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Thursday, May 30, 2013

AR TOP Reader for 2013 JAKE CHAMPION

What is the prize for being the TOP point earner for the year at R. L. Young...

A lunch on the town with the homeroom teacher, parent, and the principal!

Jake and this group traveled to Pell City to dine at the Pell City Steak House.
 Jake had lemon icebox pie for dessert!
            The lucky homeroom teacher was Mrs. Selena Nelson.
Jake did a great job leading the school in Accelerated Reader. He accumulated 540.8 for the year. We are proud of him and all of the wonderful readers at the school.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

3 Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards

TOP Dogs for the 6th Six Weeks! Congrats...

SIXTH Six Weeks

Leiana Amer

Emily Hall

Anna Kate Wallace

Ethan Wideman

Daisy Belk

Kyleigh Bittle

Taylor Grimes

Aulbri Hazel

Tyler Wilson

Izzy Wright

Latasia Estell

Jayden Horn

Ethan Nabors

Hannah Smith

Emily Tyson

Ty West

Pryor Blankenship

Joshua Fegans

Zoey Hazel

Bland Tucker

Kevin Cole

Olivia Armstrong

Nolan Atchison

Cadence Bates

Landry Liner

Xzavier Roberson

Walker Whitworth

Gracyn Shaddix

Alex Carpenter

Shayla Chastain

Jessica Tyson

Luke Wheeler

Tommy Wilcox

Malorie Bates

Kaden Butler

Kamryn Carr

Maddison Martin

Abigail Parton

Ally Struzik

Brendan Trammell

Matthew Walker

Ryland Jacobs

Samantha Lamberth

Morgan Limbaugh

Lola Armstrong

Tressleh Blankenship

Graclyn Collier

Hayden Davis

Logan Ellis

Johnathan Falkner

Taylor Goodson

Cikierria Orr

Brady Whitworth

Emma Bradford

Payton Hutton

Logan Lamberth

Lilly Lloyd

Braylan Mitchell
Emma Wright

Alex Armstrong

Lucas Pennington


Friday, May 24, 2013

5-17-13 PE Star Student of the Week!

This week's star student is a great leader to everyone around her.  She is a hard worker and demonstrates great character traits.  She has a kind heart and always treats everybody equally.  Often there are times where she doesn't say many words but when she does speak, she speaks with honesty.  You can always depend on her to do the right thing in every situation.  This week's star student is an all around awesome student.  Great job Samantha L. and keep up the great work!

5-10-13 PE Star Student of the Week!

This week’s star student is a student who is always working through problems and being the best that she can be.  She demonstrates great character skills and she always has a big smile on her face.  She tries her best to always make something positive out of every problem.  This week’s star student is going to go far in life if she keeps a positive attitude and strives to do her best.  Keep up the great work Shayla C.!

2013-14 PTO Officers Announced!

Mrs. Humphrey, Mrs. East, Mrs. Wideman, Mrs. Bates
All busy moms, but not too busy to volunteer to serve as PTO Officers for the next school year. R. L. Young is proud to announce the new officers for 2013-14:

President: Renee Humphrey

Vice President: Catrina Bates

Treasurer: Nikki East

Secretary: Laura Wideman

Their first event will be OPEN HOUSE on August 15, 2013. Stay turned for more information. These ladies will be seeking help with the many fun activities happening at the school.

Letter to all R. L. Young 2012-13 Ambassadors

Dear Madison, Kristen, Diamond, Kaley, Julie Anne, Shayla, Jessica, Tripp, Jaylin, Patrick, Marlee, Tommy, Victoria, and Gracie, 

     Thank you for the service you provided this year. You made our school so much better. We appreciate all of those days of running the school store, cleaning around the school, helping teachers, providing tours for new students, and just being an awesome group in which to work. 

     I loved your willingness to do anything, positive attitudes and sharp abilities to notice when something needed to be done. Your love of our school was apparent in the way you embraced what being an Ambassador means. I enjoyed getting to know each of you. Great ideas and great kids...that is what we had this year. You should be proud that you were able to handle your school work, behavior, after school activities, and serve in this leadership role, too.

     We're going to miss you! When you apply for college, be sure to include your year of service for R. L. Young. You will all go far in life. Come visit!


Pattie Thomas
Proud Principal of R. L. Young

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Last Week of the 2012-13 School Year

Please make sure you are aware of the following important information:

1. Kindergarten graduation is on May 20 at 9 a.m. Sixth grade graduation is on May 21 at 9 a.m. 

2.School will dismiss on Thursday, May 23 at 12:30 p.m., NOT 1:00 p.m. as our sign says. The buses will pick up a little earlier so please be there to intercept your child(ren).

3. Stamps and self-addressed envelopes have been collected since early May. Make sure your child has turned in the necessary things to receive their report card in the mail. 

4. Any debt owed to the school (missing text books, candy money, library books, or lunch money) will result in your child's report card being held at the office. Class roles will be developed this summer and any child who owes the school will not be placed in a class until it is paid. 

5. There will be 2 AWARDS DAY sessions on MAY 22nd to allow everyone to be more comfortable. First and second grade will be at 9 a.m. and third through fifth will be at 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Guests should be seated at the back to allow our students to be seated closest to the front. Once students are in place, please feel free to move up closer.

This has been a wonderful school year. We have had the pleasure of seeing your child(ren) learn and grow, not only in knowledge, but in maturity and friendships! Stay close to the BLOG for Open House information. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

R. L. Young Sixth Graders Enhance Grounds with Help of City and Bemiston Baptist Church

Thanks to Bob Crisp and the Daily Home for sharing this info in the paper today!

R. L. Young Awards Day 2013

          Awards Day on Wednesday, May 22nd


9:00 - 10:00 a.m. First and Second Grade 

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade

**All parents are welcome. Please allow our students to be seated together and up close to the stage.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

How Does R. L. Young Reward the TOP SELLER...

Make her PRINCIPAL OF THE DAY!  Read below Alyssa Lee's rendition of a very busy day at R. L. Young:

Me Being Principal of the Day!
Today I was principal. It was fun! First I went to my classroom. Mrs. Lamberth said, "Right away when you get unpacked go to Mrs. Thomas' office". so I got unpacked and went to her office. I got ready and we said the pledge. Then I was on! I was so nervous. So I said the morning announcements and I got a lot of compliments. After that I stayed in Mrs. Thomas' office. I went to get my work from class. I worked on my work while Mrs. Thomas talked. I finished my work and we did some things for her like getting all of the Good Citizen certificates ready for the luncheon. We set up the Hardwork Cafe for the Good Citizens. I ate with the Good Citizens. K-3 was first and then it was 4-6.
After the luncheon I talked to a student about their behavior. Then we went to talk to Coach about something that happened yesterday. After that I made a surprize phonecall to my mom. I talked at the Talent Show before it started. I reminded students not to judge the contestants.
My day finished with the making of the afternoon announcements. Then I went home. And that's my day!

She did a wonderful job. A very wise young lady who didn't miss a beat with every task thrown her way! I am thinking she has "educator" in her future because she is such a natural! The school thanks Alyssa Lee L. for her efforts to help the school raise funds!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wonderful 2013 TALENT SHOW!


AR Reading and YUMMY Donuts with the Principal

R. L. Young wants our students to enjoy reading. We also want young readers to comprehend what they read. So with a program called Accelerated Reader, we achieve both. Children choose books according to their interest and independent reading ability. After reading each book, they take a quick quiz to determine if they understand what was read. There is INSTANT feedback for the child with a score and points. The beauty of this program is that it supports what the teacher is doing in the classroom. As children learn to read, they can apply reading strategies being taught. This applying of skills increases their success, as practice does to playing a sport.
The scores and points are recorded and reports can be printed for parents and teachers. 

The prize we have in place for reaching 75 points is a DONUT PARTY with the Principal. The pictures below feature students from party #3 (our largest party ever). We hope they enjoyed their donuts, but more importantly we know they are progressing in their ability to read and comprehend. 
*A special thanks to our wonderful PTO for supplying the $ for OMG Donuts and all AR prizes!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Talladega City School Foundation Dinner

R. L. Young's Coach Stephens, along with Salter School's Coach Darby and Zora Ellis' Coach Ward served as presenters at the recent Foundation Dinner on May 9th. Their topic was the schools' archery programs. Also featured was the top shooter from each school. Charisma McKinney represented Young and gave an impressive live demonstration. Among the night's grant winners was our very own fourth grade teacher Roxanne Lamberth. She  was the only candidate to receive 2 grant awards. 

Congratulations to all of these folks...YOU make R. L. Young look so GOOD! We are proud of you!
Coach Stephens takes takes the podium.
Charisma is in the middle of the boys!

Mrs. Lamberth

Monday, May 13, 2013

Teacher Appreciation at R. L. Young THIS WEEK!

Teacher Appreciation Week will be May 13th - 17th at R. L. Young. To see all of our teachers' favorites, check out this link! 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Famous Author, David Sargent Jr. visits YOUNG

Welcome David Sargent, Jr. to R. L. Young Elementary! He and his furry friends will arrive on Monday, May 13 to share his love of reading. His books may be purchased after the show. He will be available for autographs, too! A flyer came home with your child this week. You can also click on the picture and print at home. We can't wait...