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ROCORI Spotlight


Richmond Elementary students, on average, meet or exceed local and state assessment results. Richmond staff members are dedicated to understanding state standards and utilizing curriculum to prepare students with college and career readiness skills.

Richmond Elementary School has a strong and active PTC. Working together, our motto: Spartans Believe, Spartans Achieve, has been crafted into a new logo and designed on t-shirts.  The PTC sponsored Color Run has raised an average of over $11,000 in the past three years.

Family Groups

Richmond Elementary School supports 24 Family Groups, containing one student from each grade level K-5. Family Groups meet once per month, focusing on academic and/or social enrichment activities. Family Groups are also the ‘Welcoming Committee’ for our new students.

News and Announcements

During this week, we honor a particular group of support staff each day that help make our buildings a great place for students and select an honoree from this group.


Thursday: Paraprofessionals/Health Service/Multicultural Liaison

Julie Sabo receiving her support staff award.


Congratulations to Julie Sabo! RHS/RMS Health Technician!! Julie serves a very large student population every day. Seizures, asthma attacks, medication administration and emergency situations make her office always busy and the beds full!! This is her 6th year in the health office, she worked in ROCORI food service before that.


Wednesday: Secretaries & Clerical/Program Managers/Tech Support

Jane Wahlin receiving her support staff award.

Congrats to Jane Wahlin for being recognized for the ROCORI Support Staff Award of Excellence for Administrative Assistants!  She does an amazing job everyday for ROCORI Activities.  Thanks for all that you do Jane! 


Tuesday: Buildings and Grounds Staff

Peter Nierengarten receiving his support staff award.

The district honoree in buildings and grounds for this year’s Support Staff Award is Peter Nierengarten. Peter comes to work every day with a fresh pail of good ol’ fashioned ‘can do attitude’ in tow while he’s humming to the oldies on the radio Congrats Peter!


Monday: Food Service Staff

Jonelle Phillippit receiving her support staff award.

The district honoree in food service for this year’s Support Staff Award is Jonelle Philippi. Jonelle has been with the district for seventeen years. She comes to work each day with a warm friendly smile and positive attitude. Jonelle’s number one ingredient in all her recipes is love!  Congratulations Jonelle!

Cartoon child flying with a book in their outstretched arms. Minnesota Reading Corps.

Make a difference in your community and join our team as a reading tutor. Brandon Elementary is looking for reading tutors to give their time and talent to help our kids become successful readers and learners.

Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students during school hours throughout the school year. No matter if you’re a recent grad, career changer, stay-at-home parent or retiree, you can make a great tutor. No experience? No problem. Minnesota Reading Corps provides comprehensive training in strategies proven to help students learn, so tutors are well equipped to help students grow.

Perks as A Tutor

  • Receive a stipend every two weeks
  • Earn up to $4,200 for college tuition or student loans. Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child.
  • Free health insurance and child care assistance for those who qualify.

Ready to be the change for struggling students? Learn more at Questions can be sent to or call 866.859.2825.

ROCORI Farm to School Logo

ROCORI Public School District will begin implementing the Farm2School Lunch Program in September 2019. The program provides lunch once a month which introduces farm fresh grown food to students. The Farm2School Lunch Program promotes healthy eating habits, supports neighboring small and mid-sized farmers and help builds the local economy. The program offers important learning opportunities for students, staff and guests. The school cafeteria is a model for health, wellness and food system sustainability. At ISD #750, the cafeteria is viewed as a learning laboratory to introduce students to locally sourced food. ISD #750 is interested in purchasing products from farmers whose production practices support environmental sustainability goals, such as, but not restricted to, reduced use or elimination of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, use of organic fertilizers, fewer transport miles between farm and ISD #750, and environmentally friendly packaging.


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