News & Announcements
The Richland School District will be offering free summer meals for any child 18 years of age and younger.
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits will be available in Summer 2023. This will be a one-time, lump sum benefit of $120 per eligible child.
We have more than 900 certificated staff, which includes teachers, school counselors, specialists, school psychologists, school nurses and so many more, work hard each day to support, engage and inspire students.
Dozens of high school students from Richland and Hanford were honored earlier this month at the Washington State Thespian Festival.
More than 20 RSD students earned awards at the 2023 Mid-Columbia Science Fair.
To celebrate our Education Support Professionals, we are shining the spotlight on several of our education support professional staff members. Read about them and their deep connections to our schools.
Introducing RSD’s Family Launchpad! This portal brings all the RSD platforms parents and guardians need into one digital space.
Five Richland School District students with aspirations of careers in STEM were named 2023 National Merit Semifinalists!
Student artists from Richland and Hanford high schools as well as Three Rivers HomeLink showed their creative talent in painting, pastels, photography in the 50th annual Educational Service District 123 Regional High School Art Exhibition.
Thank you for your continued support of students!
It’s official! The first day of school (grades 1-12) for the 2023-24 school year will be August 29.
It’s been fifty years since what is now Hanford High School opened its doors and it has undergone quite the transformation!
Hanford High will be the home of the only U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) unit in the Tri-Cities when the 2023-24 school year begins in August.
School and district leaders along with community members have worked for nearly a decade to bring a JROTC program to the Richland School District. Designed to prepare students for a future as an Army officer, the program’s focus on leadership skills, character development and self-discipline are valuable for any student whether they pursue a military career or not.
Join us in recognizing our 23 instrumental and vocal music students from Richland School District’s middle and high schools were selected for state and regional honor ensembles for 2022-23 school year.
Learn about the ways you can be informed if schools are delayed or closed due to inclement weather.
UPDATE 9/22/22: The survey on the draft strategic plan has closed. The Richland School Board will consider a final draft of the strategic plan for adoption in October 2022.
Richland School District has updated its latest draft of "Richland Ready," the district's 2022-25 strategic plan aimed at making sure every student is Richland Ready upon graduation.
Join RSD in celebrating Hanford High School broadcast teacher Cheyenne LaViolette and Ryan Beard, RSD’s director of career and technical education (CTE) for receiving the state-level awards for their work supporting students and enhancing CTE in RSD schools.
Whether you are wondering about when the first day of school is, what school supplies are needed or how to get bus route information, we have answers for you.
Mike Johnson, currently principal at Delta High School in Pasco, replaces Principal Tory Christensen, who will be a Principal on Special Assignment supporting all RSD secondary schools during the 2022-23 school year. District leaders say Mr. Johnson’s plethora of academic and leadership experience, deep ties to the RSD community and record in educational innovation make him a perfect fit to lead the Falcons.
What started as a simple class assignment for some Hanford High School students is now a published book aimed at helping other youth cope with the struggles of adolescence and the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulations to Hanford High junior, Grace Deng, who has been named a 2022 FIRST Tech Challenge National Dean’s List Finalist!
Hanford High School’s cheerleading team has a long history of bringing home titles and the 2021-22 school year was no different as the Falcons took home two state titles and made it to the national cheerleading competition!
Augustin's film “Hanford” examines the history of the Hanford site from before its creation to present day. Augustin interviewed historians, scientists, and long-time Richland residents for the documentary.
Dedication to each student’s needs paired with outstanding instructional practices and support of her colleagues, all honed over a 36-year career, has earned Mrs. Leggett the 2022 Crystal Apple Award for Richland School District.
Three RSD high school science teachers received STEM Like Me! Innovative Grant funds for the 2021-22 school year.
Hanford High School junior, Ourania-Maria Glezakou-Elbert, is being recognized for her work in the Summer Stem Institute (SSI).
Richland School District invites student families to share their feedback on the return to full-time in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year as well as how the district is assisting students and families in addressing learning loss and challenges connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 20 instrumental and vocal music students from RSD middle and high schools were selected for all-state honor ensembles for 2022!
A Hanford High School senior is one of two Washington state students selected for a national government program and will receive a $10,000 scholarship as well.
From a national student film festival in New York City to local competitions with the Tri-Fi International Film Festival, Hanford High podcast production and filmmaking students are creating and sharing compelling stories.
Meet your 2022 National Merit Finalist from Hanford High School, Maia DeMeyer!
Cheyenne LaViolette has only two years under her belt as Hanford High’s computer science and broadcast media teacher but her work in the classroom with students is already getting noticed.
A donation of tens of thousands of dollars will go toward activities, athletics and other needs at RSD schools thanks to Gesa Credit Union and the community.
Hannah Chavala and Cassandra Lam have earned a distinction few other high school seniors ever achieve: National Merit Finalist.
Hanford High's Maria Gardner jewelry piece, "Eye of the Cat," will compete at the state level after being selected as a Judge's Choice winner at this year's Educational Service District 123 Regional High School Student Art Show.
Through the fall of 2021 Richland School District will use a screening tool to help gauge where students are in their social-emotional learning and help them grow.
The project includes installation of an artificial turf football field, construction of a 2,000-seat grandstand with press box, new restrooms and concession facilities, resurfacing of the existing track, a new venue entrance with improved accessibility, parking expansion, and installation of a new scoreboard and stadium lighting.
The Richland School Board approved a timeline during its Jan. 12 regular meeting that will begin the transition to in-person learning for middle and high school students at the beginning of the second semester in late January.
RSD Transportation Department staff have finalized bus information for our elementary students returning for in-person learning and for middle and high school students coming into schools for in-person support
It’s time to get ready for school! Schools are opening with online instruction this fall and staff are excited to connect, work and engage with students so they can be successful. Here are details about enrollment, student meals, daily schedules, supporting student learning at-home and more.
Onalise Soto’s “Marching Band Life” is one of five entries in the general assignment category for the High School Student Production Awards of the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Through technology, innovative teaching and collaboration with families, our new Virtual Classroom program will help students meet their goals and push their education forward while schools are closed in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
The Richland School Board and district administrators will be in emergency meetings on March 13 to discuss when and how to close schools in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The district asks families to begin making plans for their children in the event that schools close with short notice and for an indefinite extended period of time. Check out www.rsd.edu/coronavirus for the latest information.
Who knew a book written by students about their lovable but escape-prone class pet more than a decade ago would inspire another team of students to create a book about a pig learning the importance of budgeting and planning?
The district has partnered with the state Department of Health to test every water fixture in some of our schools as part of ongoing efforts to have safe and healthy environments for students and staff.
Junior Regan Geldmacher took the top spot on the podium in the 500-yard freestyle at the WIAA Swim & Dive Championship in Federal Way, capping off a great season in the water.
It's that time of year again—make sure you know as soon as our schools are on delay or canceled due to inclement winter weather.
See a sneak peek of Hanford High School students preparing for the school's one-act plays festival, where they will be on stage and in the director's chair.
All students are invited to enjoy free breakfast in our schools Oct. 14-18.
Jocelyn Bahena and Eddie De La Paz have long been good students. In middle school, though, they didn’t see how what they were learning each day could impact what came after they graduated.
Then they enrolled in AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) and their future began to come into focus.
Students from Hanford and Richland will take to track at Fran Rish Stadium on Sept. 25 to raise awareness about and help prevent teen suicide.
Road construction on George Washington Way will affect vehicle and pedestrian traffic for the Early Learning Center, Jefferson and Sacajawea elementary schools and Hanford High School. Learn about designated pedestrian crossings, alternate routes and other steps students and families can take to stay safe and reduce delays.
We are excited to launch our new district and school websites so our families, staff and community can better learn about the great things going on in our schools and find the information they need.
Hanford High School’s production of “Disney’s Newsies” is this year's Outstanding Overall Musical of all high school drama productions across the state. The school also earned three other awards.
We will provide free breakfast and lunch this summer to children under of the age of 18 as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Program For Children.
Nikhita Bontha is really interested in the footprint people are leaving on the planet. More specifically, the Hanford High School freshman wants to make that footprint as small as possible, so she conducted research on how to make fuel cells more efficient and available.
Now that research has earned her gold at the recent Washington State Science & Engineering Fair (WSSEF).
Hanford High School's FIRST Tech Challenge team will compete at the world championship in Houston in April after an award-winning performance at the recent state-level robotics competition.
The varsity cheerleaders earned the top spot in the super varsity non-tumbling division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 9. This is the fourth national championship the school has earned under coach Kim Mayer.
Richland School District is thrilled to announce Kim Mayer, a language arts teacher and cheerleading coach at Hanford High School, will receive the Crystal Apple Award for 2019.
Join us in congratulating our teachers who recently earned or renewed their certification with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Join the district in congratulating Alexa Best and Michael Pham for being nominated by state education officials for the U.S. Presidential Scholar award.
Hanford High School’s Wind Ensemble students will perform for a regional convention of music educators in Portland in February 2019.
Join us in congratulating all our students recently selected for all-state and all-regional performing arts groups by state and national musical education groups.
Support for activities, athletics and other student needs will get a more than $31,074.97 boost thanks to Gesa Credit Union and our community members.