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Star Polisher – Mark Hulings

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

“Mr. Hulings,” writes Dennis and Tessa, seventh graders at Monticello Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Dennis says, “He is a very good coach and he pushes people to the highest they can be so that they are good students and athletes.”

Tessa adds, “He is a very encouraging person that believes that everyone can make right choices.”

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.

2018-06-15T15:37:35+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Star Polisher – Jason Mackey

MackeyWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mr. Mackey,” writes Alejandra and Jaxyn, eighth graders at Monticello Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Jaxyn says, “I can not even begin to explain how Mr. Mackey has affected me this year as my science teacher. I am fortunate enough to start my day off with him, and he makes my day start off great. Not only does he teach us science, but he teaches us life skills. He tells us inspirational speeches all the time, and we can feel what he is saying in our hearts. Mr. Mackey is by far the best teacher I have ever met. He has impacted me so much this year and I am very grateful to be able to have him as a teacher.”

Alejandra adds, “He makes school more interesting and engaging. His class is a great way to start my day. He inspires me to be the best I can. ”

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.

2018-06-15T15:15:40+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Star Polisher – Misty Velke

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

“Miss Velke,” writes Essence, Kiara, Tyler and Tessa, all seventh graders at Monticello Middle School.

How does this person make a difference in your life?

Essence says, “She lets all students work at their own pace and gives opportunities for us to express our creative side, whether it is giving ideas or explaining a topic or answer.”

Kiara says, “Mrs. Velke helps make the things we are learning in class more clear and understandable. She is always there to answer your questions and help you with your work. She is a very good teacher.”

“She helps us with our work and is nice,” says Tyler.

“She is a great teacher that takes the time to help you in every possible way she can and has a positive attitude that makes everyone happy. And, when she teaches something that is usually boring, she makes it fun,”  says Tessa.

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.

2018-06-15T14:54:57+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Star Polisher – Katharine Wesolowich

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

“Ms. Wesolowich,” writes Katie, an eighth grader at Monticello Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

“She makes classes fun and she makes kids want to participate in fun projects.”

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.

2018-06-04T14:44:16+00:00June 4th, 2018|

Thoughtexchange: let us know your top safety ideas

School safety–a  current topic of various opinions and many comments–is the subject of  a digital conversation offered by Longview starting Monday, June 4.

Through the Thoughtexchange process, all community members are encouraged to take part in voicing their ideas on the most important considerations about school safety and security.

Improvements to Thoughtexchange now make it possible for participants to review and respond to others’ ideas after a number of ideas have been collected.

The information gathered in this Thoughtexchange will help the district as it constantly works to keep students and staff members safe, and to best respond when school safety is threatened.

If you haven’t participated in one of our Thoughtexchange conversations before and don’t want to miss out this time, please let us know. Spanish participation is also available.

2018-05-31T16:06:04+00:00May 18th, 2018|

Educators honored by Chamber of Commerce

Staff nominated for Crystal Apple AwardsLocal area educators, along with business persons were honored May 2 at the annual Pillars of Strength/Crystal Apple Awards presented by the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce.

A number of Longview nominees were included in all categories, and Rich Reeves (R. A. Long) was named Principal of the Year and Travis Ruhter (Mark Morris) was named Teacher of the Year with their Crystal Apple Awards.

Sandy Catt, Director of Communications and Technology, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nominees included assistant principal Lacey Griffiths and teacher Jodi Kruse (R. A. Long); principal Scott Merzoian and teacher Tracy Gould (Monticello); principal Aaron Whitright (CVG); assistant principal Brooks Cooper, paraeducator Jamie Allred (Mark Morris); principal Chris Rugg and teacher Dawn Julian (Cascade); director Mary Carr-Wilt; teacher Marie Gilchrist (Robert Gray); teacher Kimmie Flint (Mint Valley);  paraeducator Kara Warner (Robert Gray); and secretary Laura Norton (Northlake).

2018-05-17T16:50:47+00:00May 15th, 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+00:00May 3rd, 2018|

Bus routes update-Feb. 23

Schools will be operating on their regular schedules, but due to road conditions, the following bus routes will be following snow/lowland routes:

Elementary–5, 6, 13, 15

Middle- and high school–16

Families should use their discretion about the safety of getting their child from home to the bus pick-up or school. Please use caution and share safe walking tips with your children.

If you haven’t done so already,  consider subscribing to FlashAlert notifications and download the FlashAlert Messenger app to your phone easy access to up-to-date information. Information will be also posted on www.longviewschools.com  (families-school delays and cancellations),  on Facebook, and on local media.

2018-02-23T06:27:44+00:00February 23rd, 2018|

Late start Thursday, Feb. 22

Longview School District plans to delay the school start two hours Thursday, Feb. 22 due to road conditions.

Buses will follow snow/lowland routes. Families should use their discretion about the safety of getting their child from home to the bus pick-up or school. Please use caution and share safe walking tips with your children.

Schools will convene two hours later than their regular start times. No breakfast service will be provided. Please continue to monitor FlashAlert for any updates that might be made.

If you haven’t done so already,  consider subscribing to FlashAlert notifications and download the FlashAlert Messenger app to your phone easy access to up-to-date information. Information will be also posted on www.longviewschools.com  (families-school delays and cancellations),  on Facebook, and on local media.

2018-02-22T05:54:14+00:00February 22nd, 2018|

Weather closure-Feb. 21

Due to unsafe travel conditions caused by snow and ice, Longview schools will be closed Wednesday Feb. 21. The district regrets losing a day of teaching and learning, but the safety of our staff and students is paramount.

Stay up to date by visiting FlashAlert

2018-02-21T06:35:38+00:00February 21st, 2018|
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