Calleen Antilla and Priscilla Cadwell
Happy New Year to all of you. We have gotten off to a good start this year with our General Membership meeting on January 10th. We approved the minutes from our last General Membership meeting in the fall with 13 members present.
We are pleased to announce we have had two parent volunteers step up and agree to coordinate this year’s senior party. Sue Pinard and Janice Higgs will be organizing this big event as well as the many parents who signed up to help in sub-committees at the senior parent information night on January 4th. If you were not able to attend and want to be involved you can e-mail Sue Pinard; firstname.lastname@example.org PH 628-3401 or Janice Higgs; email@example.com PH 628- 3458.
We are currently looking to fill some other URGENT positions, they are as follows:
ASB Elections parent volunteer coordinator:
This job is very easy. You have a notebook filled with instructions as well as a long list of volunteers that have signed up to help with ASB elections coming in March. You have time slots and all you need to do is call parents to come and sit at the voting tables and check off names as students come in to vote. It is a two day event and a very easy job.
Nominating Committee Chairperson:
This person will help seek out individuals to serve on the executive PTSA board next year. You will present the nominations to the board at the March meeting to create a slate of officers to be voted on and approved at our April General Membership Meeting. There is also information to help in this process.
If you are interested in either of these you can call Calleen 628-8586 or Priscilla 627-5448.
The Richland High School PTSA would like to invite everyone to attend our monthly PTSA meetings. Our next meeting is February 7th at 7 p.m. in the RHS school library. Hope to see you there!
As we labor through the darkness of winter,
the days continually get longer and brighter. The renovation of Richland High School is right on schedule with the landscape changing rapidly.
The next phase to be completed will be the small gymnasium in mid- March. Immediately following, Dawald gym will be gutted and renovated. The completion date for Dawald is January 2007. Athletic events scheduled for fall and parts of winter 2006-07 will be held at Hanford High School.
Currently, the north 2/3’s of the 100 wing is being renovated with completion due this May. This square footage houses English, Home Economics, Arts, Special Education and Health classrooms along with the Career Center. Starting in May 2006, construction crews will renovate the south 1/3 of the 100 wing with completion expected in October 2006. This area consists of English classrooms and the cafeteria.
Construction will move east through campus. The entire renovation project will be complete in summer 2008. If you have questions concerning the project, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 942-2500.
Steve Neill, Principal
PARENT BULLETIN….. Would you like more information about Richland High activities that will help you or your child make plans for after graduation.. and more…? If yes, please send an e-mail requesting that you be placed on the School-to-Work Parent Bulletin list to Mary_Kaye_Hergert@rsd.edu. Periodic event and opportunity lists will be sent to you via e-mail to keep you informed!
The next phase of our remodel is in full swing. As a result, the
Career Center has been moved to room 145 in the main building. The
boxes are unpacked and we are open for business. Please encourage your student to stop by.
Mary Kaye Hergert School-to-Work Program Coordinator
FINAL SCHEDULE FOR THE TWO LUNCHES from Vicki Bricker A lunch Buildings: 10:50--11:30 your 4th hour is 11:35-12:30
Mac Hall , Tech, Main, PE with Murrow and Streufert
B lunch Buildings 11:50-12:30 your 4th hour is 10:55-11:50
Portables, New building, Auditorium, PE with Olson, Rulon, Stadleman
We will have 3 shorter bells at 11:30, 11:35 and 10:50 to announce the end of A lunch and the beginning of B lunch.
A NEW COURSE OFFERING AT RICHLAND HIGH FOR 2006-2007
RHS is offering Advanced Placement Language and Composition (American Literature), for juniors. The course is a broad chronological survey of American Literature and more books are required than in regular American Literature. Students will read extensively, write cogent analytical and persuasive essays, participate in class discussions and complete a research paper.
The course offers preparation for the SAT and for students to earn college credit through the College Board's Advanced Placement Examination. The credit that can be earned from A.P. English Language and Composition is equivalent to a semester/quarter of writing at most colleges and universities in the United States. For more information contact Mrs. Stroup at 942-2500.
MORE SCHOOL NEWS………….
Richland High School Theatre Arts and Music Department
Into the Woods
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine
February 9, 10, and 11 7:30 PM RHS Auditorium
Tickets available at the door - $8 Adults / $6 Students & Seniors Once upon a time, there was a school named Richland High, who produced the musical Into the Woods, a musical fairy tale about happily ever after.
Over seventy-five students, mentored by the Richland High School Theatre Arts and Music artistic team and local theatre artists, will present this professional scale musical on February 9, 10, and 11 at Richland High School’s Auditorium.
The students, staff, and volunteers began work in November, and have worked hard to make every aspect of the show as professional as possible. Richland High School has entered the 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards for the first time this year, in which three theatre professionals from Seattle will attend the show and adjudicate everything from the acting and orchestra to the set and costumes. If nominated in any theatrical categories, Richland High School will be invited to the awards ceremony in June, at the 5th Avenue theatre.
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine created Into the Woods, which opened on Broadway in 1987. The plot is that of the classic fairy tales of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Ridinghood, and Rapunzel, with an added twist of what happens after “Happily Ever After.”
The show is produced and directed by theatre director Ellicia Mertens, with Greg Fryhling as vocal director. The cast includes Beth Calapristi, Dallin Call, Bryan Corely, Sam Erickson, Travis Garland, Kaitlyn McShane, Jessica Merrill, Stephen Miller, Mary Nelson, Laurren Nirider, Aurora Rickel, Melissa Schenter, Laurren Smith, Hannah Stanfield, Josh Stanfield, Alex Swensen, Sam Turner, Leslie Wolfe, and Donna Wood.
Allan Eve directs the orchestra, including Jessica Christensen, Chelsea Clements, Tasha Garland, Janelle Hammerstrom, Katherine Harris, Matt Horstman, Dana Hulke, Elizabeth Johnson, Alex Josephson, Jee Sol Kim, Leah Knibbe, Samantha Koopman, Joeseph Lehuta, Samson Lu, Nick Opgenorth, Sara Schenter, Cori Smith, Alex Tran, and Nathan Westlund.
Into the Woods will be performed February 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30 PM, in the Richland High School auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and $5 for Richland High students with an ASB card. Tickets are available at the door the night of each performance.
RICHLAND HIGH SCHOOL MONTHLY WINNERS November 2005