LATEST DISTRICT NEWS
Hanford High student named Miss Juneteenth (Tri-City Herald)
June 18, 2013
Four elegant, talented and smart young women competed for the title of Miss Juneteenth earlier this month, but only one earned the crown. Ajanae Kinsey was crowned Miss Juneteenth 2013, earning her a $1,000 scholarship toward her college education. She will be a senior at Hanford High School this fall. Ajanae also won the Miss Congeniality award at the pageant.
Portable will help ease crowding at White Bluffs Elementary (Tri-City Herald)
June 14, 2013
The Richland School District will move a portable big enough for two classrooms to White Bluffs Elementary School to help ease overcrowding for the next two school years. The decision came after a rare split vote from the Richland School Board in a special board meeting Thursday. Members Rick Jansons, Rick Donahoe and Mary Guay approved adding the portable at a cost of about $101,000.
HomeLink, Foundation, Science Fair Winner (YouTube videos)
June 14, 2013
Three segments from a recent Richland School District television program are featured on YouTube. You can learn more about Three Rivers HomeLink, the Richland Education Foundation, and state science fair grand prize winner Swetha Shutthanadan. Thanks to the City of Richland Cable Communications Dept. for producing the program and to moderator Meredith Boggs of KNDU-TV.
School Board to discuss White Bluffs overcrowding at special meeting today
June 13, 2013
The Richland School Board will have a special meeting at 1:00 pm Thursday to discuss the moving of a portable classroom to White Bluffs Elementary School and a student enrollment cap at White Bluffs. The south Richland school had 815 students in the 2012-13 school year and more students are expected next year. The principal, teachers and the Parent Teacher Association have requested the district add a portable classroom to address the overcrowding. Today's meeting will be at the RSD Administration Building.
June 12, 2013
The Hanford High School production of The Drowsy Chaperone received the Outstanding Overall Musical award last night (June 11) at the Seattle 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards. The Drowsy Chaperone was directed by Deb Donahoe and Peggy Painter. The production also won the Outstanding Performance by a Chorus award.
June 11, 2013
The state Legislature adjourned today after failing to pass an operating budget. "I'm disappointed that the Legislature didn't pass a budget," said State Supt Randy Dorn. "The most recent budget we saw was the Senate's, which passed this past weekend. It continues to underfund the Supreme Court's call to adequately fund basic education. In addition, the Senate's proposal makes troubling decisions similar to those they made in their original budget in April."
Live stream of Seattle 5th Avenue Music Awards tonight at 7:00 pm
June 11, 2013
The 2013 Seattle 5th Avenue High School Music Theater Awards will be streamed live tonight (June 11) at 7:00 pm on the 5th Avenue Theater Facebook page. The Hanford High School production of The Drowsy Chaperone received nine nominations including Best Overall Musical. Judges evaluated 105 school musicals around the state. It is the high school version of Broadway's Tony Awards. The awards show will open with an electrifying all-school production number featuring 200 students singing in unison and celebrating musical theater.
Retiring Chief Jo teacher offered more than music lessons (Tri-City Herald)
Owen McKinstry, 14, has a simple explanation for why Nancy Elliott is a good teacher. "She teaches you but you still have fun all the time," said the eighth-grade clarinet player, as he helped move timpani Wednesday to be used for a last day of school assembly at Chief Joseph Middle School. Elliott has been at Chief Jo since it reopened in 1994, working with about 200 students a year, instructing them in everything from bassoon to snare drum.
Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/06/07/2425943/retiring-chief-jo-teacher-offered.html#storylink=cpy
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June 6, 2013
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May 31, 2013
Hanford High School sophomore Shanta Katipamula earned a Bronze Medal in the Energy Category at the I-SWEEEP (International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering & Environment Project Olympiad ) held May 8-13 in Houston. Katipamula's project is "Working Towards a Greener Future: Investigating the Most Efficient and Cost Effective Method to Obtain Hydrogen from Water".
LATEST RSD.EDU UPDATES
Play golf or sponsor a hole this Friday
The Richland Education Foundation's Scholar Scramble Golf Tournament is Friday, June 21, 8:30 am, at Columbia Point Golf Course. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded over $220,000 in grants to support Richland teachers and students. Community members are invited to play or sponsor a hole. Find out more at: www.rsd.edu/about/foundation.html or by emailing Denise Hohimer at: REFfoundation@gmail.com
District Report Card
The Richland School District Report Card link has all sorts of data about test scores, demographics, teacher qualifications, finances, graduation rates, and special education. You can take a look at the District as a whole or by individual school.
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