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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT Richmond Hill High School gets a visit from the new school chancellor

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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:30 am

Richmond Hill High School was honored to host Chancellor Richard Carranza who was joined by politicians Councilwoman Adrienne Adams, state Sen. Jospeh Addabbo Jr. and Assemblymember David Weprin. The visit provided Chancellor Carranza with the opportunity to speak with students and discuss the continual progress and positive changes that have occurred under the new administration.

Following a welcome from students and staff, Chancellor Carranza received a student led tour of the building (top right), while fielding questions regarding their experiences at Richmond Hill HS and the very successful “Are You Green?” campaign. “Are You Green?” is a student accountability system in which regularly updated performance metrics including attendance, credit accumulation, Regents completion and behavior are reported. Student monitoring of these performance metrics has led to over a 20 percent increase in graduation rate and four times as many students graduating college ready.

Chancellor Carranza and the other dignitaries commended the principal, administration, teachers, support staff students and entire school community about the progress the school community continues to make.

Chancellor Carranza had a chance to control the Hyperdrive robot, left. This robot was created by the Hyperdrive team 6593 and in the team’s second year, finished sixth in the semifinals of 2018 Nationwide First Robotics Competition.

“At Richmond Hill High School our team is committed to our “Diversity is our Strength” motto and we do whatever it takes to help-all of our students, including students with disabilities and English language learners, graduate and successfully transition into the workplace or post-secondary schooling,” said Principal Neil Ganesh, seated far right with the chancellor.

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