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Artist Unveils Tapestry At Sacajawea Elementary

The tapestry, designed by a Washington state-based artist, includes numerous details about the school and its community, from natural features and wildlife to elements of scientific work done at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Hanford site.

 

Badger Mountain Elementary earns Partnership School Award

Image Title: Members of the Action Team for Partnerships (ATP) at Badger Mountain Elementary.
Members of the Action Team for Partnerships (ATP) at Badger Mountain Elementary.

Badger Mountain Elementary recently earned a Partnership School Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University for its efforts to better connect the school with its community.

The school is the first to receive the award from NNPS, which advocates for strong partnerships between schools and communities to increase student success.

“Everyone at Badger Mountain cares deeply about our students,” says Principal Shana Borms. “Partnering with parents and community members is just one more way that we can help each of them be engaged in school and meet their potential.” 

 

Jefferson Elementary Celebrates New School

Image Title: Principal Bobbi Buttars and Superintendent Rick Schulte cut the ribbon at the ceremony officially opening the new Jefferson Elementary to the community.
Principal Bobbi Buttars and Superintendent Rick Schulte cut the ribbon at the ceremony officially opening the new Jefferson Elementary to the community.

Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate the opening of the new Jefferson Elementary on Aug. 27 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Our students and staff have a beautiful new building for learning and exploration thanks to the support of voters and the hard work of contractors and other district partners.

 

RSD Teachers Approve Contract

Richland School District is pleased to announce that members of the Richland Education Association (REA) have approved a new three-year contract for teachers in the district.

This contract raises teacher salaries consistent with the state’s changes to education funding, provides for in-school support for students and certificated staff and builds upon the district’s commitment to ensure teachers have time to hone their craft to improve student outcomes in the classroom.

“Our goal was to have an equitable and sustainable contract that will allow us to keep and attract great teachers,” says Superintendent Rick Schulte. “We are thrilled our teachers approved the deal we reached with the REA so they can be in the classroom and inspire students.”

 

Come See Our Newest School

Attend a ribbon cutting on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. celebrating the opening of the new Jefferson Elementary.

Tours will be available following remarks by district and school officials and after students practice their morning routine with their teachers.

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.

 

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