Radford City Schools

Superintendent's Message

Superintendent’s Message

Happy New Year! January 9, 2018 marked the end of the second quarter and first semester, which means that we have already reached the midway point of the 2017-2018 school year. Please know how grateful we are for the encouragement that our school community provides to our students, faculty and staff on a consistent basis. With your support, we are able to share the following accomplishments and achievement during the last 9-week marking period.


  • RCPS was recognized as being selected for the College Board’s 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement® coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. RCPS was one of two divisions in Virginia to receive this recognition.
  • Our girls’ volleyball and cross country teams finished 2nd and 3rd in state competition while the boys’ cross country team placed 6th earning RHS valuable Wells Fargo Athletic Competition points.
  • The RHS Theater Team placed 3rd in the State Theatre Festival earning RHS valuable Wells Fargo Academic Competition points.
  • For the first time, the RHS Robotics team earned a first place in the South Central Virginia Qualifier earning Coach Eller and the team a trip to state competition in Richmond in February.
  • The RHS Yearbook Team placed 2nd in the VHSL yearbook competition earning RHS valuable Wells Fargo Academic Competition points.
  • Ms. Sandy Lenhart, special education teacher at MES, was selected by the Rotary and Chamber organizations as the RCPS Teacher of the Year. Thus far, Ms. Melissa Martin, RHS culinary arts teacher, and Ms. Brittany Akers, BHES 4th grade teacher, were chosen as the Shelor Motor Mile Teachers of the Month while Mr. Dane Eller, MES 1st grade teacher, and Mr. David Lawson, MES office manager, were recognized by the school community for outstanding customer service care.
  • Ms. Serenity Massie, RHS 9th grade student, was recognized by Colors Magazine as scholar student of the month.
Congratulations to all for their hard work and efforts in earning these recognitions and awards!


Radford City Schools would like to welcome Connie Wood as the School Nutrition Director. Ms. Wood is a graduate of Radford High School, as well as an alumni from New River Community College, where she received an Associate's Degree in Business Management. Ms. Wood served as the Assistant to the School Nutrition Director in Pulaski County Public Schools for 25 years prior to joining Radford City Schools.  Ms. Wood replaces Lenora Williams, who passed away in October, 2017.  Finding someone as committed to serving Radford's youngest citizens was a challenge, as Ms. Williams found great joy in providing food for the school community.  We are grateful that Ms. Wood shows the same dedication and enthusiasm as Ms. Williams and it appears that the transition has been seamless.  If you are in need of assistance in regards to Radford's School Nutrition Program, please contact Ms. Wood at cwood@rcsp.org,or at 540-731-3647.    


Robert F. Graham

Robert F. Graham