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Construction of the new Jefferson Elementary School is right on schedule and will open next August. Here is the link to the real time construction cam.

 

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State Education News

11/16/2017
A national report released this week named Washington as a state with strong systems to ensure school districts are accountable for students’ education.
11/15/2017
The Supreme Court largely affirmed the state’s position that most of the mechanisms for full funding of basic education are in place.
10/31/2017
Almost $1 million in grants were awarded to improve access to computer science and related educational programs in Washington state, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced today.
10/30/2017
Students who are taught in two languages – English and their home language – learn both languages, as well as the content of the class.

U.S. Dept. of Education News

11/08/2017
Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to observe the recovery and rebuilding efforts firsthand and to discuss with local leaders how the Department of Education can best assist in those efforts.
10/27/2017
WASHINGTON— As part of the ongoing Administration-wide effort to reduce the regulatory burden on Americans, today the Department of Education announced it will withdraw nearly 600 out-of-date pieces of subregulatory guidance on its books. Each item has been either superseded by current law or is no longer in effect. Removing these out-of-date materials will make it easier for schools, educators, parents and the public to understand what guidance is still in effect.
10/25/2017
WASHINGTON – As part of the Department's recognition of National Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today convened a roundtable of parents and advocates from the disability community to engage in a dialogue on how the Department can best serve children with disabilities.
10/25/2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 2017 recipients of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. The eight principals from the 2017 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored during the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony on Nov. 6, in Washington, DC.

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Dafne Moreno self portrait, Hanford High School
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Michael Shuen, Hanford High School
 

HHS and RHS math scholars earn top honors at State Masters (photo gallery)

11/22/2017

The 9th-10th grade math team from Richland High School earned a first place trophy in the Phi Division at the Math is Cool Masters State 3A-4A Competition November 18 in Moses Lake. Team members are John Titus Barnett, Nicholas Chang, Alana Cho,and Zoe Gotthold.   

“The students have great attitudes and really enjoy math,” said Diana Carter, RHS math team advisor. “They support each other in their efforts to grow and learn new problem solving techniques.”

Image Title: Richland High - 9th/10th and 11th/12th math teams
Richland High - 9th/10th and 11th/12th math teams
Image Title: Hanford High - 11th/12th grade math team
Hanford High - 11th/12th grade math team
 

Technology access opens doors to a world of information and opportunities (video)

Technology access in the Richland School District fundamentally shifts the teaching and learning process by opening doors to a world of information, resources, and opportunities that are real life and student driven. RSD educators, administrative leaders, and community members understand the value of leveraging technology, both in the classroom and at home.

This "Learning with Technology" video reflects the partnership between teachers, parents, and students that enhances student learning within a technology-rich environment.

 

Students engaged at National Journalism Convention (photo gallery)

11/20/2017

Eight Richland High School yearbook students attended the National High School Journalism Convention November 16-19 in Dallas, Texas. Students attended professional learning workshops focused on photography development and journalism skills.

“The keynote speakers and activities really engaged the students,” said Toree Markussen, RHS yearbook teacher. “They brought back many practical ideas to be used in the 2017-2018 yearbook.”

“Conventions bring us together and inspire the journalism passion that a yearbook staff needs,” said senior and Editor-in-chief Isabelle Stalcup.

 

Firebird Leadership Club hosts successful blood drive

The River’s Edge High School Firebird Leadership Club hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday. Thank you to the 31 students and staff who donated 18 units of blood.

“The Firebird Leadership Club is off to a great start building community on the River’s Edge campus this year,” noted Paulina Valdez, Communities in Schools Site Coordinator.

 

Virtual reality expeditions enhance student learning

Image Title: Libby art students taking a tour of Egypt
Libby art students taking a tour of Egypt
11/15/2017

Leona Libby Middle School students are taking field trips without leaving their classrooms. From the California gold rush and an Egyptian art museum to New Orleans and the White House kitchen, students learn all over the world thanks to Virtual Reality glasses and Google Expeditions.

“Libby teachers utilize these instructional tools to help students understand more about the subjects they’re studying,” says librarian Rhonda Howard.

 

Richland School District prepares for the winter weather season

Image Title: RSD has plenty of ice melt ready
RSD has plenty of ice melt ready
11/14/2017

Richland School District Facilities & Operations staff are busy preparing for the fast approaching winter season. “Our planning begins well before the bad weather hits,” says department director Jeff Lettau.

Some of the preparation steps are:

  • Researching and purchasing ice melt chemical. 
  • Pre-winter training and safety briefings. 
  • Inspections and maintenance of equipment. 
 

RSD marching bands salute veterans at Veterans Day Parade (photo gallery)

11/13/2017

Richland School District marching bands showed up in full force on Saturday to salute our veterans at the 19th Annual West Richland Veterans Day Parade.

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Richland High School

Announcements

 

RHS football stream at 1:00 Saturday

11/22/2017

Richland High School Atomic TV will stream the Saturday afternoon state semifinal football game between the Bombers and Central Valley High School.

Kickoff is set for 1:00 pm - RHS vs Central Valley stream on Atomic TV.

 

Giving back during the holidays

RSD schools have a strong tradition of “giving back” during the holidays. Just one example is the Wiley Elementary Thanksgiving Food Drive. Wiley leadership students coordinated the effort which resulted in 2337 pounds of food being donated to the local food bank.  

 

Successful Jog-A-Thon

11/20/2017

The White Bluffs Elementary School Jog-A-Thon was a great success. Nearly $19,000 was raised with the money going to support technology and educational programs. With the PTO fundraiser exceeding its goal, some students had a unique opportunity to plant pies in the faces of White Bluffs staff including Principal Paul Chartrand above.

 

Parents invited to fill out survey

The Richland School District is conducting a comprehensive audit of the District’s educational program. We invite all RSD parents/guardians to participate in a brief online survey. Data collected from these anonymous surveys will be utilized to inform improvement planning processes. Please take a few minutes to share your  ideas and suggestions. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

RSD Media

KONA Radio news update - November 15, 2017 KONA Radio news update - November 15, 2017
District prepares for winter season District prepares for winter season - KEPR News
Richland High Wind Ensemble - Florentiner March Richland High School Wind Ensemble - Florentiner March
Richland High School Symphonic Band - The Blue and the Gray Richland High School Symphonic Band - The Blue and the Gray

Upcoming Events

Nov 23- Nov 24
Thanksgiving - No School
School Board Meeting Nov 28 :  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
School Board Meeting
District Administration Bldg.
School Board Special Meeting - Standards Based Grading Dec 5 :  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
School Board Special Meeting - Standards Based Grading
District Administration Bldg.
School Board Special Meeting - Local Legislators Dec 12 :  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
School Board Special Meeting - Local Legislators
District Administration Bldg.
School Board Meeting Dec 12 :  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
School Board Meeting
District Administration Bldg.
Dec 20- Jan 2
Winter Break - No School
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Sydney Nguyen, Richland High School
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Catherine Guevara, Hanford High School