One has to wonder what is going through the minds of the RSHS Senior Class of 2011 as they look forward to a new school year. It will be difficult for these students to beat the records they set last year as juniors. Those students continue to bring Richland Springs High School glory not only in sports, but also in academics. The Coyotes are known for their athletic prowess, especially in football. Last year, the juniors helped lead their teams to District Championships in football, basketball, and track, and that was with no track on which to practice. Not wanting anyone to think that they were only athletes, the same students brought home a District Championship in One Act Play, too. They won awards almost too numerous to mention, including Best Actress, Winner of an Essay Contest that provided a trip to Washington, D.C., Major Stock Show Awards, a Winner in the San Antonio Calf Scramble, All-State Football Team Members, and a trip to the UIL State Meet in CX Debate.
The 2011 Seniors of Richland Springs High School studied and learned, and they are the reason that Richland Springs High School is rated Exemplary at the Exit Level of the TAKS test. When the TAKS scores were in, the exit level students, the 11th graders in 2010, scored 100% passing on the social studies test. That was great! "But what about Science and English?" you might ask. You guessed it: 100%, and that is with the English/Language Arts test covering grammar, punctuation, reading, and essay writing. They also brought RSHS a 91% in math.
If you see any of the RSHS Class of 2011, give them a pat on the back. They deserve it before the new school year even begins.
Richland Springs ISD may be a school district that is small in numbers, but with the help of dedicated teachers and administrators and parents who care, RSISD is striving to be the best small school in Texas, and the Coyotes have already begun to prove that they are on their way with the example set by last year’s juniors.