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District Announcements
Welcome to Richmond Community Schools
Brian J. Walmsley, Ed.S., Superintendent
bwalmsley@richmond.k12.mi.us
(586) 727-3565
Richmond Early Childhood Learning Center and Will L. Lee Elementary School
68399 Forest, Richmond * Michigan 48062 * (586) 727-2509
Paula Dowker, Principal (pdowker@richmond.k12.mi.us)

School Start and End Times
3-Year Old Preschool Program, 8:00am-11:00am (M-W-F)
4-Year Old Preschool Program, 
8:00am-11:00am (M-Tu-W-Th-F)
4-Year Old Preschool Program, 11:30am-2:30pm (M-W-F)
Great Start Readiness Program, 7:50am - 2:49pm (7:50am-11:23am - Half Day)
Grade K-4, 7:50am - 2:49pm (7:50am-11:23am - Half Day)
Richmond Middle School
35250 Division, Richmond * Michigan 48062 * (586) 727-7552
Keith Bartels, Principal (kbartels@richmond.k12.mi.us)

Becky Borwick Assistant Principal (bborwick@richmond.k12.mi.us)

School Start and End Times
7:40am - 2:39pm (7:40am-11:13am - Half Day)
Richmond High School
35320 Division, Richmond * Michigan 48062 * (586) 727-3225
Deborah Michon, Principal (dmichon@richmond.k12.mi.us)
John Bourdeau, Assistant Principal (jbourdeau@richmond.k12.mi.us)


School Start and End Times
7:40am - 2:39pm (7:40am-11:13am - Half Day)
M-STEP Assessment
This spring, Michigan is replacing the 44-year old Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) with a new assessment called the Michigan Student Test of Education Progress, otherwise known as M-STEP. 
 
In prior school years, students in grades 3-8 were administered the MEAP test over a two week period in October.  This school year, students will complete the new M-STEP assessment in an online format within a three-week testing window, established by the State of Michigan, during April through early June.  During this three-week window, students will not be testing every day, all day.
 
The M-STEP includes assessments designed by the Michigan Department of Education to effectively measure academic growth for today’s students.  English language arts (including reading, writing, and listening) and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3-8 and 11, science in grades 4, 7, and 11, and social studies in grades 5, 8, and 11.

CLICK HERE to read the Letter to Richmond Families from Superintendent Walmsley.

CLICK HERE to read a memorandum from Venessa A. Keesler, Ph.D., Deputy Superintendent (Accountability Services) for Michigan Department of Education.
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CLICK HERE to read information about M-STEP participation requirements from the Michigan Department of Education.

 
Information on Proposal 1
On May 5, 2015, Michigan voters will be asked to approve a 1 cent sales tax increase to help fund Michigan’s roads and schools. This proposal came about as a last-ditch effort by the Michigan Legislature to find a desperately needed road funding fix during the lame duck session in December 2014.  CLICK HERE to read a letter from Superintendent Walmsley about Proposal 1 
CARE of Southeastern Michigan
Student Assistance Services (Free and Confidential)

Does your child have difficulties at school or in other social settings? Have you noticed a change in your child's behaviors and/or attitudes? Are you concerned that your child may be using alcohol or other drugs? CARE of Southeastern Michigan can help.

CARE is committed to helping students and families in the area of behavior and discipline concerns, family issues, anxiety, depression, bullying, anger management, relationship concerns, and alcohol and/or drug misuse.  For more information call (586) 541-CARE *2273) or visit CARE online at http://www.careofsem.com/
Annual Education Report

The federal components of the Annual Education Report (AER) provide detailed information about the status of education in Michigan’s public schools, public school academies, districts and Michigan’s statewide performance. This report provides all of the information on Teacher Quality, Student Assessment and Accountability for schools, districts and the state in one convenient place:

Teacher Qualifications: Identifies teacher qualifications in relation to requirements. Here you can find how many teachers in a school, district or across the state possess specific qualifications.

Student Assessment: Presents assessment information for English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 and 11, and science for grades 5, 8 and 11, compared to targets for all students as well as subgroups of students. The report helps users understand achievement progress within grades and schools, and to make comparisons to district, state and national achievement benchmarks.​

Accountability Scorecard: Uses information from assessments, graduation and attendance rates to determine if the school and district are meeting accountability targets. Here you can identify how well your school and district are serving the overall academic needs of students. More information about the Accountability Scorecards is available at: http://www.michigan.gov/schoolscorecard

Letter from the Superintendent, CLICK HERE

Annual Education Report (AER) Data File, CLICK HERE
 
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