It’s hard to believe it is already the third week of school. Time seems to fly by once school starts. Currently Richland Springs has 150 students enrolled. This year we have an 8 period day that allows for more elective classes, plus added math tutorials. The school day starts at 8:00 and ends at 3:36. Please drive slowly through campus when picking-up or dropping off schoolchildren. Do not park in the lane between the cafetorium and the large oak tree. Park in the parking lot to help keep traffic flowing smoothly. The safety of our children is our #1 concern.
4 – H sponsor Valerie Gossett hosted a 4- H meeting last Thursday. The officers for the 2009-2010 school year were elected: Storm Teel-President; Brailei Lusty-Vice President; Robert Bess-Secretary; Jaycey Martinez-Treasurer; Jacey Gossett-Parliamentarian; Jordan Gossett-Council Delegate; and Jordan Burkhart-Council Delegate. The 4-H students are good stewards of our campus. Any student interested in becoming a 4 – H member is welcome to attend.
The varsity Coyotes lost to Borden County 76-62. The varsity Coyotes play at home this week against Lometa starting at 7:30 Friday night. Richland Springs JH will play the Lometa JH at Lometa at 6:00 on Thursday, followed by the Richland Springs junior varsity immediately afterwards. The Friday pep rally for the Lometa game will be at 2:15 in the gym. The community is invited.
Other activities this week include rehearsals for the community Christmas Musical which begin this Wednesday at the First Christian Church. The Coyote Game Day trailer will be open this Thursday, Sept. 10th, at the Coyote One Stop from noon-2 p.m., and at the school parking lot from 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Come out and support the Booster Club. Booster Club meetings are held each Tuesday in the cafetorium. The 2009-2010 senior Class will have a Mexican Dinner fundraiser this Friday prior to the Lometa game in the Richland Springs cafetorium from 5:00-7:30. Enchiladas, tamales, rice, beans, chips and salsa, dessert and tea will be offered for $5.
Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the nearly three thousand who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks. School flags will be flown at half mast and students will observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. marking the first plane crash on Sept. 11, 2001.
We have a great community, students, teachers and staff. Support the students in their efforts on the field and in all their endeavors. Your support is paramount. It looks to be a great year at Richland Springs.
Community involvement is the key to our success!