Please go to bit.ly/lps-bond to learn how your school will affected by the 2019 Capital Bond.
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!
Longview Public Schools is currently seeking applicants interested in serving on the Strategic Plan Review Committee. Our committees help provide essential community input to the district and help ensure that the schools reflect the public’s wishes.
Committee members must be residents of the Longview School District and have an interest in long-term improvement efforts for our schools.
To find our more about the Strategic Plan Review Committee, please visit Advisory Committees.
To apply, you may:
- 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.s
Applications are due by September 3, 2019.
Monticello Families and Students:
Summer greetings from Monticello! We hope that you have had some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. We have been busy here. We recently completed three very successful summer programs: Youth Leadership, Summer Reading, and Lego/Robotics. We had over 60 students participate this summer learning valuable life-long skills that will help them be successful at Monticello and beyond. We hope to continue that success with our entire student population as we embark on a new school year. Below, you will find information that will help you navigate the first few weeks of school.
This year, our goal is to build upon the success that we achieved last year. In 2018-19, we were identified as a School of Distinction by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. We achieved this by showing tremendous growth on state testing in ELA and Math. We are very proud of how hard our students and staff worked to receive this honor. We realize that sustaining this momentum requires a collaborative effort between the school, home and community. With your support, we promise to provide ALL students with the necessary resources to reach their full learning potential.
Monticello Mission Statement
We believe we make a difference in the lives of our students by providing a safe and supportive environment where ALL students receive a high-quality, comprehensive education that inspires them to become life-long learners and equips them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in high school and beyond.
We understand that middle school can create anxiety for some students. To alleviate the stress, we will have our 6th Grade Orientation on Tuesday, August 27th from 12:00 to 3:00pm. All 6th grade students will enter the gym from the back parking lot to meet other 6th grade students as well as our staff and a few of our 8th grade leaders. All 6th grade students will receive their schedules, tour the building, and attend classes for a short period of time. This event is for students only. 6th Grade parents are invited back at 3:00pm to tour the building and meet with the principals.
7th and 8th grade students and families can begin picking up their schedules at 2:00pm in the Lobby on August 27th. All teachers will be available in their classrooms. Class schedule pick-up will end at 3:00pm. Teachers will only be available to meet until 3:00pm. The first fall sports practice is scheduled for Monday, August26th. Football players will meet in the gym from 2:30 to 5:00pm, while volleyball players will meet in the gym from 2:30-4:00pm. Please be sure all paperwork is turned in to the office before the first practice. You can find the paperwork on our website or stop by our office. Other important items that can be handled on the 27th include depositing money for lunch accounts, completing College Bound Scholarships for 7th and 8th grade students, signing up for PTO or volunteer opportunities, and checking-in medication in the nurse’s office.
We 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 10th 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 at https://monticello.longviewschools.com/ or follow us on facebook @monticellomiddleschool.
Scott Merzoian – Principal