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Art work on display at Richland Public Library (photo gallery)

Zoe Allen, 8th Grade
Zoe Allen, 8th Grade
02/05/2016

The art creations of Enterprise Middle School students are currently on display at the Richland Public Library. You can enjoy the exhibit through Thursday, February 11. A number of these excellent pieces are featured in this photo gallery. The Enterprise art teacher is Mike Boynton.

Past and present leadership students recognized with prestigious award (photo gallery)

On behalf of past and present Richland High leadership students, Activities Director Jim Qualheim accepts The Milestone Award from Leslie Otto, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
On behalf of past and present Richland High leadership students, Activities Director Jim Qualheim accepts The Milestone Award from Leslie Otto, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
02/03/2016

In a special ceremony today at Richland High School, representatives of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) presented the school’s leadership students with The Milestone Award. The prestigious award recognizes Richland High’s efforts in raising over $115,000 since 2004 to help find a cure for blood cancer. “This is the first $100,000 Milestone Award ever to be presented in our Washington/Alaska Chapter,” said Leslie Otto, LLS Student Series Campaign Manager. "Schools like Richland High are making a difference in our quest to find a blood cancer cure.”

Hanford High School Cheer Squad earns sixth state title

Hanford High Cheer Squad (tumbling team) on the podium in Seattle
Hanford High Cheer Squad (tumbling team) on the podium in Seattle
02/01/2016

The Hanford High School Cheer Squad tumbling team are state champions. The 17-member squad earned First Place in the 3A/4A Large Division at the WIAA Washington State Cheer Championships January 30 in Seattle. It is the program’s sixth state title under the leadership of Coach Kim Mayer. “These girls over-came injuries and adversities, but always remained focused on their goal,” stated Mayer.

HHS Cheer Squad recognized nationally for spirit, skills, academics

01/29/2016

Hanford High School’s Varsity Cheer Squad earned fifth place in the 2015 American School Spirit Awards competition. Judges evaluated the portfolios of cheerleading teams from across the nation. The judging categories were community service, academics, athletic support, spirit raising ability, and cheer skill. “I’m proud of these student-athletes,” said Coach Kim Mayer.

Robotics team earns engineering awards at state

01/27/2016

A combined Richland School District team “The Oscars” earned two engineering awards at the First Lego League Eastern Washington State Robotics Championship January 16 in Cheney. The students from Chief Joseph Middle School and Three Rivers HomeLink achieved the highest scores in Robot Programming and Robot Performance.

River's Edge students earn Microsoft Office certifications (photo gallery)

A River’s Edge student concentrates on a Microsoft Office Specialist  certification test.
A River’s Edge student concentrates on a Microsoft Office Specialist certification test.
01/25/2016

A number of River’s Edge High School students have earned Microsoft Office Specialist certifications in Outlook and Word this year. Jennifer Tuck teaches the MOS/IT Academy class and says her students are mastering valuable skills. “These are common software applications that the students will find very useful in the working world and in college.”

Big turnout of families at Enterprise STEM Night (photo gallery)

01/22/2016

Physics, robotics, brain puzzles, math games, instructional technology, and much more were featured at Enterprise Middle School's STEM Night on Thursday. Hundreds of students and parents turned out as interactive exhibits filled the gym, commons, and classrooms.

"STEM education engages students in processes of discovery and innovation, and encourages them to solve problems through critical thinking," noted Maren Benedict, Enterprise science teacher. "It was wonderful to see so many families learning together tonight."

Operations levy helps support RSD music programs

Young engineers earn first place at regional Future City competition

01/19/2016

A Three Rivers HomeLink team earned First Place at the Eastern Washington Regional Future City Competition January 16 in Pullman. Team members are Abigail Macduff, Jinu Choi, Patrick Jones, Thor Walter, and Kira Baum. The HomeLink team also earned the award for “Best Architectural Model”. This year’s Future City theme “Waste Not, Want Not” challenged students to design waste management systems using solid waste not as trash, but as a resource.

Local levy helps fund essential Richland School District programs (photo gallery)

Library books
Library books
01/15/2016

The operations levy election is February 9. The Benton County Auditor's Office will mail out ballots on January 20. Local levy money makes up about 17% of the Richland School District's operating budget. The money is used to help fund essential programs which are not fully funded by the state. Some of these essential programs can be seen in this photo gallery.

Emergency training prepares RSD administrators for intruders

Lieutenant Curtis Smith, Richland Police, interacts with RSD administrators.
Lieutenant Curtis Smith, Richland Police, interacts with RSD administrators.
01/14/2016

All RSD principals, assistant principals, and administrative assistants attended emergency protocol training this week at Benton County Emergency Services. Local police led the sessions focusing on the response tactics needed if an armed intruder comes on campus during lunch time.  

“These trainings are part of the District’s ongoing efforts to help our school administrators be as prepared as possible for a worst case scenario,” noted Superintendent Rick Schulte.

DECA students show off marketing skills; qualify for state

Hanford High DECA students
Hanford High DECA students
01/13/2016

Over 30 DECA students from Hanford and Richland High Schools earned top finishes at the regional DECA Conference January 7 in Pasco and have qualified to attend the Washington State Career Development Conference in Bellevue. DECA students test their marketing skills by solving a business related problem and presenting it to a business professional who evaluates the presentation. Students also compete in written events which involve preparing research and marketing related projects.