Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Bet it known:
The royal Scholastic Book Fair is COMING SOON!
10/14-10/17 2014 (Preview 10/10/2014)
Enter the Kingdom of Books!
Volunteers & Shoppers Wanted!!!
Volunteers & Shoppers Wanted!!!
Richton Elementary is partnering with Mississippi State University Extension Service for their 4-H Program and volunteers are needed. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older and must undergo the three-step volunteer process. The process includes: Fill out a Volunteer Application Packet (available in the front office), Complete a MSU-ES approved background check ($24 for clear background checks), and undergo mandatory training. The 4-H Volunteer Application Packet includes a list of volunteer expectations as well as the role of 4-H Volunteers, both, “Direct Volunteers” and Indirect Volunteers.” Also available with the Volunteer Packet is step-by-step instructions for the Background Investigation. All Volunteer Packets must be completed and turned in no later that September 15th.
This is an event that is not to be missed. MSU Extension Services presents The OrganWise Guys in The Body Walk. This is a 40 ft by 40 ft enclosed walk through exhibit representing the human body and it’s functions. The students will enter the “body” first through a giant ear where they will learn of the brain waves and the functions of the brain followed by 9 more stations all representing major functions of the body before leaving the “body” through a cut in the skin. Besides the students gaining knowledge of the functions of the body this will also encourage healthy lifestyles as well as good nutritional choices and encourage an increase in physical activity for the benefit of their health. There is a major need for volunteers in order to make this a complete success. We need volunteers for a couple of hours Sept 16, for set up and again for the walk through and breakdown on Sept 17. If you are able to volunteer for any amount of time please contact Cassie Cochran at 601-606-3250 or email RichtonPTO@gmail.com. All help is needed and appreciated from both men and women.
We will have PTO meetings every third Thursday of each month in the High School Auditorium.
October 24th – Homecoming Week:
October 31st – Color Day
We encourage all students to participate and show your school spirit.
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
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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.