Discovery HS Summer 2019 Information

Last day office is open: June 28, 2019

Meals for Longview kids:
Northlake Elem, 2210 Olympia Way
June 17 – August 20 (no meals July 1-5); Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Kessler Elem, 1902 Kessler Blvd
June 17 – July 3 Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:30pm
July 8 – August 16 Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Olympic Elem, 1324 30th Ave
June 17- June 28; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave
July 8 – July 26; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Archie Anderson Park, 22nd Ave and Alabama St
July 8 – Aug 16; Monday – Thursday
Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm, Snack 3:30 – 3:45 pm

Longview Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd
June 17 – Aug 16 (no meals July 4-5); Monday – Friday
Snack 3:30 – 3:45 pm

Office opens in fall: August 21, 2019

First day of school: August 28, 2019

2019-06-26T21:51:22+00:00June 26th, 2019|

Open Positions!

Longview Schools Open Positions

Longview Public Schools is hoping to start off a great year with new hires! If you or anyone you know is interested
in working for our school district then check out our fast track employment opportunities on our careers page!

2019-07-11T23:06:42+00:00July 11th, 2019|

2019 Summer Newsletter

Summer Review Front Page

Last week Longview Public Schools sent out our 2019 Summer Newsletter! This summer we feature two amazing teachers, three great grads, high tech improvements to our vocational programs, and much more. If you would like to read up on what’s going on this summer then please click here.

2019-07-08T21:43:24+00:00July 8th, 2019|

Great Grad – Cara Davey, Discovery HS

Did you attend Discovery High School all four years? No, I started in the AVID program at RA Long. My mother left in my freshmen year, so it was a little rough.

What happened when your mother left? Since my mom left, I had to get a job to help pay family bills and ended up getting behind in school. My grades were suffering and I almost dropped out of school.

What did your school counselor say? She told me to go to Discovery High School – she said they will help you out a lot.

What did you find at Discovery High School? My counselor was correct the people at Discovery helped me with everything. I’m graduating from high school, which is a surprise.

What was your school schedule like? Discovery allowed me to keep my job and come to class when it worked for my schedule. They helped me with online classes too.

Where do you work? I’ve worked at Wendy’s for about the last two years.

How old were you when you started working? Since I turned 16 years old, I’ve been working 40 hours per week.

What is your work schedule like? I usually work the closing shift at Wendy’s, which is 3 pm to 1 am every day. I would come to school at either 7 am or noon, depending on the classes I needed. Then I would go to work.

When would you complete online classes? I’d bring my computer to work and do homework on breaks and at home. Sometimes I did homework at 1 am after work.

What has the opportunity at Discovery High School meant to you? It has meant a lot, I’ve definitely cried a few times thinking I wouldn’t be able to graduate high school. Mr. Kleiner and Ms. Dunaway both pulled me aside and told me I could come here whenever my scheduled allowed and they would help me – I cried a lot when they told me. It meant so much that they cared and wanted me to graduate.

Would you be a high school graduate without the opportunity at Discovery? No, I don’t think so.

When you first started at Discovery what was your school schedule? I came to school for all six periods of the day even though two of my classes were online. You can take the online classes at home, but when my schedule allowed I came to school anyway.

How are the online classes structured? You watch videos lessons to learn concepts and how to do things. Then you complete assigned work and come to school to take the tests.

What does being a high school graduate mean to you? I want to be an elementary school teacher and I can’t go to college without graduating from high school. I don’t want to work in fast food the rest of my life – Discovery has helped me a lot.

Why do you want to be a teacher? I swam on the swim team all four years and my coach asked me to help give young kids swim lessons. Seeing the excitement on the kid’s faces when they learned to swim was amazing.

How did it make you feel to see the kids succeed? I loved it; I knew they would remember learning to swim for the rest of their life.

What are your plans after graduation? I’m planning to enroll at Lower Columbia College and hope to be accepted into their teaching program. I definitely want to do more with my life than work in fast food – I want to be proud of myself.

What grade level do you hope to teach? Definitely younger kids.

Has anyone in your family ever been to college? Yes, my older sister is the first one to go to college. She’s enrolled at LCC right now.

Did you participate in athletics during high school? Yes, I was on the swim team all four years. I went to districts every year too.  My coach became my role model – I loved it.

Was it hard juggling your schedule? It was hard juggling my schedule during the swimming season. Sometimes I had to go straight from the swim meet to work. I dreaded Saturday swim meets. We would have to be at the pool by 7 am, then I would be at the pool until about 2 pm then head straight to work for the 2 pm to 11 pm shift.

What would you tell the public about Discovery High School? It is an opportunity that not a lot of schools give you. Everyone here cares; every teacher knows all the students and cares about us. They want us to graduate. Many kids wouldn’t have the opportunity to graduate without Discovery.

Can you tell us about the teachers at Discovery? Ms. Dunaway is my favorite teacher, she teaches math. I wasn’t going to graduate due to the state test and I am good at math, but sometimes struggle sitting through 3-hour tests. Ms. Dunaway welcomed me with “open arms” and encourage me to stay after school to take more tests to get the points I needed to graduate. Ms. Dunaway was there every step of the way.

What are some of your best memories from high school? Coming to Discovery High School was big – the biggest step, this is definitely a school I will remember. I was in the AVID class at RA Long for the first two years. That class was a whole family at R.A. Long. We were all taking Advanced Placement classes and struggling through them together.

Has Discovery High School changed your life? Oh yeah, a whole lot. Discovery has opened my eyes. The people here encouraged me to graduate and told me they would always be here for me.

What is the atmosphere like at Discovery? It’s different from other schools in part because it’s smaller. I know everyone here. When new people show up we introduce each other – we are all friendly. People think this school is for bad kids, but that is not true. The students at Discovery are super sweet and smart.

Are you saying the perception of Discovery is not necessarily the truth? Not even close. The teachers at Discovery really care about you. Discovery has small classes with 13-15 kids so the teachers work one on one with you. Teachers will stay after school and do whatever it takes to help you.

What else? In part because of Discovery High School, more and more kids are earning their diploma and graduating high school. I didn’t think I would graduate, but I did. At Discovery, everyone is in your corner cheering you on.

What do

you want people to remember about you? Even if you think nobody is cheering you on – someone is. Don’t give up.

2019-06-21T20:09:08+00:00June 21st, 2019|

Summer Meal Program information

Summer Meals for Kids!

This year the Summer Food Service Program will offer free nutritious meals to all neighborhood children ages 18 years and younger at:

Northlake Elementary, 2210 Olympia Way,  June 17 – August 16, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am,  Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm  *No Meals July 1- July 5

Kessler Elementary, 1902 Kessler Blvd., June 17 – July 3, Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:00 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm,  July 8 – August 16 Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Olympic Elementary, 1324 30th Ave., June 17 – June 28, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave., July 8 – July 26, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Archie Anderson Park, 22nd Ave & Alabama St., July 8 – Aug 16, Lunch 12:00 pm  – 12:15 pm, Snack 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm  *Monday thru Thursday

Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd., June 17 – Aug 16, Snack 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm  *No Meals July 4- July 5

All meals will meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, so you know your child will be eating a healthy meal. Supervised activities will be offered at Northlake and Kessler Elementary Schools, Monticello Middle School, Teen Center, & Archie Anderson Park. For more information, contact City of Longview, Parks & Recreation Department at 360-442-5400. For more information about the program, or to volunteer to help, call the Longview Public School Nutrition office at 360-575-7172.

The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by The U.S. Department of Agriculture

2019-06-12T18:37:18+00:00June 12th, 2019|

Important Dates for Seniors

Friday, June 7

  • Grad Walk ~ 10am—12:30pm
  • Last Day to turn in HSBP Activities

Wednesday, June 12

  • Last Day to turn in Assignments and Pay Fines
  • Last Day of School for Seniors

Friday, June 14

  • Pick Up Cap/Gown/Tickets ~ 8am ~ 11:30am

Saturday, June 15

  • Rehearsal ~ 3pm Rose Center/LCC (be in your Cap & Gown for rehearsal)
  • Commencement ~ 4pm Rose Center/LCC
  • Social following Commencement at Pavilion outside of Rose Center


2019-06-05T17:07:05+00:00June 5th, 2019|

State discipline law changing

State law regarding how schools can discipline students is changing. The new laws go into effect with the coming school year and will be a significant change from how discipline has been managed in the past. The intent of the changes are to limit the suspension of students, minimize the educational impact on students who are disciplined and assure fairness in the process.

Click here to visit the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s student discipline page. On the page you will find A Parent’s Guide to student discipline and an overview of the new state discipline rules.

If you have questions about the new state discipline laws please reach out to your school principal or the district office for more information.

These new discipline laws will impact current school board policies. Find out what changes are under consideration for the following policies:

2019-05-29T00:18:28+00:00May 24th, 2019|

Longview Pioneer Lions Club Scholarship


Madeleine Bowser Discovery High School, awarded  Longview Pioneer Lions Club $1000 Scholarship to Lower Columbia College. Madeleine is the 1st Discovery High School recipient of this award!

2019-05-21T21:09:11+00:00May 21st, 2019|

Financial Aid Night – May 16

Discovery High School is having our Financial Aid Night, Thursday, May 16 from 5pm-7pm at Discovery High School.  We will have step-by-step instructions to fill out the FAFSA/WASFA. Please return the yellow sheet that was mailed home as soon as possible.

2019-05-06T17:54:07+00:00May 6th, 2019|

Scholarships Available

Discovery High School has the following Scholarships available.

Stylemasters – full tuition (approx. value $1400.00) will be awarded to a DHS student attending Stylemasters

LEA – $1500.00 will be awarded to a DHS student pursuing a career in teaching

Jerry E.Whyte and Dee Ann Holleman – $5,000.00 will be awarded to a DSH student attending LCC in the fall

Lions Club – $1000.00 will be awarded to a DHS student

Building Industry Association – must be received by May 10 to BIA

American Workforce Group – application must be received by May 31 to AWG and can be used at a trade/vocation school and LCC for their trades programs


Forms available in Career Center office (Billie Rease)

2019-05-03T20:17:17+00:00May 3rd, 2019|
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