2023 Graduation Information

8th Grade Graduation & Awards

You are cordially invited to the

8th Grade Graduation and Awards Assembly

7:00 p.m., Tuesday May 2, 2023

Richards R-5 FEMA Gym

8th grade student arrival time is 6:30 p.m. Students should report directly to the Bunch Gymnasium to put on caps and gowns.

Parents and other guests please be seated in the FEMA Gym as students will be busy dressing and lining for the ceremony during this time. Please wait until after the ceremony to take pictures so students will have adequate time to prepare.

There will be a video of the ceremony available for purchase.

Please let us know in advance if your child will not be participating in this ceremony.

Mrs. Cody Lovan and Ms. Jean Dickson

Eighth Grade Class Sponsors


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Dear Parents/Guardians:

We have received several questions regarding clothing for the 8th grade Silver Dollar

City trip on April 28 and Graduation on May 2. School rules apply to all school functions.

For Graduation - nice, clean clothes would be fine. The students will be wearing a gown

over their clothes during the ceremony, so there is really no need to spend a great deal of money for something that is going to be covered. Please do not wear hoodies under the gowns because they are too bulky. We strongly suggest flat shoes with heel straps, as it is difficult for students this age to manage heals and/or flip flops when walking up and down the stage steps. Please remember students will also be wearing a cap, which is difficult to keep on with large curls or “updos.” There is no party or dance at the school after graduation, so there is no need to be over-dressed. Most students wear dark jeans or nice pants with a dress shirt or a simple dress.

We will be discussing with the students closer to trip time regarding the weather and

appropriate attire for Silver Dollar City.

Please observe school dress code for both of these functions. If you have any questions,

please call 417-256-5239.

Ms. Dickson and Mrs. Lovan, 8th Grade Class Sponsor

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Graduation Proofs Are Here!

Graduation proofs arrived April 7, 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 Eighth Grade Graduation pictures, be sure to return by April 19! There is currently no deadline if you order online.

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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 @ zcox@richardsschool.k12.mo.us

2022 - 2023 Yearbooks On Sale!

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High School Transition Information

High School Fair

Pick the school that best suits your child's needs. Each of the rural schools would like to invite you and your child to a High School Fair hosted at Junction Hill on April 26. Students will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from area high schools during the day and learn what each school has to offer. Students will attend during the school day. Parents are invited to attend later that evening from 5:00 -7:00 PM to learn more information to help make the best decision for your child. To learn more visit the following: High School Fair Information
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High School 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: tbryant@richardsschool.k12.mo.us

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