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The Richland School District is one of the best places for a teacher to work in the state of Washington and the nation. Analysts with GoodCall ranked cities based on eight metrics including: cost of living, teacher pay, a populace that values education, and nice places to live with abundant amenities.
Richland ranked as the fourth best area for a teacher to work in the state with only Bellevue, Lacey, and Redmond ranked slightly higher. Nationally, Richland ranked 124 out of the top 689 cities.
The Richland School District has an ever improving culture of teachers and administrators collaborating together to help students succeed, says Superintendent Rick Schulte .
Hanford High School student honored for robotics knowledge
Kimberly McKinnon. Hanford High School sophomore, has been named a 2017 FIRST Tech Challenge National Dean s List Finalist . McKinnon was one of three students representing Washington State who attended the world robotics competition this past April in Houston.
The mission of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is to show students that science, technology, and problem-solving are fun and rewarding, and are proven paths to successful careers and a bright future for us all, states founder Dean Kamen.
The Hanford High School production of South Pacific received six nominations and the school s production of Seussical received twonominations in the 2017 Seattle 5 th Avenue High School Musical Theater Awards.
South Pacific has been nominated for the following awards:
- Outstanding Direction: Matt Leggett
- Outstanding Musical Direction: James Jones, Kelly Brown
- Outstanding Orchestra: Kevin Swisher
- Outstanding Chorus: Matt Leggett, Kelsey Wehner, Shane Morrow, Eric Johnson
- Outstanding Actor in a Featured Ensemble Role: Trevyn Wong
- Outstanding Actress in a Non-Singing Role: Kanako Kawabe
Seussical has been nominated for the following awards:
- Outstanding Scenic Design: Dave Neumayer, John Veysey, Keith Howard
- Outstanding Make Up and Hair Design: Aubrey Grey
Hanford High School. Top row: Lucinda Cort, Alexander Fang, James Carpenter, George Zhang, Kara Shibley, Hailey Cleavenger, Sarah Didericksen; Middle row: Valarie Milbrath, Shibani Datta, Elizabeth Allen, Sonali Matta, Georgia Coleman, Rachel Schmidt; Front row: Katharine Peurrung, Mariah, Johnson, Laura Sheen, Eric Anderson.
The Richland School District’s top graduating seniors were honored by the Kiwanis Club of Richland at the annual Senior Student Recognition Luncheon May 17 at the Shilo Inn. This year’s event marked the 55th year that the Richland Kiwanians have honored the District’s top seniors from Hanford High School, Richland High School, River’s Edge High School, Three Rivers HomeLink, and Delta High School.
Richland High School AVID students and their family members celebrated at AVID Family Night last week. Those attending celebrated the successes of AVID students this year with certificates of completion. And there was a special ceremony to honor Tim Turner’s 12 th grade AVID class. The AVID seniors received $350,000 in scholarships.
The AVID elective focuses on students in the academic middle 2.5 to 3.5 GPA who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum, but are falling short of their potential. The AVID elective helps them reach their potential and be college and career ready.
Enterprise students step up to help out Tri-Cities Cancer Center
Camryn Dezember. ASB secretary at Enterprise Middle School, organized a successful coin drive last week for the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation. Camryn provided milk jugs to each 1 st hour class in which students were asked to drop coins in throughout the week. The result was a check for $1550 that Camryn (second from right above) presented to the Cancer Center Foundation. Great job Enterprise!
Richland School District taxpayers are getting a $15 million break . On May 17, the District sold $69 million worth of construction bonds at a 2.82% interest rate, significantly lower than the expected 3.46% rate. This favorable market sale will result in interest savings of $15 million over the 15-year life of the bonds.
This is $15 million that RSD taxpayers will not have to pay in interest costs, explains Superintendent Rick Schulte .
The District s strong Aa2 bond rating from Moody’s attracted investors to purchase the bonds. The Aa2 rating reflects the District’s sound financial position and our history of solid money management, adds Schulte.
Lewis & Clark 4th grade team – Audrey Xu, Ethan Gotthold, Colin Shen, and Adam Tan.
Congratulations to all the Richland School District 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students who qualified for, and participated in, the Washington State Math Masters contest May 20 in Moses Lake.
Some of the top individual and team finishes were:
- Badger Mountain – 2nd place, 4th grade Division “e”
- Lewis Clark – 4th place, 4th grade Division “i”
- Colin Shen, Lewis Clark – 4th place, 4th grade Division “i”
- Mooyoun Kim, Badger Mountain – 4th place, 4th grade Division “e”
- Cooper Carey, Orchard – 4 th place, 5th grade Division “phi”