The students of Barlow Park/Journey Charter schools will be demonstrating some of the activities that they are doing in PE class. Students are busy preparing for when they get to "teach" (lead) their family members and friends in about 10 different activities at the event. We hope families will come wearing their tennis shoes for an educational, fun and active evening together! #riponwiproud
Is your child between the ages of 2 ½ -5 and ready to have some fun? The RHS Child Development and Early Childhood Education classes are looking for children to attend their annual Playschool. Playschool is free of charge and will run May 2 - 19. Classes will run from 10:15 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesday, Playschool will run from 10:55 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Children should be ages 2 ½ - 5 and preferably toilet-trained before Playschool begins. Please email Esalak@ripon.k12.wi.us or call 748-4616 to contact Mrs. Esala for an enrollment form or additional information. We hope your child can attend!
The BRAVE and 4PS programs have partnered to bring back one of our most popular family events - Craft Creations! This event is free and open to family members of all ages. Join Mrs. Kathryn McMillan at BPES/Journey Charter as she shares her love of crafting this Thursday evening, March 23 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. All supplies and a yummy snack will be provided. Please reserve your spot by contacting Ms. Carrie Naparalla at email@example.com or at(920) 748-1550 so we can assure that we have enough supplies.
Music in Our Schools
Students in grades 5 - 12 performed to a packed gym at the Music in Our Schools Concert on Tuesday evening, March 14. The Jazz Ensemble played prelude music. The concert featured musical selections from the 5th Grade Choir, middle school bands, middle school choirs, high school bands, Bel Canto and Prima Voce, Cantabile, and a combined choir and band performance as the finale of the evening. Students were treated to standing applause following the final note of their last song! (More photos on Facebook)
Early Release Thursday
Early Release Thursday, March 16 for Entire District Due to State Boys’ Basketball
Three-Hour Early Release Thursday - The entire Ripon Area School District will have a three-hour early release on Thursday, March 16 due to the high number of students and staff in the district that will be heading to Madison to cheer for our State Bound Ripon Boys Basketball team at their 3:15 p.m. game at the Kohl Center in Madison. There will be no afternoon 4PS and all after-school activities will be canceled. Students will be served lunch prior to being released.
Barlow Park/Journey will release at 12:13 p.m.
Murray Park/Quest will release at 12:10 p.m. RMS/Catalyst will release at 12:07 p.m. RHS/Lumen will release at 12:07 p.m.
Congratulations to our Ripon High School Boys’ Basketball Team for winning sectionals and moving on to the State Boys’ Basketball Tournament in Madison on Thursday! (more tournament information)
State Basketball Tickets
Congratulations to the boys' basketball team as they advance to the State Tournament after defeating Martin Luther 78-63! The Tigers will play Xavier on Thursday at 3:15 p.m. LET'S GO TIGERS! #riponwiproud
Looking to freshen up your Tiger gear? The RHS Tiger Den School Store has expanded their hours this week for shopping! They will be open over every lunch period and after school from 3:10 - 4:00 pm. They have a fantastic selection at reasonable prices. Show your Tiger Pride!
Murray Park and Quest students are working together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by just bringing pennies to school. Good luck with your efforts! #riponwiproud
This morning, March 1, 2017 (today) one of the Ripon Area School District buses, Lamers bus #2, was involved in a minor accident in town. No injuries were reported by the students, bus driver or driver of the other vehicle, but the event was concerning none-the-less. All students are safe and have been dropped off at their respective schools. As part of district procedures, our district nursing staff is connecting with each student involved and staff are contacting the parents of each student on the bus. Thank you to the Ripon Police Department for their quick response. If you have any questions, please contact Randy Hatlen at 748-4616.
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.