All students and staff are safe following a fire alarm and building evacuation at Ripon High School this morning at 10:34 am. The Ripon Fire Department responded to the call. The alarm was triggered by dust/exhaust from a gas saw in the construction area unoccupied by students and staff. The Ripon Fire Department gave the all clear after checking the area. Students and staff re-entered the building at 10:44 am.
Jump Rope for Heart
Students and staff at Barlow Park and Journey Charter Elementary came together this afternoon for Jump Rope for Heart. BPES/Journey has a long-standing history of raising significant donations for the event. The total raised this year is epic! Collectively students raised $12,528!
To celebrate their success students jumped rope, danced, played and enjoyed a snack together. The highlight of the afternoon was cheering on the students who collected the most donations giving teachers and staff a pie in the face. Giggles, wiggles, and silly faces surrounded those in attendance. What an excellent example of what working together can accomplish! Congratulations BPES/Journey students and staff. We are proud of you!
Two of our RHS students competed at the State FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) conference/competition in La Crosse on April 11 & 12. We are proud to announce that they finished 1st in Digital Video Production and will be representing Wisconsin at the National FBLA Conference in Atlanta, GA in June. Check out the video that earned them 1st place. It is their way of promoting FBLA! Congratulations and good luck in Atlanta!
The Board of Education gratefully accepted donations for the RMS/RHS Facilities project at their regular Board Meeting last evening, April 18. Thank you Alliance Laundry Systems for a $100,000 donation towards RHS Technical Fabrication Lab equipment and programming, to Bruce P. Rounds Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Laundry Systems for his donation of $100,000 towards RHS Technical Fabrication Lab equipment and programming, to Jim Gelhar and Pat Gelhar-Grahn for their $25,000 donation towards the RHS sound system equipment, and to Elizabeth Nevitt of Nevitt Law Office for a $5,000 donation towards equipment for the new RMS/RHS Facility.
Your partnership and investment in our students are truly appreciated! Indeed, our students have a tremendously supportive community.