The 4th Grade field trip to the Capital Building in Jackson is vastly approaching. It is scheduled for March 6, 2015. We will leave the school no later then 6:45 am. Please have your child at the school by 6:30 am. We will return before the buses run. The cost is $50 per student which will be broken up into two installments of $25 each. The first installment is due January 28, 2015 and the second installment is February 28, 2015. This will be a great experience for our children. If your child has not turned in a permission slip and/or the $50, you still have time. I would like for all of my students to have the opportunity to be a part of this enriching experience. If there are any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. LaTeya McSwain at 601-788-6975.
Congratulations to all our Reading Fair Winners. The projects all looked wonderful.
READING FAIR WINNERS –
1ST PLACE – BOBBY O’MARY1ST GRADE –
1ST PLACE – DONOVAN BALDWIN
2ND PLACE – DAWSON MUNN
3RD PLACE – LOGAN MCREE
HM – SLADE OVERSTREET
2ND GRADE –
1ST PLACE – LIBBY HINTON
3RD GRADE –
1ST PLACE – KEATON BYRD & HANNAH MAE SHAW
2ND PLACE – DYLLAN PRINE & BROCK WELBORN
3RD PLACE – LAUREN SMITH & CARSON FREEMAN
HM – TYLEE MCCRAW & MATTIE MARIE COWART
4TH GRADE –
1ST PLACE – DALTON SHAW
2ND PLACE – REID OVERSTREET & CARSON EDWARDS
3RD PLACE – CHRISTIAN PERRY & HALEY TUCKER
5TH GRADE –
1ST PLACE – CADE MORRIS & DONATHON TYREE
2ND PLACE – ADDY NICHOLAS
3RD PLACE – MAHAYLA WALLEY & ETHAN COCHRAN
HM – ADARA ELY & KRYSLYNN FULMER
6TH GRADE –
1ST PLACE – JACOB BRUNSON & COLTON SANDERSON
2ND PLACE – DACOTA PRINE
3RD PLACE – KATIE PATTERSON
HM – TAYLOR SMITH & TJ LEWIS
Our next Reading fair will be October 22, 2015 for the next school year. We are looking forward to another successful reading fair.
The yearbook fundraiser orders and money will be due on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
Year Book Pictures
If anyone is interested in submitting pictures that may be used in the yearbook please click here. Please create an account and choose Richton Elementary or Richton High School for submission. There is also an app available that may be used for your convenience.
Yearbooks from last school year are still for sale at the reduced price of $40. 2014-15 Yearbook pre-orders start in November. For more information please see Mrs. Venessa Cooley or call the High School library at 601-788-6803.
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.
We are asking for all parents to please visit the MDE website (click here) for ideas on what to expect for next year’s common core student needs. It provides helpful information about common core 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.
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.
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:
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:
EVERY VISITOR TO OUR CAMPUS MUST SIGN IN AT THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE UPON ENTERING THE SCHOOL CAMPUS TO OBTAIN A VISITOR’S PASS.
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.