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  • Capital One, Heart of America and Richmond Public Schools Celebrate New Tech Corner for J.H. Blackwell Elementary

    “We are incredibly grateful to Capital One and Heart of America for their continued partnership,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “This is a great example of how our community partners are working with us to advance our strategic plan, Dreams4RPS, as the new Tech Corner not only brings modern systems to our students at Blackwell Elementary School, but it also brings additional tools to engage them in exciting and rigorous teaching and learning."

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  • RPS Teachers Rock

    “On behalf of RPS, I want to express my profound gratitude to you for the extraordinary work you do every day. There is simply no more important work to the future of Richmond than what happens in your classrooms,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “As you know better than anyone else, it's about so much more than math and reading and social studies. Your work is about creating a more just and equitable future for the children of this city. We simply can't say thank you enough!”

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  • RPS High School Seniors Celebrate National Decision Day

    "We are excited to celebrate our seniors across the district as they prepare to move onto the next phases of their lives,” said Tracy Brower, RVA Future Program Manager. “We support all of their decisions as they decide to go to college, to the military, to a trade school or straight into the workforce."

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  • Two RPS High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Virginia

    Open High School and Richmond Community High School have been recognized as two of the best high schools in Virginia according to the U.S. News and World Report.

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Principal's Message

  • Welcome


    Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year! It gives me great pleasure to serve another year as your principal.

    My first year was challenging, yet productive. I'm thrilled at the amount of support that Mason received from our parents, partners and community this past year. It was with your support that I deem that it was a successful year! For this, I say "Thank you!"

    I'm proud to share that our students' data reveals academic growth in all tested areas. Unfortunately, we still have a lot of work to do to ensure that all students are proficient at each grade level. I am excited and encouraged in the direction that we are headed as a school and district. If we continue to work together towards the same common goal, "Student achievement and success" , I'm certain our students will soar to their potential.

    As we enter a new school year, I solicit your continued support. I've worked diligently with my staff this summer to plan for a even better outcome for students, staff, parents and all stakeholders. I am excited!

    Will you pledge to give your best support for the sake of our students and school? I promise, with your support and encouragement at every level, we will show the world, how exceptionally smart our students are! Are you ready? On the mark, get ready, get set, Let's go!!!

    Children First,
    Rose Ferguson, Principal

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