Tuesday, January 22, 2013
What do you credit for the increase? Why are so many students still opting out of Richfield Public Schools? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Richfield Public Schools are able to celebrate a little win this school year. For the first time in six years, the district was able to hold on to more students than it lost through open enrollment opportunities. According to a the Sun Current, the district saw a net gain of 119 students due to open enrollment this school year. There were 454 district residents opting to attend school elsewhere, while 573 students living outside the district chose to attend Richfield schools. Over the last 10 years the district has had net losses of as many as 104 students, the article said. Offering all-day kindergarten, availability of two choice schools (Richfield Dual Language and S.T.E.M.) and free transportation to any of the schools regardless of …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments from around the west metro between Jan. 4 and Jan. 10.
Each week, Patch users contribute numerous insights, opinions and observations. The following is a collection of the most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments that appeared on Patch sites in Eden Prairie, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield, Shakopee, Plymouth, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story and join in the conversation. (The comments below are not meant to reflect the opinions of Patch or its staff.) *** VIDEO: State Rep. Yvonne Selcer Discusses Priorities The state legislative session began on Tuesday, Jan 8 at noon. What issues should Yvonne Selcer and our other local representatives focus on? From Becky Henry: Thanks for this helpful video …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The registration is for the 2013-14 school year.
Editor's Note: The following is a release from Richfield Public Schools. Your child will be both challenged and supported in our schools. All of our elementary schools address Richfield's high academic standards for all subjects and provide a stimulating and nurturing environment. Regardless of what school you choose, Richfield Kindergarten students move from early learning fundamentals in reading, writing and math to studies in science, social studies, and literature. We will help your child apply these fundamentals as they grow in our schools. To ensure optimal learning, Kindergartners attend for the full day. This option can provide more time to develop skills for success in first grade. Parents can make special arrangements for half-…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Will you support another increase? Take our poll below and share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter While voters approved a renewal and increase for the Richfield Public Schools' operating levy in 2012, another referendum item will be on the ballot in November 2013. According to the Richfield Sun Current, another funding source is up for renewal next fall—the disrict's technology levy, which supports the cost of machines, infrastructure and associated personnel. The levy will generate $1.3 million in revenue this year school year. The levy will expire at the end of the 2013-14 school year unless it is renewed by voters. Of course, it's possible the school board will opt to ask for an increase in addition to the renewal, which would result in …
Monday, December 17, 2012
A look back at what happened in the world of Richfield schools in 2012.
Richfield Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most interesting, important or possibly infamous to our readers. As far as schools went, there was plenty that happened in the last year: For the first time in Richfield history, the girls basketball team made it to the state championship in March. In fact, they made it to the final game, which they lost in a close battle to DeLaSalle. Then in a move that surprised much of the community, head coach LeeAnn Wise resigned as head coach in September. All of our coverage: After less than a year in his first principalship, Joshua Fuchs suddenly resigned as Richfield High School's lead administrator in May. However, …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The first of its kind fundraiser will feature a three-course meal, wine, musical performances and a silent auction.
Editor's Note: The following is a Richfield Rotary press release. Award winning Jazz vocalist, Richfield’s own Patty Peterson will headline "A Sweet Affair" on February 15, 2013 at the Minneapolis Airport Embassy Suites. Richfield Rotary is presenting the evening of music, dinner, wine tasting and silent auction as an annual fundraiser to support community and international service projects as well as vocal and instrumental music in the Richfield Public Schools. If you looking for a perfect gift for those special people in your life, this is the hottest ticket in town. Peterson will emcee the evening and perform along with the Richfield High School Jazz Band. The evening’s three-course dinner, accompanied by wine selections, will be …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The event is Saturday, Dec. 15.
Editor's Note: The following is a LEGO press release. The fourth and fifth grade Lego League teams from Centennial and Sheridan Hills Schools will be participating in the First Lego League Tournament on Saturday, December 15. The topic for this year’s competition is Senior Solutions. In addition to building and programming an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology that will be used to complete various missions as part of the Robot Game competition, students researched and created an innovative solution to a problem facing senior citizens. Part of the Lego League mission is to share the project with the community. The fourth and fifth grade Lego League teams, the Centennial Cougars and the Centennial Pumas chose the problem of …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
You could win $100,000 for Richfield Public Schools.
Monday, December 10, 2012
While many were hoping for a miracle, they didn't get their hopes up.
See what local students had to say about the possibility of a snow day for Richfield schools.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Enter your decorated home into Patch's Deck the House Contest and you could win $100,000 for Richfield schools.