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

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, Lanette Shepherd

Mt. Solo: Daniel Reed

Northlake: Saskia Rivera

Olympic: Angela Guinn, Carmen Hewitt, Angela Richards, Jinnifer 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.


2020-01-17T20:40:49+00:00January 17th, 2020|

Replacement Levy Information

Dear Parents and Families,

 A measure which includes important programs related to your child’s education will be voted on in the February 11 special election.   In fact, every school district in Cowlitz County has a replacement levy on the February ballot to fund critical programs that are either not funded or not fully funded by the state.

 School funding is complex and can be confusing. Which is why superintendents from all districts in the Cowlitz County met with The Daily News last week to talk about the need for replacement levies. The article highlights how important local levy funding is to our schools. Read the story here.   You can find more information about the replacement levy for Longview Schools on our website.

 Please remember to vote by February 11 and thank you for your interest in Longview Public Schools!

 Rick Parrish

Communications Coordinator

Longview Public Schools

2715 Lilac Street

Longview, WA 98632

360-575-7019 phone

360-957-6820 cell


2020-01-17T00:42:55+00:00January 17th, 2020|

Olympic Champions October 2019

Reading: Ben Warning; Jacen Brand; Iren Chorn; Leslie Lewis; Liam Baker; Victor Chen; Chloe Moyer; Chloe Huntley; Nico Fortelka; Khylan Barr; Viviana Tovar-Carino; Elizabeth Vickers; Zoe Ramirez-Chavez; Camdyn Crigger; Melody Johnson; Ellalani Stanely; Clarie Kemp; Aylla Torbet-Ramsdell; Kimberly Yescas; Maria Jaime Galindo

Math: Madeline House; Kingston LaBeau; Cora Pearson; Axel Curtis; Jaelynn Gessey; Karson Crigger; Wyatt Schultz; Kelidon Jackson; Sophia Harris; Annabelle Pomerinke; Elijah King; Karmon Tan; Sirus Estrada; Kash Kilde; Daxton Cronin; Daniel Castro-Celis; Zada Hancock; Quin Kochis;

Writing: Kailyn Hartshorn;

P.E: Axel Alcazar;

Showing Respect: Michael Harris; Yahir Ruiz-Basurto; Elizabeth Rogers; Jose Gutierrez Rocha; Jaelynn Vazquez; Bayne Messner; Maryn Smith; Bridget Cooper; Trenton Weber; Erandi Murillo; Dakota Millus

Being Safe: Skylar Linden; Emma Queener;

Being Responsible: Lexie Moua; Kannon Owens; Brooklynn Guernsey; Claira Johnson; Victoria Davis; Eva Catlin; Taneisha Clevenger; Felipe Murillo-Anguiano; Lilliana Ashford; SueAnne Tabor; Ostara Smith; Sebastian Roth; Jaylen Jordan-Jones; Emily Brook; Arrena Chorn; A.J. Stevens; Maiya Kinney; Olivia Burch; Victor Contreras Salas; Chase Sanger; Gauge Crucius; Madison Taylor’forest; Micah Welch; Audrey Mullins; Connie Brown; Gabby Tovar-Bacall; Dafne Castro; Lydia Hodges; Carrington Highley; Alexa Ruiz-Juarez; Treesje Harris;
Cooperate: Sulfina Albert;

Kindness: Flynn Hanson; Faith Somerville; Alice Young; Deklyn Hasty; Evelyn Sanchez Guitron; Gram Brown; Hunter Patching; Paige Rogers; Odette Metcalf; Zachary Schlais; Jacob Wolfe; Shyla Brannan; Sabastian Wentz; Ethan Jiganie; Irosy Karuo; Gael Sandoval-Para; Bane Folwer; Ryan Moore;

Strive for Excellence: Carter Bowers;

2020-01-16T16:28:02+00:00January 16th, 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|

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 Additionally, information will be posted on Facebook at and on the district web page

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.

2020-01-10T00:30:02+00:00January 9th, 2020|

Happy New Year!

We welcome staff and students back Monday, January 6, 2020!

2020-01-10T21:55:26+00:00December 31st, 2019|

Seasonal Flu Information

What is influenza? Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.

What are the symptoms of influenza?  The flu usually comes on suddenly and may include:  fever (usually high; ≥101°F), headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, muscle aches/body aches, weakness, nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea can occur, but is more common in children than adults. Influenza causes mild to severe illness, and can be fatal.

Are there vaccines for influenza? Yes. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year.

What can be done to prevent the spread of influenza?  Get vaccinated every year. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when you are ill, cover your mouth and nose, wash your hands often, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and practice good health habits.

How is influenza spread? The main way influenza viruses are spread is person to person by “droplet spread.” This happens when droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person are propelled through the air and deposited on the mouth, nose or eyes of people nearby.

How long do I keep my child home from school or child care? Your child should stay home from school or child care for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone – without the use of fever-reducing medications.  A fever is defined as an oral temperature of 100° F or higher.

Information provided by the Cowlitz County Health Department. To reach the Health Department call 360-414-5599, extension 6431.

2019-12-26T23:32:01+00:00December 26th, 2019|

Merry Christmas!

Hope you are all enjoying the holiday season. Don’t forget that school will be back in session Monday, January 6, 2020!

2020-01-10T21:55:34+00:00December 25th, 2019|

Winter Break Schedule Dec. 23 – Jan. 3

Winter Break – December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020

First day back – January 6, 2020

Early Release times Friday, December 20, 2019 as follows:
Elementary schools – 2 hours early
Cascade Middle School released at 11:45
Monticello Middle School released at 11:50
Mt Solo Middle School released at 11:55
All high schools released at 11:50

The Administration Office is closed Mon Dec. 23rd -Fri Dec. 27th,  Tue Dec. 31st – Wed Jan. 1st. It will be open Monday Dec. 30th and Thur Jan. 2nd -Fri Jan. 3rd.

2020-01-10T21:55:40+00:00December 17th, 2019|