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Employee Recognition – MOTF

Our Maintenance, Operations and Transportation Facility (MOTF) group would like to recognize the following employees:

Loren Bradshaw, a district electrician, has spent many of his Saturdays helping out when unexpected events occurred.  On more than one occasion he has gone over to the Olympic Elementary School gym to shut down the fire alarm when the beam detectors had been set off. On another occasion, he fixed the backboard of the basketball hoop just in time for an R.A. Long basketball game. Loren has done a lot for this district and we appreciate him greatly. Loren and his wife, Annette, also go to R.A. Long and Mark Morris High School games whenever they can, even though they don’t have kids in school anymore!

The Facilities team would also like to recognize Krista Coleman and Rosie Carter for their work on the district’s facility usage calendars. The Facilities department recently decided to switch their facility usage calendar from a vendor called, “SchoolDude”, to Google Calendars. In less than one week, Krista and Rosie created new Google Calendars for each school, and transferred all of the existing events from SchoolDude to Google Calendars and got it running seamlessly on the district web site. Prior to the new calendars going live, Krista went to each of the schools and offered assistance with Google Calendars.

We appreciate these employees and all the work they have done for Maintenance and Facilities team!

2020-02-25T20:47:12+00:00February 25th, 2020|

Mark Morris Mattress Fundraiser

Mark Morris High School’s music program will be hosting their Second Annual Mattress Fundraiser! This event will be held Saturday, March 28th from 11am – 5pm at the Mark Morris High School Cafeteria.

For more information see the link below:
bit.ly/beds4markmorris2.

2020-02-25T00:11:01+00:00February 25th, 2020|

Employees of Distinction – Mr. Hartley & Mrs. Kotera

Congratulations goes to our Employees of Distinction – Phil Hartley from Monticello Middle School and R.A. Long’s Tiffany Kotera. Please join us in congratulating Phil and Tiffany for being selected as the Employees of Distinction for the first half of the 2019-2020 school year.Employees of Distinction

Mr. Hartley and Mrs. Kotera were selected as the Employees of Distinction from a pool of outstanding certificated and classified employees submitted by principals. This award signifies excellence in performance and outstanding commitment to our kids. Two more Employees of Distinction will be chosen for the second half of the year and two will be recognized as Employees of Distinction for the entire 2019-20 school year.

Great job Phil and Tiffany!

Let’s also give a big round of applause for all the first half of the year Employee of Distinction nominees: Shelley Allis, Kathy Bailey, Carrie Bodenhamer, Jori Cachelin, Kathy Campton, Holly Davis, Jane Gutridge, Angela Hampton, Cynthia Hanson, Kim Halleck, Nate McMullan, Justyne Mullenix, Rhonda Nofsinger, David Nofsinger, Kelly Parvas, Kim Rambo, Christina Reeves, Sam Tilton and Lora Rulo.

 

2020-02-20T22:51:55+00:00February 20th, 2020|

Mark Morris Choir Makes it to State

Last Saturday was the SWWMEA regional High School Vocal Solo and Ensemble Competition. At this competition, 32 choir members from Mark Morris High School made it to the State Solo and Ensemble Competition that will be held in April. Also, Mark Morris Choir took first place in four categories!

Below are the groups and individuals who are going to state:
Treble Large Ensemble, TTBB Large Ensemble, TBB Small Ensemble: Wyatt Boyd, Nathan Naillon, Josh Pond, and Tenor: Wyatt Boyd

2020-02-10T22:38:37+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Ugh, Love! A Theatre Nightmare Fundraiser

Mainstage Theatre, Longview School District’s HS Theatre program (both MM and RAL), is proud to announce the following:

Ugh, Love! A Theatre Nightmare Fundraiser

On Thursday, February 13th,  theatre students will arrive two hours before curtain to get ready to perform a play that they don’t know and haven’t rehearsed. At 7:30 p.m., they will perform it for you!  Entry is by donation and students are raising money to go to state or pay other theatre fees! Doors open at 7 p.m.

This event is at the Dana Brown Mainstage Theatre at R.A. Long H.S. 2903 Nichols Blvd. Longview. For more information, visit Mainstage Theatre’s Facebook page or email Susan Donahue at sdonahue@longview.k12.wa.us

2020-02-14T16:51:22+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Special Election Ballots are Out!

Ballots are out for the February 11th special election!
An education replacement levy will be on this ballot, so don’t forget to vote!

For more information click here.

2020-01-27T21:06:12+00:00January 27th, 2020|

Five Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Five more of our teachers are now Nationally Board Certified!  These five fantastic teachers include: Ronda Butterfield from Robert Gray Elementary, Nicole Campbell from Cascade Middle School, Paul Field from R.A. Long High School, Jenessa Norvaisis from CVG Elementary, and Joel Thomas from St. Helens Elementary.

Also, here are all of our other teachers who are on the National Board of Certification:
Columbia Heights: Carolyn Kochis

CVG: Stacey Niemi, Lori Parcell, Jodie Rodriguez

Kessler: Linda Miles, Barbara Moore

Mark Morris: Christopher Coffee, Anna Langenbach, Lauren Princehouse, Travis Ruhter, Diondra Volk

Mint Valley: Greg Buckiewicz, Susan Christopersen, Michelle McDonald

Monticello: Ryan Chinchen, Scott Firth, Jessica Jones, Constance Noakes, Michelle Opgrande, Anna Peterson, Jayne Poole, Lanette Shepherd

Mt. Solo: Daniel Reed

Northlake: Saskia Rivera

Olympic: Angela Guinn, Carmen Hewitt, Angela Richards, Jennifer Sharer, Shawna Wilson, Ellen Winn

St. Helens: Kelley Smith

According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.

Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning in alignment with the Five Core Propositions. They must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice. They must also show that they participate in learning communities and provide evidence of ongoing reflection and continuous learning.

Congratulations!

2020-01-24T19:27:58+00:00January 17th, 2020|

2020-2021 District Calendar

The school board has recently approved the District Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year!
If you would like to have access to the new calendar, then please visit our Key Dates page.

2020-01-14T16:46:18+00:00January 14th, 2020|

Three on Three Basketball Tournament Raises $300

On Thursday, December 19th, Mark Morris had a three on three basketball tournament to raise money for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. This event successfully raised $300 for Doernbecher!
Thank you all who participated in this event!

students gathered for a photo

Students holding check for $300 donated to children's hospital

2020-01-10T23:49:15+00:00January 10th, 2020|

Get Ready for Chilly Weather

Dear Parents and Families,

It looks like winter weather might be coming soon. If severe weather arrives you can get information about possible school closures or late start times from multiple sources.

If there is a change to the school schedule a notice will be posted on Flash Alert by 6 a.m. For the most immediate information sign up to receive emails from Flash Alert at www.flashalert.net. Additionally, information will be posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/longviewschools and on the district web page www.longviewschools.com.

We encourage you to check these sources for updates as weather conditions change.

You can also tune into local radio or Portland television stations for school information.

Please drive carefully.

Thank you.

2020-01-10T00:30:02+00:00January 9th, 2020|