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U.S. Secretary of Education, Minnesota Governor, Lieutenant Governor
& State Education Commissioner visit Richardson Elementary
Joined by legislative representatives and school board members
On Tuesday, April 28, the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith and Minnesota Education Commission Brenda Cassellius visited Richardson. They observed the students in Lisa Speakman's morning preK class.
Following the classroom visit there was a press conference at which both Secretary Duncan and Governor Dayton stressed the importance of investing in early learning.
“The North St. Paul Maplewood Oakdale Schools have been champions in providing quality early learning opportunities for students’” said Jenna Peters, Richardson Principal, “and it is an affirmation of our good work to be chosen as a site visit for U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan and Governor Dayton.”
Click here to see photos and links to the media coverage of the event.
Free Nutrition Services App available
A free school menu app is now available for ISD 622. Go to www.isd622.nutrislice.com
to access the app or download it free to your mobile device from the App Store or Google Play. Choose your school and then either the breakfast or lunch menu. See the daily menu as well as nutrition information, pictures and descriptions of each item offered. Connect to PayPams or apply for Free & Reduced Meal benefits. The app offers a Spanish language translator too. Learn more on the Nutrition Services web site at www.isd622.org/nutritionservices
Richardson has been named as a Minnesota Celebration School! Over 140 schools were nominated and of those, 22 were selected as Celebration Schools in Minnesota. Schools are recognized for 'Celebration’ status based on student growth, student proficiency, and the work towards closing race based achievement gaps. Being named as a Celebration School is an honor and reaffirms the work we do with students each and every day at Richardson. Thank you for partnering with us to make Richardson a great place for learning for all students!
The Power of Positive Connections
For the past couple of years, Business Professionals of America students from North High School have been spending time once a week volunteering in Richardson Elementary School classrooms. The high school students have served as positive role models and mentors for Richardson kids.