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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fun with Dr. Seuss Day 2012

Mrs. Lane is ready in the library for Dr. Seuss' birthday .

 Look close and you will see R. L. Young's principal hiding among the students. She had the pleasure of reading "Oh, the Places You Will Go" by Dr. Seuss. Such a fitting book for our 6th graders.

 Sgt. Patrick Thornton took time out of his busy day to read to 2nd graders.
Former R. L. Young student and son of computer assistant, Rebecca Beard read to 4th grade. We are not sure who had the most fun!

 Students did various activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. Charisma McK. wrote a poem in her journal to commemorate the special day.
The Cat in the Hat is coming to town.
The Cat in the Hat is hanging around.
The Cat in the Hat is going to see what the thing's have in store, for you and me.
Thing 1 and 2 are proud of you!
Oh the places you'll go, because of the things you know.
You'll pass the fastest horse in a race, going at your slowest pace!

 First graders decorated hats with SAVE THE PLANET tips, and 2nd graders created hats, too.
Honor Roll Assembly was made special as each class shared a favorite Dr. Seuss quote. Thanks to our teachers for helping this learn the quotes and sharing books by this wonderful author.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


R. L. Young is helping to make life a little sweeter by offering Great American Candy bars for $1! Just a few reminders about our sale:

Prizes/Opportunities TO WIN:
  Sell 1 Box (40 bars)--Invitation to a COTTON CANDY PARTY!

 Sell 2 Boxes (80 bars)-- Mystery “PICK YOUR PRIZE”!

 Sell 3 Boxes (120 bars)--Invitation to a PIG RACE! Everyone gets a prize and someone will win their own PIG!

 Sell 4 Boxes(160 bars)--Win a Sports Water Bottle and enter drawing to be Coach Stephens’ assistant for the day!

OVERALL TOP SELLER--- $100  CASH PRIZE  + win all other prizes listed above. All candy money is due on or before April 10, 2012.

Homeroom class with highest sales will have an ICE CREAM PARTY. 

  To receive another box, parents must write a note requesting one be sent. Money for first box must be received before another can be sent. 
All money is due on April 10th!
The school receives 50% of all proceeds and profits will go directly back to students through incentives and opportunities to excel!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Talladega Animal Shelter Visits Young

R. L. Young is always pleased to have members from the community visit the students and provide opportunities for our children to help others. During the month of February, students collected items needed for the homeless or abandoned animals in Talladega county.
At the end of the month, the shelter took time to visit our students and discuss many important topics such as what to do when approached by a strange animal, how to properly care for a pet, and what the shelter does for our city.
Payton McD. was pictured here demonstrating how to approach a strange dog. Of course, this was actually her dog and her mother was the presenter.
 Thanks Mrs. Jones for arranging this and providing such a wonderful opportunity for our students to help. 
These students were happy to help carry out all of the food, toys, bedding,
and toys for shelter animals.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

GOOD CITIZEN Luncheon for March 2012

 March Good Citizens K-3: Brendan T., Connor R., Ethan N., LaQuez W., Kaleigh F., Alivia F., Taquerious L., and Ethan J.
     Good Citizens 4-6: Jaden T., Hannah J., Timothy J., Kaley B., and Iyan U.

Delightful students who are making R. L. Young an EVEN BETTER place to learn and grow!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Alabama Gerontological Society

Each year Mrs. Nelson's students have an opportunity to participate in the Alabama Gerontological Society Essay/Calendar Contest sponsored by Alabama Gas Corporation. Our students always do well, and this year 4 students work was sent to be judged. These three students pictured above were given Certificates of Appreciation.
Sixth grader, Alayna Pody, was a winner of the Essay contest and will be featured in the calendar. Congratulations to all who participated in this worthwhile project and a big thanks to Mrs. Nelson for continuing to sponsor it each year.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


R. L. Young students are super excited to visit the playground because we have a brand new piece of equipment, compliments of our PTO! This fun glider helps build upper body strength and our kids LOVE it. Thanks, PTO for purchasing it for everyone. We also salute our Maintenance Dept. for installing it and building a platform.

PRE-K Class




During the 2012/2013 school year, Talladega City Schools will
be offering an Alabama First Class Pre-K Program to a select
group of 18 four-year olds. Students will be selected in accordance with state and local guidelines by the lottery process. The Pre-K class will be housed at Houston Elementary School. This program will follow the District’s calendar beginning in August of 2012 and ending in May of 2013. The hours of the program will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Parents will be responsible for student transportation. Applications for admission to the Pre K-Class will be available at the Talladega City Schools Board of Education Office, 501 South Street E., Talladega, Alabama from March 19, 2012 through April 30, 2012. The selection by lottery will be held on May 2, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in the Cafeteria at Houston Elementary School. For further information, please contact Douglas Campbell, Superintendent of Talladega City Schools, at 256-315-5625.

Children will not be denied participation on the basis of income, race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. Talladega Escuelas de la Ciudad estará ofreciendo un Alabama Primera Clase Pre-K para el Programa el año escolar 2012/2013 a un grupo selecto de cuatro años de edad, estudiantes. Si necesita esta información en español, póngase en contacto con Douglas Campbell al 256-315-5625.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

3-16-12 PE Star Student of the Week!

This week’s star student has shown her classmates how to be a true friend. She has demonstrated how to lend a helping hand in times of need. She has put her friend’s thoughts and feelings before her own. It has been a great pleasure to be able to watch her show her classmates how to be a leader. Great job Alivia F. for being this week’s brightest star! Keep up the great work!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bowling with the Boys! April 28th

Dust off those bowling shoes and head to Talladega's Bowling Center on April 28th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with the boys from R. L. Young. Moms or Mom Substitutes  must accompany each child. This event is arranged for our male students only. Our girls had their special night in February and should not be in attendance.
A letter will be sent in early April to help us get a head count. Each person will pay only $5 at the door and receive shoes and 2 hours of bowling fun. Please put the date on your calendar now!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

3-9-12 PE Star Student of the Week

This week’s star student takes pride in our school. She is very helpful by picking up things and putting them in the trash even though it may not belong to her. For an example, this week she was going to throw her lunch tray away and stop to pick up trash that was in the floor. Thank you for not only being a wonderful student but for also taking pride in your school. Great job Anna Belle A. and keep up the great work!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SPRING & FRIEND Pics Tomorrow!

Our students will have an opportunity to participate in Spring and Friend Pictures TOMORROW, March 14. The friends pictures are pre-paid so please complete the information on the front of the envelope and return if you wish. Spring pictures will have a proof that will come home soon. The date to return it will be on the envelope.

Friday, March 9, 2012

TOP Dogs 2012 for the 4th Sixth Weeks

                                                               TOP Dogs 2012 for the 4th Sixth Weeks
Quade Cobb

Johnathan Falkner

Carly Layfield

Jaia Jones

Breanna Knodel

Kaitlyn Smith

Kaden Butler

Latasia Estell

Ethan Nabors

Ally Struzik

Bryer Bishop

Alyssa Lopez

Angelo Turner

Candace Bowman

Brianna King

Meghan Knodel

Laine Moore

Cade Williamson

Tyler R. Wilson

Kyleigh Bittle

Shawn Humphrey

Joshua Knox

Matthew Walker

Ty West

Landry Liner

Carlee Moxlee

Ava Parker

Monterio Redwine

Astrid Wesley

Kylee Bingham

Jackson Boyd

Dylan Campbell

Zarria Chatman

Casey Humphrey

Blaise McGinnis

Kevin Williamson

Alex Armstrong

Dawson Davidson

Morgan Limbaugh

Mya Sims

Mon'dashia Twymon

Jared Wilson

Cohen Davidson

Cason Hadley

Timothy Johnson

Riley Keith

Jakeiveous Patterson

Ja'Karle Porter Keith

Mary Wilson

Jordan Barclay

Jayden Falkner

Ty Harry

Ethan Jacobs

Gracyn Shaddix

Jackson Burel

Hayden Davis

Christopher Fannin

Anthony Landers

Emi Nabors

Julie Grissett

Patrick Royster

Jessica Tyson

Luke Wheeler

Tommy Wilcox


Mrs. Liner

Mrs. Nabors

Mrs. Davidson

Mrs. Lamberth

Mrs. Haynes

Mrs. Harris

Mrs. Wilson

Mrs. Nelson

Mrs. French

Mrs. Hodnett

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Critter Show Coming March 9th

Lots of cool critters are coming to R. L. Young on Friday. 
Have you sent $3 for your child(ren)? Hurry, time is running out!

Armstrong Keeps Trophy!

Congratulations to Mrs. Armstrong's second graders who held onto the trophy last week. Will they be able to maintain this incredible effort? Stay tuned! 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Opportunity to Help

I love the mindset of the children that attend R. L. Young. Read about how two children in fourth grade decided to make a difference in the lives of two former R. L. Youngsters after a tragic accident. You can read the post here!

Monday, March 5, 2012


The Upper Grade Academy recently had a writing competition. They had to write an essay about a person that they thought had a “Heart of Gold.” Tommy W. was the winner & received a 5 pound Hershey bar. Several other essays were chosen as alternates. A special thanks to Hope B. Allen for judging the writings and donating the wonderful prizes.
The sixth grade students recently participated in a poster contest for Life Skills Class sponsored by First Family Services. Their theme was “Through with Chew.” The overall winner in Talladega was Wesley B. We had a tie for 2nd place with Alayna P. & Ja’Karle K. Way to go, 6th graders!
Pictured above: Alayna P., Wesley B., and Ja'Karle P. K.
**Special thanks to Mrs. Nelson for submitting this information!

3-2-12 PE Star Student of the Week

This week's star student is a great all around student. He is very kind to others and is always willing to help or do anything he is asked. Great job Bryer B. for being a terrific student. Keep up the great work!

2-24-12 PE Star Student of the Week

This week's star student demonstrates great leadership qualities everywhere she goes. She does an awesome job of following directions the first time. She is a true friend to everyone. She is a hard worker and a perfectionist. She is determined to be the best student and person that she can be. This week's star student defiantly is one of our brightest stars. Great job Jessica T. for being great for R.L. Young!

Friday, March 2, 2012


All schools will be dismissed early at 12:30 p.m. today, March 2! Please make arrangements to pick up your child or be at the bus stop to receive them.

R. L. Young Featured in LAKESIDE LIVING

                In case you missed the January edition of Lakeside Living, our 3rd grade teacher, Cathy Thornton was featured in a wonderful article.
She has much talent and passion for painting and we commend her for this accomplishment. Congratulations, Ms. Thornton, we are proud of you!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Suess! We love you so...

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