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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring is HERE!

Wonderful program performed by the fourth graders this month. Kudos to the fourth grade teachers for making this happen. 

*The dress rehearsal was today during school. Tonight we will see the real performance after the brief PTO meeting starting at 6 p.m. 

March 2015 Good Citizens

Here they are, the Good Citizens for the month of March. They make our school a good place to learn and grow!
Rihanna S., Jayden R., Gage T., and Andrew P. 
Talaya L., Leiana A., Audrey A., and Logan V.
Samuel W. and Jesaiah L.
Cadence J. and Ava P.

Thanks to the families of these students. You are doing a great job with these children! 
We appreciate your help and support. 

The Pride of Talladega High

I got a nice letter from Talladega High's Mu Alpha Theta group. They have planned a Math Scavenger Hunt for upper Elementary students in the system. 

This event shows initiative, desire to help others, and is overall quite impressive. I would be amiss not to point out that many in this group attended Young as children. 
I don't know who the sponsor of this group is, but Kudos to YOU! Thanks for letting these students be creative! We love when Talladega High comes to visit and TEACH!

Gift from the Heart

Gavin C., a fourth grader at R.L. Young brought the principal a gift. Isn't he talented? 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Missed the Book Fair at RL Young this week? Do you want to buy your child or grandchild a few books and help the school library? You can still shop the Young book fair online through March 17th!!!!! Click on the picture and it takes you to our Scholastic page. Then click on the shop now button. The books will be shipped to the school and the librarian will deliver them to your child. #rlyoung

R L Young Kinders in Daily Home

We are proud of our kinders being kind to others. Both classes brought in many cans for the RED DOOR KITCHEN. This yearly project helps to make a difference in the lives of folks in Talladega! 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Shop the Book Fair Online

Click on the picture to be guided to the RL Young online book fair. This allows you to shop from home or family members out of town to buy a book for your child! Thanks for supporting the Media Center.

Saturday, March 7, 2015



March 10   Mrs. Linda Haynes-     
                  3rd Grade Teacher

March 13  Mrs. Mellon
                 Buildings and Grounds

Hope your day is full of FUN!

Principal of the Day, VanDajia S.

What a lucky person I was on February 27th to have such a fine replacement for my job!  Ms. VanDajia S., a second grader in Mrs. Haynes' class, stepped up to handle many affairs at the schoolhouse.

VanDajia handled the intercom like a pro! She assisted during the Good Citizen Luncheon and even handled a little misbehaving. R. L.Young appreciated this student being the top seller in our recent student fundraiser. She did an awesome job as Principal of the Day!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Time Change Is Coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 When Does The Time Change in 2015?
Set those clocks forward 1 hour on Saturday, March 7!

Happy, Happy AR Song and Yummy Treat!

Students who earn 150 points in AR are rewarded with a cool, rainbow drink and a song sung by the faculty. Congrats Samuel W. and J'Kaylen S. Enjoy!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Sincere Thank You!

Schools operate on limited funds, especially when it comes to things like replacing auditorium stage curtains. But our school, Raymond L. Young Elementary, found a way to make this happen through the generosity of the following folks:
First National Bank of Talladega
Talladega City Schools
                        Mrs. Marlene Moore
 Mayor Larry Barton
Peters Enterprises, LLC
students participating in fundraiser 
family and friends who purchased tumblers
We are very proud and appreciative!
Pattie Thomas
Proud Principal of R. L. Young

Talladega City Schools Closed Today

Due to impending bad weather, Talladega City is closed today, March 5, 3015. 

You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for ICE CREAM and COOKIES

The second AR 75 Point Cookies and Cream Party with the Principal took place on 
Monday, March 2, 2015 with 13 students in attendance. Students had to accumulate 75 points and maintain an 85% in comprehension using the Accelerated Reader Program to 
qualify for the fun treat. 

This program is used to support and supplement the regular reading series. It allows students to read and test on books that are JUST RIGHT for their current reading level. This practice strengthens the reader and allows them to advance onto more difficult material.If your child is not participating, ask them why. There are hundreds of books in the library and Mrs. Taylor, the librarian will be happy to help match them up with the perfect book! 

"The more you READ, the BETTER you READ!"

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

February 2015 Good Citizens

Good Citizens make our school a kinder, sweeter place to learn and grow. Congratulations to these students for being recognized as FEBRUARY 2015 Good Citizens. 
Caylee S., Jamel T., Katelyn J., Nel'Javion C., Ruthie D., Ean G., Chase C., Tressleh B., 
Eric Gault, Gracyn S., Daisy K., Ansley T., Micah S., Latasia E. 


Today during the morning announcements, Ethan and Gracyn shared some BREAKING NEWS 
with 2nd-6th students!
  • There are only 5 more weeks before the cutoff of the AR field trip and other prizes. (April 16)
  • To qualify for the trip, students must have 65 pts =2nd grade, 75 pts=3rd grade, 85 pts=4th gr, 100 pts=UGA 5th and 6th
  • The trip will be to SPARETIME, a fun, new place in Trussville, AL. 
  • There will be bowling, lazer tag, arcade games
  • Lunch will be served. Pizza is on the menu. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Today was "Book Character Day" at R.L. Young. The overall winner was Tressleh Blankenship as Junie B. Jones, Mikayla Christenson as Fancy Nancy, and Paisley Hindman as the Grinch! Congratulations and thank you to all of the students that dressed up! On Wednesday, wear a shirt that you can read for "I can read with my eyes shut day."

Sarrell Dental Screen Forms Due Tomorrow, March 4th

This is of NO cost to the student. Only students who return forms will be able to see the dentist.

R. L. Young's Fav Book Character Parade

And the fun continues during READ ACROSS AMERICA and Dr. Seuss' Birthday Week!

Monday, March 2, 2015



What does math and helping kids have in common? Each year R. L. Young sponsors a Math-A-Thon to help children at the St. Jude Hospital. Mrs. Julie Burel, 3rd grade teacher, spearheads the yearly event. The dates and information was sent home this week.  Everyone is invited to participate. Encourage your child to use their brains, complete the questions in the booklet, and reach out to someone in need. February 17 through March 2 is the time frame of participation.The goal for our school is $500!

Facts and Figures

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.


The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.