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Other Commonwealth students staying in school, local students not so much

Across the Commonwealth the high school drop out rate is hitting a record low of 6% so it’s a bit shocking when you look at our local high schools.

Dr. Jonathan Lewis appointed Interim Superintendent of RPS

According to the RTD Lewis will be paid $92,000 for a term of six months beginning next week, while the board continues its search for a permanent Superintendent. Lewis has stated that he has no plans to seek the permanent position.

Rezoning Meeting Tonight

Changes to continue at RPS, Superintendent Brandon to step down

What this will mean for our local schools only time will tell. RTD has the story. Richmond School Superintendent Yvonne W. Brandon will announce today that she is leaving the job on June 30, according to a source who asked not to be identified. The decision is mutual between the superintendent and the newly constituted […]

Chat online with RPS about open enrollment today


RPS might be adding a 6th Grade to Fisher

It is no mystery that RPS has a tough sell when it comes to middle school. As a parent of a current RPS student I’ve asked a good number of fellow RPS parents about Jr. High options. I’ve not heard a comforting response. Adding another International Baccalaureate program would be a logical step but that […]

RPS McKinney Vento Holiday Program – one child’s story

Last week we told you about The RPS McKinney Vento Holiday Program and its efforts to  help homeless kids have a better holiday. Every week we are going to profile a family or child to get a better idea of what these kids are going through. The following is written by Alia Butler from the perspective of one the children […]

RPS Board moves time of today’s re-zoning meeting and up to 4 schools could be “repurposed”

If you were planning on attending tonight’s 7 p.m. school board meeting to hear the recommendations of the rezoning committee in the City Council chambers, you’re out of luck. In a move that comes as absolutely no surprise to anyone that has followed how the school board operates, the school board has moved the meeting to […]

RPS School Rezoning Meeting February 15 at Thompson

Every few years, Richmond Public Schools start talking about rezoning. This process can obviously change which school your child is zoned for, and might result in schools being closed if they are under-attended. 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m on February 15, RPS is holding a Community Meeting at Thompson Middle School. Some of the proposals floating […]

Patrick Henry Gets Some Credit

Yesterday RTD ran an article about how the first time in 13 years enrollment in Richmond Public Schools actually increased. Southampton Elementary (68), Lucille M. Brown Middle (26), and George Wythe High (21) were the local schools that saw an increase. Richmond Superintendent Yvonne W. Brandon reasons she saw for the increase included a campaign […]

After School Activities Cancelled Today

From RPS Twitter; All afterschool activities have been cancelled for today, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, due to forecasts of inclement weather.

RPS Call to Action

Fill out this survey to help out Richmond Public School implement a 5-year plan. The Richmond Public Schools has begun an ambitious project to create an actionable, long-range strategic plan. We held a series of summits to gather input from the community and our superintendent, Dr. Yvonne Brandon, invited a team comprised of a broad […]

NBC12 on 4th District Schools Open House

Previous H&H story.

Fourth District Schools Meet and Greet

A great chance for families to check out some local schools is coming up. Check this out before you start pricing houses in the county. From the office of Kathy Graziano; Richmond City Council President Kathy Graziano and Fourth District School Board Member Adria Graham Scott have scheduled an unprecedented opportunity for Fourth District parents […]

Meeting on Huguenot High Thursday

The Richmond City School Board, in conjunction with the Building a Better Richmond planning team, will hold a series of special meetings to receive public comment regarding Phase I of the Building a Better Richmond plan for Richmond Public Schools. The first phase includes construction of a new Oak Grove Elementary, Broad Rock Elementary, Martin […]

Back To School Hotline

Richmond Public Schools will operate a Back-to-School Hotline Sept. 1–10 to assist parents, students and others with any questions they might have regarding the opening of the 2010-2011 school year. Citizens may call the Richmond Public Schools Back-to-School Call Center at 254-6188 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. [via]

A Plethora of Hillsandheights School News

Here’s a roundup of local school news.  Do you have news from your school that you’d like to share? Email us, we’d love to include it here on Hills & Heights. Click through to see info on VPI classes, Patrick Henry and J.B. Fisher Elementary.

RPS Launches New Website

I haven’t had a chance to check it out thoroughly yet and probably won’t today. Let me know what you think. At first glance looks much better. Richmond Public School Website

RPS Student Artshow At Westover Hills Library

Please join the Richmond Public Library and the Richmond Public Schools Arts And Humanities Center as we celebrate the creativity of artists & musicians from Richmond Public Schools. During March, the Westover Hills Library will exhibit original artwork by students from neighborhood schools and the Thompson Middle School Choir will perform during the opening reception. […]

RPS Holding Public Meetings on Composite Index

From the RPS Press Release: School Board members to hold district meetings regarding composite index school funding Richmond City School Board members will hold a series of district meetings to discuss the most recent proposal now before the General Assembly regarding public school funding for the 2010-2011 school year.

RPS on 2 Hour Delay and Full Day on President’s Day

The title says it all. Your little bundles of joy that you have been trapped in the house with for day after day after day go to school  tomorrow on a two hour delay. Additionally they shall be packing their little book bags and going to school on Monday which previously had been a holiday.

Workshop on Preventing Bullying

From the RPS website: Parent Resource Center to hold workshops on How to recognize and prevent bullying, Tuesday, Feb. 9 The Richmond Public Schools Parent Resource Center will hold two workshops to help parents recognize and prevent bullying among their children. Sessions will be held for parents of both elementary and secondary school students on […]

Richmond Public School 2 Hour Delay Thursday

Richmond Schools open tomorrow but with a 2 hour delay. Would it be inappropriate to say Thank God? [via]

RPS Schools Closed Wednesday

According to NBC12 Richmond Public Schools will be closed tomorrow. What are you going to do with your little ones tomorrow? No really, I need some ideas. We might head over the Virginia Historical Society.

Richmond Public Schools Closed Tuesday

From RPS Website: Richmond Public Schools, Closed Tuesday, February 2, 2010. 12-Month Employees 2-hr. delay, Plant Services Employees On Time

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