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Representation Matters in ECFE

Representation Matters in ECFE

When students see themselves, their racial identities, and their lived experiences reflected in their learning, they feel valued and affirmed, which can lead to positive outcomes in their social-emotional and academic development.

A tangible example of this commitment to equity was demonstrated by Shanyn Hill, an Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) teacher at the Central Education Center, who recently had the dolls in her classroom measured to make hijabs. Students play with these dolls in the dramatic play areas.

This small (yet significant) step shows how little efforts can make a huge difference in creating a safe and inclusive space where children can grow and thrive. It also demonstrates the commitment of our Early Learning program staff to our District's equity policy and the dedication of our educators to provide culturally and racially informed learning experiences for our students and families.

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A group photo of our 2023 Wallin Scholars.

We are thrilled that ten Richfield High School students are Wallin Scholars, each receiving up to $16,000 over four years, as well as college advising and access to ongoing support.

Graduation Caps

The Minnesota Department of Education released the 2022 graduation rates. We are excited to share that we have made consistent gains in many areas and that Richfield High School’s four-year graduation rate (88.9%) exceeds the statewide graduation rate of 83.6% by 5.3 percentage points. 

Students voting for which book to read

Kirsten Thorson’s preschool classroom at the Central Education Center provides students as young as 3 years old with an opportunity to have their voices heard by engaging them in their education.

Representation Matters in ECFE

Shanyn Hill, an ECFE teacher at the Central Education Center, recently had the dolls in her classroom measured to make hijabs. This little step is representative of the commitment that our early learning program has to our District's equity policy.

Solar at Richfield Public Schools

We are thrilled to share that we have made significant progress in our commitment to clean energy. Over the past decade, we've added 1.15 megawatts of solar across five of our schools, making us a shining example of rooftop solar for school districts.

Bill Davis with Spartan Foundation Scholarship Receipient

Bill Davis was a 1960 graduate of Richfield High School and a long-time resident of the Richfield community. He was one of the founding members of the Richfield Spartan Foundation, which provides scholarships for Richfield High School graduates and provides financial support for programs at RHS.

A teacher at Centennial is interviewed for the evening news.

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