Friday, March 15, 2013
A fundraising committee has formed to reconstruct the tennis courts, although a cost estimate has not been determined.
After a successful Cumberland tennis court fundraiser, an effort is now underway to restore the tennis courts on the north end of the village at Richards School. Carol Fairborn, the chairperson of the Richards fundraising committee, went before the Whitefish Bay School Board Wednesday night requesting permission to proceed with a fundraising effort that would restore the four-court tennis area on the southeast end of the school's property. The committee has not yet asked for public funds, but intends to pursue a public-private partnership with the school district. No design specifics or cost estimates have been presented at this time. Those details will be known after the snow melts and soil tests are conducted, according to Shawn Yde, the…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Students will join the national Stomp Out Bullying effort by wearing special blue shirts, voicing their thoughts and creating anti-bullying posters.
Richards School students will stand up to bullies this week. As part of the Stomp Out Bullying initiative, the Richards staff will raise awareness about bullying throughout the month of October to start a dialogue with students about their role in addressing this problem. On Monday, Richards will join schools across the country in wearing special blue shirts to honor Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention. Throughout the week, all students and staff will also sign a school-wide anti-bullying pledge, which will be posted in the first floor lobby. Students will also be asked to respond to a writing prompt about tolerance, kindness, acceptance and conflict resolution, and then share their thoughts with the school during the morning …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
After leaving the business world, Ms. Beals went on to teach kindergarten, 3rd grade and 5th grade.
The Whitefish Bay School District hired 22 new teachers this year, and Whitefish Bay Patch hopes to introduce all of them to the community before the school year gets underway. You can read their stories here. Today, we will introduce you to Julia Beals, the new Instructional Resource Coordinator at Richards School. Teaching position: Instructional Resource Coordinator at Richards Elementary Hometown/Current community: My hometown is Kenosha, WI and I currently reside in Racine, WI. Education/Experience: I attended UW Parkside and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business. Following time in the business world I received a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from National Louis University. I have worked as a K, 3rd, 5th, and …
Friday, May 11, 2012
A weekly running group at the Whitefish Bay elementary school has grown from 25 students to 100 students over the course of its first four years. Watch for the young tykes as they hit the streets every Thursday in May.
Four years ago, Richards School teacher Amy Knox had an idea to share her love for running with fourth and fifth grade students. The Richards running club started small with 25 students and help from her fellow teachers Keith Sohr and Kevin Lazovik, but now in its fourth year, the club boasts 100 student runners, as well as six teachers and six parents volunteering their time. The group meets every Thursday during the month of May. "I wanted to inspire young kids to start a healthy habit," Knox said. "The whole idea is to get outside after school with students, teachers and parents together, and getting the kids to value exercise. We also talk to them about how running can cross over into baseball, basketball and the other sports they play…
Monday, April 9, 2012
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- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jeff Rumage
Monday, April 9, 2012
Did your high schooler student forget to buy their prom tickets during school last week? Don't worry, they can still purchase them on Monday, April 16 until 12:30 p.m. This year's prom, themed Welcome to Las Vegas, will be held Saturday April 28 in the Harbor Lights Room at 909 E. Michigan Ave. Tickets are $60 per person and include dance admission, dinner and admission to the post prom party. Also, don't forget Friday is the last day to submit your orders for the Herb and Plant Sale sponsored by the Richards School Earth Team and PTO. You can place your order for the Bayside Garden Center greenery on this order form, and then pick up your order from 10 a.m. to noon during the Green Day in the Bay event on May 5 at Cahill Square Park. Do …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
John Taylor Harms' drawing of a blue mythical creature won the 7-9 age division, winning a $250 prize and the opportunity to have his art transformed into a U.S. postal stamp.
A student's artwork of a blue mythical creature will join the likes of the Liberty Bell, the American flag and other postal stamp designs now that he has won a national art contest. John Tyler Harms topped the 7 to 9-year-old age group to win ArtStamps' 2011 National Artistic Achievement Award. In reward, he will receive a cash prize of $250. ArtStamps converts student art into real US postage, note cards or other products, which are then sold by students to raise funds. All students who participate in an ArtStamps fundraiser are automatically eligible to win the National Artistic Achievement Award. To view and purchase other artwork from Richards students, click here. ArtStamps honored 50 students throughout the nation in five age …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Enjoy Valentine's Day artwork and poems submitted from Cumberland and Richards schools.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Jeff Rumage
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
For adults, Valentine's Day means roses, chocolates and fancy dinners – but what does it mean to your children? Students from Richards School and Cumberland School expressed their feelings about love through artwork and poems, and their art teachers submitted their work to Patch to share with the community. At Richards School, 1st grade students created mirror monoprints of hearts, 3rd grade students made copper foil hearts and 4th grade students made shrink art hearts. Cumberland School students created a Valentine's Day artwork grid based on the work of artist Chuck Close, as well as other art projects. The kids were also asked to write a poem in response to a question that mankind has pondered for centuries: "What Is Love?" Here are …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Five-year-old kindergarten students will spend an extra hour in school, mimicking the schedules of first- through fifth-graders.
Five-year-old kindergarten students will start an hour earlier next year, matching their school day to those of first through fifth grade students. Currently, Richards senior kindergarten students start at 9:05 a.m., whereas first- through fifth-grade students start at 8:05 a.m. Cumberland's K5 students start at 9:15 a.m, with first- through fifth-grade students starting an hour earlier. With the school board's unanimous consensus Wednesday night, kindergarten students at each school will start at the same time as other grade levels. The difference in start times between kindergarten and other grades dates back to labor contracts drafted 12 years ago, when the district first started offering full-day kindergarten. The district used to …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
About 700 students take part in National Geographic for Kids' initiative to set world record for most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period.
About 700 students from Richards Elementary School are hoping to help National Geographic Kids magazine set the Guinness World Records title for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period Tuesday afternoon. To break the record, more than 20,000 people worldwide need to complete one minute of jumping jacks in events occurring between 3 p.m. Oct. 11 and 3 p.m. Oct. 12. The jumping jack world record effort is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, which encourages kids and families to get healthy and active. Obama led 400 students in one minute of jumping jacks on the White House lawn Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Students at Cumberland and Richard Schools embark on a new art project this year that promotes peace.
The idea of peace can mean a lot of different things to different people, but Wednesday, on the International Day of Peace, the students of Richards and Cumberland Schools expressed their notion of the word through artistic pinwheels. About 700 pinwheels could be seen twirling in the wind at each of the elementary schools as part of an international art and literacy project called Pinwheels for Peace. Students spent up to two weeks creating pinwheels with messages of peace and planted them in the front lawns of each school. Sally Danforth, an art teacher at both schools, said she learned about Pinwheels for Peace from reading an art magazine. After talking with other elementary art teachers, they thought the project would fall in line with…