The Richmond Public Schools is committed to excellence in athletics as part of a larger commitment to excellence in education. We believe that physical activity is a valuable component of successful human growth and development. Interscholastic athletics promotes character traits of high value to personal development and success later in life.
Our mission is to offer all our student-athletes the opportunity to take their talents to the highest possible level performance by teaching them the benefits of discipline, teamwork, goal setting, and character development. Our goal is to ensure that each student-athlete gains an appreciation of living a healthy lifestyle and a desire for lifelong learning.
About RPS Athletics
Richmond City Schools offers interscholastic competition in middle school, as well as, high school level.
Athletes are given excellent opportunities to compete and to improve skill levels with quality coaching and supervision.
Emphasis is placed on the importance of developing student/athlete academic performance and sportsmanship behaviors.
Some of the sports offered through Athletics include football, cross country, volleyball, basketball, track and field, softball, baseball, wrestling, tennis, golf, soccer, forensics and cheerleading. Many of these sports are offered for boys and girls and many are offered at the junior varsity and varsity levels.
Fall - Golf, Girls Cross Country, Boys Cross Country, Cheerleading, JV & Varsity Football, Boys & Girls Volleyball
Winter - Indoor Boys & Girls Track, Girls JV & Varsity Basketball, Boys - JV & Varsity, Basketball, Wrestling, Cheerleading
Spring - Outdoor Boys & Girls Track, Baseball, Softball, Boys & Girls Soccer, Boys & Girls Tennis
RPS Partners with National Federation of High Schools Network to Live Stream Athletic Events
Richmond, Va. – Richmond Public Schools (RPS) announced today a new partnership with the National Federation of High Schools Network (NFHS) to offer live stream coverage of athletic competitions and events at each of the districts’ five comprehensive high schools and the Arthur Ashe Center.
“Partnering with NFHS Network on a state of the art platform that showcases and celebrates many of the phenomenal talents our students and staff possess, blends fluidly into the district vision of Dreams4RPS,” said Dr. Stefanie Ramsey, RPS Instructional Specialist (Athletics). “I am excited about the possibilities before us and the chance for others to see all the great things happening in our district.”
RPS is the first school district in Virginia to partner with NFHS Network to offer live stream events.
“This partnership extends even beyond our athletics program,” said Dr. Ramsey. “We are working with our Career and Technical Education (CTE) department to have student broadcasters announce the events and the marketing classes for the advertising opportunities. This will allow our students to explore and cultivate new career pathways.”
The first broadcasts will stream the John Marshall High School vs. Armstrong High School basketball game and the George Wythe High School vs. Monacan High School basketball game today, Friday, February 8, 2019. To view the games, visit:
The NFHS Network is a joint venture among the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), its member state association (VHSL) and PlayOn! Sports. The NFHS Network captures the passion, pride, and energy of the high school experience by delivering live high school sports and events to family members and fans whenever they want, wherever they are. The NFHS Network celebrates and showcases the unique accomplishments of students, whether they are a student-athlete participating in the 27 different sports covered by the Network, or one of the student broadcasters from schools around the country that produce events through the School Broadcast Program. To learn more about the organization, visit https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/
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Dr. Stefanie Ramsey, Ed.D.
Coordinator of RPS Athletics
301 N. Ninth St
Richmond Va 23219
HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITY DIRECTORS
Armstrong High School
Mr. Glenn Anderson
George Wythe High School
Mr. Dion Foxx
Huguenot High School
Mr. Richard Farquharson
John Marshall High School
Ms. Danyelle Smith
Thomas Jefferson High School
Dr. William Holt