Saturday, November 3, 2012
Teacher Kathy Luebbe responds to a Letter to the Editor written by resident Molly Illes.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Dear Ms. Illes, I appreciate your support of Sheridan Hills Elementary School. As a teacher at the Richfield Dual Language School, I must say that your son would have flourished in our school as well. He would have done well at the R-STEM School or Centennial School. I am proud to be a Richfield teacher. It is always good to hear the truth of how hard our teachers and support staff and leaders work to deliver quality instruction. Why? It is because our mission statement gives us the reason: we are building life-longer learners. I am pleased that you have found this to be true for your son. Please affirm our district by voting YES for both referendums on November 6 and encouraging all your friends who are Richfield residents to do the …
Friday, February 24, 2012
One employee and one community member will be recognized for each Richfield Public School District building site.
Editor's Note:The following is an announcement from the Richfield Public School District. Do you know someone who has gone the “Extra Mile” to make the Richfield Schools a great place to work and learn? The Richfield Public Schools are seeking nominations to honor one employee and one community (volunteer) member from each of the District’s building sites for the annual Extra Mile Award. This award is designed to give each of the work sites a vehicle to recognize people who have made the work sites and our school community a special place to learn and work over the years. A nominee may be any employee or community member who has been an outstanding contributor (time, talent and/or effort) to Richfield’s students or schools or work sites. …
Friday, December 2, 2011
The Holy Angels dance team might be youthful, but the end goal is still a shot at a state championship.
The Academy of Holy Angels dance team is young, and it has a brand new coaching staff this winter. But the Starliners’ reputation as a top-tier program in Class AA is still in tact, and they’ve got no intentions of changing their goals of reaching the state meet. So as Holy Angels prepares for Saturday’s Chaska Invitational, its first chance to compete in Jazz this season, the Starliners continue to refine each move and help their youthful squad become more and more polished. “The longer you know a dance, the more familiar you are with it and the more you can do it in your sleep,” senior co-captain Michelle DePauw said. “That just comes with time and doing it over and over again.” Holy Angels finished third out of six teams at Tuesday’s …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Richfield Public Schools and the city work to provide free breakfast and lunch to any kid 18 years and younger.
Richfield's 2011 Summer Food Service Program began serving breakfast and lunch to qualified kids at various sites throughout the city Monday. The program was run by the city from 2005-10, but this year Richfield Public Schools took the program over. The feeding program aims to provide healthy meals for kids year round, not just during the school year. The sites are open to all area kids 18 years and younger. The feeding sites are as follows, according to Richfield Recreation's summer program guide: Breakfast June 13 through July 20, 2011 When: 9-9:30 a.m., Monday—Thursday. Where: Augsburg Park, Madison Park and Washington Park. June 20 through July 28, 2011 When: 8-8:30 a.m., Monday—Thursday. Where: Richfield High School. June 27 through …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Blessed Trinity Catholic School eighth graders are now a summer away from their first year of high school.
Richfield's Blessed Trinity Catholic School celebrated the graduation of its eighth-grade class Monday night at St. Peter's Catholic Church. The ceremony began with a mass given by all three pastors from the affiliated churches: Father Tony VanderLoop of the Church of St. Peter’s, Father Tom Krenik of St. Richard’s Catholic Church and Father Charles McCarthy of the Church of Assumption. McCarthy delivered a homily that told the kids that their teachers have taught them how to learn—something that is a life long journey, according to Melissa Cavanaugh, communications coordinator for the school. Eighth-grade graduate Mivi Nguyen followed by singing a solo of “Ava Maria.” Once mass ended, all graduates received their diplomas from Principal …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The Richfield School Board meets for its first meeting of May 2011 and discusses new legislation that would not allow third graders to enter fourth grade without passing a reading proficiency test.
There are students within his district, across the state and around the nation for whom passing a reading proficiency exam can be an insurmountable feat, according to Richfield Superintendent Bob Slotterback. Yet, the Minnesota State Legislature has introduced a number of bills, including HF 934, aimed at these students, specifying that third graders who don't prove to be proficient in reading won't move on to the fourth grade. Slotterback said the measure would not resolve reading proficiency problems for these students. "If you say a student may not be promoted to fourth grade until they pass this test, there will be students who will have difficulty for years and years and years [to come]," Slotterback said. "The idea that you just set …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The Richfield School District discusses The Choice is Yours Program and its affect on Minneapolis schools.
It's been 11 years since Minnesota began The Choice is Yours program, which allows Minneapolis families that qualify for free or reduced-price lunches to enroll their child in public schools outside of their resident district. Yet due to changes in student demographics of participating districts and changes within the program since its start, organizers of The Choice is Yours are discussing possible revisions, including whether to continue the program in districts like Richfield, which currently has about 80 Minneapolis students enrolled. At the April 18 regular meeting of the Richfield School Board, the board discussed district participation in the program and whether or not it would take a position with the Joint Powers Board of the West…
Friday, April 1, 2011
More than 70 Minnesota School of Business students, 43 of them from the Richfield campus, graduate March 24.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Minnesota School of Business-Richfield campus. Forty-three students from Minnesota School of Business (MSB) in Richfield walked across a stage on March 24 and received their college diploma. The ceremony, which took place at Bloomington Kennedy High School, celebrated and honored graduating students from the MSB-Richfield, MSB-Lakeville and Globe University-Minneapolis campuses. The evening featured three speakers who all gave advice to the graduating students. Barun Dhakal, a Masters graduate candidate from Globe University–Minneapolis spoke on behalf of the students. Raised in Bhutan, Dhakal talked about the quality education he received from Globe University and encouraged his …
Monday, March 28, 2011
Think you missed something last week? Richfield Patch has it covered.
The Richfield City Council had a full agenda last week, which mostly centered around its redevelopment initiatives throughout the city: While these were the big stories around town, here’s what else happened last week: Government The city council approved a vacant property ordinance, which requires property owners to register the property with the city. The goal of the ordinance is to allow the city to keep track of properties and be able to take action if they are not properly maintained. For the full story, click here. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen expressed his concerns about lack of flood relief funding and also stated that a Republican transportation bill was stealing money from different fund and being put into the general fund…