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February 12th: Readathon is off to a great start, thanks in part to the support of our generous sponsors:

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January 25th: February 1, 2018 is the start of our Readathon-instead of raising money by walking or running, our students read! The community will start the program off on February 1st with “Dress As Your Favorite Character or Author” Day. IU East Librarian K.T. Lowe will be our guest speaker. Other guest speakers during the month will be Denice Honaker from IU East and Patty Glen from Two Sisters Bookstore. Students will also participate in ART IS at the Richmond Art Museum and programs with Morrison Reeves Library.

Help us cast a wider net by being a part of our LIKE Campaign.  Simply ‘Like’ and ‘Comment’ on our Facebook posts this Friday, 1/26 – Tuesday, 1/30.  Doing this will enter you into a drawing for a selection of books from Best Friend Books!  Good luck!

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November 17th: Wayne County Foundation Challenge Match

RFS met and SURPASSED our $10,000 goal!

The Wayne County Foundation Challenge Match Program kicked off on Nov. 6 and ran through Nov. 13.  In that time, RFS received over $36,000 in gifts and pledge payments!  What an amazing outpouring of support for the children in our school!  We’d like to thank the Wayne County Foundation for making this opportunity possible and our INCREDIBLE community for answering the call.  We look forward to investing these funds in our teachers, students and facility.

November 13th: Marcie Roberts is interviewed  by Phil Quinn on the Wake Up Call on 101.7 FM- The Point. Listen to the whole show or start with Marcie at 12:18 in the show!


August 21st: Richmond Friends School Middle School Hit the Road for Total Eclipse Experience

Photo: RFS 7-8th graders simulate a solar eclipse in science class.

The Richmond Friends School 7-8th grade Middle School class hit the road for a total eclipse experience.  They departed Sunday, August 20th for an overnight at a RFS parent’s childhood home in Evansville, Indiana before heading to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois on Monday to settle in for the big show.  Prior to the trip, RFS Middle School Science and Math Teacher, Nicole Blair, said,

“We are so excited for the opportunity to take our students to view the total eclipse. We have been learning about eclipses all week in class, and our students have given mini-lessons to the rest of the school to share our knowledge and teach other students about things they can do right here at school during the partial eclipse in Richmond. After learning about eclipses in the classroom, I think it will be phenomenal for the students to actually be able to see a total eclipse in person.”

This is the second year of the RFS Middle School.  This 7th and 8th grade classroom continues with the same principles as the lower grades of experiential learning, a focus on environmental education and Quaker values of peace, integrity and equality. Head of School Marcie Roberts notes,

“This overnight fieldtrip to view the eclipse in the path of totality was the kind of dynamic learning opportunity that Richmond Friends School embraces.  Even though we were only in our second week of school, this class has started off with the year with a flourish.  They have already spent a day paddling canoes down the Whitewater River exploring the concept of place while building community.  From performing an impromptu rap of their classroom expectations on Tuesday to hitting the road for the eclipse the next Sunday, these are passionate learners with master teachers who facilitate phenomenal learning experiences.”

For more information about the Richmond Friends School please contact Marcie Roberts, Head of School at 765-967-5767.

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