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Public preview of secondary curriculum materials

Middle school Science and English Language Arts curriculum and high school AP Spanish and Earth & Space Science curriculum will be available for public preview May 6-10, 2019, 8am-5pm at the Longview School District administration building, 2715 Lilac St.

Core classroom instructional materials are reviewed regularly to ensure ongoing alignment with state law, teaching and learning standards, and research-based best practices. The Instructional Materials Committee – comprised of the executive director of Leadership and Learning, school administrators, classroom teachers, a special education representative, and three community members – evaluates and recommends curriculum to the Board of Directors for adoption.

2019-04-23T13:48:57-07:00April 23rd, 2019|

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|

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.


2019-01-02T17:27:16-07:00December 20th, 2018|

2018-2019 Football Schedule

Please mark your calendar for these 7th and 8th grade football games.  Please note that home games are played at Longview Memorial Stadium.  Away games may have entry fee of $3 for adults & $2 for students per away school’s league guidelines.

Football Schedule Tentative 2018 (Updated 8/28/2018)

2018-08-28T13:58:37-07:00August 27th, 2018|

Welcome Mustangs!

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

August has arrived, along with the 90 degree temperatures. That must mean it is time to start thinking about school again. I hope that you are enjoying the wonderful weather with your family and friends. On behalf of the Monticello staff, I would like to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year.

It is hard to believe that the first day of school is just around the corner. Many of our staff members have been busy taking classes and preparing for the upcoming school year. Our Lego/Robotics summer school just finished up and was a huge success thanks to the work of Mr. Weiss, Mrs. Hernandez, Mrs. Piper, and the rest of our summer school staff.  Our librarian, Ms. Olson, also just finished an amazing summer reading program at Monticello. All of this hard work has been done to ensure that our students have a comprehensive, high-quality education.

This will be my 21st year in education and my 5th year at Monticello. I can honestly say that our staff is the best. They are dedicated, hardworking and committed to making Monticello a school of distinction. State testing results indicate that we rank in the top 10% of schools in Washington State in terms of GROWTH on the state math assessment and we rank in the top 25% for English Language Arts. That means our students work really hard to improve while at Monticello. We realize that this requires a group effort. We are excited to work collaboratively with you to continue that success. We believe in a strong partnership between the school, home and community. This will ensure that every child receives the necessary support to reach their full learning potential.

To make sure that we get off to a great start, I have included some important dates and information below to help you as we approach the first week of school.

August 27th

  • Party in the Park! Where: Archie Anderson. When: 3:30-5:00pm What: Food and Fun. Who: Bring your whole family. There will be information for parents about the upcoming school year.
  • 7th/8th grade football practice 1:30-3:30pm-meet in the boys’ locker room.
  • 7th/8th grade volleyball practice 1:30-3:30pm-meet in the gym.
  • Please be sure that you have turned in all of your paperwork including your physical form. You can bring the forms to the office prior to the first practice. Forms can be picked up in the office or found online through the Monticello athletic website.

August 28th

  • 6th grade Orientation 12:00-3:00pm (drop off and pick up in the back parking lot)
  • Our leadership students will lead our new 6th grade class on a tour of the building. Students will briefly attend each of their classes and meet their teachers. At the end of the day, there will be games and activities to get to know each other.
  • Parents: 6th grade orientation is for students only. You are welcome to tour the building when you pick up your child at 3:00pm. Administration will be available to answer your questions.
  • 7th and 8th grade class schedules can be picked up from 2:00-3:00pm in the lobby.
  • Students can also check skyward to get their schedule, but they will not be ready until the end of August and may be subject to change.

August 29th

  • First day of school. School begins at 7:55am and ends at 2:25pm.
  • Please drop students off in the back parking lot across from Memorial Stadium to prevent traffic congestion in front of the building.
  • Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:50am. Students may enter through the courtyard doors.
  • Courtyard doors will open at 7:30am. Front doors will open at 7:50am.

September 19th

  • Picture day-Information will be sent home prior to the 19th for parents to review.

I encourage everyone to be actively involved in the educational process. Students have an opportunity to participate in several clubs and extra curricular activities, while parents are encouraged to volunteer in the school or join the PTO. The first PTO meeting will be September 11th at 6:30pm in the lobby. We also have several committees that need parent and student input. They meet once a month on Tuesdays from 2:40-3:40pm. If you would like additional information, please check out our school website or follow us on Facebook.


Scott Merzoian, Principal

2018-08-21T16:33:37-07:00August 21st, 2018|

Monticello Summer 2018 information

Last day office is open: June 29, 2018

Summer programs:
• 21st Century Program, June 25-July 27, 9am-2pm (no program July 2-6)
• Parks and Rec classes, call 360-442-5400 for more information
• Lower Columbia School Gardens, Thursdays beginning June 28, 9:30-11:30am
• Summer School, July 9-July 29, 8:30-12:30
• ESY, July 17-26, 9am-12noon

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 13, 2018 10am-3pm

Guidance office opens: August 20, 2018 10am-3pm

First day of school: August 29, 2018

2018-08-17T12:25:32-07:00June 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.


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

Star Polisher – Alex Weiss

Weiss with studentsWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mr. Weiss,” writes Preston, Emma, and Aalyssa  who are seventh graders at Monticello Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Aalyssa says, “He is a good teacher; he is also really funny.”

Preston says, “He is really understanding with how I can get hyper at the end of the day, and he keeps me going. ”

“He has helped me figure out what college I want to go to and has helped me in many other ways. He is also a very nice teacher and accepts my goals,” adds Emma.

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.

2018-06-15T15:49:51-07:00June 15th, 2018|
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