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NASA summer camp offers great opportunity for high school students

Cowlitz County high school students, including incoming freshmen and just-graduated seniors, are invited to experience “Terra Trackers”. This week-long summer camp at R.A. Long High School will allow students to work with electronics and robotics. The camp will run July 16 through July 19, and there is no charge to attend.  Applications are due June 15. Read more about the camp, and complete the camp application.  Completed applications may be returned to the ASB office at R.A. Long, or scanned and emailed to Hanna Burleson.


2018-05-10T15:35:57+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

Facebook Friday with Dr. Zorn

On most Fridays you can find Longview superintendent Dr. Dan Zorn live on Facebook talking about the week’s activities. In case you missed them, check out his April updates. Stay up to date with Longview news by following us on Facebook, and by following Dr. Zorn on Facebook and Twitter.

2018-05-03T14:20:23+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

Apprenticeship and trades fair coming to Mark Morris on Jan. 24

Students in grades eight through twelve and their guardians are invited to learn about apprenticeship training and career opportunities on Wednesday, January 24 at 6pm.  The fair will be held at the Mark Morris High School LGIC and cafeteria, 1602 Mark Morris Ct.  Activities include:

  • Hear about the benefits of apprenticeship programs
  • Listen to a young, skilled apprenticeship panel share their apprenticeship and work experiences
  • Meet union representatives from across our region
  • Meet employers who hire apprentices
  • Learn about the new Pre-Apprenticeship program offered in our district next year
  • Try our virtual welder and meet our teachers
2018-01-09T15:02:17+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

School Board vacancy – apply by Jan. 19, 2018

Applications for a vacancy on the Longview Public Schools Board of Directors are currently being accepted.

In accordance with Board policy, individuals seeking appointment to the Board of Directors must be U.S. citizens and qualified voter residents of Longview School District #122. This is an “at large” position meaning it represents the entire geographic area of Longview Public Schools.

School board meetings are at 6:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  Meetings take place in the Administration Building Board Room, located at 2715 Lilac Street, Longview. Board members also serve on subcommittee meetings, which occur at least quarterly.

The candidate selected for appointment will serve on the Board until the next odd-numbered year general election, November 2019.

Complete and submit your application online or pick up an application at the Administration Building, 2715 Lilac Street, Longview, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Applications are due to the Superintendent’s Office Jan. 19, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

After the Jan. 19 application deadline:

  • The Board will review applications in an executive session at the end of the Jan. 22 regular meeting.  The Board may select candidates to interview after they complete their review of qualifications.  The selection of candidates will occur in open session after the executive session.
  • Candidates will be interviewed in open session during the Jan. 29 Special Meeting at 6:30pm.  There will be a discussion of qualifications in executive session, then selection of a candidate for appointment to Position #3 in open session.
  • The new board member will be sworn into office on Feb. 12.
2018-01-09T09:23:10+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

News from the Nurse: Prevent illness with hand washing

Keep calm wash your hands

District Nurse Lisa Lyons shares a healthy tip for these colder days when people are spending more time inside together.  “Remember to wash your hands! Washing your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer can reduce the passing of gastrointestinal illness by 50%.  The passing of respiratory illness can be reduced by 20-50%!”

2017-12-13T13:31:54+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

December 2017 middle and high school music performances


Longview middle and high school students participating in band, orchestra, and choir are showcasing their talents this month. Mark your calendars to see these young performers in action!

Dec. 8 and 9

  • Madrigal Dinner, R.A. Long cafeteria, 7pm. Purchase tickets at the R.A. Long ASB office.

Dec. 12

  • Mt. Solo Band, 6:30pm
  • Cascade Choir, 7pm
  • Monticello Band, 7pm
  • High school orchestras, LCC Rose Center, 7pm

Dec. 14

  • Cascade Band, 6:30pm
  • Mt. Solo Choir, 6:30pm
  • Monticello Orchestra, 7pm

Dec. 18

  • R.A. Long Choir, 7:30pm
  • Mark Morris Choir, LCC Rose Center, 7:30pm

Dec. 19

  • Monticello Choir, 6:30pm
  • Mt. Solo Orchestra, 6:30pm
  • Cascade Orchestra, 7pm
2017-12-13T15:25:46+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

District seeks Budget Advisory Committee members

Longview Public Schools is currently seeking applicants interested in serving on the Budget Advisory Committee.  Committee members must be residents of the Longview School District and have an interest in long-term improvement efforts for our schools.

To apply, either:

  • Complete the online application and submit it electronically, or
  • Download the application and return it to the District office, 2715 Lilac St, Longview WA 98632

Applications are due Dec 22.

2017-12-07T16:50:54+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Longview Public Schools seeks community feedback

district seeks inputLongview Public Schools wants to hear what the community has to say about the Nov. 7 bond which did not reach the 60 percent supermajority requirement.

The request for tax dollars to replace three aging elementary schools, renovate the preschool program building, and add safety enhancements in the district reached 57.77 percent yes votes. While the measure is still fresh in the minds of residents, the district is gathering feedback on-line and in two public meetings.

Public input sessions with Supt. Dan Zorn are planned for Dec. 5 at Northlake Elementary School, 2210 Olympia Way and on Dec. 6 at Mint Valley Elementary School, 2745-38th Ave.  Both events begin at 6 p.m.

In addition, all community members are encouraged to participate in an on-line Thoughtexchange process starting Dec. 4 at 5pm in which thoughts about the facilities issues can be shared. In this process, participants can leave thoughts, review the thoughts of others and star the thoughts that are most meaningful to them. The process can be visited repeatedly and results will be available immediately to the district and to participants. Thoughtexchange will only be available Dec. 4-15.

These feedback opportunities will allow the district valuable information as it revisits facilities needs later this winter.

Thoughtexchange: Join the Conversation Dec 4-15
2017-12-04T14:25:17+00:00 November 29th, 2017|

News from the Nurse: Vision and hearing screening

vision testDistrict Nurse Lisa Lyons reminds us that it’s vision and hearing screening time for elementary students and 7th graders. Mrs. Lyons says, “No news is good news, but if you receive a referral letter, please take it seriously and follow up with a vision or hearing specialist, not just your regular physician.”


2017-11-16T14:43:38+00:00 November 16th, 2017|

Welcome back 2017-2018

As the start of the year approaches, I would like to welcome our new students and welcome back our returning students. The summer has been short but I am sure it was full of fun and adventures.

I am excited to be starting my second year at Cascade. As a school community, we made great gains in changing the climate and culture of our building and creating a safer and more respectful environment. This year, we will continue this work to make Cascade the shining star of Southwest Washington. Cascade will also continue to make literacy our number one academic focus in all classes.

Some important dates are approaching:
Monday, August 28
On August 28, our teachers will be visiting the following places to say hello to our students and their families. We will be bringing ice cream to share with all.

  • 1:20 – 1:50 p.m. – Victoria Freeman Park. The bus will stop on 9th Ave between Douglas and Delaware.
  • 2:10 – 2:40 p.m. – Archie Anderson Park. The bus will stop near the corner of 21st and Alabama.
  • 2:55 – 3:20 p.m. – The upper-parking lot of Cascade for those that live near the school.

Please come and say hello and enjoy an ice cream.

Tuesday, August 29

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – 6th grade orientation (6th grade students only)
  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Cascade Open House (Parents and students)

Please take time to see the school and meet our staff and teachers. Students can pick up their schedules at that time.

Wednesday, August 30

7:50 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. – First day of school.

  • 6th graders report to the downstairs commons.
  • 7th graders report to the upstairs commons.
  • 8th graders can report to the courtyard or the upstairs commons.


Phones are not to be used during the school day for any purpose. They need to be turned off and stored.

Our dress code as seen in our student handbook is below. Please encourage your student to follow the dress code.

Students’ appearance shall be clean, neat, safe, appropriate, and shall not disrupt the educational process. Students at Cascade whose appearance, grooming, and or apparel is not suitable shall be given an opportunity to make appropriate corrections (Cascade has suitable clothing on a loan basis). If the student refuses, the principal shall notify the parents, if reasonably possible, and request that person to make the necessary correction. If both the parent and the student refuse, the principal shall take appropriate disciplinary action.

The following will be adhered to while attending Cascade Middle School:

• All clothing must extend one inch beyond the student’s fingertips when arms are held directly at their side.
• All articles of clothing, which have straps over the shoulder, must be at least one-inch-wide and cover all undergarments.
• All clothing must cover the midriff, buttocks, and breasts. Underwear of any type should not be visible.
• Holes in pants must be below a student’s fingertips when arms are held directly at their side.
• Pajama tops or bottoms are not allowed.
• Hats and head coverings such as bandana are not allowed during the school day. Please remove them before entering the building. On repeated requests, hats will be confiscated and can be picked up after school.
• All students must wear some type of shoes or sandals. Slippers are not appropriate.
• Attire is not allowed that promotes gangs, drugs, alcohol, profanity, racism, slander, or intimidation.
The final determination of appropriate attire in each building is the responsibility of the administration. Repeated violations by a student could result in disciplinary action in accordance with the District’s Disciplinary Code.

We look forward to seeing our Cavaliers and having a great 2017-2018 school year!

2017-08-21T15:50:14+00:00 August 21st, 2017|
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