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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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 http://richlands.nc.oce.schoolinsites.com/ . To learn more about the criteria Richlands Elementary met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/certification.

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Vision:


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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