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Swetha Shutthanandan at the GENIUS International Olympiad

07/07/2014

Richland High School sophomore Swetha Shutthanandan earned a Gold Medal in the Science category at the GENIUS International Olympiad held June 15-20 in Oswego, New York. Her project is "Next Generation Supercapacitors for Ultra Fast Energy Harvesting". Only 22 projects received a Gold Medal out of the 217 entered for judging. 

Locations approved for HomeLink and new middle school

06/25/2014

The Richland School Board Tuesday night decided where the new HomeLink school and the new middle school will be located. Both projects are part of the $98 million bond issue which was approved by RSD voters in February 2013.

HomeLink will be built on the south end of the Jason Lee Elementary School campus. The 17,000 square foot modular building will open in August 2015. Design West and RSD staff will begin developing the educational  specifications in mid July.

The District’s fourth middle school will be built on a 30-acre site in West Richland near the intersection of Keene Road and Belmont Boulevard. The school is scheduled to open in August 2018. Design West and RSD staff have already started working on the educational specifications.

Architect drawing of the new south Richland school

06/24/2014

The Richland School District tonight (Tuesday) awarded the general contractor bid for the new elementary school in south Richland to Fowler General Construction, Richland. Fowler’s bid of $15.87 million was the lowest of four bids submitted. The new school will open in August 2015. "The growing area of south Richland will be well served by this state-of-the-art school,” said Superintendent Rick Schulte.

06/24/2014

From Eileen Yokuda, Chief Joseph PTA

Dear Chief Joseph Middle School PTA Members and Volunteers,

As I mentioned in an email last week, the house fire last week destroyed the home of one of our students. Today, I spoke to a person from the Red Cross and she said that, in this case, it is critical to the family’s well being that we come together as a community and support the family in any way that we can.

Last Thursday night, June 19, the house at 1616 McPhearson was destroyed by fire.  All human members of the family survived, but the father was badly burned, and all of the family’s belongings were destroyed in the fire.

Robert McMinn leads the RSD's summer ceramics program

06/23/2014

About 30 elementary to high school age students are enjoying their second week of the summer ceramics class at Richland High School. The students are making a variety of clay creations in an open studio setting. "The summer program is pretty low key and relaxed and the kids enjoy that," said instructor Robert McMinn.

A Sacajawea student breaks ground on her new school

06/19/2014

The Richland School District broke ground on the new Sacajawea Elementary School Thursday morning. The general contractor is Fowler General Construction, Richland. “This new facility will provide Sacajawea students and staff with a top quality learning environment,” said Superintendent Rick Schulte.

Board leaning toward Jason Lee campus for HomeLink (Tri-City Herald)

06/17/2014

Members of the Richland School Board said today that they are leaning toward building a new HomeLink facility on open space at the Jason Lee Elementary School campus. The board met Tuesday afternoon in a special meeting to discuss options and will vote on the issue at next week's board meeting.

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06/17/2014

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Board to discuss HomeLink location on Tuesday (Tri-City Herald)

06/16/2014

The Richland School Board will discuss the future location of Three Rivers HomeLink at a special meeting Tuesday, June 17, 12:00 noon, at Carmichael Middle School. Community members are welcome. Several locations have been considered for HomeLink including the Jason Lee Elementary School campus and land adjacent to the Carmichael Middle School playfield.

42nd Street garners two 5th Avenue Awards (Tri-City Herald)

06/11/2014

Hanford High School came home with two big wins from the 5th Avenue Theatre’s High School Musical Awards ceremony held Monday night in Seattle. Anna Hansen won for best supporting actress and the orchestra, directed by Kevin Swisher, won for best orchestration. Adding to the night’s excitement was Richland High drama director Ellicia Elliott being presented the outstanding educator award.

Architect drawing of the new Sacajawea

06/10/2014

The Richland School District Tuesday night awarded the general contractor bid for the new Sacajawea Elementary School to Fowler General Construction, Richland. Fowler’s bid of $14.9 million was the lowest of five bids submitted. The new school will replace the existing Sacajawea which opened in 1970. “This new facility will provide Sacajawea students and staff with a top quality learning environment,” said Superintendent Rick Schulte.

School board to vote on middle school site (Tri-City Herald)

06/06/2014

The Richland School Board will vote next week whether to build a new middle school on recently acquired land at the Badger Mountain South development. An alternative proposal is to move sixth-graders into elementary schools. Two of the district's three middle schools are overcrowded and another is needed to serve West Richland and the growing south Richland suburbs.