Our Wishes & Prayers for RPS

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Micah volunteers, partners and other supporters have shared our wishes for Richmond Public schools students and their families, teachers and principals, administration and staff and the School Board. We invite you to pray with us as we work to be God’s answers to these prayers.

OUR WISHES FOR RPS

  • RPS Students and Families
    • A safe community in which to live
    • Stable and affordable housing
    • More parental involvement
    • Basic needs met
    • More opportunities to experience the outside world
    • Food to eat, roof over their heads and plenty of love
    • Continued parental involvement
    • Students respect themselves and others
    • Good schools and teachers
    • Gain access to safe housing and all their basic needs are being met
    • Feel supported and cared about
    • Safe, healthy learning environments and the inspiration to succeed
    • Opportunity to further connect with area church ministries
    • Safe community, more parental involvement defined & promoted
    • Give parents a voice
    • Stable environment
    • To work together with the schools to provide a great education
    • Safety, security & support
    • Adequate resources for learning & for empowerment
    • A KIPP Academy in Richmond
    • Stability, love of learning
    • Resources to be financially stable and knowledge of needs for strong family development and development of young minds
    • To live in peaceful neighborhoods
    • Students will do their utmost to achieve academic success
    • Parents to give encouragement and support to their children
  • RPS Teachers and Principals
    • Support and resources to help kids learn
    • More teachers and support personnel
    • Support from the teachers and administrators
    • To be supported in their endeavors
    • More support from the City Council
    • Support from [the] Community
    • The resources (materials) needed to provide quality instruction
    • Emotional support to care for them as individuals
    • Feeling support, engagement, and commitment from leadership
    • Opportunities to “share” ideas, work on growth ideas, hear from national consultants
    • Appreciation of staff and teachers
    • Raises to provide acknowledgment for the hard work they do
    • The appreciation and respect they deserve
    • Reasonably sized classes and opportunities for learning
    • Support from students’ parents
    • Patience, persistence, more resources
    • Support from parents and top administrators
    • Students who come to school ready and able to learn
    • Do all they can to provide the best education to our children
  • RPS Administration and Staff
    • To listen to your teachers
    • Support from [the] Community & City officials
    • The monetary resources to support quality instruction
    • Provide safe facilities for our children
    • Wisdom and resources to lead effectively
    • Make education in RPS truly “FIRST”
    • Highlight “good things”, opportunities to observe “working” programs, teaching styles and commitment to “ALL” schools
    • Guidance to provide the best leader possible
    • Adequate support & resources
    • Guidance
    • Creativity with limited resources
    • More financial support for the schools and openness to getting input from parents, teachers, volunteers on ideas to improve the school
    • Support of the teachers and recognition of their hard work
  • RPS School Board
    • First hand knowledge of what goes on in the classroom
    • Walk in your teachers shoes and listen to them
    • Resources and wisdom to use wisely
    • Commitment, dedication & focus on students & parents
    • To always be guided by the needs of our children and families
    • To keep the child’s future in mind when all decisions are made
    • Open communication and true understanding of the needs
    • Work with City Council to purchase materials, upgrade buildings, etc
    • Grow in harmony & teamwork, review job description of Board
    • The City Council to provide the funds needed to make RPS the best
    • Sufficient resources and the wisdom to use them wisely
    • The strength to continue advocating what is best & needed for the schools
    • Guidance
    • Wisdom to make the right choices
    • Sufficient financial support and wisdom in all decision-making
    • Total focus on what is best for the students
    • Provide the necessary financial support for our school improvements

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