Thanksgiving Holiday- No School

Richton School District will be closed November 23rd-27th for the Thanksgiving holidays. RSD would like to wish everyone and their families a happy and safe holiday. Classes will resume November 30, 2015 at normal time.

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3rd Grade News

Richton Rotary Presented dictionaries to all our third graders Wednesday as part of the Dictionary Project. Thank you Rotary!!

3rd Grade Dictionary

Members of our Maroon Marionettes dance team read with 3rd graders to help with reading fluency.

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Richton Robotics #9366

Richton Robotics #9366 competed in the Titan Bankshot Fall Classic Tournament Saturday in Ridgeland at Olde Towne Middle School.

All of our students performed well and the following students won trophies as indicated:

  • Programming Skills Award- Lucus McLain & Annie-Marie Wester
  • Teamwork Champions/Overall Tournament Champions – Donathan Tyree & Conner Cooley; Clayton Green & Garrett Munn
  • Excellence Award – Braden Meadows & Colton Sanderson
  • Robot Skills Awards – Braden Meadows & Colton Sanderson

The team of Colton Sanderson and Braden Meadows is currently placed 60th in the in Vex Robotics Skills!

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Reading Fair

RES will host its annual Reading Fair after the Thanksgiving holidays. K-2 will make one board per classroom that will be displayed Monday, December 14, 2015. Students in grades 3-6 will make the parts to the board at school and take home to put together.

  • Books must be read by Friday, November 13, 2015
  • Elements will be sent home Friday, November 20, 2015
  • Projects are to be turned in on Wednesday, December 9, 2015
  • Projects will be judged on Monday, December 14, 2015
  • Projects will be taken home on December 15, 2015
  • Regional Reading Fair – March 3, 2016 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (only first place winners go)

Reading Fair Resources:


Important Reminders!

Richton High School Homework Page

Progress Reports

Progress Reports are scheduled to go home Thursday, November 19, 2015.


active parent

Reminder to all parents– ActiveParent is an online tool that Richton School District provides for you to check your child’s grades, absences, and any discipline referrals. If you do not have already an account, please contact either the elementary or high school office for information.


The Richton School District yearbook, The Reflector is on sale now for $60. Get your copy before the price increases to $70 on January 1! You can purchase one from any member of the yearbook staff, or Mrs. Venessa Cooley in the RHS Library.

Senior Ads for the yearbook are also on sale. The deadline for purchasing an ad for your senior is Thursday, November 19. Pages are filling up, and we cannot guarantee availability after  that date. Ad prices are as follows: full page $200; half page $100; quarter page $50; one eighth page $30. Pictures, etc, for your ad are not due by the 19th, only the payment. Pictures are written content are not due until January 13.

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.

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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.