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Congratulations to Katherine Moon for winning First Place in the city wide Reflections Visual Art Contest.

 Her work will go on to compete at the state level.       Way to go Katherine!!!!

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Strong community support for RSD levy proposals

Richland School District residents approved two four-year levy propositions on Tuesday night. The initial count from the Benton County Auditor’s office is:
·            Proposition #1 – Educational Programs Levy - 68% yes vote
·            Proposition #2 – Technology Levy - 66% yes vote
“Thank you to our community for this positive result,” said Superintendent Rick Schulte. “Election results like this attract quality teachers and support staff to the Richland School District. It brings families to our community who value education, and who, in turn, support businesses and other services.”
            "We appreciate our community’s strong tradition of supporting RSD students through local levy support," stated Rick Jansons, President of the Richland School Board. “Approval of these two measures is especially gratifying given the changes and confusion following the state legislature’s action last year.”
            Local levy money makes up about 19% of the Richland School District operating budget. 

HHS student selected for prestigious Youth Senate Program


The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that Hanford High School senior Eman Ahmed will join Senator Patty Murray and Senator Maria Cantwell in representing Washington in the nation’s capital March 3-10 during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week. Ahmed was selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the 104 student delegation who will also each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study.


HHS Reflections Winners

Kelly Hayes
Kelly Hayes
Zoe Allen
Zoe Allen
Quinn Bundrant
Quinn Bundrant

Congratulations to the following students for winning this year's Hanford High School Reflections Contest.

1st place- Kelly Hayes. Unity Through Diversity
2nd Kathrine Moon. Comfort
3rd. Zoe Allen. You"ll Be Alright Kid
Honorable Mention. Quinn Bundrant Looking to the Future

These pieces will be on display at the Richland Public Library starting Dec. 16th through January 5th, 2018 and compete at the city wide level. Reception for the city winners is January 5th from 6-7:00 p.m.

RSD Weather Information

As we get closer to winter, it may be necessary for the Richland School District to close or delay school due to ice, snow, or other emergency conditions. During inclement weather conditions, the Transportation Director is responsible for conducting road checks. He assesses the road network for safety of school buses and other commuter traffic. Based upon this input, the Superintendent of Schools will make the decision to delay or cancel school, or to open on time.
The Superintendent’s decision will be communicated via the District web site (www.rsd.edu) and Facebook page, and by local radio and television stations beginning at approximately 5:45 am.
If ever you disagree with our decision regarding school delays or closures, please know that it is considered an excused absence if you decide to keep your child home from school. Please inform and provide your child's school with a signed note. The final decision on whether or not to send your child to school is yours.

Gold Standard for HHS

Hanford High School has earned the Gold Standard School designation from NextGen Personal Finance. The award is presented to schools that make personal finance education a priority for all students. HHS is one of only seven schools in the state to receive the award.

Congratulations to Consumer Economics department chair Pam Kehret (seen here with Principal Tory Christensen), and Consumer Economics teachers Shane Essency and Teresa Shively



At the Richland Invite on Saturday, October 8th during their Cross Country race, a girl collapsed next to Kara Shibley.  Kara stopped and cared for the girl who had passed out and was not responding, but did have a pulse.  Kersten saw the situation and ran to get a parent of one of our runners (Mr. Taylor) and then got back into the race.  Kara stayed with the girl until she was assured things were ok and then started running again.  Both of these girls exemplified what we want in our young people.  They noticed a situation where help was needed and responded.  So often, we may see a situation but assume someone else will respond – and no one does. – Coach Sean Mars

Students honored for commitment to school

At Tuesday night's Richland School Board meeting, Hanford High School principal Tory Christensen recognized students Gabe Grenz, Makayla RattyDaunte Blackwell,and Briana Martinez for their improved efforts and decision making. “These students are committed to being at school every day, having a positive attitude, and staying on track academically.”

Hanford High teacher recognized for career readiness efforts

Laurie Price, Career Choices and Work Based Learning teacher at Hanford High School, has been named Teacher of the Year for Career Counseling and Employment Readiness by the Washington Association of Career and Technical Education. “Laurie is continually interacting with employers, helping them understand the value of providing job placement opportunities for special needs students,” says Claudia Cooley, CTE Director for the Richland School District. “Her efforts have resulted in life-changing opportunities for students."