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Board selects Bedden as new RPS Superintendent

RPS streamlines Specialty High School applications

RPS Action Squad seeks your input on school safety

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.

Community input sessions tonight and Wednesday on RPS Superintendent search

The first of four community input sessions regarding the Richmond Public Schools Superintendent search will be held today, 9/23, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. @ George Wythe & Thomas Jefferson High Schools. Two more sessions on Wednesday at Huguenot and Armstrong High Schools from 6-8 pm.

Patrick Henry teacher picked for Governor’s Teacher Cabinet

Stephen Schwartz, Grade 4/5 Math and Science Teacher of Patrick Henry School is 1 of 22 teachers that will be serving on the Governor’s Teacher Cabinet. ”The Governor’s Teachers Cabinet will play a pivotal role in advising our administration about new strategies and ideas to enhance teacher quality and professionalism, increase parent and community involvement, reduce […]

Two local schools to get more fruits and veggies

Westover Hills Elementary is receiving $23,998 and Elizabeth D. Redd Elementary $31,720 in grant money to introduce students to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and provide healthier snacking options. It would be awesome if a program like this could be rolled out to every school in RPS.

Huguenot High creates need pantry for homeless students

From the press release. Huguenot High School is seeking community support as it refurbishes its food and hygiene pantry for homeless students and others in need.

Patrick Henry School opens their doors yesterday

The families of Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts started up their school year yesterday and RTD captured a few photos. Remember to slow down a bit on Semmes and pay attention to little ones trying to get their education on.

Richmond Schools Meet & Greet and Back to School schedules

Patrick Henry Open House is August 1, 2-6 pm (not sure why it wasn’t included)

Patrick Henry re-opens enrollment for 2nd and 4th Grades

If you didn’t get your 2nd or 4th grader into PHSSA you can try again because they have re-opened enrollment.  Applications are available at the school website and at all Richmond Public Libraries. All applications are due Thursday, August 1 by 4pm.

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.

Follow-up on Huguenot protest – language barriers and deportation fears

Approximately 70 protesters gathered last Thursday at Huguenot High as the students were released.  Parents, family and students had joined together to voice what they feel is unfair treatment at the hands of school admistration and RPS.

Majority Leader Eric Cantor visited Patrick Henry School

From RTD On Friday, Cantor, R-7th, read with students, scoped out classrooms and spoke with parents about their decision to send their children to Patrick Henry as opposed to a traditional public school.

Latin@ supporters rallying against discrimination at Huguenot High

The Wayside Center for Popular Education are organizing a protest against racial discrimination at Huguenot High School.

School Board votes to close schools

Board votes to close Clark Springs, move forward with rezoning – by John Murden The Richmond School Board voted 5-4 to move forward with a plan for elementary school rezoning and school closings. The closings were first agreed upon in February as part of a means of closing a deficit of almost $12 million.

School Board Member Mamie Taylor hosting Community Meeting tomorrow

RTD had an article this morning about last night’s School Board meeting which focused on the closing of schools and redistricting. Mamie Taylor of the 5th District is hosting a second meeting tomorrow (5/30) to discuss the plan and presumably her opposition to the redistricting. Some  Woodland Heights parents are in favor of the changes […]

Rezoning Meeting Tonight

Patrick Henry closed tomorrow

Hey kids how about an extra day of vacation? From RPS Facebook. Patrick Henry Charter School of Science and Arts will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, 5/28, due to electrical problems. Power is off in the building and phones are not active. Principal Beamon will be at the school tomorrow. Parents are encouraged to visit the […]

Flamingo Fest and 5k on Saturday

Come to run, stay for fun! Flamingo Fest and 5K 2013 Run! J.B. Fisher Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will host its annual carnival and 5K for students, parents and the entire Fisher community to support our “Leader in Me” initiative. The event will kick off at 9am with our “Far from Flat” Flamingo […]

School closures and Woodland Heights re-zoning back on the agenda

Monday was a busy night for the school board but nothing definitive was decided.

Group of Woodland Heights parents working to get re-zoned

Posted on behalf or Woodland Heights resident Samantha. I’m posting to request that you take a few minutes to write to our RPS school board reps. I’ve been attending several city and school board meetings recently and talking to a citizen in the Westover Hills neighborhood about what they’re trying to do to WHES. They’re […]

Get to know Westover Hills Elementary School

The Westover Hills Neighborhood Association Presents: Get to Know WHES! An Inside Look at Exciting New Developments at our Neighborhood School Thursday, May 9th – 7:00PM

School board backtracks, won’t be closing schools

From RTD On a 5-4 vote Monday night, the board indefinitely delayed the idea of closing schools. The vote came about two months after the board adopted the plan in an effort to shave $1 million off its operating budget. “I want to put us on notice that we’ve got to add a budget session […]

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 […]

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