Ripon High School students went to Italy in June for a choral tour. The students spent the majority of their time in Rome, where they got the chance to explore places such as Vatican City, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon. Students also rehearsed and performed with choirs from Alabama, Indiana, California and Fox Point, WI and an orchestra made up of students from around the Fox Valley. They performed for a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City as well as a Gala Concert in The Basilica of Sopra Minerva in Rome. Everyone all had a wonderful time and made memories that will last forever.
Please join the Ripon School Board and District Administration for a Facilities Improvement Referendum Open House on Monday, September 15 in the Ripon Middle School Library at 6:30 pm. This public information session will provide an opportunity to engage in discussion, ask questions, and take a tour of the school building. Be informed and ready to vote on November 4th!
Additional Dates Include:
|Tuesday, September 30
Ripon College, 4:00 - 5:00 PM,
Heritage Room, Pickard Commons
Wednesday, October 8
Ripon High School (includes tour),
6:30 -7:30 PM, room 167
Friday, October 10
Ripon Senior Center, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM,
Lower Level of City Hall
Tuesday, October 14
City Hall, 5:30 - 6:30 PM,
Ripon Area School District began the 2014-15 school year on September 2. Kudos to all of the district staff for helping our families and students feel welcomed on the first day of school. Thank you to the students and parents for making the first day a success! (More photos on Facebook)
Ripon Area School District Achieves Impressive Results on ACT Exam
Each year high school students across the nation take the ACT exam to begin the process of furthering their education. This exam is considered a college readiness assessment, or a standardized test used for high school achievement and college admissions. Students are tested in English, Math, Reading, and Science. Several test dates are available throughout the year, and the test is typically taken by students in their junior year. This exam reports success for students in terms of personal results; however, ACT also gathers results for the nation, each state, and individual school districts. (read more)
Board Approved Referendum Resolutions
The Ripon Board of Education unanimously approved three referendum resolutions calling for the election of proposed borrowing for the purpose of paying the cost of construction additions and updating curriculum and technology. Two referendum questions will appear on the ballot:
- Question 1 requests permission to borrow funds not to exceed $29.1 million for renovating and remodeling the high school to create a combined middle school and high school on one campus; demolishing the current middle school to convert the space into a parking lot and tennis courts; undertaking safety, security and other improvements at the elementary schools; and acquiring the necessary furnishing fixtures;
- Question 2 requests the continuation of the existing $500,000 operational referendum for the 2015-2016 school year through 2020-2021 for non-recurring purposes consisting of updating curriculum, updating technology, performing maintenance and replacing vehicles.
The School Board further specified the referendum be held on the next regularly scheduled primary or election day, which is Tuesday, November 4th, 2014.
Fourteen new teachers began three days of orientation this week. In addition to learning about curriculum, instruction and assessment, they met with district administration and their mentors. The teachers took a tour of Ripon and visited the Ripon College campus where they were officially welcomed by President Zack Messitte and Rally.