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

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Library Books ONLINE!

To access online books, go to :

I clicked on "show all" and selected a book. Make sure the speakers are on. It shows the level of the book incase they want to take an AR test. It must be in their specially determined range.

Username: readers

Password: book
*It did not ask me for a username and password, but I accessed it while in the school system.

Why is this important?
Children can now have added support to figure out words that they do not know. The audio feature can be turned off if not needed. They can also try reading the book without assistance and then again if they hit a snag or two. This would also make a great center in the classroom. There are many books in which to choose.

Thanks to Ms. Lane, R. L. Young's librarian, for sharing this important information!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Honor Roll Assembly TODAY!!!

K-2...12:45  p.m.
3-6...1:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome! Please don't check out child unless there is a scheduled doctor or dentist appointment, if at all possible. Teaching and learning takes place ALL DAY LONG AT R. L. YOUNG!

Monday, November 26, 2012

2012 State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit

Important Announcement
All K-6 students are invited to participate in the 2012 State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit.
R. L. Young will have a school contest first. The winners will be sent to the Central Office to compete at the District Level. The winners will be sent to the State Superintendent's Visual Arts Show.
 Facts to Know:
 There are 2 categories:
Category 1-2: dimensional work, which may include painting of any medium, drawing of any medium, or mixed media.
Category 2: Photography or computer-generated work.
Size: maximum 26 X 30 inches including a mat (will be provided if you win)
No framed, stretched canvas, or heavy surface will be allowed or displayed.
The artwork will be displayed using Velcro and must be light and easily handled.
Student must put name, grade, and teacher’s name on the back of the artwork.
Artwork is due to your classroom teacher by Dec. 7, 2012 by 8:00 a.m..
Happy Drawing!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Penguin Patch Holiday Shop Coming soon!

Students will soon have an opportunity to shop on campus for their family and friends before the holiday season. The Penguin Patch Holiday Shop will open beginning December 3rd and remain open until December 7th. A shopping list envelope and letter will be coming home after the Thanksgiving Holidays. All items in the shop are inexpensive (25 cents to $12) and children will be assisted in picking out just the right gifts for their loved ones. Now if they can just keep it a secret..!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thornton's Reading Maniacs Keep Trophy for Another Week!

Awesome job, 3rd graders in Ms. Thornton's class. 97.2 % is quite impressive.

The TOP 5 Class Averages :

THORNTON ----97.2%

HAYNES ----95.6%

NELSON ---- 94%

DAVIDSON ---93.1%

ARMSTRONG ---92.5%

R. L. Young's School Average 90.9% .

BUT we are still working on the 13% (23 students) in grades 2-6 who are below 85%. Only 3 students are below 70%.
          Everyone counts at R. L. Young.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Priester's Pecans and Pies for Sale

As the holidays quickly approach, many of you will become bakers and creators of wonderful, yummy goodies. Let R. L. Young help you with those baking supplies... PECANS! 

You can contact any participating student or call the school to place an order from November 9 - 20th. THIS FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH.

The school will be featuring 2 types of pies, several gift tins, and 12 oz. and 1 lb. bags of pecans. 

Check out this flyer at link...Priesters  Order form can be found here

This fundraiser is being sponsored by the R. L. Young PTO. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Holiday Dismissal Changed

Please note the dismissal time for students has CHANGED from 1:00 to 12:30 p.m.

Bus students will be picked up at 12:30 p.m. and car riders will be dismissed at this time, too.

PLEASE make arrangements for this dismissal time change.

11-16-12 PE Star Student of the Week!

This week’s star student is very enthusiastic about everything he does.  He always has a great story to share that puts a big smile on your face.  He is a pleasure to have in our school.  You can depend on him to do the right thing and lead by his actions. We are lucky here at RL Young to have an awesome student who shows great respect for himself, others, and his environment.  Keep up the great work Landry L. and always strive to do your best at everything you do!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

R. L. Young Harvest King and Queen 2012 Contest

Last Year's winners!
Do you want to be the Harvest King or Queen?
10 cent a vote
Grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6

Each winner will be given a trophy and a crown or tiara. First place winners in each of the 3 categories will be invited to ride in Christmas Parade. The voting will begin on November 26 and end on November 29 at 8:00 a.m. Winners will be announced on Friday, November 30th.
***Proceeds will go into PTO funds to be used for student rewards and recognition.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mickey's Weather Kid: Brooke Amberson

Mickey's Weather Kid: Brooke Amberson

We are so proud that Brooke was chosen to represent our school and Mrs. Armstrong's class on Mickey's Weather Kids on Good Day Alabama!  Way to go, Brooke!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

R. L. Young featuring ebooks!

To access ebooks from your school or home computer, follow the ten  steps below:

1.  Go to school blog:

2. Click on School Library

3.  Click on R.L. Young Elementary School

4. Click on Catalog

5. Type in the word: ebooks

6.  Click on keyword

7. Click on the title of book you wish to read

8. Scroll down until you see the follow message:
   Available via ADBO Digital. Click here to access  
9. Type in:
  Username: R.L.284
  Password:  shelf

10. If this doesn’t work see your friendly librarian.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

American Tea Party

We had the privilege of having Ms. Millie Chastain visit our classes.  She discussed the history of Veteran's Day, flag etiquette, and read us a cool pop-up book entitled,  America.  And, to top things off, we had a "Tea Party" complete with snacks and lemonade.  We enjoyed her visit and learned a lot about respecting our flag, country, leaders of our country, and one another.   
Thank you Ms. Millie for taking time out of your day to speak with us.

11-9-12 PE Star Student of the Week!

This week’s star student is a true friend.  He is always treating others with respect and kindness.  He works hard at everything he does because he wants to be the best.  He has a kind heart and a wonderful smile.  You can always count on him to do the right thing in every situation.  Great job Vincent B. for being this week’s brightest star!  Keep up the great work!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

NOVEMBER 12 Veteran's Holiday

Raymond L. Young salutes all veterans who have served in the armed forces and those currently protecting our Country. We raise our flags for YOU! No school on Monday, November 12, 2012...

Friday, November 9, 2012

PE Star Student of the Week 11-2-12

This week’s star student has a positive attitude that inspires her classmates to do the right things.  She is always following directions and leading by example.  She has a smile on her face always and is ready to tackle any task that is given to her.  She is a hard worker and is always respectful to herself, others, and her environment.  Great job Alyssa L. for being this week’s brightest star!  Keep up the great work!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Videos Galore on the Kindergarten BLOG!

Our kindergarten grade level may have the smallest and youngest students, but they are always learning and celebrating in BIG ways. Be sure and check their cool blog by clicking on this link!  
Thanks kindergarten teachers for sharing all the neat things that happen each year in your classrooms. Your expertise makes you top notch!

p.s. If you want to enlarge the videos for viewing, look down at the right hand corner of the video box. You will see a rectangle that brings the video to FULL SCREEN and more awesomeness when you click on it!

Friday, November 2, 2012

PE Star Student of the Week 11-2-12

This week’s star student is a wonderful student.  She is great at controlling her actions and always thinking through her decisions before reacting.  She demonstrates great character skills to everyone around her.  She has a kind heart and a great smile.  She is soft spoken but always speaks from her heart.  You can depend on her to do the right thing in every situation.  Great job Kristen F. for being this week’s brightest star!  Keep up the great work!


October 29 was an exciting day on campus! The October Good Citizens were the first to eat in the remodeled HARDWORK CAFE! 
K-3 Good Citizens:
Ruthie D., Logan L., and Pryor B. *Danica C. was absent on G. C. Day.

                                        Addison S., Gracyn S., Tyler W., and Olivia A.

4-6 Good Citizens: 
Taylor Presley, Malorie B.
Lucas P., Marlee S. and Kaylee R.

Excellent choices and wonderful representatives from their classrooms

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Highest Comprehension for the Week

Mrs. Davidson's second graders have sported the AR Highest Comprehension Trophy and Frankie the Monster this week. Will they be able to hang on to their big win?

Apple Annie Day at R. L. Young on Nov. 2

R. L. Young students have an opportunity to purchase a fresh, tasty treat on November 2 thanks to the Talladega Junior Welfare League. Each year, league members load hundreds of apples in vehicles to sell all over the city. The funds raised by the yearly sale of the apples benefit schools, help high school students earn scholarships, provide holiday baskets to needy families, and so much more. 
We were proud to play a small part in the League's efforts to help make a difference in the community!