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The RSD Financial Services Department is responsible for preparation and monitoring of the school district's budget, financial statements, enrollment reports/projections and other related financial reports. We invite you to review the District's 2017-18 operating budget and tax rates at this Financial Services link.

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U.S. Dept. of Education News

04/18/2018
WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Carlos G. Muñiz as the Education Department's General Counsel:

"We are pleased to finally have Carlos on the team," said Secretary DeVos. "After a protracted confirmation process, Carlos can at last get to work on behalf of our nation's students. He has dedicated his career to upholding the law, and his insight and expertise will be invaluable as we work to advance educational opportunities for all students."
04/17/2018
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush:

"Barbara Bush was a woman of grace, wit, perseverance and character. She committed the entirety of her life to serving others: her family, her friends and her nation.
04/16/2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Education (Department) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make it easier for America’s disabled veterans to have their federal student loans discharged.
04/13/2018
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Brookhaven College, part of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), is the first to receive final approval to enroll students in the Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships (EQUIP) experiment. Experimental sites, like this one, give the Department flexibility to waive specific statutory or regulatory requirements associated with disbursing Title IV student aid in order to assess the efficacy of innovative educational solutions.

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Adriana Ellis, Richland High School
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Michael Shuen, Hanford High School
 

The arts are showcased at Sacajawea Elementary (photo gallery)

Parents, children, and community members thoroughly enjoyed Sacajawea Elementary School's “Night of the Arts” on Thursday. Music, dance, and drama groups were featured along with student art work. Interactive stations included face/arm painting and balloon art.

Those attending also had the opportunity to meet master weaver Cecelia Blomberg who is creating a tapestry for Sacajawea through the Art in Public Places program.

"We had a wonderful turnout of families enjoying the arts together," said art teacher and organizer Karen Brashear.

Image Title: Families having fun at the Night of the Arts photo booth
Families having fun at the Night of the Arts photo booth
 

Romeo & Juliet continues Friday

Hanford High School Center Stage presents William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet on April 20, & 21, at 7:30 pm, and April 21 at 2:00 pm, in the Black Box Theater. 

Seating is limited.

For ticket and Gold Card info, go to this link.

 

First grade students begin study of plants (photo gallery)

How do plants grow? First grade students in Michelle Gilbert’s classroom at Jefferson Elementary School are finding out some answers as they’ve begun an in-depth study of plants.

The students were engaged Tuesday in discussion about the Plant Life Cycle – seed, germination, seedling, young plant, and adult plant. The first graders are also learning about what plants need to grow and thrive – sunshine, soil nutrients, air, and water.

 

Real world application of STEM skills

All Carmichael sixth grade students visited LIGO last week. The sixth graders completed a STEM career exploration project earlier this year. Carmichael science teachers brought the study full circle by taking the field trip to LIGO where students could observe a real world application of STEM skills.

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory in Richland is a national facility for gravitational-wave research. The field trip was made possible through a $1000 grant from the Dream Builders Educational Foundation and the Mid-Columbia STEM Network.

 

Student art work selected for Bellevue art show (photo gallery)

Congratulations to these talented Hanford High School art students for having their jewelry and metal creations selected for the 2018 Passing the Torch Exhibit at the Bellevue Arts Museum: Tanner Trachsel, Celeste Pe, Jennifer Lentz, Caleb Olson, Laycie Thomas, and Faith Brown. The exhibit is on display April 20 through June 24.

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Faith Brown
 

Construction bid awarded for new elementary school

The Richland School District Tuesday night awarded the general contractor bid for the new elementary school in West Richland to Chervenell Construction, Kennewick. Chervenell’s bid of $17.51 million was the lowest of three bids submitted.

The District’s 11th elementary school will be built near the intersection of Belmont Boulevard and Sunshine Avenue. Work will begin in late April.

“We thank community members for their commitment to providing up-to-date facilities for our children,” stated Superintendent Rick Schulte.

 

Providing mammograms for women in need

The Richland High School girls basketball team are giving back to the local community. The Lady Bombers raised nearly $3000 for the Kadlec Foundation which is using the money to provide no-cost mammograms for women in financial need.

“We are incredibly grateful to these RHS student-athletes for their continued support of the Kadlec Auxiliary Mammogram Assistance Program,” stated Nikki Ostergaard, Kadlec Foundation.

Image Title: Taryn Webb - senior, Kai Wellsandt - junior, Chris Garratt - Kadlec Foundation, Krista McManus - Kadlec Breast Imaging Services manager, Hailey Stevens - senior; Gracie Pierce - junior, and Donny Mendoza - assistant coach.
Taryn Webb - senior, Kai Wellsandt - junior, Chris Garratt - Kadlec Foundation, Krista McManus - Kadlec Breast Imaging Services manager, Hailey Stevens - senior; Gracie Pierce - junior, and Donny Mendoza - assistant coach.

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Author A.S. King visits Richland High

Richland High School students learned about the art of writing when well known young adult author A.S. King visited on Friday. The topics of King’s award winning novels range from coping with family dysfunction to teens struggling with mental issues.

“A.S. King is concerned about the serious issues facing teens today and weaves them into her novels,” explains Rebecca Dartnall, RHS librarian.

 

District Report Card

The Richland School District Report Card link has all sorts of data about test scores, demographics, teacher qualifications, graduation rates, and special programs.  You can take a look at the District as a whole or by individual school.

 

Serve on Richland Education Foundation board

Do you want to help make sure RSD students and teachers have enough resources to be successful? If so, you should consider serving on the board of the Richland Education Foundation. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded over $247,000 in grants to support Richland schools. For more info, call 528-9102 or REFfoundation@gmail.com

RSD Media

Richland High Jazz Reaction - At Last Richland High Jazz Reaction - At Last
Hanford High Jazz Band II – Triste Hanford High Jazz Band II – Triste
Hanford High Jazz Band I - Almost Like Being in Love Hanford High Jazz Band I - Almost Like Being in Love

Upcoming Events

School Board Meeting Apr 24 :  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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School Board Special Meeting - Budget Planning, Transition Planning May 2 :  4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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School Board Meeting May 8 :  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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School Board Special Meeting - Budget Planning, Transition Planning May 16 :  4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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School Board Meeting May 22 :  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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May 25
No School or Snow Make-Up Day
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Ahnalita McMillan, Richland High School
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Faith Brown, Hanford High School - Passing the Torch exhibit