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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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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!


District News

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!


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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.


District News

Ripon Area School Board Election Results: Voters have elected incumbents David Olson, Gary Rodman, and David Scott to fill the three open seats on the Board.


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The Unified Spring Art Show featuring artwork from K-12 students will run April 8 - 14 at Horicon Bank, Ripon Public Library, and Mugs Coffeehouse. All artworks are co-mingled, so that, viewers can see art from all age groups. Each elementary student will have at least one exhibited artwork. Due to limited space, selected middle school and high school works will be on display. Please mark your family calendar and plan to support the arts in our schools!


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Mrs. Baird's Economic classes and Mrs. Schmidt's Personal Finance classes had the opportunity to travel to Chicago where they visited the Federal Reserve Bank and the Museum of Science and Industry.


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Congratulations to the RHS/Lumen Math Team who competed in the State Mathematics Contest in March (sponsored by the Wisconsin Mathematics Council). The eight-member team took Second Place in the Class B Schools! In addition three Ripon students earned the honor "2016 All-State 1st Team Class B" by being among the top scores individually from that category. Hard work pays off!