A reminder that today, Wednesday, June 23rd, is the last day of summer school. Thank you to all our students who attended and to the teachers and staff who worked this summer. Everyone have a great summer break and we will see you in August. GO BEARS!!
Richland R-IV will dismiss classes tomorrow, Friday, June 18th. Our U.S. Congress and the President of the United States have enacted June 19th as a federal holiday, Juneteenth, to be observed this year on Friday, June 18th. This day will not be made up on the summer school schedule this year, but, we will develop our calendar to include it for summer school in 2022. To learn more about Juneteenth, visit: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Juneteenth
JH/HS Parents and Students: 2021-2022 schedules are available to view on teacherease. click on your student's picture click name and change the year to 2021-2022 click class on the left side to view schedule Email Dr. Turner with any questions or changes firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomorrow is the 1st day of summer school. School is from 745-245. Enrollment is still open. Please be at your bus stop 10 minutes before your scheduled time. We can’t wait to see you!!!
If your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, you are eligible for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program). This also includes Community Eligibility Provision school students, for which Richland Elementary is a member. The EBB Program is a temporary federal program to help eligible households pay for internet service during the pandemic. The EBB Program provides a monthly discount of not more than $50 per month on broadband service and associated equipment (for example, a modem) for eligible households and not more than $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Each participating household may also be reimbursed up to $100 for one connected device. More information is available on the website under News.If you have questions about the EBB Program, your eligibility to participate, or to find information about participating providers near you, please visit GetEmergencyBroadband.org, call 833-511-0311, or email EBBHelp@usac.org.
Baseball district shirts have arrived and are available to pick up at the high school office until 4:15, then they will be available to pick up at the baseball field! Thank you to everyone that ordered.
Come out and support the RHS baseball team this evening at 5:30 in the sectional round against the Gainesville Bulldogs. Tickets need to be purchased at www.MSHSAA.org. There will be no onsite ticket sales. We hope to see you at the ball field!
Please welcome our new High School Math teacher, Mrs. Sarah Hall. Mrs. Hall grew up in Park Hills, MO and is a 2008 graduate from Central High School. She graduated from Drury University in Springfield in 2011and just finished her 10th year of teaching high school math. She's been married for 6 years and has an almost 3 year old son. Her husband is the new girls basketball coach next season. They are both excited to join the Bears family. Welcome to Richland, Mrs. Hall!
UPDATE: Due to the sectional baseball game Monday night, Coach Hall will meet with the JH/HS girls (incoming 6th-12th graders) who are interested in playing basketball next season on Tuesday, May 25, at 7:00pm in the high school gym. Please contact Kim Latham if you have any questions 765-3711 ext. 1122.
Please welcome our new Richland Junior High/High School Counselor, Mrs. Couri Shepard. Mrs. Shepard is a homegrown Richland graduate from the class of 2009. After she graduated high school, she went on to get her degree in Sociology at Southwest Baptist University. Later, she pursued an alternate route to my teaching certification. She's taught ELA for four years at the high school and middle school levels in the Stoutland and Waynesville school districts. Mrs. Shepard says she is beyond excited to join the team and build relationships with Richland students. Welcome to the Bear community, Mrs. Shepard!
Bear Fans: Richland will be hosting the baseball sectional round game against Gainesville on Monday, May 24 at 5:30. There will be no onsite ticket sales. All ticketing for State Series games will be facilitated through digital ticketing. Tickets will need to be purchased through the link on www.mshsaa.org. Come out and support the RHS baseball team! Let’s go Bears!
A reminder that Monday, May 24, will be the last student day of school and it will be an early release day. Summer School will start on Thursday, May 27.
K-6 students participated in the St. Louis Picture the music by listening to music during music and art classes, and were encouraged to respond with paintings or drawings that expressed creative thought and emotion. One entry per grade was selected to represent RES. Over 300 entries were submitted and RES is honored to have 5 selected among the top 100. Congratulations to Keegan 6th grade and Tessa Kindergarten for receiving "Blue Ribbon" awards and being selected as one of the top 20 entries! Congratulations to Gunner 1st grade, Mikayla 4th grade, and Eric 5th grade for "Special Recognition" awards for the top 100 entries! Dakota 2nd grade and Benji 3rd grade received a Certificate of Merit award.
Please welcome Ms. Ashley Patzwald to Richland Junior High School. Ms. Patzwald lived her whole life in Linn Creek, Missouri. She graduated from Camdenton High School in 2016 and from Central Methodist University with a degree in English in December of 2020. She has wanted to be a teacher since she was in 4th grade. She will be joining Richland as our Junior High English teacher. Ms. Patzwald has been a substitute in the building for the past month or so and has already begun building connections with the kids. She will be a great addition to the school. Welcome to Richland!
During art classes, all 5th and 6th grade students had the opportunity to design a recycled poster or recycle trash into art. A total of 45 projects were entered in the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management recycled competition. Congratulations to Alethia for receiving Honorable Mention for her poster and Chloe for receiving Honorable Mention for her Trash Art. Both girls received Certificates, bookmarks made from tires and a recycled water bottle.
A reminder that Richland High School Graduation will be Friday night at 7:00 in the gym. You can livestream it on the RHS Bears Athletics page on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCELA6sDh3xlYPL7EdMdww The stream will go live a little before the ceremony.
Jonathan Hall has been named RHS Lady Bears head basketball coach for the 2021-2022 season. Coach Hall would like to meet with the JH/HS girls (incoming 6th-12th graders) who are interested in playing basketball next season on Monday, May 24, at 6:30pm in the high school gym. Please contact Kim Latham if you have any questions 765-3711 ext. 1122. Graphic credit to Coach Hall!
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Junior class for winning this year's Battle of the Classes
The 6th graders on their trip today should arrive at the elementary school in about 20 minutes. Thank you
6th grade Promotion Ceremony Tomorrow 6:00 p.m. Elementary Gym Students need to arrive by 5:45 p.m.
6th grade trip is tomorrow. Breakfast will be served starting at 630am. The bus will be leaving at 7am.
Richland Elementary School has achieved the Missouri SW-PBS Recognition Award of Excellence for implementation of schoolwide positive behavior support during the 2020-2021 school year. Richland Elementary is one of 110 schools to achieve this award. Congratulations to the staff and students for this accomplishment!
In some great news, we found out from SEMA that we were approved for the Community Safe Room in the elementary school! The district has been looking into this grant for several years and it will be a great addition for all of Richland.
Paw Prints are on sale now! Parents, grandparents, families, businesses, or anyone who would like to purchase a print can have their name(s) written on a paw on the drive in front of the high school. All prints are good for the 2021-2022 school year. Order forms are available at the front office or call 573.765.3711. A new paw is only $40. A renewal is $25. All proceeds go to this year's junior class.
Last summer Mrs. Peters participated in a Science and Art mentor workshop. All art materials to complete the projects were provided by the National Science Foundation. All sixth grade students created Squash books and had the opportunity to create posters about Extreme Weather. Congratulations to the following students for completing the Squash book and submitting a poster; Peyton (Poster is Runner-Up), and Kourtney (Poster is a Runner-Up). Brooklynn poster received 1st Place. Brooklynn will receive a $50 gift card and her poster will be placed onto Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) buses. Patrons and visitors will view her art for the next year as the buses travel in and around Kansas City, Missouri.
Members of the Missouri Art Education Association are invited to submit student artwork for Youth Art Month. During a normal school year, the art is displayed in the Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City. This year, the art was shown virtually during Fine Arts Education day March 24 to Governor Parsons, State Senators, and invited guests. Congratulations to the following Honored students; Warren; 2nd grade, Cameron; 6th grade, Brooklynn; 6th grade, Molly; 3rd grade. Each artist was honored with a special certificate from the MAEA and an Artsonia magnet featuring their art from Mrs. Peters
Parents, there is a survey that we would appreciate you filling out to provide feedback on our district. Go to the website at richlandbears.us and select MENU and scroll to the bottom. You will see options for the elementary or high school parent survey. Please fill out the survey for any building you have students in. We would like to have your responses by May 21. Thank you!
Reminder: Free physicals provided by COMC for grades 5th grade and up on May 13th. A bus will be provided to transport the 5th and 6th grade students to the high school that afternoon for those who have turned in their parent consent and physical forms. Students will then be transported back to the elementary once the physicals have been completed. Parents are also welcome to bring their child after school. COMC will be at the high school from 1-5. A special thank you to COMC for providing this opportunity to our student-athletes.
Sectionals for track will be held at South Callaway on Saturday, May 15th. Tickets must be purchased online at www.MSHSAA.org. Tickets are $7 for ages 6 and up. Tickets will not be available at the gate on Saturday. Good luck to Breah and Hunter!
Family & MWR is hosting a Hiring Fair in Richland for Lake Area Students to join the Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area (LORA) team. It will be held at the Richland Fire Station on May 12 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and need to bring the following items: resume, SSN, valid photo ID, transcripts, and a high school diploma. For further details, call NAF HR office at 573-596-0283.
Just a reminder that COMC is offering free sports physicals at the Richland High School on May 13, 2021 from 1-5 for our student-athletes for grades 5th and up. Forms are available to print on the Richland Bears website under athletics. Forms will also be available in the high school office as well as made available to the student-athletes to bring home ahead of time. Parent consent is required for your child to receive a physical. Please have the necessary sections completed on the physical prior to the examination. Please contact Kim Latham if you have further questions: email@example.com or 765-3711 ext. 1122.
We had previously been told by DESE that we would have to make up the two full days that we took off after Thanksgiving break for COVID issues. After discussing it with them on the number of hours we have been in school, we no longer need to make up both of the COVID days. We will be able to meet state statutory requirements by attending school on Monday, May 24. That will be the final day of school and it will be an early release day. Summer School will still start on May 27.
Congratulations to the following athletes who medaled at the Lebanon Junior High Invitational track meet: 100m hurdles: Haidyn Walters - 3rd place 100m dash: Haidyn Walters - 2nd place 1600m run: Brooklynn Lercher -3rd place High Jump: Brooklynn Lercher - 3rd place
Congratulations to the following athletes who medaled at the Crocker Invitational high school track meet: 400m dash: Noah Johnson - 1st place 800m run: Hunter Reed - 1st place Long Jump: Noah Johnson - 2nd place 200m dash: Dylan Heberling - 3rd place 3200m relay: Dana Long, Lily Gibson, Leanne Bailey, and Hana Muse - 2nd place 800m relay: Lily Gibson, Hana Muse, Emily Ogle, and Breah Morris - 3rd place 400m dash: Breah Morris -3rd place 800 m run: Lily Gibson - 3rd place 200m dash: Breah Morris - 2nd place Shot Put: Marissa Henson - 3rd place
The Richland School Board is pleased to introduce Mr. Sam Callis as the incoming high school principal. Mr Callis is excited to be coming to Richland and brings with him 23 years in education. His first 17 years were in Texas where he was born and raised. The last 6 years have been in Missouri. He has been a teacher and coach in Cuba and Waynesville School Districts before moving into administration. He was an Assistant Principal in Cuba from 2018-2020. This past year he served as Principal at Cuba High School. His wife teaches at Waynesville High School. They have a 6 year-old son who will begin Kindergarten next year. Mr. Callis is excited about this opportunity to work with the Richland Schools and he looks forward to meeting everyone and getting started.
Track districts will be held May 8th at South Callaway High School starting at 10:00 am. TICKETS: All tickets will be digital. You must purchase the tickets online. Money will not be accepted at the gate. You will receive a QR code after ordering. That code can be used on your phone or printed off. You must have the QR code for entry. 1. Go to mshsaa.org 2. Click on the large ticket 3. Click on Track and Field 4. Click on Class 1 5. Click on District 2
Teacher Appreciation Week sponsored by the Richland R-IV PTSO May 3 - May 6 Join the PTSO in thanking our teachers! Choose a day or two (or all five) to participate! Show your teachers that they are loved and appreciated! Monday - You Make us Bloom! Bring in your favorite teacher a flower! (Fresh, fake, hand-drawn or even floral print!) Tuesday - Teachers are Noteworthy! Write your teacher a note to explain how he or she has impacted your life this year! Wednesday - Supply them with Thanks! Pick up any supplies your teacher is running low on for your class! (class snacks, room supplies, tissues, germ-x, etc.) Thursday - My Teacher's a Treat! Treat your teacher with his or her favorite snack, beverage or candy! Friday - Thanks are in the Cards! Bring your teacher a homemade card and/or a gift card!
Katelyn Cole has signed to play basketball with Baker University. Katelyn helped lead her team to the quarterfinals this year. Katelyn was named All Conference MVP, All District MVP, All State, and KJEL Player of the Year this season. Katelyn is pictured with her parents, Jesse and Elaine Cole and her sister Kylie, Head Coach Justin Rees (Baker University), RHS Head Coach Nancy Ward, and the RHS Lady Bears basketball team.
Summer School Enrollment is still open for students in grades K-8. Students in 1st-3rd will building bots and working with legos while student in 4-5 will be flying drones and playing sports. Students in 6-8 grade will be learning golf and cooking. Daily attendance prizes will be given along with a drawing for 2 ipad minis. Students will also have the opportunity to earn a visa card for attendance.
Results from the Osage Warpath High School track meet: 400m dash: 1st place-Breah Morris 200m dash-3rd place Breah Morris 400m dash: 2nd place-Noah Johnson High Jump: 2nd place- Noah Johnson Long Jump: 2nd place- Noah Johnson
Richland Junior High and High School would like to invite our parents and the Richland community to two upcoming events. First, Fine Arts Night will be held on Thursday, May 6th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the gym. Please join us for an evening of student art work and musical performances. Second, National Honor Society Induction will be held on Monday, May 10th at 5:30pm in the gym. Come out and help recognize the school's academic leaders.
Results from the Vienna Junior High track meet today: 100m dash: 1st place-Haidyn Walters Girls 4x100m relay: 2nd place- Audrey Bowling, Mallory Moss, Brooklynn Lercher, Haidyn Walters High Jump: 2nd place- Brooklynn Lercher Triple Jump: 2nd place- Peyton Ward 1600m run: 3rd place- Brooklynn Lercher
Tonight, bring your money and get ready to bid on some fantastic desserts made by the best bakers in town. Desserts up for auction will be: Missy Douglas' Rum Cake, Joyce Fritts' Pecan Pie, Barb Bolan's Italian Cream, Amber Johnson's Cookie Dough Cupcakes, A.Pemberton & J.Zeigenbein's Strawberry Cake, Karen Pemberton's Peanut Butter Pie, Rick Brashear's Homemade Pie, Kelsey Bunnell's Pretty Cake, Shirley Zeigenbein's Chocolate Chip Cookies, Linda Zeigenbein's Cinnamon Rolls, Sandra Gibson's Homemade Cobbler
Congratulations to our JH/HS Frisco League Conference track medalists! Noah Johnson Conference Champ- High Jump 2nd- 400m Dash 3rd- Long Jump 3rd- 100m dash *4th Overall in Top 10 Boys HS Athletes Dylan Heberling 2nd- High Jump 3rd- 300m Hurdles *9th Overall in Top 10 Boys HS Athletes Breah Morris 3rd- 400m Dash Dana Long, Emily Ogle, Leanne Bailey, Lily Gibson 3rd- 4 X 800m Relay Marissa Henson 2nd- Shot Put Haidyn Walters Conference Champ 100m Dash 3rd- 100m Hurdles Brooklynn Lercher 2nd- 1600m Run 3rd- High Jump *6th Overall Top 10 JH girl Athletes Peyton Ward 2nd- Triple Jump *8th Overall JH girl Top 10 Athletes Junior High Girls placed 3rd Overall!
Please see the results at the following link of the JH/HS Frisco League Conference track meet. http://www.microsport.com/cgi-bin/tmr.cgi?id=5137
At tonight’s meeting, the Board voted to make masks optional at this time. All other COVID protocols will remain in place.
Don't forget, this Friday, April 23rd, Richland High School will host the first ever Spring Extravaganza! Events begin with a Paint It Pink pulled-pork dinner fundraiser from 5:00pm-6:00pm in the cafeteria. Dinner is $10/person. After dinner, the Richland Youth Athletic teams will be recognized for their participation in their local sports clubs followed by a Men’s and Women’s Alumni Basketball game. During the game, a dessert auction will be held to help satisfy your sweet tooth. After the game, we will reveal who was selected to the 2020-2021 RHS Homecoming Court. We will end the evening by presenting our Paint It Pink fundraising proceeds to Mrs. Susan Lindsey. A lot will be happening this night and there will be something for everyone.
A reminder that tomorrow, Friday April 16, is an early student release day due to teacher professional development. Have a great weekend, Go Bears!
I would like to send a special thank you to Mrs. Shirley Zeigenbein, Mrs. Julie Zeigenbein, Mrs. Amy Payne, Mrs. Amanda Pemberton, Mrs. Phyllis Henson, and Mrs. Becky Starner for the help they provided in preparing and serving our senior citizen and veterans lunch. Your help was greatly appreciated!
I would like to thank all our senior citizens and veterans for coming out to the high school lunch today. It was great to be able to hold this traditional event. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day to honor our Richland community.
Richland HS/JHS parents: Tomorrow, the school is hosting two big events. In order to plan for both, we are re-routing our parking lot to accommodate our senior citizen’s and veterans as well as address our vaccination crowd. If you need to come to the school during the day, we ask that you enter by the tennis courts, park in the gravel parking, then come in to the school to take care of your business. Thank you.
COMC is offering free sports physicals at the Richland High School on May 13, 2021 from 1-5 for our student-athletes for grades 5th and up. Forms are available to print on the Richland Bears website under athletics. Forms will also be available in the high school office as well as made available to the student-athletes to bring home ahead of time. Parent consent is required for your child to receive a physical. Please have the necessary sections completed on the physical prior to the examination. Please contact Kim Latham if you have further questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-3711 ext. 1122.
RHS and RJHS parents and students: With EOC testing beginning next week and MAP testing beginning in May, we are asking that all Chromebooks be returned to the school. For the remainder of the school year, Chromebooks will remain in Bear Time each day and not taken home. Students will continue to have access to them during the school day.
Vienna Black & Gold HS track results: 4x800m relay: Leanne Bailey, Lily Gibson, Emily Ogle, and Dana Long-3rd place Field event relay (throwers): Chloe Jackson, Aaliyah Muse, Marissa Henson, and Amanda Harrison 400m dash: Breah Morris-2nd place 200m dash: Breah Morris-3rd place 800m dash: Hunter Reed-3rd place
Marshfield Junior High Track results: 100m dash: Haidyn Walters-2nd place 1600m run: Brooklynn Lercher-3rd place 4x100m relay: Mallory Moss, Audrey Bowling, Brooklynn Lercher, Haidyn Walters-2nd place Discus: Briana Moore-3rd place High Jump: Brooklynn Lercher-3rd place Long Jump: Peyton Ward-2nd place Triple Jump: Peyton Ward-3rd place
Reminder: Senior Citizens and Military Veteran’s are invited to Richland High School for our annual luncheon on Thursday, April 15th from 10:30am-12:30pm. The 2021 Senior Class will serve a curbside lunch at the cafeteria doors. Please join us as we honor our Senior community and those who served our country.
The Richland School Board is pleased to introduce Mrs. Sarah Russell as the incoming elementary principal. Mrs. Russell is thrilled to bring her talents to the Richland R4 School District. She has spent the past seven years teaching, in both 2nd and 4th grade classrooms, in the Rolla and Newburg school districts. With a Specialist in Educational Leadership, a Masters in Higher Education, and a Bachelors in Psychology, she will be bringing a wealth of knowledge to the district! She was born and raised in the Frisco League and couldn’t be happier to return!
The RHS baseball team will play at US Ballpark in Ozark on Saturday at 10:00 am. Gate Admission: $5 per person (12 and under free as well as 65 and older) Temperature checks will be conducted at the gate Bags will be checked at the gate (no food or drinks allowed) Concessions will be available The game will be live streamed at www.theusbaseball.com (click watch now) Address: 4400 N 19th St. Ozark, MO 65721 Good luck Bears!
Congratulations to the following athletes for medaling at the Marshfield Small School Invitational track meet today! 400m run: Breah Morris-1st place 4x400m relay: Leanne Bailey, Amanda Harrison, Emily Ogle, Lily Gibson-3rd place 300m hurdles: Dylan Heberling-3rd place High Jump: Noah Johnson-2nd place, Dylan Heberling-3rd place
Bourbon Middle School Invitational results: High Jump: Brooklynn Lercher-1st place Long Jump: Peyton Ward-3rd place Triple Jump: Peyton Ward-3rd place 100m Hurdles: Haidyn Walters-3rd place 100m dash: Haidyn Walters-2nd place 4x200 relay: Reigha Fullington, Kylie Cole, Jessie Bennett, Audrey Bowling-2nd place 1600m run: Brooklynn Lercher-2nd place 4x100m relay: Mallory Moss, Audrey Bowling, Brooklynn Lercher, Haidyn Walters-2nd place 4x400m relay: Peyton Ward, Madilynn Hilton, Jessie Bennett, Brenna Ritzheimer-3rd place Richland JH Girls Division: 4th place overall
A reminder that Richland will be out of school on Friday and Monday. Enjoy your break and we look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Tuesday! Go Bears!
The Richland R-IV Board of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Tina Turner has been selected to be the Richland R-IV Superintendent through the 2022-2023 school year. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Turner on her new position with the district. She has already served the district as the elementary principal for seven years and brings tremendous experience and investment in the community.
I would like to wish congratulations to Dr. Turner on her acceptance of the superintendent position for the next school year. I am sure that she will do a fantastic job.
Reminder: Spring and class pictures tomorrow @ elementary
Senior Citizens and Military Veteran’s: Please join Richland High School for our annual luncheon on Thursday, April 15th from 10:30am-12:30pm. The 2021 Senior Class will serve a curbside lunch at the cafeteria doors. Please join us as we honor our Senior community and those who served our country.
Vienna Middle School Eagle Classic Results: Boys: 75m Hurdles: 3rd place- Aidan Brawn Girls: 100m: 1st place- Haidyn Walters (set new JH school record 13.96), 2nd place- Brooklynn Lercher 200m: 2nd place- Mallory Moss 1200m: 3rd place- Brooklynn Lercher (set new JH school record @ 4:41.00) 4x100m Relay: 1st place- Mallory Moss, Audrey Bowling, Brooklynn Lercher, Haidyn Walters 4x400m Relay: 3rd place- Madilynn Hilton, Dannon Ritzheimer, Peyton Ward, Jessie Bennett 4x800m Relay: 3rd place- Cami Williamson, Kourtney Ogle, Kylie Cole, Jessie Bennett Long Jump: 2nd place- Peyton Ward Triple Jump: 3rd place- Peyton Ward Girls Division: 2nd place in overall points
If you would like to submit a dessert for the Paint It Pink Dessert Auction Fundraiser on April 23rd, please contact the school ASAP at 573-765.3711 or email Geoff Meiss at email@example.com.
If you were a former men’s or women’s Richland High School basketball player and would like to participate in the alumni game on April 23, 2021 (roughly 6:30pm start time), please contact the school ASAP at 573-765-3711 or email Geoff Meiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is the link along with a QR Code for ticket purchases for the track meet at Waynesville on March 30th. Tickets are $3. Money will not be collected at the gate, all ticket sales will be online. In addition, please see COVID-19 expectations: -There will be a mandatory mask requirement (No one will be permitted access without a mask) -Concessions will not be available, but spectators may bring beverages and snacks (full size coolers will not be permitted) -Gathering should not occur after games -No one is allowed to enter the field of play Ticket Info Link: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?requestAction=&clientKey=ZZIRNR4COT0T4OI&productGroupKey=ZZ5Q5359LQKT404&view=&productKey=ZZ5Q5369O2XTJMU
A reminder that tomorrow (Friday, March 26) is an early release day for students due to teacher professional development. Have a great weekend, Go Bears!
The baseball game against Bourbon for tonight is cancelled.
The track meets scheduled for Vienna and Waynesville are cancelled today.
A reminder that we are out of school next week for Spring Break. We will return to class on March 22. Also, The March Board of Education meeting has been moved back a week to March 22. Enjoy your break! Go Bears!
Junior and Senior class parents, if you have time, please join me on Thursday at 6:00pm in the high school gym to discuss Prom and Prom finances.
QUARTERFINAL BASKETBALL: Tickets for the Lady Bears game will need to be purchased at http://www.mshsaa.org. Tickets can remain on your device or you can print your ticket for scanning. Richland R-IV will set up a computer system Saturday where tickets can be purchased at each gate entrance if you do not have a debit/credit card or if you are not able to purchase your tickets ahead of time. Spectators will need to bring $8.55 cash and we will use our credit card to purchase your ticket. The $8.55 includes the $7.00 ticket and the $1.55 service fee. Gate entrances will open at 12:00 pm. The game will be streamed on MSHSAA.TV for a fee and it will also be broadcasted on the KCAX station in Branson. Lady Bear fans--we need you to pack the gym, wear your orange, and yell loud and proud!
Lady Bear fans, we are hosting quarterfinals on Saturday, March 6th at 1:00 pm! We need you to pack the gym, wear your orange, and yell loud and proud! The Lady Bears will play the Blue Eye Lady Bulldogs. Please read the following information on purchasing tickets for this game. We have 325 protected tickets during the presale period. A reminder, the presale period will expire at 9:59 am Friday, after that time the presale code will no longer be valid. Tickets will need to be purchased for ages 6 and up. Presale code is 4H582J. - Presale code allows you to purchase a ticket during a protected timeframe, it is not a guarantee of a ticket - Navigate to www.mshsaa.org - Click on the Ticket icon at the top of the home page - Select the Sport you wish to view - Select the applicable Class, this will bring up all events in one class and will be organized by district number - Choose the matchup from the list of events - You will see ticket sales do not begin until date/game, this is when presales expire - Click the link Have a passcode? - Enter the provided presale code and click Apply - Enter the number of tickets and click Checkout (there is a transaction fee for online ordering) - Name, email, and phone are required in case contact tracing is necessary - Enter card information to purchase the ticket - Ticket will be sent to you electronically for presentation at the gate for admission, which may be printed or remain on the device for scanning
There will be a parade tomorrow at 1:00 at the Richland square to support the Lady Bears as they head to the Basketball Quarterfinals! The elementary students will walk with their classes while the secondary students will bus there. Students will not be able to leave from the parade area. If parents wish to take their students after the parade, they will need to allow them to return to their school first. Thank you for understanding this safety and logistics procedure.
In celebration of Missouri’s bicentennial, the Missouri Art Education Association requested submissions from students based on Missouri transportation, architecture, landmarks, history, wildlife, and notorious people. Student drawings will be published into a coloring book and sold. The proceeds from the coloring book will start a scholarship fund for a high school senior interested in art education. Richland Elementary is honored to have two students' artwork selected for publication. Congratulations to Cameron and Peyton both 6th grade students. Their drawings will be published in the 2021 Bicentennial Missouri Coloring Book.
SECTIONAL BASKETBALL: Richland R-IV will set up a computer system tonight where tickets can be purchased at each gate entrance if you do not have a debit/credit card or if you are not able to purchase your tickets ahead of time. Spectators will need to bring $8.55 cash and we will use our credit card to purchase your ticket. The $8.55 includes the $7.00 ticket and the $1.55 service fee. If you have any questions, please contact the high school office. Presale code is 5P6R93 until 9:59 am for Richland High School, after that time, a code is no longer needed to purchase a general admission ticket.
Just a reminder that tickets for the Lady Bears game will need to be purchased at http://www.mshsaa.org. Presale code is 5P6R93 until 10:00 am on Wednesday. Tickets can remain on your device or you can print your ticket for scanning. Gate entrances will open at 5:00 pm. The game will be streamed on MSHSAA.TV for a fee. Concessions will be available.
The Richland Lady Bears are hosting the sectional round this Wednesday, March 3rd at 6:00 pm. The Lady Bears will play the Dora Lady Falcons. We need to pack the stands with a sea of orange! Please read the following information on purchasing tickets for this game. We have 325 protected tickets during the presale period. A reminder, the presale period will expire at 9:59AM on the day of the game, after that time the presale code will no longer be valid. Presale code is 5P6R93. - Presale code allows you to purchase a ticket during a protected timeframe, it is not a guarantee of a ticket - Navigate to www.mshsaa.org - Click on the Ticket icon at the top of the home page - Select the Sport you wish to view - Select the applicable Class, this will bring up all events in one class and will be organized by district number - Choose the matchup from the list of events - You will see ticket sales do not begin until date/game, this is when presales expire - Click the link Have a passcode? - Enter the provided presale code and click Apply - Enter the number of tickets and click Checkout (there is a transaction fee for online ordering) - Name, email, and phone are required in case contact tracing is necessary - Enter card information to purchase the ticket - Ticket will be sent to you electronically for presentation at the gate for admission, which may be printed or remain on the device for scanning
District Champ shirts! $10 each. Email email@example.com to place your order. Order by 6:00 pm Sunday so you will have a district shirt by Wednesday's game. Shirts will be delivered to the school Tuesday and will be ready to pick up later that afternoon. Thank you for supporting the Lady Bears!
Last school year, Cameron's "Trees Work for our Backyard Friends" won the Popular Choice Award in the poster design contest for 5th grade students. The contest is sponsored by Missouri Community Forestry Council. Her artwork and her prizes just arrived. Cameron received a $50 Amazon gift card and several forestry promotional items. All students that participated last year received pencils and stickers for their participation.
Come out and support your Richland Bears tonight in the semifinal round of districts against the Newburg Wolves at 6:00 pm at Newburg. The game will be streamed through MSHSAA.tv at the following link: https://www.mshsaa.tv/?B=235045. There is a $10 fee to watch the game (fees are set by MSHSAA, not individual schools). Good luck Bears!
Now that it looks like we are through the worst of the weather issues, I wanted to update everyone. Since we submitted a calendar with the necessary hours built in, we will not have to make up the snow days. However, we did take two COVID break days after Thanksgiving that will have to be made up. With travel plans already made for some of you, I didn’t want to take away spring break days. We will need to add two days to the end of the school year on May 24 & 25. Hopefully this is a situation we will not have to deal with in the future. Once again I thank you for your patience and understanding during the pandemic.
Spring sports will begin practice on Monday, March 1st. This will include baseball, jh/hs track, and tennis (boys & girls). All athletes are required to have a physical on file before they can practice. Annual requirement forms are also due. If you have any questions, please email Kim Latham: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come out and support your Lady Bears tonight in the semi-final round of districts at 6:00 pm at Richland. This is a MSHSAA event. Admission is $5 for ages 6 and up. Passes will not be accepted. The game will be streamed through MSHSAA.tv at the following link: https://mshsaa.tv/?B=235047. There is a $10 fee to watch the game (fees set by MSHSAA, not individual schools). Good luck Lady Bears!
Come out and support your Richland Bears tonight in the first round of districts at 6:00 pm at Richland. This is a MSHSAA event. Admission is $5 for ages 6 and up. Passes will not be accepted. The game will be streamed through MSHSAA.tv at the following link: https://mshsaa.tv/?B=235049. There is a $10 fee to watch the game (fees set by MSHSAA, not individual schools). Good luck Bears!
If you pre-ordered a Paint It Pink shirt, please send/bring your money in by tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23rd. Shirts will be here on Wednesday, February 24th, for pickup. Thank you!
Richland Elementary School will pass out Valentine cards on Monday February 22nd.
Due to continued hazardous road conditions, Richland will be out of school on Friday, February 19. Stay Safe, Go Bears!
C2D9 Boys District Bracket. The Bears will host Crocker on Monday, February 22nd at 6:00 pm. https://www.mshsaa.org/Activities/DistrictTournaments.aspx?alg=5&class=2&district=9&year=2020
C2D9 Girls District Bracket. The Lady Bears received the 1 seed this year and will host the winner of Plato vs Laquey on Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm. https://www.mshsaa.org/Activities/DistrictTournaments.aspx?alg=6&class=2&district=9&year=2020&fbclid=IwAR0KRXSOE5SGkxCJxNT6GShLX0FWIa-7XDsZ3gHcociXo3W6IuNOl8bkG6k
The Bears game against Crocker, along with Paint It Pink, is cancelled tonight. A future event for Paint It Pink is being discussed and further information will be available soon.
Due to continued hazardous road conditions, Richland will be out of school on Thursday, February 18. Stay safe, Go Bears!
Due to continued hazardous road conditions, Richland will be out of school on Wednesday, February 17. Stay Safe, Go Bears.
The Bears game against Newburg is cancelled tonight. Further information will be made available about a rescheduled date for homecoming.
Due to hazardous road conditions, Richland will be out of school on Tuesday, February 16. Stay Safe, Go Bears.
Reminder to preorder your Paint It Pink shirts by 3pm today. Send me an email of sizes to email@example.com. Youth sizes available. $10/shirt.
The Lady Bears game at Iberia is cancelled today and rescheduled for Saturday, February 20, at 1:00.
District-wide Paint It Pink spirit week, Feb. 16. - Feb. 19, as follows: Tuesday, 2/16 - Sports Day Wednesday, 2/17 - Camo Day Thursday, 2/18 - Pink Out Day Friday, 2/19 - PJ Day Hats appropriate for the day may be worn for $1 to go to Paint It Pink.
Seniors: Scholarship applications are available on the link below. Some have deadlines next week so take this time to fill them out. Contact Mrs. Smith with questions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13ERseTrj_lheMggISqbnXZum4FYrfAvPWuKonCLfRkk/edit?usp=sharing
Due to continued hazardous road conditions, Richland schools will be out on Friday, February 12. A reminder that Monday was a planned day off for Presidents Day so we will return to class on Tuesday, February 16, weather permitting. Stay Safe, Go Bears!
Paint It Pink will be held on Thursday, February 18th with the girls basketball team taking on Crocker with JV beginning at 6:00pm followed by the varsity game. This year's PIP recipient is Mrs. Susan Lindsey. Mrs. Lindsey taught special services in Richland for 22 years before retiring and was one of our Academic coaches as well. Paint It Pink shirts are now available for $10. Because we need to know how many shirts to order yet we are not in school, we are taking pre-orders through email. So, if you would like to purchase a shirt(s), please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me your name, how many shirts you would like and what sizes you need. Once we return to school, you can stop by and pay. The order deadline is this Monday, February 15th at 3:00pm. Please come out and join us for a great event!
Due to continued hazardous road conditions, Richland will be out of school on Thursday, February 11. We will cancel the grab and go food distribution as well. Stay Safe, Go Bears!
Please join us this Tuesday, February 16th, for the Richland High School Homecoming game. The boys basketball team will take on Newburg beginning at 6:00pm. Homecoming king, queen, and court will be introduced between the JV and varsity games.
Upcoming Events: 2/15/21: Lady Bears at Iberia @ 6:00 (Varsity game only) 2/16/21: Bears vs Newburg at home @ 6:00. 2 quarters JV followed by Varsity. Homecoming 2/17/21: Lady Bears at Dixon @ 6:00 (Varsity game only) 2/18/21: Lady Bears vs Crocker at home @ 6:00. 2 quarters JV followed by Varsity. Paint It Pink
NHS Induction, originally scheduled for tomorrow night, Wednesday, February 10th, has been canceled. An alternative date will be determined soon.
Due to continued hazardous road conditions, Richland will be out of school on Wednesday, February 10. This will also postpone the grab and go food distribution again. Stay safe, Go Bears!
With school out again today we will postpone the grab and go meals for quarantined students. We will try again tomorrow, weather permitting.
Due to poor road conditions, Richland will be out of school on Tuesday, February 9. Stay safe, go Bears!
Since Richland Schools are out today, the food distribution for quarantine students will be moved to Tuesday - weather permitting. The times are either 11:00 -12:30 or 5:00-6:00 behind the high school cafeteria.
Due to the forecast of freezing rain throughout the day, Richland schools will be closed on Monday, February 8. Stay safe, Go Bears!
Students who need Internet access to complete their work may come and park near the school for WiFi access. Only district issued devices will connect. When on campus, you cannot enter the school building and we ask that you please remain in your car.
High school students, or parents/guardians, may come to the front of the high school at any time today to pick up your Chromebook. Please call the school to let us know you are here and who your teacher is for Bear Time. We will bring your Chromebook and cord out to you.
All WCC students will be quarantined until Tuesday, February 16. WCC computers and textbooks will be delivered to Richland on Thursday, February 4th. We will contact students once they arrive. All students will need to check in with their teachers at WCC via the Google Meet for each class at 8:45 am each day, where they will receive their instructions. If you have any questions, please contact high school counselor Brittany Smith.
We will have a grab and go lunch option for any of our students out on quarantine for next week. We will package meals for the entire week and hand them out behind the high school kitchen on Monday, February 8. There are two times available for pick up to help with work schedules. 11:00 - 12:30 and 5:00 - 6:00. Please pull up and let us know how many students you need meals for and we will place the meals for you to pick up so that there will be a touch less exchange.
We have tried to keep as many students on campus as possible, but the positive cases and quarantine numbers amongst high school students continue to climb. Because of this, we will have high school students only go to virtual learning starting tomorrow, February 4, through Friday, February 12. Monday, February 15 is a day off, so in person classes for high school will resume on Tuesday, February 16. We feel that our students are better off at school, so we plan to keep the elementary and junior high school students here at this time since their numbers are so much better. Students who need a device to work on at home are being issued one. We have established a meal option for students who will be out and further information will be sent out regarding that. Please try to be as safe as possible at home, especially if you are quarantined or a positive case. We are making this change to try to get through this tough period and hope it will help stem the tide. Masks, social distancing, frequent thorough hand washing, and staying at home if quarantined, are all positive steps we can take to help in this situation. Also, please do not send any student to school if they have any of the COVID symptoms. Hopefully, this will get us out of the worst of things and thank you again for your patience and understanding throughout this pandemic.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Lady Bears games this week will be Varsity contests only. Thursday nights game will be streamed on the ELDON R1 YouTube channel.
If students have been showing at least one COVID symptom for over 24 hours, we have the ability to COVID test them at the elementary school. Before scheduling a test, call the nurse at 573-765-3711, extension 2203, to arrange for testing as we do not want the student to enter the school from the incorrect entrance.
The Lady Bears will play at St. James on Tuesday, February 2nd, at 5:30. A voucher is required to get into the game, those will be distributed today. Only the main school entrance will be used for admission to contests. Spectators need to wear a mask to enter. The game will be available to watch on NFHS. The Bears will be at home on February 2nd against Macks Creek, game time 5:30. The JV will play 2 quarters followed by the Varsity. Good luck Bears and Lady Bears.
Please join us next Friday, February 5th as we celebrate our 2021 Richland High School Homecoming game. The boys basketball team will take on Plato with JV starting at 6:00pm. Homecoming ceremonies will take place in-between the JV and varsity games. We hope to see you there!
The Richland High School 2020 yearbooks are now available and can be purchased for only $25. If you would like one, please contact the high school at (573) 765-3711. Quantities are limited, so get one quick!
The Lady Bears will play Walnut Grove at 6:00 tonight in the first round of the Lebanon Tournament. The game will be streamed on RHS Bears Athletics. Guidelines for the tournament: We are requiring masks be worn by all fans all the time except when they are seated in their family groups. We are asking fans to not sit in the closed sections of the seating to maintain social distancing.
The Bears game against Belle has been rescheduled for this Friday @ 5:30 at Belle. A ticket is required to get into the game. Players can let the coaches know how many they need and the coaches will distribute those to the players. Please set in your assigned place in the gym and wear a mask when social distancing can not occur. Go Bears!
Due to road conditions, Richland will be out of school on Thursday, January 28. Stay safe, go Bears.
Due to the weather conditions, Richland Schools will be out today, Wednesday, January 27. Stay safe, go Bears!
Seniors: Scholarships are coming in so constantly check the scholarship list found on your Google Classroom, email sent to your school address, and on the counselor’s website. The link is also posted below. Please see Mrs. Smith if you have any questions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13ERseTrj_lheMggISqbnXZum4FYrfAvPWuKonCLfRkk/edit?usp=sharing
Kaitlyn Barnwell, Eagle Stop Marketing Director, dropped off around 250 water bottles for Richland Students and staff. (And some samples of their new pizza). Six Richland teachers were nominated through the Eagle Stop Facebook following: Ashley Hendrix, Eldon Haun, Susan Hand, Michelle White, Alissa Rigsby, and Charlotte Waters. Thank you so much for the gesture.
All sophomores and juniors interested in applying for WCC next year need to have their applications turned in to the counselor's office by January 21st. Juniors, this will include applications for health science. Please see Mrs. Smith for an application.
A reminder that junior and senior high school picture retakes will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19th.
The Lady Bears will play in the first round of the Osage Tournament on Tuesday at 5:00 against St. Elizabeth. Each player and manager will be allowed 4 entries each night and this will be tracked by the roster at the gate. All games will be streamed: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgpUxG_Ntj_kbe6tI5AZf2g?view_as=subscriber
The boys basketball game at Belle is cancelled for tonight.
If you would like to show your school spirit for everyone to see for years to come, the Richland High Junior Class is now selling PAW PRINTS. Parents, grandparents, families, businesses, or anyone who would like to purchase a paw print can have their name(s) written on a paw on the drive in front of the high school. Order forms are available at the front office and at all home boys and girls basketball games. A new paw print is only $40. A renewal print is $25. Please contact the high school 573-765-3711 for more information.
The Lady Bears will be in action tonight at home against Newburg. The JV will play 2 quarters beginning at 6:00, followed by recognition of our senior athletes, and then the Varsity girls will take the court. The games will be streamed tonight. Good luck Lady Bears!
A reminder that school will be out on Friday due to professional development and Monday for Martin Luther King Day. Students will return on Tuesday, January 19. Enjoy your break!
The Bears will play Belle this Friday @ 5:30 at Belle. A ticket is required to get into the game. Players can let the coaches know how many they need and the coaches will distribute those to the players. Please set in your assigned place in the gym and wear a mask when social distancing can not occur. Go Bears!
Richland Elementary 2 quarter report cards are being sent home today.
Richland Elementary School After School Program-- Bear Den completed some awesome activities: pictured below. This month students will be learning about: Winter animals- Polar bears and Penguins dominos, legos, logs, and blocks, retro game nights, board game assortment, along with mystery science and knitting.
Good luck to the boys basketball team in the first round of the Bourbon Invitational Tournament. The Bears play Viburnum at 4:00 today. COVID Related Info from Bourbon: *We will be encouraging masks throughout the tournament. *We are planning on sectioning off the gym so that each visiting school has an area to stay in. Good luck Bears!
A reminder that tomorrow is a Professional Development day for the faculty and school will not be in session. Students will return on Tuesday, January 5. Enjoy your last day of the break!
If you have a quick moment, please join us on the Richland Bears Athletics Facebook page for a live performance of the Richland High School band and choir performing holiday music. Happy Holidays!!
A reminder that tomorrow is the last day of school before Christmas break and we will be on a regular day schedule. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 5, as that Monday we will have professional development for the staff. Happy Holidays and enjoy your time off!
The Bears and Lady Bears will be in action on Thursday night at home starting at 5:30 against Climax Springs. The order of games will be the following: JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and then Varsity Boys.
The girls basketball game against Licking tonight can be watched at the following link: http://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2
The JV boys basketball team will play for 3rd place in the Dixon JV Tournament tomorrow @ 11:00 against Iberia. Please note there is a change in the schedule and there will only be a 3rd place and championship game (12:15).
The JV boys tournament game tonight at Dixon has been moved to 5:15.
The boys basketball games against Steelville can be watched at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/Steelville-Mo-Hoops-107364207887583/
The girls game against Osage tonight will be streamed through youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgpUxG_Ntj_kbe6tI5AZf2g?view_as=subscriber
The boys basketball team will play at Steelville on Tuesday, December 8th at 6:00. We have received 50 vouchers to distribute to the team. If we have extra vouchers and a fan wants to attend, please let Kim Latham know. Please note that a voucher is required to enter the facility and it has been requested that all RHS fans set in the visitors section.
The Lady Bears will play at Osage on Monday, December 7th, at 6:00. Please note that School of the Osage is under category 1 restrictions. Each player will receive 2 tickets to distribute for entry into the game. A ticket is required in hand to enter the game. Face masks are required when entering/exiting the building and moving about the building.
Bears with a win over Laquey tonight in the first round of the FLT. They will play in the semifinal round against Plato on Thursday @ 8:00. Good luck Bears!
The Lady Bears win over Dixon tonight in the first round of the FLT. They advance to play Newburg in the semifinal round on Wednesday night at 8:00. Congratulations ladies!
A reminder that we will be out of school for Thanksgiving break until Wednesday, December 2. We will return at that time with a mask mandate after the guidelines distributed by the Governor, DESE, and the DHSS. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and be safe!
Frisco League Tournament Requirements: In accordance with the PCHD, all fans will be asked to wear a mask inside the building. Signs will be in place to direct spectators where to sit (each school will be separated and in their own designated area-no mingling with other schools in the stands). When each game is over, it is requested that the fans for those teams leave. This will allow for Social Distancing in the facility. Thank you for your cooperation!
Reminder: The annual Senior Citizen's/Veterans Luncheon normally scheduled the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break has been postponed until Spring. As soon as a date is selected, we will send that out.
Please see flyer regarding admission for the Capital City High School girls basketball jamboree. Each entry, paid or with donation of teddy bear, must have a pre-printed voucher. The jamboree will be live streamed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMnRR5eN_mo
The Lady Bears basketball team will play in the Capital City Jamboree on Thursday, November 19th. Capital City High School is located at 1650 Cavalier Drive in Jeff City. Please see the game times and map that are attached. Face coverings are required to be worn when social distancing is not possible. Each school has received 50 vouchers for visiting spectators. These will be distributed to the team. If we have extra vouchers and a fan wants to attend, please let Kim Latham know by Wednesday. Admission will be $2 and you have to have a voucher to enter the facilities.
A reminder that today is an early out for students for teacher professional development. Have a great weekend!
Josten's will be in the high school cafeteria today from 3:00pm-5:30pm for all sophomores wishing to purchase a class ring and seniors wishing to purchase a cap, gown, tassel, stole and graduation announcements. Please contact the high school office if you have any questions.
Richland Elementary School Online Book Fair: We are hosting our online book fair beginning Monday, November 9th through Sunday, November 22nd. It will be held 100% online. If you spend $25 on books, your order ships for FREE! All book orders will ship directly to your home. Please support our school by shopping the online Scholastic book fair for an expanded selection of exclusives, new releases, value packs, and more. Every online order benefits our school library and helps develop a love of reading! Books make the perfect gift! Every student will be coming home with a flyer! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/richlandelementary
The RHS soccer team will play in districts today at 3:30 at Cooper Sports Complex located at 2503 E Pythian Street, Springfield, MO 65802. The Cooper Sports Complex protocol for COVID requires face coverings for all spectators at all times. Please social distance when possible. Admission cost is $5.00 for ages 6 and up. Good luck Bears!
The Governor's office has recently announced that it will be using CARES funds to help reimburse costs for people willing to sign up to serve as substitute teachers in this time of need for schools. This program will run until November 4, so anyone interested will need to move quickly. Additional information can be found on the district website under News.
A reminder that tomorrow is an early dismissal day. Parent - Teacher conferences will be held from 1:00-8:00 and there will be no school on Friday. Have a great extended weekend!
The soccer game scheduled for today is cancelled.
Seniors/Senior parents: A reminder that FAFSA Frenzy is tonight from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the high school library. A Drury University representative will be on-hand to answer questions and students who attend are eligible to apply for a $500 book scholarship.
Due to a driver shortage, we have adjusted our bus routes on Wednesday and Thursday. The Kangaroo and Deer riders will all be on the Deer (9) bus. In the morning, The Kangaroo riders will need to be ready about 10 minutes early and the Deer riders will be picked up from normal time to around ten minutes late. In the afternoon, the Deer route riders should drop off about normal time and the Kangaroo riders will be delayed about 10-15 minutes. I want to thank everyone again for their patience and understanding as we work through these situations.
The Deer bus will be late 5-10 minutes tomorrow and Thursday! Please be on the look-out for the bus. Thank you for your understanding!!!
This fall's Richland High School Veteran's and Senior Citizens Luncheon has been postponed until spring. The date for the luncheon will be announced as soon as it is selected.
We have some good news! The Seamless Summer Option program has been extended through the entire school year. This means that all of our students will continue to receive free breakfasts and lunches in both buildings all year. You do not need to sign up for this - just eat!
Junior High Basketball will play Dixon on Friday, the 16th, at home. The A girls will play at 5:00 followed by the A boys.
We will not have buses running this afternoon, but we will run all of our routes tomorrow morning on Thursday, October 15, with all 5 routes running. We may have to combine two routes tomorrow afternoon. After Thursday, we should return to all five routes through Tuesday of next week. We are still working on how many routes we will have next week on Wednesday and Thursday, October 21 & 22. We will update you when we have that schedule. I would once again like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during what has been a trying time for all of us. I would like to thank all of the people who have kept us up and running during this time. To our faculty, staff, and administration for all of the extra responsibilities they have had to shoulder. I would also like to send a special shout out to Tyler Brown and our transportation department for filling the routes and facilitating getting our students to and from school. Another big thank you as well to Laquey, Stoutland, and Dixon for their assistance during this time.
Seniors/Senior parents: Please join us for a FAFSA Frenzy on October 27th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the high school library. A Drury University representative will be on-hand to answer questions and students who attend are eligible to apply for a $500 book scholarship.
Richland Elementary Students: Life gives you 🍋 you make lemonade We understand tomorrow morning may be hectic, so roll your kids outta bed and bring them in their PJ. Pj tomorrow!!!
Due to COVID-19 reasons, we are down to only two bus drivers. Because of this we will not be able to run buses tomorrow, Wednesday October 14. We ask that anyone who can find alternative transportation to get your students to school please find a way to do so. This will give us the opportunity to see where we are at moving forward. Since we have just recently had most of our quarantined students return, we are doing everything we can to keep providing the best quality for education for our students. We will still run a bus to Waynesville Career Center and the Great Circle/Discovery routes. We will send out an update once we look at our options and formulate our plan.
https://youtu.be/e-aVLdVoYNI Richland Elementary School is a Title One School. To learn more about Title One watch the short video. Contact Richland Elementary if you have any questions. Thank you
The kangaroo bus has broke down. All students are safe with Dr Turner and the driver. Parents we are waiting on another bus at this time. Please call 573-512-0446.
Parent Conferences are October 29th. Please contact your student's homeroom teacher to schedule your conference. Conferences can be held in person, virtually, or through the phone. We are excited to share your student's 1st quarter progress with you!
Update on high school sports cancellations due to COVID-19. Soccer: all games through October 23rd.
To clarify, your student may be riding a different bus because of our combining some routes. We have contacted students about any permanent changes in bus assignments. Once again, if a Richland bus comes to your stop, please have your student get on, even if it is a different bus than normal.
We have had to quarantine two of our bus drivers and have had to change our routes somewhat. The Horse and Whale routes will be pretty much normal. If your child rides one of the other buses, please have them at their stop at least ten minutes early as we are unsure of what the effect the changes will have. The Sallytown / E Main portion of the routes will be about 15 minutes later. I believe the few students who are on a different route have been contacted, but if a Richland bus comes to your stop, please get on it and we will get your student to school. There will now be very little overlap where buses run in the same areas. Thank you again for your understanding and patience during all of this.
We found out during the day today that we have a bus driver with a positive test result. We may have to quarantine up to two other drivers as we are still trying to determine contacts. We have arranged for substitute drivers this afternoon for anyone in question, which will also give us time to see where we are bus wise by Tuesday morning. (a reminder that Monday is a professional development day and we will not have students on campus) Your student's bus may have a substitute driver that doesn’t know the stops on the route. Because of this, we will have a vehicle driving in front of them to guide where the stops need to happen. We wanted you to know that we will get your students home safely and to not be worried about the vehicle stopping regularly in front of your bus. We did need to quarantine 8 students and their families have been notified already. Students sitting in the same seat every day will help cut down on that - so please help us let your child understand that. I would like to give a big thank you to everyone who helped us get through this situation and for your patience and understanding.
Richland Elementary picture day is tomorrow—October 9th.
We are about to have numerous students return to school after their quarantine period is over. If you had students who were quarantined, you should have been contacted to make sure the return date is correct. We have been working hard to make sure that we have the correct dates for everyone. This includes steps such as having to sometimes retrace through additional contacts as they become known. If your student is scheduled to return, please do not send them if they are showing any symptoms and have them report to the office before returning to class. If they were to end up being positive, that could restart the process all over again. Even if your student isn’t under quarantine, do not send them if they are sick. I apologize that this process is sometimes confusing and difficult to get through. We are working in concert with the health department and I want to give my appreciation to everyone involved in the process, from school employees to staff at the health department. I would also like to thank everyone for their understanding and patience as we work together to get through this.
Junior High basketball plays at Climax Springs on Monday, October 12th, at 5:00. Order of games: A girls, B girls (one quarter), then A boys. Please note that all adults entering the building will be required to wear masks while there. People that refuse to wear a mask will be asked to leave the premises. Good luck Bears and Lady Bears!
Softball against Stoutland on Monday, October 12th, has been cancelled.
Picture Day for the junior/senior high school originally scheduled for Friday, October 9th, has been postponed. We will post the rescheduled date as soon as it is confirmed.
Junior High Basketball will play Iberia at home on Friday, October 9th at 5:00. Order of games: B girls (2 quarters), A girls, then A boys.
Tonight's boys and girls junior high basketball games against Newburg will, unfortunately, not have a concession stand available. We look forward to seeing you cheering on our Bears and Lady Bears to victory.
Junior high basketball plays Newburg on October 5th. Order of games: B girls, A girls, then A boys.
I would like to send a sincere Thank you to all of our custodial staff for all that they do for our students and staff. This is especially true with everything we are currently dealing with. If you see them, please take the time to say thanks and wish them a Happy Custodian Appreciation Day!
Junior High basketball plays at Plato on October 2nd at 5. Order of games: 2 quarters B girls, A girls, then A boys.
Update on high school sports cancellations due to COVID-19: Softball: all games through October 9th (9/29, 10/3, 10/5, 10/6, 10/8, 10/9) Soccer: Frisco League Tournament October 1-3 Baseball: all games through October 9th (9/29, 10/1, 10/5, 10/6) this concludes the fall baseball season
Richland R-IV is in session today! There has been some confusion because Richland R-I in Essex (in SE MO) is out today and some have received notifications of that. Whenever school is cancelled here we will send out our own notifications and you can check the website as well.
This afternoon we received confirmation that up to 4 more of our high school students have tested or are considered positive for COVID-19. We have completed the process of contact tracing and have been able to reach the affected students. The Health department is also working on contact tracing with us. If you do not hear from the school or the Health Department, your child was not directly exposed to the positive cases. We continue to follow the procedures set up by local health authorities. We continue to follow social distancing and disinfecting measures as much as possible. Deep cleaning will occur this evening in the building. We will be prepared to welcome your students back to class tomorrow. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together to face the challenges presented by COVID-19.
The baseball and softball games for tonight are cancelled.
This afternoon we received confirmation that one of our students tested positive for COVID-19. We are in the process of contact tracing and have been able to research most of the affected students. Due to the timing of the notice we have not been able to contact every class but should have that finalized before the start of school tomorrow. If you do not hear from the school or the Health Department by then, your child was not directly exposed to the positive case. We continue to follow the procedures set up by local health authorities. We continue to follow social distancing and disinfecting measures as much as possible. Deep cleaning will occur this evening in the building. We will be prepared to welcome your students back to class tomorrow. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together to face the challenges presented by COVID-19.
High School Principal’s Newsletter update including: Refillable Water Stations, October ACT, and Picture Day. Click: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i3-L52bMkvqV_6Yy1mO2S0XrY1EETKUZ8vrGcfd1v5Q/edit#
Lady Bears softball will play against Macks Creek on Tuesday, September 28th @ 5:00. The games will be played at Ballparks National, 480 Kissick Way. Please read the following guidelines set forth by the Macks Creek District for outdoor fall sports. 1. Coaches and players in the dugout will be asked to wear masks while they are not in the field of play or able to social distance. When a player is in the field of play (i.e. playing defense, hitting, etc.) they are able to remove masks (strenuous activity). 2. Spectators are not required to wear masks at this time but are encouraged to social distance. There are no bleachers at the complex. Spectators/fans will need to bring their own seating. Behind home plate is a terraced section where chairs can be placed to sit. There will also be plenty of space around the diamond for fans to set/stand.
JH Boys and Girls Basketball will play at Macks Creek on Tuesday, September 29th @ 5:00. The order of games will be: A boys, A girls, and 2 quarters of B girls. Please read the following guidelines set forth by the Macks Creek District: Board policy adopted for Fall indoor sports: 1. All coaches and players not on the floor will be asked to wear a mask/neck gaiter while they are in the bench area. When they are on the floor they will not be asked or required to wear their masks (strenuous activity). 2. Spectators and fans that will be attending any indoor events will be asked to have temperature taken and wear a mask while they are up and moving (concessions, bathrooms, etc.). Once they are seated the masks can be removed. We are encouraging fans to social distance and sit in family pods as well. Anyone that refuses a temperature check at the door and wearing a mask will not be allowed to enter into the event.
Soccer will play at New Covenant Academy on Monday, September 28 @ 5:00. Guidelines for All Outdoor Events at NCA: *Face coverings are REQUIRED when social distancing is not possible. *Encourage the use of lawn chairs to assist with social distancing. *Schools must provide their own water bottles.
JH boys and girls will play Stoutland on Friday, the 25th at Richland. Order of games are as follows: B girls, A girls, and then A boys. Good luck!
Reminder: Freshman Orientation Night is tonight from 5:00pm-5:45pm and the Senior Information Night will be from 6;00pm-6:45pm. If you are unable to attend, the presentation will be placed in your child's counseling Google Classroom. You may also set up a one on one meeting with Mrs. Smith to discuss any questions you may have. Please contact me at email@example.com.
Richland Schools will be ending it’s virtual learning program on October 23. All students will either need to return to on campus seating on October 26 or use an outside virtual option. Students currently enrolled in virtual learning will need to complete their work for the quarter to receive credit.
High School Principal’s Newsletter update including: Teacher Recognition, Kidsight, and Freshman Orientation/Senior Information Night. Click: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i3-L52bMkvqV_6Yy1mO2S0XrY1EETKUZ8vrGcfd1v5Q/edit#heading=h.a43jpf1ox9qy
Kidsight will be at the high school on October 15th for vision screening for all junior high and high school students. Opt-out forms are available in the high school office for anyone that does not want their child screened or if you prefer not to have your child screened at the high school. Please contact Nurse Douglas at 573-765-3711 x2203, or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you choose to opt-out.
The RHS soccer team plays at Lebanon on Monday, September 21 @ 4:30. The Lebanon School District has a mask order in place. Patrons need a mask entering, existing, concessions, and restrooms. Masks can be removed at your seat. Thank you!
The Junior High girls basketball team will play Joel E. Barber on Monday @ 5:00 and the Junior High boys team will play Maranatha immediately following that game. There will only be two games this night. Good luck to both teams!
It is now my understanding that the phone lines at the high school are not working. If you need to call the office, you can do so at 573-433-0947. A reminder that school dismisses there at 12:30 today.
Some of our network is still down. You can call the high school office at the normal number but will need to call or text 573-512-0446 to reach the elementary. We hope to have this situation corrected this morning and apologize for any inconveniences.
A reminder that tomorrow is an early out day for students. The Elementary will dismiss at 12:20 and the JH/HS at 12:30. Enjoy a little longer weekend!
If you need to contact one of the offices for a bus change, you can also call or text 573-433-0947
To reach anyone on the previous text, the address is first initial, last name @ richlandbears.us
All of our phone lines are currently down. We hoped to have them back by now but that is not the case. If you have bus changes at the elementary school, please email Dr. Turner or Sherry Ancell by 2:00. For the high school, please email Mr. Meiss, Kim Whittle, or Debbie Bailey. Email availability has been spotty at times as well but we will be monitoring that on smart phones. Please bear with us as we deal with the situation. Thank you.
Junior High basketball plays at Crocker on Friday, September 18 at 5:00. The order of games are as follows: B Girls, A Girls, then A Boys. Good luck!
RAP begins today, Tuesday, September 15th, and will be held each week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 7:10am-7:50am in the library and in the afternoon from 3:30pm-4:10pm in Mrs. Evans’ classroom in the junior high wing. If you would like extra assistance with your classwork, please feel free to stop by. There is no need to sign-up, just show up. Virtual RAP - we are currently working on creating Virtual RAP sessions for those students learning from home. This will occur at the same time and days as regular RAP sessions. It is currently under construction and the link will be posted when ready.
Parents and Guardians, Richland High School would like to invite you to Freshman Orientation and Senior Parent Night on Wednesday, September 23rd. Freshman will meet from 5:00-5:45pm in the gym and sit in the orange chairs. Seniors will meet from 6:00-6:45 in the gym and sit in the wood bleachers. Please plan to attend, as we will share and discuss important information you and your child should know. Per CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend wearing a face mask while in the building. If you have any questions, please contact the counselor, Mrs. Smith, at email@example.com.
Good luck to all of our teams today as they close out their tournaments for the week, all games are at home! The baseball team plays for consolation at 10:00. Junior high boys basketball plays at 11:15 for consolation and the junior high girls basketball team plays for the championship at 5:30. Let’s go Bears and Lady Bears!
RHS baseball boys with a win in the 2nd round of the Frisco League Tournament over Stoutland 6-5 in the 8th! RHS will play for consolation on Saturday at 10:00 against Crocker.
High School Principal’s Newsletter update including: WCC Students, TeacherEase App, Richland Assistance Program (RAP), and Breakfast and Lunch Menu postings. Click: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i3-L52bMkvqV_6Yy1mO2S0XrY1EETKUZ8vrGcfd1v5Q/edit#
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the softball game against Laquey for today has been moved to 4:30.
I would like to thank everyone again for their patience and understanding as we hold events during the pandemic. I know many of us are really excited that we have events to attend again! Masks are optional in the stands - but I did want to mention that we have had some people inquire about making them mandatory to make it safer for everyone. Individuals will need to make their own decisions about masks and also attending events, but please at least consider those thoughts and do continue to try to social distance as much as possible. Bear Pride!
Due to the weather, the Frisco League Baseball games scheduled for today, will be played tomorrow, September 9th. Richland will resume their suspended game against Dixon at 4:00, followed by Crocker and Plato at 6:30, both games will be played at Richland. Iberia and Stoutland will resume their suspended game at 5:00 at Iberia.
The Lady Bears softball team lost to Iberia in the semi-final round of the Frisco League Tournament last night. They will play at 5:45 today at Crocker for third place against Crocker. Good luck girls and coaches!
Junior High girls and boys basketball teams will kick off their season on Friday, September 4th at Laquey. There will be two games starting with the Lady Bears at 5:00, followed by the Bears game. Good luck to both teams!
High School Principal’s Newsletter update including: Virtual Students, Seamless Summer Option Extension, Technology Agreements, and Assigning Lockers. Click: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i3-L52bMkvqV_6Yy1mO2S0XrY1EETKUZ8vrGcfd1v5Q/edit#
Starting tomorrow morning, breakfast and lunch will be free for all students at Richland, through the SSO program. This was the same program that provided meals during the COVID break last spring and into the summer. Any meal charges that have been made this week are being refunded to your students’ accounts. This program does not erase any previous outstanding balances in meal accounts, so please continue to pay those off. According to DESE, this program is scheduled to run through December, or until funding runs out - whichever occurs SOONER. Please understand that this may cause things to be much busier at the JH/HS at meal time, but we will work through the situation to make sure we get our students fed. Thanks again for your patience.
The Frisco League Softball Tournament will be held at Stoutland today. The Lady Bears play at 5:45 against Iberia. Good luck!
Virtual Students: A reminder that this Friday, September 4th, is the last day of the two week grace period to decide if you are going to remain a virtual student or returning to the seated classroom. If you choose to remain virtual, you are virtual for the remainder of first quarter. If you decide to return to the seated classroom, you may return on Monday, October 26th. Beginning Tuesday, October 27th, second quarter virtual students may return to the seated classroom on Monday, January 5th.
High School Principal’s Newsletter update including: Headphones for Junior High, Technology Agreements and Student Parking. Click: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i3-L52bMkvqV_6Yy1mO2S0XrY1EETKUZ8vrGcfd1v5Q/edit#
Baseball at Crocker is cancelled today.
The Frisco League softball tournament is cancelled for today. Games are tentatively scheduled to resume tomorrow, September 2, at the same scheduled times.
The Frisco League Softball Tournament is cancelled for today. Games will resume tomorrow, at the same scheduled times.
High School Principal’s Newsletter update including: Launch Students and WCC Students. Click: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i3-L52bMkvqV_6Yy1mO2S0XrY1EETKUZ8vrGcfd1v5Q/edit
I would like to thank everyone for a great first week, especially with everything we have had to deal with! Thanks also for being understanding and patient as we try to make certain aspects of the day as safe as possible- such as parent pick up and bus loading, etc. Some things are taking longer than normal due to our efforts to social distance and follow safety guidelines. As everyone gets used to the new routines, the day will continue to run more smoothly. The faculty and staff have been working extremely hard this year educating your students and I am very proud of what they have been able to accomplish. Have a Great Weekend! Bear Pride!
The RHS softball and baseball teams travel to Belle today for their first regular season games. This will be varsity games only and both teams will play at 5:00. There will be no bleacher seating available at the baseball field, please bring a lawn chair or you can pull your vehicle alongside the fence. Good luck to both teams!
The HS Principal’s Newsletter is updated with information including: Grab-n-Go Breakfast Cart, Car Rider Pick-Up, School-Related Paperwork/Documentation, and Student Drivers. Click: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i3-L52bMkvqV_6Yy1mO2S0XrY1EETKUZ8vrGcfd1v5Q/edit#
Jr./Sr. High Students: Beginning tomorrow, in addition to the regular hot breakfast served in the cafeteria (now with 2 options to choose from), the Grab-n-Go breakfast option will be available. The Grab-n-Go cart will be located in the hallway outside the cafeteria with several options to choose from during regular breakfast time.
The High School Principal’s Newsletter has been updated with information including; technology agreements, WCC students and water bottles.
As long as WCC remains virtual, all Richland WCC students needing a place to login to their school may come to the high school library to connect with their classes. Please arrive by 8:45 to give yourself plenty of time to get settled in. You may stay in the library until the end of the regular school day, 3:18pm, to work on classwork, homework, etc. if you need to.
Richland Elementary Lunch Menu for August 24 and 25 Students eating in the classroom (24th-PK, 1, 3, 5) (25th-K,2,4,6) Grape PB &J Cheese Sticks Baby Carrots w/Ranch Orange Slices and Milk Students eating in the cafeteria (24th K,2,4,6) (25th-PK, 1, 3, 5) Chicken Sandwich Baked Beans Garden Salad w/Ranch Cinn. Apple Sauce Milk Please send students with water bottles.
Good Afternoon! For those who are unable to attend tonight's Open House, a Virtual Open House has been posted on the website for you to view each of your teachers information. Click 'Menu', scroll down to the high school page, then click 'Virtual Open House'. If you can make it, we look forward to seeing you tonight. We are excited to get the school year underway. We want to have the safest night possible for everyone so please wear a mask and maintain social distancing while in the building. Thank you.
Please join us for the mandatory parent meeting for parents of athletes participating in junior high basketball. This meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 25, at 5:30 in the high school gym. If you are not able to attend, please set up a conference with the Athletic Director, Kim Latham.
We are excited to see our students back in the classroom this Monday, August 24. As a reminder about the expectations this year, We ask that students wear masks on the bus; entering and leaving the building; in the hallways; and anywhere else that we cannot totally socially distance. It would be great if everyone wore masks throughout the school day as they have been shown to reduce the risk of the virus spreading. We are also trying to cut down on visitors to the bare minimum as well and ask that they wear masks while on campus. If you need to drop off something for your student or to get them a message, the building office of your child’s school will be more than happy to help. One of the other vital moves you can make to keep everything as safe as possible is to keep your student at home if they have a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher or have other symptoms. I would like to personally thank everyone for being patient and understanding as we work together to deal with these circumstances beyond our control. Once again, please stay home if you are sick!
Update on the softball jamboree for this Saturday, August 22. All games will be played at Macks Creek. RHS softball team will play at 1:00 vs Climax Springs and 2:00 vs Marion C. Early. Spectators will need to bring their own chairs, bleachers will be roped off. There is no charge for admission. Directions to Macks Creek Field (from Camdenton): continue on West 54 through Macks Creek. You will continue until you come to the 54/73 junction (has a flashing yellow light) and make a left. You will see the fields from the intersection. The entrance to the field will be near the baseball diamond.
As of now, Waynesville Career Center students will have school virtually from Tuesday, August, 25th through Friday, August 28th. WCC students may obtain their Chromebooks and class-related materials on Friday, August 21st, and Monday, August 24th. Details about the pickup schedules will be announced on or before Thursday. Students are projected to return to their WCC seated classroom on Monday, August 31st.
A newsletter with Jr./Sr. High School information in now available on the district website. Click on Menu, scroll to the High School section, and click, Principal Newsletter. Please check back periodically as this will be updated as often as necessary. Thank you.
I wanted to share some information about our virtual learning option. Students who select this option will have a two week grace period to change their minds and come back to seated learning. After that time, students will be expected to stay in the virtual mode until at least the end of the quarter to complete the grading period. This will help us effectively plan and schedule. Virtual students will be expected to log in daily and will have the same assignment deadlines as seated students. They will also not be able to visit campus during the school day. In addition, students who choose virtual learning will not be able to participate in extracurricular activities while in that status. This will include athletics and any activities that are not a part of a student’s course grade.
The Open House breakdown works as follows: In the elementary school, it will be divided by last name on this schedule: 4:30-5:30 A-H; 5:30-6:30 I-P; 6:30-7:30 Q-Z. In the Junior High/High School, the divisions will be based on student grade, with the two buildings meeting in different sections of the school. There will be guidance on where to go at the building Thursday night. The schedule will be: 4:30-5:30 7th, 9th, 12th; 5:30-6:30 8th, 10th; 6:30-7:30 11th If you have any additional questions, please contact the appropriate building office: Elementary or Junior High/High School st 573-765-3241
Open House is Thursday night from 4:30-7:30. Each building has adjusted their schedule from years past to limit the number of people at any time. Please socially distance and follow safe practices. Masks are strongly recommended due to the number of people at the event.
Please join us for the mandatory parent meeting for parents of athletes participating in high school fall sports (softball, baseball, and soccer). This meeting will be held on Friday, August 21, at 5:30 at the softball field. If you are not able to attend, please set up a conference with the Athletic Director, Kim Latham.
All 7th grade students are invited to tour the junior high building on Wednesday, August 19th. For social distancing reasons, there will be two tour times. The first will begin promptly at 2:00 followed by the second at 2:30. Please sign up for your time by clicking on the link: https://forms.gle/WJtYuMpL1ryvLGzz9. We strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask and ask that only 2 individuals attend the tour with your child.
Open House will take place on Thursday, August 20 from 4:30-7:30pm. At this time, we are asking all 7th grade students, freshman and seniors to plan to visit between 4:30-5:30, 8th grade students and sophomores between 5:30-6:30, and juniors between 6:30-7:30. The Junior High and High School will be open throughout the evening, but masks are strongly recommended and we ask that no more than two people per student visit their teachers. While waiting to speak to a teacher, please practice safe social distancing in the hallways as much as possible. If you do not feel comfortable coming to the building for Open House, each teacher will have a virtual Open House video or slideshow for you to view on their Google Classroom site. If you would like to contact your child’s teacher, email addresses may be found on the district website, www.richlandbears.us, by clicking on ‘Menu’, then ‘Staff’.
The Pulaski County Health Center will be at the high school Open House on August 20th from 4:30pm-7:30pm to give immunizations. Students under 18 will need a parent present.
Just a reminder that practice for high school fall sports begins tomorrow, August 10th. You must have an active physical on file to practice. Athletes need to bring a filled water bottle with them. Practice times are as follows: Baseball: 8-10 am (at the baseball field) Soccer: 8-10 am Softball: 6-8 pm Tennis (girls): 8-9:30 am
Due to a misunderstanding, it was portrayed that Richland R-IV wasn’t spending money on classroom supplies like they had previously done due to COVID-19 concerns. This is not the case - there has been no change on that front. We appreciate the thought of helping out and thank Better Lives Today for all that they have done (and continue to do) for our students and staff in getting extras, providing supplies for students in need, etc. We are grateful for anyone who is willing to provide assistance for students and to help with special projects , etc. However, please know that we will continue to provide the basic necessities for school and also for any needs that arise due to the ever changing situation we find ourselves in.
Please call the school office if you've had a change in phone numbers, address, or emergency contacts so we can update this information before school starts. Thanks
Thursday August 6th is PK/K screening and enrollment. Call the office to schedule your appointment @ 573-765-3812 ext. 2201
Please take a moment to complete the following bus survey for the coming year. This will help the district make important decisions regarding school transportation. Thank you. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehonxmQU7jOxrrqkNe77Pjw-VzfZtJEGpX8olVGF8YtrCshg/viewform
Richland School District will begin school August 24th in Phase 3 with all students seated in the classroom, five days a week however arrangements can be made for students whose parents have decided that their children will not be returning to seated courses. Please contact your building principal by August 10th to enroll in the virtual option taught by Richland teachers. Richland Elementary Dr. Turner firstname.lastname@example.org ext 2202 Richland High School Mr. Meiss email@example.com ext 1142
Junior High basketball will begin practice on Monday, August 17th. This is for grades 6-8. The Junior High girls will practice 3:30-5:30 at the high school for the week and the Junior High boys will practice 3:30-5:30 at the elementary for the week. All athletes are required to have a physical on file before they can practice. Annual requirement forms are also due. If you have any questions, please email Kim Latham: firstname.lastname@example.org
High School fall sports will begin practice on Monday, August 10th. All athletes are required to have a physical on file before they can practice. Annual requirement forms are also due. Please see practice times for August 10th below: Baseball: 8-10 am Soccer: 8-10 am Softball: 6-8 pm Tennis (girls): 8-9:30 am If you have any questions, please email Kim Latham: email@example.com.
A reminder that Lake Regional Sports Medicine is holding free physicals tonight at Stoutland High School from 4:00-7:00. All middle and high school students from Richland and Swedeborg are welcome. They do ask that athletes be accompanied by an adult and everyone wear masks.
Richland School District will begin school August 24th in Phase 3 with all students seated in the classroom, five days a week however arrangements can be made for students whose parents have decided that their children will not be returning to seated courses. Please contact your building principal by August 10th to enroll in the virtual option taught by Richland teachers. Richland Elementary Dr. Turner firstname.lastname@example.org ext 2202 Richland High School Mr. Meiss email@example.com ext 1142
We have posted some information about the upcoming school year on the News portion of the website under Richland R-IV Operations 2020-21.
We have created an email address for any COVID related questions. The questions will be answered in a timely manner. Please know that we will research and try to provide you with the most accurate information we can provide at that time. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the link to the Graduation Ceremony tonight. It should be live around 6:30. rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2
I have been told that the Baccalaureate services tonight will be streamed live. It is scheduled for 7:00 and can be found on YouTube on FBC Richland
The Senior Scholarship and Awards Night will be this Thursday at 6:00 and Graduation will be Friday at 7:00, both in the high school gym. For anyone who is interested, both of these events will be broadcast online. The Awards night link is: rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2 and it will go live at around 5:45 Thursday night. (You will not be able to click on this link until it is live) The link to the Graduation broadcast will be on the same channel and will go out Friday morning. For those attending in person we ask that you please be as safe as possible. You might think about social distancing and masks. Once again, with an event of this nature, we cannot guarantee that the recommended guidelines will all be followed and everyone will need to make their individual decision to attend or not.
Seniors: Baccalaureate is tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8th at First Baptist Church beginning at 7pm. Please arrive by 6:30 pm so we can practice. Don't forget to wear your cap and gown.
Senior Trip is tomorrow, July 7th, to Big Surf. Bus leaves at 10:00am (be at the school by 9:45am), stopping for lunch, then to the water park until 5:00pm, returning to the high school between 5:30-5:45pm. The trip and meal will be covered by the school. HAVE FUN!!
The Laclede County Health Department has issued some guidelines to make events such as tonight’s Sixth Grade Promotion and High School Graduation on July 10 as safe as possible. Please understand that due to the nature of such events we cannot guarantee that all social distancing guidelines will be followed and each person will have to make their decision to attend or not.
6th grade promotion will be held tomorrow June 30th @ 6:30pm in the elementary gym. Students need to arrive by 6:10 @ the back door. Parents need to arrive through the gym door. With the nature of the event it will be impossible to fully follow social distancing guidelines. Everyone needs to evaluate the risks and make their personal decision to attend or not.
Just wanted to let everyone know that we are still making plans for how school will look this fall. At this time, we are planning on being in classes on campus starting August 24. If that situation were to change we will let you know.
We have been working with the MRPC to develop a regional Hazard Mitigation plan in case of a natural emergency. They would like public input and have a survey set up at http://www.meramecregion.org/surveys/ Please scroll down to Pulaski County.
6th grade promotion will be held June 30th @ 6:30pm in the elementary gym. Students need to arrive by 6:10 @ the back door. Parents need to arrive through the gym door. Please send up to 4 pictures to Dr. Turner by the 28th for the slideshow. Email Dr. Turner if you would prefer to have a private family promotion instead. With the nature of the event it will be impossible to fully follow social distancing guidelines. Everyone needs to evaluate the risks and make their personal decision to attend or not.
Seniors, due to some technical issues with our student information system I will not be able to release accurate final GPA's until the first of next week. I sincerely apologize, but I want to make sure our numbers are correct.
A reminder about the PEBT benefits for free and reduced lunch students - all elementary students qualify because we are a CEP school. Under location, select Pulaski County because that is where the school is located. Then select Pulaski County R-IV and which school your students attend. If your student goes to the elementary, select Yes to the question about being a special provision school. Details can be found on the website under News.
JH/HS girls basketball will have open gym Monday, Wednesday, Friday this upcoming week. High school 8-10 am and junior high 10-12.
JH/HS boys basketball will have strength/conditioning on Monday,, Tuesday, and Thursday the week of June 15th. Juniors & Seniors from 5-6pm, Freshmen & Sophomores from 6-7pm, and Junior High (grades 6-8) from 7-8pm.
I have been made aware of a couple issues with the P-EBT application online. For our students who live in Camden or Laclede counties, our school is not coming up as an option for you. I have contacted the DESE Coordinator for FNS to get the problem corrected but have not heard back yet. Also, for financial purposes, our school is officially called Pulaski County R-IV, so you will need to make that your selection. I apologize for this issue and am working to correct the problem.
DESE has asked us to send out a reminder about the Pandemic Electronic Benefits for families of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches. Since we are a CEP elementary school, all students in that building qualify. Please see the website under News for more information.
Softball open fields will begin this Thursday, June 11th, at 6:00 pm for grades 9-12. The following dates for June are: June 16 @ 10:00 am, June 18th @ 6:00 pm, June 23 @ 10:00 am, and June 30th @ 10:00 am.
Click on each class subject to the left for course descriptions: https://sites.google.com/richlandbears.us/counselorscorner/course-catalog?authuser=0
High school course descriptions are now available on the counselor's page on the high school website . Click 'RHS Counselor Web Page, then 'Course Catalog'.
Due to current circumstances, Richland High School has canceled Prom. However, a parent-sponsored Prom will be held in its place. Please look for details coming soon.
Any Richland Junior High or High School athlete who will be in grades 6-12 and plans on participating in athletics for the 2020-21 school year will need a physical. This does not include those athletes who turned one in for the 2019-20 school year as MSHSAA is allowing physicals on a 2-year basis (730 days), unless it expires throughout the school year (ex. A physical that was received 3/2/19 is valid through 3/1/21). While the MSHSAA PPE Form is now valid for a two year period from the date of the physical examination, all other pre-participation documents must still be completed annually for every student athlete. These forms are available in the high school office or you can download and print on the MSHSAA website (MSHSAA.org) under Sports Medicine. Please turn forms into the high school office or bring on the first day of fall practice.
ALL SENIORS: Please go to your school email and complete the Prom survey. Thank you
Richland R-IV is accepting bids in the following areas for 2020-2021: dairy, lawn maintenance, and diesel fuel. Bids are due by noon on June 11. Details can found on the district website under News.
All high school students who have completed their sophomore, junior, and senior years, Park University is offering early college enrollment for $90/credit hour/3 credits per class, for up to two online classes (compare to MSU at $218/credit hour). For more information and to enroll (complete the ‘Get Started’ form) go to: https://www.park.edu/admissions/early-college-online/. Make sure to notify the high school of your enrollment so we can send transcripts immediately. Classes begin Friday, June 8th.
All of the P-BET information can be found under News.
All families that qualify for free or reduced meals at school are now eligible for a one-time Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer of up to $302 per child (PK-grade 12). Please see the letter and links with information on our website. This will include all of our elementary students since we are a CEP school. Right now there is not a place to list that CEP option and it looks like you would have to submit a paper application. That is not the case. I have talked with the DESE FNS Coordinator and that will be fixed on Thursday. If you fill out the application before that fix and list your student as attending Richland Elementary, their system will flag your students as CEP eligible. Please see the website as there is a lot of information there.
I would like to invite everyone to a Fine Arts presentation featuring Jr./Sr. High student artwork and musical performances. Go to: https://youtu.be/MF-b35yKknI and enjoy. Special thank you to Mrs. Blackburn, Miss Helton, and Mrs. Dains for their hard work to make this happen.
We are making a change to our meal delivery program for next week only. To allow our employees to enjoy Memorial Day with their families, we will deliver on Tuesday and Thursday and then return to our previous schedule on June 1. Please help spread the word and thank you for your understanding
It is preschool graduation that will be set soon, not kindergarten. I apologize for any confusion
Due to health concerns and low projected attendance numbers, Richland Schools will not have summer school this year. We still plan to start the upcoming school year on August 24 as originally scheduled.
High school graduation has been set for Friday, July 10 at 7 pm, with a backup date of Saturday, August 1 at 7 pm. The details of what it will look like are still being decided. We will also be releasing dates and details soon on Prom and Kindergarten graduation and the 6th grade advancement ceremony.
I have heard a rumor that we have a graduation date set, but that is not the case. We are still looking at what time frame and what form will work best for our students and district. We are also still discussing what to do with summer school. The survey is still open on the website - thank you to everyone who has already filled it out. Knowing if your students would/wouldn’t be in attendance will help us make our final decision. When we have that information we will pass it along.
FREE COVID-19 virus testing will be available to all Pulaski County residents this Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center. No symptoms or prerequisites are required. Pre-registration is highly recommended at https://health.mo.gov/communitytest. You can also register by calling MO COVID hotline at 877-435-8411. Choose option 3 to register. More information can be found at Facebook.com/events/613163319288136
ALL RICHLAND ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY STUDENTS: Please remember that tomorrow, May 14, is the last day to turn in any student work, textbooks, etc. to either school. Work will be accepted until 12pm (noon). Thank you
Seniors, all lunch balances and other fees must be paid in full and all sports uniforms and/or practice gear/equipment MUST BE RETURNED to the school by MAY 14. Uniforms are school property and must be returned. Thank you.
Please see the summer school survey on the district website under News. We are trying to make plans and would greatly appreciate your input. However, please do understand that those plans can always change as factors beyond our control influence the situation.
With school ending next week, we will be changing our food delivery service starting Monday. We will deliver food on Mondays (2 days of meals) and Wednesdays (3 days) until June 29, when the program is scheduled to conclude. That will include Memorial Day, May 25.
This is Teacher Appreciation Week! Please find a way to let your teachers know how much you appreciate their efforts to educate our students. They do a great job and play a vital role in our children’s lives. Thanks again, teachers!
Be careful out there driving today. I have heard reports of trucks overturned by strong winds near Lebanon and I-44 being closed off or at a crawl. More storms are predicted as well.
Jr./Sr. High: A gray tub is outside the front doors to return packet work anytime, day or night. All textbooks will need to be returned as well when finished with them. The last day for drop-off is May 14th. A reminder to check spam folders in email for teacher messages.
Busses are out delivering packets. Please be on the lookout. Thank you
Packet pickup until 6pm. We also have everything from their cubbies.
Jr./Sr. High Update: Packet pick-up/drop-off has been extended until 6pm. Please stop by the school and get your materials. Thank you
Class of 2020 Seniors can pick up their caps and gowns at the high school office from 9:00 am to noon, Monday through Thursday. You can just pull up in front of the school and it will be brought out to you.
Jr./Sr. High School: Last packet pick-up is Monday, April 27, 9am-3pm. Locker items can be picked up as well.. Monday is also a packet drop-off day. Please return any work on Monday. Pick-up/drop-off procedures will be the same. Please put your name on everything you return.
Students, please check your student email accounts on a regular basis. Teachers are communicating with you. Remember, school is still in session so make sure you are completing your assignments and getting them returned. Your grades are positively impacted by returned work.
We still are going to try to hold graduation, advancement ceremonies, and prom when, and if, that becomes possible. We don’t want to have to cancel them and reschedule yet again, so we are awaiting more guidance on stay at home orders, social distancing, etc. Once we have more information we will look at scheduling these events and share that with you.
Seniors, please send a baby/youth picture of yourself as well as a picture of your choice as your senior portrait to Ms. Proctor at email@example.com. These will be used for the yearbook. Thank you.
With the abrupt end of the school year, we couldn’t get group photos of our student organizations. If you have pictures you would be willing to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be a great help! Bear Pride!
A reminder that Jr./Sr. High School Packet Drop-off is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14th, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Work from both packets may be returned at this time. Thank you
Meal delivery starts at 9am today. The whale bus is a white school van today.
We do not yet know about summer school but will let you know when there is an update. It is also our intention to do something with graduations, advancement ceremonies, and prom, if possible, when the restrictions on groups meeting are lessened. Once we have some more guidance in that area we will pass it along.
In case you missed it, Governor Parsons closed all Missouri schools for the rest of the year. Food service will continue and we are going to keep educating students by distance learning through the scheduled end of our school year.
Jr./Sr. High School Packet Drop-off Update: I apologize for any confusion, but due to Friday and Monday being a district day off, I am pushing the drop-off day to Tuesday, April 14th, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Work from both packets may be returned at this time. Thank you
Richland High School Newsletter April 7, 2020 (Hopefully Corrected) https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vStTR-PBfbZ_6aPAI5yt3efri5cjeYtyRYXINbCj_vwxp9wV51ch3puRXptf0qrgSh3hWbAfM1dqhSR/pub
A reminder: Jr. High and High School packet pick-up is tomorrow, April 6th, from 9:00am-6:00pm. Pick-up will take place at the junior high doors. Thank you.
A reminder that homework pick up will be held tomorrow from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at each building. You can go out to pick up packets if you want because we are an essential business by the stay at home order. Please follow safe practices- no more people out than necessary and no direct contact. If you prefer, we will deliver packets on Tuesday to everyone who didn’t pick them up on Monday. Also, food delivery will only run on Monday and Wednesday this week. Three days of food will be delivered on Wednesday since Friday was going to be a day off for our staff. We will return to the normal schedule on April 13. Stay safe, Bear Pride!
Elementary parents: Starting Monday April 6th, we will have a nightly homework helper hotline. Call 573-765-3812 extension 2205 if you need assistance with homework. This line will be answered by a teacher from 3:00pm -6:00pm. Monday thru Friday.
Please be aware of the Pulaski County stay at home order that was issued, effective at 5:00. This should not affect food and homework pick up and delivery as we are an essential business. However, please use safe practices during this time. If anything changes, we will let you know. Keep checking back for updates. Stay safe, Bear Pride!
GO CAPS interviews for those who signed up (sophomores and juniors only) will be held this Monday and Tuesday. Please check your student email account and respond with your preferred time. A link will be sent to your email at that time. Thank you.
The whale bus will be starting about an hour later today for meal delivery. Thank you
Newsletter Correction: Jr./Sr. High School packet drop-off on Friday, April 10th, will take place from 9am-6pm.
Junior High and High School packet drop-off will take place on April 10th, from 9am-6pm. Tables will be set up by the Junior High doors with tubs, by subject level, on top to place your work in. Thank you.
The following events have been canceled at this time: 3rd grade field trip 5th grade field trip K-6 grade Spring Concerts
Due to the extension of school closure through April 24th, we will be postponing all athletic contests and/or competitions through May 1st to allow for the 14 days of conditioning rule. More information will be passed along as MSHSAA makes updates.
After consulting with local health agencies, state and federal guidelines, and other area schools, I want to let you know that Richland Schools will be out of session through April 24 due to the COVID-19 virus. At this time we are continuing our food delivery on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and are updating our educational plans as we move forward. More information will be shared soon. Stay safe, Richland Bears.
Congratulations to the following athletes for being named to the Central Missouri All-District Basketball Team: Ethan Fagre (First Team), Veston Fearon (Second Team), Katelyn Cole and Miranda Moss (First Team).
I would like to commend our staff for their work in meeting the needs of our students in the food delivery process and continuing to prepare for student education in this time of uncertainty. I would also like to give a big thank you to our parents for their work in coming to pick up the homework packets on Monday! I was amazed by the number of you that came to the school to pick them up. It made the delivery on Tuesday much smoother than I anticipated. Thanks again. I know that some area schools have suspended these services but it is my intention to continue to provide them as long as possible. We are still currently scheduled to be out until April 6. I would like to remain optimistic about that date but we will have to wait to see how the situation unfolds before then. We will continue to keep you informed of any updates in that area. State mandated testing has been suspended for the current school year. There has also been some forgiveness for students in areas such as the testing requirements to qualify for the A+ program. Please keep following the recommended guidelines- groups of 10 or less, use social distancing, and don’t go out unless you need to. Hopefully these measures will help cut down on the number of cases. Stay safe and we look forward to when things return back to normal and we can see the students again.
Due to recent CDC and federal government guidelines, we will be postponing Prom 2020. We are actively looking to reschedule from April 18th to a future date. Please be patient as continue to monitor the current situation in the coming weeks.
As you are looking through assignments if you need help please email email@example.com or call ext 202 or your classroom teacher. We are here to help. Thank you (or email me a video of your student reading) I would love to "see" them!
We are holding a special Board meeting tomorrow night to approve bids for a potential FEMA addition if extra funding becomes available. That is the only item on the agenda and it was necessary to get our paperwork in by the deadline.
A reminder - packet pickup at both schools today until 6:00. Please pick them up today if possible - that will shorten the delivery time tomorrow. We will try to roll those buses out at 9:00. Thanks again for your patience & understanding
Packet pick-up for elementary students will be on Monday, March 23rd from 9am-6pm. Please pull up to the front doors and remain in your car. A staff member will get your name and bring all materials to your car. Please honk if you do not see staff. Thank you
A reminder that our food delivery will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week. We will deliver two days of food on Monday and Wednesday. In addition, an educational route will be run on Tuesday to deliver packets to everyone who can’t pick them up on Monday. The principals have details on the pick up process. Thanks again for everyone’s patience and understanding. I have been really proud of the efforts of the Richland R-IV family to provide for our students!
Packet pick-up for Jr./Sr. High School students will be on Monday, March 23rd from 9am-6pm. Please pull up to the junior high doors and remain in your car. A teacher will get your name and bring all materials to your car. Basically, we will run packet pick-up just like car rider drop-off only we will bring the work out to you instead of you dropping your child off.
Dear Richland R-IV Patrons, Due to the continued concerns of the COVID-19 virus, we will be out of school until April 6. We have made plans to provide educational content to your students during this time. The teachers will have lessons online and we will be sending packets home for students without internet access. (or who would prefer that method of delivery) There will be two methods of getting the packets. We will have a parent pickup on Monday, March 23 from 9:00 am until 6:00 at each building. The elementary access will be at the front door and at the junior/high school it will be in the back of the gym by the library. We will bring the work out to you so that no one has to enter the building. We do not want students to stress out about the work but we want to provide opportunities for them to work on skills they will need to use when we return. For those of you who cannot pick up the packets, we will run a bus to deliver them on Tuesday morning, March 24. The teachers will also have “office hours” from 9:00 am to noon daily where they can be reached for any assistance that is needed, That will vary and may consist of email, phone calls, or online messaging. All extracurricular activities will be suspended as long as we are out due to the virus concerns. We also ask that outside groups not use our facilities as we are trying to ensure we have the social distancing suggested by the CDC. We have also changed our food delivery process a bit. We will deliver on Thursday and Friday of this week as we have been doing the last two days. Starting next week, we will deliver food on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Two days worth of meals will be delivered on Monday and Wednesday. These meals are available to any child 18 or under. (or any current Richland student who is over 18) Please continue to spread word of this program by word of mouth so that everyone knows about it. Once again, I would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding through these difficult times. I have been very impressed and proud of our employees as they have worked hard to meet the needs of our students. We will continue to work together for what is best for our students and community and eventually things will return to normal. Sincerely, Brian Lee Superintendent Richland R-IV School
Due to the continuing COVID-19 virus concerns, Richland Schools will be out of session until April 6. We have made plans to provide educational content to our students and those details will follow soon. Thanks again for your patience
Kangaroo and Horse route buses have already left to deliver food. Please be ready to meet them.
From MSHSAA in regards to the Music Festival: We regret that we are canceling the remaining district solo/small ensemble, large group, as well as the State solo/small ensemble festivals.
Starting tomorrow morning we will be distributing school meals, free of charge. Two meals will go out at the same time, starting at 9:00 and will be delivered to your student’s bus stop. You don’t need to be a bus rider to get a meal - that is how we will know where to deliver it. In addition, we will have a grab and go station at the back side of the gym in the elementary school, if that works better for you. Please be patient as we work this process out. We also have no idea how many children will want meals, but we will work that our as we go. To help in our planning, if you do not want meals for your children, you can email that to me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your understanding as we work together though these circumstances.
Please complete this form in regards to your Internet Capabilities. Thank you https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bZ9VTbDgqpVt0eu5Wm5hjU11w5UbXuJBRd3rIly7T5k/edit?usp=sharing
We are looking at options for alternative forms of education, if necessary. We need to ensure that all of our students can be reached. We are also looking at options for meal distribution. I will let you know when we have more information
After continued discussion and research we have decided to extend Spring Break for another week through March 22 for the safety of everyone in our distinct.
Please keep your students home if they do have a fever, (100.4 or higher per CDC recommendation) cough, or shortness of breath. Check the website for a couple of longer releases and updates.
March 15, 2020 Dear Richland Patrons, I know there has been a lot of discussion of students and staff returning from a cruise during spring break. We have been in contact with local health agencies and continue to monitor updates from the CDC and other resources several times a day. This includes a discussion earlier today with the Pulaski County Health Department - who does not recommend that we quarantine those people as they return. The cruise line took precautions against the spread of any Infectious diseases. The passengers have been monitored for any signs of sickness and will be as they leave the ship. While symptoms can take awhile to show up, the cruise in question did not come in contact with any of the level three threat areas. This information is consistent with the recommendations of other health agencies. These protocols call for quarantine of people who have traveled to Level Three Threat areas, as detailed by the CDC. Basically, they are countries in Asia and Europe. There are a couple of areas of concern in the United States - mainly in Washington state and New York. We continue to check for updates and stay in touch with local, regional, and national agencies as the situation. We are committed to making sure our students and staff are all a safe as possible but want to disrupt their education as little as possible as well. We also talk with other area schools to get their thoughts. Each school has to do what they feel is best for their district. If the situation changes or our contact agencies change their positions on the best practices, we will keep you informed. Sincerely, Brian Lee Superintendent Richland R-IV Schools
Due to concerns for the health and safety of our student performers, spectators, accompanists, directors, adjudicators, and staff, MSHSAA is suspending all district solo/small ensemble and state large group music festivals through March 21, 2020.
Congratulations to the following athletes for receiving basketball honors. All Conference: Ethan Fagre, Veston Fearon, Katelyn Cole, and Miranda Moss. All District: Ethan Fagre, Veston Fearon, Kaden Kardosz, Katelyn Cole, and Miranda Moss.
A reminder that we will be out of school next week for Spring Break. Enjoy the time off and I look forward to seeing everyone on March 16!
The Fine Arts Department is hosting a Talent & Art show tonight, Thursday, March 5, from 6:00-7:00p.m. There will be comedy skits, singing, and instrumentals. Student artwork will be available for viewing. Please join us for an evening of fun and entertainment.
National Honor Society induction will be held tonight at 6:00pm in the high school gym. Participants need to be at the school by 5:45. Semi-formal dress is required.
Students in grades 6-12 who plan to participate in spring sports need to make sure they have a current physical on file and their annual participation forms turned in before practice starts on March 2, 2020.
Due to a scheduling error, Josten's will be at RHS TODAY from 3:00-6:00pm and tomorrow morning before school, 7:30-8:15am for all sophomores and/or parents interested in buying a class ring. Seniors can pick up their graduation announcements at this time as well.
The JV boys will play 2 quarters tonight starting at 6:00 followed by the Varsity game. Come out and support the Bears!
Josten's will be at Richland HS on Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 3-6pm, and Thursday, Feb. 27th, 7:30-8:15am for all sophomores and/or their parents interested in purchasing a class ring. Seniors will be able to pick up their graduation announcements at this time as well.
The Lady Bears will play Iberia tonight at 6:00. There will be 2 quarters of JV followed by the Varsity game. The Ozark Youth League teams and cheerleaders will also be recognized. Come out and support the Lady Bears and youth teams tonight!
A couple of reminders - today is an early release day and school will be out of session on Monday for Presidents Day. Also, the school board meeting Monday night will start at 5:30. Happy Valentine’s Day! Bear Pride!
There has been a change in the order of games tonight at Iberia. The Iberia varsity girls will play at 5:00 followed by the RHS varsity boys game. The JV boys will then play 2 quarters after the boys varsity game. The varsity game will be broadcasted on 104.9.
The Lady Bears received the one seed for districts and will play Saturday, February 22 at 12:00 against Laquey. The Bears are seeded second and will play on Monday, February 24 at 7:00 against Crocker. Brackets can be found at https://www.mshsaa.org/Activities/DistrictTournaments.aspx?alg=5&class=2&district=9&year=2019
The girls basketball team beat Wheatland 46-41 tonight.
The girls basketball team will play Wheatland on the 11th at 6:00. They will play 2 quarters of JV followed by the Varsity game. The boys basketball team will play at Iberia on the 12th. The Iberia girls will play a Varsity game at 5:00 followed by the RHS JV and Varsity teams.
Today is the last day to order your Paint It Pink t-shirts. Shirts are $12.00 and help support the HOPE Program at Lake Regional Cancer Center. Please stop by the elementary school or high school for your order forms.
The girls basketball game against Eldon is cancelled tonight.
Due to hazardous road conditions, Richland schools will be out of session on Thursday, February 6. Stay safe. Bear Pride!
The boys game against Laquey is cancelled tonight. The game is rescheduled for February 19th @ 6:00.
Due to the winter weather warning and the timing of the predicted inclement weather, Richland Schools will be our on Wednesday. Stay safe. Bear Pride!
The boys and girls basketball games at Macks Creek have been moved up to 5:00 pm tonight. The varsity girls will play at 5:00 followed by the varsity boys game. There will be no JV games tonight. The games will be broadcasted on KRMS 104.9.
Order of games at Macks Creek on Tuesday: JV Girls-2 quarters JV Boys-2 quarters Varsity Girls Varsity Boys KRMS 104.9 will also be broadcasting the varsity games on the radio.
The Lady Bears lost to Walnut Grove in the Lebanon Tournament today 60-53.
Congratulations to the Lady Bears on their win against St. Charles 60-27. They will play Walnut Grove at 12:30 tomorrow for consolation.
The Bears will play in the championship game of the Belle Tournament on Saturday at 2:30 against Owensville. Good luck to the coaches and players!
The Lady Bears will play against St. Charles today at 4:30 in the Lebanon Tournament. They suffered a tough loss last night to Lee Summit West. Good luck Lady Bears!
The Bears will be in action tonight in the Belle Tournament. They will play Chamois at 5:30 in the semifinal round. The Lady Bears will play in the first round of the Lebanon Tournament Thursday at 4:30 against Lee’s Summit West. Good luck to both teams!
Due to poor road conditions, Richland will be out of session today. Stay safe. Bear Pride!
National Honor Society and Richland Junior Honor Society Induction has been rescheduled for March 2, 2020 at 6pm at the High School.
Paint It Pink will be held on Thursday, February 13th beginning at 6:00pm as the girls basketball team faces Dixon (Varsity only). Senior Night will follow immediately after the game.
Congratulations to the boys basketball team on their win in the first round of the tournament against Belle 84-66. They will play in the semifinal round on Wednesday at 5:30 against Chamois.
The boys tournament game at Belle has been cancelled for tonight. They will play tomorrow morning at Belle at 10:00 am.
Due to road conditions and the timing of the forecast, Richland Schools will be out of session on Friday. Stay safe. Bear Pride!
The Osage Tournament is cancelled for this year.
The girls tournament game at Osage is cancelled for tonight. Weather permitting, they will play tomorrow night at 7:30.
Due to inclement weather we will be out of school on Thursday. Stay safe. Bear Pride!
The boys tournament game at Belle has been cancelled for tonight. All games have been moved to Friday. The boys will play Friday at 5:00.
There is No Bear Den today. Please call the office with your students after school arrangements Thank you.
The girls tournament game at Osage has been cancelled for tonight. All games have tentatively been moved to Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The girls will play at 7:30 tomorrow night.
The sophomore trip to the Waynesville Career Center will take place on Monday, January 27th at 9am. Due to the weather, the WCC has postponed their deadline for registration to give our students an opportunity to visit their campus.
The girls basketball team will play in the first round of the Osage Tournament on Wednesday, January 22, at 7:30.
Due to hazardous road conditions, Richland Schools will be out of session tomorrow, January 21. Stay safe. Bear Pride.
The boys and girls tournament games are cancelled for tonight.
RHS Homecoming and the boys basketball game against Belle is cancelled for tonight. Homecoming will be held on February 14th.
Due to the weather we will be out of session today, Friday January 17. Stay safe. Bear Pride!
The Lady Bears play Licking at home tomorrow night at 6:00, this is a makeup game from December 16. Come out and support the Lady Bears!
Congratulations to the Bears on their win against Crocker 83-52 in the semi final round of the Bourbon Tournament. The Bears will play in the Championship game on Friday, January 10th @ 8:30.
Congratulations to the Bears and Lady Bears on their wins last night. The Bears beat Viburnum in the first round of the Bourbon Tournament 81-36. The Bears will play on Wednesday, the 8th, against Crocker in the semi-final round at 8:30. The Lady Bears beat Laquey 57-32.
As a reminder, all elementary and junior high students who received a gift card last year for summer school, those cards expire on January 31, 2020. Make sure to use them if you haven't. Thank you
We are excited to see all the students tomorrow! Just a friendly reminder that the AR reward field trip to the movies is tomorrow if your child met their 1st and 2nd quarter goal. It is $6. #GOBEARS
The girls will play at Laquey on January 6th, this will be a Varsity game only.
The Varsity girls will play Belle at 5:00 on January 3rd followed by the JV and Varsity boys playing against Crocker. Come out and support your Bears and Lady Bears!
Here are the game times for the first round of the Bourbon Boys Varsity Tournament on Monday, January 6th: 4:00 - (1) Bourbon Vs (8) Laquey 5:30 - (3) Liberty Vs (6) Crocker 7:00 - (2) Richland Vs (7) Viburnum 8:30 - (4) Valley Vs (5) Cuba
All Richland Junior and Senior High School students will have finals after we return from Christmas break. They are scheduled for January 8th, 9th, and 10th. Dual credit classes have been granted extensions through January 10th from their colleges.
The Bears and Lady Bears will play at Climax Springs tonight. Varsity girls start at 5:30 followed by the Varsity boys and then 2 quarters of JV boys.
We still have some problematic roads so Richland will be out of school on Thursday, December 19. Stay Safe. Bear Pride!
2019 yearbooks are in! Pick one up in the high school office for $35.
Some of our roads are still unsafe for bus travel so Richland R-IV Schools will be out of session on Wednesday, December 18. Stay safe. Bear Pride!
Order of games for Community Night on Friday against Stoutland: JV Girls (4:00) JV Boys Varsity Girls Varsity Boys
Order of games for Thursday at Climax Springs: Varsity Girls (5:30) Varsity Boys 2 Quarters JV Boys
Due to inclement weather Richland Schools will be out of session on Tuesday, December 17. Stay safe. Go Bears!
The Board of Education meeting for tonight has been postponed until Tuesday night at 5:30, weather permitting. If tomorrow doesn’t work, it will held Wednesday night.
The Lady Bears game against Licking has been cancelled for tonight.
Due to hazardous road conditions, Richland R-IV Schools will be out of session on Monday, December 16. Stay safe, Go Bears!
The RHS Bears basketball team beat Osage tonight 70-51. They will be back in action tomorrow at the Crocker Shootout at 1:00.
The boys play at Osage tonight. If you will not be able to attend the game, it will be broadcasted on Classic Country 104.9 or www.classiccountry1049.com.
The boys and girls both lost to Steelville this week. The boys lost at the buzzer, 66-64 and the girls lost 68-48.
The girls play at Steelville tonight. There will be a half JV game starting at 6:00 followed by the Varsity game.
We had to split the whale bus route up this morning (Hwy 7 North) and we will be running late. Thank you for your patience during this process
The boys play Steelville tonight at home. There will be half of a JV game starting at 6:00 followed by the Varsity game.
Lady Bears with a win over Osage 68-60!
Themes for the basketball games this week are “Merica” on Monday and “Beach/Tourist” on Tuesday. Richland students who dress in theme will get free admission into the game. Come and support your Bears and Lady Bears!
The boys basketball team beat Stoutland tonight 78-50. They will play for Consolation tomorrow at 1:30 against Newburg.
Congratulations to the Lady Bears on their win over the Newburg Lady wolves in the semi final round of the FLT. The girls will play for the championship on Saturday at 6:00 against the Licking Lady Wildcats!
The Bears lost in the first round of the FLT to Plato, 63-56. They will play on Friday at 8:30.
Congratulations to Coach Ward and the Lady Bears on their first round win in the FLT against Iberia 62-27. The Lady Bears will play Newburg on Wednesday at 8:00.
The boys basketball game against California has been cancelled for Friday, November 22nd.
Congratulations to the RHS soccer players who received All Conference and All District honors. Belle Harley (2nd Team All District), Briden Goins (All Conference Honorable Mention & 2nd Team All District), Brayden Burd (All Conference Honorable Mention & 1st Team All District), and Caleb Preble (All Conference & 1st Team All District).
The 2019 Senior Citizens and Veteran's Recognition Lunch will be held at Richland High School on Tuesday, November 26th at 11:30am. Please join us in honoring those who have served our country and our community.
FAFSA Frenzy will be held December 11th at 5:30pm in the library at Richland H.S. Seniors, their parents, and anyone else interested in learning about the college financial aid process are invited to attend. Local college advisors will be here to help with FAFSA form completion.
Due to hazardous road conditions, Richland Schools will not be in session Tuesday, November 12. Stay safe. Go Bears.
Richland R-IV parents - the city is currently under a boil order. Please send your students to school with bottled water if possible and we will provide it as well. Thank you for your understanding as we deal with the situation
Practice for high school winter sports start tomorrow, November 4th. A physical and signed annual forms are required before an athlete can practice. All practices will be held at the high school this week. Boys basketball: 3:30-6:00 Girls basketball: 5:30-8:00 Cheerleaders: 3:30-4:30 (stage)
Soccer district game times have changed for next week. All games will be played at 3:00 instead of 4:00 at Laquey High School. The RHS soccer team will play against Dixon on Tuesday, November 5th @ 3:00. A new bracket will be posted when made available.
The soccer game scheduled for October 31st against Belle is cancelled.
The soccer team will play against Belle at home on Thursday, the 31st, at 4:30.
The soccer game at Crocker for today has been cancelled.
There has been a change in the schedule for the junior high games Monday at Richland. Richland and Newburg will play at 5:15 and Dixon and Stoutland will play at 6:30.
We had an issue at the school with some disturbing words on a social media post. We are handling the issue and it has also been handed over to law enforcement. Because safety is of paramount concern to us we went into lockdown for a short period. Contrary to rumors, there was no weapon found at school. We will continue to look into the situation
Congratulations to the Lady Bears softball team on their win tonight in the first round of districts. They beat Dixon 9-5. They will play against Eugene tomorrow at 4:30. Come out and support the Lady Bears!
Junior High order or games at Dixon on Friday the 18th: B Girls A Girls 1/2 B Boys A Boys
The junior high basketball teams will play in the following order on Monday against Climax Springs: A girls A boys 1 quarter B boys
The softball game against Vienna is cancelled for today.
The softball game at Newburg is cancelled for tonight.
The soccer game against Belle today is cancelled.
Order of junior high games at Iberia on October 11: A Girls 1/2 B Boys A Boys
Belle Soccer Tournament schedule: Friday 10/18/19 2:00 pm Belle vs Iberia 4:00 pm Richland vs Maranatha Baptist Saturday 10/19/19 2:00 pm Third Place Game (loser of game 1 vs loser of game 2) 4:00 pm Championship (winner of game 1 vs winner of game 2)
Order of games at Newburg on Monday, October 7th: 1/2 B Boys A Boys 1/2 B Girls A Girls
The junior high game at Plato on Friday, October 4th, will start at 5:30. The order of games are as follows: 1/2 b boys A boys 1/2 b girls A girls
Order of junior high games against Macks Creek on October 1st: 1/2 B boys A girls 1 quarter B girls A boys
Vienna Softball Tournament Schedule for October 5th. 9:00 AM Vienna vs. Newburg 10:40 AM Newburg vs. Laquey 12:20 PM Laquey vs. Richland 2:00 PM Richland vs. Newburg 3:40 PM Vienna vs. Laquey 5:20 PM Richland vs. Vienna
RHS Softball Tournament is cancelled.
The baseball game scheduled for today at Laquey has been cancelled.
The Richland Assistance Program (RAP) for Jr. High and High School students begins this week and runs through the end of the school year. Students can come in from 7:10-7:50am or stay after school from 3:30-4:10 and receive 1 percent for each period of attendance with a maximum of 4 hours of attendance per grading period. Please contact Richland High School for more information.
There will be 2 junior high games tonight. The A Girls will play Joel E. Barber @ 5:00, followed by the A Boys who will play Maranatha. Good luck Bears and Lady Bears!
The girls tennis match at Camdenton on September 19th has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 26th.
Order of games for the Junior High boys and girls against Crocker on Friday, September 20th: 1/2 b girls 1/2 b boys A girls A boys
There has been a change in game time for baseball on September 19th, at Newburg, the game will start at 5:30.
There has been a change in game time for baseball on September 10th, at Licking, the game will start at 6:00pm.
Junior High Basketball teams will play their first contest tonight against Laquey at Richland, game time starting at 5:00. Order of games: half B girls, A girls, A boys, followed by 1 quarter of B boys. Good luck Bears and Lady Bears!
Congratulations to the RHS Soccer team for their 5-1 victory at Stover! Freshman Davin Williams scored a hat trick!
Senior and Parent Information night will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 7:00-8:00pm in the high school library. Come out and learn how to get the ball rolling on college paperwork, filing deadlines, and all other college-bound information. Please contact Mrs. Overby or Ms. Smith for more information.
The tennis match in Springfield against Parkview has been cancelled for tonight.
The baseball game against Belle is cancelled for tonight.
A friendly reminder that the mandatory parent meeting for parents of athletes participating in fall sports will be held on Thursday, August 22, at 5:45 in the High School Gym. If you are not able to attend, please set up a conference with the Athletic Director, Kim Latham.
The mandatory parent meeting for parents of athletes participating in fall sports will be held on Thursday, August 22, at 5:45 in the High School Gym.
Junior High Basketball will begin practice on Monday, August 19th from 3:30-5:30. This is for grades 6, 7, and 8. The boys will practice at the high school and the girls will practice at the elementary. Just a reminder, you will need a physical to practice.
I would like to welcome all of our students to the 2019-2020 school year. We look forward to seeing all of you Wednesday morning!