Student representatives from RMS and RHS joined Dr. Mary Whitrock and Steve Carmody from CG Schmidt to place a time capsule in the new STEM wing of the future combined middle school and high school. The capsule contained items from both schools, historical information about the district, and the referendum which voters supported to bring the project from a dream to reality. Some fun pop culture items were also included such as a plastic Coke bottle, a Keurig single serve coffee pod, Ripon Tiger memorabilia, a discarded IPhone, and Post-It Notes. Following the time capsule ceremony, Dr. Whitrock gave the students a personal tour of the work being done in the building. (More photos on Facebook)
The Murray Park/Quest Student Council was concerned about the victims of the recent fires in Ripon. They decided to do a Stuff the Bucket coin donation drive at school the weeks before winter break. Through the generosity of the student body, they were able to raise $106. 85. The Student Council presented the check to Ripon Fire Department Chief Saul on Wednesday, January 27th at their monthly meeting.
Chief Saul shared his thanks and pride in how children can make a difference. He said the donations would be given to victims who need to replace items lost in the fires including groceries, clothing, and much more. (More photos on Facebook)
Ripon had 21 students attend the annual JV Math Meet hosted by Chilton High School as part of the Fox Valley Math League on Monday, January 25, 2016. Students compete against other schools in the Fox Valley in teams of five. Ripon took first place in the small school division! (Read more on Facebook)
Our thanks to those who were able to join us for the Community Tour on Monday. It was a chilly day but we were comfortably warm inside the new facilities at RHS/RMS! We toured the new gym and locker rooms, RHS commons area, several classrooms in the new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) wing as well as the new RHS offices and community room. More tours will be offered in the future. (Videos and Photos on Facebook)
Ripon Area School District released local results for Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) exams taken during the 2014-15 school year that showed higher results than students statewide.
Ripon Area School District assessed students in Grades 3-8 on the Badger Exam or the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM). The DLM is an alternate assessment given to Wisconsin students with severe cognitive disabilities and is used in Grades 3 through 11. Among those students, 60.2 percent of students were proficient or advanced in English language arts compared to 51.2 percent at the state level. In mathematics, 52.7 percent of Ripon Area School District students were proficient or advanced compared to 43.7 percent statewide. (Read More)
Ripon Board of Education May Approve Changes in Scope of Pool Renovation
Construction continues to progress on the combined middle and high school facility for the Ripon Area School District. Planned upgrades to the existing pool maintained the original footprint and increased the depth of the pool. The plan had pool coordinators and users concerned. A new proposal includes retaining the current pool depth and applying the savings to improve other items within the pool area. The Board Finance Committee saw the proposed change in scope earlier this month and the full Board will vote on the changes at the January 18 Ripon Board of Education meeting. (Read more)
Our Ripon Crossing Guards were honored this morning at an Appreciation Breakfast with Administration. The guards enjoyed a steaming cup of coffee to warm up after their morning duty with students followed by a delicious hot breakfast prepared by A'viands. Leaders of the District conveyed the appreciation of students, families and staff. Gifts from students and the District were also shared with our honored guests. Thanks for all you do for our children!
THE OUTDOOR CLUB HAS ICE GEAR FOR YOU! The club has moved their ice fishing gear into new storage at RHS. A big thank you to the students who installed rod racks for their open water and ice rods. Rods, heaters, 1,2,3 man pull over shacks, 4 Marcum Sonar units, augers, and tip-ups are available for ice fishing. All of this is for loan at no charge to students or their families. Text 920-896-3132 to check out some ice fishing equipment today!
It's a cold week to be a crossing guard! The Ripon Area School District is very grateful for the service provided to our students every morning and afternoon. Thank you for keeping our students safe! We encourage parents and community members to take a moment this week to thank our crossing guards. You are appreciated!