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

Friday, January 29, 2016

Congratulations Mrs. Burel

Mrs. Julie Burel
We would like to say congratulations to Mrs. Burel for several accomplishments. She was chosen as the R.L. Young Teacher of the Year. This week interim superintendent Dr. Frank Costanzo presented Mrs. Burel with the news that she was also selected as the Elementary School Teacher of the Year for Talladega City Schools and the Talladega City Schools nominee for the Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame. Thank you Mrs. Burel for all that you do with our students and for representing R.L. Young so well.

Good Citizens for January

 Congratulations to the "Good Citizens" for the month of January. 

Front: Ethan Wideman, Leiana Amer, 
Payton Parker, Payton McDonald, 
Jaia Jones, and Mariyah Curry. 

Front: Aubriana Williams, Austyn Smith
Ashtyn Bishop, Alyssa Spurlock, 
Haiston Gurley, and Kye Burel

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Lunch with the Principal

Mrs. Burel's Class

Mrs. Wilson's Class

Mrs. Payne's Class

What a great week eating lunch with these special students.  I just love getting to know them better!

Flaky Fridays

Flaky Fridays

We are trying to update and replace some of our technological resources so we need your help and support.  Each Friday, beginning January 29th, we will have some fund raising opportunities we hope will be easy for you and fun for our students. We will have a theme each week where students may pay $1 to participate.  Below is our schedule for the next five weeks.  We hope you will support this special project for our students.

Jan. 29     Hat Day - Wear a hat - $1

Feb. 5     Crazy Hair Day - Wear crazy hair - $1

Feb. 12     Cool Shades Day - Wear sunglasses - $1

Feb. 19     Inside/Out Day - Wear clothes inside out - $1

Feb. 26     Crazy Shoes - Wear mismatched shoes - $1

Friday, January 22, 2016

Early Release

All elementary schools will dismiss at 12:00 on Friday, January 22, 2016 due to possible inclement weather.

Monday, January 18, 2016

R. L. Young Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Hero for winning the R. L. Young Spelling Bee and to
Maeson for being first alternate.  Great job!

Superintendent's Art Contest Winner

Daisy won first place in the R. L. Young Superintendent's Art Contest.

Lunch with the Principal

 Mrs. Nabors' Class
 Mrs. Brooks' Class
Mrs. Nelson's Class

I always enjoy eating lunch with R. L. Young students.  They are such a joy!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Carr Named New Coach at Young

Please welcome to R.L. Young Brantley Carr. He has filled a very exciting role as our new P.E. teacher. Coach Carr's birthday is January 27th. He said his favorite activity is watching football. Coach Carr graduated from Huntingdon College where he also played football as a wide receiver.

His favorite color is red and he likes to shop at Alabama Outdoors or Academy. At his last job he worked as a football coach at Montgomery Catholic. Coach Carr's parents are Bruce and Tracy Carr. He has a sister named Brooke.

We are very happy to have him as part of our staff and hope that you will take the time to introduce yourself to him. Coach Carr will take over the responsibility of planning Forever Young Field Day.

Sunday, January 10, 2016


The Talladega City School System is in the process of conducting a survey January 4-17 to get parental and community input regarding the future direction of the Talladega City Schools. This information will be used in developing the strategic plan for the school system.  To take this survey, go to, click on the Community tab at the top, and then click on Take the Survey. The survey takes only a few minutes, and your input will be invaluable.  If you do not have internet access, the computer lab at R. L. Young will be open Monday, January 11th, 2:35 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  If you arrive after 3:00, please park in front of the school and enter through the main entrance.

If you take the survey at home, please send a note to your child's teacher and your child will receive a Hardwork Cafe Pass or a Homework Pass just for participating.  You will also be given the pass of your child's choice if you complete the survey in the computer lab at school. R. L. Young parents have always been very involved in issues affecting their children; therefore, I encourage you to participate in this very important survey.  Thanks so much for your continued support and cooperation!

Friday, January 8, 2016

New Young web site updated

We are excited to announce that we have updated our school web page and will continue to add even more over the next few weeks. You can now go on the page to see the latest news, school calendars, library information and important links at Please check it out. There is also a great tool on there to the right hand side called NotifyMe. You can add your email and cell number to get text updates from the school. 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Christmas Thank You

A Work of Art
I want to thank all of the students and teachers for the beautiful pictures they gave me for Christmas for my office.  They contain a hand print of each child in the school for my first year as principal. This was such a special gift.  I will treasure it always.