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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

  • Keep Up the Good Work!

    Keep Up the Good Work!

    As we enter the last grading period of the year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the faculty, students, and parents for all of the hard work that they have been putting forth. Students are really making strides, and I see wonderful lessons every day as I walk through the building.

    Also, SOL testing for third, fourth, and fifth graders will be beginning very soon at the end of May. Students will be reviewing for these tests every day, so it is very important that students try their best to attend school every day. Attendance is so important for a successful education, and we strive to have 100% attendance every single day. Each month we will be having attendance rewards for those students who come to school every day.

    Thank you again for the effort you put in every day here at Barack Obama Elementary School. Keep up the great work!


    Mrs. Jennifer K. Moore, Principal

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