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Richmond County Intermediate School students start their work on water quality monitoring.

Middle schoolers ‘think outside the sink’ with field day and activities at Belle Isle State Park

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Middle school science teacher Patty Ptucha has incorporated a fresh new program into her academic curriculum. Through Think Outside the Sink (TOTS), sixth grade students from Richmond County Intermediate School embraced the opportunity to learn and explore the concepts of conserving water as well as protecting the Chesapeake Bay and Rappahannock River. The initiative is a part of the organization ‘A River Runs Through Us,’ which has local community organizations

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  • Field of Flags: Rappahannock High School JROTC holding fundraiser to honor men and women in armed forces, past and present

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Rappahannock High School’s Junior Reserve of the the Corps students will honor military service men and women of the Warsaw-Richmond County area with their “Field of Flags” fundraiser beginning May 1. High school junior Logan Dodge called it an honor to recognize the country’s veterans as well as honor the fallen ones who had served in war. “All the veterans who have died, they have done all that they can,”

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  • St. Margaret’s student is a STEM essay scholarship winner

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Paige Haley, far right, placed third in the annual STEM Essay Contest.

    First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the 4th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior girls.  Paige Haley, a senior at St. Margaret’s School who plans to attend the College of William & Mary in the fall, placed third in the contest, receiving a $5,000 scholarship.  In her essay about wanting to

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  • 4-H Program, Westmoreland County and Montross Middle School: Call for volunteers, May 1

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    The 4-H program of Westmoreland County is partnering with Montross Middle School to offer a financial literacy program called Reality Store  to 8th grade students during their career unit.  The Reality Store program culminates with a simulation event that requires help from the community.  Community volunteers are needed to person the stations that represent life’s daily expenses.  No experience necessary, all training provided on the morning of the event.  We would

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  • History comes alive at Richmond County Intermediate School

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:32 am


    On Friday, April 3rd, Mr. Charles Belfield brought the War of 1812 to life for Richmond County Intermediate School sixth grade students in Mrs. Gayle Sterrett’s History class.  He brought many models, props, costumes, replicas, and documents that students were allowed to handle and experience.  Mr. Belfield focused primarily on the facts about the War of 1812 as they related to Richmond County, specifically. “The students were interested and impressed

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  • Richmond County Intermediate students perform ‘Peter Pan’

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    The cast for Richmond County Intermediate School’s rendition of Peter Pan.

      The play ‘Peter Pan’ was hosted by Richmond County Intermediate School as its last production at its current location. Theater Director and reading teacher at RCI Whittney Myers expressed mixed emotions. “It’s a little bittersweet because this was my first teaching job and this was my first experience in directing. We’ll have a nice new theater next year but I’m really proud of these kids. They’re very mature for

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  • New Student Enrichment Program for Richmond County

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:50 am

    The phrase “We are our brother’s keeper” was used frequently at a recent meeting in Warsaw concerning the new Student Enrichment Program in Richmond County. Plans were being solidified by those involved to establish a way to assist young people with opportunities that otherwise might have been missed. Included in the meeting were Patricia Means, Director of Student Services and Valentina Veney, Human Resource Manager, both of Richmond County Schools, 

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