Non-kit Rocketry

Students at the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School are taking off with non-kit rocketry! Students study the design and engineering of rockets, making their own to launch with recyclable materials. Seniors Rujean Verdree and Chris Jones incorporate all elements of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) into the creation of their rockets; using everything from cardboard to Kripsy Kreme donut boxes to engineer the perfect aeronautical design.

Red Ribbon Campaign

Meet our finalists! Garrett Elementary School was selected as one of four finalists in the Governor’s 2016 Red Ribbon Campaign Contest. The Red Ribbon Campaign focuses on educating students on a drug-free life.

Students attended an awards celebration with Governor Nathan Deal at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations, Garrett Elementary!

First Lady Sandra Deal Visits RCSS

First Lady Sandra Deal visited students at Lake Forest Hills Elementary school on March 10 to read in support of her ‘Read Across Georgia’ initiative.

This initiative supports Governor Nathan Deal’s goal of increasing the percentage of children reading at grade level by the completion of third grade. The first lady’s goal is to visit every school district across the state.  

Feed My School for a Week Partnership

‘Feed My School for a Week’ is a partnership between the Richmond County School System and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to increase the nutritional value and quality of food. A. Dorothy Hains Elementary school was selected to participate, allowing the menu to be catered around locally grown fruits and vegetables.

A. Dorothy Hains Elementary school students will participate in a week long educational and nutritional program that includes healthier menu options, taste testing, and visitors from local farms.

Read Across America Day

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Oh, the places our students will go! Richmond County school’s celebrated National Reading Across America Day on March 2 with hours of reading! Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle spent the morning reading ‘Cat in the Hat’ to students at Roy E. Rollins Elementary School. Students at Lake Forest Hills Elementary kept the theme lively with ‘Thing One and Thing Two’ shirts and costumes.

2,000 Canned Goods Donated

Students in Ms. Bussey’s Pre-Kindergarten class at Deer Chase Elementary School donated over 2,000 food items to the Salvation Army Canned Food Drive. Deer Chase Elementary donated a collective total of 5,916 non-perishable food items and was awarded first place in Richmond County.  

The Salvation Army strives to solve the problem of hunger in throughout communities nationwide and with the help of these students, they are closer to achieving their goal. Congratulations Deer Chase Elementary students! 

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

The Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is open to students in grades four through twelve across the state. The winning teams from the Divisional Bowls meet at the Annual Conference on Children’s Literature in March for the State Championship of the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. 

This year, Sego Middle School students Travine Allen, Jeslyn Barnwell, Gloria Charles, Teeniko Gadlin, Jazmine Kindell, Kaitlyn Ramsey, and Layla Scott won the RCSS Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl for the middle school division with their coach, Mary Alta Goodspeed. The Sego Team will go on to the Division II HRRB Reading Bowl on March 4 in Greensboro, Georgia.

Listed below are all winners of the 6th Annual RCSS Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl: High School: Hephzibah High School (First place) and Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School (Second place); Middle School: Sego Middle School (First place) and Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School (Second place); Elementary School: Lake Forest Hills Elementary School (First place) and Warren Road Elementary School (Second place).