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Learning with Technology (video)

The Richland School District’s One-to-One Chromebook initiative combined with expanding use of Google Suite is positively impacting students, teachers, and parents. Learn more in this short video “Learning with Technology”.

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State Education News

12/07/2017
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) Child Nutrition Services section encourages eligible nonresidential licensed child-care centers, family day-care homes, emergency shelters, at-risk centers and some adult day care centers in Washington state to participate in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
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.

U.S. Dept. of Education News

12/07/2017
Washington — The U.S. Department of Education today released a question-and-answer document supporting the unanimous March 2017 U.S. Supreme Court opinion on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)-related case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District clarifying the scope of a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
11/29/2017
Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension committee held a hearing on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA) and proposals to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The following is a statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos:

“Washington has been talking about simplifying the FAFSA for years, but now is the time for action. Students and schools have demanded and truly deserve a better, simpler process.
11/29/2017
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) took an important next step in fulfilling the promise of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to transform the delivery of financial aid to millions of students and their families.
11/28/2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Michigan's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

"Michigan's plan meets the statutory requirements. As such, I have approved it," said Secretary DeVos. "I thank the U.S. Department and Michigan Department of Education for their hard work in ensuring the plan complied with the law."

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Louise Bohl, Richland High School
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Louise Bohl, Richland High School
 

RSD students use their mechanical skills in Bikes for Tikes effort (photo gallery)

12/08/2017

Hanford and Richland High School Career & Technical Education students put their mechanical skills to good use Friday as they joined a community effort to assemble 1,800 bicycles for Bikes for Tikes. Local Union 598 Plumbers and Steamfitters funds the annual effort which places new bikes in the hands of children throughout the Mid-Columbia region.

 

Dissection brings students up close with salmon (photo gallery)

12/07/2017

Marcus Whitman Elementary School fourth graders now have a better understanding of salmon anatomy and how salmon function after observing a salmon dissection Wednesday. Teachers Heather Walton and Cassie Lane dissected the salmon and answered questions from the students who have begun studying the life cycle of salmon.

 

Hanford High School Choral Extravaganza - video tracks

 

Significant changes coming to state and local school taxes

12/05/2017

Last summer, the Washington State Legislature passed legislation which changes how public school districts are funded. The legislation requires less dependence on local levies.

The bottom line is.....

  1. The state school tax rate is increasing 81 cents per $1000 in 2018.

  2. The Richland School District levy tax rate will drop $1.42 per $1000 if voters approve the February measure.

*** Important details are at this Tri-Cities School Levy web page.

 

Bombers win state football championship

12/04/2017

Congratulations to the players and coaches of the Richland High School football program. The Bombers beat Woodinville High School Saturday night 28-21 to claim the Washington State 4A championship.

 

RSD music students earn All-State recognition

12/01/2017

The Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) has announced that 30 Richland School District students have been selected to perform in the 2017-18 All-State Bands, Orchestras and Choirs.

"Congratulations to these outstanding musicians for earning All-State honors and being recognized for their dedication and effort," said Superintendent Rick Schulte. “And congratulations to the parents and music teachers who support and mentor these students.”

The All-State musicians will perform at the WMEA Annual Conference this February in Yakima.

 

STEM grant to Carmichael for LIGO Exploration Project

Image Title: Russ Whittaker (left) and Mark Muxen of the Dream Builders Educational Foundation present the grant award to Alexa David.
Russ Whittaker (left) and Mark Muxen of the Dream Builders Educational Foundation present the grant award to Alexa David.
11/29/2017

The science department at Carmichael Middle School has received a $1000 STEM Like Me! grant from the Dream Builder’s Educational Foundation and Mid-Columbia STEM Network. The money will fund a field trip to LIGO for 300 sixth grade students.

“Our sixth graders recently learned about different STEM careers and completed a STEM career exploration project,” explains Alexa David, science teacher and grant applicant. “Carmichael science teachers will bring this full circle now by having students visit LIGO to observe a real world application of STEM skills.”

Announcements

 

Follow RSD committee work

12/08/2017

Community members and RSD staff wishing to follow the work of the Elementary Math Adoption Committee and/or the Digital Citizenship Committee can do so by clicking the links below. Information includes the district committee charge, meeting notes, and a link to provide feedback to the committee leads. 

 

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.

 

Community invited to winter concerts

12/06/2017

The Richland High School Instrumental Music Department invites community members to attend winter concerts on Tuesday, December 12, and Thursday, December 14, 7:00 pm, in the auditorium. A number of instrumental groups will perform. Admission is free. Those attending are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Richland Food Bank.

 

Endangered species initiative inspires art students

12/04/2017

Hanford High School advanced art students Catherine Guevara and Jennifer Lentz earned top honors in the Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest. The juried contest focused attention on all that is endangered in the world. Out of 500 international youth entries, Guevara earned First Place and Lentz earned Third Place.

RSD Media

Students take a virtual field trip to Mars - KEPR TV Students take virtual field trip to Mars - KEPR TV
Learning with Technology RSD Learning with Technology video
KONA Radio news update - November 29, 2017 KONA Radio news update - November 29, 2017
Focus on Schools - Fall 2017 issue Focus on Schools - Fall 2017 issue

Upcoming Events

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
School Board Meeting Jan 9 :  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
School Board Meeting
District Administration Bldg.
Jan 15
Martin Luther King Day - No School
Jan 19
End of 1st Semester
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Elizabeth Hensley, Enterprise Middle School (first day of quarter and last day comparison)
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Sydney Nguyen, Richland High School