REMINDER THAT DUE TO ACT TESTING FOR THE JUNIORS:
Only juniors will attend school on Tuesday, February 28th to take the ACT exam. Juniors should arrive at school by 7:45 am on Tuesday, February 28th and report to their assigned room. They will be excused after completing the exam for the remainder of the day.
ALL STUDENTS will attend school Wednesday, March 1st, while junior students are taking the ACT WorkKeys exam. This ACT WorkKeys exam is a much shorter exam. Juniors will be excused after completing the exam for the remainder of the day. Thank you.
Congratulations to five Ripon wrestlers and the Cheer and Stunt Team as they travel to state competitions this week. The State-bound athletes received recognition and much fanfare at an all-school assembly at the high school just before heading out. The celebration was intended to let these students and their coaches know the school community is very proud of them and will be cheering for them. Go Tigers!! #riponwiproud (Facebook photos)
Free Sports Physicals No Longer Being Offered:
The Ripon Area School District was recently notified that ThedaCare-Ripon will no longer be offering free WIAA Sports Physicals for students. We want to thank our local Health Care Providers for the many years they were able to provide this generous service.
Parents, please make sure your student athlete’s physical is up-to-date as required by WIAA rules in order for them to participate in their sport. Thank you.
Please exercise your right to vote for our school board at the Primary Election tomorrow, February 21, 2017. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. #riponwiproud
Welcome, Mrs. Amy Pollesch, to the Ripon Board of Education. Mrs. Pollesch has been appointed to the vacated one-year term. While Mrs. Pollesch will assume the responsibilities of this term immediately, she is still in the race for one of the three-year term positions and is still eligible to be voted into the longer term through the election process.
If Mrs. Pollesch were to be elected to the School Board in April for a three-year term, she would need to resign from the one-year position and then the one-year position would become open again. For more information please go to the "news" tab on our website. #riponwiproud
The FBLA club had 40 members compete at Dodgeland HS for the Regional competition on Saturday. We had a fantastic day! Activities during the day included: testing, presenting, workshops, a hypnotist, a March of Dimes miracle minute, Kahoot, voting for the next Region VP and of course the awards ceremony. The club come home with the first ever award with a 5th place team finish! We are sending 22 members to STATE in April as they continue their quest to get to ANAHEIM, CA for Nationals this summer! Photos on Facebook
Sound of Music Musical
Ripon High School presented the musical classic, The Sound of Music, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Photos on Facebook (Link1) (Link 2)
The Ripon Area School District is seeking Board applicants to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Education. This seat will serve until April 2018. The Board will convene for a Special Meeting on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Ripon High School Community Room to interview those interested in being appointed to this one-year seat. All Board applicants are to submit a notice of their interest, in writing, to Board President, David Scott by Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
David Scott contact information is listed below
Mailing Address: David Scott, School Board President, PO Box 991, Ripon, WI 54971
Congratulations to those who participated in the District's Spelling Bee on January 26. One of our 8th-grade students was awarded 1st place, second place was secured by a 6th grader, 3rd place was captured by another 8th grader, and a 6th-grade student rounded out the top spots with a 4th place finish. Students from grades 5-8 competed for the top spots. The top three finalists will compete in the Regional Spelling Bee on February 14. Good luck! We know you will represent Ripon well! #riponwiproud
The Ripon Area School District invites parents, guardians, and community members to attend "If I Could Have a Do-Over" on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Ripon High School Auditorium. The free program will be presented by Mr. John Halligan who spearheaded the Vermont Bullying Prevention Law in 2004. His presentation is part of the District's on-going efforts to support students and their families in identifying students in crisis, share coping strategies, and bullying prevention.