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Pre-Apprenticeship Program Grand Opening

State Representative Brian Blake and Jill Diehl, Director of Career Readiness for Longview Public Schools

The goal of graduating seniors is to have a bright future.

Longview Public Schools took a big leap forward in providing high school students with great career options with the grand opening of the new pre-apprenticeship program at Mark Morris High School.

The program, developed in partnership with the local trades including IBEW 48 and UA 26, and with generous funding from JH Kelly, will serve students from across the district for years to come.

The new skill center will give students the chance to be hands on and learn the trades, and upon graduation be prepared to enter a union apprenticeship program.

The grand opening event brought supporters together from the community, labor unions, JH Kelly, state government, city government, Longview School Board, numerous community leaders, and school district personnel.

19th District State Representative Brian Blake said, “This is a fantastic program and it’s great to see the school district partner with business and the trades to prepare young people for rewarding careers.”

Students from all Longview high schools will be able to enroll in the pre-apprenticeship program.

2018-10-10T21:30:26+00:00October 4th, 2018|

Three Longview schools named “Healthiest in Nation”

According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation three schools in the state of Washington created a culture of health for students: R. A. Long High School, Mark Morris High School and Olympic Elementary.

Creating a culture of health in schools is more than serving nutritious food. A healthy culture means healthy food, exercise, community involvement and a focus on both students and staff members.

The result of a healthy school culture is students performing better on tests, getting better grades, attending school more often and behaving better in class.

A spokesperson for the Alliance of a Healthier Generation, Megan Walcek, said this is the second time Mark Morris made the national list and the first time for Olympic and R.A. Long.

“Achieving recognition of any level is quite prestigious, as the framework criteria is rigorous and detailed. Since 2007, the year we started giving awards, only 2,880 schools nationwide have received this honor,” Walcek said.

A healthy culture supports achievement. Preliminary graduation rates for 2018 show 96.3 percent of R. A. Long seniors graduated, 89.3 percent at Mark Morris High School and 61 percent at Discovery High School.

Overall, Longview Public Schools preliminary graduation rate for 2018 finished at 88.1 percent.

2018-10-24T20:52:04+00:00September 18th, 2018|
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