RCSS Graduation Ceremonies

The Richmond County School System (RCSS) celebrated its graduates from eleven high schools at the James Brown Arena. Family and friends joined to celebrate over 1,700 graduates from twelve high schools and magnet schools, including Butler High, Lucy C. Laney High, T.W. Josey High, Hephzibah High, Cross Creek High, Westside High, Glenn Hills High, Academy of Richmond County, A.R. Johnson Health Science & Engineering Magnet, Davidson Fine Arts Magnet, Richmond County Technical Career Magnet and the Performance Learning Center. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Reaching Potential through Manufacturing Graduation Celebration

The Reaching Potential through Manufacturing (RPM) Program celebrated its first twenty-four graduates Saturday, May 20. RPM is a partnership with Textron Specialized Vehicles (TSV) designed to help students at risk of not graduating achieve academic success while also preparing them for the workforce. We are extremely proud of these graduates and look forward to our continued, successful partnership with TSV.

RCSS First in Math and Top Ranking Students

"We are so very proud of these students," says Ms. Kaye Walden, the Lake Forest Hills Elementary Instructional Coach and Mrs. Berry, third grade teacher. Four Lake Forest Hills Elementary students have ranked 'First in Math' throughout the Richmond County School System (RCSS). Third grader Stuti Patil is the top ranking student in 'First in Math;' she is also the top ranking third grade student in the state of Georgia and ranks seventh in the state for all grades. Congratulations, Stuti! Kennedy Grayson is the top ranking second grade student throughout RCSS and Simms Schweser is the top ranking first grade student. Derek Topolski (not pictured) is the top ranking kindergarten student for RCSS. Congratulations to all these outstanding math students!

2017 Positive Athlete Georgia Program

Hephzibah High School seniors Emani Mayo and Nicolette Mayo have both been named the Most Positive Co. Multi-Sport Athlete in East Georgia. The two outstanding seniors are being recognized as one of the regional award winners in this year’s Positive Athlete Georgia Program. The Positive Athlete Georgia Program recognizes athletes who are making a positive contribution to their communities with the belief that a positive attitude is essential to their success. "Hard work pays off, reach for the stars," said Emani and Nicolette Mayo simultaneously, their positive attitude shining through as they discuss their achievements as a student and an athlete. "They embody the perfect student athlete; they are respected by the student body, faculty, and community in the classroom and on the track and field," says Angela Beard Anderson, Head Varsity Basketball, Softball, Track & Field Coach for Hephzibah High. Both graduating seniors plan to attend Temple University in the fall. 

Student Art Gallery Unveiling

Student artwork lining the halls of the central office has been a tradition for the Richmond County Board of Education (RCBOE). Students, parents, and staff celebrated the unveiling of new artwork with featured pieces from Goshen Elementary School, highlighting a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) program, encouraging the integration of art and design. Schools throughout the System were represented as Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle and Richmond County Board of Education member Helen Minchew unveiled the artwork. Congratulations to all students highlighted in the unveiling! 

RCSS School Nurse of the Year

Richmond County School System (RCSS) celebrated its 2016-2017 School Nurse of the Year, Farhana Qazi. Farhana is the school nurse for both Gracewood Elementary and Tobacco Road Elementary School. May 10, 2017 is National School Nurse Appreciation Day and RCSS celebrated all of its school nurses throughout the system by showing appreciation with a luncheon. Thank you to our school nurses for your dedication! 

RCSS Nutrition Manager Awarded Georgia Manager of the Year

Ms. Tamecka Crawford, Nutrition Manager of Meadowbrook Elementary, was awarded the 2016-2017 Georgia Manager of the Year and for receiving a Gold Scroll Award for the county at the 62nd Annual Georgia School Nutrition Association (GSNA) Conference. The Gold Scroll recognizes the comprehensive involvement and investment Richmond County Nutrition Services dedicates to its community and students throughout the year. GSNA is the professional organization of school food service employees in the state of Georgia. Congratulations, Ms. Crawford!