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Staffing Update for the 2018-2019 School Year

Dear St. Helens Families and Parents,                                                                                                 June 2018

 

I wanted to express how grateful I am for this school year, and the immense amount of joy I have felt through being at St. Helens in 2017-2018. The students in this school continue to amaze me with the ability to overcome challenges and obstacles, as well as our whole school family. The teachers at St. Helens Elementary are a group of dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to meet the needs of our students, every single day. I have so many great memories on the basketball court, dancing at recess with kids, our assemblies, and every day hugs I receive. The families of our community here at St. Helens Elementary are the best!

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I interviewed, and then accepted the position as the Principal at Broadway preschool for the 2018-2019 school year as well as the holding a new title as the Early Learning Coordinator for the Longview Public Schools. I will not be returning to St. Helens next year. This transition for me is exciting, as I truly believe that access to early learning is the key to future success for all children entering the Kindergarten through twelfth grade system.

As well as my departure, Mr. Lundberg our Culture and Climate Specialist has been offered and has accepted an Assistant Principal position at Barnes Elementary in the Kelso School District.  Mr. Lundberg has been at St. Helens the past years. During his time here he has had the amazing opportunity to meet and work with all the students and families here at St. Helens.  “This is what I am going to miss the most.  I have been able to meet and work with so many of you and it has truly been a blessing.  St. Helens has allowed me to grow in a way that I hope will prepare me for the next step in my career.”

Stephanie Teel will be the incoming Principal at St. Helens for this next school year. She comes with years of experience as a Principal from Onalaska, Washington.

My e-mail will be the same: mshea@longview.k12.wa.us. Please do not hesitate to reach out in the future. Once a Superstar, ALWAYS a Superstar! I will still be with the district, and I will always be willing to assist our community in any way.

 

Wishing you well,

Megan Shea-Bates, M. in Ed.

2018-06-04T08:50:55+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

6th Grade Orientation @ Monticello Middle School

Where: Monticello Middle School – 1225 28th Ave. – Longview, WA.

When: May 24th from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Contact Number: (360)575-7050

If your student will be starting 6th grade in the fall at Monticello Middle School, parents and students are welcome to attend a 6th Grade Orientation hosted by the school.  The opportunity will allow students to get to know the school better and ask any questions that they might have. Food will be provided at the event.

 

 

 

 

2018-05-10T10:38:36+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

Thank You “Longclaw” of Cedar and Salmon

“Longclaw” of Cedar and Salmon attended school with our 3rd and 4th grade students with a focus on Native American studies.  Students participated in the two day event where they learned about Native American culture, participated in character building activities, made arts and crafts related to the event, and enjoyed an all school assembly. Thanks again “Longclaw” of Cedar and Salmon! St.Helens students and staff appreciate your time and knowledge.

 

2018-05-09T08:18:30+00:00 May 9th, 2018|

May 18′ Counselor Corner

Hello Superstar students & families. Spring is a busy time for our school family. State testing for some, other end of year academic tasks and nicer weather make for an adventurous combination! This month we are continuing to focus on the Skill of Positive Intent and choosing to see the best in others.

 

Often at this point of the year there is an increase of struggle among students. There might be more unwanted behaviors or an increase of students becoming upset. Behavior is a form of communication. Unwanted behaviors don’t’ mean that a child is “a bad kid”, being manipulative or doing things to “make someone mad”. When students struggle it means there is an unsolved problem or lacking skill that they need our help solving.

 

Conscious Discipline reminds us that we don’t gain anything by punishing students for skills they don’t have. If we view unwanted behaviors as a cry for help and a chance to teach, we can help students find solutions and new skills. Join us as we help our students through this adventurous time of year.

2018-05-03T07:59:02+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|
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