Quest Elementary School offers a dynamic, hands-on, project-based learning environment for 200 students in grades 3-5 in the Ripon Area School District. Quest students are learners who thrive in collaborative, interdisciplinary learning environments and are afforded an opportunity to delve into the exciting world of interactive, inquiry-based project learning. Their learning is enhanced through designing projects that explore personal, real-life issues which students collaboratively share with peers and teacher/facilitators. Community showcase events provide a forum for project presentations. Autonomous charter school governance attends to the daily operations of Quest Elementary School. Parents and community members, along with educators, utilize democratic decision-making to guide the Quest Governance Council as it leads the school in its mission to benefit students, parents and the community.
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The Ripon Area School District assisted in distributing a free Child Identification Kit to every student K-12 on Monday, November 30. This tool for parents was made possible through the District’s collaboration with the City of Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue and The Ripon Fire Department. The completed kit is to be kept at home in a safe location so that in the event of an emergency the Child ID Kit would be turned over to local authorities to provide vital information to assist in locating a missing child. (More information)
Students at Journey Charter and Barlow Park Elementary participated in a special event to learn what life was like for children from the past. Students and staff dressed for the day and enjoyed participating in games, activities, and crafts. Our thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the day a success! (Link to more photos on Facebook)
Congratulations to our Innovative Grant Award recipients from Murray Park/Quest. The recipients included: Janet Ernst, Gretchen Geiger, Jessica Hopp, Lori Hron, Jessi Johnson, Jill Puhlmann-Becker, Brenda Rapp.
The Innovation in Education Grant Program is sponsored by the Education Foundation of Ripon. The Education Foundation of Ripon is dedicated to improving the educational experiences offered to all Ripon Area School District residents. Though early efforts focused on scholarships for students of the District, the Foundation also encourages grant efforts supporting educator initiatives in the Ripon Area School District.
Thank you to all the community members who came to tour the RHS/RMS Facilities Project! We had an excellent turnout which included students, parents, community members, retired educators and staff, current staff, and Board members. Tour groups expressed their appreciation of being able to see the progress first-hand. (More photos on our Facebook page)
Drug use and abuse is a rising concern in Ripon and the surrounding communities and drug overdose has taken many lives. Prevention is key in the battle against drug use and abuse and educating students on this topic is important. Ripon Middle and High School students will have the opportunity to see Rise Together on November 17, which is a recovery group that focuses on drug education and prevention. It is our hope that raising awareness of the prevalence of drug addiction and educating our students will be another step in preventing drug use in our youth.
There will also be a community event during the evening of November 17th. It will be held at Royal Ridges in Ripon. The evening starts at 5:30 pm with the opportunity to speak to community resources, and a summit to follow, starting at 6:30pm. (Link to PDF Poster and More Information)
Eight FFA members from RHS attended FFA National Convention in Louisville, KY on October 27-31. Students visited educational attractions such as the Shedd Aquarium and the Kentucky Horse Park. At Convention, they attended general sessions and explored a Career Expo featuring over 450 exhibitors representing all aspects of agricultural careers including welding, veterinary science, agronomy, and agricultural equipment. On Friday, they participated in the National Days of Service where they packed over 800 boxes of food for low-income senior citizens at the Dare To Care Food Bank. (More photos on Facebook)
Does Your Child Need a Coat This Winter?
If so please come this Saturday, November 7th, from 8:00 am - 10:00 am
MPES/Quest 64 Sunset Avenue
Coats will be distributed to ANYONE who needs one. The coats were collected by Murray Park and Quest students and staff since the end of September. All of the coats were generously cleaned by Georgetown Cleaners free of charge.
There will be no charge for the coats. There are coats of all sizes. Please go to the back entrance of the school by the gym; as the coats will be in the cafeteria.
Murray Park/Quest Elementary Schools celebrated with an end of the day celebration on October 28th. Students have worked so hard and have been such great students this year. Mrs. Bunge thanked everyone for their hard work as well as having a successful fire/evacuation drill. Students enjoyed the opportunity to jump around and share positive energy! (more photos on Facebook)