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Letter From Principal Reeves

November 1, 2010

Greetings Former Lumberjacks and Lumberjills,

Hope this letter finds you all well and in great health. The past year and a bit have been much of a blur for me upon my return to the halls of R.A. Long High School. It is amazing just how quickly the time goes by. I will say this -- I am enjoying ever minute of it. Last Spring, my first official graduation, was a fantastic time: perfect weather, and we sent off over two hundred proud graduates of R.A Long. I look forward to these coming years as principal.

As we embark on this school year we continue to make changes as necessary. Here are some the highlights:

  • We have quality classroom instruction as our primary focus
  • We have adopted a positive belief system that gives RAL new meaning
    • Respect
    • Achieve
    • Lead
  • We are repainting the interior of the school (with elbow grease from volunteers and myself)
  • We have four Advanced Placement courses being offered, and we are adding two more next fall

The beliefs embodied in "Respect, Achieve, Lead" are our behavior expectations for our students. We expect our students will act with great integrity in and out of the classroom.

Our school has also cultivated a great working relationship with the R.A. Long Alumni Association. This group of people have come together to do some really remarkable things for our school community. They have purchased science equipment, technology for math and science classrooms, theatre upgrades, and art restorations, and they have also recently donated a nice sum of money toward our re-painting project. This is just a small sample of how the Association has assisted in moving R.A. long forward in the recent years.

It is an honor and privilege to be working in such a fantastic place with such wonderful students and staff. I look forward to coming to work every day. These future R.A. Long graduates have so much to offer our ever-changing world.

Wishing you all the best,

Rich Reeves
Principal, Robert A. Long High School
Class of 1986