Richlands Elementary School

Mission Statement: Learn Serve Lead

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Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year Mrs. Olivia Ackerson!

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EOG Test Taking Strategies

As you know, EOG testing is quickly approaching and with that you may notice that your students are becoming more and more anxious. Although these tests are important, there are ways to help your students minimize stress and maximize performance throughout the testing process. Here are some test taking tips that you can share with your students and their parents too.

1. Talk about the test. Encourage students to do their best, but not to stress.

2. Give words of encouragement. Remind your students that they have been preparing for this all year. They are ready!

3. Encourage your students to get a good night’s rest. Rest is important in helping them feel their best.

4. Eat a good breakfast. Students who are full can focus easier and longer than students who feel hungry.

5. Get to school on time. Students who feel rushed to get to school, start their day with anxiety, and anxiety leads to frustration and poorer test performance.

6. Make sure students have everything they need. Students should know how to properly bubble in their answers and use all the wonderful testing strategies you’ve taught them throughout the year. Oh yeah, we can’t forget about those sharpened #2 pencils with an eraser!

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Richlands Elementary School Recognized as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Richlands Elementary as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.

Richlands Elementary has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

"We applaud the faculty and staff of Richlands Elementary for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Jessica Lindl, Head of Common Sense Education. "Richlands Elementary deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large."

Richlands Elementary has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.

"We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School," said Mrs. Laurie Strope "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning."

For more information about Richlands Elementary, go to . To learn more about the criteria Richlands Elementary met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit

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Reaching Excellence and Success for All

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Our Purpose:

Our purpose at Richlands Elementary is to build a community of successful global graduates.

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