Richmond High School

Pride and Purpose

  • Open House is this Thursday on March 28th from 6-730pm. We want everyone to come to Richmond High so we can show you what we have been working on!

  • RHS Weekly What’s-Up

    RHS Weekly What’s-Up

    March 18th - March 22nd, 2019

    School Learning Objectives: Think → Collaborate → Act!

    SLO of the Week: +Respond - Students respond to diversity by building empathy, respect, and understanding

    How can you apply this to your classroom this week?

    Our students love learning

    Richmond High CA Dashboard - Check out our data!

    Academy Attendance Data - Who had the best attendance for last week?



    330pm Tennis @ Bethel

    350pm - Academy Lead Meeting in Conference Room

    4pm Varsity Softball vs. Hercules



    Helms Math Team Visiting Richmond High

    9am - 11am - Help a Brother go 2 College

    10am - SCOW Meeting in Room 506

    During both Lunches - All Club Leader Meeting in Library

    330pm Tennis @ Pinole Valley



    Field Trip: Federal Reserve Bank with LAW

    Oiler Crew Program: In Gym

    230pm Department Collaboration - SBAC Strategies & More

    330pm Badminton vs. Pinole Valley

    530/7pm Varsity VBall vs. Hercules

    630pm Board of Ed Meeting at DeJean



    Field Trip: LAW to State Capital (Only 3 students)

    Field Trip: Construction to UTI Auto

    Oiler Crew Program: Day 2 in Gym

    Both Lunches - Josten’s Cap and Gown for Graduation

    230pm Talent Show Try Outs in Theater

    330pm Tennis @ El Cerrito

    2:30pm- ILT CA Dashboard training from 2:30-4:30 in 658

    4pm Varsity Softball @ Miramonte

    430pm SSC in Library

    530/7pm Boys VBall vs. St. Patrick

    630pm HBCU Tour Meeting/African American Site Advisory



    Field Trip: EPA to USS Hornet

    330pm Badminton @ De Anza

    330pm Varsity Baseball @ Hercules

    Saturday & Sunday

    3/23 & 3/24


    12 - 3pm Youth Commission Voice at Helms



    Instructional Highlight!

    SBAC - Testing begins when we return from break in April. In the meantime, teachers have already started prepping their classes for success on the test. From reviewing scores of previous years as a way to demonstrate the upward trend, and setting up Do Now’s in each class to help students be comfortable with the style and structure of the assessment.  

    We know that our classes are addressing the content that will be on the test, and believe that our scores have been lower due to potential confusion of the testing interface as well as a lack of motivation. Remember to talk your students up for the test by letting them know it is connected with CSU and Community College entry-level placement, and that part of our goals as students of life is to try our best in everything we attempt.

    The Benchmarks this past year have helped our teachers and students become more comfortable with the CAASPP system, which should also help.

    Please make sure to talk about the upcoming assessment for SBAC in your class.

    Student Behavior

    Pro-tip: Incorporate physical movement into your classroom behavioral management. An easy example of understanding your placement around the classroom. Keep your back to a wall when addressing the class to see everyone, use proximity of closeness when addressing specific student behavior, be aware of conversations and your own voice level (it matters to kids who hears what you tell them), and finally at the end of class, stand near the doorway as kids pack up to make sure that students don’t leave early.

    Big Events 1 Month Ahead!

    3/28 - Open House
    4/1 - End of Quarter 3

    4/1 - 4/5 Spring Break [NO SCHOOL]

    4/8- Noon dismissal, visit to Helms

    4/8 - SBAC Testing window opens!

    5/1 - AP Testing Starts!

    Weekly Wins!

     Shoutout to all the teachers that presented at the staff meeting! We know that everyone shares the common thread of being passionate about our collective future, so thank you for taking extra time to devote energy to this conversation.

    Check out the awesome HEW College Fair that happened last week at Richmond High! Thank you Ms. Jann and College and Career Center for putting this on!

    Congrats on Ms. Cushing for receiving The Bear in this week’s staff meeting. You make our school proud of your work!


  • Richmond High School families,

    We are now taking applications for summer school. Summer school will  take place at Richmond High School from June 17-July 12th. This year, there is only space for 200 students and priority will be given to 11th and 12th graders. The district only has space for 10th-12th grade this summer. If you need a summer school application, please see the academic counselor. Applications are due April 12th, and we will take the first 200, everyone else will be placed on a waitlist. if you are not sure your student needs to attend summer school, feel free to call or see your academic counselor.

    Familias de Richmond High School,

    Hemos comenzado a aceptar solicitudes para la escuela de verano. La escuela de verano se llevará a cabo en Richmond High School del 17 de junio al 12 de julio. Este año, solo hay espacio para 200 estudiantes y se dará prioridad a los alumnos de 11º y 12º grado. El distrito solo tiene espacio para los grados 10- 12 este verano. Si necesita una solicitud de escuela de verano, consulte con el consejero académico del estudiante .Las solicitudes se recibirán el 12 de abril, y tomaremos los primeros 200 estudiantes, todos los demás serán colocados en una lista de espera. Si no está seguro de que su hijo(a) deba asistir a la escuela de verano, no dude en llamar o ver al consejero académico de su hijo(a).


    The City of Richmond continues to change everyday. This is thanks to the work of our alumni of Richmond High and our city. Start your student on the path to leadership early by checking out WCCUSD Youth Commission. Advocacy is the key!


    Congratulations to Ms. Schmalz for winning Teacher of the Year for WCCUSD! Your dedication and time with our students has improved the lives of our students daily. We are proud to have you as part of our Richmond community!

    Families, please take some time to complete our Youth Truth Survey. This data will be shared with our school and help direct resources towards what you feel are necessary for our school's success.

    Did you miss our Incoming Future Oiler presentation on Wednesday night? Here is our presentation on your student's road to success!

    Check out this great article on our beloved teacher Ms. Stone! This article was written by one of our own students.

    Please read our Quarterly Grade Report for January 2019!


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    Check out our Winter Play! Written and directed by our students, in partnership with California Shakes Festival.


    We love our Oiler Staff! They are experienced, hard working, and love our students and community. See how many you can guess graduated from Richmond High!


    Check out what California State Universities are saying about how Richmond High students are performing in college. We are proud of our Oiler Alumni!

    We are welcoming our after-school program to Richmond High for the next 5 years. As part of the program, we need students to participate in a number of programs. These include band, open gym before and after school, tutoring, Majorettes (dance crew), choir, theater/drama, Alma Latina and more. Check out here for the new tutoring schedule! For more information, check out our After-School page to contact the coordinator.

    College is Real, a program at Richmond High School that has been changing lives since 2005, has recently received attention and notice for their amazing work. They are a part of our College and Career Center and work to help students learn about and apply for college. Check out this video showcasing the adults and mentors who work hard to make a difference for our community alongside our amazing staff at Richmond High.

    We love having volunteers come with us to field trips, help support in the classrooms, and be a mentor to our students. Please join us for a Fingerprint party to get screened for free and receive your volunteer badge. Find the dates on this flyer (in Spanish too!).


    This past summer Richmond High, through our Summer Bridge Program, welcomed rising Freshmen to come in and learn High School skills to prepare for the upcoming year. Great job students in putting in that extra work, we can't wait to get to know you over the next 4 years!



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