About Us

Established in 2005, Sunrise Elementary School offers grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the Richmond R-XVI School District an education that will help students be successful.  We are excited to be  celebrating our tenth year in the building and continue to be grateful for our wonderful facility. Thank you to the voters of the Richmond R-XVI District for having the vision to create an awesome building.  

We also wish to thank everyone for the most recent tax levy vote, enabling our building to re-build the playground.  It is wonderful.  

We will continue with our vision to enable each child's success by using high academic standards, a caring environment, development of social skills and leadership opportunities. We have partnered with many groups in the community that support our Backpack Program, as well as the Richmond PTO for financial support in many of our building and classroom projects.  We also have partnered with the Richmond Kiwanis Club in the Dictionary Project (providing dictionaries to our third graders) and the Terrific Kids Program, giving many students the opportunity to be recognized for having traits that our community values.

All students are supported in their efforts, and many recognitions happen throughout the school year.  Our campus has modern technology incorporated in the classrooms, many teachers trained in the eMINTS Program (giving them skills in the effective use of technology and cooperative learning, project-based and group learning skills).  

Please stop by and see the excitement in our school!
It is awesome to be a Spartan!

Sunrise Elementary School

401 Matt Waller Drive
Richmond, MO  64085

Principal:  Heidi Smith
Asst. Principal:  William Dooley
Counselor:  Pam Adams
Secretary:  Elaine Wheeler
Attendance:  Kim Chrisman
Phone: 1-816-776-3059
Fax: 1-816-776-2608



Sunrise Elementary News

Sunrise Strikers Video
In case you have not seen our recent 
performance of the Sunrise Strikers music group at our March Board of Education meeting, 
Here is the URL on Facebook!
Sunrise Strikers Facebook Performance

Career Fair 2016

Our Career Fair was a HUGE success!  Thank you to all of our presenters, patrons and parents that devoted their day to help our students understand the various careers that were in our gym.  A big thank you to our Counselor, Pam Adams, for coordinating this fun event! You may view photos on our Gallery found in the tab above and look for the Gallery at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

Spartan Excellence and Achievement Award

Spartan Excellence and Achievement Award Information
Spartan Excellence Award Form

Stay Connected

Character Words
2016 - 17
August / September - Bullying
October - Respect
November - Trustworthiness
December - Service Learning
January - Responsibility
February - Caring
March - Fairness
April - Citizenship


April 20 - 4th Grade Music Concert - 6:30pm @ Farris
April 24 - 28 - Book Fair @ Sunrise Library
April 25 - Sunrise Spring Fling @ 5pm - 7pm
April 26 - Regular Release (NO PLC)
April 28 - Science Assembly @ 8:30 for 2nd & 3rd
April 28 - Science Assembly @ 9;30 for 4th & 5th
April 28 - Bikes for Books Assembly @ 1pm
April 28 - Character Assembly @ 2pm
May 1 - 4th / 5th Field Day
May 3 - 2nd / 3rd Field Day
May 4 - Fifth Grade Field Trip @ Kauffman Stadium
May 5 - Strikers and Singers on Tour
May 9 - 3rd Grade to Ray County Hospital
May 10 - 5th Grade to RMS
May 16 - Sunrise Singers / Strikers to Kiwanis
May 18 - Chaos Day / Yearbook Signing
May 18 - 4th Grade Cook-out
May 19 - 2nd Grade to Maurice Roberts Park
May 19 - Last Day of School