May 2018: New ALUMNI Opportunity
RFS has some AMAZING alumni who are making a difference in their communities EVERY DAY. Did you go to Trueblood Preschool or Richmond Friends School (or maybe still affectionately call it “The Children’s School”!)? Connect with us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1796403403807848/?source_id=211462505777
May 2018: EC Discount Announced
Everybody loves a DISCOUNT! Earlham College faculty and staff NOW receive 10% off their tuition and summer camp fees at Trueblood Preschool. Interested in sending your little one to Trueblood? Call for a tour today! 765-966-5767.
May 2018: Youth as Resources Grant
YAR was pleased to award another great grant proposal to Richmond Friends school. Congratulations on showcasing wonderful leadership skills in your proposal. Thank you to our sponsors for helping make this possible..
March 2018: Summer Camps at Trueblood Preschool
Need an educational and nurturing setting for your little one(s) this summer? Your search is over! Richmond Friends School offers summer programming at Trueblood Preschool for children 3 years old through 3rd grade (based on the grade the child is entering in the fall)! You can download the necessary forms below or for more info or call 765-966-5767 to sign up. Don’t stress about your summer schedule- call us today!
March 2017: Read-A-Thon Update
This year’s Rad-A-Thon was a wild success, thanks in part to the support of our generous sponsors:
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
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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Richmond Friends School is a Preschool-8th grade independent Quaker school founded in 1971. Our multi-aged classrooms are purposefully designed to have low student to teacher ratios allowing for customized instruction, expectations…
May 23: Roscoe’s Recruitment Event
May 24: Trueblood Preschool Graduation
May 25: Whitewater State Park Day
May 28: No School – Memorial Day
May 31: Last Day of School and Middle School Graduation
June 4: Trueblood Preschool Camps Begin