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Richland School District residents interested in running for a position on the Richland School Board must file with the Benton County Auditor’s Office during the week of May 11-15. There is no filing fee. Three positions are up for election this year.

District provides summer camps resource list

The Richland School District is compiling a list of local athletic and academic camps which will take place this summer. There are camps for children of all ages. You can access the list by going to our Summer Camps web page.


Marcus Whitman Elementary students will be displaced to the Sacajawea campus next year while construction of the new Marcus Whitman takes place. With two elementary schools operating on the Sacajawea campus, school start and end times must be staggered because of traffic concerns and school bus availability. “The City of Richland is requiring a 30-minute stagger to alleviate traffic congestion,” explains Mark Panther, Executive Director of Support Services.

Structure by Chancelor Perez

Richland School District students earned two of 15 major awards at the 2015 Washington State High School Art Show in Olympia. The winning students are Yebel Mosqueda, Hanford High School, for an ink drawing “Nature’s Fire”, and Chancelor Perez, Richland High School, for a photograph “Structure”.

High school students get classroom teaching experience (KVEW-TV)

Richland High School seniors Ireland Hibbs and Chandler Powers hope to become teachers one day. They are interns in the Richland School District's Careers in Education program. Ireland and Chandler are two of 14 students who are getting an up close look at what it’s like to be a classroom teacher. Each has been matched with a mentor teacher six hours a week all year at Sacajawea Elementary School.

Lewis & Clark fourth grade math team

The fourth grade math team from Lewis & Clark Elementary School earned First Place at the 2015 Eastern Washington Fourth Grade Math Is Cool! Championships. White Bluffs Elementary School placed third. In the individual competition, White Bluffs student Anthony Petyuk earned the First Place trophy.

Chief Joseph student selected for Future Leaders Conference

Kyler Mortensen, 7th grader at Chief Joseph Middle School, recently attended the Presidential Conference for Future Leaders in Bellevue. The top one-half percent of students in the United States are selected based on academics, leadership, sports, and music. Kyler is an honor roll student, plays the cello for the Chief Joseph Orchestra and the Mid-Columbia Youth Symphony, and participates in multiple sports.


The Altitude student journalists with their award

The Hanford High School student newspaper The Altitude earned a Best of Show 8th Place Award at the National High School Journalism Convention. This is the first time The Altitude has ever placed at the national level. “I’m proud of these HHS journalism students who show critical thinking, initiative, and creativity in their work,” said faculty advisor Nancy E. Smith.

Swetha Shutthanandan earns Top Oral Presenter Award at the Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Swetha Shutthanandan, Richland High School junior, earned the overall Top Oral Presenter Award at the Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Swetha presented her project "Next Generation Supercapacitors for Ultra Fast Energy Storage and Harvesting" to a panel of judges. She will now compete at the prestigious National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium sponsored by the Department of Defense.

Developmental Preschool making a real difference (KEPR-TV)

The Richland School District's Developmental Preschool is making a positive impact on young children who have learning disabilities. With the number of children identified with developmental delays increasing, the District now offers ten sections of this specialized preschool. "It's all about getting the kids to where they can be as independent as possible as adults," says Sharon Bradley, Assistant Director of Special Programs. "That's our goal for every child."


The Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction announced today that Hanford High School and Enterprise Middle School are recipients of the 2014 “Washington Achievement Award”. HHS was recognized in the categories of Reading Growth and High Progress. EMS was recognized in the category of High Progress. “So many schools in our state are doing good work to make a difference for kids,” said State Superintendent Randy Dorn.


Samuel McKinnon, Hanford High School junior, has been named a 2015 FIRST Tech Challenge National Dean’s List Finalist. McKinnon is a founding member of the HHS Engineering Club which formed last year. Club members built and programmed a robot and took it to district and state competitions. "Science, technology, and problem-solving are fun and rewarding, and are proven paths to successful careers,” states FIRST founder Dean Kamen.