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Richland WatchD.O.G.S.

WatchD.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is an innovative program focusing on the prevention of violence in our children’s schools by using the positive influence of fathers. Our mission is to provide an unobtrusive security presence, and to provide a positive and active role-model for children at Richland Elementary.

WatchDOG volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards or spelling.

Brian Warmbrod





Accelerated Reading Program & Year-End Store

Throughout the year, students take AR tests in their classroom after reading a book. The points each student earns on these tests accumulate, and Ms. Ferkin, our librarian, runs a final point tally per student at the end of the first week of May. Every year we celebrate reading achievement through our Accelerated Reading “store”.

Students with more than 100 AR points must “spend” some of their points on a Gift Card. Students with between 75-100 AR points may select a Gift Card as part of their reward prize. We offer over 10 different GCs to stores and restaurants in our community.

For more information, please contact ARSTORE@RICHLANDPTO.ORG

Richland Elementary has partnered with Carpool Assist to connect parents who wish to start or participate in a carpool for their students. Signing up and creating or joining a pool is quick, easy and absolutely free! So whether you want to find a carpool for your children or want to start one, please sign-up to ensure the success of this program. Select “Richland Elementary School” under School Destination to get started.

Carpool Assist’s vision is to fill every vehicle traveling on the road to 60-80% of its seating capacity, by making it easy to setup carpools with neighbors, co-workers and like minded people.



School Recognition

(Photo by Brad Vest, The Commercial Appeal ) Mrs. McNary Receives National Honor – National Class of Distinguished Principals 2013

Business United to Recognize Educators has selected Richland Elementary as the School of the Month! - July 2012

(Photo by Kyle Kurlick/Special to The Commercial Appeal) Allyson Chick, a third-grade teacher at Richland elementary, is the first Memphis teacher in several decades named Tennessee teacher of the year.