Community Unity at Ethel F. Beckford Richmond Elementary School
This school year, the community came together to beautify and enhance the grounds of Ethel F. Beckford Richmond Elementary School. Leading this event were Mrs. Jacqua Little (Principal) and Mrs. Wendy Hernandez (Assistant Principal) who were joined with teachers, parents, relatives, friends, and pastor Jeremy Upton and members of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, partnership with the school. Everyone spent a full day, Saturday, September 3, 2011 digging and planting flowers, shrubs, plants, trees, donated by Costa Farms Nursery, and mulch, donated by Home Depot, in the 9 gardens on the school's ground. Mr. Hubert Young, Jr. spent the morning preping the wall at the entrance of the school for a mural of the school's mascot, Ram, painted by Mr. Collie Coats, partnership with Homestead Job Corps.
The Richmond Rams are “Rising Above Monumental Standards,” as we rebuild our relationship with the community. The Richmond Rams progressed from the state of Florida grade of a “D” to a “C,” during the 2010-2011 school year, which was a great endeavor. As we begin walking together through the 2011-2012 school year, nothing must be more evident than our unity, which is why we are reaching out to establish positive working relationships with the community. We appreciate all of the assistance we a receiving from the community and look forward to building more relationships.