District News

  • RPS’ Power Scholars See Gains in Reading and Math

    “In alignment with our strategic plan, Dreams4RPS, we are committed to working with the City and our partners to provide high-quality out-of-school-time options for our students,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “Power Scholars is a great example of what our students are capable of when they have access to rigorous and exciting opportunities and the tools they need to succeed. I’m grateful for this collaboration with the YMCA, BellXcel, and Walmart and we’re excited to begin planning for Power Scholars 2020.”

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  • One Richmond One Book Kick-Offs at Elementary Schools Across the City

    “It’s critically important to have parents, guardians and caretakers be actively engaged in the lives of their children, and the One Richmond One Book program inspires that engagement through the joy of reading,” said Mayor Levar Stoney, who read at four Richmond elementary schools in support of the program last year. “I’m absolutely thrilled our students, families, and schools will have the opportunity to read and share three more books together again this school year.”

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  • Sikh Association of Central Virginia Awards $20,000 in Scholarships for Vocational Training

    “This is the type of partnership that helps to elevate the entire Richmond community,” said School Board Chair Dawn Page. We thank the Sikh Association of Central Virginia for advancing this generous scholarship program and look forward to future collaborations.”

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  • RPS and VUU Celebrate Scholarship Recipients

    “We could not be more thrilled to partner with VUU to provide this life-changing opportunity for our students,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “To be able tell our students and their families that, as 9th graders, their college tuition is already taken care of has been incredible. I want to thank Dr. Lucas for his leadership and support. We look forward to collaborating even more with VUU in the coming years.”

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  • RPS Shines Kicks-Off Across the Division

    “RPS Shines is one way that we show our students how much we value and love them,” said Superintendent Jason Kamras. “We are so thankful for the support of our community partners and every volunteer who plans to donate their time, resources, or skills so that our schools shine a bit brighter for our students this fall.”

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  • Rodney A. Robinson Recognized with an Award Named in His Honor

    “It is our hope, that Rodney’s fierce commitment to equity and his love for his students and community will not only inspire us here in Richmond, but that the name, Rodney A. Robinson, becomes synonymous with equity and excellence across our nation,” said Superintendent Jason Kamras.

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  • RPS Names New Principals for the 2019-2020 School Year

    “In each one of these candidates we saw great leaders who we know will lead with love and inspire our students to greatness,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras.

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  • RPS Celebrates the 2019 Scholastic Standouts

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  • RPS Honors the Class of 2019 Valedictorians

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  • Three RPS Schools Earn State Recognition on the 2019 Virginia Index of Performance Awards

    “Open High School, Mary Munford Elementary School and William Fox Elementary School are some of the many examples of excellence within RPS and we’re thrilled for these schools to be recognized in this way,” said Superintendent Jason Kamras. “We are deeply appreciative of the instructional leadership from their principals, the dedication of their staff and the hard work of all of their students.”

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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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  • Three RPS High Schools Make List of Top 100 U.S. Schools Teaching Personal Finance

    “Finding ways to address the chronic lack of financial literacy among our young people is of the utmost importance for us,” said RCHS Principal Kenya Massenburg. “With our students on the cusp of making critical life decisions – such as taking on student loans and applying for credit cards – it is vital that they are equipped to navigate these new financial frontiers.”

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  • Armstrong High School Celebrates First Full Musical Theater Production in Three Decades

    "This would not have been possible without the commitment of RPS students, the dedication of RPS staff, and the vision of RPS administrators,” said Mr. Sturm. “We are grateful to the community partners and outside funding that allowed this to be a possibility. We look forward to continued support as we bring the arts back to Armstrong. Our journey did not end on closing night, it has only just begun."

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  • Statement from Superintendent Kamras and the Richmond City School Board on the Selection of Mr. Rodney Robinson as the 2019 National Teacher of the Year

    "Words cannot express how proud we are of Mr. Robinson and how thrilled we are to have him represent Richmond Public Schools (RPS) and the entire United States teaching profession. Rodney teaches and leads with love – love for his students and their families, love for his colleagues, and love for his community."

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  • Elkhardt-Thompson Students Recognized for App Development by Capital One

    "Seeing the students’ excitement in designing and building their own app is what the Coders program is all about,” said Paul Busick, VP, Card Technology and site sponsor for Capital One Coders in Richmond. “Watching these students from Henderson and Elkhardt-Thompson showcase what they have built, the fun they had, and the skills they learn gives technology an even brighter future."

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  • Installation of Solar Panels Begins at Huguenot High School

    "The solar project will bring the three E’s to Richmond Public Schools - education, environment, and economics,” said Wendy Fewster, RPS Sustainability Associate. “Teachers and students will benefit from new STEM learning opportunities, we will generate and use clean energy, and save millions of dollars for RPS."

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  • RPS Alumni Featured in Local Civil Rights Exhibit

    “This exhibit has created dialogue throughout the city with more and more people willing to share their own experiences during the civil rights movement,” said Mr. Person. “The RPS alumni who are featured in the exhibit faced many challenges but persevered through the times and have blazed a path for current and future students.”

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