Veterans Day celebrations
Riley County Grade School hosted a Veterans Day
program Nov. 8. Local veterans were recognized with introductions, music,
poetry, refreshments and gifts. A symbolic table display honored missing soldiers.
Third graders marched in the Veteran's Day parade Nov. 11 in Manhattan and wore their painted T-shirts.
October was Bullying Awareness month. Faculty, staff and students at RCGS wore orange Wednesday, October 9 to show they are taking a stand against bullying.
Enrollment numbers for 2013-2014
Head count: 705
Students in district compared to 2012-2013: Up 15
Out of district students compared to 2012-2013: Down 24 (14.8% of total enrollment)
Military students compared to 2012-2013: Up 7 (11.49% of total enrollment)
New Riley County High School Assistant Principal hired
Chris Delforge graduated from Kansas State University in 1997. He has coached and taught a variety of sports, subjects and grade levels. In 2008 he received his Masters in Educational Administration PreK-12 from Emporia State University. He is coming to RCHS from Topeka USD 501.
Mr. Delforge has served on an administrative team for the past 5 years as Dean of Students and Curriculum Coordinator. Mr. Delforge became an administrator to grow professionally and make a positive impact with his learning community. He loves working with kids and wants to lead their learning and understanding of the ever changing world. He wants to see his students prosper and be successful. Mr. Delforge prides himself on being flexible, fair, and available to all.
New Riley County Grade School Assistant Principal Hired
USD 378 Riley County Schools in honored to announce the hiring of Jon Granberry as the Riley County High School Principal. In the 12 years since his graduation from Kansas State University, he has worked as a 6th and 7th grade Special Education teacher in Junction City, a 6th grade regular education teacher in Manhattan, and a 3rd and 4th grade regular education teacher in Russell, Kansas.
He said, "Deciding to become an administrator came from a strong desire to make a positive impact on an entire school community and to help build the learning capacity of teachers and students as we move into a challenging 21st century. When I was a classroom teacher, my classroom mission statement was, 'We are a family, and my expectations of you are the same as my own kids.' You will find that my door is always open and I am always here to support you and your child in any possible way."
New Riley County High School Principal Hired
USD 378 Riley County Schools in honored to announce the hiring of Antoinette Root as the Riley County High School Principal. For the last 10 years Ms. Root has served as the Transition Coordinator & Classroom teacher for Reno County Youth Services & Hutchinson High School, as well as being an Adjunct Instructor at Hutchinson Community College teaching Geography, Fitness for Life and Personal & Community Health.
Since 1998 Ms. Root has been involved in administrative duties & teaching at juvenile service centers and college/university levels in South Dakota and Texas. A total of 31 potential candidates applied; 6 were granted interviews over the last week. A team of Riley County administrators and teacher leaders selected Ms. Root based upon her expertise in the areas of curriculum & instruction, communication skills, assertiveness and decision making.
Superintendent Brad Starnes stated, "We are excited to welcome Antoinette to Riley County! Her practical and varied experiences are the right fit for our schools."
Pull for the House that Love Built!!!
Be a hero by collecting pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald house in Kansas City. Help us reach our goal of FIVE 5-gallon buckets full of pull tabs. Collection buckets are in the office or you can give them to a teacher.
Program of Excellence at RCGS
Anna Krone's Counseling program at Riley County Grade School was recognized as a Program of Excellence by Kansas State Department of Education.
December 6, 2013