The Arts of African-Americans in America
A Celebration of Black History Month
Shows will be during the School day!
Extended Day / Saturday School starting February 24th
This is a targeted intervention that re-teaches and reinforces concepts currently taught in class. A permission form is required to attend. The form is available in the main office and electronically on this website under School News. Transportation will be provided on weekdays and Saturdays.
Days and Time:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am to 12:00pm
8th grade: English, Math, Science and History
7th grade: English and Math
6th grade: English and Math
On Friday, Richmond Public Schools celebrated the official dedication of Barack Obama Elementary School with special guest, John B. King Jr., 10th US Secretary of Education for President Barack Obama. “I am so pleased to join Richmond students, educators, families, and community members in celebrating the renaming of this school, in honor of America’s first Black president,” said Secretary King. “Having served in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, it is a special privilege to be part of the celebration. Representation matters, and I am so encouraged that students of color will be able to see themselves and their potential for greatness reflected whenever they tell people where they attend school in Richmond.”
Congratulations to Prince-Albert Hudson, IV, the Richmond Public Schools 2020 Spelling Bee Champion. The annual division-wide spelling bee was held on February 5 at Mary Munford Elementary School. Cheered on by family and friends, thirty-two students representing RPS elementary and middle schools throughout the division competed at this year’s event after winning their school-based spelling bees.
RPS and the City of Richmond Fulfill Promise to Provide Out-of-School Time Opportunities for Elementary and Middle School Students
All Richmond Public Schools’ middle school and elementary students now have access to out-of-school time opportunities, thanks to a collaboration between RPS, the City of Richmond, and community partners, including NextUp.
Richmond Public Schools (RPS) is set to receive four electric school buses as part of Dominion Energy Virginia’s Electric school bus deployment. Earlier this school year, RPS applied for the first phase of Dominion Energy Virginia’s Electric school bus initiative. This initial phase aims to have 50 buses fully operational within their service territory by the end of 2020.
Seven Richmond Public School teachers were recently honored with the prestigious R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence during a ceremony at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.