Richmond Hill Elementary School had a special guest Wednesday when State School Superintendent Dr. John D. Barge stopped by to tour the facility and speak with school officials.
Barge made his way into Bryan County while traveling the area last week to visit school districts in neighboring counties.
A RHES, Barge was greeted by school principal Walt Barnes, Bryan County Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher, and school board members Chairman Eddie Warren and Amy Murphy.
The group walked the halls chatting about the school and visited with classrooms, including art, music, PE and several third-grade classrooms.
“I think it is great anytime you have an opportunity to showcase the many wonderful things that are taking place in Bryan County Schools,” Brooksher said.
“I enjoyed sharing with Dr. Barge that we are the best kept ‘educational’ secret in the state of Georgia and he should look forward to us being No. 1 in the state in the very near future.”
Barge seemed to enjoy his visit with students and teachers at RHES.
“This is a wonderful little school — although I guess it’s not so little,” Barge said referring to RHES’ student population of around 900.