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

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