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School Board vacancy – apply by Jan. 19, 2018

Applications for a vacancy on the Longview Public Schools Board of Directors are currently being accepted.

In accordance with Board policy, individuals seeking appointment to the Board of Directors must be U.S. citizens and qualified voter residents of Longview School District #122. This is an “at large” position meaning it represents the entire geographic area of Longview Public Schools.

School board meetings are at 6:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  Meetings take place in the Administration Building Board Room, located at 2715 Lilac Street, Longview. Board members also serve on subcommittee meetings, which occur at least quarterly.

The candidate selected for appointment will serve on the Board until the next odd-numbered year general election, November 2019.

Complete and submit your application online or pick up an application at the Administration Building, 2715 Lilac Street, Longview, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Applications are due to the Superintendent’s Office Jan. 19, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

After the Jan. 19 application deadline:

  • The Board will review applications in an executive session at the end of the Jan. 22 regular meeting.  The Board may select candidates to interview after they complete their review of qualifications.  The selection of candidates will occur in open session after the executive session.
  • Candidates will be interviewed in open session during the Jan. 29 Special Meeting at 6:30pm.  There will be a discussion of qualifications in executive session, then selection of a candidate for appointment to Position #3 in open session.
  • The new board member will be sworn into office on Feb. 12.
2018-01-09T09:23:10+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

News from the Nurse: Prevent illness with hand washing

Keep calm wash your hands

District Nurse Lisa Lyons shares a healthy tip for these colder days when people are spending more time inside together.  “Remember to wash your hands! Washing your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer can reduce the passing of gastrointestinal illness by 50%.  The passing of respiratory illness can be reduced by 20-50%!”

2017-12-13T13:31:54+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

District seeks Budget Advisory Committee members

Longview Public Schools is currently seeking applicants interested in serving on the Budget Advisory Committee.  Committee members must be residents of the Longview School District and have an interest in long-term improvement efforts for our schools.

To apply, either:

  • Complete the online application and submit it electronically, or
  • Download the application and return it to the District office, 2715 Lilac St, Longview WA 98632

Applications are due Dec 22.

2017-12-07T16:50:54+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Longview Public Schools seeks community feedback

district seeks inputLongview Public Schools wants to hear what the community has to say about the Nov. 7 bond which did not reach the 60 percent supermajority requirement.

The request for tax dollars to replace three aging elementary schools, renovate the preschool program building, and add safety enhancements in the district reached 57.77 percent yes votes. While the measure is still fresh in the minds of residents, the district is gathering feedback on-line and in two public meetings.

Public input sessions with Supt. Dan Zorn are planned for Dec. 5 at Northlake Elementary School, 2210 Olympia Way and on Dec. 6 at Mint Valley Elementary School, 2745-38th Ave.  Both events begin at 6 p.m.

In addition, all community members are encouraged to participate in an on-line Thoughtexchange process starting Dec. 4 at 5pm in which thoughts about the facilities issues can be shared. In this process, participants can leave thoughts, review the thoughts of others and star the thoughts that are most meaningful to them. The process can be visited repeatedly and results will be available immediately to the district and to participants. Thoughtexchange will only be available Dec. 4-15.

These feedback opportunities will allow the district valuable information as it revisits facilities needs later this winter.

Thoughtexchange: Join the Conversation Dec 4-15
2017-12-04T14:25:17+00:00 November 29th, 2017|

Welcome Back Broadway Families

Welcome back to Broadway Learning Center! If you are new to Broadway, we hope your experience here is positive for both your child and you. Broadway is home to the Longview School District Special Education Preschool Services (3 and 4 year old classrooms) and Extended Day Support Services for students with autism, speech and motor services. We also provide consultants to Lower Columbia College ECEAP classrooms, Early Head Start, and Adult English as a Second Language classes. All of the staff members at Broadway are committed to serving your child and family with a high quality program as we begin a new school year together.

In order to keep current in our records, please complete and return the “Student Registration form,” the “Student Transportation form” and the “Housing  Questionnaire form” by August 23. These can either be dropped off in the main office at Broadway or mailed back to us. Providing updates to emergency contacts, medications, changes in phone numbers and/or address, and transportation needs and critical information will ensure a smoother start to the new school year.

The “Longview School District Housing Questionnaire.” We are charged under the McKinney-Vento Act to inform people in temporary living situations who may have benefits due them.  After school starts, teachers will also be sending home a short half-page card, “Student Information Card,” to complete and return to your teacher. Please be sure to have this card and the questionnaire completed and returned by the end of the first week of school, September 8.

All schools in the Longview School District release one hour early on Wednesdays. Broadway will continue with Early Release Wednesdays for the 2017-2018 school year. Students in our PM classes will be dismissed at 2:45 PM on Wednesdays only beginning September 6, 2017 through June 6, 2018. This does not include the PIC class.

Our daily schedule for classes has not changed. The following is a reminder of the daily schedule.

Morning Sessions (3 year olds)

9:00-Morning session begins – Students picked up at double doors off of parking lot.
11:20-Lunches served to students.
11:50-Morning session ends – Students are loaded on buses or picked up by parent (Parents, please be at the double doors prior to 11:50.)


Afternoon Sessions (4 – 5 year olds)

1:00-Afternoon session begins – Students picked up at double doors off of parking lot.
3:45-(Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday) Afternoon session ends – Students are loaded on buses or picked up by parent (Parents, please be at the double doors prior to 3:45.)
2:45-(Wednesdays only) Afternoon sessions end for classrooms except for the PIC Room. Students are loaded on buses or picked up by parent (Parents, please be at the double doors prior to 2:45.) Teacher Shilah’s/Crystal’s class (PIC ROOM) is not a part of the Early Release days – release at 3:45.

New Faces

Please join me in welcoming the following new staff:

  • Room 4 (formerly Room 3) – Teacher Brianna Nelson.
  • Room 6 (formerly Room 5) – Teacher Shilah Nickerson
  • Room 12 (formerly Room 10 – Teacher Andrea Feller
  • Teacher Alex continues at Broadway in a new capacity working with Head Start/ECEAP. Her office will be in Room 16.

Room Numbers

You might have noticed above that we have renumbered our rooms, deleting room numbers that were ½’s, and giving visual presence to rooms formerly not numbered. This is preparation for school safety improvements giving emergency personnel, parents, and other visitors a better sense of the location of rooms. Later this fall we will be adding hanging door signs for each room that can be seen from either end of the hall.

I am looking forward to seeing old faces and the addition of new friends!

If you have not watch the live tour of Broadway on the district’s web page, it is something you need to see in regards to the needs of the building.

See you soon!

2017-08-16T13:04:42+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

Broadway summer 2017 information

Last day office is open: June 23, 2017

Summer programs: none

Meals for Longview kids:

  • Northlake Elem, 2210 Olympia Way
    Monday – Friday, June 26 – August 18 (no meals July 3-7)
    Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
  • Kessler Elem, 1902 Kessler Blvd
    Monday – Friday, June 26 – August 18 (no meals July 3-7)
    Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
  • CVG Elem, 2644 30th Ave
    Monday – Friday, July 10 – July 28
    Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
  • Mint Valley Elem, 2745 38th Ave
    Monday – Friday, July 10 – July 28
    Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
  • Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave
    Monday – Friday, July 10 – July 28
    Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
  • Archie Anderson Park, Between 21st and 22nd Ave
    Monday – Friday, July 10 – Aug 18
    Lunch 12:00 – 12:30pm, Snack 3:00 – 3:15pm
  • Longview Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd
    Monday – Friday, July 10 – Aug 18
    Snack 3:00 – 3:30

Office opens in fall: August 15, 2017

First day of school: September 5, 2017

2017-08-22T15:18:31+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

Kindergartners to Start Smart for school success

The 2017-2018 school year begins on Wednesday, August 30 but the district’s incoming kindergartners will Start Smart by transitioning gradually to their school experience.

Kindergarten start up scheduleKindergarten students will not be attending school August 30-September 1, 2017. Instead, individual “get to know me” meetings will be scheduled with students, families, and teachers. Kindergarten families will be contacted by their elementary school to schedule their appointment on one of these three days. At this meeting, students will meet their teacher and see their classroom.

The following week, September 5-8, kindergartners will be attending half days, either morning or afternoon, in small groups. This will support students as they get to know their teacher and peers, and learn daily routines. Northlake and Columbia Heights kindergartners who ride the school bus will be transported to and from school on these half days.  Columbia Valley Gardens, Mint Valley, and Robert Gray students who ride the school bus will be transported one way only.  Morning kindergartners will ride to school on the bus and families will pick-up at mid-day. Families will drop afternoon kindergartners off at mid-day and students will ride the school bus home.  Kessler, Olympic, and St. Helens are not served by buses, and families will ensure their student gets to and from school.

Kindergartners will attend school full days beginning September 11.

2017-05-31T15:25:45+00:00 May 31st, 2017|

District seeking community advisors

Longview Public Schools is currently seeking applicants interested in serving on three advisory committees.  The committees help provide essential community input to the district and help ensure that the schools reflect the public’s wishes.

Committee members must be residents of the Longview School District and have an interest in long-term improvement efforts for our schools.

To find our more about the Facilities Advisory Committee, the Instructional Materials Committee, and the Strategic Plan Review Committee, please visit Advisory Committees.

To apply, you may:

Applications are due by June 15, 2017.

2017-06-21T13:31:39+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|

Rate our school’s effectiveness

Each year we reach out to our families with a short survey generated by the Center for Educational Effectiveness. Your perceptions will provide information to support school improvement decisions. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and your responses are confidential and anonymous. You may complete the survey once for each of your children in a Longview school.

The deadline for submitting this survey is Feb. 20, 2017.

To get started:

  • Click on the survey link:   https://www.research.net/r/Longview-Parent
  • Read all of the instructions on the survey before you begin.
  • The first question you will be asked is a drop-down menu to identify which building your child attends.

The survey is available in both English and Spanish.

2017-02-13T16:58:50+00:00 February 13th, 2017|

Discover what our community thinks!

faviconLast fall, we invited you to share your thoughts about what Longview’s schools are doing well and where they can improve. We then invited you to review and prioritize everyone’s thoughts by placing stars next to the ideas that you thought were most important.

Guess what happened? Using Thoughtexchange, 873 individuals from across our District shared 1,998 thoughts and assigned 48,790 stars to their top priorities!

Our district and school leaders have reviewed these thoughts and priorities, and want to share the results. Click here to see the results for Broadway Learning Center.

For results and additional information from the district and other schools, check out our full results website.

Community feedback is vital to our plans for the future, and community participation in this process was invaluable.

Please be watching for another opportunity to “Share, Star and Discover” about our school buildings later this winter!

2017-03-07T07:35:25+00:00 January 11th, 2017|
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