, 23 Jan 2011. Pages10 - 11

The Daily Home
23 Jan 2011

Journaling School Wide Project Update

When our students returned to school after Christmas, they were all given the opportunity to select a journal of their choice. The teachers slowly introduced the expectations and tools to help them become journal writers. Each writer created an "Expert List" to help provide writing topics, if needed. Also, included in the inside cover were the most used sight words for easy reference. 

Just as we suspected, our school is full of talented writers. Each child chooses his/her own topic and as principal, I have been quite amused at how well the project is going. 
Amari J. chooses to write about being proud of her accomplishments.
Although these three students are only first graders, you would not be able to tell from their writing expertise and artwork. 

Laquez W. wrote about all of the snow.

Payton M. wrote about her teacher.

Sara wrote about an upcoming holiday.
Logan C. decided to be reflective and shared his thoughts about Honor Roll Assembly and his improvement in conduct.

Taylor has figured out that when something huge happens in your life, writing it down keeps the memories fresh forever.
She got to meet someone famous and you will recognize him from the picture! WOW!
Taylor P. Journaling

We are very excited about all of the writing happening at R. L. Young. I will continue to keep you posted on our progress. Happy Writing to all of our students!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Third Week for Highest % in Comprehension!

And the winner is...
Mrs. French and her sixth grade homeroom! 
Congratulations on your 3rd win in a row....

Teacher of the Year for District

Superintendent Douglas Campbell pictured with TOY winner Cari Wilson
Mrs. Cari Wilson, 4th grade teacher from R. L. Young was recently honored and recognized at the School Board Meeting in January. She not only represents the school, but the district. She will go on to compete at the state level. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

P.E. Star Student of the Week! 1-21-11

Sedrick L. has been a great example to his classmates by learning from his mistakes and becoming a better person and student. Great job for making yourself shine to everyone around you. Keep up the great work!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Donut Orders Due Tomorrow!

Come and get them.....Delicious Krispy Kreme Donuts! Or better yet, just order yours from R. L. Young and they will be delivered to the school on January 28th. 

ALL ORDER SHEETS ARE DUE TOMORROW, JANUARY 21 BEFORE THE END OF SCHOOL. Thanks to all who chose to participate in this event. Proceeds go into the PTO fund to cover field day expenses and help reward students who participate in the Accelerated Reader Program. 

Thanks to the PTO officers who help provide opportunities to support our wonderful school. "Alone we can do so little, together we can do SO MUCH!" Helen Keller Quote

The Votes Are IN.....

The State Superintendent's Art Show is complete and the Talladega City School System results are in. (In a previous post the school level winners were announced. You can read that post by clicking here.) 

R. L. Young got some great news today that Marlee s. won in Category II at the district level. Her photography will be displayed in Montgomery at the State Superintendent's Art Show. Congratulations on your win, Marlee. You make us all look good!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

R. L. Young Student and Sister in Daily Home

Bob Crisp snapped a picture featuring one of our students Landry B. and his sister Emma. You can read the caption by clicking on this link: Daily Home

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

State Superintendent Art Show Winners 2011

Raymond L. Young students are a talented bunch and many chose to participate in the State Superintendent's Art Show. There were two categories, drawing and photography.  The winners from the city's elementary schools will compete to determine who will represent the district in Montgomery. 

Congratulations to the winners from R. L. Young who are pictured below:
Samantha L. in first place, Kevin W. in second place, T. J. A. in third place, and
Gabe E. received Honorable Mention.
In the photography category Marlee S. came in first, and Cohen D. captured second place.

Thanks to all who participated in this fun activity.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mrs. Cari Wilson Will Represent Talladega City Schools

Raymond L. Young is proud to announce that fourth grade teacher, Cari Wilson, was selected as the Talladega City School District winner for Teacher of the Year and  Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame! 

She is an excellent example of the wonderful teachers we have at our school and across the school system. Good luck to Mrs. Wilson as her application goes to the state level for Teacher of the Year. Her entry will also go to the JSU Teacher Hall of Fame to compete with other teachers in the state. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

P.E. Star Student of the Week! 1-14-11

Takis K. is a new student at R. L. Young who has been a great example to his classmates. He is a great listener and always follows directions the first time. He is always doing exactly what you tell him to do and never complains about anything. Great job, Takis for being a new shining star at R.L. Young.
Keep up the great work!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Father and Father Figures Get Ready....

Fathers and Father figures, get ready for R. L. Young's 2nd annual Father/Daughter Dance on February 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This video is such a sweet reminder of that special relationship!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Congratulations, Meagan Wilson AND Mrs. Nelson!

Look closely at this picture and you will see two on the calendar and the other by her English teacher, Mrs. Selena Nelson. Meagan was selected as an essay winner by ALAGASCO. The calendar features the photos of Meagan and other winners and a special older person in their lives. Megan chose her Sunday School teacher from First Baptist Church, Ms. Dixie Schrier. 

R. L. Young is very proud of Meagan and all of our students who wrote essays about someone special in their lives. This can be the best gift a person can receive. Mrs. Nelson is to be praised for sponsoring this contest, supporting the students, and motivating them to do their best. She is a great example of the outstanding quality of teachers we have at R. L. Young. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

School is in SESSION Tomorrow

 School will start at 8 a.m. tomorrow on January 12th. See you there....


Honor Roll Assembly is a special time to honor and recognize hard work, super attendance, great behavior, and academic achievement. Everyone is welcome to attend. 
K-2 program begins at 12:45 p.m.
3rd-6th program begins at 1:30 p.m. 

Please allow your child(ren) to finish out the day at school. Checking out is discouraged.
Thank you for your support and attendance!

Monday, January 10, 2011

No School, Jan. 11, 2011

Sleep in tomorrow morning because there is NO school in session for Talladega City Schools. Stay tuned to the school's blog for further updates. Thanks!

Snow People Visit R. L. Young

Grab your scarfs and mittens, Snow people are at R. L. Young! The kindergarten students
 were so proud to share their creations.  

The project required students to create a snowman/woman to represent their favorite state in the country. 
Bridging home to school benefits everyone. 

Children throughout the school have enjoyed the beautiful display and creativity of our youngest students.

We appreciate our parents who chose to spend
 quality time with their child. Even if these snow people crumble, 
melt, or disappear, your child will remember the fun you had forever!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

School Closed Tomorrow!

Due to the inclement weather, Talladega City Schools will be closed on tomorrow, January 10. Sleep in, stay warm, and stay tuned for further updates. 

And thanks for checking the blog for information.

Weather for Talladega January 9, 2011

No official word on the closing of schools in Talladega City. Check these links: or  to learn more about the possible school closing situation.

BIG NEWS from R. L. Young!

As students returned from Christmas vacation, they were in for a big surprise! Each child selected a journal to kick off a writing explosion throughout the school. 

Our hardworking students have a new avenue to explore....being a writer. The children began their journey by creating an EXPERT list. This list will offer a direction of many topics they might choose to write about, but of course, events that occur in their lives can be a journal entry, too. 

 As principal, I have enjoyed taking a peek and discovering some very talented kids. For example, Tyler A. has something very special to share, a new baby sister. He proudly shared his journal page with me.   

His entry:
"I have a new baby sister. She is 0 years old. Her name is Emily Ann. She is the best sister there ever could be made in the world." 
What a priceless display of love and pride. Writing can be very difficult, but when children are given opportunities to share their thoughts and supported as they learn writing skills, they flourish and grow. 

Lauren A. wrote about taking a cruise. You can see by her face that she is very excited. She can't wait to get in the ship's hot tub. 

I will keep you posted on the school's progress and look forward to sharing more student work.