There was a bus incident Monday morning (October 20, 2014) and the
Ripon School District wants to inform parents, students, and staff
that there were no significant injuries to students or the bus driver,
but the event was concerning none-the-less. We want you to have
A morning bus transporting students to Barlow Park Elementary School
was observed driving erratically. Thanks to quick-thinking observers
who reported it to police, we had assistance available immediately at
the school. We were told by officials that the driver was experiencing
a medical emergency that caused the erratic driving. We had two
students report minor injuries and the district has contacted their
The school nurse and counselors are talking to students. The District
will call all the parents and/or guardians of students who ride that
bus with information and to answer their questions, if any. We are
grateful for the fast response of everyone involved and for the safety
of all involved.
3rd grade Quest students used Skype to consult an expert! Bryan Starkel is a project manager for a software company in Minneapolis. Students are learning about collaboration to work effectively with each other on projects. This will prove to be an essential skill for success!
Dr. Memuna Khan, a professor at Ripon College visited Mrs. Pokorny's 3rd grade classroom at Murray Park Elementary. Dr. Khan showed the class the tools she uses to monitor bluebirds in Fond du Lac county. The class will be installing bluebird boxes around the school and monitoring them beginning in March. Students will submit data to Dr. Khan on a weekly basis and she will be training Mrs. Pokorny to band juvenile birds for tracking.
The Ripon High School hosted the Fox Valley Math League Math Meet on Monday, October 6, 2014. Hundreds of students participated from 17 high schools in the area. Students were challenged and had fun at the same time! Imagine the "brain power" in the high school that evening! These students shape our future.
Students in Mr. Lalor’s tech ed. class are working to design cranes able to lift varying amounts of weight. This launching unit teaches students about the processes, procedures, and safety precautions they will need to be aware of as they move into other projects throughout the school year.