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

Friday, April 26, 2013

2013 Logo Winners Announced!

The artistic talent at R. L. Young is astonishing! The faculty and staff had a difficult time narrowing down the top three drawings. We are proud to announce the following:

Malorie B., a fourth grader in Mrs. Lamberth's class, had the winning entry. Her artwork (below) will be displayed on the 2013-14 school t-shirts! The design must illustrate the school's long time motto: R. L. Young...a good place to learn and grow

Way to go, Malorie!

Second place winner Shayla C. and third place winner Kelvin H. join Malorie for a photograph. 

Congratulations to all who rolled up their sleeves and entered the contest. We appreciate the effort and loved all of the drawings!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

EARLY RELEASE, Friday, April 26

Please pick students up at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26!

Teachers will be participating in professional development activities.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Career day at school offers students the opportunity to experience the different jobs available to them and aids them in discovering what type of job they want in life. Our career day at R. L. Young is this FRIDAY, APRIL 26! Please note that students are invited to dress up in their career choice!

We will hold a Career Day assembly from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Special guests have been invited and will be sharing a little about the career choice they chose and what they do on a typical day. After the presentations, our students will participate in a parade so that everyone can see their career choices.

She's a Special Lady!

The looks of admiration are apparent in this photo of second graders. We all feel blessed to have such a wonderful bookkeeper and secretary at R. L. Young, Mrs. Linda Hodnett. She is a special lady who graciously meets the public, addresses the needs of the students and teachers, and takes extra good care of the principal. She also manages the financial books and assists PTO with all of their many projects. We are lucky to have such a fine lady to help us all year long.

Thanks for all that you do, Mrs. Hodnett...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

4-5-13 PE Star Student of the Week

This week’s star student is a hard worker who is always willing to help others.  She is a true inspiration to everyone around her.  She always has a big smile on her face and always makes the best out of every situation.  Great job for being this week’s brightest star!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy EARTH Day from R. L. Young

You can tell we love our school and campus by the care that is given to it on a daily basis. From the planting of flowers to the removal of trash, our school values the entire place. We like the mix of old and new...especially when it is filled with awesome children!

Friday, April 19, 2013

UGA---Nelson's 5th Graders Grab the Trophy!

Congratulations to Mrs. Nelson's fabulous fifth graders for grabbing the trophy back to the Upper Grade Academy. They have worked hard and will try to keep it for the last remaining week of the Year for our Accelerated Reader Program!

Top 5 Comprehension %'s for the Week:
1st          NELSON 96.3%
2nd         BROOKS 95.3%
    3rd         THORNTON 94.2%
    4th          LAMBERTH 93.5%
    5th          DAVIDSON  91.8%

Friday, April 12, 2013

AR Trophy...They did it AGAIN!

Small and powerful, Mrs. Brooks' first graders held tight to the AR Highest Comprehension % Trophy for a second week with a 96.3. WOW! They are also the only class that had all students take at least one test this week.
Participation in the AR program allows individual readers a chance to read a book on their level and test their understanding of the book. The children choose their own books according to their interest in various topics. They have a comfort book level range to help guide them to books that are not "too easy or too hard".

As principal, I encourage you to ask your child about their AR %, the number of points earned, and what they are reading now. Even better, ask your child to read to you!

ONLY 2 WEEKS REMAIN FOR AR POINTS AND PRIZES. April 25 will end the prize window for this year, although the library will remain open until May 10.
Happy Reading!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

3-22-13 PE Star Student of the Week

This week’s star student is a true leader and a true friend.  She is always trying her best at everything she does and she always has a big smile on her face.  She is a very dependable student and she is also very trustworthy.  Great job Kenday A. for being this week’s brightest star!

3-15-13 PE Star Student of the Week

This week’s star student is an all-around great student.  He follows directions very well and he always gives his best at everything he does.  He is a true leader to his classmates and you can always count on him to do the right thing at all times.  Great job Isaac W. for being this week’s star student!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Talladega City Schools will dismiss at 12 p.m. on April 11, 2013 due to impending severe weather.

Spread the word...

Monday, April 8, 2013

Calling New Kindergarteners! Register for the 2013-14 School Year...




8:30 A. M. to 2:00 P. M. 

 Students will be eligible to enroll in kindergarten if they are five years old on or before September 1st.  They should register in the following primary schools zones in which they reside.
Graham Elementary School   -315-5777

Houston Elementary School  -  315-5800

R. L. Young Elementary School  -315-5888

Salter Elementary School  - 315-5822

                 APRIL 18, 2013  (We cannot accept a Driver’s License or Personalized Checks).



3.                SOCIAL SECURITY CARD

4.                PROOF OF RESIDENCE


(Electric Bill  - Water Bill )

B.               LEASE AGREEMENT

***COUNTY STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO APPLY TO OUR SCHOOL at this time. The Superintendent must approve students who reside outside of the city limits. There is no cost to county students to attend a city school.
If you are not certain of the school zone for your child, call one of the elementary schools listed above for the correct information.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

R. L. Young's Quote of the Week!

The Energy Bus for Kids

I've had the pleasure of reading The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon, but I did not know there was a book for kids. 

Just ordered a copy to share with some awesome students I know! Check out the video...

Friday, April 5, 2013

Who Won the Trophy THIS WEEK?

From Mrs.Nelson's classroom in the Upper Grade Academy to First Grade Mrs. Brooks in annex 1, the trophy travels to a new resting place. Congratulations to some of our youngest readers. You did a great job earning 94.4 % in overall class comprehension!
Kudos to this group for also being the only class that had everyone take at least one test!
ONLY 3 more chances to win the AR TROPHY for highest comprehension average of the week!
Keep reading, everyone!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Students Raise Funds for St. Jude Children's Hospital

What a nice surprise to look at the Daily Home today to see our students holding their certificates and wearing big smiles! Students earned $1,024 by participating in our school's MATH-A-THON. Many thanks to Ms. Thornton who sponsored the event!


There is something really special about having a son. Boys, active by nature, like to enjoy the day by doing things like BOWLING! There was plenty of talent on the lanes that day, especially from the moms. Enjoy these sweet pictures of the families represented at our BOWLING WITH THE BOYS EVENT!
**Special thanks to Mrs. Liner and Mrs. Nabors for organizing for the event!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Let's Pull Together...R. L. Young is selling CANDY!!!

Raymond L. Young can always count on our students and parents to pitch in! We are selling candy bars ($1 each) until April 22. See one of our students to get you a couple or more...
 Caroline and Abigail encourage you to support our fundraising efforts!
 Krunch, Caramel, Almond and Dark Chocolate...all yummy and calories have been removed...Is that written on Zoey's and Leland's sign?
Ty and Shawn are sharing the prize list. I am most interested in who will be PRINCIPAL FOR THE DAY. I need a day off...

**Thanks, Mrs. Humphrey for making these signs and helping to spearhead the event.

Seriously, the funds that are raised will be used to purchase trophies, ribbons, medals, etc. for our end of the year awards ceremony. PTO will also send students (meeting the criteria) on the Accelerated Reader Trip at no cost to them. Any money that is left will be put into the PTO fund for other expenses. The school is so blessed to have an active PTO which supports us in so many ways.

Interested in joining PTO? The next meeting is April 30 at 6 p.m.

R. L. Young MARCH Good Citizens 2013

 March Good Citizens
Kindergarten and first grade: Talaya L., Emma B. and Logan E.
Second and Third grade: Sa'Niyah S., Ty H., Ava P., Emily G.

Good Citizens testing out their gifts!
Fifth Grader: Ryland J.
Fourth Grade and Sixth Grade: Breanna R. and Alyssa L.

Fifth Grader: Peter Whitworth                        First Grader: Madyson M.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Zora Ellis Junior High visits R. L. Young

It is always a happy time when we have visits from Zora Ellis Junior High students, especially when they are former R.L. Youngers! Recently, Mrs. Gloria Thomas, Assistant Principal of Zora Ellis accompanied many fine representatives of the various programs and activities offered at the school. From sports such as archery and baseball, to band, drama, cheerleading, and Beta Club the students were excited to share what is happening at ZEJH! These extracurricular activities enrich their school and the lives of these students.
 Zora Ellis Students
 Former R. L. Youngers and Mrs. G. Thomas
Thank you for visiting our sixth graders! We enjoyed the information you shared...

It's LOGO Time at R. L. Young!


R. L. Young is always looking for ways to keep our parents and the community connected to what is happening inside our doors. We are excited to let you know that you can now find the school calendar by scrolling down to the bottom of the blog. It will change as items are changed on the principal's calendar. Check it regularly so that you do not miss any of the fun at R. L. Young!

Monday, April 1, 2013

AR Trophy Winner for the week of March 22

Who took the lead and snagged the AR Trophy for the week before spring break? MRS. NELSON'S 5th graders. There was no slacking before the big holiday, they worked hard and surprised everyone by bringing the trophy to the Upper Grade Academy!

Congratulations on your success...everyone keep reading!

Math-a-Thon 2013 at R. L. Young!

Under the guidance of third grade teacher Cathy Thornton, R. L. Youngers did it again! They successfully raised $1,024 dollars for the St. Jude Children's Hospital. Each participant completed a math workbook and collected donations for the hospital. This is a yearly event for our
students and we appreciate the wonderful support of this worthy cause
 given by the students, parents, and the community.