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For Richfield Public Schools: A new look and bold promises

We’re looking forward to a fresh school year in Richfield Public Schools and our transformation is continuing. Following a voter-supported referendum in 2017, all of our school buildings are being renovated to reflect the important work that happens in our schools each day. Our staff has been actively engaged in professional learning to reimagine how teaching and learning must adapt for a changing world with culturally competent leaders. And we have a modern new look!

Kids jumping for new richfield brand enriching and accelerating  learning

In recent months, we have engaged parents, teachers, administrators and student leaders in refining our district logo and the commitments we are making to families. We learned that families expect us to be innovative and individualized, to offer rich opportunities and maximize our sense of community—one that cares about its children.

Enriching and accelerating learning is our new district tag line. To keep today’s students actively engaged as agents of their own learning, we must provide enriched opportunities and allow them to work at a pace that keeps them challenged.

In Richfield, you will also experience real community: a caring community, rich in diversity and relationships. Many say the “R” in Richfield stands for relationships. We are small enough to know every student by name, interest, and motivation. We support and challenge students to bring their best selves to school every day.

In Richfield Public Schools, we put student learning first. We know that each child has unique gifts and every family has their own dreams for their children. We promise to personalize learning. Our greatest threat to learning is boredom. We are committed to engaging every student in rigorous and relevant lessons with a focus on career and college readiness.

Whether your passion is the marching band, robotics, English literature or some of many high school athletic or academic teams, Richfield offers rich opportunities. Through the four A’s of academics, arts, athletics, and activities, we will open doors to opportunities and leadership development—which are too often reserved for the privileged few in larger districts. We–our staff and community collectively – are invested in the success of every Richfield student.

In Richfield Public Schools, we are transforming education. We are changing the way we teach and better connecting with the way students learn. We are preparing students for jobs and careers that can only be imagined by teaching them to be critical thinkers and creative problem-solvers. We are putting innovation in action and closing the digital divide. Every student in Richfield Public Schools will have access to the highly qualified teachers, technology and exciting learning opportunities they need to succeed. Leaders in our school are among the best in their field, and we are attracting and retaining teachers who are among the best as well.

Richfield has been described by many realtors as the up-and-coming community for families. An urban hometown where children can still walk or ride their bike to school. A vibrant community that respects and involves each family in each child’s education. A place that attracts newcomers and alumni alike.

Our school district has a new logo to symbolize the modern Richfield vibe—one that resonates with young families — and a diamond that honors our proud and loyal Spartan history. We have had many Richfield logos and Rs over the years, and we hope this new look will reflect the inclusive, forward-thinking, and caring Richfield community that students, parents, grandparents and community elders will grow to love.

On behalf of Richfield Public Schools, we invite you to rediscover Richfield Public Schools. Our schools are yours. We are innovating and updating, but our mission to inspire and empower each individual to learn, grow and excel remains steadfast, as do our core values of caring, respect, honesty, and responsibility. It’s going to be an exciting year—and decade—for Richfield Public Schools.