Applications and information for the following scholarships are available in Mrs. Cassie Nicholson’s Office:
- Edward J. “Ed” Langton Scholarship
- Plum Creek Community Scholarship (deadline-January 27, 2016)
- Elaine Moser Scholarship (deadline-February 15, 2016)
- MS Association of Supervisors Scholarship (deadline-March 1, 2016)
The “W” will host a “Navigating Nursing Day” for high school juniors and seniors interested in learning more about a career in nursing. Attendance is limited to juniors and seniors who meet the minimum ACT score (21) and average GPA requirements (3.0) for admission to the undergraduate nursing programs. Interested students should contact Mrs. Cassie Nicholson.
Richton Rebel football players Natorian Watts, Daylen Jones, and Dustin McLain were named to the Super 22 All-District Team. Nataurean Watts, Cameron Ford, and Jordan Husband were selected 1st team All-District. Za’Darius Mitchell and Shaphan McSwain were selected 2nd team All-District. Congratulations to each of these athletes!
Camille Green, RHS sophomore, has been chosen to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership of Mississippi (HOBY) Seminar in June. As a HOBY delegate, Camille will get hands-on leadership experience and will have the opportunity to meet distinguished leaders of the community from different sectors such as business, technology, education, government, arts, and science. Camille is the daughter of Clint and Cathy Green.
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.
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 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.
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.