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

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

R. L. Young Good Citizens 2013

                 Kindergarten: Gavin M. and Adaleigh A. (absent), First Grade: Trevion H. and Ron S.
                       Second Grade: Taylor G. and Carly L., Third Grade: Jordan B. and Jesaiah L.
                                                     Fourth Grade: Jaycie B. and Olivia A.
Fifth Grade: Taylor P. and Joshua K., Sixth Grade: Kacie P. and Taylor H. 
It was a delight to dine with such a wonderful group of students! You represent your class and school very well!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

PE Star Student of the Week 11-22-13

This week’s star student is a master at using integrity.  She is a wonderful student who is always kind and honest to everyone.  She tries extremely hard to do her best at everything she does.  I am so proud of her for her ability to always do the right thing in every situation.  She is liked by all of her classmates because she treats everybody equally.  She never has anything negative to say about anyone.  Great job Aulbri H. for being an outstanding star student!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

R. L. Young Students Participate in the State Superintendent Art Contest

Each year students are invited to submit a photo or drawing for the Superintendent's Art Contest. The 1st place winners' artwork is then submitted to the Central Office to compete at the district level.

                  We are proud to announce the winners for this year from R. L. Young:
First place drawing: Lola A. and photography: Payton McD.
Their work was already submitted to Central Office for the district competition. We wish them the best of luck!
 In the drawing category: 3rd place-Cikierria O., 2nd place-Emi N., 1st place-Lola A.  
 In the photgraphy category: 2nd and 3rd place-Daisy K. and 1st place-Payton McD.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Community feasts brings out hundreds in Sylacauga, Childersburg

Community feasts brings out hundreds in Sylacauga, Childersburg: On Thanksgiving, the McCurleys were among hundreds of people to converge on Reaching the World Bible Church in Sylacauga for the 11th annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

Very proud of Isaac Wilson, featured in the picture accompanying this article on the front page of the newspaper. Great example of the type of students and parents we have at R. L. Young, always looking for ways to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

R. L. Young Teams up with RED CROSS

For the first few days of December, R. L. Young students will be given an opportunity to make cards for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and their families for the holidays. If you are affiliated with a church or civic organization, please see guidelines, or check this link:

The guidelines our teachers will be following are below:
·        Ensure that all cards are signed.
·        Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.

·        Only cards are being accepted. Do not send or include letters.

·        Do not include email or home addresses on the cards: the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.

·   Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos: these items will be removed during the reviewing process.

·        Please refrain from choosing cards with glitter or using loose glitter as it can aggravate health issues of ill and injured warriors.

If you are mailing a large quantity of cards, please bundle them and place them in large mailing envelopes or flat rate postal shipping boxes. Each card does not need its own envelope, as envelopes will be removed from all cards before distribution.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


A BIG thanks to Mrs. Lane, librarian at R. L. Young Elementary for sharing this information with R. L. Young students and parents. Just use the provided username and password to enjoy access for up the Dec. 15! Happy reading....

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Great Quote from John F. Kennedy

R. L. Young is blessed with so many wonderful children!
So this quote and immediately thought of the sweet faces I see each day.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Accelerated Reader TOP 20 on the Principal's Board

Each week students await to see who has earned a spot on the Top 20 Board. This cool, light up board is located in the main building hallway for all to see. It features the names of the highest point earners so far this year. This list containing students from grades 2-6 is subject to change weekly as they read like crazy and take comprehension tests.
Student Points
Earned Points
1.      Champion, Jacob R.
2.      Lamberth, Samantha E.
3.      Wright, Isabel M.
4.      Pennington, Lucas A.
5.      Nabors, Ethan S.
6.      Cooper, Kortavius D.
7.      Humphrey, Carolyn A.
8.      Wilson, Haylee A.
9.      Smith, Kaitlyn G.
10.   Shaddix, Gracyn L.
11.   King, Daisy M.
12.   Burel, Jackson S.
13.   Thornton, Tanner P.
14.   Redwine, Monterio K.
15.   Price, Jordan T.
16.   Lewis, Corian D.
17.   Moxley, Carlee J.
18.   Smith, Micah A.
19.   Nabors, Emily R.
20.   Robinson, Connor
JUST Missing the Top 20 Board!
Knox, Joshua S.
Wesley, John P.
Cole, Nekerrius J.

Good Citizens for November 2013!

Here they are for the month of November!
Congratulations and thanks for making our school a GREAT place to learn and grow!
 Kindergarten: Matthew J, and Joshua L. (not pictured)
 First and second grade: Winston P., Jackson B., and Bland T.
Kelvin H. (not pictured)
Third grade: Noah M. and Gracyn S.
 Fourth and fifth grade: Blaire McD., Payton McD., Carlee M.
Fifth and sixth grade: Rylee L., Ryland J., and Haylee W. (not pictured)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

11-15-13 PE Star Student of the Week

This week’s star student is recognized by his classmate’s as someone who is always kind and honest.  He is always willing to help anyone in any situation.  He is a hard worker who is tries his best at everything he does.  He always has a smile on his face to brighten everybody’s day.  Great job Bland T. for being this week’s star student!

Friday, November 15, 2013

YEARBOOK SALE...deadline announced!

YEARBOOK SALE: It is time to reserve your copy of our 2013-2014 yearbook. Send $26 to school with your child NO LATER than next Wednesday, November 20. Place money/check in an envelope with your child's name and the homeroom teacher.
No extra copies will be ordered. Yearbooks will arrive in April or May of 2014.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2013 State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Contest

Important Announcement
All K-6 students are invited to participate in the 2013 State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit.
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 November 22, 2013 by 8:00 a.m..
 Happy drawing, painting or photographing!

11-8-13 PE Star Student of the Week

This week’s star student has demonstrated great leadership qualities this week.  She is a great listener and follows instruction step by step.  She works very hard to do her best in everything she does.  She is a great example of the word integrity.  She is a dependable and honest student and friend.  Great job Taylor P. at being this week’s brightest star!

11-1-13 PE Star Student of the Week!

This week’s star student is truly an awesome student.  She is a very hard worker and she is always using respect towards her teachers and her classmates.  She is very easy to talk to and get along with.  She is always prepared for everything that comes her way.  Great job Takalyn R. for being this week’s brightest star and keep up the great work!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

10-25-13 PE Star Student of the Week!

This week’s star student is known for being an honest student.  His classmates say that he is very kind, and is always working hard to do the right things.  He is a wonderful student that doesn’t say many words, but when he does speak he speaks from the heart.  He is an awesome student with a great attitude.  Keep up the great work Kaynan C. and keep working hard to be the best student! 

Monday, November 4, 2013


Halloween has come and gone, the 2013 Fall Festival is over, and November has rolled in. But I must take a moment to thank you on behalf of all staff and students for the huge efforts to make this year's Fall Festival a success. In 3 hours time, the school raised $3,734.80.
SO, here is a GIANT THANK YOU to the following:
*All parent volunteers
*R. L. Young Ambassadors
*Students who helped with event
*those who donated ANYTHING to the Fall Festival
*those who brought someone to event
*our wonderful teachers who created themed baskets with the help of students for silent auction
*The scary crew that worked the Haunted Hayride led by Catrina Bates
Talladega City Manager Brian Muenger and Karen Mitchell for blocking off the street behind the school
*Paula Smith for overseeing the Silent Auction and getting so many wonderful things in which to bid
*All businesses that donated items
*our lunchroom staff who stayed to help and prepare food
*Mrs. Diane, Mrs. Mellon, and Mrs. Haynes for helping set up and store for next year
*Talladega Creek Baptist Church Ladies for baking yummy cakes for Cake Walk
*PTO officers who worked the entire night!
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller 
This quote says it best. Thanks to everyone for making a difference in the lives of our students.
Our PTO and school faculty appreciates YOU!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Extra Hour Gained...YEA!

Thank You, Heritage Hall!

On behalf of all R. L. Young 4th graders and their teachers, THANK YOU to Heritage Hall for supplying an ART ENRICHMENT Program this year. All materials are provided by the museum and the goal was to target one grade level across the district. Each year the fourth grade group would experience the enrichment program.

Our students have enjoyed the extra opportunity to be creative in visual arts and look forward to continuing lessons in performing and language arts after students return in January.
Kudos to Mrs. Kelly Williams from the museum for making all of the arrangements and including Talladega City Schools in this project!
Ms. Sandra Holm, Art Instructor

2013 October Good Citizens at R. L. Young

Raymond L. Young presents
October 2013 Good Citizens...
 Nyneshia F. (K), Paisley H. (K), Ta'laya L. (1st), and Tressleh B. (2nd)
                                    Logan L. (1st), Logan E. (2nd), Seth T. (3rd), Jayden F. (3rd)
                                      Carolyn H. (6th), Rachel W. (6th), and Alyssa L. L. (5th)
                                         Landry L. (4th), Ethan N. (5th), and Landon B. (4th)
It was a pleasure to dine with all of you! You are a blessing to our school, your teacher(s), and your families.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Costume Contest Winners 2013

Fall Festival 2013

Costume Contest Winners
Babies and Preschool Winners
 1. Tallen Wade
2. Kynleigh Shulch
3. Piper Flurry
K-1st Grade Winners
1. Kelvin Howard
2. Leiana Amer
3. Austin Anderson

2nd-3rd Grade Winners
1. Maddox Williams
2. Kaitlyn Smith
3. Alix Gallman
4th, 5th, 6th Grade Winners
1. Daisy King
2. Johnny Gallahair
3. Maeson Barnett

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Raymond L Young Elementary School Fall Festival is tonight from 5 until 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door. So much to do in a safe environment. Join us...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

R. L. YOUNG PTO Officers are Counting on YOU!

The Annual Fall Festival is just around the corner and our PTO officers are hard at work preparing for this fun event. If you have not donated to the class themed basket, sent in grade level donation, volunteered to man a game or activity...IT'S NOT TOO LATE! 

Thanks for all that has already been done to help. Our parents ROCK! 

A special thanks to Mrs. Bates, Mrs. East, Mrs. Wideman, and Mrs. Humphrey. You are great leaders and we appreciate all that you do for students, staff, and the school. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Make plans now to attend our annual FALL FESTIVAL on Oct. 29 from 5 until 8 p.m.
You are in for a family-friendly atmosphere, plenty of activities, food, prizes and fun.
See you there!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Who will be the next PUMPKIN QUEEN or KING at R. L. Young?

YIKES...the reigning PUMPKIN QUEEN is Mrs. Nabors. Will she continue to hold her title?
Votes cost 25 cents and any teacher is eligible to hold this esteemed title. May the best teacher win!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

DRUG FREE 2013 Activities All Week...





FRIDAY- Wear your favorite team jersey-football, cheerleader, etc. (STAY IN THE GAME. BE DRUG FREE.

All students will receive a red ribbon and will sign the I PLEDGE TO BE DRUG-FREE this week. It is our hope that our students will always strive to make wise decisions and remain drug free forever.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Cool Way to Organize School Stuff

Busy, busy, busy would be a good way to describe our lives today. Our students are involved in so many afterschool programs, which is a good thing. But how does a parent stay on top of paper work, progress reports to be signed, homework completion, and events at school? 

Check out this cute idea I discovered on This site has tons of organizational ideas. It appears to be a one-stop location for everybody's stuff! I wish I had seen this when my children where little.

Parenting is a tough job, but when parents are on top of things that come home from the schoolhouse, the child is the winner. We love parent involvement and really appreciate when you sign and return requested items. It helps us know that your child and his/her education is a top priority in your home! 

R. L. Young's Quote of the Week

Friday, October 18, 2013

R. L. Young Welcomes Talladega High School

What a grand show Talladega High School brought to R. L. Young students this week. THS celebrated homecoming and for many of the students it really was "a coming home" to the school they once attended. Enjoy these photos of this fun event. A special thanks to Ms. Cheryl Ford, THS cheerleader sponsor, for overseeing the visit.
Former students of R. L. Young
 We are proud of all of you and appreciate the visit!