The first week of school was busy! Teachers were well-prepared and the week went smoothly. On Friday, there were 146 students enrolled at Richland Springs.
Football kicked off on last Thursday with the junior varsity Coyotes taking a 51-6 victory over Rising Star at Rising Star. The varsity Coyotes were victorious in the Coyotes 2008 home opener over Walnut Springs by a score of 82-36. The point spread was exactly the same as the 2007 home opener when the Coyotes beat Happy by a score of 78-28. The junior varsity plays at Blanket on Thursday, Sept 4th at 6:00 p.m. (note: this is a change from the original 7:30 schedule). The varsity Coyotes travel to Covington this Friday for a 7:30 game. The Coyote marching band under the direction of Dwayne Bishop played at the pep rally and at the game. The band will travel to Covington this Friday. Varsity football players and the band will need to leave prior to the end of the school day on Friday in order to make the long trip to Covington.
I urge parents to sign drug test permission forms and return them to school as soon as possible. The only way the school can test students with a urinalysis is with both student and parent permission. Contact the principal’s office if you need any further information. Help keep our students drug free!
On Friday, August 22nd, potential UIL academic students attended a debate workshop presented by Geneva Ethridge. Students that participated were Sara Hedley, Dusty Newby, Andrew Fowler, Khalid Khatib and Brooke Vaughn. Richland Springs volunteer Mrs. Melanie Smith arranged the one-day student workshop.
This past weekend, Richland Springs hosted the Coyote Kickoff Classic which included ten teams. The Coyote Classic was a great success thanks to the efforts of all involved. Thanks to the Richland Springs Booster Club for helping organize the event. Thanks to the student organizations that helped run the concession stand. A special thanks to all the faculty, students and community who gave of their time and efforts to make this year’s Coyote Classic a success. Volunteers ran the chain gang during the 5 games, announced the play-by-play and ran the scoreboard and clocks, prepared post-game meals for the teams, took gate monies, helped with concessions and cleaned the concession stand and lunchroom, and monitored guests to make sure their visit to Richland Springs was enjoyable. The Richland Springs Volunteer Fire Department provided EMS service. Without volunteer help such an event would not be possible. Thanks again for your efforts and support.
Community involvement is the key to our success!