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RHS announces new Varsity Head Football Coach

RHS Announces Randall Kerns as Varsity Head Football Coach

Richmond- At the April 27 School Board Meeting, Richmond Community Schools Board of Trustees approved Randall Kerns as the varsity head football coach. Coach Kerns will serve as a leader of the program both on and off the field while fulfilling his mission: “to help all players reach their maximum potential.” He will also be joining the RCS District as a teacher at RHS.

Coach Kerns grew up near the Richmond area, growing up in West Manchester, Ohio, and graduating from National Trail High School. He attended Earlham College, playing quarterback for the college as he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Kerns earned his undergraduate degree in History in 2009 and earned his Master’s degree in 2010 in Teaching.

Kerns has been a head coach at the varsity level since 2015. He began his head coaching career at his alma mater, National Trail. Kerns was hired as the head coach of Swanton High School in 2017, taking the preseason 6th ranked conference team to the state playoffs with a 7-3 record, finishing 2nd in the conference. He was then hired as the head coach at Fairborn High School, leading the program to their best record in nearly 50 years. Most recently, Kerns served as the head coach at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, Utah.

Kerns has a specific vision for the future of the football program at Richmond High School. This is encompassed by “The Four P’s”: fostering a positive experience, creating a player-centered environment, protecting health, and maintaining an excellent public perception. He will join the Richmond Community Schools family once he finishes his current obligation at Mountain Crest. Kerns will be looking for a home near the Richmond area with his fiancé, Brittany, and their first child, which is expected in mid-May.

RHS Student Awarded Presigious Stamps Scholarship

RICHMOND, March 29, 2022 – Richmond High School Senior Molly Gard has been awarded the Stamps Scholarship. The nationally prestigious merit scholarship helps exceptional students become meaningful leaders throughout society.

This fall, Ms. Gard plans to attend Purdue University to study science. She will also be a member of the Purdue Honors College. The Stamps Scholarship will cover Ms. Gard’s full cost of attendance (tuition, room, and board) and will connect her with a national network of dedicated peers. With the support of benefactors E. Roe Stamps and his late wife Penny, the award also will give Ms. Gard access to an academic enrichment fund of up to $10,000 to finance activities such as academic conferences, study abroad experiences or internships.

While at Richmond High School, Ms. Gard has been the first chair celloist in the RHS Orchestra, Orchestra Council- Vice President, a member of the Science Academic Team, the Math Academic Team, the RHS Student Council and the Red Devil Mentor Program. She is the daughter of Brian and Kendra Benner of Centerville.

Masks OPTIONAL for Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Good Morning Parents and Guardians of Richmond Community Schools,

First and foremost, RCS truly apologizes for the inconsistent messaging that has surrounded our face masking procedures. This matter is of true importance to all RCS stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, parents/guardians, and patrons) and we will continue to work together to address it accordingly. With that said, today, Tuesday, February 22, 2022 RCS will indeed be exercising our revised face masking procedures, therefore providing all faculty, staff, students and stakeholders the option to wear a face mask. Again, today, Tuesday, February 22, 2022 RCS will not be requiring face masking for faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders.

Over the next two days, RCS will be engaged in extensive conversations with our school community to assure that concerns from our parents, guardians, and community as a whole are heard. Yet again, we apologize for the inconvenience and sincerely appreciate your continued time, patience, and support.


Richmond Community Schools

2-Hour Delay FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2022

RCS will operate on a 2-hour delay Friday, February 18, 2022. Buses will run two hours later than usual. There will be no morning preschool classes at Charles, Crestdale, Fairview, and Westview.

RCS 2020 Teacher of Year Receives Special Recognition and Experience

RCS 2020 Teacher of the Year and Richmond High School alumna Darcy Talbot will receive special recognition and experience during the College Football Playoff (CFP) Championship this weekend. The 2022 Indianapolis Host Committee and the CFP Foundation continue their efforts to support Indiana teachers through legacy initiatives by announcing the 18 Indiana Teachers of the Year. These 18 teachers, nominated by their peers and communities, will join 56 state teachers of the year to participate in the Teacher of the Year Championship Experience.

15th Annual Bob Wettig Memorial Basketball Tournament

The 15th Annual Bob Wettig Memorial Tournament returns to Richmond on December 28 and 29, 2021. After a 1 year COVID hiatus, the field is once again loaded with talent and several intriguing match-ups.


$10.00 pass is good for both locations-single day
$15.00 pass is good for entire tournament (both sites-both days)

Tickets sales will begin at both locations one hour before the first game at that site. RHS will accept cash or credit cards. Dennis will accept cash only.
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