Important Reminders!

Richton Elementary fundraiser money is due Friday, August 28th. We will not accept late orders.

Show your school spirit by participating in our dress up days. Click here to view the dress up day schedule.

The Richton Elementary fundraising campaign starts today and will end Friday, August 28th. The purpose of this sale is to help raise funds for new educational supplies, learning materials, and various things for the students. Win  “The Hummer Pizza Party” by selling 18 items. Note: please collect money as you take the orders. Extra order forms can be picked up at the school office.

Show your school pride! Class tee shirt orders for Richton Elementary is due by Friday, September 4, 2015. Shirts will be worn for all field trips and class events. Click here for the order forms. Please contact the RES office at 601-788-6975 for additional information.

Formal senior pictures for the yearbook will be taken in the auditorium on Thursday, September 17th.

School  Day pictures for grades K-12 will be taken in the auditorium on Thursday, September 24th.  We will provide fliers with packet information to students as the date draws closer.

Senate Bill 2571

The Mississippi House of Representatives and the Senate voted today to repeal a provision in Senate Bill 2571 that would have changed the compulsory school age date from Sept. 1 to Aug. 1. Based on today’s vote, the Sept. 1 date will remain in effect. The bill is on its way to the governor’s office. The legislation will be effective from and after passage.

MS College/Career Standards

We are asking for all parents to please visit the MDE website (click here) for ideas on what to expect from MDE learning standards. It provides helpful information about Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards (MCCRS) and gives grade by grade information for English/Language Arts as well as Math. There are also videos to watch on the MDE college and career standards web page.

Parents Campaign

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News from The Parents’ Campaign

Do you want to receive important news about education legislation, especially new policies that will affect the way you are allowed to teach and lead your classroom? Click on the link below to visit The Parents’ Campaign’s web site and sign up to get personalized emails sent directly to your inbox from Nancy Loome at The Parents’ Campaign.

More Information:

 Mississippi Ranks 13th in Achievement Growth

A recent Harvard study ranked Mississippi 13th in the nation in improvement in student achievement. The study found that Mississippi’s national test scores improved at an annual rate of 2.54% compared to the U.S. average of 1.6%.

Top-performing countries have improved even more rapidly. See what they do that we don’t and how we can achieve similar results.

Final status of education bills The Parents’ Campaign followed in the 2013 session:

2013 Legislation

Learn A Test

The Mississippi Library Commission website has many practice tests available including ACT, GRE, and others. These practice tests are free of charge and covers all sections of the tests.  The tests are located at:


Visitors on Campus


Visitors must be approved by administration before being given a visitor pass to wear while on campus. Anyone who fails to comply with this policy is subject to being reported to local law enforcement authorities. NO teacher will allow you to enter his/her classroom to speak to a student without a pass. Students from other schools will not be allowed to visit our classes. When parents/guardians go to school to check out their children, they will have to wait in the office; they will not be permitted to visit the child’s classroom or hallway. No visitors will be permitted in school hallways unless teachers on that hallway are notified in advance by the school secretary.

PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POLICY. We must make every effort to enforce this rule.  It is the responsibility of this school to protect you children, so we must have your full cooperation in this matter.