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Coyote Pride

This year we hear about increased rigor in STAAR testing. Rigor must be combined with relationships, relevance, and results in order to benefit student learning. Rigor refers to the need for students to reach higher levels of competence in academic areas. An appropriate and healthy environment for learning begins with relationships. Positive relationships among students and faculty are essential to student success. Relationships refer to coaching and encouragement from adults towards students. Education must have meaning every day for students. Relevance refers to making learning meaningful. The results of student learning are important to teachers. Data from assessing students for their mastery of standards is used to adjust instructional practices across the campus, and to individualize student support. The presence of rigor, relationships, relevance, and results prepare students to become problem solvers, decision makers, and lifelong learners. Teachers are at the heart of your child’s education process. Develop a relationship with your child’s teachers and support them in their efforts for your child’s success. Teachers should be placed in high esteem in your home, and in the community.

Ag science teacher Shawn Dennis travels to Dallas this week to support Richland Springs students participating in the State Fair of Texas lamb, goat & barrow shows. This will be Shawn Dennis’ first trip to the State Fair of Texas.

Only the varsity football team was involved in football action last week. The junior high and junior varsity teams did not play due to wet conditions. The varsity Coyotes wrapped up their 4th consecutive victory over Round Rock Concordia by a score of 72-13. All three Coyote football teams travel to Sterling City this Friday.  The Coyote junior high will play at 5:00 p.m., and junior varsity team will follow at 6:30, and the varsity Coyote game will conclude the evening. Warm up the vehicles, hit the road and come out and support our student athletes and cheerleaders; you won’t be disappointed!

The annual Book Fair, Open House, and FAFSA orientation were all well-attended and were great opportunities for parent involvement. The faculty and staff of Richland Springs encourage and support parent participation in their child’s education. It’s great to see our community supporting students in their efforts to achieve. We have a great community, students, teachers and staff. It takes everyone working together to achieve success. Thanks for all you do!


Junior High, Junior Varsity and Varsity Football at Sterling City- Friday Night


The 4 R’s- Rigor, Relationships, Relevance, Results

Community involvement is the key to our success!


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