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Capital facilities bond proposal approved

At the April 8, 2019 school board meeting, the board unanimously approved the capital facilities bond proposal totaling $115 million. Projects in this proposal will touch every school and include:

  • Mint Valley Elementary School replacement – $43 million
  • Northlake Elementary School replacement – $43 million
  • Safety and Security upgrades for all schools – $4.2 million
  • Career Technical/Vocational upgrades at R.A. Long and Mark Morris high schools – $8.4 million
  • Memorial Stadium upgrades – $7 million
  • Large facility repair projects – $9.4 million

Find out more here.

2019-04-16T16:10:16-07:00April 16th, 2019|

Cascade Career and College Day

Part of our vision here at Cascade Middle School is to expose our students to different career and college options. On Tuesday April 9th we will be hosting a Career and College Day here on campus. Our 6th graders will be involved in a career fair where 35 different careers will be represented, and professionals from those careers will be here to meet and talk with our students. This year Monticello and Mt. Solo 6th graders will be joining Cascade for the event.

Career options 6th graders will see include: Architect, Nurse, Auto Repair, Banking, Travel Agent, Accountant, Chef, Chiropractor, General Contractor, Small Business Owner, Engineer, Probation Officer, County Water Department, Electrician, Educator, Firefighter, Forestry, Interior Decorator, Landscaping, Law Enforcement, Judge, Lawyer, Longshoreman, Military, Millwright, Sound Engineer, Non-Profit, Graphic Design, Communications, Realtor, Plumber, Pipefitter, Welder, X-Ray Technician, Fish & Wildlife, Doctor, and Computer Programmer.

Seventh graders will be touring Lower Columbia College to see what higher-education opportunities exist here in Longview. And our 8th graders will be headed north to visit Saint Martin’s University, a four year university in Lacey, WA.

Our vision is to ensure that all students recognize their career and college options. We appreciate all of our community members who support our efforts.

2019-03-28T13:40:57-07:00March 28th, 2019|

Application window open for Highly Capable student testing

Applications are now being accepted for the district’s annual Highly Capable Program identification process. To have a student evaluated for this program, parents/guardians give permission by completing the High Capable Permission Form and returning it to the student’s school. Permission forms are due Friday, March 15, 2019.

Cognitive Ability Testing (CogAT) will commence March-April 2019. The selection team will review student data April-May 2019. Testing results will be mailed in May 2019.

2019-03-04T17:15:11-07:00March 4th, 2019|

Winter break early release and January back-to-school

Longview students will be released early on Friday, December 21, 2018 to begin their winter vacation.  Release times are:

  • Elementary schools – two hours earlier than regular release time
  • Cascade – 11:45am release
  • Monticello – 11:50am release
  • Mt. Solo – 11:55am release
  • High schools – 11:50am release

Students return back to school on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Students will be released one hour early on that day.

Broadway Learning Center has no school on Friday, Dec. 21. School resumes for Broadway students on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

 

2019-01-02T17:27:13-07:00December 20th, 2018|

Back to School 2018-2019

Dear Cavaliers,
I hope you have enjoyed your summer break. Our custodians have been working hard to prepare the building for your arrival. Your teachers have been involved in trainings this summer to learn new ways to support you in your academic endeavors. We are excited for you to meet our new staff members who will be joining us this fall.  Joining us will be Kristopher Chrisopulos as Assistant Principal, Tierney Uhlenkott teaching Math, Michelle Lara-Moore teaching Math and ELL, Peter Brickey teaching Behavior, Susan Nielsen teaching Cavalier Pride, Brian Jensen teaching ELA and Drama, and Jessica Hooper as a Counselor.
6th Grade Orientation: On August 28th, 6th grade students will take part in our WEB program, (Where Everyone Belongs). Our program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Students should be dropped off no later than 9:45 as we will begin right at 10:00. Students should come to the main gym. Sixth grade students will participate in a number of activities, get to know the building, learn their locker combinations, meet the staff and build relationships with each other and our WEB leaders. This is an important opportunity for our sixth graders and we encourage them to attend. This WEB orientation is for students only.
Schedules: Sixth graders will receive their schedule at the WEB orientation. Seventh and Eighth graders are encouraged to print theirs from home through the Parent Portal or pick it up after 2:00 p.m. on the 28th.
Open House: Cascade open house is August 28th beginning at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m.  At that time, students can find their lockers, meet their teachers and find their classes.
Interactive Notebooks: This year we will be working with students on organization and study skills. Our biggest initiative is teaching them to use Interactive Notebooks. A number of our classes began using them last year so many of our students already have an understanding. Interactive notebooks not only keep student work organized but also help them learn to interact with the content to increase retention and understanding. If you are interested in finding out more about interactive notebooks, there are many videos on YouTube that show how to put one together and how it is used.  Here is a link to one such video.
School Hours: The office is open 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. School starts at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 2:20 p.m. except for Wednesdays when we release 1 hour early at 1:20 p.m. On the first day of school release time is 2:20 p.m. The Café opens at 7:10 a.m. for breakfast beginning the first day of school.
Meals: Breakfast cost is $ 1.15 (no charge for free or reduced), lunch cost is $2.65 (reduced price is 40 cents) and milk cost is $0.50. Free or reduced lunch applications are available at the school and online. If you have been on free or reduced in the past, it will continue for the first few days of school while you update the forms. These forms are processed at the district and one form can be used per household regardless of the school your child attends.
Transportation:  Please refer to the district website for bus routes and times or call the bus garage at 575-7867.
7TH & 8TH Grade Sports: The office is collecting sports paperwork as well as fees. Paperwork can be found on the Cascade website or picked up from the main office. All sports paperwork must be completed and returned before students can participate in their first practice. The football fee is $40 (or half price for families on free or reduced lunch). The fee for volleyball, wrestling, basketball, and track is $30 (also half price if eligible). Students will have one week from the date of team selections to pay the fee. If the fee isn’t paid by that time, he or she will be unable to continue participating. All athletes must have medical insurance. If you are not insured, you may purchase a low-priced student insurance policy.
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Chris Rugg, Principal
2018-09-20T16:40:08-07:00August 14th, 2018|

Cascade Summer 2018 information

Last day office is open: June 29, 2018

Summer programs:
• Mission Earth, July 17-20
• Rocketry, July 31-August 3
• Summer Reading Program, July 10-August 9; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-5pm
• ESY, July 17-26, 9am-11:30am

Meals for Longview kids:
Northlake Elem, 2210 Olympia Way
June 18 – August 17 (no meals July 2-6); Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Kessler Elem, 1902 Kessler Blvd
June 18 – August 17 (no meals July 4); Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

CVG Elem, 2644 30th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm Cancelled

Olympic Elem, 1324 30th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
Aug 7 – Aug 16; Tuesday – Thursday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am Lunch 11:00 – 11:15pm

St Helens Elem, 431 27th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Archie Anderson Park, 22nd Ave and Alabama St
July 9 – Aug 16; Monday – Thursday
Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm, Snack 3:00 – 3:15pm

Longview Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd
June 18 – Aug 17 (no meals July 2-6); Monday – Friday
Snack 3:00 – 3:15

Office opens in fall: August 8, 2018

First day of school: August 29, 2018

2018-08-17T12:21:14-07:00June 19th, 2018|

NASA summer camps offer great opportunity for high school students

Cowlitz County high school students, including incoming freshmen and just-graduated seniors, are invited to experience “Terra Trackers” and “Rockets and Space”. These week-long summer camps at R.A. Long High School will allow students to work with electronics, robotics, and rocketry. There is no charge to attend.

“Terra Trackers”: July 16 – 19.  Read more about the camp, and complete the application.  Completed applications may be returned to the ASB office at R.A. Long, or scanned and emailed to Hanna Burleson.  Applications due July 15.

“Rockets and Space” is July 30-August 2.  Read more about the camp, and complete the application. Completed applications may be returned to R.A. Long Main Office, or scanned and emailed to Hanna Burleson. Applications due July 27.

 

2018-07-26T14:23:15-07:00June 18th, 2018|

Star Polisher – Jodi McLean

McLean and studentsWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mrs. McLean,” writes eighth graders Celina and Miranda and seventh grader Monique at Cascade Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Miranda says, “Mrs. McLean has helped me actually decide what to do with my life. I want to be a teacher. I have been inspired by how she deals with problems when they arise. She is funny, caring, and a great teacher. I love how she pushes me to boundaries that I never knew existed. She has helped me grow so much as a person, and I am very grateful for her.”

Monique says, “Mrs. McLean really helped me when I had been in her class for the first semester. Also she really helps me understand what we were learning, and I got it quick and easily. It was really fun and interesting being in her classroom! ”

“She is a great teacher,” adds Celina.

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2018-06-15T15:45:02-07:00June 15th, 2018|

Star Polisher – Angela Winters

Winters and studentWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Miss Winters,” writes Taylor, a seventh grader at Cascade Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Taylor says, “By cleaning around the school, the lunch rooms, and the bathrooms (and they can get bad)!”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2018-06-15T15:36:08-07:00June 15th, 2018|

Star Polisher – Dena Enyeart

Enyeart and studentWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mrs. Enyeart,” writes Miranda, an eighth grader at Cascade Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Miranda says, “Mrs. Enyeart is so understanding, and very relatable. She always tries her best to help when you have a math (or personal) problem. She’s really sweet and cares about her students. I know that if have any problems (math or personal) I can talk to her.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.

2018-06-15T15:07:55-07:00June 15th, 2018|
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