Sheila Johnston

Richfield Educator Named Recipient of $15,000 Award for Excellence
Sheila Johnston, a teacher at Centennial Elementary and Sheridan Hills Elementary in the Richfield Public Schools was surprised April 10 with news that she is a recipient of a 2014 WEM Outstanding Educator Award as an Academic Challenge Coach, an honor that is accompanied by a $15,000 award.
Johnston is one of six educators being honored by the WEM Foundation and Synergy & Leadership Exchange for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to student learning. She is one of two recipients of the WEM Foundation’s statewide Academic Challenge Coach Award, which recognizes teachers who are exemplary coaches of student teams that participate and compete in academic challenges endorsed by the Minnesota Academic League. Johnston has been teaching and coaching for 24 years. She currently implements gifted education programs for students in grades 1-5 and coaches Future Problem Solving and FIRST LEGO League®. Read more


Adaptive Recreation and Learning Exchange (AR & LE)
Providing lifelong learning and community involvement opportunities for adults with disabilities.
Learning Exchange offers a variety of customized classes and special events, as well as training and accommodations to include adults with disabilities, 18 and older, in all community education activities in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. Classes take place at various locations in the four cities.

For over 30 years the Adaptive Recreation and Learning Exchange has provided options for adults with disabilities to participate in programs and activities that are specifically designed to meet their diverse needs such as cooking, crafts, health, science explorers, independent living and socialization skills.
The website contains a catalog with course and registration information Adaptive Recreation and Learning Exchange



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NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Monday April 21,  2014    7:00 pm 
District Board Room Centennial Elementary Hosts

Note: April 7th School Board Meeting unavailable due to technical difficulties.
Please read Board Bulletin posted

Coming Soon....Arux Facility Scheduler

Richfield Public Schools are pleased to announce that we are moving to an online facility request process effective August 1st, 2014. (The process for the current year 2013-2014 will remain the same.) This means that you will no longer have to fill out a paper permit, or contact individual schools to see if space will be available. You will simply create an account on our new system, and request the space you would like. Once a request is made, that request will be pending for up to 48 hours, until is either approved or denied. You will be able to log into your account after the 48 hours to see if your request has been approved. You will not be notified of the request status, it will be your responsibility to log in and check your request.

Gabriella Tanghe, Sheridan Hills, placed first in the Scenario Writing Competition and earned a berth to the International Future Problem Solving Competition.  Gabriella's futuristic short story, "Walking Against the Wind", has been entered in the International Scenario Writing Competition.

Richfiled Public Schools Next Superintendent 

The Board of Education for Richfield Public Schools voted unanimously to select Steven Unowsky as the next Superintendent for Richfield Public Schools.  Mr. Unowsky will replace Dr. Robert Slotterback, who will retire June 30, of this year.

Congratuations to Kinya Gilbert
"2013-2014 Athena Award Winner"  

Pictured above are the Athena Award nominees;
(L-R) Erin Brault, Chakia Hall-Watley, Hannah Yaglowski,
Kinya Gilbert, Elizabeth Pipkin, Rebecca Rosario
Richfield Public Schools 2014

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