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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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District News

Summer School 2014 came to a close on July 18th and school personnel will certainly miss the enthusiastic buzz of student activity!  Thank you to all the students and parents who participated in the wide variety of courses offered for students in grades 4PS through high school.  Over 1071 students participated in about 76 summer school courses this year.  A great time was had by everyone attending summer school whether students sharpened up their reading and math skills, explored a creative new artistic medium, or raised their heart rate through biking, swimming, and games.  Students in grades 8-11 also had the opportunity to take a 1/2 credit course in Health and Asian-African Studies  or a ¼ credit of English in the Reading Workshop course  to get a jumpstart on meeting high school graduation requirements.  The RASD would also like to thank our generous community partners---Agnesian Healthcare and The Volunteer Center of Fond du Lac County---for offering our students two new ways to enjoy summer school.   We look forward to seeing all of you back for more exciting experiences in Summer School 2015! (See more photos on Facebook)

 

District News

District Administration along with CG Schmidt Construction and Plunkett Raysich Architects presented a facility planning update at a joint Community Engagement Session and Board of Education Workshop on Monday, July 14. This seventh Community Engagement Session covered survey results with comments analysis, feedback from Ripon city staff, budget verification, scope of work with schedule milestones, and the roadmap to referendum on November 4, 2014. The facilities planning update was then shared at a joint School Board and City Council meeting on Tuesday, July, 15. 

Refining Plan C is a continuous process, and during the pre-design phase the Board, administration and staff will continue to make decisions relative to the educational model; size and capacity; number of education spaces; large system upgrades; site layout and viability; and programming adjacencies. Should a referendum pass, six to eight months of actual design work would occur before any construction would start.

As the process continues, the District will be meeting with city officials, staff, and hosting additional Community Engagement Sessions and buildings tours. If the Board votes to proceed to referendum, the deadline for the Board to approve the resolution is August 18. The Board encourages the entire community to participate and offer feedback during this exciting process.

 

 

District News

Two finalists for the Ripon High School and Lumen Charter High School principal position have been announced today by Dr. Mary Whitrock, Ripon School Superintendent. Community members are invited to a Meet-and-Greet Reception for each candidate on Wednesday, July 23. These public receptions are scheduled back-to-back at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., in room 167 of Ripon High School. (Read more)