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 [...]
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Monday was a busy night for the school board but nothing definitive was decided.
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
I’m hearing that some of the instructions on the RPS website aren’t so helpful. Luckily for you we have Bryce Lyle in our community. Bryce is part of group that is trying to get folks to see our local schools and specifically Westover Hills Elementary School in a new light. As part of that effort [...]
Kristen Larson is the the 4th District School Board Member and since being elected has been giving us these summaries of the Monday night school board meetings, posted to her Facebook Page. We had an extremely busy meeting last night. One of the big pieces of information was a proposal from the superintendent to consider [...]
Join the fun at the Family Art Night at Westover Hills Elementary School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. This annual event, run by art teacher Lauren Leake, is open to everyone — even if your kids do not attend WHES.
From Kristen Larson’s (4th District School Board Member) Facebook page. Last night at the Board work session, we spent a large amount of time discussing rezoning/school closures. We used rezoning committee data, student enrollment, facility reports and academic data during our discussion. I asked the administration to put all of these documents online for folks [...]
As any parent with children at J.B. Fishers knows to close the budget gap the school board is looking at closing two schools. From 4th District School Member Kristen Larson we get an update from her Facebook Page on the subject of school closing and also pushing the school administration to complete an audit requested in [...]
Last Friday there was a great tour showing off Westover Hills Elementary. The response was so positive they added another tour next Thursday 3/21 at 10 a.m.
From RTD The Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts received the five-year commitment it wanted, not the three-year term that school administrators suggested. The school also received a strong indication that it would get the lease terms on its building that will allow it to pursue financing to make capital improvements.
Thursday 2/28/13, our 5th district school board representative Mamie Taylor, will host her first 5th district community meeting. The meeting will be held at George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield), starting at 6:30 p.m. Please come out and hear for yourself information about our school system and where we are headed. RPS staff will be available to [...]
The Richmond School Board votes on the RPS budget tonight. As it stands the deficit of $11.6 million will be addressed through a combinations of closing 2 schools, reducing staff and spending from from the central office staff, alter or cancel existing contracts with vendors to consolidate some services with the city and reducing insurance options for [...]
Organizers have been assurred that the new section of TaZa will be open so if you attend you’ll get a sneak peek at the downstairs space. It will help out the organizers if you respond on their Facebook Event.
Applications for the 2013/14 school year are due postmarked this Friday, February 15!
To solve problems that are decades in the making the new Richmond School board will have to make some hard decisions. A work session was held Monday night and the possibility of closing an elementary school was raised again. No school was named but you know that local J.B. Fisher is on the short list based on [...]
Previously when the school superintendent passed something to the board it passed with little debate. Not the case this year and 4th District School Board Member, Kristen Larsen is not afraid to voice her opinion and call for more information be brought to the board. At question on Monday was a contract that Superintendent Brandon [...]
The Open Enrollment window will begin February 1, 2013 and end February 15, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Parents interested in having their child attend an out-of-zone school for the 2013-2014 school year must complete an application during this time frame. For more information, visit RPS website.
An Open House for prospective families will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6pm. If you need additional information, please contact school counselor, Ashlee Easter at 804-888-7061. Applications and information about what makes PHSSA a great school! via PHSSA Facebook
From RPS: In anticipation of inclement weather, Richmond Public Schools will observe a two-hour delay for all employees on Monday, January 28. Additionally, there will also be a two-hour delay for all regional and specialty schools.
I’m not going to pretend to have answers to the $11.6 million RPS school budget deficit. I do know that a few readers donating a few bucks can make a real difference in local classrooms. DonorsChoose.org has a handy search that allows you to look for a specific school or all the needs for an area. [...]