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Curriculum Audit & Special Education Services Review

The Richland School District is always looking for ways to make its schools even better. With that goal in mind, the district pursued an audit of its curriculum program and review of its special education services during the 2017-18 school year.

 

Bus drivers needed

The Richland School District is seeking bus drivers for the 2018-19 school year. Training is provided. Those interested should call (509) 967-6154.

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Dafne Moreno self portrait, Hanford High School
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Luke Hopkins, Hanford High School
 

Back-To-School Guide 2018

We’re excited to welcome students back for the first day of school on Aug. 28. Have questions about how to enroll your child, where to find menus for school meals or what school supplies are required? Check out the answers to those questions and many others below. Don’t see an answer to your question? Contact us at (509) 967-6000.

 

Elementary School #11 moving along on schedule (drone video)

Excellent progress is being made on construction of Elementary School #11 in West Richland.

Here is the latest drone video of the construction site (56 seconds). The school will open in August 2019.

 

Elias Duran delivers inspirational speech at AVID conference

Watch Richland High School 2018 graduate Elias Duran deliver the keynote speech at the recent AVID Summer Institute in Seattle. Elias delivered his inspirational speech to an audience of 5,000 students, teachers, and administrators from throughout the northwest.

“Elias overcame a tremendous amount of adversity the last four years,” says Toree Markussen, a12th-grade AVID teacher at Richland High.

Elias is the first in his family to graduate from high school and will be the first to attend college.

Image Title: Toree Markussen and Elias Duran
Toree Markussen and Elias Duran
 

Hanford High math scholars lead popular summer math camp

Hanford High School math team members are so pumped about math that they are coordinating this week’s Falcon Frenzy Math Camp. “We are always looking for ways to share our enthusiasm about math,” says team president Annie Shen.

The Hanford High math scholars are mentoring the 21 campers and helping them deepen their knowledge of math concepts. They answer questions and take turns explaining different ways to solve problems.

 

Hanford High School teacher’s work selected for textbook

Bedford /St. Martin's Press has selected Hanford High School teacher Kim Reifle  to be a contributor to the third edition of Language of Composition. The company asked Reifle to submit questions for the teacher’s edition and her questions were included in the recent publication.

Reifle teaches AP English, Mythology, Senior Writing, and Shakespeare at Hanford High. Bedford/St. Martin's specializes in publishing AP, Pre-AP, and humanities college textbooks.

 

Excellent progress on Elementary School #11

This aerial photo shows the progress being made on Elementary School #11 in West Richland. The new elementary school is one of ten projects being funded from the 2017 bond issue. Elementary #11 will open in August 2019 and house Tapteal Elementary students during the 2019-20 school year while the new Tapteal is being built.

 

Hanford High hosts national Guitar Building Institute

A Guitar Building Institute took place in the Hanford High School wood shop last week. Teachers from all over the west coast learned how to build guitars so they could take that knowledge back to students in their home school districts.

“The primary focus was the application of Computer Numerical Control technology as it relates to manufacturing guitar components,” stated Ed Ufford, Hanford High teacher and one of the Institute instructors.

Announcements

Attend Student Events With Senior Citizen's Gold Card

Senior citizens can support our students wherever they take the field or the stage by applying for a Tri-Cities Senior Citizen's Gold Card. Applications are available at the RSD Administration Building at 615 Snow Ave.  

RSD receives more than $31,000 to support students

Image Title: From left, Assistant Superintendent Todd Baddley, Career & Technical Education Director Claudia Cooley, and Gesa student interns Tiffynie Jones of Hanford High School and Piper Schirm of Richland High School.
From left, Assistant Superintendent Todd Baddley, Career & Technical Education Director Claudia Cooley, and Gesa student interns Tiffynie Jones of Hanford High School and Piper Schirm of Richland High School.

Support for activities, athletics and other student needs will get a more than $31,074.97 boost thanks to Gesa Credit Union and our community members.

Gesa presented a check for the amount during its annual reception recognizing school districts it works with as part of its co-branded debit card program. Every time someone uses one of the credit union's Richland High School- or Hanford High School-branded debit cards, Gesa makes a donation to our schools.

Thank you to Gesa and to all our community members who support our students and schools.

Learn more about how to get a debit card showing your Bomber or Falcon pride.

 

Nutrition Services subs needed

The Richland School District is seeking substitute Nutrition Services Workers for the 2018-19 school year. Paid training is provided. Work days are the same as school days; work times are usually between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

New Elementary Principals Announced

The Richland School District has selected new principals for Sacajawea, Marcus Whitman, White Bluffs, and Badger Mountain elementary schools.

  • Kindra Clayton will be the new principal at Sacajawea Elementary, where she has been the assistant principal since 2016. Ms. Clayton replaces Principal Jim Bruce.

  • Kristien McKenzie will be the new principal at Marcus Whitman Elementary. She most recently served as assistant principal at Orchard Elementary. Ms. McKenzie replaces Principal Brian Moore, who is the district’s new assistant superintendent of elementary education.

  • Gail Ledbetter will be the new principal at White Bluffs Elementary. She has been the principal at Badger Mountain Elementary since 2007. Ms. Ledbetter replaces Principal Paul Chartrand, who is the district’s new director of technology and innovation.

  • Shana Borms will be the new principal at Badger Mountain Elementary. She has been the school’s assistant principal since 2016, working closely with Ms. Ledbetter.

“These educators bring a dedication and commitment to the Richland School District and to its students,” says Mr. Moore. “We are confident that they will lead their new schools and continue to help our students succeed.”

RSD Media

Elementary #11 construction - drone video update July 30, 2018 Elementary #11 construction - drone video update July 30, 2018
2018 RHS graduate Elias Duran gives AVID keynote address in Seattle 2018 RHS graduate Elias Duran gives AVID keynote address in Seattle
Hanford High Jazz Band I - Almost Like Being in Love Hanford High Jazz Band I - Almost Like Being in Love

Upcoming Events

School Board Workshop - 2018-19 Budget Aug 23 :  3:00 PM
School Board Workshop - 2018-19 Budget
District Administration Bldg.
Aug 28
First Day of School
School Board Meeting Aug 28 :  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
School Board Meeting
District Administration Bldg.
Sep 3
Labor Day - No School
School Board Workshop - Special Education Review Sep 4 :  4:00 PM
School Board Workshop - Special Education Review
District Administration Bldg.
School Board Meeting Sep 11 :  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
School Board Meeting
District Administration Bldg.
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Haylie Ebel, Hanford High School - state art show
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Isaac Robertshaw, Hanford High School