Daily Announcements

Scholastic Book Fair
March 18-27
1st Floor Atrium

Science Fair Resources

Science Buddies


Free Topic Selection Wizard, science fair project ideas, step by step how to do a science fair project, Ask ... Hands-on Science Resources for Home and School.  Hundreds of detailed science fair project ideas for all grade levels in a wide range of topics from Aerodynamics to Zoology.


Science Fair Central


Elementary resources… ideas for science projects, science fair projects, science experiments, science fair experiments, science fair ideas. 


IPL2 Science Fair Project Resource Guide


If you’ve never done a science fair project before, DON’T PANIC! The IPL’s Science Fair Project Resource Guide will help you through the whole project by guiding you to a variety of excellent web resources.


Science Bob


Provides instructions and videos for interactive science experiments.



Scientific Method

The Scientific Method by Science Bob


Outlines the steps of the Scientific Method.  Printable explanation available at site.


Understanding and Using the Scientific Method


Fact Monster’s Explanation - The scientific method is the backbone of every science experiment, and understanding it is critical to the success of your science fair experiment.


The Engineering & Scientific Methods


Introduces and compares the Scientific Method and the Engineering Method


The Steps of A Science Fair Project


Explains each step of the Science Fair Project Process in detail.


Teacher Resources

The scientific method is crap: Teman Cooke at TEDxLancaster


Teman Cooke hold a Ph.D. in theoretical physics but has no love for the scientific method. He explains a interesting alternative that will challenge your thinking.


The Value of a Science Fair Project



The Benefits of Science Fair Projects A helpful guide by Science Made Simple



White House Science Fair: Recognizing the Importance of Scientists, Engineers, and Inventors



HRW – Science Fair Guide for Teachers





STEM Education it’s Elementary



STEM Education in K-12 Instruction




Early STEM Education:  Expert advice on effective STEM education for elementary school teachers



Engineering is Elementary



The 10 Best STEM Resources



NEA STEM Resources



The Ultimate STEM Guide




NJ’s NEW Science Standards

New Jersey’s NEW Science Standards (k-8)



Next Generation Science Standards Explanation Video



Next Generation Science Standards: What’s different, and do they matter?



Thank You Dr. McGinn for supplying these resources!





Let's Get Ready for PARCC!

Wellness Program

"Teacher of the Year"

Measuring Up Live
Click to take the ePASK Assessment.
Grades 3-8

Richmond Avenue School Staff


Thursday, March 26
School News
Book Fair
District Leadership Meeting
Friday, March 27
School News
Last Day for the BOOK FAIR
RAS Coffee House 3-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31
School News
Report Cards Delivered
School Wide Committee Meetings
Wednesday, April 1
School News
3rd Marking Period Assembly
8:30 a.m. 5th-8th
9:30 a.m. PreK-4th

Bubbles for Autism
Thursday, April 2
School News
Lesson Plans Due
Early Dismissal

Principal's Message
Ms. Shelley Williams

School's Vision:
The vision for Richmond Avenue School is to ensure that all students receive a quality education within a safe environment. It is our expectation that every child will grow academically, mentally and socially to the best of their individual ability. It is our belief that with the commitment from our students, staff, families, and community, we can promote a positive school experience for all.

School's Mission:
The mission of Richmond Avenue School is to promote the development of all students academically, physically and emotionally. We are preparing students to be able to function and compete in the Twenty-First Century. Our diverse environment develops a positive respect for our student body and community. Students will demonstrate respect for others, maintain good citizenship, and strive for EXCELLENCE.

Mrs. Shontai Nicholson-Harris

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. I am honored to be the Vice-Principal of Richmond Avenue School. I am glad to be part of this dynamic elementary school. We have an excellent staff and wonderful programs to educate our students. We encourage all parents to take part in their child's education. Richmond Avenue School is committed to students and learning.

for the Richmond Ave School
4115 Ventnor Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Sarah King, District Coordinator, sking@acboe.org 
Angela Combs, Anti-Bullying Specialist, acombs@acboe.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Candy Containing Lead

Attached you will find a list of lead-contaminated candy.
Lead in Candy

Title 1 Parent Resource Centers

The Title I Parents Resource Centers are dedicated to parental involvement for the improvement of parent education and student achievement.  Our centers offer parents many programs and resources, including adult education classes.  The Richmond Avenue School Parent Resource Center is open from 8:00am - 2:00pm and is accessible to all parents. Please contact us at (609) 343-7250 ext 7111 for more information or visit our website:

Title 1 Parent Resource Website

Parent Tool Kit
This toolkit will help you navigate your child’s journey from Pre-Kindergarten through high school. It is designed to help you track and support progress at each stage.


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