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Friday, March 22, 2013

April Menu Posted

To access the April lunch menu,
  1. Go to PAGES
  2. Locate Lunch Menus 2012-13
  3. Open and click to enlarge. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013


UPPER GRADE ACADEMY: BOWLING WITH THE BOYS: Don't forget that Saturday is "BOWLING WITH THE BOYS," from10:00-12:00.

Thanks, UGA teacher, Mrs. Nelson for posting this to your blog. I "borrowed" it to remind everyone of the upcoming event! This is for ALL R. L. YOUNG boys and their moms (or mom figures) at the Talladega Speedway Lanes next to Custom Pizza!

3-1-13 PE Star Student of the Week!

This week’s star student demonstrates the respect pledge every day.  She always treats everyone with respect. She also is willing to help whenever she is needed.  She works hard at everything she does.  Whenever you see her she is always wearing a smile on her face and has something nice to say.  Her actions speak louder than words and that’s why she is this week’s brightest star.  Great job Payton M.and keep up the great work!   

3-8-13 PE Star Student of the Week!

This week’s star student has a wonderful attitude.  He is always kind and respectful to everyone around him.  He is a very hard worker and a great leader.  He shows great sportsmanship qualities by being open minded to every situation.  This week’s star student is on the right track to become a very successful young man.  Great job Jackson H. for being this week’s brightest star!

ALERT! R L YOUNG Phones are out!


Please be aware that our phones our down. You may email, if it is an emergency. I am not always at my computer, but will be happy to assist if I can.

Stack it up!

What is happening in PE at R. L. Young?

Students were surprised today to find that Coach Stephens had a new activity lined up for everyone...Cup Stacking. Watch the cup stacking world record holder in the video clip. Pretty cool, huh? This YOUTUBE video may not be viewable on campus.
Sixth graders try their hand at cup stacking...
Thanks, Coach for always looking for new and exciting things to do with our students. It may look like "play" but there is a lot of learning going on!

The Story of Ferdinand

     Regan G. and Mikella F., Two Talladega High School students and members of the FCCLA Club, helped design a program that addresses bullying AND accepting yourself. The program was built around a book entitled, "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf. In an email to me, Regan states, " What our program aims to do is teach children that we are all different and not to make fun of someone because they are different". 

     I had the pleasure of reading this book to 1st and 2nd graders prior to the presentation. The children were very receptive to these high school students and the message they shared. They especially liked that they wore costumes to portray the characters in the book.

     This program fit right into our efforts to help educate students on what bullying looks like and how it can be addressed at school.
Kudos to Career Tech Director Mrs. Turner, Career Tech teacher Kim Mitchell, Regan, and Mikella!  We appreciate all of your efforts.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Community Announcement

**Please note this was posted earlier but the location has changed to CURRY COURT!

Donut Party Number 2

Yummy glazed, chocolate glazed, and chocolate glazed with sprinkles...........

reading + AR testing + success=
DONUT PARTY with the Principal!
p.s. Notice it is hard to spot any donuts in the pictures. They went F...A...S...T! Yum, yum!
Keep reading....
Thanks, Mrs. Beard for your help
 with the party setup!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Great Reading Ideas for Frustrated Parents

The parent is a child's first teacher. Reading with your child, especially when they are young is vitally important to their reading success. Here is a good article if you are struggling with this...

Monday, March 11, 2013

NEW Trophy Winner at R. L. Young

Congratulations to Mrs. Armstrong's second graders for holding the title of the HIGHEST COMPREHENSION CLASS AVERAGE for the week of March 4th - 8th.

Take a look at this group....

Do the "Honor Roll Wave"...

I LOVE Honor Roll Days...
My faculty and I don't mind the extra work it takes to prepare for Honor Roll Assemblies. They are hosted after the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th six weeks. The last assembly is AWARDS DAY! We know that these days of celebration serve as motivation to keep students moving forward. It also allows teachers to see how their previous students are doing. I like having an overall picture of the progress of our student body. At the end of the ceremony, I ask students to participate in the Honor Roll Wave. Here are some shots of many happy students.
Congratulations to everyone who walked away with something to be proud of...we are blessed with great kids (and parents) at R. L. Young!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Jungle Animal Show Coming to YOUNG

Students need to bring $3 on Monday, March the 11th for the Jungle Animal Show at R. L. Young. The show will occur on March 14, 2013. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

First Grade...Hard to Beat!

First graders held the title of AR Highest Comprehension for the fourth week, but the trophy did travel to across the hallway to Mrs. Brooks' classroom. Her reading maniacs managed to pull out an impressive 95.3 % comprehension average for last week.

Congratulations to Mrs. Brooks' class and to first grade! Keep reading....

Sunshine Saturday Coming...April 27th!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

R. L. Young Gives to Animal Shelter

 Thanks to everyone who helped with our Talladega Animal Shelter Donation Project. We are excited to share all of these wonderful things with our community shelter. 
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much!" Helen Keller

Friday, March 1, 2013

March Lunch Menu Posted

What's cooking for lunch at R. L. Young? Check out the page entitled Lunch Menu 2012-13 for the latest information.

PE Star Student of the Week 2-22-13

This week’s star student has a wonderful personality and she has very kind heart.  She has a great attitude toward everything she does.  No matter what the task is in front of her she always works hard to get it right.  She has many friends that respect her because she gives them respect as well.  Great job Zoey H. for being this week’s brightest star!

PE Star Student of the Week 2-15-13

This week’s star student is a hard worker with a great attitude.  He is a great listener, and always does his best.  No matter what the task is in front of him, he gives 100% every time.  He is a very dependable student. He is a student that is always doing the right thing in every situation.  Great job Lucas P. for being this week’s brightest star!

PE Star Student of the Week 2-8-13

This week’s star student is always in control of himself.  He demonstrates self-control by handling every situation with confidence and reasoning.  He is truly a bright shining star and he leads by example.  He is a great problem solver because of his ability to respect others feelings.  Great job Alex C. for being this week’s star student!