Human Growth & Development Meeting

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.

2019-10-11T14:26:35-07:00October 11th, 2019|

Catlin Grange Members Donate Dictionaries

Members of Catlin Grange #199 delivered 3rd Grade Dictionaries to Mrs. Potter’s class at St. Helens Elementary School. They also delivered a total of 168 dictionaries to the 3rd Grade students at three Longview Elementary Schools: St. Helens, Northlake and Kessler.

Thank you members of Catlin Grange #199 for your wonderful donation!

In the photo we have Catlin Grange #199 members Marvin Wilburn on the left and Jim Hedges on the far right.

2019-10-09T15:32:57-07:00October 9th, 2019|

Fall 2019 message from the principal

Take The Five Day Challenge

Even as young as kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school and make it harder to learn to read. We encourage you to take the five (or fewer) day challenge. Students will earn weekly brag tags for perfect or improved attendance, or for arriving on time. The brag tags will fit on a ring that students will have on their cubbies here at school. At the end of the year they can attach them to their backpacks (that way they don’t get lost). Here are some suggestions for helping improve attendance:

  • Set a regular bed time and morning routine.
  • Lay out clothes and backpacks the night before.
  • Don’t let your child stay home unless the child is truly sick.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school talk to the teachers, school counselor, or family liaison for strategies to help the child feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up.

We are excited to have your student as a member of the Kessler School Family!

 

 

2019-09-24T14:33:38-07:00September 24th, 2019|

Urgent Communication

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.

2019-09-11T13:14:20-07:00September 10th, 2019|

First Day of School

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!

2019-08-29T16:18:22-07:00August 28th, 2019|

District seeking community advisors

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:

Applications are due by September 3, 2019.

2019-09-17T12:59:21-07:00August 26th, 2019|

Welcome Back 2019

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

2019-08-22T16:28:27-07:00August 22nd, 2019|