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Murray Park/Quest Elementary School in Ripon held its annual Career Exploration Day on April 11th, 2014.  All third, fourth and fifth graders participated in this event.

Thirty-five individuals from the greater Ripon area volunteered to discuss their jobs with the students.  The presenters explained their jobs emphasizing skills required for their job, reasons they chose their career, career goals, and the technology they use on a daily basis. The presenters included students in "hands-on" activities in order to give students a realistic picture of what they do at their job each day.  Students attended four, thirty-minute sessions held throughout the morning.

Murray Park/Quest Career Exploration Day was planned by the Career Day Committee.  The committee is comprised of Murray Park staff members and students.

 

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Seven students and two teachers joined 2,500 others at the 15th annual White Privilege Conference in Madison in late March. This is the third time the RASD has sent faculty and students to the WPC, the premiere racial justice conference in the nation. With hundreds of workshops, daily keynotes and a dynamic youth program, the 3-day event was unforgettable for all who attended. Attendance was funded by grants and donations.

 

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Your feedback counts! The community-wide facilities survey opened on April 21 and will be open until May 5. Please let the Board know your thoughts regarding the direction of facilities in the district by completing the survey. The final results from the survey will be shared at the May 19 School Board meeting. More information regarding the facilities planning process is posted on the district website under the “Community” tab. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please feel free call the district office and ask for Dr. Whitrock. There is also a Public Forum scheduled for April 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ripon Public Library in the Silver Creek room. Community feedback is critical as the Board plans for the future. (Link to Supetalk video on survey)

 

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Ripon High School is proud to announce that two students and one teacher have 
been selected for special recognition by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, Inc. 
 
Senior April Kendal has been selected for a Herb Kohl Initiative $1,000 Scholarship. Senior John Lyke has been selected for a Herb Kohl Excellence $1,000 Scholarship. Band teacher Mrs. Sandy Polcyn has been selected for a Herb Kohl Fellowship $1,000 grant. (Read More)

 

 

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Ripon k-12 Unified Art Show will be at Mugs,  Horicon Bank and the Ripon Public Library April 12-20

Empty Bowls will be Thursday May 8 from 3 - 7 pm at Mugs. $10 buys a simple supper and a hand crafted student bowl.  All proceeds will go to Traded Treasures Community Food Pantry. The Webster Foundation is matching whatever we earn up to $500 so come on out and support us.  The delicious soup with be made by our very own THE foods classes.

 

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BRAVE students at MPES/QES enjoyed the opportunity to take a yoga class in the Winter Session of BRAVE. Under the direction of Jennifer Borell, certified yoga instructor, students learned a variety of exercises to improve flexibility, strength, and balance.  A unique feature of the class included partner work and a whole class activity to make a "human zipper". As you can see by the pictures they were successful!

 

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The Junior Achievement's Business Challenge was held on Wednesday, March 26 at UWO-Reeve Union, Oshkosh. The JA Business Challenge is a computer simulation business competition that matches two high school students with an adviser (businessperson) in which "companies" play against each other and manufacture the fictional "Holo Generator". Companies (teams) are challenged to outperform the competition in profit, sales and market share. The Business Challenge places high school students in the CEO's seat. The goal: outperform the competition! Katelin & Julie won the marketing competition, while Amber & Tahlia took 3rd!

 

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The annual Scholarship Drive will be held on April 26 and 27.  Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors at RHS will canvass the community going door to door for donations to the Scholarship Fund.  All of the funds raised go directly to Scholarships for students.  Some of the scholarships are awarded by lottery to those students who participate in canvassing the community and others are determined by merit.  Over 120,000 has been awarded in past years.  You may also mail a donation to the Foundation at PO Box 395, Ripon, WI 54971.  Thank you in advance for your participation in this year's drive.
www.riponeducationfoundation.org

 

 

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Great Conversations 2014 will be held April 10, 2014 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall on the Ripon College Campus.  Eighteen table hosts will lead conversations over dinner on a variety of topics.  Tickets are available until April 1 at the Superintendent's office, Ripon Drug, and from Ripon Education Foundation members for $45 each.  $20 of the ticket price is a tax-deductible donation for the Foundation.  A complete list of topics and table hosts as well as more information about the Foundation can be found at: www.riponeducationfoundation.org.