Exercising our minds AND our bodies is essential! RFS utilizes the nearby Earlham College Wellness Center for Wellness Wednesdays, incorporates recess into ALL grades, and encourages students to participate in local sports programs. RFS now sponsors Richmond’s first middle school lacrosse program open to all area middle school students. These opportunities for our students to develop healthy bodies pairs well with our desire for them to experience healthy competition! For more information on this program, contact Marcie Roberts, Head of School: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sampling of area sports organizations:
– Richmond YMCA: http://richmondfamilyymca.org/youth-sports/
– Evening Optimists: https://www.reosports.org/
– Richmond Premier Soccer Assoc.: https://richmondpremiersoccerclub.weebly.com/
– Richmond Youth Football League: https://www.hubyfl.org/
– First Tee: https://www.thefirstteeindiana.org/locations/richmond/
– WaterWorks Swimming: https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=inwsc
– Dixon Dance Studio: https://www.dixondance.studio/
– The Next Step: https://www.facebook.com/TNSDancestudio/
– Richmond Gymnastics Training Center: https://www.facebook.com/Richmond-Gymnastics-Training-Center-159322220749769/
We work hard to surround our families with support and educational resources whenever possible. With that in mind, Richmond Friends School is pleased to offer this list of important national resources for those seeking additional information about child development.
Child Development Information
A site with free resources, screening information, child development basics, parenting tips, and more.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
CHADD serves as a clearinghouse for evidence-based information on ADHD,
a local face-to-face family support group for families and individuals affected by ADHD, and an advocate for appropriate public policies and public recognition in response to needs faced by families and individuals with ADHD.
Autism Spectrum Resource
“Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families.”
Learning Disability Association of America
Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make LDA the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.
Infant, Child, and Adolescent Mental Health
ICAMH.org is a free service dedicated to providing you with reliable and up-to-date information, support and training in infant, child and adolescent mental health.
If your child is struggling or you feel they could benefit from the help of a therapist/psychologist, this list of local providers can give your search a head start:
200 North 13th St., Richmond
Meridian Health Services
630 E Main St., Richmond
1901 East Main St., Richmond
Beth Hillenmeyer, LCSW, ACSW
409 S. 4th St., Richmond
Helping Students With ADHD Stay Organized (Edutopia.org)