Excellence for Every Child
Students have just returned to school after a great Summer Break! As they prepare to jump back into academics, we want to share some of the changes here at RYS.
First, let's welcome Mrs. Clayton, our new Principal! We're excited to have her, and look forward to some of the new ideas she's bringing with her to our school.
Along with Mrs. Clayton we have several new staff members including: Coach Russell, Mr. Holloman, and Mrs. Croft.
The RYS Library has been reorganized and actually looks like a Library now. Thanks to MDC (Metro Drug Coalition), we have new books and will be kicking off the AR program within the next few weeks. There will be prizes...we will have fun...and students AND teachers will be reading! We have added a Library/Media tab to our Site to let everyone know what's happening in the Library, so check it out from time to time to see what we've added as we update regularly!
We want to thank all of the businesses in and around our community who partner with Richard Yoakley School and help our students in so many ways!
Alice Bell Baptist Church
Berean Bible Church
Berean Christian School
Dickey's Barbecue Pit
First Watch Daytime Cafe
Harvest Christian Fellowship
Metro Drug Coalition
Sullivan's Fine Food
4:00 PM AR Kick Off Party!!!
4:45 PM - 7:45 PM RYS Family & Community Night
Welcome to our first RYS Spotlight, where we put the spotlight on two different Richard Yoakley staff members every week! This week we take a look at Mr. Scott and Mrs. Arnold.
Anthony V. Scott Jr.
Special Education Teacher
19 years at RYS
Why Education? After working for years as a juvenile detention officer, I felt that I could make better use of my ability to communicate and assist kids in a classroom setting. I wanted to make a difference before things become extreme and a least favorable path is taken.
Hobbies? Coaching high school basketball; reading; swimming; going to the movies; heavily involved with my kids activities.
Amy E. Arnold
Teacher (Biology, Physical Science, and Film Studies)
19 years at RYS
Why Education? To help make a difference in the lives of young people
Hobbies? Hiking, Gardening, Pets, Quilting, Photography, Cooking, etc.