Care-A-Van is a summer school class that focuses on service to our community. Students travel to facilities around Ripon and nearby towns providing their time helping with whatever is needed. This includes visiting/reading/playing board games with residents, doing yard work, and shelving books. Students are learning the value of giving back to their community. (more photos on Facebook)
The 28th FFA Alumni Country Breakfast on a Farm provided a special time for guests to enjoy a delicious breakfast, tour a working farm, and visit with friends and neighbors. Proceeds from the breakfast support the FFA program at Ripon High School. This year's breakfast was held at the Kastenschmidt family farm. (More photos on Facebook)
Print calendars have been mailed to households in Ripon. If you would like another copy, please stop by the ASC. (Please note that the homecoming date is listed incorrectly. The correct date is October 2nd). A digital calendar is also available online at this link.
Empty bowls was a big success and raised $1070.31 for Traded Treasures Community Food pantry! That equals 1300 free bags of food! Art students under the guidance of district art teachers Pam Willet, Jesse Lain and Amber Boone in grades 5 through 12 made bowls to sell and the high school food classes under the guidance of Kelly Esala made the delicious soup. The first Thursday in May every year the hunger awareness event is hosted at Mugs coffee house from 4pm to 7pm. All funds stay right here in the Ripon community and it would not be possible without the generosity of donations of bananas from Kwik Trip, coffee from Mugs, rolls from Pick 'N Save, and PR from the Ripon Commonwealth Press. Matching funds were made available through a grant from the Webster Foundation. Thank you for the amazing community support, along with the incredibly talented Ripon art students and staff who made the bowls! This could not have been possible without each and every one of you!