2018-2019 Headlines & Features

  • Board Approves 2019-20 Budget

    The Pine-Richland School Board approved the final general fund budget for the 2019-2020 school year in accordance with PR School Board Policy #604 Budget Adoption with total expenditures of $91,457,895 and total revenues of $91,457,895 with no utilization of assigned fund balance, no change to any of the current assessment rates, and to establish tax rates in accordance with PR Board Policy #605 Tax Levy for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

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  • PR Recognizes Retirees

    Pine-Richland School District honored six staff members who are retiring at the end of this year. This year’s retiree reception was hosted through Sodexo Food Service in conjunction with 2019 Sodexo Future Chef Challenge winner Tessa Lutz, who shared her Apple Taco Tastic dish.

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  • Learn More about In-Depth Program Reviews

    Teams of teachers and administrators presented on Monday, April 29, 2019, an overview of the in-depth program review process along with the recommendations that were identified from the year-long study of the gifted and/or highly achieving program and the social studies department.

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  • Student Surveys to Be Administered

    We believe strongly that all of our stakeholders including our students can provide important feedback about the quality of our educational programs. To capture student input, the district developed an annual student satisfaction survey two years ago to share for students in Grades 3, 6, 8 and 12 the weeks of May 14 and May 20, 2019. We will also be administering the annual technology survey to grades 3-12 during the window of May 6-24, 2019.

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  • Help Review Math, Science & Health Resources

    Core and expanded team members from each committee met to conduct a final review of the vendor presentation evaluations, in-depth program review findings, community/student input, & staff feedback.This process guided the committees in final recommendations. The resources, along with feedback forms, will be on display for families, students & community members for review through May 8, 2019.

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  • Review PSSA & Keystone Testing Dates & Resources

    In preparation of upcoming assessments, we wanted to provide you with some information on testing windows and resources.

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  • Review 2019-2020 Academic Calendar

    The Pine-Richland School Board approved the 2019-2020 Academic calendar at the regular school board meeting on November 12, 2018.

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  • Join Us for Food Advisory & Wellness Committee

    Join us as Pine-Richland School District hosts the fourth Food Service Advisory & Wellness Committee meeting for the 2018-2019 School Year from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. An evening session will be held from 6-7 p.m. for those who cannot attend the morning session.

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  • Be A Resource Reviewer

    Parents, students, and community members have the opportunity to review and provide input on identified resources for math, science & health resources starting March 5, 2019. The feedback from the community, students, and departments will be used to support final recommendations. Final recommendations will then be on display this spring for an additional review.

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  • Students Develop Innovative Applications

    PRHS students organized and led a successful hackathon called “Hack the Ram.” Seniors Arjan Guglan, Lauren Juncal, and Justin Waltrip, and junior Daniel Krill developed, organized and launched PR’s first-ever hackathon on Feb. 9, 2019.

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  • PR Schedules Kindergarten Registration

    Pine-Richland is hosting kindergarten registration in March. Please click on the headline above to review registration dates and which documents should be completed and brought to the registration session.

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  • Last Day for Kindergarten Scheduled for June 5

    Due to the cancellation of school on Friday, November 16, 2018, our current kindergarten students will need to attend school on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Previously, the last day of school was listed as Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

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  • Join Us for Strategic Planning Town Hall #3

    Join us for another strategic planning session. The district is hosting town hall #3. Join us on February 5, 2019 (New Date) at 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.

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  • Students & Staff Get Into Holiday Spirit

    Students and staff are getting into the holiday spirit around Pine-Richland School District as they head into winter break.

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  • District Provides School Safety Message

    Over the past few years, we have been sharing with you some details of a variety of improvements that Pine-Richland School District has been making to further strengthen safety and security on our campuses. Read more about safety.

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Secondary News

2018-19 Headlines & Features

  • PR Dance Team Receives Highest Honors

    The Pine-Richland High School Dance Team competed at the Universal Dance Association (UDA) Home Technique Summer Camp and won many awards.

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  • Alum Selected for Research Internships

    Three Pine-Richland alumni were selected for a summer research internship program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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  • Teacher Leads Study Group in China

    Pine-Richland High School Teacher Matthew Roberts co-led a group on a three week trip to China.

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  • AFJROTC Travels to Cambodia

    The Pine-Richland High School AFJROTC traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.

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  • HS to Open Parking Permit Process

    We are preparing to begin the parking permit application process for the 2019-2020 school year. Pine-Richland High School students will receive an email to their Pine-Richland email account containing a link to the application form. All applications must be completed using the online form and can be completed from any device that has internet access. Seniors will be able to access the Parking Permit application beginning 12:00 A.M. on Monday, July 22, 2019. Juniors will be able to access the Parking Permit application beginning 12:00 A.M. on Monday, July 29, 2019.

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Primary News

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2018-19 Sports Headlines

  • Committee Announces First-Ever Class of Inductees

    The Pine-Richland Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is announcing the first-ever Athletic Hall of Fame class of inductees. Approved in March of 2019, the Pine-Richland Athletic Hall of Fame honors and recognizes those associated with Pine-Richland athletics who have experienced significant accomplishments in their chosen sport or sports.

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Elementary News

2019-20 Headlines & Features

2019-20 Headlines & Features

  • Teacher Engages Students Via Unique Lesson

    Richland Elementary School kindergarten teacher Erica Savannah is finding creative ways to engage her young students. She says one of her weekly learning goals was to discuss problems and solutions.

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  • See Details for People Helping People Concept

    We are reaching out to gauge your interest in helping to create a collaborative support network among our families during the continuity of learning model implementation. Interested volunteers would be available to answer non-academic questions from other Richland parents. Read more and sign up to be a representative by 4:30 p.m. on March 31, 2020.

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  • Update from Richland Principal

    As we close out the 3rd quarter of the school year, we find ourselves learning and navigating through a new normal. During this unprecedented time, we can find comfort in our mission and PRide values. Although the delivery mechanism has changed, we will continue to Focus on Learning for Every Student Every Day. Additionally, the “R” (resiliency) and “I” (innovation) of our values will emerge and guide us through a productive and successful remainder of this school year.

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  • Students Flock to Fit Club

    The topic of Health and Wellness has been a big part of the superintendent's messages. He has been reinforcing the main concepts of the PR Graduate Portrait. The elementary schools have been stressing fitness through the Morning Fit Club.

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  • See Details for Student Placement Parent Input for 2020-2021

    See details and access the forms for providing input for your K-2 child for 2020-2021 school year at Richland Elementary and for your 3rd grade child for 2020-2021 school year at Eden Hall Upper Elementary. Optional input is due by March 31, 2020.

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  • Register for the Annual Superhero 5K!

    Our 2nd grade classrooms will be focusing on "Heroes" in the spring. As part of this unit, we are inviting all Richland Elementary families to join us for the "Superhero 5k Run/Walk" hosted by The Superhero Foundation. See all the details and register online by March 31, 2020!

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  • Students Excel in Math

    Richland Elementary School second-grader Kiran Karthikeyan is ranked number 12 in the state in the “First In Math” Online Program. He ranked first in First in Math students Pennsylvania and among the top 50 players in 2019 as a first-grader.

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  • Outreach Thank You!

    See the update from our food drive to benefit The Lighthouse Foundation.

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  • PTO Hosting Shoe Drive

    Help us reach our goal! See details...

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  • Staff Recognition Awards - 2nd Quarter Awardee Announced

    See who was awarded the Staff Recognition Award for the second quarter!

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  • Review 2nd Quarter Principal Message

    As we conclude the first semester of this school year, we have an opportunity to not only reflect on the first half of the school year, but we can also reflect on the previous calendar year and look forward to a new decade. Read about this, renovations, RAMS Way, and more in the second quarter message from the principal.

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  • Opportunities for the 2020-2021 School Year

    See what's available for your involvement next year!

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  • Senior Rams Connect with Younger Rams

    Pine-Richland High School senior members of the Student Government Association are connecting with future Rams. They are talking with students at each elementary school about RAMS Way. Each quarter students will be reading and talking about the different elements of the initiative at all of the elementary schools including Richland, Hance, and Wexford.

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  • Thank You For Participating in Fall Box Tops Contest

    See results for the Fall Contest!

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  • Congratulations to Richland Elementary's RAMS Way Team!

    See who was awarded the Staff Recognition Award for the first quarter!

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  • Regular Car-Rider Pick-up Procedures Resume

    As you may have read in my quarterly update, new curtains and rigging equipment were installed in our auditorium. The work has been completed, and we will resume regular car-rider pick-up procedures on Nov. 14. Parents/Guardians will still continue to park in the same parking lot and use Door #20 to enter auditorium for car-rider pick-up.

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  • Principal 1st Quarter Message

    Dear Families: As we approach the end of the first quarter, we have an opportunity to reflect on the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. See the Principal's 1st Quarter Message.

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  • Special Visitors Land at Richland

    Special guests from the National Aviary stopped by Richland Elementary School on October 10, 2019. National Aviary presenter Sharon Fuller along with volunteer Sandy Blaylock share details about birds during their program entitled "Birds of Prey." They gave students an overview of bird characteristics from jaws to feet and how birds have variations depending on habitat.

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  • Players Share Love of Reading

    Pine-Richland High School Football players visited all three elementary schools on Friday, October 4, 2019. They spent the afternoon reading to students, passing out t-shirts and autographs.

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  • Important 2019-20 Yearbook Info

    Order your 2019-2020 yearbook today!

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  • Volunteer Podcast & Checklist

    If you are volunteering in your child's building, please check out the K-6 Volunteer Podcast and sign-off form.

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  • Download New Student Presentation

    For those of you who are returning to Richland, we are looking forward to another fantastic school year. We would also like to welcome our new students and parents to the school. We are confident that you will have a wonderful experience and be a part of our Richland family. Feel free to review our new student orientation presentation.

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  • Review Back-to-School Message

    Welcome to Richland Elementary School! For those of you who are returning to Richland, we are looking forward to another fantastic school year. We would also like to welcome our new students and parents to our school. We are confident that you will have a wonderful experience and be a part of our Richland family.

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  • Review Kindercamp Presentation

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2018-19 Headlines & Features