Every student participates in 40 minutes of music instruction taught by a credentialed teacher weekly.
Winter Choral Performance and Spring Play
All students are invited to try out and participate in a winter choral performance and a spring play. Every student who tries out is invited to participate and there is no cost to parents.
STEAM and Maker's Space
Each grade-level has one Friday monthly devoted to instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering, Visual Arts and Mathematics. Teachers and volunteers provide students with hands-on learning experiences in these disciplines. Richland will open a Maker's Space in the 2017-2018 school year where students are given time, materials and guidance to pursue special interests and answer questions. Both programs are organized by Richland's STEAM Coordinator.
Each year two student classroom representatives are chosen from each of the 4th and 5th grade classes. Student Council officers are elected by the Richland students. This group assists in many school activities and is facilitated by Richland teachers.
Safety and Peace Patrol
Fifth grade students who show good leadership qualities are selected to be members of Safety Patrol. These students serve the school by assisting noon-time supervisors during recess periods and after school with the crossing guards.
Safe School Ambassadors
Third through Fifth grade student leaders provide valuable schoolwide conflict resolution support with students at Richland during recess, lunch and throughout the day. - Student Ambassadors receive training and use these newly acquired skills to share with their peers.
Mustang Friends is an inclusion program that is specially designed to promote ability awareness all year round, encourage friendships between students with and without disabilities, and practice social skills.