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Falcon Prep Day & Falcon Liftoff: August 2018!

Hanford High School's Falcon Prep Day will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018.

For more information, please click on the below link


Falcon Liftoff will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

This will be our Chromebook Distribution and Welcome-Back Celebration

Please see flyer below.

Parents will need to complete the FamilyID portion of the Chromebook User Agreement pror to picking up the Chromebooks.  Please click here to do so: Family ID-Chromebooks


2018-2019 School Year

Falcon Prep Day - Monday, August 20th 7:30AM (more info coming soon)

Freshmen Only Day – Monday August 27th

(No Supply List in High School)


First Day of School – August 28th

Outstanding Job! Congratulations Jake

Hanford High School Drama received one award Monday night at the Seattle 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards.


Congratulations to Jake Isom who earned the award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. Isom played Lieutenant Frank Cioffi in the school’s production of Curtains.


Judges evaluated 119 productions from 95 high schools around the state.

SafeSchools Online Alert System

The Richland School District is rolling out SafeSchools Online Alert System at all secondary school’s effective March 1st.

SafeSchools Online Alert System enables students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members to submit tips online regarding issues such as, but not limited to, cyberbullying, harassment, threats, weapons, drugs, mental illness, domestic abuse, family/home issues and suspicious activities.  Additional information is located at Board of Directors report.

The system supports submittal of anonymous tips. However, providing as much information as possible will help the district respond more quickly and efficiently when resolving issues.

The next step will be implementing SafeSchools at RSD elementary schools. That will take place sometime this spring. We will provide another update when that is operational. Please continue to work directly with your elementary school staff as needed.  However, if you prefer, you can submit a tip via SafeSchools and we will route the tip accordingly.

Attached is the SafeSchools Online Alert System flyer for your review/use, please feel free to share with your students, friends, and family.  The system is accessible online https://rsd-wa.safeschoolsalert.com/ or http://1610.alert1.us.  In order to view the introductory videos, you must use a browser that supports Flash/Shockwave.

Contact Mike Leseberg, Executive Director of Information Technology at Mike.Leseberg@rsd.edu with questions or for additional information.

SafeSchools Alert Flyer.pdf 



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."



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.

Kiera Lucas earns WSU cheer spot

Congratulations to Hanford High School senior Kiera Lucas on earning a spot on next year's Washington State University cheer squad. Kiera has been an integral member of the HHS cheer squad the past four years. She carries a 3.9 GPA while being active with Key Club, National Honor Society, and student leadership. "Kiera is the epitome of what a student-athlete should be," noted Kim Mayer, HHS cheer coach.