The Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce held a career expo yesterday to benefit both students and businesses. It was open to all 8th through 10th graders in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. We sent all 8th graders from the our middle schools as well as any 10th graders from our high schools who were interested in the expo. This allowed our students to see the career opportunities and pathways in our region. Approximately 70 businesses attended!
Today several of our schools held Veterans Day assemblies to honor those who have served in our military. Thank you Veterans for your service!
Don’t miss out on purchasing tickets for the Mainstage Theatre production of Mama Mia!
Click the link to purchase tickets: https://danabrownmainstage.ludus.com/index.php
The showtimes are:
November 15 – 7:30
November 16 – 7:30
November 22 – 7:30
November 23 – 7:30
November 24 – 3:00
Each year the district typically faces a week or more of freezing cold weather or snow. If severe weather conditions exist, school district personnel will drive the roads early in the morning to determine if they are safe for bus travel. We work closely with Kelso Schools, the City of Longview and Cowlitz County to evaluate road conditions whenever bad weather exists.
If road conditions are bad the district may delay the start of school or cancel school for the day. Decisions will be made early in the morning and posted to the district web site and Facebook page by 6am each day. Typically, updates are posted throughout the morning as weather and driving conditions change – so check back frequently for updates.
The safety and security of our students and staff members is a top priority. If you have questions please don’t hesitate to call your school.
The state of Washington requires public schools to provide Human Growth & Development education to 4th and 5th grade students. In addition, schools are to provide HIV/AIDS education and prevention to all students each year beginning in the 5th grade, this includes the middle school and high school level.
The Longview School District is holding a meeting in the administration building at 2715 Lilac Street on Thursday, November 14 at 6:00 PM for any parent who has concerns about the materials. All instructional materials for both Human Growth & Development and HIV/AIDS will also be available for review at the district office from Tuesday, November 12 until Friday, November 15 from 9 am – 4 pm.
Following the review of materials, parents who wish to have their child excused from participation in either or both of the programs must sign a release form. State law requires that a parent or guardian must review the materials before they can have their child or legal ward excused from participation.
Those parents who have no reservations about their child’s participation do not need to attend the meeting.
If you have questions about this correspondence, you may call the Curriculum & Instruction Department at 360-575-7009.
Cascade and Monticello music students traveled to the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Beaverton, OR this week to learn about the scientific breakthroughs in the areas of addiction, immunology and neurology. They toured monkey colonies and learned about the care and feeding of the animals as well as behavioral research. Our students asked insightful questions and we planted a seed of hope for their future by gaining a sense of purpose in their studies.
Mr. Rugg, the Cascade Middle School Principal, went bananas over this exciting event and accompanied his students on the trip! He doesn’t monkey around because he believes that “The role of the school is to help students think about their future, explore the widest possible opportunities available to them, and understand what they need to do to achieve a particular goal”
p. 111 Building a Culture of Hope – Robert Barr & Emily Gibson
The Longview Police Department has given the district the “All Clear” signal. Any students still at school will now be allowed to take the bus or walk home. Students riding the bus will be dropped off at their normal bus stop. The school district worked closely with the Longview Police Department to keep our students and staff members safe, and to provide families clear information during this incident, and we appreciate your patience.
Safety and security of our students and staff members is our top priority.