Saturday, April 13, 2013
Event organizers counted roughly 750 attendees at the Saturday event.
An estimated 750 people turned out for the sixth annual Go Lean, Go Green: Richfield Public Schools Community Wellness Expo Saturday morning at Richfield High School. The big number was up from about 600 in 2012, and 550 in 2011. From performances from area elementary school choirs and the Mexican Dance Troupe to flag football games and face painting, a variety of activities, entertainment and vendors made for a family friendly event. Check out Richfield Patch's photo gallery of the event. You can also add your own photos by clicking on "Upload Photos and Videos." *** See photos from the 2012 event. See photos from the 2011 event. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Richfield superintendent interviewed for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Public Schools' position last week, but was not named as a finalist for the job.
Two of the five candidates for Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Public Schools' next superintendent have been invited back for the final round—and Richfield's Dr. Robert Slotterback isn't one of them. Slotterback was named a semifinalist for the position April 1 and interviewed for the job Wednesday, April 3. "I was flattered that [the board] wanted to interview me," Slotterback told Richfield Patch last week. "But, I'm at the point in my career where I have to make sure it's a good fit for me, and [the district]." "It’s not that I am in any way unhappy with my situation here at Richfield," he added. "I think we’ve all worked very hard and we've done some great things." The two finalists are Darren Kermes, executive director of two educational …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The annual event aims to encourage residents to get more involved in physical activities.
After seeing more than 600 attendees in 2012, Richfield Public Schools is getting ready for its sixth annual Community Wellness Expo: Go Lean, Go Green event on Saturday, April 13. The event aims to encourage residents to get more involved—physically and mentally—in physical activities, healthy eating and taking better care of the environment. Richfield Patch will be at the event. Look for us in the cafeteria near the performance area. The morning event will feature mutliple vendors and demonstrations, with tips on how to go lean and green, with activities for all ages. From face painting and a kids' bounce house, to a mile run with Superintendent Bob Slotterback, the event is open to anyone who wishes to come and join in the activities. …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The board discussed personnel items and heard an update on the 2012-2013 Resident Special Education Unduplicated Child Count. Watch the meeting below.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Richfield's superintendent will interview for a position with Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools District Wednesday.
After sifting through 31 applications, five semifinalists have been named in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District's search for a new superintendent—including current Richfield superintendent, Dr. Robert Slotterback. The district hired recruiting firm School Exec Connect to review and select the semifinalists, and presented the five candidates to the board of education Monday night. Slotterback has been with Richfield Public Schools since 2008, and holds a PhD from University of Iowa. Prior to coming to Richfield, Slotterback helmed two suburban Milkwaukee districts. According to Burnsville Patch, Dr. Kenneth Dragseth, a representative of School Exec Connect, said Slotterback has a special skill in marketing the Richfield district, …
Friday, March 15, 2013
All of Richfield six public schools had a team or teams win a FPS award at regionals.
Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Coordinator for Gifted and Talented services for Richfield Public Schools Mindy Hendrickson. Richfield held a reception at the Richfield Middle School in honor of the fact that this year, for the first time, ALL six schools had a team or teams that won an award at the FPS regional competition, grades 4 - 12. We also had a number of teams advance to state - in each age division. The evening began with the parents getting to watch their child complete a creative problem solving challenge: " Make an award to honor your accomplishment this year - perhaps in the form of a badge, crown, or trophy." The challenge followed the FPS competition format of limited materials, in this case only four pipe …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Many teams earned top honors at the regional competition in early February. Now, some are moving on to state on April 6.
Editor's Note: The following was submitted by FPS coach, Sheila Johnston. On Saturday, Feb 2, 45 teams and several individual competitors from Columbia Heights, Eden Prairie, Farmington, Lake City, Minnetonka, Richfield, and Wayzata gathered at Richfield Middle School to compete in the Regional Future Problem Solving Bowl. The topic for the regional competition was Megacities. All Richfield Schools were represented at the competition, and all came away with top honors! After months spent researching the topic of Megacities and honing their problem solving skills, students competed in both the Written and Oral Presentation Competitions. Sheila Johnston, co-director of the Regional Future Problem Solving Bowl, compared the day to an …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Enrollment at Richfield elementary schools is on the rise and the school board is predicting a tight squeeze in the future.
Enrollment throughout Richfield's four elementary schools rose by 94 students this year, according to recent district numbers. The jump is part of a trend Richfield Public Schools have seen over the past couple years, and the school board is anticipating it to continue. According to a recent Sun Current article, the district is expecting to add as many as 200 elementary students in the next two years. And in an attempt to be able to accomodate more students, the board discussed options such as adding a magnet school to the Central Education Center building and getting creative with under-utilized space. (A new building or adding on to an existing building were not realistic options, especially with a technology levy up for voter approval …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The following is information on city actions, school closings and canceled activities.
*The City of Richfield issued a snow emergency. All vehicles should be removed from the city roads. Police will issue tickets and tow if necessary. However, resident should also know the snow parking ban ordinance is in effect all winter until April 15. The ordinance requires that vehicles be removed from the streets after 2 inches of snow or more have fallen. As for neighboring towns, Bloomington and Minneapolis have declared snow emergencies. Closed Open More school closing information can be found on Kare11.com. Still happening: Richfield High School According to other Richfield Public Schools wesbites, no indication of canceled events have been given. If you know of local activities that are either canceled or still going on Tuesday …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Register your child for the 2013-14 school year Thursday.