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Spartan School News, Feb. 22, 2021

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From the Principal

Spartan Families,
What a wonderful first semester of school. I saw RHS magic in action every day, although mostly virtual! Students remained positive, teachers remained upbeat and parents supportive. I visited classrooms; saw relationships being developed, and learning happening. 

We have a strong foundation to continue to construct a positive learning environment—dedicated and creative teachers, supportive families, and talented, motivated students. We have the building blocks to make sure that all students grow and thrive—student centered learning, high expectations, and a focus on results.

Celebration of Success

Our students’ commitment to learning is evident. All of us in the RHS community want to acknowledge and celebrate all learners. Congratulations to our community members for a successful semester one. Congratulations to all of you that earned honor roll status (our honor roll list is printed later in this newsletter). Congratulations to those of you that participated in a sports team or in a club. Congratulations to all of you that have participated in theater, music and arts. Congratulations to all of you that took risks to try something new as a high school student. Congratulations to all of you for “coming” every day and being the best you that you can be in these unusual times. We respect and appreciate your contributions to Richfield Senior High School. 

In partnership,

Stacy Theien-Collins

Special Announcements

Hybrid Schedule

With our return to hybrid learning model, we want to announce that the Tuesday and Thursday additional synchronous support time will remain in the schedule, available HERE. This time is valuable in providing more individualized support for students and we want to make sure that we are maintaining practices to support student success. 

In-Building WiFi Access

We are happy to host in-building wifi access, along with breakfast and lunch courtesy of Nutrition Services, at RHS this week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please sign up below. 

Mondays, 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m.  Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.   Fridays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Last Chance to Pre-order Yearbook

It’s not too late to purchase a yearbook for this unforgettable school year! Pre-order a yearbook by Monday, March 1 to guarantee a book for your student at the end of the year. After March 1, yearbooks will be available on a first-come, first served basis and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Don’t delay! Last year we completely sold out! Use this link to purchase online with a debit/credit card*. For questions, contact Kayla Vo, Yearbook Adviser, at
*Prices will increase by $10 starting 2/19
*Excludes Tax
*Payment installments available

From the Activities Office

Live Streamed Athletic and Activities Events

Did you know you can watch many of our home events on YouTube Richfield High School? Check it out here.

Lifetouch Athletic Photos

Lifetouch will be photographing many of our winter teams this week. If you would like to order individual or team photos online, please go to Lifetouch Online Picture Order Form for RHS.

  • What elementary school did you attend? Sheridan Hills
  • What do you like most about your sport? I like playing with and competing with a great group of people.
  • What do you like about Richfield High School? I love how welcoming the staff and students are and the connection I have with the people in the community. 
  • Who is your role model? My mom is my role model because she has always taught me to work hard and not give up.
  • What advice would you give to middle school students? Start making good habits before high school. It will make the transition easier.
  • What other activities are you involved in? I play softball year round and volleyball with RHS. 
  • What do you plan to do after high school? I plan to go to college and hopefully play softball. 

Upcoming Events

Please check for the most up-to-date schedule and for any changes:

February 23

  • Grade 9 and 11 Hybrid In-Person Day

February 25

  • Grade 10 and 12 Hybrid In-Person Day

March 4

Parent Resources

Technology Resources

MDH COVID Resources for Families

Free Online Course: Connected: How to Show Up For Your Kids in the Digital Age 

This course is through the Spark & Stitch Institute and is free for RPS families. Over the next few months, some of our student support services staff will be hosting online discussion groups to talk about the course content, share resources and provide an opportunity for you to ask questions. If you would like to participate, you can register online and we will add you to the online course within 1-2 business days. 

CCR @ Air Pod

What better way to escape the winter blues than to start planning for summer? RHS students in all grades are invited to check out this LINK to find out about summer events, pre-college offerings and volunteer opportunities. Some of the programs have early admission deadlines, so we have encouraged students to start checking them out already, and to continue checking, as the chart will be updated as opportunities continue to arise. Each entry contains a link for more detailed information, which can be especially pertinent for some of the more competitive pre-college programs. Please encourage your teen to start planning for summer now. After all, despite the cold and snow, we know it’s on its way! 

Counselor's Corner

Counselor Contact Info 

Information for all Grades

  • Stanford University AI (Artificial Intelligence) Summer Program - Deadline to apply is March 1, 2021
    Students are invited to apply for this pre-college enrichment program developed and taught by a team of Stanford PhD students. Through the AI Scholars Live Online program, high school students are taught fundamental AI concepts and work toward building a socially impactful AI project in a domain of their interest such as healthcare, robotics, finance or sustainability. Students attend live online classes. Click on this link for more information.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Programs - Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021
    Applications for these pre-college high school programs, Badger Summer Scholars and the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP), are now open. Financial aid is available for both programs.  

Information for 9th-11th Grade Students

    Over the past two weeks in AIR Pod, students have received information and tools for academic planning for the 2021-22 school year. Registration resources are also available on our website. If your child has not submitted their 2021-22 course requests, remind them to submit this week. This video provides a brief tutorial on how to submit course requests. Students should work with their AIR Pod teacher or reach out to their grade level counselor if they have questions.

Information for Juniors

  • Should students take the ACT? Or the SAT? Or both? With the COVID pandemic, many colleges/universities are no longer requiring test results for admission purposes—in fact, the U of M Twin Cities and UW Madison are two such schools that have already announced that they are test-optional for Fall 2022 entrance. This means that even more importance will be placed on holistic (academics, school activities, volunteering, part-time work, family obligations) admission procedures than ever before—especially at private colleges and universities. As students make their decisions, however, it is important to note that taking both tests is not necessary at any schools—it used to be that SAT was preferred on the coasts and ACT was more common in the Midwest, but in recent years, all schools in the U.S. accept either assessment. As spring approaches, more and more future planning information will continue to be presented in AIR Pods. It'll be important for students to keep an eye on their email and Schoology messages for important announcements for preparing for senior year.
  • Is my child on track to graduate next year?
    With course registration in full swing, juniors are realizing that their time left in high school is short. This time of year can create feelings of excitement, but also anxiety, and many are asking: “Do I have enough credits? Am I on track? How do I make up missed credits? What should I sign up for next year?” Ms. Linde is eager to help answer these and other questions! Individual appointments are available through this booking link:

Information for Juniors & Seniors

  • Virtual College Rep Visits - Seniors, are you still looking for the right fit for college? Juniors, are you ready to start exploring? Take advantage of VIRTUAL COLLEGE REP VISITS. These visits, hosted by the admission officer who works with RHS students, are a great way to learn more about the college, ask specific program or application questions, and get to know the person who will be reviewing your application! You can find the list of upcoming visits through your Naviance account (Student portal > Clever icon > colleges home > scroll down). Parents/guardians, you can see the upcoming list by logging in as a guest and clicking on colleges home. Sign up to attend, and you’ll get a reminder the day before the visit. The link will be made available at the time of the visit.
  • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program - Open to juniors and seniors. Submit an essay on the following topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s). Deadline is June 12, 2021. Additional information can be found on the A&F Business Consultants website. 

Information for Seniors

  • Plans for Next Year? 
    Every senior is expected to have a plan for what they will do following graduation. It is not too late to apply to additional education or to explore professional opportunities. Please make an appointment with Ms. Jastrow to discuss. 

  • School Information Night @ Minneapolis College (MCTC)

    Design and the Arts
    • School and Program Overview | Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m.
      Learn about our unique Design and the Arts program offerings | RSVP HERE
    • Information Night | Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. Explore career pathway and connect with Design and the Arts program faculty | RSVP HERE
    • Panel Discussion |Thursday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. 
      Listen to an industry/alumni panel to learn about future Design & the Arts career opportunities | RSVP HERE
  • Alex R. Smith Memorial College Scholarship
    This scholarship was created to honor the efforts of Nicole Smith-Holt and the rest of Alec Smith’s family in memory of their son, who have fought for years to keep insulin costs low and helped create the emergency insulin law for pharmacists in MN and other states. “Be A Part Of It” and the CampTime Kids program would like to announce a yearly scholarship to a student residing in Alec’s home state of Minnesota entering college his/her freshman year in the fall of 2021 in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Alec R. Smith and his family’s dedication to protecting our children’s future. Email to get your application.

  • Vernetta Wilson Memorial Scholarship (deadline Feb. 26, 2021) - The Minneapolis St. Paul Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is committed to the education of young women in the Black community. Visit this website for more information about this scholarship offered by RMS Principal Dr. Hines’ sorority.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Program - The HSF Scholar Program is designed to empower courageous young leaders of Hispanic heritage. The program helps ensure students achieve their higher education and career goals. To be eligible, applicants:
    • Must be of Hispanic heritage
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students
    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., for the 2020-2021 academic year
    • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
    • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
  • Native American Scholarship Database - These scholarships are available specifically for Native American high school students. Students should be encouraged to apply to ALL other sources of financial aid for which they are eligible. Special thanks to Tami Johnson, School Counselor in St. Paul Public Schools, for her creation and continued updating of this resource!
  • MnACC Student of Color Scholarship - MnACC is excited to provide scholarships for students of color who are in pursuit of higher education. Students who are awarded this scholarship will receive a one-time award ranging between $500 to $2,500 to be used towards their education during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Page Grant (deadline April 1, 2021) - The Page Grant is a scholarship program awarded to students of color and/or American Indian students who graduate from a Minnesota high school and attend a Minnesota post-secondary institution. Students at all levels of academic achievement seeking to pursue a 2- or 4-year degree at an accredited Minnesota college or university and agree to complete annual service projects with children can qualify for a grant. Grants range in value from $1,500 to $2,500 annually, and subsequent grants are based on students’ academic progress and mentoring performance. Students must be registered and maintain full-time status throughout the academic year they are awarded the grant to remain eligible.
  • Power of You (deadline August 6, 2021) - The Power of YOU, also referred to as POY, is an academic support and scholarship program that provides intensive student advising, community engagement, and leadership opportunities to all participants. We offer tuition-free degree completion, an advisor assigned to you until you complete your degree and assistance mitigating barriers toward your academic goals. All are encouraged to apply; however, low income students are given preference for admission. The application for the scholarship is also used as your application to Minneapolis College, and there is no application fee.

  • Community Service HoursYou’re already doing them!
    • What are you already doing?
      • The drastic changes to “normal” life and school have many seniors concerned about how to complete the 15 community service hours required for graduation. Fear not! As with everything else this year, we need to think about this in a new way.
    • Service is NOT limited to volunteering at the local community center; instead, the opportunities are all around us.
      • Many students have taken on more responsibilities in their homes and for their families. That COUNTS! If you are helping siblings with school, providing childcare, caring for a family member, cooking meals, shoveling, count it! Count it EVEN IF it’s something that you had already been doing! Complete the Community Service Hours Submission Form detailing the service you have completed. We will be sharing additional service opportunities as they become available. 
    • Are you looking for service projects? Check this out!
      You can make 3-5 minute, educational videos (in English or Spanish) to be shared with our Pre-K students and families. These educational videos can include:
      • Reading age-appropriate books (sharing the pictures as you read, etc.) 
      • Demonstrating a simple skill (dribbling a basket or soccer ball, for example) and prompting them to try along with you
      • Completing a simple art project with items found around the house
      • Be age-appropriate AND creative!
    • When making the videos, be sure to be engaging! Speak clearly. It's okay to ask questions and allow them time to respond. Imagine that they are in front of you. These videos do not need to be professionally edited. Be thoughtful about what you're going to say. Make sure that the room/area that you are filming in is appropriate.
    • Completed videos can be uploaded to this Google Drive.
    • Questions? Contact Ms. Norwick, Pre-K teacher, at or Ms. Jastrow, Class of 2021 Counselor, at



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Social-Emotional Learning: At Home Connection

Greetings Richfield Families,

As we return to hybrid this week, know that for those of you sending your students, we are SO excited to see faces in person. And for those of you staying in distance learning, please know that we will continue to offer all the same services as we have been. We are always equally excited to see faces virtually or hear voices through google meets!

Last Thursday, our students got a reminder on what it is like to return into school buildings through our SEL lesson. While we know we are almost a YEAR into this pandemic (crazy!), we also know it is so easy to feel “pandemic fatigue.” We all know how to wear masks and while we are used to it, we are all also tired of some of the terms we hear—“social distancing, masking, 6 feet..” We all look forward to the day we can erase these terms from our mind!! In the meantime, we have to remember some of the basics as we re-enter buildings busy with students and staff.

We reminded students that all staff and students will be expected to wear masks while in the RHS building, and that in order to be effective masks should be worn over noses at all times. As staff, we will remind them when masks are not worn properly. This is all with good intentions to keep them safe, the staff safe, and to keep in-person opportunities moving along.

We appreciate you providing these reminders at home too—and we will always have plenty of masks for students who do not have any or may have left theirs at home.

As we move into this new phase, it is a nice opportunity for all students to reset a bit. We continue to hear that students are struggling with sleep patterns, as many of us are in this strange time. We encourage students to decrease naps in the day, limit caffeine after morning hours, and limit screen time before bed for the best possible night’s sleep. If your student needs an alarm clock to help stay on track—let us know! We have some! We can pass them along and help them use it to stay scheduled throughout the day.

We are here for you, so please reach out whenever needed!

Your RHS School Social Workers,

Marisa Zimmerman:
Jill Carlton:

Student Spotlight

Congratulations to our Fall Semester Academic Honor Roll!

Adams, Sharaya D.
Adkins, Christina E.
Aguilar Garcia, Alexandra
Alejandro-Reyes, Jerry
Allen, Aiden L.
Alonso Torres, Osiris P.
Amigon Caridad, Alex
Anderson, Grace P.
Anderson, Ria I.
Aragon-Gomez, Jocelyn
Arellano Roldan, Iris I.
Ayala Lopez, Monica P.
Ayala, Belen G.
Ayala, Iriani B.
Barbouche, Sadok
Barry, Charlton J.
Bartlett, Cormac P.
Behnke, Sophia G.
Benitez Ortiz, Esmeralda
Berg, Jordan M.
Berger, Nathan J.
Bertucci, Colton
Best, Nathan W.
Bishop, Elijah M.
Borum, Maxwell F.
Botsford, Cody W.
Bowman, Henry J.
Boykins, Brianna A.
Brown, Mikayla E.
Brown, Morgan E.
Burgos, Richard JR
Burkstrand, Evan J.
Burkstrand, Maya K.
Bury, Benjamin A.
Bury, Grace L.
Caceres, Surich N.
Calderon Castillo, Gladys G.
Capistran Torres, Serenia
Cardenas, Melvin O.
Cardwell, Cody A.
Carey, Antonia A.
Carey, Joaquin S.
Carlson, Sarah E.
Carr, Joseph W.
Cassellius, Gina M.
Castaneda Rodriguez, Rodrigo
Cha, Harrison Y.
Chavez Estrada, Justin D.
Christian, Ahna J.
Clara, Benjamin J.
Clarity, Alexander J.
Clark, Kristian E.
Cline, Emily N.
Clough, Payten R.
Colbert, Sydney E.
Collins, Isabella R.
Cossette, Aidan N.
Cossette, Quinn M.
Cruz Parra, Elsy M.
Cruz, Caesar
Davis, Benjamin P.
Davison, Mark A.
De Roma, Gabriella L.
Decker, Owen J.
DeHaven, Abigail L.
Dernell, Devin T.
DeVries, Jude W.
Dhibil, Sumaya 
Di Grazia, Crystel M.
Di Grazia, Juan Jose A.
Dibua, Chimdalu C.
Diercks, John R.
Dillard, Jayden A.
Dingley, Katrina H.
Dobley, Imelda E.
Dombrock, Helen M.
Dominguez Alvarado, Alexis
Dominguez Solorzano, Lizbeth
Donaldson, Jaheim K.
Dorr, Tania G.
Douiri, Adam
Durand, Ava E.
Durand, Noah W.
Dzierzak, Emily J.
Eggen, Allison J.
Eggen, Nicholas S.
Enriquez Torres, Isaac
Ervasti, Maya E.
Escalante Gomez, Alexis E.
Escobar Perales, Brianna
Esquivel Martinez, Alexander
Estrada, Adriana N.
Farah, Zakaria A.
Ferguson, Naomi A.
Ferski, Levi N.
Fink, Adam P.
Fleitman, Mary E.
Flores Chavez, Heber Y.
Flores, Christopher E.
Foley, Bridget E.
Foley, Nicholas W.
Folk, Amanda L.
Follett, Audrey V.
Frazier, Isaiah C.
Freeberg, James
Frias, Diana C.
Frye, Lukas C.
Frye, Olivia I.
Fultz, Andrew J.
Furness Rubio, Cristina R.
Galicia-Maceda, Jazmin
Galindo, Emily C.
Galvan Rodriguez, Brayan
Garcia Moreno, Christian
Garcia Pacheco, Antonino
Garcia Pacheco, Brenda
Garcia, Emily M.
Garcia-Silva, Sofia
Gardner, Deshawn D.
Gay, Casey J.
Gay, Nathan A.
Geberemariam, Sina A.
Gesaade, Cabdifitax L.
Gesaade, Rukia L.
Gesaade, Sahra L.
Gibbs, Avery M.
Gibbs, Mya G.
Gilbert, Caden D.
Glass, Ethan J.
Glass, Justin L.
Glodias Villalva, Lucia
Gomez, Miguel A.
Gomez, Nahomi
Gonzalez Ramirez, Joselin
Gordillo Olea, Cristian
Gorshe, Cynda-Rhea V.
Granados, Kayla M.
Gray, Evan P.
Grote, Helen E.
Gutama, Gabriela A.
Gutierrez, Athziri M.
Guzman Sanchez, Emily
Hagen, Madison L.
Hale, Aaron J.
Hall, McKay C.
Hanks, Ava G.
Hanks, Dane A.
Hanson, Natalie L.
Hanson, Paige E.
Hardy, Sophia M.
Harris Green, Nathaniel T.
Harris, Tayvion L.
Hartman, Maya K.
Hashi, Fartun S.
Hayow, Hussein M.
Hayow, Rahmo M.
Heddle, Chance S.
Hensgens, Evelynn A.
Herling, Riley M.
Hernandez Carrion, Mayela D.
Hernandez Guerrero, Beatriz
Hernandez Lopez, Alberto
Hernandez Martinez, Ashley
Hernandez Sanchez, Maria M.
Hernandez Zuniga, Paola
Hernandez, Christopher A.
Hernandez, Jade V.
Herrmann, Rachelle J.
Hewitt, Ejnar D.
Hile, Lindsey L.
Hintz, Connor J.
Hintz, Jaci K.
Hodek, Preston C.
Hollie, Torrian N.
Holtberg, Quinn R.
Hoppe, Natalya S.
Hosar, Laura A.
Houle, Jake J.
Huerta Fuentes, Ramses E.
Hughes, Madalynn L.
Humiston, Aerin E.
Humiston, Margaret R.
Hun, Marty K.
Huynh, Stacy H.
Illes, George R.
Illes, Margaret A.
Ingebretson, Alli K.
Jackson, Troy T.
Jacobsen, Lillian M.
Jacobson, Mary E.
Jaimes-Morales, Priscila
Jaiyeola, Jasmine A.
Jake, Tyler G.
Jamison, Joaquin D.
Jamison, Sean K.
January, Mitchell R.
Jayamanne, Tharin S.
Jensen, Maren K.
Jetentsang, Tenzin T.
Joerger, Bryce C.
Johnson, Brianna L.
Johnson, Luke C.
Jones, Corrina J.
Juell, Holland J.
Jurewicz, Isabella M.
Kelleher, Ryan P.
Ketkeophomphone, Alana D.
Khyber, Sadia
Kleis, Lasaijha V.
Kleist, Abigail C.
Klepsa, Lyndsi R.
Kleven, Olivia B.
Klun, Quentin F.
Kraus, Matthew V.
Krautkramer, Aryanna L.
Kuehn, Gabriel O.
Kuehn, Jessica S.
Kuehn, Joshua J.
Kukowski, Joshua A.
Lankey, Jenna K.
Lankton, Ian P.
Lara-Bolanos, Jose A.
Lara-Madrigal, Jada M.
Lavin, Henry J.
Lavin, Maxwell J.
Le, Lucas N.
LeBlanc, Jaden T.
Leen, Alexandra M.
Legba, Nia P.
Lennon, Thomas W.
Lien, Mara M.
Lindley, Max E.
Lindow, Julia A.
Lindstrom, Lily M.
Linne, Knut D.
Llanos, Hatziri H.
Llapa, Erika Y.
Loftsgaarden, Liv N.
Logan, Randolph III
Lopez Corral, Angel F.
Lucero Gomez, Ashley C.
Lucero Mendoza, Kyle L.
Madison, Cole J.
Madrid, Thomas
Maitland, Noah A.
Makpo, Sonnayah A.
Mamana, Damaris K.
Manirath, Aden A.
Marin Rodriguez, Brandon
Marin Trejo, Jaylene
Marquina Andrade, Diana S.
Martinez Cruz, Delwin A.
Martinez, Jason E.
Martinez, Juan P.
Mathias, Gabrielle M.
May, Alexandra S.
Mc Cartan, Theo G.
McCarty, Teagan M.
McIntyre, Christiana L.
McNamara, Erica L.
Mejia-Quintanilla, Johan
Mendez, Benjamin
Mendez-Cuate, Hanna M.
Mendez-Lopez, Angel G.
Mendoza Flores, Julia A.
Mera Morocho, Andy D.
Mesfin, Nahom G.
Messerli-Wallace, Jack J.
Meuli, Madeline M.
Meza Sierra, Juan M.
Milano, Gilsela
Miles, Ryan A.
Milton, Hannah M.
Mohamed, Dahabo N.
Mohamed, Indisan
Mohamed, Munira M.
Mohamed, Mustafa I.
Mohamed, Nimo I.
Mohamed, Sakiya A.
Mohamud, Hibaq A.
Mohamud, Mahad A.
Molina Escandon, Alessandro
Montano Garcia, Lysset
Montano-Castillo, Angel D.
Montano-Castillo, Joshua
Montoya, Jesse L.
Moody, Taniyah F.
Moon, Jaxson P.
Moore, Brady S.
Moore, Brooke M.
Moore, Janiya S.
Morales Balbuena, Giselle
Mulcahy, Sean W.
Murray, Azzarayah A.
Naidu, Kharisma
Namgyal, Trinley
Narvaez Ortiz, Rosita
Negrete Aguilar, Gedany
Nelson, Alicia E.
Nguyen, Helen H.
Nguyen, Theresa
Nickell, Alexis A.
Noonan, Jacob J.
Nordquist, Rebecca M.
Nutting, Natalie
Ochoa Rodriguez, Marlenne
Odefey, Ryan D.
Odenthal, Connor J.
O'Donnell, Baylee A.
Okey, Connor W.
Olea Rossano, Jacqueline
Olivares Gonzalez, Jesus J.
Olivares Guzman, Atziry N.
Olson, Cora E.
Olson, Emily K.
Olson, Kaleb G.
Olson, Noelle D.
Omana, Camilo
Onyongo, Ariet K.
Orozco Rodriguez, Sarahi
Ortiz Mendoza, Samia V.
Osman, ZamZam H.
Palmer, Benjamin
Palmersheim, Audrey L.
Palmo, Tsundrul
Papana, Ryan L.
Patenaude, Eva N.
Payan, Destiny I.
Pearson, Pauline Arabella A.
Pedersen, Alexis R.
Pena Dominguez, Kevin
Petersen, Trey A.
Peterson, Isabella M.
Peterson, Lily E.
Peterson, Xy'Arah Y.
Phomvongsa, Tyson
Pichardo Terrones, Melanie C.
Pichardo, Monika D.
Pimentel Pinales, Livanna
Pizha Duchi, Lizeth J.
Pollis, Parker O.
Popiel, Rennan S.
Popiel, Rowan J.
Popp, Josephine L.
Portillo, Brandon A.
Powell, Tyrin A.
Puchuela, Brianna
Pulkrabek, Jace D.
Pyle, Nicole E.
Raghunath, Sabreena
Raghunath, Stephen K.
Ramales Galicia, Leonel
Ramales, Eleni
Ramirez Aragon, Jocelyn G.
Ramirez Rios, Armando
Ramirez Rios, Lyzbeth
Ramirez Rios, Ruben
Ramirez, Amara J.
Ramos Palestino, Andrick E.
Reyes Leon, Jeobani
Rheinhart, Sophia R.
Ritchie, Liam T.
Robles-Vintimilla, Emily R.
Rodriguez Amigon, Kelly
Rodriguez Cortes, Lindsey L.
Rodriguez Dominguez, Jose E.
Rodriguez Sanchez, Katy
Rodriguez Sanchez, Kayley
Rodriguez-Dominguez, Kimberly
Rodriguez-Muniz, Ingrid P.
Romero Bautista, Rolando J.
Rosas Villanueva, Kenbrick
Rudolph, Annika N.
Rudolph, Samuel D.
Rummel, Mari E.
Rutherford, Anthony E.
Rutherford, Trace D.
Salazar Largo, Anthony J.
Salazar Sosa, Selene
Salmeron, Gerson J.
Sanchez Gallardo, Joshua
Sanchez Juarez, Diana
Sanchez Sanchez, Adan
Sanchez Uscanga, Giovanni
Sanchez Vidal, Alan J.
Sanchez, Angel J.
Sanchez, Christian
Sanchez, Isabel
Sanchez, Jennifer
Sanchez-Benitez, Josimar
Santillan Delgadillo, Grecia
Santos, Romina A.
Saravia Rodriguez, Alexis R.
Sarmiento Sanchez, Jesus
Saulic, Dino
Schaefer, Henry A.
Schneider, Makayla L.
Schuller, Lucy O.
Seaman, Shiloh G.
Segura Caudana, Rosa
Segura-Martinez, Emanuel K.
Shavor, Beck D.
Shavor, Sydney E.
Shelley, Aaron B. JR
Sheppard-McKenzie, Treyvon M.
Silkey, Kaylee M.
Singleton, Myzel D.
Skof, Rynne M.
Smiley, Evelyn A.
Smith, Derek Z.
Sollie, Greta L.
Solomon, Ribka
Solorzano Chepetla, Brian
Sonen, Isabella M.
Sook, Seetawatee
Sosa Martinez, Jose A.
Soto-Moreno, Andy G.
Spilane Nelson, Asher L.
Stoffel, Sara E.
Stoneback, Camden S.
Stoneburg, Anthony A. JR
Straub, Leslie
Swenson, Caleb M.
Tapia, Alexandra
Taylor, Davion A.
Taylor, Iyanna L.
Taylor, Jamison E.
Thompson, Joseph D.
Tietje, Nicholas M.
Timberlake-Shivers, Lee'Najah F.
Titzer, Brody V.
Titzer, Joshua J.
Toensing, Andrew J.
Toensing, Kathryn Z.
Torres-Ortiz, Valeria
Tran, Thi Thi D.
Trang, Tien T.
Trenham, Selena M.
Tristan Sanchez, Randy U.
Tronnes, Amelia R.
Tronnes, Veronica D.
Truong, Monica
Turner, Jillian M.
Ullah, Shazam
Valdez Zaragoza, Briceida
Valdovinos-Coffman, Nevaeh D.
Valencia, Lluvia V.
Vaughn, Julia H.
Vazquez Coyote, Lizette
Vazquez Galicia, Carmen N.
Vazquez Moreno, Evelyn C.
Vega Rosales, Rudy E.
Vega-Palacios, Galilea M.
Vergara Quiroz, Mauricio
Verstraete, Shenandoah N.
Vilchiz Meyer, Lizbeth
Villalba Aguilar, Vanesa
Villanueva Lopez, Naidelyn M.
Villasana, Danny
Vivas Silva, Ulyses J.
Vizecky, Gage A.
Voxland, Lydia H.
Vu, Hang
Vuong, Stanley
Wallace, Noah E.
Walz, Sarah E.
Wang, Nancy
Waschek, Levi G.
Weirich, Mya S.
Weiss, Margaret S.
Welch, Jordan D.
Wenaas, Molly R.
Werner Marulanda, Mathias C.
Whitaker, Ryder J.
Wiand, Alice M.
Wiand, Julian A.
Wieman, Brianna M.
Williams, Catherine C.
Williams, Zipporah E.
Wilson, Levi
Wilson, Luke M.
Withers, Janessa M.
Wolke, Brady J.
Wolke, Connor F.
Wollmuth, Jaden A.
Wolterstorff, Ariana R.
Wolterstorff, Luke A.
Womack, Jayvyn S.
Yangdon, Tsering
Yuh, Chris C.
Yusuf, Shu'ayb M.
Zejnilovic, Alen
Zompa, Tenzin
Zornes, Tritian W.
Zubah, Fametta A.

Staff Spotlight

Julie Magnuson, CCR Coordinator

Greetings! I’m Julie (White) Magnuson and I’ve been with RPS since 1999, when I was hired as an English teacher by RMS Principal Robin Carlson. Since then, along with teaching ELA in grades 6 - 8, I’ve also taught social studies, exploratory classes, reading tier and AVID. For the past 3 years, I’ve been a “Teacher on Special Assignment” (TOSA) coordinating our College & Career Readiness program. This year I began splitting my time between RMS and RHS, with the purpose of expanding and aligning CCR across both buildings. I absolutely love my role as CCR Coordinator, and am thrilled to have joined the RHS team this year. 
In my free time (especially pre-pandemic), my husband and I love to travel. We’ve been to all 50 states and many countries together. My favorite destination is to visit my son who lives in California, and I’m hoping it won’t be too long before we can see each other again in real life, not just via screen time!

Christine Gibson, Special Education Teacher

Hello Spartan family, I'm Christine Gibson, a new special education teacher. I have been teaching for 25 years, the last 21 in rural Morris. It was a great experience, and a great place to raise my 3 children, who are all grown now and leading their own lives.

I grew up in White Bear Lake/Dellwood, MN and am the oldest of 7. My siblings were adopted from various parts of the world. Several had special education needs, which is a reason I went into the field.

I attended and graduated from Hill-Murray. I graduated from The University of Minnesota with a BA in Child Psychology and Family Studies. I love education, so I continued to earn degrees in Elementary Education, K-12 Special Education with a focus on emotional/behavioral disabilities, a K-12 Principal, and Special Education Director's license. One day I just may go back and get another degree! Learning for me is a life-long adventure.

I've greatly enjoyed my move back to the cities and all of the hustle and bustle it brings. I could not imagine life outside of teaching special education. Richfield has been a nice fit for me-my students are fabulous and we make a great team. I look forward to becoming more of a part of the Richfield Spartan community!

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CCR @ AIR Pod: Jesus Garcia Garcia

Many thanks to CCR @ AIR Pod guest speaker Jesus Garcia Garcia, who shared his inspirational education and career pathway with us this week. Jesus shared that his goal in life is to help, “I want to use my time for good.” You can watch the video here.

Spring Sports: Spectators

The spring competitive season is here and we are excited to open our stands to fans! Here you can find information about attending spring sports.

MCA Testing Schedule

Here you will find the MCA testing schedule at RHS.