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.
Today we started off the 2019-2020 school year. We are happy to see our students again and can’t wait to have a fun-filled year with each and every one of them! Thank you all who made this first day of school a wonderful experience!
Wednesday, August 22nd we welcomed our staff members to the 2019-2020 school year. In our presentation we honored many staff members for their years of service to Longview Public Schools. Below is a list of all those wonderful staff members!
10 Years of Service:
Administrative: Jill Diehl
Certificated: Kimmie Flint, Sharon Moore, Holly Parr, Colin Wells
Classified: Dianne Morrow, Holly Pfenniger
20 Years of Service:
Administrative: Rich Reeves
Certificated: Richard Barella, Shanon Ewers, Michael Fajardo, Debora Hauck, Rebecca Hibberd, Terri Mickelson, Kim Ulman, Jill Whitright, Jodi Wygant
Classified: Betsy Roth, David Nofsinger
30 Years of Service:
Certificated: Troy Fugleberg, Lauren Princehouse, Crystal Totten, Eric VanZaten, Lisa Verage
Classified: Donna Jessen, Marc Phipps
35 Years of Service:
Administrative: Rick Lecker
Certificated: Teri Nickerson, Dan Nickerson, Lori Parcell, Stephen Powell
Classified: David Gunderson
40 Years of Service:
Certificated: Carolyn Kochis
Classified: Danette Ohlson Huttunen
45 Years of Service:
Certificated: Cheryl Peters
Last week Longview Public Schools sent out our 2019 Summer Newsletter! This summer we feature two amazing teachers, three great grads, high tech improvements to our vocational programs, and much more. If you would like to read up on what’s going on this summer then please click here.