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Elementary Science Day Camp Canceled

R.A. Long Science Olympiad Club’s Elementary Science Day Camp for Friday, March 13th has been canceled.
For more information, please contact R.A. Long High School’s ASB office.

2020-03-09T21:05:47+00:00March 9th, 2020|

Coronavirus Update

Student and staff safety and well-being are top priorities of Longview Public Schools.  To this end, I wanted to give you a quick update on the COVID-19 situation.

We continue to be in regular contact with Cowlitz County and SW Washington health officials and as of this writing, there are no confirmed cases of the virus in Cowlitz County or SW Washington. For now, Longview schools will continue operating on normal schedules.  Please keep in mind that this is a constantly evolving situation.  We are continuously monitoring the situation and updating our contingency plans related to COVID-19.  Should there be any changes in this status, we will inform you as soon as feasible.

Meanwhile, the best thing you can do is:


For more information, visit:

We understand that this issue is at the top of all of our minds and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions.

2020-03-06T22:30:36+00:00March 6th, 2020|

March Into Kindergarten

Don’t miss your opportunity to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year!

Online registration is open now!
Early registration will help ensure your child attends your neighborhood school. Kindergarten spots are open on a first-come-first-served basis.

How to I register online?
Visit longviewschools.com to register on your computer from home, or drop by any Longview school to use the kiosk.

Elementary Open House Events
Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Complete your student’s registration. Meet principals and teachers. Introduce your child to the school and to future friends. Receive materials to help your child get ready for kindergarten.

What do I bring to the school?
Your child’s birth certificate, your child’s immunization records, and a utility bill, rental agreement, or mortgage statement showing your current address.

Children must be five years old on or before August 31, 2020, to be registered.

2020-03-03T21:37:35+00:00March 3rd, 2020|

Seeking Elementary School Principal

Longview Public Schools has started recruiting for a principal at Columbia Heights Elementary School.
If you or someone you know is interested in applying please download the the recruitment flyer below.

Columbia Heights Principal Recruitment Flyer

For more information, please contact our Human Resources Department at: (360) 575-7000

2020-03-02T21:36:21+00:00March 2nd, 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!

2020-02-27T21:20:38+00:00February 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, Carol West.


2020-03-18T15:48:20+00:00February 20th, 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.

2020-01-27T21:06:12+00:00January 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.


2020-01-24T19:27:58+00:00January 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.

2020-01-14T16:46:18+00:00January 14th, 2020|

Olympic Champions September 2019


Reading: Gema McLaughlin; Ridley Lager; Ceci Cave; London Schenck; Ava Childs-Voung; Alice Megna

Math: Isaac Luther; Jovan Estrada-McBride; Makenna Colwell; Sydney Hull; John Nieto- Ortiz

Writing: Harper Newton; Bradley Schlais

P.E.: Candy Zhen Huang; Braelyn Brown

Music: Cohen Saavedra; Alicia Richardson


Showing Respect: Abby Larsen; Anthony Herrera; Zane Barge

Being Responsible: Alivia Disbrow; Mya Genung; Vincent Hoyt; Natalia Salas; Kamille Nornes; Jackie Chen; Wyatt Shepherd; Braiden Williams; Emily Esponde; Paulina Valdovinos-Velasquez; Liliana Sherman; Baliee Smith

Kindness: Flynn Queener; Izzy Larsen; April Taggart; Penelope Gregory; Faolan DeMars; Aron Vazquez-Alcaraz; Elizabeth Rogers; Mathew Young; Adrian Vazquez- Alcaraz; Judah Luther; Maliyah Brown

Strive for Excellence: Darwin Dungawin; Khloee Miller; Salina McElroy; Tiana Chen Zeng

2020-01-10T22:06:51+00:00January 10th, 2020|