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|

Staff honored at 2019 Chamber of Commerce event

Local educators and businesses were recently honored at the annual Pillars of Strength/Crystal Apple Awards presented by the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce. Longview Public Schools award winners were Dr. Elizabeth West (Director of Special Education), Administrator of the Year; JD Ott (R.A. Long), Teacher of the Year; and Gail Wells (Monticello Middle School), Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 2019 nominees included secretary Jeanne Kerns (Discovery); teacher Diondra Beck (Mark Morris); teachers Mike Fajardo, Gerri Schooling, and Jennifer Godinho-Hefley, and paraeducator Christy Alumbaugh (R.A. Long); principal Scott Merzoian (Monticello); teacher Patricia Donovan-Hopkins (Columbia Valley Gardens); principal Noma Hudson and liaison Alisa Shipley (Kessler); teacher Mary Sundberg and paraeducator Deb Bergman (Robert Gray).

2019 Crystal Apple Awards nominees. Not pictured – Robert Gray teacher Mary Sundberg and R.A. Long teacher – and softball coach – Jennifer Godinho-Hefley who arrived late due to coaching the team to victory!

2019-05-02T14:39:10+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

Spring 2019 SBA testing information

During the month of May, Discovery High School will be hosting the Smarter Balance Assessments (SBA) in three content areas: Science, English-Language Arts (ELA) and Math

  • Science – Tuesday, May 7th (11th graders only)
  • ELA – Tuesday, May 14th and Thursday, May 16th – Must test both days
  • Math – Tuesday, May 21st and Thursday, May 23rd – Must test both days

We will begin testing in Period 2, at 08:55. It is essential that our testers arrive ready to test. Students will be excused from their regular classes to allow focus on testing.

The spring test rosters include 10th graders—who will take the tests for the first (and, hopefully, last) time—and our 11th and 12th grade students who’ve yet to succeed. Students must take these assessments to qualify for high school graduation.

We have been preparing for this endeavor all year, across content areas. We continue to practice in the test platform. Additional practice can be found online here. We encourage parents to get familiar with the format.

2019-04-26T18:11:36+00:00April 26th, 2019|

2019 yearbooks on sale through April 30

Discovery HS logoYearbooks are now on sale! Order online at TreeRing by creating an account. Use passcode 1014848502403860 to create your account.

Yearbooks are $17.94 each and orders must be processed with a debit or credit card. Orders will be accepted through April 30, 2019!

(Note: the previous deadline of April 22 was extended to April 30.)

2019-04-23T20:06:14+00:00April 17th, 2019|

Capital facilities bond proposal approved

At the April 8, 2019 school board meeting, the board unanimously approved the capital facilities bond proposal totaling $115 million. Projects in this proposal will touch every school and include:

  • Mint Valley Elementary School replacement – $43 million
  • Northlake Elementary School replacement – $43 million
  • Safety and Security upgrades for all schools – $4.2 million
  • Career Technical/Vocational upgrades at R.A. Long and Mark Morris high schools – $8.4 million
  • Memorial Stadium upgrades – $7 million
  • Large facility repair projects – $9.4 million

Find out more here.

2019-04-16T23:10:16+00:00April 16th, 2019|

Don’t miss Antonio Fernandez in concert on April 22!

Antonio Fernandez is coming to Longview the week of April 22 to be an artist in residence for the choir programs of Mark Morris and RA Long High Schools. Antonio is a professional beatboxer and vocalist for Disney’s premiere a cappella group, “Dcapella”. They just finished their county-wide tour and are headed on a European/Asian tour soon.

Antonio will be in concert Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm at the LCC Rose Center for the Arts. A $5 dollar donation at the door or either cash or credit will be accepted.

Antonio has significant experience performing professionally. Some of his credits include: NBC’s “The Voice”, ABC’s “The Rising Star” and The Incredibles 2 soundtrack.

He is frequently flown to LA/Orlando, Fl./New York to record for movie soundtracks and other a cappella performances.

Below are some Youtube links that showcase his talent. Antonio has a vast knowledge base and experience in the professional music industry as a beatboxer and vocalist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvKoThG6Cwk “Drive” by Antonio Fernandez (ala Bobby McFerrin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIQaqURjlYI “Part of Your World” by DCapella

This is a concert you will not want to miss.

 

2019-04-23T20:32:33+00:00April 10th, 2019|

Family Resource Center opens at Monticello

Teachers and support team members across the district are seeing a growing number of kids and families who lack a stable food source and/or housing. To help the kids and families the district opened a Family Resource Center at Monticello Middle School. The resource center gives parents a place to get help and connect with food, housing, mental health or other services. It doesn’t matter which school a child attends – the family resource center is open to help them. The resource center was put together through donations and did not require district funds.

The Daily News wrote a front page story about the resource center that published March 2. This is another example of the district putting extra effort towards helping our kids be successful.

The Family Resource Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 11 am and from 1 pm to 3 pm.

 

2019-03-08T21:24:07+00:00March 8th, 2019|

Application window open for Highly Capable student testing

Applications are now being accepted for the district’s annual Highly Capable Program identification process. To have a student evaluated for this program, parents/guardians give permission by completing the High Capable Permission Form and returning it to the student’s school. Permission forms are due Friday, March 15, 2019.

Cognitive Ability Testing (CogAT) will commence March-April 2019. The selection team will review student data April-May 2019. Testing results will be mailed in May 2019.

2019-03-05T00:15:11+00:00March 5th, 2019|
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