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Richland High Counselor Named To State Committee

Congratulations to Denise Reddinger, a counselor at Richland High School, for her appointment to a state committee that will advise the Legislature on how to create and support career-related learning opportunities in schools.

 

Schools Receive STEM Like Me! Grants

An after-school program focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects at William Wiley Elementary and an aeroponic gardening project at Chief Joseph Middle School will benefit from $1,250 in grants awarded to those schools.

 

Building Fitness & Friendships At Chief Joseph Middle School

Student growth is about more than academics. From racing to the finish to encouraging each other to do their best, see Chief Joseph Middle School students show how they are building relationships during an adaptive physical education class.

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Every Student Is Capable Of Success

We have more than 1,600 students receiving special education services in our schools. That includes Xander Iracheta, a Richland High School senior. Learn more about Xander's story and how staff at Richland High are helping him prepare for his future.

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Enterprise Middle School recognized for positive school culture

Efforts by Enterprise Middle School students and staff to establish a culture of kindness have earned the school a global award as well as a $6,000 cash reward.

The school has received the Class Act Award from RandomActs.org, a non-profit aimed at promoting random acts of kindness. RandomActs.org encouraged schools and student groups to apply for the award by submitting their acts of kindness, big or small, demonstrating how they benefitted their communities.

“The committee was blown away by our school-wide, year-long work at making kindness normal,” says school counselor Hans Appel.

 

Hanford, Richland High School Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Join the district in congratulating the five high school students named National Merit Semifinalists for 2019.

 

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.