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Richland, Hanford High School Students Earn Awards At International Science Fair

Richland High School sophomore Zoe Gotthold and Hanford High School freshman Nikhita Bontha are award-winning international scientists after presenting their work at the recent Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix.


Three Elementary Schools Named State-Recognized Schools

We are thrilled to announce that Jason Lee, Lewis & Clark, and White Bluffs elementary schools are being recognized by state education officials for closing achievement gaps and helping students grow and be ready for their futures. 


Leona Libby Middle School Teacher Named 2019 Outstanding Young Educator

Meet your 2019 Washington State Outstanding Young Educator, science teacher Jessica Saddler at Leona Libby Middle School.

Whether engaging students in her classroom, taking on staff leadership roles or building bonds between the school and community, Ms. Saddler is making waves. That's pretty impressive for a teacher with three years of teaching under her belt.

“Jessica is an example of an ideal educator, someone committed to every aspect of making a school a place of growth for students, staff and the community as a whole,” says Principal Andre Hargunani.


Thank You Certificated Staff

They guide our students in the classroom, help them find the perfect book and are there for them when they are hurt or need someone to talk to.

Our certificated staff—teachers, nurses, counselors, psychologists, librarians and others—are always there for our students. May 6-10 is Certificated Staff Appreciation Week. Join us in thanking them for everything they do to make our schools great.


Preparing For The Next STEP At Richland High School

See how STEP (Student Transition Experience Partnership), a program between Richland High School and Goodwill Industries, is providing students receiving special education services with job training and other skills so they can be successful after graduation.




2019-20 Budget Update

Read a letter from Superintendent Dr Rick Schulte on an update on the 2019-20 budget and upcoming Richland School Board meetings.


Fowler General Construction Awarded Bid For New Tapteal Elementary

Richland-based Fowler General Construction will build the new Tapteal Elementary, with construction beginning this summer.

The Richland School Board recently awarded the bid for the project to Fowler after the company provided the lowest bid at $19,944,500. That bid was more than $500,000 less than initial cost estimates for the project.


Hundreds Of Students To Participate In Field Day On May 15

Student athletes with disabilities will take to the field at Fran Rish Stadium on May 15 to raise awareness, celebrate their strengths and build community at the second annual RSD Field Day.


“We want to see folks pack the stands at Fran Rish and see the amazing things our students are capable of,” says Scott Piippo, the event’s organizer and a special education teacher at Richland High School.


Hanford freshman wins top award at Washington State Science & Engineering Fair

Nikhita Bontha is really interested in the footprint people are leaving on the planet. More specifically, the Hanford High School freshman wants to make that footprint as small as possible, so she conducted research on how to make fuel cells more efficient and available. 

Now that research has earned her gold at the recent Washington State Science & Engineering Fair (WSSEF).