Richmond High School

Pride and Purpose

  • This week we are testing SBAC math to all Juniors, plus English for CAPA and LAW. Thursday is Multicultural Performance in theater at 7pm. Don't miss out!

  • RHS Weekly What’s-Up

    April 15th - 19th, 2019

    School Learning Objectives: Think → Collaborate → Act!

    SLO of the Week: +Express - Students express pride, confidence, and healthy self-esteem without denying the value and dignity of other people

    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?



    AP Assignments Due for students taking classes next year!

    SBAC: Testing ELD Day #2

    345pm ILT Meeting in Mr. Seeber’s Room

    4pm Softball @ Hercules

    6pm WCCUSD China Trip Informational Meeting @ El Cerrito Library



    Field Trip: CIR to UC Davis

    Multicultural Night Dress Rehearsal

    SBAC: Testing Math

    Both Lunches: Honor Roll Ice Cream out of Room 506

    5pm - 7pm WCCUSD Art Show at Richmond Art Center



    Field Trip: CIR to UC Santa Cruz

    SBAC: Testing LAW and CAPA ELA Day #1

    230pm Department Collaboration

    330pm Badminton vs. De Anza

    4pm Softball vs. Hercules



    SBAC: Testing LAW and CAPA ELA Day #2

    6pm Elementary School Open Houses

    7pm Multicultural Performance in Theater [Don’t miss out on this!]



    Field Trip: Tech Museum in San Jose

    SBAC: Testing Math

    330pm Badminton @ El Cerrito

    4pm Softball @ Albany

    Saturday & Sunday

    4/13 &  4/14


    7pm - Grand Ball at Scottish Rite Center in Oakland! - Chaperons, please arrive early around 6pm so we can set up, review security, and get placement. We sold a lot of tickets this past week and are ready for a fun night!


    Instructional Highlight!

    This week is a “grind week”. 4th Quarter started, there are not too many interruptions (except for SBAC for Juniors) but ultimately we are turning to focus on ending the year and pushing our students to finish strong. Senior defenses have been set (in regards to dates) and Seniors are slowly realizing that extra chances are dwindling.

    Continue to show patience and care in how we approach teaching. At the end of the year, we want our students to love learning. How can we change the mindset of a few of our students that learning is fun, that they have the capacity to learn, and all the materials in our classes are accessible with the right scaffolding? The end of the year should be about optimistic hope for what the next scholastic year will bring. Let’s reflect on how our classrooms build towards that.

    Student Behavior

    As spring comes in, and the sun comes out, please make sure that students are aware that they can have AND be successful in class. We spent so much time at the start of the year building norms, please continue to hold strong as students begin to push back a little. Some agreements from the beginning of the year to remember:

    • All students require passes to leave class
    • Report chronic absenteeism or tardiness to admin
    • All staff should ask students in the hallway that are loitering to head to their classes. Our personal favorite for questions includes, “Hi, what are you working on?”
    • Accurate attendance is required as part of the job. Help us keep students accountable for their presence!

    School has felt productive and strong so far in the spring. Let’s continue to adhere to our agreements and standards and our students will thank us for it. :)

    Big Events 1 Month Ahead!

    4/18 - Multicultural Night at 7pm

    4/20 -  Prom at the Scottish Rites Center

    5/1 - AP Testing Starts!

    6/6 - RHS Graduation

    6/7 - Last day of School! 12:@0pm Dismissal

    Weekly Wins!

     -Congrats on Mr. Kealey receiving the staff bear. Ms. Cushing cited your abilities to make excellent lesson plans that grab the attention of your students. Way to go!

    -Thank you to everyone who made it out to East Brother on Friday! Not only did you have some fun social times with teachers, but you received money to fun your classrooms.

    -Thank you Mock Trial for putting on a fun end-of-year party at San Pablo Library. Your hard work has been seen!

    -English teachers! You took on the first week of SBAC in a fearless manner and led your students to be focused and hard working. Thank you for being with them and supporting them through the early SBAC process.

    -Sometimes when we are tired we can’t see the impact we have made. 4th Quarter is where, through reflection, we get to understand the impact we have had on growing our students and helping them realize their potential. Keep that in mind!

    -Thank you to everyone who put students first in allowing us to host the High School Nation concert. The students loved it, and those who missed it thought twice on making sure they attend school consistently. :)

  • We love our Teacher of the Year Ms. Schmalz, and so do our students! Check out this article that was recently published by our students on Ms. Schmalz and all she does for her students and school.


    Have you heard? Our district is taking 100 students from all our schools to China this summer! The cost per students is $690 each and that includes airfare, hotels, travel and more! This deal won't last long, applications are due by May 3rd. The dates this summer will be July 12th to the 26th. Don't miss out on this once in a life time trip! For more details, click here!


    Richmond High is excited to have had the author Shaka Sengor visit and speak to our students who were reading his book! He is a best selling author, New York Times #1, worked with President Barrack Obama, and is an activist in our community. Check out the interview done on campus with our students!

    Thank you High School Nation for coming to Richmond High! Check out this video showcasing all the fun we had at school. They will also donate a recording studio to the school. Thanks!

    Students interested in taking an AP course for next year please log into the Google Classroom using the code jxv5342. On the site you can find an assignment for the class you need. Please complete the assignment by April 15th to submit your interest in taking the AP course. 


    English              Spanish

    Check out our Quarter 4 Progress Update! We will mail a copy to all families when we send out report cards on April 4th.

    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).


    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.

    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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