St Helens Summer 2018 information

Last day office is open: June 22, 2018

Summer programs:
• Summer school, July 9-July 27, 8:30am-12:30pm

Meals for Longview kids:
Northlake Elem, 2210 Olympia Way
June 18 – August 17 (no meals July 2-6); Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Kessler Elem, 1902 Kessler Blvd
June 18 – August 17 (no meals July 4); Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

CVG Elem, 2644 30th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm Cancelled

Olympic Elem, 1324 30th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
Aug 7 – Aug 16; Tuesday – Thursday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am Lunch 11:00 – 11:15pm

St Helens Elem, 431 27th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave
July 9 – July 27; Monday – Friday
Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Archie Anderson Park, 22nd Ave and Alabama St
July 9 – Aug 16; Monday – Thursday
Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm, Snack 3:00 – 3:15pm

Longview Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd
June 18 – Aug 17 (no meals July 2-6); Monday – Friday
Snack 3:00 – 3:15

Office opens in fall: August 20, 2018

First day of school: August 29, 2018

2018-08-17T12:24:22+00:00June 19th, 2018|

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+00:00June 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|

Calling all five-year-olds

marching kidsKindergarten in Longview Public Schools is the springboard for a student’s successful learning career.

Families with children who turn five years old before Sept. 1, 2018, are encouraged to sign their child up now for school next fall. Each school has approximately 60 kindergarten spots open on a first-come-first-served basis. Early registration helps make sure that children attend their own neighborhood school. If one school fills, students are referred to a different Longview school. Registration opened March 1.

Registration can be done online 24/7 through the Skyward Family Access system. Families with no other children in school or those who have not set up a Family Access online account first click on the “new student enrollment account request.” After the account is set up, go to “new student enrollment.”

Families who already have a Skyward Family Access account or those who received a temporary password after setting up the account use the “new student enrollment” button. Online registration is not mobile phone compatible, but a computer is available at schools for this use, and there is one in the administration building at 2715 Lilac Street.

To complete the registration, families need the child’s birth certificate; a shot (immunization) record; and a utility bill, rental agreement, or mortgage statement showing the family’s address.

Although the school year begins on August 29, kindergartners are eased into the new routine though a special “Smart Start.” Each kindergartener will visit school just once Aug. 29, 30, or 31 so the school can learn about his or her skills and abilities. Then, all students attend school for half-days the week of Sept. 4, 5, 6, and 7 to introduce them to their school careers.

All our kindergarten teachers look forward to meeting our awesome new kindergartners!

New Student Enrollment Account Request
For parents/guardians who are new to Longview School District and do not have a Skyward Family Access account.
New Student Enrollment
For parents/guardians with an existing or temporary Skyward Family Access account.
Please note that this process is not mobile phone compatible.
2018-08-23T09:54:47+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).

2018-05-17T16:51:03+00:00May 15th, 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 9th, 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|
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