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  • Levy election in February

    There will be a significant decrease in the Richland School District tax rate if voters approve the 2019-2022 levy in February. New state finance regulations require less dependence on local levies.

    The upcoming local levy will be comprised of two parts which total $2.00 per $1000 of assessed valuation, significantly lower than the current $3.40 levy rate:

    Educational Programs Levy -
    $1.50 per $1000 assessed valuation.
    Money used for extracurricular activities, additional staff (i.e. adequate number of nurses and paraprofessionals), professional development, teacher pay for extra time, course offerings (i.e. zero hour).

    Technology Levy -
    $0.50 per $1000 assessed valuation.
    Money used for replacing tech equipment and staff training.

    Current 2017 levy Proposed 2019-2022 levy
    $3.40 per $1000 $2.00 per $1000*

    *Yearly property taxes will decrease $280 on a $200,000 home.

  • National Merit announces scholars

    Richland School District proudly announces that 17 high school seniors are Semifinalists and Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Becoming a Semifinalist is the first stage of a process that will end next spring with scholarships for some of the students honored. About 7,500 Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $33 million will be offered, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.


    List and photos of Merit scholars

  • Emerald Award for yearbook staff

    The 2016-2017 "Gyre", Hanford High School’s yearbook, received an Emerald Award from the Washington Journalism Education Association, the highest award for excellence by a high school publication.

    The HHS staff received the award at Journalism Day last week at the University of Washington. The yearbook advisor is Nancy E. Smith.

  • Flu Shot Clinics

    The Richland School District is committed to helping keep our students, parents, and community members healthy throughout the flu season.

    That is why we have partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to provideFlu Shot Clinics for all children and adults in our community. Find out all the details and schedule at this link.


  • Winter sports are almost upon us

    WInter sports are almost upon us and registration is open now. If you have a student interested in participating in Basketball, Wrestling, Boys Swim/Dive or Girls Bowling please plan on attending our Winter Sports Parent Information Night on Monday, November 6th at 6PM in the HHS Commons. The first day for Girls bowling will be October 30th, 3PM, at Atomic Bowl. All other sports begin practice on November 13th.

    There are three things your student MUST do to be eligible for the first day of practice:

    1. Online Registration: go to https://www.familyid.com/organizations/hanford-high-school-athletics and complete the online registration.
    2. Pay fines/fees- $30.00 ASB & $55.00 sports fee plus any fines at the booking office or online at https://payments.rsd.edu/
    3. Make sure your physical is current with Mrs. Branson in the main office.

    Please complete all of these items quickly to ensure a smooth start to the season for your athlete.

  • Hanford High Center Stage is proud to present: The Crucible.

    Click on Image to see full Poster
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    Hanford High Center Stage is proud to present: The Crucible

    The story dramatizes the events of the Salem witch Trials, exploring the extreme behavior that results from hidden desires and societal fears. Even though set in the past, Arthur Miller’s powerful critique of the Red Scare of the 1950’s still speaks to the present fears and frustrated desires of our time.

    Presented by: Hanford High School Center Stage
    Directed by Matt Leggett

    WHEN: Oct. 27-28 Gold Cast at 7:30 pm
    Nov. 2-4 Purple Cast at 7:30 pm

    WHERE: Hanford High School Auditorium
    450 Hanford St.
    Richland, WA 99354

    TICKETS: All tickets are reserved seats, $10 or $12 depending on the seat location. Nov. 2 show will be $6 for all
    Tickets available on-line at hanforddrama.org and available at the door.
    MORE INFORMATION: www.hanforddrama.org with cast lists and ticket sales

  • Falcon Attendance


    • Students should miss no more than 9 days each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation. 
    • By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
    • Missing 10%, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
    • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
  • Hanford High is in the top 50 Best High Schools in Washington

  • Benton Franklin Crisis

    The Counseling Services staff would like reminded students that support is available to anyone who needs it at the Hanford High School Counseling Office. Also, two additional resources everyone can access are the Benton-Franklin Crisis Response Unit and the Crisis Text Line. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via text messaging. All you do is text 741741 and a live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. The Crisis Text Line does not charge texters, but standard messaging rates may apply.

    Benton-Franklin Crisis Response Unit


    Crisis Text Line




School Delay Information

Click here for detailed information on school delays/closures due to weather.
You may also register to receive email and/or text message alerts through the Richland School District site.
Important Dates
Oct 23 :  3:00 PM
Ticket Sales-Crucible- Black Box Foyer
Oct 23 :  6:00 AM
Mole Day Celebration-Chemistry
Oct 25 :  7:45 AM
Financial Reality Fair
Oct 26 :  6:00 PM
Dance Team-Parent Meeting
Oct 27 :  7:30 PM
Oct 28 :  7:30 PM
Oct 28
ACT Testing
Oct 30 :  8:00 AM
Blood Drive-Key Club
Oct 31 :  10:55 AM
BFT Transit Passes Handed Out During Lunches
Nov 2 :  4:00 PM
CONFERENCES (Evening)- Normal Class Schedule-Dismissal @ 2:25 PM

Classes run on a Normal school Day Schedule, NO early Release. Conferences will be held in the large Eyrie Gym from 4-7PM

Nov 2 :  7:00 PM
Thespian Society Induction
Nov 3
Nov 3 :  7:30 PM
Nov 4 :  7:30 PM
Nov 4
SAT Testing
Nov 4 :  9:00 AM
Robotics Tournament BSA LEGO Exhi-BRICK-tion
Nov 6 :  6:00 PM
Winter Sports Parent Meeting; Commons
Nov 8 :  5:45 PM
Sports Booster Meeting
Nov 9 :  5:30 PM
PTSA Board Meeting
Nov 9 :  6:00 PM
Cross Country Awards Night-HHS Commons
Nov 10
NO SCHOOL- Veterans Day (observed)
Nov 13
Senior Baby Ads Due
Nov 13 :  8:00 AM
SBAC Makeup Testing
Nov 14 :  8:00 AM
SBAC Makeup Testing
Nov 14 :  6:30 PM
NHS Induction
HHS Auditorium
Nov 15 :  8:00 AM
SBAC Makeup Testing
Nov 15 :  6:00 PM
International Club Thanksgiving Potluck
HHS Commons
Nov 16 :  8:00 AM
SBAC Makeup Testing
Nov 16 :  7:00 PM
Band Concert
Nov 17 :  1:30 PM
Movie in the Library-Spider-man Homecoming
Nov 17 :  6:00 PM
Drama Club- Friendsgiving