Dates to Remember:

  • October 17-21: School Bus Safety Week
  • October 24-28: Red Ribbon Week and Scholastic Book Fair
  • Wednesday, October 26: Fire and Tornado Drill
  • Friday, October 28: Arrive Alive Simulator Tour for 10th-12th Grades
  • Thursday, October 27: Commitment to Graduate Ceremony for 9th Grade at 6:00 PM in the Cafeteria. There will be a guest speaker, cake, and punch will be provided. Students will sign the graduation banner, the graduation gown, and receive a certificate to encourage them as they take the steps necessary to graduate from high school.
  • October is high attendance month. There will be attendance incentives for RES, RJH, and RHS students that has 3 or less attendance events for the month. Attendance events include tardies, check ins, check outs, and unexcused absences. Excused and school related absences will not count against RJH/RHS students.

Active Parent

active-parent-3-0ActiveParent is a web-based application parents can use to keep track of student’s records. Richton School District parents with more than one student can access records for all them with one account. The goal of ActiveParent is to provide parents and guardians the ability to monitor student’s Grades, Attendance, Behavior, and Course Performance. ActiveParent provided student information as soon as it is entered into SAM (Student Administration Manager).

ActiveParent can be accessed by clicking the picture above or go to:

Please contact the Elementary or High School Office for signup information.

*The ActiveParent iOS app has been released and is available for free right now on the App Store*

Graphic Design Class

The Graphic Design class at Richton High School is creating a Rebel Recipe cookbook.  The cookbook will contain recipes from students, teachers, staff, administration, and former alumni.  We anticipate receiving printed copies to sell in the spring.  The price will be $15 per cookbook.  Proceeds will go to the band to purchase new uniforms. Click here for more information.

Attention RHS Seniors and Parents

It’s time to start planning for your Senior yearbook ad! Ads are a great way to designate a special page where you can showcase photos and leave lasting messages from family and friends.

Order forms will be sent home, or you may contact Mrs. Johnie Odom at 601-788-9608 to purchase.


replayitUpload your best photos to and we may feature them in the 2017 yearbook! We want to see group photos; football, softball, baseball, track, golf, tennis, dance, cheer, basketball, band photos, dress-up day photos; classroom photos; pep rally photos, and anything else you think may be good enough for YOUR Richton Yearbook!

You can also download the Replayit app on your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play.

Start sending in those pictures today!

PTO Spotlight Teacher spotlight-teacher-of-the-month

Congratulations to RES teacher Mrs. Adrienne Shoemake! Her name was selected in the September Spotlight Teacher drawing sponsored by the Richton PTO. Mrs Felicia McCardle presented Mrs. Shoemake with a gift card to Office Depot on behalf of the PTO.



williams-pto-septemberCongratulations to RHS teacher Mrs. Catherine Williams! Her name was selected in the September Spotlight Teacher drawing sponsored by the Richton PTO. Mrs. Jolie Shaw, PTO president, presented Mrs. Williams with a gift card to Office Depot.

Teacher/Students of the Month

teacher-of-the-monthCongratulations to  Richton Elementary Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Amy Byrd, and Rebel Staffer of the Month, Ms. Destinie Tyree. They both enjoyed lunch at Old Theatre. Thank you for your inspiration, confidence, and commitment to our school. Way to go ladies!

Special thanks to the Old Theatre for providing lunch!



RHS Teacher of the Month Christy Forrestteacher-of-month-september

Mrs. Forrest will enjoy front door school parking, a free lunch off campus at The Old Theater on a day of her choosing, a certificate, and recognition on the School Webpage, the School Facebook page, in the Richton Dispatch, and at all home football games during the month of October. Thanks Mrs. Forrest for your dedication and service to our students.


Congratulations RHS Students of the Month (September)

      Pictured from left to right:september-student-of-the-month

  • Abbi Ledet – 12th Grade
  • Ben Smith – 10th Grade
  • Emily Jenkins – 8th Grade
  • Alexis Mobley – 7th Grade
  • Kornelius Scroggins – 9th Grade
  • Camille Green – 11th Grade

These students will be recognized in the Richton Dispatch and at home football games during the month of October. They will also receive a certificate, and a free ice cream coupon from the Old Theatre.

School News

2016 Book Fair

  • schoolasticRichton High School Book Fair: October 24-28 from     8AM-3PM
  • Preview Day for Teachers is Friday October 21
  • You may shop October 17 – November 3 at our online fair. Our Homepage can be accessed at  http://, by clicking on the scholastic picture above, or scan the barcode below. Look up the free scholastic book fair app on your mobile device for book information and other news. Everyone is welcome to attend. qr-code-1-large


It’s not too early to pre-order your yearbook! If you do so by September 16, your cost is only $60. One line of personalization (student’s name) is just $5 extra. If you’d like to upgrade to the “Signature Package,” the cost is $73 and includes a yearbook, one line of personalization on the front cover, a color autograph section, and 8 multi-color signing markers.

You can also add up to 4 icons to the cover at no extra charge (as long as you purchase personalization). Order forms have gone home with the elementary students. Jr high and high school students can pick up order forms in their classrooms.

You can also purchase your yearbook online , just Click here to get started.

RJH/RHS Students

With rainy weather a daily event, our new process for mornings when it is raining or below 35 degrees will be for students to eat breakfast and then report to their first period class.

Any students caught roaming around will face disciplinary action. This is an effort to keep students in smaller groups and to keep Jr. High and High School separated, instead of just sitting in the auditorium with many opportunities for horseplay.


Richton Elementary School Homework Page

Richton High School Homework Page

Senate Bill 2571

The Mississippi House of Representatives and the Senate voted today to repeal a provision in Senate Bill 2571 that would have changed the compulsory school age date from Sept. 1 to Aug. 1. Based on today’s vote, the Sept. 1 date will remain in effect. The bill is on its way to the governor’s office. The legislation will be effective from and after passage.

MS College/Career Standards

We are asking for all parents to please visit the MDE website (click here) for ideas on what to expect from MDE learning standards. It provides helpful information about Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards (MCCRS) and gives grade by grade information for English/Language Arts as well as Math. There are also videos to watch on the MDE college and career standards web page.

Parents Campaign


News from The Parents’ Campaign

Do you want to receive important news about education legislation, especially new policies that will affect the way you are allowed to teach and lead your classroom? Click on the link below to visit The Parents’ Campaign’s web site and sign up to get personalized emails sent directly to your inbox from Nancy Loome at The Parents’ Campaign.

More Information:

 Mississippi Ranks 13th in Achievement Growth

A recent Harvard study ranked Mississippi 13th in the nation in improvement in student achievement. The study found that Mississippi’s national test scores improved at an annual rate of 2.54% compared to the U.S. average of 1.6%.

Top-performing countries have improved even more rapidly. See what they do that we don’t and how we can achieve similar results.

Final status of education bills The Parents’ Campaign followed in the 2013 session:

2013 Legislation

Learn A Test

The Mississippi Library Commission website has many practice tests available including ACT, GRE, and others. These practice tests are free of charge and covers all sections of the tests.  The tests are located at:


Visitors on Campus


Visitors must be approved by administration before being given a visitor pass to wear while on campus. Anyone who fails to comply with this policy is subject to being reported to local law enforcement authorities. NO teacher will allow you to enter his/her classroom to speak to a student without a pass. Students from other schools will not be allowed to visit our classes. When parents/guardians go to school to check out their children, they will have to wait in the office; they will not be permitted to visit the child’s classroom or hallway. No visitors will be permitted in school hallways unless teachers on that hallway are notified in advance by the school secretary.

PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POLICY. We must make every effort to enforce this rule.  It is the responsibility of this school to protect you children, so we must have your full cooperation in this matter.