School Picture Makeups
If your child missed school picture day, make-ups are scheduled for Thursday, October 6. This will be the only make-up date so please make sure your child is present.
Graphic Design Class
The Graphic Design class at Richton High School is creating a Rebel Recipe cookbook. The cookbook will contain recipes from students, teachers, staff, administration, and former alumni. We anticipate receiving printed copies to sell in the spring. The price will be $15 per cookbook. Proceeds will go to the band to purchase new uniforms. Click here for more information.
Attention RHS Seniors and Parents
It’s time to start planning for your Senior yearbook ad! Ads are a great way to designate a special page where you can showcase photos and leave lasting messages from family and friends.
Order forms will be sent home, or you may contact Mrs. Johnie Odom at 601-788-9608 to purchase.
The RHS Yearbook Staff WANTS YOUR PHOTOS!
Upload your best photos to www.replayit.com and we may feature them in the 2017 yearbook! We want to see group photos; football, softball, baseball, track, golf, tennis, dance, cheer, basketball, band photos, dress-up day photos; classroom photos; pep rally photos, and anything else you think may be good enough for YOUR Richton Yearbook!
You can also download the Replayit app on your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play.
Start sending in those pictures today!
Congratulations to Richton Elementary Teacher of the Month, Shelly Tucker, and Rebel Staffer of the Month, Cammie Meadows. They both enjoyed lunch at Old Theatre. Thank you for your inspiration, confidence, and commitment to our school. Way to go ladies!
Congratulations Mrs. Sabrina Henderson, Richton High School Teacher of the Month! As teacher of the month, Mrs. Henderson will receive a designated “front door” parking spot, lunch at the Old Theatre on a day of her choosing, and a certificate.
Special thanks to the Old Theatre for providing lunch!
Congratulations Student of the Month for August:
7th Grade-Devin Miller
8th Grade-Tatum Dunnam
9th Grade-Emily Edwards
10th Grade-Taylor HInton
11th Grade-Dylan Lambert
12th Grade-Rebecca Strickland
*These students will be recognized on the school website, Facebook, in The Richton Dispatch, and at home football games in September. They will also receive a certificate and a free ice cream coupon from The Old Theatre.
Richton High School Book Fair: October 24-28
Preview Day is Friday October 21
PTO membership forms are available. The cost is $10 and you will also receive a decal for your car that reads: “We are Richton Rebels”
PTO school t-shirts are available. Each grade has a different color and the cost is $10.
PTO needs your support and help. We will be scheduling a meeting soon and want your input.
DRESS CODE POLICY for Elementary 2016-2017
It’s not too early to pre-order your yearbook! If you do so by September 16, your cost is only $60. One line of personalization (student’s name) is just $5 extra. If you’d like to upgrade to the “Signature Package,” the cost is $73 and includes a yearbook, one line of personalization on the front cover, a color autograph section, and 8 multi-color signing markers.
You can also add up to 4 icons to the cover at no extra charge (as long as you purchase personalization). Order forms have gone home with the elementary students. Jr high and high school students can pick up order forms in their classrooms.
You can also purchase your yearbook online , just Click here to get started.
With rainy weather a daily event, our new process for mornings when it is raining or below 35 degrees will be for students to eat breakfast and then report to their first period class.
Any students caught roaming around will face disciplinary action. This is an effort to keep students in smaller groups and to keep Jr. High and High School separated, instead of just sitting in the auditorium with many opportunities for horseplay.
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 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.