The Royal School District was saddened to learn of the death of a high school senior that has profound effects on our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Beltran family as they grieve their loss.
Please read the letter below from Principal Follett for additional details – Mr. Trail
I want to share with you, information about a recent event that has affected the entire Royal High School Family. I want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to get through this difficult event with a minimum of hardship and to suggest ways you may help your own children.
On Monday, one of our students, Senior, Silvestre Beltran was involved in a tragic incident and has passed away. Silver was known and loved by all at Royal High School. Our sympathy goes out to his family. The Senior Class has organized a vigil that will take place at 6:00 pm on Wednesday in the RHS parking lot for people to show their support for the family.
We are all shocked and saddened by the event. Counselors are available throughout the week, as well as teachers and other staff to serve as resources for our students, staff, and families as they go through the grieving process or have the need to talk or express difficult feelings.
You can help your children simply by talking and listening to them. We don’t always know how a student will be affected in a crisis, but you know your child the best of anyone. Be prepared for your child to do any of the following:
- Claim not to be affected
- Ask a lot of questions
- Act agitated and angry
- Try abnormally hard to be good
- Have frightful dreams
We encourage you to be sensitive with your child and to call us if we can help you in any way. Thank you for your support of our young people.
Royal High School
Contact: Roger Trail, Royal School District 160, (509) 346-2222
Royal School District awarded America's farmers grow communities donation from local Royal City farmer
- Each year, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program partners with local farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits.
- Grow Communities, which is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to nonprofit organizations they care about in their local communities by enrolling for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice.
- Since 2010, the Grow Communities program has given more than $29 million to nonprofits across rural America.
Royal City, Washington (March 28, 2018) – County farmer Patrick Lee Jr. directed a $2,500 to Royal School District as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
As part of their mission, Royal School District will use the funds to upgrade the agricultural program’s greenhouse. At Monday evening’s School Board meeting, Superintendent Trail expressed his gratitude for receiving the grant. “Providing improved facilities for our students creates a better environment for student learning.” The Board and Mr. Trail are appreciative for the support provided by Mr. Lee and look forward to having a much-improved greenhouse for the agricultural program.
Since the program began in 2010, the Grow Communities program has partnered with farmers to support nonprofit organizations important to them in their local communities. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including more than $3 million in 2018. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit they care about in their community. The organizations reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs, food banks and many others.
“Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to the Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need
to make an impact,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “We’re proud to play a part in helping these rural communities grow and thrive.”
To see if a nonprofit in your local community is a 2018 America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipient, visit www.GrowCommunities.com. You can also learn more about the Grow Communities program by checking out Facebook.com/AmericasFarmers.
About America’s Farmers
The America’s Farmers campaign highlights the importance of modern U.S. Agriculture through communications and community outreach programs that partner with farmers to impact rural America. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at www.AmericasFarmers.com.
About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.
There was a Minor collision involving a Royal City Schoo bus- so far no kids injured.
At Rd 12 SW and Dodson Rd. EMT's are checking out all the kids and so far they all appear fine. The bus is #20 Route 1. Kids range from Kindergarten to 9th grade. Once all of the kids are checked out by EMT's, they will be loaded onto another school bus and delivered to the Intermediate School parking lot.
Parents of the students on the bus are being notified individually.
Parents expecting kids from route 1 please go to the Intermediate school parking lot for reunification with your children.