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

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!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

10-11-13 PE Star Student of the Week

This week's star student has been recognized by her classmates as a honest, trustworthy friend.  Other student's say that she is always fair and a true friend.  This week's star student was chosen by her classmates because of the ability to work hard and do her best in every situation.  Great job Moriah L. and keep up the great work! 

10-4-13 PE Star Student of the Week

This week’s star student has done a great job of getting better and better each year.  He is a very nice person to everyone.  He tries his best at everything he does.  He shows everyone around him how to solve problems without getting upset.  I am very proud of the way he is leading his classmates.  Great job Landon H. and keep up the great work!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Shoparoo..........Take a Pic....Help our School!

What is Shoparoo?

  • Shoparoo is a free app for smartphones and tablets that lets anyone turn pictures of shopping receipts into donations to your school.
  • With Shoparoo, every grocery receipt - regardless of the store or products purchased - earns money for your school.
  • It's similar to other widely adopted box top and label collection programs, but with much less work involved. With Shoparoo, there's no collecting, tracking, mailing, or shipping. In fact, you don't even need a coordinator. (Though Shoparoo is most effective when you mention it alongside your school's existing fundraisers.)
  • Finally, it's private. There's no need for parents to provide sensitive information such as their name, address, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, etcetera. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Listening to Children

When parents inquire about their child's day, they know that school is very important to them. This is a common occurrence in the homes of our children. Often parents will call to confirm things that happen during the day. This communication between school and home is a good thing. We welcome your participation and support!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

1st Six Week TOP DOG Earns GIANT BEAR!

For the first nine weeks of school, our students have been working to earn animal cards and win stuffed animals from the state of California. Each week, students with perfect attendance receive an animal card. This program is funded by our very supportive PTO. We also draw  for a stuffed animal winner.

When the State of Alabama's 20 day count ended, a drawing was held and Kindergartener Shavaria B. won this beautiful giant bear. She was very excited and so was her principal. Her family is helping to start her school experiences off right with good, solid attendance. When students have good attendance, everyone wins!

Please make sure your child(ren) attend school on a regular basis. It will better their chances for academic success in the current grade and in the future.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

2013 Jump Rope for Heart

Our schools raised $1,894.00 for the American Heart Association.
Our top classrooms were:
1.     Mrs. Davidson  $347
2.     Mrs. Wilson  $247
3.     Mrs. Harris  $201
Mrs. Davidson’s class will receive an extra 30 minutes of PE for their prize. 
Our top fundraisers were:
1.     Danica Cooper   $150
2.     Dawson Davidson   $150
3.     Payton McDonald   $120
I would like to say thank you so much to the students, teachers, and parents for supporting The American Heart Association!  Students who earned prizes, will receive them in 2 to 4 weeks. 

Thank you,
Chris Stephens
RL Young PE Teacher

9-27-13 PE Star Student of the Week!

This week’s star student is a great listener and leader.  She demonstrates to her classmates how students should act in every situation.  She works hard at being the best at everything she does.  Great job Leigh Anna M. for being this week’s brightest star!  Keep up the great work!

9-20-13 PE Star Student of the Week!

This week’s star student is great at following directions.  She works very hard to be the best student that she can be.  She is always being respectful to her teachers and her friends.  As a teacher you know that she is going to do the right thing even when no one is watching.  Great job Adaleigh A. for being this week’s brightest star!  Keep up the great work!