February 2017 Bond Issue Election Q & A
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The Richland School District is placing a $99 million construction bond issue before voters on February 14. The bond issue addresses 10 facility improvement projects. Go to this Questions & Answers link to find out more.

Christmas Craft Night
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Coming up Friday December 9th PTA will be hosting our annual Christmas Craft Night! Bring your family and come have fun making special holiday crafts. The event will be from 6:30-7:30p.m. in the Jefferson Elementary gym. We look forward to seeing you.

Girls on The Run 5k Completed
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Our Jefferson Girls on The Run completed there 5k marathon on November 19th! Girls on the Run is a character development program that combines training for a 5k run/walk with self-esteem enhancing lessons. Girls on the Run is offered at Jefferson twice a year in Spring and Fall.  For more information you can talk with one of our coaches, check out the website or call 509-713-7014.

Updates on New Jefferson
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The Jefferson Elementary School replacement project is moving along right on schedule. This Tuesday night, the Richland School Board will review the architect design plans. The next phase will be preparation of construction documents. The District will break ground on the new Jefferson next summer. The new school will open in August 2018. Replacement of Jefferson is one of the bond issue projects approved by voters in 2013. You can access the construction timeline at the link below.

Appreciation of Excellance
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Jefferson Principal Bobbi Buttars recognized art teacher Erika Cook for her positive contributions to the school. “Erika’s annual art theme builds community within our school. She opens her art room at lunch allowing students time to finish their projects. She inspires our Jefferson students to create beautiful work.”

New Buddy Benches at Jefferson
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Richland High School sophomore Mason Scott enhanced the Jefferson Elementary School campus as part of his Eagle Scout project. Mason raised over $900 thru a yard sale to purchase two Buddy Benches. He then organized the installation of the two benches on the Jefferson playground. “Buddy Benches foster friendship and inclusion on the playground,” says Principal Bobbi Buttars. “We thank Mason for his efforts.”


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