Launch into the Week!

March 31, 2023

Richards R-V School

Sometimes the best laid plans change, so if corrections are made to this document please visit the online version using the "Launch" link found on the Richards website or follow postings on Facebook.

Important Dates to Remember!

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Four Day Weekend Coming Soon!

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Graduate Proofs & Order Forms

Graduation proofs arrived yesterday, March 30, and were distributed to classrooms. Be sure to check with your child to make sure they bring them home.

If you are returning order forms for Graduation pictures, be sure to return by April 14! There is currently no deadline if you order online.

Future Orders for Spring, Sports, & Graduation Pictures

Ordering Online

Cut off day for prepay is the day of pictures (March 22). Once the second chance proofs come back, then parents can order. Ordering online will not reopen until at least two weeks following March 22. Once a specific order code is assigned per child then they can order online for up to two years!!

Please see use the following link to learn more: Picture Information & Order Forms

Picture Information & Order Forms

Click here to view or download order form or to order online.

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Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Online orders can be placed beginning Tuesday, March 28. You may also download an order form and turn in at the Richards Front Office. Order forms were also sent home this week.

Yearbooks are $11.00 each.

Visit: and enter code: 77452C or return order form with cash, check, or money order payable to Richards R-V.

Deadline to order is Friday, May 5, 2023.

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8th Grade Graduation Slideshow

Parents & 8th Graders: Graduation will soon be upon us and we need your help! If you haven't already, please send us 4 of your favorite childhood pictures to include in the graduation slideshow. Please email digital pictures to Mr. Cox @
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8th Grade Transition Meetings

As the end of the year is approaching, our 8th grade students will begin looking at their different high school options as they continue their education. School choices include Bakersfield, Dora, Koshkonong, West Plains, and Willow Springs. Mrs. Bryant will begin talking with 8th grade students to get the enrollment forms and information filled out for the school of choice. If you are interested in setting up a meeting to fill out the paperwork and to learn a little more about each district please reach out to Mrs. Bryant at 417-256-5239, ext. 107, email:

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HCAA Track & Field Starts Soon!

Sports Complex Parking Agreement

In addition to having a sports physical on file, track, running club, and cross country participants MUST have the Richards Sports Complex Parking Agreement signed and turned in before they can attend practice or competition.

Fine Arts News

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Drama Class Field Trip

Wednesday, April 12, all drama class students will go on a field trip to The Avenue Theater. Students will see the West Plains High School Zizzer Dramatics Theatrical Company performance of The Play That Goes Wrong. The production is free. Students are encouraged to bring money (approximately $5.00, if possible) to purchase concessions as our way of supporting the theater.

7th/8th grade drama class students will have lunch early, at 10:50 AM and board the bus at 11:10 AM. They will return to school at approximately 3:00 PM. Feel free to contact Mrs. Bunch with any questions.

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Junior Art Club will meet Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 3:45 - 5:15 PM in the Richards Art Room. Contact Mrs. Bunch for more information.

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Middle School Art Club

Richards Art Club will meet Thursday, April 6, 2023, 3:45 - 5:15 PM in the Richards Art Room. Contact Mrs. Bunch for more information.

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Richards Student Places in Art Around Town!

Sixth grader, Gracelyn Young was awarded third place for her self-portrait in the 2-Dimensional Art category for fifth and sixth grade. Gracelyn was recognized for her achievement during an awards reception held Sunday, March 26 at the Civic Center Theater. Art Around Town is an annual event that features the work of student artists from schools in our area.

Howell County Spelling Bee

Rocket Participants & Winners!

Richards is proud to announce the students who qualified to participate in the Howell County Spelling Bee that was held Saturday, March 25. We are also recognizing the Rockets who placed in the top three from each grade level at the Bee.

First Grade

Grady Frency-Ledbetter, Caroline Pendegrass, Elaysa Frazier, Rhemington Stokes (not pictured)
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Second Grade

Emilie Polzin - Third Place, Arianna Yardley, Greyson York, Kinnley Barks
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Third Grade

Shelby Kine, Oakley Watkins - First Place, Jeremiah Deal, Gianna McDonald
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Fourth Grade

Anistyn Neldon, Nora Reed, Carol Sherman - Third Place, Isaac Steward
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Fifth Grade

Kyler Branstetter, Olivia Cudworth, Jacob Hudson, Madelyn Ruengert
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Sixth Grade

Marriam Sykes, Serena Dasko, Haylee Pauley, Brody Roberson
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Seventh Grade

Lena Finke, Madison Moore, Levi Holland, Lacey Collins
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Student of the Month, Lena Finke

Ramona Heiney-State Farm Agent in association with The Pizza Shack (West Plains) and Spring Dipper west plains are excited to announce the Richards Rockets March student of the month Lena Finke. Lena is the daughter of Garry and Leann Finke. Lena’s teachers describe her as a model citizen that always keeps her work caught up and is willing to help others. Lena is an A student, receiving Honor Roll every quarter. At Richards, she is involved in Cross Country, Running Club, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Track, Math Teams, and Band. She is a well rounded student, who is kind to all, and always giving her best.
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Parent Information

Next School Year's District Calendar

Parent Portal - TeacherEase

Be sure to login and use Parent Portal to monitor your child's assignments, grades, attendance, lunch bill, etc.

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