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

Thursday, May 31, 2012

For Your Information

Talladega Parks and Recreation Department will have a summer camp from June 4th – July 27th at the Spring Street Recreation Center.  Games, swimming, sports, library trips, outdoor activities, field trips and more.  Call Brian Hutton at 256-362-0514 for details and to register.  SORRY, they are full for this summer.

The City of Talladega announces the Summer Food Service Program—free meals to children under 19 from June 6th – July 20th.  Breakfasts and lunches served at various locations throughout the city.  Contact Brenda Lee (256-322-2360)or Beth Cheeks (256-362-8186) for more information.

Talladega College is offering a Summer Youth Academic and Athletic program from June 18th – July 13th. The program is for grades 6 – 12,  Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  $20/week.  Registration deadline is June 11th.  Register at the Office of Continuing Education, 116 East Court Square.  Call 256-362-0118 for more information.

The 3rd Annual Miss Optimistic Pageant for girls 9 – 18 years is June 23rd. This pageant celebrates “beauty through optimism” and is sponsored by the Optimist Club. Applications available at Coosa Valley Electric, Spring Street Recreation Center, Boys and Girls Clubs in Talladega, Lincoln and Stemley and the Chamber office in Talladega. Entry deadline is June 9th.

Sign up for Talladega Youth Fall Sports from July 1st – August 15th at the Spring Street Recreation Center—football, soccer and cheer squad.

Beautiful Way to End the Year!

R. L. Young faculty and staff felt mighty special on Friday as we made our walk to Bemiston Baptist Church. We feel very blessed to receive this invitation every year. 
The tablescapes were beautiful and all of the food was delicious. 

This year, Mrs. Armstrong our school poet, created a very touching poem that captured how we all feel about our special neighbors...

Words of Heart-felt Thanks
Words cannot express the thanks
That is owed to each of you.
We will never be able 
To adequately say
"Thanks for all you do."

The prayers you've prayed for R. L. Young
Are felt inside each person's heart.
They empower and shield us
With God's loving care
As each school year we start.

The snacks are delicious and we think "nutritious"
And the supplies are appreciated --much!
The students and staff adore you;
And we just want to tell you:
We love you all so much!

Administration, Faculty & Staff
Raymond L. Young Elementary School 
May 25, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Two Students Earn over 500 AR Points

What's the prize for accruing 500 Accelerated Reader Points? How about lunch at a restaurant with the homeroom teacher?

Yes, R. L. Young had not one, but two students earning over 500 points this year. 
Alayna Pody lead the way almost every week with the top points. She earned the title of TOP READER OF THE YEAR with a total of 520.9 points. She had lunch at Olive Garden in Oxford with her teacher Mrs. Nelson and Grandmother Linda Hodnett.

Jackson Boyd kept things hopping this year. He earned a total of 519.0 points and earned 2nd place on the Top 20 board. His uncle joined Mrs. French and Jackson for a wonderful meal at Red Lobster in Oxford. 

We are proud of both of these students. They are great leaders and helped motivate students all year long. As principal, I was very proud to dine with them and let them know how proud we are of all of their efforts!

Monday, May 28, 2012

May 18, 2012

Dear Archery Team Parents and Archers,

Talladega’s Mayor, Larry Barton, has invited the Archery Team to the next city council meeting at City Hall on May 29, at 5:00 p.m. He and the city council members would like to recognize the team for their accomplishment at Nationals. Please make every effort to be there. Coach Stephens and I will both be there to represent R. L. Young, too.

The school was very appreciative of the generous donation of $1,000 given by city gave to help with the trip expenses. We hope you will be able to bring your child to receive their certificate and deserved recognition.


Pattie Thomas
Proud Principal of R. L. Young

Coach Chris Stephens

**Anyone wishing to see this recognition of our Archery Team, feel free to join us!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Lot of Celebrating Going On...

The last two weeks at R. L. Young have been a whirlwind of activity and fun.

Check out this time line...

                 ************Talent Show********MAY 17******************

*********Forever Field Day***********May 18*************

                ******Kindergarten Graduation**********May 21*************
*********Sixth Grade Graduation Party*******May 21*********

********Sixth Grade Graduation********May 22************

We will miss you so!
**********Awards Day Grades 1-5*******May 23*********

No wonder we are all so tired...BUT, HAPPY! Have a great summer, everyone...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Teacher of the Year 2012 Roxanne Lamberth

Congrats to Roxanne Lamberth for obtaining the title of Teacher of the Year for Talladega City Schools. She was also selected to represent the city schools in the Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame competition. Click here to view the article that appeared in the Daily Home today.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Congrats to Cari Wilson and Roxanne Lamberth

Great news for 4th graders at R. L. Young. Your teachers received the news that their grant was accepted and great things are headed your way. Hint: "think technology"!

Schools Foundation awards grants

The Daily Home
19 May 2012

The Talladega City Schools Foundation awarded grants this year to every teacher who applied, for a total of $10,865 in awards. The grants ranged from $65 to $1,990. Seated, from left, with their respective schools in parenthesis, are Amy Crow (Graham), more...

Friday, May 18, 2012

2012 Logo Contest Winner Announced!

Every spring R. L. Young holds a LOGO Contest in search of that perfect illustration of the school's longtime motto: R. L. Young....A good place to learn and grow. It is exciting to see what students come up with that demonstrates what these words mean to them.
 The first place winner is fifth grader Julie Grissett. Second place winner is Ja'karle Porter Keith, and coming in third place is Victoria Farris. All three young ladies had wonderful designs.
Julie will have her winning design displaced on school t-shirts sold at the beginning of school. Don't forget to place your order at Open House 2012!

Thanks to all students who participated in the Logo Contest and to Ms. Porter for spearheading this event. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

R. L. Young Makes History!


R.L. Young makes history at NASP tourney
The Daily Home
16 May 2012

LOUISVILLE,KY — In what turned out to be a trip of a lifetime for all the archers of R. L. Young Elementary School, it also became one of national and world attention. What made this trip so special is that the R.L. Young archers can say they more...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

2012 Sixth Graders Leave their Mark on R. L. Young

Our wonderful sixth graders will be leaving us soon. Of course, we will all be reminded of this group every time we use our auditorium. 
With the help of parent Jana Hadley (one of our favorite people!), our seniors created a mural of individually designed flowers which illustrates the famous R. L. Young motto..."a good place to learn and grow". 
This project, located in the auditorium, has transformed it into a spectacular thing. Stop by and take a peek. Thanks, Mrs. Hadley, and congratulations to the wonderful class of 2012!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2012-13 PTO Officers

Our school is blessed to have wonderful support from the PTO. These 4 special ladies are stepping up to a leadership role as PTO officers for next year. Hope B. Allen is returning as President, the Secretary will be Katrina Bates, Renee Humphrey will serve as Vice President, and Fran Knight rounds out the group as Treasurer.

R. L. Young salutes all of you and looks forward to a wonderful new school year this fall. Their contact information will be shared at a later date.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ritz Theatre...Thank You!!

George Culver and Talladega Ritz Theatre...thanks for the recognition and warm send off to Kentucky! 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day to All of Our Moms!

R. L. Young students are blessed with terrific moms. How do we know? Well, our students come to school clean. They have their supplies, homework done, and papers signed. The children at Young come to school on time and are absent when they don't feel well. Their moms call the teacher when they are concerned about their child's grades or behavior. They like to come on campus to volunteer or just have lunch with their child. 
We are SO blessed! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Cool Math Practice Site!

I learned about a real cool website to practice math. I had a fun time brushing up on my math here to visit, too!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bowling with the Boys 2012...So Fun!

R. L. Young's 
Bowling with the Boys 2012 Event

A big thanks to Talladega Bowling Center for opening their doors on Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For only five bucks, moms and sons were able to enjoy 2 hours of laughter, bowling, and fun. 

Thanks to Mrs. Carrie Nabors and Mrs. Tammy Liner for spearheading the event!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

5-4-12 PE Star Student of the Week

This week’s star student is a true inspiration to everyone.  She does an excellent job at leading by example.  She is an extremely hard worker with a fabulous attitude.  She is always willing to help out whenever she is asked.  She has a kind heart and a terrific smile.  She has always strived to be her best at everything she does. Great job Mary W. for being this week's brightest star!

4-27-12 PE Star Student of the Week

This week’s star student is a delight to have at our school.  She is a very hard worker and she always tries her best.  She is a true friend to everyone.  She demonstrates great leadership qualities like following directions, helping others, and having a positive attitude.  Great job Isabel W. for being a bright shining star at RL Young.  

4-20-12 Star Student of the Week

This week's star student is a terrific student and person. He always has a smile on his face and is making everyone around him smile as well. He is an awesome friend and treats everyone equally. It is an honor to have him here at our school. Keep up the great work, Cason H. and keep being a bright shining star.

You Have Made a Difference!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

R. L. Young Archery Team Makes Front Page

Congratulations to the R. L. Young Archery Team for making the front page of the Daily Home today! Great article, Chris Norwood. Also, thanks to George Culver, director at the Ritz for wishing our team well on the Marque Sign on the Square! Our students will do Talladega Proud, no doubt!

Inventor at R. L. Young

I have always bragged that I have the brightest, most talented faculty. Here is an example of why I feel so proud of my faculty:
(Quote from R. L. Young teacher)
In my 16 years of teaching experience, I have seen students struggle with the memorization of multiplication facts.  Math Bands are designed to help students of all levels learn in a fun way.  Applying the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (3.0A, #4-7), “Math Bands for Multiplication” help students understand the relationship between multiplication and division, apply properties to multiplication, as well as practice fluency in multiplication.   - Math Bands Inventor

This inventor's name is 4th grade teacher, Cari Wilson. Check out the website and video featuring one of our students demonstrating how to use this cool invention. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

4-13-12 PE Star Student of the Week

This week’s star student was not only noticed by me, but by a substitute as well.  She has a kind heart and is always willing to do whatever it takes to make others smile.  She has a terrific personality and is very easy to get along with.  Great job, Isabella B. and keep up the good work!
My heart has been humbled; I'm  unable to speak
Because of the cards I was given for Teacher Appreciation Week.
The cards came from my student's hearts
Which clearly sets them far apart
From being "just a child."

My heart has been humbled; I'm unable to speak
Because of the love I've been shown this week.
The content of their hearts have been clearly shown
They are examples to all:  the growing and the grown...
Oh, to be like them, so meek and so mild....The loving heart of a child.

Thanks to all who help to make all teachers feel loved and appreciated - not just this week - all year round!

R. L. Young Teachers Put the COOL in School!

Every day I watch R. L. Young teachers with our students. Their gentleness, kindness, and effort to take each child as far a possible is quite evident. The lesson plans reflect the goals, but it is the human connection that is the most impressive. 

 So on Day 1 of Teacher Appreciation Week  2012, I salute the faculty and staff of Young. You make a difference in the life of every child on our campus

Pattie Thomas
Proud Principal of R. L. Young Elementary
"A good place to learn and grow!"

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Our school district will be going through SACS Accreditation next year. We need parents to complete a survey concerning R. L. Young now. We value our parents and what they think. Look at the link on the left of our blog. It will take you right to it! Thank you so much...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What's for Supper?

If you haven't eaten supper or even if you want to save the goodies for lunch tomorrow...
Visit Miller's BBQ on Fort Lashley. 

10% of all profits for today, May 1 will be donated to the R. L. Young Archery Team!