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Hanford High School Robotics Team Earns Berth To World Championship

Hanford High School's FIRST Tech Challenge team will compete at the world championship in Houston in April after an award-winning performance at the recent state-level robotics competition.

The students earned the Think Award for their creativity in developing solutions to obstacles they faced in designing and building the 20-pound robot they used in the competition. 

 

Richland High School Student Named Grand Champion At Regional Science Fair

Richland High School sophomore Zoe Gotthold loves penguins. She loves them so much, her research project on oil spill cleanup earned her a Grand Champion prize at the recent Mid-Columbia Regional Science Fair.

 

Hitting The Mark At Jason Lee Elementary

Jason Lee Elementary has joined Three Rivers HomeLink and Enterprise Middle School in offering archery to its students. From teaching determination, focus and physical strength, the program is providing a new challenge for students.

 

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Thank You Classified School Employees

March 11-15 is Classified School Employees Appreciation Week. Join us in thanking our classified staff members—paraeducators, cooks, custodians, secretaries, bus drivers, maintenance and grounds crews, IT support, and other support staff—for everything they do. They help make our schools great places for students to learn and grow. 

 

High School Student Artists Honored In Regional Art Show

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From paintings and photography to sculpture and metalwork, Richland and Hanford high school students have their artistic skills on full display in the Educational Service District 123 Regional High School Art Show. 

 

Nicole Anderson Named Next River's Edge High School Principal

Nicole Anderson will be the next principal of River’s Edge High School and will lead efforts to transform the school and bring in new ideas that will help students be successful after gradaution.

Anderson, currently an assistant principal at Richland High School, was one of several candidates considered for the role. She will finish the current school year at Richland High while transitioning to her new position. 

“Mrs. Anderson has a big heart for students as well as an ability to lead and inspire teachers,” says Assistant Superintendent Todd Baddley. “She will bring dynamic leadership to River’s Edge to ensure students can learn and grow in innovative ways.”

 

Hanford High Cheerleaders Earn National & State Titles

Hanford High School's cheerleaders brought home gold from national and state cheerleading tournaments.

The varsity cheerleaders earned the top spot in the super varsity non-tumbling division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 9. This is the fourth national championship the school has earned under coach Kim Mayer.

The week before the national championship, the varsity cheerleaders were named the 3A/4A Super Large state champions after competing at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) state tournament in Battle Ground, Wash. That is the 10th state title the school has earned under Mayer.

The cheerleaders also earned second place in the world Super Large Non-Tumbling division and ninth in the national Game Day Super Large division at the UCA event.

“Although the trophies and honors are amazing, appreciated, and hard-earned, our primary goal is always to build strong student athletes who have the self-confidence and self-discipline to strive for anything they desire,” Mayer says.

 

Short Film On Enterprise Middle School Selected For Film Festival

Enterprise Middle School's efforts to build a powerful and positive school culture are once again getting recognition. A short film about the school is one of the selected entries for the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports) Film Festival in mid-February in Washington D.C. The school uses the CharacterStrong curriculum to help students develop strong social-emotional skills. Enterprise earned the ASCD Whole Child Award for Washington State and the Global Class Act Award for Kindness in 2018 for its work toward making the school a welcoming place for all students.

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Classroom Support Teachers Are Here To Help

The best athletes work with coaches they know will push them, help them better understand their strengths and discover what they need to work on. Learn how the district's Classroom Support Teachers, or CSTs, are helping teachers refine their craft so their time with students can be even more powerful.