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Super Stars!

The following students were recognized as St. Helens Elementary School Citizens of the Month of February for practicing Assertiveness:

Back Row: Emily Roach, Kasch Sconiers, Principal Mrs. Teel, Olivia Lowery and Chris Banister

Middle Row: Harper Hamilton, Aden Smith, Lucas Strong, Jonathan Fiala, Ava Bethea and Seleny Lucas

Front Row: Ravenna Daniels, Lillian Riley, Antonio Guzman, Sonia Lopez-Cruz, Jacob Wygant, Melody Stout and Katalina Montes


The following students were recognized for the week of February 18th through the 21st for demonstrating Super Star Behaviors:

Kindergarten: Abraham Juarez, Jade Lansing, Yaretzi Franco, Lily Brewer, Gunnar Evans, Alia Salas, Kaulana Pichay and Lilly-Anne Cowles

1st Grade: Carlee Avery, David Clark, Alyanna Orozco Stansbery, Lucas Manthe, Robert Ables and Dayton Bush-Wynn

2nd Grade: Savi Schneider, Elizabeth Morales, Bobby Howell, Sawyer Burnham, Mia Calvillo and Blake Gore

3rd Grade: Addison Howard, Harper Hamilton, Nora Cooper, Riley Kyser, Adrian Orozco Villasenor and Serenity Salas

4th Grade: Brooklynn Hockaday, Cynthia Ables, Izel Alire and Abbey Welch

5th Grade: Galaxy Howard, Noah Emter, Layne Rawson and Even Hart

2020-02-26T15:08:06-07:00February 26th, 2020|

Employee Recognition – MOTF

Our Maintenance, Operations and Transportation Facility (MOTF) group would like to recognize the following employees:

Loren Bradshaw, a district electrician, has spent many of his Saturdays helping out when unexpected events occurred.  On more than one occasion he has gone over to the Olympic Elementary School gym to shut down the fire alarm when the beam detectors had been set off. On another occasion, he fixed the backboard of the basketball hoop just in time for an R.A. Long basketball game. Loren has done a lot for this district and we appreciate him greatly. Loren and his wife, Annette, also go to R.A. Long and Mark Morris High School games whenever they can, even though they don’t have kids in school anymore!

The Facilities team would also like to recognize Krista Coleman and Rosie Carter for their work on the district’s facility usage calendars. The Facilities department recently decided to switch their facility usage calendar from a vendor called, “SchoolDude”, to Google Calendars. In less than one week, Krista and Rosie created new Google Calendars for each school, and transferred all of the existing events from SchoolDude to Google Calendars and got it running seamlessly on the district web site. Prior to the new calendars going live, Krista went to each of the schools and offered assistance with Google Calendars.

We appreciate these employees and all the work they have done for Maintenance and Facilities team!

2020-02-25T13:47:14-07:00February 25th, 2020|

Employees of Distinction – Mr. Hartley & Mrs. Kotera

Congratulations goes to our Employees of Distinction – Phil Hartley from Monticello Middle School and R.A. Long’s Tiffany Kotera. Please join us in congratulating Phil and Tiffany for being selected as the Employees of Distinction for the first half of the 2019-2020 school year.Employees of Distinction

Mr. Hartley and Mrs. Kotera were selected as the Employees of Distinction from a pool of outstanding certificated and classified employees submitted by principals. This award signifies excellence in performance and outstanding commitment to our kids. Two more Employees of Distinction will be chosen for the second half of the year and two will be recognized as Employees of Distinction for the entire 2019-20 school year.

Great job Phil and Tiffany!

Let’s also give a big round of applause for all the first half of the year Employee of Distinction nominees: Shelley Allis, Kathy Bailey, Carrie Bodenhamer, Jori Cachelin, Kathy Campton, Holly Davis, Jane Gutridge, Angela Hampton, Cynthia Hanson, Kim Halleck, Nate McMullan, Justyne Mullenix, Rhonda Nofsinger, David Nofsinger, Kelly Parvas, Kim Rambo, Christina Reeves, Sam Tilton and Lora Rulo.


2020-02-20T15:51:56-07:00February 20th, 2020|

Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park


This Sunday don’t miss out on the Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park event at the Columbia Theatre!
There will be fun family activities in the lobby starting at 12:30pm and the main event will begin at 2:00pm.
$2 of every ticket sold will be donated to St. Helen’s Elementary school.

For more information, please contact Columbia Theatre at 360-575-8499.

2020-02-07T15:14:10-07:00February 7th, 2020|

Free Parenting Classes at St. Helens Elementary

Transform your relationship with your children through The Incredible Years Parenting Classes at St. Helens Elementary!
These classes are free and will be starting on Tuesday, February 4th.
If you would like to know more, or register for the classes, then contact Huyen Truong at huyen.truong@esd.112.org or call 360-355-3142.
2020-01-31T15:10:07-07:00January 28th, 2020|

Special Election Ballots are Out!

Ballots are out for the February 11th special election!
An education replacement levy will be on this ballot, so don’t forget to vote!

For more information click here.

2020-01-27T14:06:12-07:00January 27th, 2020|

Five Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Five more of our teachers are now Nationally Board Certified!  These five fantastic teachers include: Ronda Butterfield from Robert Gray Elementary, Nicole Campbell from Cascade Middle School, Paul Field from R.A. Long High School, Jenessa Norvaisis from CVG Elementary, and Joel Thomas from St. Helens Elementary.

Also, here are all of our other teachers who are on the National Board of Certification:
Columbia Heights: Carolyn Kochis

CVG: Stacey Niemi, Lori Parcell, Jodie Rodriguez

Kessler: Linda Miles, Barbara Moore

Mark Morris: Christopher Coffee, Anna Langenbach, Lauren Princehouse, Travis Ruhter, Diondra Volk

Mint Valley: Greg Buckiewicz, Susan Christopersen, Michelle McDonald

Monticello: Ryan Chinchen, Scott Firth, Jessica Jones, Constance Noakes, Michelle Opgrande, Anna Peterson, Jayne Poole, Lanette Shepherd

Mt. Solo: Daniel Reed

Northlake: Saskia Rivera

Olympic: Angela Guinn, Carmen Hewitt, Angela Richards, Jennifer Sharer, Shawna Wilson, Ellen Winn

St. Helens: Kelley Smith

According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.

Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning in alignment with the Five Core Propositions. They must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice. They must also show that they participate in learning communities and provide evidence of ongoing reflection and continuous learning.


2020-01-24T12:27:58-07:00January 17th, 2020|

2020-2021 District Calendar

The school board has recently approved the District Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year!
If you would like to have access to the new calendar, then please visit our Key Dates page.

2020-01-14T09:46:18-07:00January 14th, 2020|

Get Ready for Chilly Weather

Dear Parents and Families,

It looks like winter weather might be coming soon. If severe weather arrives you can get information about possible school closures or late start times from multiple sources.

If there is a change to the school schedule a notice will be posted on Flash Alert by 6 a.m. For the most immediate information sign up to receive emails from Flash Alert at www.flashalert.net. Additionally, information will be posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/longviewschools and on the district web page www.longviewschools.com.

We encourage you to check these sources for updates as weather conditions change.

You can also tune into local radio or Portland television stations for school information.

Please drive carefully.

Thank you.

2020-01-09T17:30:02-07:00January 9th, 2020|