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Friday, March 24, 2023


  • Please remember a cake or other treat for Fun Night tonight!

    You can drop off your cakewalk treat at the stage when you arrive. Dinner starts at 5:00, along with the  petting zoo and balloon artist. Then at 6:00 we'll open the gyms for games and prizes for kids of all ages. And don't forget to:

    • Get your game tickets at the tables by the south door

    • Check the wall across from concessions to see if you won a raffle prize

    • Enter the drawing for a handmade quilt, donated by Karen Krump

    Thanks to all the elementary students who helped sell raffle tickets and raise $4000! And a big congrats to our highest raffle sellers. Ella and Lee Krump tied with Jen Holdman for the top honors. We hope you all enjoy your extra game tickets tonight!

  • April Coffee with Kids - Friday, April 14th from 8:45 - 9:15 am at Richland Elementary

  • Elem BBB: Upcoming Games:

    • Monday, March 27 @ Campbell, 4:30 pm

  • For Summer Volleyball Camp info, see below under Jr/Sr High School.

  • For Spring Trap League info, see below under Jr/Sr High School.

Jr/Sr High School

  • We will be starting our state testing for 7,  8,  & 10th grades on the following dates.

    • ELA - Wednesday, 3/29/23

    • Science - Tuesday, 4/11/23 (only 8th & 10th grade)

    • Math - Tuesday, 4/25/23

      Parents were emailed a link for students to do any practice tests at here. If you have trouble getting the link to work, please try a different browser. 


      Please make sure your child CHARGES their iPad the night before the test and he/she brings their charging cord to school

  • The following group pictures will be taken Thursday, April 20th starting at 8:30am in Colfax.  Please keep this morning clear of appointments/absences!  Plan to have uniform/shirt as required for each picture with you that day:  FFA, Golf, Track, Baseball/Softball, Trap, Band, Choir, Hoofbeat, Yearbook, 8th Grade Boys Basketball, Senior Class

  • The Richland 44 FFA banquet is set for April 14 at 6:30 pm.  If you are interested in running for an office, please see Mr. Boehm. 

  • Reminder for seniors:  Be sure to fill out and submit your Hendrickson Scholarship Application.  The deadline is March 27th at 5:00pm.

  • Prom Sign-up and

    Prom Picture order forms from Scherlings can be found in the office.

  • Richland Satellite Summer Volleyball Camp - May 30th & May 31st @ Richland High School. Sessions: Elementary (Going into K-5th grade) 9:00-10:00 am, $50; Middle School (going into 6th, 7th, 8th grades) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, $75; High School (going into 9th-12th grades) 1:00 - 4:00 pm $85. Sign up here. Coached by Mayville State Volleyball coaches and players. Contact: Michelle Meiklejohn 701-210-0200 or michelle.meiklejohn@mayvillestate.edu

  • Varsity Track Meet - Saturday, March 25 @ NDSU

  • JH track - All JH athletes please report to the gym on Monday, March 27th during flex to get your track uniform and take a picture for buttons/team.

  • Trap Meeting: March 28th @ 5:30 pm in the Old Gym at Richland High School. Remind code: @clay44


  • Makeup Snow days - April 10


  • Dollars for Scholars - Wednesday, March 29 @ 6:00 pm in the Commons area

  • Music Parents - Tuesday, April 11 @ 5:30 pm in the Music Room

  • School Board – Wednesday, April 12 @ 5:30 pm

  • PTO - Wednesday, April 19th at 7 p.m. via ZOOM; Meeting ID: 511 463 1558 Passcode: 44COLTS44

Job Openings

  • Elementary Teacher: Starting August 15, 2023. (K-6 grade level to be determined.)  Salary:  Base salary starting at $37,800
    Benefits: Full single health insurance, FULL (both sides) TFFR Retirement, 10 sick days, 3 personal days.    **If interested, contact Mrs. Schmitz at 701-553-8321 for more information.  Apply HERE

  • Driver needed:  Richland High School is looking to hire an activity driver to softball/baseball practice for our Kindred co-op players.  The route would be from Colfax to Kindred.  Schedule will vary, but primarily school day afternoons (3-4pm on practice days and game days), with some mornings also.  Car will be provided.  $12/trip + $9/hour from departure to return (roughly $20/day).  Starts March 2023.  If interested, please contact the office at 701-372-3713 or via email at spencer.timm@k12.nd.us


  • Richland Elementary is hiring! We are looking for a paraprofessional to join our team as a long-term sub! If interested, contact Principal Schmitz at Staci.Schmitz@k12.nd.us or call the office at 701-553-8321. Information is also available on our website here.

  • Substitute Teachers

    • $120/day plus School Lunch.

    • ND substitute teaching licenses require: 48 hours of college coursework (degree not required), background check, and online application.

    • If interested, contact either of our offices. Elementary – 701-553-8321 High School – 701-372-3713.



  • The Richland #44 Music department is currently offering limited edition RICHLAND #44 MUSIC shirts.  Anyone is invited to purchase.  The cost of the shirts is $25.  Please place your order by Wednesday, March 29.  To place order and see sample of design, click HERE.

  • Have a treat you'd like to share at Fun Night tonight?

    We invite all community members to bring a cake, cupcakes, or a few smaller treats of your choice for the cakewalk. Items can be brought to the stage when you arrive. And don't forget to:

    • Grab dinner for $10 (baked potato with veggie and meat toppings, salad, chips, dessert, and drink)

    • Enter to win a handmade lap quilt from Karen Krump for just $1 (enter as many times as you like)

    • Check the wall across from concessions to see if you won a raffle prize

    Dinner starts at 5:00. We hope you'll join us for a night of fun and community at the high school!

  • BABE RUTH BASEBALL:  If interested in playing Babe Ruth Baseball this summer please sign up in the window by Kendra’s office.  15 and under are eligible to play Babe Ruth.

  • Bunko is being held on Friday, March 31! Starting at 6:00 at the Abercrombie Community Center. Open to young adults and up this year. $15 pet person in advance or $20 at the door. RSVPing is appreciated to help with planning!

    Contact Tammy Miller at 701-741-4355 or email tammymiller244@gmail.com

  • EASTER FUN!!!  Please Join us for a Fun Easter Event on Saturday, April 8th from 1-2:30pm at the Abercrombie Community Hall. The Easter Egg Hunt will be at 1:00pm.  Please bring something to gather your eggs in.  Also enjoy an Ice Cream Bar, crafts and other activities. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures.  Everyone Welcome for this fun, free family event sponsored by Abercrombie Community Club.  Please contact Kris at 701-640-1928 with questions. 

  • Have kids with Spring Fever?   On behalf of Colfax Parks & Recreation we invite all area girls and boys ages 7-12 to begin practicing the fundamentals of baseball/softball before summer league starts.  We'll meet in the Old Gymnasium (Door #2) in Colfax on Wednesdays April 5, April 12, April 19, April 26, and May 3 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm to practice catching, throwing, and fielding.  Bring your glove, indoor tennis shoes and a water bottle.  Any questions contact Kyle Krump at 701-640-1981 or Pamela Krump at 701-640-0532. 

  • Colfax Parks & Rec summer recreation program sign up is now open for Colfax Classics Tee ball, baseball and softball.  Please visit our registration page to sign up with the ability to also pay online for the activity fees. If you have question about programming, please reach out to any park board member! For assistance with registration, contact Aaron Kleingartner at 701.630.2650 or aaronkleingartner@gmail.com