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Coyote Pride

Richland Springs varsity Coyotes lost their state quarterfinals football game against Oakwood 66-56 at Gatesville last Friday. It was a playoff atmosphere that proved to be an exciting game that lasted for four quarters. The Coyotes went three rounds deep into the state playoffs and are to be congratulated on their efforts!

The junior high girls’ basketball team is 3-0 and the junior high boys are 3-0. Both teams played at Mullin this past Monday. The Lady Coyotes played at Priddy last Thursday and won by a score of 51-41. The high school girls hosted the Brady girls team at RS gym this past Tuesday. The high school girls team will participate in the Gorman Tournament this week. The high school boys will participate in the Rochelle Tournament this week.

FFA members distribute the fresh fruits this week as part of the annual FFA fundraiser. The fruits are always delicious and are healthy holiday snacks. Mr. Dennis reminds all stock show competitors to exercise their show animals, and to feed them twice daily, especially during cold weather.  Lambs and goats will be sheared at a later date to be announced.  Mr. Dennis reminds exhibitors and parents that all animals will need covers after shearing. Animals will remain blanketed until the county show. The San Saba County Stock Show beginning on Friday, January 11th is fast approaching.  Contact Mr. Dennis for assistance with your stock animals as needed.

The Elementary UIL Academic Meet Day 1 will be at Zephyr on Monday, December 10. The junior high UIL Academic Meet will be at Zephyr on Tuesday, December 11. Teachers and staff, and volunteer Melanie Smith have prepared elementary and junior high students for the yearly UIL academic competition. It is two fun days of competition! To recognize these athletic competitors, there will be a UIL Academic Awards Program, and an elementary Christmas program beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19th. The program will be in the cafetorium. The community is cordially invited to attend.

The holidays are almost upon us. Richland Springs’ students in grades K-4 are getting ready for Santa Claus. They sent letters to the North Pole this week. This week is the 4th week in the 3rd six-week grading period. Only two weeks of school remain before the first semester ends. Christmas break begins with a normal release at 3:31 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19th, and students return to classes on January 7, 2019.

It’s great to see our community supporting students in their efforts to achieve. The pancake supper and bingo was a great success and was enjoyed by all! We have a great community, students, teachers and staff. It takes everyone working together to achieve success. Warmest holiday wishes to all from the Richland Springs’ students and staff.

Community involvement is the key to our success!

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