By Russ Green/Richmond News
Superintendent Aerin O’Dell reported that enrollment at Orrick had very slight increase as the new year began recently. After two years of holding steady, O’Dell announced at the August board meeting last week that there were five more students enrolled in K-12 this fall.
The 10th grade showed the most total students with 38, while at the other end of the spectrum, there are 18 second-grade students enrolled as the year begins. In grades 7-12 there are 179 total students and principal Scott Archibald reports that there are four students who transferred out from last year and there are 12 new students.
The remainder of the enrollment numbers for the high school include 22 in seventh grade; 26 in eighth; 30 freshmen; 25 juniors and 35 seniors. Enrollment for the Orrick Elementary show 28 in kindergarten; 33 in first grade; 19 in third; 25 in fourth; 26 in fifth and 26 in sixth with 12 preschoolers enrolled.
In other business from the August meeting, a list of maintenance/facilities projects that have been completed include surveillance cameras installed at the elementary and high school entrances; two new servers have been installed; wood chips have been added to the elementary playground and the energy-efficient lighting system should be completed within a few days.
Projects listed for the new school year include increasing the wireless capability, replacing the phone system and repairing and