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Budget Resolution

This year, the proposed budget allocation for the district is less than anticipated. At the March Board meeting, the Ripon Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution regarding the impact Governor Walker’s proposed biennial budget plan would have on RASD for the 2015-17 school years. The resolution notes the reductions to the district budget since 2008 and calls on legislators to advocate on behalf of the district in the short term by addressing the current budget proposal as well as in the long term by addressing the State’s school funding formula. The proposed budget change has increased conversations across the state between school districts, school boards and legislators. The Budget Resolution is posted on the district’s website.

 

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For 28 years, seventh-grade students at Ripon Middle School and Catalyst Middle School participated in the annual Agribusiness Fair.  An afternoon each spring welcomes community members, FFA members, silage smells, several animals, and snacks for students to expand their knowledge in the evolving Agribusiness field.  Over the years, several community members take the time out of their busy day to present careers in organic farming, landscaping design, banking, mining, animal nutrition and health, breeding, and more.  This day could not happen without the dedication and coordination of Bryan and AnnDee Peth.  The Peths have been the driving force every year organizing speakers, acting as the liaison between the high school and middle school, and ringing the cow bell in the hallways to keep the day moving on schedule.  We can not say thank you enough for all the work the Peths put into this tradition.  The opportunity to climb in a combine, pet an alpaca, sample some local crops all while being exposed to a variety of career options make this half day a wonderful experience for all students. (more photos on Facebook)

 

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Congratulations to Catalyst 6th-grade student Cali for taking 1st place local division in the Fond du Lac County Land Conservation's Poster Contest! Cali's work was selected from many other student entries from communities within Fond du Lac County to show the theme " Local Heroes - Your Hardworking Pollinators".

 

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The Ripon Education Foundation is again sponsoring Great Conversations.  The event, scheduled for Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Great Hall on the Ripon College Campus, features dinner, fifteen tables of great conversations, and a live auction of donated items. Tickets are available through the Administrative Office of the Ripon Area School District, Ripon Drug, and REF Board members.  This year REF has added online registration at www.riponeducationfoundation.org. Join REF in support of education by attending Great Conversations 2015.

 

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Ripon had 24 students compete in the Junior Math Meet held in Menasha on March 2nd. Every member of our team scored points!! Congratulations to 7th grader Kyleigh for taking 1st place among all 7th graders at the meet! Also, kudos to Cali, Kai, Jessica, and Celina for competing in the Pi reciting competition. (More photos found on Facebook)

 

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The two-page Special Facilities Insert was not included as planned in the March edition of the District Newsletter. Just before print, the insert was pulled from the newsletter as inserts need to be four pages rather than two pages for print. The tagline announcing the insert was, however, not removed. The district apologizes for any confusion this caused and will include a four-page Special Facilities Insert with the April edition of the District Newsletter. The original two-page Special Facilities Insert can be found at the following link:
http://www.ripon.k12.wi.us/district/Insert.pdf

 

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A second Facilities Update Session will be held on March 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Ripon High School room 167 to provide community members with an opportunity to review the final plans and elevations, provide input on the proposed improvements, and learn about the detailed construction timeline.