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 red carpet was rolled out, music filled the gym, and 75 sixth graders were welcomed by enthusiastic 8th-grade WEB leaders for a fun-filled morning of orientation to the middle school on Monday, August 17th. (More photos on Facebook)
Ripon Area School District staff proudly wore their new staff t-shirts at the All-Staff Meeting on August 26, 2015. The shirts were designed with the District's new Mission and Vision printed on the front: Inspiring Learners, Engaging Community, Enriching the World. These words are at the heart of all that we do in the Ripon Area School District.
Our thanks to the sponsors who provided the shirts to our staff: Agnesian Healthcare, Alliance Laundry Systems, Ripon Pick & Save, CG Schmidt, Moraine Park Technical College, Ripon Community Printers, Accurate Controls, and Diverse Options. Their logos on the back of the t-shirt are a reminder that our community partners have "our backs"!
The new 2015-17 state budget (2015 Wisconsin Act 55) imposes a number of additional notice requirements on school districts. These new requirements include that districts provide parents and guardians with notifications about:
The academic standards adopted by the School Board for that school year;
A copy of the school’s accountability report (report card) as well as the most recent ranking level assigned to each school within the school district boundaries; and
Ripon Area School District Announces Next Principal at Murray Park Elementary and Quest Charter Elementary School
The Board of Education for the Ripon Area School District has unanimously approved Renee Bunge as the principal at Murray Park and Quest Charter Elementary School at their August 25, 2015 meeting. She will begin on August 26, 2015. She will replace Randy Hatlen who moved into the Ripon High School and Lumen High School Principal position as of August 5, 2015. (Read More)
Update on the Ripon Area School District Construction Project
CG Schmidt will be conducting informational sessions on the 6-12 construction project progress at Ripon High School during the Back to School Open House Wednesday, August 26, 2015. The informational sessions will be held in the Ripon High School auditorium, 850 Tiger Drive, at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00 pm. The informational sessions are open to all parents and students of the Ripon Area School District. The general public is also invited to attend.
Any comments or suggestions, please contact Randy Hatlen at (920) 748-4616.
Two finalists for the Murray Park Elementary School and Quest Charter School principal position have been announced today by Dr. Mary Whitrock, Ripon Area School District Superintendent. Community members are invited to a Meet-and-Greet reception for each candidate on Monday, August 24, 2015. These public receptions are scheduled back-to-back at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the media center at Murray Park Elementary School.
The finalists are Renee Bunge and John Graf. An eighteen member selection committee conducted preliminary interviews earlier this week with both candidates. The committee consisted of Board members, Governance Council members, administrators, and Murray Park and Quest parents, faculty and staff. (Read More)
Murray Park and Quest Elementary School Principal Position Reposted
After meeting with candidates this week, the selection committee consisting of teachers, parents, staff, Board members, Governance Council members, and administrators recommendedreposting the position. The finalists were Dawn Theimer, Reading Recovery Teacher/Title 1 teacher in the Menasha Joint School District and Jennifer Paepke, Data, Assessment, and Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) Administrator in the School District of Beloit. A new timeline will allow for first round interviews on Thursday, August 20th with a second round of interviews and a Meet-and-Greet on Monday, August 24th. The administrative team will work with Mr. Hatlen to provide support during the coming weeks to ensure the building is ready for the start of the new school year. Community members are invited to a Meet-and-Greet Reception for the Murray Park Elementary and Quest Charter Elementary School principal finalists on Monday, August 24th. These public receptions are scheduled back-to-back at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the Murray Park Media Center. Any comments or suggestions, please contact Mary Whitrock at (920) 748-4600.
Meet and Greet Reception for Murray Park and Quest Elementary School Principal Candidates
Community members are invited to a Meet-and-Greet Reception for the Murray Park Elementary and Quest Charter Elementary School principal finalists on Thursday, August 13th. These public receptions are scheduled back-to-back at 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., in the Murray Park Media Center. A selection committee consisting of teachers, parents, staff, Board members, Governance Council members, and administrators are meeting this week with a slate of five semi-finalists to determine who will move forward to the finalist round of interviews on August 13th. Any comments or suggestions, please contact Mary Whitrock at (920) 748-4600.
RIPON Teams Up for St Jude Spirited by Varsity All Star!
Varsity All Star is partnering up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to support its lifesaving mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases. We want to help St. Jude kids beat pediatric cancer, and we can help make it happen. UCA/Varsity Brands asked each athlete that attended summer camp to fill out 10 informational letters to help spread the word about this great cause by asking our friends and family to help. Our goal is to raise almost $2 million, the cost to operate St. Jude for a day. (Read More on Facebook)
Two FBLA students headed to nationals in Chicago, IL in June. They were able to listen to speaker John Beede, attend workshops to learn more about leadership, careers, personal development, communication, technology, finance and much more. Students were able to network with other FBLA students and leaders from across the United States. Garrett competed in his event against 33 other students from across the United States. He qualified for finals (top 15) and then made the stage by placing 9th in the nation! (More photos on Facebook)
Ripon Area School District Announces Next RHS/Lumen Principal and Assistant Principal
Following multiple days of interviews, the high school principal selection committee recommended Randy Hatlen as the clear choice for the next Ripon High School and Lumen Charter High School Principal and Bill Kinziger as the next Ripon High School and Lumen Charter High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director. The Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendations at a special meeting on August 4, 2015. (Click to read more)