Launch into the Week!

December 2, 2022

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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Final B Team Tournament Game

B Team Girls

Richards vs Glenwood

@ Fairview

Friday, December 2, 4:30 PM

Bus leaving at 3:15 PM and stopping at Wendy's.

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Cheer Team

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Cheer Team Information

A Team Practice:

Wednesday, December 7, 3:45 - 5:00 PM.

Game Performance:

Thursday, December 8, 4:30 PM

@ Fairview

Bus leaving at 3:00 PM & stopping at Wendy's.

Friday, December 9

@ Richards

Games TBD

Fine Arts News

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Richards Art Club will meet Wednesday, December 7, 3:45 - 5:15 PM in the Richards Art Room. Contact Mrs. Bunch for more information.
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Rocket Ready Holiday Event!

This week we held a Rocket Ready event for our 3 -5 year olds and their families. It was a holiday themed event with all kinds of activities to celebrate the season. All our Rocket Ready events are designed to prepare our future and youngest students for school. Check out all the smiles! We had so much holiday fun!
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Richards is a 2022 PRiME Growth Award recipient!

Top 10 "PRIME" Growth Score for Richards Middle School English Language Arts

The Policy Research in Missouri Education (PRiME) Center recently published the 2022 Beating the Odds Report: Student Growth in Missouri’s Highest Poverty Schools, to examine growth scores on the MAP within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report highlights the top schools “beating the odds” across the state by moving the needle on student learning while serving high concentrations of low-income students.

What is the PRiME Growth Score? The 2022 PRiME Growth Score is a translation of DESE’s 2020–21 Missouri Growth Model score, which reflects average annual student growth for three school years. Importantly, this year's growth scores provide a first look at student growth during the pandemic.

To learn more, visit the following link:

Future Childcare Providers!

The 6th grade girls life skills classes are doing a "flour sack" baby project as the final assessment of our recent babysitting unit.

At this age they start to think they are ready for real babysitting jobs. In order to find out if they are prepared, they have been doing research, and learning from experience about the demands of caring for an infant. The objective is to learn that infant care comes with so much more responsibility than just admiring their cuteness, posting photos, and watching tv or playing video games while their "baby" takes a nap.

After having fun creating their "flour sack" baby, they are tasked with keeping them safe and secure. Hopefully at the end of this unit, they will have a greater understanding of the demands of childcare and will be better prepared if they decide to earn some money babysitting.

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Health & Safety

Lunch Reimbursement Due to COVID

Students that were absent due to COVID or quarantine during the 2021-2022 school year, will be eligible for lunch reimbursement if they meet the following criteria provided in the following document:

Be sure to read this information from DESE carefully. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bryant by email:

This pertains to students who receive Free and Reduced Lunches. If you have not filled out your application, please contact the school about getting an application sent home with your child or visit the link below.

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Parent Information

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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