Students, faculty and staff arrived back at school on Monday, March 18 after a week of spring break. Students and faculty returned to a busy schedule of events. Junior high tracksters competed at Zephyr on Monday, March 18. The high school golf team coached by Michael Brand traveled to Kerrville on Tuesday, March 19 to compete in a golf tournament. The girls’ softball team opened the season with an 11-3 loss to San Saba. It is great to see girls’ softball at Richland Springs! The softball team traveled to Goldthwaite on Tuesday and to Meridian on Friday.
One Act Play presented These Shining Lives at a dinner theatre this past Sunday for the community at the Richland Springs cafetorium. The community enjoyed the performance. This was the last performance prior to UIL competition. The theatre students under the direction of Patsy Hall and Krystal Butler also traveled to Rochelle on Wednesday, March 20 to compete in zone competition (our district is so large it is split into two zones). The top two plays advance to the District Contest at Sonora on Wednesday, March 27. Break a leg!
On Thursday, March 21 the high school UIL academic competitors under the direction of Nelson Smith will travel to Eden for the district academic meet. Kudos to volunteer Melanie Smith who also helps students prepare for academic success in UIL events.
In a small school many of the same students compete in multiple events and are shared among track, golf, softball, one act play and UIL academic coaches. I admire the students who share of their talents with the many events. Come out and watch our students in action. Thanks to the parents who support their students who compete for the Richland Springs Coyotes in both sports and academics. School pride is evident in all they do. Go Coyotes-Win State!
STAAR testing begins in earnest in two weeks beginning on April 1, 2, 3, and 4. Grades 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 will be tested the week of April 1-4. Attendance is important! Encourage your child to be at school every day. When you see a teacher or staff member in public, let them know that their efforts are appreciated.
Community involvement is the key to our success!