The Ripon Equestrian team participated in the WIHA District 5 Contest this weekend and took Grand Champion and the Spirit Award in their division. One of the team members won highest overall points in their division as well. They are state bound!#riponwiproud
TheKindness Adventure is a 45 minute, all-school assembly that inspires kids to be kind-hearted and open-minded and to embrace kids who may be 'different' from them. This assembly celebrates the best of Kenyan culture. Barlow Park and Journey Charter students learned that they have a "superpower" and it is their smile! When they use their superpower it brings warmth and kindness to others! Kindness Adventure uses a Pay-it-Forward model meaning there was no charge to our school for the program. Handmade Kenyan jewelry is for sale in the office for the next 2 weeks. The jewelry is a reminder to be kind to others, it supports allows the show to travel to other schools, and it supports Kenyan artisans.
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY: George Couros, Speaker and Author of the Innovator’s Mindset, is coming to speak to our district professional staff on February 10, 2017, from 9:30 – 10:30 AM in the RHS Auditorium. While George will be speaking as part of a District Inservice program, his message is applicable to anyone who is interested in the area of innovative leadership. He is the author of the book “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity”. Community members, business owners or anyone interested in this subject are invited to take advantage of this opportunity. To purchase a ticket ($23) use this eventbrite link: George Couros ticket sales
Students and families celebrated at the MPES/Quest Color Extravaganza on Saturday, September 17th. This special event, which is part of the Septemberfest activities is a fundraiser to support activities and programs at the school. Thanks to all who participated in the Extravaganza!#riponwiproud
2016 Homecoming Parade
A huge crowd lined the streets for the annual Homecoming Parade which featured the bands from both RHS/Lumen and RMS/Catalyst, numerous floats and honored guests, and members of athletic teams riding firetrucks. The Ripon community is unmatched in its support of our students! Tiger Pride Strong! #riponwiproud (more photos on Facebook)
CHARTER TASKFORCE MEETING REMINDER: The Charter Taskforce will hold a meeting this Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the RHS Community Room. Thank you.
Ripon Middle School physical education teacher Nate Hinze helps put the finishing touches on Team USA's 68-52 victory over Spain in the gold-medal game of the 2016 Rio Paralympics with seven points and three rebounds in the fourth quarter.
U.S. Men's Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball
Please join the students and staff from RASD in cheering on Nate Hinze, RMS Physical Education teacher, and Athletic Director as he competes at the 2016 Olympics in Rio! Mr. Hinze is a member of the U.S. Men's Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball team. We are proud to have him represent our country! Good luck Mr. Hinze! Check out the TEAM USA Video featuring Mr. Hinze and his team mates at 1:03 (Schedule can be found here)
Check out the special message to students at MPES/Quest from their Guidance Counselor Miss Emmy Marvin! All staff at RASD care about our students. Thanks for putting a creative twist on an important message.#riponwiproud (Link to video)
Today was a historical day for Ripon Area School District as the new RMS/RHS Facility was officially opened at a celebration attended by hundreds of students, families and community members.
Each school was individually dedicated at a separate ceremony. The programs featured musical selections from the RHS Band and RHS Cantabile, guest speakers, and raising of the American flag.
The Ripon community has much to be proud of in the beautiful, innovative spaces designed with the sole purpose of preparing students for success in the 21st century.#riponwiproud (More photos on Facebook)