Friday, March 22, 2013
Richfield Middle School actors and actresses performed their play March 20 and March 21.
Richfield Middle School actors and actresses recently put on "Annie Play Will Do" before packed houses this week. Here's a little synopsis of the show, as told by the schoo'sl theater department: Because of a miscommunication with the principal, high school drama teacher Mr. Morris finds himself with only one day to cast, stage and perform the school play. In desperation, he turns to his two best students, Paul and Laura, to take charge and co-direct the show, unaware that the two are in the middle of a nasty break-up and are no longer speaking. Things go from bad to much, much worse when Paul and Laura, practicing with their friends independently, don't realize they are rehearsing for different shows, "Little Orphan Annie" and "Annie Get …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The annual Richfield Teen Police Academy was held March 15.
The Richfield Public Safety and Fire departments welcomed 48 Richfield youth to it's annual Teen Police Academy last Friday. Members of the Police Multicultural Advisory Committee, Richfield Middle School and STARS students helped plan this year's event. The 48 attendees were able to see inside the police, dispatch, crime scene investigation and fire facilities at Richfield City Hall and Municipal Center. In addition, there was a K-9 demonstration and relays with fire department equipment were held. Throughout the event the there were prize drawings for items from a variety of local sponsors, including: Burger King, Caribou Coffee, China Garden, Chipotle Mexican Grill, City Nails, Dairy Queen (Lyndale Ave), Great Clips at Cedar Commons, …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The dance craze has made it to Richfield.
Like many young people across the county, Richfield Middle School students have been infected with the "Harlem Shake" bug. Students performed the new craze at the school's spring dance last week. The Harlem shake trend all started with a YouTube video produced by jokester “Filthy Frank” on Feb. 2. The 36-second film includes four individuals dressed up in costume, dancing to DJ Baauer's song “Harlem Shake.” Richfield High School Fire 'N' Ice King candidates also out on a Harlem Shake dancing display during the coronation ceremony last month. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Friday, March 8, 2013
Register your child by March 12.
Richfield's Teen Police Academy is back for another year. Richfield middle-schoolers, in Grades 6-8, can participate in the annual event on March 15, right after school lets out. Participants will be bused from Richfield Middle School to Richfield City Hall and Municipal Center for the academy, where parents can pick their children up after at 7:30 p.m. Youth planners have chosen the following topics: tours of the inner workings of police and fire departments, SWAT team, what to do when there’s a house fire, 911 dispatch center and much more. All participants will receive dinner and a t-shirt. There will also be door prizes throughout the event. The deadline to register is March 12. For more information, please see the attached flyer or …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sixth-grader Erik Larson won the "Bring a Viking to School" contest.
Many Richfield Middle School students welcomed Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen last Thursday. Sixth-graded Erik Larson won the "Bring a Viking to School" contest and in came Griffen with two cheerleaders and two vikings staff. Here's how RMS Assistant Prinicipal Emily Lilja Parker described the experience. He talked with the kids about the hard work that is required to be successful, and the importance of good grades as the first step toward achieving their dreams. He then answered questions that the students had prepared in advance. Some examples: Devyn Madsen asked: "What was the difference between playing for college and playing for the pros?" Griffen replied that now, the players are smarter, faster, and stronger. …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Students collected more than 8.000 items.
Richfield Middle School students collected more than 8,000 non-perishable food items for VEAP last week. VEAP, or Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, is a nonprofit that provides a variety of services and programs for Richfield, Edina, Bloomington and South Minneaplis residents. Dean Kasparek’s eighth-grade science class collected the most items, brining in more than 1,700 items, according to the Sun Current. The class got The Hobbit prize packs and tickets to a pre-screening of the new movie from the director of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy from Warner Brothers. Do you have an upcoming Richfield event? Put it on the calendar. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The district has posted school supply needs.
The school supply shopping season has begun. Richfield Middle School (RMS), along with all other Richfield Public Schools, has posted its supply requirements for school students for the 2012-13 school year. For easy printing, the official school list is attached as a PDF to this article and is also in Spanish. RMS seventh- and eighth-graders will also need three packages of five-tab dividers. Each student will also have to bring the following to give to his or her Core 1 teacher: Students will also need the following items at home: public library card, world atlas, dictionary, thesaurus and stapler.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The congressman met with student council members as part of the school’s Black History Month celebration.
A handful of Richfield Middle School students put U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison in the hot seat Monday in a roundtable discussion that covered about the congressman's role in the House of Representatives to his identity as a Muslim, among other topics. Ellison spent about 45 minutes with six members of the school's student council and Cultural Showcase Planning Group, which requested the congressman's visit as part of its efforts to recognize Black History Month. Minnesota's first black and Muslim elected official at the national level, Ellison told students that “being the first” to achieve these things never meant that much to him. He wanted to serve in Congress, he said, "to make good laws." “Whenever you’re the first at anything, it always…
Friday, October 21, 2011
Richfield Middle School hopes to become a national demonstration school for its AVID program.
Richfield Middle School (RMS) announced at the board meeting that it will be attempting to become a national demonstration school for its Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. The program currently serves more than 100 RMS students, providing them with supplemental courses, guest speakers and a chance for a college scholarship. RMS Principal Brian Zambreno said that becoming a demonstration school would be a “national demonstration of our quality” and would help the school support other programs in neighboring school districts. Michael Meister, an eighth grader at RMS, said that enrolling in AVID helped him reach a B grade average and that the program’s “binder checks”—where students’ trapper-keepers are dangled by …
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Richfield Patch has all the supply lists for Richfield elementary and middle schools.
The school supply shopping season has begun. Richfield Middle School (RMS), along with all other Richfield Public Schools, has posted its supply requirements for school students for the 2011-12 school year. The following is a list of items that all RMS students will need to have at the start of the school year: RMS sixth-graders also need: RMS seventh- and eighth-graders will also need three packages of five-tab dividers. Each student will also have to bring the following to give to its Core 1 teacher: Students will also need the following items at home: public library card, world atlas, dictionary, thesaurus and stapler. The official school list is attached as a PDF to this article and is also in Spanish.