Over 30 people attended the “Movie and Mugs” ELL (English Language Learner) family night held on January 29th in the Murray Park/Quest Elementary School Media Center. The night started with an introduction of parent leader, Mr. Salas, who will host a special parent meeting on February 6 at Hillside Assembly. The special parent meeting will provide families with an opportunity to share feedback regarding the ELL program. The feedback will assist the District in better meeting the needs of District families. The “Movie and Mugs” evening concluded with two activities. Families watched the movie Because of Winn Dixie while enjoying popcorn, as well as participated in a family art project using sharpie markers to decorate ceramic mugs. Each mug-maker received a packet of hot chocolate to warm up the soul and body after a long week of snow days and freezing-cold Wisconsin weather. The next ELL family night is planned for April 9, 2014.
Last evening, the Board of Education approved the use of February 17 as the make-up day for the January 28th cold weather cancellation. The Board's decision was based on feedback received from parents and staff through a survey.
The survey results were as follows: 537 people responded including 397 parents and 163 staff (some indicated both options) 416 people voted to use February 17th as a make-up day 73 people voted against using February 17th as a make-up day
48 people did not have a preference
Thank you to everyone that provided feedback.
The district understands that families may have already made plans on February 17, therefore, parents can excuse their child from instruction that day. As always, your understanding and feedback are appreciated.
Based on the February 2nd predictions from Pennsylvania's groundhog Punxsutawney Phil and Sun Prairie's groundhog Jimmy, we may not yet be out of the wood in terms of winter
Middle School Honors Choir
On Saturday, January 25, thirteen 6th, 7th and 8th grade Ripon Middle School and Catalyst students participated in the Eastern Valley Conference Honors Choir. The students spent the day in Little Chute preparing five songs they later performed for the public. This year’s conductor was Mrs. Karrie Been, a teacher in the Kimberly School District. The event brought students and teachers from 9 different communities together for the day to share their passion for music.
RASD Spelling Bee
The RASD Spelling Bee for elementary and middle school students was held at Ripon Middle School last week. Students in grades 5-8 participated. Congratulations to all students qualifying for the district event. Three of the students will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee held in North Fond du Lac in the middle of February. Good luck to our spellers!